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About Us

SACHI is a vibrant art and cultural nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dedicated to excellence in programs, and with a vision to impart creative learning, SACHI's unique events promote the understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse landscape of Indian art, culture and heritage. We invite you to get involved by attending events, becoming a member and learning more.

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Upcoming Events

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Sari: The Magic of the Unstitched Garment with Rta Kapur Chishti

Date:     Saturday, May - 06, 2017
Time:    10 am to 12 pm
Location:   Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

SACHI and SOHARA showcase the elegance and diversity of the Indian Sari in association with the Textile Arts Council, San Francisco. Please Join a Celebration of Indian Textiles with renowned scholar, designer, and Sari revivalist,

Rta Kapur Chishti

in a Presentation and Sari demonstration workshop

Fees: $25 per person; RSVP: info@sachi.org

A Viewing of textiles and Conversation with the scholar follows at 2-4 p.m. in Los Altos at 13155 La Cresta Drive, Los Altos Hills.

To RSVP for both events, please email info@sachi.org

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Saris: Tradition and Beyond by Rta Kapur Chishti

Worn by: Golla (shepherd community); Gudati Kapulu (agriculturist)

Area: Narasannapalle, Cuddapah district, Rayalseema region, South Andhra Pradesh

Length: 9 yd/ 8.26 m


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20th Anniversary SACHI Benefit: World Premiere Musical, Monsoon Wedding directed by Mira Nair

Date:     Saturday, June - 10, 2017
Time:    8 pm-10.30 pm
Location:   Roda Theater, Berkeley Rep Theater Complex, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

SACHI Invites You to Join a Special Monsoon Wedding Performance Night on June 10, 2017, 8 PM

Celebrating 20 years of dynamic SACHI Programs

Based on the international hit film by Mira Nair, the world premiere stage musical of Monsoon Wedding at Berkeley Rep is one of the most highly anticipated theatrical events of the season. Join us in celebration and support!

World Premiere Musical Monsoon Wedding, directed by Mira Nair

Pre-performance Reception with EXCLUSIVE MIRA NAIR APPEARANCE, 6 PM-7.30 PM, Terrace Lobby, Berkeley Rep Theater

Performance, 8 PM;

Do NOT miss this exclusive opportunity for an intimate encounter with Mira Nair and an evening of outstanding stage production!  Enjoy delectable South Asian delights to complement the Monsoon Wedding theme.  And Join us in festive attire with a South Asian flair!

Respond early to ensure space for an unforgettable SACHI night!  Please view the attached details.

A SACHI Benefit supporting program excellence in the arts and culture of India

$225 per person, Orchestra VIP Seating ($115 Tax deductible)  

$200 per person, Mezzanine VIP Seating ($100 Tax deductible)

Questions or RSVP for reserving tickets:  info@sachi.org;  Tel. 650-918-6335 

Tickets can also be purchased online ; additional vendor fee applies.

Monsoon Wedding SACHI tickets entitle new members to a one-year complimentary SACHI membership 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous Monsoon Wedding to Berkeley Rep’s stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical. The perfect storm starts brewing when family members from around the world descend on Delhi for a nonstop four-day celebration of an arranged marriage between a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter and an Indian-American gentleman she has never met. But unexpected surprises and dark family secrets surface. The forecast calls for drama, love, hope, laughs, and a whole lot of rain.

Book by Sabrina Dhawan

Music by Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead