The Folk Dance Scene for June 2012

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June 1 (Friday): Rhythmix Island Arts Balkan Music and Dance Festival, featuring the music of Janam, The Helladelics, and Bass Menazeri for listening or dancing, at the Rhythmiz Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda with a dance lesson at 7:00 P.M. and live music and dancing from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door and $10.00 for students. For more information contact Kathryn Saenz Duke at (51 0) 504-4386.

June 1 - 3 (Friday - Sunday): San Jose Greek Festival, at a href="http://www.saintnicholas.org">St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Davis Street, near Highway 880 and The Alameda, San Jose. For more information call (408) 246-2770.

June 4 - July 30 (Mondays): Summer folk dancing at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. Admission is $5.00 per evening. For more information contact Carol Friedman at (415) 663-9512 or visit carolfriedmanfolkdance.blogspot.com/.

June 9 (Saturday): Pie and Ice Cream All Request International Folk Dance party MC'd by Denise Heenan at St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00. Sponsored by the Palomanians. Email requests for party to Denise Heenan For more information call Al Lisin (401) 252-8106.

June 13 (Wednesday): Nick Garis and the HeleNicks play at Le Bateau Ivre 2629 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. There is no cover charge.

June 13 (Wednesday): Agapi Mou to play at Disco Vaolante, 347 - 14th Street, at Webster, Oakland from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. There is a $5.00 cover charge.

June 15 (Friday): Da! Mozem play music for dancing for Changs International Folk Dancers, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, corner of 31st Avenue and Clement Street (enter on the 31st Avenue side), San Francisco with a special children's program from 7:00 to 8:15 P.M., open dancing from 8:15 to 10:30 P.M. and a potluck to follow. For more information contact Changs.

June 15 (Friday): Nova Brass Band play Greek, Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian, and Romani music for dancing for the Cabrillo Folk Dancers, Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the musicians. Parking is free. Bring finger food to share.

June 16 (Saturday): Kitka presents a benefit concert for the San Geronimo Valley Comnmunity Center, 6350 Sirfrancis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo at 8:00 P.M. For more information call Shira Cion at (510) 444-0323.

June 17 (Sunday): Kitka presents a concert at the Glaser Center, 475 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa at 4:00 P.M. For more information call Shira Cion at (510) 444-0323.

June 17 (Sunday):Advanced Balkan Folk Dance class at Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Dan Unger will be reviewing Cesto, Skopsko Crnogorka (w/men's part), Triti Puti, Zborenka (Danets), Sopsko (w/six parts), Poloxia, Ani MoriNuse/Gorance, Floricica Olteneasce, Hatagana, Kopacka, Dzinovsko and Bistricka Kopanica. Admission is $5.00 at the Door.

June 17 (Sunday): Celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Hellenic Heritage Museum with Greek Music, Food and Wine Festival at the Hellenic Center, San Jose History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free. For more information visit www.hhisj.org or call (408) 247-4685.

June 21 (Thursday): Roberto Bagnoli will teach a dance workshop at St. Michael Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Alledale Avenue, Saratoga from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. For more information contact Loui Tucker at (408)287-9999.

June 21 (Thursday): Kitka and Tzvetanka Varimezovapresent a concert at the Garden of Memory New Music Festival at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland between 5:00 and 9:00 P.M. For more information call Shira Cion at (510) 444-0323.

June 21 (Thursday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal featuring the music of Fanfare Zambeleta, Gadjitos and MWE at The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 to $12.00 on a sliding scale.

June 22 (Friday): Roberto Bagnoli will teach a dance workshop at the Albany Y, 921 Kains Street, near solano and San Pablo Avenues, Albany from 7:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 for members of the YMCA and $13.00 for non-members. For more information contact Kay James at (925)376-0727.

June 23 (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.

June 24 (Sunday): International Dance Festival for New Dancers at Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Admission is free. For more information contact Loui Tucker at (408) 287-9999.

June 24 (Sunday): Israeli "oldies" folk dance party at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00. For more information contact Allen King at (510) 501-3307.

June 28 (Thursday): Gari Hegedus and Peter Jaques play Turkish, Cretan, Lebanese, Armenian, Egyptian and origional music at Yoshi's Lounge, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland at 9:00 P.M. Admission is free, buy some drinks or something.

June 29 (Friday): Yale Rosenblat presents an Israeli dance workshop and will teach one line dance, Al Gernali and two couple dances Livavtini and Mishol Hapereh for Changs International Folk Dancers, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, corner of 31st Avenue and Clement Street (enter on the 31st Avenue side), San Francisco from 8:00 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information contact Changs.

June 29 (Friday): Greek music with Anthony Catchatoorian and Paul Psarras at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 7:00 to ?:00 P.M.

June 29 (Friday): Kopachka closes for the summer and will return at Scout Hall, Mill Valley on September 7. For more information contact Susie Shoaf or Naday Nur at (415) 497-4899.

June 30 (Saturday): Kafana Balkan with Brass Menazeri, Fishtank Ensemble and DJ Zelijko perform at the Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street,San Francisco at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. All ages (6+) are welcome.

June 30 (Saturday): Kefi Greek music at Papa's Taverna, 5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma from 7:00 to 11:00 P.M.

June 30 (Saturday): Mavrothis Kontanis, Rumen Sali Shopov play Greek music for listening while eating dinner at Zaki Kabob House, 1101 San Pablo Avenue, Albany from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Tips for the musicians are encouraged. For more information and reservations call (510) 527-5452.

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