The fourth annual Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective Fall Festival

will feature the Twin Cities most talented Iranian-American musicians, dancers, and singers, as well as a chai-khaneh (traditional Iranian tea house), an exhibition of Persian carpets, a carpet workshop featuring a local carpet expert, a play performed by Iranian-American teens, and talks on Persian poetry and literature, plus Iranian food, beverages and more. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you can dance Iranian-style to the music of Niayesh Shababi and Negar Ghasemi, and the Afghan and Iranian pop music of Sear Azizi and his band. 

Where: Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN. 
Cost: Free! Food available for purchase. 
 

TCICC Fall Festival 2022

Friday, Sept. 30

6:00 PM Social hour starts, Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, Chai-khaneh – traditional Iranian tea house.
7:00 PM Welcome by TCICC board chair Dr. Hossein Jalali
8:00 PM Traditional Persian dance performance – Behnaz Torabi
8:30 PM Iranian music improv: Niayesh Shababi & Negar Ghasemi

Saturday, Oct. 1

11:00 AM   Exhibits until 1:00 PM
  – Vendors
  – Rug workshop
  – Kids activities
  – Chai-khaneh
12:30 PM Lunch served until 2:00 PM – food available for purchase
3:00 PM Kids play – adapted from the Shahnameh
4:00 PM Lecture, Shahriar Mandanipour on being an Iranian writer
5:00 PM Traditional Persian dance performance – Parisa Naini
6:00 PM Poetry of Khayyam – Dan Rein (setar) and Chris Gray
6:30 PM Iranian dinner – food available for purchase
7:30 PM Music & Dancing – Sear Azizi and his band

Sunday, Oct. 2

11:00 AM Exhibits until 1:00 PM
  – Vendors
  – Rug workshop
  – Kids activities
  – Chai-khaneh
12:30 PM Lunch served until 2:00 PM – food available for purchase
2:00 PM Lecture, Amin Askarizadeh on modern Persian poetry
3:00 PM Kids play – adapted from the Shahnameh
4:00 PM Traditional dance performance – Parisa Naini
5:00 PM  Music & Dancing – Sear Azizi and his band