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Bhangra Night with DJ Rekha

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 6:30–10:30 PM
Freer Gallery of Art

Spice up your summer at Bhangra Night, featuring the internationally renowned DJ Rekha. Named "Bhangra's Ambassador" by the New York Times, Rekha has been spinning records for nearly a decade and is the host of the famous Basement Bhangra parties at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil) in New York City. Watch the Lalkaare Sheran De dance troupe's exploding routine of traditional Bhangra dances, create art inspired by the exhibition Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas, and sample delicious specialty cocktails.

Suggested attire: Style, colors, and accessories of India

A cash bar will offer specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the evening, as well as food from area restaurants.

You must be 21 years old with a valid ID to attend.

From left: Bodhisattva White Avalokiteshvara (Amoghapasha Lokeshvara); Lalkaare Sheran De; DJ Rekha

Featured Exhibition

Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas

"I am over my head in love with India!" wrote Charles Lang Freer, founder of the Freer Gallery of Art, in an 1894 letter home from his first trip to the subcontinent. Now, visitors can share in Freer's enthusiasm through this long-term installation, showcasing the Gallery's extraordinary collection of South Asian and Himalayan art—considered among the most important in the world.

The exhibition includes sublimely beautiful Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, and Islamic objects, as well as masterpieces of Mughal and Rajput paintings and lavishly decorated court arts and daggers made for the Mughal emperors. Exquisitely crafted late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century examples of gold jewelry are also on view.

[ Read more about this exhibition ]

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6:15 PM:

  • Will-call tickets are available at the main entrance of the Freer Gallery of Art, on Jefferson Drive, SW
6:30 PM:
  • Doors open
  • Ticket sales begin (limited number; cash-only)
6:30-10:30 PM:
  • DJ Rekha
  • Bhangra dance performance by Lalkaare Sheran De (8 pm)
  • Art activities inspired by Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
  • Text-message scavenger hunt
  • Docent spotlights in exhibition galleries
  • Food for sale by select vendors
  • Cash Bar

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