Łowiczanie Polish Folk
            Ensemble -- Since 1975 --

Past Events



Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival and Dinner Dance

Saturday, October 22 (5:30pm pm - 12 am)
Polish Club of San Francisco
3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA
This year the Polish Club of San Francisco is celebrating their 90th Anniversary with this fantastic Polish tradition! This event features a cultural presentation, amazing food and a live polka band. The cultural presentation features a collection of traditional harvest songs and dances performed by Łowiczanie. This event is proud to serve a hot Polish entrée catered by Seakor Deli. After the cultural program, join our performers on the dance floor to enjoy the musical stylings of Kuzyni, the Bay Area's Polish Street Folk Band.
Cost of admission to the full event is $5 before 8:30pm and $10 after 8:30pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Event is produced by the PNA Lodge 7 and the Polish Club of San Francisco
See the PDF event poster for more information.
 

Public Trans: Use the 24th Street Bart station.

Parking: Public parking garage at 3255 21st St.

Sat, Apr 4 (10:00am - 12:30pm)
Polish Easter egg-dying (Pisanki) Workshop

at Polish Club
3040 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Co-sponsored with Polish Club of San Francisco
415 821-2574 or 510 575-7514

Fee: $10 per person includes all materials needed, plus your completed egg to take home, and stylus and instructions so that you can continue to make pisanki at home. Additional materials will be available for sale.

Last year’s workshop met with delighted participants, as one attendee stated: “Our instructor, Jen Bzura was excellent and clearly explained the process so that we each could create a successful design. I was so inspired that I continued at home for the next 10, producing almost 2-dozen eggs to give to family & friends!”
Sat, Apr 5 (1:30pm-3:30pm)
Polish Easter egg-dying (Pisanki) Workshop

at Rossmoor Community

1001 Golden Rain Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Gateway Bldgs, Multipurpose Room #3

925 295-0774

Fee: $10 per person includes all materials needed, plus your completed egg to take home, and stylus and instructions so that you can continue to make pisanki at home. Additional materials will be available for sale.

Last year’s workshop met with delighted participants, as one attendee stated: “Our instructor, Jen Bzura was excellent and clearly explained the process so that we each could create a successful design. I was so inspired that I continued at home for the next 10, producing almost 2-dozen eggs to give to family & friends!”
Sat, Apr 18 (1:00pm)
I House Spring Fest in Berkeley

at International House at UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Av., Berkeley, CA 94720
Auditorium stage

Join us again at the annual Edith Coliver International Festival of Cultures at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus. Look for the Polish table co-sponsored by the Honorary Consul General’s office of Northern California and Łowiczanie. (nominal entry fee)
Sun, May 3
3rd May celebration, Golden Gate Park

at Golden Gate Park Bandshell stage
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Located between the Steinhart Aquarium and the de Young Museum

Join Łowiczanie and the Golden Gate Park Band, plus the children of the John Paul II Polish Language School for a two-hour concert celebrating the historic Polish democratic Constitution of 1791. Bring the family, friends and a picnic. Free event!
Fri, May 22 - Mon, May 25
Łowiczanie Welcomes Polonez Polish Folk Arts Ensemble to the Bay Area!

at Polish Club
>3040 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110
12th annual Slavic Choral Christmas Concert, Church of the Nativity, SF.
Fri, Dec 11 - 6:30pm
(doors open)


7:30pm     program begins in Sanctuary/ 2nd half of program, social hall
food/ beverage/ gift shopping available
tickets: $10-$20/ children free/ ticket info: 916-716-0913/ program info: 510-575-7514
Guest Artists include singers from the Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Jewish, Moldovan and Ukrainian communities. Follow the link to purchase tickets online.



19th annual Polish festival to benefit the community programs of St. Albert’s Parish of San Jose.

Sun, Sept 20
Łowiczanie performed three sets and sold a variety of Polish folk items to benefit the Ensemble.  Festival: 10am-5pm/ www.saintalbert.us (in Polish).


26th annual Polish festival. Polish-American Club, 300 Main Street, Roseville

Sat, Sept 12
Łowiczanie performed four sets for this popular Polish Festival, and were joined for the first time by Ukrainian dancers, Sonechko and Veselka of Sacramento, as well as by Kuzyni Band and Chet Chwalik Polka Band.


5th annual Polish festival sponsored by the Polish-American Association of the East Bay

Sat, Aug 29
Łowiczanie performed four sets for this fun street Festival, 10am-6pm/ www.polishstreetfestival.com


Łowiczanie Chor members sing Polish mountain (Podhale) songs for the SF-Krakow Sister Cities Assoc. Membership wine-tasting event; hosted by Halcyon and Flywheel wineries, vitners’ premises, San Francisco.
Sat, June 27


1st Annual Polish Heritage Festival

Sat, May 30 - 11:00-6:00pm

Twin Pines Park, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont
Entrance: $5/ $3
Ethnic foods, day-long music & dance performances,
activities for children, educational displays, and imported gifts for
sale

http://www.polcafestival.com/


Annual celebration of the Polish Democratic Constitution of 1791

Sun, May 3 - 1:00-3:00pm

Music Concourse,
Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco

Free/ outdoor concert featuring Polish folk dances and music
by the Golden Gate Park Band



Annual Simonds International Festival

Fri, April 24 - 3:00-7:30pm Łowiczanie: 7pm/ 7:25pm

6515 Grapevine Way,
San Jose 95120
No entrance fee/ multicultural food booths, &entertainment

SpringFest at UC Berkeley: Annual
Edith Coliver Festival
of Cultures

Saturday, April 18
10:30am-4:00pm
(Łowiczanie at approx. 1:30pm & 3pm)
> 2299 Piedmont Ave. International House. entrance: $3
more info: http://calday.berkeley.edu/detail.php?eventID=2816" http://calday.berkeley.edu/detail.php?eventID=2816


Annual Camellia International Folk
Dance Concert

Saturday, March 28
3:00-5:00pm
Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center 
3835 Freeport Blvd.
 Sacramento,
CA 95822
Tix: $15/ $10
More info & tix purchase: http://www.folkdancesac.org/home.shtml


Traditional Pisanki (egg-dying) workshop

Saturday, March 21
1:30-4:00pm
fee: $20 (space limited to 30)
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue,
Walnut Creek
Free parking: follow signs to workshop


Benefit Concert of Polish and Ukrainian song and dance with live music

Saturday, March 14
7:30pm
(doors open 7pm)
Polish-American Club, 300 Main Street, Roseville
food & bev for purchase
​​Sponsored by Polish-American Club of Greater Sacramento, Łowiczanie and Kalyna
TIX: $15 adults/ $10 students/ children under 7, free
Call: 510-575-7514/  www.polishfolk.org or http://www.polish-club.org/
Proceeds benefit women & children in need in Eastern Ukraine (details TBA)



Final FOUR elementary school shows (of  11)
Wed, Feb 25
8:35-9:20am and 9:25-10:10AM
Monta Loma Elementary
1:30-2:10pm and 2:25-3:10pm
Stevenson at Theuerkauf Elementary. All schools are in Mountain View, CA
No fee



11th annual Slavic Choral Christmas Concert

Friday, December 12
Event times: 7:30pm 11th annual Slavic Choral Christmas Concert, Church of the Nativity, SF.

Open Class of Polish regional dances from Opoczno
Tuesday, September 30
Event times: 7:45pm - 10pm
Polish Club of San Francisco, 3040 22nd St, SF.
FREE / Refreshments included.  INFO & RSVP: 510-575-7514  OR  650-369-7741
from Opoczno, taught by Guest choreographer, Magdalena Zaleska of Jedliniok Folk Ensemble
Class is FREE (donation welcomed-benefit Jedliniok tour) RSVPs requested: 510-575-7514.


Concert of Polish Dance and Music, "sJedliniok"s Ensemble
University of Wroclaw, Poland

Wednesday, October
1
Event times: 7:30pm - 9pm
Sponsored by Łowiczanie and the program office of UCB.
​International House,
2299 Piedmont Ave,
(UC Berkeley campus) Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-9490   http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/

TIX: $12 adult/ $5 students/ children under 7 & I-House Residents, free.
Purchase online tix: polishfolk.brownpapertickets.com
​Info: 510-575-7514

"Join the fun!" at Café Prague and meet Jedliniok!
Friday, October 3
Event times: 9:30pm - 2:00am
424 Merchant St, San Francisco,
co-sponsored by SF Polskis and Łowiczanie / free entrance/ no-host beverages.


Concert of Polish Dance and Music, "sJedliniok"s Ensemble
University of Wroclaw, Poland

Saturday, October 4
Event times: 7:00pm
(doors open 6pm)

food, beverage and musical entertainment
Little Theater of Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC)/ 1455 Madison Avenue,
Redwood City
TIX: $15 adult/ $12 students & seniors/ children under 7, free.
Purchase online tix: polishfolk4.brownpapertickets.com
​Info: 650-369-7741

18th Polish Festival
in San Jose

Sunday, September 21
Event times: 10:00am - 5pm
Performances times of Łowiczanie: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Brother Albert Polish Roman Catholic Mission;
10250 Clayton Rd,
San Jose, CA 95127



Edith Coliver Festival
of Cultures

Saturday, Apr 12
International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave, UC Berkley campus.
Łowiczanie performing:
11:30am and 12:20pm

Event times: 10:30am - 4pm (shortened schedule this year)
Support Łowiczanie's activities. for sale at the Polish table: homemade grilled Polish sausages and cold Polish beer!


Annual Simonds Elementary Multicultural Festival
Friday, April 25 (4:30 - 7:30pm)
6515 Grapevine Way
San Jose, CA 95120
408-535-6521
Polish dances at 6:30pm and 7pm Łowiczanie will represent Polish culture at this PTA sponsored, popular multicultural showcase and school fundraiser. Also offered are restaurant-prepared, international cuisine. games and fun for all. This will be Łowiczanie's fifth appearance at this wonderful event, focused on promoting awareness of our global community.


Annual 3rd of May
Polish Constitution Day Celebration

Sunday, May 4 / 1-3pm
Golden Gate Park Bandshell stage, Music Concourse Drive, GG Park, SF
co-sponsored with the Polish-Am Congress of No California,
and the Golden Gate Park Band


"Pisanki" Workshop
Sat, Apr 5 - John Paul II Polish School of the East Bay
1543 Sunnyvale Avenue,
Room 102, Walnut Creek
$20 - This workshop is designed for children from age of 7 years, as well as adults.
Younger than 7 years will need adult support and interaction.

info: 510-325-7481
(mowimy po Polsku)


Salsa Dance Party - fundraiser for Łowiczanie

Fri, Feb 28 - 7:30pm
Place: TBA
tix: $10/ $12 at door
includes lessons, dancing to DJ spins & hors oeuvres


Saturday, November 9th (6:00 pm to midnight)

Polish Society of California/PNA Lodge 7 - 150th Anniversary Celebration

Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason St,
San Francisco, CA

Celebrating 150 years of organized Polonia in California, PNA Lodge 7 is organizing a grand banquet, entertainment and dance at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel. Łowiczanie will dance and members of the Łowiczanie choir will sing to mark the occasion. Tickets to this momentous event are $125.
More information at the
Polish Society of California event page.

Saturday, November 16 (shows from 1 pm to 3:30 pm)

Annual Barborka Fundraiser DInner Dance





Sunday, May 5 (1 to 3 pm)

Polish Democratic Constitution of 1791 Celebration

The Music Concourse Band Shell in Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr,
San Francisco, CA
Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble will perform four times in a two hour concert. Together with the Golden Gate Park Band, Dalyte Kodzis (Mezzo-soprano), and the children of the Bay Area's Polish Language Schools, we will celebrate Poland's historic Constitution!
Cost of admission to the event is free!
Event is co-hosted by Łowiczanie and the Polish American Congress

Friday, April 26 (6:00 to 8:00 pm)

Annual Simonds Elementary Multicultural Festival

6515 Grapevine Wy
San Jose, CA 95120
408-535-6521
Polish dances at 7 and 7:30 pm
Łowiczanie will represent Polish culture at this PTA sponsored, popular showcase. Also offered are restaurant-prepared, international cuisine. games and fun for all. This will be Łowiczanie's fourth appearance at this wonderful fundraiser festival, focused on promoting awareness of our global community.

Saturday, April 20th (11:00 am to 6:00 pm)

"SpringFest" Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures

International House
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA
The country of focus this year is Poland! We are very excited to present Polish Culture to the community at Berkeley. Join us! You can definitely expect Polish food (who wouldn't want kielbasa), dancing, amber and other crafts for purchase. Of course there will be performances by Łowiczanie throughout the day. We will dance our Biale Podlasie Suite and Eastern Krakow!

Entrance to the Festival is $3
More information at the event page.

Saturday, March 30th (2 pm)

PNA Lodge 7 Easter Egg Hunt

Polish Hall of San Francisco
3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA
This PNA Lodge 7 event will be a great time for kids. There will be crafts and candy and not to mention, some easter eggs to hunt!
See the event
flyer for more information.

Saturday, March 23rd (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Pisanki (Polish Egg Dyeing) Workshop


Łowiczanie will be doing a special pisanki lesson for the children of the East Bay Polish Language School. This workshop is reserved for children enrolled at the school so parents, get to signing up your kids!
Event is produced by the Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble
Sponsored by: Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble.

Saturday, March 16th (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Pisanki (Polish Egg Dyeing) Workshop

Polish Club of San Francisco
3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA

Pisanki are eggs dyed in the Polish tradition. This folk art is used to give luck and a bountiful harvest. Styluses made of copper and wood are used to apply melted wax to the egg's surface in beautiful designs.
All the equipment needed to make one egg will be provided and you can take everything home with you! Łowiczanie will also provide expert instructors to help you through the process. No prior experience is needed. Cost for the event is $15 and this includes your own pisanki kit!
Event is produced by the Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble
Sponsored by: Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble.

Friday, Feb 22nd (7:30 pm)

Salsa Dance Party

Uptown Body and Fender
401 26th St, Oakland, CA
Hola amigos! Our second Łowiczanie Salsa Fundraiser is happening! This time it will be in Oakland in an awesome and even bigger space, an amazing industrial venue with lots of room! We are also working on a SILENT ART AUCTION and will have FREE HORS D'OEUVRES to your liking! There will be all those fantastic Latin songs for Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more played by DJ EDMUNDO MARTINEZ!!!
Absolutely DO NOT worry if you have never danced Salsa or Bachata before, we have teachers and a great group of friends who can support you in any moves you like to show off.
DJ Edmundo Martinez will not only be our DJ, but also our Salsa instructor! In addition, John and Liz with Salsamania will give us an exceptional performance so make sure you are here early to catch the magic! So please bring your self over with your dance moves and join us for a spectacular Latin night!!!
Furthermore, going back to the ART AUCTION, we are working diligently on many BEAUTIFUL masterpieces being sold at our event.

Tickets: $10 online and $15 at the door
Purchase tickets online at:
brownpapertickets.
Event is produced by the Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble. All proceeds go to benefit our nonprofit organization.

Sun, September 30 (11:00 am - 5 pm)

Polish Festival

County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park
on 9th and Lincoln St, San Francisco, CA
Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble will perform three times during the day. While you wait enjoy the delicious Polish cuisine and deli, as well as the different booths housing original art, jewelry, books, pottery and DVD's and CD's, not to mention Polish handicrafts! There will also be a lottery and polka music for dancing!
Cost of admission to the event is free!
Event is produced by the Polish American Congress

Saturday, October 20 (7 pm - 1 am)

Dożynki Harvest Festival Dinner Dance

Polish Club of San Francisco
3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA
This year the Polish National Alliance is sponsoring this fantastic Polish tradition carried out at the Polish Hall of San Francisco for over twenty years! This event features a spread of a traditional Polish buffet for appetizers (which is not your average buffet), and a hot home-cooked Polish entree. The meal and the no host bar will get you in the mood for Łowiczanie's performance of Polish folk dance. After the performance, everyone will join in for a dance, disco polo style!
Cost of admission to the full event is $25 for members of PNA and $30 for nonmembers. This includes food, folklore and fun!

Event is produced by the PNA Lodge 7
See the event poster for more information.
Purchase tickets at:
brownpapertickets

Sun, September 23 (11:00 am - 5:00 pm)

16th Annual Polish Festival

St. Brother Albert Polish Pastoral Mission
10250 Clayton Road, San Jose, CA
Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble will perform traditional Polish folk dances three times (1 pm, 2:15pm and 3:30 pm) at the festival. Also available at the festival is food, fun, raffles, baked goods, a silent auction and more!
Cost for the event is free!
For more information see the event website.

Sun, September 13 to 15

Roncesvalles Polish Festival in Toronto

Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, ON, Canada
Join us on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16 for the 2012 Roncesvalles Polish Festival, North America's largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto'˜s best neighborhood! Now entering its seventh year, the Festival adds an old-world charm to today's Roncesvalles Village, well-known as one of Toronto's most vibrant, diverse and creative communities, and Łowiczanie will have the pleasure of taking part in this amazing event! Saturday's Main St Festival begins at 11am and continues until midnight. Sunday's closing festival party begins at 11am and ends at 7pm.
Łowiczanie owes a great debt of gratitude to Bialy Orzel for inviting us to this fantastic festival.
Cost for the event is free!
For more information see the event website.

Sat, September 8 (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

23rd Annual Polish Festival

Polish American Club of Greater Sacramento
327 Main St., Roseville, CA
Łowiczanie will be performing three times throughout the day. Also performing will be violinist Susan Worland and accordionist Nicolas Prisikar. Polish food, beer, games, a raffle and live polka music will be on the agenda.
Cost for admission is free! Food and drinks for sale!
For more information see the event flyer.

Thurs, August 30 (7:00 pm)

Troika Journal Release Party

Magnes Museum
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Join us for an evening to celebrate the release of the third issue of the newly formed Troika Journal. A journal dedicated to celebrating Eastern European culture

Free copies of the journal will be handed out as you enjoy free food and entertainment from Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble!
Event is FREE

Fri, August 10 (8:00 pm - 1:00 am)

Salsa Dance Party

Polish Hall of San Francisco
3040 22nd St., San Francisco, CA
Join us for an epic, incredibly hot Salsa event at the San Francisco Polish Club!
Start out with delicious hors d oeuvres and specialty cocktails or imported Polish beers at the no-host bar.
Learn the steps during our practice lesson.
Enjoy a surprise Salsa performance and of course...Salsa the night away with our wonderful DJ.

ALL funds raised will support Łowiczanie Polish Ensemble's tour in September to represent California Polonia at Canada's largest Polish Festival in Toronto.
This event is co-sponsored and supported by the SF Polskis.
Tickets: $5 in advance or at the door by 8:30 PM, $12 after 8:30 PM.
Purchase tickets at
brownpapertickets.

Sat, June 16 (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Polish Street Festival

East Bay Polish American Association
909 Mellus St., Martinez, CA
Łowiczanie will be performing three times throughout the day at the Polish Street Festival in Martinez. Polish food, beer, games and fun are on the agenda for this Polish street fair sponsored by the East Bay Polish American Association and local parishes. There will be books, jewelry and crafts for sale as well.
Cost for admission is free! Food and crafts for sale!
For more information see the event website.

Sun, June 10 (4:00 pm Workshop, 6:15pm Performance)

Łowiczanie Workshop and Performance at the SF Free Folk Festival

Presidio Middle School
450 30th Ave, San Francisco, CA
Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble, presents Polish traditional music, song and dance from many of Poland's 38 regions and sub-regions for a variety of audiences and events. Dressed in exquisite costumes the Ensemble has created programs in many States as well as in Poland, Performance on the Faith Petric Stage will showcase dances and music of the village and Beskid mountains as well as of the nobility, including traditions of the Zywiec mountain highlanders, the landed gentry with a Mazur and the peasants of eastern Poland.
Cost for the event is free!
For more information see the event website.


Tues, Mar 13 (7:30pm - 10:30pm)
Fri, Mar 16 (7:30-10:30)
Sat, Mar 17 (1:00-6pm)

Gorale Workshops

Polish Hall of San Francisco
3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA
(510) 575 7514
(415) 285 4336 (Polish)


For more information about the Polish Hall see website.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO LOVE POLISH MOUNTAIN DANCES OR WANT TO LEARN THEM!
Łowiczanie will be hosting Tadek Zdybal, Master Instructor/Choreographer of Polish Tatry mountain dances from the region of Podhale, from Tues Mar 13 - Sun Mar 18 in San Francisco. Tadek will teach several workshops in the steps and styling and will also be setting a choreography on Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble.
Łowiczanie is opening its doors to those interested dancers, singers and musicians for a number of the workshops. For dancers, attendance at the first workshop is mandatory in order to progress forward through the series and cost for participation in all events is $20 per person.
Tadek Zdybal is Director and Choreographer for Bialy Orzel Polish Folk Ensemble of Toronto, Canada, and is currently presenting at a musicology seminar held at UC Santa Barbara. Raised within the rich mountain music and dance traditions of Poland, he received his choreographer's certification in Poland, and danced five years with the national folk ensemble, "Slask." In addition to his work with many Canadian folk ensembles, he also served as Artistic Director Choreographer of Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston.

Workshop Schedule
  • Tues, Mar 13 (7:30-10:30pm): Steps and styling for Podhale mountain dances. Choreographic elements
  • Fri, Mar 16 (7:30 - 10:30pm): Men's workshop focused on the "Robber's Dance" Zbojnicki. This is the showpiece of Podhale dances and includes the well-known acrobatic jumps and squats reqired of men.
  • Sat, Mar 17 (1:00-6pm): This workshop puts it all together in a choreography. Tadek will work on singing as well as dance styling and movement, using the compelling traditional music of the Podhale region. Snacks at breaks included.

Entrance to Workshops
  • $20 to the general public
  • Free for members of Łowiczanie

NOTE: only pre-approved recording will be allowed. Advanced registration by noon, Mar 13 is required. Only the first event is mandatory.
Sponsored by:
Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble

Sun, Mar 18 (1:30-4:00 pm)

Pisanki Egg Dyeing Workshop

Polish Hall of San Francisco
3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA

For more information about the Polish Hall see website.
Pisanki are eggs dyed in the Polish tradition. Styluses made of copper and wood are used to apply melted wax to the egg's surface in beautiful designs. All the equipment needed to make one egg will be provided and you can take everything home with you! Łowiczanie will also provide instructors to help you through the process.
Cost for the event is $15
For more information see the event flyer.

Sat, Apr 21 (1 pm)

SpringFest at the I-House

International House of UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA
The Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures "SpringFest" is an exuberant celebration of life and culture from around the globe. This annual event is held in conjunction with Cal Day, the UC Berkeley campus open house. Attendees are treated to tantalizing delicacies from Armenia to Zambia. Performances of traditional music and dance from all corners of the world occur on five stages. Booths offering information, jewelry and handicrafts fill I-House from the front steps to the auditorium! Łowiczanie will be performing at SpringFest and hosting a booth.
For more information: I-House Programs Page

Fri, May 4 (12 pm)

Rotunda Dance Series

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA
Join us for our FREE lunchtime performance amidst the grandeur of City Hall, presented by Dancers' Group and World Arts West in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.
For more information and other show listings: Rotunda Dance Series Programs

Thurs, Dec 15 (7:30pm - 9:30pm)

Slavic Choral Christmas Concert

Church of the Nativity
240 Fell St, San Francisco, CA
The annual Slavic choral Christmas concert, to be presented one time only Thurs Dec 15, features costumed ethnic community choirs singing a rich repertoire of seasonal carols from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland and Ukraine. 7:30-9:30pm, historic Church of the Nativity, 240 Fell St, San Francisco. Each ticket includes a complimentary glass of mulled cider or wine, heightening the flavor of a typical Christmas fair in Eastern Europe. Concert concludes with the popular audience sing-along.

Featured artists in traditional costume:
  • Łowiczanie Polish Choir
  • Ukrainian Folk Group Koliada
  • Dalmacijo Singers
  • Bulgarian Koledari Group
  • Dalyte Kodzis
  • Rajna Ledoux
  • Danubius East European Folk Band
Sponsored by:
The San Francisco - Krakow Sister Cities Assoc, Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble & Polam Federal Credit Union

Sun, May 1 (11:00am and - 1:00pm)

Beatification of Pope John Paul II and May 3rd Constitution Day celebrations

11am at St. Mary's Cathedral
1pm on stage in Golden Gate Park

Celebration of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II and May 3rd Constitution Day celebration at Bandshell stage/ several performances. Costume processional in church: in Przeworsk (All dancers and former dancers & friends invited to process in costume!!)

Sponsors: PNA LODGE 7/ Łowiczanie Folk Ensemble and Golden Gate Park and Recreation Dept

Sat, May 14 (6:00pm)
Performance for the attendees of the PNA Regional Conference


Performance at Polish Club for the attendees of the PNA Regional Conference and fundraiser by running the bar & vodka- Krupnik tasting booth.

Sat, June 4 (7:00pm - 9;00pm)
May 3rd Constitution Day Celebration

May 3rd Constitution Day celebration/ Spring Wine-Tasting for Poland Tour Fund! Tasting, hors d'oeuvres $10 advance/ door.

Thu, Dec 9 (7:30pm-9:30pm)
8th Annual Slavic Christmas Choral Concert

at Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 575 7514

A gloriously varied collection of traditional carols that plumbs the rich traditions of East European Slavic folk and sacred holiday music, celebrating the sublime joy of the Christmas story. Vocals and instrumentals draw on the artistic talents of the Bay Area's Slavic communities.

Featured artists in traditional costume:
  • Łowiczanie Polish Chorus
  • Ukrainian Bay Area Carolers Dalmacijo Singers & Slavonian Traveling Band
  • Bulgarian Koledari Singers
  • Carolers of Eszterlanc Hungarian Folk Ensemble
  • Vocal soloists Dalyte Kodzis, Natalia Ukrainska, and Rajna Ledoux
  • Cellist Pawel Walerowski & Friends
  • Susan Worland, violinist & Łowiczanie's Folk Band
Every ticket includes one complimentary glass of mulled wine or cider. Guests may purchase unique handmade Christmas gifts at the folklore boutique.

Tickets:
  • general: $15 advance/ $18 door buy now
  • student: $10 advance/ $12 door buy now
  • children under 7 years: free
Sponsored by:
The San Francisco - Krakow Sister Cities Assoc & Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble
Saturday, January 22, 3pm
Dance & Sing Around the World
Pleasanton Public Library 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

The program is "...specifically selected to appeal to children but aimed at ageneral audience...performances by dance professionals representing cultures from allover the world. The series is intended to both entertain and educate by profiling the rich array of cultures represented in our community and throughout the greater Bay Area."
Sunday, Jan 23, 2011
Auditions for the 32nd annual SF Ethnic Dance Festival
Palace of Fine Arts, SF

Łowiczanie will premiere a new suite of dances from Biale Podlasie choreography: Mary Kay Stuvland/ music: Susan Worland
Saturday, April 16, 2011
2011 Annual Edith Coliver International Spring Festival
International House, UC Berkeley Campus 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley

Performances from the Repertoire
Sat Apr 17, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Edith Coliver Spring Festival of Cultures
International House, UC Berkeley, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

Łowiczanie performs for this lively day-long Festival that celebrates the cultural diversity of Berkeley with folklore performances, food booths, crafts, a fashion show and more.
Tickets $7 gen / free UCB students, faculty & staff
Sat, Apr 3, 7:30pm
Pocket Opera's "Halka"

Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave, Berkeley.
Pocket Opera's tragic story, "Halka," features new choreography for the Polonez, Mazur and Tatry Mountain dances, and glitters with the lavish nobility and Podhale costumes loaned from the collection of Łowiczanie.
Tickets still available for this show! $20-$34
Sun, Mar 7
Children's Ethnic Dance Festival of the San Francisco Bay Area
Featuring children's dance groups representing the traditions of Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, the Philippines, and Poland

Croatian-American Cultural Center
More info to be announced
Sun, Jan 24
Łowiczanie Auditions Songs & Dances from Spisz for the 2010 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
nominal entrance fee, time TBA www.worldartswest.org

Thurs, Dec 10
(7:30pm)
7th Annual Slavic Christmas Choral Concert

Hillside Club, Berkeley

ONLINE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/90131

A Łowiczanie one-night only event featuring the Łowiczanie chorus and invited community choral ensembles.

The annual Slavic Christmas Choral Concert, presented by Łowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble, features a charming and evocative array of richly-varied melodies from Central and East European vocal traditions including those of Poland, Ukraine, Croatia, and Bulgaria. Sung by local choruses and soloists, and performed as instrumentals by the Łowiczanie folk band, our time-honored carols are followed at concert's close by the popular audience sing-a-long, joined from the stage by all the artists. Every ticket includes a welcoming glass of holiday mulled cider or wine, and guests are invited to browse for holiday gifts at the folk arts boutique.

Major sponsors: PoloniaSF.org, The Law Offices of Kerosky & Associates, Polam Federal Credit Union, The Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles and our ongoing sponsors, Lodge 7 of the PNA & The Polish Club Inc.

Łowiczanie is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (Tax ID#: 94-2905865)
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