You don't have to go all the way to India to celebrate its culture. In fact, Festival of India, held Uptown in the Q.C., offers you a much cheaper alternative. The festival features arts and crafts, music and dancing, exhibits, and of course, authentic cuisine. If you're like me and you love Indian food, this is the place to be -- a variety of tasty treats from Indian restaurants in Charlotte and the surrounding area will be available for purchase (and eating!). Continues on Sept. 6. $5 for admission; free for children under 10 years old). 12 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. www.indiafestival.net.