Category Archives: Entertainment

Naad-Yoga – Santoor and Tabla Event on Aug 19

Come and relax your mind and body while enjoying to the Santoor and Tabla play soulful Music. Spend 2 hours relaxing your mind and body in a peaceful manner with beautiful Indian Music.
First, unwind with an hour of Meditation through Music. Our two honored guests will help you loosen up and stay calm. In the second hour, you will be able to enjoy to an amazing Jugalbandi of Santoor and Tabla.
Our distinguished Artists Santoor Maestro Dr. Varsha Agarwal is first Female Santoor Player from Sufiyana Gharana and Tabla Wizard Pt. Lalit Mahant is from Banaras Gharana. Please click on this link to know more about our wonderful artists http://www.santoortabla.com/biography
Please come and enjoy an evening with unforgettable musical moments on August 19th 2017 from 4pm – 6pm at Lakireddy Auditorium, 1232 Arrowhead Ave. Livermore CA 94551.
It is a FREE event,  Donations are welcome though, to RSVP and reserve your seats go  on this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naad-yoga-santoor-tabla-jugalb…
Look forward to seeing you all with your friends and family on August 19th
For more detauls please contact event co-ordinator Manju Mishra at 510-376-8175 or WORKMAIL…@G…com

SSCF Charity Event July  29th – Telugu Karaoke

Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation, SSCF in association with Tri-Valley Telugu Community is presenting a fundraising event on Saturday, July  29th from 6pm – 10pm at San Ramon Senior Center 9300 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA
Come with your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy fun filled evening entertainment event, singing from your favorite Telugu songs on Karaoke and contribute generously for a great cause/
Dinner Included!
6pm – 7 pm —> Kids Talent show special
7pm – 10pm—> Adults Karaoke singing
Admission: Ages 12 & up…$12 ; Ages 4 to 12…$6; Kids under 4…Free
For tickets reach out to Sailors Preschool, Dublin @ 925-918-5669 or purchase online at www.sulekha.com/sscfkaraoke

Short film making – cinematographer / senior citizen actor

Hello Everyone, We are currently looking for cinematographer and a senior citizen actor for our short film.  We are a very small team of enthusiastic film makers (just like a hobby)..  shot one before, and have received positive reviews..
If you are interested to join us or help us in cinematography/editing, please feel free to drop me an email to rganesh8…@y…com.
Thanks!

Arangetram Invitation – June 3rd

Dear Parents/Gurus/Students,
Aashvi has been my student for more than 8 years. I am very proud of her achievement in dance. After 8 years of her journey learning Bharatnatyam,  Aashvi is performing her Arangetram.
I  would like to cordially invite you all for her Arangetram performance on June 3rd, 2017
Your presence and blessings for her Arangetram will encourage her on this important day! 
Please find the attached invitation and more details. This will be two hours’ event in Santa Clara with 20 min intermission. It’s a free event. There will be snacks provided in the intermission.

Drama on the evolution of Mahatma Gandhiji

Dear Friends, Here is an opportunity to watch award-winning play which  dramatizes the evolution of Mohandas Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhiji.
Yugpurush – The Playhttp://www.yugpurush.org/
The play dramatizes the evolution of Mohandas Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhiji sought many mentors to find a strategy to eradicate oppression and discrimination. Gandhiji was able to develop conviction for and commitment to Ahimsa due to a deep spiritual connection with his one and only spiritual mentor. The performance of Yugpurush – Mahatma Ke Mahatma (in Hindi) will be on Friday, July [email protected]:00 PM, at Chabot College, Hayward, CA.
The Cause: All proceeds go to construction of a new, 200-bed, multi specialty, Charity Hospital providing free humanitarian- and health-care to the poor and privileged tribal population in Gujarat. The old, 55-bed Hospital has already served 1 Million patients for free since 2004; demand for its services have out-stripped its capacity. Hospital and Healthcare video (7 mins.)
You can help in many ways:
(i) by Purchasing tickets to theYugpurush Play,
(ii) by Advertsing your business in theKeepsake Souvenir book,
San Francisco Center, Info.S…@Y…com

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