Events 2017

December 2017

Ottawa: Saturday, December 23: Persian Yalda Night Party

Ottawa’s Annual Yalda Gala Night:  Date: Saturday Dec. 23rd Time: 8Pm Location: Villa Lucia Restaurant and Lounge. 300 Capacity Live Music by Ottawa’s talented Musicians Live Dj and Dancing until 1 AM 2 Cash bars Assigned Tables Dinner available a la cart. Sofreh Yalda Ticket 20$. Children 15 and under 10$ . At the door 25$ Available at : Arya Food Market and at

Vancouver: Sunday, December 17: Persian Yalda & Xmas Fundraising Party

Canadian Iranian Foundation is inviting everyone to their FUND RAISING EVENT IN SUPPORT OF RECENT EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALS IN IRAN on December 17th. 2017 at the West Vancouver Community Centre Music Hall. Address: 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC. All proceeds from this fundraising will be used to purchase necessary supplies for the victims of the recent earthquake in Iran. This event includes dance with the DJ UB music from 6-9 PM. Admission is free for the C.I.F. Members and $10 for non-members. Refreshments will be provided. C.I.F. is asking everyone to bring a bowel of seeded pomegranate to share with others.Guests are welcome. Guests can become members at the location to enjoy the benefits of membership if they wish to do so

Calgary: Sunday, December 17: Rastak Persian Music Group in Calgary 

Rastak Music Group, best Persian Folk Music, are going to perform in Calgary for the second time. The educated young members of Rastak Group will take their audiences in a journey to every corner of Iran with various ethnic and dialect with their performance, and that is the uniqueness of their work. Ava Production is proud to present this culturally unique event in Calgary on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Grey Eagle Event Center. Please encourage your non-Persian friends who are interested in Persian culture and arts to participate this very unique concert. Tickets here.

Vancouver: Sunday, December 17: Multiculture Winter Mini Soccer (Futsal) Festival 

Exciting Winter Futsal Tournament (Indoor Soccer) for males and females in Coquitlam, Pinetree Community Centre Gyms. December 17th & 23rd of 2017 –  Each team $160 – Finalist teams receive prizes and medals. For more info or registration, please visit:

Edmonton: Saturday, December 16: Yalda Night in Edmonton

The Iranian Heritage Society of Edmonton proudly presents Yalda 2017. This event will be filled with smiles, laughter and enjoyment for all those that attend. Yalda is an ancient Iranian/Persian tradition that has been celebrated for 1000’s of years. For more information about YALDA click here. We will be hosting this event at the Aria/Maharaja Banquet Hall. We will be joined by Milad (of Manoto Stage Program) and Group who are joining us on this night to celebrate the “longest night of the year” event. Our night will include local guitarist Amin, local dance groups, Milad+Group and a DJ to dance the night away following dinner and the shows. Tickets are $50: General Admission (15+), $25:  4-14 years of age Free: 0-3 years of age.  We will have babysitters on site and our seating capacity is 350 so purchase your tickets before the event sells out. Tickets can be found at: Bijan Optical 780-434-3001 King of Dates 780-469-8844 Pom Restaurant 587-524-2222 Shaheen Grocery & Bakery 780-469-5624 IHSE Board Members 587-926-3162

Ottawa: Saturday, December 16: Traditional Christmas Celebrations (Hispanic Communities)

Fiesta Tradicional Navideña – A beneficio de la Parroquia Sagrada Familia 16 de Diciembre, 2017 6 pm a 12:30 am – Cena 7 pm 152 Glenora Street Ottawa, ON Precios: Adulto $50.00 Niños (4-12 años) $25.00 Cena, Música & Baile con nuestro DJ SALSA, MERENGUE, BACHATA, CUMBIA. Reserva en nuestra oficina: Blanca Báez (Lunes a Viernes) Tel: 613-569-0449 ext. 3 Email:

Toronto: Saturday, December 9: Rastak Persian Music Group in Toronto

Rastak Music Group, best Persian Folk Music, are going to perform in Toronto for the second time. The educated young members of Rastak Group will take their audiences in a journey to every corner of Iran with various ethnic and dialect with their performance, and that is the uniqueness of their work. Ava Production is proud to present this culturally unique event in Toronto on Saturday December 9, 2017 at John Bassett Theatre. Please encourage your non-Persian friends who are interested in Persian culture and arts to participate this very unique concert. Tickets from $55 to $150 here.

Toronto: Friday, December 8:  ORANGE! End Violence Against Women & Girls

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Nathan Phillips Square Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2. Event led in English and Spanish. Commit to Action: End Violence Against Women and Girls Conference. 16 Days Activism to create awareness in our Community. Free admission, charity event.

Vancouver: Sunday, December 3: Persian Dance Workshop & Fundraising

Canadian Iranian Foundation in collaboration with the AMED Dance Academy presents: Dance workshop at 3:30 on Sunday December 3, 2017 at the John Braithwaite Community., Admission by Donation. All proceeds from this event will benefit the recent earthquake victims in Kermanshah/Iran. There have been over 400 dead and thousands injured, there is an urgent need for the humanitarian support of our fellow Iranians at motherland to reach out to them and rebuild their destroyed houses and schools. Canadian Iranian Foundation and AMED Dance Academy are inviting everyone to this event to learn Dance, have fun and raise fund for our fellow Iranian. Admission is by donation

Ottawa: Sunday, December 3: Moein Live in Ottawa!

Moein live in Ottawa Sunday Dec 3rd. Doors open 7:00 pm Show Starts 8:00 pm Location: Algonquin Commons Theater 1385, Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8 FREE PARKING. There will be Cash Bar and Persian food for Sale. For online purchasing questions & concerns e-mail Ticket sales are final. No refund. Please bring your id at the Designated table on Dec 3rd from 6:30 PM to pickup your tickets. Buy tickets online from 50$ to 80$ here.

Montreal: Sunday, December 3: Colombian Xmas Dance Party

Colombia dances for Christmas. Come and Dance with Us! 3 décembre from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – At Club Sportif MAA; 2070, rue Peel, Montréal, Québec, H3A 1W6. Métro Peel. Adultes : 10$  Minors under 12 years: free (with proof of age). Buy tickets here

Vancouver: Saturday, December 2: The Unobstructed Current; A Persian Concert

A Persian Concert by Diba Ensemble: Banafsheh Farahmand, Navid Gamini, Arezoo Maleki,  Peyman Rouhandeh, Mohammad Seyyedi,  Hossein Meimani.  Saturday, December 2 at 7 PM – 9 PM PST. Roy Barnett Recital Hall; UBC Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road, UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia. Tickets here

Ottawa: Saturday, December 2: Celebrating the Birth of Prophet Muhammad & Imam Sadegh

Date and time: Saturday December 2, 2017- from 7pm to 9pm Location: Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. East Ottawa – Help is needed from 6:30 pm to set up the location. – Ticket: You may generously donate to contribute using the link below and click on donate:

Winnipeg: Saturday, December 2: Early Christmas Party

Colombians and friends are invited to our early christmas party and fundraising Chalmers Community Centre 480 Chalmers Avenue, Winnipeg Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 pm to 2:00 am (Bar closes at 1:00 am) Tickets: CAD $10.oo Free Parking Free for children under 12 supervised by their parents

Toronto: Saturday, December 2: Moein Live in Toronto!

John Bassett Theatre 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6.  From 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Ottawa: Saturday, December 2: Venezuelan Traditional Xmas Dinner & Gala

Hosted by Churún Merú: Venezuelan Folklore Dance Group. Saturday at 6 PM – 2 AM, Dec 2 at 6 PM to Dec 3 at 2 AM – Cantina Sur 665 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4E7. Tickets at Eventbrite.

Montreal: Friday, December, 1: Googoosh Live in Concert!

Legendary Googoosh Live In Concert! Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, December 1st, 2017 Friday 9:00 pm Tickets are available at : Tapesh Digital 514-223-336

November 2017

Montreal: Sunday, November 26: Abjeez (sisters) Live in Concert

About Abjeez: One of the most successful Iranian music groups of the 2000s, ABJEEZ were founded by Iranian sisters Safoura and Melody Safavi in Sweden. The two sisters along with their multinational band have a unique sound blending Iranian soul rhythms with reggae, rock, ska, and flamenco, singing in their native Farsi, plus English, Spanish and Swedish with lyrics touching sharply, at times humorously, on politics, love and everything in between. Critics have described Abjeez as the first Persian Speaking Reggae/Ska band. They truly are a cultural bridge between the East and West and beyond. Sunday, November 26th at Bar Le Ritz PDB. 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H2R 2X2. Doors open at 7:00pm.  Tickets here

Toronto: Saturday, November 25: Farzad Farzin Live in Concert

Farzad Farzin, the voice of love, for the first time in Vancouver, on Friday, November 24th, 2017. His show, a spectacular mix of new and classic hits, radiates pure energy with his always present emotional connection to his audience.  Tickets here

Ottawa: Saturday, November 25:  Criolla Song (Peruvian Music)

The folkloric dance group “Contigo Perú” is pleased to invite you to our “Tribute to the Creole Song”, an evening of live creole music, dance performances, Peruvian food, raffles and much more !! Date: Saturday November 25, 2017 Venue: UKRAINIAN BANQUET HALL, 1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, ON. Parking: FREE Time: 7:30pm-1:00am. Tickets here

Calgary: Saturday, November 25: Moein Live inConcert

Address: Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada Tickets $55 to $95. Buy here

Calgary: Saturday, November 25: Los Embajadores Vallenatos (The vallenatos ambassadors)

For the first time THE AMBASSADORS VALLENATOS in Calgary, with all their success ! PLACE: Chinese Cultural Center Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: 25 Nov 2017  Ticket: $55.00 in advance and $65.00 on the day of the event.  Event  is 18+  ID required| Dress code: Casual wardrobe | Ample parking Available | First Come First Serve | Typical food, drink and lots of fun! Reserve your table by calling 403.471.8058 and find your tickets in the following places: Unimarket North & South, Salsa Restaurant, Latinos Market, La Tiendona, Picaditas Restaurant and with Teresita Gallo. Or buy tickets here

Vancouver: Friday, November 24: Farzad Farzin Live in Concert

Farzad Farzin, the voice of love, for the first time in Vancouver, on Friday, November 24th, 2017. His show, a spectacular mix of new and classic hits, radiates pure energy with his always present emotional connection to his audience. Friday, November 24th at Centennial Theatre  For more information and sponsorship inquiries, please call (604) 445-3838

Toronto: Friday, November 24: Abjeez (sisters) Live in Toronto

One of the most successful Iranian music groups of the 2000s, ABJEEZ were founded by Iranian sisters Safoura and Melody Safavi in Sweden. The two sisters along with their multinational band have a unique sound blending Iranian soul rhythms with reggae, rock, ska, and flamenco, singing in their native Farsi, plus English, Spanish and Swedish with lyrics touching sharply, at times humorously, on politics, love and everything in between. Critics have described Abjeez as the first Persian Speaking Reggae/Ska band. They truly are a cultural bridge between the East and West and beyond. Friday, November 24th at Revival Bar: 783 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C5. Doors open at 8:00 pm Tickets: $25 Until October 1st, $35 Advance/ $45 Door Pegah Book Store: 416-223-0850 Super Khorak:416-221-7558 Haida Sandwich: 647-352-3344. Tickets here

Toronto: Tuesday, November 21: 2017 TD 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians Award Ceremony

Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, Executive Director for Canada at the Inter-American Development Bank will present the awards at TD Bank’s “10 most influential Hispanic Canadians” the evening of Tuesday, November 21 at the Historic Distillery District in Toronto, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4.  6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. This is the 11th anniversary of this national program. Tickets include appetizers, entertainment and the highest level of business networking with past awardees, Ambassadors, Consuls, mainstream media, executives and community members. TD’s “10 most” is presented by TD Bank with Copa Airlines, the International Language School of Canada, Ryerson University and Telelatino Network Inc. as national media sponsor. The event is run by the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance, this year in cooperation with the Canadian Hispanic Congress and the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council. Tickets here.

Toronto: Sunday, November 19:  Celebration of  “la Chinita” in Toronto

Address: 1 Dormington Drive(2234 Ellesmere Road), Toronto, Ontario M1G 3M9. Join us, to celebrate this special day with the whole family. We will be accompanying our Excelsa Virgencita in her Eucharist and later Serenata Gaitera! Long live Nta. Mrs. Rosario de Chiquinquira, our beloved ‘Chinita’!

Toronto, Saturday, November 18: Persian Fusion Music

Dinner & ANSOO Persian Jazz Music Tickets $55 in advance $60 at the door Limited Seating. Cash Bar Licensed AGCO Doors open at 5:30 pm for dinner Performance starts at 7:00 pm Vocal: Solmaz Peymaei Piano: Babak Taghikhani Kamancheh: Kourosh Babaei Tar: Maryam Abdinejad Drum: Raphael Roter. Tickets here

Ottawa: Saturday, November 18: Little Heros Annual Fundraising

Little Heroes Annual Fundraising event Artistic performances, Live Music and more

Ottawa: Friday + Saturday, November 17-18: Fiesta de los Muertos (Dead Party!)

CLUB NIGHT DAY 1: Friday, November 17th from 9PM – 2PM Ticket Price: $15. CANTINA FIESTA DAY 2: Saturday, November 18th from 1PM – 6PM Ticket Price: $13 . Proceeds go to HURRICANE RELIEF throughout Latin America and the Caribbeans! 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. Tickets here

Vancouver: Friday, November 17: Aftaab Ensemble 

Persian Culture and Art Institute proudly Presents Aftaab Ensemble’s Concert Featuring Master Saeed Farajpoori and Mojgan Shajarian. Saeed Farajpoori – Kamancheh, Composer, Leader Mojgan Shajarian – Singer Ali Sajjadi – Oud/Barbat Saina Khaledi – Santour Hamin Honari – Persian Percussions. VIP $65.00 Front Rows $55.00 Middle Rows $40.00 Back Rows $30.00. Tickets here

Kitchener: Sunday, November 12: “Passage”, new album release by “Circle Band”

The Circle is a Toronto-based, Persian music band founded in 2011 with a unique style of music as fusion of jazz and psychedelic rock with elements of traditional Eastern music. “Passage” is two years long project and Circle band ‘s Third album. The passage album is base on Sohrab Sepehri , Baba Tahar, Fereydoon Moshirir, and Rumi poetry. All the songs are written and arranged by Shahab Baradaran , with Saman Shahi (Piano ) Peter Lutek ( Bassoon, Clarinet). In this fusion jazz album we have collaborated with Richard Uglow (Bass, pads) Pedram Khavarzamini (Tombak) Bijan Sepanji (Violin) Darya Zonoozi (cello) In the November 12 concert in Kitchener Waterloo at Registry theatre Circle band features : Shahab Baradaran (Lead Vocal , guitars) Saman Shahi (Piano) Reza Moghaddas (Bass) Peter Lutek (Bassoon, Clarinet) Steve Farrugia (Drums) Maryam Nosrati (back vocal) Admission: Early Bird Students CA$15.00 This Price is valid until October 31, 2017- With providing valid ID Early Bird Non-Students CA$20.00 This Price is valid until 31, October, 2017 Student Tickets: CA$20.00 Regular Tickets: CA$25.00. Tickets here 

Montreal: Friday, November 10: Social Evening with Cuban Dance

Get your suitcases ready! One more time we are travelling to the crystal clear and white sand beautiful beaches of Cuba, while we dance the best of Cuban salsas. Bachateros, don’t worry; you will be pleased with your favorite songs as well! A warm night just before winter kicks in! DJ TBC Denis Boisvert Photography Free for students, 7$ for guests. San tropez dance school, 1222 Peel St., Montreal, Quebec H3B 2T6.

Ottawa: Thursday, November 9: Arbaeen Ceremony 

Organized by Imam Hossein Cultural Centre, Ottawa. Ceremony from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM including, prayers, speech, mourning rituals. Refreshments and dinner will be served. Free admission

Vancouver: Thursday, November 9:  Italy Italy (Persian movie with Engl. subtitles)

Italy Italy (2017) Comedy, Fantasy, Musical. Barfa and Nader meet each other and get marry but little by little their life begin to reach its crisis levels. Director: Kaveh Sabbaghzade. Starts 8:00 PM. Tickets here

Toronto: Sunday, November 5: Roozbeh Live in Concert 

Roozbeh Nematollahi one of the best pop singer of Iran will perform his best hits live in Toronto for the first time in a Canadian tour. This concert takes place at Toronto Center For The Arts (Recital Hall) on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm. For more information and tickets please call 647-9600-282. Tickets here. 

 Toronto: Saturday, November 4: 40th Anniversary of Bolivian Club 

The Bolivian Club is pleased to invite the community to celebrate its 40th Anniversary on November 4 at Local Poveiros located at 337 Symington Ave and Dupont at 7pm. With the performance of the queen of the Bolivian, ROSARIO ARCE, and our compatriot, EDUARDO ARANDA. Entrance price  $25 including meal. Music of Efrain Dynamite

Calgary: Saturday, November 4: Latino Big Bazar!

The Alberta Canadian-Colombian Professional Association -ACCPA is pleased to invite you to your GRAND BAZAR LATINO next Saturday, November 4 from 1 pm at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association located at 5600 Center Street N. Come and enjoy a family day with Activities for Children, Folkloric Dances from different Latin Countries, Delicious Latin Food, Crafts, Live music with the Venezuelan singer Luisangelica and of course to dance with DJ Henry !!! There will be raffles and many more! Adults $ 10 and Children $ 5 (3 – 12 years) Do not miss it!! For the purchase of tickets you can contact the members of the ACCPA Board or write to

Montreal: Friday, November 3: Gian Marco Live in Concert

The Peruvian singer and composer Gian Marco returns to the city of Montreal after five years to offer an intimate concert at the Rialto Theater (5723 Park Ave, Montreal). The appointment will be on Friday, November 3, 2017, where he will perform the best hits of his musical career of almost 30 years. Tickets $ 69.00 are already on sale  at Parterre:$99 taxes included – Parterre Arrière:$79 taxes included – Bas-Balcon: $79 taxes included – Haut-Balcon :$69 taxes included

Ottawa: Friday, November 3:  Celebrating 25 years of Eco Latino!

It is a pleasure to invite you to a gala to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Eco Latino, 25 years of service to the community. We will have the honor of a delicious dinner with a Latin flavor. An excellent concert of Latin music performed by the young guitarists Gabriela and Alejandro, and many more. To end the night, we will dance to the Banda Sabrosa rhythm that will bring us bachata, merengue, salsa, cumbia and Cuban son. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect and celebrate with several community leaders in Ottawa.  7:00 PM to 2:00 AM. The cost of tickets is $ 50 / p. includes dinner, dancing and parking FREE !! To reserve your tickets, please contact Jaime at 613-565-1345 or write to: Payment can be made by money transfer to

October 2017

Toronto: Saturday, October 28: Persian Oldschool Party + Halloween Party  (Free Draw) 

Golchin 60 Party Vol 2 The event is going to be held at Boss club 10 Esna Park Dr, Markham, ON L3R 1E1 on Saturday 28th Oct 2017. Its Persian Halloween night mixed with the Persian Golchin 60 party. Tickets and info here.  We are giving away 20 free tickets. Apply for free draw here. 

Montreal: Saturday, October 28: MAGIC (DJ SAM Halloween Party) 

PNC Presents: ● With Special Ticket Price: $15 (@door $25) ● Saturday October 28th ● 10 pm to 2 am ● Downtown – Forum de Montréal 2nd Floor. Address: 2313 St-Catherine West, Montreal, H3H1N2

Ottawa: Friday, October 27:  Free Zumba Class with “Flow With Caro”

Free Admission. 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Donation accepted for Humanitarian supports in Mexico and Puerto Rico

Vancouver: Friday, October 27: Persian Laughter Club’s Party

Come and enjoy Music, Dance, Poetry! West Vancouver Community Centres Society 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 4Y2. From 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Info: 604-700-5960

Ottawa: Sunday, October 22: Arepas for Venezuela 

Support Venezuela in their current crisis. Discover the culture and enjoy the traditional food/snack of Venezuela. $10 admission. Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset E.

Toronto: Weekend, October 21-22: On The Search For The Next Miss Teen!


Toronto: Saturday, October 21: Googoosh live in Concert

Googoosh’s career in the performing arts has spanned 5 decades and her overall impact and contributions to Iranian pop made her the most iconic female pop singer in the Persian speaking world. The legend, Googoosh, returns to Toronto along with the Legendary Guest Appearances of Hasan Shamaizadeh and Ardalan Sarfaraz. Time: 8:30 PM at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B. Tickets and info here

Ottawa: Saturday, 21 October: Zumba Fitness Class To Support Venezuela 

Zumba® Master Class with ZES™ Loretta Bates Date: October 21, 2017, Saturday Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Registration: 6:00 PM) Venue: EY Centre (4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 2N6) Tickets and more info here.

Toronto: Thursday, October 19: Diaspora Film Series; DAVID 

Diaspora Film Series (DFS) is a new joint initiative by Diaspora Film Festival and the Im/migration, Mobilities, and Circulation Working Group of the Jackman Humanities Institute of the University of Toronto. DFS is a regular film screening and discussion. The films are selected from the best of diaspora cinema. Guest speakers will participate after select screenings. The screenings will take place on the last Thursday of each month at Media Common Screening Room #1 of Robarts Library, 130 St. George St., 3rd Floor, T: 416-978-6520. All screenings are free. *** Story: Daud, the 11-year old son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque (played by Maz Jobrani) inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their orthodox school. A genuine friendship develops between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. Unable to resist the camaraderie, David, as he is known to the kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma resulting from youthful deceit and the best of intentions.

Ottawa: Thursday, October 19: Fiesta Cubana!

Come dance with stars from the Cuban salsa scene. They will be playing Thursday Oct 19 at Babylon. An explosion of Cuban rhythm you cannot miss! A 9-piece LIVE BAND that will sure shake the dance floor, directed by pianist Miguel de Armas, featuring Rusdell Nuñez, ex singer from the Cuban band Pupy y los que son son and gorgeous feminine voice by Sheyla Fernandez. The night will end with DJ La China, and her Cuban mixes will sure keep you dancing till you drop! All that for just $10… Best party in town. Do not miss it!

Vancouver: Sunday, October 15: Max Amini Live in Vancouver (Standup Comedy)

The Orpheum; 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4. 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tickets and more info here.

Toronto: Friday, October 13: 8th Annual White Dove Gala

The Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario (IWOO) is hosting its 8th annual fundraising gala on October 13, 2017. Net proceeds from this event will support programs & services of Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario. For group tables, donations, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities please contact us at 416-496-9566.

Toronto: Friday, October 13: Album Release Concert, Santur by Sina Bathaie

An Album Release Celebration for Sina Bathaie’s new album “Ray of Hope”, with a special concert with his full ensemble. Location: 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8 (Toronto Centre for Arts), 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM. $25 to $45. Tickets and info here

Vancouver: Saturday, October 7: Stand Up Comedy (Persian Language) 

SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver. 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3. Full info and Tickets here.

Vaughan (Concord): Friday, October 6: Cheese & Wine (Non alcoholic) with the Experts!

For only $ 10 / person you will have access to a lot of ideas exchange … Integrate to the great networks of Latinos in Canada! We will wait for you. You are requested to confirm your participation by paying your tickets through E-transfer to On the day of the event we will deliver your receipt. Space is limited ! This event is in Spanish language

Ottawa: Friday, October 6: Fundraiser for Mexico: Earthquake Relief

Holas And Asociación Cultural Mexicano Canadiense Ottawa-Gatineau are hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for the victims of the multiple earthquakes occurring in Mexico. We would like to invite you to our worthwhile cause for Mexico, a family-fun fair evening that will include food, entertainment and a community who is dedicated to help. f you’re interested in volunteering during this event, email:

Toronto: October 5 – October 9 : Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress 2017

Welcome to the 15 Year Anniversary of the Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress. The Canadian Salsa Event of the Year! The longest running event in Canada & one of the largest & most anticipated events in North America with: 40 International Artists 60 Dance Companies from around the Globe 40 of the Best Instructors in the World Workshops for All Levels Beginner Bootcamps + Master Intensives Choreography Intensive 22 Hours of Social Dancing in 3 Ballrooms 10 DJs 20 Vendors 11th Annual Canadian Championships with Professional, Amateur & Pro-Am Heats & Showcases Salsa Certification Course with Tito Ortos All under one roof at the beautiful and luxurious Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.  Full info and Tickets Here.

Toronto: Thursday, October 5: Educative Workshop on Persian (Traditional) Music 

University of Waterloo, QNC 1501. 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Free admission with Donation.

Toronto: Tuesday, October 3 : LGBTQ Support Meeting & Discussion

Changing Perspectives Project (In the Persian-speaking Diaspora) will invite you to attend our monthly support meeting/discussion around the topic of gender identity and sexual orientation and ways we can support our friends and children who identify as LGBTQ and queer. Our new location is Deer Park public library which is located right across St.Clair subway station, in the meeting room on the main floor. No. 40 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M9. 6:00 PM to7:00 PM

Ottawa: October 1-31: Exhibition of Paintings by Gilda Pontbriand

261 Dalhousie St. Every day during October 2017. All proceeds of purchasing art items will support Mexico earthquake. Free admission

Septembre 2017

Ottawa: Sunday, September 24: Shahram Shabpareh Live in Concert

7:00PM – 11:00 PM. pin Hide Map Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2L9. Tickets: 45$ & 50$. Early Bird Discount 5$ until Sept 1st, 2017. Available at Arya Food market.Online : Or 
from Aug 4th. Children under 10 Free no seat.

Montreal: Saturday, September 23: Shahram Shabpareh Live in Concert

Starts 9:00 PM. 777, Rue Robert-Bourassa, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3Z7. Tickets:

Ottawa: September 21-30: Moharam Mourning Ceremony 

Praying and mourning and rituals in Persian and Arabic language. Ten nights from 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Montreal: Sunday, September 17: Tar-o-Pood Persian Live Concert

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall 7141 Sherbrooke Rue O, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6. 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Tickets $40 all ages.  Tickets now on sale at: Mehdi Fallahi (613-889-4700)

Ottawa: Saturday, September 16: Fiesta Cubana at the Beach!

A real hot Cuban party at the beach! Enjoy awesome live music by Ottawa´s best latin band “FIESTA CUBANA” From 6pm -10pm, at Westboro Beach Cafe. $10 cover charge Awesome mojitos Cuban writer Jocy Medina will have her two cuban novels for sale at the event. Go home with a signed copy by the author. Paraiso a lo cubano / Habana Dura

Toronto: Saturday, September 16: Soley Ensemble (Persian Sufi Concert)

St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto 73 Simcoe St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 1W9. *** A night of mystical Persian Sufi music, poetry and dance brought to life by one of the city’s most beloved singers. Following on his last sold-out concert at the Aga Khan Museum, Tehran-born Soley Vaseghi brings to the stage five decades of dedication to his craft, and a deeply soulful approach to performance. His group features some of Canada’s finest performers of Persian music, as well as the beguiling beauty of sacred Sufi whirling, the poetry of RUMIHafez and more, all in the acoustic splendor of St. Andrew’s Toronto! Tickets info available here.

Gatineau/Ottawa, Saturday, September 16: Fiesta del Perol

The Board of Ottawa-Gatineau Liberty Club, Canada is pleased to announce our third “Fiesta del Perol” and Gala Dinner with a spectacular presentation of “Marinera” by Luxury Champions Club Libertad Trujillo to be held on September 16 in the Hilton Del Lac Leamy. “The Feast of the Perol” marks the Coronation Ceremony of Miss Romina Espinoza, who is our second Queen of the Marinera. The ceremony will take place in the “The Grand Salon” Room of the Conference Center at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel, 3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau. * As is traditional, all attendees should be dressed in formal white dress. (* Required) Email:
Telefono: 1-613-263-1845| Toll Free: 1(800) 267-6395. Tickets $20 to $100. Buy Tickets here

Ottawa: Friday, September 15: Tar-o-Pood Persian Live Concert

Persian Classical Music Cocert – Hamid Motebassem + Mahdieh Mohammad-khani based on poems of Nizami Ganjavi.  Tickets $40 all ages.  Tickets now on sale at: Mehdi Fallahi (613-889-4700)

Montreal: Sunday, September 10: Dang Show Band in Montreal 

6:30 PM – 9 PM – Oscar Peterson Concert Hall 7141 Sherbrooke Rue O, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6. ISACU & Panda Events Proudly Present:
Dang Show – Live in Concert! This will be Dang Show’s first ever live performance in Canada! Tickets: ***Limited number of student tickets are available ONLY through Iranian Students Association***

Montreal: Saturday, September 9: Rumba Yambae 

Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 PM – 3 AM Sep 9 at 9:30 PM to Sep 10 at 3 AM pin Show Map La Marche à Côté 5043 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2J2L8.  Yambae Danse invites you to an epic COLOMBIAN RUMBA before our trip to…China! That’s right, this event is a fundraiser for our participation in the Beijing and Yuncheng Dance Festivals where we will be representing Canada & Colombia. Join us in this BIG CELEBRATION!  • La Marche à Côté • DJ PAFF (yes, he is pure awesomeness) • 10$ (tickets, online presale* & guestlist**) •15$ (à la porte)

Toronto: Friday, September 8: Help Venezuela!

Crown Floral Studio – 1233 Queen St West Toronto. Details: Auctions, Bake Sale, Live Music and Raffles, Delicious venezuelan food served by Queen Arepa Food Truck

Gatineau-Ottawa: Wednesday, September 6: Let’s Chat in Spanish

55, Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 2J9. Free Admission! ¡VIVA MÉXICO! This shout has marked Mexico’s independence every 16th of September since 1810. The Cry of Dolores (Grito de Dolores) is a very well-known event in the history of Mexico’s independence as those were the words pronounced by Miguel Hidalgo, the priest who urged the people to revolt to put an end to the Spanish domination.

Vancouver: Monday, September 4: Persian Pool Party

Starts 2 PM to 7 PM –  Drai’s Vancouver 3rd floor – 1161 West Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4M3. Tickets: Early Bird $35 – Priority Entry (SOLD OUT). General Admission $45 – Priority Entry (Limited). At the Door $55 – Pending Availability

Ottawa: Sunday, September 3: 20th Annual Latin Parade Festival And Fair

The Festival will display the exotic mosaic of Latin American art, exciting performances, music taste the delicious cuisine. Visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, and learn Latin American hospitality, culture, and heritage. Join us with your family and friends and experience the colorful culture Latin America is famous for. Highlights Mexican Bingo Art Gallery Tent Face Painting Dance and Music Performance Food from different Latin-American countries Contact Information 613-252-2205

Vancouver: Saturday, September 2: Farewell of Summer!

▲FECHA/DATE: 02 SEPTIEMBRE 2017 ▲HORARIO/TIME: 9PM – 2AM ▲COVER: $15 ▲INFO: 7783229174 // 6043634443 ▲TICKETS:▲SE REQUIERE PHOTO ID PARA INGRESAR 19+ *** The best Colombian rumba in Vancouver!

Ottawa: Saturday, September 2: The Latin Rooftop

The Latin Rooftop is a special event combining tropical sounds and summer vibes for a unique evening getaway in the city. Relax with a drink while watching the sunset or dance the night away to the best of latin music in town. Located at 34 Clarence St, KAVALI is an exciting and original concept for Ottawa that features a state of the art venue inspired by high fashion, art, and music. Price: $9

August 2017

Toronto: Thursday, August 31: A Memorial For Maryam Mirzakhani

Memorial Date: Thursday, Aug 31st from 7-9 pm. Location: pin MacLeod Auditorium – Medical Science Building University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Cir, Toronto. Free Admission. You are cordially invited to participate in a memorial ceremony organized by Kanoon Mohandes, Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA-Toronto) and Iranian Association at the University of Toronto (IAUT) to pay homage to late genius mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani. The news of her passing away truly saddened millions of people in Iran and all around the world in the morning of July 15th.

Vancouver: Sunday, August 20: CIF Annual Scholarship Award Presentation

Canadian Iranian Foundation celebrates the achievement of their scholarship recipients and award them with $1500. C.I.F. invites all of them to come to this ceremony with their parents and family and to make it more interesting we are asking them to bring a plate of finger food for refreshment and share it with others. C.I.F. will announce the name of the recipients next week. The event takes place at the West Vancouver Recreation Centre. For more info: contact or 604-800-1977. This is a free admission event and all the C.I.F. members are welcome to attend.

Ottawa: Friday, August 18: Colombia Welcomes the World!

Free Admission – 1525 Princess Patricia Way Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3. Canada’s diversity is an integral part of its history, its heritage, its pride…its DNA. This is why we are inviting embassies and high commissions to mark their country’s national celebration at the Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building in 2017. This series of world-class cultural events will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150 anniversary. All residents are encouraged to join the festivities and thus, dive into a unique multicultural atmosphere. Indulge yourself in food tasting, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more!

Vancouver: Wednesday, August 16: Persian Movie with Engl. Subtitle: Atom Heart Mother

On the way home from a well-oiled party, Arineh and Nobahar stupidly crash their car. A strange sort of guy offers to pay the incurred expenses and refuses to be reimbursed. Instead, he asks the two girls to follow him into the unknown. Very quickly, whilst traveling through a nighttime Tehran full of mysteries and surprises, Arineh and Nobahar discover a parallel world of the unexpected, the existence of which they had never imagined. Wednesday, August 16 at 8:30 PM. 
Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3M7. Tickets WWW.VIFF.ORG

Ottawa: Sunday, August 13: Summer PICNIC

Free Admission. Open to Public. Ottawa’s Summer Picnic Sunday Aug 13. 2017  Time: 12PM to 8PM Catering By: Ariana Kabob House.

Toronto, August 12: Charlie Zaa & Friends LIve in Toronto!

7:00 PM to 2:00 AM- Canadian Tibetan Association, 40 Titan Rd, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 2J8. Colombian singer Charlie Zaa is an internationally renowned Latin pop artist especially known for his readings of boleros, bachatas, and salsas. Tickets at 

Montreal: Saturday, August 12: SALSA LIVE IN MONTREAL

Three huge international salsa figures!  Salsa Brava! The great singer Ismael Miranda “El bonito de la Fania” (Puerto Rico) from la Fania All Stars, Wilson “Saoco” Manyoma ex singer of Fruko y sus tesos (Colombia) and Ismael Rivera Jr (Puerto Rico). They will be accompanied by the Montreal orchestra Lengaïa Salsabrava. There will also be two bands: Bachata with Freddy Anthony and Cuban son with Sabor de Cuba. The animator of the evening will be Jessie Ramirez (el Principe de Nueva York) a salsa animator and journalist for the past 30 years. His nickname (el Principe de Nueva York) (the Prince of New York) was given to him by the famous singer Celia Cruz.  1225 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2S6. Program 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM.  Tickets at

Toronto: Friday, August 11: Persian Movie: Under The Smokey Roof

Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 – Starts at 6:00 and 8:00 PM. Tickets at

Ottawa: Friday, August 11: Ecuador Welcomes The World!

Free Admission- Kid Friendly! Canada’s diversity is an integral part of its history, its heritage, its pride…its DNA. This is why OTTAWA 2017 invited embassies and high commissions to mark their country’s national celebration at the Horticulture Building in 2017. This series of world-class cultural events will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150 anniversary. All residents are encouraged to join the festivities and thus, dive into a unique multicultural atmosphere. Indulge yourself in food tasting, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more!

Ottawa, August 11: Book Launch; A Novel by Jocy Medina (Spanish): Paradise to Cuban

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Marshes Golf Club 320 Terry Fox Dr, Kanata, Ontario K2K3L1.  Bienvenidos están todos al lanzamiento de la novela Paraíso a lo cubano, por Jocy Medina. Es una noche de literatura y de boleros cubanos, con la dulce voz de Oeldis Romero y el extraordinario piano del Maestro Miguel de Armas.

Toronto: Thursday, August 10: A Conversation With ICC Founders After 10 Years

Thursday, August 10 at 7 PM – 9 PM – 5110 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N, Canada. This event is in Persian language.

Toronto: Monday August, 7: Latin Caribanna Cruise 

TROPICAL CARIBANNA CRUISE TORONTO – THREE ROOMS: BRAZIL ROOM: DJ Rodrigo Flôres & DJ Everton Mattos KZOMBA ROOM:  DJ Victor Manuel Bernardo Tonelo, DJ Galo Super, DJ NS, DJ Jovin Kyenx LATIN ROOM: DJ John Lopez

Ottawa: Friday to Sunday, August 4-6: Ottawa Salsa Convention 2017

August 4 – 6th , 2017, Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W7

Toronto: Friday, August 4: ICC Session For Iranian Newcomers to Canada

Free Admission – North York Civic Center – Council Chamber.  The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) invites individuals and recent immigrants to join us at the North York Civic Center on August 4th at 7 to 9 PM. This is an opportunity to discuss the shared challenges Iranians face during settlement in Canada and to participate in a study to improve the lives of immigrants to Canada. As a community of over 300,000 people, Iranian-Canadians make up one of the largest immigrant communities in Canada, with thousands of newcomers every year. It is of utmost importance for Iranian immigrants to have their voices heard in policymaking circles to help the Iranian community in Canada and the future generation of Iranian immigrants to Canada.

July 2017

Toronto: Saturday, July 29: Nostalgia Music Performance – Tirgan 2017 

A medley of nostalgic tunes from Azerbaijan, Iran and the region on tar and piano accompanied by naghareh. Artists: Ramiz Guliyev: Tar Maziar Heidari: Piano Ali Massoudi: Naghareh

Toronto: Saturday, July 29: Miss Persian Awards

7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Persian Arts & cultural centre ( PAAC CANADA ) Proudly Presents… MISS PERSIAN AWARDS (MPA) 2017. MISS PERSIAN AWARDS SHOW presents the Hollywood stylish Shoe & Tie designer, Mr. ANTONIO CHAVEZ as a Proud sponsor of the MPA 2017 show. Sony Centre (Toronto) on July 29. 2017 
Tickets on sale right now online at  and HTV Network television studio in Richmond hill. For more information please visit  www.misspersianawards.comor call MISS PERSIA (647) 773- 7742

Toronto: Saturday, July 29: Sina Bathaie Santur (Hammer Dulcimer) Performance

Free Admission – Date and Time: 1st show: Saturday, 29 July 2017 – 04:00 PM 2nd show: Sunday, 30 Jul 2017 – 12:00 PM Location: Harbourfront Centre – Stage in Round. At Tirgan Sina is performing pieces from his first album “Sound of Silence” as well as new songs from his upcoming album “Ray of hope” with his full ensemble: Oriana Barbato: Bass Guitar, Alexei Orechin: Guitar, Alyssa Ramsay: Cello, Siavash Mahdavi: Percussion, Zaynab Wilson: Percussion, Sina Bathaie: Santur

Toronto: Saturday, July 29: 1st Iranian-Canadian Women’s Leadership Conference

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM . pin Hide Map Aga Khan Museum 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1. Tirgan is collaborating with the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) to host the first Canadian Leadership Conference with a focus on women with Iranian origins. This event, held at the prestigious Agha Khan Museum, will be IAWF’s first international conference followed by London (UK) in September 2017. Established as a non-profit organization in 2012, the IAWF aims to empower and inspire Iranian women of all ages and career paths through its Women’s Leadership Conferences and other programs such as Circle of Visionaries, Youth Leadership Conference, Connect Series, and Mentorship program. Over the past five years, IAWF has hosted sold-out conferences in various cities across the United States, including Washington D.C, San Diego, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, New York City, and Orange County. We are delighted to be bringing this Leadership Conference to Canada for the first time and are hoping for a grand success to enable a continued initiative.

Toronto: Thursday to Sunday, July 27-30: Tirgan (Persian Summer) Festival

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8. Free Admission! The Tirgan team is excited to announce the arrival of its much anticipated sixth biennial Summer festival, July 27-30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada! Once again we have the pleasure to partner with Harbourfront Centre, one of the most widely attended arts and culture centres in Canada, as our collaborator and venue for Tirgan 2017. In keeping with our tradition of adopting a theme, this time we have picked “benevolence” as the point of focus for the fine artistic and literary works that will be brought to you throughout the festival. We invite you to join us to share this one-of-a kind journey through a cultural experience that you will never forget. For more information on Tirgan, please visit:

Ottawa: Sunday, July 23: Colombia Independence Day Festival

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Free Admission. 100 Walter Baker Place, Kanata, Ontario K2V 1A2


Ottawa: Sunday, July 23: Simon Bolivar Soccer Cup

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM . pin Hide Map KRC 100 Walter Baker Place, Kanata, Ontario K2V 1A2. Free admission to public. Colombian Canadian Community of Ottawa Gatineau INVITES ALL TEAMS TO OUR SOCCER TOURNAMENT. *COPA LIBERTADOR SIMÓN BOLÍVAR 2017 To celebrate Colombia’s Independence Day! The community is organizing a soccer tournament open to all men’s and women’s teams. The registration fee is $150 CA per team, maximum of 15 players. Deadline to register your team is Sunday, July 9th. For more info. or register:Oskar Manzur (facebook) or

Toronto: Saturday, July 22: Charlie Zaa and Friends Live in Toronto! 

Canadian Tibetan Association Presents: 40 Titan Rd, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 2J8. Celebrating Colombia Independence Day!
Two more invited artist on stage with Charlie. Only presentation in Canada. Tickets on – Colombian singer Charlie Zaa is an internationally renowned Latin pop artist especially known for his readings of boleros, bachatas, and salsas.

Gatineau (North of Ottawa): Saturday, July 22: COLOMBIAN Independance Night Party!

Colombia Independence Day Celebration Saturday July 22, 2017 From Montreal our guest: DJ CEGUPI Also your resident DJ Ottomatik. $10 Cover Free sombrero vueltiao for the first 100 customers. Free Parking For Reservations: (613) 316-6700 also (613) 277-0008. LE FORUM Latin Saturdays, 815 Rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 2W2. 9:00PM to 3:00 AM

Toronto: Saturday, July 22: TROMBORANGA Salsa Orchestra for Colombian Independence Day! 

Tromboranga Band with all great songs:  “Agua que va caer” “Alabanciosa” “Humildad” “Mi china Colombiana” “Ah Caraj” “Palo pa la campana” “Charrupi” “Como la marea” “Sangre sudor y Salsa” “Esclavo de tu apariencia” “Que linda que estas”  and many more!  Saturday 22 July 2017 El Trovador Event Centre: 821 Runnymede Rd (corner of  St. Clair and Runnymede). Tickets in advance $45  and at door $55 Show starts at  8:00 pm. More info 416 219 5765 o  and 416 333 8331

Markham: Saturday, July 22: Persian Old School (Persian Hits 1980s)

10:00 PM to 3:00 AM . pin Show Map Boss Club 10 Esna Park Dr, Markham, Ontario L3R 1E1 – The event is going to be held at Boss club 10 Esna Park Dr, Markham, ON L3R 1E1 on Saturday 22nd July 2017.  It’s a branded and a very well-known Persian party that plays the Persian old school music involved with the latest top hits. Presented. by DJ Milad and DJ Amin.

Calgary: Friday- Sunday, July 21-23: Fiestaval Latin Festival

Fiestaval Latin Festival is a FREE and family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It will take place in the heart of downtown Calgary at Olympic Plaza on July 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2017. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. LOcation: Olympic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5. Starts 9:00 PM

Ottawa: Friday-Saturday, July 21-22: Multicultural Arts Exhibition

CALL TO ARTISTS: Participate in a two-days Multicultural Exhibition, an opportunity open to: Visual, sculpture, photography, woodcarver, drawing,face-painting artists, Craftsmanship are welcome as well. writers, singers, designers, and musicians. When: Friday July 21th – 2017 Time: 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Vernissage Friday 21th at 7:00pm Saturday July 22nd Time: 11:00am. to 9:00 pm. If you are interested to participate as an artists, consulte \no percentage is taking, no selling tickets, just rent space and sell your products. CALL TO PUBLIC: We are pleased to invite to the first “Ottawa Multicultural Exhibition”, this July 21st and 22nd. at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, #310 St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON. K1N 5K5. This event is organized to support multicultural Artists to promote their wonderful artwork. Come and enjoy the wonderful piece of art of this group of amazing artists. We will be delighted to show you beautiful jewellery from ours artists, as well as photography, art printed clothes, art printed mugs and much more. We will also present a Colombian folklore dance, not to be missed!Everyone is invited. We would love to see the community come together to support your local artists.Invite your friends and family!!! Free Admission!

Toronto: Friday, July 21: Tony Vega Live in Toronto

Attention Salseros !!! Top Shows Canada, Univision Canada are pleased to present this Friday, July 21, Celebrating the Independence of Colombia and Peru to Tony Vega interpreting all their successes: Mine is love, That woman, I was the Carnage, Apparently, She is, My Friend the clown, Self, Tell it and many more!  Tickets: $39 in advance, $55 door. Reservation of Tables and info 647-9942205; 647-7742832

Gatineau (North of Ottawa):  Sunday, July 16: Zumbathon 

Tickets are at $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Spread the word and invite the community to support this amazing cause. We also accept any donation. DATE: July 16th, 2017 TIME: 2:30-3:30 pm LOCATION: Seniors Centre, 196 Notre-Dame, Gatineau, QC FEATURING UNO BAND – The only band in the Capital which performs the widest spectrum of live music. They are in deep Latin rhythms, in party and dance. They are Classic Rock. ZUMBA INSTRUCTORS: 1. Martine Charles 2. Carolina Izaguirre 3. Marie-Josee Boucher 4. Gina Adams 5. Fil Caballes All profits from this event will proceed to “Venezolanos por la Vida” – Canada Please come and support! Venezuelans for Life – Canada is a Democracy Forum Humanitarian Aid Program for Venezuela in Canada, created with the purpose of providing support to Venezuela during its humanitarian crisis.

Vaughan: Sunday, July 16: Zumba for Venezuela

Join us to help Venezuela! 6 Venezuelan Zumba Instructors with 4 recognized Canadian Zumba Instructors, are getting together to deliver “Zumba por Venezuela”, the best Zumba Master Class of 2017 in support of the Canadian non-profit organization called “Venezolanos por la Vida”. Ticket/donation start at $15.  Visit to get your ticket and/or make a donation.DATE: July 16th, 2017. TIME: 6 – 8 pm. LOCATION: Dance Passion Studio, 300 TROWERS ROAD, UNIT 6, VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, L4L 5Z9

Calgary: Saturday, July 15: Family Integration Day

Hosted by Silver Consulting; dedicated to provide counselling, training & coaching to organizations and individuals that want to potential their well being and Mental health. All info regarding price and time and location on the photo

Gatineau (Ottawa): Saturday – Sunday, July 15-16 : Festival of the World Cultures

Location: Place De La Cité Boul De La Cité, Gatineau, Québec. 4:00 PM

Ottawa: Saturday, July 15: Sound of Persia, in Canada’s Capital National Arts Centre

Canada Scene Presents Sounds of Persia: Canada’s new Music Masters. Featuring Amir Amiri (santur), Shaho Andalibi (ney), Showan Tavakol (kamancheh), Behnaz Sohrabi (rabab), Sanaz Nakhjavani (kanun), Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion), Maneli Jamal (guitar) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass). Sounds of Persia celebrates this country’s hidden gems – a wealth of talented world musicians who have arrived in Canada over the decades. Often labouring under the radar of mainstream culture, these exceptional Persian artists explore musical boundaries and ultimately prove there are none! National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1. Starts 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets at

Vaughan: Saturday, July 15: Vaughan Latin Festival

The best Latin festival in Vaughan presented by Fuerza Latina!!! The event will feature activities for the whole family. Live Music, Folklore, Marshall from Paw Patrol, a Kids Zone, delicious food, and various vendors catering to Latinos and the Canadian multicultural public at large… and it is all right here in the beautiful City of Vaughan! Join Us July 15th from 11:00 am – 10:30 pm at Mackenzie Glen District Park 220 Cranston Park Ave Vaughan, ON L6A 2M4. Free Admission and Kid Friendly!

Montreal: July 14 – July 17: Montreal Dança Kizomba Weekend 

3 SOIRÉES DANSANTES THÉMATIQUES – Vendredi 14 juillet 2017 21h – 22h – COURS DE KIZOMBA 22h – 3am Samedi 15 juillet 2017 ATELIERS et SOIRÉE Dimanche 17 juillet 2016 ATELIERS et SOIRÉE. FULL PASS: 135$ COUPLE FULL PASS: 250$  PARTY PASS: 80$

Vancouver: Friday, July 14: COLOMBIA Independence Day Party

pin Hide Map Anza Club Vancouver 3 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1M8. Bring your cowbells and your shakers because we are going to have a party with the best Latin flavour and style.  Join us on an extraordinary night. We are gonna dance with all the hottest Latin rhythms and enjoy an exclusive environment to celebrate the independence day of our beautiful Colombia.  Live salsa music with orquesta Wasakaka All Stars and from London, UK, Dj Julio Toro with the best Latin music.▲FECHA/DATE: 14 DE JULIO 2017 ▲HORARIO/TIME: 9PM – AM ▲COVER: $15  ▲INFO: 7783229174 6043634443 ▲TICKETS: ▲REQUIRED PHOTO ID for Registration

Vancouver: Wednesday, July 12: Persian Movie with Engl. Subtitle: Under The Smokey Roof

Vancity Theater 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3M7- 8:30 PM. Details at VIFF.ORG

Ottawa-Gatineau: Wednesday, July 12: Musique du Monde Ensemble

Iranian music, Syrian music and their mode of transmission based on orality are endowed with a rich history and an abundant musical practice in the Middle East. Iran and Syria have thus preserved a repertoire of ancient traditional songs. They are also cultural crossroads. They are the homeland of Kurdish, Turkish and Jewish populations, discrete communities whose musical traditions go back a long way. Âstân Ensemble invite you to come and discover this musical universe on July 12, 2017 in Gatineau. Starts 7:30 PM at 9 Rue Front.

Ottawa: Sunday, July 9: Persian Summer Picnic

pin Hide Map Vincent Massey Park Riverside Dr at Heron Rd, Ottawa, Ontario. Chin Radio Parvaz Annual Family Summer Picnic – Iranian food – Games – Sweets and Tea – Live Performances & DJ – Prizes – FREE ADMISSION

Toronto: Saturday & Sunday, July 8-9: Salsa on St-Clair Avenue!

TD Salsa on St. Clair is Canada’s hottest Latin-themed street festival and features an all-star cast of Canadian and International Latin bands, artists and hosts. Practice your dance moves and take in the vibrant sounds from some of the hottest Latin acts in Toronto including Rice and Mango, Salsoteka, Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Laclau and the Yani Borrell Orquesta. Enjoy the pulsating drums of Samba Squad and all the Latin sounds alongside the numerous dance groups and schools at the festival hot spots that will be sure to keep you and your family dancing throughout the weekend! Don’t miss TD Salsa on St. Clair as it takes over midtown Toronto and is the only FREE festival where people do more than just eat and watch entertainment – they take part in the non-stop dancing in the streets – everyone from beginners who come for a quick lesson, to semi-pros who are amazing to watch! Experience the vibrancy of the Latino culture with free dance lessons, live music, authentic cuisine, kid’s entertainment and of course dancing! Mark your calendars – it’s going to be Hot-Hot-Hot!

Toronto: Saturday, July 8: Duo; Guitarra y Voz (Guitar and Voice) 

Come enjoy this musical night filled with flamenco and latin rhythms with Bahram Aghakhan on guitar and Shirlita La Pili on vocals. Take in the sounds and atmosphere in the back patio amidst the cherry and fig trees as well as the grape vines, flowers and herbs. ** $10 Cover – PAY AT BAR ** Shirlita La Pili’s earthy, warm and velvet voice offers a heartfelt delivery of traditional flamenco and latin songs. La Pili first dove into the world of flamenco through baile (dance) starting her studies with the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company.  She has performed at various flamenco festivals in Canada and with several dance companies in Toronto including Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Los Amigos de Pilar, Compañía Carmen Romero, Arte Flamenco.  Bahram Aghakhan , professional & versatile guitarist with nearly 30 years of experience on stage , recording , teaching and composition. Across Canada he’s had a close collaboration with flamenco dance academies, Festivals & Artists, La Puerta Negra Academy ( Rae Bowhay), Lina Moros, La Otra Orilla (Myriam Allard), Esmeralda Enrique Academy, Maria Serrano Academy & Alejandra Garcia, Flamenco Festival of Montreal 2014, Tirgan 2015 & 2017.

Ottawa: Saturday, July 8: Latin Parties in Petrie island

Join for our second Latin Beach Party of the summer taking place at Petrie Island featuring the beats of DJ Padrino. Starting at 4pm we will have social dancing on the beach with a free workshop! Free Admission. Location postal code K4A 3P4

Toronto: Friday, July 7: Reggaeton Latino Party (19+*** Slang or Coarse Lyrics***) 

Rancho Latin Nightclub 430 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T3. El Rancho Latin Nightclub & GUSTO Toronto Presents: Canada Day Latin Fridays inside El Rancho ! 2 Rooms 2 Sounds ! Live Shows and More , Drink Specials all night! Complimentary Dance Lessons at 9:00pm Cover – $10 all night For bottle service please contact (647)274-9684 Dress code: Always Dress to impress!


Toronto: Two Weeks; July 4 – July 16: Salsa in Toronto & Free Dance Lessons!

We have partnered with TD Salsa in Toronto Festival to offer you Free dance lessons across the GTA! Get a taste of Latin Rhythms and learn some of the spiciest dances all for free starting July 4th! No need to pay for a drop in or pre-register, just show up with your smiles and ready to dance! First come, first serve. The event happens in several areas of GTA at different locations and times each day. Consult the schedule in this facebook page.

June 2017

Ottawa: June 30 – July 2: Canada Day in Capital; The Super-sized 150th Party!

We all know that it’s an extra special birthday for our amazing country this year. This summer, experience more exciting and historic moments as we highlight Canada Day like never before! From June 30 to July 2, an array of unforgettable activities and performances, featuring well-known artists, will take place on our three official sites: Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History and Major’s Hill Park.

Vancouver: Tuesday, June 27: Persian Movie “Sperm Whale 2”, with English Subtitle

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 3L1. Tickets @

Ottawa: Saturday, June 24: Sunset Summer Break Party (Latin Dance)

Starts 9:00 PM – Admission $5. Location 665 Bronson Ave. Ottawa.


Vancouver: Saturday, June 24: Red Carpet & Gala with Miss Vancouver 2017

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V3N 3K8, Canada. Early bird tickets on sale now $30 and After June,18th $40.  Join us to support Lia Fallah on her journey!  Dinner, Entertainment, Flower & Media Wall, Music & Dance Silent Auction, Draw Prizes, Q&A with Miss Vancouver Lia Fallah and much more!

Ottawa: Friday, June 23: Leila Forouhar Live in Concert!

Starts @ 8:00 PM, Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8. tickets go on sale May 10th At & Aria food Market.

Montreal: Friday, June 16: The Real SONORA DINAMITA In Montreal for Father’s Day!


Toronto: Thursday, June 15: Poetry & Music Night 

382 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T1. We welcome any style of poetry and music in any language. As long as it is acoustic music!

Ottawa: Thursday, June 15: Latin Experience & Silent Auction Evening

The zen2canada team of volunteers is happy to announce a special evening event full of friendship, fun, Latin live music, Mexican food and a great chance to bid for fabulous prizes! Join us in this great opportunity to buy a gift that gives twice!  All of the money collected goes directly to support the Zen Course 2017 at The Bronson Centre, presented by Suzanne Powell. As a result of your generous gift purchases and donations the Zen Course is offered at no cost to all 850 participants. There are over $3000 in prizes and gift certificates up for auction including hotel stays and fine dining certificates. There are electronic devices such as iPhones, headphones and wireless speakers and gift certificates that include massage! For more information about the ZEN Course 2017 with Suzanne Powell join our Facebook group.  Tickets available here

Ottawa: June 13, 15, 17:  Ghadr Nights Ceremonies

Ceremonies and rituals of Ghadr Nights and anniversary of Imam Ali’s Martyrdom. Starts each night 11:30 PM to 1:00 AM

Toronto: Tuesday, June 13: Persian Language Theater :”Iceland”

Fairview Mall Library Theatre, Toronto. Tickets at

Ottawa: Saturday, June 10: Canada’s Largest Latin Dance Party

Join the thousands for a night of dancing in the warm summer breeze, overlooking the Ottawa river. Three workshops to choose from: Salsa Force, Golden Flame Dance Company, and Azucar Dance Studio! After learning the basics, get ready to dance your heart out! Dance 9 PM Saturday to 2 AM Sunday! Buy tickets:

Hamilton: Saturday, June 10: Day of Memory & Solidarity  

Colombian Refugees Association, together with the Consulate General of Colombia in Toronto, cordially invites you to the Memorial Day and Solidarity with Victims of Armed Conflict. We are grateful for the support and participation and we hope to join this deserved cause for those who in one way or another were affected in the conflicts of our nation. Event is free admission and kid friendly.

Ottawa: Saturday, June 10: Parliament of Canada, Memorial for Tehran ISIS Attacks’ Victims 

On June 10th, 2 to 4 PM, We stand at Parliament Hill, with heavy hearts bleeding and mourning the lives lost in the recent heinous acts of violence and terrorism attacks by ISIS in Tehran. These saddening and heartbreaking attacks have left millions of Iranians worldwide in agonizing pain.

Ottawa: Saturday, June 10: Latin Festival “Prosa en el Parque”

A moment to think and dream in Spanish. Within the framework of the literary festival “Prosa en el parque”, four of our favorite Spanish-speaking Ottoman writers will offer a dynamic and upbeat talk about the acculturation of artists in the literary world, entitled “The Art of Living at the crossroads “. An intimate and open air evening to learn and share ideas on: • How to think, dream and create art in Spanish in an Anglo-French speaking world? • How much does this paradigm shift help us to write with a more original, exotic and unique touch? • How do we reinvent ourselves to grow as artists, within a cultural context that unites us, separates us and, above all, inspires us? Date: June 10, 2017 Time: 5-6 pm. Parkdale Park And Market Ottawa. Free admission and kid friendly. more info at

Toronto: Thursday, June 8: Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Tehran’s ISIS Attacks

We stand with heavy hearts bleeding and mourning the lives lost in the recent heinous acts of violence and terrorism attacks in Tehran. These saddening and heartbreaking attacks have left millions of Iranians worldwide in agonizing pain. 8:30 to 10:00 PM. Mel Lastman Square 5100 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7

Ottawa: Sunday, June 4: Latin Expo 2017

1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3. For the 5th consecutive year in this beautiful city, the Network of Latin Women Entrepreneurs of Ottawa-Gatineau presents “Latin Expo 2017”; this year, we are are joining in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday! Congratulations Canada!
Come and explore this unique MELOG event, and everything we have to offer: our services, products, business support, ideas, culture, art and more! Our sponsors, along with more than 60 local exhibitors will showcase at this magnificent event. All in a spirit of friendliness and unity, showcasing the unique characteristics of Latin America!

Montreal: Thursday, June 1: Salsa Night!

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. pin Hide Map Le Balcon Cabaret Music-Hall 463 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1B1. Admission: 13 $ at door with password AZUCAR

May 2017

Toronto: Saturday, May 27: Poemas y Postales (Poems and Postcards)

(This event is aimed at an adult audience by the language and themes that will be exposed, children under their responsibility). Starts @7:30 PM. pin Hide Map Centro Cultural Casa Maíz 1280 Finch Ave. West #204, Toronto, Ontario M3J 3K6

Toronto: Friday, May 26: Oscar 2017 Winner Persian Movie with English Subtitle; “The Salesman”

Courtesy of MP Ali Ehsasi (Canadian-Iranian Member of Parliament)! Join me along with Ward 23’s Councillor, John Filion, for a FREE OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING in the heart of our community: The Mel Lastman Square Amphitheatre – 5100 Yonge.

Ottawa: Sunday, May 21: Khayyam; A Genius From The East

Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet Join us in celebrating Khayyam’s life and Contributions – Widely considered to be one of the most influential scientists of the Middle Ages. This event is organized in partnership with Carleton University to celebrate Khayyam’s life and work. We will look back at the work of Khayyam and how he became one of the most influential scientists of the Middle Ages. The Admission is free. Light refreshment will be served.Date: Sunday May 21, 2-5 PM
Venue: Bell Theater, Minto Center, Carleton University. 1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa: Saturday, May 20: REGGAETON CITY (19+ / *** Slang or Coarse Lyrics***) 

LOCATION: City At Night 222 Slater St. Ottawa (Corner of Bank St.) 6132412489 19+ ID required. ADMISSION:  FREE for ladies before 11:30pm  FREE with btl service (2 admissions / btl) General Admission: $10 TIME: 10:00pm – 2:30am

Vancouver: Sunday, May 14: Persian Movie: “Good, Bad, Garish”, with English Subtitle

Genre: Comedy. Ticket @ More info: 604-442-4241

Calgary: Saturday, May 13: Alejandra Azcarate Live in Calgary! (Spanish)

Colombian comedian and actress Alejandra Azcarate arrives for the first time in Calgary with her show “Descárate Con La Azcarate” A monologue with a lot of satire and sarcasm but above all realism in relation to the couple relationships, she “mocks too much of men” like herself It has expressed it, but it does not leave aside the great reflections on the woman. More than 8 million people have enjoyed this show, becoming a box-office phenomenon. Alejandra Azcarate has taken her show to several countries including Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, USA, Spain and now arrives in Canada for the first time, Calgary Saturday, May 13. John Dutton Theatre 616 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2. 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. TICKETS

Ottawa: Saturday, May 13: Community Celebration (Anniversary of 12th Shia Imam) 

pin Hide Map Sandy Hill Park and Community Centre 250 Somerset Street East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6V6. We are honored to gather and celebrate the jubilant birth of Imam Mahdi (pbuh) filled with fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family.

April 2017 

Montreal: Saturday, April 29: IllumiNights Concerts: Tribute To Fania With Lengaia Orchestra

8 PM to 3:00 AM. pin Hide Map Théâtre St-James 265, rue St-Jacques, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1M6. Our dream for years has been to reunite dancers with live music. Just like in New York City, Cuba and Colombia we want those two communities to regather and feed on each other’s energy. On April 29th Lengaia Orchestra will perform an explosive and tireless tribute to Fania-All-Stars with the best of Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Hector Lavoe, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto and many others. A heated night of Salsa Dura with 12 of Montreal’s best musicians and over 50 dancers. We will also have a Kizomba room with DJ Sink. Band starts at 11pm. Free classes: 8pm Lady Styling with Sonia Kyriacou from San tropez. 9pm: Bachata with Renaud Ayotte from Alma Montreal. Click going b4 April 29th and pay : 15$ – At door: 17$

Calgary: Saturday, April 15: Dariush Live in Concert

Once again; Legendary Dariush in Canada; This time Calgary!

Ottawa: Saturday, April 15: REGGAETON CITY (19+ / *** Slang & Coarse Lyrics)

Saturday April 15 REGGAETON CITY With dj Mendez & Dani J Zamora Reggaeton – RnB – Latin ADMISSION: – FREE for ladies before 11:30pm – FREE with btl service (2 admissions / btl) – General Admission: $10 TIME: 10:00pm – 2:30am BOTTLE SERVICE: Tables: no minimum Booths: two bottles minimum Menu:

March 2017

Vancouver: Friday, March 31: Nowruz 1396 Celebration with DJ Siavash

Location: (MARITIME LABOUR CENTER) 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver. Admission $40. Children 7 to 12 years old : $20 . under 7 free. Info 778-223-7337

Ottawa: Sunday, March 26: Nowruz 1396 Celebration 

This event is organized by PACSO (Persian Arts and Cultural Society of Ottawa)

Vancouver, Sunday, March 26: Persian Movie (comedy): “Good,Bad, Garish” with Engl. Subtitles   

Sunday, March 26, @ 2:00 PM at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver Ticket @ More info: 604-442-4241

Montreal: Saturday, March 25: Zumba Master Class with Rony Gratereaut (Chile) 

Calgary :Saturday, March 25: Calgary First Latin Carnival Party 

The Red Empresarial de Calgary, REC, invites you to the 1st Latin carnival party “CARNAVALES DE MI TIERRA”.  Carnival shows from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Peru. Join us to celebrate one of the most joyful Latin holidays of the year where we will offer you color, music, food and dancing. Dance groups will be representing the carnivals of their countries. Location: Thorncliffe Greenview Centre; 5600 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta T2K 0T3. Tickets available at Eventbrite

Toronto: Saturday, March 25: Carnaval de la Cumbia (Peru)

Me sabe a Perú Restaurante se complace en presentar. A pedido de su publico selecto: El Carnaval de la Cumbia , con el grupo mas pegado del momento. TATO BANDA SHOW. Los esperamos este sábado 25 de marzo a partir de las 8 de la noche. Admission $25

Quebec City: Saturday, March 25: Vicente Fernandez in Laval, Quebec

Early Tickets $25. Solo hasta el 28 de febrero las boletas del Show de VICENTE FERNANDEZ de ‘yo me llamo’ estarán a 25$- Info linel 581-999-1296

Ottawa: Saturday, March 25: Sabrosa Band in Ottawa’s Latin Discotek 

Location: DISCOTEKA LATIN FEST OTTAWA, 349 Dalhousie St. Downtown. Start time 9:00 PM Admission 10$

Toronto (Markham): Friday, March 24: Nowruzgan and Farvahargan Gala Party

Arya Entertainment proudly presents: 7th annual Norouzgan Gala Party with Black Cats & Kamyar on Friday March 24, 2017 at Le Parc Banquet & Conference Centres located at 8432 Leslie Street,  Markham, Ontario L3T 7M6  [Thornhill (South west corner of Hwy 7 & Leslie]. Hall 1, 2.   Doors open 7:00 pm Antipasto bar station, 3 course dinner, Desserts, Late night station, all night premium open bar. Tickets : $200 adults, $100 Kids up to 12 – year old For more info please call: 416-500-7577

Toronto: Thursday, March 23: Franco de Vita Libre Tour

Franco De Vita llega a Toronto este 23 de Marzo con su “Libre Tour” de la mano de la productora LatinVen Productions al Sony Centre of Performing Arts de Downtown Toronto. De Vita, presentará un amplio repertorio de sus grandes éxitos e incluirá los temas de su mas reciente álbum de estudio “ Libre”. Location: pin Show Map Sony Centre for the Performing Arts 1 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2 . Tickets available at

Vancouver: Thursday, March 23: Persian Movie “Helen” with Engl. Subtitles

Thursday, March 23 , @ 8:00 PM at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. More info: 604-442-4241 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 7Y3. Tickets available at *** Story: Helen is going to have a pre scheduled trip. But due to family circumstances, she will change plans.

Ottawa: Sunday, March 19: Nowruz 1396 Celebration

Join us in celebrating Norouz – Iranian New Year – and the birth of Lady Fatemeh Zahra (pbuh), with lots of food and fun programs for all. Tickets can be bought using the link above. Due date is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A variety of discounts are offered which can be combined as well. Details at

Vancouver: Saturday, March 18: Nowruz 1396 Grand Celebration

This event is organized jointly by Hamyari Media and Pars National Ballet Group in Vancouver. Children under 5 years old are not admitted.

Montreal: Saturday, March 18: Nowruz 1396 Gala Celebration 

Tickets at: 4055 ste-catherine west, #133,H3Z3J8, Metro Atwater. Price: Adults $$75-$85 for dinner and concert . Children under 12, $35 for dinner and concert. Please call for details.

Toronto: Saturday, March 18: Sonora Dinamita Live in Concert 

“SONORA DINAMITA” live in concert. Special appearance by HECTOR LAVOE “Yo me llamo”. Come and enjoy Sonora Dinamita’s top hits… mi cucu, se me perdio la cadenita, escándalo, que nadie sepa mi sufrir y mucho mas… Dance to the best SALSA singer of all times… HECTOR LAVOE imitator will give you… periodico de ayer, el cantante, aguanile, dia de suerte y mucho mas…. DJ John Lopez & DJ MEXX mixing the best Latin hits of all times. ***THIS SHOW IS A GUARANTEED SOLD OUT*** Tables available on a first come first serve basis. ARRIVE EARLY, LIMITED CAPACITY! Tickets $32 available at

Quebec City: Saturday, March 18: Nowruz 1396 Celebration

Le printemps dont on annonce le retour prend cette année une couleur culturelle. L’Association des Iraniennes et des Iraniens de l’Université Laval (AIUL) a uni ses efforts pour vous inviter à célébrer Nowruz, cette fête traditionnelle des Iraniens, et à assister en grand nombre aux activités prévues. AIUL a l’honneur de vous offrir une soirée remplie de musique, de danse iranienne, de jeux, de plaisir, et enfin pour l’ambiance et la danse, la présence toute spéciale de DJ Mahyar. C’est avec un immense plaisir qu’AIUL vous offre également le repas et le dessert. Lieu: Grand salon- Pavillon Desjardins Date: Le 18 mars Le prix du ticket est à 25$ jusqu’au 16 mars, et après cette date sera à 30$. Les tickets pour les personnes entre 5 à 12 ans sont à 15$, et il n’y a pas de prix d’entrée pour les enfants moins de 5 ans.  Vous pouvez préparer votre billet de la façon suivante: 1- Acheter votre billet à pavillons Desjardin (BVE) Bureau de la vie étudiante Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins 2325, rue de l’Université Local 2344 Université Laval Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 CANADA

Edmonton: Saturday, March 18: Nowruz 1396 Celebration

This event is organized by Edmonton Iranian School. Admission for School members $35, for public $40

Vancouver: Saturday, March 18: Nowruz 1396 Gala 

Early Bird Tickets price from now to January 20, 2017 $150.00 From January 20.2017 to February 20th. 2017 $160 From February 20th. 2017 to March 10. 2017 $170.00 EACH TABLES SEATS 12 PEOPLE AND TAX RECEIPT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE $1200 IF A COMPLETE TABLE IS PURCHASED. All proceeds from this event will be awarded to the CIF’s scholarship fund and will be awarded to the CIF successful applicant in July 2017.

Montreal: Saturday March 18: Nowruz 1396 Gala Celebration 

Ticket $55 Adults and $35 for children under 10. Free parking available. Ticket sale on Tapesh store. Info line 514-699-3334. Please call for details.

Calgary: Saturday, March 18: Nowruz 1396 Celebration

Iranian Cultural Society of Calgary & Irankhabar Weekly Persian Newspaper in Alberta proudly Celebrating Nowruz 1396- March 2017

Montreal: Friday, March 17: Nowruz 1396 Celebrations 

Part ONE : Iranian Pop Music LIVE Performance by Arsam Anvari & Ali Feili Traditional Iranian Buffet from Quartier Perse Part TWO: DJ Tonic (Mehran Tajik) After Party +18 10pm-2:00 am  Student price Part 1: $30 Part 2: $10 Part 1&2: $35 Public Part 1: $35 Part 2: $15 Part 1&2: $45  ATTENTION!  There are some (around 50) tickets available for pre-sale only for both parts. Get $5 off by picking it up from Iranian Association Office. Don’t forget to bring a valid student ID of yourself in order to get ticket. Location: 2010 Mckay St. (Q-103), Montreal, H3G 2J1 Office hours are from 2:00-5:00pm Monday to Friday In case you need to reach us Tel: (514) 848 2424 Ext. 3637

Toronto: Friday, March 17: Rumba de St Patricks Day, Colombian Style 

Admission 10$

Ottawa: Friday, March 17: AREF Live in Ottawa’s Nowruz  1396 Gala Night 

Infiniti Convention Center Tickets: 45, 55, 75 ( VIP with pictures). Tickets at Arya Food Market and online at: *** For online shoppers: Select the desired table, then select the number of seats per table. An electronic ticket will be emailed to you after purchase.

Vancouver: Wednesday March 15: Persian Movie “Mohey” with Engl. Subtitles

Based on a true story, director Davood Khayyam uses events that resulted from the PIP implant scandal as inspiration for his cautionary tale. Plucked from an orphanage as a young girl, Mohey is not living the life she hoped for. Separated from her twin sister and abused by her benefactor, she has become ensnared in a life of underhand dealings and illegal trading, where her intellect and beauty are used as commodities. When Mohey is coerced into a temporary marriage to secure a deal, she reluctantly agrees, determined that her cut will finally buy her freedom. However, the underworld is not ready to let her go. *** Wednesday, March 15 @ 8:30 PM at Vancity Theater in Downtown Vancouver Ticket @ More info: 604-442-4241

Montreal: Tuesday, March 14: Chaharshanbe Suri Fire Celebration 

Admission: $20 early purchase. At door 25$. Children under 10, 10$ Info line 514-567-1797. Tickets available at 4055 ste-catherine west, #133,H3Z3J8, Metro Atwater

Montreal: Tuesday, March 14: Chaharshanbe Suri Fire Celebration 

Admission 15$ , Children under 5 free. Free parking available

Ottawa: Tuesday March 14: Chaharshanbe Suri  Fire Celebration 

Ottawa’s 4 Shanbeh Soori Celebration ( Festival of Fire) Tuesday March 14th 2017 St Elias Banquet Center (750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa) Live Dj and Dancing all Night with Performances Bon Fire outside Cash bar and Persian Sandwiches Assigned Tables of 9 Chairs Tickets $15, Children under 12, 5$, Under 5 (Free no Chair) Available Online at and Arya Food

Toronto: Tuesday, March 14: Chaharshanbe Suri Fire Celebration

Often referred to as the Persian Fire Festival, the origin of Chahar’Shanbeh Soori (Red Wednesday) dates back to at least 2000+ years, to the early Zoroastrian era. The city’s most reputable event organization groups have come together to produce the OFFICIAL TORONTO 4’Shanbeh Suri Party. Tickets: Super Early Birds (first 100): $25 Advance: $30 Door: $40+ Brought to you by: Dj Addy ~ Wiggly Events ~ DJ Borhan ~ DJ Scarface ~ SkyzZ Entertainment ~ Persian Events ~ Iranian Student Association of Ryerson University (ISARU) ~ YOLO Production and more!

Ottawa: Sunday, March 12: Spring Nowruz Persian Bazaar 

More details at

Vancouver: Sunday, March 12:  Spring and Nowruz Festival 

This event is Free Admission. Location pin Hide Map Capilano Mall 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7P 1S3

Montreal: Sunday, March 12: Nowruz Bazaar

Free Admission. Association of Persian Speakers of Quebec. Location: pin Hide Map 777 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC H3C 3Z7

Ottawa: Saturday, March 11: Claudia Salguero “Unplugged”

Ottawa-based Colombian artist Claudia Salguero brings Latin Jazz to the Mercury Lounge. Tickets online at $17. At the door $25. Doors open at 7pm / show at 8pm. Please note, this is a Performance Venue w/ limited space for seating. The seating is as first come, first Serve!

Montreal: Saturday, March 11: Fereshteh Art Gallery Nowruz Bazaar

Bonne nouvelle ! Venez découvrir la nouvelle année iranienne (norouz) et vous allez surprise de voir toutes ses beautés et variétés! Marché artisanal , marché nourriture traditionnelle iranienne, et c’est une possibilité de voir une de plus belle culture et nouvelle année qui se passe dans la monde entier!

Toronto: Saturday, March 11: Stand Up Comedy; Colombia _ Costo Rica + Venezuela 

Tickets 15$ online, at or 20$ at door. Colombia, Costa Rica y Venezuela se unen para traer a 3 comediantes que a través del doble sentido, personificaciones y actuación nos vendrán a compartir sus vivencias, miedos e inseguridades! Hablaremos de: – La vida como inmigrantes – Las relaciones en pareja – La dificultad de conseguir trabajo – Las diferencias entre países latinos – Los temores de ser adulto …y mucho mas!

Ottawa: Saturday, March 11: Nowruz 1396 Charity Bazaar

Free Admission + Free Parking. we are gathering together to hold a Charity Bazaar in which lots of pastries, sweets, artful handcrafts, raffles for social and medical services are offered! The income of this Charity Bazaar is mainly donated to Imam Hossein Cultural Centre of Ottawa to enhance and extend its cultural activities and serve the community and our children more and better.

Calgary: Saturday, March 11: Brazilian Carnaval 

Location: BCAAB 10208 Elbow Dr. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2W 1G1. *** CULTURAL PROGRAM 07:00 pm Doors open – food and drinks available Catered by PAMPA Restaurant & Lady Ant Chocolates, Cash Bar by BCA-AB 07:30pm Bloco Vivo 07:40 pm Capoeira 07:55 pm Samba Brasil Heritage Dance Group 08:10pm Salviano Pessoa with special singer guest Jackie & local band: Julio (drums), Tim (Trombone), Jose NETO (percussion), Alex (bass) 09:25 pm Maracatu Show by Axe’ Capoeira Calgary 09:35 pm Samba Brasil Heritage Dance Group 09:45 pm Dandara Backen with Salviano (guitar) and local band : Julio (drums), Tim (Trombone), Jose NETO (percussion), Alex (bass

Toronto: Friday to Sunday, March 10 – 12 : Tirgan Nowruz Festival

Tirgan is a family-friendly festival that promotes the beauty and brilliance of art, music, culture and history of Iranians. Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N6R8. Tickets available at

February 2017

Montreal: Saturday, February 25: Bolivian Carnaval

Asociación Boliviana de Montreal (ABM) Presents: 7096 saint hubert, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2M9 La ABM tiene el agrado de invitarles a festejar el carnaval Boliviano 2017. Tendremos cotillon, platos típicos y por supuesto la buena música de nuestro dj salomon. los esperamos en gran número.

January 2017

Ottawa: Sunday, June 22: Persian Movie with English Subtitle; “Cyanide”

Synopsis: The story of romantic life of a couple in Iran, they meet each other in 70s, they have to choose between life and Cyanide and they choose life.