List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-10-10

    Citizen Diplomacy tour to Iran - October 2008

    Iran - Tehran Friday - October 10, 2008     09:00 AM

    Citizen Diplomacy tour to Iran - October 2008

    Visit a Rich & Ancient Place

    Event InfoHost:
    Global Exchange
    Education - Study Group
    Time and PlaceStart Time:
    Friday, October 10, 2008 at 9:00am
    End Time:
    Friday, October 24, 2008 at 12:00am
    Global Exchange
    2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA

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    Contact InfoPhone:
    As the Bush Administration continues to beat the drums of war towards Iran, it has become even more important for Americans to educate themselves, and provide a counter balance to the Bush administration's demonization of the country and people.

    Join us this October in building people-to-people ties on our Citizens Diplomacy trip to Iran.

    There are only a few spaces left, be sure to apply before July 21st, 2008. Please also forward to your friends, family and community.

    On this trip learn the complex facets of Iranian history, culture and the context of US-Iran relations. Engage with Iranians as they go about their daily lives, and hear their hopes and fears for the future. Observe that despite censorship and social repression, Iranians continue to advance and struggle towards change. Join Global Exchange Reality Tours as a citizen diplomat to move past the political rhetoric, and do what our governments cannot do, create people-to-people ties.

    "After having so many open conversations with locals from Shiraz...every Iranian city I've experienced has made me feel welcome and safe." (Blog by Sian Taylor)

    "On the question of what should we as American visitors bring back to the U.S. as a message from Iran, we were asked to spread the word about what the people were like. We were asked to think carefully, to learn more before making conclusions, to seek out information actively and not simply believe what mass media report." (A Rich and Ancient Place by Martha Hennessy).

    Program Highlights:

    * Visit the bazaars and squares of Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz.
    * Converse with University, theological and high school students.
    * Visit important cultural and historical sites of ancient and modern Iran.

    Tentative Itinerary:
    Day 1-2 - Check-in to the Ferdowsi Hotel before visiting Tehran's Tajrish bazaar and the beautiful Darband area nestled in the mountains.
    Day 3-4 - Sa'ad Abad complex, site of former residence of the ex-Royal family of Iran.
    Day 5-6 - Tour Yazd's Zoroastrian ruins, along with the Friday Mosque and Ziaieyeh Theological School.
    Day 7-9 - Tour Shiraz visiting a Shi'ite pilgrimage centre and the Qoran Gate.
    Day 10-12 - Visit Isfahan, 17th C. capital of the Savafids and the Harun-e-Velayat shrine. Observe the vibrant craft industry in action at various carpet workshops.
    Day 13-15 - En route to Tehran visit stunning Sulaimanien Spring. Back in the capital visit Imam Khomeinis shrine and the Martyrs Museum.

    Contact Iran Program Coordinator, Sanaz Meshkinpour with any questions or to sign-up, or call at 415.575.5528

    And please spread the word about this exciting and important trip to your friends, family and community!

    Sanaz Meshkinpour
    2017 Mission Street
    San Francisco, Ca 94110

    ISAA MOVIE NIGHT - Color of Paradise

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - October 10, 2008     06:00 PM


    WHAT: Color of Paradise (1999)***(Rang-e Khoda) Runtime: 90mins

    "The Color of Paradise" is a fable of a child's innocence and a complex look at faith and humanity. Visually magnificent and wrenchingly moving, the film tells the story of a boy whose inability to see the world only enhances his ability to feel its powerful forces. Directed by Majid Majidi

    -Winner of Best Movie and Best Director Award both in Iran and internationally in 1999/2000.

    WHEN: Friday, October 10th, 6:00-8:30PM

    WHERE: 20 Barrows

    We will watch the movie together, and will follow it up with discussion and commentary!

    Snacks and drinks are on us!

    Niloufar Talebi presents ICARUS/RISE Re-mix

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - October 10, 2008     08:00 PM

    For those who missed the 2007 premier of ICARUS/RISE at Theater Artaud, the San Francisco-based Red Poppy Art House is presenting an ICARUS/RISE Re-mix .

    Created and performed by Niloufar Talebi
    Original Score by Bobak Salehi
    Choreography and video by Alex Ketley

    Drawing on the art of Naghali (dramatic poetry recitation) ICARUS/RISE is a multimedia theatrical piece based on poetry featured in BELONGING: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World , connecting the myth of Icarus with the migration of Iranians, and the solitary journey of the artist/migrant in the quest for freedom.

    Friday October 10, 2008 and Saturday October 11, 2008
    8 PM seating
    2698 FOLSOM (@ 23rd)
    SF,CA 94110

    Watch ICARUS/RISE clips here:

    Sima Bina & ENSEMBLE - TOUR in EUROPE

    Europe - Netherland Friday - October 10, 2008     08:00 PM

    Friday 10.10.2008

    Rotterdam Theater Zuidplein 60-64

    info: -0- 624879745- 0-703921339

    "LAILA" An Exotic, Sensual, International Evening with the Bay Area's Best International DJs......

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - October 10, 2008     09:00 PM

    127 in San Diego - "I wanna be under you, I wanna be your rog"

    California - San Diego Friday - October 10, 2008     10:00 PM

    127 in San Diego
    "I wanna be under you, I wanna be your rog"
    Event InfoHost:
    Music/Arts - Concert
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Friday, October 10, 2008
    10:00pm - 11:55pm
    Kava Gallery
    2812 Kettner Blvd
    San Diego, CA

    Contact InfoPhone:
    When it comes to gypsy punk, America has Gogol Bordello, a band from New York City's Lower East Side made up of Eastern European immigrants and known for kooky outfits and drunken dance parties, and Iran has 127, a group of six young artists and art students from the nation's capital, Tehran, who make their music illegally and list influences as varied as Iggy Pop and Miles Davis.
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