July is hotter than a firecracker

There's a lot of workshops this month and I'd like to highlight just two. The first is Om Kalthoum:The voice of Egypt and the Near Middle East with Jawhara It's offered twice this month, in both Chicago and Elgin. It is part lecture and part dance and all interesting.

The other is Burlesque for Different Bodies at Vaudzilla in Chicago. I normally don't mention burlesque in this newsletter, but I took this course and it is a wonderful workshop for anyone who has body image problems. The instructor describes herself as "the proud owner of a fat, mature, nearsighted body with two new knees." Don't worry, you keep your clothes on.

Yes, I said just two highlights, but... Vaudzilla also has a Beat it! (a drum workshop) and you keep your clothes on for this workshop, too.

All the details for these workshops as well as all the rest of the events this month are on the website at Calendar.

This Weekend!
* July 5 Chicago Summer Dance: Debke Night! in Chicago, IL

FREE!
* July 5 Chicago Summer Dance: Debke Night! in Chicago, IL
* July 14 - Indo-Ruska Romani Dance Journey in Chicago, IL
* July 18 - Belly Dance Wednesdays at the Martini Room in Elgin, IL

I do my best to list all the local events, but I do miss an event here and there. If you post on Facebook, invite me or message me. To make doubly sure your event is listed email me at msejbl@yahoo.com. If you want a specific wording for the event, send me a 25-word (or less) description. Otherwise, I will edit descriptions as I see fit. I need everything. I'm old, cranky and quite capable of forgetting anything that is not in writing.

As Always: Please let me know about bellydance-related event your planning in the Chicago, Milwaukee, Elgin area. All of WhatsShaking.info posts are free and will be included in the monthly newsletter. This newsletter goes out to a lot of area belly dancers. email me at msejbl@yahoo.com – you can get some great publicity for few minutes of emailing!

peace
margie

Remember to click on Calendar for more information.

MAY


MULTI-DAY EXTRAVAGANZAS


July 20-22
Shimmy Con
Workshops, Lectures, and Hafla: Monroe Convention Center, 302 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN
Main Stage Performance: Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN
Full Conference Package is $305; See website for registration and individual pricing.
shimmycon.com; 812/955-0777; admin@shimmycon.com


HAFLAS AND PERFORMANCES


FREE!
July 5, 6-9:30 PM
Chicago Summer Dance: Debke Night!
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
FREE
cityofchicago.org


FREE!
July 13 6:30 to 7:30
Indo-Ruska Romani Dance Journey
Seward Park, 375 W. Elm St., Chicago, IL 60610
FREE
chicagoparkdistrict.com; (312) 742-PLAY


July 14 Doors Open 7pm, Show starts 8pm
"Cairo By Night" Hafla
Arabesque Dance Studios, 3120 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$20; $15 when you bring a dish to share
Arabesquechicago.com; 773/742-5250


July 14 at 11 AM - 1 PM
Beat it! (a drum workshop)
Vaudezilla, 3614 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618; 773.558.0081
$15
vaudezilla.wufoo.com; 773-454-6498


FREE!
July 18
Belly Dance Wednesdays at the Martini Room
Martini Room 161 E. Chicago St Elgin, IL; 847-741-0349
FREE!
easterngroove.com; (773) 454-6498


BENEFIT
August 2 at 7:15 PM - 9 PM
Raks Inferno: Immigration Protest Edition
Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
$22 to $39
http://raksinferno.com/index


August 4 at 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant
Mangos, 8743 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL
$20 includes buffet Reservations strongly recommended 847-967-0030. mangoinniles.com


WORKSHOPS


July 14 at 11 AM - 1 PM
Beat it! (a drum workshop)
Vaudezilla, 3614 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618; 773.558.0081
$15
vaudezilla.wufoo.com; 773-454-6498


July 15 at 11 AM - 3 PM
Mobility and Stability Workshop for Dancers
Arabesque Dance Studios, 3120 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$100
hearthealthcareforartists.com; 773/742-5250


July 21 11am-noon
Burlesque for Different Bodies
Vaudezilla, 3614 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618; 773.558.0081
$15
vaudezilla.wufoo.com; 773-454-6498


July 25 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Om Kalthoum:The voice of Egypt and the Near Middle East with Jawhara
Eastern Groove Studio, 221 E Chicago St., Elgin, IL
$40
easterngroove.com; (773) 454-6498


July 28 10:30am-12:30pm
Om Kalthoum:The voice of Egypt and the Near Middle East with Jawhara
Vaudezilla, 3614 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618; 773.558.0081
$40
vaudezilla.wufoo.com; 773-454-6498