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IACA Iranian Festival

Iranian Festival schedule is up!

Below is the final schedule for the Iranian Festival!

Time Program
12:00 Opening
12:05 Welcome announcement by IACA
12:10 Song by Persian Preschool
12:20 Persian traditional Music by Alexadner Beasely
12:30 Opening Dance by Karavan Dance Troupe
12:45 Classic Guitar by Naeim Rahmani
12:55 Music by Golbanoo Ghavami, Nima Mirzaee, Vafa Mostaghim & Lilia
1:10 Solo Dance by Elham Hakimi
1:15 Program by kAnoon Farsi school
1:25 Dance by Karavan Dance Troupe
1:40 Traditional music by Amir Haghighi, Saina Khaledi, Sina Ettehad, Amy Stephen, Hamin Honari & Ali Sajjadi
2:10 Talk by Author Meghan Seyres
2:25 Standup comedy by Tehran
2:40 Persian traditional Music by Alexander Beasely
2:50 Dance by Karoun Dance Ensemble
3:00 Talk by Misha Graham (Designer of the Iranian Festival poster )
3:05 Talk by Cookbook Author Louisa Shafia
3:20 Classic Guitar by Naeim
3:30 Few words by Ali Ghambari
3:35 Poetry reading by Shahrzad Shams
3:40 Music by Reza Razavi
3:45 Talk by Dr. Iraj Khademi
3:50 Talk by Joel Walker
3:55 Dance by Karoun
4:00 Talk by Laila Ghambari
4:05 “Iranian Americans Got Talent!” show
5:05 Standup Comedy by Tehran
5:20 Fashion Show
5:35 Dance Ensemble Duet: Ghafghazi dance by Alfredo Gormezano & Janelle Bel Isle
5:40 Talk by Sahar Fathi
5:45 Traditional music by Amir Haghighi, Saina Khaledi, Sina Ettehad, Amy Stephen, Hamin Honari & Ali Sajjadi
6:15 Music by Peyman Marandiz
6:25 Sufi Dance and Poem by Alfredo
6:30 Dance by Mystic Rose Company

Don’t miss it: Iranian Festival 2012 Ad Will Air on TV and Online!

We are excited to inform you that the Iranian Festival will have an ad running on local TV! Comcast Cable Channel 77 (Channel 23 if Wave) on the following days and times. The episode will also run simultaneously online at the following link:

Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:00 am
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:00 am
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:00 am
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:00 am
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:00 pm
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:00 am
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:00 am
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:00 pm
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:00 am
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:00 am
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:00 pm

For those who don’t have cable, you can watch the ad here:

Spread the word and see you all on Saturday June 29th!

Iranian Americans Got Talent! at the Iranian Festival 2013!

For the first time ever at the Iranian Festival, we are hosting an “Iranian Americans Got Talent!” competition! This is your chance to show off your talent to our Seattle community and win some amazing prizes!

Who can enter
Anyone who considers themselves Iranian American, anywhere as long as you can be in Seattle Center on Saturday June 29th, the date of the Iranian Festival.

How it works
Make a youtube account, if you don’t have one.
Practice your talent
Record it and upload it
Email us the link to
Cross your fingers and be patient

Videos will be accepted from May 11th-June 9th. Finalists will be announced by June 16th.

First place winner will get $500!
Second place $150 + gift basket
Third place $50 + gift basket
The two runners up will get a gift basket as well.

Please keep it PG (this is a family event)
Please spread the word, the more people that enter, the more of a competition we will have.
Non-political/non-religious please!
If we know you, we won’t automatically pick you…no “ta’arof”
Any age can enter, children under 18 must have parent permission to be selected as a finalist.
You MUST BE AVAILABLE on Saturday June 29th, 2013 to attend the Iranian Festival in Seattle.

You can check out the Facebook event page here for more information.

Iranian Americans Got Talent