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"The Soul Of War": Shokoufeh Malekkiani International Iranian Photographer Exhibition at the Agora Gallery New York City

- Shokoufeh Malekkiani blends her extraordinary artistic vision with a dedication to philanthropic causes as she continues to make a difference in this world. According to Malekkiani, "the power of art is limitless," and it is her greatest hope that she is able to leverage that artistic power to shed light on some of humanity's most devastating realities. - 4/17/14

Burnt Generation: A major exhibition of unseen work by eight contemporary Iranian photographers

- 'Many commentators have said that some of the most exciting photography in the world today is being made in Iran,' says Candlestar Director Fariba Farshad, who has curated Burnt Generation, Candlestar's new exhibition of Iranian Photography (in London). - 4/11/14

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: April 24 - May 14, 2014

- UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition of tracing the unfolding of Iran's fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social inquiry and formal experimentation. - 4/10/14

Photos: 9th International Robocup Competition Kicks Off In Tehran

- The 9th RoboCup Iran Open competitions and symposium officially kicked off in Tehran on Wednesday. The competition hosts 388 teams from Iran, US, UK, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand, India, Pakistan, UAE, Canada, Turkey, Colombia, Egypt and Indonesia. - 4/9/14

The Voice For Peace: Arash Fouladvand to conduct Cosmopolitan Persian Choral at Paris' Saint Sulpice Church

- La Voix de la Paix ( The Voice for Peace) is an ambitious music project consisting of presenting a series of Persian concerts across the French Capital with a cosmopolitan ensemble conducted by a young and energetic Iranian engineer Arash Fouladvand turned talented conductor / composer (Watch Manoto's Welcome to My Life). -Darius Kadivar - 4/7/14

NIAC to hold California Action Summit on May 4 in Palo Alto

- The summit aims to help strengthen our community's political clout in the epicenter of the Iranian-American community - California. By investing in ourselves as civic leaders, we can use our resources, talents, and drive to effect big changes in Washington. But that can't happen without you! Register today for NIAC's first annual California Action Summit and join us in making history! - 4/4/14

Mehri Yazdani's Paintings are coming to San Jose, California

- Mehri Yazdani's painting evolved from her love for the art of ancient Persia, Greece, and Egypt. Her semi-abstract images give new form to ancient motifs, creating a unique style which captures the spirit of these early civilizations. - 4/2/14

6th Annual Festival of the Silk Road: Sunday, April 27th in San Jose, California

- Afsaneh Art & Culture Society/Ballet Afsaneh proudly presents the 6th annual Festival of the Silk Road - 2014. Dance, music and poetry from the Silk Road including Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, China, India, Azerbaijan, Egypt, the Balkans, the Roma & more.. - 3/31/14

Iranian Women in Film and TV: A Panel Discussion, Seminar in Los Angeles

- Noor Iranian Film Festival in association with Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference proudly present a Panel Discussion and Seminar with Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mahnaz Afshar, Nazanin Boniadi, and Necar Zadegan. Moderated by Homa Sarshar. - 3/26/14

"Red Lines and Deadlines" with Director Taghi Amirani: March 25th in San Francisco

- In 2004 filmmaker Taghi Amirani gained unprecedented access to Shargh, at the time Iran's leading reformist newspaper. With full official permits from all the relevant Iranian authorities he went behind the scenes with the paper's young journalists as they went about their job of reporting and commenting on a wide range of social, cultural and political stories. - 3/25/14

Persian New Year Celebrations in Portland, Oregon

- Iranian Student Association of Portland Norouz Celebration: Saturday, March 22nd' Persian New Year Celebration: Saturday, March 29th; Nowruz Ensemble: Festive Traditional Persian Music: Saturday, April 12th - 3/25/14

Nowruz Meet and Greet at Oakland Museum of California

- Oakland's popular weekly family nights will represent the Persian New Year celebration "Nowruz"! Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street for a taste of local music, food, art, culture! Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. - Friday, March 28, 2014, 5-9 pm - 3/18/14

EXHIBITION in Los Angeles: Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin

- The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin, an exhibition of new works by Iranian-American artists Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin. - 3/18/14

2014 Nowruz Celebration in Orange County

- Honoring the Iranian New Year in Orange County with Music, Dance, Family-friendly Entertainment, and a Special Nowruz Concert Featuring the "Nowruz Ensemble with guest vocalist Mamak Khadem" - 3/17/14

"A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" Exhibition Opens at Library of Congress March 27

- An exhibition at the Library of Congress will explore the rich literary tradition of the Persian language over the last millennium, from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications. The exhibition will bring attention to the literary achievements of Iran and the greater Persian-speaking regions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central and South Asia and the Caucasus. - 3/13/14

Iranian Films at 13th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival

- Falling Leaves, directed by Ali Jaberansari; From Tehran to Heaven, directed by Abolfazl Saffary (in person); Duet, directed by Navid Danesh - at Tiburon International Film Festival, April 10-18 - 3/13/14

Nowruz at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles: "Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds"

- On Friday March 14th the Midnight Mission and Southern California Iranians will reunite for the third annual Nowruz at the Midnight Mission event in Downtown's Skid Row sponsored by Skechers USA, Inc. The spirit of Nowruz is one of renewal and promises of a better, brighter start, a pursuit the Midnight Mission strives for every day. - 3/12/14

"When I was in Love," a Hessam Abrishami Solo Exhibition

- ABRA Gallery is very pleased to present Hessam Abrishami's second solo show in Westlake Village (California). Through these forty paintings, Hessam will be expressing his love affairs throughout his life, inviting viewers a glimpse through his past pleasures. - 3/12/14

Iranian (Persian) New Year 2014-1393 Times

- Nowruz (Norouz) Times - 2014 - 1393 Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, the start of spring in the northern hemisphere. - 3/11/14

Amir Hossein Zanjani's Solo Exhibition at Salsali Private Museum in Dubai: "Philosophical And Social Idea Of The Submission To Power"

- While Zanjani's portrayals give off piercing visions of the powerful persuasion of military force similar to real-life events such as the German 3rd Reich and the dictatorship of North Korea, they also refer to the social conflicts of the paradoxical and innate human subconscious desire to follow, submit and be conquered. - 3/11/14

Call for Entry: 2014 Noor Iranian Film Festival

- The 7th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival is launching its 2014 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works. Submissions will open on March 15, 2014 and end on July 15, 2014. - 3/6/14

World Premiere Viola Concerto by Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran in Santa Rosa Symphony's March 22, 23 and 24 concerts in Weill Hall

- Santa Rosa Symphony Music Director Bruno Ferrandis leads the orchestra in a world premiere by award-winning contemporary composer Behzad Ranjbaran on March 22, 23, and 24, 2014, in Weill Hall at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center. - 3/4/14

Iran and its Youth: A Series of Dialogues

- The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto is pleased to present a series of interactive conversations that will take place in Berlin, Toronto, London, and Silicon Valley - all live online - during the first week of March 2014. - 3/3/14

Iran Heritage Foundation's Norouz Gala 2014 in London

- Iran Heritage Foundation Invites you to celebrate The Persian New Year NOROUZ with its legendary hospitality on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at The Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN. Featuring Rising Star Rana Mansour - 3/3/14

The Pars Equality Center 4th Annual Nowruz Gala In Northern California

- We are pleased to announce that with the kind generosity and support received from both Iranian and American community, event has been sold out three weeks prior to the date. Please check our auction items at - 3/3/14

First Annual Bita Prize for Young Persian Artists Awarded To Pianist Dena Taherianfar

- Dena Taherianfar was born in Tehran, in November of 1996. She began taking lessons in piano when she was six. Her first teacher was Mrs. Shohreh J. Ghajar. Dena gave her debut concert in the renowned Roudaki Concert Hall of Tehran in 2008. At her teacher's suggestion, Dena eventually moved to Vienna where she began to study piano with Prof. Stanislaw Tichonow at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory. - 2/28/14

The 2014 IAAB Summer Leadership Institute Returns to the South in July

- IAAB is pleased to present its 2014 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), which is being held from July 6th to July 18th at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2014 SLI houses IAAB's celebrated annual Iranian American high school and middle school leadership camps, Camp Ayandeh and Camp Ayandeh Javan - 2/27/14

6th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebration at LACMA

- For the sixth year in a row, Farhang Foundation will celebrate Nowruz (Iranian New Year) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in what has become the foundation's signature event, drawing thousands of visitors to the museum in recent years. - 2/26/14

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Persian New Year with a Free Family Festival

- The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will present its sixth annual "Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration" free family festival Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors of all ages can dance, play and feast to mark the Persian year of 1393 at a celebration encompassing both museums and including live music, film, art making, hands-on workshops and traditional cuisine. - 2/25/14

"Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora" Conference in San Jose State University, California

- Join San Jose State University Persian Studies for the first-ever "Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora"-- a two-day conference featuring panels on visual arts, literature and film with Bay Area and nationally-acclaimed writers, artists and filmmakers. - 2/25/14

Bahman Kiarostami's "The Statues of Tehran" to be screened in San Francisco

- In essence, The Statues of Tehran interrogates the function of monuments in today's Tehran, an ideology-ridden postmodern megalopolis, afflicted with forgetfulness. It tracks the fate of two important public sculptures, the first, a pioneering work commissioned by the royal family in the 1970s, of then foremost modern sculptor Bahman Mohassess; the second a tribute to the Islamic Revolution standing in Enghelab Circus (Revolution Roundabout), by Iraj Esskandari. - 2/24/14

Iranian Medical Access Project: Advocacy Event and Charity Fundraiser

- Please join us for an evening of cocktails, snacks, good company, and, most importantly, discussion on the impact current sanctions are having on ordinary Iranians' access to medicine and medical devices. All proceeds of this important advocacy event will benefit Moms Against Poverty's medical initiatives in Iran. - 2/20/14

2014 Farhang Short Film Festival's Top Six Nominees Selected

- The Top 6 Nominees of the 6th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival have officially been announced. They are Aghaye Past (Canada), Brain of Terror (USA), Bride of Rain (Iran), K-von Presents: A Splash of Nowruz (USA), Lady with Flower-Hair (Iran), andLegend of Gheysar (USA). - 2/18/14

Exhibition in London: Parastou Forouhar's "Kiss Me"

- This is the third solo show in London for Parastou Forouhar, whose latest body of work, the Kiss Meseries of textile banners, is an exciting new chapter in her art. - 2/18/14

Zanan Group's International Women's Day Celebration 2014 in Cupertino, California

- Partow Noorial, Acclaimed Poet and literary Critic. Mojdeh Shamsaei, Prominent actress of Iranian Cinema. Shahrzad Sepanlou, A refreshing voice from LA. Songs of Azerbaijan by Mahin. Dance Performance by Negar Esfandiari, and Art Exhibition by local Iranian Women artist - 2/17/14

Sony Classical Presents Major Label Debut From Iranian Composer Hafez Nazeri

- Sony Classical has announced a March 11th worldwide release for UNTOLD, the much-anticipated major label debut from acclaimed Iranian composer, vocalist and virtuoso instrumentalist, Hafez Nazeri. An innovative synthesis of Middle Eastern and Western elements, UNTOLD introduces Nazeri as one of modern music's most exciting new visionaries. - 2/14/14

Screening at UCLA - Hush: Girls Don't Scream

- Film screening followed by discussion with Iranian writer/director Pouran Derakhshandeh. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series. - 2/6/14

Workshop in San Jose, California: 6/8 Rhythm in Persian Music and Language

- Ever wonder why 6/8 rhythm is so important in our music? Could it be because so much of what we say in colloquial Farsi is also in 6/8? Come join us for a fun lecture/workshop at the Shiraz Arts Academy with our own Naser Sheikhzadegan who will review and perform basics of rhythm and explore commonalities in our music and spoken Farsi in usages of 6/8 and other rhythms. - 1/22/14

Exhibition and Lectures: Travel the Silk Road in Los Angeles!

- During its golden age (AD 600 to 1200), the Silk Road opened up the world to new ideas and products. It stretched 4,600 miles through scorching desert sands and freezing snowy mountain passes, from eastern China through Central Asia to the Middle East. - 1/15/14

"The House is Black" Media Performance at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

- "The House is Black" is Sussan Deyhim's media-film-performance project, inspired by the works of Forough Farrokhzad one of Iran's most influential feminist poets and film makers of the 20th Century. This project seeks to shed light on the importance of progressive Iranian contemporary arts through the vision of two of Iran's most avant-garde female artists, Forough Farrokhzad and Sussan Deyhim. - 1/15/14

Explore 'Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran' at Peeler Center, Feb. 10 - May 8

- An exhibition of 58 works of photography and video installations by 20 of Iran's most celebrated photographers, will be on view at DePauw University's Richard E. Peeler Art Center. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, which simultaneously addressing public concerns. - 1/4/14

Iran to host international architecture expo

- Iran plans to hold the 4th international interior architecture and modern house to be joined by twelve other countries. The event which is combination of knowledge, art and industry is scheduled for January 8-11. It also includes different sections in designing, architecture, interior decoration, nanotechnology and biotechnology. - 1/4/14

Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda Celebration

- Join Farhang Foundation on December 20th at The Moss Theater at New Roads School in Celebration of Shab-e Yalda, featuringGordafarid, Kamran Thunder, Mohammad Hassani and Arash Shapouri, poetry recital by Haleh Mahboubi Gabbay - 12/20/13

Panel Discussion in New York - Shoja Azari: FAKE: Idyllic Life

- FAKE: Idyllic Life features recent painting installations and video works by Shoja Azari that seamlessly intertwine quotation with intervention in order to examine the integral roles that history and context play in depictions of the Islamic world. - 12/13/13

Exhibition in London - Hanieh Delecroix and Keyvan Saber: LIFELINE

- This is the first solo exhibition in London for Hanieh Delecroix & Keyvan Saber, a unique collaboration between two Iranian artists based in Paris who started working together in 2012. - 11/22/13

Getty Villa's Popular Cyrus Cylinder Exhibition Extended until December 8

- Due to its popularity, the Getty Villa exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning, featuring one of the most celebrated discoveries from the ancient world, has been extended through Sunday, December 8. The Getty Villa will also continue its special Saturday evening hours until 9:00 p.m. through the extended run of the exhibition. - 11/13/13

Portraits of Iranians in exile to be displayed in Germany

- On Saturday Nov. 23, the Arturo drama school in Cologne, Germany will exhibit 101 portraits by Iranian painter Arta Davari depicting Iranians living in exile. The artist told Radio Zamaneh that the subjects of the portraits are all friends or acquaintances of his. - 11/7/13

MASTERS OF PERSIAN MUSICSERIES: Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Bahrami Fard to perform at SFJAZZ Center

- A virtuoso of the Persian spiked fiddle called the kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Iranian music. Ali Bahrami Fard, a master of the rarely heard bass santour (a hammered dulcimer with 96 strings). - 11/6/13

Exhibition in New York: "FAKE: Idyllic Life" - New Works by Shoja Azari

- Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to present new painting installations and video works by Shoja Azari that seamlessly intertwine myth with reality, quotation with intervention in order to examine the integral roles played by history and context in depictions of the Islamic world. - 11/5/13

University of Maryland Hosts IAAB's 2014 Student Summit

- IAAB's 2014 Student Summit will be held at The University of Maryland, College Park on Friday, January 31st through Sunday, February 2nd. The 2014 Student Summit will be hosted by the Iranian Students' Foundation (ISF), one of the oldest and largest Iranian university student groups in the country. - 11/5/13

Berkeley Lecture Series Presents: A seminar by Bahram Beyzaie on "Gilgamesh"

- Born in Tehran in Dec. 1938, Bahram Beyzaie is a well-known Iranian critic, researcher, teacher, playwright, stage director (and producer), screenwriter and filmmaker (director, producer and editor). He was first introduced to western audiences at the age of 25, when his play was staged at the Festival du Theater des Nations in Paris, 1963. - 11/5/13

The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons: A book talk at UCLA by Goli Taraghi, Author

- Rich in characters, whimsical and deeply poignant, humorous and real, the stories of Goli Taraghi have made her one of the world's most beloved contemporary writers from Iran. - Sunday, November 10, 2013 at UCLA - 10/27/13

MODERNITY OF TRADITION: Photography exhibition in London in support of the Omid Foundations

- An exhibition of photographs by Omid Salehi in support the Omid Foundations. The exhibition includes over 40 limited edition photographs by the artist. This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase photographs of exceptional importance at very attractive prices and at the same time supporting the work of the Omid Foundations. - 10/24/13

ZAHHAK: The Dragon King of Persia

- World premiere (in London) of a new stage work by Hossein Hadisi for voices, percussion and dance. The piece celebrates the Persian minstrels' art of Naqqali by reenacting the ancient myth of Zahhak from the Persian 'Book of Kings'. The music is performed by EXAUDI, one of Britain's leading contemporary music ensembles, and six dancers from London Contemporary Dance School. - 10/21/13

Iran to host 2014 Fajr Visual Arts Festival

- Iran is planning to set novel programs for the sixth edition of Fajr International Visual Arts Festival to be held in the capital city of Tehran February 3-24, 2014. The festival annually hosts many artists from the country and around the world to vie in nine categories including painting, graphic design, pottery, illustration, miniature, and caricature. - 10/21/13

Conference in DC: "US-Iran direct talks: Is there a Breakthrough on the Horizon?"

- The American Iranian Council (AIC) invites you to attend a timely conference titled, "US-Iran direct talks: is there a Breakthrough on the Horizon?" This event is a part of the AIC's flagship project, "Mapping US-Iran Peace," which aims to facilitate a constructive dialogue between Iran and the United States. - 10/19/13

6th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival Honors Oscar-nominated Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo

- The 6th Annual Noor Iranian Film Festival (Los Angeles, Oct 18-24) will present the NIFF Achievement Award to the only Oscar-nominated Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo at this year's Closing Awards Ceremony. - 10/18/13

Persian Art from Islamic Era at Tropenmuseum of Amsterdam

- The objects at the exhibition have been collected from various museums and collections such as The Hague Municipality Museum, Rotterdam World Museum, Escher Foundation and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. - 10/14/13

As Historic US-Iran Talks Begin, Top Experts and Officials Convene in Washington for NIAC Conference

- There is a historic opportunity to resolve the nuclear stand-off with Iran, avert war and set a new course for US-Iran relations. As new and potentially monumental nuclear negotiations commence in Geneva next week, the National Iranian American Council will convene its third annual Leadership Conference in Washington featuring top policymakers, experts, and former officials from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United States providing expert analysis of unfolding events. - 10/9/13

Panel Discussions at UCLA: The 1953 Coup and its Implications for the Current Political Discourse in Iran

- August 2013 was the 60th anniversary of the coup against Mohammad Mossadeq, one of the pivotal events of modern Iranian - and Middle Eastern - history. The coup and the conditions surrounding it continue to spark academic and political debate due to their significance for subsequent developments in Iran as well as for the Islamic Republic's relations with the United States and the West. - 10/9/13

Iranian-American Artist Manss Aval solo exhibit "The Nature of Things" at the Poway Center for the Performing Art

- The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild is pleased to announce that guild member Manss Aval has been selected for a solo exhibit, entitled "The Nature of Things" at the Poway Center for the Performing Art. - 10/7/13

"Drought and Lies": A Play The Washington Theatre Group

- Directed by Farid Bozorgmehr, this is a play about the young professional generation of Iranians in Iran and their marital and social problems and conflicts. Written by one of the best Iranian playwrights, Mohammad Yaghoubi, whose controversial plays have created a lot of sensation in Iran. The production of his plays have recently been banned in Iran. - 10/6/13

Cyrus Cylinder Goes West

- In 1851, the American John Babsone Lane Soule (1815-1891, the first Superintendent of Schools in Indiana) penned his famous line: "Go West, young man!" in an article in the Terre Haute-Indiana Daily Express. And while the iconic clay cylinder bearing the name of Cyrus the Great is hardly young (over 2,500 years old), after trekking through Washington D.C., Houston, and New York, it heeded Soule's imperative and headed out West. -A.J. Cave - 10/2/13

PAAIA And Library Of Congress To Celebrate Persian Language And Literature

- The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today announced that it will be sponsoring an exhibition showcasing the Persian language and Persian literature at the U.S. Library of Congress. This first-ever exhibition of its kind, One Thousand Years of the Persian Book, will open in March 2014. - 10/2/13

Documentary Film on Cyrus the Great's Capital City to be Aired on PBS

- Farhang Foundation will be sponsoring the premiere broadcast of Recreating Pasargadae: Cyrus the Great's Paradise, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Farzin Rezaeian that explores the palaces and gardens of Pasargadae, the first capital of the Persian Empire, on PBS SoCal HD on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. PST. - 9/27/13

"My Stolen Revolution" and "For the Birds" to screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival

- Iran-born, Sweden-based director Nahid Persson Sarvestani was a member of the Communist Party and an anti-Shah activist before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Following the revolution, the better-organized Islamists cracked down on other parties, jailing and executing thousands. With arrest imminent, Nahid was able to flee the country and find political asylum in Sweden... - 9/26/13

Iranian actors Saye Yabandeh and Marsh Mokhtari to attend 6th Annual Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco

- 3 times Best Actress Award winner Saye Yabnadeh, after deciding to use film to build a platform to share a message with the world, Saye moved to Los Angeles and studied acting at The Meisner Center and directing at UCLA. Although Marsh Mokhtari was born in the UK, his father's nautical career took him to Persia for his first six years. He then spent the next 19 years in the UK. - 9/17/13

THE THIRD SPACE: Iranian Women Artist Exhibition in Toronto

- The Third Space is a group exhibition featuring a selection of works by six female artists of Iranian descent working in media as varied as drawing, photography, collage, video, and sculpture. Collectively, their works address issues about life in the diaspora. - 9/13/13

DC Community Addresses Generational Gap

- Ethnic Social Service Referrals (ESSR), in collaboration with IAAB, is hosting its annual conference titled 'Aberoomoono Nabar! Addressing the Generational Gap', which will be held at Northern Virginia Community College on Sunday, September 29th from 10am to 5pm. - 9/11/13

Trees of My Homeland: A collection of contemporary art from Iran

- Kicking off the grand opening of Tara Gallery in Los Angeles - sponsored by the American Foundation for Contemporary Iranian Art (AFCIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary Iranian art - TREES OF MY HOMELAND is curated by veteran art expert and Tara Gallery director, Homa Taraji. In cooperation with the Golestan Gallery in Tehran - 9/6/13

Announcing 6th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Celebrating Iranian Heritage

- Calling on individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to submit short films visualizing some aspect of Iranian art, culture, and heritage, Farhang Foundation's annual online short film festival offers contestants the opportunity to compete for $10,000 (first prize), $5,000 (second prize), and $3,000 (third prize). - 9/4/13

Mehregan, The Ancient Persian Harvest Festival of Autumn, in Campbell, California

- Pars Equality Center will be hosting a Mehregan Festival on Sunday, September 29th from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Orchard City Banquet Hall at the Campbell Community Center. This event will be fun for families and expose you and your children to Mehregan and Persian traditions. - 8/28/13

Iran's Natural Heritage: A Catalyst Symposium to Spark Measurable Change

- A natural forest logged and reduced to scrub or a productive wetland reclaimed to arable land is as much a loss of heritage as a listed building reduced to rubble. We not only draw aesthetic sustenance from our natural heritage, it is the basic element from which we derive our food, raw materials and the very oxygen we breathe. - 8/27/13

7th Annual Festival Of Cheetah Conservation Day To Be Held In Tehran

- August 31st has been named as Asiatic Cheetah Day in Iran. On this day in 1994 a cheetah cub was rescued from environmentally unaware people after having lost her mother and two siblings at a waterhole in central Iran. Since then, numerous programs have been organized in various parts of Iran each year to educate the public about this endangered specie. - 8/27/13

Photos: Tehran museum displays works of Saqqakhaneh Movement artists

- An exhibition displaying works of a number of major artists of the Saqqakhaneh Movement, an artistic movement that began in Iran during the 1960s, opened during a ceremony at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) on Tuesday. - 8/23/13
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