Category Archives: Entertainment

“Lucky Boy” author Shanthi Sekaran to speak in Livermore

Author Shanthi Sekaran will discuss the interplay of immigration, parenting, class privilege and incarceration at the heart of her much-acclaimed novel “Lucky Boy” in a Rae Dorough Speaker Series talk at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Bankhead Theater.
With immigration stories in the news almost daily and heated debate over related policy, Sekaran offers a clear-eyed view of the issues in all their complexity and human dimension. She delves deep into the stories that recount dramatically different immigration experiences. 
“Immigration is the ultimate story – it encompasses every basic plot type: rags to riches, overcoming the monster, the quest, rebirth, comedy, tragedy, voyage and return,” Sekaran said in an interview published by BookBrowse. “Migration is a process of transcendence that reaches into so many aspects of our lives; it’s not always about passports and visas. Motherhood is a form of migration. So is love, and so is death.”
For additional information, see the Rae Dorough Speaker Series (RDSS) Website: http://raedoroughspeakerseries.org/ Tickets – 925.373.6800 or www.bankheadtheater.org | PO Box 592 | Livermore | CA 94551

Ashrutam – The Unheard Voice – An Indian Dance production


Ashrutam – The Unheard Voice is an Indian Dance-Theater production that honors and recognizes the contribution of Devadasis to Indian performing arts. Devadasis were a matriarchal community of women who were not only instrumental in cultivating and propagating arts through  the  generations,  but they were also fiercely independent  women who challenged the norms of the  patriarchal society. Ashrutam shares my interpretation of their voice and a narrative of their life.
Nov 1 – Nov 3, ODC Theater, San Francisco
Link to tickets 
Watch the Ashrutam Promotional video

Rainbow Event planners

Rainbow event planners are  One stop solution for all your party needs.If you are a working parent ?  or  you already have too much in your plate? or Last minute planned ? No worries ..

We will plan and  organize your  parties according to your needs. Just Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the Party 🙂 For all the details,click on the image.

Photographer in Bay Area and Tracy – Shine Photos

I am a professional photographer living in the Bay Area. I am available for Birthday Parties, Baby Shower, Sweet 16, Children’s parties, Family Gathering also Events.
I have  Canon DSLR cameras and Led lights which helps take sharp pictures also we never share your photos Publicly.
Experience photographing:
Portrait
Landscape
Events
For further details and appointments feel free to contact me, I’ll do your events within your budget.
info: Tarun
Phone: +1 669 500 0001, 559 900 0333
Email: sphotos33…@g…com
Link: spbayarea.blogspot.com

Laser Dandiya at Windermere Ranch Middle school Oct 12

Laser Dandiya and Bollywood Night at Windermere Ranch Middle school by DJ Vish.
Awards for Best Dressed and Best Dancer
Early bird tickets: Adults $20; Kids (Age 5-10) : $15 ; Kids under 5 : FREE
Not stop Bollywood Beats
Dandiya sticks for sale. Apparel 81 Jewelry Stalls Subsidized food and drinks
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Windemere Ranch Middle School MPR, San Ramon
Sponsorships & Tickets: Giri (201) 606-3949 Priyanka (408) 204-8329 Registration link: www.spandana.org/dandiya2019.html

Happiness Program with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Sep

In September we are holding a Happiness Festival to continue the wave of peace, nonviolence & positivity. We are holding Happiness Programs for over 7,000 people in one weekend
What is Special about this Sep 20-22 Happiness Program
1.  International Peace Leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar from India will join live from India via Skype.
2. The program is happening concurrently across the nation that gives not only a personal benefit, but is also part of a widespread festival for both inner & outer peace. *
The Happiness Program takes place over three days three hours each.
Here are some of the unique benefits you’ll experience:
Quickly & effectively reduce stress with the power of your breath
Make meditation easier with Sudarshan Kriya
Build resilience with mind mastery
Relax deeper with guided yoga & meditation
A 3-Day-program. A lifetime of happiness

Bharathanatyam Dance Program at HCCC Livermore on Aug 18th

Namaste All –
Smt, Radhika Dinesh, Artistic director of Alarippu Dance school will presenting a dance program at HCCC’s Lakireddy Hall on August 18th  2019 at 5 PM with a live orchestra lead by Bharathanatyam exponent Sri.Madurai Muralidharan from Chennai on Nattuvangam.  Radhika is an accomplished dancer, winner of the prestigious Balasaraswathi award and one of the senior most disciple of Smt. Mythili Kumar of Abhinaya Dance company.

Tamil /Telugu Karaoke in San Ramon – Shankara Foundation

Sing for a good cause  and help raise funds for 14 cancer patients
-Tamil Karaoke in San Ramon, Dougherty Station Community Center, Sat Aug 17, 2019 11 – 2:30 PM $15 Ticket, including food
-Telugu Karaoke in San Ramon, Dougherty Station Community Center, Sat Aug 17, 2019 6 – 11:00 PM $15 Ticket, Dinner included
For tickets see the attached and mention this ad.

 

Samyukta – an Ode to Odissi Sacred Temple Dance Aug 18


Dear friends, We are thrilled to invite you to attend our school recital Samyukta – an Ode to Odissi Sacred Temple Dance. Both Guruji and students of Odissi Vilas will be performing, and we are honored to have guest musicians from Odisha, India to accompany us on this special event (http://odissimusic.org/). Please come and join us for a memorable afternoon of dance and live music! Tickets are available at: https://odissivilas2019.brownpapertickets.com/ Free admission for children under 6. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/chabot-college-performing-arts-center/samyukta-an-ode-to-odissi-sacred-temple-dance/680378412418031/
Guru Vishnu Tattva Das presents -Performances by Guru Vishnu Tattva Das and students of Odissi Vilas, accompanied by live music.
Aug 18, 2019 Sunday at 4 PM, Chabot Performing Arts Center

Join our upcoming Narika Gala

Hello everyone,
Narika is hosting our 27th annual gala this September 14, 2019 to  celebrate serving over 60,000 victims of domestic violence with counseling, legal, financial empowerment and wellness services.
We would be honored for you to join us for a night of celebration, food and drink and support us in keeping our communities safe and violence free.
Please buy tickets at www.narika.org/tickets

Rainbow Event Planners

Rainbow event planners are  One stop solution for all your party needs.If you are a working parent or  you already have too much in your plate. No worries ..We will plan and  organize your  parties according to your specifications. Just Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the Party 🙂 For all the details,click on the image Index Pointing Up on Apple

 

 

 

HCCC participation in the Rodeo Parade on Jun 8th, 2019

Livermore temple has been participating, since 2013, in the annual Rodeo parade of the City of Livermore. Our volunteers decorate a truck with posters & banners of our culture & HS activities and display it as float / tableau for the parade.
Attend in Large Numbers – Dress in traditional Indian attire, Join HCCC Float, play music & dance along the parade cheering the audience along the way.
More details @ http://www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade.htm
Where : Livermore City Downtown – 2nd Street
Theme : Culture, Harmony and Diversity
When : June 8th, 2019 @ 9AM
Attire: Traditional Indian
What to bring: Drums and Any Musical Instruments to play along the parade route.

Bringing India & Bollywood back to Alameda Fairgrounds

Hello Friends, We are bringing India back at Alameda Fairgrounds on June 30. Looking for Bollywood at the fair programs and volunteers.
Also, June 23 is all about the Asia Pacific. If you have your APAC friends, please introduce as we are going to showcase APAC for the first time collectively..
Please reach out via email – vekrishnakuma…@g…com or 510 213 1223

YogaSukham – Upcoming Music Events in May 2019

Greetings from YogaSukham! It is our endeavor to promote and bring great music to you.
We are excited to share our upcoming concert calendar! Please check out details below and reserve your spots!
We hope to see you there!
May 4, 2019 – Majestic Tabla Solo BY Pt. Arvind Kumar Azad of the Banaras Gharana
May 5, 2019 – Dwani Learning Series – Tabla Workshop WITH Pt. Arvind Kumar Azad
May 19, 2019 – Hindustani Classical Recital BY Sandeep Ranade “Naadrang”
For details and tickets, please visit https://YogaSukham.com/events/
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming June concerts!
We look forward to seeing you.
Namaste!
7001 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA 94568
Call: (925) 264-9906

Looking for DJ, Lights, Fog, contact us

Birthday, graduation, holi, Diwali or any occasion,  Make your celebration even better with ”Tri valley sound”.  Live Dj,  lights,  fog  machine will give an extra effect to your event.  Want to arrange a karaoke party for fun or just want to rent some system, we are here. Choose package according to your event. Send your questions or queries on the link below
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Free Movie Screening – National Geographic “Science Fair”

Meet the young geeks upon whom your future depends: Kashfia is one of the only Muslim students at an enormous school in South Dakota, and takes an inventive approach to studying the human brain; Myllena and Gabriel are two teens from an impoverished region of Brazil, whose research can help stop the spread of the Zika virus; and Robbie is a passionate teen from West Virginia who is obsessed with number theory, Kanye West, and artificial intelligence. These are some of the nine students featured in the National Geographic film “Science Fair”,  which won audience awards at SXSW and the Sundance Film Festival.
Castro Valley Science, in conjunction with the Castro Valley Educational Foundation, invites the East Bay and community to a very special screening of this quirky and inspiring film. It will be shown at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 10.  Attendance is free but registration is required at http://bit.ly/science-fair-cv.

Lohri Utsav – 2019 in Newark

Lohri Utsav has been organized by the non-profit organization Global Women Power in association with Akhil Vishwa Hindi Jyoti organization.
The Lohri festival is a Punjabi festival that marks the beginning of the winter season in Punjab, India. It is also called as the harvest festival of India.
Master of Ceremonies:Kapil Mohan & Sheetal Yadav
For any questions, please call on +1 510-830-8771
Our Sponsors: Dr. Ria Singh, Chiropractic & Massage Clinic, Fremont, Rosy Kaur
Media Sponsors: Sitaarre TV, Bharat Today, Sargam TV
http://events.sulekha.com/lohri-utsav-2019_event-in_newark-ca_336378

Magical Moms – Pleasanton weekly event for new mothers/kids

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Hey guys, Hope you all are enjoying week with your kids. To make your weeks more fun with kids, I am announcing a new weekly event in our community i.e. “Magical Moms”. Magical Moms is a platform for all new mothers n kids to connect with each other on every Tuesday @ 3pm At – 6250 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Stoneridge Apartments. Fitness Center. Age limit for kids- 0-2years. Make sure to register through call, text, email or on eventbrite. Check the flyer more details. Thanks, Khushboo Shah

Tamil musical night- melodies from 1970s to present

Enjoy an evening of light Tamil Music with melodies from the 1970’s  to the Present with  “Mega Tuners”, an accomplished band from Toronto that has provided musical accompaniment to famous playback singers such as TMS, SPB, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, K.S. Chitra and Super Singers during their numerous Canadian tours. Also joined by talented vocalists from the Bay Area. Tamils of Northern California (TNC) Kalai Vizha. Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018. Time: Musical Program starts at 7:30 PM. Venue: Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546. Tickets: $10 for Adults (kids under 18 free). Tickets must be purchased online at:   http://sulekha.com/TNC

UPMA Dandiya Dhamaka – For a great cause

give a gift of education to underprivileged kids.
$$ value of one ticket gives you a fun filled evening at best and biggest venue SanJose convention center and pays for early education of one underprivileged kid including all supplies for one full month.
GOD has gifted us, now its our turn to hold hand and help these kids to walk into a better life.
Please share with your friends & Family, come and dance with PREETYSHA & SAMEER
Look forward to seeing you all Desis in Bay Area on OCTOBER 13th @ San Jose Convention Center
USE CODE ‘Manju’ to avail special friends & family discount of $5/ticket

Perunthachan, a Malayalam Drama for Kerala Flood Relief

It was YOU behind the successful staging of popular drama Kattukuthira. Sargavedi now seek your support for staging the intriguing story of Perunthachan and his prodigious son, as a yet another gripping Malayalam drama with live music and dance.
– September 16th, 2018 (Sunday) Time: 5:00 PM, Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94
Perunthachan team is donating 50% of profits towards Kerala Flood Relief. When you join to watch us perform live you are going to be part of these noble causes. So please, with an open heart come and support the Malayalee talents of Bay Area, indulge in the beauty of art and culture of yesteryear’s Kerala. Kindly pass on your words to others and bring them along.
Buy Tickets Now – Admission:  $20 (General) (VVIP and VIP are SOLD OUT !!!)
Few things to note: Ample Parking available and is FREE
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, you can very well collect at the venue ticket booth
Seating starts at 4:30 PM, please arrive early so that you can get settled in your seats comfortable.
Sargavedi Team http://sargavedi.org 501-(3)(C) Non-Profit Organization

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Celebrating the Tradition – Hindustani Classical Music

Come join us for an enchanting evening of Hindustani Classical music by Pt. Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar and Shri. Omkarnath Havaldar, inheritors of the rich musical traditions of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi of Kirana Gharana and Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur of Jaipur Gharana. Save the date- August 25 2018 @4:30pm, at the Nagaraj residence (6436 Paseo Santa Cruz, Pleasanton). Please RSVP: [email protected] or +1-847-271-6001

Jyoti Kala Mandir Silver Jubilee Odissi Dance Celebration

You are invited to come for our grand silver jubilee production.
Jyoti Kala Mandir – To celebrate 25 years of Odissi Dance in the Bay Area, Guru Jyoti Rout invites you all to our showcase event.
Saturday,July 21st 2018 at 4 PM Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon
Free Admission, All are Welcome!
Visit jyotikalamandir.org or reach us at (510) 589 – 3989 for more information or to be a part of this wonderful celebration.

Malayalam Theatrical Perunthachan in Bay Area

After the successful staging of popular Kattukuthira on multiple locations around the country, Sargavedi presents the intriguing story of Perunthachan and his prodigious son  as a gripping Malayalam drama.
As usual,  Perunthachan is  acted and produced by talents from our local community. Please show your support by reserving your tickets in advance, and, encourage your friends and families to attend the inaugural staging of Perunthachan in Bay Area.
Date: September 16th, 2018 (Sunday). Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545.
Admission: $75 (VVIP), $40 (VIP), $20 (General).
Kids 5 years and below are admitted free with no seat.
Please visit http://sargavedi.org for details and purchasing tickets.
Part of the proceeds from staging of this drama would benefit Mr. K.V. Antony, a well-known stage actor in the professional Malayalam drama scene.  The 67 year old actor from Vypin, Ernakulam appeared on more than 500 stages and he is a recipient  of the state award for his role as Ekalavyan in Kazhimbram Vijayan’s “Ambara”. But he hit hard times later in his life and now struggles to make ends meet.
Sagavedi Team

Bollywood Concert Emerald Glen Park Jun 12th 6 – 8:00pm

Aki Goes To Bollywood @ Dublin Free Summer Concert Series, Emerald Glen Park Amphitheater, Dublin, CA
Tue Jun 12th 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
The City of Dublin will host Summer Concerts monthly on Tuesdays and also at the Farmer’ Market on each “First Thursday” at Emerald Glen Park’s new outdoor Amphitheater. Food trucks will be on site and beer and wine available for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m.

HCCC participation at Livermore Rodeo event 2018

All are welcome to participate – Parade on June 9th Morning 8:00 AM in Livermore downtown
Livermore temple has been participating, since 2013, in the annual Rodeo parade of the City of Livermore. Our volunteers decorate a truck with posters & banners of our culture & HS activities and display it as float / tableau for the parade.
Attend in Large Numbers – Dress in traditional Indian attire, Join HCCC Float, play music & dance along the parade cheering the audience along the way.
More details @ http://www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade.htm
Parade Route @ http://www.elivermore.com/rodeoparade/rodeoparade_map2007.pdf
Where : Livermore City Downtown – 2nd Street
Theme : Culture, Harmony and Diversity
When : June 9th, 2018 @ 9AM
Attire: Traditional Indian
What to bring: Drums and Any Musical Instruments to play along the parade route
Questions: Event Coordinators
Umashankar Meda @ 925 321 0665 or email @ ec_human_service…@l…com
Or Bhaskar Swaminathan @ 925 487 5017
Livermore Rodeo Parade 2018 final

Live DJ, light, fog and PA system , rental service

Make your celebration even better with ”Tri valley sound”.  Live Dj,  lights,  fog  machine will give an extra effect to your event.  Want to arrange a karaoke party for fun or just want to rent some system, we are here. Choose package according to your event. Send your questions or queries on the link below
https://trivalleysound.com
or call or email on
(925)-750-8204
(925)-399-8272
contac…@t…com
Pleasanton, CA