Mark your calendars! Our fall grantees are offering an endless lineup of opportunities for Arabic-style fun and education. Sign up for Arabic classes with Mizna, engage in cross-cultural dialogue with the Iraqi Art Project (organized by the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project), treat your ears with Al-Bustan’s Arab Music Concert Series, or check out any number of events near you.

Interested in Arabic music, dance, and culture? Spend your Friday night out with Arabiqa, a musical performance by Karim Nagi hosted by the Center for Arabic Culture (CAC) in Cambridge, MA. Nagi will be performing on a number of traditional Arabic instruments, combining song and storytelling to reveal “the humanity and creative excitement of the Arab people.” The CAC is also gearing up for this year’s QUWA Conference on Strengthening Nonprofit Leadership, which takes place in November.

If you find yourself in San Francisco, be sure not to miss this month’s screening of Wham! Bam! Islam! – the story behind the first ever team of Muslim superheroes. The Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC) is hosting a screening of the film on Sept. 28, followed by a panel discussion with local Arab and Muslim artists. One week later (on Oct. 5), the ACCC will be putting on its 19th Annual Arab Cultural Festival in celebration of “the golden era of Arab music.”

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, CAAP’s founder Maha Freij, will be delivering the keynote address at the 4th Annual Alif Institute Gala honoring Arab American high achievers. Readers in Atlanta can also attend Know Your Rights, an educational presentation geared to equip Arab Americans with a working knowledge of the law.

For more upcoming events and opportunities near you, be sure to browse through our complete list of fall grantees.

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