DEC 16: DECEMBER BELLY DANCE CAFE AND COSTUME SWAP

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Sunday, December 16th, 10AM-1PM
onG kinG aRts cenTer
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

ABOUT:

Sammie is a belly dance performer and instructor on Oahu. She is excited and proud to be hosting this monthly Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer ♥ The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! ♥

Each month, a small number of professional highlighted dancers are featured along with students ready to take the stage and begin their journey as independent dancers. No restrictions are placed on style, as it is the VARIETY of belly dance in our community that makes the art form so wonderful and well loved ♥

EVENT:

Our Belly Dance Cafe event includes a fun mini-lesson by one of our amazing featured dancers and an awesome show to enjoy over your brunch check out our schedule below ♥

10:00 – Doors open! Come in, have brunch or grab a coffee, meet and greet with the dancers, and relax!
10:30-10:45 – Mini-lesson in belly dance by one of our featured performers! Get up and shimmy your cares away!
11:00-11:30 – Show Set 1 – Check out some of our amazing performers!
11:45-12:15 – Show Set 2 – Can’t get enough? Our dancers can’t either! Check out part II of our awesome lineup!

After the show, stick around to chat and shimmy with our dancers as we close out our event!

PRICING AND PAYMENT:

***Please note that refunds are only available through the Friday prior – December 14***

$15 gets you a normal discounted pre-order to get on our guest list if you pay by Saturday, December 15!
$20 gets you in at the door!

A discount of $5 off admission will be given to anyone bringing belly dance items for the costume swap!

Kids under 12 – $5 admission anytime 🙂

Want to add a meal ticket? Add one for $10 for the perfect accompaniment to the show! Meals should be pre-purchased by Thursday, December 13! Menu to be announced soon!

Sammie accepts Venmo (to Samantha Giridhar), PayPal (use a card or your account to send as friends and family – paypal.me/swon), and cash or check in person! You will be placed on our guest list held at the door and will receive a confirmation via email or Venmo comment 🙂

DEC 16-JAN 20: 6-WEEK WINTER VEIL SERIES WITH SAMMIE

Sundays, December 16 to January 20, 5-6PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Not ready for a holiday from dance just yet? I feel ya 😛 This 6-week workshop series will get participants much more comfortable with veil technique and combinations. Series will also include a complete veil choreography in Sammie’s dance style.

Pricing:

Series ONLY (due December 16th):

Non-Student – $80
Student – $60

Series + December Technique Package (due December 2):

Non-Student – $110
Student – $75

Series + December & January Technique Package (due December 2):

Non-Student – $130
Student – $90

***Please note that there will be no drop-ins for this series – payment plans for packages are available – please inquire***

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/698551630506905/

NOV 17: BELLY DANCE RAQS FALL SHOWCASE at Ala Moana Centerstage

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3 PM – 4 PM
Ala Moana Center (Honolulu)
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join Belly Dance Raqs for our semester-ly showcase highlighting all FOUR performance troupes directed by Sammie in Hawaii:

Belly Dance Raqs – Manoa
Belly Dance Raqs – West Oahu
Lilikoi Dance
AND
The debut of the BRAND NEW Blue Troupe

Individual pieces will also be presented by select student dancers! Come to chat and socialize with the dancers at Shirokiya following the show!

NOV 4: NOVEMBER DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH SAMMIE AND DAYL!

 

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Join Sammie and Dayl for the LAST DOUBLE WORKSHOP OF 2018!!! Please note that there is another amazing event happening this evening as well – the MEDAH Student Showcase! No worries at all if we miss you this time 🙂

Pricing:

Both Workshops (Drop In) – $30
One Workshop – $20
Students enrolled in technique – add ATS for $15

***Please note that refunds are not issued past the event date, and that Sammie does not allow rollovers month to month for missed classes***

Workshop Topics:

Sammie’s Workshop: “I Just Wanna Be Able to Move and Zill at the Same Time…” 4-5 PM

I feel you. In this VERY introductory level zill workshop, we will focus on simple triplets and being able to layer them with very simple movements and arm patterns. Get ready to work your brain and your fingers! I will have limited zill sets available to practice with – please make sure to bring your own if you have them!

Dayl’s Workshop: Continuing Introduction to ATS!!! 5-6 PM

American Tribal Style® belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS® combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS®, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/

In this workshop you’ll continue to learn the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities. All levels of ATS experience will be catered to!

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038645596316851/

APR 26-28, 2019: RACHEL BRICE INTENSIVE! HONOLULU, HAWAII

Shakti Dance Movement is proud to present!

RACHEL BRICE

Honolulu, Hawaii
Weekend Intensive & Showcase
April 26th, 27, & 28, 2019

Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. #200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Friday, April 26th
10am-1pm
Twitch
All Levels

Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA.In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting qualities of fluid and percussive. We’ll experience two different types of practice: One to build both flexibility and control for slow movements, and one for speed for clean hip-work and locks.

This 3 hour workshop has two segments of 90 minutes each:

Part One: We’ll learn learn how to gain speed and clarity for locks, hip-work, and several shimmies through a carefully constructed practice sequence.

Part Two: We’ll learn phrases that integrate both slow and fast movements, and serves up a heavy dose of musical interpretation. You can use these combos for practice or performance.

Please be warmed up for this class. Bring water.

Saturday, April 27th
10am-2:30pm
Dissolve: Learning to Let Go
All Levels

In this class, you’re going to dance. A lot.
We’ll start with a yoga flow sequence to get us relaxed and all yoga-ey, then RB will guide you through an hour-long, non-stop improvisation with a playlist that’ll move through several tempos.
Basically we’ll dance until the voices in your head stop talking, or you stop believing them. Whichever comes first. Please bring a yoga mat.

6pm-9pm
Shakti’s Den Performance Showcase Featuring Rachel Brice!

Honolulu Academy of Arts
Doris Duke Theater
900 S. Beretania st., Honolulu

Doors open at 6pm
Show starts promptly at 6:30pm

$30 pre-sale tickets
$40 at the door
$45 VIP seating, first 2 rows

Join us for an incredible evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring the one and only Rachel Brice!!

Sunday, Sunday April 28th
10am-2:30pm
One Hip Wonder with a Twist

Experienced beginner to advanced: Learn a combo juicy hip work variations, (optional) finger cymbal patterns, and good old-fashioned tribal style posture and presentation.

Please bring water, zils, and a willingness to keep your arms up!

2:45-3:45pm​

Official signing & pictures with Rachel Brice. (Open to workshop participants only)

Facilities:

All workshops will be held at the
Aloha Dancesport Center Studio 1
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rachel-brice-intensive-honolulu-hawaii-tickets-50245142574

DEC 3-9: 8th Annual Belly Dance Retreat with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle

Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 3rd-9th to celebrate our 8th and final annual week long intensive with Zoe Jakes & Kami LIddle!!  Our teachers have an amazing, well-rounded, and comprehensive curriculum planned for this year’s intensive.  As a special treat to finish off the week we have Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Companies performing in a not to be missed grandiose theater production at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater, Sunday, December 9th!!

Don’t miss out on all this dance bliss!!

Registration page and event information:

8th Annual Hawaii Bellydance Intensive with Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave. Suite 200, Honolulu HI 96814
December 3rd- December 9th, 2018

Registration and workshop information:

Workshops are available ala carte this year!!
http://www.shakti808.com/retreat

Stay up to date on all our intensive happenings in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/286025218087278/ 

Or on our Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576864175766360/?active_tab=about

 

Shakti’s Den: Featuring Dancers from Around the Globe!

Saturday, December 8th
6-9pm at Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel st.

$15 pre-sale tickets
$25 VIP- First two rows of seating
$20 at the door

Join us for our annual retreat Hafla, an evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring our amazing participants who have traveled across the globe to be here for the week to study from Zoe Jakes & Kami Liddle.  A rare opportunity to see so much national and international bellydance talent in one place!

Tickets here: https://shaktisdenjetset.eventbrite.com

 

Shakti’s Den: Featuring World-Renowned Fusion Bellydance Artists

Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot &
Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company
Accompanied by Honolulu’s premier Fusion Bellydance Company Shakti Dance Movement!

Sunday, December 9th
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater

Double Showing:

5pm matinee

$25 pre-sale
$30 at the door
$40 VIP – First two rows of seating

7:45pm second showing

$35 pre-sale
$40 at the door
$50 VIP- First 2 rows of seating

Honolulu get ready for some seriously jaw dropping amazing Fusion Bellydance, unlike anything you have seen before! Coming from the Bay Area, Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company bring a new approach to Fusion Bellydance incorporating contemporary dance and theatrics galore!

Tickets here: https://goldtarot.eventbrite.com

DEC 9: SHAKTI’S DEN: FEATURING HOUSE OF TAROT & GOLD STAR DANCE COMPANY!

Shakti’s Den Productions is proud to present!

Shakti’s Den: Featuring World-Renowned Fusion Bellydance Artists

Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot
&
Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company

Accompanied by Honolulu’s premier Fusion Bellydance Company
Shakti Dance Movement!

Honolulu get ready for some seriously jaw dropping amazing Fusion Bellydance, unlike anything you have seen before! Coming from the Bay Area, Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot & Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company bring a new approach to Fusion Bellydance incorporating contemporary dance and theatrics galore!

Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater

Double Showing

Sunday, December 9th, 2018
5pm matinee
$25 pre-sale
$30 at the door
$40 VIP – First two rows of seating

7:45pm second showing
$35 pre-sale
$40 at the door
$50 VIP- First 2 rows of seating

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaktis-den-featuring-house-of-tarot-gold-star-dance-company-tickets-50509842298

DEC 8: SHAKTI’S DEN: An Evening of Fusion Bellydance featuring dancers from around the Globe!!

Saturday, December 8th
6pm-9pm
Doors open @ 6pm, show starts promptly @ 7pm

Nextdoor
43 N. Hotel st., Honolulu
Metered street parking and Chinatown Municipal parking available

Limited Pre-sale VIP Seating: $25 (first 2 rows of seating)
Pre-sale General Admission: $15
Door General Admission: $20
Ages 21 and over

Join us for an evening of Fusion Bellydance of many different styles, featuring local, national, and international bellydance artists!

Guest Performers:

Alice Knox- Australia
Darrell the Imaginarium- Honolulu
Derya Yildirim- Sweden
Devi Dance Company- Honolulu
Emily Aiyana- Hawaii Island
Hailey Sanura- Nevada City, CA
Helenka- Honolulu
Julie Moriarty- Australia
Kerry Fitzgereld- Maui
Landy Lai- Taiwan
Natalie Phoenix- New Jersey
Robyn Buyskes- New York
Shannon Sweet- New Mexico
Teresa Harlow- Honolulu
Tina Truglio- Arizona
Victoria Utochnikova- Alberta, Canada
Vila Donovan- Honolulu,HI
Zephira- San Diego, CA

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shaktis-den-featuring-dancers-from-around-the-globe-tickets-50194961481

SEP 15: AIN’T NO HAFLA LIKE A BDRAQS HAFLA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6 PM – 10 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

With a reputation for fun, great entertainment, and an AWESOME raffle, we couldn’t wait to host hafla number 3 to bring our belly dance ohana together again!!! Come and join the lovely ladies of Belly Dance Raqs (UH West Oahu AND UH Manoa), the new Blue Troupe, and Lilikoi Dance for a night of mini-lessons, awesome performances, potluck food, and raffle drawings! All entry fees go to supporting the Belly Dance Raqs Dance Scholarship and student organizations ♥

***Please note that this event is ALCOHOL FREE and family friendly :)***

POTLUCK:

We’ll provide all cups/plates/drinks/napkins/cutlery! If you bring a dish, we will take $5 off of your admission to the event!

TICKET INFORMATION AND RAFFLE:

Admission:
Before the Door – $10 (your early purchase includes 2 raffle tickets FREE)
At the Door – $15, or $10 with a potluck item
Children under 12 – $5

Raffle Tickets – 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 8 for $10, 15 for $15, or 25 for $20 – you will be able to choose the prizes that you’d like to win!

Use the ticketing link listed (PayPal) and send as FRIENDS AND FAMILY (not for goods and services) to avoid the fees! Sammie also accepts Venmo (send to Samantha Giridhar). Payments in cash or check can be given to any Belly Dance Raqs or Lilikoi Dance member!

***Please note that we will not be able to issue refunds – apologies for the inconvenience***

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/1691574500926668/

SEP 8 & SEP 22: BELLYDANCE WORKSHOPS WITH SAMANTHA GIRIDHAR

 

SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8 & 22, 3-5 pm
Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
COST: $39 each or $70 for 2

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: https://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/event/bellydance-workshops-with-samantha-giridhar/2018-09-08/

PRECISION BELLYDANCE BOOT CAMP: DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
September 8, 3-5 pm

Drum solos are some of the most dynamic and technically challenging pieces in the art of bellydance. They present a way for dancers to show exactly how precise they can be – nothing gets the hearts and hips pounding like a dynamic drum piece! Among her students, Sammie has a reputation for pushing dancers to improve via her challenging and dynamic choreographies. In this workshop, Sammie will challenge you to give emphasis to each and every beat of the drum. No “polite” hips here – we are going to sweat and embody that beat! Join us for a stimulating, shimmy-filled time, and take away a full piece that you can pull out anytime to impress family and friends!

IMPECCABLE IMPROVISATION IN BELLYDANCE
September 22, 3-5 pm

Improvisation. Some say “yay,” and some say “yikes!” There is no right or wrong way to feel about improvising – however, all agree that it is a fantastic skill to have for those inevitable moments when you go blank onstage (or at that random hafla drum circle). Whether you are new to the idea of improvisation, or whether you have been improvising for years, Sammie has a couple of tricks up her sleeve to get you more comfortable and looking poised on stage. Her trial and error is your benefit! Through a variety of exercises, you will learn to think on the spot, avoid “muddiness” in your movements, and gain comfort with your own unique style and default patterns. Get ready for a mentally stimulating workshop that will bring together everything you’ve learned so far about bellydance!
Samantha Giridhar

Sammie is an active member of the Hawaii Bellydance Community and the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii (MEDAH). For Sammie, it was love at first shimmy in the Spring of 2007, and she has never put down her hip scarf since! A dancer in the American Cabaret style, Sammie teaches, performs, hosts events, and directs several performance troupes on island. She is devoted to bringing the Hawaii Bellydance Community together regardless of style or background, and loves to work with dancers of all skill levels. Sammie has had the opportunity to study under a variety of different instructors including Thana Tarab, Karim Nagi, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, Mira Betz, and Frank Farinaro – all of whom have played a role in shaping her own unique style. She is excited to be teaching workshops at Still & Moving Center for the first time!

SEP 9: SEPTEMBER BELLY DANCE CAFE AND COSTUME SWAP! (Hosted by Sammie in Hawaii)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 10 AM – 1 PM
onG kinG aRts cenTer
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

PRICING AND PAYMENT (Refunds are only available through the Friday prior – September 7th):

$15 gets you a discounted pre-order to get on our guest list if you pay by Friday, August 10th!
$20 gets you in at the door!

A discount of $5 off admission will be given to anyone bringing belly dance items for the costume swap!

Kids under 12 – $5 admission anytime 🙂

Want to add a meal ticket? Add one for $10 for the perfect accompaniment to the show!

FOR INFORMATION AND TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/299281843984356/

EVENT:

The September Belly Dance Cafe includes a fun mini-lesson by one of the amazing featured dancers and an awesome show to enjoy over your brunch.

10:00 – Doors open! Come in, have brunch or grab a coffee, meet and greet with the dancers, and relax!
10:30-10:45 – Mini-lesson in belly dance by one of our featured performers! Get up and shimmy your cares away!
11:00-11:30 – Show Set 1 – Check out some of our amazing performers!
11:45-12:15 – Show Set 2 – Can’t get enough? Our dancers can’t either! Check out part II of our awesome lineup!

After the show, stick around to chat and shimmy with our dancers as we close out our event!

SEP 23: SEPTEMBER DOUBLE WORKSHOP WITH SAMMIE AND DAYL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 4 PM – 6 PM
Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

SPECIAL PRICING IN DECEMBER:

Drop ins for both workshops – $30
Drop ins for one workshop – $15
Students enrolled in technique – add ATS for $10
Students enrolled in technique AND Blue Troupe – ATS included

***Please note that refunds are not issued past the event date, and that Sammie does not allow rollovers month to month for missed classes***

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/events/1952201381743624/

WORKSHOP TOPICS:

Sammie’s Workshop: Save the Drama for…. Actually, Bring It! 4-5 PM

In this fun workshop, Sammie will introduce some super dramatic combos in the American Cabaret Dance style. We’ll make sure the AC is up because we’re walking on the hot and sassy side! Take away some awesome ideas for your own choreographies and learn how to keep your audience enthralled!

Dayl’s Workshop: Continuing Introduction to ATS!!! 5-6 PM

American Tribal Style® belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS® combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS®, please visit http://fcbd.com/about/

In this workshop you’ll continue to learn the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities. All levels of ATS experience will be catered to!

SUNDAY, AUG 12: Belly Dance Cafe at Ong King!

Sunday, August 12 at 10 AM – 1 PM
onG kinG aRts cenTer
1154 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

An amazing show, an awesome lesson, delicious food, and fun times with our Hawaii Belly Dance Ohana 

Featuring Helenka, Sahara Spirit Tribal Belly Dance, Sammie, the UHWO Belly Dance Raqs troupe, and more! With a fun mini-lesson by our featured instructor, Dayl.

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About:

Sammie is a belly dance performer and instructor on Oahu. She is excited and proud to be hosting this monthly Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer ♥ The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! ♥

Each month, a small number of professional highlighted dancers are featured along with students ready to take the stage and begin their journey as independent dancers. No restrictions are placed on style, as it is the VARIETY of belly dance in our community that makes the art form so wonderful and well loved ♥

Admission

Admission and meals are only discounted through Friday, August 10th so order today and confirm a fantastic brunch date Only $15 for the event, add the noms for only $10 

Paypal – Friends and Family to paypal.me/swon
Venmo – To Samantha Giridhar

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/179131069413640/

JULY 28: Khaleegi Workshop with Ariyana

 

Saturday, July 28 at 1 PM – 3:30 PM
Golden Light Studios
1001 Dillingham Blvd. #227, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

The 2.5 hour Khaleegi workshop will be $30. Registration starts July 1st!

Ariyana will be teaching a 2 1/2 hour workshop on Khaleegi (Saudi) dance at Golden Light Studios in Honolulu. Learn cultural connections, proper technique, and rhythm introductions with combinations.

Space is limited to 8 participants. Registration opens JULY 1st by email. Instructions on how to register will be by the Email newsletter. So please join the mailing list at http://eepurl.com/cXUULb

To learn more about Ariyana, visit https://ariyanaraqs.com/.

JUL 8: 1st EVER Belly Dance Cafe at Ong King!

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About:

Sammie in Hawaii is super excited to be piloting her first ever Belly Dance Cafe event in partnership with the one and only onG kinG aRts cenTer ♥ The mission of Belly Dance Cafe is to feature and support local belly dance artists, bringing them together as a dance community and providing outreach to the general public! We love belly dance and want you to love it too! ♥

Event:

Our Belly Dance Cafe event includes a fun mini-lesson by our featured instructor, Ariyana,  and an awesome show including a variety of dance styles ♥ including With Kalae, Ariyana, Belly Dance Raqs, Lilikoi Dance and more.

10:00 – Doors open! Come in, have brunch or grab a coffee, meet and greet with the dancers, and relax!
10:30-10:45 – Mini-lesson in belly dance! Get up and shimmy your cares away!
11:00-11:30 – Show Set 1 – Check out some of our amazing performers!
11:45-12:15 – Show Set 2 – Can’t get enough? Our dancers can’t either! Check out part II of our awesome lineup!

After the show, stick around to chat and shimmy with our dancers as we close out our first event!

Pricing and Payment:

$15 gets you a discounted pre-order to get on our guest list if you pay by Friday, July 6!
$20 gets you in at the door!

Want to add a meal ticket? Add one for $10 for the perfect accompaniment to the show! Menu to be announced soon – your ticket includes a main, side, and salad!

***Please note that we do need to sell at least 10 meal tickets to host a full brunch! If we do not sell enough tickets, we will refund you!***

Sammie accepts Venmo (to Samantha Giridhar), PayPal (send as friends and family to swon@hawaii.edu), and cash or check in person!

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/179131069413640/