List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-11-07

    Iranian Film Opens 11/7 in SF

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - November 7, 2008     12:00 AM

    Opens Friday, November 7
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

    Ali Raffi's story of exile and homecoming, The Fish Fall in Love is a revelation about the lives of Iranian women. The film opens on the SFFS Screen at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Friday, November 7.

    The film is splitting its run with All for Free, so showtimes will vary each day. You can reserve your seat at

    After more than two decades in prison, a man named Aziz (Reza Kianian) returns to his home near the Caspian Sea. In the intervening years his longtime love Atieh (Roya Nonahali), not understanding the circumstances behind his departure and extended absence, had taken over his large house and opened a successful restaurant. Fearing that she would be forced to leave, Atieh hedges her bets by cooking a succession of delectable meals that her daughter Touka (Golshifteh Farahani) delivers to his room. As these three characters tread gently over each other's feelings, teasing out past and present longings and difficulties, a gallery of subsidiary characters in and outside of the kitchen adds its opinions to the fray. The result is a mouth-watering, touching film about food, family and friendship.

    More information at

    “An Evening with Dariush Mehrjui” A screening of his latest film, Santouri, followed by a conversation with Mehrjui

    Bay Area - Peninsula Friday - November 7, 2008     06:00 PM

    Guest: Dariush Mehrjui
    Dariush Mehrjui , (born 8 December 1939 in Tehran) is an Iranian director, screenwriter, producer, and film editor. As an Iranian New Wave cinema icon, Mehrjui is regarded to be one of the intellectual directors of Iranian cinema. Most of his films are inspired by literature and adopted based on Iranian and foreign novels and plays

    “An Evening with Dariush Mehrjui”
    A screening of his latest film, Santouri, followed by a conversation with Mehrjui

    Friday, November 7
    6-9 pm
    Location: Cubberley Auditorium

    Closest parking is at the Oval. Look for Lasuen Mall (located to your left, if facing Memorial Church).

    Hamed Haddadi in the Bay area - Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors

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

    Iranian national team member and olympian Hamed Haddadi is coming to the bay area with his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies, to play against the local Golden State Warriors. Let's give him a big welcome to the NBA.

    Memphis Grizzlies vs. Warriors
    Come Support Hamed Haddadi
    Event InfoHost:
    Persian American Culture Club (PACC)
    Sports - Sporting Event
    Time and PlaceDate:
    Friday, November 7, 2008
    9:00pm - 11:00pm
    Oakland Arena
    Oakland, CA
    Hi everyone,

    Come join us in welcoming brand new Memphis Grizzlie team player Hamed Haddadi on November 7th. If anybody is interested in going to the Oakland Arena on Friday November 7th at 9:00 PM when the Memphis Grizzlies come to town to play the Warriors. The reason this event will be so exciting is because the Grizzlies have recently signed the 7'2 Iranian Center Hamed Haddadi and a we are trying to get as many people to join us in supporting our fellow Olympian ;-) This will be the first and last time the Grizzlies will be in town.. So make sure to gt your tickets early.

    For those interested in tickets we have set a number of tickets aside ranging from $70 to $100. These tickets are great seating and with great views. However if you are not interested in those tickets the area tickets available at

    Let me know ASAP if you want to go & also if you would like the luxury seating.

    Board members of PACC
    University of San Francisco

    Evil Doers Ltd. A Comedy Standup Show in Portland

    Oregon - Portland Friday - November 7, 2008     07:00 PM

    7 pm - Nov. 7th 2008


    - Newmark Theatre -

    1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

    Tickets are available at PCPA Box Office and at Ticketmaster

    Dear friend; we are asking you as a friend of our culture and arts to please read through
    this letter and consider helping us with this project. We hope that you will join and help
    us in organizing this significant and momentous event by becoming a:
    * Platinum Sponsor with $2,000 and over contribution. This will entitle you to 10 pairs of
    VIP tickets to the event and your company's name and logo will appear in the program
    notes and will be mentioned on stage. In addition your banner can be hanged in the
    * Gold Sponsor with $500 to $1,800 contribution. This will entitle you to 2 to 9 pairs of
    VIP tickets and your name will appear in the program notes and will be mentioned on
    * Individual Sponsor with a minimum of $250 contribution. This will entitle you to a
    pair of VIP tickets and a name mention in the program notes.
    * Additionally, we certainly appreciate and encourage any financial support of any
    amount. VIP tickets are available for $100.00 a piece but VIP seating is very limited.

    This event is cosponsored by American Iranian Friendship Council (AIFC),
    Andiheh Center, and Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO)

    Please forward to your networks in Portland, OR.

    American Iranian Friendship Council

    http://www.aifcpdx. org

    P.O. Box 1235,

    Portland, OR 97207-1235

    Tel: 503-523-7368

    "Of one Essence is the human race,
    thus has Creation put the Base;
    One Limb impacted is sufficient,
    For all Others to feel the Mace."
    (Saadi, the Persian Poet 1184-1283)


    "Muslims are harassed? ...PLEASE... .if you don't like it here, go back to your Muslim country,
    you don't want to assimilate anything American, you don't feel welcome, you don't respect our
    country...why are you here? Oh yes, freedom, money, food, electricity, water, toilets, sewer
    systems, jobs...." From recent posts to the Portland's Willamette Week's web site (

    These comments represent a system of attitudes and believes held by many even in the
    liberal island of Portland, Oregon. Educational campaigns, letters in response and
    sometimes protest may all be legitimate attempts to address what for the most part is
    simply ignorance, but it is not enough. That is why on November 7 we will partner with
    the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon to present a program that intends to
    address the stereotyping through humor.

    We will present five top comedians at Portland's Center for Performing Arts in a program
    entitled "Evil Doers Ltd."
    Ahmed Ahmed - born in Helwan, Egypt June 27th, 1970. His parents immigrated to the US when he was one month old and he grew up in Riverside, CA. He moved to Hollywood when he was 19 to pursue a career as an actor and stand up comedian. He attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for one year and studied with various acting coaches such as Cliff Osmond, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandy Marshall.
    Arab comedian Ahmed Ahmed joined Rabbi Bob Alper as part of their ongoing tour, "One Arab, One Jew, One Stage." Ahmed says that the duo was not political. They performed together because it packs some serious "entertainment value" into their sets.
    A regular performer at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood Ahmed tours all across America, Europe and Middle East. He is one of the original performers of the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour", produced by Comedy Central, which has gone on stage in many cities across the USA. Mr. Ahmed has won the first annual Richard Pryor Award for ethnic comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland, 2004. In addition Ahmed has written an original screenplay titled "The Pilgrimage" based on his Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca).
    Tissa Hami is one of the world's few female Muslim stand-up comics. She grew up in a traditional Iranian family in a predominantly white suburb of Boston. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in International Affairs. Tissa hopes her comedy will help break down stereotypes about Muslim women and foster understanding between Iranians and Americans. She has a frequent media presence and was featured in the documentary "Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age."

    Dan Ahdoot went to college at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors as a premed student. But he chose comedy over medicine and has been celebrated ever since. Dan's stand-up act is based on his hilarious observations about everyday life as a young Jewish Iranian living in New York City.

    Negin Farsad grew up in Southern California. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts and Government from Cornell University. Since moving to New York she writes and performs comedy at night while completing a Masters Degree in Race Relations and a second in Urban Management at Columbia University by day. She also produced a film.

    Jimmy Dore, aka Citizen Jimmy, was born into a Catholic family of twelve in a very blue-collar neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. He is part of Comedy Central and other comedy shows around the county. LA Weekly called his show "Completely Offensive and Very Funny!"

    Bonyad: Dr. Mohammad Haghi

    Bay Area - Peninsula Friday - November 7, 2008     07:30 PM

    In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful



    Bonyad: Dr. Mohammad Haghi

    Program for Friday November 7, 2008

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    GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Haghi

    LOCATION: One West Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

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

    http://www.bonyadto CCCMap.pdf


    Time Description

    7:30 Quran class by Mr. Akbari

    8:45 Break

    9:00 Announcement

    9:15 Guest Speaker

    10:30 Q&A

    11:00 End of Program

    Dr. Haghi received his PhD from Harvard in History of Science and Medical degree from Shiraz University. He has studied at the Shiraz Theological School and studied Theoretical and Practical Sufism with Elahi Qomshee and Islamic Philosophy with Mirza-e-Roshan. He has taught at many universities including Harvard and Berkeley. His area of expertise spans Islamic Philosophy, Mysticism, Quranic Studies, to Comparative Mysticism, and History of the Interaction of science and religion.

    Upcoming Programs
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    November 7: Dr. Haghi

    November 14: Mr. Bazargan

    Rumi's Memorial with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam

    Europe - Germany Friday - November 7, 2008     08:00 PM

    Rumi's Memorial with Shahrokh Moshking Ghalam
    One Night only...
    Event Info Host: Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam
    Type: Music/Arts - Performance
    Network: Global
    Time and Place Date: Friday, November 7, 2008
    Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
    Location: Gallustheater
    Street: Kleyer strase 15
    City/Town: Frankfort on the Main, Germany

    Contact Info Phone: 06975806020

    DescriptionShahrokh Moshkin Ghalam
    Mostafa Amidifard and Barmak Akram
    present a one night dance show in Frankfort
    in memory of Rumi

    PSA Fall Party, Friday November 7, 10 PM - 1 AM

    Bay Area - Peninsula Friday - November 7, 2008     10:00 PM

    Join us for a memorable night,
    Party with your friends,
    Drink at the PSA bar,
    Dance to your favorite Persian music
    and ...

    Elliot Program Center (Map)
    Located near the Governor's Corner, overlooking the Lake Lagunita.

    Date and Time:
    Friday, November 7th 2008,

    10:00 pm-1:00 am

    Free! with SUID

    ($5 Non-Stanford Students – $10 Others)
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