PROJECT 201 – 2018










December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

Calgary: Saturday, October 27: Shahram Nazeri, Live in Calgary

On Saturday October 27th, 2018 at 8:00 pm, two of Iran’s most celebrated musical artists come to Calgary for the first time. Legendary singer Shahram Nazeri and his son, composer Hafez Nazeri will showcase new works and beloved classics in a concert at the Bella Concert Hall (Mt Royal University), presented by Digital Zone Canada & Link Music Lab. Tickets

Toronto: Friday, October 26: Persian Halloween and Dance Party 

SECOND OFFICIAL PERSIAN GOLCHIN 60 PARTY GET READY TORONTO Once again TBM Entertainment proudly presents. It is all about the 60s and costumes. Let’s celebrate this year’s Halloween party together with Persian old-school party. Do you remember last year’s party? We had about 950 people in the house sharing their happiness with us and we all enjoyed the Persian Halloween party together. So this time we are going to do it much better. We play latest hits and of course Persian old-school music. Just like last year, the party is going to be held at the same location at Boss Club Markham. Hope to see you in the party at 26th October 2018. Do not miss this annual party. Info and Reservation: 437-239-6835 Get your tickets at: $20 Early bird – $25 Regular – $30 At the door

Ottawa: Friday, October 26: Max Amini in Ottawa

As a part of his 2018 Canadian tour, Max Amini returns to Ottawa with his new set of material. Come join us for a wonderful night of comedy, get your tickets before they sell out! Tickets

Montreal: Friday, October 26: Persian Halloween Family Party 

First Persian Kids Halloween Party in Montreal. Open to the public. Tickets

Ottawa: Thursday, October 25:  Halloween Stand Up Comedy in Spanish: Mal-Pensando

ESPECIAL DE HALLOWEEN – Comedia En Español! ¿A qué le temes? ¿Cuáles son tus pesadillas? Ven a invocar los espíritus de la risa en nuestro especial de Halloween! Hablaremos de todo sobre el miedo – monstruos, duendes, fantasmas, extraterrestres y suegras! EN ESCENA: – Stephan Dyer (Costa Rica) – Juan Cajiao (Colombia). Tickets

Toronto: Sunday, October 21: Shahram Nazeri Live in Toronto

On Sunday October 21st at 7:00 pm, two of Iran’s most celebrated musical artists return to Toronto after a four-year absence. Legendary singer Shahram Nazeri and his son, composer Hafez Nazeri will showcase new works and beloved classics in a concert at the Sony Centre, 1 Front St. East, presented by Small World Music & Link Music Lab. Information @ and tickets at 1-855-872-SONY or Pegah Books : 416-223-0850 Khorak Supermarket 416-221-7558

Toronto: Friday, October 19: COLOMBIAN Guayacan Orchestra in Toronto

TICKETS REGULAR A $35 / VIP $80 RESERVACIÓN DE MESAS PLATINO O VIP ÚNICAMENTE CON PROMOTORES Y PUNTOS AUTORIZADOS O LLAMANDO AL 416.471.8671 Directamente desde Colombia llegará la Orquesta Guayacán a la ciudad de Toronto para ofrecer un imperdible concierto el próximo 19 de Octubre en el TIBETAN CENTRE. La auténtica Orquesta Guayacán llega con su fundador y principal compositor Alexis Lozano para deleitar al público con lo mejor de la salsa colombiana. Disfruta con temas como “Te amo, te extraño”, “Cuando hablan las miradas”, “Amor traicionero” y más. Si aún no tienes tus tickets.  Tickets here

Gatineau / Ottawa: Thursday, October 18: Uno Band in Canada’s Capital Region 

Dites bonjour à l’automne avec l’un des meilleurs Band Latino au canada, UNO-BAND accompagné de Dj. Sonero. Let’s welcome Fall with one of the best Latin Bands in Canada, UNO-BAND and the music of Dj. Sonero Demos la bienvenida al Otoño con una de las mejores bandas latinas en Canadá, BANDA-UNO y la música de Dj. Sonero Cover $ 5

Montreal: Sunday, October 14: Shahram Nazeri Live in Montreal

On Saturday October 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm, two of Iran’s most celebrated musical artists return to Montreal after a four-year absence. Legendary singer Shahram Nazeri and his son, composer Hafez Nazeri will showcase new works and beloved classics in a concert at the Theatre St Denis #1, presented by Digital Zone Canada & Link Music Lab. Tickets here

Montreal: Saturday, October 13: Live Salsa in Montreal 

Largement reconnu comme le meilleur joueur de trompette de sa génération, chanteur auteur-compositeur de renommée, Alexander Abreu créé en 2008 sa propre formation : Havana D’Primera. Ce musicien polyvalent fait de sa musique une fascinante fusion de salsa, jazz, funk et rythmes Afro-cubain. Le groupe a été formé par un collectif des meilleurs musiciens et des artistes de Cuba-All-Stars. Alexander Abreu compose pratiquement toutes les chansons du groupe, il fait en sorte d’entremêler la rumba et la poésie. Il s’inspire de sa propre sensibilité, de son expérience personnelle de sa vie à Cuba. Tickets here

Ottawa/Gatineau: Saturday, October 13: “Rahim Salsa Friday”11th Anniversary Gala

100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X, Canada, 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Long Live Salsa! It was Friday October 12th, 2007 , when “Rahim Salsa Friday” was first opened as the Ottawa / Gatineau’s first weekly non-stop Friday night salsa dancing! Hope to see many of you on Saturday October 13th, at Canadian Museum of History (Grand Hall). Some great shows and social dancing until 2 am. Dress to Impress! Free coat check service. Fully licensed cash bar. Shows at 10 PM Social dancing 8PM to 2AM  $20 (Advance) $25 (Door) & $15 for students (advance or at the door, Student ID must be presented at the door along with eTicket or paper ticket.  Buy tickets here

Ottawa: Saturday, Oct 13: Shahram Nazeri Live in Ottawa



On Saturday October 13th, 2018 at 8:00 pm, two of Iran’s most celebrated musical artists come to Ottawa for the first time. Legendary singer Shahram Nazeri and his son, composer Hafez Nazeri will showcase new works and beloved classics in a concert at the Algonquin Commons Theater, presented by Digital Zone Canada & Link Music Lab. Tickets here 

Toronto: October 11 and 13: Max Amini Live in Toronto

World touring actor, host, and comedian Max Amini returns to east coast with 2 shows within GTA. Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts October 11th 2018 at 8:30 PM 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill ON L4C 3B7 Rated 16+ – Parents may bring younger children at their own discretion. Tickets here

Toronto: October 4-8: Canada SALSA & BACHATA Congress

The 16th Annual Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress October 4th to October 8th, 2018 in Toronto! Tickets here 

Gatineau / Ottawa: Saturday, October 6: Dame Reggaeton

Le Forum presents: “Dame Reggaeton” Saturday October 6, 2018 Resident DJ Ottomatik. CD Giveaways Bottle Service draws There will be Colombian empanadas available. $10 Cover Free Parking For Reservations: (613) 316-6700 also (613) 277-0008

September 2018

Toronto: Sunday, September 30: Luis Silva Live In Toronto

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. pin La Liga Sports Complex 1107 Finch Ave. West, Toronto, Ontario M3J2P7. Luis Silva, El Barines de Oro, main exponent of llanera and romantic music,   with more than 35 years of successful career, arrives for the first time to Toronto with his tour Canada Tour 2018.  Tickets here

Calgary: Friday, September 28: Luis Silva Live In Calgary

7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. John Dutton Theatre Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor 616 Macleod Trail, Calgary. Luis Silva, El Barines de Oro, main exponent of llanera and romantic music,   with more than 35 years of successful career, arrives for the first time in Calgary with his tour Canada Tour 2018. We will also dance with the rhythm and voice of our talented Lussilia and her Band. Tickets here

Vancouver: Sunday, September 23: Farsi in B.C.  Campaign Kickoff 

5:00 to 7:00 PM. pin West Vancouver Community Centre 780 22nd St, West Vancouver, British Columbia. Farsi Dar BC is a grassroots campaign to add “Persian” as a second language option to the BC Schools Curriculum. It is an effort to share the magic of Persian Culture with British Columbians.
To celebrate the beginning of this campaign, we would like to invite you and your family to join us for two hours of friendship, music, dance, and stories.
This event is open to all. Please spread the word with your friends and families.
Doors will open at 4:30pm, and the event starts at 5:00pm sharp.

Ottawa: Saturday September 22: Parents vs. Youth Sexual Challenges ; (Farsi Workshop)

2:00 to 4:00 PM . Carleton University Campus, Hall 342 Tory Building. This is a free admission workshop in Persian language. No person under 18 years old allowed

Vancouver: Saturday, September 22: Teather; Sa’di; A Traveler From The Town of Love

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 3L1. Tickets here

Toronto: Friday September 21: Iranian Music Collection

Iranian Music Collection, a lecture by Houman Behzadi and Blair Kuntz

Ottawa: Sunday, September 16: Mexican Fiesta At Parliament Hill, Edition 2

THE MEXICAN FIESTA AT PARLIAMENT HILL COMES BACK IN 2018!!! Come to enjoy at Parliament Hill on Sunday, September the 16th. “Ballet Aztlan de Mexico” from Ottawa-Gatineau and Folkloric Dance Group “Soy México” from Mexico City. Celebrate with us Mexico’s 208 Independence day anniversary, say VIVA MEXICO! and taste the flavour of colorful Mexican dances and spectacular music. Cost: Free event. Bring your family, invite your Facebook friends and let’s have fun together Venue: Main entry stairs of the Peace Tower.

Montreal: Saturday; September 8: Summer Is Short: Persian Party in Old Port with DJ Mahyar 

10:00 PM to 3:00 AM. 139 Saint-Paul St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1Z3.300 Limited tickets available –
Presale tickets: $20 ($30 at the door)
For more info and tickets please call (514) 561 2420 Tickets here

Montreal: Saturday, September 8: Colombia in Village of Pied Du Courant 

Village au Pied-du-Courant 2100 rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, Quebec H2K 4K3.Fruit of a collective design, the fifth edition of the Village at the Pied-du-Courant offers: bar, canteen, large beach and hammocks, playground for families, petanque, basketball, broomball, planting bins, astronomical station , reading corner and more! 17h-00h | 5-12 Free admission | No cover Dogs on leash allowed on the site | Dogs on leashes allowed

Quebec: Sunday, September 2: Los Caballeros de la Noche 

Edmonton: Sunday, September 2: Hassan (Afghan movie) 

Persia Palace 9340-34 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6E5X8. The Edmonton Afghan Cultural Society presents the debut of HASSAN, a full feature Afghan film on Sunday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm. Tickets: $15 (dinner & refreshments included)

August 2018

Vancouver: August 25-26: Persian Community Summer Festival 2018 – Vancouver

The Pier and Shipyards – 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2. Tabestoon Festival – The 1st Contemporary Iranian Arts and Music Festival in Western Canada
FREE ADMISSION 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM @ The Pier and Shipyards – (Local and International Music and Dance Performances on Multiple Stages, Theater Performance, Tabestoon Bazaar, Artists Alley, Food including Persian Cuisine, Treats, Artists Market, Community Booths, Visual Arts, Kids Entertainment and more)

Ottawa: Saturday, August 19: The Gate: Persian Movie (Documentary) 

The first showing was sold out and due to popular demand the Film/documentary has been scheduled for a 2nd showing. We are excited to invite you to a special screening of THE GATE: DAWN OF THE BAHA’I FAITH, an inspiring film about the origins of the Baha’I and its founder, The Bab. Documentary films have a unique power to raise awareness and spark an important discussion on social justice and other world issues. Doors open 3:00 PM. Movie Starts at 3:30 PM sharp. Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X3, Tickets here

Hamilton/Toronto : Saturday, August 19: Hamilton Latin Festival

Free Admission.1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, ON L8W 2Y7. 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The Latin American community is growing in the last years as part of our community. It is a challenge to promote the images and traditions of Colombians and Latin American in Canada, as well as supporting and promoting Latin American talent. T.B. McQuesten Community Park. 1199 Upper Wentworth Street, south of Limeridge Road East. T. B. McQuesten Community Park has a 100 space parking lot, entrance road, sun shelter, washrooms, asphalt paths suitable for rollerblading, an open space area, site furnishings, one baseball diamond, one soccer field, one multi-purpose court, a creative play area, trees and shrubs. Rushdale Park is adjacent to the southeast corner of the property. Jessi Uribe was born in the city of Bucaramanga (Colombia) on March 22, 1987. He grew up in the middle of music, his father Fernando Uribe singer of mariachi to whom he inherited the talent, took him to his performances in a recognized nightclub in Bucaramanga from very early on to sing in different scenarios where he was finding the taste for the popular genre and ranchero. In 2008 it was presented in a contest called LATIN AMERICAN IDOL where it was chosen among 30,000 participants and only 20 artists from Colombia went to represent us in Argentina, thus becoming part of the 50 best in Latin America.

Ottawa: Tuesday, August 14: Info Session for Amateur Ladies Bachata Dance Team 

85 University Pvt, Ottawa, ON K1N, Canada. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Hello beautiful ladies! Resonancia is proud to announce that we are starting an Amateur Ladies Bachata Team! We will be having an information session on Sunday, August 12th at 6pm. If you are unable to attend the info session, please message Anaita Kharianwala privately on Facebook. We are looking for ladies who are interested in being part of a team and performing at various events/congresses. Our mission is to share our passion for dance and connect with beginner dancers to help them grow through teaching technique, performing and having lots of fun! There is no experience required to be part of this team. All we are looking for are ladies who are committed and would like to learn the fundamentals of Bachata as well as have a chance to show off! Please feel free to invite your friends! We look forward to meeting each and everyone of you and working together to create magic! Anaita; Team Director

Vancouver: Tuesday, August 14: Free Workshop; Education System in Canada

DEA Education Center 130-700 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M1H3. 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Toronto: Saturday, 11: Raise of Bolivian Flag

Toronto City Hall, 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM. Celebrating 193th anniversary of Bolivian Independence, the Bolivian community of Toronto will raise the flag, in recognition of the contributions of the Bolivian and Latino community in the Toronto area.

Toronto: Friday, August 10: Golnar & Mahan Trio 

Golnar Shahyar and Mahan Mirarab have been two inseparable musical partners since they first met in Vienna in 2011. They are songwriters who specialize in blending jazz with oriental folk elements, odd meter polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban music and have created a new way of storytelling in which the lyrics, mostly in Farsi, and the compositions go hand in hand. With their different projects, they have been two important players in European music scene and have been internationally active for some years playing in renowned venues and festivals. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8. 8:00 PM

Montreal: Wednesday, August 8: Shakira Live in Montreal,  Bell Centre

Rescheduled from Jan 19, 2018. Centre Bell, 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec. Tickets info here

Toronto: Tuesday, August 7: Shakira Live in Toronto, Air Canada Centre

Rescheduled from 20 Jan 2018. Scotiabank Arena 40 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2X2. Tickets info here 

Ottawa: Monday, August 6: Golnar and Mahan Trio with Mona Matbou Riahi

Making their debut North American debut performance in Ottawa! From 10:00 pm – Underscored by their Iranian-Austrian roots, this trio builds upon jazz untethered by geography or language. “A feast of colorful sounds with a special fusion flair, they represent the current face of the Iranian music scene with style, pathos, and creativity” (JazzCorner). At La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, 333, avenue King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7M5. Tickets here 

Montreal: Sunday, August 5: Iranian young Adult Orchestra of Montreal Concert

We invite you to the ” Iranian young Adult Orchestra of Montreal ” concert by Ali Reza Farifteh in Orientalys Festival 2018 in which various groups from all over the middle east show their arts and music. This group will perform Iranian musical pieces selected from the rich and highly beautiful treasure of Persian art. Sunday, 5 August 2018 at 5:00 pm at Vieux-Port de Montréal, Rue de la Commune Ouest, H2Y 2E2, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2

Montreal: Saturday August, 4: The Lady of Cuba in Montreal Live at Cuban Festival

Parc Ahuntsic, 10555 Lajeunesse, Montreal, Quebec. Noon to 10:00 PM. Mónika Mesa is a well-known Caribbean artist, of great expressiveness and bravery on the stage. She has a charisma and talent that has led her to gain a place in the world of Cuban dance music, mostly dominated by men. “My dream is to bring my songs to several countries, where we admire our Cuban music” expresses Mónika, prepared for new challenges in her professional life.

Montreal: August 1-4: The 7th Edition of Cuban International Festival 

Du 01 au 04 août 2018 Collège Ahuntsic 9155 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC H2M 1Y8 Métro Crémazie. Tickets here 

July 2018

Montreal: Weekend 27-28-29 July: Tango Canada Championship 

Dance Tango Canada Championship; 2164, Boul Maisonneuve E, Montreal, Quebec H2K 2E1. We are happy and proud to announce that Montreal was chosen to hold the official Preliminary of Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup – 2018! The winners of the PISTA and ESCENARIO categories will represent Canada in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Buenos Aires on August 9-22, 2018. *** JURY The jury will be represented by the official judges of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup – Marcela Duran, Fernanda Ghi, Guillermo Merlo, Monica Parra. **** INFO & REGISTRATION Tango Pista

Ottawa: Sunday, July 22: Celebrating Independence Day of Colombia 

Walter Baker Park, 100 Charlie Rogers Place, Kanata. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We invite you to participate in the Colombian Independence Day Festival. Come and enjoy our typical foods and refresh yourself with our traditional drinks. Learn a little about our culture and bring your kids as we will have activities for kids of all ages. If dancing is your passion, you can participate in different dance sessions throughout the day (Zumba, salsa, champeta, merengue, bachata, etc.). If you like soccer, you can’t miss our grand tournament. Join us and learn a bit more about Latin culture. Free admission

Toronto (Mississauga): Saturday, July 21: Cano Estremera in Toronto


Toronto: Saturday, July 21: Professional Santur, Solo 

Santour Improvisation; By Maestro Kazem Davoudian from Washington, DC Time: Saturday 21st July, 7pm Location: Nova Cultural Center No. 10265 Yonge Street Entry is free to the public Information: 905-237-3981

Edmonton:  Friday – Sunday, July 20-22: Edmonton Carnaval 

8303 – 104 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Toronto: Friday, July 20: Marjan Farsad in Toronto

Marjan Farsad will perform for the first time in Toronto. The band will perform songs from her debut album, Blue Flowers, with new arrangements and some new, never heard before songs. The performance will be accompanied by animations made and curated by Marjan herself. Marjan Farsad is an animation filmmaker, illustrator, singer and songwriter. Photo by Morteza Khaki Doors: 8pm Show: 8:30pm This is a 19+ event. Tickets here

Montreal: Sunday, July 15: Festival of Colombia Independence 

1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9, 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM. As part of the WEEK-ENDS of the WORLD events, at Parc Jean Drapeau, the Independence Festival of Colombia will be held with activities for the whole family, place of the crafts, folklore presentations, draws, Colombian and Latin American gastronomy, typical alcoholic drinks, Zumba shows, typical music orchestras including salsa, merengue, vallenato, llanera, champeta, DJ and entertainers. Free admission

Manitoba: Sunday, July 15: Venezuelan Community Family Picnic

St Vital Park , 190 River Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba – 12;30 PM to 4:30 PM. Club Venezuela of Manitoba invites you to share a family day with us full of fun and Venezuelan flavor!

Toronto (Vaughan): Saturday, July 14: Vaughan Latin Festival 

On July 14, 2018 get ready to transport yourself into the Latino World through live music and exquisite cuisines. Located at the Mackenzie Glen District Park, Fuerza Latina is presenting the 4th Annual Vaughan Latin Festival entry to this event is FREE, the premier destination for all individuals seeking a day of family-friendly fun and entertainment. The Festival runs from 11:00am to 10:30pm with guests having access to the Kids Zone, Paw Patrol, and many other festive activities such as the Unity Parade. We hope to see you there and take part of this festival!

Montreal: Saturday, July 14: Venezuelan Festival 

On July 14, 2018 all Venezuelans in Montreal will gather at the Jean Drapeau Park; île Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, Québec H3C 1A9, from 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM

Vancouver: July 13-15: Latin Festival

Surrey City Hall; 100 Pleasant Ave S, Surrey, North Dakota 58785- Surrey Latin Festival is the place where you will enjoy the Latin culture, its food, dance, folklore, music and performance, in the company of your family and friends. Come and live the best of summer.

Ottawa: Thursday, July 12:  Latin Stand Up Comedy 

Cantina Sur 665 Bronson Av., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4E7. Tickets $20 here or $25 at door

Ottawa: Sunday, July 8: Iranian Community Family Summer Picnic 

Ottawa’s Summer Family Picnic & Trigan Festival Sunday July 8th. 2018 Time: 12 PM to 8 PM Location: Vincent Massey Park Catering By: Ariana Kabob House. Live Bands and Dancing with Dj Games and tournaments Face Painting for Kids Free for all.

Toronto: Saturday, July 7: TM BAX Live in Toronto

The Opera House; 735 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H1; 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. TBM Entertainment proudly presents. This summer, for the first time TM BAX live on the stage, all the way from Europe to Toronto. Presented by DJ Milad & DJ Amin. Can’t wait to see you all at the Opera House, one of the Toronto’s most historic performing venues, opening in 1909 (Downtown Toronto) for another amazing night. Tickets here


Calgary: Friday-Saturday, July 6-7: Mexi Festival

200 Barclay Pde SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5. Mexifest is a family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Mexican Culture. It will take place in the heart of downtown Calgary at Eau Claire Plaza on July 6th and 7th. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Mexican community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Mexifest aims at attracting attendees from all walks, with a focus on promoting cross-cultural discussion and introducing the city to the finer aspects of contemporary and traditional Mexican culture.

June 2018 

Ottawa: Saturday, June 30: The Cartagena Boys and Group of Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

The Colombian Canadian Community of Ottawa and Gatineau celebrates its 30th anniversary in the beautiful National Capital Region with the group “Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto” Latin Grammy winners 2007. In association with “Cartagena Boys”, we will showcase this incredible band this upcoming 30th of June at the Ukrainian Hall; 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0J3. Bar and Colombian delicacies will be available! Tables for up to 10 attendees. If you would like a full table please call (613) 565-1345 or (819) 918-0690. Early Bird tickets are $35 here or $45 at the door, Don’t miss it!

Toronto: Weekend, June 23 – 24 : Daf (instrument) Workshop

Info : 1-855-531-0127 – Registration at

Ottawa: Sunday, June 17: Iran Day at Ottawa City Hall 

City Hall on June 17, 2018 from 10 AM to 11 PM. This event includes various programs to entertain the community, such as introducing and showcasing Iranian artists’ paintings, publications, photography, handcrafts, and Persian cuisine. There would be amazing performances including piano recital, folk and traditional dance, and Iranian pop music throughout the day. We cordially invite you to attend this event; Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

Toronto: Saturday, June 16: Mohsen Namjoo & Faraualla in Toronto

St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto 73 Simcoe St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1W9. From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Mohsen Namjoo and his band featuring the Italian female quartet ,Faraualla, will return to Toronto to perform at St Andrews Church. The band will perform their new album “On the string of a tear’s bow” which will be a journey of a corpse from Mongolia to East Europe going through all rituals and mourning ceremonies in all local ethnicities and cultures.
The show will be performed in two sets, the first set is the new album and the second set will be a selection of Mohsen Namjoo’s favorite classics. Tickets here.

Ottawa: Saturday, June 16: Father’s Day Mexican Celebration 

Cantina sur: 655 Bronson ave, Ottawa, Ontario k1s 4e7. FRom 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. We could not ignore a date as special as Father’s Day! You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the next Saturday June 16 where we will have Mariachi Live, with repertoire of Vicente Fernandez, Charrito Negro, Luis A. Posada, Dario Gomez, Alzate, Antonio Aguilar among others … Needless to say that the family atmosphere is always preserved and a very special musical repertoire will be prepared for the date. Call to to book your table at 613-567-7373

Toronto: Friday, June 15: Persian World Cup After Party

REBEL 11 Polson Street, Unit 1, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A4. 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. The Biggest Persian World Cup After Party in Toronto inside Toronto’s premier nightclub Rebel, right after Iran’s first game in World Cup 2018, with Sogand, Erfan, Morvarid and Paydar family: Gdaal, Imanemun and Danny Asadi live on stage. Dj Al from San Diego & Toronto’s own Dj Ardy will spin all night. This is an All Ages Event. Tickets are now at regular price of $65 till June 10th. For bottle service please call 416-479-7645 EXT 1 or visit:

Ottawa: Saturday, June 9: Latin Sparks Festival

Latin Sparks Festival: 6 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 0E9.  From 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. We’re transforming an abandoned island into a block party with Latino flavour. Join us for a night of dancing, DJs, live performances, free dance lessons, food trucks and outdoor bars.  Tickets here.

Toronto: Saturday, June 9: Persian Boat Party

River Gambler Toronto. 333 Lakeshore Blvd., East, Pier 31, Toronto, Ontario. 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM. If interested in Persian dance and music, come and join us for an unforgettable night aboard the RIVER GAMBLER and let’s PARTY ALL NIGHT, indoor and outdoor deck DJ and dance.  Tickets are for entry to boat only. Food and Drinks bar in the boat extra.

Ottawa: Saturday June 9: Peru Dance Carnaval of Colors and Flavors 

St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 95 Somerset West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0H3, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0H3. Come and join us on June 09 to our event “Carnaval de Colores y Sabores” starting at 5:30 St. Theresa Church, 95 Somerset West Ottawa. Experience a cultural day enjoying our colourful amazing Peruvian folklore and delicious food. Contact us here to reserve your tickets or call us at (613) 864-4912. The ticket (15$) includes one admission plus a main Peruvian dish (frejoles con seco, arroz y salsa criolla = Rice, Beans, Salsa).

Calgary: Friday June 8: Jean Carlos Centeno Live in Calgary 

The Magnolia Banquet Hall. 900 – 5075 Falconridge Blvd. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T3J3K9. 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Directly from Colombia, comes to you in Calgary! The Romantic voice of “JEAN CARLOS CENTENO”. Performing all his musical successes.Friday, June 8.  Info tel: 403 560 3272.  Tickets $70 Advance here.

Toronto: June 6 to June 16: Alefba Opening Reception

Queen Gallery (art gallery). 382 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T1. From June 6 to June 16, daily 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM . Please join us and support this group of Toronto’s artists and calligraphers. This multidisciplinary exhibition explores the interconnections between poetry and calligraphy in contemporary art. Free admission, but RSVP here.

Ottawa: Sunday, June 3: Goat Yoga Dance For Heritage Colombian 

1196 Upper Dwyer Hill Road, Carp, Ontario K0A1L0, 2:30 PM.  Join us for a Goat Yoga Class
All proceeds will go to support Heritage Colombien; A dance Academy dedicated to promote Colombian Music and Dance. Join us for a Fun Class!  Tickets here.

Toronto: Saturday, June 2: Brilliant Minded Women Latin American Chapter 

LIUNA Local 183, 1263 Wilson Ave, Toronto, Ontario M3M 3G3 – 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. The Brilliant Minded Women-Latin American Chapter, a non profit organization founded by a group of Women in the Hispanic community, with the objective of recognizing academic excellence and to help alleviate some of the monetary needs of post-secondary education through grants for a total amount of $10,000.  Girls who want to be considered should contact:
Our first event will be held on June 2, where we will identify the recipients of 2018. We will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Orquesta Fantasia one of the best Latin American bands in Toronto. Tickets $25 in advance.  $30 at door.

Montreal: Friday, June 1: Charlie Aponte Live In Montreal 

6821 Rue St-Hubert, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2M7 – 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM Tickets here The Legendary voice of the great Combo of Puerto Rico, returns to Montreal to relive its best successes of yesterday and today.

May 2018

Calgary: Monday, May 28:Homayoun Shajarian Live in Concert

Homayoun Shajarian on tour in Canada for the first time! Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singers of his generation, and a superb instrumentalist. Shajarian will visit the Jack Singer Concert Hall, with his multi-member orchestra. Enjoy classical Persian music, arranged and composed by brothers Sohrab and Tahmoures Pournazeri. The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world’s finest musical events. Tickets Here.

Ottawa: Sunday, May 27: Workshop for Parents about Sexuality Issues of their Teens 

Free Admission. In Persian Language. 3 to 5 PM Tory Building, Hall 342, Carleton University Campus. Open to Adults over 18 years old only.

Montreal: Saturday, May 26: Stand Up Comedy with Felipe Polanco: To Laugh with Mami! 

Saturday May 26 at 8:00 PM: For the first time in Montreal:The Humorist of all times FELIPE POLANCO “BORUGA” (Dominican Republic) TO LAUGH WITH MOM! Celebrating Mother’s Day. Entry 25$ Information and Ballots (514) 237 6565 (514) 627-6561 Theater Le Chateau 6956 Rue St Denis corner Belanger Time: 8:00 p.m. (Admission for all ages)

Vancouver: Saturday, May 26: Homayoun Shajarian Live On Stage!

Just Announced! This is what you all have been waiting for… The one and only Homayoun Shajarian along with Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri are hitting the road on a Canada Tour for the very first time! VANCOUVER: May 26th, 2018 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B Buy your TICKETS now on INFO: (604) 988 3515 and (604) 353 4331

Ottawa: Saturday, May 19: Cuban Party

FIESTA CUBANA – THE CUBAN PARTY Authentic Salsa / Cuban Dance / Mojitos Saturday, May 19th Doors at 8pm LIVE Show at 9pm Followed by Resident DJ Trevor Walker Visuals by Matt Cameron $15 tickets in advance / more at the door. 8 PM – 2 AM. Mercury Lounge 56 Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7A2

Montreal: Saturday, May 19: We Are Cuba! (Somos Cuba)

On Saturday, May 19, the Association of Cuban Residents in Montreal “Somos Cuba” invites you to share an afternoon of exchanges and enjoy our culture and Cuba. Please confirm your assistance

Montreal: Thursday, May 17: Persian Traditional Music

Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM – 9 PM – 1650 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3H 2P3 – Admission 3$

Toronto: Friday, May 11: Inner Journey IV: featuring Amir Koushkani & friends

Inner Journey series of Rumi Canada, inspired by the ancient teachings of Rumi, Hafiz, and other Sufi mystics & teachers is a journey that takes us whirling into the core of ourself, where all is One. In this Journey, the music is led by Amir Koushkani who is an ethnomusicologist, composer, and performer, with a particular expertise in classical music and a further specialization in Sufi and Persian mystical music with an emphasis on ethnological perspectives. Amir Koushkani & friends will take us on a journey to experience the phenomenon of esoteric music improvisation as an expression and manifestation of mystical spiritual practice in Sufism, featuring live music and Sufi Whirling dervishes. Tickets: $35 – $45. 15% early bird discount up to April 9th.

Ottawa: Tuesday, May 8: A Journey of Rhythm Through Latin America 

This program reflects Latin America’s ever so diverse and abundant rhythms and consists of a selection of songs representative of the rhythms that can be found in different countries, from Mexico to Central and South America. In this program you will find musical genres of Mexico such as Mexican pop and folk songs as well as some of Central and South America’s most representative genres such as the Peruvian waltz, the Cuban danzón, the Colombian joropo and other genres that Latin Americans and foreigners will easily recognize. Tuesday, May 8th 6:00 p.m. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, UNAM-Canadá Hall.

Mississauga/Toronto: Saturday, May 5: Eva Ayllon in Concert 

4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1V8 – 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Eva Ayllón, returns to Toronto after several years of absence in a show that promises to be unforgettable. The appointment is on Saturday May 5th at Jean Paul II Auditorium Polish Cultural Center. Already over 400 people with tickets in hand to enjoy this wonderful show. Tickets here.  *** María Angélica Ayllón Urbina (born February 7, 1956) better known by her stage name Eva Ayllón, is a composer and singer, one of Peru’s foremost Afro-Peruvian musicians, and one of the country’s most enduring living legends.

Toronto: Sunday, May 6: Soirée Screening Reception & Fundraiser

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Penthouse Party Room, 75 The Donway West, Toronto, Ontario M3C 2E9. Dear friends: Please join us for a reception and preview screening of Home Yet Far Away. It follows Iranian filmmaker Sabereh as she travels between the U.S. and Iran after the passing of her mother, trying to mend her relationship with her cynical father, and find peace between her two opposing countries. Sabereh will be in attendance from California. She will show 30 minute of her newly edited rough cut. Dr. Mohamad Tavakoli Taraghi will be here and say a few words. Thank you for your support of this heartfelt and timely project. You can also bring cash or cheques: Don’t forget the check out the rewards. Please RSVP to secure your seat. Looking forward to seeing you all. Dress Code: Formal Indoor parking at the back. Outdoor parking at Better Living Center in front of the building. Tickets here.

Mississauga/Toronto: Saturday, May 5:  Second Edition Gala: Be a Voice Not an Echo 

Le Treport Wedding & Convention Centre 1075 Queensway East, Mississauga, ON L4Y 4C1. 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM next day.  Ribbon Angels Foundation, through its Annual Gala, “Be a Voice, Not an Echo” Second Edition, will support two Mexican foundations. One for the elderly and one for children with cancer.

Ottawa: Saturday, May 5: Celebration Party For Birth of Imam Mahdi (Persian language event) 

در این جشن برنامه های متنوع و شاد برای همه اعضای خانواده شامل بزرگسالان و کودکان در نظر گرفته شده است تا ساعات خوشی را در کنار یکدیگر سپری کنیم. لطفا اگر قصد شرکت در این برنامه را دارید، برای برآورد دقیق تر از تعداد افراد شرکت کننده جهت تدارک پذیرایی، این فُرم  را حداکثر تا روز پنج شنبه ۳ می ۲۰۱۸ تکمیل کنید

Montreal: Friday, May 4: Latin American Film Workshop: Spanish Movie: Gilda 

The life of the famous Argentinian tropical singer, turned holy popular: Gilda continues her dream of making music vindicating women’s rights. Adults: 8$ At: 4512 rue Cartier, Montreal, Quebec H2H 1W8 – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Ottawa: Friday, May 4: uOttawa Spanish Program; Spanish Movie: Broken Embraces

Friday May, 4, 2018, 7:00 PM. Free Admission. University Ottawa Campus, Desmarais Building – Sall DMS 1110 Entrance point: 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Map of uOttawa:

a story of amour fou, dominated by fatality, jealously, the abuse of power, treachery and a guilt complex. A moving and terrible story, the most expressive image of which is the photo of two lovers embracing, torn into a thousand pieces.

April 2018

Vancouver: Sunday, April 29: Multicultural Mini Soccer Tournament 

We are excited to announce that our exciting outdoor annual mini soccer tournament (futsal Style rules) will be on Sunday April 29th at Town Centre Stadium, Coquitlam. We are happy this year that the City of Coquitlam was able to support us for the facilities. We will do our best to bring more teams from different community to celebrate Spring, diversity and friendship. For information or registration email to

Montreal: Saturday, April 28: Ensemble Persian Music (To support Iran’s Earthquake survivals)

UQAM – SALLE MARIE-GÉRIN-LAJOIE 405, SAINTE-CATHERINE EST, MÉTRO BERRI-UQAM. 6:00 PM to 900 PM. Tickets at 2 locations:  1) Tapesh Digital, 6162 Sherbrooke West Montreal, Quebec H4B 1L8   2) Re-Mi Academy, 3333 Cavendish Blvd suite 285, Montreal, QC H4B 2M5

Ottawa: Wednesday, April 25: World Jazz Recital

Allsaints Event Space – Ottawa 10 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8C9. 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tickets in advance $20 and at the door, if there are some left, $25. A night of World Jazz and more with Miguel de Armas, Cristina Sayén and JP Lapensée. *** Internationally- renowned Cuban pianist Miguel de Armas is a versatile jazz pianist and composer, he moved to Canada in 2011, bringing with him a rich and sophisticated musical heritage gleaned over many years of study, performance, and creation. As co-founder of N.G. La Banda — one of Cuba’s most legendary timba bands — de Armas packed concert halls around the world. He has recorded over 60 albums, and collaborated with renowned Cuban and international musicians. *** Bassist JP Lapensée is an active bass player and bass teacher in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. He studied music at Carleton University. He regularly records and performs in many festivals with many bands such as the Billy Love Band (Rock), HML Trio (jazz), The Prime Rib Big Band, Fiesta Cubana (Cuban Timba), Rommel Ribeiro Band (Brazilian Music/World), The Chocolate Hot Pockets (Jazz/Hip-Hop/Fusion), 33z and many more. *** Cristina Sayén is a Chilean-Canadian vocalist. Her repertoire includes Latin American folk songs, salsa, merengue, pop, ballads, boleros and Latin jazz. She sings and performs in English, French and Spanish. In 2005, one of her compositions was selected to represent Canada at the Viña del Mar festival in Chile before an audience of 25,000.

Toronto: Saturday,  April 14: Peter Manajarrés y Juancho De La Espriella

For the first time in Canada the vallenato artist who won 2 Latin Grammy awards in the Cumbia / Vallenato category! … Peter Manjarrés (Official) !!!! along with the best Colombian accordionist Juancho De La Espriella; accompanied by his entire original group. Buy your ticket online here.  And more:  2 of the artists with the greatest international projection; Jair Santrich,  singer and winner of “At another level Colombia 2017” and Franco Londoño,artist of the lyrical genre. Apr 14 at 9 PM to Apr 15 at 3 AM. Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre, Titan Rd 40, Toronto, Ontario

Ottawa: Thursday/Friday, April 12/13: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet; Dracula

National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1. 8:00 PM. Atmospheric and brooding, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s deliciously gothic Dracula lives up to the rich history of its famous source material with its smouldering eroticism, mysterious transformations, dancing gargoyles, and flying bats. Performed to the lush, evocative music of Gustav Mahler, Mark Godden’s inventive and sensual choreography breathes dramatic new life into the macabre yet irresistible tale of the immortal vampire and his dark passions. Dracula has thrilled, terrified and delighted audiences since its premiere in 1998, becoming a treasured favorite in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s repertoire. Find tickets here.

Toronto: Saturday. April 7: Rumba Dance with DJ Johan

RUMBA WITH DJ JOHAN- LA LIGA LOUNGE: 1107 Finch Ave. West-Free Parking -To book your table call 647.879.5978 – Admission 10$. Door opens 9:30 PM.

Toronto: Saturday, April 7: Grand Opening Bachata Rosa

Join us on APRIL 7th for the grand opening of the Bachata Rosa to party all night long with all of you Bachata lovers! Music by DJ Sisco, DJ Duck and DJ Ahmed A hot mix of Traditional and Urban Bachata with a sprinkle of some MERENGUE!!! Dance Lessons (8pm – 10pm): 8pm: Urban Bachata Dance lesson by Fernando and Claudia 9pm: Traditional Bachata Dance Lesson by Pavlo & Ceci. This will be an experience like no other!! Cover Fee: $10 at the door (Licensed event) LOCATION: Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Road) Time: April 7th, 7:30pm – 2am

Vancouver: Sunday, April 1: Sizdah Bedar (13th of Persian New Year- Nature Day)

11 AM – 6 PM PDT: Gates Park , Reeve St, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 1X7.  T.I.M.S. & Tricity Futsal Academy with support from The City of Port Coquitlam presents: Sizdah Bedar – Let’s Picnic, Party & Play in Nature. Let’s get together with family members to celebrate Sizdah Be-dar Festival (Nature Day) at Gates Park, Port Coquitlam with food, music, dance and mini soccer games all day create a memorable time with our children. In our Picnic Day event, the kids play mini soccer for fun and receive medals at the end. FREE Admission. Coordinators: Leila Varasteh / Medi Tavassoli. For info & sponsorship, contact Morteza at: 604.710.4886 Music by: DJ Arash J. Food: Papa’s Shish Kabab Media Coverage: Parvaz TV Prizes by: Soccer Express Medals by: Ahmad Tea Face Painting by: 4 Season Party Security by: Gargoyle Security First Aid: Fae Zeh Mini Soccer Games: Tri City Futsal

Montreal : Sunday, April 1 : Social Sunday Movie Night with Artist Rafael

Resto Carmel, Domingo Social. This April 1st, let’s turn on! You can not miss it, we are waiting for you at 1180 Bélanger East, Montréal. Your Dominican restaurant in Montréal.

March 2018

Toronto: Saturday, March 31: Andalib Band Ensemble; Iranian Live Music

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts 10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 3B7. Saturday, March 31 at 7 PM – 10 PM. Maestro Naser Masoudi and Ms. Sepideh Raissadat alongside the Andalib Ensemble, perform live in concert on March 31st, 2018 at 7 PM. Headed by Shaho Andalibi, this event is presented in two parts: classical Persian music and folkloric music from Gilan. Naser Masoudi is an esteemed vocalist and musician from northern Iran who specializes in Gilaki folkloric singing. In his 50-year musical career he has produced over 500 popular tracks in various genres. Joining him on stage, Sepideh Raissadat is an experienced Persian classical vocalist, singer, and musician who has performed in numerous concerts around the globe. The Andalibi Music Academy presents this concert as part of a series of events dedicated to conserving and presenting authentic Iranian arts and culture, with an emphasis on traditional music performance. Experience a rare performance by these skillful musicians in Richmond Hill, Canada. Tickets here.

Toronto: Friday, March 30: 2nd Annual Business Leaders Gala


Toronto: March 29 to April 2; The 2018 Toronto Salsa Festival

Sheraton Centre Toronto. 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9. Mar 29 at 8 PM to Apr 2 at 4 AM. Tickets here.

Toronto: March 29 to April 2: The 5h Annual 2018 Canada Kizomba Congress

Sheraton Centre Toronto 123 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9. Mar 29 at 8 PM to Apr 2 at 4 AM.  Tickets here.

Edmonton: Saturday, March 24: Nowruz 2018 (1397) Party 

Persia Palace : 9340-34 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6E5X8. 6:30 PM to 1:00 AM. Join us on March 24th 2018 in celebrating the rebirth of our planet Earth and rejuvenation of Mother Nature, a new day, Nowruz. Traditional attire is welcome and highly encouraged as we are all here to celebrate our nation’s multiculturalism and what better way to do this than to show our colours, so wear them with pride!

Ottawa: Friday, March 23: Nowruz Gala Night

Infinity Convention Centre 2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2L9. 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Ottawa`s Glamorous Nowruz Gala Night. Location: Infinity Convention Center. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Dinner. 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM Dance. Live DJ, Live Music and Cultural Performances. Dinner: 3 course full service Chicken Dinner, Tea, Coffee & Desert. Dinner Tickets: Adults: 55$. Children under 12: 35$. Dance Only: 25$, Students 20$. Tickets online at and at Arya food market.

Ottawa: Wednesday, March 21: Duo Wakay Recital 

Allsaints Event Space – Ottawa, 10 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8C9. 6:00PM to 8:00 PM. ***  Known for their “unique” and “symbiotic connectivity” while playing together, Duo Waqay has perfected their duality over the course of the past nine years. Guitarists Gabriela Iznardo and Alejandro Vega have been performing alongside one another since early adolescence and are both graduates of the University of Ottawa for Performance Guitar, one holding a Bachelor’s degree and the other a Master’s degree. While growing up playing together, they developed an inseparable bond; connected by their love for guitar and their latin heritage, they quickly discovered their passion for Latin American and Spanish rhythms. The fusion of Alejandro’s Cuban heritage and Gabriela’s Peruvian and Argentinian background lead to the creation of a unique sound which sparks energy and creativity into the hearts of their audience. It is this very fusion of culture which created their name “[Duo] “Waqay”, a Quechuan word that means “The cry and timbre of a musical instrument”. Although they have been playing together for almost a decade, 2017 marked the debut of their professional performance career and brought some new and captivating repertoire which they are so very excited to share with their audiences. Tickets here.

Vancouver: Saturday, March 17: CIF 13th Annual Nowruz GALA

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 0B1. 7:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight. The Canadian Iranian Foundation Presents the 13th. Annual NowRuz Gala event on March 17th. 2018. Event includes, delicious dinner, Haji Firouz and DJ music to dance with. This event is always sold out early. Tickets Price: Very early Bird :$155 from November 15, 2017-December 15,2017 Early Bird::$165 from December 15, 2017- February 1st.. 2018 Regular price from January 15, to March 10 $175 All proceeds from this event will be awarded as post secondary scholarship to qualified students. To date C.I.F. has awarded $348,000 worth scholarship to over 100 students. Tickets are sold at the C.I.F. office located at the JBCC,145, west 1st. street, North Vancouver, BC. Contact us by e-mail: Voice Mail: 604-800-1977

Toronto: Saturday, March 17: 5th Nowruz Festival

Calgary: Saturday, March 17: GILBERTO SANTA ROSA “40 YEARS AND COUNTING”

The Palace Theatre 219-8 ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B7. 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM March 18th. Tickets here. Gilberto Santa Rosa and his world tour “40 … and Counting” will arrive in Calgary on March 17, 2018 at The Palace Theatre. A MAGNIFICENT live celebration with its majestic 16 pc Orchestra from Puerto Rico, celebrating its 40th anniversary will be a night full of emotions, singing all the successful songs that have made Gilberto Santa Rosa consolidate as one of the most important tropical artists of all times. The “40 … and Counting” Tour will also visit countries such as Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, the United States, Spain, Italy and Canada. Come and celebrate with us the “40 … and Counting” of Gilberto Santa Rosa!

Montreal: Tuesday, March 13: Charshanbe-Suri Party

420, Sherbrooke Ouest, H3A. Admission $25. Children $15. Tickets available online here.

Toronto: Tuesday, March 13: Charshanbe-Suri Party with Kouros

LUXY NIGHTCLUB 60 Interchange Way, Vaughan, Ontario L4k5C3. 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM March 14th. Golchin 60 Proudly Presents Once again , this 4shanbe soori 13th March at Luxy Club. We Celebrate the Persian Fire festival with Kouros. The event is going to be held at Luxy Club, 60 Interchange Way, Concord, ON L4K 5C3 on Tuesday 13th march 2018 By DJ Milad and DJ Amin, Nima Hojjati (Percussionist), Fire Performer.  Tickets here.

Montreal: Tuesday, March 13: Chahar-Shanbe Suri Persian Dance Party 

1717 Boulevard le Corbusier, Laval, QC H7S 2K7, Canada. Admission $20. Children under 10 yrs old $15

Ottawa: Sunday, March 11: Spring Nowruz Persian Bazaar

Knights of Columbus 260 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6P4. Ottawa’s Annual Nowruz Bazaar. Over 50 vendors. Persian food and Delicacy. Coffee/Tea house. Arts exhibition.
Sweets and Treats. Prizes. Draws. Face Painting. To reserve your Booth Please visit – Price for booths: Businesses: $120. Home Business: $75. Non for Profit: $75
Charity Orgs: Free. Free Parking, Free to public. 

Vancouver: Sunday, March 11: CIF 10th Nowruz Bazaar Festival

Capilano Mall 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7P 1S3. Canadian Iranian Foundation proudly presents the 10th. Annual Norouz Festival on March 11th. 2018 at the Capilano Mall located in North Vancouver. Event includes, Show casing of over 100 businesses,Multicultural Dance performances, Musical performances, Magic show, Children games, face painting, flower show, Networking with over 100 businesses, DJ UB music to dance with, local school band performances and Urban Safari animal show, This is free event for everyone from young and young at heart. Businesses which are interested to rent a booth and show case their businesses or products must contact C.I.F. phone # 604-800-1977 or e-mail or and ask for contracts and information. Booths at this event are sold very fast, rent your booth today as tomorrow may be very late. Sponsors are accepted for this event at different levels. Contact us for more information

Toronto: Saturday, March 10: GALA Celebration with Yuri Ortuno

Toronto: Friday to Sunday; 9-11 March: Tirgan Nowruz Festival

Toronto Centre for the Arts – 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8: Join us in celebrating Nowruz, the Persian/Iranian New Year, with a three day festival of music, dance, theatre, film, visual arts, kids activities, food, and bazaar. This festival includes numerous programming for children and features notable performances and events by prominent Iranian artists. The Tirgan Nowruz Festival is rounded out by a diverse marketplace that present Iranian/Canadian arts and crafts, artisan cuisine, and a variety of culinary delights, as well as a traditional tea house.

Toronto: Sunday; March 4: Meet & Greet Hispanic Leaders of Canada

Montreal: Friday, March 2: My Name Is Diomedes Diaz!

February 2018

Montreal: Saturday, Feb 24: Lengaïa presents: Impacto & Montreal Salsa Power

Théâtre Plaza, 6505, rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal, Québec H2S 2M5. 8:30 PM to 12:00 midnight. ngaïa Salsa Brava presents : 2 shows in 1! BIG SALSA DURA SHOW!
Show 1: [Album Launch] with Lengaïa orchestra. New album includes: 100% salsa brava. 100% original songs. 100% made in Montreal. And Show 2: [MONTREAL SALSA POWER]; 19 musicians on stage Lengaïa and Friends for the very first time!  Jesus Cantero, Idelmis Fernandez, Jean Gorge, Osvaldo Duran Turro, Sandra Campanelli, Hermes Cardozo, Juan Mateo Barrera, Philippe Edmond. In collaboration with: [DJs Collective TUMBAO]. – 100 % vinyls – Afro-Latin soundsystem.  35$ at the door [card and cash accepted], including a download card for the album (You will receive it at the door)
30$ in pre-sale including a download card for the album (You will receive it at the door)
**Doors open: 8.30 pm**Show starts at: 9.30 pm** Tickets here.

Ottawa: Saturday, Feb 24: Celebrating Dominican Republic Independence Day 

Maison du Citoyen, 25 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Québec J8X 4C8. 6:00 PM to 12:00 midnight. The Dominican Cultural Association of Ottawa-Gatineau cordially invites you to celebrate the Dominican Independence Day in this New Year. It will be a very enjoyable night! We will have live music and you can also dance all night with the Latin rhythms of DJ Junior Sounds. The Dominican Folkloric Group will make a very special dance presentation. *** Entrance cost:Adults – $ 15 at the door or $12 in advance / Children from 3-12 years – $5 / Children under 3 years – free. Delicious typical Dominican food will be offered by Chef Alex Gómez from Bistro Épicure, at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. There will be cocktails, raffles, presence prizes and much more. *** For more information and to buy tickets, please contact: (819) 682-0391 / (819) 319-9548 /email: *** Come and celebrate the Dominican Independence Day in style – See you there!

Ottawa: Tuesday, Feb 20: Building (Business) Relationships (Morning Session) 

Location: Chances ‘R’ Restaurant: 1365 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K4M1V7. HBS Business Solutions is hosting an opportunity for business owners (and anyone in the community) to build relationships to grow your business. Both MEN and women are welcome. This is a great opportunity to expand your network. There will be lots of friendly conversation and open networking as well as the opportunity to introduce yourself to the group so we can get to know each other. Please note this session is for 8:00 AM (MORNING).  This group is solely run by volunteers, so there is no fee to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! Bring lots of business cards! If you would like a chance to promote your business, feel free to bring a door prize. Please note: Even though there is no fee for this event, we ask that you be respectful and show up if you state you are going. We need accurate numbers to provide to the restaurants so we have officially started a No Show Policy. Due to allergies: please make this event scent free.

Vancouver: Sunday, Feb 18:  Hamletak; (Hamlet, The Little) 

Centennial Theatre. 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 3L1. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The Blue Light Theatre Group’s upcoming Theater production. We are pleased to present “Hamletak”, a new Persian musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet”. Our performance would be on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 in The Centennial Theater, North Vancouver. Tickets here.

Toronto: Saturday Feb 17: Momentary (Persian Music; Kamancheh)

Canadian Music Centre. 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, Ontario M4y 1J9. 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The provoking melodies impatiently proceed the next moment of being on stage. Shahriyar Jamshidi composer, singer and well known as a creative Kurdish Kamanche improviser would like to present his new works MOMENTARY music solo for Kamanche (four strings spike-fiddle) at Canadian Music Centre the tiny and friendly music venue in Toronto.
Kamanche is one of the oldest bowed string instruments from the Byzantine Empire and Golden Age century, which has a dominant role in the music of Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kurdish regions and Central Asia. It has adopted as a bowed string instrument key in classical and folk music of mentioned countries.
Tickets: $10 Advance | $15 at the door.  Buy in advance here. Doors open 4:30 PM – Show at 5:00 PM

Winnipeg: Saturday, Feb 17: Valentine’s DAY with New Latin Fusion Band!

423 McMillan Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N3, Canada. 9:00 AM to next day (Feb 18) 1:00 AM. Come and enjoy our beautiful Latin music, where we try to unite genres that all Latinos and foreigners enjoy! NEW LATIN FUSION BAND as its name indicates is a compilation of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbias, and much more! In addition to having the time to enjoy the music of many countries in Latin America, you can dance and immerse yourself in the cultural variety that these events offer and that have developed significantly in Winnipeg. NEW LATIN FUSION BAND is a group that has been keeping its followers for many years, giving them a great party, happiness and that warmth LATINO heat! Door fee $10. 

Ottawa: Friday, Feb 16 to Feb 19: Ottawa Bachata Festival 2018 

Ukrainian Banquet Hall – 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 0J3. In 2017, Ritmo Baile Dance School launched its 1st ever Ottawa Bachata Festival. This year, we’re making it bigger and better! Why YOU should attend the Ottawa Bachata Festival this year:
– 250+ attendees including dancers, instructors, and performers from across Canada and the United States.  – 25+ workshops for beginner to advanced dancers focusing on Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba and West Coast Swing.  – Incredible amateur & professional dance shows by local and guest performers.  – local and guest DJ’s playing the best Latin music.  – 4 nights of shows and themed social dancing, some nights with TWO rooms. TICKETS ON SALE HERE

Toronto: Friday, Feb 16: Persian Valentine Dance Party 

Toronto! Get ready for Valentine Party! Buy your ticket at:   Location: Dream Lounge, Markham.  more info: 416 828 6191

Vancouver: Monday, Feb 12:  Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 

VIMFF is an annual international 9-day community festival, featuring mountain film screenings, live multimedia presentations, photography exhibitions, workshops, seminars & other special events. Parvaneh Kazemi is the first woman in the world to reach the summit of Everest & Lhotse in single season, and not only that, a single week! She has climbed many 6-8000 meter peaks as the first Iranian woman and has become a symbol of hope to many Iranian climbers, and especially women in her country. Centennial Theatre 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 3L1. جشنوارهٔ بین‌المللی فیلم کوهستان ونکوور امسال در ۲۱اُمین دورهٔ برگزاری خود یک روز را به ایران اختصاص داده است. در این جشنواره که از تاریخ ۹ تا ۱۷ فوریه برگزار خواهد شد، روز دوشنبه، ۱۲ فوریه، که تعطیل رسمی و روز خانواده است، مختص ایران است. این روز شامل بخش‌های گوناگونی‌ست، از جمله: نمایش فیلم بلند «زندگی با آتشفشان‌ها» از ایران و سخنرانی پروانه کاظمی، کوهنورد ایرانی که به صورت مستقل چندین قلهٔ هشت هزار متری جهان را فتح کرده و نخستین زن در جهان که در طول یک فصل، صعودی موفقیت‌آمیز به دو قله اورست و لهوتسه داشته است. وی با صعود به این دو قله در مدت یک هفته توانسته رکورد جهانی را کسب کند. پروانه کاظمی نخستین زن کوهنورد ایرانی است که قله‌های موستاق آتا، ماناسلو، اما دابلام، لهوتسه و ماکالو را صعود کرده و نخستین زن ایرانی به‌شمار می‌رود که به‌طور مستقل اورست را صعود کرده است. اجرای رقص کوهستان توسط لیا فلاح، نمایش چندرسانه‌ای «سفرهای کوهستانی در ایران» توسط الکس هادسون، سخنران میهمان از ونکوور نمایش سه فیلم کوتاه از ایران با عناوین: «ایران – سفر اسکی‌بازها»، «در ایران» و «ضحاک – صعود دماوند با تک‌چرخ»، همچنین نمایشگاه کسب‌وکارهای ایرانی از ساعت ۳ بعدازظهر تا ۱۰ شب در لابی سالن سنتنیال برقرار خواهد بود. تهیه بلیط در اینجا 

Gatineau / Ottawa : Saturday, Feb 10: Carnaval of Barranquilla (Colombia) 

815 Rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 2W2. 9:30 PM to 3:30 AM next day. Join us and celebrate Colombia’s Biggest Party $12 Cover There will be colombian empanadas Free sombrero voltiao for the fisrt 100 customers. Free Parking Free Coat Check Shows and Contest From Montreal our guest: DJ CEGUPI Also your resident DJ Ottomatik. For Reservations: (613) 316-6700 or (613) 277-0008

Toronto: Friday, Feb 9: Ebi Live In Toronto

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. 1 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2. 8:30 PM. His legendary satin yet incredibly powerful voice has established Ebi as a Legendary Iranian Singer for the ages. Throughout his 50 year career, Ebi has released over 30 albums, close to 100 singles, performed sold out shows across the world, and continuously released an endless string of hits, reaching 3 generations of Iranian fans worldwide. Find tickets here.

Ottawa: Tuesday, Feb 6: 1st Film Festival of Pacific Alliance: Mexican Movie.

The Embassies of Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library, are pleased to invite the general public to the first edition of the Pacific Alliance Film Festival The projections will begin at 6:00 pm in the Public Library Auditorium (located in the basement). FREE ENTRY, LIMITED TO THE CAPACITY OF THE ROOM. Original title: 2 tipos de cuidado. (2 types of care)  Year: 1953  Duration: 111 min. Country: Mexico.  Synopsis: Two rancher friends are in love with two young girls from town. Pedro loves María, sister of Jorge, who is in love with Rosario, the daughter of an Arab fertilizer. Jorge has to leave town and when he returns a year later he finds Pedro married to Rosario. Blighted, Jorge tries to ruin his former friend and rival without suspecting that all the mess is a product of Pedro’s nobility.

Ottawa: Monday, Feb 5: 1st Film Festival of Pacific Alliance: Colombian Movie. 

The Embassies of Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library, are pleased to invite the general public to the first edition of the Pacific Alliance Film Festival The projections will begin at 6:00 pm in the Public Library Auditorium (located in the basement). FREE ENTRY, LIMITED TO THE CAPACITY OF THE ROOM. Original title: The Day of the Goat (Bad Lucky Goat) Year: 2017 Duration: 76 min. Country: Colombia.                             Synopsis : After accidentally running over a kid with his father’s truck, two teenage siblings with incompatible personalities begin an adventure of reconciliation. Corn and Rita will have to find a way to repair the truck before the tourists who will stay at the family hotel arrive. While they solve the problem, they will go through a butcher’s shop, a pawn shop and even a wizard, in a 24-hour adventure through Port Paradise.

Montreal: Sunday, Feb 4: Max Amini Live In Montreal  

Hide Map Oscar Peterson Concert Hall Sherbrooke St Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6. 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. World-renowned actor, comedian, and host, returns to Montreal with a brand new set of material. Gather your friends and family and grab your tickets here.

Ottawa: Sunday, Feb 4 – St Valentine Celebration (Spanish event)

152 rue Glenora St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Free admission. Daycare available at $10 charge per child for couples with young children.

Montreal: Saturday, Feb 3: Sadeh Celebration 

7218 Boul Newman, Lasalle, Montreal, Quebec. From 7:00 PM to midnight 12:00 – Persian dance and party, DJ Amir. Raffles, gifts, dinner included.  Admission $35 adults. $20 children under 8 years old.  Bring your own favorite bottle of wine. Tickets here. About Sadeh: Sadeh is an ancient Iranian festival that dates back to the first Persian Empire, Achaemenid Empire. Sadeh celebrates 50 days before Nowruz.  Sadeh in Persian means “hundred” and refers to one hundred days and nights past the end of summer (or the beginning of long-winter known to start at the end of summer in ancient Iran). Sadeh is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Persia. It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold.

Toronto: Saturday, Feb 3: First Feria Latina 2018

The Salvadoran Friends Foundation in Canada “F.A.S.C.” has the honor of inviting you to the first socio-cultural and family event of 2018. ** The Great LATIN FAIR ** Saturday, February 3 at MOTHER OF THE REDEEMER HALL 1714 – 14 AVE NE $ 10 Tickets | Children under 10 years old are free | 4 PM-12AM Games and entertainment for children | Good dance music | Folkloric dances from different countries | Raffles and much more. Delicious food dishes provided by LA FRITANGA | Cash Bar For more information, please call (403) 797-8106 | (403) 999-9173 |

Toronto: Friday, Feb 2: Simorgh Gala 2018

Feb 2 at 6:30 PM to Feb 3 at 1 AM. Tickets here.  The Iranian Canadian Congress is presenting the second annual Simorgh Gala to celebrate the contributions of the Iranian Canadian community to Canada’s multicultural society and recognize the hard work and dedication of our community leaders, the movers, and shakers; those who have passionately worked for many years to enrich the quality of life and culture of the community at large. Join us in an unforgettable night, for the annual Simorgh Gala, to celebrate our community’s achievements together and thank those who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community. Admission:  $150 per person includes: – Premium open bar, – Hor d’oeuvres,  – A superb 4-course dinner, – Gourmet late night food station.  • For tickets or to reserve your table please contact 647-539-4344 or email  *** We will have two amazing Iranian-Canadian bands performing at the Simorgh Gala 2018: 1) Fariba Davoodi and the ‘Avaye Sharghi’ ensemble, including Koroush Babaei, Araz Nayeb Pashai and Sardar Mohammadjani.  2) Iranian-Canadian pop artist Milad Jalaeian and his band will be playing their own pieces as well as some all-time Persian favourites. + Music and Dance with DJ Kasra

January 2018

Toronto: Saturday, Jan 20: Hamed Homayoun Live In Concert

Start time: 9:00 PM. pin Hide Map Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 1 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2. Tickets here. Iranian-born Seyyed Hamed Mahmoodzadeh, known as Hamed Homayoun, started music lessons at an early age, and quickly mastered the guitar and piano.
A dedicated musician, he continued his musical instruction throughout university and after graduation taught guitar and piano at various institutions and music academies in Shiraz for eight years. Since then he has released two albums with many hit singles, which are extremely popular in Iran. Following this success, Hamed toured across Iran and in 2016 kicked off an international tour, visiting England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, and now Canada.

Montreal: Friday, Jan 19: Shakira Live In Concert

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM pin Hide Map Centre Bell 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec . Tickets here.

Toronto: Tuesday, Jan 16: Business Latin Network

6:30 to 9:30 PM. pin Hide Map Loblaws 396 St Clair Avenue West 2nd floor, Cooking School, Toronto.  This event is in Spanish language. Tickets here. Nuestros networking son para gente latina, los hacemos de una forma muy distinta a los networking comunes ya que realizamos actividades con las cuales podemos conocernos mejor y como consecuencia poder generar una mejor confianza entre nosotros además que procuramos mantener lo que nos distingue como latinos ese sentido de abrazarse y besarse al saludar, te invitamos a conocer nuevos emprendedores y a generar nuevas ideas con gente de mentes brillantes.


Toronto: Saturday, Jan 13: Duet of Santur and Tonbak 

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. pin Hide Map Small World Music Centre 180 Shaw st., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5. We are very pleased to have Santur Virtuoso and Master of Persian Classical music Javad Bathaie at Small World Music Centre to start off 2018. “Search” is a collection of his pieces and the title of his 8th album. Bathaie would be accompanied by Bamdad Fotouhi on Tonbak. Tickets here.

Edmonton: Saturday, Jan 13: Latin Dance Party

8:30 PM to 1:30 AM. ETOWN SALSA Dance Company 10923 101 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2S7. Tickets here.

Montreal: Saturday, Jan 13: Ebi Live In Concert

The 50 World Tour celebrates a lifetime of memories as Ebi, the King of Persian Pop cements his legacy as one of the greatest artists of our time as he embarks on his Final World Tour. Predestined to be the biggest and most iconic concert tour in Persian Music History, with an estimated audience of 100,000, during the span of 70 concert dates, in 4 continents, in more than 13 Countries, and 35 cities. 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier 260 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, Québec H2X 1Y9. Tickets here.

Toronto: Sunday, Jan. 7: Persian Movie with English Subtitle; “Subdued”

Subdued, is a rich film with a sensational performance from international superstar Leila Hatami. Tapping into the history of Iranian romantic melodrama, Subdued tells the story of Mina (Hatami), a recent divorcee who falls for Kamran (Tahami), but unforeseen circumstances befall this unconsummated love. Fairview Library 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, Ontario. Tickets here

Vancouver: Thursday, Jan. 4: Persian Movie with English Subtitle; “Asphyxia

The latest film from Iranian director Fereydoun Jeyrani evokes the spirit of Hitchcock as it weaves a complex tale of marital infidelity, dark power relationships and the lengths to which love and obsession drive people. Massoud takes his wife Nassim to a mental asylum as she has shut herself off from the rest of the world. Her nurse Sahra is initially intrigued by Nassim’s case as she discovers that Massoud might not be all he claims to be. But, as she discovers more about Massoud and Nassim, Sahra finds herself falling under the influence of Massoud and intrigue quickly turns in to love. Soon Sahra discovers that she is travelling a path from which there is no escape. Tickets here.  8:00 PM to 10:00 PM





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