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AN EVENING OF PALESTINIAN ARTISTRY - Arab American National Museum - Thur Oct 18th


In conjunction with the Arab American National Museum’s current exhibition, Threads of Pride: Palestinian Traditional Costumes, a special evening celebrating various aspects of Palestinian identity has been scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2007.

The public is invited to attend a free reception, lecture and slide show on Palestinian embroidery styles and their interpretations presented by Rabiah Shafie of the Palestine Aid Society, beginning at 6 p.m. A question and answer session and a sale of embroidered items follow the lecture. The reception includes free refreshments. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to 313.624.0200 or

Later that evening, at 7:30 p.m., the Ford Comerica Global Thursdays concert series at the AANM offers a rare Midwestern appearance by New York-based actor/author Betty Shamieh. Her triumphant, sold-out performance at the AANM in February 2006 is considered a highlight in the history of the Global Thursdays series, garnering enthusiastic audience response that in part led to this return engagement.

Shamieh, a Palestinian American, will present a one-woman show features excerpts from her many plays. Tickets for the performance are $8 for Museum Members and students; $10 in advance at the Museum or by phone with a credit card at 313.582.2266 or 313.624.0215; and $12 at the door. It takes place in the Museum’s intimate, 156-seat Auditorium. "