Monday, March 18, 2013

Shimmy Showcase in Long Beach March 24

SATURDAY March 23  - Shimmyshowcase celebrates our  10th ANNIVERSARY with “A Night at the Oscars!”    Mark your calendars now, for your Shimmyshowcase coordinators are working extra hard to put together a very special event.  Some of you already know that the catastrophic March 8 event that made the local news also made a huge impact on our dear Shimmyshowcase sister coordinator, Saviya.  On that tragic day, three people were killed by gunfire in Los Angeles—one of whom was Saviya’s sister, who was mother to three small children, ages 8, 2 ½, and 9 months.  Those children are now in the caring, loving hands of Saviya and her husband, Chris Laudermilk.

Saviya has given her heart and soul to Shimmyshowcase for many years, and Chris likewise has contributed his time and talents to create wonderful photography and videos of many memorable showcases.  The March 23 showcase coordinators are dedicating this milestone anniversary event to our Shimmyshowcase sister, Saviya, as well as donations collected for the evening’s performances.  Our special cast of amazing dancers-- past and present Shimmyshowcase coordinators Alexiis (with Bibi), Amber, Draca, and Jannah plus invited guest dancers Sarah al Nour, Bella, Kamar, Jayel, Shaheen (aka Aileen, who was to dance a duet with Saviya),  and Beach Bellies--are certain to provide an evening of movie -inspired dance that will impress and delight you. 

Don’t forget that we welcome our loyal audience to join in the act by dressing up in your Oscar finery and strolling down our red carpet. Whether your style is 40’s glam, or more avant-garde, we hope you’ll join in the fun by dressing in your Oscar best.  Prizes will be awarded to the most glamorous, striking and adventurous attire.   Please be sure to arrive early at Viento y Agua so you can show off your finery and grab something to eat and drink before the 7:00 p.m. show time!

All this presented for you at no cover charge at Viento y Agua Coffee House in Long Beach at 4007 East 4th Street; 562-434-1182

Note that beginning in April SHIMMYSHOWCASE will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Viento y Agua Coffee house.  See the upcoming events of interest below for more details!


April 20 – Reggae (Amber/Draca coordinators)~ Dancer sign-ups begin March 20

Other upcoming belly dance events:

Market at the Casbah Saturday, April 13, from 11:30 – 6:00 p.m.  featuring Live Music with John Bilezikjian!  For more info contact Deborah at

We are interested in your feedback!  Please submit your comments regarding Shimmyshowcase, our current venue, or the new, once-a-month schedule, to any of the below sites: 

Shimmyshowcase Blog: .    

Shimmyshowcase FACEBOOK:
& email: Shimmy Showcase LB

Viento y Agua:

No comments: