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Craft & Folk Art Museum and Farhang Foundation Announce Call For Submissions For Juried Exhibition Of Contemporary Photography And Video

- The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation announce a call for submissions for Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video, the second biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture and heritage. - 5/6/16

Announcing The 8th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Celebrating Iranian Heritage

- Now in its eighth year, the 2016 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival has officially been announced. Calling on filmmakers worldwide 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). - 4/20/16

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: Apr 30-­May 22

- For more than two decades, UCLA Film & Television Archive has showcased the ever-unfolding film tradition of Iran for Southern California audiences. This adventure has been a journey of constant discovery, as the Archive has tracked Iran's national cinema, its evolving modes of storytelling and the perspectives and achievements of its leading talents. - 4/19/16

Tarabnameh - Part 1: A play By Iranian Director Bahram Beyzaie

- Tarabnameh has its genealogy in the tradition of Takhte-Hozi plays-a tradition of popular plays, combing comedy and music, dance and poetry. Centuries of despotism have rendered this form bereft of content. In Tarabnameh, a play with a cast of thirty-seven actors, this ancient comic genre keeps its joyous ambiance but takes on new form and meaning, underscoring the possibilities of once forgotten traditions becoming rich, robust, and lively modern forms of theater. - 3/19/16

10th Annual Persian Arts Festival in New York

- The Persian Arts Festival celebrates 10 years of showcasing the work of hundreds of Iranian American artists from around the world at the prestigious new Brooklyn venue, National Sawdust. - 3/18/16

The Death of the King: A play by acclaimed Iranian writer and director Bahram Beyzaie

- Departing from a single line in Persia's history books, critically-acclaimed Iranian playwright, Bahram Beyzaie wrote 'The Death of the King' shortly after the Iranian Revolution. Beyzaie's play tells the story of an ordinary family charged with treason, accused of killing their nation's ruler. -April 13-17 at ODC Theater, San Francisco - 3/14/16

Norooz in Orange County: Saturday March 26 at UC Irvine

- This year Farhang Foundation celebrates Nowruz in Orange County at our new home at the University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of Arts on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11:30 PM - 5:00 PM, join us for a full day of actives for the entire family - 3/13/16

Norooz Celebration at San Francisco City Hall

- You're invited to the celebration of Norooz 1395 at the San Francisco City Hall hosted by Iranican on Friday, March 25th! Join us for an evening filled with cultural delights, music, dance, and celebrations - all from Iran's great heritagel - 3/7/16

Iranian films at Queens World Film Festival in New York

- Four Iranian films will be screened at the 6th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF): A Report About Mina (Documentary), Lima (Animation), My Sister's Photo (Short Narrative) and Oblivion Season (Feature Narrative). - 2/16/16

Annual Nowruz Celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

- Celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year and spring, with a full day of exciting activities throughout Los Angeles County Museum of Art's campus on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. - 2/16/16

Shirazeh Houshiary: STPI to present new works for artist's first solo show in Southeast Asia

- STPI is proud to present "The River is Within Us", the first solo exhibition of UK-based artist Shirazeh Houshiary in Southeast Asia. She is known for her multimedia installations like Breath, a collateral event at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), as well as the 2008 East Window for St Martins in the Fields in London. - 2/15/16

Iranian films Nahid and Sonita to screen at Portland International Film Festival

- The 39th Portland International Film Festival is being held February 11-27 in Portland, Oregon. This year the Iranian films Nahid, directed by Ida Panahandeh, and Sonita, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, will be screened at the festival. - 2/8/16

Feathers Of Fire: Shahnameh Shadow Play at Fort Mason in San Francisco

- Experience a new type of shadow puppet theater with ShadowLight Productions' Feathers of Fire. This action-packed, cinematic shadow play tells a magical story of star-crossed lovers, based on Shahnameh, a classic Persian epic legend from the 10th century. - 1/6/16

2016 Noor Iranian Film Festival Official Selections Announced

- Noor Iranian Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2016 Official Feature, Shorts, Animation, and Documentary Selection. More than 35 films from filmmakers around the world have been selected and will be showcased in 2016. - 1/4/16

YALDA and SADEH Celebrations

- Winter solstice that usually falls on December 21 has been celebrated by many human communities throughout the millennia. Some of the oldest civilizations, which have evolved between the Indus and the Ganji Rivers to the East, and Tigris, Euphrates and the Nile Rivers to the West where today's Iran falls in the center of this region, have commemorated the seasonal epochs. Iranians have, especially, revered and celebrated the winter solstice and spring vernal equinox as the semi-annual zeniths of the year. -avood Rahni & Behnam Ashjari - 12/19/15

Carnegie Mellon University Hosts The Segah Festival of Persian and Turkish Music

- The Center for Iranian Music (CFIM) at Carnegie Mellon University presents the Segah Festival of Persian and Turkish Music from January 14-16, 2016, in the College of Fine Arts building on the CMU campus. Festival events are open to the public; Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh students, faculty and staff are admitted free. - 11/30/15

"Secrets of Eternity" uncovered at Tehran's Silk Road gallery

- "The Secrets of Eternity", a multimedia exhibition inspired by the poetry of Persian classical poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), opened Friday at Tehran's Silk Road Gallery. Filmmakers, actors, painters and illustrators including Abbas Kiarostami, Mohammad Ehsai, Farshid Mesqali, Pariyoush Ganji, Farah Osuli, Ebrahim Haqiqi, Reza Kianian and Shadi Qadirian have displayed their collections of artworks in the exhibit. - 11/29/15

Far From Home: Between Heaven and Earth - Video, Installation, and Performance by Minoosh Zomorodinia

- Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian photographer, performer, and video artist. In her exhibition at Gallery Route One, Zomorodinia presents her on-going exploration and investigation of the 'Self' in the artist's cultural and political struggles as a Muslim woman living in the United States today. The artist will perform briefly before the reception and before the closing night. - 11/27/15

Tehran gallery exhibits street art by Iranian, international artists

- Tehran has held an exhibition of works by Iranian and international graffiti artists in Dena Art Gallery. 'Different Strokes of Tehran' exhibits works by 15 artists, including Sandra Chevrier (Canada), Otto Schade (Chile), Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Madc (Germany), Cept (UK), Canvaz (Ireland), Cart1 (Spain), Icy and Sot (Iran), Martin Whatson (Norway), Beejoir (UK), Nafir (Iran), and Levalet (France). - 11/27/15

THE PERSIANS Exhibition in the Netherlands

- As one of the world's most ancient cultures, the Persians produced a vast array of beautiful objects. Persian poems, tapestries, and architecture are quite famous, but the civilization's other art form: weapons is often forgotten. This is the motivation behind the exhibition 'The Persians - Warriors and Poets' at the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam. - 11/20/15

Panel at TMT Finance World Congres: Iran Telecoms Opportunities

- The upcoming TMT Finance World Congress & Awards 2015 in London will be featuring a panel on "Iran Telecoms Opportunities." TMT Finance World Congress will featuring over 60 key speakers and 20 sessions on TMT Growth Strategies, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investing in Infrastructure and Innovation, Raising Finance, Media and Content,Spectru, Broadband, Datacentres, Mobile Towers, Unified Communications, Smart Cities and IoT. - 11/16/15

The Davis Museum At Wellesley College Showcases Multimedia Masterpiece Of Famed Iranian Artist Farideh Lashai

- Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow, an exhibition that centers around Farideh Lashai's renowned 2012-13 multi-media installation, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow. For this series, Lashai meticulously recreated 80 of the 82 etchings from Francisco Goya's famous Los Desastres de la Guerra series, which articulates the cruelties of warfare as both historically specific and timelessly universal. - 10/12/15

Persian Tech Entrepreneurs in D.C.

- Persian Tech Entrepreneurs aims to highlight the significant achievements of entrepreneurs within the Iranian American community, while serving as an inclusive platform that champions innovation. Join PTE at their first event in D.C. for a day of fantastic speakers and networking with fellow entrepreneurs. NIAC's own Reza Marashi will be speaking on the 'Business and Government' panel among many other distinguished business professionals. - 10/5/15

Kayhan Kahlor and Erdal Erzincan to perform at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California

- Four-time Grammy Award nominee Kayhan Kalhor is a legendary musician in the classical Persian tradition, with devoted fans that span the globe. Together with Turkish baglama player Erdal Erzincan, he will explore traditions of improvisation at the nexus of Persian and North Indian music. - 10/1/15

The Caspian Horse: 50th anniversary of its rediscovery

- his year is the 50th anniversary of the rediscovery of the Caspian horse. The breed is thought to have been the preferred choice of the kings of ancient Persia, with carvings depicting Caspians found at the Achaemenid site of Persepolis. Scholars had unsuccessfully looked for this unique horse for two centuries and eventually the species was thought to be extinct. - 9/30/15

NeekOn Celebrates Iranian & Persian Communities with Music, Dance, Art and More Tonight

- A dazzling array of artists, musicians, dancers, food stars and more from the Iranian/Persian and International communities will come together and bring their talents for an entertaining day located at two venues in Golden Gate Park: Outdoors at the Band Shell, and Indoors at the Koret Auditorium in the de Young Museum in San Francisco. -BWW - 9/26/15

Golriz Hashemi's Piano Recital at Leighton House Museum in London

- All the way from Iran "Golriz Hashemi "will be visiting London this autumn to perform her piano recital at the most beautful and unique venue "The Leighton House Museum". - 9/18/15

Iran's Pallet band launches concert tour in US

- Iran's Pallet music band has launched its new international concert tour with a successful performance in the US city of Portland. The group went on stage in Portland, Oregan on September 11. The tour will continue with concerts in 11 other US cities and wrap up in Washington D.C on October 4. - 9/16/15

Conference - Sovereignty and Imperialism: Non-European Powers in the Age of Empire

- In the heyday of empire, most of the world was ruled, directly or indirectly, by the European powers. On the eve of the First World War, only a few non-European states had maintained their formal sovereignty: Abyssinia (Ethiopia), China, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Persia (Iran), and Siam (Thailand). Some others kept their independence for a while, but then succumbed to imperial powers, such as Hawaii, Korea, Madagascar, and Morocco. - 9/2/15

Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco: September 26-27, 2015

- Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco, the first independent Iranian film festival outside of Iran, which showcases independent feature and short films made by or about Iranians from around the world, will present 33 films from ten countries at its 8th annual event. The films range from fiction, documentary, animation, short, music... - 8/23/15

EXHIBITION: Newsha Tavakolian - Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album

- "The family photo album is the showcase for my generation. The yellowed albums and pictures of smiling children dressed up in their best clothes are testament to our hopes and dreams, but they end in blank pages and the moment when our parents stopped taking our pictures (...) - 8/21/15

2015 Iranian Festival in Portland, Oregon

- Saturday, August 1, 2015, 11:00 AM -4:00 PM -- Andisheh's mission is to build a bridge among communities in Oregon and SW Washington by celebrating the Iranian-American heritage through arts and culture. - 7/8/15

Shiraz Arts Academy 3rd Anniversary Concert in Sunnyvale, California

- An evening of music performances by Shiraz Arts Academys' talented students and prominent instructors. Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Sunnyvale Theatre - 7/3/15

The 2nd Europe-Iran forum: on September 24-25, 201 in Geneva, Switzerland

- In October 2014, the 1st Europe-Iran Forum became the first major international business conference dedicated to Iran's private sector commercial opportunities. Building on the success of the first event, BHB Emissary and its partners are proud to host the 2nd Europe-Iran Forum on September 24-25, 2015 at the prestigous Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva, Switzerland. - 6/27/15

San Francisco Docunight to screen "Going Up the Stairs" and "Behjat Sadr" on July 1st

- Every last Wednesday of every month, Docunight screens a documentary about, around, or in Iran, or made by Iranians. In collaboration with several local organizations and groups, the screenings will take place on the same night across several cities in North America. - 6/25/15

Persian Classical Performance Live from Tehran Through Portals!

- Portals, a global public art initiative created by Shared Studios, has has created an innovative forum which individual Americans and Iranians have the chance to speak to one another as if in the same room. While the Portal is open in D.C. now through June 21, you are also invited to join Shared Studios for their first ever community event and fundraiser. This will be an evening performance of classical Persian music live from Tehran -NIAC - 6/19/15

Remembering Iran: Zoroastrian Themes in Pahlavi, Persian and Gujarati Texts

- Lecture by Dr Sarah Stewart at Asia House in London: Although relations between Zoroastrian Iran and India go back to at least the Sasanian period, Parsi tradition dates the migration from Iran and early settlement of Zoroastrians on the west coast of India to either the 8th or 10 centuries CE. - 6/14/15

Iranian film 'Cechanok' to screen at Open City Documentary Festival in London

- This observational, almost wordless documentary takes us into the strange & fascinating world of Arabic falconry, from the catching of a field mouse in Iran through to the competitive falcon shows of Abu Dhabi. - 6/11/15

Iran's Medical Heritage: Symposium on a Millennium of Contributions

- A one-day symposium in London looking at the contribution of Iranians in the field of medicine from the 9th to the 21st century. From Rhazes and Avicenna to the present day, Iranians have been in the forefront of medical history. - 6/2/15

NEGIN: A Play in Farsi at Stanford University

- Published in 2005, Negin potrays the predicament of women in contemporary Iran. It is the saga of a young woman put on trial by those who love her dearly. It is the tale of a society that, with good intentions, pushes its victims to the verge of destruction and then blames them for their suffering. - 5/20/15

Iranian-American Artist Farrin Rahimi at Silicon Valley Open Studios

- Every creation is a journey. Along that road, you will feel, you will think, you will go up and down and even will go to the point of forgetting it all. But that will never change the existence of the original seed. So it might go away, but eventually will come back if you are not done with it in any form. - 5/17/15

7 Sides of a Cylinder: Film screening and panel discussion in London

- The famous Cyrus Cylinder was the centerpiece of a British Museum exhibition that toured the United States in 2013. Believed by some to be the first declaration of human rights, the cylinder was exhibited in five major museums in cities where the Iranian diaspora have established communities. Seven young Iranian filmmakers were invited to respond to this exercise in cultural diplomacy and explain what this object from their ancient history means to them and their communities today. - 5/11/15

Tirgan Returns for Its Biennial Celebration This Summer 2015

- Tirgan, the world's largest Iranian arts and culture festival returns to the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada, this summer from August 20-23, 2015. The festival's ancient roots can be seen in a programme which showcases the tremendous ethnic diversity within Iran and celebrates the country's music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, visual arts and cuisine. The central theme of "Homeland" unites the festival programme of Tirgan 2015. - 5/4/15

Retracing a Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77)

- Lecture in London: Vali Mahlouji will talk about the exhibition he has curated for the Festival of Arts at the Whitechapel Gallery opening on 28th April. The subject is the decade-long controversial Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77) and the project refers to documents and records of the Festival in order to reconstruct the complex networks of ideas that informed its original curatorial direction. - 5/4/15

Ariana's Persian Kitchen: World Premiere on Nat Geo People on May 8th

- Ariana Bundy, an award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author of 'Pomegranates & Roses', visits the vast and fascinating country of Iran to re-discover her heritage. From the lush green mountains of the Caspian sea, to the golden deserts of Yazd, Ariana eats her way through Persian delicacies in Bazaars, pastry shops, restaurants, and people's homes. - 5/2/15

World Premiere of Isfahan Blues in San Francisco

- The two admired and beloved theater companies come together for a world premiere play inspired by Duke Ellington's 1963 tour of Iran. Isfahan Blues imagines the relationship between a famous American jazz musician and a beautiful and charismatic Iranian film star, if they disappeared on a road trip to the city of Isfahan. - 4/29/15

FIVB Volleyball Men's World League 2015: U.S. to host Iran in Los Angeles

- The U.S. Men's Volleyball Team, the 2014 FIVB World League champion, will begin defense of the title in Southern California and Hoffman Estates, Ill., this summer. USA Volleyball will host Iran at the Galen Center in Los Angeles (May 30-31) - 4/21/15

Iran's first barista champion competes in Seattle

- Seattle is always proud of its coffee, but the bragging rights inside the Washington Convention Center this week were for the world's best. Forty-nine countries sent a national champion to the 2015 World Barista Championships. One of them almost didn't make it. Mehran Mohammed Nezhad is from Iran. -Alison Morrow, KING 5 News - 4/12/15

Event at Stanford University: Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East

- Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), "Refracted Images: the Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context." - Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford University), "Telling Stories: The Female Voice in 19th and 20th Century Persian Poetry" - Nasrin Rahimieh (University of California, Irvine), "Women Writing Ordinary Lives" - 4/6/15

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: April 25 to May 16, 2015

- UCLA Film & Television Archive presents the "UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema," which will screen Saturday, April 25 - Saturday, May 16 at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village. This year's program will include works from well-known Iranian filmmakers as well as up-and-coming directors. Filmmakers Rakhshan Banietemad, Sharam Mokri, Kamran Heidari and Sepideh Farsi will attend in-person to discuss their work. - 4/1/15

iBRIDGE Berlin Conference - High Tech Entrepreneurship in Iran: Opportunities and Challenges

- iBRIDGE Berlin is a three-day event to be held on June 4-6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany that is organized by iBRIDGES. It will bring together European and American entrepreneurs and their counterparts in Iran to explore the role that a high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem can play in Iran's economic development and diversification. The event will be comprised of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops, as well as visits to local incubators in Berlin. - 3/30/15

Iranian Film "13" to screen at Tiburon International Film Festival

- Struggling to deal with his parent's divorce and constant abuse at school, thirteen-year-old Behmani lashes out. He finds solace in a group of older street kids. They treat him as an adult and as one of their own. He soon gets in over his head when he becomes entangled in their own complex lives. - 3/27/15

Celebration of Nowruz at City Hall in San Francisco

- Celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year on Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall with the diverse Bay Area community. This is a commitment by members of the community with the support of Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Sheriff and Iranican Inc a 501c3 non-profit in the Bay Area. - 3/26/15

Event in New York: "A Spring Voyage to Celebrate Iranian and American Fusion"

- Persian Arts Festival is proud to announce its 9th annual Nowruz celebration, Night of Melodic Wanderlust, a spring voyage to celebrate Iranian and American fusion, MC'ed by comedienne Susan Peret, featuring Persian-Americana rock from three of the city's hottest bands. The highly-anticipated event will take place at NYC's premier global music venue Drom on Friday, March 27 at 7:00pm ET. - 3/25/15

2nd Annual Nowruz Traditional Iranian Costume Parade in Los Angeles

- Farhang Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd annual Traditional Iranian Costume Parade, as part of our Nowruz Celebration this Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). - 3/19/15

Nowruz 2015 Celebration at Santana Row in San Jose, California

- Santana Row, in partnership with the Iranian Federated Women's Club (IFWC), will proudly celebrate the arrival of spring and the 2015 Persian New Year 1394 (Nowruz) on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Park Valencia, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - 3/16/15

Pars Equality Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Official Opening Of Daryabari Iranian Community Center And Annual Nowruz Gala

- In honor of the 5th anniversary of Pars Equality Center - a Bay Area-based non-profit organization providing social and legal services to the Iranian-American community-there will be two seminal celebratory events: the 5th Annual Nowruz Gala on Saturday, March 14, 2015, and the highly anticipated Official Opening of the Daryabari Iranian Community Center-the new permanent home for PEC-on Thursday, April 16, 2015. - 3/11/15

Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference

- The Iranian American Women Foundation is set to host its next Women's Leadership Conference May 3rd in San Francisco! Once again, IAW Foundation is bringing women together to INSPIRE, EMPOWER and CONNECT - 3/9/15

Spirit of Nowruz: Global Persian culture celebrated in new London exhibition

- 'The Spirit of Nowruz' exhibition forms one of the main centrepieces of the British Council's UK-Iran Season of Culture. The exhibition showcases and celebrates modern Nowruz festivities as they occur in communities across the world. In 2015 Nowruz, or Persian New Year, is celebrated on the 21st March. - 3/8/15

2015 Farhang Short Film Festival Finalists Announced

- Farhang Foundation's panel of judges has selected six short films as finalists for the 7th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival. The top six submissions represent a variety of genres and styles, including drama, romance, animation, stop motion, and more. - 2/25/15

Exhibition at Stanford: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

- A major new exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center, She Who Tells a Story, presents the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. The artists explore identity, narrative, representation, and war in daily life, inviting a broader understanding of the Middle East than what Westerners glean through media reports. - 2/20/15

Farhang Foundation announces winners of its annual Nowruz competitions: Celebrations planed in Los Angles and Orange County

- Preparations for Farhang's 7th Annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) Celebrations are underway as the Foundation selects the winning submissions from this year's Nowruz Banner Contest and Nowruz Program Contest. - 2/17/15

Ziba Shirazi presents "Spring Love: A Prelude to Nowruz"

- Saturday, February 21 at the Soka Performing Arts Center: "Spring Love," is a splendid blend of music, dance, and imagery, celebrating the dynamic tradition of Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) through the story of three generations within a family experiencing love at the first sight. - 2/6/15

Tehran galleries hold Sirak Melkonian's Paintings Retrospective

- Two galleries in Tehran are holding a retrospective of painter Sirak Melkonian in a joint project. A collection of paintings created over the past 70 years by the 85-year-old artist are on display at the Aria and Ab Anbar galleries. Born in 1930 in Arak, Melkonian was the winner of the first prize for the Paris Biennial in 1959 and has held many exhibitions in Iran, France, Canada and the United States. - 2/4/15

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings

- Guggenheim Museum, New York (March 13-June 3) -- This is the first U.S. museum exhibition of mirror works and drawings by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b. Qazvin, Iran, 1924). Considered in relation to the Guggenheim's historical commitment to abstraction, this presentation examines the artist's rich body of work in its own right and as part of a transnational perspective on artistic production and its reception. - 2/3/15

Event in Los Angeles: "Iranian Photography: Past and Present"

- Join Kaveh Baghdadchi, photographer and editor-in-chief of Akkasee.com (Iran's most popular photography site) for a discussion about the history of photography in Iran, from the arrival of the camera in the Royal Court to present day. - 1/30/15

Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Persian New Year and Iranian Art Exhibitions with a Free Family Festival

- The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will present its seventh annual "Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration" free family festival Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors of all ages can learn, play and feast at a celebration encompassing both museums to mark Nowruz, the beginning of the new year of 1394 in Iran, Afghanistan and many other countries, coinciding with the first day of spring. - 1/29/15

"Timeloss" by Iranian theater group Mehr to go on stage in New York and Los Angeles

- The Mehr Theater Group led by Iranian director and writer Amir-Reza Kuhestani will perform "Timeloss" in the American cities of New York and Los Angeles. "Timeloss", a fiery story about the passage of time, is another version of "Dance on Glass", which Kuhestani staged in 2001. - 1/16/15

Third Annual Iran Web and Mobile Conference in Tehran

- Founded three years ago, Iran Web and Mobile Conference is one of the biggest Tech Conferences in Iran. Held annually, it brings together internationally re-known experts and the best and brightest minds of the Iranian tech community for 2 days to discuss the global and national trends in web technologies and internet businesses. - 1/14/15

Sussan Deyhim Performance at UCLA: The House is Black

- Sussan Deyhim, performance artist/vocalist and composer presents her latest work, inspired by the life and poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad, one of Iran's most influential feminist poets and filmmakers of the 20th Century. - 1/14/15

Lecture in London: Cyrus the Great: Between History and Legend

- The life of Cyrus the Great has been the subject great interest from antiquity to the present. Reza Zarghamee will discuss the aims and methods of his recently published book Discovering Cyrus. - 12/19/14

CONFERENCE: From Persepolis to Isfahan: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

- This conference will focus on protecting the cultural heritage of Iran. As is well known cultural heritage worldwide is under threat, and from many countries there are stories of damage to monuments and archaeological sites allied to ongoing deterioration of cultural resources. - 12/15/14

Tehran's Ovissi gallery exhibits works by three American painters

- An exhibition displaying works by three U.S. abstract painters are currently underway at Tehran's Ovissi Gallery. Thirteen works by Sheila Rice, Fernando DeOliviera and Brian Xavier will be on display until December 17 at the exhibit. - 12/15/14

Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video Exhibition in Los Angeles

- The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation present Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video. This juried exhibition features photography and video works from artists around the world who have documented contemporary, intimate life relating to Iran and the Iranian diaspora. The exhibition will be on view at CAFAM from January 25 through May 3, 2015. - 12/5/14

Meet Farhang: Shab-e Yalda in Santa Monica, California

- Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice; an ancient Persian tradition featuring GORDAFARID, live musical performances by HAMED NIKPAY & Ensemble & poetry recital by award-winning journalist HOMA SARSHAR. - 11/30/14
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