The Folk Dance Scene for April 2010

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April 2 (Friday): International Roma Day Celebration featuring Rumen Shopov, the Brass Liberation Orchestra, Chris Bajmakovich at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco from 7:30 P.M. to Midnight. Sani Rifati will be teaching Romani dances. For more information send email to John Daley.

April 3 (Saturday): Agapi Mou play Greek music at Bacheeso's Restaurant, 246 Grand Avenue at Park View, Oakland from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 891-1496.

April 4 (Sunday): Agapi Mou play Greek music at Zaki Kabob House, 1101 San Pablo Avenue, at Dartmouth street, Albany from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. For more information call (510) 527-5452.

April 8 (Thursday): Tanya Kostova teaches a Bulgarian dance workshop at The Mandala Folk Dance Center, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Paul and Edith at (415) 648-8489.

April 9 (Friday): Kitka in Concert at Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. For more information visit www.oldfirstconcerts.org.

April 9 (Friday): Anthony Catchatoorian on Bouzouki and Paul Psarras on Guitar and Vocals to play music for listening and dancing at the Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. There is no cover charge. For more information and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

April 9 (Friday): Agapi Mou plays live Greek Music for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio,425 West Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, $8:00 on live music nights and $12.00 for special events. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

April 10 (Saturday): Annual Folk Dance Party wtih live music by Verna Druzhina at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. For more information contact cjay@horizoncable.com.

April 10 (Saturday): San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins, featuring five bands at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco with workshops starting at 10:30 A.M. and public performances at 1:00 P.M. Admision is $15.00 at the door $12.00 in advance and children are free. For more information send email to John Daley or call (510) 649-0941.

April 10 (Saturday): The last BG EUforiya party at Lot 46, 46 Geary Street, Second Floor, San Francisco at 10:00 P.M. Cover charge is $20.00 at the door or $10.00 in advance. For tickets and more information call (312) 265-3714.

April 10 (Saturday): Kitka performs a benefit concert for and at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Geronimo at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $23.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. For more information and tickets call (415) 488-8888 ext. 253.

April 16 (Friday): Sue Williard teaches a Balkan dance workshop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio,425 West Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, $8:00 on live music nights and $12.00 for special events. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

April 17 (Saturday): Mosaik Vocal Ensemble and Jessica Rice sing songs from the Balkans, Ukraine, Finland, Quebec and Appalachia at the Conscious Collective (the sign says "Laurel Jujitst"), 4148 MacArthur Blve., Oakland at 8:00 P.M. Admission is from $10.00 to $20.00.For more information send email to sandysan208@yahoo.com.

April 17 (Saturday): Piedmont Highlander's Ceilidh (party) with Celtic music, songs, dance and more at the Piedmont Veteran's Building, 401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont from 6:00 to P.M. Easy social dances will be taught. Attendees are encouratged to participate in all events. Please bring finger food to share. Children are welcome and admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information send email to dancer.highland@gmail.com.

April 17 (Saturday): Agapi Mou plays music for dancing and listening at Bacheeso's Restaurant, 246 Grand Avenue, Oakland from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (510) 891-1496.

April 18 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Class, taught by Dan Unger, featuring the two Vlaskos plus extras, at Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from promptly at 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Please bring a belt.

April 21 (Wednesday): Yom Ha'Atzma'ut Isreali dance party featuring live music by Achi Ben Shalom and friends for Loui Tucker.

April 23 (Friday): Agapi Mou plays for the Cabrillo Dancers at Cabrillo College, Gym building 1117, Soquel at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the musicians. Parking is free. Bring finger foods. For more informaion send email to Alan Davidson.

April 23 (Friday): Sue Williard teaches a Balkan dance workshop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio,425 West Evelyn, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, $8:00 on live music nights and $12.00 for special events. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

April 24 (Saturday): Voice of Roma is in the Apple Blossom Parade again this yer to advertise the Herdeljezi Festival. They will be led by the Brass Liberation Orchestra and would like lots of dancers to participate. This event is in downtown Sebastopol and will be from 9:00 A. M. to Noon.

April 24 (Saturday): Cafe Shalom meets for Israeli Dancing at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students. For more information send email to Rosanna Horton.

April 24 (Saturday): Santa Cruz Vetchrinka, with music provided by Underscore OrkestraGypsy Jazz and Swing with Balkan Dance, at River House, 9625 Highway 9, Ben Lomond with a potluck from 6:00 P.M. and music from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. For more information and to RSVP call (831) 345-5010.

April 24 (Saturday): Blossom Festival at The Community Health and Wellness Center at City College Of San Francisco, Ocean Avenue at Howth Street, San Francisco from 7:00 to 10:30 P.M. In addition, there will be a general meeting of the Northern California Folk Dance Federation at 5:00 P.M. Admission is free.

April 24 (Saturday): Agapi Mou plays for breakfasting and listening at the Buttery, 702 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz from 10:00 until 11:59 A.M.

April 24 (Saturday): Arabic and International dance party with music by DJ Rami at Tannouring Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo at 9:30 P.M. Admission is $30.00 per person and includes Mezza, Entree and Dessert. For more information and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

April 25 (Sunday): Agapi Mou plays for dining and listening at Zaki Kabob House, 1101 San Pablo Avenue, at Dartmouth, Albany.

April 26 (Monday): Free dance class, as part of Bay Area National Dance Week, by GreekFeet, at the Presidio Dance Academy, Presidio of San Francisco.

April 28 (Wednesday): Danubius to play at Le Bateau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no Cover charge. For more infomation and reservations call (510) 849-1100.

April 20 (Wednesday): Balkan Folk dancing to recorded music with a lesson at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a lesson at 7:00 P.M.followed by dancing at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

April 30 (Friday): Brass Menazeri and Black Sea Surf, a new Balkan band, to play music for dancing, and Rikki to start with a dance lesson at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.

April 30 & May 1 (Friday & Saturday): Voice of Roma's Annual California Herdeljezi Festival at Ives Park and the Veteran's Hall, Sebastopol. For more information visit www.voiceofroma.com.

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