Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley 2023

Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose, CA, United States

Celebrate our mosaic of American cultures at the third annual Mosaic Festival in Silicon Valley. This "destination" event is actually a journey that welcomes each of us to honor our unique history while also co-creating a vision of our shared future of belonging, healing, and harmony. The Mosaic Festival is a time when we ALL […]

Free

Canceled Connecting with the Elements Retreat

Metanoia Wellness and Retreat Center Baakline

Music and Sema Workshops, Zikr, Sema Gathering, Sacred Circles, Sohbet https://youtube.com/shorts/RE8TqH2LmuQ?feature=share Join us on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and healing at Metanoia Retreat Center, Lebanon for five days of immersion of heart centric prayer and movement medicine. We will open the portal to a deeper space of healing and transformation. Your day will be […]

$600 – $700

Cultural Harvest Celebration

Los Gatos Library 100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos, CA, United States

Fun for ALL ages: Come to the Library on Friday, November 10, at 4:00 PM for an amazing array of culture! Mosaic America, a Silicon Valley non-profit organization, works to build cohesive communities through intercultural arts and dialogue. We are excited to invite and introduce Mosaic America to the Los Gatos community! Join us for […]

Free

Sema Gathering – Iranian Sufi and Yarsani Gathering

Cope-a-Cabana 433 S. Henry Ave., San Jose, CA, United States

Join us in prayer for healing and peace, live music, poetry, Iranian and ancient Mithraic whirling rituals, Yarsani Zikr and reading of Kalams (Zoroastrians, Iranic and Yarsani book of prayers and chanting). We will create a sacred, supportive space where we can all release whatever energy no longer serves us, relax and open our heart, […]

$10 – $20

Canceled Tanweer Sacred Music Festival

Mleiha Shariah Mleiha Shariah, United Arab Emirates

Tanweer Sacred Music Festival brings artists from around the world who understand our message, and the need to revive and restore our ancient wisdom through sacred songs and traditional music – music that will help us remember our past and revive our traditions. Tanweer means enlightenment – a meeting of minds and hearts. This is […]

A Storytelling of the Simorgh

Asian Art Museum, SF 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

The annual Storyteller Holiday Party at the Asian Art Museum will feature storytelling thru dance with the story of the Simorgh. With dance performances by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. The Simurgh is a mythical flying creature in Iranian or Persian mythology that’s regarded as a benevolent and generous creature. Read more...

Sacred Movements

3108 Fillmore St. Suite B 3108 Fillmore St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA, United States

Folkloric and sacred dances of the Silk Road performed by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Sponsored by Hayat Life Magazine.

Livestream

Christmas and its Ancient Persian Tradition

Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center 938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, United States

A Lecture by Scholar and Ethnologist, Dr. Farima Berenji We have always known of Christmas on December 25th, with a traditional decorated tree, candles, and gifts. Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ yet its rituals and traditions far precede that time. Unquestionably, our ancestors adopted the rituals from an ancient Iranian pagan religion known as […]

Free

6th Annual Black and White Dinner Ball

San Ramon Golf Club, Water by Wedgewood 9430 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon, United States

The Roya Foundation's 6th annual Black and White benefit ball with Maryam Jalali, and Majid and Amir Khostavan. Special guests Amir Etemadzadeh, Faranak Shahroozi, and Pantea Izadi Lotfi as master of ceremony. Includes performance by Farima Berenji and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Tickets Roya Foundation Providing Humanitarian, Educational Assistance, Health Care, and Medical Aid Globally […]

$150 – $175

Sadeh

Sacramento Zoroastrian Center 10528 Armstrong Ave., Mather, CA, United States

Farima and the Simorgh Dance Collective are excited to be again on stage with the award-winning actor and director Sadeh Hatefi! This time we will be telling in dance and drama the mesmerizing ancient Persian legend of King Houshang and the creation of fire! Join us on a theatrical journey that sparks the flames of […]

$25 – $40