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



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


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



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