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Madre: The Ladino Project: Sephardic Music and Dance
An enchanting night of Sephardic music and dance, featuring world famous dancer Miriam Peretz and acclaimed musicians Rachel Valfer Sills, Dan Cantrell, Faisal Zedan, and Eliyahu Sills.

Sunday, January 15th @ 7pm
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley
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Día de los Tres Reyes Magos
A celebration of Latino culture, El Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos is a tradition of family, gift-giving, music, art, and dance performance by
Los Lupeños.

Sunday, January 15th
Children's Discovery Museum
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A Day in the Islands Family Event with Kumu Māhealani Uchiyama & Hālau KaUaTuahine
Join Hālau KaUaTuahine for a visit to the islands of Hawaiʻi and Tahiti with a hula lesson at 2:30 followed by a dance performance featuring live music and drumming. Hālau KaUaTuahine is an organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the performing arts of Hawai’i and Tahiti and have won numerous awards and perform internationally, appearing in venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl, the Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauaola of Maui, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi, the Heiva celebrations of Tahiti French Polynesia and the National Museum of New Zealand.

Sunday, January 22nd @ 2:30pm
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Tickets: $8 Adults / $6 Kids
Info: here
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Caminos Flamencos presents the world premiere Fin de Fiesta
Featuring the great guest dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Andres Peña and powerful singer from Jerez, Manuel Malena, a member of the important flamenco dynasty Los Malena. Lead by Emmy Award-winning dancer Yaelisa and Musical Director Jason McGuire “El Rubio.” Joining Peña, Malena, Yaelisa and McGuire on stage are frequent guest artists of Caminos Flamencos: dancers Fanny Ara, Melissa Cruz and Clara Rodriguez, as well as singer Jose Cortes and percussionist Marlon Aldana.

Sunday, January 29th @ 7pm
Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$65 available online at or by phone at 415.641.7657

6th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow
Saturday, February 4th from 10am - 6pm (Grand Entry at 12pm)
Fort Mason Center
Festival Pavilion, San Francisco

2017 Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 11th @ 5:15pm
Starts at corner of 2nd Street and Market Streets, San Francisco

Infinite Facets: An Exploration of the Self presented by Vishwa Shanthi Performing Arts
Artistic director, Shreelata Suresh, and 20 principal dancers will illustrate through beautiful song, dance and drama these various aspects and expound the principle that while forms are many, all is One and thus convey the realization of Unity in Diversity.
Proceeds benefit Yuva Bharati, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a platform for Indian Classical performing arts.

Sunday, February 12th @ Noon & 4pm
Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton

Tickets: $20 and $30  online at or contact Savitha (408) 691-7508 or Bhanu 1(408) 306-3812

12th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival and Flamenco Society of San Jose present: ANDALUCIA!
Legendary pure flamenco singer Felipa del Moreno and the great dancer Antonio Molina “El choro” will be accompanied by virtuoso flamenco guitarist Manuel Valencia and the cheerful percussion of Luis Carrasco.

Sunday, February 12th @ 6:30pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

29th Annual Russian Festival
Russian-American celebration of food, dance, music, and art indoors. Parking available.

February 17th-19th
Russian Center
2460 Sutter Street (at Divisadero), SF
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Bay Area Flamenco presents José Maya in Latente: A Flamenco Journey
Latente takes the audience to the deepest realms of a flamenco dancer's soul. Choreographed by José Maya, this program follows him on a quest of self discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search to freedom and understanding. Joined by special guest artist, the legendary Juana la del Pipa as well as singers Enrique El Extremeño, Manuel Tañé, and guitarist Pino Losada.

Sunday, February 19th @7pm
Herbst Theater
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

The Road to Aleppo: A concert for the Syrian Children's Relief Fund
A special concert of Syrian music presented by the Bayat Music Ensemble and the Salimpour School of Dance. Directed by master musician Fathi al-Jarrah and featuring singers Fadi Hanani, Fatima Lahlou, and Safwan Daya—is a tribute to the great city of Aleppo, once a center of Arabic music and poetry. Includes special performance by the Suhaila Dance Company, presenting classic and new choreography by Suhaila Salimpour. Some of the musical compositions and structures in this program date back over 1,000 years to the time of the Crusades. These songs are in danger of disappearing, especially after the recent destruction in Aleppo. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Syrian Children’s Relief Fund, a part of the Children’s Relief Fund.

Saturday, February 25th
7pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Free belly dance lesson
9:00pm: Concert with the Bayat Music Ensemble
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
$25 general, $20 students and seniors 65+ with ID, $30 at the door.

World premiere of today's leading percussive dance artists in a collaboration presented by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in association with Leela Dance and co-presented by Chitresh Das Dance Company. Featuring Rachna Nivas, Rina Mehta, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and Michelle Dorrance. Live musicians: Debashis Sarkar, Jayanta Banerjee, Satyaprakash, Allison Miller, Carmen Staaf, and Todd Sickafoose.

Friday, March 24th @ 8pm
Saturday, March 25th  @ 2pm & 8pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Tickets on sale soon.
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Tardeada VI presented by Los Lupeños
Los Lupeños Juvenil Youth Ensemble's first concert

Sunday, April 2nd @ 2pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
School of Arts and Culture
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose
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Son of the Wind - The world premiere of the captivating story of hidden hero Hanuman, of the great epic Ramayana
Bringing together the world’s leading Kathak artists to charter new and unprecedented directions in Kathak dance, Leela Dance presents the exclusive premiere of their latest work Son of the Wind.

Saturday, April 8th @ 8pm
Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma
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Charlotte Moraga & Chitresh Das Youth Company
50th Anniversary of Ali Akbar College of Music

Saturday, April 15th
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Cultural Connection presented by the City of San Ramón
Celebrating the diversity through cultural expressions of dance and music, representing countries all over the world. Performances by Los Lupeños and more.

Saturday April 22nd, @ 2pm

Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramón
Tickets: $10
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Dancing Feet 2017
A multi-cultural dance program featuring Los Lupeños, Red Thistle Dancers, Antika Bulgaria, San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company, House of Inanna, and Mussel Rock Cloggers.

Saturday, April 22nd @ 8pm & Sunday, April 23rd, @ 2pm
Louis B. Meyer Theater
University of Santa Clara
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TRIBUTO - Annual Concert presented by Los Lupeños

Saturday, September 30th @ 8pm
Sunday, October 1st @ 2pm

Plaza Theater at the School of Arts and Culture
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