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Panjabi MC will perform Punjabi folk music mixed with hip-hop March 20 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage during Maximum India.
Panjabi MC will perform Punjabi folk music mixed with hip-hop March 20 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage during Maximum India.
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- Brandon Weigel
Friday, February 25, 2011

The festival opens Tuesday and continues through March 20. All events are at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW; Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU, with free shuttles). For information or tickets, call 202-467-4600 or visit www.kennedy-center.org/india. Prices vary. All events are p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Daily Events

All exhibitions are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the festival.

ROOF TERRACE RESTAURANT Open for dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. before Concert Hall and Opera House performances. Menu changes weekly; reservations recommended. 202-416-8555.

K.C. CAFE Open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

"PUBLIC NOTICE 2" An exhibit about Mahatma Gandhi's speech on the eve of the Salt March to Dandi in early 1930. Hall of Nations. FREE.

"FALLING FABLES" A series of works on Indian ruins that are collapsing or disintegrating. North Atrium Foyer. FREE.

"I'VE GOT EYES AT THE BACK OF MY HEAD" A work made up of 5,000 bindis forms targets on four windows. Grand Foyer. FREE.

"TO STIR THE STILL AIR - PANKHA FROM THE COLLECTION OF JATIN DAS" A collection of about 40 hand fans from across the Indian subcontinent. States Gallery. FREE.

"KALEIDOSCOPE: MAPPING INDIA'S CRAFTS" An exhibit of traditional Indian crafts, live demonstrations and a craft market. Atrium. FREE.

"TREASURES OF THE GEM PALACE" Jaipur's Gem Palace displays some of the jewels from its collection. South Atrium Foyer. FREE.

"SARI" Examples of the ubiquitous Indian garb are on display. Hall of States. FREE.

"HI! I AM INDIA" An interactive exhibit for children about Indian culture. Nations Gallery. FREE.


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