Jai ho! May brings music, movies, masti and art events in Toronto

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Punjabi Virsa Arts and Culture Academy & Nachdi Jawani Association are hosting their 14th Inter-Academy Junior Bhangra and Gidha competition at Chinguacousy Secondary School, 1370 Williams Pkwy. Brampton, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Punjabi Virsa Arts and Culture Academy & Nachdi Jawani Association are hosting their 14th Inter-Academy Junior Bhangra and Gidha competition at Chinguacousy Secondary School, 1370 Williams Pkwy. Brampton, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Spring has finally sprung. From spiritual concerts to foot-tapping bhangra and gidda competition, there’s something for everyone.

Lopa Sarkar photo credit Baz KandaEvent: Monster Arts for Youth (MAY)
Details: Bollywood Monster Mashup, the largest South Asian festival in Canada, will be hosting the second year of its Monster Arts for Youth (MAY) program this May, as part of the South Asian Heritage Month. Students of Derry West Village Public School in Mississauga will benefit from two MAY workshops: one by Sheniz Janmohamed, author, spoken word artist educator and founder of Ignite Poets and the other by Lopa Sarkar, a renowned fusion dance choreographer.
“We are excited to provide world-class artists to work with youth in our local schools,” says Vikas Kohli, artistic director, Bollywood Monster Mashup. “This program is important as it allows the students to use creative learning techniques to embrace each other’s culture and create something new and unique.”

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Event: Hot Docs (Made In India program)
Details: Canadian International Documentary Festival will host a special Made In India documentary Small Things, Big Things at Scotia Bank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. W. Toronto; from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17/person and can be purchased here.

Satnam KaurTuesday, May 5 – 6
Event: Spiritual concert
Details: Snatam Kaur
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