The Folk Dance Scene for November 2009

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November 1 (Sunday): Zoyres to play two sets of Eastern European music at Anna's Jazz Island, 2120 Alston Way. Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information visit http://wwww.zoyres.com.

November 1 (Sunday): U. C. Berkeley Folkdancers' Reunion at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 1:00 to 5:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00.

November 2 (Monday): Greek Folk Dance Workshop presented by Joe Graziosi, sponsored by GreekFeet, at the Presidio Dance Theatre academy, 1158 Gorgas Street, at Marshall, Presidio of San Francisco from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. For more information contact makaronis@earthlink.net.

November 4 (Wednesday): The Helladelics play music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a lesson at 7:30 P.M. and dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 P.M.

November 5 (Thursday): Hungarian and Romanian music from the River Danube area played by Danubius for dancing and listening at the Tannourine Restaurant, 20 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  For more information and reservations visit http://www.tannourinecuisine.com.

November 6 (Friday): Original Croatian Tamburitza music by Sidro and Guests at the Croatian American Cultural, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco.  For more information visit http://www.croatianamericanweb.org.

November 6 (Friday): Kitka and Hasmir Harutyunyan sing Armenian Lullabies and Songs of Longing at St Gregory of Nyssa Church, 500 De Haro Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door and there is a 5% discount for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. For reservations and more information visit http://www.kitka.org or call (510) 444-0323.

November 7 (Saturday): Kitka and Hasmir Harutyunyan sing Armenian Lullabies and Songs of Longing at St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce Street, Oakland at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door and there is a 5% discount for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more.  For reservations and more information visit http://www.kitka.org or call (510) 444-0323.

November 7 (Saturday): Westwind International Folk Ensemble 50th Anniversary party/show at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with a dance lesson by Sani Rafiti 7:00 P.M., the show starting at 8:00 P.M. and on to Midnight. Admission is $15.00 at the door, $12.00 in advance and kids 12 and under are free.

November 7 (Saturday): Karin's Israeli Dance Marathon at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:30 P.M. until everyone drops. Admission is $10.00. For more information contact Karina at karina@ymail.com.

November 8 (Sunday): Teslim and Moira Smiley and VOCO to play and sing music for dancing and listening at the Bach Dancing and dynamite Society, 307-11 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay at 3:00 P.M. Admission is $35.00 at the door or by emailing info@bachddsod.org or calling Linda Goetz at (650) 726-2020 for payment or more information.

November 12 (Thursday): Greek dancing with Paul and Anthony of Fotia at Tannourine Restaurant, 20 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M.  For more information and reservations visit http://www.tannourinecuisine.com.

November 13 (Friday): Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band and Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band to play music for dancing, and Jerry Duke to to teach Dance Stylings at Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $12.00.

November 14 (Saturday): Zoyres to play two sets of Eastern European music at Armando's Jazz Club, 707 Marina Visa, Martinez from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $8.00 or $15.00 for both sets. For more information visit http://wwww.zoyres.com.

November 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday): Gathering of the Tribe: a weekend of sixteen circle dance teachers doing sixteen workshops of all kinds in El Cerrito. There will be ninteen hours of dancing. Admission is $20.00 for one day or $35.00 for two days. For more information and location visit circledancing.com or call (510) 594-4089.

November 18 (Wednesday): Balkan Folk Dance to recorded music at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with the doors open at 6:30 P.M., a dance lesson at 7:00 P.M. and dancing at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $7.00.

November 19 (Thursday): Gerardo Balestrieri and Les Trevailleurs de L Nuit to play Neapolitian/Turkish/Greek/Gypsy fusion music at a house concert in Mountain View at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 - $20.00 and it goes to the musicians. Reservations are required. For reservations send email, perfered or call (650) 947-9669.

November 20 (Friday): Da Mozhem and Born to Drone to play and sing at Cabrillo College, Gym building, room 1100, Aptos at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus tips for the performers. Bring finger food to share. Parking is free. For more information contact Jeanne Benioff.

November 21 (Saturday): An evening of Armenian Food, Music and Dance at Congregation Ner Shalom (formerly Cotati Cabaret), 85 La Plaza, Cotati from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. Live Armanian music by Katchig. Admission is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and children 8 - 13, under 8 are free and dance only admission is $10.00. For more information contact Larissa Goliti at (707) 578-3453 or Christyne Davidian (707) 762-2995.

November 21 (Saturday): Folk Dance Party with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park at 8:00 P.M. admission is $7.00. Refreshments are free. Dancing in two rooms. For more information send email to: marcel.vinokur@nasa.gov.

November 22 (Sunday): Saeed Kamanche and Tombak to play Persian music at a house concert at 1621 Oak View Avenue, Berkeley at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $15.00 to $20.00. Reservations are highly recommended. For reservations and more information send email or call (925) 296-6106.

November 22 (Sunday): A Bulgarian Evening with Dessy Dobreva, the Bulgarian performer of the year, music provided by Vasil and Maria Bebelekov and The Rosette by Alexander Iliev, sponsored by Tanya Kostova and the Antika Bulgaria International Cultural Club at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Street, at Alemany, San Francisco at 6:00 P.M. Admission is $25.00 at the door and $50.00 for families or $20.00 in advance. For more information visit BayAreaBulgaria.com or send email to Tanya or call her at (510) 666-7701.

November 27 & 28 (Friday & Saturday): Kolo Festival, Croatian-American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Avenue, at Alemany, San Francisco. For more information visit http://balkantunes.org/kolofestival.

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