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What do you get when you cross dinner and a movie? As portmanteaus go, 'Divey' lacks the selling power needed to get across the experience Art!Power's food and film pairing is aiming for. Fortunately, the folks over at UCSD came up 'Foovie' [Food + Movie].

Next month, Art!Power serves up an Indian-themed coupling when they present Prashant Bhargava's Patang (The Kite) with a side of curry.

Here's how the press release describes Patang: "A poetic journey to Ahmedabad (that) weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India’s largest kite festival. Every year a million kites fill the skies of the old city – dueling, soaring, and flying high above cascading rooftops and streets overflowing with people. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams."

Most of the menus I read are printed on a board, but I'll give it my best Burl Stiff. Dinner includes Garlic Naan Triangles with Homemade Indian Chutneys; Chickpea and Vegetable Curry with Currant Couscous, Apricots, and Sweet Chili Harissa Sauce. Also on the menu, Coconut Cinnamon Rice Pudding with a Ginger Wafer Crisp and Cilantro Sprigs.

Drinks sold separately. In the words of Charles Boyer, "Take me to the cash bar."

Mark your calendars for October 18. Dinner is at 7 pm followed by an 8 pm screening. It will net you $10 for the movie ala carte and $34 for the whole schmeer.

The Loft, Price Center East, 2nd Floor, La Jolla, CA. For more information call 858.534.TIXS (8497) or visit www.artpower.ucsd.edu

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