The Ashwini Kathak Dance Academy presents a dance recital and fundraiser featuring the school's students on Saturday, June 13 (4pm) at Pease Auditorium, CPCC main campus in Charlotte. Tickets are $10 and $25 for VIP. Proceeds will be donated to Ekal Vidyalaya. For more details call 859-806-4173.
Triangle area Hindu temples and Triangle Indian-American Physicians Society (TIPS) present their annual health fair and consultations on Saturday, June 20 from 9am-1pm at HSNC, 309 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC. There will be check-ups, eye examinations, and consultations in allergies, asthma, obesity, diabetes, pain management, physical therapy, stress management, and many more. Blood draws for lab work will be taken on Sat, June 6 from 8 – 11am. A $10 donation is suggested to help towards offsetting expenses. Food will also be available at a nominal price. For more details visit www.tahts.org.
Sumter's Iris Festival is South Carolina's oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast. The 3-day festival includes concerts, an arts and crafts show, a flower show, a quilt show, car shows, and a number of contests and children's activities. The fun begins the evening before the festival, with the annual Crowning of The King & Queen followed by the Taste at the Gardens, featuring music and tasty food from some of the area's leading restaurants and caterers. This year's festival will be held from May 22-24, 2015. For complete details visit the website www.irisfestival.org.
Internationally acclaimed sarod maestro K. Sridhar returns to the Triangle to continue a twenty-year legacy of using his musical genius at the altar of fundraising with an afternoon recital of Indian Classical Music. Krishna Ramdas will accompany on tabla for the performance on Sunday, June 14 at 4pm. Tickets are $20 (cash only) at the door for first-come, first-served seating at the Barn at Valhalla (www.vallhallabarn.com) in Chapel Hill, NC. There will be chai and samosas sold to raise funds for a charity. K. Sridhar has been performing for many years at the venue and has helped raise funds for numerous charitable organizations. For more details call or write: 919-260-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third annual North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival returns to Duke University's East Campus on May 30 and 31. The fest features several films and discussions centered around South Asia. Admission is free. For more details visit www.ncisaff.org.
Om Squad, the youth group of HSNC, presents the annual summer camps. Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served. There will be performance for parents on the last day of camp. Some activities include yoga, music, arts & crafts, dance, shlokas, Indian mythology, and more. Session Dates: June 15– June 19; July 6– July 10; July 27– July 31 August 17– August 21. General information contact: email@example.com. Online Registration: http://www.hsnconline.org/hsnc-summer-camp/. Camps are at Hindu Society of North Carolina, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC.
Live Spectrum presents Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his group in concert on Friday, June 5, 2015 (8:15pm) at Raleigh Memorial Audtitorium. He has sung for many Bollywood films as well he performs Sufi and Qawwali renditions. Tickets for “Back 2 Love" show range from $49 - $149. For more details call 877-222-9324 or visit www.livespectrum.com.
In celebration of Mother's Day, there will be a rangoli competition on Sat June 6 at Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, 1150 SW Maynard Rd., Cary, NC. Registration starts at 1pm and the competition runs from 2 – 4pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children. The themes for adults are freestyle, education, and festivals. The themes for children are freestyle, superheroes, mother's day. For more details call 919-609-9656 or 252-227-8006.
The St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Charlotte will present the fundraising show “Siddique Lal Speaking" on Monday, May 25 beginning at 3pm at Jay M. Robinson High School. There will be three hours of entertainment with comedy skits, songs and dances directed by the magic duo Siddique and Lal, along with some of the most popular film stars, singers, dancers and comedy artists from the Malayalam and south Indian film industry. Dinner is included with admission. For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sunu at 704-608-0186.
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. Now in its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America's premier performing arts festival. This year the festival takes place from May 22 – June 7, 2015 at various venues around Charleston. For complete list of performer and other festivities visit the website www.spoletousa.org.
The Triangle Gujarati Association will hold its annual summer picnic on Sat, June 13 at Apex Park, 2200 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC from 8:30am - 2pm. The event will feature kite flying, bounce house, food, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, games, a lunch and more. Admission is $5. RSVP for food count by June 7 by email or call Jaynita Shah 919 889 2782. Visit the association’s website at www.nctga.org.
You are cordially invited, with family and friends, to partake in a joyous Bhoomi Puja for the Trimurti Temple Devasthanam on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. 6519 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC.
8:30 AM Bhagavath Anugnai, Ganesha , Vasudeva Punyahavachanam 9:00 AM Thiruppavai Sevakalam 9:30 AM Mangala Vadhyam (Nadaswaram) 10:00 AM Procession to Temple Construction Site from the Temple House 10:30 AM Bhoo Suktha and Vasthu Shanthi Homam 11:30 AM Bhoomi Puja and Rathnanyaasam 12.15 PM Mangalaharathi 12.30 PM Prasada Viniyogam
Indian Performing Arts Association of Charlotte (IPAAC) presents percussion fusion by Ustad Taufiq Qureshi, one of the most sought after rhythm-programmers, arranger-composers and percussionists in the world of studio recordings and an ace percussionist of India. He will be accompanied by Pandit Ramdas Palsule (tabla) and Pandit Milind Tulankar (Jaltarang). Tickets are free for IPAAC members, $35 for adults, $15 for kids and college students. The performance is on Friday May 29, (8pm) at Tate Recital Hall, CPCC. For more details visit www.ipaac.org.