Past Cultural Events

Film Screening - The Buddhas of Mes Aynak

The Buddhas of Mes Aynak chronicles the fight to save a 5,000-year-old city — called one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Asia — from imminent destruction by a Chinese mining company in volatile Logar province, Afghanistan. Award-winning director Brent E. Huffman will be present to answer questions about his documentary.

Co-Sponsored by The Divinity School & Southern Asia at Chicago

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:30pm
Swift 106

Indian Dance of Manipur

Two of the most important Vaishnavite classical dances of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur-Rasa-Lila and Sankirtan-are featured in Indian Dance of Manipur, a one-case exhibit on display in the Third Floor Reading Room of the Joseph Regenstein Library from November 19, 2012, to March 8, 2013.

Monday, November 19, 2012 (All day) to Saturday, March 9, 2013 (All day)
Joseph Regenstein Library, Third Floor Reading Room

Concert by Josh Feinberg (sitar) and Manpreet Bedi (tabla)

Join us in an evening concert with Josh Feinberg (sitar) and Manpreet Bedi (tabla), who will perform some of northern India's cherished ragas. Reception to follow concert.

Sponsored in part by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, Department of Music, and The University of Chicago Arts Council.

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 9th floor

Film Screening - Death and the Queen

Death and the Queen: The Legend of Ponnivala and discussion with director, Brenda Beck

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 1:00pm
Pick Hall Lounge

Sitar Workshop with Josh Feinberg

The sitar is today one of India's most iconic musical instruments. Josh Feinberg (sitar) will lead a workshop that explores the acoustic intricacies of the instrument and its function in the Hindustani musical domain.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 703