The Folk Dance Scene for July 2013

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July 1 (Monday): Pasatemop Rebetika plays Greek Rebetika music at the Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20.50 in advance and $22.50 at the door. For more information contact Christos or call (510) 644-2020.

July 1 (Monday): GreekFeet closed this day only. They are attending the above event.

July 5 (Friday): Souren Baronian' magic carpet, and Edessa to play music for dancing with an Armenian and Assyrian dance lesson by Joe at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a lesson at 8:00 P.M. and the dancing starts at 8:30 P.M until 2:00 A.M. Admission is $12.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 8 (Monday): Joe Graziosi teaches a Greek workshop for GreekFeet, Joe Goode Studio, Project Artaud, 17th and Alabama Streets, San Francisco.

July 10 (Wednesday): Balkan Dance Cabal meets on Wednesdays in July at Ashkenaz, rear studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 12 (Friday): Peninsula folk dance party at St. Bede's Church, Menlo Park with teaching at 7:15 P.M. and the party starting at 8:00 P.M. For more informaton contact Adony.

July 12 (Friday): Stanford International Dancers present a Balkan dance party with live music by Trio Zulum and Maria Bebelekova at the First Baptist Church, Event Hall, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for Students. Children are free. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529 or Owen at (650) 966-1775.

July 12 (Friday): Richard Powers and Mirage Marrow will teach Bal Musette dances to live music by Baguette Quartette also Tom Hill will teach introductory waltz for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $20.00 and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

July 13 (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 13 (Saturday): JMF"s Midsummer Night's Dance Party, Benefit and Send-off for Ellie Shapiro featuring the music of Veretski Pass and Ark Ensemble at the JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley frm 8:oo to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $36.00 (or more). For more information call (510) 848-0237.

July 14 (Sunday): UC Berkeleyu Folk Dancers Reunion with dancing to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 6:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00. For more information call (510) 525-5054.

July 19 (Friday): GreekFeet presents a Mykonos traditional dance workshop with Lillan Vlandi at the Joe Goode Annex, Project Artaud, 401 Alabama Street, at 17th Street, San Francisco from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Ring the bell at eh locked gate. Admission is $20.00. For more information contact Mary Ann Karonis.

July 19 (Friday): There will be no teaching at the Albany YMCA; only request dancing.

July 19 (Friday):Mary Kay Stuvland teaches polkas never before seen by this group and Tom Hill teaches introductory waltz also Bob Galloway will dj waltzes and polkas for the Friday Night Waltz group at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

July 20 (Saturday): Fanfare Ciocarlia and Hot Blood Orkestar play at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz at 8:00 P.M.

July 20 (Saturday): A Mid-Summer Musicale and Dance Party! Come listen and dance to our favorite klezmer-inspired ensemble as they make the rafters ring with Yiddish, Ladino, and English-language music, featuring songs of struggle and smoky cabarets. Mama Loshn founder Gale Kissin will welcome other musical guests, including Reb Irwin Keller, Laurie Leah Lippin, and Bruce Bierman. Surprise guests may be added. This concert is a benefit for Congregation Ner Shalom and the JCC’s Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival. Location: Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati at 7:30 P.M. Price $20 in advance / $25 at the door How to buy tickets in advance: www.jccsoco.org Wine and Beer will be available for purchase. Contact: Ellen Blustein ellenb@jccsoco.org or 707-526-5538.

July 21 (Sunday): Fanfare Ciocarlia and Hot Blood Orkestar play at Sigmund Stern Grove in the afternoon and at the 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco in the evening.

July 21 (Sunday): An evening of Klezmer music, by Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band, Yiddish songs and Yiddish dancing, led by Bruce Bierman at Tannourine Restaurant, 125 - 25th Avenue, San Mateo at 6:30 P.M. There is a $10.00 cover charge plus order off the regular menu.

July 26 - 28 (Friday - Sunday): Friday Night Waltz presents a Vintage Waltz weekend at the Santa Clara University Campus.

July 26 (Friday): Albany YMCA closed this week only.

July 26 (Friday): The Minor Empire group play Turkish music from their new CD "Second Nature" at Yoshi's in San Francisco. Admission has been reduced to $10.00.

July 26 (Friday): An Art Reception "Visions of Bulgarian Folk Songs", featuring paintings by Biliana Stremska at Sweek Adwline BAkery, 3350 Adeline Street, at 63rd, Berkeley from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. This event will include the artist explaining the inspiration for her work, Bulgarian singind and dancing, and delicious refreshments. Admission is free.

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