Indian Diwali Festival

Celebrate the festival of lights with live musical performances all day long! Don’t miss internationally acclaimed choreographer Ramya Harishankar’s Arpana Dance Co. and Punam Kumar's Shivam Arts School of Kathak Dance, accompanied by Sid Phillar. Watch as classical Indian rhythms converge with '70s Bollywood to create psychedelic soundscapes, presented by The Sadhus of Bass. DJ/producer Ameet Mehta and tabla artist Robin Sukhadia will round out the day with visuals and sound inspired by Bollywood funk and Indian classical music.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Tickets: Free festival. General admission to Bowers Museum is free on Festival Sundays for Members and Santa Ana residents only.

Event Schedule:

Key Courtyard
11 am - 3 pm Free Indian sweets, face painting and art projects including Paper Marigold Garlands and Diwali Door Decorations.

Special Trunk Show: Tsekyi Phuntsog will be selling beautiful Authentic Tibetan Rugs of all sizes at a close-out sale price. Own a hand -knotted, pure wool vegetable-dyed rug lovingly hand-knotted and hand-spun by Tibetan artisans in Nepal.

12 pm Sid Phillar sings Bollywood

2:15 pm Dances of Indian by Kathak and Arpana Dance Companies Norma Kershaw Auditorium
1:15 pm Sadubas performs a multi-media mix of classical and Bollywood Indian music and video “Trip Hop”

Event details

October 6, 2019 11:00 am - 3:30 pm