Kennedy Grove Regional Rec. Area, El Sobrante, CA. Folk tales, family stories, fables, recollections, ghost stories, tall tales, fairy tales, and classic stories from many cultures. Workshops, Open Story Mic info:
Mount Madonna Country Park, Watsonville, CA. A family camp for all ages. Children as well as adults join in sing-alongs, playing guitar and other instruments, crafts and recreation. Informal jams, camp-fire sing-along and open-mic. info: 408-379-4090,
5-7 pm, Saturdays, on the Ranger Office Lawn, Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA. Free! In beautiful surroundings, local artists perform a wide variety of (mostly) acoustic genres ranging from big band, to jazz, to traditional and contemporary folk. Pack a picnic dinner or enjoy concessions at the park info: 408-354-2608,
Instruction, jams, concerts, dancing, fun! For bluegrass and oldtime musicians, all ages. Space still available in bass, dobro, and oldtime banjo classes. info: 415-663-1342 (after 9 am),
Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara, CA. Rodney Crowell, Anonymous 4 with Darol Anger and Scott Law, The Subdudes, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, Old Blind Dogs and more. Camping, dances, kids' activities, jam sessions, crafts and more. info: 805-781-3030,
Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA. Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, The Blind Boys of Alabama and more. Jamming, workshops, storytelling, kids' area. info: 707-829-7067,
Fort Worden State Park Conf. Center, Port Townsend, WA. Regional styles of fiddle and accompaniment; Mexican, Argentinian, Irish, Appalachian, Kentucky, New England, Cajun, Cape Breton, Quebecois and more. info: 360-385-3102,
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for women by women in a supportive, beautiful environment. Beg-Adv Intermed. Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Melody, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings, Performance Opportunities. Delicious meals. info: 415-669-7447 www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com
Sambica Camp, Lake Sammamish, near Seattle, WA. A fun filled week of intensive autoharp instruction for players at all levels. Bryan Bowers, Cathy Britell, Karen Mueller, and Richard Scholtz. July 1 reg. deadline. info: 206-660-9434,
Tango No. 9, San Francisco’s premier tango nuevo ensemble,
gives a seductive evening of musical and terpsichoreal enchantment,
May 2, 8:15 pm, 1021 Sanchez Street, SF.
Also, Mila Salazar and her tango dancers interpret works by Tango No. 9.
and Zoltan Lundy sings tango through the ages—from
tango classics of Carlos Gardel to the “new tango” of Piazzolla.
Tickets: $16 advance, $18 at door. info: