The 17th Annual Sebastopol Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Ives Park, downtown Sebastopol
11:30 am to 7:00 pm - gates open at 11:00 am
Huge shaded wooden dance floor under the redwoods
world class Zydeco Music
Lynn August & the Red Hot Special Guests - 5:00pm
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers - 3:10pm
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic - 1:20pm
The Mark St Mary Delta Blues & Zydeco Band - 11:30am
JUBILEE KLEZMER ENSEMBLE CONCERT
JKE will appear at the cozy Aqus Café at 2nd and H St. in Petaluma at 7 pm on Saturday, September 8th. We will present upbeat delirious klezmer tunes to brighten your evening and possibly raise the roof! Come enjoy this delightful music from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and beyond.
Guaranteed to raise your pulse and clear out your etheric channels. Come enjoy with us!
Paul Alexander - B flat and C clarinets
Phil Lawrence - vintage 1916 Gibson F2 mandolin
Sonia Tubridy - accordion
Mark Peabody - 19th century restored acoustic bass
FREE! Come early - we anticipate a full house.
See you there!
Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble
Napa Aloha Festival
10am to 6pm
Napa Valley Exposition
575 Third Street, Napa 94559
The festival has live entertainment and vendors from the Hawaiian/Polynesian community in the form of authentic foods, music, dance, arts, crafts, clothing and wares from vendors all over the West Coast and Hawaii. Cultural presentations (lei making, etc.) are interactive and may have a small participation fee. This is a FREE FAMILY EVENT open to the public with FREE parking.
Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16
8th Annual Katmandu Festival
The Festival will be held again at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Sonoma, just a few blocks north of Sonoma Plaza. Join us in celebrating the many cultures of Nepal, India and Tibet with exotic food, world music, ethnic dance performances and crafts, toys, clothing, jewelry and other items for purchase. We will be promoting the Festival throughout the Bay Area and expect 2,000-3,000 people to attend over both days. All proceeds from the even will benefit the Children’s Medical Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing healthcare services to impoverished children and families in Nepal.
Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16
Glendi Food Festival
Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church (Just south of Todd Road, off Santa Rosa Avenue)
90 Mountain View Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407-8201
The Glendi International Food Festival is Santa Rosa's premier ethnic food and dance event. Each year, on the third Saturday and Sunday of September, since 1989, the Parish has hosted this festival of foods from Russia, Romania, the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece and Eritrea. The food is all fresh and ethnically authentic. Dance to live Balkan music on both days, all day. The entertainment schedule includes dance troupes, dance lessons, and a cappella choirs.
Admission is $5, Children under 12 FREE
Saturday, September 15 & Friday, September 21
PLAY LIKE A LION: THE LEGACY OF MAESTRO ALI AKBAR KHAN directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars screens Saturday, September 15 (6:00 PM) at the Santa Rosa International Film Festival (Deerfield Ranch Winery - Cave Room - 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood).
PLAY LIKE A LION features Carlos Santana, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, blues slide guitarist Derek Trucks, jazz saxophone great John Handy, world class percussionist and tabla artist Ustad Zakir Hussain, master tabla player Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, master Indian flutist Pandit G. S. Sachdev, master sarodist Ustad Aashish Khan, and Alam Khan. With narration by Mark Cohen.
The film also screens at the Santa Rosa International Film Festival Friday, September 21 (6:30 PM - The Glaser Center - 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa). Filmmaker Q&A and Alam Khan in concert following the screening; pre-screening reception begins at 6:00 PM. For more information visit: www.sriff.org or call (707) 935-3456. SRIFF on facebook
PLAY LIKE A LION Trailer on YouTube
American born Alam Khan is traveling from California to India on his first concert tour without his ailing father, legendary Indian sarodist Maestro Ali Akbar Khan. Alam's father, who introduced Indian classical music to the US at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1955, was “The Emperor of Melody,” a national treasure in India and the US, a Grammy nominee, and according to renowned master violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin, “possibly the greatest musician in the world.” Alam finds its not always easy following a legend, so when he feels the weight of living up to his family's North Indian Classical music tradition, he remembers his father's advice: “Don't worry, Play like a Lion!”
Mid-East Tapestry Quartet at Papa’s Taverna
5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma
The Mid-East Tapestry will be performing at Papa’s Taverna in Petaluma on August 26th. It’s a Sunday afternoon affair from 4-9 PM and located 3 miles east of Petaluma on the Petaluma River. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon – it really takes you to another place and time. The music repertoire will draw from Greek, Turkish, Arabic genres. At 6 PM there will be a belly dance performance. Great Greek cuisine is offered as well as a full bar.
Vince Delgado kanun & percussion
Coraie Russo oud
Robbie Belgrade riqq & percussion
Tom Shader acoustic bass
Saturday, September 22 & Sunday, September 23
San Francisco Chinatown hosts the 22nd Annual Autumn Moon Festival Street Fair
The Chinatown community cordially invites the public to join us in this grand celebration beginning with a grand parade and opening ceremony at 11am at California and Grant. Presented by the Chinatown Merchants Association, the "Moon Festival", as it is popularly known, will include an open-air pedestrian street bazaar, nonstop live entertainment, and multiple parades to be held along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue until 6pm daily. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the Moon Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday celebration.
Guest entertainers will feature well-known lion dancers, White Crane, martial artists, acrobats dancers in ornate costume from the China Spirit and Flying Angels, the St. Mary’s Bell & Drum Corps and the Moon God and Goddess. A variety of other performances on three stages will be offered on throughout the festivities, hosted by mistresses of ceremonies, Anita Cheung and Rose Chung.
A balloon contest with huge balloon sculptures will be featured for the first time at the Festival this year. There will also be magic shows, costumed performers, and hourly lion dancing to add to the festivities. Grant Avenue will be lined with over a hundred booths featuring Chinese arts and crafts, kids stuff, bargain merchandise, herbal remedies, raffles, teas, foods, and a variety of mooncakes.
Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the Moon Festival marks a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the moon Goddess, Chang O (or Chang E). The Moon Festival is a distinctly and authentically Asian holiday, which has been likened to a sort of "Chinese Thanksgiving". It is among the most popular holidays in Asia, ranking alongside the celebration of the lunar New Year in cultural significance.
Attendance at the Autumn Moon Festival is always heavy, so the public is encouraged to use BART or MUNI.
For more information, please call (415) 982-6306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
~~~ BLUES FESTIVAL ~~~
ROBERT RANDOLPH & The Family Band
THE BLUES BROADS
part of the 35th Annual Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival, Johnson's Beach, Guerneville
Korean Culture Day 2012
ASIAN ART MUSEUM
200 Larkin Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 • 415.581.3500
11 am–4 pm
Golden Gate Transit Bus Route 101
Join us for a feast of art activities, food, music, and dance at this all-day festival of Korean Culture. The 4th annual Korean Culture Day observes Chuseok, a Korean harvest festival and holiday. In celebration of a bountiful harvest during an autumn full moon, people visit their hometowns and share traditional food and games with family and friends. Food will be abundant at our party, with food truck Street Food Namu serving up Korean tacos and more outside while Cafe Asia keeps the crowds happy inside. Popular Korean band wHOOL will get you dancing, and a Family Gallery Guide includes games to play as you explore Korean art.
This program is generously supported by the Korea Foundation.
K pop video screening
Resource Room, first floor
Get on the dance floor with the latest Korean pop songs.
Music Performance for Families
12:30 and 3:00 pm
Korean pop group wHOOL performs a fusion of traditional Korean rhythms and modern digital musical instruments.
North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation (NBCIF) presents FESTA ITALIANA - Sunday, September 30, 11:00-6:00 pm - Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, Maple at Brookwood (free parking)
The 22nd Annual Festival at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall is sponsored by the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation to benefit scholarships for Sonoma County students and Italian Cultural Programs. The focus for this year’s Festa Italiana is “Celebrating Italy’s Puglia Region”. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of good food, folk music & dancing, classic auto show, silent auction, face-painting, travel education programs, mercato shopping, cooking demonstrations, bocce for adults and children and much more.
Entertainers: Balliamo Dancers, Don Giovannis, Zighi Baci with Michael Van Why, Damiani Duo, The Roman Gladiators, and our own Coro Allegro.
Ticket Outlets: Santa Rosa - La Vera Pizza, Lazzini’s Market, Nonni’s Ristorante, The Villa Ristorante, Western Farm Center & NBICF Italian Cultural Center; Healdsburg - Costeaux Bakery; Petaluma - Rosso’s Pizzeria, Sebastopol - People’s Music
$6 Advance Donation, $10 at Door (under 12 free) - FREE PARKING
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