Bay Area Events
I promised to write about what's happening in our area. Here are the things I know about. I will try and attend as many of them as I can. Thursday October 2, 2008 & Friday, October 3, 2008, 6pm-10pm, Beyond Persia's art gallery, featuring artists Amir Salamat, Ahmad Shafai, Shiva Pakdel, and Lila Salamat; Free Admission, Theater Artaud, San Francisco; for more information contact (415) 626-4370. Thursday, October 2, 2008; Beyond Persia in collaboration with Noor Film Festival present screenings of Iranian films at San Francisco's Theater Artaud; at 4:30 p.m., "The Fighting Cholitas" (20 mins.)"Grenade (10 mins.)"Generation Tehran" (24 mins.); 6:00 PM *Curated by Beyond Persia, "Beyond Words" (50 mins.); 7:30, Bam 6.6" (54 mins.)* Winner Noor Film Festival 2008; 9:00, "Rebirth of Rostam" (50 mins. Animation); Theater Artaud, San Francisco; for more information contact (415) 626-4370. Friday, October 3, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.; Beyond Persia standup comedy, The Sharp Edge of Iranian Comedy, featuring K-Von, Elham Jazzab, and Max Amini (of Axis of Evil); Theater Artaud, San Francisco; Admission: $45, Students $25, includes Post-Show DJ Dance Party, for more information contact (415) 626-4370. Friday, October 3, 2008, at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday &Sunday, October 4-5, 2008 at 9:00 p.m., Very funny Iranian standup comedian,Tissa Hami, performs at the Weekend Comedy Marathon in San Francisco, "5 Funny Females, 5 Funny Fags and 5 Funny Friends Live @ Purple Onion;" 140 Colombus Aveue, San Francisco; for more information Phone: (415) 956-1653, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday, October 3, 2008, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Mahmoud and Christina Moghaddam Program in Iranian Studies of Stanford University presents: "Persian Poetry, Persian Music, the Aesthetic Synergy" with Mohsen Namjoo, Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto. Saturday, October 4, 2008, 8:00 p.m., Special Mohsen Namjoo Farewell Concert with guest musicians Arash Sobhani & Ardalan Payvar of KIOSK; 8p.m., includes VIP Dinner, Admission $100; Theater Artaud, San Francisco; for inclusion email email@example.com. Sunday, October 5, 2008, 7:30 p.m., Persian Center sponsored event: Mystic World Music & Z Venue proudly presents: "The Rumi Songs & Peace Concert", the magical world of Rumi will open up to San Franicsco for one night, through the rhythms, voices, & dance (whirling dervish dancers) of the Shams Ensemble from Tehran (led by Kaykhosro Pournazeri); San Francisco's Herbst's Theater, 401 Van Ness, Tickets from $25 to $75 available at City Box Office 415-392-4400, http://www.cityboxoffice.com/. Wednesday, October 8th, 2008, Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies of Stanford University presents: "Ayatollah Khomeini's theory of government: genesis and evolution" with Professor Arash Naraghi, Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113, Stanford University, Palo Alto. Sunday, October 19, 2008, 4-7 p.m., Lecture by Ahmad Batebi, UC Berkeley, 145 Dwinell Hall, for information call (510) 499-6966.