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* Film: Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio
* Play: Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story
* Politics Iranian American Republican fundraising, San Diego

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* Mehregan: In Washington
* Course: Introduction to Hafez, in Virginia
* Art: Alavi's mystical installations, Santa Clara

* Music: Persian & Indian music in Portland
* Conference: Dialogue of Civilizations ?
* Conference: Challenges for Iranians abroad, Indianapolis

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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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* Iranian American Republican fundraising, San Diego

On Sunday, October 25, 1998, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the San Diego Chapter of the Iranian American Republican Council ("IARC") is proud to host a fundraising brunch honoring California State Treasurer Matt Fong in his candidacy for United States Senator from California.

The brunch will be held at Del Mario's, 2010 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, California (619) 509-9999. The cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Sepi Rahimzadeh our chapter VP at [email protected] or (619)238-4393 or Shirin Ahkami our chapter secretary at [email protected] or (619)495-4963.

We look forward to seeing you on October 25, 1998, and please do not forget to vote. To learn more about the IARC, please visit IARC's website at www.iarcnational.org.

Sincerely,

Iranian American Republican Council
San Diego Chapter
Ali M. M. Mojdehi, President

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* Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio

Dariush Mehrjui introduces THE PEAR TREE (1998)
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
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."

A philosophy major at UCLA, where he also studied filmmaking with Jean Renoir, Mehrjui is a director of considerable sophistication and insight, with his recent feature, Leila (shown at the Wexner Center in September) hailed internationally for its sympathetic critique of the role of women in modern Iranian society.

For this special matinee presentation, Mehrjui will introduce The Pear Tree, and discuss his work with Associate Curator Dave Filipi and Dr. Akbar Mahdi, Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University and a liason for the Iranian Cultural Association, Columbus, Ohio.(Program: app. 3 hours.)

Presented with the support of the IRANIAN Cultural Association, COLUMBUS, OHIO. For further information, contact:

David Filipi Associate
Curator, Film/Video
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614-688-3307

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* Mehregan in Washington

The Iranian American Cultural Association in Washington DC is holding a Mehregan Celebration on October 17, 1998 at the McLean Hilton at 7:00 pm.

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* Course: Introduction to Hafez, in Virginia

Explanation, Interpretation, and Critical Analysis of Eight Individual Ghazals

Instructor: Reza Ghanadan, ph.D. Dr. Ghanadan is a literary critic. He received his ph.D. in literature from Lancaster University in England, taught at Ferdowsi University and Georgetown University, is the author of numerous articles on Persian literature, including the poetry of Hafez and contemporary Iranian poetry, and is currently working on imagery in classical Persian poetry and a comparison of Shakespeare's and Hafez's treatment of poetic imagery.

Prerequisites: None. The class will be an introduction and analysis of Persian poetry and Hafez. The class will be taught primarily in Persian with some interpretation in English. If sufficient interest is shown in a separate class conducted in English, two classes will be organized. Please let me know of your interest in such a class in English and spread the word.

Schedule: The class will be 8 weeks long, 2 hours each week, for a total of 16 hours. The class will be held either on mid-day Sundays or Monday evenings depending on what the majority requests, so please let me know your preference.

October 18, 1998 -- December 6, 1998, (Sundays 11:00 am-1:00 pm) OR
October 19, 1998 -- December 7, 1998 (Mondays 7:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Location (tentative): Renaissance Library, 2230 George C. Marshall Drive, Falls Church,Virginia

Registration cost: $200.00 for 8 session

Please contact Dokhi Fassihian at 703-698-8212 or [email protected] to register or for more information.

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* Alavi's mystical installations, Santa Clara

SEYED ALAVI: CANTICLES OF ECSTASY

Contemporary artist Seyed Alavi seeks to capture the ecstatic experiences of poets and mystics from varied cultures and spiritual backgrounds. For this exhibition, he has created installations using common, everyday materials with which he hopes "to inspire thinking and contemplation." Opening Friday, September 25, 1998 7 p.m. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. RSVP 408-554-4528

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* Persian & Indian music in Portland

Andisheh Center (Kanoon Andisheh) in Portland, Oregon, proudly presents:Internationally recognized maestros of eastern music in a night of improvisation in Persian & Indian music on October 9. For detailed information, CLICK HERE

Event: Ghazal in Portland
Where: Scottish Rite Center 709 SW 15th, Portland OR
When: 8:00 PM - OCT. 9th, 1998
Tickets : Available at Fred Meyer Fastixx - General Admission $20.00 (Order over the phone: 503 224 8499). Kanoon Andisheh members and Students $15.00.

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* Conference: 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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* Conference: Challenges for Iranians Abroad, Indianapolis

DANESH Institute, Inc. in cooperation with Society for Promotion of Persian Culture present: Third Annual Conference, October 24, 1998

Location: Indiana University-Purdue University, Student Activities Center, 815 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics:

* Challenges for Iranians Abroad in the Onset of the Next Millennium: Agenda for Action

* Role Reversal & Its Consequences in the Iranian Immigrant Family

* The Experience of lranian Women in the United States: The Case of the Twin Cities

* Living in Exile: Iranian Acculturation in Literature

* Impacts of the Political Relationship between Iran & the United States on Iranian Immigrants

* Challenges for Iranians Abroad: Summary & Agenda for Action

Chair & Facilitator: Irene Queiro-Tajalli, Indiana University
Contact: Dr. Cyrus S. Behroozi, 317-283-8757

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Fellowship

Travel Fellowships for Iranian Scholars

The International Association for the Study of Persian- speaking Societies is pleased to announce the availability of ten Travel Fellowships for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States. Each Travel Fellowship covers all travel and lodging expenses of the recipient subject to a limit of $2500... CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Conference

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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