Ekal Vidyalaya, a non-profit that works to educate rural and tribal children in India, will hold its annual musical showcase in the Carolinas. The shows feature Sunil Menon (winner of Sa Re Ga Ma 2005) and Vibhavari Yadav (Nightingale of Gujarat) along with live musicians presenting old and new Bollywood hits. The shows are scheduled as follows:
Friday, March 21, 2014
Dinner will be from 6:30 – 7:30pm and then the show will begin. The venue is Hindu Bhavan, 309 Aviation parkway, Morrisville, NC. For full details on tickets call 919.460.4305 or 919.724.7300.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
There will be 6 to 7 pm Social hour and the program will start 7.30pm. The venue is Meadow Glenn Middle School 440, Ginny Lane. Lexington SC. For details write to: Janak Dalal / email@example.com
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Dinner from 6 – 7pm and show will begin at 7:15pm. The venue is Hindu Center Vihar Hall, 7400 City View Dr., Charlotte. For more information call Kamesh Tulasi at 704.787.3349 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuv Yug presents the 11th annual India Fest on Saturday & Sunday, March 22-23, 2014 at the Dorton Arena, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC. All programs are indoors and there is free parking. Over the years, India Fest has been an exposition of South Asian culture and an opportunity for the Triangle community to discover Indian cultural arts through an array of dance, music, fashion, crafts and cuisine. The festival includes various performances by local dance groups, vocalists and musicians of all ages, as well as professional performances. For more details visit www.nuvyug.net
Quality of life is greatly determined by our behavior in different situations. In this talk, Prof.Dan Ariely of Duke University will discuss how the principles of behavioral economics can help better understand some of the irrationalities that influence our everyday behavior -- in particular emphasizing the role that the environment plays in shaping our thinking (without us noticing it). The seminar will take place on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6pm at HSNC, Morrisvile, NC. For more details call Ramesh Vora at919-656-8958.
The town of Cary will host its annual Kite Festival on Saturday, March 22, 2014 (Rain date: March 23) at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 12:30 p.m. The fest is for kids of all ages, Bond Park's Annual Kite Festival is a great way to spend the afternoon. There will be an expert kite flyer on hand for stunt kite demonstrations, and certificates and special awards in a variety of kite flying categories for those who choose to participate. Free and open to the public, the fun will begin at 1 p.m. in the multipurpose field adjacent to Bond Lake.
kite festivalSchedule of Events
12:30 p.m. - Registration begins
1 p.m. - Welcome
1:15 p.m. - Official countdown to start for all kite flyers with awards for quickest take off
2:30 p.m. - Announcement of award winners
Quickest take-off (First above the tree-line)
Best crash (2)
Best Tangle (2)
Most unique kite
Best homemade kite
Most generations flying a kite
Most un-flyable kite
Flyer from beyond
Longest kite tail
Kite Farthest out
Make your own kite!
Before the Kite Festival, children can make and decorate a kite in one of our Kite Making Classes then send it soaring at the Kite Festival. Register online or in person at any Town of Cary staffed facility.
Bond Park Community Center
Sat Mar 22
72941 Kite Making Celebration (age 3-5 with caregiver)
72963 Kite Flying Capers (age 5-11)
An evening of fun for ladies of all ages will take place on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 6 – 11pm at Senior Center at Bond Park, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary, NC. The evening is presented by Pakistani-American Anjuman of NC. The theme of the evening is Bhangra and sill feature best outfit show, competition, and comedy performance. There will be prizes for best performers. There will be mehndi and food stalls. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. For more details call 919.949.2080 or visit www.ncpaa.org.
Abhivaktyi presents 2 Ekankika. Suspense - Khel and Comedy - Bhart, Ek Khoch Produced by Mohana and Viren Joglekar Khel : A murder mystery, about a couple who want to get rich faster, and keen to become NRI. Bharat, Ek Khoch : A comedy play, about an NRI couple who visit India after a loooong time. The plays will be performed on Saturday, April 12, 2014 beginning at 3:30pm at Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St, Matthews, NC 28105. For more information visit -
Holi 2014 will be celebrated on Sat, March 15, 2014 at the Hindu Bhavan in Fayetteville, NC starting at 4:30pm. The event includes puja, mahaprasad, and musical show. Tickets range from $10 - $50. For more details call 910.583.7952 or 910.476.9055.
Holi festival will be celebrated on Sun, March 16 from 2 - 9pm at HSNC, Morrisville, NC. For more details visit www.hsnconline.org.
Annual Holi dhuleti festival with colors, food, and music will take place on Sunday, March 23 from 11am – 1pm at the Hindu Center of Charlotte, 7400 City View Dr. Sweet ladus will be provided with the help of Active Senior Citizen Group. For more details visit www.hcclt.org.
NPR's All Things Considered called Sachal Vasandani "a special voice that makes you stand up and take notice." The vocalist/composer/arranger has established himself as one of the most promising new voices in modern jazz with his energetic mix of jazz standards, pop covers and original songs. He will perform on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8pm accompanied by his four-piece band at Davis Theatre, Concord, NC. Tickets are $36. For more details call 704-920-2753, write email@example.com or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
The 25th anniversary season of the Savannah Music Festival takes place from March 20 – April 5, 2014. The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. Dozens of performers from varied genres will perform. For full details and schedules visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org.
Like in the USA, India has a diverse population. Different people representing different religious, political and cultural beliefs have lived together in harmony since centuries. Indian Classical Music known for its qualities of peace and togetherness, has successfully expressed this feeling of Unity. Musicians from different communities have contributed to this feeling with their own ideas and expressions. The unity concert is a humble attempt to express this feeling, through pure Indian Classical Music. Sarod player Gaurang Doshi will perform in a "Unity" concert with tabla player Robin Sukhadia on Fri, March 21, 2014 (7:30pm) at the Recital hall of UNCG school of Music. For more details visit
Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain brings his “Masters of Percussion” tour to Durham. Hussain is globally known as an innovator as well master and ambassador of traditional Hindustani music. Hussain returns to Duke Performances with the Masters of Percussion, his hand-picked group of the finest musicians from across the Indian classical tradition. Featuring sitarist: Niladri Kumar, sarangi player: Dilshad Khan. Jazz drummer Steve Smith along with V Selvaganesh (kanjira and ghatam), Vijay S. Chavan (dholki) and Deepak Bhatt (dhol) will also perform. The concert is on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8pm at Durham Performance Arts of Center (DPAC), Durham, NC. Tickets and information available at 919-680-2787 or www.dukeperformances.org.