Somebody drag the spring here: March Madness events to thaw the ice

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DowryThursday, March 5

Event: Film premiere

Details: The world premiere of the film Dowry is happening at Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. W. from 8:30 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.

The film directed by Jag Parmar. Parmar a screenwriter, director and founder of Inseyet Films, follows the wedding of Mausam, a girl from a poor family. The roadblock? Mausam’s family needs to arrange for her dowry. Things however get complicated when Mausam’s disabled sister Gia falls in love and wants a dowry for her own wedding. Tickets cost $10/person (adult) and $5/student.

Friday, March 6Maneka Thakkar

Event: Dance performance

Details: In the Soil, an encore performance by Meneka Thakkar (Kalanidhi Dance Stream Series) will take place, Friday, Mar 6 at Bloor Hot Doc Cinemas, 506 Bloor St. W. from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The 2015 encore show will feature 20 company dancers and students from the school performing in classical Bharatnatyam, Odissi and contemporary works. he title of this production comes from a poem by Rabindranath Tagore in which he speaks of the Banyan Tree that not only grows in its own soil but reaches its roots to the further soil which is an apt metaphor for the growth of Indian dance in Canada through the activities of Thakkar
Contact: 905-763-6083 ext. 28 or email: mtdc@menakathakkardance.org

Saturday, March 7

pataka guddiEvent: Patakha Guddi
Details: PGA International will be hosting a Bollywood Dance Night Patakha Guddi at 10 p.m. at Throne Entertainment Venue, 200 Advance Blvd. Brampton. Tickets cost $20/person.
Contact: 647-344-5566 or 647-887-4449

Sunday, March 8

Event: KC Canada’s Holi
Details: March is here. I can’t believe Holi is just around the corner. With the frigid arctic air plunging the temperatures to -25C, the folks at KC Group Canada have it all figured out. Theirs is an Holiindoor colour run with music, food and fun.
The group will celebrate Holi, Sunday, March 8 at National Banquet Hall, 7355 Torbram Rd. in Mississauga. Revelry starts at 11:30 a.m. Tickets cost $35/adult (early bird) and $40/adult regular and $25/child (ages 5-12)
Contact: Sanjeev: 416-985-0287, Rajeev: 647-887-4190 or Shilpi: 905-782-6260

Saturday, March 14

 Event: Concert
Details: Adnan Sami, a musician, pianist and composer of Pakistani origin with a high sensibility of Indian and western classical/semi-classical, pop and other genres of music will be performing a live concert in Toronto.
The event is taking place at Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $27 to $ 67.
Contact: To buy tickets here

Event: International Women’s Day

Details: Brown Sugar, a community for urban progressive South Asians Brownies with liberal values will be hosting an International Women’s Day event at Capitol Banquet Hall, 6435 Dixie Rd. Mississauga from 6 p.m. onwards. There will be keynote speakers, live music performances, a fashion show and more. Proceeds will benefit local women’s shelters. Tickets cost $30/person (adults) and $15/ child (under 12 years).
Contact: To join/attend, visit here 

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 Interested in getting the word out about your upcoming events in Toronto? Please send your submissions to: Toronto.desidiaries@gmail.com. Deadline is a month before your event is scheduled.

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