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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 @ 7 pm
The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, SF

Live Flamenco every second Saturday night of each month
Featuring Misión Flamenca
Second Saturday of each month @ 7:30 pm

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

CA$H: New guidelines and application forms available
CA$H is a grants program for the Bay Area’s professionally-oriented theatre and dance artists and small organizations with budgets of under $100,000.

Upcoming Deadlines:
Dance: Tuesday, Oct 13th, 5 pm
Theatre: Mon, Sep 28th, 5 pm

Free Applicant Workshops:
You do not need to attend a workshop to apply, although attendance is highly recommended especially for first-time applicants.

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Mary Sano and her Duncan Dancers
The Rotunda Dance Series is presented by World Arts West with Dancers’ Group, in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

Friday, October 2nd @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall
If you require a chair, please bring your own portable chair.

Parangal Dance Company 7th Anniversary performance Alamat—Legends
Parangal Filipino Folk Dance Group gives tribute to Philippine heritage by preserving and promoting ethnic attire, music, and dance through research, workshops, and performances. 
Saturday, October 3rd @ 7 pm
Skyline College Theater, San Bruno
APAture Performing Arts Showcase
Rasika Kumar performs Bharatanatyam solo "Tired of Giving In", depicting the story of Rosa Parks, famed civil rights activist.
Saturday October 3rd @ 8 pm
The Strand Theater
1127 Market St, San Francisco 
Tickets here

Mestra Márcia Cigarra’s Annual Batizado & Performance
ABADÁ-CAPOEIRA San Francisco presents this time honored commencement celebration. Adults & Teens are presented through a batizado, which is a traditional capoeira ceremony in which new students are initiated into the world of capoeira.
Sunday October 4th @ 1 pm - 3 pm
ACSF Capoeira Arts Center
3221 22nd St. at Mission St., San Francisco
Doors open to public at 12:45 PM on Sunday, October 4th
Entrance at the door: $10 donation for non-participating attendees
Kids 12 and under: Free
More Information: Abada Capoeira

Guru Shradha presents Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya 2015
An Annual Celebration of the Life & Work of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra featuring his dance ballet, Dashanana. The show features Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, Guru Sujata Mohapatra, Smt. Niharika Mohanty, & Guru Shradha Dancers, including Rasika Kumar, Divya Saha, Deepa Mahadevan, Shradha Balakrishnan, Akanksha Kejriwal, Aparna Dasgupta, and Swati Rout.

Sunday October 4th @ 2 pm & 6 pm
Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Ticket Link:
Info: Guru Shradha at 650.394.6022 or

Opening to the Beloved
An Evening of Sacred Hebrew & Arabic Music, Dance & Mystical Poetry with Eliyahu Sills, Rachel Valfer Sills & Faisal Zedan of Qadim, Idan Meyer, Issa Nessim, and Miriam Peretz
Saturday October 10 @ 8:30 pm
Chochmat HaLev
2215 Prince Street, Berkeley
Members & General Public in Advance: $15
At the door $20

4th Annual Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe Ohlone Big Time
Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend. A gathering of California's tribes and culture. Singing, dancing, storytelling, vendors, and food.

Saturday and Sunday, October 10th & 11th @ 11 am
Rob Hill Campgrounds, Presidio San Francisco

Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow & Indian Market 23rd Annual Celebration
Contest and Intertribal dancing featuring Native California dancers, Native American food, arts, and crafts. All traditional drums are invited.
Saturday October 10th @ 10 am - 6 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley

Chinyakare Ensemble
Cheza Nami Foundation presents 4th annual Taste of Africa, an afternoon of African dance and music. Silent auction and raffle at 3 pm followed by live stage performance with the Chinyakare Ensemble and Domu Africa. Guests are also welcome to enjoy free activities at the Shea Homes Plaza prior to coming to the Bankhead Theater Program.

Sunday, October 11th @ 3 pm
Bankhead Theater
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Spirit of India
Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present a bold new vision of live Indian music and dance, a magnificent explosion of color and sound that traces a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.
Tuesday October 13th @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street, Livermore
Tickets here
$52 - $69 (Varies by row)
$16 Student Discount (21 & under)

Bay Area Gamelan Summit and Indonesian-American Cross-Cultural Celebration
Gamelan Sekar Jaya joins the Gamelan Summit to present a performance of classic Balinese music and dance, complete with gongs, flutes, metallophones of bronze and bamboo, and the powerfully-determined movement and expression of traditionally adorned dancers.

Sunday October 18th @ 3 pm and 7 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Info and tickets:
Lily Cai Dance Company 2015 Home Season Concert
The Lily Cai Dance Company presents an evening of artistry and contrast, beauty and power, tradition and innovation.The concert will showcase three works: Shanghai Women, Xing and Silk Cascade. Performances of virtuosity, dazzling theatricality and classical inspiration are at the heart of Lily Cai Dance Company, who will present the World Premiere of Shanghai Women.
Saturday October 17th @ 8 pm
Sunday October 18th @ 3:30 pm
Cowell Theater Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
Tickets: $35/$28 available at the Box Office

Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu present Kanakolu 30 years of Hula
Saturday, October 17th @ 8 pm
Saturday, October 17th Opening Night Champagne Reception
Sunday, October 18th @ 3 pm

Saturday, October 24th Gala Benefit @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 24th @ 8 pm
Sunday, October 25th Hula for Families @ Noon
Sunday, October 25th @ 3 pm

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
Tickets: 415.392.4400
More information here
Samudra Manthan: Churning of the Milky Ocean
Directed and Choreographed by Shreelata Suresh this operatic ballet is sure to engage your senses. With a new cast of over 35 dancerst and new stage, it promises to be a musical and visual feast. Join us as we transport you into a world of an ancient tale from Hindu Mythology.
Sunday November 1st @ 12 pm and 4 pm
Woodside High School Performing Arts Center
199 Churchill Ave, Woodside
Tickets Available Here

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Nimely Pan African Dancers
The Rotunda Dance Series is presented by World Arts West with Dancers’ Group, in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

Friday November 4th @ Noon

If you require a chair, please bring your own portable chair.

Theatre Flamenco’s 49th Annual Home Season Show "(R)evolution" features eight new works focusing on the musical elements integral to the art’s tradition, while presenting a modernized approach to the dance and interpretation. Begs the question of the art, "Is it an Evolution or a Revolution?"
Saturday November 7th @ 8 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
MainStage | $45 adults; $40 seniors/students; $25 children (12 & under)
(Ticket price includes a $3 Facility Use Fee)
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions

November 7-8 & 14-15, 2015
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
More information and schedule posted October 1st

Ad Libitum: Or How I Freed Myself From My Chains
Now in its 49th year, Theatre Flamenco is proud to announce the return of Spanish
flamenco superstar Andrès Marìn in this North American premiere.

Friday November 20 @ 8 pm
Saturday November 21 @ 8 pm (Performance followed by "Fin de Fiesta" after-party, Firehouse, $50/person)
Sunday November 22 @ 3 pm
Fort Mason's Cowell Theater
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Tickets: $40-$75
(415) 345-7575]
More Information: TheatreFlamenco

Resistance and Revolution: Sisters Challenging and Changing the World
Girls Raks presents an evening-long work that is a manifestation of the belief that strengthening the bonds between girls and women in Oakland through dedicated study of Egyptian culture derived from travels to Cairo, Egypt, accumulated research, interviews, classes, and five years of collected testimonials from Girls Raks participants is vital to the global campaign to stamp out violence against women.

Saturday November 21st @ 7:30 pm
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon Street, Oakland

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Hālau ‘o Kawainuhi
The Rotunda Dance Series is presented by World Arts West with Dancers’ Group, in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

Friday, December 4th @ Noon
If you require a chair, please bring your own portable chair.

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose 35th Anniversary and Fall Concert

Saturday, December 5 @ 8 pm
Sunday, December 6 @ 4 pm

Meyer Theater
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Tickets and info:
Ballet Folklórico Mexicano
Beginning with the traditional posada, a procession led by Mary and Joseph, colorful costumes and festive songs and dances ignite the senses with the spirit of the vibrant Mexican culture. Ballet Folklórico Mexicano draws on the artistic variety of Mexico’s different regions to fill the stage in a spectacular show that makes a dazzling start to the holiday season.
Sunday December 6th @ 2 pm
Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street, Livermore
Tickets can be purchased here
$49, $32 (varies by row)
$16 Student Discount (21 & under)