Don’t forget to grab your bangles and bindi before heading to Cincinnati Opera’s Bollywood-style party, “Curtain Up!” Inspired by the Opera’s upcoming production of Indian folk tale rendition, A Flowering Tree, this celebration helps kick off the company’s 2011 season. There will be henna tattoo painting, Indian cuisine, dance performances by two University of Cincinnati groups (UC Dhadak and Bearcat Bhangra) and music with DJ House of Havoc.
And if that’s not enough of a reason to get your “Jai Ho” on, there will also be an open bar that will help fully realize your Slumdog Millionaire dreams. (Unfortunately, no cash prizes are promised.) Indian-inspired attire is encouraged. Tickets are $40, including complimentary membership in the Cincinnati Opera Center Stage young professional program, or $15 for current Center Stage members.
The party goes from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Parvis Lofts (1411 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine). Go here to find tickets.