2016


January

January 8, 2016

Middle Ground III

Come join Maha and Company in our third iteration of "Middle Ground." Featuring C’est La Vie

(Dancers Kathleen Bleser, Danny Reich, Maria Rosario) and in tandem with MajicBulletTheory. Experience

this unique show where you are in the middle.

CALB

729 Pine Ave. Long Beach, Ca 90813


January 28, 2016 

​Starting Gate: Salsa Nights
This Thursday January, 28 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.
Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught
by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.
Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.

Starting Gate at 5052 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos ca 90720
www.facebook.com/startinggate and www.facebook.com/orquestabarrioson for more information



February

February 5, 2016

First Fridays Mardi Gras at Bixby Knolls


"Laissez les bons temps rouler! We’re letting the good times roll in the Knolls during our Mardi Gras First Fridays celebration

on February 6. The festivities will begin at Georgie’s Place (3850 Atlantic), 7:00pm, with our annual crowning and Mardi Gras

parade step off. This year’s king and queen are two local favorites, Councilmember Al Austin and his wife Daysha Austin!

After Mayor Garcia and 2016’s royalty, Brina and Jahaziel Romero, crowns the new king and queen the First Fridays Krewe

 will be led by the Dixie Six, spreading Mardi Gras cheer up and down Atlantic Avenue. Grab your beads, grab your boa, grab

your friends, and head to Bixby Knolls on First Fridays!"  For more information please visit: First Fridays


February 25, 2016

Starting Gate: Salsa Nights

This Thursday February, 25 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.
Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught
by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.
Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.

Starting Gate at 5052 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos ca 90720
www.facebook.com/startinggate and www.facebook.com/orquestabarrioson for more information


​​March

March 4, 2016

First Fridays at Bixby Knolls with Toaster Music

Post by Toaster Music on Facebook:

"Toaster Music returns with hard Industrial beats, smooth grooves and hypnotic ambiance. This month we welcome back

a special guest: Local jazz great, Dave Williams, on trumpet.We will also be joined by the wonderfully talented dancers of

Maha and Company.Our featured artist for our North Gallery is a real treat; Chris Wheeler, the man who built Toasty, our

band mascot, will be presenting his other robotic creature creations for the first time to the public! Meet this incredible

artist. Our featured artist for our south gallery will Bill Almas, known for his projection art with Phog Masheen and many

shows at the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach. Bill will will be presenting / selling prints of his famous projections and bold

colorful digital art on archival material that will last for years to come. So mark your calendar for Friday March 4th. We look

forward to seeing you there.In partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and First Fridays Long Beach


March 31, 2016

Starting Gate: Salsa Nights

This Thursday March, 31 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.

Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught

by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.

Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.


Starting Gate at 5052 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos ca 90720

www.facebook.com/startinggate and www.facebook.com/orquestabarrioson for more information



April

April 1, 2016

First Fridays at Bixby Knolls

Toaster Music: South Gallery Connie Erickson: Curator, Featuring the Art of : Brandon Medrano, Ryan Ototto, Connie 
Ericson, Kim Moton, Brandon Singleton, North Gallery, Sumako as Curator Featuring the Art of Vince Mattina with Live
Electronic Music by Toaster music with Art Valdez on Chapman stick with dancers from Maha and Company.  This 
even is in partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and First Fridays Long Beach.  The
event is free, and Maha and Company welcomes you to come and view as well as participate with our improvisational
dancing.  We hope to see you there.  4321 Atlantic Ave, Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, Ca 90807.


April 15, 2015

Cypress College Patrons of the Arts Presents:

A Latin Evening XII

We cordially invite you to come support Maha and Company, and the arts as we perform in A Latin Evening XII.

 An evening of Latin music including ballads, rumbas, and exotic dances like Flamenco, Folklorico, and Latin & Swing

This concert and recital will be occurring on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 7:30 on the Cypress College Campus Theater

Main State.General admission: $ 8.00, Discount Admission: $ 6.00 (Seniors 55+, current students with i.d., children age

12 or younger, & Patrons of the Arts Members.  Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early.  All proceeds go to Fine

Arts Scholarships for Art, Dance, Journalism, Music, Photography and Theater students.  Your Donation is Tax Deductible.

The Patrons of the Arts is a committee of the Cypress College Foundation. 

Please visit: Here for Maps and Directions


April 28, 2016

Starting Gate: Salsa Nights

This Thursday March, 28 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.
Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught
by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.
Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.
Starting Gate at 5052 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos ca 90720
www.facebook.com/startinggate and www.facebook.com/orquestabarrioson for more information



May

May 4, 2016

Holocaust Day of Remembrance (Yom HaShoah)

At Cypress College (pond) 
May 4, 2016
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Yom Ha-Shoah exists as an annual memorial to over six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis

during World War II. On May 4, Cypress College pays respect to this Holocaust Day of Remembrance

with a ceremony that promotes acceptance and inclusion, diversity and justice, no matter one’s race,

religion, color or creed.


OC Register Article: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lester-714671-holocaust-langer.html

Cypress College Article:

 http://news.cypresscollege.edu/wordpress/2016/05/07/holocaust-remembrance-event-draws-awed-audience-of-1000-people/



May 21, 2016

AOC7's 4th Annual Literacy Fair

The fourth annual Literacy Fair by the neighborhood organization AOC7 will be held Saturday, the organization

announced. During the fair, children will be able to take home at least one book and enjoy live entertainment

including multicultural dancing, music and food.

The event will take place from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at

MacArthur Park, located at 1321 East Anaheim Street, on Saturday, May 21.


May 21, 2016 

Healing Through Creativity A Creative Warrior's Journey

In this workshop, Long Beach and local healing support and creative communities will connect and build an

inspired community of creative support. Participants will complete transformational writing and creative art

prompts designed to help them let go of “sick,” challenged” or “impaired” identities they have strongly

identified with in the past but are ready to move beyond. Throughout the event, as participants connect and

share insights, Richard Harvey, the moderator, will abstract their feedback into a running Vocabulary of Hope

and Empowerment list that will in turn provide participants with powerful language to include in their prompt

responses. Numerous local artists, musicians and dancers will be performing throughout the event.

This event is partially sponsored by a Long Beach Arts Council Grant.
Saturday, May 21 at 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hellada Gallery
117 Linden Ave., Long Beach, California 90802 


May 25, 2016

Starting Gate: Salsa Nights
This Wednesday May, 25 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.
Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught
by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.
Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.
Starting Gate at 5052 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos ca 90720
www.facebook.com/startinggate and www.facebook.com/orquestabarrioson for more information



June

June 3, 2016
First Fridays at Bixby Knolls
Toaster Music: South Gallery Connie Erickson: Curator, Featuring the Art of : Brandon Medrano, Ryan Ototto, Connie 
Ericson, Kim Moton, Brandon Singleton, North Gallery, Sumako as Curator Featuring the Art of Vince Mattina with Live
Electronic Music by Toaster music with Art Valdez on Chapman stick with dancers from Maha and Company.  This 
even is in partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and First Fridays Long Beach.  The
event is free, and Maha and Company welcomes you to come and view as well as participate with our improvisational
dancing.  We hope to see you there.  4321 Atlantic Ave, Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, Ca 90807.


Here is a clips of out performance:

 https://youtu.be/KhOtWdn6cLI?list=PLURo2Zyw-YYGbM3WlNiZkLeVWZ6ptGk0B 


June 11, 2016

SHOWCHELLA - Free Music Festival

"Public Music in Public Spaces" 2016 Summer Series
"SHOWCHELLA" - Free Music Festival
Featuring 5 Long Beach bands representing #LongBeachMusic :
12:30 pm - Maha & Company Special Dance Performance 
1: 30 pm - Grievous Angels
2:30 pm - Plastic Horseshoes
3:30 pm - Queen Califia
4:30 pm - Jupiter 2.0 with Maha & Company
6:00 pm - Thy Squid 

LB's Pic'N'Purple Radio Show will MC the event
Special Guest Dancers
Maha and Company 
#LongBeachDance

Saturday, June 11th
Recreation Park BandShell
Long Beach, California

Presented by 
MAX WEST Productions in cooperation with Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine 


CHECK OUT OUR FULL SHOW: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BdGYkZgBqYxX

Thank you Richard Harvey for documenting the performance!


June 18, 2016

GRAND Re-Opening of Polaris Arts Academy

Please join us in the GRAND RE-OPENING of PPAA!!
We will have food and drinks and more along with performances from our

Dance, Vocal & Music, and Karate departments and a special sneak peak of our

upcoming Summer Musical Theater production of "Through the Magical Kingdoms". 

First 10 Summer Camp Enrollments get the month of June FREE!!!
For more info please visit us at: www.polarisarts.net

Bring your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you there!


June 29, 2016
Starting Gate: Salsa Nights
This Wednesday May, 25 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.
Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught
by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.
Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.
Starting Gate at 5052 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos ca 90720
www.facebook.com/startinggate and www.facebook.com/orquestabarrioson for more information​


July
July 1, 2016
First Fridays at Bixby Knolls
Toaster Music: South Gallery Connie Erickson: Curator, Featuring the Art of : Brandon Medrano, Ryan Ototto, Connie 
Ericson, Kim Moton, Brandon Singleton, North Gallery, Sumako as Curator Featuring the Art of Vince Mattina with Live
Electronic Music by Toaster music with Art Valdez on Chapman stick with dancers from Maha and Company.  This 
even is in partnership with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association and First Fridays Long Beach.  The
event is free, and Maha and Company welcomes you to come and view as well as participate with our improvisational
dancing.  We hope to see you there.  4321 Atlantic Ave, Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, Ca 90807.




July 16, 2016

SHOWCHELLA: Americana

Free Music Festival
5 American Genres, 5 Long Beach Bands
Folk,Blues, Jazz, Rockabilly, Folk, Pop

Maha and Company 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Geriatrix 1:30 - 2:15pm
The Jay Perris Blue Band 2:30 - 3:15pm
Sparky and The Ancient Mariner 3:30 - 4:15pm
Dave Williams and MBT 4:30 - 5:15pm
Seatbelt 5:30 - 6:15pm

This event is presented by MAX WEST PRODUCTIONS AND The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach

October

October 1, 2016
City of Artesia Diversity Festival

Join the City of Artesia for the 3rd Annual International Street Fair & Diversity Festival

on Pioneer Boulevard. Experience diversity in Artesia by enjoying a day filled with

cultural performances, music, and entertainment, International cuisine, a beer garden, shopping,

arts and crafts, and the Kids Zone. The event offers a full day of activities for the entire family.

Check out the lists of bands and performers that will be appearing on the North Stage near

183rd Street and the South Stage near 187th Street.

We will be on stage at 5 PM!


October 15, 2016

Norwalk Halloween Parade

Marching bands from throughout the south lands will perform alongside
ghouls and goblins in this year's Halloween Parade. The parade begins
at the intersection of Pioneer Boulevard and Mapledale Street and will
conclude at Hermosillo Park. Residents are encouraged to participate
by dressing up in their favorite Halloween costume and marching in the
parade. A costume contest will be conducted at the corner of Pioneer
Boulevard and Mapledale Street at 9:15am. Pre-registration is not 
required. Businesses, service organizations, and clubs are encouraged
to participate in this free program!


October 26, 2016
Starting Gate

This Thursday January, 28 we will be at Starting Gate Salsa Nights in Los Alamitos.  Entry is Free all Night.
Come listen to the live performance by our very close friends: Barrio Son, and DJ Art.  Salsa class will be taught
by Marcelo Rivero (beginning and intermediate levels) from 8:15 to 9:15pm, no partner is needed; class fee is only 10$.
Maha and Company will be performing so don't miss out. 21 and over.


October 29, 2016
Showcella
Free Music and Art Festival
MAX WEST Productions' 3rd Event of this year's series of free community music events. 
These are homegrown artists or artists who regularly perform here -- 
and sometimes they bring their friends too!!! 
This show is made possible by the collaborative partnership of 
MAX WEST Productions, 3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price,
The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Long Beach Parks, 
Recreation and Marine and The Pic N Purple Radio Show.

September

September 3, 2016
Los Angeles County Fair

We are proud to be a part of this annual event!

Come join us for the Celebration Parade!

We will be handing out beads, shaking out tail feather, and dancing

latin, middle eastern, and african rhythms! 

We will be on route at 11am!  


September 17, 2016

Showcella

Free Music and Art Festival
MAX WEST Productions' 3rd Event of this year's series of free community music events. 

We are proud to present this line up of Long Beach talent:

Maha and Co. Dance 12:30-1:15pm
Sierra Garcia 1:30-2:15
Sarah Thursday (poetry) - 2:30 - 2:50
Slushbox - 3:15 - 4:10


These are homegrown artists or artists who regularly perform here --

and sometimes they bring their friends too!!! 

This show is made possible by the collaborative partnership of

MAX WEST Productions, 3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price,

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Long Beach Parks,

Recreation and Marine and The Pic N Purple Radio Show.


September 24/25, 2016
Baja Splash

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting a Baja Splash PARADE

on September 24th and you are all invited to come join! Procession will 

start from the back of the aquarium and travel out front. Be there

by 11am!

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting a Baja Splash Cultural
Festival on September 25th and you are all invited to come join!
Maha and Company will be teaching how Hispanic dance moved
and evolved throughout history! All of this in front of one of the 
giant fish tanks. There are no special ticket to buy, but you do
need to pay for admission into the Aquarium.
More information here.


We start at 12pm at The Aquarium of the Pacific:
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 9080


http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/baja_splash_cultural_festival/


December

December 03, 2016

City of Norwalk Presents: SNOWFEST!

December 28, 2016
Starting Gate

November

November 16, 2016
International Student Day - Cultural Performance


November 18, 2016

PPAA Presents: "Nightmare Before Christmas" - Dinner SHow



November 22, 2016
La Sonorna Dinamita @ San Manuel Indian Casino


November 30, 2016
Starting Gate

August

August 14, 2016
City of Lakewood Car Show

Annual family-friendly car show with vendors, live entertainment,

FREE kids activities, food trucks and lots of classic cars on hand!

Join us for a day of fun! PLUS...Raffle prizes that include Disneyland

Tickets, Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets, Big Screen TV and much more.

We will be onstage at 9am!  





August 19, 2016

Showcella: Poloozza

Free Music and Art Festival
MAX WEST Productions' 3rd Event of this year's series of free community music events. 

We are proud to present this line up of Long Beach talent:

Maha and Co. Dance 12:30-1:15pm
Sierra Garcia 1:30-2:15
Sarah Thursday (poetry) - 2:30 - 2:50
Slushbox - 3:15 - 4:10
Tiffany Hasse (poetry) 4:20 - 440
Natural Hi-Fi 4:40 - 5:30
The Cold Shoulders 5:45-6:30

These are homegrown artists or artists who regularly perform here --

and sometimes they bring their friends too!!! 

This show is made possible by the collaborative partnership of

MAX WEST Productions, 3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price,

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Long Beach Parks,

Recreation and Marine and The Pic N Purple Radio Show.


August 19/20, 2016
MixMatch Dance Festival
Come join Maha and Company as we perform in the 10th annual Mix Match
Dance Festival presented by the Hart Pulse Dance Company. We will be 
Friday the 19th, and Saturday the 20th.

"Get ready for L.A.'s largest dance festival:
Hart Pulse Dance's 8th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival!  
We'll be bringing more than 60 dances in Hip Hop, Ballet,
Tap, Modern, Tribal, Contemporary, Jazz, Belly, Pole & more
from choreographers gathering from Southern California
and across the United States to Santa Monica for four great
shows in one amazing weekend.  Each performance boasts a
different line-up, making MixMatch one of L.A.'s most
diverse and valued dance festivals."

The event is from August 18th to August 21 at 7:30pm and August 21st at 2pm.
At The Miles Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403
Tickets are $17