Join us as we bring the Middle East to the Midwest with a
traditional Middle Eastern women's party, Sunday, January 19, 2019, 2:30–5:00
p.m., at the Jawaahir Dance Company studio in Minneapolis.
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and friendship. Jawaahir Dance Company starts your party off with a short, captivating performance at 2:30. Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women's celebrations, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with friends and company members. Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for.
Exciting raffle drawings!
We're selling raffle tickets for a chance to have Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi work her magic on you. Ten lucky winners will have the chance to receive a custom henna design by Angela. Henna raffle tickets are $5 each and purchased at the door.
Want to try a class? We're also raffling two 10-week sessions of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. Tickets for the class raffle are only $10, for a prize valued at $160! Purchase these raffle tickets at the door.
For 27 years, Jawaahir's enchanting henna party has been
introducing the general public to the behind-the-scenes customs of the Arab
world in a relaxed, fun, and interactive setting. Jawaahir, which means "jewels" in Arabic, presents this special
event as part of our mission to promote greater understanding of Middle Eastern
culture through artistic, educational, and outreach activities, to bring the
rich folkloric heritage of the
Jawaahir's mission is more important than ever -- the need for cross-cultural understanding is great, and the call for tolerance crucial. Jawaahir's artistic programs present powerful alternatives to the negative images of Middle Eastern people so prevalent in American stereotypes and popular imagination. In addition, our programs offer opportunities for Arab-Americans to celebrate their rich and varied culture. Through the enchantment of music and dance, Jawaahir creates a space where cross-cultural appreciation can grow and tolerance can flourish.