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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), San Francisco
Info: www.russiancentersf.com or
415.921.7632

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
Tickets: www.cityboxoffice.com

Oakland Symphony Presents: Notes from Native America
February’s “Notes from Native America” concert is an exploration of the music associated with Native Americans, something we as a Nation should be doing more of. Audiences will experience the rich cultural heritage of the hundreds of tribes and peoples that make up this community. This concert will be a chance to learn more about the first people to inhabit our country. There will be spoken word, dance and native instruments in what should be a colorful and spiritual concert experience.

Friday, February 24th @ 8pm
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Info: www.oaklandsymphony.org

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.
Tickets: roadtoaleppo.bpt.me

22nd Annual Collage des Cultures Africaines Performance
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company presents an international African collaboration featuring four days of intense workshops in African drum, dance, and culture, an amazing performance, educational programs and more representing the dynamism, vibrancy and diversity of the African Diaspora. Amazing drummers and astonishing teachers from Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Brazil, Zimbabwe. Headline artists include Māhealani Uchiyama, Chinyakare Dance Ensemble, Dimensions Dance Theater, Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, Savage Jazz Company, Youssouf Koumbassa, Mabiba Bagne, Djaneba Sako and more in one night of mesmerizing performances, a pre-performance African marketplace and pre-show extravaganza.

March 9th - 12th
March 11th: Performance at 8pm; Marketplace opens at 6pm

Malonga Casquelord Theater
1428 Alice Street, Oakland
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
More info: www.diamanocoura.org

SPEAK
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.
Info: here

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
More information soon at: www.loslupenos.org

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
Tickets: click here

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
Info: www.chitreshdasinstitute.org

One Dance 2017 — Bay Area Dance Week 2017 Kick-Off
Get up and dance! Be a part of One Dance 2017 the annual flash-mob style event danced by hundreds in the heart of San Francisco. The event will acknowledge the 2017 Dancers Choice Awardees and Della Davidson Prize recipient. The Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off is a chance to promote your work, company or school to downtown visitors, shoppers, and workers enjoying One Dance amidst the beauty of San Francisco’s City Hall Rotunda. Bring flyers, postcards and/or any other promotional materials to set out on tables during the event.

Friday, April 21st, @ 12 noon

San Francisco City Hall
Info: bayareadance.org/kickoff

Bay Area Dance Week
A 10-day celebration of dance featuring hundreds of free classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations.

April 21st - 30th
Info: bayareadance.org

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
Info: www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us and www.sanramon.ca.gov

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 @ 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 23rd, @ 2pm

Louis B. Meyer Theater
University of Santa Clara
Info and tickets: www.redthistledancers.org

TRIBUTO - Annual Concert presented by Los Lupeños

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

Plaza Theater at the School of Arts and Culture
More information soon at: www.loslupenos.org