Arts Gumbo: Celebrating Indian and South Asian Arts

Arts Gumbo 2017 Schedule follows:

Book Chats

Thursdays, 6pm at Columbia City Library, free
October 19: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

November 16: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Discussions will be led by Alka Kurian, PhD & Senior Lecturer at UW

Film Screenings

Friday, October 20, 7pm at Rainier Arts Center, $10

Locally made short films from 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Films include:

Hate Seeds: Tarun Seth, 8min, USA, 2017: Hatred spreads faster than one can ever imagine and destroys this beautiful world. Sonia targets an innocent flower to cover up her individual hatred, which turns around back to her in a deadly way.

Code-Switched: Karan Sunil, 15min, USA, 2017: A group of first-generation South Asians in Chicago face the pressures of living double lives between their families and society while chasing their own ambitions in love and the workplace.

Fanny Pack: Uttera Singh,12min, USA, 2016: Fanny Pack is a comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack-clad Indian father who follows her.

Tainted Freedom: Khenrab Palden, 12min, Tibet-USA, 2016: A former political prisoner from Tibet seeks to start a new life in America but memories of his tainted past continue to haunt him

Main Event

6:30PM: Indian cooking demonstration: Learn how to make Indian Paneer with Roll OK Please, a local food truck truck that specializes in Indian Street Food flavors. They will also be serving pastry bites filled with paneer tikka masala.

7:00pm: Music and dance with Pratidhwani, including:
A Musical Journey through India
The Evolution of Bollywood dance
A contemporary ballet

8:30pm:  A fashion show of South Asian contemporary clothing, featuring Ms. India Washington & Ms. Asia Washington, produced by Ravisihing Marketplace.

9pm: Bollywood performance by Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti.

Plus Diwali light displays, art, fashion & cultural displays, from 6-10pm in the Event Room!

Click HERE for tickets.