Author Archives: Sheena Vasani

2nd Annual Cambodian Arts & Culture Exhibition

“On display will be Cambodian court dance and costuming, drawing, shadow puppets, music and musical instruments, textiles, dressmaking, weddings, cooking, and games. Additionally, Jeffrey Weaver, of the J. Paul Getty Museum and curator of the forthcoming exhibition – “Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia,” will give a talk about the exhibition.”

  • WHERE: MacArthur Park 1321 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, 90813
  • WHEN: Saturday November 20, 2010 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • HOW MUCH:  FREE!
  • MORE INFO: http://www.everythinglongbeach.com/councilman-dee-andrews-and-cambodia-town-to-host-2nd-annual-cambodian-arts-culture-exhibition/

-sheena

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25th Annual Tibet Day

  • WHERE: Fort Mason, San Francisco
  • WHEN: December 11, 2010. Fair 11am-7pm, concert: 8pm-11pm
  • HOW MUCH: Fair: adults $10, kids/seniors:  $5, concert: adults $20, kids/seniors $10 but free with BAFoT membership
  • MORE INFO: http://www.friends-of-tibet.org/tibetday/tibetday.html

-sheena

Tibet in Song, 11/5-11/11, San Francisco and Berkeley

Read about this in NYTimes (http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/movies/24tibet.html). Review sounded good, so figured I’d post it here!

-Sheena

Broken Images Play – 10/23/10 SF, 10/24/10 LA

Broken Images

Fundraiser hosted by anti-domestic violence organizations Maitri (San Francisco) and Sahara (Los Angeles), Broken Images is a postmodernist play by award-winning playwright Girish Karnad. It stars famous activist and actress Shabana Azmi, winner of the International Gandhi Peace Prize and Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum. Come watch this critically acclaimed play and simultaneously help combat violence against women! Open to all, so don’t be afraid to come if you’re not South Asian. 🙂

-Sheena

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Third I Film Festival – 11/3/10 – 11/7/10, SF

Third I Film Festival


Leading Northern California desi film festival also featuring documentaries from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tibet, UK, and the US. Films include Slackistan,  controversial political comedy Four Lions starring actor Riz Ahmed (Shifty, The Road to Guantanamo) and many more! Don’t miss  an opportunity to socialize with actress Tanishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane) or actor Hammad Khan (Slackistan), filmmakers, and others afterwards at the parties and closing reception! Open to all, so don’t be afraid to come if you’re not South Asian. 🙂

  • Where: San Francisco (Viz Cinema/Brava Theater/Castro Theater)
  • When: November 3-7
  • How much: Tickets can be purchased at the door for $11/film. Early Bird: $9 and before October 25 $10
  • More info: www.thirdi.org/festival

-Sheena

Raas Garba – 10/23/10, Pomona

Image from http://www.garba.info

It’s that time of the year again – Navratri! Head on over to Cal Poly Pomona for an exciting night full of competitions (grand prizes of diamonds for best garba and dress!) and, of course, Raas Garba!

Garba is a high-energy Indian form of dance performed usually during the  nine-day Hindu festival Navatri. One dances around the Goddess Durga in circular fashion to symbolize the Hindu view of the cyclical nature of time, and the idea that the Goddess (Durga) is unchanging as she is the only unmoving object. It is a very popular event among Indians and always full of culture, color, fun, and food!

  • Where: Cal Poly Pomona
  • When: Saturday, October 23. Doors open at 8:00 PM.
  • How much: Tickets can be purchased at the door for $11
  • More info: www.LAGarba.org (can view a list of other garba locations there too)/www.sulekha.com/losangeles

-Sheena