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Induz Valentine Masti

Make this Valentine day extra special and memorable by celebrating love with the entire family. A complete package of food, fun and entertainment. A flagship event by Induz (non-profit) that has been sold out for the past 5 years. Reviewed by TV and news media as one of the best valentine’s event for families in the bay area.
Saturday, February 11th 6:30 PM @ Mehran Banquet Hall, 5774 Mowry School Road,  Newark CA 94560
FEATURING:
**** Event hosted by Celebrity Hollywood Actor Roger Narayan  ****
Banquet Dinner & Bar,
Valentine’s Special Fashion Show “Forever in Love”,
Live Music performance by Bay Area Leading Singers & SurPal group,
Bollywood, Latin & Tango Dance Performances,
Best Dressed Couple Prizes,
DJ Dancing
FREE Child Care & Separate Kids Area with Arts, Crafts & Entertainment
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS $30; $20 Kids (limited)
REGULAR $35 Adults; $25 Kids (5-12 yrs) Under 5 years Free
VIP Sweetheart Couple Special $100 (includes champagne, chocolates, rose, premium seating)
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE:(no service charge)    www.sulekha.com/induz
For Sponsorship, tickets and additional details, please contact:
Sanjay Saxena (510) 449-8530       Ray Mitra (510) 875-5006      Anupam 646-320-824   Email info@induz.org
Proceeds benefit art and music education for underprivileged children at orphanages in India and at low-income schools in Bay Area. For more details, visit the Induz website.

Make this Valentine day extra special and memorable by celebrating love with the entire family. A complete package of food, fun and entertainment. A flagship event by Induz (non-profit) that has been sold out for the past 5 years. Reviewed by TV and news media as one of the best valentine’s event for families in the bay area.

Saturday, February 11th 6:30 PM @ Mehran Banquet Hall, 5774 Mowry School Road,  Newark CA 94560

**** Event hosted by Celebrity Hollywood Actor Roger Narayan  ****

Banquet Dinner & Bar,

Valentine’s Special Fashion Show “Forever in Love”,

Live Music performance by Bay Area Leading Singers & SurPal group,

Bollywood, Latin & Tango Dance Performances,

Best Dressed Couple Prizes,

DJ Dancing

FREE Child Care & Separate Kids Area with Arts, Crafts & Entertainment

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS $30; $20 Kids (limited)

REGULAR $35 Adults; $25 Kids (5-12 yrs) Under 5 years Free

VIP Sweetheart Couple Special $100 (includes champagne, chocolates, rose, premium seating)

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE:(no service charge)    www.sulekha.com/induz

For Sponsorship, tickets and additional details, please contact:

Sanjay Saxena (510) 449-8530       Ray Mitra (510) 875-5006      Anupam 646-320-824   Email info@induz.org

Proceeds benefit art and music education for underprivileged children at orphanages in India and at low-income schools in Bay Area. For more details, visit the Induz website.

Valentine Masti 2012 Poster-Final Hi res

Summer Programs Fair in Fremont

Community Event ** Free*** Open to the Public
Organgized by: TGIF – The Gifted in Fremont,Fremont Unified School District
What:    “2012 Summer Programs” Fair
Where:  American High School (Rotunda), 36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, 94536
When:   Friday, March 02 , 2012, from 6:15 – 8:15pm
Who:     ALL families with kids ages 5-18 yrs
Why    * Looking for ways to enhance your kids’ study skills, life skills, leadership, and communication skills over the summer?
* Do your teens need service learning hours and activities for their college applications?
* Need ideas to engage your kids for the summer?
Mark your calendar.
Check us on Facebook
If you are a business or an organization that provide services to kids ages 5-18 and would like to showcase your services, contact spf2012@giftedinfremont.org

guineapigI attended this event last year, and highly recommend it for parents looking for interesting ways to occupy their kids this summer. I found about Sulphur Creek’s internship program in Hayward, and also about other animal rescue opportunities. (My teen was into nature those days.) There are lots of other interesting opportunities, both to volunteer and to learn.

SUMMER PROGRAMS FAIR

Community Event ** Free*** Open to the Public

Organized by: TGIF – The Gifted in Fremont,Fremont Unified School District

What: “2012 Summer Programs” Fair

Where: American High School (Rotunda), 36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, 94536

When: Friday, March 02 , 2012, from 6:15 – 8:15pm

Who: ALL families with kids ages 5-18 yrs

Why * Looking for ways to enhance your kids’ study skills, life skills, leadership, and communication skills over the summer?

* Do your teens need service learning hours and activities for their college applications?

* Need ideas to engage your kids for the summer?

Mark your calendar.

Check us on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TGIF-Summer-Programs-Fair/358894864125867?sk=info

If you are a business or an organization that provide services to kids ages 5-18 and would like to showcase your services, contact spf2012@giftedinfremont.org

"Holiday Special" Induz Karaoke.

Santa Claus is coming to town … Celebrate the holiday season with fun and family focused event “Holiday Special” Induz Karaoke.

Relax on this friday evening with friends, family and make some new friends, shake a leg, and enjoy a great evening – all while contributing to a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit art and music programs for underprivileged children at orphanages in India and low income schools in bay area, US.

Venue: Swagat Indian Cuisine, 4918 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont CA

Date: Friday 16th Dec 2011   Time: 7:30 PM – Midnight

ATTRACTIONS: Karaoke,  Holiday theme decor, Free Photo with Santa, Kids Performance, kids activity area/arts, sumptuous dinner.

TICKETS: ONLY $12 for adults 10 and over; 5- 10 years $7; Under 5 years FREE

Click here to buy online tickets at Sulekha (Sulekha fees only 25 cents)

Tickets will be available at the door. RSVP is required for headcount. Email rsvp@induz.org. Call 510-239-7299

SCHEDULE:

7:30 – 8:30 : Karaoke Singing

8:00 – 9:00 : FREE Picture with Santa Claus

8:30 – 9:00: Kids Performance

9:00 – 11:00: Karaoke Singing

11:00 – Midnight – DJ Dance

NOTE: For this event, we are pre-registering singers. Please send an email to rsvp@induz.org if you wish to sing. We would also like to get the name of the song you will sing and get the tracks in advance. This will save time lining up singers.

It is not necessary to sing a song based on the theme, but welcome. Meragana.com will be available, but as a backup plan, we like to request you to bring a track in a CD or mp3 player just in case we have issues with internet connection.

We will have a kids’ performance. If you wish for your kids to perform (sing, dance etc), please send an email along with the performance details. Performance should ideally be within 3 mins. Please note the performance timing for kids from 8:30 – 9 PM.

Kids will have an activity area to keep them busy with arts etc.

Book your tickets/RSVP soon before we sell out like last time.

See you on 16th December!

Musically yours,

Induz Karaoke Committee

Induz Christmas

ILPFest 2011

ILPFest 2011 is a musical event showcasing both Indian classical music and the glorious decades of Indian film music for a great cause – Literacy.

Organized by the India Literacy Project, the show starts with a Jugalbandhi with Srikanth Chary (Veena), Prasad Jogalekar (Sitar), Shriram Brahmanandam (Mrudangam) and Ravi Gutala (Tabala).

Jigary, one of the finest bands in the SF Bay Area will render the best Bollywood songs of every decade until the present.

India Literacy Project (ILP) is dedicated to the cause of 100% literacy in India and is one of the most respected non-profit organizations outside India. Attending the fest is a great way to support a deserving cause and have a terrific musical experience at the same time.

Date and Venue: March 5, 2011: 6 – 9 pm;  Smithwick Theatre, FootHill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183759808316403&index=1

Show Flyer: http://www.ilpnet.org/ilpfest/

Show tickets: http://www.ilpnet.org/ilpfest/PurchaseTickets

Raffles: Ziio Tablet; D200 bluetooth speaker, Vado HD pocket video camera from Creative Labs

Auction at the show: Willow TV (cricket) subscriptions

And many other attractions ….

ILP poster

Ta Tai Thrill! Multi-Disciplinary Classical Dance Event Promises To Enthrall

Vidhya Subramanian

Vidhya Subramanian

Every year, a quiet gathering of classical dancers in the Bay Area takes place on Maha Shivaratri- Shiva is after all, the Lord of Dance. The forum, besides being an offering to Shiva, is an excellent venue for dancers and rasikas to mingle, share ideas, present, and get feedback from fellow-dancers and arts-enthusiasts on their performances and choreographies. Anuradha Prabhashanker, a Bharatanatyam dancer, is the principal organizer. She, in partnership with few other volunteer artists, puts together a theme every December and invites item-submissions from classical dancers based in or visiting the Bay Area.

The theme this year is “Tandava, Temples, and Tales,” and has a superlative line-up of performers who are gurus, a sure treat for the audience. “Temples” is an artistic offering by 30+ dancers from across various schools, and is poised to steal the show. The piece, Shiva Panchakshara Stuti, was originally presented by 1000 dancers at the Brihadeeswara temple in Tamil Nadu as the “Rajarajeswaram 1000,” part of the celebratory events marking the completion of 1000 years of the temple. Choreographed by the renowned Padma Subrahmanyam, it was an extraordinary event that re-established the connection between divinity and dance for the dancers and audience alike.

Radhika Shankar, disciple of Guru Subrahmanyam and a well-known Bay Area name will lead the others in this Stuti.

Nirupama

Nirupama

The evening’s program will commence with bhajans and is front loaded with Odissi performances interspersed with a talk by Dr. Tulasi Ramachandra, artistic director of Nritalaya Trust (Mysore), on the Ancient Dance Forms of South India. Odissi will be represented by artistic director of Srjan, Ratikant Mohapatra (one hopes to hear Mohapatra’s “hypnotic” playing of the Mardala as well as see him perform in a style known to be evocative of his father, the legendary Kelucharan Mohapatra), artistic director of Guru Shradha, Niharika Mohanty, and artistic director of Jyoti Kala Mandir, Jyoti Rout.

An interesting ensemble in Kathak will be presented by artistic directors Dipanwita Sengupta (California Nupur), Sangita Nandy (Kathak Kala Vihar), and Pragya Dasgupta (Tarana).

Jyoti Rout

Jyoti Rout

Stellar Bharatanatyam performers have been sprinkled throughout the program, including artistic directors such as Nirupama Vaidhyanathan (Sankalpa), Priya Chandrasekar (Natya), Vidhya Subramanian (Lasya), Gargi Panchangam (Samarpana), Deepa Mahadevan (Thiruchitrambalam), and Shirni Kanth (Mythri Natyalaya). Individual artists, namely Sindhu Ravuri (Kuchipudi) and Kavita Thirumalai (Bharatanatyam) will also be performing.

When: Wednesday, March 2, 6:15-9pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Hall, 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Admission: FREE (RSVP required via email, limited seating- Donations welcome)

Contact: 408-252-6046, anuradhap@sbcglobal.net

Kids & Art Holiday Art Walk

kids and artThe Kids & Art Foundation, a San Mateo-based organization, will hold a Kids & Art Holiday Art Walk in partnership with downtown businesses on Thursday, December 16, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Art Walk will celebrate the Kids & Art Foundation’s first anniversary as a Section 501(c)(3) organization, and will serve to thank the community for its support throughout the year.

Six San Mateo businesses will participate in the Art Walk, including B Street and Vine, B Street Books, Living Peacefully, Draeger’s,Red Brick Pizza, and Sweet Breams.  These businesses will display artwork created by children with cancer, their siblings, and other family members, under the creative guidance of caring, Bay Area artists.

The artworks will be on display for five days prior to the Holiday Art Walk, starting Saturday, December 11, and will be available for purchase on the evening of Thursday, December 16, during the Art Walk.  The art will include a mix of different media, such as prints, paintings, ceramic masks, watercolors, and photography.

Proceeds from the event, which will include sales of the displayed artwork, and various promotions run by each establishment will provide funds to sustain the Foundation in its mission to promote the healing powers of the creative process, and to provide funds for cancer research.  During the Art Walk, while participants enjoy browsing the Kids & Art artwork, free wine, soda, andhors d’œuvre will be offered at Red Brick Pizza, wine will also be served at B Street Books, sample made to order Taiyaki at Sweet Breams, and starting at 8:30 Champagne and dessert will be served at Living Peacefully.

To learn more please visit www.kidsandart.org.

Get updates about the event on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131196106935181&index=1

Please come and see the beautiful handmade works of art and join us as we celebrate our first year as a San Mateo based non-profit.

IFDA WINTER FEST 2010

IFDA logoThe students and instructors of IFDA invite you to join their Winter Fest Celebrations to be held on Dec 4th, Saturday 2010. It will be an evening showcasing upcoming talent of 200 students of all age groups. The event will have Classical, Folk and Bollywood dances. It is a FREE EVENT.

IFDA Winter Fest is celebrated to showcase the talents of close to 200 students and 3 affiliated  dance schools.

This year Indian-Fusion Dance Academy(IFDA) students will be joined by the students of Rupinder Panjeeta’s Bangra school – Bangra Fatality and Juliana Khan’s – Mckon Kathak on stage.

The evening will start off with Carnatic music recital by IFDA’s own Ms.Gayatri and her students between 2:30pm and 3:00pm.

The dance recital will begin at 3:00pm with a beautiful semi-classical number by the adult students of IFDA.

It will be followed by Bhangra numbers by the students of Rupinder Panjita’s school – Bhangra Fatality.

Following that the very talented students of IFDA will perform the best Bollywood numbers of the season, exceptional folk dances and soul cleansing semi-classical numbers.

The students of Juliana Khan of Mckon Kathak will also be joining the troupe and performing on stage.

The event will end with a surprise visit by a special person whom the kids really love and an open dance floor with foot tapping, heart thumping music for all.

Where: Foothill Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road
San Jose CA 95127

When: December 4th Saturday, 2010
2:30PM-5:30PM

REGISTRATIONS FOR WINTER SESSION STARTING IN JANUARY AT IFDA  WILL OPEN ONLINE ON  DECEMBER 9TH 2010

For more information visit:

http://www.indian-fusiondance.com OR

http://www.indianfusiondaneacademy.com

Phone: 408-238-4034

Diwali-A Celebration of Lights – at ICC

diwali at icc

Come celebrate the festival of lights with your friends and family at the ICC. Join the ICC for spectacular entertainment by Mona S Khan Dance Company students. Watch the kids fashion show and applaud the children’s rangoli competition winners. Enjoy some great music and dance the night away. Play care will also be offered for children on a reservation basis. Register Here

All proceeds benefit the ICC senior program

Email Community@Indicc.org for sponsorship opportunities.

Program Summary:
Check-in and Reception
Children’s Fashion Show/Rangoli Competition Prize Distribution
Karaoke Performance
Dinner
Live Entertainment by Mona S Khan Dance Company students
Dj and Dancing

What: Diwali Senior Fundraiser
When: November 20th 2010 at 6 p.m.
Where: India Community Center
Ticket info: Tables for 10 are available for $400, $600 and $1000
*ICC members get $50 off a $400 and $600 table
Individual Tickets are available for $40, $60 and $100
*ICC members get $5 off a $40 and $60 ticket
Children’s Play care will be available for $15 per child. Includes pizza, movie screening and participation in children’s program.

Contact: Liraz Abraham  at Community@indiacc.org

ICC's Diwali Rangoli Competition

rangoli

UPDATE: The date has been changed.

Rangoli is a key part of Diwali decorations in many parts of India ! It’s a fun way for children to connect with their culture and celebrate Diwali! The competition is open to kids aged 5-16. Registration for the competition is required. Winners will be announced at ICC’s Diwali-A Celebration of Lights on Nov 20th. Register Now

What: Children’s Rangoli Competition
When: November 14th 2010 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: India Community Center
Ticket info: Members $2, Non-Members $5

Contact: Liraz Abraham.Community@indiacc.org

Bay Area Dandia Events 2010

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As Dandia season rolls around, I’ve decided to compile all the local events for easy reference. Let me know if I’ve missed some of the smaller events and I will update this post.

UPDATE 3: Garba Workshops: The Mona Sampath Dance Company is organizing a couple of garba workshops to get you in Navratri mode.

October 2nd: Dublin – 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Milpitas – 12:00 – 1:00 pm
October 13th: Cupertino – 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Locations:
Cupertino ACPA:1009, 1015-1019,S. De Anza Blvd,San Jose, CA 95129
Dublin Fitness 2000:7373 Village Pkway, Dublin,CA 94568
Milpitas – ICC:525 Los Coches Street,Milpitas,CA 95035

Cost: $15 (includes a pair of dandiyas for you to keep).

UPDATE 2: SEWA Dandia: Sewa International USA presents an evening of Garba-Dandia with the melodious group of Dimple Patel. Free lessons for Dandia.
Subsidized food and drinks will be available.

All proceeds will go towards Sewa International service projects. Details can be found at sewausa.org.

Where:Sunnyvale Temple Hall,420, Persian Drive,Sunnyvale,California,94089

When: October 8, 2010 8:00PM to Midnight

Tickets: 10 $. Buy here.

Contact:Yagnesh Pathak Phone : 510-364-6095

UPDATE: IFDA Navratri Hungama 2010: The Indian Fusion Dance Academy has a Navratri Party on October 24th. Part of the event ‘s proceeds benefit Evergreen Elementary Education Foundation (EEEF). There will also a Bone marrow drive.
Garba workshop will be conducted by the experienced and talented Shaivalee Desai between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Date: Sunday, Oct 24th
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: East Valley YMCA Gym.1975 South White Road ,San Jose ,CA 95148

SEF Dandia: The Sankara Eye Foundation’s Dandia event has been sold out every one of the last 6 years. Events start at 7 p.m.

October 9th: Santa Clara Convention Center. Music: PreetySha and Troupe.

October 16th: Alameda County fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Music: Dhol Baje Entertainment

October 23rd: Santa Clara Convention Center. Music: PreetySha and Troupe.

Free Dandia Lessons. Kids 5 and under free. Free teak dandia sticks for the first 500 ticket holders.

Tickets at sulekha.com/SEF.

SSF Dandia: Small Steps Foundation has a big Dandia night in Fremont every year. It is a kid-friendly event with music by Sharvari Dixit and her group. Dandia timings are 7:30p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

October 30th: Centerville Junior High School Fremont.

Tickets: Tickets are available at India Cash and Carry in Fremont or can be bought online at Sulekha.

Early Bird (Until Oct 10th) :Adult – $10, Child (5-12) – FREE

Regular (After Oct 10th) :Adult – $13, Child (5-12) – $5

At the Gate :Adult – $15, Child (5-12) – $5

Vibha Dandia: Vibha has organized this highly energetic and popular event in the Bay Area with tremendous success for over 10 years. Dandia timings are 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

October 2nd: Centerville Junior High, Fremont

October 9th: Centerville Junior High, Fremont

October 16th: Centerville Junior High, Fremont

Tickets are available at DesiClub.com and Sulekha

Early bird Discounts

Early bird tickets: $10

[Early bird ends a week before the event date]

• Regular price: $13
• Kids aged 10 and under: FREE
• Door price: $15 (if available)
• Free Dandia/Raas/Garba lessons will be provided by experienced dancers to all ticket holders
• Dandia sticks, Food and beverages can be purchased at the venue

Readers, please alert me to any other dandia nights in the Bay Area and I will update.