The Folk Dance Scene for November 2018

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November 7 (Wednesday): The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble perform at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View at 7:30 P.M. Admission is from $35.00 to $45.00 and parking is free. For more information click or call (650) 903-6000.

November 8 (Thursday): Istanbul Connection Balkan and Latin American band to host a dance class/rehearsal led by Flamenco dancer Moguel Infante from 7:30 to 8:30 P.M., a Flamenco show from 8:45 to 9:30 P.M., and live music by Istanbul Connection from 9:45 dto 11:00 P.M. at El Valenciano, 1153 Valencia Street, San Francisco. Admission is $15.00 at the door.

November 9 (Friday): James Kleinrath will teach Introductory Viennese Waltz and Stefan 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 $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $10.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

November 9 (Friday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with music by Balkan Ensemble Meraklii and Helios Greek Band at The Starry Plough, 3102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 to $15.00 on a sliding scale at the door.

November 10 (Saturday): True Life Trio play music for listening and dancing at Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Richmond at 8:00 P.M. There is no cover charge, but tips are greatly appreciated. For more information click here.

November 10 (Saturday): Peninsula Folk Dance Council host Suzanne Rocca-Butler teaching Papadhopanayiotena, a Greek dance and Gagazko Horo a Gagauzian Bulgarian dance followed by an all-request dance party emceed by the Changs Team at St. Bede's Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park from 7:15 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $9.00. For more information contact Hollis Radin and send your dance requests here.

November 10 (Saturday): Vadalma with Veretski Pass to perform, along with Hungarian Folk Arts and music and dance workshops in the afternoon, at Ashkenaz, San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M.

November 10 (Saturday): Café Shalom meets for Israeli dancing at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1399 – 43rd Avenue, at Judah, 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 rofromsf@gmail.com.

November 11 (Sunday): Trio Dancho plays music for listening and dancing at the Revolution Cafe, San Francisco from 8;30 to 11:30 P.M.

November 16 (Friday): Tom Hill will teach Introductory Cross-Step Waltz and Timmie 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 $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $10.00 for the dance only and $10.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

November 17 (Saturday): Zabava! plays music for a pre-Kolo Festival kick-off party at All Saint's Episcopal Church, 555 Waverly Street, Palo Alto from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M.

November 18 (Sunday): Balkan Sunday with Orchestra Euphonos performing Moldovan folk dances, Klezmer classics and more at Revolution Cafe, San Francisco from 8:30 to 11:30 P.M.

November 23 & 24 (Friday & Saturday): Kolo Festival at Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco. For more information contact Bill Cope.

November 25 (Sunday): Duo Moldova and Mahala play Moldavian and Romanian Lautari at the Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, at 23rd Street, San Francisco, with two shows: the first is from 7:00 to 8:15 P.M. and the second is from 8:45 to 10:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00 - $25.00 for each show.

November 26 (Monday): Romanian Dance Workshop by Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion at City College of San Franisco, Welness Center, Room 301, San Franicsco from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Admission is free, however, tips are accepted and appreciated. Parking on campus is now $5.00.

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