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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

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 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, San Francisco
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

LIKHA Pilipino Folk Ensemble presents Saling Lahi
A celebration of Philippine culture and dance, featuring the children of LIKHA School of Dance.

Saturday, November 22nd @ 3pm
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Tickets and info: or

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

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble Fall Concert
Hannah Romanowsky is a guest performer and choreographer, sharing the stage with the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble directed by Ken Habib and the dance ensemble directed Saundra Sarrouf and Jenna Mitchell, the Zaryab Ensemble, Ballet Theatre of San Luis Obispo, and more! 

Saturday, November 22nd @ 8 pm
Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center
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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 North 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

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company presents M'Balsanney and The Best Drummer
M'Balsanney is a folktale from the Serrer ethnic group of Senegal and explores the energetic rhythm of the Senegalese Sabar drumming and Serrer dancing to remove the curse placed on a self-centered fisherman by the mermaid of the sea. The Best Drummer, challenges the friendship of two young men when both are enticed and tested by the same beautiful young woman.

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

Laney College Theater
900 Fallon Street, Oakland

General admission: $20 advance, $25 at door
Children under 18 years: $17 advance, $20 at door
More info: 510.508.3444, email or visit

Rotunda Dance Series at City Hall
De Rompe y Raja will be marking the hoildays with Peruvian dance and music in collaboration with dancers from Asociacion Cultural Kanchis.

Friday, December 5th @ 12 pm
San Francisco City Hall

Princess Mele and the Christmas Gift
Motu'aina Presents their annual holiday Ho'ike. Watch as Princess Mele grows from a little girl to a young lady and finally a mature woman ready to receive the Christmas gift.

Sunday, December 7th @ 2 pm and 6 pm
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Road, San Ramon
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Live Music Student Night at El Morocco
Monica and her students perform to live Arabic music with Al'Azifoon, plus Mark Bell and Ling Shien of Helm.

Sunday, December 7th @ 6:30 pm
El Morocco, Pleasant Hill

11th Annual Slavic Choral Christmas Concert
Łowiczanie Polish Folk Dance Ensemble presents a rich tapestry of seasonal carols and winter songs of East-Central Europe and the Balkans, featuring traditionally costumed. Community artists from the Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Jewish, Moldovan, Polish, and Ukrainian Bay Area populations.

Friday, December 12th @ 7:30 pm
Church of Nativity
240 Fell Street, San Francisco
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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