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February 19

Elie Bou Zeidan Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
contact [email protected]Agora-Gallery.com
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Elie Bou Zeidan is upholding the classical traditions in painting with beautifully crafted works of still-lives, landscapes, and nudes.

February 20

SooJin Jeong Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Soojin Jeong’s work is modern in its execution, but timeless in its themes. Exploring the nature of human beings and their relationship to reality is what Jeong’s work expresses to her viewers most strongly.

Dibyendu Dey Exhibits in New York
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Dibyendu Dey’s paintings cross boundaries: they acknowledge the time-honored styles of Indian visual arts, while also presenting an understated, yet powerful statement on contemporary culture.

February 24

NYBAP Networking Brunch
when 12:30 am (EST); 2 hours, 30 minutes
where Tir Na Nog (http://tirnanognyc.com) in New York, NY
price $20
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The Network of Young Bangladeshi American Professionals (NYBAP) invites you to a networking brunch on 2/24 in NYC. Meet new people, enjoy a delicious meal, discuss what you’d like to see from NYBAP and get a preview of 2007 plans. RSVP at www.nybap.org

Art of the Islamic World: Unity and Diversity
when 10:00 am (CST); all day
where Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL
price $8
contact www.artic.edu/aic
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This exhibition features forty highlights from the Institute’s collection of Islamic art. The installation focuses on objects from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Persia, earlier Islamic art and explores its role as an intermediary between the East and West.

Felonious
when 9:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Bruno’s in San Francisco, CA
price unknown
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Felonious is 100 percent live hip hop — no turntables or DAT players allowed. In a hip hop scene almost entirely focused on the DJ, this makes for a lot of raised eyebrows. Rapper Dan Wolf (aka MC Euripides) explains: “We chose the name Felonious because

February 28

Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
when 6:00 pm (PST); 3 hours
where Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA
price free
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Must-attend event for web developers & UI designers! Founder of CSS – flying for 22 hours total from Europe for this 3 hour event .. Your chance to provide feedback & influence XHTML 2.0 & CSS 3.0!

March 1

Asian Business League of San Francisco-Lunar New Year Dinner
when 6:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Butterfly Restaurant in San Francisco, CA
price $70
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The Asian Business League of San Francisco celebrates Lunar New Year on March 1st at Butterfly Restaurant in SF!

March 2

Spoken Truths: Words from a Zaatar Diva
when 8:00 pm (EST); 4 hours
where The Canvas Cafe 1200 9th & Lincoln in San Francisco, CA
price $10-$15
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One of the most recognizable Arab-American Poets of our generation, Suheir Hammad has helped infuse new urban art forms with her unique style.

March 8

San Diego Latino Film Festival
when 8:00 pm (PST); 10 days
where UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center in San Diego, CA
price 8.5
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Originally created as a showcase for Latino student filmmakers, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, in its 14th year, has emerged as one of the largest and well respected Latino film festivals in the country.

March 9

Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab
when 10:00 am (EST); all day
where National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC
price unknown
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This exhibit explores the culture and beliefs of the Sikh people, who originally lived in the Punjab, an area now part of Pakistan and northern India. Through displays of Sikh paintings, jewelry, books, weapons and other religious and cultural objects, th

MAASU (Midwest Asian American Students Union)
when 4:00 pm (CST); 3 days (March 9-11)
where University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana-Champaign, IL
price FREE
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What: Midwest Asian American Students Union Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign When: March 9-11 How: http://sc.maasu.org Cost: Free for U of I students (outside students/individuals need to pay a fee)

DONT MISS OUT!!

March 10

Arrivals
when 8:00 pm (EST); 3 hours
where Bank Street Theatre in New York, NY
price unknown
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This play is inspired by the recent string of detentions of people of Middle Eastern heritage. It tells the story of a Syrian born Canadian citizen who, having legally entered the US, is detained at Immigration by Homeland Security…

Writing as Art Gallery Guide
when 9:00 pm (PST); all day
where Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
price $12
contact www.asianart.org/
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Learn about the art of Arabic calligraphy on a tour of the West Asian Gallery and the Loggia with this fun and informative gallery guide.

March 11

“Making Soul” Writing & Performance Workshops
when 1:00 pm (PST); 1-day and 8 week option: Mar-May
where Epic Arts Center, 1923 Ashby, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
price various
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Sign up today for the Making Soul Writing/Performance Spring Workshops!

***SPECIAL RATE FOR THE 8-WEEK SERIES, March 22-May 10: REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 22 for the 1st class FREE!

March 14

The Art of Finding & Telling Stories an 8-week fiction writing workshop with Neelanjana Banerjee
when 7:00 pm (PST); 7 weeks
where Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, CA
price $215 regular, $1
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The Art of Finding & Telling Stories an 8-week fiction writing workshop with Neelanjana Banerjee March 14 – May 2, 2007; Wednesdays, 7 – 9.45PM Public reading & chapbook release of students’ work on May 17th

March 16

Mighty Warriors of Comedy Screening and DVD Release
when 7:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco, CA
price $10
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What: Mighty Warriors of Comedy Screening and DVD Release Featuring performances by Lijie and Largesse (Friday 3/16) and Charlie Chin (3/21), a screening of Mighty Warriors of Comedy documentary, and Q&A.;
Date & Time: Friday, March 16th, 7pm & 9pm

March 17

mETHODOLOGY
when 10:00 pm (PST); 4 hours
where Chow Fun Bar & Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA
price $5 before 11
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The monthly jam of community, consciousness & culture in urban LA. Located in Chinatown, “mETHODOLOGY” brings together positive people, good food & drinks, and a unique mix of music by some of LA’s top selektahs and hip-hop artists.

March 24

Not Given: Talking of and Around Images of Arab Women
when 12:00 am (PST); all day
where San Francisco Camerawork in San Francisco, CA
price unknown
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Based on the collection of photographs housed at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, ‘Not Given,’ guest curated by Dore Bowen and Isabelle Massu, challenges the photograph’s privileged status by interrogating its discursive context, exploring the skin of

Princes, Palaces and Passion: The Art of India’s Mewar
when 10:00 am (PST); all day
where Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
price $12
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Mewar, one of the oldest and most important princely states of India, produced stunning courtly paintings and vibrant folk arts. ‘Princes, Palaces and Passion: The Art of India’s Mewar Kingdom’ will include both superb paintings made…

Jewtopia
when 8:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where Westside Theatre in New York, NY
price $65
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‘Jewtopia’ tells the story of two 30-year-old single men, Chris O’Connell and Adam Lipschitz. Chris, a gentile, wants to marry a nice Jewish girl so he’ll never have to make another decision. After forming a secret pact, Adam promises to help Chris…

My Trip To Al-Qaeda
when 8:00 pm (EST); 3 hours
where Culture Project (formerly Manhattan Ensemble Theater) in New York, NY
price unknown
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Before September 11th, 2001, Al-Qaeda was largely unknown to most Americans. But for many members of the FBI, CIA, politicians and intelligence operatives worldwide, it represented a very real, constant and growing…

The Art of The Arab Violin with Alfred Gamil at Alwan
when 9:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where Alwan For The Arts in New York, NY
price $15
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Alfred Gamil was born in Cairo in 1957. In 1972 he completed the preparatory school education at the Frères School (Collège de la Salle). In the same year he enrolled at the High Institute for Arabic Music, at the Secondary Section. 1975 he obtained the D

Latino Laughter
when 9:45 pm (EST); 3 hours
where New York Comedy Club in New York, NY
price unknown
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Latino Laughter is the original showcase for top Latino comics in New York.

March 29

A Recital of Classical Arabic Music
when 7:30 pm (CST); 1 hour, 30 minutes
where DeKoven Center, Great Hall in Racine, WI
price free-will offeri
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Student and faculty ensembles participating in the Heartland Seminar on Arabic Music.

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s 6th Annual Conversity Dinner
when 11:00 pm (PST); 3 hours
where USC Town and Gown in Los Angeles, CA
price $150/ticket
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The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s annual awards dinner honoring those who exemplify “conversity” through their work to achieve positive human relations.

April 10

Latin American Artists Exhibit in New York
when 11:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY USA in New York City, NY
price free
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Mexican artist H. Ramirez and Dominican Republic artist Ambiorix Santos will be exhibiting in Chelsea, New York from April 10th to May 1st. Opening reception Thursday, April 12th, 6 – 8 PM.

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