Hindus celebrate the rite of spring known as Holi by taking to the streets and dousing one another with colored powders and liquids. And if you happen to be in Brooklyn, you could take to the Yard for Festival of Colors: Holi NYC, where a dozen or so group and DJs — including M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, the Golden Pony, Lucky Chops, and DJ Vic — will provide music to get messy to. Stick around for the after-party, from which one hundred percent of the profits will be donated to relief efforts in Nepal. The colors will all be interior this evening, when the Indian classical-music organization Chhandayan presents its annual All-Night Concert, the closest thing around to a traditional Indian music marathon. This year’s headliners include Satish Vyas, on the hammered dulcimer known as the santoor; the remarkable rising-star singer Kaushiki Chakraborty; and seventh-generation sitar virtuoso Nishat Khan. The Concert will take place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan: http://www.chhandayan.com .
Sat., May 9, noon, 2015