Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Happenings

Edmund Dulac
This month is shaping up to be a pretty busy and exciting one in the metro Atlanta belly dance community!  Here's a quick look at the events coming up in November.  Get on out and support our art form (as well as some worthwhile organizations)!

Tonight, November 5, catch Oracle and CA of Jahara Phoenix at Messina's Mediterranean Cuisine.

Saturday, November 12, the one and only Madame Onca of the Mezmer Society will be in town for the Mechanical Masquerade, a Steampunk event now in its second year.  Prior to the big party Saturday night, Onca will be teaching two workshops:  a tahtib class called "Raqs Vaudevillia: Love the Big Stick" at 2:00, and an introduction to Tarot reading (yes, the woman has many skills) at 3:30.

Saturday night, the Tuareg band Tinariwen -- familiar to many Tribal dancers -- will be playing at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points.  Click here to purchase tickets!

Sunday, November 13, there's a newly-announced workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 at Pera Dance called "Najm al Cairo," featuring Aleya.  Aleya has been living and working in Cairo for the past three, and even if you don't attend the workshop, she has a pretty interesting blog detailing her experiences there.

Sunday evening at 7:00, don't miss the big Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance show at Nicola's, "Rak the Casbah."  Get your advance tickets here.

Friday, November 18, there's a show in Athens called "Dance for Love," a benefit for the United Way of North Georgia.  The show is part of the grand opening festivities for a new art gallery and "total enrichment center" called Whole: Mind. Body. Art.  Visit the Facebook event for more details. 

Sunday, November 20, there's a must-see event at the Red Light Cafe -- also a benefit.  Presented by Diane Adams and Company Mezza, the Belly Dancer of Color show will feature some of the best local African-American, Hispanic, and Asian dancers.  Proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  RSVP to the Facebook event for more info.

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