Arab Voices Community Calendar/Announcements

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  Last updated July 10, 2018

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July 12, 2018  -  Summer Sounds: Arazeel

Rothko Chapel
Join us on the Plaza for music by Arab-Brazilian fusion group, Arazeel.

Arazeel aims to build bridges across cultures. The group formed in 2014 when musicians from the Brazilian band Seu Jacinto and musicians from Austin’s Arab music community music got together. Arazeel’s repertoire includes: forró, a musical genre that originated in Northeastern Brazil and has African roots, Palestinian folksongs, Lebanese folksongs, and popular songs by Iraqi and Egyptian composers. The group utilizes elements from each of these influences as a foundation for improvisation and exploration.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006
Pay What You Can, suggested contribution $10

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August 31-September 3, 2018  -  MSA National Conference

This year's theme is Generation Thrive: Our Ancestors' Wildest Dreams!

Date: August 31, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010

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August 31-September 3, 2018  -  55th Annual ISNA Convention

Hosted by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Date: August 31, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010

Discounted Early Bird Registration Fee until February 28, 2018:
Adult $ 89; Husband & Wife $ 170; University Student/ MSA $ 79; School Student/ MYNA $ 55; Children's Program $ 45; Babysitting $ 70; Group of 5 or more $ 75 per person, CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket
ISNA can provide a limited number of need based complimentary registrations for the convention. Please email us at convention@isna.net or call 317-838-8129

Hotel Rooms:
ISNA has arranged discounted hotel rooms at the Hilton Americas Hotel which is connected to George R. Brown Convention center. You will receive hotel room reservation information via email in September 2017.
Convention Bazaar:
A Bazaar (Trade Show) with more than 500 booths will be organized at this convention. At this trade show, a variety of merchandise will be available including clothing, books, audio-visual, etc. Contact akhan@isna.net for more information.




September 9, 2018  -  Young Muslims Quiz Competition


ICNA Houston is excited to announce the 22nd annual Young Muslims Quiz Competition. This is an Islamic Quiz Competition for children ages 4-16 which features competitions in knowledge, speech, qira'at, hifz, arts, poetry, a science fair, and much more!
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Houston Community College West Loop Center, 5601 West Loop South Freeway, Houston, Texas 77081
Our mission is to give our future leaders an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their skills through fun, exciting competition with others their age.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Houston Community College South Loop

Saturday, September 22, 2018
ISGH Masjid Hamza (TBD)

REGISTER: www.icnahouston.org/ymquiz/registration

SYLLABUS: www.icnahouston.org/ymquiz/syllabus
Competitors will be notified of any changes.

VOLUNTEER: www.icnahouston.org/ymquiz/volunteer/

#YMQuiz2018 #SharingIslam #ServingHumanity



October 13, 2018  -  ACC Annual Unity & Friendship Gala
Arab American Cultural & Community Center
This year we are highlighting the people and culture of Palestine!
Our Esteemed Honorees are:
Dr. Osama and Dr. Lilian Gaber
For Nora's Home for the Outstanding Community Service Award
Dr. Ussama Makdisi
For the Lifetime Achievement Award!
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Hilton Post Oak, Houston


October 20, 2018  -  Ben Qurrah Award Gala

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Hall of Ancient Egypt
Permanent Collection
Safely ensconced in the Sahara desert, and drawing its lifeblood from the river Nile, ancient Egyptian civilization flourished for more than three millennia. A quintessential example of what archaeologists call a primary civilization,” ancient Egypt did not rely on inspiration from others to develop its own architecture, writing and religion—all of Egyptian culture was developed “in house.”

The themes of writing, religion, natural resources and of course mummification will be explored in this new permanent exhibition hall.

When: Members Preview: May 24-30, 2013; Public Opening: May 31, 2013
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030

Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world has been exploring Egypt. This hall will present artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and will also compare old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings in time for the opening on May 24, 2013.

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