Persian / Farsi Conversation Group

Luminous Cafe Southdale Center, Edinas

Our next Persian / Farsi Conversation group gathering will be 1:30 PM on Sunday August 20 at the Luminous Cafe in the Southdale Center, Edina. Persian pastries and maybe ash reshte (noodle soup) will be available for purchase. Let us know if you can join us!

Twin Cities Mehregan Fall Iranian Culture Festival

526 Selby Ave. , St. Paul, MN 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN

  We are excited to announce the lineup for our 2023 Fall Iranian Culture Festival, “Mehregan: A Persian Celebration of Love, Kindness and Hope, to be held October 7 at the new 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul event space. (Enter next to salon.) The doors will open at: 11:00 a.m. with:  a display of Iranian […]

2023/24 MSP Iranian Film Fest

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Note new dates: The 2023 MSP Iranian Film Showcase has been postponed, and will be presented in partnership with the MSP Film Society, January 12-14 2024 at The Main Cinema - 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis. More details coming soon!


The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Part art-heist, part family drama, part political thriller. In this hybrid political thriller and verité portrait documentary, Sara Nodjoumi, working with co-director and husband, Till Schauder, makes her directorial debut with this personal film, diving into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 "treasonous" paintings by her father, seminal Iranian modern artist Nickzad Nodjoumi.

Voices Unveiled: A Nowruz Concert and Community Gathering

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN

Voices Unveiled is an innovative music ensemble established in November 2022 by Ehsan Matoori, a virtuoso santoor player and accomplished composer. Collaborating with two extraordinary Iranian female vocalists, Maliheh Moradi and Mina Deris, who recently relocated to the United States from Iran, the ensemble brings a unique blend of talent and cultural richness to the […]

MSPIFF Film Festival: In the Land of Brothers

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

This film will be shown again on Thursday, April 18 at 2:30 p.m. Almost 5 million Afghan refugees live in Iran, and most of them are in the fraught position of being suddenly deported back to a dangerous existence. Filmmakers Raha Amirfazli and Alireza Ghasemi follow three separate tales that superbly illustrate this little-known plight […]

MSP International Film Festival: Critical Zone

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

This film will be shown again on Saturday, April 20 at 9:35 p.m. Amir drives through Tehran at night, dealing drugs and talking to the users, prostitutes, pimps, people in pain and other troubled souls. With his dog, he contemplates his loneliness and his, and his country’s, future. Amir faces the monotony of work like […]

Reflections: Art Exhibit by Roya Nazari Najafabadi / Slideshow of Iran in 1976 by Stephan Kistler

Art @ 976 967 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN

We are delighted to invite all to the opening event and artist reception for our next exhibition, 'REFLECTIONS' - a solo show of paintings, photographs and mixed media installations by Roya Nazari Najafabadi. Roya Nazari Najafabadi is an Iranian-born artist who lives in Minneapolis, MN. Through painting, photography, and mixed-media, she explores the experiences and […]