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South Asian Heritage Weekend

South Asian Heritage Day


                    

Join us for South Asian Heritage Weekend!

Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1

Enjoy a weekend of exotic performances and displays showcasing a variety of dance forms, instrumental performances, traditional crafts, workshops, documentary films plus interactive games and activities for kids. Last but not least, the delicious South Asian menu at Druxy's ROM Café!

Click here for more details on the activities for Sunday, June 1.

Included with Museum admission.

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MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES
10 am to 3 pm
Level 1, Currelly Gallery

Live music and dance, including performances by:

10:00 am Bell - The Band from Pakistan
10:15 am Nupura School of Music and Dance
10:30 am Pratibha Dance & Music Academy Toronto
10:45 am Nachdi Jawani
10:50 am Chhandam Dance Company
11:00 am Bhaarati School of Indian Classical Dance
11:10 am Nrtyakala Academy of Classical Indian Dance
11:20 am Chenda Melam Kerala Drums Troupe Group
11:35 am Nachdi Jawani
11:45 am Pratibha Dance & Music Academy Toronto
12:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
12:30 pm Chhandam Dance Company
12:40 pm Guru Neeraj Prem
12:50 pm Rattan Bhamrah
 1:05 pm Nupura School of Music and Dance
 1:15 pm Bhaarati School of Indian Classical Dance
 1:25 pm Kathakali Dance Group
2:00 pm Toronto Tabla Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


KIDS ACTIVITIES
10 am to 4 pm
Level 1, Queen's Park Rotunda

  • MICROSOFT INTERACTIVE GAMING STATION
    Look for the Microsft tents and try your hand at the latest gaming systems. Take part in the Microsoft South Asian quiz challenge!
     
  • ARTIFACTS: SOUTH ASIA
    Get close to items from our teaching collections with a touch table of South Asian artifacts. Enjoy a hands-on experience and hear the stories from our ROM Teacher that will make history come to life!
     
  • ROM EXPLORERS CLUB STATION
    Drop by on South Asian Heritage Weekend, complete your Explorers Club activity and receive a bonus stamp.

    ROM Explorers Club is a fun and exciting way for children of ROM Members to experience the ROM! More information


GALLERY TOUR: SOUTH ASIA
1 pm, 1:30 pm & 2 pm
Meet in Chen Court on Level 1

The rich history of South Asia will be brought to life!

The ROM’s gallery is the only one of its kind in the western world to showcase both historical artifacts and contemporary art in a shared space, to celebrate the dynamic and diverse cultures of South Asia. With 350 of the best or most intriguing objects, out of an evolving collection of over 7,000 artifacts!


FILM SCREENINGS
10:30 am to 1 pm
Level B1 - East, Eaton Theatre

Enjoy a selection of films from the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival:

10:30 am - Loden: The Little Monk (Nepal) [G]

12:00 pm - Bhutan: The Land of the Black-necked Crane (Bhutan) [G]

12:30 pm - Children of Kabul (Afghanistan) [G]

 1:00 pm - The Kalasha and the Crescent (Pakistan) [G]

*Please note OFRB ratings.


SADEQUAIN - AN ENIGMA
SPECIAL PRESENTATION & TALK

11 am to 12 pm
Level B1 - East, Eaton Theatre

Join Dr. Salman Ahmad,  President of SADEQUAIN Foundation in San Diego, for a special presentation on Pakistan's greatest artist, Sadequain.

The SADEQUAIN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to discover, preserve and promote the art of Sadequain.


LIVE PERFORMANCES

2 pm to 4:30 pm
Level B1 - East, Eaton Theatre

Live music and dance, including performances by:

  • Rattan Bhamrah
  • Ramneek Singh
  • Nrtyakala Academy of Classical Indian Dance
  • Anusha Sivalingham
  • Guru Neeraj Prem

DISPLAYS & INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
10 am to 4 pm
Level 2 - Bronfman Hall

  • Live Dhol Performances
    11 am to 3 pm
     
  • lslamic Calligraphy Workshop
    Calligraphy teacher Omar Uddin will illustrate and help visitors try the calligrapher’s pen to form alphabets from Arabic Calligraphy.

  • Art of Illumination Illustration Workshop
    Don't miss the opportunity to see illumination artist Unaiza Karim create designs that are used to decorate manuscripts. Try to make your own traditional geometric and floral patterns.

  • Henna Art Demonstration
    Visit our Henna artists to have a traditional design placed on your hand!

  • Food Stories: Spices
    Discover the spices of South Asia with this display and interactive quiz along with free giveaway prizes!

  • Woodblock Printing from Pakistan
    Create and take home your own bookmark decorated with traditional wood block prints

  • Turban and Sari Demonstrations & Display
    Learn how to tie a turban and sari. Have your photo taken wearing a variety of styles!

  • Display of Masks and & Costumes
    from Sri Lanka

  • Display of Kites

  • Display of Crafts from India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan

  • Calligraphy Demonstration
    Meet artist Hadi Ali Chaudhry as he demonstrates traditional calligraphy. Take home your name written in ‘Urdu' on a book mark as a sample of the calligraphy style used for book writing in Pakistan.


DINING

11 am to 4:30pm
Level B1 - West, Druxy's ROM Café

Enjoy South Asian themed specials in Druxy's ROM Café.

Diverse meals provide fresh, healthy, affordable choices for the whole family.


SHOPPING

10 am to 6 pm
Level 1, ROM Boutique

Take home a memento of South Asian Heritage Weekend from ROM Boutique.


 

Location

Royal Ontario Museum

Bloor Street (main entrance)

Contact

416.586.8000
info@rom.on.ca


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South Asian Heritage Weekend is organized by the Royal Ontario Museum and Ethnic Marketing.