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Winter Oasis

The Barony of Unser Hafen joyously presents the return of Winter Oasis!  Come in from the cold for an evening’s sojourn through Middle Eastern dance, drumming and song. Bring rugs, pillows and throws to relax and share a meal amongst friends. There will be a few classes in the afternoon before the floor will be open to dancers and drummers alike. We look forward to seeing you!


February 25th, 2023

2:00PM - 9:00PM


Atlas Theater

709 16th Street

Greeley, CO 80631


Google Map Link: (this is embedded at the bottom of the page).

Event Steward

Safiyya bint Faris al-Dani


Adult (non-members):  $25.00

Adult w/ member discount:  $20.00

Child (7-13): $8.00

Children under 7 are Free

Potluck Buffet

Party food is the theme of the evening!  Please bring your favorite appetizer, party snack or dessert to share.  To accommodate food allergies/restrictions, be sure to include an ingredient card with your donation so we can all eat happy.  Feast gear is encouraged though we will provide some disposables should you need it.

The “It is Not Baklava” Challenge

Baklava is sweet and delicious, but it is also the only Middle Eastern sweet that most of us know. The Baroness challenges all and sundry to bring your Best Medieval Middle Eastern Sweet that is NOT Baklava. The dish that most impresses Her Excellency will receive a gift of appreciation for expanding Her dessert experience. 


  • It is NOT baklava.

  • Include written recipe, source, historical date of recipe and your name.

  • It is a sweet “dish” which includes pastries, puddings, syrups, jams, fruit pastes, candy etc. i.e. it must be sweet not savory.

  • You do not need to be present to be appreciated if a friend can take care of it for you.

For inspiration see the following:

A few books you can get through Interlibrary Loan or Amazon are:

  • Ibn al-Karīm, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, and Charles Perry. A Baghdad Cookery Book: The Book of Dishes (Kitāb Al-Ṭabīkh). Petits Propos Culinaires 79. London: Prospect, 2005.

  • Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq, al-Muẓaffar ibn Naṣr. Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens: Ibn Sayyār Al-Warrāq’s Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook. Translated by Nawal Nasrallah. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

  • Nasrallah, Nawal, trans. Treasure Trove of Benefits and Variety at the Table: A Fourteenth-Century Egyptian Cookbook. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

  • Perry, Charles, trans. Scents and Flavors: A Syrian Cookbook. New York: New York University Press, 2017.

Zaouali, Lilia. Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World: A Concise History with 174 Recipes. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Schedule and Classes

Check back for more details.


Pre-register using this form (

Site Rules

Smoking of tobacco products ONLY is permitted outdoors.

Service animals only are permitted

No adhesives, nails, staples etc. can be used in decorating as there are art installations in the space.

Please use the designated parking or park on the street. Avoid parking in lots designated for nearby apartments.

Site is Discreetly Wet - No outside beverages! The site owners run a coffee house and carry a liquor license. This rule will be strictly enforced as these services will be open during the event. Water will be provided and attendees are welcome to purchase beverages at their discretion.


From I-25, take Exit 257 for US-34

Keep right at the fork for US-34 East

Turn left (north) on 11th Avenue

Turn right (east) on 16th Street

Atlas Theatre is on the north side of 16th Street

For parking, turn right onto 7th Avenue

Turn right again into the parking lot behind the Christian Congregational Church (see photo).

Parking is available on the street, please be mindful of driveways.


Potluck Buffet
Not Baklava
Site Rules
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