Check your Friday hangover at the door and get yourself to Diwali
, or festival of lights, at the Battenfeld Auditorium at KU Medical Center's Student Center (3901 Rainbow). At the annual celebration of the school's Indian Association, beginning at 4:15 p.m., participate in earthen lamp painting, get henna tattoos, pay $6 to eat from an authentic Indian buffet, and watch Bollywood fusion dance and music performances. "Diwali marks the importance of a positive outlook on life," says organizer Anand Saran. RSVP for the free event by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The event page is on Facebook; search "Diwali at KU Med."