List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-09-10

    Midnight Approaches Orange County

    Orange County Sunday - September 10, 2006     08:16 AM

    The Translation Project invites you to a screening of an evocative, multi-dimentional and entertaining DVD of films based on contemporary Iranian poetry:

    Midnight Approaches...
    Created by Niloufar Talebi

    Featuring the poems of Ziba Karbassi, Abbas Saffari, Partow Nooriala, Majid Naficy, Saghi Ghahraman and Reza Farmand, this innovative film project makes this poetry accessible to all.

    Trailer available at

    In addition to the screenings, Talebi collaborates with tar master, Sahba Motallebi, in a dramatic bilingual reading of selected poetry she translated for An Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Poetry Around the World (forthcoming 2007).

    Mehgregan Persian Festival
    Orange County Fair and Exposition Center,
    88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    September 9 and 10
    3 pm film screening
    4 pm live stage performance

    For information about The Translation Project, visit

    “I found the marriage of visual, musical and poetic imagery in Niloufar Talebi's work to be touching, effective and an ideal way to discover and appreciate contemporary Iranian poetry.”
    -Michael Tilson Thomas
    -Musical director of the San Francisco Symphony

    11th Annual Persian Harvest Festival

    Orange County Sunday - September 10, 2006     11:00 AM



    September 9th-10th 2006

    IRVINE, CA – July 1, 2006– the Network of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County

    (NIPOC) on behalf of the Southern California based Persian Community announces the 11th

    Annual Persian Harvest Festival of Autumn (Mehregan) on

    Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    On the 10 years anniversary, this two-day event will attract more attendees this year. Many

    national, state, and local community and political leaders are expected at the festival.

    Mehregan (pronounced ‘meh-re-gahn’), is a celebration of nature honoring the ancient Persian

    Goddess Mehr, the spirit of love, knowledge and commitment. This two-day outdoor family

    event celebrating nature and the seasons, is a showcase of many aspects of Persian culture from

    exhibits, art, pop and traditional music, folk dance, crafts, ancient sports, live performances,

    movies, children's activities and exotic food. Held at the Orange County Fair & Exposition in

    Costa Mesa, this event grows more popular each year with thousands of visitors. Over 100

    exhibitors sell everything from intricate Persian rugs, Authentic Persian Food to modern art.

    This festival is organized by the Persian Community Volunteers of Southern California as a nonprofit

    event. Hundreds of people in the county's large Persian community volunteer their time

    and talents to bring Orange County the sights, sounds and tastes of ancient Persia and modern

    Iran. Further information is available at Or by calling (949) 851-3993.

    From: bahman

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