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The Seventh Annual Iranian Cultural and Arts Festival in Cupertino, California

Payvand Cultural and Arts School and the Iranian Federated Women's Club (IFWC) announce that Dr. Badi Badiozamani, an Iranian-American candidate for Governor of California, and Former California Assemblywoman Elaine Kontominas Alquist, a candidate for the California State Senate, will be attending the Seventh Annual Iranian Cultural and Arts Festival at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center  on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2003.   This event will be a great opportunity for people of the Bay Area to meet Dr.  Badi Badiozamani and Ms. Elaine Kontominas Alquist and become familiar with their respective positions on various issues.

This free admission, public festival and fundraiser event will be from 11 AM to 6 PM and is held annually to celebrate and promote Iranian culture.  The festival provides a great opportunity for Payvand and IFWC to familiarize the community, Iranian and non-Iranian alike, with Iran's elegant, diverse and exotic culture and heritage. The event will consist of various community activities, including dance, music, poetry, arts and crafts, book signings, art gallery, and face painting, and will be accompanied by delicious authentic Persian cuisine.

In addition, there will be a reunion and gathering for alumni of many of your alma maters at this event. Please inform your friends from Hadaf, Albourz, Kharzmi, Marjan, Anooshiravan Dadgar, and .... High schools, and also Meli, Tehran, Ariamehr, and... Universities to join us for the Reunion at the Seventh annual Iranian Cultural and Arts Festival at 11:00am at the food court.


11:30 Opening by Mr. Houmayoun Assadipour
11:45 Choir 1st performance
12:00 Dr. Badi Badiozamani
12:05 Arusi Dance by Payvand
12:15 Azari Dance (1)
Break for lunch
1:30 Persian Music (Daf, Sorna, and Dohol) by Ebrahimi's brothers
1:45 Elaine Alquist (five minutes)
2:00 Musical Play "Story of Zal"
2:45 Scholarship PowerPoint
2:50 Bandari by Payvand
3:00 Azari Dance (2)
3:15 Azari Dance (child)
3:20 Reza Zamani, Tar
3:30 Kordish (1)
3:45 Musical Play "Mask"
4:00 PowerPoint about Seniors and Payvand
4:05 Kordish (2)
4:15 Choir 2nd performance
DJ and dances


11:00 am - 6:00 pm Meet our community's phenomenal artists from and view their talent at the Art Gallery.

The festival will assist artists in anyway possible to see the successful sale of their fine art. Tables, display areas, and assistance in creating a display will be provided. All gallery proceeds will go to support our Educational Arts Foundation.

Kabbabi of Palo Alto will be serving tasty Persian food, and SADAF will be distributing free samples of Persian tea and rice.


Payvand and IFWC are non-profit organizations that serve and empower Iranian Americans to become educated, self-reliant and confident citizens within their Persian and American heritage and upbringing.

Payvand cultural and arts school provides students with myriad opportunities to learn English and Persian, traditional and contemporary dance, music, and art, as well as several other activities that positively integrate Iranian heritage and American culture.

Payvand and IFWC are local, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organizations whose sole mission is to integrate and empower the Iranian community, arts and culture in the Bay Area, by providing educational services, scholarship opportunities and various cultural activities for the community.

For more information visit:
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Phone: (408)381-4268.
Time of the event: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admission: Free

Media Contact:
Fariba Nejat
Payvand School and IFWC
Cupertino, California
Phone: 408-381-4268

... Payvand News - 9/26/03 ... --

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