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The waterfront comes alive with Iranian art, culture, cuisine, activities, entertainment, and shopping. This festival includes a number of world and Canadian premieres. Participating artists and writers explore the concept of "Visions of Eternity" through their work.

 

Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Pardis Orchestra

8:30pm –10:00pm

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

Music

Visions of Eternity

6:00pm –11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Lectures

Visual Arts

Persianissimo: Iranian Poster Design Exhibition

6:00pm –10:00pm

Come see 10 exhibitions of works from 34 of Iran's contemporary poster designers and 10 honorary artists.

Visual Arts

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones

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).

Music

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

7:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Film

Lectures

Literary Arts

Les Ballets Persans

7:30pm – 9:30pm

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

Dance

Heart to Heart

8:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Lectures

Theatre

King Raam

9:00pm

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

Music

Sarv Ensemble

9:30pm –10:30pm

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

Music

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

10:30pm –11:30pm

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

Music

Radio Javan House DJ Music

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.

Music

Visions of Eternity

12:00pm –11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Lectures

Visual Arts

Iranian Arts and Craft

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Craft

Family

Learning

Persianissimo: Iranian Poster Design Exhibition

1:00pm –10:00pm

Come see 10 exhibitions of works from 34 of Iran's contemporary poster designers and 10 honorary artists.

Visual Arts

Vesal Ensemble

1:30pm – 2:30pm

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

Music

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