Emory ICE: Diwali 2016

11/12/2016 7:00 PM

Emory ICE: Diwali 2016

Emory Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE): Diwali 2016
Welcome to Emory's celebration of Diwali! Also known as the "festival of lights," Diwali celebrates new beginnings often associated with happiness, goodness, and prosperity. Diwali is India's most widely celebrated festival and demonstrated the country's rich cultural and religious diversity.

Emory ICE puts on an annual celebration to mark this occasion. In fact, ICE Diwali is Emory’s BIGGEST off-campus event, providing about 700 students with a night that embraces every aspect of Indian food, dance, and culture. The event is grand, elegant, and memorable—a definite bucket-lister for any and every Emory student.

The following are included in the purchase of a ticket:
-An Authentic, Full-Course Indian Dinner provided by Cafe Bombay!
-A cultural show featuring Emory's BEST dance teams!
-Music and entertainment provided by DJ Jaz Productions!
-Free shuttles to and from the event!
-And (of course!), a night you will NEVER forget!

TICKETS:
ICE Diwali tickets will be sold for $31 each. Ticket sale times are listed below. Ticket sale locations will be announced 30 minutes before the time of sale of per day of sale. KEEP AN EYE OUT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (facebook.com/emoryindianculturalexchange) and THIS EVENT PAGE FOR TICKETING LOCATION INFORMATION!

Tickets will be sold on the following dates:
Thursday, October 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, October 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Tickets are available to all Emory students, but each student can only buy ONE tickets for themselves and no more. Students MUST have their Emory IDs with them at the time of purchase. Upon ticket purchase, a customized QR code will be sent to your email. Please be have this code ready at the event to show to the ticketer. Upon admission into Diwali, each attendee will receive a special gift, which will serve as his or her proof of admission. ALL ticket sales will take place in person; cash, card, and Venmo will be accepted at the time of purchase. Please note that when using credit card, there is a $1 surcharge.

We understand that ticketing times may not accommodate everybody. We have worked hard to come up with a variety of times and days, including one weekend day, to allow students equal opportunity to receive a ticket. We also realize that ticket prices can be a burden for students to pay. Please know that the ICE Board works tirelessly to make this experience accessible to as many students as possible. However, given the rising vendor costs, Diwali does become very expensive, with each person’s attendance costing over $70. Despite the cost of tickets, we at ICE are working very hard to provide you with an amazing experience; we hope you will all consider the work well worth it!

PROGRAM:
Diwali will begin at 7:00 PM and will end at 1:00 AM. The pre-function area will be open from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will feature hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. The main reception will begin at 8:00 PM and admission will not be granted after this point.

TRANSPORTATION:
Transportation will be provided. Buses will be shuttling to and from Omni Hotel to Emory, and bus signups will be available at the time of ticket purchase. Please check back frequently to receive updates on the shuttle schedule. Parking at the venue is NOT free.

ATTIRE:
The attire for Emory ICE Diwali 2016 is deemed formal. Suit and tie or traditional Indian clothing is required for men. Formal dresses or traditional Indian clothing is required for women. No hats, jeans, or sneakers are allowed.

DINNER:
Cafe Bombay

OPEN DANCE FLOOR AND MUSIC:
DJ Jaz Productions

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES:
Emory Savera
Emory Karma Bhangra (EKB)
TNT (TrickaNomeTry)
Emory SaRaas
Persuasion
Zuri
Suri
Aural Pleasure
Emory University Senior Class of 2017 Dance

REMINDERS:
Please bring your Emory ICE Diwali 2016 ticket and your Emory Student ID to the event. We will be checking them at the shuttle stop and will also be collecting tickets at the door.
Please remember that the ticket issued to you at the time of purchase is linked with your name. Therefore, you cannot trade or lose your ticket, as you will not be allowed entry.
If your ticket has been lost or you wish to sell your ticket, please contact one of the ICE Executive Board Officers.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 7 PM - 1 AM
Venue: Omni Hotel At CNN Center, 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Contact: icediwali2016@gmail.com, Ayushi Sharma and Simran Ahluwalia, ICE 2016 Diwali Co-Chairs


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