Tirgan 2015 Events

Thursday, August 20

Ceremony ( Opening Ceremony Part I ) Canada
*Only accessible by Opening Ceremony Part II Ticket. Opening speeches by the...
20 Aug 2015 - 8:30pm
Music ( Opening Ceremony Part II ) USA
Hamed’s performance will include highlights from all of his body of work...
20 Aug 2015 - 9:00pm

Friday, August 21

Food & Drink ( Iranian Cuisine ) 6 Restaurants serving Iranian food
6 Restaurants serving a variety of Iranian food
21 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
Iranian Bazaar ( Arts, Crafts, Sweets, Jewelry, Instruments, etc. ) 24 vendors
24 vendors offering different products including Arts, Crafts, Books,...
21 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
Free
Music ( Directed by Behrouz Bakhtiari) ) Canada
Sarv Music Academy Choir,was formed in 2013 with the initiative of soprano Mona...
21 Aug 2015 - 6:15pm
Free
Film ( Animated Feature Film In Production + Panel Discussion ) Canada
Sandra Oh and filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming in conversation with journalist Marc...
21 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Food & Drink ( Serving Tea & Traditional Sweets ) Canada
Step into our exotic Persian traditional Teahouse and be transported all the...
21 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Free
Workshop ( by Araz Nayeb Pashayee ) Canada
Araz School of Percussion's instructor, Araz Nayeb Pashayee, will present a...
21 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Free
Theatre ( by Vida Gharemani )
Pardeh Khani is a traditional and historical style of Iranian theatre where the...
21 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Free
Music ( Pop - Rock ) Canada
Persian pop- rock music with a touch of Jazz Band: 1.Babak Amini: Band Leader/...
21 Aug 2015 - 7:30pm
Music ( Traditional ) Canada, Turkey
This concert brings together two virtuoso musicians steeped in the traditional...
21 Aug 2015 - 8:00pm
Free
Visual Arts ( Visual Arts Exhibition )
Ask any number of people about what homeland means to them, and you won’t...
21 Aug 2015 - 8:00pm
Theatre ( Based on a poem by Siavash Kasrai and Shahnameh ) USA
The Scarlet Stone is a multidisciplinary and collaborative dance/theatre/music/...
21 Aug 2015 - 8:30pm
Free
Workshop ( Vancouver Pars National Ballet ) Canada
Vancouver Pars National Ballet will introduce the basics of traditional...
21 Aug 2015 - 8:30pm
Free
Music ( World Electro ) France
Make everyone dance. This is the promise of RAGHS. This unique creation of...
21 Aug 2015 - 9:30pm
Free
Film ( Directed by Bahman Maghsoudlou ) USA/Iran
An analysis of the style and vision of Abbas Kiarostami, the world’s most...
21 Aug 2015 - 9:30pm
Free
Music ( Persian Pop/Rock ) Canada
1507 is a Persian POP/Rock band inspired from the headphone jamming sessions...
21 Aug 2015 - 10:30pm
Free
Music ( Music by Radio Javan, DJ Delbar ) USA
21 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm
Free
Music ( Radio Javan, DJ Delbar ) USA
DJ Delbar will sweep audiences off their feet with a late night show in Tirgan...
21 Aug 2015 - 11:59pm

Saturday, August 22

Iranian Bazaar ( Arts, Crafts, Sweets, Jewelry, Instruments, etc. ) 24 vendors
24 vendors offering different products including Arts, Crafts, Books,...
22 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Food & Drink ( Serving Tea & Traditional Sweets ) Canada
Step into our exotic Persian traditional Teahouse and be transported all the...
22 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Free
Film ( Directed by Mahdi Bagheri ) Iran
Residents of One Way Street is a documentary about the lives and memories of...
22 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Free
Visual Arts ( Visual Arts Exhibition )
Ask any number of people about what homeland means to them, and you won’t...
22 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Food & Drink ( Iranian Cuisine ) 6 Restaurants serving Iranian food
6 Restaurants serving a variety of Iranian food
22 Aug 2015 - 11:00am
Free
Workshop ( Cooking demonstration by Ariana Bundy ) USA
American-Iranian Chef Ariana Bundy is a TV Chef and cookbook author of '...
22 Aug 2015 - 11:30am
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Fariborz Mokhtari )
Dr. Fariborz Mokhtari’s critically acclaimed recent book, In the Lion's Shadow...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Ceremony ( Winner Announcements )
The winners of Tirgan Short Story contest and Homeland Photography contest (...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Music ( Babak Taghikhani and Solmaz Peymaei ) Canada
INsou-UNsou band with Babak Taghikhani (pianist/composer) and Solmaz Peymaei (...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Music ( Kianoush Khalilian ) Canada
Kianoush Khalilian will be improvising on the Ney to create a delightful...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Workshop ( Ann Marie Fleming & Kevin Langdale ) Canada
Kevin Langdale and Ann Marie Fleming will be giving a 3 hr. crash-course...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Please refer to kids’ programs schedule ) Canada
Click here for kids’ programs schedule
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Boostan )
Tassels, Braiding & Knotting: Skills to Make a Persian Carpet We all know...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Ferdows Kids )
Ferdows is a Persian immersion and cultural education centre. They are a proud...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Kids Programs )
Nail polishing, manicure and pedicure, face painting and crazy hairdo...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Laya Alemohammad )
The history of pottery and ceramic art is embedded in the Iran’s rich and...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Dance ( Tabriz Dance Group ) Canada
Tabriz Azerbaijani Music and Dance Ensemble (TAMDE) was founded in Toronto in...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:15pm
Free
Music ( Pop/Rock ) Canada
“Rhythm and Vibes” was formed in 2012 in Toronto, as “Nima...
22 Aug 2015 - 12:45pm
Free
Kids ( Love Stories From a Twelfth Century Persian Romance By Ariel Balevi )
The Haft Paykar is a verse romance composed by the classical Persian poet,...
22 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Kids ( By ArtCave )
A fun puppet making workshop for kids ages 5-10 ArtCave is an artist...
22 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Film ( Directed by Mania Akbari ) Iran
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when society applies inordinate...
22 Aug 2015 - 1:30pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Soheila Darvishi ) Canada
The expansion of the newly formed Achaemenid Empire was an outcome of the great...
22 Aug 2015 - 1:30pm
Free
Dance ( Mayn Zard Dance Group ) Canada
This work includes a handful of famous styles of Kurdish dance that are mostly...
22 Aug 2015 - 1:30pm
Free
Workshop ( Amin Afshinmanesh ) Canada
Araz School of Percussion's instructor, Amin Afshinmanesh, will present a...
22 Aug 2015 - 2:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Setareh Masoumbeiki )
Everyone loves to play! So, let’s gather and do group games! The general...
22 Aug 2015 - 2:00pm
Theatre ( Written by Bahram Beyzaie, With Mojdeh Shamsaie ) USA
1001st Night is the story of Jam’s two imprisoned daughters, Shahrnaz and...
22 Aug 2015 - 2:30pm
Theatre ( Based on a poem by Siavash Kasrai and Shahnameh ) USA
The Scarlet Stone is a multidisciplinary and collaborative dance/theatre/music/...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Dance ( Vancouver Pars National Ballet ) Canada
The Vancouver Pars National Ballet will present a variety of folk and...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Music ( Music: Ney, Gheychak, Qanun ) Canada
The band will perform a selection of the following pieces of exquisite...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Kids ( By ArtCave )
A fun puppet making workshop for kids ages 5-10 ArtCave is an artist...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Kids ( by Vida Gharemani )
The puppet show is about folk dances from the different parts of Iran. At the...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Kids ( Puppet and Mask Making Workshop )
This is a puppetry and arts and craft workshop for kids (age 5-10). They will...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Leili Anvar ) France
A presentation of the Conference of the Birds together with the projection and...
22 Aug 2015 - 3:30pm
Free
Film ( Directed by Arsalan Baraheni ) Canada
Exilic trilogy is made up of three separate dramatic documentary films, shot by...
22 Aug 2015 - 4:00pm
Free
Music ( Azarbaijani Music ) Canada
Tabriz Azerbaijani Music and Dance Ensemble (TAMDE) was founded in Toronto in...
22 Aug 2015 - 4:00pm
Free
Workshop ( Camp Ayandeh Redux, IAAB ) USA
This workshop is open to high school students and is segmented in two parts:...
22 Aug 2015 - 4:00pm
Free
Kids ( Daryanaz Kamelan )
This activity is suitable for ages 4 to 18. The instructor will set up a table...
22 Aug 2015 - 4:00pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Dick Davis ) USA
Mr. Davis points to challenges faced by translation of Dai Jan Napol'on...
22 Aug 2015 - 4:30pm
Free
Kids ( By Setareh Masoumbeiki )
Everyone loves to play! So, let’s gather and do group games! The general...
22 Aug 2015 - 4:30pm
Free
Kids ( Hooshvar Foundation )
Our toy-making workshops stimulate creativity, innovation and confidence, as we...
22 Aug 2015 - 5:00pm
Free
Kids ( The "Snowpa" written by Jabbar Baghchehban )
Kamran Bakhtiari will tell the story of "the Snowpa" and narrate brief memories...
22 Aug 2015 - 5:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Laya Alemohammad )
Musical activities are an integral part of young children’s development...
22 Aug 2015 - 5:00pm
Free
Music ( Rock ) Canada
The inception of Persis as an idea dates to 1999, but it took well over 10...
22 Aug 2015 - 5:15pm
Music ( Traditional ) Canada, Turkey
This concert brings together two virtuoso musicians steeped in the traditional...
22 Aug 2015 - 5:30pm
Free
Tribute ( ) Canada, USA
At every Tirgan, we pay tribute to an outstanding figure, who has had a...
22 Aug 2015 - 5:30pm
Free
Music ( Acoustic Guitar ) Canada
Maneli Jamal will explore the guitar with influences from all over the world...
22 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
Free
Music ( Conducted by Behnam Jahanbeiglou )
Toronto is well known as the most diverse and multicultural city in the world....
22 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Iranian Alliances Across Borders, IAAB ) USA
Community Building in the Iranian Diaspora: Shared Lessons With a Transitional...
22 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Aitak Sorahitalab )
In this workshop, participants will learn how to carve a stamp out of a Persian...
22 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
Free
Dance ( Tabriz Dance Group ) Canada
Tabriz Azerbaijani Music and Dance Ensemble (TAMDE) was founded in Toronto in...
22 Aug 2015 - 6:30pm
Free
Kids ( By Setareh Masoumbeiki )
Everyone loves to play! So, let’s gather and do group games! The general...
22 Aug 2015 - 6:30pm
Free
Film ( Directed by Bahman Maghsoudlou ) USA/Iran
An analysis of the style and vision of Abbas Kiarostami, the world’s most...
22 Aug 2015 - 6:45pm
Free
Music ( Arash Behzadi ) Canada
Arash’s 3rd Solo Piano album, “With Closed Eyes", will be...
22 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Ladan Lotfi and Iana Komarnytska )
In this lively workshop of Persian music and dance, ladan and Iana will perform...
22 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Free
Theatre ( by Vida Gharemani )
Pardeh Khani is a traditional and historical style of Iranian theatre where the...
22 Aug 2015 - 7:00pm
Free
Music ( Pop - Rock ) Canada
Persian pop- rock music with a touch of Jazz Band: 1.Babak Amini: Band Leader/...
22 Aug 2015 - 7:30pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Mohammad Estelami ) Canada
Mohammad Estelami will critically examine the concept of the alleged exercises...
22 Aug 2015 - 7:30pm
Dance ( Iranian Ballet ) Sweden, Kyrgyzstan
The performance of Les Ballets Persans, produced in collaboration with National...
22 Aug 2015 - 8:00pm
Free
Music ( ICOT ) Canada
The dynamic collective, Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (known simply as...
22 Aug 2015 - 8:15pm
Music ( Persian Fusion ) France
"When it comes to creation, there is no boundary, no border, no gender, no...
22 Aug 2015 - 8:30pm
Free
Music ( Sufi Music and Dance ) Canada
An ancient sound of mystical Persian poetry and Sufi Sama dance. ...
22 Aug 2015 - 8:30pm
Free
Music ( World Electro ) France
Make everyone dance. This is the promise of RAGHS. This unique creation of...
22 Aug 2015 - 9:30pm
Free
Film ( Film Screening ) Iran
Amir and Sara, a young couple, are going to Melbourne to continue their higher...
22 Aug 2015 - 9:30pm
Free
Music ( Rock ) Canada
The inception of Persis as an idea dates to 1999, but it took well over 10...
22 Aug 2015 - 10:15pm
Free
Music ( Music by Radio Javan, DJ Delbar ) USA
22 Aug 2015 - 11:00pm
Free
Music ( Radio Javan, DJ Delbar ) USA
DJ Delbar will sweep audiences off their feet with a late night show in Tirgan...
22 Aug 2015 - 11:30pm

Sunday, August 23

Free
Film ( Directed by Kaveh Bakhtiari ) Switzerland, France
In Athens, Amir, an Iranian immigrant, has a modest flat, which has become a...
23 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Iranian Bazaar ( Arts, Crafts, Sweets, Jewelry, Instruments, etc. ) 24 vendors
24 vendors offering different products including Arts, Crafts, Books,...
23 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Food & Drink ( Serving Tea & Traditional Sweets ) Canada
Step into our exotic Persian traditional Teahouse and be transported all the...
23 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Free
Visual Arts ( Visual Arts Exhibition )
Ask any number of people about what homeland means to them, and you won’t...
23 Aug 2015 - 10:00am
Food & Drink ( Iranian Cuisine ) 6 Restaurants serving Iranian food
6 Restaurants serving a variety of Iranian food
23 Aug 2015 - 11:00am
Free
Music ( Kianoush Khalilian ) Canada
Kianoush Khalilian will be improvising on the Ney to create a delightful...
23 Aug 2015 - 11:00am
Free
Music ( Baarbad Ensemble ) Canada
“Dara Dar Tan” literally means, “join the body". It is a...
23 Aug 2015 - 11:00am
Free
Workshop ( Cooking demonstration by Ariana Bundy ) USA
American-Iranian Chef Ariana Bundy is a TV Chef and cookbook author of '...
23 Aug 2015 - 11:30am
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Leili Anvar )
In this talk, Ms. Anvar will evoke the history of love poetry in Persian...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Please refer to kids’ programs schedule ) Canada
Click here for kids’ programs schedule
23 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Love Stories From a Twelfth Century Persian Romance By Ariel Balevi )
The Haft Paykar is a verse romance composed by the classical Persian poet,...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Daryanaz Kamelan )
This activity is suitable for ages 4 to 18. The instructor will set up a table...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Kids Programs )
Nail polishing, manicure and pedicure, face painting and crazy hairdo...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Kids ( Puppet and Mask Making Workshop )
This is a puppetry and arts and craft workshop for kids (age 5-10). They will...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:00pm
Free
Music ( Iranian Pop Songs ) Canada
Sohrab Behrad will perform popular covers of pop hits that just about everyone...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:30pm
Free
Film ( Documentary Presented by Sadeq Saba )
Filmed in part across Iran during the run up to the 2009 election and...
23 Aug 2015 - 12:45pm
Dance ( Iranian Ballet ) Sweden, Kyrgyzstan
The performance of Les Ballets Persans, produced in collaboration with National...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Theatre ( Written by Bahram Beyzaie, With Mojdeh Shamsaie ) USA
1001st Night is the story of Jam’s two imprisoned daughters, Shahrnaz and...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Dance ( Vancouver Pars National Ballet ) Canada
The Vancouver Pars National Ballet will present a variety of folk and...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Workshop ( Camp Gozashteh IAAB ) USA
Having trouble translating a Persian saying or caught in a conversation of...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Kids ( Ferdows Kids )
Ferdows is a Persian immersion and cultural education centre. They are a proud...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Kids ( Daryanaz Kamelan )
This activity is suitable for ages 4 to 18. The instructor will read a story...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:00pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Ali Atabaki ) Canada
Darius the First, the great Achaemenid king, chose to build his tomb within the...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:30pm
Free
Kids ( By Setareh Masoumbeiki )
Everyone loves to play! So, let’s gather and do group games! The general...
23 Aug 2015 - 1:30pm
Free
Kids ( By Ladan Lotfi and Iana Komarnytska )
In this lively workshop of Persian music and dance, ladan and Iana will perform...
23 Aug 2015 - 2:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Boostan )
Tassels, Braiding & Knotting: Skills to Make a Persian Carpet We all know...
23 Aug 2015 - 2:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Aitak Sorahitalab )
In this workshop, participants will learn how to carve a stamp out of a Persian...
23 Aug 2015 - 2:00pm
Free
Music ( Classical Guitar ) Canada
Bagher Moazen will perform pieces from Moazen, Francisco Tárrega and...
23 Aug 2015 - 2:15pm
Free
Music ( Arash Behzadi ) Canada
Arash’s 3rd Solo Piano album, “With Closed Eyes", will be...
23 Aug 2015 - 2:30pm
Free
Music ( Pop/Rock ) Canada
“Rhythm and Vibes” was formed in 2012 in Toronto, as “Nima...
23 Aug 2015 - 2:45pm
Music ( Persian Fusion ) France
"When it comes to creation, there is no boundary, no border, no gender, no...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( Dick Davis ) USA
Despite popular notions about women’s empowerment in Iran, the Persian...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Kids ( By Laya Alemohammad )
Musical activities are an integral part of young children’s development...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:00pm
Free
Music ( Flamenco Trio ) Canada
Spanish Andalusian flamenco music in form of trio, composed and arranged by...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:15pm
Free
Film ( Directed by Mania Akbari ) Iran
(This film is immediately followed by the Film “Dancing Mania” in...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:30pm
Free
Film ( Directed and Narrated by Roya Akbari ) Iran, Canada
(This film is screened immediately after "From Tehran to London" in...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:30pm
Free
Talk / Presentation ( A Poetic Performance ) France
Leili Anvar and Frédéric Ferney read passages of the poem (in...
23 Aug 2015 - 3:30pm
Free
Dance ( Mayn Zard Dance Group ) Canada
This work includes a handful of famous styles of Kurdish dance that are mostly...
23 Aug 2015 - 4:00pm
Free
Music ( Music: Ney, Gheychak, Qanun ) Canada
The band will perform a selection of the following pieces of exquisite...
23 Aug 2015 - 4:00pm
Theatre ( Based on a poem by Siavash Kasrai and Shahnameh ) USA
The Scarlet Stone is a multidisciplinary and collaborative dance/theatre/music/...
23 Aug 2015 - 4:30pm
Free
Ceremony ( Volunteers and Artists Appreciation - Closing Ceremony Part I ) Canada
Celebrating the completion of Tirgan Festival 2015 with participating artists,...
23 Aug 2015 - 4:30pm
Free
Music ( Closing Ceremony Part II )
Maestro Masoudi will perform some of his most memorable Gilaki songs including...
23 Aug 2015 - 5:45pm