Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

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FEB. 5: Saraswati Puja; organized by SOIKOT (Bengali Association of Greater Tampa Bay); India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; starts at 10 a.m.; $30 per person, $50 family; for details, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.soikot.org

FEB. 9-13: PUSHKARA KUMBHABHISHEKAM DWAJASTHAMBA PRATISHTAPANA; 25th anniversary celebrations; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, visit https://www.htfl.org/kumbhabhishekam

FEB. 15: INVISIBLE WONDERS WITH PHOTOGRAPHER ANAND VARMA; 7 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Straz Center, 1010 N. Macinnes Place, Tampa; for information, call (813) 229-STAR or visit www.strazcenter.org

FEB. 20: EAST-WEST MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL; organized by Shruti Foundation; Wahh World Fusion Band, Trevor Bystrom Band, Rudram Dance Company, flamenco dance; Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa; 2 to 8 p.m.; free; food, vendors, outdoor activities; for information, visit www.shrutifoundationtampa.org


FEB. 6: HSCF SEMINAR, MEET;presented by HSCF New Age Group; 1:30 to 5 p.m.; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; snacks and hot tea/coffee; seminar topics are important 2021 tax law changes, and how to prevent and possible remedies for heart disease; free for 2022 paid members with prior RSVP to [email protected]; for information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259.

FEB. 12: VALENTINE’S KARAOKE DINNER & DANCE; presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; JCC Rosen Center, 11184 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; free for society members; dinner/dance at 6 p.m.; RSVP required; for information, call Arvind Patel at (863) 294-8761 or visit www.gujaratisocietycfl.com


MARCH 5-6: INDIAFEST; organized by Manav Mandir; Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne; cultural and fashion shows, henna, arts and crafts, Indian cooking demo, food, raffle drawings, etc.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and under and kids younger than 5 years are free; for details, call Yasmin Majeed at (321) 720-8590, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.indiafestbrevard.org


APRIL 2: INDIA FEST; presented by the India Cultural & Education Center; Indian food, music/dance, fashion, jewelry; detailsto come; for information, email [email protected] or visit www.icec-florida.org/


presented by Association of Performing Arts India; PanditNandkishore Muley on santoor and
Rajesh Bhandari on tabla; 5 to 8 p.m.; Palace Indian Restaurant,11422 West State Road 84, Davie; $50 per person includes dinner after the concert; seating limited to 40 people; to buy tickets, visit www.apaiart.com



Event submissions are free, e-mail information to [email protected] by the 20th.
Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.


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