Events

October 2014
Saturday, October, 25, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Armen Donelian Trio: Songs Of My Ancestors
Wednesday, October, 15, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill: "Take Me Home" & "Aisha's Journey"
Saturday, October, 11, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Syrian Trio "Hewar" in Concert at Alwan
Wednesday, October, 8, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: "My Love Awaits Me By The Sea"
Friday, October, 3, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Anna and Anais
September 2014
Saturday, September, 27, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Huda Asfour's Quartet Presents "Mosiac"
Thursday, September, 25, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill: "Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams" & "The Scream"
Tuesday, September, 23, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill "Days in The Heart of the Revolution" & "Socotra"
Sunday, September, 21, 5:00 pm Around Town: Exhibition: Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving
Saturday, September, 20, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Renowned Yemeni Musician and Vocalist Abdulrahman al-Akhfash
Wednesday, September, 17, 7:00 pm Book Launch & Discussion: Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba Regional Yemeni Jewelry by Marjorie Ransom
Thursday, September, 11, 7:00 pm Special Series: Alwan Celebrates Yemen
July 2014
Wednesday, July, 2, 8:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: DOCUNIGHT: "Lady of the Roses" & "Back Vocal"
June 2014
Thursday, June, 26, 5:00 pm Exhibit & Reception: Alwan Art Auction 2014
Tuesday, June, 24, 7:00 pm Lecture: Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Thursday, June, 19, 9:00 pm Around Town: Alwan & 3rd i NY Co-Present: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Screening of "The Mulberry House"
Wednesday, June, 18, 7:00 pm Artist Talk: Beirut's Maya Chami Presents Of Men, Champagne & Victory Aside and Other Works
Friday, June, 13, 7:00 pm Around Town: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Screening of "Return to Homs"
Thursday, June, 12, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: The Uprising: the Arab Revolutions from the Inside
Tuesday, June, 10, 7:00 pm Artist Talk: Gaza's Mohammed Musallam Presents Geography Torn
May 2014
Saturday, May, 31, 2:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Arab Music Ensemble Performing at Middle Country Public Library in Special Concert
Thursday, May, 29, 7:00 pm Book Launch & Discussion: IMAGINE: Living in a Socialist USA: Edited by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith
Wednesday, May, 28, 8:00 pm Staged Reading: Alwan & Masrah Ensemble Present: "Baltimore"
Tuesday, May, 27, 6:30 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: DOCUNIGHT: Kahrizak, Four Views
Friday, May, 23, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Javier Ruibal in Concert at Alwan
Thursday, May, 22, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: "Flying Paper": Documentary Film from Gaza With Director Nitin Sawhney
Thursday, May, 15, 7:30 pm Play: "Dear Armen" by lee williams boudakian
Wednesday, May, 7, 4:30 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY and Alwan present "Winter of Discontent" with "Wooden Hand" at NY African Film Festival
Saturday, May, 3, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Fathy Salama, Egyptian Grammy Award-winner at Alwan for the Arts
Friday, May, 2, 7:00 pm Alwan Language & Cultural Studies Program: Students Spring Concert & Celebration
Thursday, May, 1, 4:30 pm Alwan Seminar Series: Patrick Cockburn: “Ramifications of the Syrian Conflict on the Middle East"
April 2014
Wednesday, April, 30, 6:30 pm Lecture: “The Struggle for Syria" by Patrick Cockburn
Monday, April, 28, 6:30 pm Lecture: "The Syrian Crisis and Media Coverage" by Patrick Cockburn
Thursday, April, 24, 12:00 pm Screening: Special Film Screening: "The Time That Remains" With Acclaimed Filmmaker Elia Suleiman
Monday, April, 21, 8:00 pm Discussion: Cities of Salt: Zaid Jabri (composer), Rosalind Morris & Yvette Yvette Christiansë (librettists)
Saturday, April, 19, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida and Her Band
Friday, April, 18, 7:00 pm Open Rehearsal: Quiet Night, A One-Act Play by Thabbit Allaithy
Thursday, April, 17, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Original Works of Syrian Classical Music Composer Zaid Jabri
Tuesday, April, 15, 7:00 pm Alwan 3rd i Awards: Special Screening of Short Films and Video Art Entries
Saturday, April, 12, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Jussi Reijonen: UN
Thursday, April, 10, 7:00 pm Book Launch & Discussion: The Muslims are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani
Friday, April, 4, 7:00 pm LOCATION CHANGE: Artists Talk: How Green Was My Valley Moved to Whitebox Art Center
Wednesday, April, 2, 7:00 pm Poetry Reading: Bejan Matur: How Abraham Abandoned Me
March 2014
Saturday, March, 22, 8:00 pm Reading & Performance: Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism by Hala Halim, with Performance by Ahmad Gamal & the Alwan Ensemble
Wednesday, March, 19, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY & Alwan Present: "A Tale of Two Syrias" by Yasmin Fedda (Director & Actor in Attendance)
Sunday, March, 16, 2:00 pm Class: Iraqi Maqam: Repertoire and Variation with Amir ElSaffar (Spring 2014)
Thursday, March, 13, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY & Alwan Present: In Memoriam Tawfik Saleh Retrospective: "El Sayed El-Bolti"
Thursday, March, 6, 6:00 pm Class: Modern Arabic Language Level II (Thursdays)
Monday, March, 3, 6:30 pm Class: Modern Arabic Language Level I (Mondays/Wednesdays)
Sunday, March, 2, 5:00 pm Class: Arab Rhythm & Percussion with Zafer Tawil (Spring 2014)
Sunday, March, 2, 3:30 pm Class: Arab Vocal Traditions with George Ziadeh (Spring 2014)
Saturday, March, 1, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Damascene Kinan Idnawi in Solo 'Oud Concert
February 2014
Friday, February, 28, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: En Chordais: An Evening of Mixed Classical & Contemporary Mediterranean Traditions
Tuesday, February, 25, 7:00 pm Screening: In Memoriam: Tawfik Saleh (1926-2013) Retrospective: Fool's Alley
Friday, February, 21, 7:00 pm Exhibit & Reception: Families Interrupted
Saturday, February, 15, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Joseph Tawadros Trio
Wednesday, February, 5, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY & Alwan Present "Mars At Sunrise" Award-Winning Director and Actor in Attendance!
January 2014
Wednesday, January, 29, 7:00 pm Book Launch & Discussion: GOLIATH: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal
Saturday, January, 25, 7:00 pm Film Screening & Concert: Narratives & Sounds of Iraq: 3rd i NY & Alwan Present Screening of "Broken Record" with Safaafir in
Thursday, January, 23, 7:00 pm Lecture: Crony Capitalism: An Egyptian Focus Study by Ishac Diwan and Discussant Amer Bisat
Wednesday, January, 15, 7:00 pm Around Town: Palestinian Oscar Entry "When I Saw You" Opens in NYC at MoMA
Friday, January, 10, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Third Annual Maqam Fest (Official Showcase of APAP Conference)
December 2013
Monday, December, 23, 8:00 pm Performance: Tunisian Comedian Kamel Touati at Alwan
Friday, December, 20, 11:30 am Alwan 3rd i Awards: Announces the 2013 Winners
Thursday, December, 19, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY & Alwan Present "Fear Not the Path of Truth: A Veteran's Journey After Fallujah
Tuesday, December, 17, 7:00 pm Alwan 3rd i Awards: Screening of Short Films & Videos Finalists and Awards
Saturday, December, 14, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Ensemble: The Rahbani Brothers with Vocalists Salma Habib and George Ziadeh
Sunday, December, 8, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Sound: the Encounter New Music from Iran and Syria
Friday, December, 6, 7:00 pm Poetry Reading: An Evening of Syrian Poetry
Tuesday, December, 3, 6:00 pm Artist's Talk: Marwan Rechmaoui: Images, Texts, and Conversations
Tuesday, December, 3, 12:30 pm Artist's Talk: Visual Culture Series: A Conversation with Marwan Rechmaoui, Visual Artist
November 2013
Monday, November, 25, 12:00 pm Call For Submissions: The Alwan 3rd i Awards
Saturday, November, 23, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Rajas: Exploring the Sounds of India
Thursday, November, 14, 6:30 pm Artist's Talk: The UNRWA Series: Camp Dwellers Narrating Sites of Dereliction: A Lecture with Marwan Rechmaoui
Saturday, November, 9, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: "Nashaz" by Nashaz (New Album Release)
Friday, November, 8, 6:00 pm Exhibit: CounterMemories
Tuesday, November, 5, 7:00 pm Artist's Talk: Zakaria Ramhani and Maymanah Farhat in conversation
Sunday, November, 3, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Charbel Rouhana: Solo 'Oud Concert with the Alwan Ensemble
October 2013
Wednesday, October, 30, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents: "ZERO" Award-Winning Moroccan Feature Film by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
Saturday, October, 26, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Salaam "Train to Basra" New Album Release
Wednesday, October, 23, 7:00 pm Book Launch: Susan Abulhawa: Book Launch and Poetry Reading
Thursday, October, 3, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Tunisian Vocalist Sonia M'Barek in Concert with 'Oud Accompanist Kinan Idnawi and the Alwan Ensemble
September 2013
Friday, September, 27, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Nawal: the Voice of Comoros
Thursday, September, 26, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Revolution Graffiti Street Art of the New Egypt By Mia Gröndahl
Friday, September, 13, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Poetics: A Series of Verse and Music- Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿari
Tuesday, September, 10, 7:00 pm Book Launch: Looking for Palestine by Najla Said
August 2013
Thursday, August, 22, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Final Concert with "The Other Point of View" and Guests
July 2013
Wednesday, July, 17, 6:00 pm Exhibit: "Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" Exhibit
June 2013
Saturday, June, 29, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble Featuring the Music of Sheikh Imam
Saturday, June, 1, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Javier Ruibal
May 2013
Friday, May, 24, 8:00 pm Play: “Abandon the Citizens” created and performed by Tina Yotopoulou and Aktina Stathaki
Saturday, May, 18, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Ahmad Gamal Presents an Evening with Egyptian Composers
Thursday, May, 16, 6:30 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: The Mute (El Kharsaa) with Lead Actress Samira Ahmed in Attendance
Sunday, May, 5, 5:00 pm Film Festival: Sunday Screenings: Egyptian Films: "Asmaa" and "Coming Forth By Day"
Saturday, May, 4, 2:00 pm Film Festival: North African Films: Saturday and Sunday
Friday, May, 3, 6:30 pm Film Festival: "Son of Babylon" (Iraq) and "The Last Friday" (Palestine/Jordan)
Thursday, May, 2, 6:30 pm Film Festival: "Winter of Discontent" and "God’s Horses"
Wednesday, May, 1, 7:00 pm Film Festival: Documentary Film Screenings "Infiltrators" and "In My Mother's Arms"
April 2013
Saturday, April, 27, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Damascene Night: Nabil Maleh's Syrian Films Followed By Alwan Ensemble's Syrian Music
Thursday, April, 25, 6:00 pm Film Festival: Alwan Film Festival 2013
Thursday, April, 25, 5:00 pm Film Festival: Nabil Maleh Retrospective
Saturday, April, 20, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Espiritu Gitano
Sunday, April, 14, 5:00 pm Around Town: Art as Resistance - The Jenin Freedom Theatre
Saturday, April, 13, 4:00 pm Around Town: The Red Tapes, 1977-79
Saturday, April, 13, 12:00 pm Around Town: Tareque Masud Retrospective: Journey Interrupted
Friday, April, 12, 6:00 pm Around Town: Egypt: A Revolution Continues
Thursday, April, 11, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: "In God's Land" with Director Pankaj Kumar
Saturday, April, 6, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Maurice Chedid
Saturday, April, 6, 6:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY and Alwan present "Death for Sale" (NY Premiere) at the NY African Film Festival
March 2013
Wednesday, March, 27, 7:00 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: Book Reading, Signing and Discussion: "We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War"
Thursday, March, 21, 6:30 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: Film Screening: 3rd i Presents a Panorama of Iraqi Cinema
Saturday, March, 16, 7:30 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: Musical Performance: Celebrating the Heart of the Iraqi Maqam: Vocalist Hamid Al-Saadi
Saturday, March, 16, 3:00 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: The Language of the Eye: Short Films from Iraq
Thursday, March, 14, 6:00 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: Conversation with Zaha Hadid
Sunday, March, 10, 2:00 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: A Conversation Between Sama Alshaibi and Michael Rakowitz Moderated by Prerana Reddy
Sunday, March, 10, 1:00 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: Arab Music Workshop with Naseer Shamma, Hany ElBadry, Saber AbdelSattar and Said Kamal
Saturday, March, 9, 7:00 pm Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: Musical Performance: Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble in First US Tour in Over a Decade
February 2013
Wednesday, February, 27, 6:30 pm Staged Reading: "The Strangest" by Betty Shamieh Followed by Discussion with James Schamus
Thursday, February, 21, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i Presents: Lust (Al-Shooq) by Khaled El Hagar. Egypt/France. 2011. 130 min.
Sunday, February, 17, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: New Sounds from the Arab Lands (A World Premiere Concert Series)
Saturday, February, 9, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Farah Siraj
January 2013
Friday, January, 11, 7:30 pm Musical Performance: Second Annual Maqam Fest
December 2012
Tuesday, December, 18, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: Excerpts from "My Kashmir" with Filmmakers and Guests
Saturday, December, 15, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Tarek Yamani Trio Album Release (an Alwan Premiere)
Thursday, December, 13, 7:00 pm Play: [CANCELED] Abandon the Citizens (USA Debut)
Friday, December, 7, 8:00 pm Performance: The Resonance Project & Reception
Saturday, December, 1, 7:30 pm Dance and Music Performance: Turaath (Washington, D.C.)
November 2012
Wednesday, November, 28, 7:00 pm Book Launch: Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen: Egypt's Road to Revolt by Hazem Kandil
Saturday, November, 17, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: George Ziadeh Performs a Night of Tarab
October 2012
Thursday, October, 25, 7:00 pm Book Launch: Atrium, by Hala Alyan
Tuesday, October, 23, 7:00 pm Book Launch: "Out of It" by Selma Dabbagh
Sunday, October, 21, 3:00 pm Screening & Discussion: SASI & 3rd i NY present Screening & Discussion with Indian Feminist Uma Chakravarti
Saturday, October, 20, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida: A Tribute Concert
Friday, October, 19, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: SASI & 3rd i NY present Screening & Discussion: "Papilio Buddha" with Director Jayan Cherian
Monday, October, 15, 6:00 pm Class: Private & Group Music & Dance Instruction
Sunday, October, 14, 5:00 pm Musical Performance: Safaafir Presents Iraqi Maqam
Saturday, October, 13, 3:30 pm So You Think You Can Dabkeh: Dabkeh-Off: Dabkeh Showcase, Concert with Anas Tabash and More
Thursday, October, 11, 6:30 pm So You Think You Can Dabkeh: Women and Dabkeh: Panel and Party
Saturday, October, 6, 7:00 pm So You Think You Can Dabkeh: Dabkeh Tour of Bay Ridge
Thursday, October, 4, 6:30 pm Staged Reading: Tennis in Nablus, by playwright Ismail Khalidi
September 2012
Saturday, September, 29, 8:00 pm Sacred Music Festival: Concert: Tarab Ensemble
Thursday, September, 27, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents "A Few Days of Respite" by Amor Hakkar
Saturday, September, 22, 8:00 pm Sacred Music Festival: Concert: Ushāq
Thursday, September, 20, 7:00 pm Sacred Music Festival: 3rd i NY Presents Screening: Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
Saturday, September, 15, 8:00 pm Sacred Music Festival: Concert: Arooj Aftab
Saturday, September, 15, 7:30 pm Sacred Music Festival: Exploring Sufi Traditions (Sept 15-29)
Saturday, September, 8, 9:00 pm So You Think You Can Dabkeh: (Sept 8 - Oct 13)
Saturday, September, 8, 3:00 pm So You Think You Can Dabkeh: Workshops with Ramzi Edlibi
Friday, September, 7, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Arab Music Ensemble
Thursday, September, 6, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire By Deepa Kumar
Wednesday, September, 5, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes
August 2012
Thursday, August, 2, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents the 3rd NY Arab and South Asian Short Video Slam
July 2012
Friday, July, 27, 6:30 pm Screening & Concert: Egypt Celebration at Target Passport Fridays Outdoor Dance, Music, & Film Series
Sunday, July, 15, 5:00 pm Festival: Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at the 8th Annual Arab American Heritage Music Festival
Tuesday, July, 10, 6:30 pm Panel Discussion: Race and Bellydance in America
June 2012
Friday, June, 22, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Two Rivers performs "Inana"
Thursday, June, 21, 9:00 pm Jam Session: Arab and World Music
Monday, June, 18, 7:00 pm Play: Nine Parts of Desire (Arabic Adaptation)
Saturday, June, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Arturo Martinez "Espiritu Gitano": Fela-menguz (Fugitive Peasant)
Saturday, June, 16, 9:00 pm Screening: Habibi
Thursday, June, 14, 9:00 pm Jam Session: Arab and World Music
Tuesday, June, 12, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: JASMINE AND FIRE: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut, a memoir by Salma Abdelnour
Saturday, June, 9, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: CANCELED: Kiran Ahluwalia and Rez Abbasi
Friday, June, 8, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Witnessing the Revolutions with Faizan Fiaz, Anjali Kamat, and Sabelo Narasimhan
Thursday, June, 7, 9:00 pm Jam Session: Arab and World Music
Monday, June, 4, 6:30 pm Panel Discussion: Dancing Culture and Controversy: Professional Women Dancers of the Arab World
Saturday, June, 2, 8:00 pm Classical Music Series: The SIMA Trio - Music of Armenian Masters (with special guests)
Friday, June, 1, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: SEVDAH SONGS with Merima Ključo and Eva Salina Primack
May 2012
Thursday, May, 31, 9:00 pm Jam Session: Arab and World Music
Thursday, May, 31, 6:00 pm Class: Summer Music Classes - learn to sing and play percussion!
Friday, May, 25, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Mavrothi Kontanis and the Maeandros Ensemble
Monday, May, 21, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: Flying Paper: Sneak Preview Party at the New School
Sunday, May, 20, 4:00 pm Musical Performance: Music Student Recital
Friday, May, 18, 7:30 pm Musical Performance: POSTPONED Music of Syria with Lubana Al Quntar (US debut) and Youssef Shamoun
Tuesday, May, 15, 9:00 pm Call For Submissions: NYASAFF's Annual Short Video Slam, Extended Deadline: May 15
Tuesday, May, 15, 6:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Rereading Manto's "Letters to Uncle Sam" in Perilous Times. With Saadia Toor
Sunday, May, 13, 11:00 am Dance Workshop: Dabkeh with Members of El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe
Saturday, May, 12, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Tarab with George Ziadeh
Thursday, May, 10, 7:00 pm Reading: As Though She Were Sleeping, by Elias Khoury
Saturday, May, 5, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alan Kushan, santur: Traditional to Avant-Garde Persian Music
April 2012
Sunday, April, 29, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Marcel Khalife - Fall of the Moon: An Homage to Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish
Saturday, April, 28, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes Late Spring 2012
Sunday, April, 22, 3:00 pm Class: Iqa'at wa Harakat (Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa) with Ramzi Edlibi
Saturday, April, 21, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: NEW ANDALUCÍA: Flamenco Meets Arab Music
Sunday, April, 15, 2:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, April, 14, 12:00 pm Discussion: The Arab Upheaval: What has it achieved? Where is it going? With Gilbert Achcar and Samah Selim
Friday, April, 13, 9:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: ARABIZED by Karim Nagi
Wednesday, April, 11, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents: Hawi by Ibrahim El Batout
Thursday, April, 5, 6:30 pm Discussion: Gujarat Massacre 10 Years On
Tuesday, April, 3, 7:00 pm Book Launch: Digging In: An American Archaeologist Uncovers the Real Iran by Linda Jacobs
March 2012
Wednesday, March, 28, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents: Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) by Rachid Bouchareb, 2010, 138 minutes, French and
Friday, March, 23, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Tunisian Vocalist Sonia M'Barek in a Concert of Andalusian Muwashahat
Wednesday, March, 21, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: HUNGER: The Struggle of Political Prisoners, From Ireland to Palestine
Tuesday, March, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution
Saturday, March, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: SSAHHA, part of the Maqam Jazz Series
Saturday, March, 17, 3:00 pm Class: Group and Private Music Instruction
Saturday, March, 10, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Flamenco Avenue Quartet (FAQ)
Tuesday, March, 6, 7:00 pm Reading: An Evening of Poetry from the Horn of Africa
Saturday, March, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Ahmad Gamal sings Sayyed Darwish
February 2012
Thursday, February, 23, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: The City-Visualizing The Past, Rebranding The Present I, II, III & IV by Jessica Jacobs
Monday, February, 20, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents: Pearls on the Ocean Floor
Wednesday, February, 15, 7:00 pm Lecture: An illustrated talk by Syrian-born visual artist, Issam Kourbaj
Saturday, February, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Joseph and James Tawadros, 'Oud and Percussion
Saturday, February, 4, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Sukoon, Music from Lebanon
January 2012
Saturday, January, 28, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida and her ensemble, Levantine Indulgence (at Joe's Pub)
Wednesday, January, 25, 8:00 pm Panel Discussion: Egypt’s Revolution: One Year Later, the Revolution Continues
Monday, January, 23, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Egypt’s Revolution: One Year Later, the Revolution Continues
Saturday, January, 21, 2:30 pm Class: Iqa'at wa harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa
Friday, January, 6, 7:30 pm Musical Performance: Maqam Fest
December 2011
Friday, December, 16, 7:00 pm Discussion: Stories from Occupied America: Democracy for the 99% with Arun Gupta
Thursday, December, 15, 7:00 pm Screening: EIN SHAMS/ THE EYE OF THE SUN by Ibrahim El Batout (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)
Tuesday, December, 13, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents: The Video Art of Sama Alshaibi and Ala Younis
Saturday, December, 10, 4:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Bhopali: A Chronicle of Lives Affected by the 1984 Union Carbide Gas Leak In Bhopal, India
Friday, December, 9, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The Other Point of View
Thursday, December, 8, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Hisham Matar, Author of In the Country of Men and Anatomy of Disappearance
Monday, December, 5, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: London River, with director Rachid Bouchareb
Sunday, December, 4, 8:00 pm Benefit Event: Fundraiser for Tahrir Square Field Hospital, with the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble
Saturday, December, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: From Spain: JAVIER RUIBAL - A Magical Journey Through the Music of Andalusia
November 2011
Sunday, November, 20, 1:00 pm Reading: SALGA presents: Coming Out, Coming Home Reading in NYC
Saturday, November, 19, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Naji Youssef sings the Songs of Wadi Al-Safi, the "Voice of Lebanon"
Friday, November, 18, 8:00 pm Dance Performance: Salma Allam: Collection of Me (Solo Performance and Artist Talk Back)
Thursday, November, 17, 7:00 pm Screening: Eid Milad Laila (Laila's Birthday) by Rashid Masharawi (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)
Thursday, November, 17, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY & Deep Dish TV Present - India: Repression & Colonialism in the "World's Largest Democracy"
Wednesday, November, 16, 7:00 pm Performance: Hana Sadiq: Fashion in Performance
Monday, November, 14, 7:00 pm Great Conversations: 3rd i NY presents Conversation on Torturing Democracies: Past and Present
Friday, November, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Whacha-maqam-it: Shusmo Gets Mumtastic with Classical Arabic Funk
Thursday, November, 10, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: SASI and 3rd i NY present: What it Means to be a Muslim in India Today, by Shabnam Hashmi
Saturday, November, 5, 1:30 pm Workshop: Turkish Classical Music, with renowned ney master Ömer Erdoğdular
Friday, November, 4, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Ahmet Erdoğdular - Istanbul Improvisations, with Turkish ney master Ömer Erdoğdular
Friday, November, 4, 5:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Arab Music Ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (November 4th & 5th)
Wednesday, November, 2, 7:00 pm Reading & Performance: Mahmoud Darwish's In the Presence of Absence, translated by Sinan Antoon
Tuesday, November, 1, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i Presents: The Kingdom of Women by Dahna Abourahme Documentary|2010 |54 min.
October 2011
Saturday, October, 29, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: POSTPONED 3rd i NY Presents: Inshallah, Football - The Difficulty of Dreaming in Kashmir
Friday, October, 21, 7:30 pm Dance Performance: Yaa Samar! Dance Theater presents BOUND (Oct 21 and 22)
Thursday, October, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i Presents: Microphone by Ahmed Abdalla
Friday, October, 14, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: San‘ani Song: Urban Art Music of Yemen with Ammar Mohammed Hayel
Thursday, October, 13, 7:00 pm Screening: Ahlaam by Mohamed Al-Daradji Iraq (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)
Saturday, October, 8, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Youssef Kassab and Zikrayat pay tribute to Mohamed Abdel-Wahhab
September 2011
Friday, September, 30, 7:00 pm Book Launch: Asian American Literary Review's Special Issue Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11
Wednesday, September, 28, 7:00 pm Great Conversations: 3rd i NY presents Two wings Without a Body - Many Pakistans, Warring histories
Thursday, September, 22, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY presents: Cairo 6,7,8 by Mohamed Diab, 2010. Egypt. 100 minutes.
Sunday, September, 18, 7:30 pm Musical Performance: Sabina Rakcheyeva Ensemble Launches the Album ‘UnVeiled’
Saturday, September, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: Aghany Nass (Songs of the People): Songs of the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Thursday, September, 15, 7:00 pm Screening: These Girls (El-Banate Dol) by Tahani Rached (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)
Thursday, September, 8, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents "Enemy Alien" by Konrad Aderer
Saturday, September, 3, 8:00 pm Dance and Music Performance: “Khaleejiyat" – Arabian Gulf Music and Dance with Mark Balahadia and Guests
Saturday, September, 3, 4:00 pm Dance Workshop: “Khaleejiyat" – Arabian Gulf Dance with Mark Balahadia
Friday, September, 2, 7:00 pm Play: Solitaire: A Play about Women and the Egyptian Revolution by Dalia Basiouny
August 2011
Friday, August, 26, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents Juliano, by Emtiaz Diab
Tuesday, August, 23, 7:00 pm Lecture: Subversive Tourism? Diaspora Armenians Visiting Turkey: An Illustrated Presentation by Anny Bakalian
Thursday, August, 18, 7:00 pm Screening: TARFAYA By Daoud Aoulad Syad-Morocco (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)
Friday, August, 12, 6:30 pm Dance Performance and Screening: Target Passport Fridays: Egypt
Wednesday, August, 10, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY & SALGA-NYC, Inc. Present: South Asian Diasporas and the Politics of Sexuality
July 2011
Wednesday, July, 27, 9:30 pm Fundraising Event: 3rd i NY Presents: New Delhi State of Mind - Tiny Drops Hip Hop Center & SlumGods
Wednesday, July, 27, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents the 2nd NY Arab and South Asian Short Video Slam
Tuesday, July, 26, 7:00 pm Discussion: Yemen's Revolution: Perspectives from Tagheer Square
Thursday, July, 21, 7:00 pm Screening: Fawzeya's Secret Recipe by Magdi Ahmed Aly (at the AAFSC in Brooklyn)
Wednesday, July, 20, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Hassan Khan: Transitions and a Selection of Short Single Channel Videos 1997-2002
Sunday, July, 17, 1:00 pm Festival: The Seventh Annual Arab American Heritage Park Festival
Friday, July, 1, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Safaafir Presents: Iraqi Maqam
June 2011
Tuesday, June, 28, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Nir Rosen: Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World
Saturday, June, 25, 9:00 pm Film Festival: Screening: 12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary (NY Premiere)
Wednesday, June, 22, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Detained Without Cause: Muslims' Stories of Detention and Deportation in America after 9/11
Saturday, June, 18, 9:00 pm Film Festival: Screening: The Green Wave (NY Premiere) - Director in Attendance
Thursday, June, 9, 6:30 pm Lecture and Workshop/Demo: Perspectives and Practice - Syrian Debkah
Wednesday, June, 8, 7:00 pm Discussion: Bahrain & Syria – Lynchpins for the 'Arab Spring'? With Hamid Dabashi and Bassam Haddad
Monday, June, 6, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation
Thursday, June, 2, 7:00 pm Reading: The Poetry of Anna Moschovakis, Samira Negrouche and Kristin Prevallet
May 2011
Tuesday, May, 31, 7:00 pm Art Opening: Mavi Marmara Memorial Exhibit (open through June 3rd)
Wednesday, May, 25, 7:00 pm Reading & Performance: "The Revolution Will be Live-Streamed."
Tuesday, May, 24, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: Cultures of Resistance, The Documentary - A Fundraiser for Existence is Resistan
Sunday, May, 22, 3:00 pm Art Opening: Hassan Khan, The Hidden Location - Opening & Live Performance (Offsite)
Saturday, May, 21, 4:00 pm Lecture and Dance Workshop: Dances of Morocco with "Morocco" (Carolina Varga Dinicu)
Wednesday, May, 18, 7:00 pm Discussion: Seeds of Nakba: The Continued Plight of Palestinian Refugees
Sunday, May, 15, 7:00 pm Dance Performance: Great Conversations: Banafsheh Sayyad with poet Andrew Harvey
Saturday, May, 14, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Najib Bahri's El Amal - A Tribute to Tunisia
Saturday, May, 14, 5:00 pm Film Festival: Call for Submissions: Documentary Works In Progress: $500 prize!
Tuesday, May, 10, 7:00 pm Great Conversations: Tahrir - An Epicenter of the Arab Consciousness with Actor Khaled Abol Naga
Friday, May, 6, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: From Beirut to Paris: Global Expressions with Ibrahim Maalouf
Thursday, May, 5, 7:00 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents: Juliano Mer Khamis - In Memoriam
April 2011
Saturday, April, 30, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music - From Iran: Negar Bouban - Spring's Echo
Tuesday, April, 26, 7:30 pm Screening: 3rd i NY Presents: Koi Sunta Hai: (Someone is Listening) Journeys with Kumar and Kabir
Monday, April, 25, 7:00 pm Great Conversations: The Literary Atlas of Cairo by Samia Mehrez
Saturday, April, 23, 10:30 am Great Conversations: Medha Patkar in conversation with David Harvey "Land-grab, Law, and Capitalism
Wednesday, April, 20, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Invisible War - The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon
Tuesday, April, 19, 8:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Re-imagining Palestine in the New Configuration of the Arab world
Saturday, April, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: El Baile Flamenco - Exploring the Poetry & Song of Flamenco Music & Dance
Saturday, April, 16, 4:00 pm Dance Workshop & Discussion: Debkah with Salma Habib
Saturday, April, 16, 1:30 pm Class and Jam Session: Kick-off - weekly "Rhythms and Dances" class with Ramzi El Edlibi
Saturday, April, 9, 6:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights by Omar Barghouti
Friday, April, 8, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Near East Meets Near West - Arab Music by West Coast Musicians, featuring Souhail Kaspar
Wednesday, April, 6, 7:00 pm Reading & Performance: The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing by Darina Al-Joundi
Monday, April, 4, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Theater with Maha Chehlaoui, Mona Mansour, Dana Balicki and Nastaran Ahmad
Sunday, April, 3, 7:00 pm Play: Everyone Has Tears by Cynthia Sophiea
Saturday, April, 2, 9:00 pm Lecture and Musical Performance: The Waslah of Aleppo - Music of Unity
March 2011
Tuesday, March, 29, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Nothing to Lose But Your Life: My 18 Hour Journey with Murad by Suad Amiry
Sunday, March, 27, 7:00 pm Dance Performance and Screening: Contemporary Dance and Violin with Leyya Tawil & Mike Khoury: Quieting Heart
Saturday, March, 26, 9:30 am Conference: DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts
Friday, March, 25, 8:00 pm Reception: Diwan: A Forum for the Arts- Entertainment and Poetry Reading by Khaled Mattawa
Friday, March, 25, 8:30 am Conference: DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts
Thursday, March, 24, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: John Kameel Farah - Between Carthage and Rome: New Works for Piano & Electronics
Friday, March, 18, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: 1st NY Arab & South Asian Short Video Slam
Wednesday, March, 16, 7:00 pm Lecture: Generational Change and the Future of Hope in the Arab World by Stuart Schaar
Saturday, March, 12, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: POSTPONED Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents TARAB: Lifting the Veil of the Senses - Arab Sufi
Friday, March, 11, 6:00 pm Great Conversations: Revolution: Telling the Tale - Ahdaf Soueif and Omar Robert Hamilton
Thursday, March, 10, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism by Ilham Khuri-Makdisi
Sunday, March, 6, 6:00 pm Fundraising: Benefit Concert for Egypt
Saturday, March, 5, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents Roopa Mahadevan: Devotional Music of South India
February 2011
Saturday, February, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents Naji Youssef: Melkite & Maronite Hymns and Chants
Tuesday, February, 22, 7:00 pm Lecture: Wissam Shawkat - Calligraphy on the Edge
Saturday, February, 19, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents A.J. Racy: The Soul Remembers
Thursday, February, 17, 7:00 pm Discussion: The Tunisian Revolution: Causes and Implications
Tuesday, February, 15, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Goldstone Report
Saturday, February, 12, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
Saturday, February, 5, 11:30 pm Fundraising: In Solidarity -The Morning After
Thursday, February, 3, 6:00 pm Musical Performance: A 90th Birthday Celebration for Egyptian Composer Halim El-Dabh
January 2011
Saturday, January, 29, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: An evening of Indian Classical Sitar Music with Ikhlaq Hussain
Saturday, January, 29, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
Thursday, January, 27, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Faith Misplaced by Ussama Makdisi
Saturday, January, 22, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
Wednesday, January, 19, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY Presents: Americans On Hold
Tuesday, January, 18, 7:00 pm Reading: Great Conversations- Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation by Ella Shohat
Saturday, January, 15, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
Saturday, January, 8, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
December 2010
Sunday, December, 19, 6:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Great Conversations: An Evening with Renowned South African Poet Breyten Breytenbach
Sunday, December, 19, 2:00 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, December, 18, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
Friday, December, 17, 7:00 pm Lecture and Musical Performance: Gariné - An Armenian Opera: Lecture by Gerald Papasian and Live Performance
Monday, December, 13, 7:00 pm Reading: Miral by Rula Jebreal
Sunday, December, 12, 2:00 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, December, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Amazigh Music of Morocco
Saturday, December, 11, 3:00 pm Class and Jam Session: Iqa’at wa Harakat: Rhythms and Dances of the Middle East and North Africa with Ramzi El Edlibi
Friday, December, 10, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians, by Ilan Pappé
Thursday, December, 9, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Where Should the Birds Fly by Fida Qishta and Changing My Mind About Palestine by Nora Malone
Wednesday, December, 8, 7:00 pm Reading & Performance: An Evening of Arabic Poetry and Music: Trajectories of Modernity and Tradition
Sunday, December, 5, 2:00 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, December, 4, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Tarab with Singer George Ziadeh
Thursday, December, 2, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Dramatic Readings of Excerpts from the Plays of Jalila Baccar
November 2010
Tuesday, November, 30, 7:00 pm Screening: Birds of the Nile by Magdi Ahmed Ali (Egypt 2010)
Sunday, November, 28, 2:00 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
Tuesday, November, 23, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: The Poetry of Najwan Darwish - Followed by a Discussion with Poet Moderated by Bashir Abu Manneh
Sunday, November, 21, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Sabina Rakcheyeva Ensemble, featuring Kinan Azmeh
Sunday, November, 14, 7:00 pm Screening/Reading: P||R||J||C||T||N||S: A Motion Picture Reading Series
Sunday, November, 14, 2:00 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, November, 13, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Wind of Anatolia - Turkish Folk Music
Tuesday, November, 9, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective by Elizabeth Kassab
Sunday, November, 7, 7:00 pm Screening & Concert: An Evening of Iraqi Stories with Tanya Sleiman and Amir ElSaffar
Sunday, November, 7, 2:00 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
Sunday, November, 7, 9:00 am Fundraising: Join Alwan NY Marathon Fundraising Team - all it takes is an email...
Saturday, November, 6, 9:30 pm Dance and Music Performance: Raqs Arabi: Karim Nagi and the Arab Dance Seminar
Monday, November, 1, 11:00 pm Conference: DIWAN: A Forum For The Arts - CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTISTIC PRESENTATIONS
October 2010
Sunday, October, 31, 11:30 pm Film Festival: New York Arab & South Asian Short Video Slam - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Saturday, October, 30, 6:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Syrian Poet ADONIS - Moderated by Khaled Mattawa
Friday, October, 29, 7:30 pm Screening: Films from the Jenin Freedom Theatre
Wednesday, October, 27, 7:00 pm Screening: "Io, l'altro" by Mohsen Melliti
Saturday, October, 23, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Master Vocalist YOUSSEF KASSAB, featuring Zikrayat and special guest Salma Habib
Friday, October, 15, 8:00 pm Play: Tangled Yarn, with Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian and Kevork Mourad
Thursday, October, 14, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Ka’annani Ana (As if I Were Myself) by Omar Khalifah
Friday, October, 8, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alsarah and The Nubatones (Debut) and The Sounds of Taraab
Thursday, October, 7, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Haunting (Hi)Stories
Wednesday, October, 6, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion By Norman G. Finkelstein
Friday, October, 1, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music with Pandit Samar Saha and Shrimati Madhumita Saha
September 2010
Tuesday, September, 28, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Moustafa Bayoumi, Max Blumenthal, Arun Gupta, Rashid Khalidi, on the Impact of Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Saturday, September, 25, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Malika Zarra - Jewel of Morocco
Friday, September, 24, 8:00 am Conference: Ninth Annual National Network for Arab-American Communities (NNAAC) Conference
Sunday, September, 19, 12:00 pm Film Festival: Documentaries & Shorts at the I-View Film Festival
Saturday, September, 18, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: EVENT CANCELLED - From Iran - Ensemble Raah (New York debut)
Wednesday, September, 15, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Masculine Identity in the Fiction of the Arab East since 1967, by Samira Aghacy
Saturday, September, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: Eid Night! with Yasser Darwish and the Egyptian Celebration Dance Company
Friday, September, 10, 8:00 pm Play: No Place Called Home
Thursday, September, 9, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Night Counter: A Novel by Alia Yunis
Wednesday, September, 8, 6:00 pm Class: Alwan Arabic Classes, Fall 2010 Term
Wednesday, September, 1, 6:00 pm Dance Workshop & Discussion: Leila of Cairo and Anthropologist Najwa Adra
August 2010
Sunday, August, 15, 10:00 pm Screening: Salt of This Sea (ملح هذا البحر) by Annemarie Jacir
Friday, August, 6, 6:30 pm Festival: Target Passport Fridays 2010: Middle East
July 2010
Friday, July, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: A New York Evening of Arab Music
Saturday, July, 10, 10:00 am Festival: Alwan Booth at the Arab-American & North African Street Festival
June 2010
Wednesday, June, 30, 7:00 pm Screening: Heliopolis by Ahmed Abdalla
Saturday, June, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble
Saturday, June, 19, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: From Turkey - Pianist Hakan Ali Toker (NYC Debut)
Saturday, June, 12, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida - Layali El-Uns, Series Debut
Saturday, June, 12, 4:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Iran: Voices of the Unheard
Saturday, June, 12, 9:00 am Reading & Performance: Invitation to Participate in Amir Parsa's Online Literary Scriptage of Kanto 1.2
Friday, June, 4, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Souren Baronian's "Taksim"
May 2010
Saturday, May, 29, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Safaafir - A Night of Iraqi Maqam
Saturday, May, 22, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Singer Elizabeth Ayoub ~ "Sin Fronteras" (Without Borders/بدون حدود) - NYC Debut
Friday, May, 21, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: May Nasr
Thursday, May, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: Beirut, Open City by Samir Habchi (Egypt/Lebanon, 2009)
Wednesday, May, 19, 7:00 pm Reading & Performance: "Edward Said: The Charisma of Criticism" by H. Aram Veeser
Saturday, May, 15, 7:30 pm Banquet: Dinner & Concert Celebrating the Future of Egypt
Saturday, May, 15, 9:00 am Conference: The Future of Egypt
Friday, May, 14, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The Poetry of Ahmed Fouad Negm and Compositions of Sheikh Imam
Wednesday, May, 12, 7:00 pm Lecture: Hezbollah and the Axis of Resistance by Rola el-Husseini - POSTPONED
Tuesday, May, 11, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Monday, May, 10, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes - Accelerated Late Spring Term
Sunday, May, 9, 7:30 pm Musical Performance: George Ziadeh - An Evening of Tarab: Adwaar, Muwashshahat & Umm Kulthoum - Back By Popular Demand!
Saturday, May, 8, 9:00 pm Fundraising: Spring Benefit with the Ayyoub Drummers and DJ TBA!
Tuesday, May, 4, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes - POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 11
April 2010
Friday, April, 30, 8:30 pm Musical Performance: Ara Dinkjian & Friends - An Armenian in New York
Tuesday, April, 27, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, April, 24, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: NEW ANDALUCÍA: Flamenco Meets Arab Music
Thursday, April, 22, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Lahore with Love: Growing Up with Girlfriends, Pakistani-Style by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Wednesday, April, 21, 6:00 pm Discussion: Aesthetic Activisim for Palestine
Tuesday, April, 20, 7:30 pm Music: Music: Maqam Music Classes
Tuesday, April, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: Fawzeya's Secret Recipe by Magdi Ahmed Aly
Saturday, April, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: From Rabat to Baghdad: An Evening of Arab Folk Music
Friday, April, 16, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Night of the Golden Butterfly by Tariq Ali with Voice and Musical Accompanist Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Wednesday, April, 14, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: AZI AYIMA (COME MOTHER) with Director Sami Shalom Chetrit in Attendance
Tuesday, April, 13, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, April, 10, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Pianist and Composer John Kameel Farah Performs "Unfolding"
Tuesday, April, 6, 7:30 pm Class: Music: Maqam Music Classes
March 2010
Tuesday, March, 30, 7:00 pm Screening: Stolen Kisses (Kobolat Masroqah) by Khaled El Hagar
Saturday, March, 27, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: A Kurdish Newroz Celebration
Friday, March, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Kinan Azmeh's CityBand
Tuesday, March, 23, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Tuesday, March, 16, 7:30 pm Music: Special Maqam Music Class with Master Vocalist Youssef Kassab
Tuesday, March, 9, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein
Friday, March, 5, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: George Ziadeh & Friends - From Al Andalus to Oum Kulthoum
Tuesday, March, 2, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
February 2010
Saturday, February, 27, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: SHUSMO - Arab Maqam meets Jazz
Wednesday, February, 24, 7:00 pm Screening: "Casanegra" - directed by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
Tuesday, February, 23, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Sunday, February, 14, 1:00 pm Workshop: The Art of the Persian Oud, a three-day workshop with celebrated Iranian oudist Negar Booban
Tuesday, February, 9, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Saturday, February, 6, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Band of Brothers - Joseph & James Tawadros, 'Oud and Percussion
Tuesday, February, 2, 7:30 pm Class: Maqam Music Classes
January 2010
Wednesday, January, 27, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: "A Road to Mecca: The Journey of Muhammad Asad." Discussion with Talal Asad and Joseph Massad
Saturday, January, 23, 7:00 pm Lecture: Kurdish Life in the 1960s— A Snapshot of Music and Culture by Prof. Dieter Christensen
Saturday, January, 23, 12:00 pm Class: Levantine Arabic I & II Classes: Winter/Spring Term
Wednesday, January, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: Eid Milad Laila (Laila's Birthday) by Rashid Masharawi, starring Mohammed Bakri
Wednesday, January, 20, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic I & II Language Classes - Winter/Spring Term
Tuesday, January, 19, 7:30 pm Music: Maqam Music Classes
Friday, January, 8, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Ode Panos - Pan's Song Across the Mediterranean
December 2009
Saturday, December, 19, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Women’s Visions: A Festival Across Genres and Traditions: From Iran, Negar Booban: "Shab e Yalda"
Thursday, December, 17, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Women’s Visions: May Nasr & Lourdes Pérez POSTPONED
Tuesday, December, 15, 7:00 pm Screening: Women's Visions: A Festival Across Genres and Traditions: Wahed-Sefr (One-Zero) by Kamla Abou Zekry
Friday, December, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Women’s Visions: A Festival Across Genres and Traditions: Singer Salma Habib, U.S. S
November 2009
Wednesday, November, 18, 7:30 pm Discussion: Intra-Jewish Ethnic Conflict in Israel: White Jews, Black Jews, by Sami Shalom Chetrit
Saturday, November, 14, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Ahmet Erdoğdular - Songs of Istanbul
Saturday, November, 14, 4:00 pm Screening & Discussion: IN FRAME: KASHMIR
Saturday, November, 7, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Zikrayat presents: Egypt in the Golden Age - A Multimedia Presentation of Music, Dance, and Film
Friday, November, 6, 8:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo
October 2009
Saturday, October, 31, 12:00 pm Class: Alwan Arabic Classes, Saturday Sessions
Saturday, October, 24, 7:30 pm Screening: Marathon Beirut and Other Films, Chasama Film Festival
Wednesday, October, 21, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: OPEN SHUTTERS IRAQ: An Evening With Filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi
Tuesday, October, 20, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Naseem / The Morning Breeze, presented by Director Saeed Mirza
Friday, October, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida & The ILHAM Ensemble
Wednesday, October, 14, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories, by Alia Malek
Friday, October, 2, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Re-Encounters Series: THREE OUDS - Armenian, Egyptian and Greek
September 2009
Tuesday, September, 29, 7:00 pm Screening: Asef Ala El-Ezaag ( أسف على الإزعاج Sorry for the Disturbance)
Saturday, September, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Pandit Samar Saha, Tabla with Andrew Shantz, Harmonium
Friday, September, 25, 9:00 pm Dance Performance: Leyya Tawil’s Dance Elixir with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh
Thursday, September, 24, 5:30 pm Class: Arabic I & II, Fall Session
Tuesday, September, 22, 6:00 pm Class: Levantine Arabic, Fall Sesssion
Friday, September, 18, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Revolution In Motion: Featuring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Thursday, September, 17, 7:00 pm Art Opening: The Art of Palestinian Children
August 2009
Wednesday, August, 19, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: "Bil'in Habibti" by Shai Carmel Pollack
Monday, August, 17, 8:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Amreeka, with Director Cherien Dabis
Friday, August, 7, 6:30 pm Screening & Concert: Jordanian Night at Passport Fridays International Music, Dance, and Film Series
Thursday, August, 6, 7:30 pm Reading & Discussion: Spoken Word and Free Verse with Poet Hind Shoufani
Wednesday, August, 5, 7:00 pm Lecture: Subversive Tourism? Armenian Pilgrimage to Historic Cilicia
July 2009
Thursday, July, 30, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: The Archival Fever of the Nakba - The Memoirs of Mohammed Khachan
Tuesday, July, 28, 7:00 pm Screening: Chaos (Heya Fawda ) Directed by Youssef Chahine
Monday, July, 13, 7:00 pm Reading: Arab Heritage Week: The Arab-American Literary Tradition, with Lawrence Joseph and Betty Shamieh
Tuesday, July, 7, 6:00 pm Art Opening: Thousand and One Nights, Contemporary Artists from Palestine
June 2009
Thursday, June, 25, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Iran Un-interrupted: A Discussion with Professor Hamid Dabashi
Thursday, June, 25, 4:00 pm Screening & Discussion: "Remnants of a War" by Jawad Metni, New York Premiere
Tuesday, June, 23, 7:30 pm Screening: Hassan and Morcos (2008) starring Omar Sharif
Friday, June, 19, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Amir ElSaffar and Hafez Modirzadeh - Expansions on the Maqam and Dastgah
Monday, June, 15, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: The War Expands: Obama and the South Asian Context
Friday, June, 12, 7:00 pm Benefit Event: CANCELLED: Swat Valley Benefit Concert with Haroon Bacha
Wednesday, June, 10, 6:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: A WORLD I LOVED: The Story of An Arab Woman
Saturday, June, 6, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida and Anwar Diab Agha, with Faisal Zedan: An Evening of Arab Classics
Thursday, June, 4, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes Summer Session
Monday, June, 1, 6:30 pm Benefit Event: Benefit hosted by the American Friends of Palestinian House of Friendship
May 2009
Saturday, May, 30, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Jazz Meets The Near East Festival: Souren Baronian and "Taksim"
Saturday, May, 23, 6:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Future of Sri Lanka: A Discussion
Wednesday, May, 20, 6:00 pm Benefit Event: Paintings by Children from SOS Villages in Lebanon at Mark Hachem Gallery
Saturday, May, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Master Percussionist Souhail Kaspar and Rachid Halihal: An Evening from the Gulf
Wednesday, May, 13, 8:00 pm Benefit Event: Qanun Player Ali Amr in Concert
Saturday, May, 9, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Jazz Meets The Near East Festival: CYMINOLOGY - U.S. Release of "As Ney"
Saturday, May, 2, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Jazz Meets The Near East Festival: Mohammad Kundos and MOCHILA - CD Release of "Green Bullets"
Saturday, May, 2, 6:30 pm Book Reading & Discussion: We Are Gaza
April 2009
Thursday, April, 30, 6:00 pm Screening: Salt of This Sea (ملح هذا البحر) by Annemarie Jacir at 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Wednesday, April, 29, 7:00 pm Screening/Reading: Framing the Culture of Terror : An evening with Nina Berman and Denise Gaberman
Saturday, April, 25, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Re-Encounters on the Silk Road: Arab, Indian, Turkish and Kurdish Music
Friday, April, 24, 6:30 pm Lecture: The Quran in an Historical Context by Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
Thursday, April, 23, 6:30 pm Discussion: Art Careers: Two Artist Perspectives: A Conversation with Catherine D'Ignazio and Birgitta Lund
Wednesday, April, 22, 7:00 pm Lecture: Manufacturing a Culture of Collaboration: Arab Liberalism at Home and Abroad by As'ad Abu Khalil
Tuesday, April, 21, 7:30 pm Screening: Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein / Journeys With Sacred & Secular Kabir
Saturday, April, 18, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: "Bint Loubnan": Lebanese Singer May Nasr
Wednesday, April, 15, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: An Evening of Contemporary Arab Literature
Thursday, April, 9, 7:00 pm Benefit Event: Vine, Verse, and Song
Wednesday, April, 8, 8:00 pm Film Festival: Egyptian filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri's Behind the Rainbow opens African Film Festival
Wednesday, April, 8, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Backlash 9/11 – Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond
Friday, April, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Andrew Shantz: Colors of Tarab
March 2009
Tuesday, March, 31, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: KILL KHALID: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas
Monday, March, 30, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Jean Genet's "Un Captif Amoureux" (Prisoner of Love) with an Introduction by Ahdaf Soueif
Saturday, March, 28, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Mavrothi Kontanis and the Maeandros Ensemble ~ A Night at the Café Aman
Wednesday, March, 25, 7:00 pm Screening: Ein Shams / Eye of the Sun
Tuesday, March, 24, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Scout Tufankjian, Photographer
Monday, March, 16, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Egyptian Novelist Sonallah Ibrahim
Saturday, March, 14, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The New York Gypsy All-Stars Band
Monday, March, 9, 8:30 pm Musical Performance: Oriental Music Ensemble of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music-Palestine
Sunday, March, 8, 10:00 am Workshop: 'Oud Workshop with Rahim Alhaj
Saturday, March, 7, 9:00 pm Fundraising: Music by Electric Kahraba!
February 2009
Saturday, February, 28, 8:00 pm Musical Performance & Reading: Heather Raffo & Amir El Saffar In Concert: The Sounds of Desire
Saturday, February, 28, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Healing Life / Kondo Jibon
Friday, February, 27, 7:00 pm Discussion: War and the Future of Peace in Sri Lanka: A Public Discussion with Nirmala Rajsingam
Wednesday, February, 25, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Uncultured Wars - Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought-New Essays by Steven Salaita
Saturday, February, 21, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: "Call to XIZIR" - Kurdish Elewi Music
Thursday, February, 19, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Gaida at Joe's Pub
Wednesday, February, 18, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes Spring Session
Friday, February, 13, 7:00 pm Lecture: Juan Cole - From Gaza to Iraq: Can Obama End the Other Occupation?
Tuesday, February, 3, 7:00 pm Screening: Egyptian Hit Film "El Gezira / The Island"
January 2009
Saturday, January, 31, 11:30 pm News: CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS - 2009 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
Saturday, January, 31, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The Sounds of Taraab - Music from Zanzibar, Mombasa and Dar Es Salaam
Saturday, January, 24, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Al-Andalus: Classical & Folk Traditions from Morocco, with Rachid Halihal and Brahim Fribgane
Thursday, January, 22, 7:00 pm Art Performance: Vigil for Gaza: An Evening of Communal Singing
Saturday, January, 17, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: The New York Arabic Orchestra - Bassam Saba, Director
Saturday, January, 10, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Benefit Concert for Dimitri Mikelis
Monday, January, 5, 9:00 pm News: ALWAN APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT
December 2008
Saturday, December, 20, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Arturo Martínez and Ensemble ("Espíritu Gitano"): The Roots of Flamenco
Thursday, December, 18, 7:00 pm Lecture: Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict, Prospects for Peace by Norman Finkelstein
Monday, December, 15, 8:30 pm Screening: "July War" with award-winning filmmakers Brandon Jourdan and Francesca Caporali
Wednesday, December, 10, 7:30 pm Benefit Event: Project FAIR Annual Benefit
Wednesday, December, 10, 6:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Accountability for Torture and Rendition with David Cole, Moderated by Issa Mikel
Monday, December, 8, 6:30 pm Art Opening: Alwan Art Auction
Saturday, December, 6, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: The Music of Halim El-Dabh and Mohammed Fairouz, with Special Guest, Kinan Azmeh
Tuesday, December, 2, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Flash Points of South Asia: A Panel Discussion with Faisal Devji, Biju Mathew, & Mary Anne Weaver
November 2008
Saturday, November, 22, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The Vocal Mastery of Youssef Kassab
Monday, November, 17, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: "El Bondera," a documentary on Cairo's Taxi Drivers
Saturday, November, 15, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Najib Bahri & Friends: Classical & Folkloric Music of Tunisia
Wednesday, November, 12, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Chronicles of a Refugee Episode 6 of 6 –– “The Return of Talk”
Monday, November, 10, 7:00 pm Screening & Concert: Slingshot Hip Hop: Film and Music from Palestine
Sunday, November, 9, 12:00 pm Benefit Event: Alwan Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November, 8, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: The Mimesis Ensemble
Saturday, November, 8, 12:00 pm Benefit Event: Alwan Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, November, 6, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror by Ibrahim Warde
Wednesday, November, 5, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Chronicles of a Refugee Episode 5 of 6 –“The Talk of Return”
Saturday, November, 1, 9:00 pm Dance Performance: A Celebration of Egyptian Folkloric Dance with Yasser Darwish!
October 2008
Thursday, October, 30, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Literary Voice of Iran: A Celebration of Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Thursday, October, 30, 6:30 pm Fundraising Event: Featured Speaker Professor Jospeh Massad
Tuesday, October, 28, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Chronicles of a Refugee Episode 4 of 6 –“Identity Without a Homeland”
Sunday, October, 26, 2:00 pm Discussion: The Commonalities of Struggle: A Discussion with Rafael Coicué
Saturday, October, 25, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Berber Music of Morocco and the Middle Atlas
Wednesday, October, 22, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Chronicles of a Refugee Episode 3 of 6 – “Homeland Without ID”
Wednesday, October, 22, 7:00 pm Benefit Event: Wine Tasting from the Middle East and North Africa
Tuesday, October, 21, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: And in Love I Live
Monday, October, 20, 7:00 pm Class: Percussion Master Class with San Francisco-Based Master Percussionist Faisal Zedan
Friday, October, 17, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Zikrayat, with Special Guest Master Percussionist Faisal Zedan
Wednesday, October, 15, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Chronicles of a Refugee Episode 2 of 6 – “The Daily Nakbas”
Thursday, October, 9, 7:30 pm Screening: Jean-Luc Godard’s Notre Musique as part of the continuing tribute to Mahmoud Darwish
Wednesday, October, 8, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Chronicles of a Refugee Episode 1 of 6: "The Nakba Dailies"
Wednesday, October, 8, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes Fall Session
September 2008
Tuesday, September, 30, 7:30 pm Reading & Discussion: Israel-Palestine: Beyond the Headllines with Alison Weir Moderated by Brian Drolet
Friday, September, 26, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Glen Velez: Sacred Frame Drums
Wednesday, September, 24, 6:30 pm Reading: Celebrating the Life and Poetry of Mahmoud Darwish
Saturday, September, 20, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Re-Encounter: Senegalese Mourid and Moroccan Gnawa Music
Thursday, September, 18, 8:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Wijdan, Re-encounter of the Souls: Sacred Music in North and West Africa
Tuesday, September, 16, 7:30 pm Screening: Mahmoud Darwich - As the Land is the Language directed by Simone Bitton/
Saturday, September, 13, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Tarab: Sufi Chants and Church Hymns
Friday, September, 12, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Karyshma: Hindu Hymns and Qawwali Chants
Wednesday, September, 10, 8:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: How Does It Feel To Be A Problem by Moustafa Bayoumi
August 2008
Tuesday, August, 19, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: 68 Pages by Sridhar Rangayan
Wednesday, August, 13, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: "Nothing is Safe: Israel's 2006 War on Lebanon" Screening Series
Saturday, August, 9, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music
Wednesday, August, 6, 7:00 pm Screening: Screening of Mai Masri's 33Days as part of Series "Nothing is Safe: Israel's 2006 War on Lebanon"
July 2008
Wednesday, July, 30, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Sneak Preview Screening of Jawad Metni's "Lebanon Cluster Bomb"
Friday, July, 25, 6:30 pm Festival: Moroccan Night: Passport Fridays International Music, Dance, and Film Series
Sunday, July, 20, 1:00 pm Festival: Prospect Park Arab Heritage Week Festival
Tuesday, July, 15, 7:00 pm Screening: Caramel by Nadine Labaki
June 2008
Thursday, June, 26, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Truth about Immigration: Discussion of Issues Raised by Focus Groups Organized by Alwan
Monday, June, 23, 7:00 pm Screening: Marathon Beirut, For the Love of Lebanon by Deborah Harse (Director in Attendance)
Saturday, June, 21, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Yathrib: Michel Sajrawy & Friends
Tuesday, June, 17, 7:00 pm Screening: Have You Another Apple by Bayram Fazli
Monday, June, 16, 6:00 pm Class: Arabic Classes Summer Session
Friday, June, 13, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Mavrothi Kontanis: Classic Songs of the Aegean
Thursday, June, 12, 8:00 pm Reading: The Poetry of Constantine Cavafy
May 2008
Thursday, May, 29, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: The American Sphere of Influence in South Asia and Local Resistance
Saturday, May, 24, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: NYC Jazz Meets Maqam Festival: Two Rivers
Tuesday, May, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: Chronicles of the Refugee
Saturday, May, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: NYC Jazz Meets Maqam Festival: Anti-Elevator Mission
Thursday, May, 15, 7:00 pm Screening: The Stories We Tell
Monday, May, 12, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Anthropology in the Service of the State
Saturday, May, 10, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: NYC Jazz Meets Maqam Festival: Ilham
Saturday, May, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: NYC Jazz Meets Maqam Festival: Kinan Azmeh & Trio
April 2008
Friday, April, 25, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Music From The Fringes Festival: Feria De Sevilla
Thursday, April, 24, 7:00 pm Screening: Iran: Elections Under Threat by Kouross Esmaeli and Richard Rowley
Thursday, April, 17, 9:30 pm Benefit Event: An After-Concert Benefit Reception for Mohammed Bakri
Thursday, April, 17, 7:00 pm Reading: The Poetry of Elia Abu Madi
Tuesday, April, 15, 6:30 pm Screening: The Lark Farm by the Taviani Brothers Followed by a Discussion with Lead Actor Mohammed Bakri
Saturday, April, 12, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Music From The Fringes Festival: Zanzibar, New York
Saturday, April, 5, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Music From The Fringes Festival: An Armenian In New York
Friday, April, 4, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: The Presence of Absence in the Ruins of Kafr Bir’im by John Halaka
March 2008
Monday, March, 31, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance by Haifa Zangana
Saturday, March, 29, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Diverse Traditions: Arab Folk Music in Regional Expression
Saturday, March, 22, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Kurdish Musical Celebration of Newroz
Wednesday, March, 19, 10:00 pm Reception: Celebrating Norouz/Persian New Year
Tuesday, March, 18, 8:00 pm Screening: Screening: In the Name of God
Sunday, March, 16, 6:00 pm Film Festival: 2008 NEW YORK ARAB & SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, March, 1, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Safaafir: Iraqi Maqam and Folk Music
Saturday, March, 1, 8:00 pm Dance: Leyya Tawil’s Dance Elixir: Capital Life Triptych
February 2008
Friday, February, 29, 8:00 pm Dance: Leyya Tawil’s Dance Elixir: Capital Life Triptych
Saturday, February, 23, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Ayyoub: Arab Music In The New York Mix
Saturday, February, 23, 11:00 am Dance: Debka Classes
Saturday, February, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Café Aman: An Evening of Aegean Rebetiko
Wednesday, February, 13, 6:30 pm Dance: Debka Classes
Saturday, February, 9, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: A Night in Lebanon: Melchite Hymns and Folk Songs
Tuesday, February, 5, 7:00 pm Reception: Wild for Human Rights
Saturday, February, 2, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Afro-Peruvian Night At Alwan
January 2008
Thursday, January, 31, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: On Torture: From Algiers to Baghdad
Monday, January, 28, 8:00 pm Screening: Caramel
Saturday, January, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening with The New York Arabic Orchestra Conducted by Bassam Saba
Thursday, January, 17, 6:00 pm Fundraising Event: Spoken Word Featuring Remi Kenazi and Tahani Salah
Tuesday, January, 15, 7:00 pm News: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2008 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
Tuesday, January, 15, 7:00 pm Screening: Screening of Three Films by Palestinian Filmmakers
December 2007
Monday, December, 31, 6:00 pm News: Holiday Fundraising Drive
Thursday, December, 20, 6:30 pm Screening: TARFAYA
Saturday, December, 15, 10:00 pm Fundraising: DJ Rekha Hafla
Tuesday, December, 11, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: The New York Times' Coverage of the Middle East
Saturday, December, 8, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Persian Classical Music
Friday, December, 7, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: ARAB PERCUSSION: From Purist to Hybrid
November 2007
Friday, November, 30, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: FROM THE OCEAN TO THE GULF: An Evening Of Arab Folk Music
Wednesday, November, 28, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Targeting Iran/Manipulating Pakistan
Tuesday, November, 20, 6:30 pm Screening/Reading: Masters and Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema
Saturday, November, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Zikrayat: An Evening of Music in Cairo
Friday, November, 16, 10:00 pm Musical Performance & Reading: Persian Night
Saturday, November, 10, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: TRIBUTE TO MOHAMED ABDEL WAHAB
Friday, November, 9, 9:00 pm Screening: VHS Kahloucha
Thursday, November, 8, 7:00 pm Discussion: Nasr Abu Zaid on Contemporary Islamic Thought and the Current Situation in the Arab World
Thursday, November, 1, 6:30 pm Screening: DIRTY LAUNDRY - Screening & Discussion with Director Amitava Kumar
October 2007
Saturday, October, 27, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Three Ouds: Arab, Greek and Armenian
Friday, October, 26, 7:00 pm Discussion: A conversation with Sameh Idriss on the current situation in Lebanon
Thursday, October, 25, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: THE OUM KULTHUM ORCHESTRA
Saturday, October, 20, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Arab Buzuq, Turkish Saz and Greek Bouzouki: Re-encounters Series
Saturday, October, 20, 7:00 pm Dance Performance: The National Folkloric Troupe of Egypt
Thursday, October, 18, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Politics of the Veil
Tuesday, October, 16, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle
Tuesday, October, 16, 7:00 pm Screening: Bab el Web by Merzak Allouache
Saturday, October, 13, 9:00 pm Fundraising: Musical Eid Hafla
Friday, October, 12, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Fundraising Screening & Discussion of Swaraj / The Little Republic
Thursday, October, 11, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East
Saturday, October, 6, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music: Arab Sufi Music With Tarab
September 2007
Saturday, September, 29, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music: Gnawa Music of Morocco
Friday, September, 28, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Tuesday, September, 25, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt
Friday, September, 21, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Indian devotional music
Tuesday, September, 18, 7:00 pm Screening: NY Premiere of Personality: Destiny, Desire, Bollywood
Saturday, September, 15, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Glen Velez with Lori Cotler
August 2007
Tuesday, August, 21, 7:00 pm Screening: Samir Nasr's SEEDS OF DOUBT
Friday, August, 17, 6:30 pm Screening & Concert: Night of Arab Culture
July 2007
Friday, July, 27, 6:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Origin: A Book Reading by Diana Abu Jaber
Tuesday, July, 17, 7:00 pm Screening: A BAHRAINI TALE
Friday, July, 13, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: May Nasr - The great voice from Lebanon
Thursday, July, 12, 7:30 pm Screening: Screening of The Way Back Home and Palestine, Summer 2006
Tuesday, July, 10, 9:00 pm Screening: Flying While Muslim: Racial Profiling Post - 9/11
Sunday, July, 8, 2:00 pm Various: The 3rd Annual ARAB-AMERICAN HERITAGE PARK FESTIVAL
June 2007
Wednesday, June, 27, 7:00 pm Screening: Hijacker Lina Makboul and Itmanna
Tuesday, June, 26, 6:00 pm Panel Discussion: Fixers On The Frontlines
Saturday, June, 23, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Nawal: The Voice of Comoros
Thursday, June, 21, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Afro-Peruvian Music With Afrodita
Thursday, June, 21, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Order of Light
Tuesday, June, 19, 7:00 pm Screening: Flying while Muslim
Monday, June, 18, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib by Rory Kennedy followed by a panel discussion
Saturday, June, 16, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Shusmo: Arabic Maqam Blends with Modern Jazz
Thursday, June, 14, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Book Reading/Discussion with Gamal el-Ghitani
Saturday, June, 9, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: A Tribute To Farid El-Atrache by Najeeb Shaheen
Saturday, June, 2, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Rhythms of The Maghreb with Najib Bahri
May 2007
Friday, May, 18, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: From Aleppo To Alexandria: Arab Classical and Folk Music
Tuesday, May, 15, 6:30 pm Screening: GAFLA (SCAM)
Monday, May, 14, 5:30 pm Book Launch: Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Saturday, May, 12, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: CYMINOLOGY launch their new album Per Se
Thursday, May, 10, 7:00 pm Musical Performance & Reading: Rebellion: History, Music, Poetry
Wednesday, May, 9, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Desiring Arabs by Joseph Massad
Friday, May, 4, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Classical Ottoman Music
April 2007
Saturday, April, 28, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Zyriab's Path to New Andalucia: Arab Music and Flamenco in New York
Saturday, April, 21, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Gaida: Music from the Arab World
Friday, April, 20, 8:00 pm Benefit Event: Benefit for The US-Palestine Youth Solidarity Network
Tuesday, April, 17, 6:30 pm Screening: Leisure Time by Mohamed Mostafa
Saturday, April, 14, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Two Rivers: Iraqi Maqam meets Jazz
Thursday, April, 5, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: A Conversation About Immigrants Rights to Due Process
March 2007
Friday, March, 30, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Re-Encounter: The Arab Oud, Persian Tar, Indian Sitar
Saturday, March, 24, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Dr. Alfred Gamil
Saturday, March, 24, 2:00 pm Workshop: Master Class In Arab Music with Dr. Alfred Gamil
Friday, March, 23, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: A Percussion Encounter: Egypt, India, Peru
Thursday, March, 22, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: From Immigrant Detention to Guantanamo
Tuesday, March, 20, 7:00 pm Screening: Shadow of Silence by Abdullah Al Muheisen
Saturday, March, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: A Hip Hop Night
Friday, March, 9, 7:00 pm Screening: 1948 directed by Mohammad Bakri
February 2007
Friday, February, 23, 7:00 pm Film Festival: 2007 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
Monday, February, 19, 7:30 pm Discussion: A talk and discussion on the current situation in Lebanon by Fawwaz Traboulsi
Saturday, February, 10, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Najeeb Shaheen
Thursday, February, 8, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema
Saturday, February, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Afrodita
Friday, February, 2, 6:30 pm Screening/Reading: Rumi: Inside You
January 2007
Friday, January, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: From Anatolia to Athens - Folk and Urban Music of the Aegean
Thursday, January, 25, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Woman I Left Behind
Tuesday, January, 16, 7:00 pm Screening: Out of Status by Pia Sawhney, Sanjna Singh
Wednesday, January, 10, 6:00 pm Discussion: Africa Roundtable: Somalia: Is a regional war inevitable?
December 2006
Sunday, December, 31, 10:00 pm Fundraising: Ras as-Sana (New Year's Eve!) Show
Tuesday, December, 19, 7:00 pm Screening: What's Cooking
Monday, December, 18, 7:30 pm Lecture: Sexual Personae in Arab Cinema
Sunday, December, 17, 2:00 pm Fundraising Event: Holiday Bazaar: Crafts and Food from the Middle East
Saturday, December, 16, 9:30 pm Musical Performance & Dance: Balkan Tales and DJ Poodlecannon
Saturday, December, 2, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Maqam Meets Rag: Indo-Arabic Classical Music
November 2006
Thursday, November, 30, 6:30 pm Art Opening: Opening Reception: In a State of Emergency? Women, War and the Politics of Urban Survival
Tuesday, November, 21, 7:00 pm Screening: The Half-Meter Incident
Saturday, November, 18, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Glen Velez Frame Drum Ensemble
Thursday, November, 16, 7:00 pm Musical Performance & Reading: Poetry and Music from the Axis of Evil
Wednesday, November, 15, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: Palestine Blues by Nida Sinnokrot
Monday, November, 13, 6:30 pm Art Opening: Nubia: A Photographic Image through the Lens of a Father and Son
Sunday, November, 12, 7:30 pm Discussion: Perpetual War for Peace?
Saturday, November, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Najeeb Shaheen
Monday, November, 6, 7:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Book Reading and Discussion with Rashid Khalidi
Saturday, November, 4, 9:30 pm Fundraising: Dance Party With Ayyoub
Friday, November, 3, 7:30 pm Screening & Discussion: The Night Baghdad Fell by Mohamed Amin
October 2006
Monday, October, 30, 8:00 pm Screening & Discussion: Ahlaam by Mohamed Al-Daradji
Saturday, October, 21, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Tarab
Tuesday, October, 17, 7:00 pm Screening: Arna's Children
Monday, October, 16, 6:30 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Tariq Ali
Friday, October, 13, 9:00 pm Various: Living Our Values: A Weekend of Concerts, Discussion and Film
Friday, October, 13, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Falu & Gaurav Shah
Thursday, October, 12, 7:00 pm Art Opening: The Works of Amer Hueeein
Friday, October, 6, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Ottoman Turkish Sufi Music with Ismail Hakki Cimen
Thursday, October, 5, 6:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: Book Reading and Signing with Professor Joseph Massad
Sunday, October, 1, 7:30 pm Musical Performance: George Lamman & Ancient Future
September 2006
Saturday, September, 30, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: Persian Improvisations with Omid Lotfi
Saturday, September, 16, 9:30 pm Fundraising: Ayyoub Drummers
August 2006
Saturday, August, 26, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Héctor "Numa" Moraes
July 2006
Saturday, July, 29, 8:00 pm Benefit Event: Benefit Concert for Lebanon & Palestine
Friday, July, 7, 9:30 pm Fundraising: Joro Boro
June 2006
Saturday, June, 24, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Alcatraz
Saturday, June, 17, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Safaafir
Friday, June, 16, 9:00 pm Art Performance: GILGAMESH
Tuesday, June, 6, 6:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: TETA, MOTHER, AND ME
Saturday, June, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: May Nasr
Thursday, June, 1, 6:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Cultural Politics of Damascus
May 2006
Wednesday, May, 24, 7:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: Samuel Shimon
Friday, May, 19, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Shusmo
Saturday, May, 13, 9:30 pm Fundraising: DANCE PARTY With AYYOUB DRUMMERS
Thursday, May, 11, 7:30 pm Reading & Discussion: Ismail Khalidi
Thursday, May, 4, 7:30 pm Screening: The Power Of Nightmares
April 2006
Saturday, April, 29, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Kurdish Music
Friday, April, 14, 7:00 pm Film Festival: 2006 Alwan Film Festival
Sunday, April, 9, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Final Performance of Arab Music Workshop Led by Bassam Saba
Sunday, April, 9, 7:00 pm Workshop: Arab Music Workshop led by Bassam Saba
March 2006
Sunday, March, 26, 6:00 pm Book Reading & Discussion: Suhail Shadoud
Saturday, March, 18, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Hedayat Shafeei & Ensemble
Tuesday, March, 14, 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: Media Coverage of the Cartoon Controversy
Friday, March, 10, 8:00 pm Musical Performance & Reading: Epic Poetry and Music from the Kyrgyz Republic
Wednesday, March, 1, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: Behzad Yaghmaian
February 2006
Saturday, February, 25, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Glen Velez Shaman Drums
Wednesday, February, 22, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Oriental Music Ensemble
Saturday, February, 11, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Zajal & Music
December 2005
Friday, December, 9, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Ayyoub
Tuesday, December, 6, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Lawrence Joseph
Saturday, December, 3, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Hedayat Shafei & Ensemble
October 2005
Friday, October, 28, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: GAZPACHO ANDALU
Sunday, October, 16, 1:00 pm Workshop: Workshop on Iraqi Maqam with Amir El-Saffar
Saturday, October, 15, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Amir El-Saffar
Saturday, October, 8, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: DAM Palestinian Hip-Hop
September 2005
Saturday, September, 10, 9:00 pm Screening & Concert: Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
Friday, September, 9, 6:30 pm Fundraising Event: Refugees for Refugees: Katrina Fundraiser
Thursday, September, 8, 6:00 pm Art Opening: Greetings Withoug Flowers. Opening
July 2005
Sunday, July, 31, 1:00 pm Workshop: Workshop on the Iraqi Maqam: Classical Music of Baghdad
Friday, July, 22, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: Arab Flamenco Music with Juanito Pascual and Abdul-Wahab Kayyali
Monday, July, 18, 7:00 pm Fundraising Event: Dinner/fundraiser with Emily Jacir, Shirin Neshat, and Shahzia Sikander
Friday, July, 15, 9:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: An evening of Iraqi Music with Amir El-Saffar
Thursday, July, 14, 7:30 pm Screening: Alwan Erotic Arab Film Series
Wednesday, July, 13, 7:00 pm Reading & Discussion: Betty Shamieh
June 2005
Friday, June, 24, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Elektra Kurtis and Ensemble Elektra
Thursday, June, 23, 8:30 pm Reception: Vanessa Redgrave
Saturday, June, 4, 9:00 pm Dance Performance: Dance @ Alwan
Friday, June, 3, 6:00 pm Benefit Event: Alwan Benefit Auction
Friday, June, 3, 12:00 pm Conference: RAWI Literary Conference
May 2005
Wednesday, May, 25, 7:00 pm Screening: Arna's Children
Friday, May, 20, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: Lefteris Bournias & Ensemble
Sunday, May, 15, 7:00 pm Musical Performance: Moh Alileche
Friday, May, 6, 8:00 pm Art Performance: Rania Khalil: Under the Moon
Thursday, May, 5, 7:30 pm Reading: The New York Arab-American Comedy Festival
April 2005
Friday, April, 29, 8:30 pm Dance Performance: Shoshana & Jehan Mohammed & Sameh
Monday, April, 18, 7:00 pm Various: Fadhil Azzawi Khaled Mattawa Dunya Mikhail
Thursday, April, 14, 7:00 pm Fundraising Event: Amiri Baraka Suheir Hammad D.H. Melhem
August 2004
Friday, August, 13, 8:00 pm Musical Performance & Dance: Charbel Rouhana Concert
June 2004
Saturday, June, 5, 7:00 pm Play: Nine Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo
Thursday, June, 3, 7:00 pm Benefit Event: Benefit Art Auction
May 2004
Saturday, May, 15, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: CONTEMPORARY ANDALUSIAN MUSIC
April 2004
Thursday, April, 1, 7:00 pm Fundraising Event: Fundraiser for UNTIL WHEN
March 2004
Wednesday, March, 31, 6:00 pm Art Opening: Realism and Fantasy: Two Iraqi Artists in New York
Friday, March, 26, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: The SHARQ Arabic Music Ensemble
February 2004
Friday, February, 20, 9:00 pm Musical Performance: IRAQI MAQAM MUSIC
January 2004
Sunday, January, 11, 7:00 pm Screening & Discussion: An Evening wirth Marcel Khalife
December 2003
Wednesday, December, 17, 7:00 pm Book Reading/Signing: The Middle East: Status Quo and Political Future
Saturday, December, 13, 9:30 pm Musical Performance: KHALIJI Music from the Gulf
Friday, December, 12, 6:00 pm Film Festival: CROSSINGoutLINES Arab + Iranian + South Asian Video Festival
October 2003
Wednesday, October, 29, 6:00 pm Art Opening: Emna Zghal - The Prophet of Black Folk
Saturday, October, 25, 6:00 pm Art Performance: ReOrientalism - a multimedia performance
Sunday, October, 19, 7:00 pm Discussion: Tariq Ali in discussion with Anthony Arnove & 16 Beaver
Friday, October, 17, 8:00 pm Musical Performance: An Evening of Classical and Folk Arab Music
Monday, October, 6, 5:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: Diane Abu Jaber Book Reading
August 2003
Wednesday, August, 6, 5:30 pm Book Reading/Signing: Book Reading with Patricia Sarrrafian Ward
June 2002
Friday, June, 28, 6:00 pm Film Festival: 2002 New York Armenian Film Festival: Films By and About Arme
May 2002
Friday, May, 10, 6:00 pm Film Festival: The Iranian Diaspora Film Festival
February 2002
Friday, February, 22, 6:00 pm Film Festival: Arab and Iranian Film Festival
December 2001
Saturday, December, 1, 2:00 pm Film Festival: Islam on Film Festival
September 2001
Saturday, September, 8, 3:00 pm Film Festival: Marrakesh to Jerusalem: Films From the Arab World
June 2001
Saturday, June, 9, 5:30 pm Film Festival: 2001 Iranian Diaspora Film Festival
February 2001
Friday, February, 23, 6:00 pm Film Festival: The Arab & Iranian Film Festival
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