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Opening Party: PARADOX

date & time Thursday, July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

location Jharokha Garden at Performance Works

tickets $100 includes food and a beverage
The banner background features golden, shimmering, festive scene with an archway, and the words "Opening Party PARADOX" in large, white capital letters in the center. Overlayed with translucent circles in shades of teal. To the left is the festival's logo, a stylized flower with the text "Indian Summer Festival 2024" on a red background

Indian Summer Festival likes to get started with a bang: Its Opening Party is the stuff of legend, filled with art of all kinds. ― STIR

Step into the vibrant ‘Jharokha Garden’, where the extraordinary unfolds and everything glitters, especially the crowd. This year’s Indian Summer Festival kicks off with the spectacular PARADOX Opening Party, your moment to bask in fun and fancy. 

The evening will feature Raagaverse, and the soaring tunes of standout Canadian artist Shruti Ramani. Known for her robust classical training, including vocal projects with the legendary A.R. Rahman, Shruti will infuse classic Bollywood songs with jazz and Carnatic melodies. Alongside Shruti, experience the electrifying beats from DJ duo Lil India. Lose yourself in the rhythm and celebrate the South Asian spirit, which comes alive through dance.

Allow yourself to be whisked away from the dance floor to embark on a culinary adventure crafted by Chef Tushar Tondvalkar. Trust Chef Tushar to deliver a sumptuous tasting menu that travels from the bustling streets of Mumbai to the regal banquet halls of Rajasthan, promising to bring you to the heart of India.

Dress to dazzle for an evening of photo-worthy moments and spark conversations with other luminaries from Vancouver’s art scene. You might even find yourself captured in one of the Sneaky Artist Nishant Jain’s delightful sketches!

Join us for a symphony of sounds, flavours, and art at the ISF2024 Opening Party: PARADOX. It’s the must-attend cultural celebration of the summer!

Hosted by CBC’s Baneet Braich

Curated By Pawan Deol

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Venue: Jharokha Garden at Performance Works

Why Attend

  • Fall under the Jharokha Garden’s spell, where music, dance, flavours, and art create a vibrant atmosphere. 
  • Celebrate South Asian artistry and witness extraordinary performances that transcend the boundaries of contemporary art.
  • Spark transformative conversations by engaging with a passionate community that values cultural diversity and the future of the arts.

You get first access – reserve your spot today!

For inquiries and further information, email [email protected]



Thursday, July 4
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Performance Works, Granville Island
1218 Cartwright St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R8 Canada
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