List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-09-28

    First Annual Iranian Film Festival San Francisco

    Bay Area - San Francisco Sunday - September 28, 2008     11:00 AM

    Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco (IFF) is an annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world.



    First Annual Iranian Film Festival San Francisco

    September 27-28, 2008

    For the Films, Schedule, Ticket & Venue Info, please visit:
    San Francisco Art Institute
    800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Dates: September 27-28

    All Day

    Where: Check the website for the location

    Sunday, September 28th, 2008

    11 AM Women Behind the Camera
    12:50 PM 13 And a Half & The Shade*
    2:35 PM Exile Family Movie
    4:30 PM American Fugitive: The Truth About Hassan & Zero Degree
    6:20 PM The Wild Goose & Wind, Ten Years Old*
    8:15 PM Best in the West & Hannibal Alkhas Colorful Poems

    Behrouz Yahaghi & Marty McCutcheon art show

    Bay Area - East Bay Sunday - September 28, 2008     12:00 PM


    Behrouz Yahaghi and his friend Marty McCutcheon, are having an art show in Berkeley on September 27th and 28th 2008. Take this opportunity to see Behrouz's last show in the Bay Area. Hope to see you all at the event.

    Behrouz Yahaghi was born into an artistic family in 1950 in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Tehran's School of Fine Arts in 1972 and then traveled throughout Europe to expand his studies in Arts, graduating from the Academia Delle Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy in 1976. Behrouz Yahaghi's paintings have been extensively exhibited in Europe as well as in the United States. He currently resides in Oakland, CA:

    2571 Shattuck Ave #1A. Between Park and Blake.

    Saturday 27th 4 - 9pm and Sunday 28th 12 - 6pm.

    Please forward.


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    Back to School Celebration - Fundraiser

    Orange County Sunday - September 28, 2008     04:00 PM

    Back to School Celebration

    Sunday September 28, 2008
    4:00 p.m. - 9:00pm

    Please join us in raising the funds needed
    for the new school year
    Festivities are being held at Iravanchi Residence in Irvine

    Guest speaker: Dr.Roya Hayat M.F.C.C
    "Raising Children in a Privileged Society"
    Entertainment: Spanish Flamenco-Javid & Naoko
    Dance Performance - Sahar

    Gourmet Cuisine
    Ticket Price $75.00

    To PurchaseTickets

    Or for more information

    Please call or email the office


    (714) 545-3050

    Our work is inspired by Love, prompted by Hope and produced by Commitment.
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    New York Sunday - September 28, 2008     04:30 PM

    Sleepy Hollow

    Reading, book signing, PERSIAN GIRLS, memoir

    September 28, Sunday

    4:30 PM

    The Hudson Valley Writers Center

    300 Riverside Drive

    Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591

    Event is free

    Info: 914 332-5953


    In a story of ambition, oppression, hope, heartache, and sisterhood, Persian Girls traces Rachlin's coming of age in Iran and her domineering father-her tangled family life, and her relationship with her older sister, and unexpected soul mate, Pari. Both girls refused to accept traditional roles prescribed for them under Muslim cultural laws. They devoured forbidden books. They had secret romances. But then things quickly changed. After narrowly avoiding an unhappy match herself with a man her parents chose for her, Nahid came to America, where she found literary success. Back in Iran, however, Pari's dreams fell to pieces.

    Boston Globe:

    "Persian Girls, reads like a novel -- suspenseful, vivid, heartbreaking. In Persian Girls, Rachlin chronicles her choices and those made by her sisters, her mother and her aunts, throwing the door to her family's home wide open. Readers who follow her through will be wiser, and moved."

    NPR: THE WORLD Selected by Christopher Merrill, the Director of Iowa International Writing Program as one of the best four books of 2006. "If you want to know what it was like to grow up in Iran this is the book to read. Her portrait of the artist is filled with light."

    Nahid Rachlin ( has published a memoir, PERSIAN GIRLS (Penguin), four novels, JUMPING OVER FIRE (City Lights), FOREIGNER (W.W. Norton), MARRIED TO A STRANGER (E.P.Dutton), THE HEART'S DESIRE (City Lights), and a collection of short stories, VEILS (City Lights). While a student I held a Doubleday-Columbia fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Stanford). The grants and awards she have received include, the Bennet Cerf Award, PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

    Ossyan, Namâd Ensemble in Concert September 28, Skirball Center (Los Angeles)

    Los Angeles Sunday - September 28, 2008     07:00 PM

    CD Release Concert, Ossyan, Based on the poetry of Frough Farrokhzad and Siavosh

    Kasraei. Namâd Ensemble connects contemporary audiences to classical Persian music.

    It was formed by four outstanding musicians who create original compositions based on

    both the modern and classical poetry of Iran. Passionate and haunting melodies that are

    performed by Kourosh Taghavi on the Setar, and Saeed Kamjoo on the Kamanche and

    Queychak, poetically fuse with percussions by Mehrdad Arabi and Afshin Mehrassa

    colorfully creating the needed space in which the beautiful voice of Khosro Ansari tells the

    stories of our times.

    Los Angeles September 28

    Skirball Cultural Center

    2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.,

    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Reservation:(858) 653-0336

    Persian Film Program At The American Cinematheque

    Los Angeles Sunday - September 28, 2008     07:30 PM

    The All Roads Film Festival's Persian Portraits program will take place at 7:30 P.M. on Sunday, September 28, at the American Cinematheque, which is housed in the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The program has been curated by the Documentary Experimental Film Center in Tehran. The festival/program is likely to be of interest to the sizable Iranian-American community in Los Angeles, film enthusiasts, people interested in Iran, etc.

    "All Roads is a National Geographic initiative created to provide an international platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture artists to share their cultures, stories, and perspectives through the power of film and photography. All Roads is an exciting, groundbreaking film festival, photography program, and film grant program rolled into one."

    Sunday, September 28 - 7:30 PM

    PERSIAN PORTRAITS Curated by the Documentary Experimental Film Center in Tehran. This special showcase is a series of films that depicts universal themes told through a poetic lens from contemporary and experimental filmmakers in Iran.

    "Slap" (2008, Iran, 5 min.) Dir. Ehsan Amani. In this cunning whodunit story, a train goes through a tunnel, and a kiss and slap are heard among four passengers. In Farsi with English subtitles. "On the Railroad" (2008, Iran, 15 min.) Dir. Mohammad Sufi. A husband's mourning is reconciled through an unforeseen event in this bittersweet short. In Farsi with English subtitles."In Our Home" (2008, Iran, 5 min.) Dir. Maryam Kashkouli Nia. The admiration and value of family comes to light when a little girl plays with her toys in this animated short. In Farsi with English subtitles. "Cold Dream" (2008, Iran, 14 min.) Dir. Peyman Nahan Ghodrati. Many symbols are portrayed as an old man and old woman journey through a snowy, cold mountain. In Farsi with English subtitles.

    TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES!, 2006, Iran, 67 min. Dir. Massoud Bakhshi. This film traces the development of Tehran as a city, contrasting it with the present reality. In Farsi with English subtitles.

    About the Documentary Experimental Film Center in Tehran: DEFC is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films in Iran as well as the Middle East. DEFC produces about 15 full-length features and 100 short films per year. In 2007, DEFC organized the first Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival in Tehran, Iran. The second annual festival will be held Oct. 15-19. The festival's mission is to express the relationship between reality and truth through documentary films.

    Iranian Music Festival - New Generation of Iranian Music in Dubai

    Dubai Sunday - September 28, 2008     08:00 PM

    Iranian Music Festival - New Generation of Iranian Music in Dubai


    Event Type
    Date And Time
    8:00 PM Sunday, Sep 28
    Event Area
    Event Location
    Dubai Iranian Festival
    09:00 PM » Iranian Music Festival - New Generation of Iranian Music in Dubai
    Iranian Music Festival
    New Generation of Iranian Music in Dubai
    the best place for Iranian music - come one come all!
    Global Information Event InfoHost: O-HUM
    Admission Fee

    Contact Info
    Start Time: Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 9:00pm End Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 12:00pm Location: [Coming Up] City/Town: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Description Some of the best Iranian Rock,Pop and Rap artists gather up in Dubai to play a memorable night on stage.
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