Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

Upcoming Programs

2/17: Movie & Dinner - Hassan wa Morcus

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Friday, February 17, 2017

7:00 pm: Dinner
7:45 pm: Movie begins

Movie: Free and open to the public
Dinner: $18 / $15 for Alif members (Vegetarian option available upon request.)

To reserve a meal, please RSVP by Thursday, February 17:
Call 770-936-8770 or Email info@alifinstitute.org.

Hassan wa Morcus (2008) | 2hrs | Comedy / Drama
Directed by: Rami Imam | Starring: Adel Imam, Omar Sharif, Lebleba

About the story:
When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Priest (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them to disguise themselves as the Christian Marcus and a Muslim Sheikh, Hassan el-Attar, respectively.When, unwittingly, they move into the same building, a friendship blossoms that must, along with a romance between the protagonists' children, withstand the difficulties of prejudice and social persecution. --IMBD

New! Adult Summer Arabic Language Course

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Tuesdays, May 20 – July 22, 2014

 (10 sessions) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to do something special this summer? Come to Alif Institute and learn the Arabic language!

This class is offered to students with no prior exposure to Arabic. It is a pre-requisite for all other classes. The course covers lessons 1 – 7 in “Alif Baa”. Throughout the whole session, students are introduced to various aspects of Arab culture. By the end of this course, the student will be able to: 

Read more: New! Adult Summer Arabic Language Course

Feb 11: February Feature Event - An Evening of Love in Poetry & Song

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An Evening of Love in Poetry & Song

Saturday, February 11 from 7 PM - 10:30 PM
Dinner served at 7 PM, program begins at 7:45 PM

$20 per person, $18 for Alif members
$10 for children 12 years or under

Delicious CATERED DINNER and FREE BABYSITTING (for children 2 years old and over) included!

Please join us for an evening the whole family can enjoy! Come and listen to beautiful Arabic love poetry and share some of your favorites as well. Children can play board games and watch a movie.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 10, 2017 to reserve your spot.
Email: info@alifinstitute.org
Phone: 770-936-8770

1/25: DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION - As the Poet Said (Mahmoud Darwish)

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Wednesday,
January 25, 2017 
Dinner @ 6:30 PM  |  Film @ 7:00 PM

Movie is free and open to the public.
Sandwich & soda available for $5 with RSVP required by 1/24/17 to:
770-936-8770 or info@alifinstitute.org.



As the Poet Said
(2011) — Documentary | 58 minutes 

About the Movie:
An evocative lyrical and visual tribute to the life of late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, this thoughtful film by director Nasri Hajjaj takes us on a journey through Darwish's life. The camera travels through cities and towns the poet lived in, meeting writers and lovers of his work and overlaying the mosaic of memories and reflections with readings of Darwish's works throughout. This heartwarming documentary is a fitting epitaph to a man whose words epitomized the Palestinian experience and inspired people across the world.

Mar 4: March Feature Event - EGYPT NIGHT

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Egypt Night 

Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:30 PM - 10 PM

Adults: $25 / $22 for Alif Institute members
$10 / Children 12 years old and under
Free babysitting!

RSVP required to info@alifinstitute.org by Friday, March 3.

An elegant Egyptian evening, catered by Cairo Cuisine! In addition to delicious Egyptian style coffee and tea, the menu includes:

Appetizers: Pickled Eggplant, Hummus, Mish (traditional Egyptian cheese)

Main Course:
Vegetarian: Fattah, Koshary, Hummus El Sham
Meat: Chicken Shish Tawook, Mesakaa, Molokhia, Makarona, Bechamel, Bamia

Dessert: Um Ali

Throughout history, Egypt has been called many things. Come to Alif Institute and find out why she is called “Mother of the World” and “Gift of the Nile.” Explore Egyptian culture and history in an elegant and educational evening celebrating this timeless civilization. Enjoy interactive games and presentations, authentic Egyptian cuisine, music, and much more!

Please share our Facebook Event or visit our Event webpage.

Contact us

  • Telephone: 770-936-8770 
  • 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

  • Operating Hours
    Tue: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM* (when Arabic Classes in session)
    Tue - Fri: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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