Events: Taste of India

The Taste of India features free admission and free Indian delicacies, as well as performances of musical and dance styles that are popular in the Asian nation. Also, there will be demonstrations of rangoli, artwork created by using different types of co

For most Cincinnatians, the closest they get to Indian culture is probably grabbing a quick bite to eat at Amol before heading to see Slumdog Millionaire at the Esquire Theatre. But India is the second-most populous nation in the world and its multi-faceted culture goes back for centuries. A more in-depth glimpse can be had this weekend at Taste of India, an event held at the University of Cincinnati and sponsored by the Association for India’s Development. The festival features free admission and free Indian delicacies, as well as performances of musical and dance styles that are popular in the Asian nation. Also, there will be demonstrations of rangoli, artwork created by using different types of colored sand, and mehendi, the ancient skill of applying intricate henna tattoos. For good measure, a free screening of Slumdog will be featured at 7 p.m. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center on UC’s West Campus. Get more information here.

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