Desi Dhamaka 2017 @ Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle [1 April]

Desi Dhamaka 2017

18:00 - 21:00

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Meany Center for the Performing Arts
Meany Hall on the UW Campus, Seattle, Washington 98195
Desi Dhamaka 2017 is officially here! Desi Dhamaka is an annual, student-run, South Asian cultural showcase at the University of Washington. It has now grown into the largest display of South Asian performance arts in the Pacific Northwest. The mission of the show is to spread the awareness of South Asian culture by providing a platform for UW students to showcase their talent to the UW student body and the greater Northwest community.

Every year, the show is filled with high energy dances, amazing musical performances, and hilarious stunts! This year will be no different as we bring you 7 of the best acts that Desi Dhamaka has ever seen on the night of April 1st. The following are this year's acts in no particular order:

DangeRaas Dawgs
Dub City Bhangra
UW Unplugged
UW Awaaz

This year, a portion of our proceeds will be donated to Will's Cure. Will's Cure is a foundation that focuses on raising money for research and promoting awareness for myotubular myopathy, an extremely deadly disease that prevents male infants from using their muscles when they are born, many of whom are not able to live after a few days. Through the efforts of Will's Cure and work done by universities and research centers, such as the University of Washington, potential treatments, such as gene therapy using the MTM1 gene, may present a cure, something that previously thought to be impossible. Every donation matters and helps towards finding a cure. Thank you for supporting Desi Dhamaka and Will's cure!

DD is also hosting an AFTER PARTY ~ stay tuned for more info and the event page.

The show will once again be held at the prestigious Meany Hall, located in the heart of the UW campus. With first class sight lines and acoustics to complement the talent on the stage, this year promises to be the best yet! Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm. Tickets will be sold in advance on campus, online, and at the event. We will be tabling the first week of spring quarter either in Red Square or near the HUB.



There are many packages to chose from this year, including:

Presale: $13 UW | $15 Non-UW
At the Door: $15 UW | $17 Non-UW

On sale NOW: There are 4 ways of purchasing pre-sale tickets to Desi Dhamaka this year:

1. At our table in UW Red Square between the hours of 10:30AM-3:30PM, from March 27th to March 31st. LIMITED QUANTITY
2. At the UW HUB Ticket Office ($2 convenience fee)
3. Online
4. Via one of our AH-mazing Desi Dhamaka representatives!

Please contact the committee at [email protected] or visit us at our website,, with any questions or concerns.
And now for some fine print…
*All ticket purchases are final, and Meany Hall will enforce a no re-entry policy at the event.
**Desi Dhamaka (DD) reserves the right to refuse entrance to guests who we determine will compromise the safety and security of the event and other patrons. DD has a non-negotiable policy on violence or threats at our events. Any member making such claims will be escorted off the premises and prevented from returning to all future DD and DD-affiliated events.
***There will be no re-entry into the venue.
****DD has a zero tolerance policy for drinking and disruptive behavior on and around the premises, which includes Meany Hall and any part of campus. Anyone caught in violation of these policies will be reported and escorted out. Btw kudos for actually reading the fine print. All violators and previous violators of this policy at past DD and DD affiliated events are henceforth placed on a black list to protect the interests of the University and its organizations. For inquiries about our black list please email the committee at [email protected]

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