A shameless way to spend your Diwali. Celebrate the good, the evil and the playful at Light: A Celebration of Diwali, presented by Besharam in Toronto. And if dancing isn't your thing, the Gerrard Diwali Mela will give you a fix of music, food and dance. We also have an idea for a little home get-together, replete with dress-up, decor and food options.

This Diwali weekend, head to Fly Nightclub to dance away the night at Light: A Celebration of Diwali. DJ Amita spins Bolly and Bhangra tunes, accompanied by dancer extraordinaire, Taj Grewal.

Light: A Celebration of Diwali
Friday, November 5, 2010 at 9:30pm
Fly Nightclub
8 Gloucester Street, Toronto
 
After you've recovered from your Friday night partying, head to the Indian bazaar at Gerrard Street for a fun, family-friendly Diwali Mela. The 2-day block party will include magic shows, Bharatnatyam, Dandia dancing and tons of Bolly and Bhangra music. Plus lots of great food and shopping at Toronto's original Indian market.
 
Diwali Mela
Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7
 
Diwali at Home
If Diwali means spending time at home with your closest and best peeps, push your furniture to the walls, lay out some white sheets in your living room, and host your own old skool qawaali/ghazal-type party. Get your friends to dress in their Indian finest, bring out some decorative pillows, light some traditional diyas or candles, and play some Shiv Kumar Batalvi or Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. And if your guests are courageous enough, break out your karaoke machine for your own rendition of "Ik Pal Chan Na Aave". For nosh, try out Chef Gurj Dhaliwal's Diwali recipes for a new twist on old favourites.
 
Happy Diwali from all of us at Jugni Style!