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Alliance for California Traditional Arts: The Living Cultures Grants Program
The Living Cultures Grants Programs seeks to sustain and strengthen the folk and traditional arts in the state of California with grants of $5,000 to California-based nonprofits, as well as other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors.

Deadline: July 15, 2016
More Info: TheLivingCulturesGrantsProgram

Belly Dance Tuesdays
Featuring Rasa Vitalia

Every Tuesday @ 8pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St Studio A, SF
More info: MissionCulturalCenter
Cover: $12

Flamenco Wednesdays
Free performance featuring Melissa Cruz dancer, Jason McGuire "El Rubio" on guitar, and Jose Cortes vocals.

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month @ 10pm
Dunya Wine Bar, SF
Info: or 415.400.5770 or 415.400.5770

Milonga at The Verdi Club Thursdays
Every Thursday @ 7pm
The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, SF

Fogo Na Roupa Kids Carnaval Classes Saturdays
Fogo Na Roupa kids Carnaval Class is an introductory level Carnaval dance and movement class for kids' ages 6-8 years old.  It is structured to build confidence, strengthen coordination and community while learning basic dance movement, tumbling skills and Afro-Brazilian Carnaval traditions.

Every Saturday, until May 21st @ 1:15-2:30pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2858 Mission Street, San Francisco
Price: $120 for 12 weeks or $12 drop in
Info: FogoNaRoupaKids

CreativFolkloric for Kids Workshop featuring Christine Joy Ferrer
"CreativFolkloric for Kids," is a 6-week dance workshop for children ages 4-7 years old, inspired by folkloric danecs of Haiti, Brazil and other cultural dances from around the world.  The class fuses creative movement, exploration and basic gymnastics.

Every Saturday from April 7th-May 12th
4pm-5pm Ages 4-6, Studio A
5pm-6pm Ages 5-7, Studio E

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
Price: $12
More Info: CreativFolkloric

Live Flamenco every second Saturday night of each month
Featuring Misión Flamenca

Second Saturday of each month @ 7:30pm
Bissap Baobab Village
3372 19th Street @ Mission Street, SF

Cuba On My Mind: The 12th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music - Weekend 3
This year's festival, entitled Cuba On My Mind, pays tribute to Cuba's rich artistic and cultural traditions and how they have and continue to influence artists around the globe. The third weekend will be round two of our ever-popular Mixed Program showcase ABADÁ Capoeira SF, Los Lupeños de San Jose, Aguacero, Duniya Dance and Drum, Alafia Dance Ensemble, and Gafieira Brasil.

Friday and Saturday, April 29th-30th @ 8pm
Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 Advance, $30 Door
More Info: CubaOnMyMind

Shanti: A Journey of Peace
Shanti is a spectacular multi-media production that integrates Indian and western choral singing and orchestra with different dance forms to create a mesmerizing experience!

Saturday, April 30th @ 5pm, 9pm

Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino
Tickets: $69-$108
More Info: Shanti

Alafia Dance Ensemble: Fundraiser for Fofo
Come support Alafia Dance Ensemble in their fundraiser for Fofo, a Master in Haitian folklore, music and dance. There will be food, drinks, dessert, and a raffle!

Sunday, May 5th @ 2pm-6pm
525 Edinburgh Street, San Francisco
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Mona Khan Company: America's Got Bollywood. 
Lights! Music! Action! The Mona Khan Company's highly acclaimed dance troupe, fabulous instructors, emerging performers and students will mesmerize you with an incredible display of talent, the best Bollywood music, unsurpassed choreography and mind-blowing costuming and production.

Saturday, May 7th @ 12pm & 5pm
Performing Arts Center at Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward
Tickets: $20, $25, $30. $35
More Info: MonaKhanCompany

Commonwealth Club of California: The Gamelan Degung Ensemble of West Java
The musical ensemble, consisting of tuned bronze percussion instruments, drums, and a bamboo flute, collectively called Degung, mirrors the turbulent history of its origins in West Java, Indonesia, as well as the changes in the Sundanese culture that dominates the region.

Wednesday, May 11th @ 12pm
Club Headquarters
555 Post Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 Non-members, $8 Members, $7 Students
More Info: CommonwealthClub

Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Spring Festival
Gamelan Sekar Jaya will present a festive array of music and dance from Bali and Japan, featuring traditional, contemporary, and premiere works! Come early to enjoy tasty treats at the Berkeley Farmer's Market then set up your picnic blanket to take in some of the Bay Area's most exciting international music and dance!

Saturday, May 14th @ 12pm-2pm
Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
Free Admission
More info: GamelanSekarJaya

Alma del Tango: Tango Night!
Tango Night, an intimate evening by Alma del Tango, explores the rich diversity of the dance, from the close embrace of the social dance floor to the fast flying legs of the fantasia stage.  Bay Area's top professional tango dancers express their unique styles to the live music of the virtuosic international dance ensemble, Trio Garafu. Romantic, passionate, even quirky, these dancers dancers dazzle the eye and capture the heart.

Friday, May 20th @ 8pm
Gallery 308 - Fort Mason Center Landmark Building A
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 Advanced, $25 Door
More Info: AlmaDelTango

Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The most celebrated gamelan ensemble outside of Indonesia, returns to Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with a breathtaking mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance works. The 40-member Bay Area company presents a program showcasing three different gamelan ensembles—the intricate and sinuous melodies of gender wayang, a quartet of bronze and bamboo metallophones. Settle in and catch this music the way it’s meant to be heard – outside on the green!

Saturday, June 4th @ 12:30pm (Pre-Show) & 1pm-2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
777 Mission Street, San Francisco
Free Admission
More Info: GamelanSekarJaya

Finding Compás
This artistically ambitious film brings with it the opportunity to grow awareness of the powerful art of flamenco, to bring new levels of richness and inspiration to the complexities of life, and to celebrate the expansiveness of the human spirit.
More info: FlamencoCompas