List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-12-16

    Afsaneh Art & Culture Society present "Shaab-e Yalda Family Celebration"

    Bay Area - South Bay Sunday - December 16, 2007     04:00 PM

    Afsaneh Art & Culture Society present "Shaab-e Yalda Family
    Celebration" , SUN Dec 16, 4pm at Camden Community Center in San Jose,
    featuring Ostad Nejad & Nejad World Music Center Youth Orchestra,
    Ballet Afsaneh and the Afsaneh Dance Academy, & the Alborz Academy.
    Tickets: $10 members, $15 general admission
    Info & Tickets: 408-829-8296 or 408-927-7004
    http://www.dancesilkroad.org

    Persian Garden - w/ Shirzad Sharif & Mark Deutsch

    Bay Area Sunday - December 16, 2007     06:00 PM


    This Sunday December 16th due to popular demand we are proud to return with the amazing duet performances by Shirzad Sharif and Mark Deutsch.

    As usual the concert will be held @ the Persian Center in Berkeley, corner of Shattuck and Durant Streets (South of Shattuck on Durant Ave)

    Persian Chai (Tea) is also available for your pleassure. Come early to enjoy the ambiance of the Persian Center, with its beautiful outdoor fountain and laid back environment as well as to not disturb the live performances.

    Persian Garden Music Series
    Sunday Evening 6:00-8:00pm

    Live at The Persian Center
    2029 Durant Ave # 1
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 848-0264

    General Admission $10

    A serene, meditative & healing environment of music with Persian melodies, musicians & ambiance featuring some of the best local and non-local Persian musicians in a cozy, lush & intimate setting.

    For more information please visit:
    www.shirzadsharif.com
    www.bazantar.com

    Niosha Dance Academy Family PARTY

    Bay Area - South Bay Sunday - December 16, 2007     06:00 PM

    Niosha Dance Academy presents its annual event for families and
    children with dance performances, dinner & dancing for all, trophies
    and Raffle prizes, SUN, Dec 16, 6-10pm, Avalon Night Club in Santa
    Clara. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Info or to buy
    tickets contact 408-656-6565- -No Tickets at the Door.
    http://www.NIOSHA.com

    DAVID & LAYLA at Nevada Musuem of Art, RENO

    7Rooz Sunday - December 16, 2007     07:00 PM

    Persian American Shiva Rose stars in this film inspired by a true story.

    DAVID & LAYLA has won 5 Int'l Awards, including Public/Audience Award against World's Amour films - including 2 Days in Paris, Lady Chatterley, Paris Je t'aime, and La Vie en Rose - at the oldest Love fest. in the world (23rd Annual Int'l Amour Film Fest. held during VALENTINE in Mons/Belgium.)

    Nevada Museum of Art
    Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts
    E. L. Wiegand Gallery
    160 West Liberty Street
    Reno NV 89501 Telephone: 775.329.3333
    .

    Tkts & Showtimes: http://www.nevadaart.org/

    More than 20 Press Reviews at: http://www.davidandlayla.com/review_links.html

    **** "An earnest, frequently funny comedy. Shiva Rose (Layla) excels as a self-reliant damsel in distress worth rooting for." - Lisa Nesselson, VARIETY.

    ++++ Hollywood actress Shiva Rose (Layla) received 'Best Breakthrough Performance' Award. With over 20 reviews, Shiva Rose is now the highest, consistently praised Iranian actress in America.

    ++++ David & Layla was featured in May 2007 in Panorama at the Verona/Italy International Amore Film Festival, as a modern interpretation of Romeo & Juliet.

    **** "A bold, politically relevant film against impossible odds." - Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Laureate, Academy Award nominee Writer.

    ***** "Take the star-crossed romance of Romeo & Juliet, add some graphic sexual humor a la The 40-Year-Old Virgin and toss into the crucible of Middle East politics, and you get David & Layla, a frothy romantic comedy. Every scene Callie Thorne is in crackles with unhinged hilarity. David & Layla is suffused with the warmth and passion of the filmmaker Jay Jonroy." - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post.

    **** "Let's call for a ceasefire in the hostilities in the Middle East, require all combatants to take a 108-minute break and watch this movie. A perfect companion piece to the Oscar-winning short film 'West Bank Story.' " - Keith D. Cohen, Jewish Chronicle.

    **** "A superior variation on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, with unexpected insights." - Joe Baltake, Independent Film Critic.

    ***** "It's hard not to be infected by the good humor and sheer joie de vivre of 'David & Layla'." - Ella Taylor, LA Weekly.

    Film opens on this date. It will continue to play for a week or more as long as Iranians $ American friends go to see it, especially during the first weekend!

    Trailer, Film Clips, 20+ Reviews and Showtimes at Official Movie Site: : http://www.DavidandLayla.com
    Contact: DavidandLayla@newrozfilms.com
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