Upcoming Events

Dinner Show at Dar Salam Lazurdi • August 10th, 2017 • 7-8:30pm
advance tickets necessaryClick Here!

Jamballah Pre-party with Baksana & Friends

Special Guests: Claudia, Sharon Kihara & Michael Beach!!!

August 10th, 2017 • 7-10pm

Doors at 7pm (come get your food and a seat!)
Show 7:30-8:30pm
Free entry *after 8:30pm* for post-show socializing and general food & beverage menu

Dar Salam Lazurdi • 320 SW Alder St. (just 11 blocks from festival site!)

Join Baksana in celebrating Jamballah NW, Portland’s own weekend-long belly dance festival featuring dozens of showcase performances and workshops in multiple genres of belly dance. We’ll kick off this year’s main event by hosting a very special pre-party dinner and show with live music and dancing at the gorgeous Iraqi restaurant – Dar Salam Lazurdi in Downtown Portland. The restaurant will be offering a delicious (seriously fantastic) buffet with *vegan & gluten-free* options! Doors will open at 7pm to arrive and get settled. Music and dance performances will start at 7:30 sharp and wrap up around 8:30 when we’ll open the doors to the public to enjoy some wonderful socializing, food, and perhaps a little more music!

Tickets are $30 *which includes buffet dinner and reserved seating*

Children under 10 can enjoy the show and food for just $12!

Purchase tickets here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=76940

Come gather with your dance pals and families and enjoy some exciting entertainment!

ABOUT BAKSANA: Based in Portland, Oregon, Baksana is a folk-fusion belly dance and live music ensemble. They love improvisation, musicality, and engaging with their audiences. baksanabellydance.com


Claudia: Fablous cabaret belly dancer with magnificent energy and contagious smiles! https://claudiashimmies.com/

Sharon Kihara: World renowned, powerful and graceful tribal fusion dancer.https://www.facebook.com/Sharon-Kihara-official-fan-page-208937688499/

Michael Beach: Multi-instrumentalist, mid-east percussion extraordinaire of Brothers of the Baladi fame! http://www.baladi.com/


August, 12th • Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm • TICKETS HERE
Opulent evening of inspired performance.
All shows are ALL AGES! Grab a VIP ticket to reserve the best seats in the house, plus drink tickets, priority will-call, goodie bag with a poster signed by all the performers and a jar of JamBallah Jam specially crafted by the Lucky Larder.
Drinks and light concessions available in the Artist’s Repertory Theatre lounge 1hr before event, and during intermission.
28$ GA pre-sale (Newsletter subscribers get a special discount code)
40$ VIP presale
15$ CHILD pre-sale (Limited #, seats for children 10 y/o and under. Lap kiddos always free!)


Baksana @ Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire! 
August 5th & 6th and August 19th & 20th
visit their website for tickets and info

We are over the moon with delight to be returning to the stages at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Bonny Lake. This year for TWO weekends!

This event is fun for the whole family. So many excellent performers and artisans and yummy food vendors. Please join us for a step back in time to a fantastical festival of wonders!


To book Baksana for your event, write to us via our contact page: https://baksanabellydance.com/contact/

Winter is workshop season for Baksana. We’re mostly in the studio developing new work and teaching our classes. But stay tuned for info on our workshop at JAMBALLAH 2017 and other upcoming performances this year!

Every summer is busking season! Look for Baksana at markets, festivals, street fairs. We’re available for booking at private parties and events as well! Busking is an age old custom of street performing for tips. It spans multiple cultures, and is an art in and of itself! Bridging the gap between enchantment and the everyday, street performance strives to bring celebration and creativity to all walks of life. We hope to see you strolling the streets this summer while enjoying live music and dance. Say hello and if you like what you see, leave us a tip or buy a CD. Scheduled busking for 2017 will be Last Thursdays on Alberta for June, July & August





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