Category Archives: Events

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: shirirang74@gmail.com 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

Power Mixer for Women in Business

Global Women Power Mixer is an initiative to help women entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and business owners to network and connect with each other.
This event is going to be held at Bombay Garden in Newark on the 11th of April 1018. 30 Seats Only – so book now!
Networking is an essential part of building a business and ideal platform for sharing ideas and concepts. Join the conversation and nurture relationships that propel you towards accomplishing great ideas.
Global Women Power is a non-profit organization run by and for a network of female business owners, professionals, social workers, and volunteers. This network provides aspiring women leaders with the platform to connect, empower each other and to create significant social changes around the world. Each Global Women Power project is aimed at empowering and transforming women and their communities globally.

March 9 – Karaoke Event @ Bawarchi – Rang Bhare Badal Se

Join the Karaoke Fun.
Theme: Songs of Masti, Holi, Rang and Colors !
Limited Seats ! Reserve you spot today.

Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 10:30pm
Venue: Bawarchi Restaurant
4040 Pimlico Dr #116, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Price $11/ per person
Dinner Buffet included
Email: justsingdesikaraok…@g…com for more information.
IF YOU WANT TO SING, YOU WILL FIND A SONG
Don’t miss the fun !

“Aham Asmi – I am” Multicultural Dance Extravaganza Dec 10

Namaha Foundation for the Arts in Partnership with SEWA International USA, is organizing a Multicultural Dance event with teams from the Tri Valley and other parts of the Bay Area presenting dances celebrating “Womanhood”!s
This is a Fundraiser for SEWA’s “Girl Hygiene and Women Empowerment” Programs
Please come and enjoy an evening of lovely dances and support a worthy cause!
Check out this link for more information about the event and to get your tickets!
https://www.sewausa.org/chapter/bay-area/event/sewa-bay-area-dance-mela-fundraiser

Halloween Costume Party in Newark

You’re Invited to a Halloween Costume Party!
Dance, eat and be scary! Get your costumes and dancing shoes ready! Get your friends and groups along.
10/31/2017 At Mulakat Hall, Newark – 7 PM Onwards.
Ticket :$15 RSVP only for the headcount. Nothing at the door.

Halloween at Mulakat Hall – Join us if you dare


Appetizers and Dinner included
Join us for a Night of Halloween Fun. RSVP Now!
Come Costumed!
Call 510 830 8771 OR 408 422 8585 for more details

SanGaMa Christmas -New Year (’18) Celebration on Dec 9th

SanGaMa- The Bay Area Kerala group is planning to  celebrate Christmas-New-Year celebration/dinner on Saturday, Dec 9th evening in San Ramon. Please send a note if you are interested to join the fun and interact with local families!
As part of our cultural outreach, we encourage anyone interested to join and participate in our programs.  Check out the details at our website  http://www.sangama.us/
If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the event, please let us know.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018!
Vijay Valliyil
sangamau…@g…com
http://www.sangama.us/

Cakes n Candles – Bay area Event Planning Company

A bay area based event planning company focusing on birthday events. The vision of our company is to provide a comprehensive solution to all your party needs.
We are committed to providing you our best service possible right from sending invites to return gifts (and everything in between!!)
So, be a guest for your next birthday party and enjoy the occasion to the fullest while we do the best!!
Please email us for package details……located out of Milpitas & Pleasanton, CA
http://www.CakesnCandles.com
eventplanner…@c…com

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

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 21 @ 8:00 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.

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