BAY AREA CALENDAR APRIL 2010
May 1 Saturday
Nritya Sandhya solo bharatanatyam, a benefit for the Concord Shiva Murugan Temple, accompanied by live orchestra: Vidhya Subramanian (nattuvangam), Asha Ramesh (vocal), N. Narayan (mridangam), and Shanthi Narayan (violin). Presented by The Shiva Murugan Temple. 4 p.m. Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino. Free. (408)-997-6375. www.shivamurugantemple.org.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Concert by Mehta Entertainment. 8 p.m. Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum, Oakland. $35, $49, $59. Tickets: mehtaentertainment.com, ticketmaster.com, or sulekha.com. (925) 980-9297, (510) 996-2933, (408) 368-6865. http://MehtaEntertainment.com.
May 2 Sunday
Vrikshanjali folk and contemporary dances featuring Nirmal Gosavi and the students of Nupur Folk Dance Academy. 3:30 p.m. CET Auditorium,701 Vine St., San Jose. $10, $15. (408) 861- 0172. email@example.com.
Parampara, dance and music featuring Pandit Habib Khan (sitar), Niharika Mohanty (odissi), Anuradha Nag (kathak), and Jyothi Lakkaraju (kuchipudi). 4-8 p.m., Campbell Heritage Theater, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell. $25, $35, $50 general; $15 students.
The Music Room, 1958 Bollywood classic by Satyajit Ray. (100 mins). 6:15 p.m. The Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Advance Tickets:(510) 642-5249; http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/tickets. $12.50 general; students/seniors/disabled persons: $11; $10 BAM/PFA and San Francisco Film Society members.
Rupa and the April Fishes, at Wanderlust. Fillmore, 1805 Geary, San Francisco. http://theaprilfishes.com.
May 3 Monday
S.V.R. Parangusam will give a talk on "The Nuclear Security"; Urmila Talwalkar will speak on "Life and Death: Indian philosophy"; and Darshana Nadkarni will give talk on "The Stress and Relaxation." Musical presentation at the end by Bharat Desai. 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. India Community Center Cupertino, Rancho Rinconada, Recreation Center, 18000 Chelmsford Drive, Cupertino. firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 7 Friday
Nautanki Lecture and Demonstration, by Devendra Sharma, professor of Communication and practicing performer of Nautanki, an operatic performance tradition of northern India. This traditional theatre form is nearing oblivion and is struggling to survive. Presented by the Center for South Asian Studies. 6-8 p.m. The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Free. (510) 642-3608.
Vocal Concert with Sudakshina Alagia disciples of the renowned vocalist Lakshmi Shankar of Patiala gharana. 8 p.m. 3049 22nd St., San Francisco. email@example.com. www.sangaticenter.org.
May 8 Saturday
Bharatanatyam Recital by guru Vishal Ramani’s students. Presented by Shiva Murugan Temple. Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. (925) 827-0127. www.shivamurugantemple.org.
The Blue Mug: About Memories and What We Make of Them, play in English featuring Bollywood stars. 7 p.m. ICC, 525 Los Coches St., Milpitas. Tickets: (408) 934-1130; firstname.lastname@example.org. www.thebluemugplay.com.
Bengal Day, featuring films, drawings, cooking competitions, fashion shows, and more. Presented by Pashchimi and the India Community Center. 525 Los Coches St., Milpitas. (408) 934-1130. email@example.com. www.IndiaCC.org.
May 14 Friday
TiEcon, 17th annual convention, by TiE Silicon Valley. Friday-Saturday, May 14-15. Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa
Aashish Khan in Concert, accompanied by Pranesh Khan (tabla). Aashish Khan is considered to be one of the greatest living sarod players. Presented by the Music Department of UC Santa Cruz. 7:30 p.m. Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. $10 general; $8 senior; $6 student. Tickets: http://santacruztickets.com. (831) 459-2159.
May 15 Saturday
Third Annual Cooking Competition, "Kitchen Khiladi," Indian cookery group and solo competition. Presented by the Cancer Institute
Foundation. 12 p.m. Lucie Stern Community Center. 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Free. (408) 410-2570. Register: www.cifwia.org.
Music Progam, featuring veena concert with Sridhar Gopalakrishna, accompanied by Balaji Mahadevan (mrudangam), Prahaladha Bhakthi Vijayam with several singers and live accompaniment. Narration by Srividya Narayanan. Presented by Raga Vani School of Music. 5 p.m. Sanathana Dharma Kendra, 897 Kifer Raod, San Jose. Free. www.ragavani.com.
Best of Laxmikant Pyarelal, Hindi film concert with live vocal performances by Dhananjay Kulkarni, Sangeeta Shenoy, Kaumudee
Torsekar, Sachin Shrivastava, Mandeep Singh, Gaurangi Chinmulgund. Accompanied with live orchestra Presented by Melody Star Entertainment. 8:30 p.m. Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $20, $25, $35. http://sites.google.com/site/melodystardhananjay.
May 16 Sunday
12th Annual Race for Literacy, to raise awareness and funds by India Literacy Project. Shoreline Park, Kite flying area, 2600 N.
Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 9 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org. Register: http://raceforliteracy.org/?q=Register. http://raceforliteracy.org.
Basant Jashn-e-Baharan, family kite-flying festival, featuring Bhangra, live music, and games. Organized by Pakistani American
Culture Center and India Community Center. 12-6 p.m. Baylands Park, Sunnyvale. Free. (408) 656-7818, (510) 623-0938, (510) 378-3296.
Vocal Concert with P. Unnikrishnan, accompanied by Embar Kannan (violin) and Arjun Kumar (mrudhangam). Presented by Shankara
Nethralaya Om Trust. 4-8 p.m. CET Audiorium/Anthony Soto Theatre, 701 Vine St., San Jose. $25 donation. (925) 339-8090, (859) 967-6489. email@example.com. www.shankaranethralaya.org.
Bicycle Bride Premeire, red carpet gala Meet the actors and director and enjoy Indian-theme after party. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Embarcedero Center
Cinema, San Francisco. $25 advance tickets; $35 at door. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bicyclebride.com.
May 22 Saturday
DesiSingles40Plus, a group of mature, single men and women of Indian origin living in the Bay Area who meet monthly for activities. 7 p.m.
167 S. Main St., Milpitas. (408) 945-1916. (510) 979-1700, (510) 585-6800. email@example.com.
Vocal Concert with Viraj Amar A-grade All India Radio, artist. 7 p.m. 3049 22nd St., San Francisco. www.sangaticenter.org.
Hasya Kavi Sammelan in Hindi, featuring famous, humorous poets from India, Kumar Vishvas, Rakesh Khandelwal, Balveer Singh Karun,
Bindeshwari Aggarwal, and Jaghir Rathee. 8 p.m. Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, 450 Persian Drive, Sunnyvale. $20, $30, $50. Tickets:
www.sunnyvaletemple.org. (408) 687-1955, (650) 333-5125, (510) 299-0906.
May 23 Sunday
Yatra: The Journey, seventh annual dance showcase, highlights the students’ journey this year. Featureing dances of Krishna on regional
songs from different states of India. Concept and choreography by Srividya Eashwar. Presented by Xpressions. 3:30 p.m. Woodside
Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. $15, $20. Tickets: www.sulekha.com. (408)246-3005. www.xpressionsdancemusic.com
May 24 Monday
American Indian Foundation (AIF) Annual Summit, work for the development of rural India. Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara. (408)
916-1976. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.aif.org. (See story.)
May 29 Saturday
Jazz Performances with VidyA and Rina Mehta. Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s new artists in residence, Accompanied
by Prasant Radhakrishnan (saxophone), David Ewell (bass), and Sameer Gupta (drums), Mehta is accompanied by Ben Kunin (sarod), student of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and Salar Nadar (tabla), student of Ustaad Zakir Hussain. 8 p.m. 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland. $12, $9 seniors/dtudents. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106877. www.oacc.cc..
Surya Dub Third Anniversary, an extra special show featuring Ghislain Poirier (Ninja Tunes) and the Full Surya Dub resident crew: Maneesh
the Twister, Kush Arora, Jimmy Love, DJ Amar, Ripley, Kid Kameleon, J Rogers, VJs Contact. 10 p.m. Club Six, 60 Sixth St., San Francisco.
$10-$15. (415) 259-8629. email@example.com. www.suryadub.com.
June 4 Friday
NAPABA Western Regional Conference Pushing Boundaries: Innovation and the Law. Presented by The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California. June 4-5. Golden Gate Law School, San Francisco. Register: www.southasianbar.org/napaba.
June 5 Saturday
Fifth Annual Bengali Theater Festival. June 5-6. Amador Theater, Pleasanton. $15, $25. www.sanskriti.org. www.porshi.com.
Hindustani Vocal Concert with Dagarvani Dhrupad by the Gundecha brothers, Ramakant and Umakant, Dhrupad Gayaki. Pakhawaj accompaniment by Akhilesh Gundecha. Presented by Basant Bahar. 5:30 p.m. Jain Auditorium, 727 S. Main St., Milpitas.
$25, Basant Bahar members free. (510) 651-6386. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.basantbahar.org.
59th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner honoring the many contributions of Cultural Integration Fellowship and its founders, Haridas Chaudhuri
and Bina Chaudhuri, to the Bay Area. Special recognition will be given to James Ryan, co-chair of the Asian and Comparative Studies degree program at California Institute of Integral Studies. 6:30 p.m. Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., San Francisco. $65.
(415) 668-1559. email@example.com. www.culturalintegrationfellowship.org.
Bharatanatyam Recital by Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose, at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, to honor this year’s Lifetime
Achievement Award winner, Mythili Kumar.June 5-6. Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco. (415) 474-3914. www.worldartswest.org.
Bharatanatyam Solo by Radica Giri. Presented by Shiva Murugan Temple. Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose. (925) 827-0127. www.shivamurugantemple.org.
June 11 Friday
32nd Annual Ramayana. The longest-running Western production of Ramayana. Presented by Mount Madonna School. 7:30 p.m., June 11-12. Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose. $35 general; $25 children 18 and under. (408) 847-2717. www.mountmadonnaschool.org.