Feb 22-26, 1999 / Esfand 3-7,1377
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* Concert: Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert
* Film: Iranian film at San Jose Film Festical
* Noruz: Noruz party at UCLA
* Poetry: Hafez class in Walnut Creek
* Conference: Media's Representation of Iranians, DC
* Theater: Short play contest, Bay Area
* Film: Mehrjui retrospective in Washington, DC
* Art: Woemn artists in Iran, SF art show
* Poetry: Rumi, love & beloved, Oakland
* Film: Iranian film festival in Houston
Lessons from the revolution, Ottawa
* Persian: Literature conference, N. California
* Lecture: Women's day, San Jose
* Book tour:
Tara Bahrampour on tour
* Art: Iranian art on display in northern California
* Conference: Persian Gulf: Present realities
* Women: International conference
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* Iranian film at San Jose Film Festical
The 9th Annual Cinequest, San Jose Film Festival, is starting tonight
(Feb 25 - March 3). For the first time they are showing an Iranian movie,
"The Traveller from the South". This is the first movie by director
Parviz Shahbazi. It is shown twice:
Feb 26 at 3:00 pm and Feb 28 at 10:00 am
UA Pavilion, 201 S. Second St, San Jose
There are other interesting movies from Switzerland, Italy, Portugal,
Slovak Republic, etc. The complete schedule can be found in this week Metro
or on-line at www.Cinequest.org.
For more information please call 408-295-FEST.
* Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Ellen Beard February 26, 1999
FREE CONCERTS BY WASHINGTON D.C. RECORDING ARTISTS SHAHIN & SEPEHR
SAT., MARCH 20 - MCI CENTER'S DISCOVERY CHANNEL STORE
Washington, D.C. - D.C. recording artists Shahin Shahida and Sepehr
Haddad will perform with the band from their 4th CD World Café in
two free 45-minute concerts on Saturday, March 20, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm,
at the MCI Center's Discovery Channel Flagship Store, located at 601 F
St., N.W. ... MORE
* Noruz party at UCLA
How are you going to celebrate Norouz this year???
We have a suggestion for you: Come to the Iranian Students Group Annual
Norouz Celebration at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 1999
WHERE: Ackerman Grand Ballroom (on the UCLA campus)
TICKET PRICE: FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't miss one of the biggest cultural shows at UCLA. Space is limited....so
call as soon as possible to reserve your tickets @ (310) 825-1845. You
can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there.
* Hafez class in Walnut Creek
Mr. Nooh will teach a Hafez poetry class in Walnut Creek, in California's
Bay Area. It will be on Monday nights from 7PM to 9PM starting March 1st.
Please contact Camelia for more information: email@example.com
* Media's Representation of Iranians, DC
Iranians for International Cooperation
Conference: "Mass Media's Representation of Iranians"
Washington DC, March 6, 1999
Featured speaker: Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour, professor of Mass and International
Communications and director of graduate studies at the Department of Communication
and Creative Arts, Purdue University Calumet.
Dr. Kamalipour has published several books on mass media representation
of the Middle East, Iran, and ethnic minorities; has been interviewed by
the mass media in the U.S. and abroad; has written numerous articles; and
has given speeches at national and international gatherings. He has received
several signicant awards, including the 1996 Distinguished Book Award from
the National Communication Association.
IIC is a not-for-profit, independent
network of concerned global citizens who strive to facilitate friendship
between Iran and other nations. IIC has no affiliation with any government
entity or political organization.
The conference will be on March 6th at 7:00 P.M. It will be held at
the: John Hopkins's University, School of SEIS, Kennedy Auditorium 1740
Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC There will be a reception from 7:00-8:00
p.m., prior to the speech.
* Short play contest, Bay Area
SHORT PLAY CONTEST
10-40 minute plays on Middle Eastern themes or written by writers from
the Middle East.
Top prize $500 plus production at Festival in August 1999 at
The Exit Theatre in San Francisco.
Send cover letter and typed manuscript to:
Golden Thread Productions
4096 Piedmont Ave. #153
Oakland, CA. 94611
Deadline: March 15, 1999.
Golden Thread Productions
is a Bay Area theatre company dedicated to the presentation of works created
by or centered on the people of the Middle East. We believe that our human
bond supersedes our cultural and political differences, and that through
sharing of our art we may come closer as human beings.
Recent Golden Thread productions include BEHIND GLASS WINDOWS at the
Adeline Street Theatre and OPERATION NO PENETRATION, Lysistrata 97! at
The Next Stage.
* Woemn artists in Iran, art show in San Francisco
Hourian Art Gallery presents: Seven Colors of the Rainbow
A painting exhibition by Iranian women artists Living in Iran: Farniam,
Faraneh Ghamari, Touran Ghaziani, Maryam Iravani, Sara Radpour, Fatemeh
Shariatzadeh, Ameneh Tabeie, Farimah.
The reception will be held at Hourian Art Gallery on: Saturday, February
27th, 1999 #1843 Union Street (between Laguna & Octavia) San Francisco
Please RSVP (415) 831-8048
Exhibition open: February 28th to March 7th, 1999
Hours: 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. daily Telephone #: (415) 343-6400
* Love and the beloved according to Rumi, Oakland
On Saturday February 27, 1999, Dr. Massihpour, who is Rumi master and
professor of the Tehran University, will conduct an Irfan class. This will
be held at Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ACCNC) located
at: 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, and will start at 2.00PM and continue
The topic of this class will be "Key-Concept of Rumi's Mathnavi
(Love and Beloved)". I hope we will have a fruitful and enriched class,
to be continue in the future. Your presence is welcome.
For more information, please call (510) 654-4603.
* Iranian film festival in Houston
The series offers three powerful feature films from the quality cinema
made by veteran directors Mehrjui and Panahi and by newcomer Parviz Shahbazi.
It also features a remarkable full-length documentary co-directed by an
Iranian anthropologist and a well-known British filmmaker. Together, these
films offer affectionate and devastating glimpses of contemporary life
in Iran... MORE
* Lessons from the revolution, Ottawa
"The Iranian Revolution at 20: What are the Lessons?"
An open forum with John Sigler (Department of Political Science), Farhang
Rajaee (College of Humanities), Allen Brown (Department of Foreign Affairs).
Date: Wednesday, 10 February
Place: Dunton Tower, Room 2017 (Arts Faculty Lounge).
Information: 727-2768 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Middle East Discussion Group Carleton University, Ottawa.
* Persian Literature Conference, N. California
Shahnameh Learning League with sponsorship of Persian Student Association
at Stanford University is proud to present Dr. Omidsalar and Dr. Daryaee
on panel of experts in the first Persian Literature Conference of Northern
California, on the upcoming February 21 1999 at Stanford University Tressider
Union see details and map on www/Shahnameh.com
The academic research and presentation of study in this year's conference
is dedicated to the memory of late Dr. Mahjoub. It is also with great privileged
to announce a new web site "Yadvare-ye Mahjoub". which will be
launched by February 17th (the third anniversary of our teacher's passing).
The site is a memorial to late Dr. Mahjoub and may consist of articles,
poems, pictures and other memorabilia in tribute to Dr. Mahjoub's dedication
to Persian Literature.
* International Women's Day, San Jose
Kavosh Women's Society presents A Celebration of International Woman's
Day. Guest speaker: Dr. Farzaneh Millani is an associate professor in the
DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN'S STUDIES at the University of Virginia. An Exhibition
of Iranian Women Artists is being presented during this event. And for
the First time in San Jose: Beyond East and West VAS in Concert
DATE: Friday March 5 1999
TIME: Gathering 6:00 PM
Program Starts at: 7:00 PM
For more information. go to: //www.wingchun.com/VasChoice.html
* Tara Bahrampour's book tour
Tara Bahrampour, the author of "To
See and See Again" is going on a book tour in the U.S.. Here are
the dates & places:
- Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm Elliott Bay Book Co. 101 South Main Street Seattle,
- March 1 or 2 -- Possible Capitola or UC Davis date
- March 3/4-- Evening New York University Hagop Kevorkian Center New York
+ more NY city and East Coast dates to come in March and April
* Iranian art on display in northern California
Gallery Ovissi Press Release
OPENING- FEBRUARY 20TH
Contact: Maryam Ovissi, 1425 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 510-601-6874
Gallery Ovissi is proud to feature the works of contemporary artists,
Saghar Barzmehri (manipulated photography), Maryam Javaheri (works on paper)
and Bay Area artists Taraneh Hemami (works on paper) and Hadi Tabatabai
(carvings on paper, wood and slate). A unique collection of contemporary
works of art that speak to the aesthetic eye as well as the culturally
aware mind. These artists share one common thread, their Iranian heritage,
but each collection of works speaks a different story.
Gallery Ovissi is also presenting a Gallery Talk on Sunday, March 14,
1999 at 2:30 p.m., where some of the artists and Gallery Owner, Maryam
Ovissi, will speak about the works on exhibit.
Opening date is Saturday, February 20, 1999. We invite you to attend
our opening from 5 to 8 p.m. to preview the works. Please RSVP for both
events and call for further information at 510-601-6874
Gallery Ovissi specializes in contemporary works by Iranian and Middle
Eastern artists. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment.
* Mehrjui retrospective in Washington, DC
Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective :
Sara - Friday February 26, 1999, 7:00 PM
The School We Went To - Saturday February 27, 1999, 2:00 PM
Leila - Sunday February 28, 1999, 2:00 PM
Freer's Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW, Washington
DC -- 202-357-4880 Admission: Free - two per person - one hour before program
begins Info: 202-357-4880 Details:
Dariush Mehrjui His film have been banned by both the Shah, and the
Islamic Republic, but film critics in Iran recently voted directory Dariush
Mehrjui on eof the country's greatest filmmakers. This retrospective is
organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is presented in corporation
with Farabi Cinema Foundation, Tehran. All films are in Persian with English
* International conference
The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation
"The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000" will be
held at the University of Montreal on July 2-5,1999 in Montreal, Canada.
Foundation: IWSF, PO Box 380882, Cambridge, MA 02238-0882, USA, Tel:
617-492-9001, Fax: 617-492-0111, Email: IranianWSF@aol.com
Local Committee: IWSF, PO Box 354 Station "H", Montreal (QC),
H3G 2L1, CANADA, Tel: 514-735-7776, Fax: 514-934-9912, Email: Machouf@magellan.umontreal.ca
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