• Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Persian New Year Celebration

    West Valley College

    Celebrate Persian New Year with dance and musical performance, as well as food. Special guest Masih Alinejad with dance performances by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective, and live music by Homeyra Banejad and Ensemble. Free! Campus parking payment of $3 required. More details available at http://farimadance.com/event/west-valley-norouz/ Masih Alinejad Masih Alinejad is an Iranian women’s rights activist, journalist, and author. Alinejad launched the “My Stealthy Freedom” campaign, with more than three million followers on social media and one of the many such efforts inside and outside Iran against the oppression of women in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Farima Berenji Farima Berenji is an Iranian-born scholar and an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, choreographer, instructor, lecturer, dance ethnologist, and archaeologist specializing in classical, folkloric, and sacred dances of Persia and the Silk Road. Her training spans a lifetime of intensive collaboration and research with master artists, scholars, and spiritual teachers worldwide. She is the founder and artistic director of the Simorgh Dance Collective, a worldwide collaborative devoted to teach dance technique, interpret, illustrate, present, and perform dances of the Silk Road. Farima performs, offers workshops, and lectures worldwide upon request and has appeared in the US, UK, Austria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Mauritius, and Iran. Simorgh Dance Collective The Simorgh Dance Collective is a world community of artists devoted to cross-cultural dialogue and artistic collaboration through traditional, classical, and sacred dance styles of the Silk Road. The Collective currently has member companies and artist affiliations in Alaska, British Columbia, Turkey, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Homeyra Banejad Homerya Banejad is an Iranian daf player and vocalist. As a member of the Iranian Musician Union of Iran she has performed in Iran and the US with Sima Bina, Hamed Nikpay, Simin Ghanem, and many more artists!

  • Rumi in Spring: Poetry and Dance Performances

    Union City Library

    Observe the coming of Spring and its new beginning with peace, love, and unity. Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective will present ancient and beautiful sacred and Sufi dances to bless and honor the coming of Spring, including a candle dance, Sufi whirling, Persian mystical dances, and sacred circle dances. Come greet the Spring and honor the Art Is Education Month with mystical poetry and sacred dances! Free event sponsored by the Union City Library.

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)

  • Poetry night

    Red Rock

    Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from inspiring and magnificent works of Persian poets in our ongoing poetry night gatherings. What happens on this Wednesday poetry night 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: discussion about Shahnameh. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Shahnameh reading and discussion after 10 minutes break... 9:10 pm – 9:45 pm : free poetry reading and discussion we read "Goshtasb era" (http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/goshtasp/)