LANA NASSER IN ARAB WOMAN TALKING
Lana Nasser, is a unique performance artist, writer and translator whose work is based on research in mythology, dreams and language, creating greater universal understanding of the challenge of "the Other." She builds bridges between Arab and American identities as she exposes the myth of an Arab Woman Talking as a contradiction in terms. www.arabwomantalking.com
Admission $10 Part of proceeds donated to The World Dreams Peace Bridge work with Iraqi children
Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7 Join us for food, fun & festivities!
7TH ANNUAL FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL
at The Five Points Community Farm Market, 26th & Church St.
Fair Trade seeks to educate consumers about and connect them with sustainable and fairly-produced products (such as tea, coffee and chocolate) and businesses in order to decrease world poverty and increase justice. Do your gift shopping for the holidays. Hear and see some of your favorite performers on the Fair Trade Stage.
Saturday, December 6, 10 p.m. at The Boot (123 W. 21st St in Ghent)
GEVA ALON: LIVE IN CONCERT!
Geva Alon is one of the most versatile and accomplished Israeli singer-songwriters of the last decade. He's already attracted a loyal American following and this will be his third visit to The Boot.
Admission is $8 at the door. For more info visit www.insidetheboot.com
Sunday, December 7, noon - 4 p.m. at Bodyworks by Chandani (178 Thalia Village Shoppes, Ste.C, in Va Beach)
LANA NASSER WORKSHOP: CELEBRATING THE SACRED FEMININE
Celebrating the Sakina-Shekinah in the temple of the soul: the body. Dancing from the inside out, tuning to the soul's vibration, giving voice to the inner divine, and experiencing ectasy.
In this workshop, Lana tell stories about the Middle Eastern Goddesses of Inanna, Istar, and others less known. She will share her technique of working with symbols fro m myths and dreams through embodiment, sound, and visualization,combining story telling, durmming, and dance instruction to awaken the inner wisdom that is as ancient as the serpent, and develop a spiritual practice. No experience necessary. Please feel free to bring scarves, dance belts, and a meaningful object for the altar.
Registration $45 ($5 discount for registration by November 30)
Wednesday, December 10, 7:00pm at The Studio for the Healing Arts
IN DEFENSE OF IRAN
Phil Wilayto offers a presentation and book signing which highlights an extraordinary journey. If five grass roots Americans can travel through Iran talking with many people and building bridges along the way, why can't our governments talk?!
Mr. Wilayto was the organizer of the 2007 People's Peace Delegation to Iran on which the new book, In Defense of Iran-Notes From a US Peace Delegation Through the Islamic Republic is based. He is editor of The Richmond Defender newspaper, a co-founding member of the Virginia Anti-War Network. Following a presentation, he will answer questions and sign his new book.
Admission is $5
Friday, December 12, 7:15pm, at the Studio for the Healing Arts
REMEMBERING KATRINA, PERSONAL REFLECTIONS an evening of film, poetry and story by individuals who have witnessed the carnage of Katrina in New Orleans.
The powerful and acclaimed documentary film Trouble the Water will be featured. This film was shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts while her family and countless others were actually trapped, some even drowning, in the flood waters of Katrina. (90 mins)
Also featured will be Mac McKinney reading from his book Post Katrina Blues poetry, prose and photography based on his trips to Mississippi and New Orleans.
The Hampton University Black College Progressives (BCP) will show the short (about 10 minutes) video featuring their work in New Orleans this past year, mainly in the Lower Ninth Ward. And they will talk about their experiences and their plans for the upcoming trip to New Orleans in early January.
Admission is $5
Friday, December 12-Thursday, December 18 at Naro Cinema
DALAI LAMA: RENAISSANCE The Dalai Lama invited 40 of the West's leading, most innovative thinkers in their respective fields to his residence tucked away in the Himalayan mountains of Northern India to discuss the world's problems and how we can solve them. What happened was surprising and unexpected during the week-long meeting and exploration of the future of mankind. The film features quantum physicists Fred Alan Wolf and Amit Goswami, Dr Michael Beckwith, and Barbara Hubbard, and is narrated by Harrison Ford. (81 mins) Regular movie admission
Friday, December 12 - Tuesday, December 23 at the Naro Cinema
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Through the eyes of a fanciful German boy largely shielded from the reality of WWII we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between the son of Nazi commandant and a Jewish boy imprisoned in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. Their story sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust. Written and directed by Mark Herman (Little Voice), based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne. (PG13, 95 mins) Regular movie admission
Wednesday, December 17, 7:00pm, at The Studio for the Healing Arts
Melissa Lane and Christopher Towne have together traveled twice to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Lane was part of the last international delegation allowed by Israel to enter occupied Gaza during the removal of Jewish settlers in 2005. Both Towne and Lane aided with the olive harvest last November, when Palestinian farmers faced Israeli soldiers who20prevented them from tending to their lands. During their stays they lived with Palestinian families and met with political parties, labor organizations, and religious institutions.
Admission is $5
Saturday, December 20, 7:00pm, at The Studio for the Healing Arts
DRUM DANCE AND DREAM FOR PEACE SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Join a talented group of holiday revelers for an evening of drumming, dancing and a celebration of the winter solstice. Raffle prizes from the Peace Festival Raffle will be awarded. All proceeds for this event go to the Aid for Traumatized Children Project of the World Dreams Peace Bridge, aiding the children of war-torn Iraq since 2003.
Requested donation $10 All proceeds go to World Dreams Peace Bridge work with Iraqi children
Live Performance at the 40th St Stage
Two shows for all the family to share this December
The return, for the third year, of the popular and critically acclaimed Charles Dickens' Concise Christmas Carol. D. D. Delaney's one man tour-de-force is in the words of more than one patron, "the best version of this story on the stage". Running for just over an hour, it's simply the essence of the Dickens' classic - beautifully and powerfully told and appropriate for all ages. The perfect way to introduce your family to this timeless tale.
What: D.D. Delaney's Concise Christmas Carol
Where: 40th Street Stage, 809 W. 40th Street in Norfolk
When: December 12 - 21; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
And 'The Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads', our resident theatre for young audiences, announces a new play: Snow Princess II: The Further Adventures of Bear by Associate Director Scott Quirk. This sequel to Quirk's 2006 play< I> Snow Princess takes up right where the last left off - Snow has found her true love and so there's a wedding in the works; However, the Autumn and Blossom Princesses aren't too pleased, and decide to make trouble. Bear, who is Snow's best friend, trys to help - and finds a little romance of her own.
What: The world premiere of Snow Princess II
Where: 40th Street Stage, 809 W. 40th Street in Norfolk
When: December 20 - January 17
Saturday mornings at 11 am: Dec 13, 20, 27, Jan 10, 17
Evenings at 8 pm: Friday & Saturday, Dec 26 & 27
Matinee at 2 pm: Sun, Dec 28
For more info call 625-6275 or visit http://www.narocinema.com
TIDEWATER PEACE ALLIANCE
NARO Expanded Cinema http://www.narocinema.com/
Studio for the Healing Arts http://www.studioforthehealingarts.org/
The iMAGE Project http://www.imageproject.org/
The World Dreams Peace Bridge http://www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org/
Hampton Roads Network for Nonviolence/A Season for Nonviolence http://www.hamptonroadsnetworkfornonviolence.org/
Crawford Peace House http://www.crawfordpeacehouse.org/
Norfolk Catholic Worker House http://www.catholicworker.org/communities/volunteers.cfm
Virginia Beach Friends, Committee for Peace and Social Justice
Gaia Circle http://www.studioforthehealingarts.org/
Hampton Roads Independent Media Coalition http://www.hrimc.org/
Wordminder Press http://www.wordminderpress.com/
Veterans for Peace http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
Iraq Veterans Against the War http://www.ivaw.net/
Jewish Voice for Peace http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace/
Hampton Roads Peace and Justice Center http://www.hrpjc.org/
Virginia Organizing Project http://www.virginia-organizing.org/
Amnesty International ( Hampton Roads Local Group #633)
Military Families Speak Out
Appeal For Redress http://www.appealforredress.org/
Tapestry, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortieth Street Theater