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Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco Presents “Somos”
Featuring Special Guest Artists from Spain Dancer Adela Campallo, Guitarist David Vargas and Singer Miguel Angel Soto Pena “Londro".

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco is celebrating its 51st year with a new spring season at the ODC Theater in the Mission. Entitled “Somos” (“We Are”) and created by Artistic Director Carola Zertuche, the show will feature from Spain, dancer Adela Campallo in her San Francisco debut, and also from Spain guitarist David Vargas and singer Miguel Ángel Soto Peña "Londro" in this production that will explore the common ground of humanity that is reflected in the art of flamenco. Local artists in the cast are Artistic Director/Dancer Carola Zertuche, Singer Jose Cortes, Violinist Tregar Otton and Dancers Bianca Rodriguez, Cynthia Sanchez and Radha Svetnicka.

Thursday, May 18th @ 8pm
Friday, May 19th @ 8pm
Saturday May 20th @ 8pm

ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, San Francisco

Tickets: $40 advance/$45 door

Sponsor Packages Available for $250, $500 and $1,000 and include tickets to one performance with reserved seats in the first 8 rows, invitation to the closed dress rehearsal, and two tickets to the wrap party on Saturday May 20th.

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Bay Area Polish Heritage Festival
Presented by the Polish American Congress of Northern CA, the Polish Club of SF, the Polish Society of CA, and the Polonian Cultural and Pastoral Center of Sacramento.

Live music, all-day performances, Polish food. Featuring guitar virtuoso Maciej Krystokowiak from Poland and the Mazovia Polish Song & Dance Assn. from Canada. Kuzyni Polish "Street Folk" Band, Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble of SF, Orliki Polish Children's Folkdance Ensemble, Sokoly (a Lowiczanie children's dance ensemble), and Skrzypeczki Children's Violin Ensemble from the Bay Area

Saturday, May 20th, 11am-6pm
Twin Pines Park
20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont

Admission: $5 adults, $3 youth, free for children
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Chitresh Das Institute First Annual School Show
Join us for the Chitresh Das Institute inaugural school show performance Shradhanjanli, a tribute to our Guruji, Pandit Chitresh Das.Featuring over 100 participants, including a performance by the Chitresh Das Youth Company with choreography by Artistic Director, Charlotte Moraga.

Sunday, May 21st @ 4pm

Capuchino High School
Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center
1501 Magnolia Avenue, San Bruno
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Bay Area Flamenco Summer Kick-off Fiesta

Sunday, May 21st @ 6pm

Community gathering
Venga Paella
229 Brush Street, Oakland

5:30: Doors Open - No-host bar
6pm: Paella
7pm: Talk by Paul Shalmy on his experience as a life-long aficionado
8pm: Fiesta featuring Estefanía Narváez (dancer) and David McLean (guitarist)


Tarangini’s 25th Anniversary
Varnacitrita, meaning "painted with colors," is the first half of the production and showcases more than 200 of Tarangini’s students. It presents captivating Kathak pieces choreographed to highlight different colors. The second half of the show is a collaborative work titled Chahat, the eternal longing of the Nayika for her beloved. It features the dancers of our production unit accompanied by a soprano singer from Germany. Chahat incorporates several Ghazals, thumri, and a Khayal ang rendition. The songs are intertwined with Italian opera lyrics that mirror the meaning of the Hindi songs. Stage lighting will be by a reputed light designer from Kolkata.

Sunday, May 21st @ 4pm

Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Parking Fee: $3
Tickets: $60 (Donors), $30, $25, $18 (reserved seating only)
Tickets go on sale starting April 19th at

Presented by ABADÁ Capoeira San Francisco, Youth Fest 2017 includes the Batizado graduation ceremony and performance, a capoeira master class, and the SF Carnaval Parade. Guest artists Professora Gigi and Professor Mobília, both from Rio de Janeiro Brazil will be part of the Fest.

Friday, May 26th, 6pm-8pm
: BATIZADO Graduation & Cords Ceremony
The Batizado is a traditional ceremony that welcomes new students into the art, and recognizes the growth of new and continuing students through a changing of cords ceremony. The event brings together students from our school-based and on-site programs. The event includes an opening performance by top-level guest artists and ACSF company members, a youth performance, the batizado and changing of cords ceremony, and an after-party with healthy snacks. Open to the public, donations at the door welcomed.

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Rotunda Dance Series featuring Joe Goode Performance Group
Free dance performances at San Francisco City Hall presented by World Arts West and Dancers' Group.

Friday, June 2nd @ Noon
City Hall Rotunda, SF
Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, please feel free to bring your own folding chair or cushion.

Featuring AguaClara Flamenco and Parangal Dance Company

What does it take to perform on the Festival stage? How do our artists research and develop the dances they present? What inspires them? What challenges do they face, especially in today's economic and political climate? These are just a few of the topics we'll cover in this special discussion with performances at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, featuring AguaClara Flamenco and Parangal Dance Company.

Friday, June 9th @ Noon
Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
555 Post Street, SF

Admission $20 for the General Public
Free for all Commonwealth Club members
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Guru Shradha presents Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2017
Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2017 is Guru Shradha’s celebration of, and offering to, the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. This year’s dance performances will highlight the choreography of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, including the U.S. premiere of his vibrant dance ballet, Balya Leela. The show features Guru Sujata Mohapatra, Smt. Niharika Mohanty, & Guru Shradha Dancers, including Shradha Balakrishnan, Revital Carroll, Divya Saha, & Deepa Mahadevan.

Sunday, June 18th @ 4:30 pm
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Contact: Guru Shradha 650.394.6022 or