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AUG. 20-31: ONAM




AUG. 8: HANUMAN CHALISA; second Tuesday of month; Vishnu Mandir Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road; 7 to 9 p.m.; for information, call Deo Gajadhar at (813) 817-9714.

AUG. 11: ELYZIUM; Telugu band performance; Mamajuana Café, 9202 Anderson Road, Tampa; 6 p.m.; for information, call (251) 895-4365.

AUG. 12: CARIBBEAN HERITAGE FOOD FESTIVAL; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; 3 to 7 p.m.; proceeds go toward Navratri celebration; for information, call Angela at (813) 842-4447.

AUG. 16: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; only for 65 years and older; for information, text email address along with your name to Bhikhu Nayi at (631) 560-2718 to receive details about seniors gathering every month; or call Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

AUG. 19: SITAR, TABLA AND INDIAN DANCE; presented by Shruti Foundation; sitar player Indro Roy Chowdhury, table player Shankh Lahiri and Kuchipudi dancer Kuhokee Kumari Das; 7 p.m.; 100 Mirror Lake Drive, N., St. Petersburg; $20 per person, $35 couple; for information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit

AUG. 20: ANUBHAVA; 2023 Donor Appreciation event for AIM for SEVA; performers are choreographer/dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar and violonist/composer Ambi Subramaniam; 4:30 p.m.; USF School of Dance Theater 1, 3837 Holly Drive, Tampa; for information, call (732) 485-3410.

AUG. 26: ONAM CELEBRATIONS; organized by Malayalee Association of Central Florida/Tampa (MACF); 11: a.m., Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Community Center, 2620 Washington Road, Valrico; for information, call (813) 461-6747 or email [email protected]

SEPT. 8-9: RAAS-RANG BY BHOOMI TRIVEDI; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa; $30 per person; for information, call Vrund Vyas at (416) 438-1069; for sponsorship/vendors, call Mina CJ Patel at (813) 842-1647.

SEPT. 10: AKSHAYA PATRA WEST FLORIDA GALA; 5:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Dr. Snehal Parikh at (941) 518-6298 or visit

SEPT. 23: “HINDU WHODUNNIT? MYSTERY GAME AND 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION”; Hindu American Foundation’s annual gala; 6 to 9:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, visit


AUG. 26: 13th Annual Ashoka Awards Gala; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; 6 p.m.; single ticket starts at $200 for members, $250 non-members; cocktail reception, Indian fusion dinner, entertainment, guest speakers; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee; for information, call (407) 391-5151 or visit


AUG. 26: CHUTNEY FEVER; organized by Bollywood Fashion of Ocala; performances by Ravi B, Nisha B, Omardath Maraj; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Indian Association Cultural Center, 2030 N.E. 36th Ave., Ocala; $50 per person; for information, (917) 607-5525.


AUG. 27: RAKSHABANDHAN/BOWLING PARTY; Sparez Bowling, 5325 S. University Drive, Davie; 3 to 5:30 p.m.; for information, call (954) 543-1539 or visit



Event submissions are free, e-mail information to [email protected] by the 20th. Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.


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