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PASSPORT TO THE MIDDLE EAST
The Annual Oriental Institute Members' Event

At the Oriental Institute
Saturday, May 14, 2005
3 to 7 pm


This year, the Annual Members' Dinner makes an exciting return in the form of a festival of Middle Eastern arts, culture, and (of course) food!

Members are invited to see the entire Institute transformed into an authentic Middle Eastern Suq, centered around a huge, colorful bazaar featuring the finest selection of Middle Eastern carpets. Members enjoy the first look at these new arrivals.

Then, travel from room to room exploring the wealth of cultural riches from the lands in the Fertile Crescent, collecting stamps in your "passport" along the way. From carpets to kebobs, you'll get a thorough taste of the Middle East without ever leaving the Midwest!



ON-GOING ACTIVITIES

Oriental Rug Bazaar
Middle Eastern Barbeque and Buffet
Traditional Henna Decoration
The Art of Islamic Calligraphy
Palm Readers

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Introduction to Middle Eastern Dance
a performance and workshop featuring dancers from Arabesque

"The Evolution and Variation of Tribal and Village Rug Motifs"
a lecture by Peter Stone, a world authority on Oriental rugs

Caring for Oriental Rugs
an informative video demonstration in Breasted Hall

Musical performance by Mosaic, a renowned Middle Eastern troupe featuring flute, qanun, and percussion



Reserve your tickets now by calling (773) 834 9777!

You may also register on-line or print out a registration form by visiting the Membership web page:
http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/MEM/Membership.html

All tickets include entry into a raffle for door prizes, including an authentic rug.

TICKET LEVELS
Adventure Traveler: $50
Tour Sponsor: $100
Expedition Benefactor: $200
Student Explorer: $35 (valid ID req.)
Family Pass: $125, includes two adults and two children
Children under 5 are free

Tour Sponsors and Expedition Benefactors will have their names printed in the event program.
The cost of your ticket beyond $50 is fully tax-deductible, except for the Family Pass.

Make your reservations today!

Please contact Maria Krasinski, Membership Coordinator, with any questions:
(773) 834 9777
oi-membership@uchicago.edu

Hope to see you there!



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Revised: May 4, 2005
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