The Folk Dance Scene for July 2009

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July 1 (Wednesday): Balkan dancing to recorded music 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.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit: http://www.ashkenaz.com

July 2 (Thursday): Live Greek music at Vasili’s Greek Restaurant, 1501 Mission Street #A, Santa Cruz.  For more information call (831) 458-9808 or visit http://www.vasilisgreekrestaurant.com.

July 5 (Sunday): An afternoon and evening of Greek music for dancing provided by The Greek Harmony Trio at Papa’s Taverna  along the Petaluma River on the Lakeville Road, south of Petaluma.  For more information and reservations call (707) 769-8545.

July 7 (Tuesday): Circle Dance with Richard Feather Anderson in Sebastopol.  For more information send email to geomant@earthlink.net .

July 9 (Thursday):  Anthony and Paul of the Fotia Greek Band will be playing music for dancing and listening at Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  There is no cover charge.  For more information and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

July 10 (Friday): Born to Drone and Da! Mozhem will be singing and playing for your dancing pleasure at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 regular, $4.00 for students and children under 12 are free.  Born to Drone will be selling their new CD “A Star is Shining” for $10.00.  For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529 or visit http://dance.blochg.com .

July 12 (Sunday): Israeli “Oldies” folk dance party with live music by Achi Ben Shalom and Adama at Ashkenaz, 1313 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.  For more information contact Allen King at (510) 501-307 or allenk@mindspring.com

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July 12 (Sunday): Klezmer/Balkan jam session at Fandango Pizza, 3163 Middlefield Road Palo Alto at 5:00 P.M. All levels and instruments are welcome.

July 13 (Monday): Start of a six-week class in Balkan and Romani Rhythms taught by Rumen Sali Shopov at the Jazz School in Berkeley from 8:15 to 9:45 P.M.  The cost for the six-weeks class is $250.00.  For more information and to register visit http://www.jazzschool.com/html/classes_registration.html .

July 15 (Wednesday): Longtime San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, Colin Cotter, Ethan Lewis, and Neil Pearlman as A Thousand Years at Sea, play a concert to celebrate the release of their new CD album, Silver Shores Await!  This trio’s first set will be followed by a dance by the Midsummer Fiddle Band of Marin playing Finnish, Quebecois and Scottish fiddle music.  Admission is $20.00 general and $10.00 student/youth for both the concert and the dance.  For more information visit http://www.myspace,com/athousandyearsatsea , for tickets visit http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2083204 or call (415) 383-9600.

July 17 (Friday): Jerry Duke will teach Bulgarian dances at Changs to live music at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church’s social hall, 31st Avenue, at Clement, San Francisco from 8:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information send email to changs1938@gmail.com .

July 18 (Saturday): Greek Dancing with music provided by the Helios Greek Band  at Papa’s Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.  For more information and reservations call (707) 769-8545 or send email to reservations@papastaverna.com.

July 19 (Sunday):  St. Markella Chian Society Picnic with a light lunch at 1:30 P.M. and the music provided by Nea Kymata starts at 2:30 to 6:P.M. at Nativity of Christ Greek Otthodox Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato. Admission is $20.00.  Reservations are required, so call (209) 522-6466.  For directions visit http://www.nativityofchirst.org .

July 19 (Sunday): Greek Dancing with music provided by the Helios Greek Band  at Papa’s Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.  For more information and reservations call (707) 769-8545 or send email to reservations@papastaverna.com

July 24 (Friday): Stellamara plays at Red Poppy Art House, 23rd Street, at Folsom, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $12.00 to $15.00.  For more information visit http://www.stellamara.com or http://www.redpoppyarthouse.org .

July 24 (Friday): Trio Zulum to play music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym building #1117, Aptos at 7:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the musicians.  Parking is free.  Bring finger food snaks to share.  For more information contact calqua@sbcglobal.net.

July 25 (Saturday): Israeli dancing at Café Shalom at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 – 43rd Avenue, at Judah Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  For more information contact Rosanna at rofromsf@gmail.com

July 25 (Saturday): Kafana Balkan presents a benefit for the Humanitarian Circus with Brass Menazeri and DJ Zeljko at the Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.  Admission is from $10.00 to $25.00. For more information visit http://www.brassmenazeri.com .

July 26 (Sunday): Klezmer/Balkan session at Fandango Pizza, 3163 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.  For more information contact the Squeedler@gmail.com .

July 26 (Sunday): Klezmer dancing let by Bruce Bierman with music provided by Kugelplex at Tannourine Restaurant, 120 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  There is no cover charge.  For more information and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

July 30 (Thursday): Armenian Night with Khatichg Jungirian and Michael Kutulas of Fotia to  play at Tannourine, 120 W. 25th Avenue, San Mateo in the evening.  For more information visit http://www.tammourinecuisine.com .

July 31 (Friday): Bulgarian Kupon Party with DJ’s Hasey and Krasi at Project One, 251 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco from 9:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information visit http://www.p1sf.com .

July 31 – August 8:  Lark Folk Dance and Music Camp at the Mendocino Redwoods.  Dance, music and kids workshops featuring dances and music from around the world.  Also great parties with live music.  Great fun.  For more information call (707) 964-4826 send email to registration@larkcamp.com or visit the Lark Camp website http://www.larkcamp.com and for online registration https://secure.integaserve.net/larkcamp/order.html .

July 31 (Friday): Greek Harmony to play music for listening and dancing at Tartousa Restaurant, 514 Peninsula Avenue, San Mateo.  For reservations and more information call (650) 558-9674.

 

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