Saturday and Sunday October 4 & 5. Love Connection Fusion presented by DeamACT Entertainment. A Bollywood Musical Drama.
Fletcher Opera Theater
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The 20th annual Festival of India will take place in Charlotte from September 13 - 14, 2014. The two-day festival features arts, crafts, vendors, food, and dance performances. The Indian Idol singing competition will also take place at the festival. http://indiafestival.iacofcarolinas.org/
In collaboration with the Ganesh Festival there will be a celebration of Janmastami and Radhashtami on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 5:30 - 9pm at HSNC, Morrisville NC. There be bhajans, dancing, prasadam and more. The event is free. For more details visit www.gokulbhajan.com.
It's time for aattam, paattam and kondattam. Charlotte Tamil Sangam invites you for a day of fun and frolic. The annual picnic will be held at the Frank Liske park, Concord NC on September 7, 2014 from 11 am - 4pm. Join for plenty of games, scrumptious food and an opportunity to socialize with people. For more information visit http://cltts.org
Aim for Seva presents the fundraiser program “Meghadootam, the Cloud Messenger” an operatic classical dance ballet by Kalidasa on Sat, August 30, 2014 at 6pm at Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary NC. The ballet’s music director is oscar-nominated artist Bombay Jayashri Ramnath. Script adaptation and choreography is by Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon.Aim for Seva works to educate children of rural India via free student homes. For more details call 919-342-7047 or visit www.afsevents.org.
Calling all apple lovers. The annual North Carolina Apple Festival takes place in downtown Henderson, NC from Aug 29 - Sept 1 and includes the King Apple Parade, mountain music jamboree, food, vendors, artists, and family fun. There is no cost to attend the festival. For more details call 828-697-4557 or visit www.ncapplefestival.org.
The Punjabi/Gurmat school of Gurdwara Sahib Charlotte (for ages 3 – 17) starts on September 7, 2014. There is a registration form that needs to be completed by the first day of classes. The Gurdwara is located at 1760 Stoney Creek Lane, Charlotte, NC 28262. For more details on the school call 704-509-2828704-509-2828, write firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.charlottegurdwara.org.
The annual Ganesh Festival takes place at Hindu Society of North Carolina in Morrisville from August 29 - Sept 13. There will be many religious as well as cultural activities and events. Some highlights below:
Religious: Sun Sep 07 - 9:30 am - Ganesh Yagna
Mon Sep 08 - 6:00 pm - Visarjan Procession
-Sat Sep 06 - 8:00 pm - Bollywood Rocks, a concert by Mahalakshmi Iyer, Jolly Mukherjee and Saregama singers and musicians from India.
-Sat Sep 13 - 7:00 pm - Wind Space Fire - Keyboard, Flute, Tabla concert by renowned keyboard player Abhijit Pohankar and team
Tue - Sep 02 - 7:30 pm - Yog and Meditation Workshop
Wed - Sep 03 - 7:30 pm - Vedic Teaching
(Presented by Dr. Balvir Acharya, Renowned scholar, professor & teacher)
Sun Sep 08 - 9:00 am - Chess Championship (To register - www.rtpgfchess.com)
Sun Sep 08 - 7:00 pm - Funtakshari* - An evening of bollywood Antakshari
Thu - Sep 4 - 7:00 pm - Bhakti Aradhana by ITDS* - .Immerse in Divinity through devotional Bollywood Music For more details visit
A rare and unique opportunity to learn to speak in Samskritam. No prior knowledge of Samskritam is required but familiarity with any other Indian language would be helpful. Date: Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 2014 9 am - 4 pm both days. Venue: Cary/Morrisville Register using the small URL site
The enchanting 700-year-old Yakshagana dance drama tradition is one of south India’s most distinctive art forms, featuring elaborate costumes and facial makeup, stylized dancing, live instrumental accompaniment and a complex grammar of face and hand gestures. Visionary performer, director and innovator Vidya Kolyur’s dynamic approach and choreography revolutionized the traditionally male-dominated Yakshagana form, winning widespread praise from luminaries in the field. Here, her dance troupe from the south Karnataka coast of India performs scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two major Sanskrit epic poems of ancient India. Kolyur is the only woman to take this art form as a profession, performing in 19 states in India every year, and the only woman to perform this work in the US. Kolyur is an exponent of Yakshagana, born to the veteran Yakshagana virtuoso Dr. Kolyur Ramachandra Rao and Mrs. Yashoda Rao in 1976 in Mangalore, Karnataka. She became involved with the rich tradition right from the age of seven, acquiring mastery under the tutelage of her father. Yakshagana was originally performed for rural audiences, but she changed the history and gave new dimensions to Yakshagana, now appreciated by urban audiences as well. The performance takes place on Fri, September 5, 2014 at 8pm at Memorial Hall on the campus of University of NC at Chapel Hill. Tickets start at $10. For more details visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org or call 919-843-3333.
The Wake Forest University Office of Admissions and the South Asian Student Association invites prospective students and families to an afternoon with Wake Forest staff, student, and administrators. Explore the Wake Forest admissions process, academic and cultural offerings, and Wake Forest's unique approach to personal and career development.Winston Salem, Admissions Office of Wake Forest University on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2pm. For more details contact Anand Mitra at 336.745.6267 or email@example.com.
The 5th annual Youth Carnatic Music Festival, organized by NC Youth Classical Arts for Charity, Partnered with and hosted by NCSU Delta Sigma Iota, takes place on August 30-31, 10 am-8:30 pm at NCSU’s Thomson Hall, 2214 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607. Admission is free. The event is dedicated to raise funds for Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, who provide education, job skills, and health service for poor indigenous youth. For more details call 919-961-5866 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.NCYCAC.org.