The Folk Dance Scene for December 2011

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December 2 (Friday): Bill Cope and Friends to play Bulgarian, Macedonian, Rom, Romanian and Serbian music for dancing and Marion Earl to teach favorite dances from Stockton Camp at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

December 2 (Friday): Black Sea, Dance-Tulum workshops at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a Tulum workshop at 7:00 P.M., the dance lesson at 8:00 P.M. and the concert and dancing starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

December 3 (Saturday): Palomanians Folk Dancers at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, at Monte Rosa, Menlo Park. Parking entrance from Monte Rosa. Party starts at 7:30 P.M. Bring finger food to share. Admission is $7.00. For more information call (408) 252-8106.

December 4 (Sunday): Israeli "Oldies" Folk Dance Party, with request dances led by Allen King, at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1;30 to 5:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00. Bring potluck snacks and drinks. For more information visit Asnkenaz's website or send email to Allen King or call him at (510) 501-3307.

December 4 (Sunday): International Holiday Bazaar at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is $2.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

December 8 (Thursday): Ripni Kalinke presents a special Bulgarian dance workshop with Yuliyan Yordanov at St. Francis Spiscopal Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, San Jose from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information contact Ripni Kalinke.

December 9 (Friday): Marion Earl to teach favorite dances from Stockton Camp at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

December 9 (Friday): Gradina to play music for dancing for the Razzmatazz Christmas Party at the Lodge Room, Santa Rosa Veteran's Building, 1351 mapel Avenue, Santa Rosa from 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $6.00. For more information contact Rebecca Dwan.

December 10 (Saturday): Israeli folk dance party at Cafe Shalom, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information send email to toktok124@yahoo.com.

December 10 (Saturday): Sts. Kiril and Metodi Church Koldeno (Christmas) Party, to raise funds to build their church, at the Danville Grange 85, 743 Diablo Road, Danville at 7:00 P.M. Many intersting gifts will be for sale. Donations, gifts and money, are welcome. For more information contact the church.

December 10 (Saturday): Zoyres Eastern European Ferment and Charming Hostess to perform at the Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is from $15.00 to $30.00.

December 11 (Sunday): Irregular Meeting of the International Order of Aging But Still Game UC Folkdaners and Friends at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

December 11 (Sunday): Agapi Mou CD release party at Mutiny Radio Cafe, 2781 - 21st Street, San Francisco from Noon to 3:00 P.M.

December 12 (Monday): Petaluma Holiday Folk Dance Party with dancing to recorded music and live music by Santa Rosa Vecherinka at Herman Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more information contact Carol Friedman at (415) 663-9512.

December 12 (Monday): Special Greek dance workshop with Joe Graziosi for GreekFeet at the Presidio Performing Arts Center, 386 Arguello, at Moraga, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Damission is $15.00. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

December 14 (Wednesday): Agapi Mou CD release party at Disco Volante Restaurant, 347 - 14th Street, Oakland from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M.

December 15 (Thursday): Annual Slavic Choral Christmas Concert, with performances by many choirs, at Church of the Nativity, 240 Fell Street, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. Advance tickets are $15.00/adults and $10.00 for students or $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for students at the door. Children under seven are free.

December 16 (Friday): Inspector Gadje with True Life Trio to perform at the Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is from $15.00 to $30.00.

December 16 (Friday): All request dancing at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

December 17 (Saturday): Pomegranates and Figs, A Feast of Jewish Music at Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $22.50 in advance and $24.50 at the door and half-price for youths under 18 and $2.00 off for seniors. For more information call (510) 644-2020.

December 17 (Saturday): The Greek band, Rizes, play music for listening and dancing at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma at 6:30 P.M. For more information and reservations call (707) 769-8545.

December 17 (Saturday): Jubilee Klezmer Band to perform at the Marin County Farmers Market, Larkspur Landing at 2:00 P.M. Admission is free.

December 17 (Saturday): Jubilee Klezmer Band to perform at the Petaluma Historical Museum, Fourth and B Streets, Petaluma at 7:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 general, $10.00 members and seniors and children under 12 are free.

December 17 (Saturday): Jubilee Klezmer Band to perform Klezmer and Israeli music for dancing at Occidental Center for the Arts, Bohemian Highway and Graton Road, Occidental at 4:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 general, $8.00 for seniors and children under 12 are free.

December 18 (Sunday): Celebrate Yalda (winter solstice) with Persian, Folk, African, Middle Eastern and Fusion dance performances by Afsanch Dance Adademy at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with the dooors opening at 7:00 P.M. and the performance starts at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 to $15.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

December 18 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Folk Dance class at Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Todd Wagner will review dances: Deli Becar and some Gypsy dances. Admission is $5.00 at the Door.

December 18 (Sunday): The Helladelics play music for listening and dancing at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 4:30 to 9:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (707) 769-8545.

December 19 (Monday): Agapi Mou CD release party for GreekFeet at the Presidio Performing Arts Center (new location), 386 Arguello, at Moraga, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and includes complimentary drinks. This is a potluck, so bring some food to share.

December 21 (Wednesday): A Musical Tribute to David Nadel with many different bands playing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with Balkan dancing to live and recorded music from 7:30 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

December 23 (Saturday): Jubilee Klezmer Band to perform for a Russian River JCC Chanukah party at the Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, across from the Rio Theatre, Monte Rio at 5:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for members, $10.00 for guests and children are half price. Family rates are available. Bring food and other stuff to share. For more information call (707) 869-3273.

December 25 (Sunday): Peninsula Folk Dancers Christmas Day party at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, at Monte Rosa, Menlo Park. Parking entrance from Monte Rosa. Party starts at 7:30 P.M. Bring finger food to share. Admission is $7.00. For more information call (408) 252-8106.

December 31 (Saturday): Menlo Park Folk Dancers New Year's Eve party at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, formerly Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, near Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park at 8:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Free refreshments and admission is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for teens. For more information call (650) 327-0759.

December 31 (Saturday): Rizes Greek Band to play music for listening and dancing and belly dancers to perform for a New Year's Eve clelebration at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma. A prefix dinner is included for $70.00. For more information and reservations call (707) 769-8545.

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