Discover India! Lincoln Cultural Festival 2013

Discover India! brings Indian Culture to life in Lincoln! Join us for an exciting weekend festival that will inspire both young and old with culture, history and performances! The festival will showcase local Massachusetts based talent such as musicians, dancers, writers, chefs and more! The festival, open to all residents of Lincoln, MA as well as the surrounding towns, will include a multi-faceted program in various selected local Lincoln venues and activities intended for diverse audiences.

 

Please check back here for updates, as we will add more exciting programming to the festival! All events are free to the public, unless indicated below.

 

 

EVENTS BY DAY   Ongoing   Friday, October 18   Saturday, October 19   Sunday, October 20 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

 

1 pmMatinee Showing of Movie Saptapadii | LOCATION: Bemis Hall – 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA
Join us for the matinee showing of the full-feature Gujarati movie with English subtitles (105 min.) followed by discussion and Q&A with Writer/Actor and Assistant to Director. PARKING INFO: Please feel free to park in the lot behind the stone church (called Parish House) and parking down Bedford Road is also allowed.

Mumbai Masala flavored Cobra Corn

7 pm – Second Showing of Movie Saptapadii | LOCATION: Bemis Hall – 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

During the 7 pm showing try Mumbai Masala flavored Cobra Corn (all-natural Indian inspired popcorn) while enjoying the film!

 

Saptapadii is the story of how a wealthy Indian couple’s life and relationship is turned upside down when the husband learns that his wife’s attempt to cure a traumatized child while on vacation at a beautiful hill station can have disastrous consequences for his business and open up possibilities of independence for her. PARKING INFO: Please feel free to park in the lot behind the stone church (called Parish House) and parking down Bedford Road is also allowed.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

 

11 am to 1 pm – Kids Discover India! | LOCATION: Brooks School Gym – 6 Ballfield Road, Lincoln, MA
Join us for all sorts of hands on arts and crafts for kids. All ages welcome. PARKING INFO: Plenty of free parking available on the school grounds.

 

11 am to 2 pm – Discover India! Food Festival | LOCATION: Brooks School Gym – 6 Ballfield Road, Lincoln, MA

Vendors from various local restaurants will showcase the best they have to offer. While eating fine Indian cuisine, enjoy the slide show "A World of Marvels" highlighting pictures of Indian life, ancient architecture and sculpture from 1986 to 2013. (No entrance fee, but fee for food. Vendors at the festival accept CASH ONLY to reduce lines and expedite attendee wait times.) PARKING INFO: Plenty of free parking available on the school grounds.

 

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Indian Folk & Classical Dance Performances | LOCATION: Bemis Hall – 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

Join us for scintillating performances of both Indian Folk and Classical dances. PARKING INFO: Please feel free to park in the lot behind the stone church (called Parish House) and parking down Bedford Road is also allowed.

 

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Finding 'India' in India's Contemporary Art | LOCATION: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum – 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
For this special weekend celebration of India, Susan S. Bean, curator of the recent exhibition Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, looks at how some leading contemporary Indian artists deploy painting and installation to probe Indian experience.

 

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm – Interactive Odissi Classical Dance Workshop for Kids | LOCATION: Lincoln Public Library – 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

An introduction to one of the oldest forms of Indian Classical Dancing, based on story telling through hands, body movements and expression, tailor made to be fun and exciting for small children. (Ages 2 and up). PARKING INFO: Parking down Bedford Road is allowed if limited Library parking fills up.

 

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – India, Nature, Culture, Conservation, & Social Hour | LOCATION: Bemis Hall – 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA

Join a Mass Audubon staff scientist who has traveled to India and who will present a program on how nature and culture fuse in the Indian ethos. Additionally, learn about Indian conservation challenges and efforts and how they differ from the US. Enjoy Indian delicacies and refreshments (cash bar opens at 6:30 pm, program to follow at 7 pm). Part of the Bemis Lecture Series. PARKING INFO: Please feel free to park in the lot behind the stone church (called Parish House) and parking down Bedford Road is also allowed.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013

 

1 pm to 3:30 pm – Indian Cooking Class & Luncheon | LOCATION: St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church – 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA
Join a master Indian chef, Shruti Mehta reveal her secrets in the kitchen so you can bring them to yours! $20 Fee for class & luncheon – begins at 1 pm. $15 fee for luncheon only – begins at 2:15 pm. Very Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Please do not show up at venue without confirmed ticket that will be emailed to all confirmed reservations. Please email moha@thedesaifoundation.org to reserve your space.)

 

ONGOING


Discover India! Folk Art Exhibit
| LOCATION: Cambridge Trust Company – 152 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA

From October 1 through October 19, come view original works of Madhubani or Mithila painting - the colorful folk art of North India – traditionally practiced by women, depicting folklore from Indian mythologies. For more information about the artist visit www.colorofIndia.com. (You can view the art beginning October 1st during Bank Hours which are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.)

 

Discover India! Film Series - Beyond Bollywood: The Many Faces of Indian Art Cinema | LOCATION: Lincoln Public Library – 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA
The film series will run every Tuesday in October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7 pm). Film titles by date are listed below. The free screenings will take place at 7pm in the Tarbell Room (upstairs, to the right). Coffee and snacks will be provided. All you need to bring is an open mind and, if you feel inspired, additional snacks to fuel discussion. For more information email lincolnlibraryfilmsociety@gmail.com. PARKING INFO: Parking down Bedford Road is allowed if limited Library parking fills up.

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 7pm
KING HARISHCHANDRA (Raja Harishchandra) – India / 1913 / silent with English intertitles. 53 minutes
JOYCE – India / 1980 / in English. 17 minutes
A DAY WITH THE BUILDERS – India / 1973 / no dialogue. 13 minutes

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 7pm
FROZEN – India / 2007 / in Ladakhi & Hindi with English subtitles. 109 minutes

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 7pm
NAINSUKH – India & Switzerland / 2010 / in Dogri & Kangri with English subtitles. 82 minutes

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 @ 7pm
JOHN & JANE – India / 2005 / in English & Hindi with English subtitles. 78 minutes
VIDEO GAME – India / 2005 / in Malayalam with English subtitles. 29 minutes

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 7pm
27 DOWN – India / 1973 / in Hindi with English subtitles. 113 minutes

 

 

Thank You for the Support from our Diamond Sponsor.

   
   


Thank You for the Support from our Gold Sponsor.

Lincoln School Foundation (LSF)
   
   

 

Thank You for the Support from our Community Champions & Sponsors.

 

Our list continues to grow. Let us know if you would like to join us. By achieving broad-based community participation for adults, families, and children in our festival’s programming, our goal is to increase support, contributions, and/or membership to all community champions and/or sponsors that participate.

 

For more information or to get involved, please contact Moha Desai Patel at moha@thedesaifoundation.org.

 

 

 

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