Event Calendar

Gala

October 24, 2018

5:30 pm To 8:30 pm

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, 5th Avenue

Join us for Diwali, a colorful celebration of India’s Festival of Lights, at The Pierre Hotel’s Perrine restaurant. Transport yourself as our Rosé Terrace is illuminated by lanterns, decorated oil lamps and twinkling lights. Experience the welcome ceremony of Arti, Tikka and Haar. Savor the sounds of contemporary Indian-inspired DJ music throughout the evening…. Read more »

Music

October 25, 2018

8:00 pm To 11:55 pm

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York

Aditya Prakash is an award-winning, American-born Indian classical vocalist best known for his powerful and emotive voice. Although firmly rooted in South Indian classical (Carnatic) music, his style is heavily inspired by North Indian classical music, Sufi music, Western classical, jazz, flamenco, and hip hop, which he brings out in his collaborative projects…. Read more »

Music

October 26, 2018

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

150 West 17th Street, New York

Folk music has played a central role in human societies for millennia, transmitting the stories, rhythms, and harmonies that help define a culture from past to present to future. In Kavita Shah’s imagined future, where everything familiar to us today is abandoned, music prevails.
“Folk Songs of Naboréa: a song-cycle for seven voices” is an interdisciplinary work by vocalist,… Read more »

Theater

October 26, 2018 To November 18, 2018

7:30 pm

Castillo Theatre, West 42nd Street, New York

In his one-man show Dishwasher Dreams, Aladdin Ullah draws on his father’s life experiences as a steamship worker from East Bengal who jumped ship and made his way to New York’s Lower East Side in the 1920s, settled in Harlem in the 1930s, worked for years as a dishwasher and line-cook in downtown restaurants,… Read more »

Dance

October 27, 2018 To October 28, 2018

7:00 pm

The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

: The Met Fifth Avenue

India’s lionized classical dance company Nrityagram returns to The Temple of Dendur, this time in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s equally acclaimed Chitrasena Dance Company. Samhara brings together brilliant dance traditions with shared ancient roots, accompanied by a live original score…. Read more »

Music

October 27, 2018

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

4 West 43rd Street, New York

Kalyanjit Das
Born in a highly enriched musical family of Kolkata, Kalyanjit is one of the brightest young sitarists in the field of Indian Classical Music. His music primarily signifies the ‘Senia Maihar Gharana’ style of playing. Maintaining the true heritage of Hindustani Classical Music, his aesthetical approach along with resonant power and delicate intricacies with the rhythm naturally captivate the listener…. Read more »

Talk

October 27, 2018

11:00 am To 8:00 pm

Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Washington Square South, New York

Lahore-topophilia: Cultural and Literary Imprints…. Read more »

Dance

October 27, 2018

7:00 pm

MET, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA

India’s lionized classical dance company Nrityagram returns to The Temple of Dendur, this time in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s equally acclaimed Chitrasena Dance Company. Samhara brings together brilliant dance traditions with shared ancient roots, accompanied by a live original score…. Read more »

Music

October 28, 2018

5:00 pm

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York

: Symphony Space

The Mohan Brothers, Lakshay Mohan & Aayush Mohan, are reviving the lost art of playing the duet of Sitar & Sarod. Their duet appeals to fans of all genres owing to the versatility in their music. Pioneered by Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan in early 50s, a long standing Sitar &… Read more »

Talk

October 28, 2018

11:00 am To 8:00 pm

Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Washington Square South, New York

Lahore-topophilia: Cultural and Literary Imprint… Read more »

Dance

October 31, 2018 To November 1, 2018

7:30 pm

Rose Theater, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, New York

: Rose Theater

Whose war? Whose fire? Whose hand is this? In his final solo performance piece, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan returns to the White Light Festival with his poignant new work, XENOS. Meaning “stranger” or “foreigner,” XENOS explores the shell-shocked dreams of an Indian colonial soldier during the First World War. Combining classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance,… Read more »

Associated Blogs

Opera, Theater

October 31, 2018 To November 4, 2018

BAM Harvey Theater, Fulton Street, Brooklyn

PHYSICAL THEATER | OPERA

By Philip Glass
Folkoperan / Cirkus Cirkör
Libretto by Constance De Jong adapted from the Bhagavad Gita
Directed by Tilde Björfors
Conducted by Matthew Wood

Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival

Many consider it to be Philip Glass’ most affecting and personal work: a mesmerizing operatic account of Mahatma Gandhi’s experiments with civil disobedience in South Africa,… Read more »

Associated Blogs

Satyagraha @ BAM

Published On Aug 05, 2018

Talk

November 1, 2018

6:00 pm

BAM Fisher, Ashland Place, Brooklyn

The concept of satyagraha, or nonviolent resistance, is described by Gandhi as “the Force which is born of Truth.” Author asha bandele, artistic director Tilde Björfors, writer Anand Giridharadas, and philosopher Charles W. Mills look at the birth and shape of Gandhi’s movement and locate it on a historical continuum of social justice movements,… Read more »

Dance

November 4, 2018

6:00 pm

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, Broadway, New York

Let the ghungoos tell the story as the dancers step off the BEATen path to explore beyond classical traditions. Dancers of all ages learning the Indian Classical Dance form of Kathak present a unique show of storytelling through their style of dance. The show is primarily in English with some pieces in Hindi and Spanish…. Read more »

Comedy

November 8, 2018

7:30 pm

Schimmel Center, Spruce Street, New York

Hari  Kondabolu  is  a  comedian,  writer, and podcaster  based  in  Brooklyn,  NY.  He  has  released  two  comedy  albums, Waiting  for  2042  and  Mainstream  American  Comic, and his  Netflix  special  Warn  Your  Relatives  debuted  in  May  2018.  Kondabolu  has  performed  on  The  Late  Show  with  David  Letterman,  Conan,  Jimmy  Kimmel  Live,  John  Oliver’s  New York  Stand-Up  Show, … Read more »

Film

November 9, 2018

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

: The Rubin Museum of Art

Brooklyn Raga Massive artist collective performs a live film score to the 1973 animated sci-fi classic Fantastic Planet. The film, directed by René Laloux and written by Laloux and Roland Topor, is a surreal journey to the future with powerful allusions to the challenges of today. BRM’s raga-drenched live film score brings the experience of this otherworldly movie to new heights…. Read more »

Dance, Food, Music

November 10, 2018

6:30 pm To 9:30 pm

4 West 43rd Street, New York, New York

Our celebration will feature a vocal presentation prepared and directed by Sanghamitra Chatterjee. Some of the performers in the ensemble will be Chandreyee Mittra, Leila Sathyanath, Sofia Ahmed, Sharda Lowtan, Aishani Singh and others.  

Sanghamitra Chatterjee is one of the leading vocalists of India in the fields of light and light classical music…. Read more »

Music

November 10, 2018

8:00 pm

Ritz Theatre & Performing Arts Center, East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Music

November 15, 2018

8:00 pm

The Town Hall, West 43rd Street, New York

Three masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, banjo, tabla and double bass, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. Three of the most limitless creators and composers in the history of music, Fleck, Hussain and Meyer share an unprecedented array of projects and pairings among them that touch every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world…. Read more »

Talk

November 16, 2018

6:00 pm

Paley Center for Media, West 52nd Street, New York

The global economy is in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Innovation and globalization are combining to produce big and rapid change, which is transforming every aspect of how economies and the businesses within them work. How do we adapt to such rapid change in the Digital age. What change and Leadership traits and reinvention of the self are required to foster a culture of Innovation and experimentation?… Read more »

Talk

November 17, 2018

5:30 pm To 8:30 pm

150 West 83rd Street, New York

The Vedanta Society of New York is happy to present an Interfaith Conference commemorating the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address to the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago on 11 September 1893…. Read more »

Theater

November 17, 2018

Paley Center for Media, West 52nd Street, New York

Celebrate the rich Heritage, Traditions & Culture of Sikhs and the immigrant experience through a diverse mix of Documentaries, Shorts & Feature Films…. Read more »

Music

November 24, 2018 To November 25, 2018

Chhandayan, West 43rd Street, New York

Pandit Kumar Bose, the legendary tabla maestro, was born into a musically endowed family of Kolkata.  He was initiated into the art of playing Tabla at a very early age by his father, the legendary Late Pandit Biswanath Bose and his mother, the Late Vidushi Bharati Bose, a disciple of the great Ustad Dabir Khan. … Read more »

Music

December 1, 2018

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Chhandayan, West 43rd Street, New York

Tejas Tope has been studying with his Guru, Pandit Samir Chatterjee, since the age of 5. He has performed on many occasions across the country, and just last year completed a tour in India. He has also trained with Ustad Zakir Hussain, and studied Pakhawaj with Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma. Tejas is a Senior at the NYU Stern School of Business,… Read more »

Theater

December 7, 2018 To December 9, 2018

9:30 pm To 11:00 pm

150 West 17th Street, New York

Scholar and filmmaker Hamid Sardar follows Ani Rigsang, a nun determined to reach a sacred hidden convent where a handful of women still master the Secret Yogas of the immortal Body of Light. Inspired by one of the founding legends of Tibet, Rigsang traverses a landscape imagined as a demoness sleeping over the roof of the world—a symbol of the suffering of mankind and untamed energies trapped in the human body…. Read more »

Music

January 19, 2019

6:30 pm

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, New York

Riyaaz Qawwali represents the unique diversity and plurality of South Asia. The ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the U.S., hail from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and sing devotional music. While they are ethnically diverse, they also represent multiple spiritual backgrounds, which they incorporate into their music. Trained in both Eastern and Western classical music,… Read more »

Music

February 9, 2019

12:00 pm

Miller Theatre, Broadway, New York

JazzTimes’s “Best Alto Saxophonist” and Village Voice’s “Best Jazz Artist” winner Rudresh Mahanthappa returns to Miller Theatre with his Indo-Pak Coalition, featuring guitarist Rez Abassi and percussionist Dan Weiss. On the heels of the success of their recent album, Agrima, the Indo-jazz fusion trio continues to maintain a blend of colorful,… Read more »

Music

April 11, 2019 To April 13, 2019

Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

A World in Trance, now in its fifth edition, has been host to some of the world’s most captivating music, bringing people together in search of enlightenment and spirituality. The festival features three different programs, including a concert with Pakistan’s Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers, grandsons of the legendary Ustad Munshi Raziuddin…. Read more »

Dance

April 27, 2019

8:00 pm

2537 West Broadway, Manhattan, New York

Rama Vaidyanathan is one of the foremost Bharatanatyam dancers of her generation. She trained intensively under the legendary dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy and the celebrated guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Rama has developed an individual style based on a strong sense of conviction and an extraordinary flair for choreography that does not forsake the core principles of her dance form…. Read more »