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Krebsic May13 PosterIn Portland, Oregon, in May? Check out these wonderful Central/Eastern European events! All info comes from organizer’s website and is edited for clarity/length.

Bulgaria: Horo Dancing with Portland’s Bulgarians, 5/3

  • Friday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
  • Podkrepa Hall, 2116 North Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon
  • $5 suggested donation and finger-food potluck

Come and join us for a fun night of dancing and learning.

Poland: True Life Trio, 5/4

Polish Music @ Polish Hall presents True Life Trio, an evening of Polish and Eastern European Songs. True Life Trio weaves sumptuous vocal harmonies and sultry rhythms from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou.

Czech/Slovak Republics: Hospoda, 5/7

  • Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 p.m.–close
  • McTarnahans Taproom, 2730 NW 31st, Portland, Oregon
  • Free

The monthly gathering of Portland’s Czech and Slovak community. Guests welcome.

The Balkans: Kafana Klub, 5/7

  • Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. dance lesson, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. live music
  • Al Forno Ferruzza, 2738 NE Alberta St., Portland, Oregon
  • $3-$5 cover

Join us for the unbeatable combination of live Balkan music and great Italian food. See you there!

Bulgaria: Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov, 5/8

  • Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland, Oregon
  • $8
  • Event flyer

We’re delighted to announce an evening workshop with Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankov in Portland. $8. Iliana will teach Bulgarian dances (and sing) with accordion played by Todor. Fun!

Hosted by Ciganski Igraci Balkan dancers and Kyklos International dancers. For more information, contact Jeanne Gibson, 503-233-1322, or Sonia Connolly, 503-334-6434,

The Balkans: Krebsic Orkestar, 5/10

  • Friday, May 10, 8:30 p.m.–midnight
  • Mississippi Pizza, Portland, Oregon
  • $8, at the door; 21 and over
  • Event page

Join us for another installment of Gypsy BrA$$ Dance Party with the incomparable local Balkan characters Krebsic Orkestar and our very special guest DJ Global Ruckus just to keep the BrA$$ a boomin’all night!!

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