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July 18-24,2011
Week 29 of Year 2011

Lake Ontario Evenings: Beaches Edition

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
6:00pm– 8:00pm

This new speakers’ series attracts a committed audience. Come out and join in the discussion!

Event run: July 19, 2011

LECTURE / Christopher Eamon on Rearview Mirror

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
7:00pm

Come see Rearview Mirror and then hear guest curator Christopher Eamon discuss his thinking behind the exhibition, focusing on how Eastern Europe has been figured in the Western imagination.

Event run: July 20, 2011

Pardis Orchestra

Thursday, July 21, 2011
8:30pm–10:00pm

A performance by the Pardis Orchestra, featuring composer Maziar Heidari and vocalist Kameli Dara.

Event run: July 21, 2011

Visions of Eternity

Friday, July 22, 2011
6:00pm–11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Event run: July 22–24,2011

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm– 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).

Event run: July 22, 2011

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm– 9:00pm

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

Event run: July 22, 2011

Heart to Heart

Friday, July 22, 2011
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Join Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, Sadreddin Zahed, and Hamid Reza Javdan in a conversation with the audience.

Event run: July 22, 2011

King Raam

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:00pm

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

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Sarv Ensemble

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:30pm–10:30pm

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

Event run: July 22, 2011

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Friday, July 22, 2011
10:30pm–11:30pm

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

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Friday, July 22, 2011
11:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Visions of Eternity

Saturday, July 23, 2011
12:00pm–11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Event run: July 22–24,2011

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm– 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

Event run: February 5 – December 18, 2011

Iranian Arts and Craft

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Rising Talents

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Performances by superstars of tomorrow.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Vesal Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

Sepideh Raissadat

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm– 2:30pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Vahid Monji

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm– 3:00pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011
4:30pm– 5:30pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

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

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Demonstration and Talk on Tar with Arjang Seyfizadeh

Saturday, July 23, 2011
6:00pm– 6:30pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

Radio Tehran

Saturday, July 23, 2011
8:00pm– 9:00pm

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

Event run: July 23, 2011

King Raam

Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:00pm– 9:30pm

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

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Saturday, July 23, 2011
10:30pm–11:30pm

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

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011
11:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Visions of Eternity

Sunday, July 24, 2011
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Event run: July 22–24,2011

Storytelling with Ava Homa

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

Event run: February 5 – December 18, 2011

Iranian Arts and Craft

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Sepideh Raissadat

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Dance Workshop with Minou Akhlaghi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 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.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

Erin Canning & Marino Imperio are Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant.

Event run: July 24, 2011

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

The Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant offer their responses to the current exhibitions.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:30pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

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

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 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.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Drumming on the Brightside

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:30pm– 5:30pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Baarbad Music

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

A Presentation of Persian Dance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

Choral Performance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: July 24, 2011

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