List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-06-16

    Theoretical & practical preliminary excercises, training and education of body, mind & spirit

    New York Saturday - June 16, 2007     10:00 AM

    Theoretical & practical preliminary excercises, training and education
    of body, mind & spirit
    New York City - June 16-17, 2007 10am-1pm
    Chelsea Studio
    151 West 26th St.
    New York, NY, 10001
    Interested participants contact please
    Cam Hatami - Tel: 212-362-4354
    email: avestar1@netzero.net

    Anita Amirrezvanni--Author of THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS in Seattle

    Seattle Saturday - June 16, 2007     02:00 PM

    Meet Iranian-American author Anita Amirrezvani when she reads from her debut novel, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS:



    This Saturday (6/16) at 2:00 p.m.

    Northgate Branch of the Seattle Public Library

    (10548 Fifth Ave NE/ 206-386-4636)

    Co-sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company.

    FREE!

    Learn more this stunning debut novel at www.bloodofflowers.com.

    Nazanin Borders Tour

    Texas - Austin Saturday - June 16, 2007     07:00 PM

    06/16/2007 07:00 PM - Borders Books and Music

    4477 South Lamar, Austin, Texas



    Nazanin will be touring select Borders stores across the USA in June and July. She will share her positive message of "Progressive Revolution" through speech and song. All are invited to see Nazanin speak out on the causes she holds dear and intimately perform tracks from her debut disc Someday.



    www.nazanin.ca

    www.myspace.com/nazaninmusic

    ali@bodogmusic.com>

    Gul Bahaar: A Celebration of Persian, Uzbeq, and Indian Dance

    Washington DC Saturday - June 16, 2007     07:30 PM

    Gul Bahaar: A Celebration of Persian, Uzbeq, and Indian Dance

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    Event Type
    Dance
    Date And Time
    7:30 PM Saturday, Jun 16
    Event Area
    DC Metro
    Event Location
    Gunston Theater One
    Description
    Gul Bahaar: A Celebration of Uzbek, Indian, and Persian Dance” Gunston Theater One 2700 South Lang Street Arlington, VA The sumptuous beauty of the Moghul court will come alive at the Gunston Theater One in Arlington, VA on Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 PM. The performance, Gul Bahaar : A celebration of Uzbek, Indian and Persian dance” honors three distinct Eastern cultural traditions which interacted and influenced each other during the Moghul dynasty. Classical pieces and folkloric dances will be presented in lavish, colorful costumes by DC’s premiere Middle Eastern and Central Asian dance ensemble, the award- winning Silk Road Dance Company. People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Qizlarhon Dustmuhamedova and Indian guest artists Asha Vattakutti and Jayantee Payne will present North Indian selections. The Gul Bahaar concert will be the highlight of the 12th Annual Central Asian Dance Camp, “Babur’s Legacy: Exploring Uzbek-Indian Connections.” Persian, Uzbek and Indian dance legacies will be the focus of the classes scheduled to take place June 14 -17, at new Joe’s Movement Emporium facility in Mount Rainier, Maryland. Although Persian and Uzbek classical dance come from an Islamic culture and North Indian court dance springs from Hindu roots, these dance forms share some intriguing similarities dating in part to the Moghul dynasty. For Uzbeks, the 16th century emperor Babur is a much-admired hero and poet; for Indians, he is remembered as a cruel conqueror. But from either perspective, Babur is recognized as the founder of the Moghul dynasty that blended Central Asian Islamic culture with North Indian Hindu traditions. The cross pollination of these Central Asian and Indian traditions flowered in a court culture remarkable for music, dance, and poetry. (Babur’s work, the Baburnama, was translated into Persian and esteemed by Persians.) The West is familiar with the most famous example of Moghul architecture,the Taj Mahal. One vibrant result of this cross-cultural contact remains today in the classical dance genre known as Kathak which developed into its contemporary form at the Moghul courts.
    Event Photo

    Admission Fee
    $15
    E-Mail
    qyzylbosh@aol.com
    Website
    http://www.silkroaddance.com
    Contact Info
    301-585-1105

    DARIUSH & MANSOUR LIVE IN CONCERT

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - June 16, 2007     08:00 PM


    SFPERSIANS PRESENTS:
    SUMMER'S HOTTEST CONCERT
    SAT JUNE 16
    GIFTCENTER SAN FRANCISCO
    DARIUSH & MANSOUR LIVE IN CONCERT
    WITH DJ DADMEHR TILL 3AM
    WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SFPERSIANS


    ALL AGES GEN ADMIN PRESALE $55



    Axis of Evil Comedy Tour

    Bay Area - South Bay Saturday - June 16, 2007     08:00 PM

    Jun 16 - The Flint Center in the Bay Area (Cupertino) 8pm - Ticketmaster.com or 408-998-8497

    http://www.iconconcerts.com/blastmedia/axis/axisshowsanddvd.html

    http://www.axisofevilcomedy.com/

    Bibi ~ SF Lesbian, Gay, Bisxeual, Transgender Pride Middle-Eastern Style

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - June 16, 2007     09:00 PM

    San Francisco's premier Middle-Eastern LGBT Pride event will be sweeping into San Francisco on Saturday, June 16.



    This first-ever event is unprecedented in the Bay Area, and possibly the world! Bibi is a fundraiser party for the LGBT Middle-Eastern & North African community, where friends and supporters are invited to celebrate and share our culture. Women and men from Kashmir to Morocco to New York and San Francisco will hit the dance floor, moving to a fusion of Middle-Eastern, North African and International beats.



    Bibi will also feature sultry belly dancing performances throughout the evening.

    Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, San Francisco

    June 16, 2007. Doors open at 9 pm; 21 and up

    Featured performers include belly dancers Sami & Frederique,

    Happy Hyder as Saida and mixmasters DJ Emancipacion, DJ

    Femme Fuego, DJ Baba Q and DJ Bahman

    Cost: $15 advance at GrooveTickets.com

    $20 door

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