530pm: Crafting Nowruz Family Workshop
7pm: Poetry reading and performance
Nowruz, which means “New Day,” is an ancestral holiday marking the first day of spring. In the Iranian/Persian tradition, a special table setting is made. In this workshop, families will learn about Nowruz and create their own table setting by decorating and painting eggs and using paper crafts. Co-facilitated by Sareh Imani and Sahar Muradi.
After the family workshop, Amir Vahab will read the poetry of Hafez, which is also used to tell fortunes. Audience members will be able to ask their own questions to the poet. Music performance by Vatan, a group of Middle Eastern-American musicians who blend the lines between Persian folk music and country, funk and rock, as they revive classic tunes while building new ones.