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RASANBLE! Haitian Arts & Culture Festival 2018
Featuring Rara Tou Limen Dance & Drum Performing Company
Showcasing Haitian and Vodou dance, drums, song, arts, and cuisine

Friday, September 21st
Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd. Oakland

Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd
The Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley

Tarangini School of Kathak Dance
The Bay Area South Asian Film Festival is holding its inaugural event this month, designed as a film festival and cultural event that goes beyond films to address storytelling in all performing arts forms. Tarangini School of Kathak dancers will perform at the closing ceremony on September 23rd. There will be several innovative feature, documentary, and short films screened throughout the weekend.

Friday to Sunday, September 21st to 23rd
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
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Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2018
Featuring a rare opportunity to see the world’s most renowned Odissi family, the late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Guru Ratikant, Guru Sujata and Preetisha Mohapatra. They will join Guru Shradha's acclaimed founder and director, Niharika Mohanty and Guru Shradha dancers to celebrate Guru Shradha's 10th anniversary in a special performance

Saturday, September 29th @ 4pm
Woodside High Performing Arts Center
199 Churchill Ave, Woodside
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Colors of Persia
A dance concert that celebrates the diverse cultures, music, and dances of Persia and the Silk Road. Featuring the Simorgh Dance Collective performing traditional, classical, and sacred dances of the Silk Road and talented musicians.

Saturday, September 29th @ 7pm
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
19624 Homestead Road, Cupertino
$25 suggested donation.
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Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza! Featuring brand-new sets and creative new pieces, this fantasy-filled show is perfect for the whole family. As always, Mexico Danza will showcase it's trademark style of colorful, intricate, and high-energy Mexican folkloric dance. Guests are strongly encouraged to attend in Muertos attire and face-paint!

Saturday, September 29th @ 7pm
Sunday, September 30th @ 3pm
San Leandro Performing Arts Center
2250 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
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Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance 25th Anniversary Concert
The Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance celebrates its 25th Anniversary with world premiere performances of new Hula, and Ori Tahiti, as well as Kathak, Zimbabwean, Middle Eastern and devotional whirling dance in a concert.

Saturday, September 29th @ 8pm

Valley Center of Performing Arts at Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
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World Premiere of Noor - The Path of Light
New collaboration of musical legends of India and Iran - Tabla Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri with the virtuosic artists of Iran's Lian Ensemble led by Houman Pourmehdi, with Pirayeh Pourafar, Alireza Shahmohammadi, and Mani Balouri. Opening performance by Chitresh Das Youth Company choreographed by Charlotte Moraga.

Saturday, September 29th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 30th @ 2pm

Z Space
450 Florida Street, San Francisco
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Tributo – Los Lupenos 50th Anniversary Concert Season
Honoring their master instructors and choreographers: a humble tribute to seis maestros, six master instructors, researchers, and choreographers that have shaped their repertoire over the last 49 years. Styles, costuming, and arrangements have varied but the essence of their work has lasted through the decades. Under the artistic direction of choreographer Samuel Cortez, Los Lupeños will transport you to six different regions of México by staging six master works.

Saturday, September 29th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 30th @ 2pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater (corner of Alum Rock & King)
School of Arts and Culture, 1700 Alum Rock, San José
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Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco 52nd Home Season El Cruce de Lenguajes
This innovative show will combine tradition with fusion for a new take on flamenco and its possibilities created by Artistic Director/dancer Carola Zertuche, singer Jose Méndez from Spain, dancer Cristina Hall, guitarist David Paez, bass player Gary Johnson and electronic DJ Mario Delia.

Early bird discount tickets available now through September 5 with code Theatre52!

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

Brava Theatre Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Monthly Rotunda Dance Series featuring Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations
The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and SF City Hall.
Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations will present an excerpt of GROUNDWORKS, which honors and centers the perspectives of California Native collaborators of Pomo, Ohlone, and Wappo Nations.

Friday, October 5th, Noon
San Francisco City Hall
Open seating on the Rotunda stairs; bring your own folding chair or cushion.
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Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow & Indian Market
26th Annual Celebration
Featuring Gourd dancing, all categories Intertribal Dancing, as well as foods and arts & crafts, traditional drums.

Saturday, October 6th @ 10am - 6pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park
Berkeley CA

Parangal Dance Company's 10th Anniversary performance
Explore a decade of dance, inspired by years of immersion trips to Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the Sulu Archipelago.

Saturday, October 6th, 2pm matinee and 7pm Gala performance
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco

Xichulense Yo Soy
Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco celebrates its 25th anniversary with a spirited performance, Xichulense Yo Soy, The spectacular dances and music honor indigenous people of the Sierra Mountains, the Xichulense of Guanajuato, Mexico. Experimental folkloric music ensemble Vinic-Kay (La Gente y El Canto) performs live music for the show.

Saturday, October 6th @ 2pm
Sunday, October 7th @ 2pm
Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
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Rhythmix ‘Round the World
Rhythmix Cultural Works presents its annual family-friendly festival featuring performances by Bay Area favorites including Duniya Dance and Drum Company,
Ka-Hon Latin Percussion Ensemble and Chhandam School of Kathak. ‘Round the World spotlights artists of diverse heritages and global musical styles along with hands-on art activities for the whole family, encouraging greater participation and inclusion in the arts.
Global chocolate tastings, food and world craft vendors will be on site.

Sunday, October 7th @ 12pm to 3pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda

Indonesian Cultural Night with GSJ Gong Kebyar and Dancers at Cowell Theater
Presented by the Office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Gamelan Sekar Jaya will perform classic works for the vibrant Balinese Gong Kebyar Ensemble and Dancers, as well as contemporary compositions by GSJ Master Artist-in-Residence, I Nyoman Windha.

Friday, October 12th @ 8pm
Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
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Yerba Buena Night
Featuring music and dance performances including:
Serpentine Society, LINES Dance Company, Theatre Flamenco, Gregangelo Velocity Circus, Khepri Dance, Juliano Wade, Navarasa Dance, Grupo Samba Rio, Post:Ballet, Allegra Bautista, Shabnam Dance Company, Jenika Serrano, Asheq Collective, Hope Mohr, Robert Moses' Kin

Saturday, October 13th, 5pm to 9:30 pm

Jessie Square (across Mission Street from Yerba Buena Gardens) San Francisco

Nā Lei Hula I Ka Wēkiu presents I MUA – Hula in Unusual Places
Lei Hulu's newest production takes us to the Black Rock desert, behind bars at San Quentin State Prison, the streets of New York City and the stage of the San Francisco Opera House. I MUA-Hula in Unusual Places is a reminder of how tradition and innovation can coexist in surprising and meaningful ways. Joining Nā Lei Hulu will be Hoku Hanohano Award winners Kupaoa as well as Kahulanui, winner of this year's Hoku for Jazz Album of the Year.

Saturday, October 20th @ 8pm
Sunday, October 21st @ 3pm
Saturday, October 27th @ 8pm
Sunday, October 28th @ 12pm (Hula for Families)
Sunday, October 28th @ 3pm

Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
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Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose
Fall 2018 Concert: Stories of Justice – featuring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose was founded by its Artistic Director Mythili Kumar in 1980, to present innovative and professional quality performances of South Indian classical dance forms.

Saturday, November 3rd @ 7pm
Sunday, November 4th @ 4pm

School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
50th Anniversary International Taiko Festival
Featuring: Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo
Special Guests from Japan: Wako Daiko, Taiyo Onoda (KODO)
Special Guests: Burlington Taiko, Fubuki Daiko, Fushu Daiko, kaDON, Kenny Endo, Matsuriza, Sacramento Taiko Dan, Shogo Yamada & Yamasho Kai

Saturday, November 10th @ 7pm
Sunday, November 11th @ 3pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N Delaware Street, San Mateo
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Pixel by Compagnie Käfig
Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B and features the company’s 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real.

Friday, November 16th @ 8pm
Saturday, November 17th @ 8pm
Cal Performances
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
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San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest
For one spectacular weekend, Micaya presents the SF International Hip Hop DanceFest, an event of groundbreaking hip hop performances by professional dance companies from around the globe. 2018 marks the festival’s 20th year of presenting inspiring, electrifying and thought-provoking works.

Friday, November 16th @ 8pm
Saturday, November 17th @ 8pm
Sunday, November 18th @ 12pm
Sunday, November 18th @ 5pm
Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
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