Friday, March 27, 2009

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

Shimmyshowcase is thrilled and honored that the fantastic ensemble Baba Ku will be playing at Coffee Haven before their gig at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Dancing to their music will be coordinator Saviya with a dazzling array of the best of So Cal belly dancers in the form of Marlena, Taji, Kamar, Kashmir, and Akasha Starr. And (if that isn’t enough!) the multi-talented Richie will go from musician to dancer and join them on our magic carpet This will be a spectacular show you WON’T want to miss!


ATTENTION DANCERS: We have openings to dance to LIVE music April 26 and May 3, as well as openings for our annual “In Memoriam” showcase on May 24, , so PLEASE contact us at if you’d like to perform

Everyone is invited to this cozy haven for a relaxing evening among friends. Select your favorite beverage, hot or cold, from an assortment of coffees, teas, smoothies or juice; add to that a tasty sandwich or pastry; and then seat yourself alongside our magic carpet to enjoy some really great dancing at NO cover charge!

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

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.


April 5: Can we be so lucky—TWO weeks in a row of live music at Shimmyshowcase! Our fabulous band ANSUZ will be playing, and Xandra has Annakiya, Victoria, Samia, Kamila and Annalia all ready to perform for you. Please come down and support them and enjoy this show because next week there’s no Shimmyshowcase.

April 12—DARK (Happy Easter!)

April 19: Lights, Camera, ACTION! Shimmyshowcase goes to the movies as Saviya invites you to join her for an evening of film-inspired bellydancing. Richie, Reina, Meryem Vani, Devon and the Om Sisters will join Saviya in picking their inspiration—old, new, romantic, comedy, horror—from favorite movie musical scores or theme songs and setting it to bellydance. Something completely different and completely fun that is sure to delight! This show is so popular with dancers that it’s full already!

April 26: Alexiis welcomes Shimmyshowcase’s fabulous musicians of ANSUZ for another evening of belly dancing to LIVE music. Dancers are invited to email us at if you’d like to perform with them!

May 3: Once again Shimmyshowcase is very pleased and proud to present our favorite musicians of ANSUZ. Xandra has Sabrina lined up to perform and invites other dancers who like to do their shimmying to LIVE MUSIC to please contact us at

May 10: Dark – NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE (Mothers’ Day)

May 17: Dark -- NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE (Past experience has shown that parking on in Long Beach on Gay Pride Day is much worse than usual, so we take this night off)

May 24: In honor of the holiday, we present our third annual “In Memoriam” Shimmyshowcase. Coordinator Saviya and Kamar share their memories of individuals whom they have loved or honored through their own unique, personal dance interpretation. If you are a dancer who would like to memorialize someone who means or meant something to you, please contact us at

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please allow time for parking to avoid missing any of the fun. Since street parking around Coffee Haven is scarce, we recommend you try the perimeter of the park located two blocks west of Coffee Haven at Broadway and Cherry. Please try to arrive before 7:00 PM (earlier if you’re a performer!) as we try not to start the show until everyone has settled with a tasty beverage.

for additional information, please visit our website at:

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Sunday Shimmyshowcase!

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