The Folk Dance Scene for October 2011

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October 2 (Sunday): Kitka and Russian House Kedry present Zhatva: A Russian Harvest Ritual at Redwood Regional Park, Oakland at 3:00 P.M. Admission is free, but there may be costs for parking. For more information contact John Hill at (510) 435-7128.

October 2 (Sunday): Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble playing Eastern Eupopean/Gypsy Jazz music for dancing at Starry Plough Pub and Nightclub, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 841-2082.

October 3 (Monday): Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble playing Eastern Eupopean/Gypsy Jazz music for dancing at The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Avenu, Santa Cruz at 9:00 P.M. For more information call (831) 429-6994.

October 4 (Tuesday): Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble playing Eastern Eupopean/Gypsy Jazz music for dancing at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street, San Francisco from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. For more information call (888) 477-9288.

October 5 (Wednesday): Nada Lewis with Panacea to open followed by Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble playing Eastern Eupopean/Gypsy Jazz music for dancing at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and $7.00 for students. For more information call (510) 525-5099.

October 7 - 9 (Friday - Sunday): Castro Valley Greek Festival, Resurrection Church of Castro Valley, 20074 Center Street, Castro Valley. Admission is Free. Live music by Helios band on Saturday and Sunday. For more informaton call (510) 581-8950.

October 8 (Saturday): An Evening of Bosinian Sevdah (urban music) and dance with traditional music, dancing, performances and food, at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Avenue, at Alemany, San Francisco at 7:00 P.M. For more information call (510) 649-9041.

October 9 (Sunday): Kitka and Russian House Kedry present Zhatva: A Russian Harvest Ritual at Baylands Park, Sunnyvale at 1:00 P.M. Admission is free, but there may be costs for parking. For more information contact John Hill at (510) 435-7128.

October 9 (Sunday): Croatian Autumn Festival at Assumption of Mary Catholic Church, 901 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose after dthe 11:00 A.M. Mass. There will be music for dancing and Zeljko Jergan will be leading the dances.

October 14 (Friday): Janam to play at Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, at 23rd Street, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M. Admission is from $12.00 to $15.00.

October 15 (Saturday): Menlo Park Folk Dancers at Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, near Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park at 8:00 P.M. Free refreshments and admission is $9.00. For more information call (650) 327-0759.

October 15 (Saturday): Berkeley Balkan Baccahanal featuring Inspector Gadje, Disciples of Markos, and Agapi Mou at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley from 9:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Admission is $11.00 with $1.00 going to the Sweek Relief Fund suporting elderly musicians.

October 15 & 16 (Friday & Saturday): Armenian festival at St. Vartan Armenian Church, 650 Spruce street, Oakland. Live music by the Khatchig Jingirian Ensebmle on Saturday. For more information call (510) 893-1671.

October 15 (Saturday): Kitka and Russian House Kedry present Zhatva: A Russian Harvest Ritual at Fort ross Historic Park, Jenner at 1:00 P.M. Admission is free, but there may be costs for parking. For more information contact John Hill at (510) 435-7128.

October 16 (Sunday): San Francisco Croatian Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco starting at 1:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 and children are free. Headlining will be the Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra of Seattle with John Morovich. For more information call (510) 841-0934.

October 16 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Folk Dance class at Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Martin Frost will re=teach Sopsko Kopanica and Tetovsko. Admission is $7.00 at the Door.

October 21 (Friday): Bulgarika to play music for dancing at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

October 21 (Friday): International Folk Dance Party at the Lodge Room, Santa Rosa Veteran's Memorial building,1352 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Admission is $6.00 and bring a snack to share. For more information contact Marilyn Smith.

October 21 (Friday): Sviraci and Da! Mozhem to play music for dancing at Stanford Folk Dancers, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, at Bryant, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admision is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and children are free. For more information contact Ginny Snyder or Jena, or call Gary at (650) 387-4014.

October 22 (Saturday): Peninsula Folk Dancers at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, at Monte Rosa, Menlo Park. Parking entrance from Monte Rosa. Advanced Balkan workshop at 7:00 P.M. with Davida Munkres teaching Cherezkata from Bulgaria. Party starts at 7:30 P.M. Bring finger food to share. Admission is $7.00. For more information call (408) 252-8106.

October 22 (Saturday): Israeli folk dance party at Cafe Shalom, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information send email to toktok124@yahoo.com.

October 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday): Helene Eriksen teach an intorduction to dances of the Orient Training Program at Historic Hoover Theatre Dance Studio, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Cost is $175.00 if paid by October 12 and $200.00 after. For more information visit http://www.amandadancer.com/Helene_Oct2011.html.

October 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday): Rizes band to play Greek music at Papa's Taverna at 6:30 p.M. Saturday and 4:30 P.M. Sunday. For more information and reservations call (707) 69-8545.

October 22 (Saturday): Dalmatinska Noc 2011, featuring San Jose's Grupa TNT band, at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onoandaga, at Alemany, San Francisco with cocktails at 6:30 P.M., dinner at 6:30 P.M., and dancing at 7:30 P.M. Dinner and dance are 440.00 for adults, $25.00 for youth and $15.00 for children. Under six are free. Dancing only is $15.00 at the door. For more information call Lorraine Vallejo at (510) 918-7439 or send email to bracanka@comcast.net. Resevations are required for dinner.

October 22 (Saturday): Israeli folk dance party at Cafe Shalom, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 1399 - 43rd Avenue, at Judah, San Francisco from 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information send email to toktok124@yahoo.com.

October 22 (Saturday): Peninsula Council Folk Dance Party, with Advanced Balkan dance lesson with Davida Munkres teaching Cherkezkata from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M. and an all request dance party MC'd by Loui Tucker from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M. at St. Bede's Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. The lesson is free and admission to the dance party is $7.00. Bring a snack to share. For more information call Al Lisin at (408) 252-8106.

October 23 (Sunday): Bulgarika to play music for dancing and Tanya Kostova to give a Bulgarian dance lesson at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley with the lesson at 8:00 P.M. and the music starts at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 general and $10.00 for students. Kids under 12 are free. For more information contact Mary Farris or call (510) 525-5054.

October 23 (Sunday): Roma Dance Workshop (one of three in the series) taught by Stefka Kamburova and Jessaiah Zure Ashkenaz, back studio, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M. Pre registrations is required and the cost of the 3 week workshop is on a sliding scale from $30.00 to $40.00. For more information and for registration contact Jessaiah Zure at (917) 202-3163.

October 28 (Friday): Chubritza to play Balkan and International music for dancing for Kopachka's Fall Folk Dance Party "Hardly Srtictly Balkan" at Scout Hall, 177 East Blithedale, Mill Valley from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Nadav Nur at (415) 497-4890 or Susie Shoaf.

October 28 (Friday):Bulgarian alloween Party at Lot 46, Risque Lounge, second floor, 46 Geary Street, entrance on Maiden Lane, San Francisco at 9:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00.

October 28 (Friday): The Mehanatones with Bill Cope play Balkan music for dancing at Cabrillo College, Gym room 1117, Aptos from 7:30 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus tips and bring snacks to share. Parking is free. For more information contact Oddrhythm.

October 28 (Friday): Sbiraci and Da! Mozhem play Balkan music for dancing for the Stanford International Folk Dancers, at First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information call Ginny at (408) 733-5529.

October 29 (Saturday): Janam to play at Yacht Barkissimo, 3330 Powell Street, Emeryville at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00. Bring a snack to share.

October 29 (Saturday): Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra perform, as part of the 29th San Francisco Jazz Festival, Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland at 8:00 P.M. For more information call (866) 920-5299.

October 29 & 30 (Saturday & Sunday): Kefi band to play Greek music at Papa's Taverna at 6:30 p.M. Saturday and 4:30 P.M. Sunday. For more information and reservations call (707) 69-8545.

October 28 (Friday): Balkan Brass Halloween and Bregovic afterparty, with Brass Menazeri and Inspector Gadje playing live music and a DJ set, at Vitus, 201 Broadway, Oakland at 10:00 P.M. Admission is $13.00 ($2.00 off with not-lame costume). You must be 21+.

October 30 (Sunday): Balkan Dance Jam with Barbara Babin, Jim Avera, Ken Genetti, members of Gradina and friends at Wischemann Hall (a bedefit dance), 465 Morris Street, Sebastopol about 5:00 P.M. For more information contact Gradina.

October 30 (Sunday); Bulgarian dance class taught by Tanya Kostova at Jazzercise Fitness Center, 10837 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito at 9:30 P.M. Note this class us usually on Fridays.

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