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Deer Creek 2009 Performance Season

Note: all items are subject to change - click to the event or check with us to confirm details.  You can also see what we've been up to in past years. Of course, if you would like us to dance at your event, we're available for hire.  Just contact our for details.

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:

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Wednesday, March 25, 7:30p to 9:30p - Chabot College International Arts Festival

Deer Creek is proud to be part of this year's celebration of world dance at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center located on the campus at 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, Bldg 1300.  The show is a fundraiser for the college's Children's Center.  Contact the performing arts center for details on the show.


Friday, May 1, 5:30a - Palo Alto Baylands, May Day morning,

Join us at the Baylands Nature Preserve and come help us dance up the Sun in Palo Alto on MayDay morning (we do it every year, and it always works - good thing, too!) and celebrate.  It's not so much that we believe the sun won't come up on Mayday without some dancing, it's just that if we didn't dance, and the sun didn't come up, we'd feel really bad.

If you haven't been out to see the sunrise celebration, give it a try.  It's very beautiful, and while the sleepiness lasts only as long as it takes you to get there, the happy glow lasts all day!

Not in Palo Alto? - that's ok - there's May Day dancing all over the West Coast
 


(CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN)
Saturday, May 2, 1:00p - Revels May Day, Oakland Zoo

Celebrate May Day, Revels style at the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland off Highway 580.  Of course, we'll be dancing but there's lots more to see and do as well.  Check out events on the Revels website.


Sunday, May 3, 2:00p - Revels May Day, Pelican Inn, Muir Beach

Join us at a favorite Deer Creek haunt, the Pelican Inn (a bit of ole Blighty in the Bay Area) for good food, good drink, good dance, and good Revels fun Good gracious!  The inn is located at 10 Pacific Way in Muir Beach.  Check their website under "British & Holiday Events"


Saturday, May 9 - Palo Alto Day-of-Dance and BBQ - noon (tentative)

We're looking to put this together but we know the BBQ will be at 4p.  Details still to come (check back often, right?)


Sunday, May 10, 1:00p and 2:45p - Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont (tentative)

The Ardenwood Historic Farm is at 34600 Ardenwood Bl in Fremont.  We'll be joining hosts Goat Hill Morris for this special Mother's Day celebration.  Bring out your mom - show her you love her.  Give the gift of morris dancing.  And afterwards you'll likely finding us toasting Mom at the Englander pub.


Sunday, May 31, 12:30p - Whitsunday Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

As part of the Whitsunday celebration, we'll be dancing in the Grace Cathedral courtyard after the late morning service.  Since it's in San Francisco, check out their website for directions, parking, and transit information.


Sunday, May 31, 12:00p to 4:00p - Black-and-White Tour

It's out of our colors and into our black n' whites for the tour of the same name.  We join morris dancers from teams all around the Bay Area as we do an entire day to gather and dance out in a "mix and match" fashion from these other teams.  In lieu of kit (costume), we dress in black and white only, but still get pretty creative with ribbons, hats, vests, (not to mention them with skirts, striped tights and corsets).  The colors have been removed to protect the innocent and provide plausible deniability for everyone else. 

The tour starts at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park and there will be a pub stop afterwards at Yancy's, near 9th and Irving.  Deer Creek members will show up around 1:30p after the Grace Cathedral performance.


Saturday, June 6, 11:00a(?) - Seabright Santa Cruz Day-of-Dance

Seabright Morris and Sword hosts their annual late spring dance tour throughout Santa Cruz.  It usually starts before lunch at the lighthouse, but we're still waiting on details.  When we do know, we'll tell you here.
 


Sunday, June 14 - Marin Tour

We'll be joined by Apple Tree Morris as we forage off to dance in Mill Valley (following the start of the 2nd oldest marathon in the US, the Dipsea Race, the Sausalito ferry landing, and points in San Rafael ending the annual Italian Street Painting Festival.

Check back for detailed times and locations.


Sunday, June 21, 6:00p to 9:00p - Revels Summer Solstice

The Revels present "Solstice in the Shire: a country English Celebration of Summer" at the Oakland Zoo - Join us at the Snow Building.  We'll be dancing, but there will be lots more Revels fun, too!  Feast on a fantastic picnic supper, enjoy the entertainment and bid in the silent auction for cool stuff.  Hey, it's Father's Day, too.  Give Dad the gift of morris dance - well, it's gotta be better than another tie, yes?  Check the Revels website for pricing.


Saturday, July 18, 11:30a to 7:00p - Apple Tree Morris Marin Tour

We join our northern neighbors Apple Tree Morris for a tour of some of our favorite North Bay spots throughout the afternoon, finishing up at the Windsor Shakespear Festival.


Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, Upsc'ale, the 2009 California Morris Ale

This year's California Ale will be is hosted by Seabright Morris, portends to be a great gathering of morris teams all up and down the west coast, and some guests from England as well..  We'll be based on the UC Santa Cruz campus for festivities overlooking the beaches and performance throughout the area.



 
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