The Folk Dance Scene for October 2017

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October 1 (Sunday): Gradina performs at the Russian Tea and Fragrance Festival, 1685 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg from Noon to 2:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 433-7455.

Octber 1 (Sunday): Balkan Sundays featuring the brass sounds of Will Magid, Danny Cao, Andres Cohen and Sean Tergis at the Revolution Cafe, San Francisco from 8:30 to 11:30 P.M.

Octobwe 3 (Tuesdays): Start of a seven week series of social dance lessons by Richard Powers and Mirage Marrou Greene at First United Methodist Church in downtown Palo Alto with introduction to Waltz at 7:00 P.M., introduction to Swing Dancing at 8:00 P.M. and thr Fast Track to Salsa and Cha-Cha at 9:00 P.M. Cost for the session is $40.00 tor Students and $55.00 for Non-students, faculty, alums, ans Silicon Valley friends. For more information click here.

October 4 (Wednesday): Start of "Greek and Beyond Folk Dancing" at Montclair Recreation Center, 6300 Moraga Avenue, Oakland from 10:00 A.M. to Noon. First five sessions are free. Intermediate level dancing. For more information contact Eileen or Pauline.

September 1 (Friday): Eric Black will teach and call Contra Dancing and Ann McGregor will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

October 6 - 8 (Friday - Sunday): Stefan and Bethan teach Sacred Circle Dances at Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito. Cost is $130.00 for the weekend. For more information visit Bay Area Circle Dancers' website.

October 7 (Saturday): Rofest, a Romainian Festival of the Bay Area in Hayward. For more information visit their website or send email to Mark Angel.

October 8 (Sunday): Janam Band plays at the Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco at 7:00 P.M. Admission is $20.00. For more information click here.

October 13 (Friday): Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with music by Edessa and Fanfare Zambaleta at The Starry Plough, 3102 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 to $20.00 on a sliding scale at the door.

October 13 (Friday): Kopachka dances event in Mill Valley CANCELLED due to unsafe air caused by the fires.

October 13 (Friday): Kunal and Bob will teach line dances and Congress of Vienna Waltz and Talla and Tenaya will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

October 14 (Saturday): Inspector Gadje play and Zeljko DJ's for Kafana Balkan at the Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $18.00.

October 14 (Saturday): The Peninsula Folk Dance Council hosts a party at the Garden House in Shoup Park, 400 University Avenue, Los Gatos from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. Katherine Abbott will teach Oj Shope Shope and Becky Benaires and Nancy Kaye wil emcee the all-request party. Admission is $9.00 and first-timers are free. For more information and to send in your requests send email to Becky or Nancy.

October 14 (Saturday): Inspector Gadje with Frank London perform with DJ Zeljko for Kafana Balkan at the Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, at Van Ness, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M. Admission is $18.00 at the door.

October 14 (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.

October 15 (Sunday): San Francisco Croatian Cultural Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco from Noon to 8:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00 and kids are free.

October 18 (Wednesday): Sacred Circle Dance honoring El Dia De Los Muertos at St. John's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 530 C Street, Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. For more information contact Sally Denman.

October 19 (Thursday): Russian Spirit: Dance and Tradition featuring Russing dance and tradition, hosted by Presidio Dialogues, at the Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, Presidio of San Francisco from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Admission is free, but you must be 21+. There will be performances, history and Vodka samples.

October 20 (Friday): Kabile play music for a Bulgarian Folk Dance Party, hosted by the Kopachka Folk Dancers, at Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 East Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $12.00 and there is free parking. For more information click or call (415) 497-4890.

October 20 (Friday): Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas teach the Original Cross Step Waltz from the 1990's followed by a 1990's dance party and Richard will DJ waltz and polka dancing at First United Methodist Church, upstairs, Fellowship Hall, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto from 9:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admission is $12.00 for both classes and the dance, $8.00 for the dance only and $8.00 for students. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. For more information send email to info@fridaynightwaltz.com.

October 21 (Saturday): Ripni Kalinke's Birthday Party with music by Kabile Saint Francis Church, 1205 Pine Avenue, Willow Glen, San Jose at 5:30 P.M. There will be Bulgarian music, food, wine arts and crafts and dancing. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information click or call (408) 398-8309.

October 21 (Saturday): Cabrillo Folk Dancers host a folk dance party featuring the band Mosaic at Live Oak Grange, 1900 - 17th Street, Santa Cruz at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $12.00 plus tips for the musicians. Bring finger food snacks to share. For more information contact Judy Donaldson.

October 22 (Sunday): Cabaret by the Bay, presented by KlezCaliformia, feature the Bay Area's greatest Yiddish entertainers at the Addison-penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Admission is $25.00 General, $20.00 APJCC members and $18.00 for Students and Seniors. For more information click or call (415) 788-7679.

October 22 (Sunday): Kabile to play at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley from 8:00 to 10:30 P.M. Admission is $20.00 at the door and $18.00 in advance.

October 23 (Monday): Kabile to play Bulgarian music for a dance party at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Avenue, Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:15 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information click here or click or call Carol Friedman at (415) 663-9512.

October 24 (Tuesday): Kabile plays for a Santa Cruz House Concert at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $20.00 and all proceeds go to the musicians. RSVP ASAP by sending email to: concerts@instantharmony.com.

October 25 (Wednesday): Kabile to play a Bulgarian dinner concert at Le Bateau Ivre in Berkeley.

October 27 (Friday): Stanford International Folk Dancers will meet at a new venue, Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M. Kabile will be playing Bulgarian music for a dance party. Admission is $15.00 general and $8.00 for students. Wear a costume, bring a snack or drind and tips for the musicians.

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