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COMING EVENTS -- October 2018

Compiled by Susan Schaeffer LILAC52@gmail.com

Please send me your events/comments/suggestions/corrections!

Dancing:

Saturday, September 22, 5:30-10:30 pm -- Folk Dance Reunion Party Admission: Donation $7.00-$10.00; bring a dish or beverage to share for potluck Chico Women’s Club, 592 E. Third St, (near Pine), Chico

Information: http://www.folkdance.com/event/chico-reunion-party/

Sunday, October 7, noon to 4:30 PM -- Mel Mann's 90th Birthday Celebration!!

Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

There will be dancing!! No gifts, but bring some food or drink to share RSVP required (em94707@aol.com)

Saturday, October 13, Noon-10 pm -- El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Admission: Free!!

El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito Information: https://elcerritofolkfest.org/

(Note: at the Bulletin publication deadline, the program had not yet been posted on their website, but they promise it will be up soon. This event always includes dancing!)

Saturday, October 13, 7-11:00 pm -- October Peninsula Dance Party

Admission: $9.00

Garden House, 400 University Ave., Los Altos

Information: http://www.folkdance.com/event/oct-pfdc-folk-dance-party/Sunday, October 14, noon-8 pm -- Croatian Heritage Festival Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, tickets available online Croatian Cultural Center, 60 Onandaga Avenue, San Francisco

Live music, food, dance (kolo) and singing (klapa and Croatian singing workshops, and various performances. Formerly known as the Marko Polo Festival.

Information: https://www.croatianamericanweb.org/

Friday, October 19, 8-10:30 pm -- Bulgarian Folk Dance Party with Bulgairka

Admission: $15

Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E, Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley Information: https://kopachkafolkdancers.com/,

and http://www.folkdance.com/event/bulgarika-dance-party/

Saturday, October 20, 1:00-10:30 pm - Officers Ball 2018

Admission: $40 (register by October 12 to sign up for the dinner meal) Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton

This year’s theme is “Oktoberfest.” On the program are afternoon dance workshops, dinner with entertainment by Bill Cope, and evening dance and celebration! Workshop teachers are listed at the link below.

Information and online registration: http://www.folkdance.com/event/officers-ball-2018/

Friday, October 26, 7:30-10:00pm – Member Selection Night & Halloween Party

Live Oak

Pick new Trial Dances for this year, then dance in costume! Information: Ruthie Gasser rg94610@gmail.com

Friday, October 26, 7:30-10 pm -- Halloween Dance Party with Bulgarika

Admission: $15

Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park Bring snacks for snack table, Halloween costumes encouraged!

Information: http://www.folkdance.com/event/halloween-dance-party-with-bulgarika/

Sunday, October 28, 1pm-7pm - Bulgarian Workshop and Party w/Michael Ginsburg and Bulgarika

Admission: $25

First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto

Information: http://www.folkdance.com/event/workshop-bulgarika-party/

Camps and Workshops:

December 24, 2018-January 2, 2019 -- Winter Seminar of Macedonian Folklore

Price: 795 euros

Location: Mavrovo and Skopje, Macedonia Only 30 spots available.

Information:

https://www.facebook.com/Winter-seminar-of-Macedonian-folklore-622917668088707/ or orovodec55@gmail.com

Other Events:

Friday - Sunday, September 21, 22, & 23 -- San Francisco Greek Festival (Friday: noon-10pm; Saturday: 11am-7pm; Sunday: noon-9pm) Admission: Free (with pass printed from website)

Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia St., San Francisco Live music and dancing are a part of the program!

Information: http://festival.annunciation.org/

Dancing in the Streets -- On some Sundays, from July to October, the BAM/Pacific Film Archives will be showing free dance movies on their outdoor screen at the rear of the building, on Addison and Oxford (in Berkeley.) Here’s the remaining show, at 4:00 pm.

October 15 - The Young Girls of Rochefort

Information: https://bampfa.org/news/free-films-outdoor-screen-will-have-you-dancing-streets

Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 pm -- “Spirit of Hungary - 1848” (Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music) performed by the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes).

Admission: $35-$45

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville Information and tickets: http://vpat.net/event/spirit-of-hungary-1848/

As usual, a list of Other Places to Dance on a regular basis as well as other Dance Camps and Festivals can be found on the Berkeley Folk Dancers website at http://www.berkeleyfolkdancers.org


For a listing of local dance venues, please visit the "Places to Dance" section on the "Links" page. 

Copyright 2018 Susan Schaeffer.


  COMING EVENTS -- October and November 2018

Compiled by Susan Schaeffer, LILAC52@gmail.com

Please send me your events/comments/suggestions/corrections!

Dancing:

Saturday, October 13, Noon-10 pm -- El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Admission: Free!!

El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito

Information: https://elcerritofolkfest.org/

(Note: at the BFD Bulletin publication deadline, the program had not yet been posted on their website, but they promise it will be up soon. This event always includes dancing!)

Saturday, October 13, 7-11:00 pm -- October Peninsula Dance Party

Admission:  $9.00

Garden House, 400 University Ave., Los Altos

Information:  http://www.folkdance.com/event/oct-pfdc-folk-dance-party/

Friday, October 19, 8-10:30 pm -- Bulgarian Folk Dance Party with Bulgairka

Admission: $15

Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E, Strawberry Dr., Mill Valley

Information:   https://kopachkafolkdancers.com/,

                   and http://www.folkdance.com/event/bulgarika-dance-party/

Saturday, October 20, 1:00 -- 10:30 pm - Officers Ball 2018

Admission: $40 (register by October 12 to sign up for the dinner meal) 

Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton

This year’s theme is “Oktoberfest”.  On the program are afternoon dance workshops, dinner with entertainment by Bill Cope, and evening dance and celebration!  Workshop teachers are listed at the link below.

Information and online registration:  http://www.folkdance.com/event/officers-ball-2018/

Friday, October 26, 7:30-10 pm -- Halloween Dance Party with Bulgarika

Admission: $15

Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park

Bring snacks for snack table, Halloween costumes encouraged!

Information:   http://www.folkdance.com/event/halloween-dance-party-with-bulgarika/

Sunday, October 28, 1pm-7pm

                   -- Bulgarian Workshop and Party w/Michael Ginsburg and Bulgarika

Admission: $25

First Baptist Event Hall, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto

Information:   http://www.folkdance.com/event/workshop-bulgarika-party/

Sunday, October 28, Noon-8pm -- Croatian Heritage Festival

Admission: $15

Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onandaga Ave., San Francisco

Live music, food, dance (including kolo workshop) and singing (klapa and Croatian singing workshops), and various performances.  Formerly known as the Marko Polo Festival.

Information:   http://www.folkdance.com/event/croatian-heritage-festival/

Note: This festival date was listed incorrectly in the October Bulletin

Wednesday, October 31, 7:45-10pm -- Halloween Dance Party

Admission: $9

Holbrook Palmer Park, Carriage House, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton

Costumes encouraged; bring a snack to share.  Sponsored by Carriage House Dancers.

Information:  http://www.folkdance.com/event/halloween-dance-party/

Saturday, November 10, 7:30-10:30pm -- November Peninsula Dance Party

Admission: $9

St. Bede’s Church Hall, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

Information:  http://www.folkdance.com/event/nov-pfdc-folk-dance-party/

Saturday, November 17, 6:45-11pm -- Pre-Kolo Festival Workshop and Party

Admission: $16

All Saints’ Episcopal, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto

Sue Willard teaching Berance and Maleshevsko; dancing to music by Zabava.

Information:  http://www.folkdance.com/event/pre-kolo-workshop-and-party/

Friday and Saturday, November 23-24, 9 am-midnight -- Kolo Festival

Admission: varies from “Free” to $100, see website.

Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onandaga Ave., San Francisco

Pre- and Post-parties will be held Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon, respectively, in San Jose. 

Information:   http://balkantunes.org/kolofestival/

Camps and Workshops:

December 24, 2018-January 2, 2019 -- Winter Seminar of Macedonian Folklore

Price: 795 euros (735 euros for registration before September 1)

Location: Mavrovo and Skopje, Macedonia

Only 30 spots available.

Information:

https://www.facebook.com/Winter-seminar-of-Macedonian-folklore-622917668088707/ or orovodec55@gmail.com

Other Events:

Dancing in the Streets -- On some Sundays, from July to October, the BAM/Pacific Film Archives will be showing free dance movies on their outdoor screen at the rear of the building, on Addison and Oxford (in Berkeley.)  Here’s the schedule; all shows are at 4:00 pm.

October 15 The Young Girls of Rochefort

Information: https://bampfa.org/news/free-films-outdoor-screen-will-have-you-dancing-streets

Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 pm -- “Spirit of Hungary - 1848” (Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music) performed by the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble  (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes).

Admission: $35-$45

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville

Information and tickets: http://vpat.net/event/spirit-of-hungary-1848/

November 3, 4, and 10 -- Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

“For just $10 a day (kids 12 and under are free), you can watch dozens of Bay Area performance troupes making their best effort to get into next year's Festival.  There's a new group dancing every 15 minutes, and you can spend a few hours there, or all day!” - description from David Hillis

Information:  http://www.sfethnicdancefestival.org/

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 As usual, a list of Other Places to Dance on a regular basis as well as other Dance Camps and Festivals can be found on the Berkeley Folk Dancers website at

http://www.berkeleyfolkdancers.org/page-18083


https://dr17.wildapricot.org/page-18083


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