Sunday, June 17, 2012


SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2012 from 7:30pm -11:30pm VIRACOCHA - 998 VALENCIA STREET@21st STREET SAN FRANCSICO, CA 94110 PARKING IN STREET OR AT MISSION/BARTLETT GARAGE (21st STREET B/W VALENICA & BARTLETT) $5 at door (includes introductory Tango class). Donations for the artists are encouraged! Hosted by Sonja Riket - More info: 415.661.1852 - After the closure of Caffe Trieste we are very happy to have found a magical place to celebrate Father’s Day with the live music of Redwood Tango Trio! Enter at the street level store full of antiques, vintage clothing, books and old typewriters. Then find the stairs leading to a subterranean, intimately lit wooden room with couches and chairs, wooden dance floor and fabulous acoustics! Be prepared to be charmed by a very Tango atmosphere! Wine and beer available. EVENT SCHEDULE: 7:30-8:30pm: Take an introductory Tango dance lesson with award-winning teacher Sonja Riket (no dance experience or partner necessary) 8:30-11:30pm: Milonga (Tango Dance Party) with 2 live music sets by Redwood Tango Trio: Charles Gorczynski (bandoneon), Holly Mead (piano), Kendra Vernon (violin). Dancers dress lightly; it will get steamy! Or come to enjoy listening to first class Argentine Tango live music, watching the dancers strut their stuff! Bring friends and family for an authentic Argentine Tango experience! All levels and ages are welcome. ABOUT REDWOOD TANGO ENSEMBLE Redwood Tango Ensemble is a quintet in the San Francisco bay area, dedicated to playing traditional and original tango music. The group plays transcriptions and adaptations of the classic orchestras led by Francisco Canaro, Juan D’Arienzo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo, Julian Plaza etc, as well as original compositions and nuevo-tango from around the world.