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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

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

Raw: About Time
RAW presents Carola Zertuche of Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, Molly Rose-Willaims, Lucrezia Palandri, and Stephanie Patrick.  About Time is a new work by Molly Rose-Williams and Denali Gillaspie that explores what it means to move when there's enough time for plenty.

Thursday, May 26th @ 8pm
SAFEhouse Arts
1 Grove Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $15
More Info: RAW

38th Annual Carnaval: “ˇViva La Madre Tierra!”
A brilliant procession of contingents, beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes and featuring performers who engage and entertain the crowds. Brazilian-style “escola” samba schools with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean contingents perform the music and dance of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad. Other parade groups include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese drummers, giant puppets and folkloric groups representing Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.
  With Grand Marshal Dolores Huerta.

Saturday, May 28th - Festival
Sunday, May 29th - Grand Parade @ 9:30am

The Corner of 24th and Bryant Streets in the Mission
Admission is Free
Buy tickets here for seats in the Grandstand seating area
More info: VivaLaMadreTierra

Eastlake Music Festival
A music and cultural arts festival on the shores of Lake Merritt, nestled in the heart of Oakland, where independent music and performance arts of all genres are promoted and presented with the highest quality sound and staging.
Saturday May 28th @ 1pm - 9pm
Lake Merrit Amphitheater and Henry J. Kaiser Building Parking Lot
Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd. Oakland
Free Admission
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Hālau KaUaTuahine: The Sacred Fire and the Waters of Life
Our evening will celebrate the Sacred Fire and the Waters of Life. We will explore the duality of these dynamic elemental forces through our program of dances and songs featuring hula, ori Tahiti, Māori waiata a ringa and Sāmoan siva.

Saturday, May 28th @ 7pm
Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance
729 Heinz Ave. Suite #4, Berkeley
Tickets: $20
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Theatre Flamenco: Flamenco in the Cave
Join us on Saturday May 28 for an Andalucian style flamenco performance in the Cave of the Cellar Door wine bar! Imagine you are in Jerez de la Frontera, or Sevilla or Granada, you followed the sounds of flamenco music and dancing and then wandered into the coolest bar ever. That is what we are recreating in the Cave.
Saturday, May 28th @ 7pm & 9:30pm

Cellar Door Wine Bar
3131 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $25
More Info: TheatreFlamenco

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: Opening Event Rotunda Dance Series
We start our Festival at San Francisco City Hall with our Rotunda Dance Series.  Come join us with a special performance by El Tunante (Peruvian Marinera).  Open seating is on the steps of the Grand Staircase.

Friday, June 3 @ 12pm
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
Free Admission
More Info: SanFranciscoEthnicDanceFestival

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

Vijaya Dashmi 2016: International Dance Competition
Folk Dance Theme - Good vs. Evil.  Bollywood Dance Theme: Balance - Career and/or Family.

Sunday, October 9th @ 12pm-6pm
Chabot College Theatre
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward
Participant Fees: $45 per participant before June 19th, $65 per participant
Attendee Tickets: $30 per attendee before June 19th, $55 per attendee
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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