South Asian Carnival

Imagine heading to an American festival in South Asia and finding out that Zac Efron, Brad Pitt and Beyonce were going to be there. Now you have a sense of what it will be like for die-hard Bollywood fans who attend this weekend's South Asian Carnival, where superstars Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and the woman once voted Sexiest Woman in Asia, Katrina Kaif, will make appearances. (By the way, our choice for Sexiest Woman would have been Bipasha Basu, but hey, that's just us.) The event also features a slew of performances by singers like Kumar Sanu, Krishna and Ali Zafar, whose songs provide many of Bollywood's soundtracks. There are also runway fashion shows, a bridal bazaar for the South Asian bride-to-be, a giant bazaar selling artwork, and, of course, tons and tons of food. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reliant Park, One Reliant Park. For information, call 281-508-9660 or visit www.southasiancarnival.com. $25.
Sat., Aug. 15, noon; Sun., Aug. 16, noon, 2009
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