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MAM After Dark: Members' Choice: Bhangra & Bollywood

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7 PM–11 PM

Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Step right into a classic Bollywood film, with lively music, lots of energy, and plenty of dancing. In May, we’re drawing inspiration from Indian pop culture, with a theme chosen by Museum Members. Hit the dance floor and groove to Bhangra music, sample South Asian dishes, get a henna tattoo, and so much more.

All night fun:

  • Take an energy-filled tour through the galleries, highlighting some of our Members’ favorite artworks for Member Month.

  • Watch as the talented dancers from Deepa Devasena & Company and Aishwarya Yalamarty & Indian Classical Dances perform everything from Bhangra folk to traditional Bollywood dances, and then learn some of the choreography yourself.

  • Try a variety of tasty dishes and top it off with mango lassi or a sweet treat from Bombay Sweets Vegetarian Restaurant and CreativeMoods.

  • Create a tea light découpage, color a mandala, or try your hand at Sanskrit and Hindi writing at the DIY Stations.

  • Get a one-of-a-kind henna tattoo, listen to tabla drums in the Collection Galleries, and even enjoy a saree fashion show.

  • Test your knowledge of Indian pop culture at Quizmasters Team Trivia, hosted at 8 and 9:30 p.m. (walk-ins welcome; first-come, first-served)

  • Plus all of your favorite MAM After Dark activities!

Special thanks to this month's additional featured partners, vendors, and volunteers:  Beer Capitol Distributing, Front Room Photography, omTown Yogis, Biddle Art, Ridhi's Eyebrow Threading, Hands of Henna by Anita, Diva AyurvedaBela Suresh, Cynthia Hayes, Saree Sakhiyaan, LaTulipe, Caitlin Marie Driver Jewelry, Aniruddha Mukherjee, Dena Aronson. and more!

Event décor by Shefali Vallecha

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