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Art Exhibitions
Buddhist Art of Kashmir
“Collecting Paradise: Buddhist
Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies,”
Through April 19, at Mary and
Leigh Block Museum of Art,
Northwestern University, 40 Arts
Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois.
Free admission.
Mon. closed; Sat. through Tue.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;Wed.
through Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00
p.m. For more information, call
(847) 491-4000 or
block-muse-
April 1, 6:00 p.m. – “Photography
and the State of Kashmir”
Chicago-based photographer
Larry Snider in conversation with
“Collecting Paradise” curator Rob
Linrothe.
April 8, 6:00 p.m. – “Collecting
Kashmir: The Expeditions of
Walter N. Koelz” (during the
1930s), “Collecting Culture”
gallery talk by Carla Sinopoli
(University of Michigan).
‘Himalaya through the Lens’
“Collecting Culture: Himalaya
through the Lens,” through April
19, companion exhibition looks
at western representations of
Kashmir and the Himalayas, at
lock Museum of Art,
Northwestern University, 40 Arts
Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois.
Free admission.
Mon. closed; Sat. through Tue.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;Wed.
through Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00
p.m.
Comedy
‘Gujjubhai Banya Dabang’
Super hit Gujarati comedy
starring Siddharth Randeria,
April 18, 8 p.m. at Shree
Swaminarayan Temple, 1020
Bapa Road, Streamwood, Illinois.
Tickets (including snack) at $25,
$35, $55, $75 (VIP), purchasable
online at
For more information, call
Bhavna (630) 913-3893.
Hosted by Manpasand.
Concerts
Musical Evening with Humaira
Channa
April 4, 7:00 p.m. at College of
Lake Country, James Lumber
Center for Performing Arts
(Building C) auditorium, 19351W
Washington Street, Grayslake,
Illinois. Tickets at $30 (single),
$50 (couple) and $50 (VIP).
Hosted by the Aligarh Muslim
University Alumni Association of
Greater Chicago.For more
information, contact Vaseem
Iftekhar (convener) at (847) 769-
6923. Proceeds to
support girls’ education in poor
Indian communities.
Rupak Kulkarni Hindustani Flute
Accompanied by Hindol
Majumdar (tabla) and
Akhilesh Gundecha
(pakhawaj), April 17, 6:30
p.m. at Hindu Temple of
Greater Chicago, 10915
Lemont Road, Lemont,
Illinois.
Co-sponsored by Dhrupad
Music Academy.
Ekal Bollywood Masti
Concert by Raj and Smruti
Pandya, hosted by Chicago
Metro North chapter, April
18, from 5:00 p.m. (dinner till
6:30 p.m., program starts 6:45
p.m.), at Stevenson High
School Auditorium,
Lincolnshire, Illinois. Tickets
$50, $35, $25 per person
(inclusive of
dinner).
Shaam-e-Ghazal
“Woh Kahgaz ki Kasti
Shaam-e-Ghazal” featuring
Ranjeet Rajwada, April 19,
7:00 p.m. at The Meadows
Club, 2850W. Golf Road,
Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Hosted by Showbiz
Entertainment and Big
Suchir. Tickets at $50, $35,
$25 available at major
Indo-Pak grocery stores.
For more information, call
Roopesh Mehta
(815) 630-1216.
Ankit Tiwari Live
With Akriti Kakkar and Shilpa
Rao, April 24, 9:00 p.m. at
Odeum Expo Center, 1033,
NorthVilla Avenue, Villa Park,
Illinois. Tickets at $29, $59,
$79, $99, $150 available at
Mumbai Café (847) 466-7069,
Studio Elite (773) 465-8390
and Atlantic Video (773) 338-
3600.
O.S. Thiagarajan Carnatic
Vocal
By Sangeetha Choodamani
O.S. Thiagarajan, April 26,
4:00 p.m. (seating starts 3:30
p.m.) at the Hindu Temple of
Greater Chicago, 10915
Lemont Road, Lemont,
Illinois.
Farah Anwar live
“Mein Tenu Samhawan,”
featuring Farah Anwar,
hosted by Masti
Entertainment, May 16, 8:00
p.m. at The Meadows Club,
2950 Golf Road, Rolling
Meadows, Illinois.
Conventions
GOPIO Annual Gala & Spring
Fling
With business networking
and entertainment for all
Indian communities hosted
by Global Organization of
People of Indian Origin April
18, 6:00 p.m. at Oakbrook
Marriott Hotel (Grand Ball
Room), 1401W 22nd St, Oak
Brook, Illinois.
For more information, call
GladsonVarghese
(847) 561-8402.
IDS – Development Unveiled
FeaturingWBEZ journalists
Jerome McDonnnell and
Steve Bynum on their IDS
travelogue in India (Feb.
2015), May 17, 5:00 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., hosted by India
Development Service at The
Meadows Club, 2950 Golf
Road, Rolling Meadows,
Illinois.
Registration $1, RSVP
required at
,
or for more information, call
Nilesh Kothari (630) 430-7613
or email
Cultural Show
Yeh Hai Jalwa (DePaul
University)
April 10, 7:00 p.m. at
AthenaeumTheatre, 2936 N
Southport Avenue, Chicago.
Presented by DePaul South
Asian Student Association
(SASA).
For more information, call
Shawn Philip (224) 805-0294.
Gujarat Association’s 25th
Anniversary Celebrations
Featuring performances by
Toral Chaudhari’s Nrutya
Kalashree Dance Academy of
Schaumburg April 18, 6:30
p.m. at Holiday Inn, 3405W.
Algonquin Road., Rolling
Meadows, Illinois.
Admission (includes dinner)
$15, free for children under 5
years. For more information,
call Mohan Chaudhari
(847) 650-5496.”
Festivals
Rangla Punjab
Hosted by Punjabi Cultural
Society, April 4, 7:00 p.m. at
The Meadows Club, 2850W.
Golf Road, Rolling Meadows,
Illinois. Admission at $15,
$25, $100 (VIP, includes
dinner); free for children
under 10.
For more information, call
(847) 359-5PCS.
Festival of Colors
April 11, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m., hosted by Simply Vedic
at Grand Pavilion
(downtown), 500W. Jackson
Avenue, Naperville, Illinois.
Free admission. Colors at $2
per bag.
UPA Vaisakhi Mela
April 12, 11:30 a.m. hosted by
United Punjabis of America
(UPA) at Ashton Place, 341
75th St.Willowbrook, Illinois.
No entry fee. $10 per
participant for group dace
and group karaoke
competition.
For more information,
contact Pratibha Jairath at
(630) 222-1248.
Rangilo Rajasthani Milan
Featuring authentic
Rajasthani food and cultural
program, April 18, 6:00 p.m.
to 11:00 p.m., hosted by
Association of Rajasthanis in
America at Ashton Place
Banquet Place, 341 75th
Street,Willowbrook, Illinois.
Tickets $35. $100 (VIP), $15
for kids 5 to 10, kids under 5
free.
RSVP by April 10.
Free parking.
For more information, call
Ram Saini (630) 886-3106.
Fundraiser
American Association of
Retired Asians
May 8, 6:30 p.m., “Seventh
Annual Fundraising Gala,”
featuring singers Nalini
Parikh and Rajesh Chalam
and hosted by American
Association of Retired Asians
at Ashton Place Banquets,
341 75th Street,Willowbrook,
Illinois.
For more dinner and tickets
at $75 (includes dinner); call
Jugnu Khan (630) 372-3992.
Health
Free Breast Cancer
Workshops
Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m.,
through June 25, free “breast
cancer workshops” at Asian
Human Services Family
Health Center, 2424W.
Peterson Avenue, Chicago.
Come at scheduled time or
sign-up by calling Ami Shah
(773) 761-0011.
Workshops are open to
everyone, but will be focused
on Asian-American
community in Chicago’s
North Side.
For more information, email
Dr. Gurpreet Singh Dhillon
or
call (773) 761-0300.
Religious
TTA Ugadi & Ram Navami
April 11, 9:00 a.m., Ugadi and
Ramanavami spring
festivities hosted by Tri -State
Telugu Association at Hindu
Temple of Greater Chicago,
10915 Lemont Road, Lemont,
Illinois.
Email queries to
Sri Mahalakshmi Meditation
Sri Mahalakshmi Meditation
withVishnu Sahasranama
recitation and bhajans, in the
presence of H.H. Sri Chinna
Jeeyar Swami, April 11, 4:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Jain
Temple Community Hall, 435
North Route 59, Bartlett,
Illinois.
Hosted by JET-USA.
Register at
TAGC Ugadi & Sri Rama
Navami
Hosted by Telugu Association
of Greater Chicago, April 18,
1:00 p.m., at Jain Temple, 435
Hwy 59, Bartlett, Illinois.
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