List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-03-07

    Fariba Davoodi Mohajer - women's rights movement and issues in Iran

    Bay Area - Peninsula Friday - March 7, 2008     11:00 AM

    >Fariba Davoodi Mohajer, a women's rights activist from Iran who has
    >won the prestigious Human Rights First Award for her work inside
    >Iran, will be visiting the Hoover Institution on Friday, March 7,
    >and will talk about the women's rights movement and issues in Iran.
    >The talk will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Herbert Hoover Memorial
    >building, room 330, at the Hoover Institution on the Stanford
    >University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
    >The details of the event is attached and directions to the Stanford
    >University campus is available at the link below:
    >Please note you must have a permit to park on campus except for the
    >Galvez parking lot where parking is free. The Galvez parking lot is
    >located on the corner of Galvez and Campus Drive. Please see the
    >attached map for directions.

    SIP Professional Talk- Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy: A roadmap to overcome future challenges of developing countries

    Bay Area - South Bay Friday - March 7, 2008     06:30 PM

    Society of Iranian Professionals Presents:

    Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy: A roadmap to overcome future challenges of developing countries…

    By Dr. Ali Akbari

    Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Economics

    Professor of Economics at California Lutheran University, Pepperdine University and

    University of Southern California

    Today's global economy is in transition to a "knowledge economy". The "Knowledge

    Based Economy" is a new and effective way to attain a sustainable economic growth.

    In this program we will discuss the importance of "Knowledge Based Economy" for the

    future of developing countries and explore different strategies to move toward this goal.

    Date/Time: Friday March 7, 2008

    Admission/Socializing: 6:30pm

    Main Program: 7:30pm

    Location: FAZ Restaurant, Grand Ballroom, 1108 N. Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale

    Tickets: Members $10, Non-Members $15

    Event Information: (408) 236-2188 or

    This event will be held in Persian Language

    FAZ Restaurants

    1108 North Mathilda Avenue,

    Sunnyvale, CA 94089

    Tel: 408.752.8000

    ICC 3rd annual Norouz Celebration featuring Maz Jobrani & Niosha Dance Academy

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - March 7, 2008     07:00 PM

    Norouz Celebration - Persian New Year 1387
    ICC is proud to host the third annual Norouz celebration on Friday March 7th 2008,
    7:00 - 9:30 pm.

    Enjoy an unforgettable evening featuring
    Live Persian Music
    Live performance by Niosha Dance Academy
    Persian Poetry
    Special Appearance by Maz Joubrani

    event flyer (Printable version in PDF)

    15$ with student ID
    35$ General Admission
    Ticket pices will go up on March 1'st.
    For group discount tickets 10+ Contact us
    All proceeds go toward Rahimian Charity Hospital in Ghazin, Iran

    Online Ticket sales begins on January 15th
    Jack Adams Hall
    San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway ave. San fransico Ca 94132

    Shahrzad Dance Company presents performances

    Bay Area - East Bay Friday - March 7, 2008     07:00 PM

    Shahrzad Dance Company presents performances on FRI, March 7, 7 & 8:15 pm, Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak Street (free) & March 8, 8pm & March 9, 3pm, Central Stage, 5221 Central Ave, Richmond, Tickets $15, $10 < age 12. Info: 510.672.0647; http://dancepersian .org

    TOPIC: بازشناسی رسالت و امامت در عصر حاضر

    Bay Area - South Bay Friday - March 7, 2008     07:30 PM

    Program for Friday March 7, 2008

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    GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Bazaei

    TOPIC: بازشناسی رسالت و امامت در عصر حاضر

    LOCATION: One West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

    Roosevelt Room (Q-80) campbell. /downloads/ CCCdirmap4email. pdf campbell. /downloads/ CCCMap4email. pdf


    Time Description

    7:30 Quran class by Mr. Akbari

    8:45 Break

    9:00 Announcements

    9:15 Guest Speaker

    10:30 Q&A

    10:45 End of Program

    Dr. Mohammad Bagher Bazaei attended various theological and Islamic

    seminaries (Hausehay-e Elmiaya) in Iran since childhood and graduated

    from the National University of Iran in the field of Political and

    Social Science with an emphasis on Islamic studies in

    1978. Bazaei obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

    from University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991 (in

    conjunction with UC Berkeley) with strong emphasis on the religious

    studies and Islamic theology, history, and civilization. He has been

    teaching, lecturing, and conducting research on the subjects of

    "Islam and political development, " "Classical and modern Islamic

    Political Thought," "Comparative Religions and Judeo-Christian and

    Islamic Theology," and sociology of religion at the University of

    California and other institutions. Dr. Bazaei is also a speaker and lecturer at the IMAN Foundation.


    Los Angeles Friday - March 7, 2008     08:00 PM

    Inspired by the songs of Bob Dylan and the guitar styling of Mark Knopfler, singer/songwriter and guitarist Arash Sobhani leads Persian band Kiosk. Hailed for its political yet humorous Farsi lyrics, the blues/rock/jazz band takes aim at cultural and economic trends in contemporary Iranian society. Experience Kiosk’s distinct brand of protest music, which is banned in Iran and distributed there only in secret.

    $30 General

    $25 Skirball Members

    $20 Students

    ADVANCE TICKETS: Available on site at the Skirball, online at or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849.>

    Dark Wing - Global Fusion music

    Los Angeles Friday - March 7, 2008     08:30 PM

    Dark Wing -- REDCAT March 7

    Mallet percussionist David Johnson and Persian percussionist Houman Pourmehdi team up with tar player Pirayeh Pourafar, bassist Ivan Johnson and percussionist T.J. Troy for an evening of invigorating global fusion


    Friday, March 7, 2008 at 8:30 PM



    631 West Second Street

    Downtown Los Angeles 90012

    In the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex



    Purchase tickets at the box office ­ (213) 237-2800

    Or online at


    Ontario - Ottawa Friday - March 7, 2008     09:00 PM

    Aghayeh Seda, EBI, for the first time Live in Concert in Ottawa, Canada.

    For more info please visit>

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    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - March 7, 2008     09:30 PM

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