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Bulletin, Oct.23

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Modesto Tango wants representation at the Fresno Milonga Sunday; be at the Starbucks parking lot (Briggsmore & Prescott) at 4 p.m. Sunday to car-pool. This is a potluck; if some want to show off cooking skills, no one is likely to object.
Gato & Andrea performance videos are on our website: http://modestotango.blogspot.com/search/label/Video
Roman finished his rotation and Sean & Charity will start their three-week rotation on Saturday.
It's been a while since we've seen them. I, for one am looking forward to that.
December in San Francisco: a show worth attending. On Friday, Dec. 15, we plan to see The Leading Ladies of Tango with its 18 woman cast, one of the most extraordinary tango programs ever conceived. Included is a seven-piece Leading Ladies Orchestra under the direction of Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman, who will play Jovino Santos Neto's, Yara Luna, written specifically for this show and making its world debut. Jovino has been nominated for a 2007 Latin Grammy for Best Jazz Album. Ferman will also lead her ladies in music arranged and composed especially for this show by tango's foremost bandoneonist, Daniel Binelli, and 2006 Latin Grammy winner Pablo Ziegler, Many pieces in the show are new or have never before been recorded. We can get a block of 20 tickets at $38 each; if everyone invites someone it will help our community grow. Plan now and we may get several carloads.
MONDAY, (tonight) Oct. 30 & Nov. 6. Dinner and dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry.
A chance to work on moves learned in class and get needed floor time. No fee, but you are encouraged to order off the menu. We start at about 8 p.m. An informal gathering; some arrive early to dine. We may dance until 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, October 28: Regular classes with Sean & Charity at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. 11 a.m. Intermediate, 12:30 beginning level. Intermediate students are encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee to work on technique and maybe assist beginners. $12 a class per person.
Contact: Modesto Tango Mary (209) 522-1571
E-MAIL: fred.herman@sbcglobal.net
For more information visit
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County.
OUT OF TOWN: Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
EMERYVILLE - Classes with Nora Dinzelbacher. Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Avenue , Emeryville, California 94608
Beginning Class - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $12
Intermediate/Advanced 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $12
Practica: 9:30-10:30 p.m. $5 (free with class; another chance for floor time).
La Práctica for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T St. (at train tracks), 8:15 to 10:15 p.m., only $3 for all levels, beginners welcome. Another chance to get needed floor time
Chris Peake & Emily Trites teach "Twenty-Something Tango" at TBTR in Old Sac from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact Donna at donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.
Zak Brown hosts a práctica featuring a mix of music from 8 to 10 p.m. Thurdays at "Tango by the River" 128 J St. Old Sacramento. Cost is only $3!!! Contact Donna at donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more details.

@>---- at Tango by the River ( 128 J Street. Old Sacramento)
* SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28: Beginning tango lesson 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only; both include hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

Fresno Halloween Milonga SUNDAY October 29
$10 per person, 6 p.m
Potluck Dinner / Beverages and tables service will be provided.
Costumes encouraged. Let's plan a car-pool.
CONDUCTED AT Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave, north of Clinton.
SUNDAY / Time 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - at Giovanni's Pizzeria Milonga
( 2701 Del Paso Rd in Safeway Shopping Center Town Center -
Del Paso Rd exit from I-5 - East)
Contact: Joanne Miyao (916) 215-1020 cell or Betsy Gordon (916) 601-8824 cell
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 - 9:30 p.m.
@>---- "MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just west of San Juan)
Hosted by Mirabelle European Pastry Café. Mini Cover Charge: $5 for dancers (includes two tickets for drawings at 8 & 8:30 p.m.) This charge is to support our host, whether or not we eat and drink at his establishment. The Mirabelle will remain open for customers which will expose Argentine tango to a new area! With the hope of promoting tango Teachers are encouraged to put out their flyers.
Every THURSDAY evening at "Café La Boca" at 2600 Fair Oaks Boulevard
(at Munroe, diagonally across from Loehmann's Plaza) from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m, más o menos. Contact Ed Loomis, TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451, for info.
Thursday Oct 26
Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club www.sfmariposaverdi.org
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15 - 8 p.m - Close Embrace Basics 8 - 8:45 p.m - Int/Adv Close Embrace
8:45 p.m - 12:30 am - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class & Milonga/$14 Milonga only.
FROM El Gato & Andrea: Dear Tangueros, If you think of investing in a trip to Buenos Aires , don't miss this great opportunity to travel to the Mecca of Tango with two professional Argentinean dancers and masters, Gato Valdez and Andrea Monti. They will guide you to the best local places during the 14 tour days and will accompany you at all times!
The package includes the following:
* Airport pick up and drop off in Buenos Aires
* 13 nights, 14 days at a 4 stars hotel with breakfast
* Welcome dinner
* Tango City Tour (Historic circuit, La Boca, San Telmo, Retiro, Recoleta Cemetery, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Palermo parks and Palermo neighborhood, Mataderos Fair)
* 8 tango classes with excellent teachers (one and a half hours each)
* Colón Theatre visit
* Café Tortoni visit
* A day in the country (with"asado " , " gauchos show," horse riding, music and more!
* 12 milonga nights (entrance tickets included)
* Tango Dinner Show at one of the best dinner theatres in Buenos Aires *Guided shopping day
* Farewell dinner
For more information, details & registration, please visit our trip website www.bairestangotour.com.ar montitango@hotmail.com / andretodotango@yahoo.com.ar
(415) 425 0515 Thank you! Andrea & Gato
From Patricia Thatcher / Dear Tangueros and Tangueras,
Here I am in my last day in Buenos Aires, feeling sad that I must depart and knowing that I want to return. For those of you who have been here, you know exactly what I am experiencing and why I want to return...for those of you that haven't been, I invite you to make the trek and offer you various possibilities to make that dream come true.
So whether your first time or your umpteenth time, choose your travel dates and length of stay and I´ll help you put together a package that includes sightseeing, day excursions, affordable tango lessons, hotel or apartment stays, milongas and local guides and escorts if wanted.
Or join me on my next organized trip for the Festival Buenos Aires Tango
departing February 20th...I offer you:
---affordable airfare
---option to upgrade room or hotel
---free tango classes during the Festival Buenos Aires Tango (a really great time to be here!)
---free tango concerts & street milongas during the Festival Buenos Aires Tango
---the option to go to Iguazu or Mendoza or extend your Buenos Aires stay
---discounts at tango shoe, CD and fashion stores
---tips on how to get around, the milonga scene, and practical info from an experienced travel agent and tanguera .
14- night package costs $2,345 per person based on double occupancy, including the 2- night Iguazu Extension!!! For details and a registration form, visit www.infusionstravel.com
Contact me at patricia@infusionstravel.com for more information.
Patricia Thaxter
Registered Travel Consultant http://www.infusionstravel.com/

Until later:

Mary Menz

(209) 522-1571