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* Lecture: Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA
* Conference: Mechanical engineering conference, Tehran
* Fridays: Art and jazz at Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville
* Fire-jumping: Chahar-Shambeh Soury in Maryland
* Lecture: Iranian Culture, a Persianist View, Maryland
* Women: Women's documentary film at Berkeley
* Lecture: Hossein Nasr lecture, Washington DC
* Noruz: Persian Center's Noruz party in, SF Bay
* Noruz: Party at Stanford U.
* Noruz: Noruz party at UCLA
* Play: "Shab bekheyr maadar"
* Concert: Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert
* Noruz: Noruz party at UCLA
* Theater: Short play contest, Bay Area
* Film: Iranian film festival in Houston
* Art: Iranian art on display in northern California
* Women: International conference
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* Mechanical engineering conference, Tehran
First call for Papers ISME2000
4th International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers
May 16-19, 2000
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Conference Chairman: Prof. Mohammad Durali, School of Mechanical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology ... DETAILS
* Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA Presents
The Third Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series Given By J.T.P. de
Bruijn Professor Emeritus of Persian Literature, Leiden University on
"Aspects of the Persian Masnavi"
* Lecture 1: "The Cycle of Human Existence: Ideas About the Past,
the Present and the Future of Humanity in Persian Masnavis"
Monday 5 April 1999 at 4 PM in 147 Dodd Hall
* Lecture 2: "The Masnavi in the History of Persian Literature"
Tuesday 6 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall
* Lecture 3: "Storytelling in the Masnavi"
Wednesday 7 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall
* Lecture 4: "Moral and Mystical Teaching in the Masnavi"
Thursday 8 April 1999 at 4 PM in 382 Kinsey Hall
* Lecture 5: "Occasional Poems in the Masnavi" Friday 9
April 1999 at 10 AM in 382 Kinsey Hall
* The Public is Welcome -- Admission Free
* Art and jazz at Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville
Gallery Ovissi invites you to spend an evening with us at JAZZ GALLERY:
where art and jazz come together. Every Friday Evening we feature the sounds
of Top Bay Area Jazz Artists among Gallery Ovissi's Fine and Unique Works
of Art Showtimes: 9 p.m and 11 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 donation (drinks
and hors d'ouevres included)
Limited Seating-Please RSVP at 510-601-6874
Fashionable Attire Enforced
Friday, March 12, 1999: Lionel Tanner Jazz Quartet
Friday, March 19, 1999: Special Guest TBA
Friday, March 26, 1999: Aletha Archie- jazz vocalist with Michael Smolans
and Lionel Tanner
THERE PROMISES TO BE SOME VERY HOT JAZZ IN A VERY COOL SPOT!! 1425 PARK
Directions: from SF- take bay bridge to 80 towards berkeley first exit-
powell st/emeryville. turn right on Powell Street 2nd light- Hollis- turn
right 2nd light- Park- turn right 1425 park on left side Plenty of Parking
*** We are also actively searching for musicians jazz or other forms-
please contact daryl at 510-601-6874 ****
* Iranian Culture, a Persianist View, Maryland
By invitation of the Iranian American Cultural Society of Maryland,
Professor Michel Hillmann, a well-known scholar in the field of Iranian
studies, from the University of Texas at Austin will talk about "Iranian
Culture, a Persianist View".
When: Friday March 19, 1999
Where: Room 264, Smith Hall, Towson University
Time: 7:00 PM
* Chahar-Shambeh Soury in Maryland
* Tuesday, March 16, 1999 6:00 PM Oregon Ridge Park (near Baltimore),
Iranian-American Cultural Society of Maryland will host a Chahar Shambeh
Soury celebration, complete with dancing, food, and fire jumping, on Tuesday
night, 6:00 PM.
Children from Farsi school will perform, and there will be food from
House of Kebob. Entrance fee: $6 for members, $8 for non-members. Children
under 5 free.
Directions: From I-695 take 83 North, take Exit 20B, turn left on first
traffic light to the Beaver Dam Road, keep left and park is less than 1/2
mile. For further info: email@example.com
* Women's documentary film at Berkeley
"Celebrating International Women's Day" sponsored by: "Radio
Havayeh Tazeh" and "Iranian Cultural Group at UC Berkeley"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Zahra Taheri,
Topic: "Women in Persian Literature"
Special viewing: Latest documentary by Mansoureh Saboury "Thus We
Act, Therefore We Are" Interview with Iranian prominent women: Simin
Behbahani, Shirin Ebadi, Mehrangiz Kaar, Pari Saberi, Pouran Farokhzad,
Mahin Oskooyi, Mansoureh Ethadiyeh.
The film will be followed by questions and answers with the director,
Mansoureh Saboury. Performance by: Ziba Shirazi, singer and song writer.
Date: Saturday March 13 at 7:00
Place: 2040 Valley Life Science Building, University of California, Berkeley
* Hossein Nasr lecture, Washington DC
George Washington University: The Foundation of Iranian Studies Presents:
The Annual Noruz Lecture Series by a Distinguished Scholar of Iranian Studies:
Speaker: Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Topic: The Traditions of Philosophy in Iran
Place: George Washington University, Ballroom, Marvin Center
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 199, 7pm-8:30pm The George
Followed by Reception at University Club, Marvin Center
RSVP by March 18. TEL : 301 657 1990
* Persian Center's Noruz party in, SF Bay
Persian Center in San Francisco's Bay Area is proud to present the ONE
& ONLY major party in March spanning TWO years!
Join the Community as ONE extended family at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday,
March 20, 1999, to gather around a wonderful "Haft-seen" table
and begin our countdown towards the Persian New Year of 1378, at 5:45 p.m.
There will be dance and musical performances to warm your heart, theater
and poetry performances to invigorate your mind, and a Persian Dinner to
entice your senses...as well as DJ Dancing to help you start the New Year
IN SHAPE! ... DETAILS
* Noruz party at Stanford U.
The Persian Students Association of Stanford University and The Bay
Area Persian Center present:
The AVAZ International Dance Theater performing "The Silk Road"
- a celebration of Noruz
Sunday, April 4th, 1999 4 PM - 7 PM
For more information and tickets, please call (650) 497-9487 or visit:
* "Shab bekheyr maadar"
The Darvag theater group in Berkeley, California, presents Sepideh Koosha
and Mojdeh Molavi in "Shab bekheyr maadar" -- "Goodnight,
mother" -- a play by Marsha Norman (winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize),
translated and directed by Hamid Ehya. Performances will be on March 12
& 13 at the Live Oak Theater in Berkeley .... MORE
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
* 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.
* 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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