Yalda Celebration with Special Magic Show and Music by DJ AL

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 6pm - 11pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine

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This year we have a special event to celebrate the longest night of the year and an ancient Iranian celebration "Yalda". We will serve fresh fruits and dry nuts as Yalda ritual and a special magic show by Arthur Trace plus Persian music and dance at the end with DJ AL spinning.
AIAP board of Directors election will be held at the event.
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This event is free to AIAP members. As always admission fee for public is $10. 
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  • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm - Dinner
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Election 
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Magic show by Arthur Trace
  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Dance with Deejay AL spinning

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About Yalda: "The Syranic word "yalda," meaning "birth," has its origins in ancient Persia and has come to symbolize a tradition observed since a thousand years ago in any Iranian family.
Ancient Iranians believed that the dawning of each year is marked with the re-emergence or rebirth of the sun, an event which falls on the first day of the month of Dey in the Iranian calendar (December 21). On this day, the sun was salvaged from the claws of the devil, which is represented by darkness, and gradually spread its rays all over the world to symbolize the triumph of good over evil".

Arthur Trace has taken magical entertainment in a new direction of performance art by combining magic and theatre in an innovative and artful way.
Highly acclaimed by his peers as "one of the most unique acts in the world of magic today," Arthur Trace is the eighth magician in the history of magic to be awarded The International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal. In 2006 he became a FISM award winner at the World Championship of Magic in Stockholm. In 2007 millions of television viewers watched as Arthur was awarded the "Best Cabaret Magic" award at The World Magic Awards on My Network TV. And in 2009, Arthur was a featured performer on the hit TV series Masters of Illusion. Later this year Arthur will be performing at the famous Wintergarten Variete in Berlin.
When not performing abroad, Arthur Trace can be found performing at
Hollywood's world-famous Magic Castle. Watch Arthur perform and find out why the Chicago Tribune called him "one of magic's bona fide superstars!"

Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine, 5911 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111

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