October 10 – Special Shimmyshowcase event at a special time (5:00 pm)! Guest coordinator Katerina presents a Sufi Zikr inspired Shimmy Showcase with live music by Saf Mavi.
Presenting a whirling performance by Marguerite Kusuhara and dancing by Lee Ali, Akasha Starr, Katerina, the Kabuki Dolls, and the Om Sisters. Dhikr, otherwise spelt Zikr or Zikar, is literally "remembering". It is the religious ceremony or act of devotion practiced by the various Sufi orders. Universal Sufi Dhikr differs from the Islamic form of Dhikr, widening the scope of the term to encompass remembrance of the spiritual in all forms. Come join us for a moving music and dance experience -- starting earlier than usual at 5:00 PM.
CALL FOR DANCERS!— We have openings for Shimmyshowcases: October 17 (USO show) and November 7 and 14 (no themes—just belly dancing!). If you would like to perform on one of these nights, please contact us at Shimmyshowcase@gmail.com for a performance spot.
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! If that isn’t incentive enough, there is even a 20% off coupon below good on any I-Candy food or beverage on Shimmyshowcase nights!
The SHIMMY SHOWCASE begins at 7 p.m. at I-CANDY COFFEE in Long Beach (1708 E. Broadway -- 562-437-3785).
Please allow time for parking to avoid missing any of the fun. Since street parking around I-Candy Coffee is scarce, we recommend you try the perimeter of Bixby park located two blocks east of I-Candy Coffee 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.
Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several Sundays at the I-Candy Coffee 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.
UPCOMING SHOWCASE CALENDAR
October 17 - In the spirit of the USO this showcase is dedicated to our men and women in the armed forces. It is a special "fund raising" theme night, supporting a charity that remembers our military overseas by sending them reminders from home! All tips collected this night go to this cause. DANCERS "Aunt Saviya" wants YOU to entertain on behalf of our military and hopefully to our military as our guests! Saviya would love for every dancer who has a loved one or friend in the military to join us on this special evening and spread the word among your friends to come to Shimmyshowcase on October 17 for unique variations on dance orientale and other entertainment provided by Sarah al Nour, Katerina, Tom&Eve, Marija, Del&Becky, and the Sweeties.
We encourage our guests to bring small, lightweight items for “care packages” to our troops. (For more information and suggested items, visit http://www.SanPedroPackagesForPatriots.com).
We also seek individuals with video recording equipment who would be willing to record our showcase to DVD. Let’s pack the house for our troops! We still have one performer opening left, so if you like the theme and the cause, please contact us at Shimmyshowcase@gmail.com for a performance spot.
October 24 - With Halloween around the corner, Ilana of the Om Sisters presents the “Thrills and Chills Shivershowcase.” She’s cooking up a program which we know is guaranteed to be fun, especially with Siraj, Draca, Sabrina, and Tahira&Azira already lined up to play their dance tricks on our magic carpet.
October 31 – DARK (No Shimmyshowcase this Sunday—enjoy your Halloween!)
November 7 – Xandra welcomes guest dancer Daliah, who will be making her Shimmyshowcase dance debut. We still have plenty of room for more dancers, so If you would like to be one of our featured performers, please email Xandra at Shimmyshowcase@gmail.com for a performance spot.
November 14 - The Om Sisters seek dancers who would like to perform for this Shimmyshowcase. If you would like to dance on this fine evening, please email us at Shimmyshowcase@gmail.com.
for additional information, please visit our Blog at http://shimmyshowcase.blogspot.com/ .