Wednesday, April 27, 2016

May Preview

Get ready for the lusty month of May in the metro Atlanta raqs community! Get out there and support the performers, instructors, and event producers who are working hard to bring us these great events.

Sunday, May 1

Atlanta Tribal Cafe: May Edition

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Babylon Cafe, 2257 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 
$8 in advance/$10 at the door (exact change appreciated, and bring tips for the dancers!) 

Tribal Cafe celebrates its sixth month with special guests Claire Dima of Asheville, NC and local Indian fusion troupe Moksha, as well as your hosts Awalim Dance Company. Enjoy delicious Iraqi food made from scratch with fresh ingredients while these ladies entertain you! Visit the Facebook event for more info, and join the Tribal Cafe Community page to keep up with all the news about this monthly event, brought to you by Ziah of Awalim and the Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta.

"All About Abs" Choreography Workshop

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Little Five Points Studio
$35 in advance/$40 at the door

Improve your abdominal isolation moves while learning a drum solo choreography at this workshop with Schadia. Visit the web page for more information and to buy advance passes.

Atlanta SEEDs East to West Annual Fundraiser

Friday 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Global Dance, 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite 179, Roswell, GA 30076
Adults $20/kids $10

Atlanta SEEDs Perform at TribalCon 2016
Photo by Kismet Photography
Global Dance presents its annual SEEDs fundraiser, supporting their programs for girls. See lots of local talent in three performances throughout the weekend. Click here to get your advance tickets.

If you want to make a significant contribution to the Atlanta SEEDs, you can purchase raffle tickets for $100 (tax-deductible) and be entered in a drawing to win five nights at the St. Regis Punta Mita or the St. Regis Deer Valley, plus airfare.

"Makeup & Mimosas: Smokey Eye" with Karmelita

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015-B Collier Road Atlanta, GA 30318

Local raqs star Karmelita has become known not just for her amazing skills as a performer, but also for her makeup technique.  Learn her secrets for creating a classic eye look while enjoying an adult beverage at  this workshop. Click here to get your advance tickets.

Tuesday, May 3

"Rak the 40 Watt" (Athens)

7:30 p.m.
Whitney & Samira of Athens
Photo by Studio Jaki Photography
40 Watt Club, 285 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601 
$5 in advance, $8 at the door

The Athens belly dance community gathers a few times a year at this legendary music venue. Enjoy performances by the troupes of the Healing Arts Center, Inti'sam, Harraka Thar, and Zuhairah, performers from of the Ramsey Center at UGA, Athens troupe Qamar, students from Barefoot dance, the Southeastern Salimpour Collective, and more. Visit the Facebook event for more details.

Saturday, May 8

Mother-Daughter Dance Workshop & Open House

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Little Five Points Studio
$10 adults/kids free

Get great deals on merchandise, adorn yourself with some henna, and enjoy a special workshop for moms and kids. Visit the web page for more information.

Saturday, May 14

Shimmy Mob

Various times and locations

Join dozens of local belly dancers as they celebrate World Dance Day and raise money for organizations helping women and children with belly dance flash mobs all over metro Atlanta!

Atlanta Shimmy Mob: Nazeem Allayl
OTP Shimmy Mob: Global Dance
Athens Shimmy Mob: Qamar

Colleena Shakti

May 20-22

AFBD 7th Anniversary Weekend & Colleena Shakti Intensive

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015-B Collier Road Atlanta, GA 30318

AFBD celebrates its seventh anniversary with a (sold out) Indian fusion dance intensive with Colleena Shakti, culminating in a show Sunday night at Seven Stages Theater.

Sunday, May 22

"Desert Dreams" Choreography Workshop

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Nazeeem Allayl Little Five Points Studio
$39 in advance/$45 at the door

Learn a variety of classic belly dance movements in this choreography workshop with Schadia. Visit the web page to learn more.

AFBD 7th Anniversary Show with Colleena Shakti

5:30 p.m. (doors at 5:00)
7 Stages Theater, 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Various Ticket Prices & Options

Don't miss performances by local and regional talent, as well as Indian dance master Colleena Shakti, at 7 Stages Theater in Little Five Points. RSVP to the Facebook event for more information. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, May 28

Global Dance Beanbag Bohemia & End of Year Party

8:00 p.m.
Global Dance, 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite 179, Roswell, GA 30076

Save the date for the latest in Global Dance's community haflas. RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest news.

Keep up with everything that's happening in metro Atlanta and beyond with the Yalla Y'all Community Calendar! If you're planning a workshop, show, or hafla, please submit event details to