MAY 2023
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



MAY 6: Carnatic Quartet Instrumental Concert; Hindu Temple of Florida cultural hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10.30 a.m.; Shreya Devnath (violin), Mylai Karthikeyan (Nagaswaram), Praveen Sparsh (mridangam), Gummudipondi R.Jeevanathan (Thavil); organized by Swaralaya; for information, email

MAY 7: “SHRIMATI 420;” Gujarati play in honor of Mother’s Day and Gujarat Gaurav Diwas; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; first, show in honor of senior members begins at noon with lunch at 2:30 p.m.; for all other members, early dinner at 4 p.m. with Gujarati drama at 6 p.m.; for information, call Mukesh Patel at (727) 505-4636.

MAY 9: 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.

MAY 13: TAMPA ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CULTURAL FESTIVAL; in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Tampa Mayor’s AAPI council to host first such festival; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa; free; musical performances, vendors, AAPI culture; for information, visit

MAY 14: MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION; proceeds to benefit building fund for Arts & Cultural Center North Tampa; featuring the music boss Raymond Ramnarine and Dil-E-Nadan band; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for tickets and more information, call Karen at (813) 401-9820.

MAY 17: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; 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.

MAY 19-22: 27th ANNIVERSARY/ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call the mandir at (813) 962-6890 or visit

JUNE 25: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SHOW; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; register at; for information, call Karen Sreeram (chair) at (813) 401-9820.


JUNE 16-18: “MUGHAL-E-AZAM;” musical play based on K. Asif's 1960 classic film of the same name; produced by Shapoorji Pallonji Group and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan; presented by Cinema on Stage; R.P. Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St, Lakeland; tickets starting at $79 can be purchased at


THROUGH MAY 28; Gods & Lovers: Paintings and Sculptures from India;” exhibit at John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Blvd., Sarasota; for details, visit


MAY 6: INDIAN HERITAGE DAY; organized by Indian Horizon of Florida and Central Florida Indian Cultural Association; VFW Post 10147, 519 S. Central Ave., Apopka; 5:30 p.m.; $10 per person; for information, call (321) 662-1887.

MAY 7: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP PICNIC; Sanlando Park, 401 W, Highland St., Altamonte Springs (Pavilion 3); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; snacks, fruits, food/drinks, music, games, antakshri;  $5 for annual paid 2023 members, non-members $10 per person; RSVP to

MAY 12: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE; organized by Indian American Business Association & Chamber; 6 to 9 p.m.; Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 10771 International Drive, Orlando; free for IABA members; $30 for non-members; for information, visit


MAY 14: MOTHER’S DAY; presented by Indian Association of Space Coast; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; F. Burton Smith Park, 7575 W. King St., Cocoa; $10 for members and kids under 10; $25 non-members and $15 for kids over 5, free for moms who are members; for information, visit


MAY 7: VOCAL CONCERT; presented by RAAGA; 4 to 6 p.m.; Rush Auditorium, J103, FSW, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers; free; for details, visit


MAY 6: CHEERS TO 20 YEARS; conversation with Hindu American Foundation co-founders Suhag Shukla and Nikhil Joshi; annual gala/fundraiser; 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island, Plantation; purchase tickets at

MAY 13: VAISAKHI; presented by Greater Punjab Cultural Society of South Florida; J.P. Taravella High School, 10600 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs; bhangra competition, teen Gidha, kids dance, Bollywood dance, garba, food for sale, raffle prizes, etc. tickets start at $20; for information, call (954) 856-3421.

MAY 13: MUSICAL FEAST; organized by Thenpoovaga Tamil Sangam; Kalaimamani Dr. Mano and team to perform Tamil/Telugu songs; Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; 3 to 9 p.m.; to purchase tickets, visit


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


homeeventsbiz directorysubscribecontact uscontent newseditor's notehealth
immigrationfinanceMINDBODY/NUTRITIONmoviesfashionbooks/getawaysIIFA 2014ART
astrologyyouthmotoringplaces of worshipclassifiedsarchivesBLOGFACEBOOK
Read the Editor's Blog. By Nitish Rele Classifieds Motoring Astrology Books Fashion Movies Finance Immigration Health Editorial News Content Find us on Facebook! Art