Veteran Bollywood singer Anuradha Paudwal will sing hit songs and bhajans on Friday, May 8 (8:15pm) at the Vihar Hall of Hindu Center in Charlotte. Tickets begin at $35 and include dinner. The food will be served starting at 6pm - 7:45pm). For more details call 704-488-8145 or 704-524-4191.
Arasi Nagara Tamil Palli is celebrating 5th annual day. Tamil Palli has successfully completed 5 years of teaching Tamil, one of the ancient and rich languages in the world. The event takes place on Sat, May 9 from 10 am - 2pm at Hindu Center of Charlotte. For more details write to email@example.com
The 16th annual Charlotte Asian Festival and the 10th Annual Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Race are set for Saturday, May 16. The day features dragon boats racing, cultural dances, food, beauty pageant, vendors and much more. The Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival Race are organized by the Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, the Charlotte Dragon Boat Association, and Visit Lake Norman. For full details visit the website www.charlottedragonboat.com.
Carlotte VegFest is a celebration of healthy, sustainable, and compassionate eating and explores the endless benefits of vegetarian living. This free event will feature a variety of vegan foods, local veg restaurants and food trucks, local vendors, live music, speakers, nutritional experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, free prizes, gift bags and more. Event will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Plaza Midwood neighborhood in Charlotte. For more details firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-966-7030 or visit http://thehumaneleague.com/vegfest/charlotte/
East Meets West Festival will be held on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville, NC on Saturday, May 16 from 11am – 4pm. The festival celebrates Morrisville, Wake County's most diverse community, with a day of food, music, and performances from around the world. The West Stage features reggae and rock music. The East stage showcases local cultural performances. Children's activities include face painting, bounce house and other activities. Admission is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase. For more details visit www.eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.
Aavarthana and the Indo-American Society of NC (IASNC) present a live Indian film musical program by talented and renowned singers and musicians from the Raleigh area. Songs include Bollywood Hindi songs and regional film songs of South India. The event will be on Saturday May 16. There will be a social hour from 2 – 3pm and live music will be presented from 3 – 6pm at the School of Music Recital Hall of UNCG, 100 McIver St., Greensboro, NC. Tickets are family $20, single $10 and UNCG students $3. Member discount $5 and free for sponsors. Garage parking is available adjacent to the recital hall. For further information contact Krishna Balu at 336-292-9462 or Gauri at 336-684-5833.
The North Charleston Arts Festival is proudly produced by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. The annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. For more than 3o years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the widest spectrum of the public, attracting 30,000+ residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond to experience nearly 200 free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums, and parks. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the state of South Carolina. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to more than 40 performances on four themed stages: General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Bands, and Youth Entertainment. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities, art and craft vendors and a food courtyard. The Arts Festival continues with 60+ events and exhibitions throughout the week at various locations. An array of free and ticketed offerings include street dances, concerts, theatre presentations, film screenings, an art walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances by professional groups and Tri-county schools, children’s activities and fireworks over the Cooper River.
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.
The Indo-American Society of North Carolina (IASNC) is organizing a “Rainbow Run" fundraising event of 200 meters, one mile and 5K on Sun, May 10 from 8 – 10am at Oak Ridge Town Park, 6231 Lisa Drive, Oak Ridge, NC. All proceeds will be donated to the Oak Ridge Elementary School PTA and Foust Elementary School. The admission charge for 5K is $20; one mile run is $15 and 200 meters is $5. For additional details call 336-292-9462 or on-line registration visit www.iasofnc.org/sports/race_registration.
In celebration of Mother's Day, there will be a rangoli competition on Sat May 9 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.
Dress for Success Charlotte will hold its fifth annual 5K Power Walk in Freedom Park on Saturday May 9, 2015. The event kicks off with the much-anticipated Stiletto Swagger. Registration is at 8 a.m.; Walk at 9 a.m. and the Swagger is at 8:15 a.m. More than a dozen brave men will come out to “Raise the Heel" by walking in their man-sized stilettos in support of Dress for Success Charlotte. The Power Walk and Stiletto Swagger are fundraisers that help “power" women to self-sufficiency. The funds raised will go to support the nearly 900 women who come through the doors each year, low-income women looking to secure employment, achieve economic independence and strengthen their families. For details visit www.dressforsuccess.org/charlotte.
Nrityangan dance school presents its annual fundraiser and dance recital on Saturday, May 09, 2015 beginning at 4:30 pm at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. “Vaadaa: A Promise is Forever,” is a dance drama about romance, love, passion, sacrifice and betrayal that will be presented by students of the dance school. Based on the Daniel Steele novel, “The Promise”and the Indian-film, "Yeh Vaadaa Raha," Vaadaa will feature hundreds of dancers in exquisite costumes, performing a multitude of artistic dances, all in an effort to help communities in need. The event is a fundraiser for Maiti Nepal and Tree House Children's Advocacy Center. Maiti Nepal is a non-profit organization with a mission to rescue and rehabilitate young, sexually trafficked girls in the India-Nepal area. Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center is a local community based, coordinated response to child victims of sexual or physical abuse in the Charlotte areas. Vendors with jewelry, clothes, snacks and more will be on hand. Tickets are $15 (April purchase) and $20 (May purchase). For more details call 704-840-5495 or write to email@example.com.