October 21st Film: “Desert Flower”

Join Us for Our October 21st Film Screening of “Desert Flower,” shown in collaboration with the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT. Click the image for more information


CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Presents: September 30th Film: “Where Should the Birds Fly”

CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT present: film screening on September 30th will feature “Where Should the Birds Fly,” a film by Fida Qishta. Click the image to learn more!

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CAC Fall 2016 Film Screenings

The CAC will be showing a new film each month this Fall! Click the image for more information.


Basra-Boston Project: Nov. 4th @ CAC

This final performance is not to miss! Taking place at the CAC in Somerville, MA. Click the image for more information!


October 30th: “Between Allah and Me” Film Screening

Film Screening in Arlington, MA, as part of the Arlington International Film Festival! Click the image for more information.


This Sunday 10/2! Seminar on Middle Eastern and North African Dance

Join us for a dance seminar this Sunday, October 2nd at the CAC! 6-8 pm. Preregister online. Click the image for more information!


Starts this Saturday 10/1! Basra-Boston Connections Exhibit

Basra-Boston Connections is an Iraq-US collaboration in the arts. Exhibits on display beginning this Saturday! Click the image for more information.


Film School Shorts

In “Salam Ghourba,” a Moroccan woman will risk everything to reunite herself and her young son with her husband in France. Watch @FilmSchoolShorts on WGBX 44 on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 p.m.

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Join us for a book reading and signing event! This coming January at the Center for Arabic Culture! MUQTATAFAT is an anthology of cartoons created by Arab artists.

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Boston-Basra Project: Upcoming events

Upcoming events take place in Boston on October 1st and November 4, 2016. Exhibits will be open following the events!

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Introducing: the Basra-Boston Project

In Collaboration with the Fort Point Theater, the CAC is pleased to co-sponsor “The Boston Basra Project: Exploring Common & Uncommon Experiences Through Art & Ideas”


CAC 2016 Cultural Month Schedule

This year the CAC will be celebrating Arabic Culture for an entire month, from April 16 – May 15. For a full list of the month’s events, click here!


2016 Culture Festival Highlights!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Arabic culture with us on April 16th!

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Arabic Talk Time

Join us and practice your Arabic! April 30, 2016.

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Arabic Jug Dance Workshop with Shadia

Join internationally beloved artist Shadia in a workshop on the Art of Jug Balancing and Dance! May 7th, 2016


Screening of Film “The Prophet”

Salma Hayek’s film “The Prophet” will show at Studio Cinema on May 15th, 2016.

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Annual MLK Jr. Celebration: January 18th

  Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Public Schools Present: The Somerville Annual MLK Jr Day Celebration “Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: power to impact positive change in our community.”   This Fabulous Program Includes: MLK Day MC Marcus Santos SHS World Percussion Ensemble SheBoom Poet Laureate Nicole Terez Dutton & more!!! Refreshments Provided … Continue reading

December Film

December 11th Film Screening

  The CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Present:   TUNISIA, YEAR ZERO “The story of the first democracy in the Arab world.” A Film by Feriel Ben Mahmoud     We will be joined by Guest Speaker Professor Rachid Aadnani for a discussion after the film. Date: December 11, 2o15 Time: 6:30 … Continue reading


Keep Arabic Culture Alive!

The Center for Arabic Culture (CAC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes Arabic language, culture and the Arab American experience at its best. CAC is reaching its 10-year mark and its existence is only possible because of generous donors like you.

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The Aida Camp Alphabet

Come hear about this bilingual storybook made by children of Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, The West Bank! Book Reading Event with Professor Amahl Bishara Saturday, December 5, 4:30-6:00 191 Highland Av. Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143 Middle Eastern Reception & Light refreshments will be served. Free to the Public  Children of Aida Refugee Camp … Continue reading


Call for Bi-lingual Volunteers at Boston Children Hospital

Call for Bi-lingual Volunteers at Boston Children Hospital- Cultural Navigator Program Cultural Navigator Volunteers – At the Boston Campus, work closely with our International Health Center and Front Line Team to welcome patients and families from around the world and acquaint them with the Boston Children’s Hospital community. We are seeking bi-lingual and multi-cultural volunteers … Continue reading

Mujid S. Kazimi Memorial Fund

Mujid S. Kazimi Memorial Fund The MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering has established an endowed fund in honor of our dear friend Professor Mujid Kazimi to support graduate students. Mujid passed away suddenly in July while on business in China. Professor Kazimi, a pillar of the Arab-American community in the United States, was … Continue reading


November 2015 Cook With CAC Session!

Class if Full! Registration is now closed Check our website for the next class date! We will announce it soon! Cook With CAC! Kunafa Nabulsieh Lesson! Join the New Cook with CAC session at Union Kitchen on November 13! Enjoy home-style Arabic authentic cooking you cannot find at any culinary school. We’ll learn a popular … Continue reading

October Film

October Film Screening

Creative Dissent Exhibit Film Screening of “We Are Egypt: Behind the Revolution” on October 30th at the CAC in Somerville, MA. Free and open to the public. Followed by an open discussion with the director, Lillie Paquette!


Fall 2015 Film Screenings

The CAC & Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT are collaborating this fall to present 3 award-winning documentaries! These films are part of the Creative Dissent Exhibit at MIT. The first film will be on October 30th in Somerville, MA and will be followed by a discussion with the director. Free and open to the public. See you there!


Art Exhibition: Creative Dissent

This art exhibit explores the visual arts and other expressive media of the recent Arab World uprisings. This exhibition will be held from September 10 – December 23, 2015, at the Elliot K. Wolk Gallery at MIT. Free and open to the public.


Tarabists: A Musical Comedy Show

Karim Nagi and the Center for Arabic Culture present Tarabists: a musical comedy show with Karim Nagi and Amer Zahr. Come see them in Cambridge on September 26th!


Kahlil Gibran Film Premier August 21st!

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet stars Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Alfred Molina, in a story based on the worldwide bestselling book, written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King).

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Summer Colloquial Arabic Classes!

Learn to Communicate in New Language! Beginner Levantine Session! Register Today Click Here to Learn More

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Cooking Class May 29th!

Learn to cook Fatteh, a vegetarian dinner and breakfast dish, on May 29th! Cooking classes are held at KitchenInc in Somerville and are $35/person. Join us!

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Al Hurra TV Program about the CAC!

The CAC was featured on the TV program Al Hurra! Watch the video!

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Highlights from the CAC 2015 Spring Fling Open House

The Second Annual Spring Fling was a great success! Thank you to all who contributed!


The CAC Children’s Choir on the Front Page of the Somerville Journal!

It was an Honor to Participate at the MLK Celebration on January 19 at East Somerville Community School! Special Thanks to Somerville Office of Commissions for Inviting the CAC Choir and for Organizing Such a Wonderful Event.


2015/2016 Registration Now Open For Children’s Playgroup!

Registration is now open for the Arabic Kids Playgroup! To register please email or call 617-893-1176.


Spring 2015 Film Screenings

In Spring 2015 the CAC will be celebrating legendary Lebanese singer Fairouz and the Rahbani Brothers! Join us for our monthly film screenings.
For a full list of Spring 2015 films, please click here


Between Allah and Me

CAC and AIFF co-Present a screening of the film “Between Allah and Me.” Click the image for more details!


Lebanese Film Showing to Benefit “Friends of the House of Hope Shelter, Inc.”

Lebanese Film showing in Brookline, MA on October 14th, 2016



Edward Said’s provocative work “Orientalism” is revisited as a documentary. This November 11th at the CAC. Click the image for more information!

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