List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-04-13

    VA's Iran Day Show | 2008

    Virginia Sunday - April 13, 2008     01:00 PM

    VA's Iran Day Show | 2008

    Event InfoName:
    UVA's Iran Day Show | 2008
    Music/Arts - Performance
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Sunday, April 13, 2008
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Newcomb Ballroom (3rd floor)
    Charlottesville, VA
    Don't miss this AMAZING event

    Feat. UVA's finest and hottest Persians performing:
    Comedy Skits
    Musical performances

    Event is FREE and open to all.
    Please invite all of your friends and relatives.

    **FREE PERSIAN GOODIES after the show in Newcomb South Meeting Room

    Vote for Mali as California District 9 Delegate

    Bay Area - East Bay Sunday - April 13, 2008     01:30 PM

    Send Malihe Kigasari as the delegate from 9th Congressional District


    Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 1:30 PM


    Mills College Gym

    5000 MacArthur Blvd

    Oakland, CA 94613

    General Area: Oakland Hills


    As an Iranian-American with deep roots in Latino and LGBT communities, I believe that I am the "poster child" (alright, I am not a child!) for the 9th Congressional District (Albany, Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley...) and the one that will represent our diversity. Come and support one of your own kind to represent you at the Democratic Convention in Denver in August. Also, there will be food, drinks and door prizes.

    Poetry Sunday @ Cafe Borrone (Menlo Park)

    Bay Area - Peninsula Sunday - April 13, 2008     02:30 PM

    Poetry Sunday @ Cafe Borrone (Menlo Park)
    Once a month on a Sunday
    Event Info Name: Poetry Sunday @ Cafe Borrone (Menlo Park)
    Tagline: Once a month on a Sunday
    Host: Bay Area Iranians
    Type: Meetings - Club/Group Meeting
    Time and Place Date: Sunday, April 13, 2008
    Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Cafe Borrone
    Street: 1010 El Camino Real
    City/Town: Menlo Park, CA
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    Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Cafe Borrone
    1010 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park , CA 94025
    (650) 327-0830

    How to find the organizer(s)
    "I will email my cell phone number to people who RSVP "YES" on the day of the event."
    --Leili Taeb


    what happened in the previous session: Poetry Night - Mar 27th, 2008:

    Join us for another fun and informative session of poetry night. Agenda:

    1- First and the most important: Socialize, eat and drink from the delicious menu of Cafe Borrone.

    2- We will read one poem from one of the modern/current Iranian poets. This section is open to suggestions. Bring your books favorite books and poems! :-)
    I'll bring a poem from Sohrab Sepehri. What will you bring?

    3- We continue reading the story of Zahaak from the beginning of page 13 ضحاک from Shahnameh:

    Please bring your Shahnameh or printouts from the provided link. You are more than welcome to bring your friends, your favorite poems/verses and any stories related to shahnameh and our history .

    Note: The session will take place if 4 or more people RSVP as Yes.
    Note: Poetry meetup takes place once a month on a Sunday afternoon until further notice.

    Explaining Poetry Events

    The objective:

    Our goal is to study Iran's history and understand its culture through poetry. We examine poems line by line and look for hidden sociological messages.

    For that, we read poems of Iranian current poets. People are encouraged to bring the poems they find interesting to discuss with others. It was brought to our attention that there are many great poets currently writing in Iran. We will be reading some of those poems. Also, poems of modern poets like Forough Farokhzad, Sohrab Sepehri, ... Will be read.

    In Addition to that, since no person, and for that no culture can be understood without understanding its past, we will continue reading Shahnameh (The Epic of The Kings) , to unfold and unveil the mystery of Iran's previous generations who kept our culture alive despite all the misfortunes and hardships.

    The format:

    We believe in the power of the group. The meeting is directed with the help of all the attendees. We like to hear everyone's ideas and points of view. Everybody takes turn in reading a few lines of any poem and talking about the message and the meaning of those lines. There are always passionate and controversial, but very friendly conversations, that open our eyes to the new horizons and help us understand the material better. What makes the Poetry Night special is the people who attend it!

    The material:

    For more current poems, people can bring the poems that they like. Please feel free to bring the very current poems that you discover online, or the controversial poems from some modern poets like Forough, Sohrab, ... To share with others.

    For Shahnameh, the pages to be covered in each event is assigned every week. People are asked to print the assigned pages from the provided link and bring them to the meetup location.

    The regularity:

    The Poetry Night meetup meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon.
    We are planning to hold some Poetry meetup events in the form of a picnic on some weekends. Those meetups are not regular, but we can hold more of them if people show interest.

    The location:

    We have been meeting at Cafe Borrone which is a very hip and interesting coffee shop and restaurant in downtown Menlo Park. The location is chosen half way between San Francisco and San Jose to facilitate people's commute from different locations. Also, Café Borrone is big and casual and can hold groups

    Beverly Hills Award Ceremony DAVID & LAYLA - Maz Jobrani Shiva Rose Jalal Jonroy, the Director at NOOR FILM FESTIVAL

    Los Angeles Sunday - April 13, 2008     06:00 PM

    Political Romantic Comedy David & Layla won Prix du Public against La Vie en Rose, 2 Days in Paris and Lady Chatterley among the best Love films at World’s oldest Amour Film Festival held during Valentine in Europe.

    Opening Ceremony hosted by Maz Jobrani:

    Award Ceremony Red Carpet screening of Critically-acclaimed, Award-winning David & Layla, with Shiva Rose (Layla) and Jalal Jonroy, the Director.

    Date: Sunday, April 13, 2008
    Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Location: Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Tel: 310 3103600455


    Closing Night Award Cereomony at Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills begins with screening of David & Layla, then the Award Ceremony.

    Tickets for screening and ceremony only $25.


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