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4th Annual Arab Fest

PRESENTED BY THE TENNESSEE INITIATIVE FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES AND THE ARAB AMERICAN CLUB OF KNOXVILLE

Friday, October 20, 12-9 PM
Saturday, October 21, 12-6 PM
Pedestrian Walkway
University of Tennessee

Click here to view a poster for the event. For more information or to contribute to this event, please contact Erin Darby at edarby1@utk.edu or at 865-974-2466

October 20

Pedestrian Walkway by Hodges Library
Noon-9 p.m.
Vendors selling food and crafts, children's activities, dance demonstrations
noon-1 p.m.
Welcome and introduction to vendors
1:10-1:25 p.m.
North African dance with Sally Boyd
2-2:30 p.m.
Debke demonstration
3 p.m.
Cooking with Helen and Randa
3:30 p.m.
Sanad
4 p.m.
First Annual Falafel Eating Contest
4:30-5 p.m.
Debke demonstration
5:30 p.m.
Children Play and Palestinian Debke
5:45 p.m.
Teen Debke Performance
6:15 p.m.
Children’s Iraqi Debke
6:30 p.m.
Traditional and Modern Cleopatra Fashion Show
7:30 p.m.
UT Middle East Music Ensemble

October 21

Pedestrian Walkway by Hodges Library
Noon-6 p.m.
Vendors selling food and crafts, children's activities, dance demonstrations
Noon
Welcome and introduction to vendors
12:30 p.m.
Debke demonstration
1 p.m.
Cooking with Helen and Randa
1:30 p.m.
Teen Debke Performance
2 p.m.
UT Middle East Music Ensemble
3 p.m.
Traditional and Modern Cleopatra Fashion Show
4 p.m.
Children's Debke Performance
4:30 p.m.
Debke demonstration
5 p.m.
Albi Belly Dance


Additional Events

  • Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 PM
    Emile Habibi: I Stayed in Haifa film screening and discussion
    Lindsay Young Auditorium, UT Hodges Library
    Reception to follow
  • Wednesday, October 18, 6 PM
    From the Middle East to the Smoky Mountains Photography Exhibit
    McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
    Light refreshments served
  • Thursday, October 19, 6 PM
    Michael Hanna, "The Evolving Lines of Conflict in the Post-ISIS Middle East"
    Toyota Auditorium, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

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Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Haslam College of Business, Office of Equity & Diversity, Council for Diversity and Interculturalism, Marco Institute, School of Music, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of Political Science, Middle East Studies Program, and the Ready for the World Program


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