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OCT 1-7: SHRI RAM KATHA BHAKTI GYAN YAGNA; presented by Friends of India Tampa Bay; in Gujarati by Triple Acharya Shri Rameshbhai Mehta; Hindu Temple of Florida auditorium, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; for information and sponsorships, call Himatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090, Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.

OCT. 8: “NIYAM VA ATI LAAGU!” Marathi play starring Sankarshan Karhade, Amruta Deshmukh and Prasad Barve; organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay and Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal of North America; Hillsborough Community College Brandon Auditorium, 10451 Nancy Watkins Drive, Tampa; 4:30 to 7 p.m.; to purchase the $20-$100 tickets, visit https://www.tugoz.com/TampaBay

OCT. 10: 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.

OCT. 18: 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.

OCTOBER 29: CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya of Tampa; 4 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida Cultural Hall, 5511, Lynn Road, Tampa; vocalist Kruthi Bhat, Vittal Rangan on violin, Shivaramab on mridangam, Chandrasekhara Sharma on ghatam; for more information, email [email protected]

NOV. 4: 34th ANNUAL INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; for information, call Chair Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767 or visit https://www.indiafestivaltampabay.com/





NOV. 8: BOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES; “Dabangg” (Hindi with English subtitles) starring Salman Khan; New Tampa Performing Arts Center, 8550 Hunters Village Road, Tampa; 7:30 p.m.; $5; for information, visit www.NewTampaArtsCenter.org


NOV. 19: DIWALI FESTIVAL CELEBRATION; organized by Strategic Community Alliance; Citizens’ Circle, downtown Ocala; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; free; Indian dance, music, fashion show, saree experience, trivia quiz; arts and crafts, food vendors; for details, visit https://scacommunities.org/


OCT. 7-9: “BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: 29th ANNUAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL”; presented by Enzian and Asian Cultural Association; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; for details, visit www.enzian.org, or call (407) 333-3667.



Deepti Naval and Kalki Koechlin in “Goldfish.”

OCT. 13: EVENING OF INDIAN MUSIC; presented by Asian Cultural Association; performers include Yogesh Samsi, Shravan Samsi, Hardeep Chana, Bharat Kamat, Ameya Bichu, Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar; 6:30 p.m.; Orlando Family Stage, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando; $25; for information, call (407) 333-3667 or visit www.aca-florida.org


OCT. 8: “ANUBHAVA;” AIM for SEVA donor appreciation; performers are
choreographer/dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar and violinist Ambi Subramaniam; 5 p.m.; Hinman
Auditorium, Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs; for
information, call (973) 262-8449 or email [email protected]


Rukmini Vijayakumar


OCT. 8: VOCAL CONCERT; presented by Association of Performing Arts of India; Hindustani classical singer Dhananjay Hegde will be accompanied by Pranav Gurav on tabla and Dnyaneshwar Sonawane on harmonium; Palace Indian restaurant, 11422 W. State Road 84, Davie; 5 to 9 p.m.; $50 per person includes dinner; purchase tickets at https://www.apaiart.com/


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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