TODALO SHAKERS ON TOUR in MARCH!
Tues. March 21 - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Wed. March 22 - Palo Alto House Concert
Fri. March 24 - Mendocino Community Center
Sat. March 25 - Studio E, Sebastopol
Sun. March 26 (afternoon) - Santa Cruz House Concert
More details below!
Fundraiser of the Month: During 2017, we are planning to play a fundraiser every month for a worthy cause. The next one is Tues. March 28 - "Lafayette Sisters" - a Cajun dance to benefit women of southwest Louisiana, with Suzy Thompson and friends. See below for more details on upcoming fundraisers!
Tues. Feb. 28 - Mardi Gras at Ashkenaz, Berkeley. Our traditional Mardi Gras double bill: The Aux Cajunals plus the terrific zydeco band, the Tri Tip Trio. Almost in time for National Women's History Month, we will honor Queen Ida for her contributions to Cajun and zydeco music (she was the first Cajun-zydeco musician ever to win a Grammy, way back in the 1980s before there was any Cajun-zydeco category!). Queen Ida won't be performing, but she will be there. Dance lesson at 8:00, then a parade around the dance floor at 8:30, followed by a long dance set with the Aux Cajunals. We'll be honoring Queen Ida during that first set. The Tri Tip Trio plays at about 10:15. Costumes, masks and Mardi Gras beads encouraged! More info here: Ashkenaz Mardi Gras
Sat. March 4 - Tardy Mardi Gras Dance Party, Occidental Center for the Arts, Occidental (Sonoma County) - with the Aux Cajunals! Dance lesson at 7:30, followed by the Aux Cajunals from 8-10 (2 sets). Admission $20, includes dance lesson. Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks available for purchase. This is a beautiful room with a nice big dance floor. We'll wear our special Mardi Gras costumes, and encourage you to dress up, wear a costume, mask, beads, etc. All ages welcome. Tickets available now, for more info: www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/suzy-thompson-aux-cajunals/
TODALO SHAKERS MARCH CALIFORNIA TOUR! March 21-26
Tues. March 21 - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley - Celebrate the Equinox (and Eric's birthday!) with the Todalo Shakers! Doors at 7:00, show at 8:00. Tickets $20 advance, $22 door. Youth, senior discounts available. Tickets available now at the Freight box office or online: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1411885?utm_medium=bks
Wed. March 22 - Palo Alto House Concert - Music from 7:00 to 9:30. Suggested donation: $25. Please RSVP to get address via email to: email@example.com
Fri. March 24 - Mendocino Community Center - 8:00 pm - 998 School Street, Mendocino. All ages welcome! Doors open at 7:30. Admission $20 at the door. Kids half-price.
Sat. March 25 - House Concert, Sebastopol - Doors at 7:30, Todalo Shakers at 8. Seating limited (reservations required) $25 suggested donation at the door, payable by cash or check. Contact for reservations/location/directions either via email: JEFFM5@SONIC.NET or by phone: (707) 823-5316.
Sun. March 26 - Afternoon House Concert, Santa Cruz (Westside). Doors at 3:30, concert starts at 4:00. Suggested donation $20. If you like, bring a goodie to share. Please reserve in advance if at all possible! For reservations and address, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraiser of the Month: Tues. March 28 at Ashkenaz, Berkeley - "Lafayette Sisters" - A Cajun-Creole dance to benefit women of southwest Louisiana. Proceeds will go to Faith House, (http://www.faithhouseacadiana.org), a nonprofit organization in Lafayette, Louisiana (in the heart of Cajun country) that provides shelter and other services to victims of domestic violence. Music by Suzy Thompson et Ses Amies (Agi Ban, Karen Cela Heil, Karen Leigh, Delilah Lewis, Allegra Thompson, plus special guests). Admission $15-$100 sliding scale.
THOMPSONIA APRIL NORTHWEST TOUR!
Thurs. April 6 - Corvallis House Concert - Benefit for South Corvallis Food Bank! for more info, please email email@example.com
Fri. April 7 - Portland, OR - House concert at Abbie Weisenbloom's - info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. April 8 - Seattle Folklore Society - info here: Thompsonia Seattle Folklore
Sun. April 9 - Nancy's Farm, Bellingham WA - please email email@example.com or phone 360-739-5651 to get an invitation/make reservations.