September ’16 events elevate Toronto as a Mecca for artists

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Janak Khendry Dance Company will be hosting a dance/drama Ganga at 3 p.m. at the Sir Fredrick Banting Secondary School, 125 Sherwood Forest Square, London, Ont. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Photo courtesy of the Janak Khendry Dance Company

Thursday, Sept. 1

Event: Salim-Sulaiman Concert
Details: The Kidney Foundation of Canada wants GTA residents to experience a musical evening with Bollywood composing duo- Salim and Sulaiman. Event is happening at Mississauga Living Arts Centre. 4141 Living Arts Dr. in Mississauga at 7:30 p.m.
Contact: For tickets visit, Here

Saturday, Sept. 3

(Please note, this event has been cancelled)

Event: Kalangan Series
Details: Samprada Dance Academy will welcome Aditya Prakash Ensemble for its signature, Kalangan Series at the Samprada Theatre, 4-3250 Rideway Dr. at 7:30 p.m. The concert will blend traditional Indian vocals/ragas with western musical instruments. Tickets cost $20 (adults) $15(students). Check out the accompanying video to get a sample. The sounds are magnificent.
Contact: Here

Saturday, Sept. 10

Event: Rung De’ One
Details: Since its launch few years ago, the Holi-inspired event has been adding colour to the social scene in the GTA. This year, the action shifts to Scholars’ Green (outside Sheridan College Campus), 275 Prince of Wales Dr. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Here

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Rung De ONE, an event inspired by the Indian festival of Holi made its debut in Toronto. Organizers invited not just South Asians, but everyone to sample the culture of India. Supplied photo

Saturday, Sept. 17

Event: Swayamvar
Details: Dubbed as one of the largest singles events in the GTA, the evening, kicking off at 3 p.m. at Tich Restaurant, 2314 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Toronto combines an exhibition portion as well as some components of speed dating. So, if you’re sleepless in Toronto, head there. Tickets are $35/person.
Contact: For more, visit Here

Saturday, Sept. 24

Event: Bhangra/Reggae concert
Details: Small World Music Festival and Dhol Foundation are bringing a wonderful concert at  noon featuring sounds of Bhangra, infused with reggae as part of in/future – an 11-day festival of arts and music at Ontario Place, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
Contact: Here

Sunday, Sept. 25

Event: Ganga (dance/drama)
Details: Janak Khendry Dance Company is hosting a dance-drama Ganga at 3 p.m. at the Sir Fredrick Banting Secondary School, 125 Sherwood Forest Square, London, Ont.
Contact: Here

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Janak Khendry Dance Company will be hosting a dance/drama Ganga at 3 p.m. at the Sir Fredrick Banting Secondary School, 125 Sherwood Forest Square, London, Ont.on Sunday, Sept. 25. Photo courtesy Janak Khendry Dance Company

 

 

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Here’s a list of desi events happening in Toronto Aug ’16

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The Mosaic South Asian Heritage festival will take place at Celebration Square in Mississauga from 4 to 11 p.m. Supplied photo.

Thursday, Aug. 4
Event: MISAFF 16
Details: The Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) kicks off next week in Mississauga with a line-up of films. The festival will launch Aligarh, a story about a homosexual professor directed by Hansal Mehta. The four-day festival will wrap up on Aug. 7. All films will be screened at the Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Rd. W.
Contact: Here

Saturday, Aug. 6
Event: Star Festival
Details: The 2016 Star Festival for Tamilians is taking place at the Markham Fair Grounds, 10801 McCowan Rd., Unionville at 10 a.m. Canadian Tamil Radio organizes the event.
Contact: Here

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Enjoy Krishna, a Kathak dance/drama at Flato-Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. Markham at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $30/person. Supplied photo.


Event: Krishna
Details: Hemant and Vaishali Panwar both of whom are choreographers/composers are inviting the community to enjoy Krishna, a dance/drama, told through a Kathak performance. The show will take place at Flato-Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. Markham at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $30/person.
Contact: Here

Sunday, Aug. 7
Event: Panorama India
Details: Celebrate India’s Independence Day with a parade and festival at Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. W. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Contact: Here

Friday, Aug. 12 to 13
Event: Mosaic Festival
Details: The Mosaic South Asian Heritage festival will take place at Celebration Square in Mississauga from 4 to 11 p.m. There will be entertainment, food, music and more. The festival continues on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon onward.
Contact: Here

Saturday, Aug. 13
Event: Cultural Festival
Details: Celebrate India’s Independence Day with a fundraiser for Fort McMurray Relief. The event is happening at Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. In Mississauga at 4 p.m.
Contact: Here

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Raj Girn, founder, Anokhi Media

Thursday, Aug. 25
Event: Anniversary
Details: Anokhi Media will be celebrating its 13th anniversary in pomp with an awards/fashion/entertainment event at 11 Polson St. Toronto from 6 p.m. onward. Celebrities in attendance will include: Arjun (singer/songwriter), Gingger Shankar (composer/musician), Jus Reign (YouTube celebrity, comic). A limited number of tickets are available as this is an “by invite” event only. There will also be a release of limited edition coffee-table book on prominent South Asians.
Contact: Here

Saturday, Aug. 27
Event: Mohammad Rafi Nite
Details: Head to Don Bosco Catholic School, 2 Andrews Blvd. Etobicoke at 6:30 p.m. for a musical tribute to Mohammad Rafi. The evening is courtesy Mehboob Shaikh Musical Night. Tickets cost $15 to $25/person.
Contact: Here