Spinning into Spring with SIAWE

Please join us for a fun and exciting cycle class at the beautiful LIFE HTX, as we spin into spring!


WHEN: Thursday, March 27
(2512 Woodhead Street, Houston, TX  77019)
WHAT: Rev spin class
TICKETS: $50 – $60


Check in begins at 6:00pm, and be ready to ride by 6:30. Please stay afterwards for light bites and drinks.


To purchase your tickets, please click here.


All proceeds go directly to SIAWE’s scholarship fund.



25th Annual Houston Iranian Film Festival

This year marks the 25th anniversary of this festival, established by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice Cinema. Screenings will take place at both venues and at The Asia Society Texas Center. Following last year’s screening of Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this year’s selections include Breath, Iran’s 2017 Oscar submission. 24 Frames, the mesmerizing, experimental last film by internationally celebrated Abbas Kiorostami (1940-2016) will be shown both at the Museum and Rice Cinema.

SIAWE is a proud sponsor of this event.

A Reception will be held at the MFAH on January 26th
following the film Disappearance


WHAT: 25th Houston Iranian Film Festival
WHEN: January 19th-21st & January 26th-28th
WHERE: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
(1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX  77005)
Rice Cinema
(Rice Media Center Rice Cinema,
room #100, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX  77005)


**For more information regarding festival ticket prices and scheduled screening please click on the following links:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Rice Cinema



Festival Flyer

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians – The Mohammed Afkhami Collection at the MFAH

Highlight from the Mohammad Afkhami Collection of Contemporary Iranian Art will be exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and will be on view from July 1 to September 24, 2017.

The exhibit will feature 23 Iranian-born artists across three generations, revealing the complex histories and identities of Iranians today. These works range across a variety of media, including painting , sculpture, photography, and video.

For more information regarding the exhibit please click below:

MFAH_Rebel Jester Mystic Poet_News Release



Nowruz Party at Rice University

Rice Iranian Society cordially invite you to Nowruz celebration party at Rice.

Nowruz is the name of Persian new year which marks the beginning of spring. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 millions people all around the world and has been celebrated for more than 3000 years.

Our Nowruz celebration agenda is:
* Welcoming with a variety of traditional Nowruz snacks and sweets.
* Live music performance
* Persian dance performance
* Dinner with traditional Persian dishes.
* DJ will perform after dinner

Dress Code: Semi Formal
Minimum Age: 15

Tickets are available at: https://signup.rice.edu/Nowruz2017/

General Admission:
Before Monday, March 20: $25.00
After Monday, March 20: $30
*You can reserve a table with 8 seats and receive 10% discount.

Student Admission:
Before Monday, March 20: $15.00
After Monday, March 20: $20
*Rice students can receive an extra 20% discount before Monday, March 20.


Nowruz at Rice

Norouz Celebration

Please join us in celebrating the Persian New Year (Norouz) Friday, March 3rd 2017 at the Junior League of Houston. This year, we will have entertainment provided by world-renowned comedian K-Von and a silent auction to help raise funds for scholarships.

When: Friday, March 3rd 2017
Where: Junior League of Houston
Address: 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
                 Houston, TX 77027
What: 7:00 PM Silent Auction
             8:30 PM Dinner and Scholarship Presentation


For ticketing information and to purchase your tickets, please click here.

(Kindly RSVP by February 19, 2017.)

Norouz 2017

SIAWE Tribute To Mothers

Please join us in celebrating the women that have made a difference in our community.


WHEN: Sunday, May 8th
WHERE: Houston Racquet Club (10709 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024)
TIME: 5:30 pm


**Please note all tickets are pre-sold and no tickets will be sold at the door.  **


Tickets will be $75.00 per person for adults and $25.00 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under. To purchase a ticket please click on the PayPal link below.


Invitation Card


Houston Area Women’s Center: Race Against Violence 5K


Please join SIAWE in an effort to support and raise funds for Houston Area Women’s Center by taking part in their 28th annual Race Against Violence 5K Run, Walk.

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th

To register for the 5K Run/Walk with SIAWE Team please click here.

Houston Area Women’s Center helps individuals affected domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward.  Funds raised for this event will support the Center’s 24-hour hotlines, offering a lifeline to those suffering from abuse or recovering from sexual assault.  They also fund individual and group counseling sessions that help survivors move forward with their lives. They ensure that women and children escaping violent homes have a safe place to sleep, and so much more.


MFAH 23rd Iranian Film Festival

23rd Iranian Film Festival
Presented by MFAH Films

Join us for the 23rd edition of the museum’s longest-running film festival
from February 4-6, 2016.  The Museum is honored by the presence of actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya.  She is scheduled to attend a rare, Tuesday-night screening on February 2nd, accompanied by her husband, actor Ahmad Hamed.  Another highlight of this year’s festival is a new documentary about artist Monir Shahroudy Farmfarmaian.

Movies will be screening at the MFAH, Asia Society Texas Center and Rice Cinema.  

For more information please click here.

2016 Iranian Film Festival Brochure