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A celebration of incredibly diverse South Asian and South Asian-inspired culture, this festival explores and celebrates our differences, spinning and weaving a fantastic cultural thread around us all.

 

Please visit masalamehndimasti.com for full festival listings.

 

Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Kaminari

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Kaminari is the combined talents of Yoshi and Chie Yamano, a professional music duo hailing from Osaka, Japan.

Music

Rhythm of Rajasthan Workshop

2:30pm – 3:30pm

A discussion and demonstration led by our visitors from Rajasthan.

Dance

Music

Learning

Chef Roshni Mansukhani

3:00pm – 4:00pm

A cooking demonstration by a champion chef!

Food

SW Storm

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Watch out! There will be no calm before or after this Storm!

Music

In Conversation with... Vinay Virmani (star of Breakaway)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Breakaway is a cross-cultural family comedy set in an Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto.

Film

Lectures

Chef Roshni Mansukhani

5:00pm – 6:00pm

A cooking demonstration by a champion chef!

Food

M!M!M! Kidz Corner Storytelling

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Interactive storytelling for kids with classical stories from the Panchatantra folklore of India performed by master storyteller Aparajit.

Family

Literary Arts

MMMovies! In Conversation with... Abhay Deol

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Don't miss this rare opportunity to chat with a modern film legend!

Film

Lectures

Swar Sadhana Dandiya Raas

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Dandiya Raas is one of the traditional folk dances of India.

Dance

Music

Learning

M!M!M! Kidz Corner Storytelling

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Interactive storytelling for kids with classical stories from the Panchatantra folklore of India performed by master storyteller Aparajit.

Family

Literary Arts

MMMovies!

7:30pm –10:00pm

What better way to enjoy films than to watch them again in the company of the stars who are featured in them! MMMovies! provides a retrospective look at the works of Abhay Deol.

Film

Dirty Pakistani Lingerie

7:30pm – 8:30pm

A glimpse into the secret sexual lives of Pakistani-American women. Warning: this show is a 14+ event.

Theatre

Kids Jam Session

7:30pm – 8:00pm

Calling all kids! Come and join in a free-for-all dance party to music especially put together for kids.

Dance

Family

Snehasish Mozumder & Som

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Snehasish Mozumder, an exploratory string virtuoso, expands the boundaries of the mandolin instrument.

Music

GhuMMMo featuring Sanskriti Arts Ensemble

9:00pm – 9:30pm

What's Masala! Mehndi! Masti! without some dancing?

Dance

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