Sunday, December 10, 2017

Join us this week-end in a 2 day music and dance celebration of the International Day of Tango (12/11) in SF and Berkeley!

Saturday December 9, 2017 in San Francisco and Sunday December 10, 2017 in Berkeley from 8pm-12am

In San Francisco:
An Intimate Tango Salon
Saturday December 9, 2017
from 8pm-12am

CMC Facebook link:


8-9pm: All level class with Sonja Riket and guest teacher Neeraj Korde

9pm-12am: Milonga with DJ Polo Talnir

9:30pm: Live Music Intermezzo with members of CMC Tango Ensemble and CMC Latin Vocal Workshop.

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

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

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

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

In Berkeley:
with Redwood Tango Sextet
Sunday December 10, 2017
from 8pm-12am

Ashkenaz facebook:


8-9pm: All level class with award winning teacher Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Milonga with danceable traditional Tango Live music by Redwood Tango Sextet and DJ Rene Quebec
9:30pm & 10:45pm: Live music sets

Entrance: $20 general/$15 seniors/students with ID
Advance tickets: $17 general/$13 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:

As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket pair up to host a bi-monthly Milonga with Live music and dance performances by local and International artists.

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.

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