Friday, November 20, 2015 | 6:00pm


In conjunction with the exhibition Sandow Birk: American Qur'an, sample the arts of the Middle East. Learn from the Mirage Hookah Lounge staff about the hookah and its exotic flavors; enjoy a Persian dance choreographed by Banafsheh Sayyad and performed by Marie Balcaen; and taste the flavors of Turkey from the Buqqa Food Truck.

Admission to the galleries, Hookah lounge, and live performance are free.  Buqqa Food Truck fare for purchase.

6 pm  |  event begins

6 - 8 pm  |  Hookah lounge open

6 - 8 pm  |  Turkish cuisine available from the Buqqa Food Truck

7 pm  |  Persian dance performance


About the Partners

Banafsheh is a Persian sacred dancer, choreographer and transformational teacher who communicates the universal message of Sufism and Divine Feminine wisdom in a passionate yet meditative way. She has pioneered a style called Dance of Oneness®, a joyful, loving and contemplative way to embody Spirit and live more freely, passionately and of service in the world. It fuses the art of dance: rigorous technique and self-expression; healing; and spiritual embodiment. Based in LA, Banafsheh teaches and performs with renowned musicians throughout North America, Europe, and Turkey.

The Buqqa Food Truck has a large selection of meats to choose from and the veal, lamb, Angus and beef are specially selected from the most valuable and tender cuts. All of those cuts are then marinated for 18 hours in a temperature-controlled environment prior to preparation. Due to their passion for perfection, they guarantee to serve only the tastiest Köfte (Regular and Cheesy Meatballs),  Döner (Gyro), Beef Sausage (Sujuk), and Shish Kebab which are proprietary to their food trucks.

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