The Folk Dance Scene for March 2020

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NOTE: ALL EVENTS AND VENUES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. SEE VIRTUAL PARTY BELOW.

March 1 (Sunday): Tanya Kostova hosts a Bulgarian Baba Marta celebration at 1120 Arlington Blvd, El Cerrito from 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. There will be live music and a potluck lunch. Admission is $15.00 to $25.00 on a sliding scale. For more information and to RSVP please call Tanya Kostova at (510) 666-7701.

March 6 (Friday): Balkanton 340 will play Bulgarinan village music for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $12.00 general and $6.00 for students. Bring Snacks and drinks to share. For more information contact Owen Saxton.

March 6 (Friday): Stefan Warmuth teaches Introductory dance class and Vincent and Haiwen will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto with the classes starting at 7:15 P.M. and the dancing is from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $20.00 for both classes and the dance, $20.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. Evening attire appreciated. NOTE CHANGE IN PRICES AND TIME. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

March 7 (Saturday): Annual Red and Black Ball with music by Gradina at Monroe Hall, 1400 College Avenue, Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00 for adults plus tips for the singers and musicians. Wear red and black. Bring snacks to share.

March 8 (Sunday): True Life Trio & Chimera perform at The Backroom (an all ages BYOB venue, 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley at 7:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. For more information call 510-654-3808.

March 12 (Thursday): Sergiu Popa to perform at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is from $25.00 to $30.00. For more information call (650) 731-5383.

March 13 (Friday): The Peninsula Folk Dance Council and the Folk Dance Federation of California host a Heritage Festival opening party at St. Bede's Church, Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. Bring Snacks to share. For more information wisit click here or here.

March 14 (Saturday): The Peninsula Folk Dance Council and the Folk Dance Federation of California host a Heritage Festival with Institute by Roo Lester at Twin Pines Community Center, Belmont with the Institiute at 2:00 P.M., a dinner break from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. and dance party from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $35.00 for the institute and dancing ($25.00 institiute only; $10.00 dancing only) or $55.00 for both days. Bring Snacks to share. For more information wisit click here or here.

March 15 (Sunday): Mahala CD Album Release w/ Ionela Guzic & Trio Dulce Amar featuring the music of Moldova and Romania at Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street, San Francisco from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.

March 17 (Tuesday): Bulgarian folk dance workshop with Petur Iliev at Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Ave. in Santa Rosa from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and Razzmatazz members are free.

March 18 (Wednesday): Bulgarian folk dance workshop with Petur Iliev at St. Michael Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church,18870 Allendale Ave, Saratoga from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M.

March 19 (Thursday): CANCELLED! The Levoná Ensemble will be performing at Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $20.00 to $25.00 on a 1 sliding scale.

March 21 (Saturday): POSPONED A memorial to celebrate the life of Nancy Linscott at Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley, from Noon til 4:30 P.M. The address is Mill Valley. Bring finger food snacks to share.

March 28 (Saturday): Peninsula Folk Dance Council hosts a Virtual Folk Dance Party from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. We will connect over the internet, dance in our homes, submit requests and listen and dance to our favourite dances. The details are being worked out by the creators: Adony and Becky Benaires. For more information, and to send in requests, contact Adony.

March 29 (Sunday): CANCELLED! Moveable Feet host a folk dance workshop with Mehai and Alexandru DAvid at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly Street, Palo Alto from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Admision is $15.00. Snacks appreciated. For more information contact Loui Tucker.

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