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Dave offers a devotional evening
of transcendent mystical Indian
instruments with a groove of
American gospel. The songs cre-
ate a modern and participatory
theatrical experience out of the
ancient traditions of kirtan.
9 Dec. 8pm. $20 Advance;
$25 door. Santa Barbara Public
Library, 40 East Anapamu St.,
Santa Barbara, CA.
Odissi Indian Dance
World renowned dancers Laboni
and Shalini Patnaik, the Patnaik
Sisters, offer a special classical
dance performance named Odissi
that was traditionally performed
in the temples of ancient northern
India. The performance proceeds
go to the Bellur Trust, an organi-
zation to provides clean drinking
water, a medical clinic, and school
to the rural village where BKS
Iyengar was born.
10 Dec. 7pm. $20 adults;
$5 children. Iyengar Yoga Center
of North County, 2210 Encinitas
Blvd., Suite U, Encinitas CA.
Marti Walker’s Concert &
Join Marti Walker for a post-birth-
day bash and kirtan/chant, dance,
and concert at Bhakti Yoga Shala.
Hear the bluesy, down-home
sounds of lap steel, pedal steel,
and dobro player Craig Ferguson,
as well as the rhythmically inspir-
ing Bobby Breton on drums and
the multi-talented Richard Hardy
on saxes and flute.
10 Dec. 8:30am-10:30pm.
$20 suggested donation.
Bhakti Yoga Shala,
207 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica.
Simrit Kaur is a musician, com-
poser, and Yogini on tour with
her latest album The Sweetest
Nectar. Her backup band features
groovy hypotonic beats fused
with a contagious uplifting energy
(including the sacred energy of the
Gong with Harijiwan). The ancient
appeal merges with electric
sound. The band takes audiences
through a diverse set of meditative
to ecstatic chanting.
15 Dec. 8:30pm. $15-$25.
Bhakti Yoga Shala, 207 Arizona
Ave., Santa Monica.
Join Girish and his electric band
for an ecstatic event that features
songs, hymns and chants from
Girish’s CDs Girish Remixed and
Diamonds in the Sun. Along
with some old favorites, Girish
invites his audience to participate
by singing along to traditional
Sanskrit mantras with a modern,
funky, yet devotional twist. The live
music performance is part of their
DVD release party.
16 Dec. 8pm. $20 Presale
$25 door. Breathe Redlands
Yoga Studio, 5 E. Citrus Ave.
Ste. 103, Redlands, CA.
HeArt of Goddess Offerings
Kathmandu Boutique hosts
Laura Amazzone and Chani
Nicholas in an evening celebration
of the Winter Solstice. Vanessa
Harris and Kathleen Kaller will
lead heartwarming kirtan. The
Heart of Goddess Offerings will
include spiritual art, sacred
jewelry, books, gift certificates
for astrological readings, art
classes and intuitive readings,
in addition to the Kathmandu
Boutique holiday sale 15-50%
off all items. All proceeds benefit
the Self-Help Group for Cerebral
Palsy in Nepal co-founded
by Kathmandu Boutique’s owner
17 Dec. 4-8pm.
Kathmandu Boutique, 1844
Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA.
Nada Yoga and Indian
Enjoy a night of toning, singing,
and classical music with Dan
Blanchard (santoor), Sheela
Bringi (bansuri flute, vocal),
Nisha Narsai (vocal), T.J. Troy
(tabla), Terra Gold (tanpura)
18 Dec. 8:00pm.
Bhakti Yoga Shala,
207 Arizona Ave.,