Journey Through Armenian Paintings

Armenian art is often associated with the architecture of ancient Armenian churches and monasteries and the glorious pages of medieval manuscripts. However, Armenian artists did not stop producing with the end of the medieval era. Nor did they create art in a single style or at one location.

As Armenian artists acquired more global education, including art education, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, their horizons expanded and they created a wide range of paintings. This feverish activity continues to this day.

Hamazkayin San Francisco Nigol Aghpalian Chapter Art Committee presents 

for the first time in the Bay Area, the artworks of internationally renowned Armenian artists projected on large screens.

Immerse yourself in their artwork and their lives.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 

Gala Cocktail Reception 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults $60   13-22 years old $30

No Children under 13 years old

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Event hours 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Adults: $30   13-22 years old $15

Children under 12 Free

For tickets:  Event: Journey Through Armenian Paintings

Call: 650-492-0832      Tickets will be available at the door

Nov 22: Comedy Night

Sponsored by The Historic BAL Theatre, AGBU-YPNC invites you to our Fourth Annual AGBU Comedy Night Featuring Antic, with Opener Apique Ashod Zorian! A portion of proceeds from this year’s show will go towards the AGBU Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (WEP) in Armenia!

We’re excited to welcome BACK comedian extraordinaire and member of the hilarious sketch-comedy group the DEMQ SHOW, Antic Margaryan with a BRAND NEW SOLO STAND-UP SHOW! Antic’s show is family friendly, so all ages are welcome. (Over 21 to drink, bring ID).

@AGBUYPNC on Facebook and Instagram
$35.00 Presale
$45.00 Door
$25 Student at the Door with Valid ID

Two drink minimum, students please bring ID to claim student discount. The show will be opened by our very own Apik Zorian.

Join us at Mad Oak in nearby downtown Oakland after the show to hang with Antic and friends! Mad Oak 135 12th St., Oakland, CA 94607

MORE ABOUT ANTIC! Antic Margaryan made an epic debut into the world of Armenian Comedy thru social media channels like Vine, Instagram and Snapchat. His strong sense of humor and reliability appealed to all ages of Armenians across the world. His up and coming success led him to the comedy group known as the Demq show, where he continues to grow as a writer and actor. Antic’s drive and ongoing success is fueled by his commitment to his fans and the Armenian culture. MORE ABOUT BAL THEATRE! Bal Theatre was built in 1945 as a modern Art Deco, 800 seat, community based, movie palace and performing arts theatre in San Leandro, California. San Leandro Curtain Call Performing Arts operates and maintains the Historic BAL Theatre and hosts, promotes, and produces a multitude of world class, culturally diverse, programming, entertainment, education, motion pictures and other experience based arts.

Dec 7: Taline Christmas Concert for Children

St. John presents Taline and friends, special Christmas Concert for Children. Donations: $25 adults and $15 children. For more information and tickets call the church office 415-661-1142.

Purchase tickets online–friends-and-santa-2138756059

Ծնունդի երգահանդէս յատուկ փոքրերու համար: Ելույդ պիտի ունենայ հանրածանօթ սիրուած երգչուհի ԴԱԼԻՆ եւ ընկերներ: Եկէք ձեր զաւակներու հետ եւ վայելցէք այս աննախնդաց համերգը: 

Dec 7: AGBU ChriStmas Party

Keep the ugly sweaters in your closet!

This December, join us for a Holiday themed Lounge Night in WHITE at San Francisco’s classic American tavern with a laid-back, polished look and feel. DJ Mikey Tan will be spinning the best in hip-hop, top 40, and mash-ups, while you mingle and dance with fellow attendees.

Dress Code: White attire

Tickets On Sale Now!
@agbuypnc on Facebook and Instagram
Presale $20
Door $25 / $10 for students at the door ONLY w/ valid ID

Dec 8: The Shadows of 1915 – A Novel by Jerry Burger

The Shadows of 1915, by Jerry Burger
A Book Presentation with the Author




How long is the shadow of genocide? How does it affect the offspring of the survivors? And how do survivors and their families retain a belief in justice when atrocities go unpunished? These are some of the questions addressed in Jerry Burger’s novel, The Shadows of 1915. A story about culture, family, recovery from tragedy, and the nature of justice.

For More Info:
Liz Ojakian: 510.351.6754
Zaven Kanneian: 510-812-1551

New book for children: Parev, Yerevan: An Armenian Children’s Book

Parev, Yerevan is a fun, engaging, and educational board book in Armenian about Yerevan. Beautifully illustrated, it takes the reader through well-known sites in Yerevan and showcases Armenian culture and history in a simple and captivating manner. It exposes children to both the Armenian language and the spirit of Armenia. This is a great introduction to Yerevan for young children!

My goal is to expose children to the Armenian language and help foster a connection to Armenia at a young age. Since there are very few board books in Armenia, this book is an ideal engagement tool for young children.

Please visit my page at to learn more about my campaign and pre-order your copy. Thank you!