In 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
- Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm
- Polish Hall/St. Stanislaus Church, 3916 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon
- Tickets: $10
- Band website and Facebook page
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
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
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sonia Connolly, 503-334-6434, email@example.com.
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!!