List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-03-12

    NoRooz

    Pennsylvania Sunday - March 12, 2006     10:00 AM

    Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Celebrate Norooz, the Persian New Year

    Sunday, March 12, 2006


    Celebrate Norooz, a joyous festival of new life observed by Persians and the neighboring cultures of the Tajik, Afghan, Uzbek and Kurdish people. Let the Silk Road Dance Company dazzle you with their elaborate costumes, beautiful stories and festive music. Witness the magnificent Haft-Seen Sofreh, the ceremonial table of the Persian New Year. Meet members from the local Persian community who will be on hand to explain Norooz, Haft-Seen and write each child’s name in Farsi! Watch an artist demonstrate the technique of 17th century Persian miniature painting and then visit the installation, Arts of War and Peace: Persian Miniatures from the Collection. Finish off the day by creating Norooz inspired crafts in the Make and Take Workshop and drawing in the Museum’s Persian Galleries during Drawing Together!



    11:00-2:00 Demonstration of Persian Miniature Painting –Free!



    11:00-2:00 Haft-Seen Presentation- Free!



    11:00-2:00 Farsi Name Writing- Free!



    11:30 & 1:30 Performance by the Silk Road Dance Company- $4 members, $5 non-members.



    10:30- 2:00 Make and Take Crafts- Free!



    12:00- 2:30 Drawing Together- Free!



    Museum admission policy on Sundays is Pay What You Wish. For more information about this event, call 215-235-7469 or go to www.philamuseum.org


    UC Berkeley's Annual Norouz Show

    Bay Area Sunday - March 12, 2006     01:00 PM




    ISCO Norouz Show






    UC
    Berkeley Iranian Student's Cultural Organization (ISCO)


     


    Date: Sunday March
    12th, 2006

    Time: Doors Open at 1:00PM, Show Starts at 1:30PM

    Location: Julia Morgan Center (2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA)


     


    Cost:


    Students $5;

    General $15;

    Kids 7 and under Free


    More information/ Contact:
    isco.berkeley.edu






    Social Dance

    Virginia Sunday - March 12, 2006     02:00 PM

    Social Dance Classes (Salsa, Latin, wedding dances and Swing) at Tallar by Steven Zaloga. Steven has been a dance instructor, competitor, and performer for over 10 years. Steven has performed at many unique affairs including a Democratic fundraiser, the Austrian Embassy, and Annapolis First Night: and, in 2004, he competed in the Yuletide Ball placing first in all eight American Rhythm dances. For more info go to www.liliak.com ang click on events.



    Location:

    46970 Community Plaza # 2118-01 Sterling VA,20164

    Tel: 703.597.7950

    Nava Ensemble @ Kennedy Center

    Washington DC Sunday - March 12, 2006     06:00 PM

    Live Concert on the Millennium Stage

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    Washington, DC



    • free to the public •



    The Kennedy Center is proud to host a return performance by the Nava Ensemble, led by Dr. Shahriar Saleh, to celebrate Now Ruz. Guest performers include: Dr. Nader Majd on tar; Dr. Nami Hai on tar; Arsalan Hamidi on violin; and Dr. Naser Khorasani, Dr. Alireza Analouei and the Sama Ensemble.



    For more details, please visit the Nava Ensemble program webpage.



    (A free subscription for updates on Middle East and Central Asia events at the Kennedy Center as well as digital video archives are available at millenniumstage.blogspot.com.)

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