Persian Folktales and Fables

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Enjoy amazing folk stories from Persia in this one hour lecture by scholar Farima Berenji. Hear of the ancient stories that inspired and have been adapted many times throughout history to become classic tales as well as Disney films such as • Rapunzel • Sword in the Stone • Romeo and Juliet • The Game […]


Huston Mehregan Celebration

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A special virtual gathering (Zoom Conference) to celebrate Mehregan and conduct the ICF annual general assembly. The gathering features invited celebrities including Dr. Abbas Kheirabadi and Dr. Alireza Ghiamati of Mashad University, Ms. Ziba Shirazi and Ms. Farima Berenji. Attendance is open and free for the general public. Hosted by patrons of Houston Poetry Night […]


Mehregan Celebration 2020

Mehregan is the Persian festival of autumn, one of the most ancient Iranian festivals known, when the community gathers together for prayers of thanksgiving and blessings. On Mehregan, friends and family gather to celebrate the beginning of fall and its colors. Hosted by the Roya Foundation, the 2020 Mehregan Celebration is held entirely online with […]

International Festival Davis

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For 10 years, International House Davis has celebrated culture and community with I-Fest. On Sunday, October 4th from 5-8 pm, International House Davis will be broadcast a dynamic show of over 20 performances for at-home viewing. I-Fest will also feature the new Culture Commons, an online directory of local cultural groups. Read more... Includes a […]

Vahishta: The Calling of the Angels

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Vahishta is a multinational performance of traditional dance and music, acting, song, poetry, and art with artists from and representing countries of Iran, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, England, Italy, and the United States. Vahishta comes from the word "Asha Vahishta" (the creators of the cosmos). Their name means “immortal spirits”. They are angels of Devotion, Truth/Righteousness, […]