Talks and Tours
ArtBreak: PBS’ The Woodwright’s Shop Host Roy Underhill
Roy Underhill hosts the how-to show The Woodwright’s Shop, a PBS staple for more th
Café at 10:30 a.m. | Talk at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Bhangra tutorial at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.
$5 / Free for members.
Get ready to get down, because we’re bringing in DJ Rekha from New York to spin some Punjabi sounds. DJ Rekha has pioneered merging bhangra and Bollywood sounds with contemporary electronic dance music and was named the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times. She has performed from the Chicago Symphony Hall to the Women’s March in Washington and has curated events for Celebrate Brooklyn and Central Park Summerstage. A folk dance from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, bhangra has gained popularity around the world and been fused with all styles of music.
While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the exhibition Light Beings by Sana Arjumand, a contemporary Pakistani artist. Want to henna your hands? Mehndi artist Jugnu Verma completes your look for the evening. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a bhangra tutorial with dance instructor Rudri Bhatiya. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Cash bar featuring Mango Maah-laqaa, our signature cocktail.