~ Shows ~


OBI's monthly 3rd Thursday series at Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown St. Paul ended June 15, after more than six years. Thanks for being a part of the magic! Now, on to this year's gig list:

Jan 21 (Sat): Ethnic Dance Theatre's "Zabava", 6:30-11pm
Family-friendly event with music, dancing, silent auction, and food. Ukrainian Event Center, Minneapolis, MN

Jan 28 (Sat): Madison FolkBall, 7pm-midnight (for dance party segment)
Weekend festival featuring guest dance instructor Yves Moreau. Union South on the UW-Madison Campus, Madison, WI

Feb 18 (Sat): SNOPA!, 7:15pm
Annual folkdance weekend at Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI

Mar 5 (Sun): Martenitsa, 5-9pm
Bulgarian celebration of spring, co-hosted by Mila Vocal Ensemble, with Bulgarian guests Traki and Alex & Toli Georgiev. NEW LOCATION: Amsterdam Bar & Hall, St. Paul, MN. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets at amsterdambarandhall.com.

Mar 16 (Thurs): Zoran Mojsilov's birthday party, 8-11pm
Celebration for local Serbian-born artist. Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul, MN

June 4 (Sun): Flint Hills International Children's Festival, noon-12:45pm
HUGE annual outdoor festival, full of entertainment for all ages. Rice Park, St. Paul, MN

Aug 22 (Tues): Nine Nights of Music, 6:30-8:30pm
Popular family-friendly music and dance series on the lawn at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN

Aug 16 (Wed): Northrup Mall, noon-1pm
Join us on the U of M campus for a casual outdoor show!  Minneapolis, MN

Oct 25 (Wed): Schooner Tavern, 8-11pm
We're doing Schooner's popular Wednesday night series, also one of bassist Matt Miller's final shows with us. Come dance and buy Matt a beer! No cover.  Minneapolis, MN

Oct 28 (Sat): Private event

Nov 4 (Sat): Tapestry Folkdance Center Fall Dance Party 8:30-11pm
Inclusive event for both dancers and non-dancers who love Balkan music! Minneapolis, MN

Dec 13 (Wed): American Swedish Institute's Neighborhood Open House, 6-7pm
We'll feature some sneak peeks of pieces from our upcoming "Colinde" concert, plus other songs from Romania. Hosted by ASI and HORA. Bonus: Free museum admission! Minneapolis, MN

Dec 16 (Sat): The Romanian Colinde Project, 5pm
Colleen's grant project performance with OBI will be at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, MN

*** Beginning in January 2018, come to Schooner Tavern in Minneapolis the third Wednesday of the month for our new monthly night of Balkan party music! Dance the night away 8-11pm every month. No cover, lots of free parking, and a nice big dance floor! ***