Thursday, August 31, 2017

CMC Mission Milonga with Tango Ensemble Lagrimas Y Sonrisas and Colombian Tango Champion Alex Moncada

Saturday September 9, 2017
from 8pm-12am

Lagrimans Y Sonrisas

Alex Moncada


8-9pm: All level class with guest teacher Alex Moncada, Colombian Tango Champion

9pm-12am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Lagrimas Y Sonrisas and DJ Olga Bogotova

9:45pm & 11pm: Live music sets by Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Melissa Bowman, flute; Mary Jo Pena, piano and Christianna Valentina, voice)

Entrance: $15 general/$10 seniors/students with ID

Mr. Tango Shoes is celebrating his 22nd Anniversary in business and offers a special shoe sale during the event: buy one pair of Tango shoes (women or men) and get a 2nd pair at 50% off! Come try them on!!!

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!
This is a fragrance-free event.

Dance: Alex Moncada:

Music: Lagrimas y Sonrisas:

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with smooth wooden floor and outdoor patio! Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome!
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 •
Parking garage at 21st St & Bartlett
and lot Capp St (b/w 19th& 20th)
Also street parking at Folsom St., 2 blocks away

Sunday, August 6, 2017


Sunday August 13, 2017
from 8pm-12am

This is the test-run and soft opening of our new Milonga at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Center in Berkeley.
Please, come to support this new endeavor! Stay tuned for more info on the Opening Night Gala on October 15!
Tonight you can take the class, watch a dance performance and listen to the live Tango music of
PABLO Y LUDMILA, a young couple of Tango musicians/dancers from Berlin, Germany.

Pablo Y Ludmila


8-9pm: All level technique class (close embrace & pivots) with guest teachers Pablo Y Ludmila visiting from Berlin, Germany
9pm-12am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Pablo Y Ludmila and DJ Alex Zeyliger
9:45pm & 11pm: Live music sets by Pablo (piano) Y Ludmila (violin)

10:30pm: Dance Performance by Pablo Y Ludmila

Entrance: $15 general/$10 seniors/students with ID
This is a fragrance-free event.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
510.525.5099 –
Parking in mall across the street

Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

More info on the artists:
Pablo Fernández Gómez & Ludmila Srnková are both professional musicians and tango dancers. They studied music at the University of Music and Perfoming Arts (MDW) in Vienna, Austria and improved as tango dancers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are the first and only couple in the entire world that dances tango and also plays music as a Tangoduo (Piano & C-violin).
In October 2013, Pablo & Ludmila won the 1st prize and the Viewers´ Choice award at the International Open Tango Salon Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

They have also performed and taught tango in Chile, Argentina, Canada, USA, Germany,Austria, Switzerland, France, Montenegro, Czech Rep. and Hungary.
For more info please visit:

Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering on the second Sunday of every other month (with some exceptions). It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists.

Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.

In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016.

With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.
We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being!
What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one?

Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!

Hosted by Sonja Riket 415.661.1852