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* Poetry: Lecture on Malek-o Shoara Bahar, Berkeley


* Conference: Caspian oil & security, New York
* Play: "Remembering The Unforgettable" in Berkeley
* Conference: Caspian oil & security, New York
* Play: "Remembering The Unforgettable" in Berkeley
* Politics: Payman in Los Angeles
* Conference: Energy conference in Tehran
* Events: What's happening in Chicago?
* Religion: Imam Ali birthday marked in Bay Area

* Film: Mehrjui and pre-79 cinema in New York
* Arts charity: Buy a CD, help Evolving Perceptions
* Poetry: Iranian women poetry reading in San Francisco
* Art show: Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

* Scholarship: Student scholarship, northern California
* Politics: Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe
* Film: Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio
* Play: Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story

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* Lecture on Malek-o Shoara Bahar, Berkeley

"Center for Dialogue" presents: "Malek-o Shoara Bahar and the Issue of Modernity", a lecture by Professor Abbas Milani, Chair of Political Science Dept., College of Notre Dame.

Milani is the author of Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir (Kodansha 1997) and Encounters with Modernity: Fragments of the Iranian Experience (Baztab Verlag 1994), among others.

Time: Friday October 30, at 7:30
Place: 2060 Valley Life Science Building
University of California, Berkeley
Lecture in Persian

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* Caspian oil conference, New York

Oil & Environmental Security in the Caspian and Black Seas

The Columbia Caspian Project| School of International & Public Affairs Columbia University in New York City

Presents a conference on Oil & Environmental Security in the Caspian and Black Seas, October 30, 1998

Place: Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor| International Affairs Building 420 West 118th Street (Amsterdam Avenue) New York, NY 10027 ... DETAILS HERE

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* "Remembering The Unforgettable" in Berkeley


A glimpse at our lives as Iranian exiles and the emotional ties that we share with compatriots who spent the best years of their lives as political prisoners in the prisons of the Islamic Republic regime:

"Remembering The Unforgettable"

A play Written and Directed By: Hossein K. Jah

Featuring: Roham Sheikhani, Sana Nouri, Hossein K. Jah

November 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 P.M.

$12 Night of Performance, $10 Reservation

Darvag Theatre
3280 Adeline St.

Sponsored by: The Committee for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)

For Information and Reservation 510-466-5299

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* What's happening in Chicago?

I have yet to see an event -- either cultural or political -- held in Chicago mentioned in the Community section of your magazine . For those of you subscribers who live near the Windy City, are there any Iranian organizations in Chicagoland that promote such events? Any information with regard to Iranian "kanoons" in or about Chicago is highly appreciated.

Mehran Azhar

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* Imam Ali birthday marked in Bay Area

Dr. Behzadnia, the founder of the Ebn-e-Sina cultural and educational foundation in Orange County ( will be in the Bay Area on this Friday, October 30th.

Dr. Behzadnia will lecture about the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali, the model for humanity in perfection. This lecture will be in

Farsi and in remembrance and honor of Imam Ali's birthday. This event will be held at the Sunnyvale Communtiy Center at 550 E. Remmington (please call 408-730-7350 for directions), and will start at 8:30 p.m..

This lecture is presented by Bonyad-e-Towhid in a series of cultural enrichment programs of the Iranian community in the Bay Area; and has

Free admission.

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* Payman in Los Angeles

Dr. Habibollah Peyman is giving a talk at University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), Dodd Hall 147, on Saturday Nov. 21 from 5-10 pm.

Subject: The current intellectual trend in teh Islamic Republic of Iran

Also see: Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe

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* Energy conference in Tehran

The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress and Exhibition

December 12-17, 1998, Tehran, Iran... DETAILS HERE

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* Mehrjui and pre-79 cinema in New York

Mark your calendars: During November 13 - December 3 Walter Reade Theater in New York will present a retrospective of Dariush Mehrjoui's films plus films by other directors made before 1979. Be there... PROGRAM INFO

Thanks to Babak Nassirian

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* Buy a CD, help Evolving Perceptions

For one very special week -- this week -- any music you buy online through eyegive(r) from Music Boulevard will generate a donation to the Iranian-American arts group, Evolving Perceptions, of 10% of the purchase price. That's 150% more than our standard 4% donation. It means a $12.99 CD purchase raises a donation of $1.30, or 90 cents higher than the standard, which is a good deal in itself. Now that's something to sing about!

So before you buy any music, think about Evolving Perceptions and this special offer. You get Music Boulevard's everyday low prices, great selection, fast delivery, and 10% goes to Evolving Perceptions for purchases this week. Your friends and family can help too. This is a great reason for people to join eyegive. Send your friends an email with this link:



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* Iranian women poetry reading in San Francisco


Myths, Legends and Rituals of Iranian Women by AFSANEHAYE ROUH (LEGENDARY SOULS) LAILEE BAKHTIAR VAN DILLEN, DR. SHARI ST. MARTIN, ROXANE FARMANFARMAIAN AND MARYAM OVISSI at the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Cafe (inside the concourse at Brannan St.) at the SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1998, 4-5 P.M. ADMISSION $3 ADULTS, UNDER 18 FREE Please attend this extraordinary presentation of contemporary writings by Iranian and Iranian American Women

DIRECTIONS Entrance on 7th and 8th Streets at Brannan St., San Francisco

From Bay Bridge: 9th St/Civic Center Exit, stay right, 1 blook to 8th treet, turn right on Brannan

From 280: 6th St. Exit, left off the freeway onto Brannan, 2 blocks to 7th

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* Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

First Exhibition of Persian Painting from the Qajar Dynasty, 1785-1925 at Brooklyn Museum of Art October 23, 1998-January 24, 1999

Press Preview Thursday, October 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The first major exhibition to explore visual arts in Persia during the Qajar Dynasty, focusing on extraordinary large-scale court and popular religious paintings, will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from October 23, 1998, through January 24, 1999. Providing a window into imperial as well as daily life of a vanished culture, Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch, 1785-1925 will comprise 106 exceptional works. It includes important loans from thirty-six internationally renowned private and public collections in seven countries. Among the lending institutions are The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington; and the Musee de Louvre in Paris. Also included in the exhibition will be a selection from the Museum's collection, which contains the most important holdings of Qajar art in North America... FULL TEXT

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* Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe

The program for Dr Peyman's meetings and talks in Europe

Dr. Habibullah Peyman, leader of the Jonbesh-e Mosalmanan-e Mobarez (JMM), has been invited by the Secretary of the German Green Party faction in the European Parliament to tour Europe.

The Council for the Co-ordination of democratic Organizations (Shuray-e Hamahangy- e Nahadhay-e Democratic) has arranged for him to give lectures and to have meetings and talks with Iranians in various cities of Europe.  

The main topic of the lectures is "An Analysis of the present situation of the Movement for Freedom and People's rule in Iran".  The dates and names of the host organisations in various cities are as follows:

Friday 30 Oct: Coln, Germany. Jameye Iranian-e- Democrat

Saturday 31 Oct: Frankfurt, Germany.  Talashgaran-e-Jamey-e-Baz

Friday 6 November: Paris, France.  Comite-ye-Bargozari

Sunday 8 November: London, England. 

Comite-ye-Bargozari Fyvie Hall, University of Westminister, Regent Street (the closest Underground Railway Station is Oxford Circus), London

For further information, please contact

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* Student scholarship, northern California

An Iranian Student Scholarship is being offered by the Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP) in northern California. Please tell your friends and family. Also in order to broaden SIP's ability to sponsor more students , SIP would welcome any donation for this cause. For more information please contact: 408-496-9093 or send email to: or visit us at

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* Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story

BEHIND GLASS WINDOWS: A play written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian based on a short story by Iranian writer, Saadegh Hedayat. A shattering love story that questions our perception of love and reality. This contemporary stage adaptation of the original short story focuses on the illusory nature of love and relationships from the perspective of second generation Iranians growing up with dual traditions.

DATE: October 15, 1998, through November 8, 1998
CONTACT: Marya Zamroud
PHONE: (510) 986-9194

Previews: October 15th & 16th
Run: October 17th through November 8, 1998; Thursday through Sunday, 8pm
Location: DARVAG's Adeline Street Theatre 3280 Adeline Street, between Alcatraz and Ashby, Berkeley. Walking distance from the Ashby BART station
Tickets Prices: General $12
Previews/students $8

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* Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio

Dariush Mehrjui introduces THE PEAR TREE (1998)
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614-688-3307
Sunday, Nov 15 / 2 pm
Special Admission Price: $7; $5 Wexner members, students, etc.

Immediately following his retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui comes to the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, to present his most recent film THE PEAR TREE, which Variety described as "a lush, golden evocation of first love."

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Energy conference in Tehran

The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress and Exhibition

December 12-17, 1998, Tehran, Iran... DETAILS HERE


Dialogue of Civilizations?

Call For Papers: Islamic Revolution's Cultural Documentation Organization intends to hold a 2-day international seminar on December 13-14, 1998 entitled: "Dialogue of Civilizations?" All experts, scholars and lecturers are invited to send their papers in maximum 15 pages before December 6, 1998 to the Seminar's Secretariat. Topics: ... CLICK HERE

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