Festivals 'n Such


CA Sacred Harp Singing Convention Jan 20 - 21
10:00 am, Old Poway, near San Diego, CA. All are welcome: come to sing, or come to listen! info: 619-544-0432, www.fasola.org

Oldtime Fiddle Contest & Festival Jan 26 - 27
Citrus Fairgrounds, Cloverdale, CA. Good food, great jamming, tough competition, crafters booths, door prizes, Old Time Contra Dance and fiery Cajun and zydeco two-steps, workshops in fiddling, accompanists, clogging, story-telling, and more. info: 707-894-2067, www.cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org

SuperGrass February 1 - 4
Bakersfield, CA. Workshops, camping, Luthier exhibits, Kids on Stage, Jammin' ‘til you drop. Featuring The Isaacs, J.D. Crowe & the New South, The Grascals, Michael Cleveland & the Flamekeepers, Lost Highway, High Country, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, & many more. info: 661-589-8249, www.supergrasscalifornia.org

SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival Feb 1 - 10
Venues around San Francisco, the East & North Bay. Concerts, workshops, dances, kids' show and more. Many great local and out of town bands. info: www.sfbluegrass.org

Russian Festival February 9 - 11
Russian Center, 2450 Sutter Street, SF. Russian dancers and singers, art gallery featuring Russian artists, delicious Russian rood and pastries, vodka tasting, tea from antique samovars and more. info: www.russiancentersf.com/russian_festival.htm

San Diego Brazil Carnaval February 17 - 18
4th & B Streets, San Diego, CA. Brazilian music and of all types, dancing, capoeira, food, and amazing costume. Performers: SambaDá - an explosive Brazilian Carnaval Band, features vocalist Dahndá da Hora from Bahia, Brazil; Remo All-Star Brazilian Batucada Band; Mindinho and Capoeira Brasil with Chalo Eduardo and Marco Santo. info: 619-224-4684, www.brazilcarnival.com

Mariposa Storytelling Festival March 9 - 11
Mariposa, CA, near Yosemite. Magical weekend of storytelling. Charlotte Blake-Allston, Willy Claflin, Donald Davis, Janice Del Negro, Marilyn McPhie, Steve Sanfield. Order tickets early—many performances sell out by January. info: 209-966-3155, www.arts-mariposa.org/storytelling.html

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Fest Mar 10
1 - 9 pm, Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol, CA. Jam packed day of great Bluegrass & Old- Time music. Featuring: Any Old Time String Band, Adobe Creek with Keith Little & Ed Neff, Rustler's Moon with Kathy Kallick & Bill Evans and more. info: 707-829-8012 or 707-479-5529, www.cbaontheweb.org/cba_news.asp?newsid=2491

Calaveras Celtic Faire March 10 - 11
Frogtown Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, CA. Camping, Living History, Reenactments, Dancers: English Sword, Irish Step and Highland, Music: Giveway, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, The Black Brothers, Tempest, Wicked Tinkers, Golden Bough & Black Irish Band. info: www.calaverascelticfaire.com

BACDS Spring Dance Weekend March 16 - 18
Monte Toyon Camp, Felton CA. Join us for our annual Spring Dance Weekend of dancing in the redwoods just east of Santa Cruz. The weekend is filled with classes in Contras, English Country dance, couple dance, and Squares; workshops for callers and musicians; dance parties; and much more! info: spring-weekend- www.bacds.org/camps/sprwkend2007

Playford Ball March 24
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Oakland, CA. English Country Dance and music. Dance master Bruce Hamilton, music by Charlie Hancock, David Strong, Jim Oakden and Renata Bratt. Workshops and rehearsals beginning Mar 3. info: 408-244-1174, or 510.886.6549, www.bacds.org/events/playfordball2007

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival April 21 - 22
10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Westside Park, Bodega Bay, CA. Wine tasting, food, live music, artisans and vendors, kids activities and the ever popular bathtub races. info: 707-875-3286, www.bbfishfest.com

Lark In The Morning Camp July 27 - Aug 4
Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino, CA. Registrations is open for Lark Camp 2007—its 27th year! Lark Camp is a celebration of music & dance that takes place in the Mendocino redwood forest. It fills up fast! Sessions 24 hours a day, music & dance workshops, dances, parties & more. Workshops for beginners - professionals. A unique aspect of Lark Camp is the great variety of music & dance: Irish, French, Hawaiian, Andean, Balkan, Cajun, Spanish, American, Middle Eastern, Mexican, African, Scandinavian, English, Breton and more. Full camp is 8 days, half camp is 4. Registration forms and complete info: 707-964-4826, www.larkcamp.com