Friday, October 24, 2008

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

It’s Halloween at Coffee Haven this Sunday with shimmering (should that be shimmying?) ghosts, ghouls, and vampires AKA Zahir, Eve, Yasan and Meryem Vani and poetry by Christopher “Vlad” Villa—all led by chief ghoul Xandra. Last week our audience was scared away, but we hope you’ll come down for some fun this time! We promise it won’t be as scary as the financial crisis and best of all, there is NO cover charge!

ALSO, SEE BELOW FOR THIS SUNDAY AND OTHER UPCOMING EXCITING PERFORMANCES! We are still wide open for November 9 (all the rest of our 2008 Sundays are full!) so if you’d like to be a Shimmyshowcase star before this year flickers out PLEASE contact us at

Everyone is invited to come out, have a cup of Java, munch on something yummy and enjoy some really great dancing FOR FREE!

Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several Sundays at the Coffee Haven in Long Beach. If you are a dancer interested in performing at an upcoming showcase, please check out the schedule below for open dates and then email us at
with the dates on which you'd like to perform.

The SHIMMY SHOWCASE begins at 7 p.m. at the COFFEE HAVEN in Long Beach (1708 E. Broadway -- 562-437-3785).


October 26: Coffee Haven gets spooky as Xandra presents dancers Zahir and Eve of Troupe Zagareet; Yasan, Meryem Vani, and Saphira plus a special feature--original poetry by Christopher Villa. There may even be some vampires, so bring your crosses and garlic—but no wooden stakes please!

November 2: Coordinator for this showcase will be Saviya and we have the lovely Yasmin and MaraLena with Blossoms of the East. returning to dazzle you with their sparkling performances.

November 9: Abraiha, coordinator for the evening, seeks dancers who would like to perform. This is your last opportunity to dance at Shimmyshowcase this year, so please contact us at to be part of the fun!

November 16: Alexiis presents Raqs the Casbah with some of rock and roll’s all time favorites, interpreted by Reina, along with Annette, Bunny, Dana, Estra, Gabriel, Jewels, Lena, Mary and Tara. This long standing tradition at The Shimmy Showcase is always a surprise. Will it be Devo this year? ZZ Top? Stone Temple Pilots? Bauhaus? One never knows!

November 23: Saviya will be introducing a new male dancer, Mykael Devad, and Ritchie, Meryem Vani, Leoma, and Musa will delight with their high energy performances to more LIVE MUSIC by Fernan and Craig. You won’t want to miss the fun, so please come and join us!

November 30: DARK (Happy Thanksgiving!)

December 7: Abraiha will be coordinating our next-to-last showcase for 2008, and we have two new troupes to dazzle you with their moves. Troupe Rakasaat and Troupe Joharaat will perform with their teacher, Akire.

December 14: In a fitting finale to a great Shimmyshowcase year, founder Alexiis once again brings you a Mid Winters Dream as we celebrate the many holidays and events of the month. We are pleased and proud to bring back the ever popular JJ & the Habibis to delight you with their exciting performance.

December 21: DARK

December 28: DARK

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please allow time for parking to avoid missing any of the fun, so be sure to be at the coffee house well before 7:00 PM. We try not to start the show until everyone has settled with a tasty beverage.

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