The Folk Dance Scene for October 2009

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October 1 (Thursday): Danubius to play music for listening and dancing at Tannourine Restaurant, 120 W. 25th Avenue, San Mateo from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. For more information and reservations call (650) 638-1960.

October 2-4 (Friday – Sunday): Greek dancing at the East Bay Food Festival, Resurrection Center, 20104 Center street, Castro Valley. For more information visit http://cvresurrection.org/festival/.

October 2 (Friday): Tineke van Geel to teach an Armenian dance workshop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00 for students, $6.00 regular and under 12 are free. Bring food to share and tips for the bands. For more information contact ohsaxton@earthlink.net.

October 2 & 3 (Friday & Saturday): Saint Vartan Armenian Festival at St Vartan Armenian Church, 650 Spruce Street, Oakland. Music provided by Khaticg Jingirian. For more information call (510) 893-1671 or visit http://www.stvartanoakland.org.

October 2 (Friday): Sausalito Greek Fiesta Dinner Dance with live music by Orpheus at the IDESST Hall, 611 Caledonia, Sausalito at 7:00 P.M. (Note: the original event in September has been cancelled and replaced with this event). This is a fundraiser for a Greek Community Center. The dinner includes wine. Admission is $45.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door. For more information and tickets call (415) 250-8082 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com.

October 3 & 4 (Saturday & Sunday): Middle East Festival with dancing at St. John the Evangelist, 501 Moraga Way, Orinda. For more information visit http://www.stjohnorinda.org/.

October 8 (Thursday): Greek dancing 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.

October 8 (Thursday): Brass Menazeri and Parno Graszt (Hungary's hottest Rom band) play at Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco at 9:00 P.M. For more information visit http://www.rickshawstop.com.

October 9 (Friday: Folk Dance party at the Veteran's Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $5.00. For more information contact marilynmsmith@sbcglobal.net.

October 10 (Saturday): Mandala's annual Picnic-in-the-Park at Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is free. Bring something to share. For more information, call (415) 648-8489 or send email to paulbourbin@hotmail.com

October 10 & 11 (Saturday & Sunday): Middle East Festival with dancing, entertainment, food, games, bazaar at St. John The Evangelist, 501 Moraga Way, Orinda from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday and 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://www.stjohnorinda.org/.

October 11 (Sunday): Vecherinka at Barbara and Jim's place in Santa Rosa with a Balkan Music Jam from 4:00 to 5:45 P.M., a Pot-luck dinner from 5:45 to 7:00 P.M. and Balkan dancing to live or recorded music from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. For directions and more information contact balknbarb@yahoo.com or (650) 454-0216.

October 11 (Sunday): The Helladelics to play at Cayuga Vault, 1100 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz from 7:30 to 11:30 P.M. For more information visit http://www.cayugavault.com or send email to info@helladelics.com.

October 11 (Sunday): Koraci Croatian Folk Ensemble picnic at the Assumption of Mary Croatian Catholic Church, 901 Lincoln Avenue San Jose following 11:00 A.M. Mass featuring Croatian BBQ, live music, dancing, performances. Admission is free. For more information call (408) 279-0279.

October 16 (Friday): Kopachka presents a live music event with Da! Mozhem playing at Scout Hall, 177 East Blythdale, Mill Valley from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $10.00 and light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact susieshoaf@aol.com or nadavnur@gmail.com.

October 17 (Saturday): Greek Glendi with George Leftheriotis and Friends at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro Street, between Mariposa and 18th Streets, San Francisco from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $12.00 at the door and includes complimentary drinks. For more information contact macaronis@earthlink.net.

October 18 (Sunday) San Francisco Croatian Festival at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 1:00 P.M. Sinovi from Seattle, Sidro, Slavonian Traveling Band, Novi Stari Tamburazi to play music for dancing. For more information visit: http://www.croatianamericanweb.org.

October 18 (Sunday): Advanced Balkan Class at the back studio at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, at Gilman, Berkeley at 2:00 P.M. Dan Unger will teach Bistriska Kopanica and Dzinovsko from Bulgaria and reviews of other dances taught, if time permits. A few years of dance experience is recommended. Please bring a dance belt. For more information contact Gary Anderson at wildwood_press@comcast.net.

October 20 (TUesday): Brass Menazeri to play Balkan music at Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton at 7:30 P.M. Admission is $10.00. For more information visit http://www.brassmenazeri.com.

October 23 (Friday): Nina Kavardjikova to teach a Bulgarian dance workshop for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View from 8:00 to 11:00 P.M. Admission is $3.00 for students, $6.00 regular and under 12 are free. Bring food to share and tips for the bands. For more information contact ohsaxton@earthlink.net.

October 23 (Friday): Clebrate El Dia De Los Muertos with circle dance at Elim Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 220 Stanley Street, Petaluma from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Dances are simple and each one is taught first. No experience is necessary. Admission is free. For more information contact Sally Denman at (707) 773-3111 or send email to sacredcircledance@gmail.com.

October 24 & 25 (Saturday and Sunday): Armenian Festival with music and dancing only on Saturday after 9:00 P.M. at St John Armenian Apostolic Church, 275 Olympia Way, San Franicsco. For more information call (415) 661-1142.

October 25 (Sunday): Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble with Alby Kass playing Klezmer music and songs for dancing at Simcha Sunday at Santa Rosa Veteran's Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa at Noon. Admission is $2.00 and parking is free. For more informatin send email to jubilee@pon.net

October 30 (Friday): Greek Harmony to play Greek music for listening and dancing at Tartousa Mediterranean Bistro, 514 Peninsula Avenue, San Mateo from 8:00 P.M. to Midnight. For reservations call (650) 558-9674.

October 30 (Friday): Da! Mozhem, Sviraci and the Slivovitz Disfunctinal Family Band to play music for dancing for the Stanford Folk Dancers at Flex-it Aerobic Studio, 425 W. Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View starting at 8:00 P.M. For more information visit rofromsf@gmail.com.

October 31 (Saturday): Bulgarian Halloween Party with DJ Hassey D at the Touch of Europe, 1880 Colfax Street, Concord starting at 9:00P.M. Admission is $10.00 plus costume. You must be 21 or over. For more information contact Joyce at joycexopo@hotmail.com.

October 31 (Saturday): Brass Menazeri and more play at Zambaleta Music School Grand Opening, 2929 - 19th Street, San Francisco from 6:00 P.M. to Midnight. Admision is $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. For more information contact

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