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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

Dana Lawton Dances presents: Home
Jorge & Arwen will accompany this multi-generational dance company with two pieces: "Pathways", a co-composition with singer Dina Zarif, based on Irish modal song and a Kurdish lullaby and "With a Song in My Heart", a danzón with voice and guitar. We join musicians and dancers in an hour long exploration of ‘home'.

Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18 @ 8 pm
Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland

48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Celebrate two weekends where Japantown comes to life with dancing, singing, martial art demonstrations, along with traditional and nontraditional Japanese delicacies. We are proud of our past Festival artists who will be performing (see schedule for details): S.F. Taiko Dojo, Ensohza Minyoshu, and Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisen Kai USA, Kinuko Mototake Dance Academy and Elisa Shima Daiko.

April 18th, 19th @ 10 am to 5 pm

Korean Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants
The Giants are proud to host an event full of Korean culture supported by the Bay Area residents. Make sure to get to the game early for Korean cultural performances.

Friday, April 17th @ 7:15 pm
AT&T Park
Tickets and info:

US - Japan Taiko Festival
Featuring Grand Master Seiichi and San Franciso Taiko Dojo with special guest from Japan, Tsogaru Shamisen player reigen fuji and Wagakki Ensemble and special guest Cal Raijin and UC Davis Bakuhatsu Taiko.

Saturday, April 18th @ 7:30 pm
JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Adults $30, Students and Seniors $25. General Admission
Tickets: Contact SFTD at 415.928.2456

An evening of Argentine tango, music and dance
Dancers Christy Cote and Eugene Theron with Chelsea Eng and Count Glover. Featuring live music with Trio Garufa.

Saturday, April 18th @ 7 pm

Pena PachaMama Restaurant

This family-friendly evening event is presented by Emeryville Taiko, which is one of the best taiko performance team in Berkeley.

Saturday, April 18th @ 7:30 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, 2nd floor
Tickets: $10

Israeli Folkdancing with Allen King
Enjoy a nostalgic afternoon of classic Israeli folkdances. Bring friends, potluck snacks and drinks, and your requests. This semi-regular event carries on the long folkdancing
tradition at Ashkenaz, led by one of the longtime masters of Israeli music and dance, Allen King.

Sunday, April 19th @ 1:30 pm

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Vishwa Shanthi Dance Academy 15th Anniversary
Celebrating 15 years at their Annual Day Showcase. The showcase will include students of all levels and brand new choreography performed by senior dancers.

Sunday, April 19th @ 3 pm

College of San Mateo
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo

International Folk Dance New Dancers' Festival
Come and learn easy, fun dances from around the world! No partner needed, children's session from 11:30 am to 12:15.

Sunday, April 26th @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
City College of San Francisco
Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Ave

Cafe Flamenco
For the 2015 Cafe Flamenco season premiere, Caminos Flamencos Music Director Jason McGuire “El Rubio”performs on guitar with singer Jose Cortes and percussionist Marlon Aldana. This power trio will create the musical and lyrical narrative to ground the steps of dancers Clara Rodriguez, Bianca Rodriguez and Melissa Cruz, and complement their dramatic exploration.

Sunday, April 26th @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda
Performance $12-$25
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Blossom International Folk Dance Festival
The California Folk Dance Federation and City College of San Francisco are sponsoring the Blossom International Folk Dance Festival. It's a free event open to the public. Large fun party program of folk dances from around the world for participation. Requests to be included. All levels of dancers welcome. “A National Dance Week FREE EVENT”. Parking is Free, too!

April 26th @ 1:30 pm - 5 pm
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
Health and Wellness Center, Room 301

Cascada de Flores celebrates love, life, and music, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and beyond. With Arwen on voice, rhythm guitars and dance, Jorge Liceaga on voice and lead guitars, Saúl Sierra-Alonso on bass and leoncita and Kyla Danysh on violin and voice, Cascada de Flores offers an evening of song, strings, zapateado and heart. Sones from different regions of mexico, waltzes, boleros and guarachas.

Sunday, April 26th @ 7 pm (doors @ 6:30)
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
The first half showcases all of Tarangini’s students. It presents captivating Kathak pieces choreographed on early morning to late night ragas. The second half of the show is a four aspect composition titled Chaturanga. It entails a khayal, a tala, a thumri, and a tarana-tirwat,and features the dancers of our production unit.
Saturday, May 9th @ 5 pm
Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
$60 (Donors), $30, $25, $18 (reserved seating only)
Tickets go on sale from April 9th.

Dances Under the Crescent Moon 2
A celebration of community in dance featuring enchanting dances from Tunisia, Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, Daghestan, and Andalusia. Helene Eriksen, ANAR DANA SF Bay Area Project, and students of the International Studies Academy under direction of Katy Alaniz Rous. Special musical guest, Hector Bezanis.

Saturday, May 9th @ 8 pm
Sunday, May 10th @ 2 pm

International Studies Academy at Enola Maxwell
655 De Haro St, San Francisco

ROARRR - a King Lost in Time
A Bollywood musical production with spectacular Indian
dances weaved around a classic Bollywood story.

Friday, May 15th at 8 pm
Saturday, May 16th @ 4 pm and 8 pm

Mexican Heritage Theater
San Jose
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Asian Heritage Street Celebration
The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans commemorates Asian Pacific Heritage Month. This celebration will have more than 100 vendors offering their own unique arts, crafts, and goods from a diverse array of Asian Pacific Islander traditions.

Saturday, May 16th @ 11 am to 6 pm
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco

Ho'oloha - Hula Spans the Globe
A hula production with Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche & Hālau o Keikiali`i
Kumu Hula Rick No`eau Smith & Hālau Nā Mamo No`eau
Kumu Hula Mahealani Uchiyama & Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine

Sunday, May 17, 6pm (doors open 5:30pm)
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
Tickets: $25 - $35, email
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Punta y Tacon VII:La Tania Baile Flamenco Annual Student Showcase
Join us for an intimate look at the evolution of the beautiful art of Flamenco. Award-winning dancer and master teacher La Tania, presents new and unique choreographies celebrating traditional flamenco dance with students showcasing performances from beginning to advanced levels. Special guests include Roberto Zamora, Roberto Aguilar and a special performance with La Tania.

Saturday, June 20st @ 7 pm
Sunday, June 21st @ 3 pm

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts