CELLspace at SOMArts Cultural Center934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA Map visit website
CELLspace is organized by Project Tango a volunteer-run organization. Their mission is “To promote tango as a social dance and evolving art form in our world culture while building and maintaining individual and community integrity, balance and respect.” The music is 50/50 with rotating traditional and alternative sets. This is a great place for beginners as its atmosphere is more relaxed compared to many other venues. The beginner and intermediate classes before the milonga are a great deal at only $10 and are taught by various local instructors. Beginner and Intermediate classes at 8:10pm, milonga 9:10 – midnight.
(Please go down long driveway to the right of the building to find Main Entrance. Security guard Frank is present all night.)
Admission: $10 class & milonga/ $10 milonga
Parking: Easy on street near venue. Please be careful and do not keep valuables in car.
Bar: no, but snacks and water are provided.
Milonga CorazónLotus Thai Restaurant, 4133 Piedmont Ave. at 41st Street, Oakland, CA Map
Held every Wednesday, this fun and friendly milonga is hosted by Ashvin. This event features a beautiful space and intimate ambience suitable for close embrace dancing. Located in a prime neighborhood with plenty of free and easy parking on the street as well as in a lot on 41st at Piedmont. Go early and have a delicious Thai dinner beforehand or somewhere nearby. Close to 580 and easy drive from SF. 9pm to Midnight.
Parking: Easy on street parking near venue
Bar: yes, wine and beer
Dress: dress to impress