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Book Talk & Discussion: The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan

Sun, September 25, 2016 5:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

Join Yasmin Khan - British-Iranian writer and cook - as she shares the secrets of Persian cuisine and serves them up alongside a slice of contemporary Iranian life.

Yasmin Khan, armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, travelled throughout Iran in search of the country’s most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan to the cosmopolitan cafés of T... Read more

Yasmin Khan
Yasmin Khan

Lecture and Short Films: Beirut: Architecture, Art, Memory and Transformation

Thu, September 29, 2016 6:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

Beirut: Architecture, Art, Memory and Transformation

A Lecture and Short Films, preceded by a select exhibition of paintings, with artist Tom Young and Dr. Nebahat Avcioglu, Associate Professor of Art History/Hunter College, as discussant.

Suggested Contribution: $10 General Admission | $5 Students & Seniors

Doors open at 6.00pm

Lecture begins at 7:00pm

Tom Young is an architect-trained artist based in Beirut and London. Tom takes art out of its traditional gallery context and ... Read more

Carousel, 2013
Carousel, 2013

Book Launch: The Land That Remains: Photographs from Palestine by Federico Busonero

Thu, October 6, 2016 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:


Authors Federico Busonero and Giovanni Fontana Antonelli will discuss The Land That Remains, a photographic journey through Palestine and an elegiac exploration of a vanishing culture and a region of "unbearable beauty and pain".


Suggested Contribution: $10 General Admission | $5 Students & Seniors


Doors open at 6:30pm


“The Palestine I visited remained elusive, transfixed in the stillness of its own time. I felt almost like an intruder as I approached the contradictory pr... Read more

Book Cover
Book Cover

Musical Performance: Amir ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound

Fri, October 14, 2016 8:00 pm at Pioneer Works

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Rivers of Sound is a large ensemble of instrumentalists from Western and Middle Eastern traditions, which explore the confluences of a musical language and transcend notions of tradition and style. In performing Not Two, an original composition by Amir ElSaffar, each musician interacts with the group through both improvised and composed material to create a novel composite sound.

Since spring 2016, Rivers of Sound has been on tour, performing in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Abu Dhabi. This fall, Rivers of Sound has scheduled c... Read more

Rivers of Sound, photo by White Cube
Rivers of Sound, photo by White Cube

Reading & Performance: Ta'sheeq: poetry in a multi-sensory experience

Sat, October 29, 2016 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts presents:

Ta'sheeq: poetry in a multi-sensory experience


Tickets: $20 General Admission | $15 Students and Seniors
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Doors open at 6:30pm

Ta'sheeq in Arabic means dovetail. In this project, a collective of Syrian poets, musicians and visual artists collaborate and merge their passions to recreate and present poetry featuring performance, live art and musical accom... Read more
Lukman Ahmad
Lukman Ahmad
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