August 30th: Hafla for Humanity

5th Tuesday is upon us once again, and that means it’s time for another Underground Nomads’ benefit event! In addition to our usual weekly dance and music nights, we are thrilled to be able to host regular charity events in which we can come together to raise awareness and resources to give back to our world communities.

This time around, proceeds from the show will go to Hafla for Humanity. This year’s fundraising will benefit the AMAR Foundation’s “Escaping Darkness” campaign, which focuses on bringing much needed psychological support and resources to the Yazidi women and girls of Iraq who have escaped from ISIS.

We have an outstanding, extended line-up of some of our favorite dancers. Come see the likes of Millie Rose, Evelyn Renee, Isabel Perdomo, FatChanceBellyDance, May Yang, Rashani, MotherLode, Salimpour School, Lady G. Schmidt, and more!

Rafael will be providing the music this week and Tatyana will be your lovely host and MC for the evening (a little bird told me she’s got something special up her sleeve for you all this week – don’t miss it!)

In addition to our fabulous entertainment, you’ll be able to peruse gorgeous wares from our very special vendors including Medina Maitreya Designs, Sandi’s Ocean, and Kami Liddle.

Join us and experience beautiful music and dancing benefiting a wonderful cause. Doors at 8pm and suggested donation of $5-20. We’ll see you this coming Tuesday night at 1192 Folsom!

 

 

August 23rd: Rafael | Onyx, Karina Castellanos, Ayre Briar

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! We’re keeping the good times rolling at F8 for our weekly installment of Underground Nomads. This week we’ve got a fantastic cast of our trusty and lovely resident dancers to entertain you. Onyx, Karina Castellanos, and Ayre Briar  will be bringing their talents to our stage. Come out and enjoy their diverse and beautiful dancing!

As a special treat, Rafael will be joining us on the decks, spinning the grooves to make you move! Join us and get your week started off right, Tuesday at 1192 Folsom!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

August 16th: Surreyya’s Birthday | Suresh | Surreyya, Wendy Marlatt, Millie Rose, Calamity Sam, Amberetta, Nyla Crystal, Rose Harden | Costume Swap

This week we are celebrating the birthday of one of our most fabulous resident dancers and dear friends, Surreyya Hada! We have been so lucky to have this wonderful artist on our team, and we’re so excited to help her ring in her next trip around the sun. In honor of her special day, we’ll be hosting a costume swap and sale. Our performers will have beautiful and unique costume pieces and accessories for you to peruse all night. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get your hands on some of this wonderful loot!

Suresh will be on the decks this week, spinning tunes for all our partying and shopping needs!

In addition to the birthday girl, we’ve got Wendy Marlatt, Millie Rose, Calamity Sam, Amberetta, Nyla Crystal, and Rose Harden on deck to share their fantastic dancing with us!

Join us for the Surreyya & Shopping Spectacular this coming Tuesday at 1192 Folsom!

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photo by Julien Calviac

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

August 9th: Celebration of Life! Cheb i Sabbah Tribute | Suresh | Paige Lawrence, Verbatim, Azure, Nathalie Tedrick Student Showcase

This week marks the birthday of the late Cheb i Sabbah, one of Underground Nomads’ esteemed co-founders and one of our dear friends and inspirations. Tuesday we will celebrate his life and the contributions he made to the world music and dance communities. Cheb i Sabbah’s music created the foundation for legendary dance music parties featuring global sound with bass fusion. He had a major hand in events that created a community and an outlet for American Tribal Style, Tribal and tribal fusion dancers to perform and share their art at a time when their style was considered controversial. Underground Nomads continues this tradition with our Tuesday night weekly hoping to carry the torch lit by Cheb i Sabbah.

This week Suresh is on the decks, carrying on in his stead and bringing you music to get you up and dancing. He is joined by our fantastic line-up of diverse, local dancers: Paige Lawrence, Verbatim, Azure, and Nathalie Tedrick’s Student Showcase. Come celebrate Chebiji’s life and accomplishments with us!

 

This week’s dancer spotlight is Nathalie Tedrick:

Nathalie Tedrick is a Northern California Bay Area native. She toured internationally for seven years with Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars and has performed and taught Belly Dance across the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her dancing has been featured on PBS, BBC, ABC, national and international commercials as well as various Persian music videos. Nathalie was honored to perform with the talented group Thievery Corporation during their West coast tour in 2015. Nathalie both teaches and performs regularly in the Bay Area and is privileged to share her art with the world. Her teaching schedule can be found on her website www.nathalietedrick.com. Emails can be directed to ntedrick@gmail.com.

Don’t miss out on watching this renowned dancer and her wonderful students!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

 

August 2nd: Gold Rush Takeover! Amar | Gold Rush Attendee Showcase

Have we got a treat for you! This week, San Francisco is home to a very special belly dance training intensive, Gold Rush! Tuesday we are thrilled to welcome the Gold Rush attendees to Underground Nomads for a special night of performances. Many of these dancers will travel from faraway places to train with the world-renowned Gold Rush instructors and to share their wonderful art with us. Join us to support (and enjoy!) the dancing of these dedicated folks!

This week, we’ve got the inimitable DJ Amar providing the grooves to get you dancing and to welcome our new Gold Rush friends to the UN family!

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Come on out and join us at F8 – 1192 Folsom St. this coming Tuesday night!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

July 26th: 3 Year Anniversary | Dulce Vita, Amar, Suresh | Onyx, MotherLode, Lady G. Schmidt, Salimpour School, Noemi Loranca, Resident Improv

That’s right – it’s been 3 years since we started up our beloved weekly event! Can you believe it? We are so excited and grateful that we’ve been able to bring Underground Nomads to you every week for these last few trips around the sun. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing crew and YOUR continued support. Join us this week for some fantastic music and dancing as we look back on what we’ve accomplished together and ramp up for another great year!

This week, we’ve got a whole gang of DJs on the decks for you! Dulce Vita, Amar, and Suresh will be serving up the music all night.

We’ve got a killer, jam-packed dance line-up for the anniversary including Onyx, MotherLode, Lady G. Schmidt, the Salimpour School, and a special ALL-IMPROV set from our lovely resident dancers! And that’s not all – we’ve even got a special guest dancer all the way from Spain – Noemi Loranca!

 

Come on out and celebrate 3 years with us!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

July 19th: Suresh | Evelyn Renee, Karina Castellanos, Barbara Neilikka, Millie Rose, Chantal | Costume Sale/Swap

Next up we’ve got an extra special treat for you – a costume sale/swap! The Underground Nomads dancers will be culling their sparkly closets for treasures for you to peruse before and after the show. If you’ve got belly dance costuming for trade, feel free to bring it along, or just browse the dancers’ offerings!

DJ Suresh will be providing the grooves for your dancing (and shopping!) experience.

We’ve got a great full line-up of dancers including Evelyn Renee, Karina Castellanos, Barbara Neilikka, Millie Rose, and Chantal. You won’t want to miss this!

Dancer spotlight: You might recognize Karina Castellanos from her many performances with Jill Parker’s Foxglove Sweethearts and Little Egypt. She’s flying solo this week and we’re so excited to have her!

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Dancer spotlight: Chantal is one of our wonderful former resident dancers. She currently resides in New Orleans, but she’s back this week to share her beautiful dancing with us again. Don’t miss her!

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See you at F8 – 1192 Folsom Tuesday night!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

Tuesdays at F8 (1192 Folsom)

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