APRIL 2019
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APRIL 5-7: “MARY POPPINS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL;” presented by Carrollwood Day School; 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; nearly 70 CDS students to perform; $15 adults, $10 students; to purchase tickets, visit www.carrollwooddayschool.org

APRIL 9-13: PRANA PRATISHTHA MAHOTSAV; grand opening of new Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for program details and sponsorship/donation, call (813) 221-4482 or visit www.sanatanmandirtampa.org

APRIL 12: GHAZAL CONCERT; Sudhir Narain, an accomplished ghazal singer from Agra, will perform; 7 to 10:30 p.m.; Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 10826 U.S. 19, Port Richey; $25; light refreshment during break; for information, call Raxit Shah at (727) 906-3333.

APRIL 13: MUSICAL CONCERT; singer Vijay Prakash; presented by Tanish Media and Tampa Bay Friends (Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu); 5 p.m.; Sickles High School Auditorium, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; tickets start at $20; for information, call Dr. Renuka Ramappa at (727) 364-7488.

APRIL 14: GRAND CARNATIC VEENA CONCERT; performer is Sri. D. Srinivas who will be accompanied by Sri. V.S. Raghavan on mridangam and Sri Krishna Sriram on ghatam; organized by Swaralaya; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

APRIL 17: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or (813) 863-3048.

APRIL 20: UGADI; organized by Srigandha Kannada Koota; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; musical performance by Vishwesh Bhat and group; 5 to 9 p.m.; $15 members, $18 non-members, $8 kids; for information, visit www.srigandhafl.org

APRIL 20: UGADI DANCE CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS; organized by Telugu Association of Florida, Tampa Bay; Florida State Fairgrounds; 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa; for details, call Bhanu Dhulipalla at (813) 362-4925 or visit www.taftampa.com

APRIL 20: SITAR CONCERT; presented by Soikot Bengali Association of Greater Tampa Bay; sitar maestro Shahid Parvez will be accompanied by Hindole Majumdar; 6:30 p.m.; Oval Theater, USF, 4103 Cedar Circle, Tampa; for information, visit www.soikot.org

APRIL 28: VOCAL CONCERT; presented by Shruti Foundation; singer Arati Ankalikar Tikekar will be accompanied by Shankh Lahiri on tabla; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Unitarian Univeralist Church, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa; $30 and $15 for students/12 years of age; for information, call (813) 435-8086 or visit www.theshrutifoundation.org

MAY 4: "PANCHAM;" music and dance bonanza by the artists from India to celebrate the memories of the late R.D. Burman; directed by Milind Oak; organized by Maayboli Melava Tampa Bay (Maharashtra Mandal); Hillsborough Community College (HCC) - Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa; 1 p.m.; tickets start at $20; for information, call (765) 337-5899 or email secretary@mmtbusa.org

MAY 5: “ARE WE CONNECTED, YET ISOLATED?” how social media, online gaming and the internet are changing our relationships, families and society; panel discussion with psychologist, psychiatrist, communication specialist and other professionals; 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Jimmie B. Keel Library, Room C, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa; free for everyone (ages 10 and above); RSVP at (813) 720-7115 or email pehchaantampabay@gmail.com

MAY 10: JAI HO MUSICAL CONCERT; presented by AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) and American Pain Association; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; tickets start at $49; singer Sukhwinder Singh and artists with special guest Amruta Fadnavis, first lady of the state of Maharashtra; for information, call (856) 873-6633.

June 8-13: Discourse, Meditation, Yoga with Swami Mukundanandaweekend (June 8-9) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays (June 10-13) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free; mahaprasadam will be served; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Dale at (727) 432-1020 or Simmy at (813) 300-0584.


APRIL 7: 23rd CHETICHAND FESTIVAL; celebrating birthday of Sai Jhulay Laal and Sindhi New Year; 1 to 5 p.m.; Lake Parker Park, Blue Heron Pavilion, 910 Granada St., Lakeland; Sindhi mahaprasad will be served after aarti; for information, call Assan Shahdadpuri at (863) 602-6561 or email sassan49@aol.com


APRIL 26-28: A JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA; Bollywood dance party, cultural exploration, yoga; The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; for complete schedule and tickets, call (941) 358-3180 or visit www.ringling.org


APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24: AAPI YOGA THERAPY; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

APRIL 5-7: “CHALA PANDARILA JAVU;” lecture series in English by Sri Poornima Ji; 6 to 8 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida (Patashala building), 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for information, call Dr. Srinivas Seela at (407) 276-5407.

APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27: HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 9 to 10 a.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

APRIL 7: GUDHI PADWA; organized by Marathi Mandal of Orlando; Hindu Society of Central Florida hall, 1994 E. Lake Drive, Casselberry; for details, email orlandomarathi@yahoo.com

APRIL 7: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP SEMINAR; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; “How to keep muscles and joints healthy by simple exercises,” by physician Talha Riaz of CORA Outpatient Physical Therapy; free for NAG members via prior RSVP and $5 non-members with prior RSVP or $10 at gate; RSVP hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

APRIL 27: ARIJIT SINGH CONCERT; presented by Krish Patel; 8 p.m.; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando; tickets starting at $69 can be purchased at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com; for sponsorship and other information, call Patel at (407) 454-3334.

MAY 10: MEMORABLE MOTHER’S DAY DINNER & MUSICAL EVENING; presented by J&G Events in memory of soldiers who lost lives in Phulwana terror attack; 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.; JCC Rosen, 11184 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; grand sponsor is Maa Durga & Shree Sai Baba Temple; $50 per person and $15 for kids ages 3-15; for information, call Nidhi Gupta at (407) 852-3192.


APRIL 12: USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION IN CONCERT; presented by RAAGA; Southwest Florida Event Center, 11515 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs; 7:30 p.m. for information, visit raagafl.org


APRIL 6: KARAOKE NIGHT; organized by Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville; 6 p.m.; appetizers followed by dinner; Maa Kitchen; 8206 Philips Highway, Suite 25, Jacksonville; for details, visit www.jaxics.org


APRIL 27: VAISAKHI; presented by Greater Punjab Cultural Society of South Florida; bhangra competitions; food for purchase, raffles, prizes; general admission $10; 6 p.m.; J.P. Taravella High School, 10600 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs; for details, call Baljit Mann at (954) 856-3421 or email GPCS.FLL@gmail.com

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to editor@khaasbaat.com by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

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