DHOOM: Queer Desi Daytime Dance Party – Spring Edition


March 26


03:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Website: Organizer's Website


298 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco, CA, US, 94103



With hearts full of gratitude and excitement, as promised we’re bringing you the next DHOOM – The spring edition!

Bring your fiercest, colorful lewks, the most winsome expressions and be ready to DANCE at the legendary OASIS SF!

With the continued support of Impulse SF, we are creating a space for South Asian LGBTQ+ folks along with allies to express our culture through dance and art as a celebration of “US.”

Partial proceeds will go to Parivar Bay Area – America’s only Transgender-led, Transgender-centering organization led by Global South Asian Transgender folx that Cultivates a community of light, love, and acceptance.

Parivar strives to serve as an organization for Transgender economic justice, Health care equity, Intersectional unity, social inclusion, and LGBTQIA+ Immigration Equity centering the Global South Trans Immigrants and Asylees and uplifting the culturally diverse Hijrah, Kinnar, Thirunangai, Khwaja Sira and all transgender identities of the South Asian Diaspora.

The event is FREE for all trans and gender-non confirming folks. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. (‘Contact Event Organizer’ button on Eventbrite page at the bottom will help get on the guest list).

Tickets will be $25 at the door on the day of the event.

Spread the word, spread the joy. This party is for you and for EVERYONE!

Special shout out to our event ambassadors – Ankur Bajaj, Naren Hazareesingh, Tina Silveira, Dhir Shergill & Tom Joesph

About the cast:

DJ Damaniac – Known to bring the best dance floor energy to all desi parties and weddings, he’s is gonna make us sweat!

Nikhil Londhe – Usually seen spontaneously dancing in public spaces, on a go-go box or on his Instagram, this marks Nikhil’s official stage debut as a performer. A recent re-transplant to the city, he may seem like a familiar face either as a former chairperson of Trikone Bay Area or as Mr. April 2020 on the bare chest calendar. His debut is sure to tantalize!

Monica Desai – Monica enjoys both traditional and contemporary dance forms ranging from Raas to Hip Hop and everything in between. She has produced and directed numerous international talent competitions and entertainment shows. Monica co-founded Bollywood Touch, a full-service South Asian Entertainment company specializing in providing dance, live music, and more for a variety of events nationally. Her moves will move you!

Yash Choudhary – Software engineer by profession and dance instructor by passion. Dance has always been Yash’s emotional and creative vent. He’s been dancing since he was a kid and got certified in Bollywood fitness and Zumba fitness. He loves to teach dancing and express himyself through music. He’s excited to present an enthralling number for Dhoom!

Preity (they/them) – a queer desi drag artist based in Oakland. Since childhood, Preity has studied various forms of dance. A budding desi drag star, they wish to entertain and remind people that the hottest girl in the world is a desi girl!

Miraaj (he/they) – San Francisco based performing artist, singer, lyricist and dancer – Miraaj, is bringing a live performance of his first and very new single Ritual with a debut tour in March all over San Francisco ending the run with the final show at this event. Miraaj also conceptualized and helped produce the first DHOOM event in Oct 2022!

Sanjay Makhijani (he/him) – a San Francisco/unceded Ohlone territory-based teacher, activist, and artist. Sanjay believes that we can & must imagine a safer, more creative, kinder society for ourselves and future generations. He recognizes the importance of centering our Trans* and BIPOC siblings in the fight for justice, since justice for the most marginalized means justice for us all.

Sarang Bhatt (he/him) – A sexy aunty and insatiable dancer. Bay Area raised and San Francisco ripened. Dedicated to creating spaces that South Asian Queer people want to go to.

Farah’s Collectibles – Jewelry and trinkets by Farah Akhtar will spark your desire to accessorize.

Sorek – Taking a mad scientist/librarian’s approach, Sorek has been studying a little of everything in the realm of esoterica for over a decade. They have been doing readings for others since 2019 with an astrological practice that seeks to marry time-tested structures with rebellious new approaches to technique. their occult knowledge is complemented by their interests in art, media, math, mythology, physics, psychology, sociology, human sexuality, linguistics, and literature.

Basmah Masood – Credit to her talents we have created a beautiful brand and artworks for our event!

Bruno Caramel de Oliveira – This brilliant Brazilian photographer will cover our event, the magic shall be shared soon after!

See you soon… At DHOOM!

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