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Flamenco Wednesdays
Free performance featuring Melissa Cruz dancer, Jason McGuire "El Rubio" on guitar, and Jose Cortes vocals.

Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month @ 10pm
Dunya Wine Bar, SF
Info: or 415.400.5770 

Milonga at The Verdi Club

Every Thursday @ 7pm

Live Flamenco every second Saturday night of each month
Featuring Misión Flamenca

Second Saturday of each month, 7:30pm
Bissap Baobab Village
3372 19th Street @ Mission Street, San Francisco
$15 cover


CubaCaribe Festival: 10th Annual Festival of Dance and Music

Saturday, April 5th to Sunday, April 27th


Alayo, Aguas & Arenas
Thursday, April 17th to Saturday, April 19th, 8pm

Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Tickets: Online $25, At the door $27

Closing Benefit Party (& Jamaica’d Birthday) – Rumba, DJ’s, Cuban Food, Brazilian Drinks, Dancing, and Birthday Cake!
Sunday, April 27th, 4:30pm-9pm

BrasArte/Casa De Cultura, 1901 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Tickets: At the door $16

CARNAVAL DANCE SERIES: Bloco Afro, Samba-Reggae é Samba Axé

Thursday, April 17th to Saturday, June 26th

6pm to 7:30pm on Thursdays
The Web Oakland, 355 12th St., Oakland
$60 Advance, $15 Drop-in (per class), $12 Bay Area Carnaval Member rate
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2nd Annual San Francisco Bulgarian Film Festival
The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, with the support of the State Institute of Culture of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Los Angeles, is hosting this celebration of Bulgarian cinema. There will be short art programs during the intermissions showcasing Bulgarian performing artists from the Bay Area.

Friday, April 18th to Sunday, April 20th
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco

Mali Weekend Festival

Fatoumata Diawara

Friday, April 18th, 8pm
Saturday, April 19th, pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street at Franklin

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th

To view full schedule for Taiko and dance performances, and other cultural events, click here.
Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets, San Francisco
Info: or or (415) 563-2313

Xiaopei Chinese Dance, Inc. presents 5th Anniversary Celebration Showcase

Saturday, April 19th, 7pm

Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon
Saturday, May 10th, 7pm
Visual & Performing Arts Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
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Cherry Blossom Taiko Festival

Saturday, April 19th, 7:30pm

JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco
Tickets: $30 General Admission, $25 Seniors & Students
Tickets and info: or (415) 928-2456

CA$H Grant

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 21st
CA$H is a grants program designed by artists for artists to support professionally oriented theatre and dance artists and small companies with budgets under $100,000. It's purpose is to spark a creative surge throughout Northern California's theatre and dance community by providing grants to artists ($2,000) and small-sized organizations ($4,000).
To find out about upcoming CA$H deadlines or to download application visit:

Yuva Bharati presents Ekakaar: Amalgamation of two distinct styles of Kathak – Jaipur Gharana and Lucknow Gharana

Saturday, April 26th, 4pm

Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara
Tickets: $15 General, $25 Preferred Seating, Free for Yuva Bharati Members (General Only)

2014 Carnaval SF King + Queen Competition

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 7PM

Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
$15 Adult,
$10 Youth (16 and under)
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Afsaneh Art & Culture Society/Ballet Afsaneh proudly presents the 6th annual Festival of the Silk Road
Featuring dancers from Tarangini School of Kathak Dance

Sunday, April 27th, 1pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Road, San Jose
$30 General Admission, $100 Gold Circle, $20 Kids & Seniors,

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Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza presents the 17th Annual Dance Festival: Tradición, Movimiento y Pasión

Sunday, April 27th, 5:30pm

Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $15 Advance Sale, $20 At the door

Stanford's first Susan Cashion Memorial Lecture with presenter Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Friday, May 2nd, 2pm

Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

More details to follow

Halau Na Pua O Ka La'akea Performance

Saturday, May 3rd, 1pm-3pm

Hamilton Amphitheater Park, Hamilton Parkway, Novato
Tickets: $10 General Admission (Children 10 and under are free)
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Chitresh Das Dance Company presents Pancha Jati

Saturday, May 3rd,3pm & 8pm 
Sunday, May 4th, 2pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $28 to $55
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Center For Shamanic Healing presents Conjure AMERICAN UBUNTU

Saturday, May 3rd, 1 pm to 10 pm

Oakland, Specific address and other important details given upon registration
Tickets: $47
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El Leil Cabaret Show

Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30pm
2868  Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110
$30 Advanced, $35 At the door
Tickets and info: or or 415-282-7910

Angelicas & Caminos Flamencos presents Fiesta Flamenca

Saturday, May 3rd and Saturday, July 26th, 8:30pm

Tickets: or call (650) 679-8184

Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances On Balmy Alley
Featuring Cuicacalli Escuela de Danza, Epiphany Productions, Loco Bloco, Los Chiles Verdes Salsa Band, and Diana Gameros

Sunday, May 4th, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, 2981 24th St., San Francisco
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The 43rd Annual Stanford Powwow, Mother's Day Weekend

Friday, May 9th, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, May 10th, 7:40am-11pm
Sunday, May 11th, 11:30am-6pm


Shakti Dance Company presents Unspoken Conversations: Yashodhara & Night's End

Saturday, May 10th, 4pm

Plaza del sol Performance Hall, CSU, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge
Tickets: $55, $35, $22 (student with ID)
Contact: or call (818) 677-3000
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El Nino Y La Danza

Saturday, May 31st, 3pm

2868  Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110
$12 Advance, $15 At the Door
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