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Diwali Kickoff Party

Thursday, October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Celebrate the Indian festival of lights on Boyd Plaza. Throw on some colorful clothes and get ready to move as DJ Lalit spins Bollywood and bhangra tunes. Take a guided tour in the CMA Collection on the subject of light in art at 6:00 p.m. and hone your dance moves with a bhangra tutorial from Gamecock Bhangra. Get a stylized henna tattoo from folk artist Jugnu Verma, create a traditional rangoli design with colored powder, test your luck in a game of teen patti, and paint your own diya (clay light). Try some samosas, mango lassis, pakoras, and other bites from the pop-up snack shop. Stop by UofSC’s Indian Student Organization table to chat about the meaning behind the holiday and explore the country’s cultural diversity by learning to write your name in various Indian languages.

Free. The CMA galleries are open until 8:00 p.m. This program is supported by The Nord Family Foundation.