The Folk Dance Scene for June 2009

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NOTE: Kopachka International Folk Dancers will be closed for the Summer until 11 September.

June 3 (Wednesday): Turlu performs music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit: http://www.ashkenaz.com

June 3 (Wednesday): Erik Bendix dance workshop, featuring dances from Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Thailand at the Berkeley Folk Dancers, Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley from 7:40 to 9:45 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. 

June 5 (Friday): Erik Bendix to teach a Balkan dance workshop at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains, at Solano Avenue, Albany at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00.  For more information contact Kay James at kayjames@comcast.net .

June 5 (Friday): Oakland Museum of California presents “Croatian Stories”, a 45 minute documentary about Tales of Croatian Heritage in California at the Museum at Oak and 10th Streets, Oakland at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 238-3818.

June 5 (Friday): Gary Breitbard and Jena Rauti, with other members of Les Campagnards, lead an evening of French dancing at Stanford Folk Dancers, at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 and $4.00 for students.  For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

June 6 (Saturday): Black Olive Babes perform at the Berkeley World Music Festival, 2556 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is free.  For more information visit http://www.berkeleyworldmusic.org .

June 7 (Sunday): Halanda Studio presents a Tunisian Dance Workshop with Pamela Ludwig at 1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.  Admission is $20.00 until June 3 and $25.00 after.  For more information contact hala@haladance.com or visit http://www.haladance.com .

June 7 (Sunday): Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment to play at Bollyhood SF, 372 – 19th Street, San Francisco from 8:30 to 11:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information visit http://www.bollyhoodcafe.com .

June 11 (Thursday): Greek-Turkish-Israeli non-partner dances at the Berkeley Folk Dancers, Live Oak Park, Shattuck Avenue, at Berryman, Berkeley from 7:40 to 9:45 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. 

June 11 through July 30 (Thursdays): Razzmatazz meets for Folk Dancing at Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information call (510) 965-9688 or (707) 527-5224.

June 11 (Thursday): Anthony and Paul of the Fotia Greek band will be playing for dancing and listening at the Tannourine Restaurant, serving Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, at 120 West 25th Street, San Mateo from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  There is no cover charge.  For reservations and information call (650) 638-1960.

June 13 (Saturday): Slobodan “Boban” Djurkovic and Zelijo Petkovic play music for dancing at Jelly’s A Dance Café, 295 Terry Francois Blvd., Pier 50, San Francisco from 8:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Admission is $20.00 before 10:00 P.M. and $25.00 after.  For more information call (415) 495-3099 or visit http://www.jellyscafe.com/home.

June 13-14 (Saturday & Sunday): San Francisco Free Folk Festival at Presidio Middle School, 450 – 30th Avenue, San Francisco all day.  Admission is free.

June 13 (Saturday): Brass Menazeri plays with Gooferman and DJ Smoove at Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk Street, at Clay, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.  For more information visit http://www.reddevillounge.com .

June 14 (Sunday):  Brass Memazeri plays at the Haight Ashbury Street Fair at the Masonic Stage at Haight and Masonic Streets, San Francisco from 12:10 to 12:40 P.M.  Admission is free.  For more information visit http://www.haightashburystreetfair.org .

June 19 (Friday): Greek Dancing with music provided by the Greek Harmony Band at Tartousa Mediterranean Bistro, 514 Peninsula Avenue, San Mateo from 8:00 to 12:00 P.M.  For more information contact grosoff@comcast.net .

June 20 (Saturday): Sacred Circle Dancing on the beach at Highway 1 and Crespi Drive, Pacifica from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.  For more information contact Howard at (650) 359-0207 or hms50@comcast.net .

June 20 (Saturday): Celebrate Summer Solstice with Balkan dancing at Indian Rock Park, Berkeley from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with a potluck picnic to follow.  Admission is free, but donations are gratefully appreciated.   For more information call Catherine at (510) 528-2261.

June 21 (Sunday): Born to Drone to perform as part of Palo Alto’s World Music day at 540 Bryant Street (near the store named Dog Town) from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is free. For more information visit http://www.borntodrone.org or http://www.pamusicday.org .

June 21 (Sunday): Goran Bregovic and His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra play Balkan music at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, California at Mason St., San Francisco at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $20.00 to $30.00 (discount tickets for $10.00  to  $15.00 are available from Goldstar).  For more information contact awagami@hotmail.com .

June 21 (Sunday): The Advanced Balkan Dancers invite the friends of Gary Anderson  to a folk dance party to celebrate his 75th Birthday with live music provided by Da! Mozhem/Ponchti Gotov at San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street San Rafael from 2:30 to 5:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  For more information contact wildwood_press@comcast.net .

June 24 (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

June 27 (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

June 27 (Saturday): Bulgarian Paneurhythmy Dance and Music at a private location in Sebastopol at 8:00 P.M.  For more information and location call Elizabeth at (650) 326-6394.

 

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