September 9, 2010

Farrah Douglas Bids For City Council Of Carlsbad, CA

By PAAIA Government Affairs Office

Aug. 30, 2010, San Diego, CA – Farrah Douglas, a successful businesswoman with an exceptional record of civic involvement, is a candidate for the City Council of Carlsbad, California. Douglas is one of four candidates vying for two council seats and is considered one of the favorites in the race. U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray, State Senator Mimi Walters, Carlsbad Mayor Bud Lewis, the Republican Party of San Diego, and the Lincoln Club of San Diego, are among the many community leaders, public officials, and organizations that have endorsed her campaign. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

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Azadeh Ghotbi: As Kismet Would Have It

By Bijan Sepehri

Sept. 9, 2010, New York, NY– I’m a big fan of contemporary art and try to keep up with Iranian artists, who are increasingly in the spotlight at top galleries and auction houses around the world. So, I was thrilled to find out that Azadeh Ghotbi was having another show in New York (Kismet, opens 9/16 @ Kipton Art Access Space, 75 Wall St., 6:30pm). Then, as kismet would have it, I ran into her in her studio. I’m captivated by her paintings—large, abstract pieces that navigate one’s senses between quiet serenity and forceful outbursts, marking a creative tension between polar opposites. Azadeh spent her early childhood in Iran, lived in Paris and the US, and graduated from Brown University & INSEAD. Here are a few more things I learned about her work, which along with a video portrait is on display at www.azadehgallery.com.

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Bibi Kasrai Mixing MBA With Magic In Her Kitchen

By Mahasti Afshar

Sept. 9, 2010, San Diego, CA – Bibi Kasrai’s Harvard Cookie Girl is fast becoming a household name. If you haven’t heard the story of how this Harvard MBA and “gourmet chef who has a sweet tooth” left her career as a nonprofit executive to pursue her passion for food—healthy food, that is; sweet, healthy cookies, to be precise; no, there’s more, teaching kids how to make and enjoy healthy food—this is your chance to catch up. Have dessert first. Read our Q&A with Bibi here.

Start with dessert first, read our Q&A with Bibi here. 

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Announcing the First PAAIA Annual Gala

The First PAAIA Annual Gala is a fundraising event designed to help us bring youth and community building programs to our members for free.

Please join us to show your support

When: October 9, 2010, 7:00pm to Midnight
Where: Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California
Tickets: $1,000 per person/$10,000 per table of ten

To purchase tickets, please call 386.944.7216 or Email PAAIAGala2010@gmail.com

Join PAAIA at NIPOC’s 2010 Mehregan Festival in Orange County

Look for PAAIA at Mehregan 2010 – Persian Autumn Festival
This annual event celebrates Persian culture with music, dance, art, crafts, traditional Persian cuisine, traditional tea house, and costumes.

When: September 25 & 26, 11AM – 11 PM.
Mehregan After Party Sept. 25 11 PM – 2 AM
Where: Lakeside Lagoon Park, Irvine, Orange County
Tickets: Presale: $23, at the door: $30
Event flyer.

For tickets and information visit www.nipoc.org or call 949.851.3993

Homay & Mastan, Lincoln Center, NY, Sept. 24

PAAIA Members – 10% discount

The highly acclaimed Iranian musical phenomenon Homay and the Mastan Ensemble return for a third consecutive North American Tour.

When: September 24th, 2010, 8pm
Where: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York
Tickets: Click here to purchase. PAAIA discount code: MAST10

For more info, go to www.homaymastan.com.

Persian and Western Classical Performing Arts

PAAIA Members – 10% discount

The Persian Cultural Center and The Iranian Community School of Vienna present: An Enchanting Evening:
Persian and Western Classical Performing Arts

When: Sunday October 10,2010, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Oakton High School Auditorium, 2900 Sutton Road – Vienna, VA 22181
Tickets: $25. To get a 10% discount, let them know you’re a PAAIA Member.
To purchase tickets online go to: www.persianculturalcenter.net.
Event flyer.

For additional information call 703.255.4726


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