Diwali festival of lights

UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium hosts high-energy show

The Victoria Hindu Parishad is once again hosting the annual festival of lights event at the Farquhar Auditorium at UVic on Nov. 1.

Diwali is one of the biggest holidays in India, and the event at UVic will feature a wide range of performers in honour of the festival.

“It’s going to be a variety performance show in a beautiful theatre,” said Suresh Basrur, with the Victoria Hindu Parishad.

Performances include traditional Indian music, including classical and folk, along with high-energy Bollywood and bhangra dances.

“It’s a celebratory event, a lot of colour, a lot of energy,” said Basrur.

During the intermission of the two-and-a-half hour show, there will be traditional Indian snacks, including samosas, and chai tea served in the lobby.

Tickets often sell out before the event, so people are advised to buy them in advance, said Basrur.

The Diwali event takes place on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the University Centre ticket office at 250-721-8480 or at auditorium.uvic.ca.