Category Archives: Entertainment

Fundraiser Dance Drama

Ushanjali School of Dance presents
Fundraiser for Shri Shankara Cancer Foundation.
Dance Drama, “Narada Koravanji”
April 23rd, 5.30-7.00pm Lakkireddy Hall, Livermore Temple.
Entry: $10.00 at the door
Sponsors: Kumon (San Ramon Center); Building Kids (Mountain View).

Cultural Connection: A Multicultural Dance Event

Cultural Connection: A Multicultural Dance Event, Saturday, April 22nd at 2pm at The Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon
Tickets: $10
Why does dance matter? Dance, whether social, theatrical, or ritually based, is a form of cultural expression. Join us in celebrating the diversity and richness of our community with astounding live dance performance. See many different cultural expressions through dance, which embody the belief that diversity is one of our community’s greatest attributes.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.SanRamonPerformingArts.com or by calling the Box Office at 925-973-3343. Performers include: AXIS Dance Company, Nadhi Thekkek/Nava Dance Theatre, Los Lupenos de San Jose, Nrita Laya Darpan, Tatseena’s Middle Eastern Dancers & Xiaopei Chinese Dance.

For Here or To Go? Movie Opening in Hacienda

Opening Friday, March 31 at Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 in Dublin, as well as 4 other movie theaters in the Bay Area. Local  filmmakers, director Rucha Humnabadkar and writer-producer Rishi Bhilawadikar, invite you to attend opening weekend of the theatrical release of their film “For Here or To Go?” – a light-hearted narrative inspired by true events sharing the untold story of Indian immigrants in America as they strive to make a home away from home. Starring Ali Fazal (Furious 7, Fukrey), Melanie Chandra (CBS’s Code Black), Rajit Kapur (Making of the Mahatma), Amitosh Nagpal (Besharam), Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots), Samrat Chakrabarti (Viceroy’s House), and Bay Area local actor Keith Stevenson. RSVP to our Facebook event and bring your friends and co-workers (even if they have never had a samosa!) – bit.ly/forhere

Cultural Connection: A Multicultural Dance Event Apr 22

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00pm at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center – 10550 Albion Road. San Ramon
Why does dance matter? Dance, whether social, theatrical, or ritually based, is a form of cultural expression. Join us in celebrating the diversity and richness of our community with astounding live dance performance. See many different cultural expressions through dance, which embody the belief that diversity is one of our community’s greatest attributes.
Performers include: AXIS Dance Company, Nadhi Thekkek/Nava Dance Theatre, Los Lupeños de San José, Nritya Laya Darpan, Tatseena’s Middle Eastern Dancers, and Xiaopei Chinese Dance.
Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online at www.SanRamonPerformingArts.com or by calling the Box Office at 925-973-3343

Indian Jazz Fusion Concert 3/25 in Dublin

Join in for an Indian Jazz Fusion concert Saturday, March 25, 6:00 PM at Dublin High Center for the Performing Arts and Education. It’s presented by City of Dublin Arts Space Grantee – East Bay Marathi Mandal, which hosts world-class musicians for the event. Discounted tickets for Dublin residents are available online for $20. Students discount tickets are $15. Regularly priced tickets are $25.
The show, Soul and Spice: An Indian Jazz Journey, features prolific and diverse saxophonist and composer George Brooks and Grammy-nominated classical Indian violinist Kala Ramneth.
Local young rising star musicians BaalVeena Preeti Tamhankar and Tabla Visharad Ashish Tare will also perform.
East Bay Marathi Mandal is a progressive, cultural non-profit organization which celebrates, promotes and preserves the rich Indian heritage by actively engaging the community. EBMM propagates this vision by organizing cultural and creative art events.
This program is part of the Dublin’s Arts Space Grant Pilot Program, where non-profit arts organizations apply to use public facilities free of charge to present arts programming for the public. For this program, discounted tickets of $20 are available to Dublin residents. Buy tickets here.

Saroj Khan Workshop and Competition

DanceUSADance is a brand new contest that takes the world of Bollywood music and dance to a whole new level.
The format of this regional dance competition contest is where most talented dancers will perform here at LasPositas College, Livermore on Sunday, 12th March 2017 (2:00 PM-5:00 PM). This live competition will be judged by none other than the legendary choreographer, Master Saroj Khan to determine the top performing dance teams. Buy your tickets at http://sarojkhan.eventbrite.com
Prior to the dance competition, dancers will also have the opportunity to participate in 3 days dance workshop by Saroj Khan from 9th -11th March 2017 at Dublin/Fremont, CA. Selection of solo participants for DanceUSADance Competition will be done by Saroj Khan from her workshop ONLY. For more details about workshop schedule and sign up click here.

Comedian Kabir Singh (Kabeezy) Live at Tommy T’s Feb 11

Kabir Singh is LIVE at Tommy T’s in Pleasanton, CA Feb 11th, Sat Night at 7pm and 9:45! Tickets on sale now at www.tommyts.com
We have a very special guest list to the late show for this event. ThePrp3…@y…com for more info.
Kabir cleverly delivers his life experiences and the culture clashes of being an Indian American in America,
Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh is one of the fastest rising comedians in the Nation. Fresh off his “Comedy Central” Debut on the hit comedy show “Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand-Up Revolution” , and his work on the hit Fox TV show “The Family Guy”, “Kabir is A high-energy, crowd-pleasing comic with an in-your-face attitude and razor-sharp wit, Kabeezy’s won numerous comedy competitions, including winning the 2014 “SF International Comedy Competition” by coming in first place in all 5 shows in the Final Round which was the first time that has happened in It’s rich 39 year history .
Not https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0oSCC4VLUE

Bollywood Dance Workshop and Competition by Saroj Khan

The format of this dance Competition is where dancers from variety of bollywood dance styles across Bayarea will perform on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. at Las Posits Community College. This live competition will be judged by legendary choreographer, Master Saroj Khan to determine the Top 3 dance teams and awarded by Saroj ji herself.
Winning teams will also get the opportunity to get direct entry to compete in Grand Finale held at Ritz Theatre & Performing Arts Center at New Jersey on April 15th 2017.
Prior to dance competition Master Saroj Khan will also train talented BayArea dancers for 3 days workshop from Thus 9th – Sat 11th, March 2017at Dublin, CA.
Hurry up, register for this Dance workshop  and competition soon to avail early bird registration fee.

Multicultural celebration in Pleasanton on Sat Jan 21

The Pleasanton Public Library will present a multicultural celebration at the Amador Theater, located at 1155 Santa Rita Road, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Music from a variety of cultures will be featured in Pleasanton.
Sponsored by the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council and the Friends of the Pleasanton Library, the event will be a celebration of the many different cultures represented in Pleasanton. The festive event will feature the different song and dance traditions from each of the cultural groups.
According to Yu Tao, head of Adult and Literacy Services, the community has changed with 25% of residents coming from another country and 30% of people speaking a language other English at home. The Pleasanton Library wants to recognize and embrace the cultural diversity through providing materials in different languages and programs and activities which reflect the community.
As part of the multural culture focus, there is currently an Indian culture picture exhibition on display at the library, as well as many other library activities and events.

Cantabella Children’s Chorus presents “Let the Merry Bells Ring!”

winter-concert-2016-poster-2Can your talented Indian-American children sing in a chorus of 200 ethnically diverse children?
Check this out!
Dr. Pushpa Krishnan, President of Cantabella Children’s Chorus, invites you to the International Award-Winning Cantabella Children’s Chorus’ Winter Concert 2016 – “Let the Merry Bells Ring!”
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Times:
1:00 p.m. concert features the Training Choirs joined by segments of the Performing Choirs
4:00 p.m. concert features the award-winning Performing Choirs
Where: Our Savior Lutheran Ministries
1385 So. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA
Across from Robertson Park, ADA accessible
Ticket info: http://www.cantabella.org/tickets – or at the door.>
Adults $22; Children under 18 FREE with ticket (Limit 3 children per adult)

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K Community Run and Walk Dec. 3

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K December 3, 2016 – 5K Run and Walk – Start Time 9:00am. Run Begins and Ends at: San Ramon Community Center at Central Park (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

Crunch Fitness will lead a pre-race warm up at 8:45am.
Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. All registered staff will receive a holiday long sleeved shirt and a Bah Humbug! ornament. The Bah Humbug! is a chip timed race on a 3.1 mile course. The course is a fun, flat, family friendly, paved route. Registration details are available online at www.active.com search Bah Humbug! San Ramon or visit the City of San Ramon website at Bah Humbug! 5K Run and Walk .

Spread Holiday Cheer: Runners are asked to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank to assist those in need during the holiday season. Canned food donations will be collected at the registration table. New! San Ramon Police Department will collecting new, unwrapped toys as a part of their “Stuff the Cruiser” toy drive for Toys for Tots.

Costume Contest: Make sure to come dressed in costume and in the spirit of the run. Costume awards will be given for: Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme!

Awards: Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division. The Mayor’s Crown will award the lowest combined times of the 2016 Bah Humbug! and 2017 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5K runner. The Mayor’s Crown winner will be recognized at the 2017 Run San Ramon 4th of July event.

Packet Pick Up: All pre-registered participants may receive their shirt prior to the event start at a packet pick up hosted by the New San Ramon Sports Basement located at 1041 Market Place San Ramon, CA 94583, on Thursday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ornaments are given out at the completion of the run. 20% off at Sports Basement on packet pickup day, December 1st! Just show your bib at the register! Some exclusions apply.

Diwali @ Windemere

diwali-windemereHi All, I am very excited to announce that Windemere at San Ramon is hosting a very big Diwali Event that will be attended by over 200 people.
We have Childrens Play Area, Programs including Singing, Dancing etc. Spot Events and Prizes including Best Dressed Male, Female, Child and lot of delicious food.
If you are wondering where to spend some quality time this weekend, please head over to our event.
Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diwali-windemere-tickets-28646255722

Celebrate at the Pleasanton Diwali bash

img_5536Diwali Bash Presented by the Punjabi Cultural Association of the Tri-Valley
on November 12, 2016 6:00 pm at Ambrose Hall, 11600 Shannon Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568
– Adult Tickets $50
– Children 13 and Under $35
– Kids in Lap free
Special guests, performances, DJ. Catering Provided by Sansaar Indian Cuisine. Featuring Silent Auctions Throughout the Night! Come hear and support our fundraising efforts for the coming year.
Tickets available online with fee, or Purchase in person from Manjot Grewal 925 895-9205, Ranjit Budwal 925-997-8333, or from Fashion House located at 6715 Dublin Blvd, Dublin CA

Festival of South Asian Children’s Content – FSACC’16

fsacclogoJoin us this winter for a unique festival – A first of its Kind Festival for Children’s Content of South Asian origin.
“We believe representative media is important for everyone and especially for children as it directly helps build their self-esteem and sense of identity. We all want to see ourselves reflected in books and other forms of content.”

Indian Moms Connect proudly presents – FSACC ’16 (Festival of South Asian Children’s Content) on November 5th at ICC Milpitas.
The Festival of South Asian Children’s Content will be a not-for-profit event held in the Bay Area (ICC Milpitas), California on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.
The idea is to bring together like-minded creators in the South Asian Children’s Content space to collaborate, network and reach out to the larger community to spread awareness about quality content that is available. At the same time, the event will be open to the public to purchase books and more, participate in storytelling and craft sessions and interact with the authors and publishers.festival-of-south-asian-childrens-content

  • 10am – 4pm – Public Event
  • 6 pm onward – Interactive Q&A Sessions with authors Mitali Perkins and Nandini Bajpai
  • Followed by a networking dinner.

We want to extend an invitation to you all to this free event to experience books, apps and other forms of content that focuses on South Asia.
We also hope you will support us by helping us spread the word about the event.
Some links for more details –
Our Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/631118623719386/
and our event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1766432996970323
Site: http://www.imcmarketplace.co/FSACC
Short Link – http://bit.ly/fsacc16
We look forward to your support, presence and participation.
— Team IMC

Laser Dandhiya & Bollywood Dance in support of youth cricket in Tri-Valley

2016-cfc-dandiya-flyer-for-sulekha-posting-page-001Cricket for Cubs, A 501(c)3 Not for profit organization which promotes youth cricket in Tri-Valley Elementary and Middle Schools is hosting Dandhiya event to promote youth cricket on Saturday October 8th from 6 to 10 pm at Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton , CA 94588. Tickets can be purchased at Sulekha:   http://events.sulekha.com/laser-dandiya-and-bollywood-night-in-support-tri-valley-youth-cricket_event-in_los-angeles-ca_308764

Free Chess Lesson with Chess Master Gaurang Mehta

Dear Parents, If your kids are interested in learning or improving their chess playing skills and you wish to be involved as a parent, here’s a great opportunity! Mind Craft Academy in San Ramon is hosting a complimentary chess lecture for kids and an informative orientation for parents this coming Sunday (9/18) from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
Chess instructor Guarang Mehta is a coach who has traveled to many World Chess Olympiad and World Chess Championships representing National Indian Teams. As a FIDE-rated 2120 (equivalent to USCF rating of 2000+) and international FIDE arbiter, he arrived in the U.S. in 2000 as the coach of the Indian Team with Grand Master Barua in the World Championship at Las Vegas. He has also traveled with many top Indian GMs like former World Champion Anand, Shashikiran, Harikrishnan to name a few.
He has a natural gift and patience in working with kids which has been proven through his students’ achievements. His students Alisha, Hiya, and Agunes, have qualified for Team USA in the World Youth Championships and Cameron Whiller took home the silver medal with a recent USCF rating of 2280. Furthermore, he has authored 2 books on chess playing.
This is an opportunity not to be missed! E-mail MindCraft Academy to reserve a spot for you and your child at mindcraftacadem…@y…com
MindCraft Academy Chess Club
925-812-3737
2248 Camino Ramon
San Ramon CA 94582

Pandit JASRAJ Live In Concert on June 12 – Pleasanton

The Indian Classical vocal legend Pandit JASRAJ will be performing LIVE in Amador Theater, Pleasanton on June 12 , 2016 @2:45 PM. He will be accompanied on Tabla by none other than another living legend – Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Listening to these two mastros will be a sheer treat for the soulful music lovers.
The event will also feature a segment -“Meet The Artist”, an exclusive on-stage interactive interview with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri focusing on his music and artistry. Meet The Artist is designed to go beyond the performance and delve into the creative minds of the artists that we hardly get to know.
This event is organized by Sanskriti(www.sanskriti.org), a Bay Area non-profit cultural organization as part of its Music Festival 2016.
Thank you,