Monday, April 30, 2012

Shimmy Showcase Sunday May 5

May 5 (Saturday) - Shimmyshowcase presents a special Saturday evening program as Viento y Agua goes back to the Victorian era with Saviya presenting a Vaudvillian/Victorian inspired belly dancing program with guest dancers Anastasia, Rebekah, Belly Muñeca, Bella, Sarah al Nour, and fellow Showcase coordinator Draca. Our very special guest artist and friend DeAnna Cameron, inspiration for this showcase, will read from her latest vaudeville-themed novel set in the Victorian era and will be autographing copies of her new book during the break where you may be further entertained by a surprise roving musician! We encourage everyone—guests and performers--to set the mood by wearing Victorian (including steampunk) costumes. Prizes will be awarded for the best ones! This special Saturday Shimmyshowcase will begin around 7:00 pm. If you love belly dance, vaudeville, or just dressing in Victorian/steam punk attire, mark your calendars now so you can join us for this blast from the past!

Please read our upcoming schedule below for additional details and to see where we have dancer openings.

Everyone is invited 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 in the entertainment area to enjoy some really great dancing at NO cover charge!

SUNDAY SHIMMY SHOWCASE begins on most Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Viento y Agua Coffee House in Long Beach at 4007 East 4th Street; 562-434-1182. Occasionally we have Saturday showcases beginning a bit later. Please refer to the detailed schedule below for more information.

Note—N405-W22 (7th St) transition is closed for construction, so for those coming from the south, the best way is to exit the 405 at Westminster as the detour indicates. Then take Westminster through the PCH intersection until it turns into 2nd street. Take the first right immediately after the bridge and an immediate left. That street will turn into 4th and Viento Y Aqua will be on the right.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time (earlier if you’re a performer!), so you can first stop at the refreshment counter to get a delicious beverage, snack or sandwich; then head for the show area and grab a seat so you don’t miss any of our great performers!

Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several weeks. If you are a dancer interested in performing at an upcoming showcase, please read on to see whether we have openings in any upcoming showcases and send an email with your preference to


May 6 – NO Shimmyshowcase; however, consider attending "Collage", a dynamic concert featuring Renaissance, Baroque, and Contemporary Music and Art. Our very own Saviya will be performing! This will be held at 2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church at, 5450 East Atherton Street, Long Beach Ca 90815. Tickets $15, children under 10 free. To reserve a ticket email, tickets will be sold at the door.

May 13— NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE -- Happy Mothers’ Day!

May 20 - Abraiha welcomes May, and Janice, returning to Shimmyshowcase to perform their dazzling moves for you and introduces Kelsey in her Shimmyshowcase debut.

May 27 – Shimmyshowcase presents “In Memoriam.” This will be a program of reflection and remembrance dedicated to those who have impacted our lives. Coordinator Xandra is thrilled to welcome the exquisite Kamar, Bathsheba, Sabrina, and male dancer Daa-Uud to Viento y Agua on this Memorial Day eve.

June 3—NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE –this is Cairo Caravan weekend. For more info check

June 10 - Draca will be your hostess for this Shimmyshowcase, and she will be welcoming Aianna and Francesca taking their first turns on the Shimmyshowcase dance floor! We still have openings for dancers, so if you would like to join these lovely dancers on the stage at Viento y Agua, please email us at for a performance spot!

June 17 – NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE -- Happy Fathers’ Day!

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