The Folk Dance Scene for July 2012

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July 1 (Sunday): Kefi Greek music at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M.

July 2 (Monday): Joe Graziosi to teach a Greek dance workshop for GreekFeet at the Presidio Arts Center, Arguello Avenue, at Moraga, Building 386, Main Post, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to9:30 P.M. Open to all skill levels. Admission is $15.00. Allow time to visit afterward at a nearby pub. For more information, contact Mary Ann Karonis.

July 6 (Friday): West Coast book release party for Souren's autobiography, "The Magic Carpet Ride -My Life So Far", with an Armenian and Assyrian lesson by Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi, (yes, Armenian and Assyrian), and Edessa to play dance music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 6 (Friday): Milla Milojkovic, Sidro, and Janam to perform at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Children are free. Ethnic food will be available. For more information contact John Daley at (510) 649-0941.

July 6 (Friday): Vassil and Maria Bebelekov and Stoyen Kostov to play Bulgarian music for dancing for the Stanford International Folk Dancers at the First Baptist Church, Events Hall, 305 North California Street, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 general, $5.00 students and children are free. Bring a drink or snack to share. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

July 7 (Saturday): Agapi Mou play completely accoustic music for listening and dancing at Zaki Kabob House, 1101 San Pablo Avenue, at Dartmouth, Albany from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge. For more information and reservations call (510) 527-5452.

July 8 (Sunday): Agapi Mou to play at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from4:00 to 9:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (707)769-8545.

July 12 (THursday): Celebrate Bastille Day with Les Capagnards playing music for French Country and Parisian dances and songs at Angelica's Bistro, 863 Main Street, Redwood City with dinner seating from 6:30 to 7:00 P.M. and the music starts at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door plus a minimum of $15.00 person for food and drinks. For more information and reservations visit their website or call (650) 365-3226 and for other informaton contact Gary at (650) 493-0693.

July 13 (Friday): Dromeno plays Greek/Balkan music with Christos Govetas at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 15 (Sunday): WinoVino to play vaudevill-Gypsy-Slavic-rock cabaret music for listening and dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 15 (Sunday): Davida Munkres will teach Arnauteasca (Romania), Rekansko (Macedonia), and time permitting Glaviniska Kopanica (Bulgaria) and/or Sopsko Petrunino (Bulgaria) at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. Note: this class is in the back studio, bring a belt, be prompt. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 16 (and every Monday thereafter): Dave Rosenfeld and Mike Perlmuter play Klezmer music at Saul's Deli, 1475 Shattuck Avenue, at Vine Street, Berkeley from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (510) 848-DELI.

July 20 (Friday): Dromeno Greek band to play for the Cabrillo College Dancers at Cabrillo College, Gym building, room 1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the musicians. Parking is free. Bring a snack to share (no kitchen facilities). For more information send email to calqua@sbcglobal.net.

July 21 (Saturday): Kefi Greek music at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 7:00 to ?:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (707)769-8545.

July 21 (Saturday): World Wide Dance Party: Balkan Extravaganza featuring Rumen "Sali" Shopov, Inspector Gadje (Balkan Brass Band), Will Magid Trio, MSF.FM, and Izzy*Wise at Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market Street, San Francisco from 9:00 P.M. to 1:30 A.M. Admission is $15.00.

July 22 (Sunday): Kefi Greek music at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (707)769-8545.

July 22 (Sunday): The Chian Society of California "Agia Markella" invite you to their annual picnic at the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato with live music provided by the Mythos Band. Admission is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12 and includes lunch (steak or chicken). For more information call George at (415) 410-4256, Despina at (415) 467-0819, Angie at (510) 387-2057, or Nick at (408) 398-7070.

July 23 (Monday): Pasatempo plays rebetika music from the Greek Unerworld with Christos Govetas and his orchestra at Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20.50 in Advance and $22.00 at the door. for more information call (510) 644-2020.

July 25 (Wednesday): Balkan Folk Dance to recorded music 70's style at at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a lesson at 7:00 P.M. and the music starts at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00 at the Door.

July 26 (Thursday): Dromeno plays Greek/Balkan music at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 7:00 to ?:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (707)769-8545.

July 28 (Saturday): Agapi Mou play completely accoustic music for listening and dancing at Zaki Kabob House, 1101 San Pablo Avenue, at Dartmouth, Albany from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge. For more information and reservations call (510) 527-5452.

July 28 (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.

July 28 & 29 (Saturday & Sunday): Kitka prestns a Balkan Music Workshop for Youta with Corinne Sykes from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. This class includes Balkan and Eastern European singing and dancing instruction for youth 12 to 18 years old. No experience is needed and all levels are welcome. Admission is $25.00 for one session and $50.00 for both. For more informaton see the webpage above or call (510) 444-0323.

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