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Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/best-bets-a-quick-guide-to-online-and-in-person-entertainment-and-experiences/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:00:31 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/best-bets-a-quick-guide-to-online-and-in-person-entertainment-and-experiences/

the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

Prebys of Sanford Burnham presents “Insights: Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Rady Children’s Heart Institute – Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart defects to help save lives” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, online. To free. bit.ly/SBPJan22

• UC San Diego international institute presents “The Impact of the 1979 Revolution on the Lives of Iranian Women” at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, online. Rezvan Moghaddam will lead the conference. To free. bit.ly/LectureJan26

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Present your passion” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event aims to give teens in grades eight through 12 five minutes to express what excites them in front of their peers and local politicians. The teen audience will then vote anonymously to have a cause started become a community service project. To free.grahamk@sandiego.gov

Health and fitness

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “New Energy Yoga in Yiddish” at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 23, online. The yoga class, taught in Yiddish, is open to all levels of yoga practice. $15. yaaana.org/yiddish-yoga

arts & culture

The San Diego Early Music Society will present the Profeti della Quinta ensemble on Tuesday, January 25 at St. James by-the-Sea in La Jolla.

(Elam Rotem)

• The San Diego Early Music Society presents the ensemble Quinta teacher at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The program will include music by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Luzzaschi, Cipriano de Rore and Kapsberger. $10 and up. (619) 291 8246 orsdems.org

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Huntley Swan at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, online. Huntley will discuss her new book, “Getting Clean with Stevie Green,” with Jeniffer Thompson. To free. warwicks.com/event/huntley-2022

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Russian Masterpieces” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, at the La Jolla Women’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will feature music by Rachmaninoff and Arensky performed by violinist Benjamin Hoffman, cellist Taeguk Mun and pianist Hyejin Kim. $95.LeSalondeMusiques.com

• The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presents the 32nd edition San Diego International Jewish Film Festival starting Wednesday, February 9, online and at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. The festival, which runs until Sunday February 20, will present 25 feature films, eight short films and three television series. $12 for JCC members; $15 for non-members. 2022sdijff.eventive.org/welcome

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents its “Show by three artists” through Wednesday, February 16, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Jeweler Ann Craig, painter Paula McColl and photographer Edie High Sanchez will display their works for sale. To free. sjbts.org

• The Quint gallery presents “Manny Farber, Works on Paper: 1968-1980” until Saturday, March 12, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition presents a small study of Farber’s works produced between New York and San Diego. To free. quintgallery.com

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the exhibition “La Jolla Reading Room” until Saturday March 12.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the exhibition “La Jolla Reading Room” until Saturday March 12.

(Courtesy of Athenaeum Music and Art Library)

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “La Jolla Reading Room” through Saturday, March 12, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition, created by writer Jared Stanley and artist Matthew Hebert, contains sculptures and sound recordings inspired by the Athenaeum’s collection of more than 2,200 artists’ books as well as the tradition of the halls of library reading. To free. ljathenaeum.org

Galas & events

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Quick Read” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 22 at 7555 Draper Ave. In the alternative book club for 20-30 year olds, participants will share what they read in front of a peer for 10 minutes at a time, switching partners as time runs out. To free. lajolllibrary.org

• The non-profit Center St. Madeleine Sophie will hold its “Tea by the Seaside Brunch” at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22 at The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. The event will benefit the organization’s arts program and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music. $135. stmsc.org/tea-by-the-sea-registration

• TheOpen Farmers InsuranceThe Pro Golf Tournament returns Wednesday, Jan. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 29 at Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event is part of the PGA Tour. $60 and up. farminsuranceopen.com

• Fashionkind, a foundation that supports women in recovery from addiction, presents the concert“Reclaimed Rocks”at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 30 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The event will feature a performance by Runaway King. $25. fashionkind.org

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com.

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Best concerts in Houston: January 17-23, 2022 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/best-concerts-in-houston-january-17-23-2022/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:30:00 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/best-concerts-in-houston-january-17-23-2022/

Googoosh is performing at the Hobby Center this week | Courtesy of the artist

Lace up your dancing shoes for these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, January 17 through Sunday, January 23, 2022.

This week, Houston stages are graced with the presence of legendary musicians, like Elton John, Googoosh and the Oak Ridge Boys, while other new faces and newcomers show up to support their latest releases.

Want to dig deeper for live gigs in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston schedule for additional shows taking place in H-Town.

Top 10 Live Shows and Concerts in Houston This Week

  • An Evening with Allen Stone at White Oak Music Hall | tuesday january 18 – The blue-eyed soul musician, who recently released his fifth studio album, A part, arrives on the lower stage in White Oak. Tickets are sold on site, but you can find hard-to-get tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Start at House of Blues | tuesday january 18 – The Tampa pop rock band walks through Downtown’s House of Blues in support of their latest studio album, Somewhere else. $27. 5:30 p.m.
  • Bryce Vine at Warehouse Live | Thursday January 20 – The EaDo venue welcomes the rapper known for his singles “Drew Barrymore” and “La La Land” from his first studio album, Carnival. $30; $35 at the door. 8 p.m.
  • Arc Angels at 713 Music Hall | Friday January 21 – The blues rock supergroup, which includes members of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, reunites for the first time in over a decade to perform some of the band’s popular grooves and Southern rock hits. $45 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Elton John at the Toyota Center | Friday January 21 and Saturday January 22 – Picking up his farewell tour from where he left off last summer, the legendary pianist plays back-to-back sets featuring all the hits fans have come to know and love. $69.50 to $249.50. 8 p.m.
  • The White Oak Music Hall Garden | Friday January 21[Note: This concert was rescheduled from Friday, December 3, 2021] The experimental rock duo of Wyatt and Fletcher Shears come to the Downstairs Stage in White Oak for an evening of songs from their 2020 album, Kiss my Super Bowl ring, and previous work. Tickets are sold on site, but you can find hard-to-get tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • The War on Drugs on the White Oak Music Hall Lawn | saturday 22 january – The Philadelphia-based, Grammy-winning indie rock band made waves on the charts with the late-October release of their fifth studio album, I don’t live here anymore, which they will bring to the White Oak lawn. $47. 7 p.m.
  • The Oak Ridge Boys at the 1894 Grand Opera in Galveston | Saturday January 22 and Sunday January 23 – With a career that dates back to the 1940s, the country gospel vocal quartet arrives in Galveston for back-to-back nights of their decades-spanning catalog of songs. $37 and up. Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Googoosh at the Hobby Center | saturday 22 january – The Iranian pop singer and actress walks through downtown to stop at the Hobby Center to perform fan-favorite songs and her latest release, Twenty one. $64 and up. 8:30 p.m.
  • Borgeous at Stereo Live | saturday 22 january – The American house DJ takes to the decks at West Houston’s EDM venue for an evening of his latest music and work on an upcoming album. $15. 10 p.m.

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The 26th Iran Film Festival is watching the country today – WCP http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/the-26th-iran-film-festival-is-watching-the-country-today-wcp/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:43:40 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/the-26th-iran-film-festival-is-watching-the-country-today-wcp/


Institutional failure is an important theme of 2022 Annual Film Festival of Iran. Now in its 26th year, the festival, co-presented by the National Museum of Asian Art and the AFI Silver Theater, returns to virtual and IRL audiences on January 14. This year’s multi-month event showcases films featuring various downtrodden characters who persist against despair. Many films depict poverty, but even one about a middle-class family implies that governments and social safety nets offer few solutions. Real help for ordinary people, several films suggest, comes from family and an informal network of corruption. But the filmmakers have little interest in dwelling on misery for its own sake, and instead capture how slices of ordinary life somehow make every indignity and tense situation more tolerable.

There are formal similarities between the films of this year. He will be recognizable to anyone who follows the Oscar winner Asgar Farhadi, including the last film, A hero, has a national release before being available to stream on Amazon Prime. Modern Iranian cinema relies on realism, filming real houses and cityscapes that eschew any sense of glamour. The actors have natural dialogue and performances, rarely relying on histrionics. The cumulative suggestion is that these people have learned from a lifetime of experience that vulgar displays of emotion rarely accomplish anything. With one notable exception, it can be easy to confuse these films with documentaries as the writers and directors imagine scenarios that blend into the reality of everyday life. Even when a film creates supernatural forces beyond the character’s control, it’s through the prism of typical trials.

The skin follows Araz (Javad Ghamati), a merchant of luck. He sells leather goods, but no one has come to his store for months, so he spends his time bickering with his mother. The biggest problem is that he can’t be with the woman he loves – his ex – because she fell in love with another man. Unbeknownst to Araz, his mother complicates matters through supernatural means: she is a witch who has placed a curse on Araz’s potential lover, preventing them from reuniting. Written and directed by twin brothers Bahman and Bahram Arch, The skin believes in witchcraft and demons. Parts of the film unfold like a folk horror tale (as the film’s description notes, the brothers rely on traditional Persian folklore and music to tell their story), with Araz struggling to satisfy a djinn who is terrorizing his community. However, the formal constraints are poles apart from the horror genre. There’s a handful of spooky imagery, including bizarre creatures lurking in the shadows, but most of the film involves bickering between characters who disagree over how or if those forces should be. appeased. A convoluted, inward-looking plot prevents Araz’s struggle from having any real sense of urgency.