The Folk Dance Scene for March 2009

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March 4 (Wednesday):  Black Olive Babes perform at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors opening at 7:00, a lesson at 7:30 and dancing starting at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

March 5 (Thursday): Slavic Soul Party play at Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz at 8:30 P.M.  Admission is $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door.  For more information visit http://www.moesalley.com .

March 6 (Friday): Verna Druzhina to play music for dancing at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.   Admission is $8.00, students are half price and children are free.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com .

March 6 (Friday): Kitka performs at Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  To purchase tickets visit http://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performances/ .

March 7 (Saturday): Greek Dance with Turlu at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro Street (between 18th and Mariposa Streets), San Francisco at 7:45 P.M.  Admission is $12.00 and includes complimentary drinks.

March 7 (Saturday): The Helladelics are playing Greek music for dancing at the Cayuga Vault, 1100 Soquel, Santa Cruz at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $15.00 at the door and $12.00 in advance.  For more information send email to maryfarris11@gmail.com  or visit http://www.helladelics.com .

March 7 (Saturday): Slavic Soul Party plays at Mighty, San Francisco at 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $8.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door.  For more information visit http://mighty119.com .

March 7 (Saturday): Big Bulgarian party with 3 DJ’s, 2 floors and special guest Tara-Vel (http://www.fatmagic.cc ) at Whisper,535 Florida Street, San Francisco from 9:30 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.  Cover charge is $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.  For more information and to order tickets call (415) 425-3877.

March 7 (Saturday): Bulgarian singing workshop with Tzvetanka Verimezova sponsored by Kitka at their office, 1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland.  Admission is $25.00.  To register visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/56968 or call (510) 444-0323.

March 8 (Sunday): UC Berkeley Folk Dancers Reunion at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors opening at 1:30 and dancing starting at 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

March 8: (Sunday): Kitka performs at St. John’s Presbyterian Chruch, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley at 4:00 P.M. To purchse tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/51033 .

March 11 (Wednesday): 1970’s style Balkan and International request folk dancing to  recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors opening at 6:30, teaching at 7:00 and dancing starting at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

March 13 (Friday): Howard Young to teach Balkan dances at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.   Admission is $12.00, students are half price and children are free.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com

March 13 (Friday): Red and Black Folk Dance Ball with  live music provided by Turlu at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information visit http://www.annwilkes.com or sent email to azoreannie@sbcglobal.net .

March 15 (Sunday): Israeli “Oldies” folk dance party at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:30 to 5:30 P.M.  Allen King leads this all request dance party.  Admission is $7,00.  For more information contact Allen at (510) 501-3307 or allenk@mindspring.com or Ashkenaz at (510) 525-5054.

March 15 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Class with Dan Unger teaching Floricicia Olteneasca  and Hategana and a review of Cesto at the back studio of Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M.  Admission is $5.00.  Please bring a belt.  For more information call (415) 488-9197 days, (415) 456-0786 evenings or send email to editor@letsdancemag.net .

March 15 (Sunday): Dessy Bobreva performs at 3834 Opal Street, Oakland at 7:00 P.M. For more information call (650) 430-6242 or visit Http://www.ivanovgrad.com .

March 18 (Wednesday): Argentine Tango, Montly Milonga at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley doors opening at 7:00, a lesson at 7:30 and dancing starting at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 501-3307, or visit http://www.ashkenaz.com

March 19 (Thursday): A spring Equinox celebration in dance with Laura Shannon at the Humanist Hall, 390 – 27th Street, Oakland from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  There will be a potluck to start then there will be dancing.  Admission is $15.00 and children under 18 are free.  Please come scent free. For more information call Catherine at (510) 528-2261.

March 20 (Friday): Howard Young to teach Balkan dances at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.   Admission is $12.00, students are half price and children are free.  For more information visit http://dance.blochg.com

March 20 (Friday): Kitka sings at a benefit fro Dandelion Relief, an organization providing relief to Georgian refugees at St. Francis Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $30.00.  For more information visit http://www.dandelionrelief.org .

March 21 (Saturday): Third Israeli dance marathon of the Bay Area – celebrating Purim at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:15 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Sunday.  For more information send email to rofromsf@gmail.com .

March 22 (Sunday): A celebration of the Spring equinox with traditional Balkan dance and song, presented by the Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts, at the Episcopal Churdh of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.  Dancing, singing and weaving Martenitsas will be taught by Jana Muhar and Tanya Kostova.  Admission is from $10.00 to $20.00.  For more information visit http://wwwnuminacenter.org or call (707) 324-6021.

March 27 (Friday): Brass Menazeri to play in association the Jewish Music Festival at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station with a dance lesson at 7:30 P.M. and the music starts at 8:00 P.M.  For more information contact Carol Friedman at (415) 663-9512, djay@horizoncable.com , or http://carolfriedmanfolkdance.blogspot.com/  or http://www.dancepalace.org/ .

March 27 (Friday): Vassil and Maria Bebelekov and Friends perform Rhodope Bulgarian music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos with doors opening at 7:30 P.M. and basic teaching if requested and the music starts at 8:00 P.M.  Bring some finger foods to share (no kitchen facilities – no cleanup service).  Admission is $10.00 and parking is free at night.  For more information contact calqua@sbcglobal.net .

March 28 (Saturday): Balkan Plus Folk Dance Party at Masonic Lodge Hall, 1010 Lootens, San Rafael from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.  Admission is $7.00.  For more information call Irene Croft at (416) 456-0786 or Anne Arend (415) 892-9405.

March 28 (Saturday): Israeli dancing at Café Shalom with an 75th Birthday celebration for Jim Horton, 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 .

March 29 (Sunday): Finale Dance party featuring Brass Menazheri playing Klezmer and Balkan music for dancing, as part of the Jewish Music Festival at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley at 4:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00.  For more information call (510) 848-0237 x 118 or (800) 838-3006 or visit http://www.jewishmusicfestival.org.

March 29 (Sunday): Spaghetti Lunch benefit for Croatian Folk Ensemble, Korac, with special guests, Klapa from Croatia at 901 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose at Noon (after Mass).  Admission is $10.00 for a lunch of Spaghetti, Green Salad, and Garlic Bread followed by at Bocce Tournament. For more information call (408) 395-6070 or send email to jelena_grizelj@hotmail.com

March 29 (Sunday): Zoyres performs as part of the Switchboard Music Festival at Dance Mission Theater, 3316 – 24th Street, San Francisco from 2:00 to 10:00 P.M. For more information contact zoyres@gmail.com .

 

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