List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-12-21

    Yalda in San Jose

    Bay Area - South Bay Thursday - December 21, 2006     06:00 PM

    Afsaneh Art & Culture Society in association with Alborz Farsi School,Nejad World Music Center, Afsaneh Dance Academy, present Shaab-e Yalda, Winter Solstice Celebration
    Thursday, December 21st, we will present a family performance and gathering to celebrate the winter solstice. The holiday called Shaab-e Yalda (lit. the longest night) is an ancient tradition celebrated with family and friends who gather to share music, stories, poetry, food, and dance. Bring family and friends to join us in celebration.

    Camden Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room
    3369 Union Ave San Jose, CA 95124

    Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
    Admission: Free!!

    Reservations required: By phone: (408) 829-8296 By email: <>

    Come and meet with friends for a delicious potluck buffet of traditional food and performances at this warm family gathering. Performances will feature traditional music, dance and poetry performed by the professional dance and music ensembles, Ballet Afsaneh and Nejad Music Ensemble, as well as selections performed by student groups from the Alborz Farsi School, Nejad World Music Center Youth Orchestra and the Afsaneh Dance Academy and DJ Mehrdad. Admission is free but you must call or email to RSVP so we can add your name to our guest list. This will be a wonderful event, a time to enjoy family time and a perfect way to introduce the community and the tradition of Shaab-e Yalda to new friends and neighbors of the Bay Area.
    By phone: (408) 829-8296 By email: <>

    Yalda in San Francisco

    Bay Area - San Francisco Thursday - December 21, 2006     07:00 PM

    Shabeh Yalda Celebration
    Thursday, December 21st

    Hayes Valley Market Gallery,

    580 Hayes St., San Francisco

    Anar is hosting a Shabeh Yalda event in honor of the ancient Iranian celebration of the winter solstice. In the spirit of Shabeh Yalda, we will celebrate the longest night of the year by reciting poetry, enjoying music and food, and of course, sharab (wine).

    We would like to invite all Iranian-American poets to present their spoken and written art at this event. We hope you will choose to be a part of this unique opportunity to demonstrate a creative and progressive image of Iran and Iranians in the U.S.

    To participate in the poetry reading, please submit your contact info and a sample of your work (if possible) to by Friday, December 15th, 2006.

    Yalda at Persian Center in Berkeley

    Bay Area - East Bay Thursday - December 21, 2006     07:00 PM

    YALDA Celebration 2006: The Persian Center Family cordially invites you to spend the winter solstice with us! Yalda celebration is on THURSDAY, December 21st from 7:00 p.m. Spend a traditional evening with friends, eating "ash-e reshteh" & "anar", receiving a "fal-e Hafez" by the "korsi", while enjoying a variety of Persian music.

    Persian Center, 2029 Durant Avenue, Berkeley. Tickets: $15
    Children under 5 free); For more info or tickets, please call

    Yalda Party in New York

    New York Thursday - December 21, 2006     07:00 PM
    PAF's 1st Shabeh Yalda PARTY!

    Thursday, December 21st, 7pm

    Come celebrate the winter soltice with PAF crew and artists.
    Dance to Middle Eastern grooves, enter into our raffle and have a
    chance to win some exciting prizes!

    217 Bowery
    (btwn Spring and Prince)
    Getting there: Take the 6 train to Spring or the J,M,Z to Bowery

    Yalda in Montreal

    Montreal Thursday - December 21, 2006     07:00 PM

    Yalda at Stanford University

    Bay Area - Peninsula Thursday - December 21, 2006     08:00 PM

    Dear PSA members and friends,

    The longest night of all is near. It is said that Yalda night has been celebrated by Iranians for more than 6000 years. Let's get together and celebrate it again. Sing some songs along with live music, read some poems, eat lots of pomegranates, "Ash-Restheh", watermelons and maybe even more ...

    What: Yalda Night Celebration with
    Live Music
    and more ...
    When: Thursday, Dec. 21st – 8:00PM ~ midnight
    Where: Timoshenko Lounge, Rains Houses.

    Important Note: If you are a fan of Ash-Restheh or Pomegranate, Don't be late ...

    Yalda in Vancouver

    Vancouver Thursday - December 21, 2006     08:00 PM
    EVENT YALDA 2006
    WHEN Thursday, December 21, 2006 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    LOCATION Richards on Richards
    ADDRESS 1036 Richards Street, VANCOUVER
    PRICE $15
    MIN. AGE 19+
    MUSIC CODE top 40 persian, house & hip hop

    Shabe Jomeh

    Thursday - December 21, 2006     08:00 PM

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