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

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

2/11: 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.
Phone: 770-936-8770

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

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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

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.

1/21: Family & Friends Game Night

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6 PM - 10 PM

With catered dinner:
$20 (non-members) / $18 (members), $10 (children under 10 years old)

Without dinner:
$5 per person for nonmembers, FREE for members

To reserve, please RSVP to by Friday, January 20, 2017.

Get ready for an evening of fun, friendship, and delicious food! You are never too old to enjoy a fun card game or board game...Feel free to bring some games of your own or just come ready to play! From the old streets of Arab towns to the big cities in the US, Arab Americans enjoy getting together for a game night. Join us in this beautiful tradition!

1/8: Arabic Language OPEN HOUSE

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Start out the New Year by learning a new langague! Come to our Arabic Language OPEN HOUSE and:

  • Learn more about Alif classes and programs.
  • Meet our instructors. Register for classes.


Adult Classes start on Tuesday, January 17 and Saturday, January 28.
Children's Classes start on Saturday, January 14.

The Alif Institute offers Arabic language courses for adults, toddlers, children and youth at several levels of proficiency. These classes focus on various language skills and emphasize the integration of language and culture.

Please click HERE to download the Open House Flyer. Check out our Arabic Language Page for more information about Alif's Arabic Language Program!

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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