Got Henna?

Indians (think "subcontinent," not "cowboys and") know how to throw a good wedding. Instead of the usual stifling black-and-white nuptial garb, traditional Indian costumes are colorful and comfortable. Indian food is like Narnian Turkish delight: addictive. The best part, however, is the henna. Why the application of handcrafted body art isn't compulsory at all of life's milestones is beyond me. Perhaps not enough people know how to do it. To fill that void, the Clay Pit Indian restaurant is hosting a free henna-painting class to kick off its month-long Mango Festival. The restaurant is donating revenue from cocktail sales at the event to the North Texas Food Bank—generous if a bit random, unless the food bank uses the money to buy mangoes. The class is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Clay Pit, 4460 Belt Line Road in Addison. Call 972-233-0111.
Thu., July 6, 5-8 p.m.
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Rick Kennedy