Learnquest Academy of Music’s Seventh Annual Music Conference: The 8-day long festival of music, which began on March 23, continues on March 31 and April 1. Well-known names including Vidwan Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Vidwan Unnikrishnan, Nirmala Rajasekar, Subhra Guha and Vidwan O. S. Thyagarajan will perform.
Sensational India!: The Peabody Essex Museum’s annual celebration will be held this year on March 31 and April 1. A variety of events that celebrate Indian art, cuisine, and performing arts are on the schedule. Highlights include a lecture by renowned Indian author Amitav Ghosh, demonstrations of Kathak dance by Parul Shah Dance Company and concerts in Hindustani classical music by students of Massachusetts-based Kumkum Sanyal. DJ Rekha will host the Bollywood Dance Party on March 31 from 9 p.m. till midnight.
Drishya 2012: The New England Malayalee Association (NEMA) commences its third annual talent competition for youth this weekend. Drishya 2012 will take place over multiple days, and will host the Drawing/Painting, Short Story writing and Poetry writing competitions at the Marlborough Public Library and Nashua Public Library on April 1.
Chaitra Navratri Celebrations 2012: Chelmsford-based New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar’s nine-day festivities will culminate on April 1. Seetharama Kalyanam is scheduled for 9 a.m.