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Bollywood Dance Party

Saturday, May 7, at Liquid

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The American film industry is full of celebrities enjoying luxurious lifestyles with very limited privacy. People share tidbits of gossip about celebrities as if they were next-door neighbors ("Did you hear Kate Hudson is pregnant again?") and mash celeb couple names into annoying portmanteaus like "Brangelina." All this press comes with a glamorous setting: Hollywood.

India's Bollywood functions mostly the same way. One notable difference is that while Hollywood is currently revisiting the musical number--Chicago, Hairspray, Mama Mia-- Bollywood has kept it center stage all along. Bollywood films are awash with color, have clever and sometimes silly humor, and feature stunningly handsome lead characters.

On Saturday, the Association of India's Development is helping to bring Bollywood to Boise. At Liquid, AID will host a Bollywood dance party featuring Bollywood-style dance tracks served up by DJ Vinay, a performance by local Indian band Snowballs in Hell and belly dancers. Get into the Eastern spirit with tasty Indian finger foods or cool off with a drink from the bar.