Postcards from Tehran
Jan. 20, reception 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Through Jan. 28
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street
A ground-breaking exhibit of Iranian art, this show features nine Iranian artists, Ala Ebtekar, Arash Fayez, Siamak Filizadeh, Barbad Golshiri, Behnam Kamrani, Amitis Motevalli, Hadi Nasiri, Behrang Samadzadeghan, and Jinoos Taghizadeh, joined by Iranian-American artists Ala Ebtekar and Amitis Motevalli. Their work will hopefully shed light on a nation known to most Americans only through war news coverage.
Jan. 21 to 22, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, $75-$135, The Broad Stage,
SMC Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street, www.thebroadstage.com/tickets
Founded ten years ago by Jacques Heim, this performance troupe is equally at home at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. Returning to the Broad Stage, Diavolo presents dancers, gymnasts, athletes, and actors as they move amidst gigantic objects “from everyday life.”