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SABOR: FREE Latin Dance Party

Friday, May 6 @ 9 pm

Join us on the dancefloor as DJ José Ruíz, aka MundoMuzik, and DJ Carlitos Way spin some Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, Timba and Son EVERY FIRST FRIDAY from 9pm-1am!

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BrujaLyfe Presents: SUDADA

Friday, May 6 @ 9 pm

Enjoy a steamy dance party of Afro-Peruvian beats, combined with Zapotec hip-hop. Hosted by BrujaLyfe and featuring Proyecto Lando and Mare Advertencia Lirika.



Gail Dobson & La Peña Vocals for Kids Recital!

Saturday, May 7 @ 4:30 pm6:30 pm

Join Gail Dobson, Luke Westbrook, and special guest artists in La Peña’s lounge at 4:3opm.

At 5: 30pm La Peña’s Vocals for Kids will debut the songs they have been practicing. 

$5 Suggested donation


Fiesta de Cante Gitano

Saturday, May 7 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Joining us straight from Andalucia, Spain, Perico and José  el Pañero a share with us the ancestral tradition of Cante Gitano. They are joined by emerging artistsPepe del Morao and singer Rafael del Zambo.



Shake the Earth–One Woman Show

Sunday, May 8 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm

New York Writer/Performer Lousine Shamamian brings her highly-acclaimed one-woman show, a tragicomic tale of survival, resilience, freedom, gay pride and the Armenian genocide, to the Bay Area.


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Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor

Monday, May 9 at 7pm

This Stage Coach theater  production layers Afro-Latino rhythms with visual storytelling to bring this vivid story to life. As they tour communities of the Bay Area, A.C.T.’s M.F.A. Program actors create a classic love story with a Carnival heartbeat.

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Flamenco Guitar and Dance: Jason Wright & Olivia Gonzalez-Cruz

Enjoy a lively guitar and dance performance by flamenco dancer Olivia Gonzalez-Cruz, and guitarist Jason Wright, who fuses flamenco, contemporary Spanish classical, with a dash of Arabic guitar stylings. Grab dinner at Los Cilantros and enjoy this  dynamic duo’s performance in the lounge.  $10 at the door!



Lounge Rumba (Every 1st and 3rd Sunday)

Sunday, May 15 @ 3:30 pm6:00 pm

Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba.

Free, donations encouraged


Young People’s Open Mic

Thursday, May 19 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Kids! Do you have a talent?! Then come present your music, poetry, dance, theater, comedy, and more in a safe and fun environment!


Soul Speaks Open Mic

Thursday, May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Every Third Thursday, SOUL SPEAKS opens up its mic to amateur and experienced Artists, Muscians, and Poets. 


Fandango Jarocho Jam Session

Friday, May 20 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy!!!


Donations accepted to support programming at La Peña


La Peña Chorus Fundraiser

Sunday, May 22 @ 5:30 pm9:00 pm

La Peña Chorus will host an Extravaganza of food and music, with authentic home-cooked Cuban fare and musical entertainment by Bay Area artists Lichi Fuentes and Hugo Wainzinger, and guest artists.

$25 for dinner and Concert, $15 for concert only

For Tickets Call 510-845-5161  or email ngendel@pacbell.net

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Salsa Dura: FREE Dance Party

w/ Live Band!

Monday, May 30 @ 9:00 pm11:00 pm

La Peña Cultural Center is proud to introduce the only free salsa dance party in the Bay Area with a live band, every last Monday!

Free Salsa Class at 8:30pm!


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Donations encouraged!