List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2004-05-02

    Art Auction & Reception

    Bay Area - San Francisco Sunday - May 2, 2004     04:00 PM

    2nd Annual Benefit Art Auction & Reception
    Original art from the Middle East and by Bay Area artists

    Sunday, May 2, 4 to 8 p.m.

    SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

    Admission $10, applied toward any purchase over $50

    To Volunteer at the event call 415.626.4061

    Media Contact: Torange Yeghiazarian 415.626.4061

    San Francisco Bay Area: On Sunday May 2nd at 4pm, Golden Thread Productions holds its annual Benefit Art Auction and Reception at SomArts Gallery featuring original art from the Middle East and Bay Area artists. Jewelry, antiques, gifts and services will also be available in the live and silent auctions. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres from some of Bay Area's best wineries and restaurants will be served.

    Live music will be performed by Kurt Ribak Jazz Trio and Mohammad Naser Zarif Afghani ensemble. As part of silent and live auctions, works by artists including Andrea Ali, Lara B., Youmna Chalda, Ali Dadgar, Nicole De Vito, Eshrat Erfanian, Hassan Fedawy, Kim Frohsin, Vida Ghahremani, Christine Hanlon, Taraneh Hemami, Mohammad Hourian, Candace Loheed, Lenea Maibaum, Lacey Mamak, Javier Manrique, Carolyn Meyer, Craig Nelson, Sian Oblak, Fayeq Oweis, Randall Sexton, Tomatsu Takeshima, Termeh Yeghiazarian, and Berge Ara Zobian will be up for bid. In addition, auction items include original jewelry by Nancy Dobbs Owen and Shahasp Valentine with additional arts and crafts from Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Yemen and Armenia.

    Reception wine generously donated by Fetzer and Agajanian Wineries. Catered by La Mediterannee, Mangia Mangia, ACME Bread, La Cascada, Arabi Mediterranean Cuisine, Tannour, India Garden and Scharffenberger Chocolatieres.

    Additional sponsors and donors: Narsai David, Sandy Cressman, Anchor Brewing Company, Agajanian Vineyards, Peet's Coffee &Tea, Love Joy's Tea Room, Tanjiah Morrocan Cuisine, Good Vibrations, Asian American theater, Impact Theater, Language Studies International, Super Sightseeing Tours, Orlane Beauty & Skin Care, Henna Garden, Floresco, Freedom Flowers, Kabul Tribal Art and Noah's Art

    Introduction to Zoroastrianism

    Bay Area - South Bay Sunday - May 2, 2004     04:00 PM

    Title: Introduction to Zoroastrianism

    This is a free program for those interested in learning the basic
    tenets of Zoroastrianism, one of the world oldest religions.

    Program is in English.

    Location:Rustam & Morvarid Dar e Mehr
    10468 Crothers Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95127

    Date and Time: Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 4pm-5pm

    For further information, please contact the Assembly at

    Pars Radio

    Bay Area Sunday - May 2, 2004     05:00 PM

    PARSradio - new persian radio station for the bay area -every Sundays from 5-8 pm on 96.1 FM. visit us at or call 650-917-8789.

    The First CAL Alumni Gathering

    Bay Area - East Bay Sunday - May 2, 2004     05:30 PM

    "The First CAL Alumni Gathering"

    Dear Friend,

    On behalf of Cal Alumni Club of Iran (CalIran) and the Society of Iranian Engineers at Berkeley (SIEB)it is our great pleasure to announce the First Cal Alumni Gathering Dinner for Iranian Alumni of UC-Berkeley.

    As a group devoted to building a community of professionals based on trust and friendship, we believe this event would play a significant role in reaching our goals. Please join us in this exciting event and meet some of the most successful, influential, and brilliant engineers in the world of technology.

    Sunday, May 2nd 2004
    5:30-9:00 pm
    Scott's Restaurant
    2 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94607-3748

    We will have two Cal Alumni Speakers:

    - Dr. Abbas Milani, Professor, Author and Research fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, will talk about Sa'adi and modernity.

    - Dr. Ahmad Bahai, CTO of National Semiconductor and Adjunct Professor in UC Berkeley and Stanford will talk about Innovation: Challenges and Rewards in 21st Century.

    Our agenda also includes Iranian Traditional Music performance and several other programs.

    Tickets for this event will be sold for $35 for alumni and $30 for students before April 25th, and $40 afterwards.

    Please click on the link below to confirm your attendance and your choice of entrees.

    To sponsor this event or to make donations, please click on the link

    For more information please visit SIEB's website at or e-mail us at or

    We look forward to meeting you on May 2, 2004.

    Alumni Gathering Committee CalIran/SIEB
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