July 22-24, 2011
Weekend of Week 29 of Year 2011

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones

Friday, July 22, 2011 7:00 PM - 7:30PM

An up-and-coming emcee who’s seamlessly shared stages with hip hop heavyweights (KRS-One, Souls of Mischief) and contemporary buzz bands (Thunderheist).

July 22, 2011

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00PM

The winners of Tirgan Short Story and Short Film contests will be announced and the awards will be presented.

July 22, 2011

Les Ballets Persans

Friday, July 22, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30PM

Ballet, Iranian style! A repertoire that ranges from classical ballets to neoclassical works to contemporary productions.

July 22-23, 2011

King Raam

Friday, July 22, 2011 9:00 PM

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

July 22-23, 2011

Sarv Ensemble

Friday, July 22, 2011 9:30 PM - 10:30PM

Sarv Ensemble presents both traditional contexts, as well as collaborations with artists from different traditions and disciplines.

July 22, 2011

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Friday, July 22, 2011 10:30 PM - 11:30PM

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

July 22-23, 2011

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Friday, July 22, 2011 11:30 PM - 2:00AM

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

July 22-23, 2011

Iranian Arts and Craft

Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

July 23-24, 2011

Vesal Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

A performance by the Vesal Ensemble, conducted by Arjang Seyfizadeh.

July 23, 2011

Rising Talents

Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Performances by superstars of tomorrow.

July 23, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Sepideh Raissadat

Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:00 PM - 2:30PM

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

July 23-24, 2011

Vahid Monji

Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Vahid Monji performs Persian pop music with Aria Heidarian and Artin Yeganeh.

July 23, 2011

Silk Road

Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Ethnically diverse, Silk Road Dance Company dancers have mastered a wide range of styles, including rare choreographies that are part of the company's “Legacy Repertiore.” Other pieces include new dances by Dr. Gray, inspired by Persianate and Turkic cultures.

July 23-24, 2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:00 PM - 3:30PM

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

July 23-24, 2011

Contemporary Dance – Ida Saki

Saturday, July 23, 2011 3:30 PM - 4:00PM

Ida Saki performs a modern dance based on traditional Persian music.

July 23, 2011 15&20

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Professor Mohammad Estelami delivers a talk in Persian on the concept of “eternity” in Persian literature.

July 23, 2011

Ayar Dance Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Don't miss Ayar Ensemble's performance of folkloric dances of Azerbaijan and Kafgas.

July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:30 PM - 6:30PM

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

July 23-24, 2011

Film Screening: Tall Shadows of the Wind followed by a Q-and-A

Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:30 PM - 7:30PM

Based on a short story by legendary Iranian writer Houshang Golshiri, Tall Shadows of the Wind is the second adaptation of a literary work by Bahman Farmanara. A Q-and-A with the director follows the screening.

July 23, 2011

Demonstration and Talk on Tar with Arjang Seyfizadeh

Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:00 PM - 6:30PM

Arjang Seyfizadeh will provide a talk/demo on tar for children of all ages (in English).

July 23, 2011

Les Ballets Persans

Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30PM

Ballet, Iranian style! A repertoire that ranges from classical ballets to neoclassical works to contemporary productions.

July 22-23, 2011

Radio Tehran

Saturday, July 23, 2011 8:00 PM - 9:00PM

Radio Tehran is a rock band from Tehran, Iran. This performance marks the band's Canadian debut!

July 23, 2011

Contemporary Dance – Ida Saki

Saturday, July 23, 2011 8:30 PM - 9:00PM

Ida Saki performs a modern dance based on traditional Persian music.

July 23, 2011 15&20

King Raam

Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:00 PM - 9:30PM

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

July 22-23, 2011

Film Screening: Death of the King

Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:30 PM - 11:30PM

A screening of the 1982 film, Death of the King.

July 23, 2011

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Saturday, July 23, 2011 10:30 PM - 11:30PM

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

July 22-23, 2011

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:30 PM - 2:00AM

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

July 22-23, 2011

Silk Road Workshop

Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:30 PM - 1:30PM

Rastak’s music is a rare harmonious marriage of the old and the new: deeply rooted in tradition, yet beautifully adapted to contemporary aesthetic views and tastes.

July 24, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

July 23-24, 2011

Iranian Arts and Craft

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:00 PM - 6:00PM

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

July 23-24, 2011

Storytelling with Ava Homa

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:00 PM

Writer, story teller and story writing teacher, Ava Homa, tells Persian folk tales in English for children of all ages. In English.

July 24, 2011

Sepideh Raissadat

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

July 23-24, 2011

Dance Workshop with Minou Akhlaghi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:00PM

Minou Akhlaghi holds dance workshops for children 6-12 where they’ll learn basic movements, use of props (dayereh), and sequence of phrases before performing it in front of an audience.

July 24, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Sunday, July 24, 2011 2:30 PM

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

July 23-24, 2011

Silk Road

Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Ethnically diverse, Silk Road Dance Company dancers have mastered a wide range of styles, including rare choreographies that are part of the company's “Legacy Repertiore.” Other pieces include new dances by Dr. Gray, inspired by Persianate and Turkic cultures.

July 23-24, 2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

July 23-24, 2011

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia.

July 24, 2011

Drumming on the Brightside

Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:00 PM

TorQ Percussion Quartet takes you on a riveting rhythmic journey from American minimalism to the Middle East.

July 24, 2011

Film Screening: The White Meadows

Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

The White Meadows recounts the story of an elderly man who collects the tears of souls in pain.

July 24, 2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

Professor Bastani Parizi presents a talk in Persian followed by a Q-and-A period.

July 24, 2011

Baarbad Music

Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

The music genres of Baarbad Music extend from Persian classical to the folklore music of Central Asia to Western classical music.

July 24, 2011

A Presentation of Persian Dance

Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Nima Kiann, founder of Les Ballet Persans, presents a talk on Persian dance. The language of presentation will be Persian.

July 24, 2011

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

A tribute to Nobel Prize in Literature-nominee Simin Behbanani. Featuring Abbas Maroufi, Asef Fekrat and Dr. Mohammad Estelami.

July 24, 2011

Choral Performance

Sunday, July 24, 2011 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

The Iranian National Choir presents a choral performance of all-time favourite Persian tunes.

July 24, 2011

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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