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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

Milonga at The Verdi Club

Every Thursday @ 7pm


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

Second Saturday of each month, 7:30 pm

Bissap Baobab Village
3372 19th Street @ Mission Street, San Francisco
$15 cover

The Nevada Arts Council Artist Recruitment
The NAC is currently recruiting for their new combined artists’ roster.
Artists interested in participating as a folklorist/performer/educator need not be Nevada residents, but must be willing to travel to and within Nevada to present educational programs.
More info:

Creative Work Fund Grant
$10,000-$40,000 grants to media artists or traditional artists creating new work through collaborations with nonprofit organizations.

August-November 2014
Webinars and Seminars:

December 5th, 2014 @ 5 pm
Letter of Inquiry Deadline:

August 2015
Grants awarded.

For complete guidelines and information, visit
Questions: 415.402.2793

Halloween in San Jose Japantown with San Jose Taiko
San Jose Taiko for their performance to kick-off the 12th annual Halloween in San Jose Japantown.

Friday, October 31st @ 5 pm  
Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church, San Jose  

Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival
Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival & Competition is the oldest hula festival held outside
of the State of Hawai'i. The festival and competition celebrates Hawaiian culture
and traditions through solo and group hula competitions, arts and crafts, and food,
which is vital to sharing the traditions, values and art of hula with the world.
Friday, October 31st @ 3:00pm-10:00 pm (Competition begins at 5:00 PM)
November 1st and 2nd @ 9:00 am-6:00 pm (Competition begins at 11:00 AM)

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Salimpour School of Dance and Parya Saberi present: Middle East Children's Fundraiser
Live Arabic band, special guest dancers, and world music.

Saturday, November 1st @ 7 pm
Cloud Nine: 1320 9th St. Berkeley
$20 entrance fee at door
Donations and info:

Sassafras Spectacular: An Evening of Belly Dance with Lisa Zahiya
Featuring Lisa Zahiya and other stars of the Bay Area. Performance opportunities available for workshop attendees.
Saturday, November 1st @ 7:30 pm 
Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Tickets and info:$20

The Town...On Notice presented by Dimensions Dance Theater
A showcase performance, dance party, spoken word poetry, conversation, and ritual enactments. 

Saturday, November 1st @ 8 pm
The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door

UPAJ Improvise, a film featuring Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith
An unlikely friendship develops between the master of precision, Indian kathak dancer Chitresh Das, and freestyler Jason Samuels Smith, African American tap dancer in this magical collaboration captured on film. Followed by a live performance by the artists on the occasion of Pt. Chitresh Das’ 70th birthday.

Saturday, November 8th @ 4 pm
Castro Theater, San Francisco
Tickets and info:

Theatre Flamenco presents Solo Flamenco for their 48th Home Season
Featuring guests artists from Spain, guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez, singers Ismael Fernandez and Jose Mendez and dancers Manuela Rios, Alfonso Losa, Cristina Hall, and Carola Zertuche.

Saturday, November 8th @ 8 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets by phone: 650.903.6000
Online tickets:

Saturday, November 15th @ 8 pm
November 16th @ 2 pm and 7 pm
Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Tickets on sale online: or
* Gala Tickets include pre and post-show festivities.

16th Annual 2014 San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest
The San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its “Sweet 16th” year by
bringing a stunning line up of dance companies from all over the world.

Program A--November 14th @ 8 pm and November 16th @ 7 pm
Program B--November 15th @ 8 pm and November 16th @ 12 noon

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
Tickets: or 415.563.6504

America's Got Bollywood
Mona Khan Company's highly acclaimed dance troupe, fabulous instructors, emerging performers, and students will mesmerize you with an incredible display of talent.

Saturday, November 15th @ 1 pm and 5 pm
Sunday, November 16th @ 1 pm and 5 pm

Performing Arts Center at Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
Tickets and info:

Maség presented by Kularts
|A magical tale of power, intrigue and witchcraft, told through the original dance,choreography, and music of the Philippines.

Saturday, November 15th @ 8 pm
Sunday, November 16th @ 3 pm

The Brava Theater

Arjuna - A Warrior's Tale presented by Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose
From the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, the story of the heroic archer Arjuna’s life and struggles.

Saturday, November 15th @ 7 pm
Sunday, November 16th @ 4 pm

1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose

Explosion Cubana: Una Noche Tropical presented by Cuba Caribe and Dance Mission Theater
An evening of Cuban cabaret in the spirit of Havana's Tropicana nightclub, complete with dinner and a show, featuring Alayo Dance Company and guest artists.
November 21st - December 6th. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 7:30 pm
(Please arrive by 7:15pm, no show December 7th)
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF 94110
Tickets in advance: $45 opening weekend only; After that $60
Tickets at the door: $50 opening weekend only; After that $65
Tickets online at or 800.838.3006
Info: or 415.826.4441.

3rd Annual Nutcracker Pińata presented by EBCPCA and Ballet Folklórico Compańia Mexico Danza
The classical ballet is transformed into a modern Mexican folklórico production, with Clara, the main character, traveling through different regions of Mexico.
Saturday, November 22nd @ 7 pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose
Saturday, November 29th @ 2 pm and 7:30 pm
San Leandro Performing Arts Center
2200 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro
Adults $20/Children under 12 years $10

Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl present Kids Dancing for Kids
An event to promote awareness in the community about the medical needs of the children receiving treatment at the Oakland Children’s Hospital and Research Center (OCHRC).

Sunday, November 23rd @ 3 pm
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamenos present Canciones
The revival of Canciones features flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs.

Saturday, November 29th @ 8 pm
Sunday, November 30th @ 3 pm

Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Tickets: $20-$75

Live Music Student Night
Monica and her students perform to live Arabic music with Al'Azifoon, plus Mark Bell
and Ling Shien of Helm. It is not to early to start thinking about the songs you want
to dance to. Sign up in class if you want to perform! We'll figure out carpools from SF.
Sunday, December 7th @ 6:30 pm
El Morocco, Pleasant Hill

Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Monica will perform Ouled Nail (from Algeria) with troupe Danse Maghreb and musicians.
Saturday, December 13th @ 10 am-7 pm
Silk Road Stage
Cow Palace, Daly City