Archive | tribe_events

May 10: Terrace Brunch

Imagine having some delicious authentic Arabic brunch food on a beautiful terrace looking over spectacular Lake Washington and Cascade Mountain views.

OK, now stop imagining and book May 10th on your calendar! ACW is organizing a brunch on the terrace of Mercer Island’s Community Center and we’d love to see you there!

“But it’s mother’s day!” – we hear you! That’s why we’re planning a few activities for the kids as well!

More details including ticket prices and how to buy coming soon! Stay tuned!

April 10 – ACW TGIF: Pool & Bowling

Start your weekend off right by joining ACW’s weekly TGIF (thank goodness it’s Friday) events…

We will aim to have the TGIF events every other week and we will try to alternate between Seattle and Bellevue and encourage you to host an event (or suggest places/ activities for us discover together!!)

For our inaugural event this week, we will meet at Garage Billiards at 8pm (April 10) (Seattle)

You must be at least 21 to get in. Please bring an ID otherwise you won’t be allowed in.

Logistics upon arrival:

We will wait inside the entrance till our group arrives and decide on pool or bowling (if we are adventurous we can do both)

April 4: Big Four Ice Caves Hike and Picnic

Spring has sprung—it’s time to dust off those hiking shoes for the 1st hike of 2015 at the Big Four Ice Caves!

About the trail:

This is a fairly easy hike. 2.2 round trip with an elevation gain of 220ft.

Option for non-hikers:

If you opt out of the hike there is a walking trail around the picnic area. You can enjoy the scenery till the hikers climb down and we can all eat together.


April 4th 11:00 am till 3:00 pm at the trailhead. (If you are carpooling please leave by 9:00 am for on time arrival)


Please pack a picnic for after the hike – you are also welcome to bring something to share!


Dress in layers in the event you get hot/cold, wear hiking boots as some spots are bound to be slippery with loose gravel and ice. For those with a sense of adventure you can scramble once we reach the caves (although it is not advisable).


Please let us know if you would like to volunteer to carpool or if you need a ride. Please bring $5 for gas money if you need a ride. Email us at


From I-5 in Everett, take exit 194 for Snohomish/Wenatchee, then take exit 204 for Lake Stevens. Follow this road for 2 miles, then turn left onto Hwy 9/9N Granite Falls. Proceed for 1.5 miles, turn right onto E 92/Granite Falls. In 6 miles, come to a roundabout that has a log sign for Granite Falls. Take the following roundabout to Quarry Road and stay on it through two more roundabouts.

Come to a stop sign and turn left onto the Mountain Loop Highway. In 10 miles, pass the Verlot Ranger Station on the left. A mile after the ranger station, cross a blue and grey bridge. 13 miles from the bridge are two signs for the Ice Caves on the right hand side of the road. The first one will be for the picnic area. A quarter-mile beyond that is a sign marked Ice Caves Trailhead; turn in here. There is a paved parking lot with plenty of parking, vault toilets and a self-serve pay station for a one day Northwest Forest Pass, which is required for the trail.

Google Map

GPS Co-ordinates:

48.0659, -121.5107

March 7: Rami G. Khouri at the University of Washington


Ziadeh Lecture 2015 – “Revolutions and Counter-revolutions: An Update From Inside the Arab World’s Turbulent Reconfiguration” featuring guest speaker Rami G. Khouri

Who:  Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

When: Tuesday, March 10th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Kane Hall, Room 210 with a reception to follow in Kane Hall, Room 225

Cost: Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary



Description: The historic popular uprisings that rocked the Arab region four years ago and removed four leaderships set in motion a turbulent series of events across the Arab world that have resulted in a wide range of very different outcomes — from democratic pluralism in Tunisia to state collapse and the world’s largest proxy war in Syria. The rise of the “Islamic State” group in Syria-Iraq is the latest and most frightening sign of the region’s fragility, and collapse in places. Rami G. Khouri will analyze the underlying reasons for the very turbulent, often violent, conditions across the Arab world during the past four years, and whether we should expect more rather than less problems ahead.

Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen whose family resides in Beirut and Nazareth. An internationally syndicated political columnist and book author, he was the first director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, where he currently is a senior policy fellow. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Kennedy School of Harvard University, and his internationally syndicated column is published by Agence Global (USA). He is editor at large, columnist, and former executive editor of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, and he was awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Prize for 2006.

Feb 15: Arab Ice Breaker

Join us for a fun afternoon filled with ice-breaker activities, board games, music, and refreshments!

This event is free. All you have to do is show up, meet people, and enjoy your time! :)

To help us manage this event better, please RSVP by emailing

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 15 at 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 S.E. 24th St.,
Mercer Island, Washington 98040

Jan 30: The Nile Project

The Nile Project is coming to Seattle! And guess what? The organizers at UW World Series have graciously offered ACW and all their supporters a 25% discount on tickets to the event!

Event Details:
Date: Fri, January 30, 2015 | 8:00 pm
Venue: University of Washington – Meany Hall
Discounted Ticket price: $30 (original price $40)
Ticket price for UW students: $10

To purchase tickets, go to this website and use promo code “UWWSNILE”:

Jan 17: Arab Artists & Arabic Art Exhibition

The Bellevue College Arabic Culture Student Association
cordially invites you to a fundraiser gala to premier

The 1st Annual Arab Artists & Arabic Art Exhibition

Enjoy an enchanted evening surrounded by art, music and special Arab dinner feast.

Featured Artists: Sabah Al Dhaher, Rajaa Gharbi & Ali Rouhfar
January 17th, 2015 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm at
The Bellevue Art Museum
10 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue WA 98004

Tickets for Sale: $135 per person or $1,350 for a table w/Sponsor benefits. Students & Educators $125 per person.

RSVP with Cilia Jurdy at or
Orchideh Raisdanai at 425-409-3608

Nov 15: Ensemble Constantinople and soprano Suzie LeBlanc

Constantinople, photo by Jocelyn Michel

Suzie LeBlanc, soprano photo by Tara McMullen


Ensemble Constantinople and soprano Suzie LeBlanc will be performing Metamorfosi Musicali on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. as part of Early Music Guild’s International Series at Town Hall Seattle! 

The organizers are offering an awesome discount for ACW’s friends and supporters! ACW ticket prices are:

General ticket: $20 (instead of $45)
Student ticket: $10 (instead of $20)

For more information visit

To get the tickets at this very special price, call (206) 325-7066 and mention the Arab Center of Washington.

Hurry up and get your tickets!


ACW @ Cultural Crossroads Festival – Nov 7th-9th

The Arab Center of WA will be at Crossroads mall’s  annual cultural festival on November 7th-9th.  Join us for 3 days of entertainment  featuring two stages of music and dance, an international bazaar, exhibits and world cuisines! For more information visit their website:

Join ACW at Shuruq II: Olympia Arab Festival – October 4th


Please join ACW at the second biennial Olympia Arab Festival, Shuruq II. It will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.

Complete information can be found at: