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March 15-19, 1999 / Esfand 24-28,1377

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* Noruz: Noruz celebration in Seattle


* Lecture: Nader Naderpour's classes on Sufism
Performance: Wilson and Glass do Rumi

* Film: "A Place Called Home" in Chicago
Lecture: Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lectures Series, UCLA
Conference: Mechanical engineering conference, Tehran
Fridays: Art and jazz at Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville

* Lecture: Iranian Culture, a Persianist View, Maryland
* Lecture: Hossein Nasr lecture, Washington DC
Noruz: Persian Center's Noruz party in, SF Bay
Noruz: Party at Stanford U.

* Concert: Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert
* Film: Iranian film festival in Houston
Women: International conference

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* Noruz celebration in Seattle

Noruz is now recognized by Microsoft //

Sat. March 20th

Seattle University
Campion Tower Ballroom

Dinner, show, music, dance, Amoo Norooz brings gifts Come, have fun, dance, visit your friends...

Hurry! Seating is limited

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* Nader Naderpour's classes on Sufism

Location: UCLA, Dodd Hall, Room 175

Time: Every other Sunday, 8 meetings, starting Sunday March 14, 1999, 3:00-5:00.

What is Erfan? What is Sufism? What is Mysticism? Are they associated with any religion?

Our contemporary poet, scholar, and critic, Mr. Nader Naderpour with his usual academic approach will be discussing and clarifying these concepts/ideologies in his next series of classes at UCLA starting Sunday March 14th... DETAILS HERE

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* Wilson and Glass do Rumi

Music composed by Philip Glass
Designed and directed by Robert Wilson

English Libretto from poems of Molana Jelaluddin Molavi (Rumi)

Where and What: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; Portland, Oregon

Box office information: 248- 4335
$34.50 General Admission (including service fee)
Wed. April 7th, 1999, 7pm and 9pm... DETAILS HERE

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* "A Place Called Home" in Chicago

"A Place Called Home" a film by Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri The filmmaker documents her own decision to return to Iran after seventeen years in the United States. A moving cross-cultural journey that spans three generations and focuses on the emotional complexities of the immigrant experience. Ms. Sadegh-Vaziri will be present at the following screenings of "A Place Called Home":

Women in Director's Chair-Chicago
Sunday, March 28, 1999
Chicago, IL


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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 HERE

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* 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

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* 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


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 ****

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* 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

Free admission

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* 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

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* 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 well as DJ Dancing to help you start the New Year IN SHAPE! ... DETAILS HERE

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* 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

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford University

For more information and tickets, please call (650) 497-9487 or visit:

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* "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 DETAILS HERE

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* Shahin & Sepehr free Noruz concert


Media Contact: Ellen Beard February 26, 1999
(703) 518-5170


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 DETAILS

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* 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 DETAILS

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* 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:

Local Committee: IWSF, PO Box 354 Station "H", Montreal (QC), H3G 2L1, CANADA, Tel: 514-735-7776, Fax: 514-934-9912, Email:

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Contact beteween Iranian-American and Iranian youth

Dear Friend,

To share my experiences of Iran with others, I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran (RI) whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian- American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include: ... MORE DETAILS