ON THE ROAD WITH MANDRAGORA TANGO!
Here’s a summation of the up-coming tour. We’d love it if blog-readers turn up at a venue—just walk up and introduce yourself; we’ll share a drink.
January 16th Saturday we’ll be at the Jewish Community Center in St Paul, MN. There will be a power-point presentation on “Jews in Tango,” followed by a concert performance, free dance class and milonga (tango dance). It all starts around 7PM. More info (on all this) at mandragoratango.com.
January 17th Sunday we’ll do our usual milonga at the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown, Minneapolis,MN starting at 6PM.
Monday morn we drive…..
January 19th Tuesday we’ll be in Princeton, NJ presenting a musicality class, followed by a full-blown milonga. It will be at the Suzanne Patterson Center under the auspices of the Black Cat Tango Society (theblackcattango.com and princetontango.com) and gets underway at 8:25PM—sharp! We’ll be doing a live recording that night, as well.
I think we’ll spend Wednesday (20th) in Manhattan, hanging out, going to Enye (in Soho) and Lafayette Grill (Tribecka)—whatever. I’m game.
Thursday January 21 we’ll be at Symphony Hall in Allentown, PA. A huge day, beginning with a master class for musicians from 4 to 5:30PM ($20 or $15 w/concert tix, $5 students—call 619-882-6989 to register). Then, prominent local tanguera, Sharon Hillman will talk on tango’s history and give a dance class at 7PM. The milonga follows at 7:45PM, on the stage of Symphony Hall, cabaret style with food and drinks. This sounds like a blast! Phone 610-432-6715 or go online at allentownsymphony.org for tix. They are $20 advance and $25@door.
Friday January 22 we’ll be in Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love. Rob Connaire and Temple Tango are presenting us in a big milonga at Conwell Hall at Temple University. A beginner’s dance class starts at 8:30 and the dance begins at 9:30PM and will go very late! Go to Temple Tango’s website or to Facebook for more info. Rob is our Tango-Amigo-Numero-Uno-Sin-Duda!
Saturday January 23 we go to Raleigh NC for a big milonga hosted by Triangle Tango. It will be at the Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham NC. The festivities begin at 9PM and it will be great to be in North Carolina, kickin’ it with ambiente tango!
Sunday morning, half the band flies out to Minneapolis and Bob (the Big Bad Bando Dude) and I start driving for Chicago. Hopefully, we’ll pick up a little duo gig there; if or if not, we’ll head for Devon Avenue and the BEST Indian/Pakistani food. Gotta love Chicago…..
By Sunday, January 31st, we’ll be back on stage at the Loring Pasta Bar in Minneapolis with stories to tell. Yeah!