List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-03-15

    IAAB's Essay Contest for High School Students!!!

    Saturday - March 15, 2008     08:00 AM

    IAAB's Essay Contest for High School Students!!!

    Submit by April 15th to win cash, DVDs, Persian Literature and more!

    Guest judges include Maz Jobrani, Shabnam Rezaei and Tara Bahrampour!

    First Prize is free tuition to Camp Ayandeh, the first Iranian-American Leadership Camp for High School Students



    Submit your essay today!!

    UC Berkeley Norouz Show

    Bay Area - East Bay Saturday - March 15, 2008     12:30 PM

    The Iranian Students' Cultural Organization at the University of California Berkeley presents its 14th annual Norouz Show on March 15th at the Julia Morgan Center, located at the intersection of College Avenue and Derby Street in the city of Berkeley. The program will include classical Iranian music, poetry, traditional and modern dance as well as comedy. The whole family can enjoy the show, presented in both Farsi and English, which will provide entertainment as well as celebrate Iranian customs and heritage. The show begins at 12:30 pm. General admission is $15 and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

    FILM: BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME by Hana Makhmalbaf

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - March 15, 2008     12:45 PM

    "BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME" (2007)

    Director: Hana Makhmalbaf

    Castro Theatre



    The beauty and grief of present-day Afghanistan receives epic, poetic treatment from the youngest member of director

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf's remarkable family. Set in Bamian, the

    town where the Taliban's destruction of cultural treasures

    sickened the world, Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame is a

    frightening journey into the minds of the children affected by

    the violence of that area..



    Presentation of the 26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

    Check out our website for more details: http://festival.asianamericanmedia.org/2008/

    The Persian Identity: Perspectives from the Inside and Out

    Los Angeles Saturday - March 15, 2008     03:00 PM

    A Book Reading at the Westwood branch of the Los Angeles public library



    1246 Glendon Avenue

    Saturday, March 15th, 2008

    3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.



    Maryam Tabibzadeh, author of Persian Dreams (Dreambooks, 2008)



    &



    Professor John Tehranian, author of Whitewashed: America's Invisible Middle-Eastern Minority (NYU Press, 2008)



    About the Books:



    PERSIAN DREAMS

    Throughout a Century, One Family Holds Onto Their Dreams



    WHITEWASHED

    Confronting the Paradox in American Law that Treats Middle-Easterners as White



    Kindly RSVP to Nahal Ameri by March 13, 2008 at nahalbahal@hotmail.com so we may accommodate you. Please encourage friends family members to attend this unique event!





    Persian Arts Festival Celebrates Norooz

    New York Saturday - March 15, 2008     05:00 PM

    Persian Arts Festival Celebrates Norooz

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    Event Type
    Party
    Date And Time
    5:00 PM Saturday, Mar 15
    Event Area
    New York Metro
    Event Location
    Queens Museum of Art
    Description
    New York City, NY, February 5, 2008 -- In its third successful year as an organization devoted to providing a platform for Persian artists and visionaries, Persian Arts Festival (PAF) has joined forces with the Queens Museum of Art (QMA) to present a groundbreaking exhibition, Weaving the Common Thread, that investigates how contemporary Persian art has been influenced and inspired by the post-revolutionary Iranian Diaspora. Curated by Persian Arts Festival Art Director Pooneh Maghazehe, this collection showcases more than 30 pieces from eight emerging Iranian artists, on view February 24th to March 16th at QMA. A special reception will be held on March 15th from 5 to 9pm, featuring an artist and curatorial talk followed by a Persian New Year (Norooz) celebration with musical soundscapes by DJ Payam and a series of short films, courtesy of ArteEast. Queens Museum of Art is located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens and is open Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm. #7 Flushing IRT. Exit Willets Point/Shea Stadium and follow the yellow signs on a ten-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere. For driving directions please visit www.queensmuseum.org.
    Event Photo

    Admission Fee
    $5
    E-Mail
    info@persianartsfestival.org
    Website
    http://www.persianartsfestival.org

    Persian Arts Festival Celebrates Norooz

    New York Saturday - March 15, 2008     05:00 PM

    In its third successful year as an organization devoted to providing a platform for Persian artists and visionaries, Persian Arts Festival (PAF) has joined forces with the Queens Museum of Art (QMA) to present a groundbreaking exhibition, "Weaving the Common Thread, Perspectives from Iranian Artists", that investigates how contemporary Persian art has been influenced and inspired by the post-revolutionary Iranian Diaspora. Curated by Persian Arts Festival Art Director Pooneh Maghazehe, this collection showcases more than 20 pieces from eight emerging Iranian artists, on view February 24 to March 16 at QMA.



    A special reception will be held on March 15 from 5 to 9pm, featuring an artist and curatorial talk followed by a Persian New Year (Norooz) celebration with musical soundscapes by DJ Payam and a series of short films, courtesy of ArteEast.



    QMA is located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens and is open Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm. #7 Flushing IRT. Exit Willets Point/Shea Stadium and follow the yellow signs on a ten-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere. Admission by suggested donation.

    9th Annual Norooz Celebration at Stanford

    Bay Area - Peninsula Saturday - March 15, 2008     06:00 PM

    Norooz @ Stanford: Saturday, March 15th
    9th Annual Norooz Celebration at Stanford
    Stanford
    Information
    Event Info Name: Norooz @ Stanford: Saturday, March 15th
    Tagline: 9th Annual Norooz Celebration at Stanford
    Host: Stanford Norooz Host Committee
    Type: Party - Holiday Party
    Time and Place Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008
    Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Location: Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center
    Street: 326 Galvez Street
    City/Town: Stanford, CA


    Description
    Please join us for a joint celebration of our heritage and alma mater – Norooz @ Stanford. Iranian Stanford students, scholars, and alumni, we invite you, your families, and friends to the 9th Annual Norooz Celebration at Stanford University.

    Saturday, March 15th, 2008
    Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
    362 Galvez Street
    Stanford, California

    Cocktails (no host bar) 5:00 pm
    Dinner 7:00pm
    Formal Attire

    Members of all classes and fields are encouraged to attend – whether current Stanford students, recent graduates or alumni from prior years. Please help bring the Iranian Stanford community together and extend the reach of these Norooz festivities by forwarding this invitation to Stanford friends.

    Confirm your interest with a response to the RSVP as well as following the link:
    www.acteva.com/go/stanfordnorooz2008
    for ticket purchase. Ticket prices will be modified after February 25th and are based upon availability. Please make arrangements early and plan accordingly as we anticipate a strong response for the Norooz celebration.

    We look forward to celebrating New Year with you.

    Pooneh Fouladi, MS ‘89
    Maryam Khoshlahjeh, MS ‘06
    Shokooh Miry, MS '06
    Rezvan Mogahaddam, MA ‘80
    Laudan Nabizadeh, BA ’98, MBA ‘02
    Susan Saadat
    Sohaila Tofig

    Persian New Year (Norooz) Celebration

    Bay Area - South Bay Saturday - March 15, 2008     06:30 PM

    Persian New Year (Norooz) Celebration

    In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Persian New Year or
    Norooz, always begins on the first day of spring.

    Come and celebrate this joyous occasion with GCSF a nonprofit organization.

    Saturday March 15th, 2008
    6:30 P.M – 12:45 AM
    Star Lite Banquet Hall
    www.starlitebanquet.com
    680 Minnesota Ave
    San Jose, CA, 95125


    Donation: $75 per person & $45 Children under 6
    $80 & $50 at the door (Subject to availability)

    Program includes: Buffet Dinner By The Loft, DJ Teymour,
    Entertainment and dancing.
    Contact Bahman Hashemi (408) 206-0650 for more info

    Norooz! An Intercultural Celebration of the Persian New Year

    Seattle Saturday - March 15, 2008     07:30 PM

    Saturday, March 15, 2008, 7:30pm - 11:00pm



    Town Hall Seattle

    1119 9th Ave

    Seattle, WA 98101



    Buy tickets online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/26005

    We can only accept cash or check for tickets bought at the door.



    The Iranian American Community Alliance is pleased to support this event, organized by Seattle-based Iranian music ensemble, Kamand. This year, Kamand joins hands with Seattle-based group Pangeo and guest artists to celebrate NOROOZ, the Persian New Year and first day of Spring.



    In Iran, NOROOZ is celebrated by cleaning the home, gathering with family and friends, making peace in relationships, and starting fresh with music and dancing. Please join us for this special evening in honor of our human connections and the joy of spring renewal.



    Guest artists:

    Babak Salehi, Kamanche, Setar, Vocal (www.shabava.com)

    Helene Eriksen, Persian Folk Dance (www.helene-eriksen.de )

    Helene Eriksen's International Dance Theatre

    St. Demetrios' Church of Seattle "Akrites" Dances, directed by Vassili Dikeakos

    Karavans Dance Troupe, directed by Mish Mish ( www.karavansdancetroupe.com)



    ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Kamand is Seattle's only traditional Persian music ensemble. Their repertoire ranges from regional folk music to classical compositions. Since 2003, Kamand has been invited to contribute their music to diverse community events, including the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Portland Iranian Festival, numerous benefits, and the Folklife in the Schools K-12 educational program. Kamand dedicates every performance to increasing multicultural awareness and building relationships of respect and appreciation within the community. You can visit www.kamand.org for more information.



    Pangeo is a four-member group based in Seattle, drawn together by a passion for Greek music and music of the Balkans. With a taste for old-style dance music, they are equally at home playing ballads from the mountains of Epiros in Greece, or lively tunes from the Bulgarian, Yugoslavian and Albanian border area. You can visit www.kyklosmusic.com for more information.



    For more info: contact kamandseattle@yahoo.com

    To volunteer at the event, contact arash@iaca-seattle.org.

    www.iaca-seattle.org

    18th Annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema

    Los Angeles Saturday - March 15, 2008     07:30 PM

    Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!

    (Tehran Anar Nadarad)



    Director Massoud Bakhshi's playful "history" of Tehran is a playful take on the sprawling city, its inhabitants, and its ullustrious and complicated past.





    @ The Billy Wilder Theater, located in the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024



    Advance tickets are available at www.cinema.ucla.edu. Same day tickets available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office.



    Call 310.206.8013 for more information.

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    UULIS Norouz ball 1378 - 2008

    Europe - UK Saturday - March 15, 2008     07:30 PM

    Name:
    UULIS Norouz ball 1378 - 2008
    Tagline:
    Celebrating the Persian new year of 1387
    Host:
    UULIS
    Type:
    Other - Festival
    Time and PlaceStart Time:
    Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 7:30pm
    End Time:
    Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:00am
    Location:
    Royal Gardens, Kensington
    City/Town:
    London, United Kingdom

    Lily Afshar in Concert

    Orange County Saturday - March 15, 2008     08:00 PM

    Classical Guitarist Lily Afshar in Concert

    Chapman University

    Salmon Recital Hall

    Orange County, CA

    8 PM



    Googoosh & Mehrdad-Live In Houston

    Texas - Houston Saturday - March 15, 2008     09:00 PM

    PLACE: George R. Brown Convention Center-General Assembly Theater



    1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas



    (800) 427-4697





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    Habib & Mohammad: Norouz Concert

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - March 15, 2008     09:00 PM

    March 15, 2008

    at LUXOR Club

    101 Brentwood Dr., South San Francisco

    650/737-7900



    Tickets available at Rose Market in South Bay, Super Tehran in Concord, Sunnyvale Market (Formerly Bazaar Tajrish) in Walnut Creek and other locations...



    Come support this legend and his son...!

    Pre Norooz Mega Party in heart of San Francisco

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - March 15, 2008     09:30 PM

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    DANCEDIMENSION SF presents...NAMI - The Pioneer of Persian Electronic Music

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - March 15, 2008     10:00 PM

    For more info visit the site



    DANCEDIMENSION SF

    presents...

    NAMI
    The Pioneer of Persian Electronic Music

    Performing and Exclusive Custom Set
    From his new Album (Forever)

    Saturday March 15, 2008

    Special Opening Performances by
    Dr. T ( Persian / Tribal International Grooves)
    Kharazm(Essential Mix)

    Dress code: Upscale Chic Attire
    21+ / With Valid ID

    @ Bambuddha Lounge
    601 Eddy St, San Francisco CA

    For Bottle Service visit www.dance-dimension.com


    www.7rooz.com | www.bambuddhalounge.com | www.bia2.com

    www.drtmuzik.com | www.myspace.com/namidynasty

    Iranian-American Leadership Camp Applications

    Saturday - March 15, 2008     11:45 PM

    Where: Emory University

    Atlanta, Georgia



    When: June 22-28



    www.iranianalliances.org/camp08.html

    www.iranianalliances.org/essay-08.html



    IAAB will be holding its Third Annual Iranian-American Leadership Camp, Camp Ayandeh, in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22-28. This camp is open to rising high school sophomores through graduating high school seniors. College and graduate students are also welcome to apply for counselor positions.



    Camp Ayandeh creates a positive, inclusive environment in which each camper has the opportunity to grow and develop. The camp curriculum is composed of challenging and interactive programs in community building, with a focus on exploring Iranian cultural heritage and Iranian-American identity.



    Also enter the IAAB Essay Contest! First prize wins free admission to Camp Ayandeh. Submissions will be judged by a panel of five distinguished judges from the diaspora community: Mr. Maz Jobrani, Ms. Shabnam Rezaei, Ms. Tara Bahrampour, Dr. Persis Karim and Ms. Kamin Mohammadi. The deadline is March 15!



    Get your camp application in early, fees increase after March 1!



    leadershipcamp@iranianalliances.org>
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