Tango gives us the opportunity to dress up, but a tango Halloween adds to the fun with costumes! There are plenty of Halloween-themed milongas happening this weekend and throughout the week in the Southern California area. There are also a few notable milonga anniversaries.
El Rincon in Costa Mesa is going all out with its Halloween-themed milonga on Saturday, Oct. 26, so if you like to dress up and possibly win a prize, that will be the milonga to be. As host John Tice notes:
“Get your wildest costume!
Get in the mood!”
Milonga Portena is celebrating its 9th anniversary Saturday night, Oct. 27. Hosted by Sylvia Askenazi, it takes place in San Pedro. No mention of costumes, but:
“We will have special treats and as always, a friendly and cozy atmosphere in our beautiful studio where you feel at home.”
Milonga Atomica is having an “An Enchanted Hallows Eve” on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m. It takes place at the Atomic Ballroom in Irvine.
Also on Sunday is the “Haunted Modern Music Milonga” in Culver City. Hosted by Michael McCarrell and Sandor and Parissa, the evening should be a fun event with “Beautiful Contemporary Tango Arrangements, Sensual, seductive, intoxicating and beautiful music, and a Fabulous Dance Floor.”
Laura Mingo and Daniel Arias are hosting their weekly La Milonguita with the theme: The Ghouls of Tango and a costume contest with prizes. It starts at 8p.m. at Sophie’s Dance Studio in Culver City.
Join us for a night of ghostly delights, intimate ambiance and tango souls dancing in every corner.
Makela is getting into the spirit with her practica on Monday night, Oct. 29. She is hosting a Halloween Costume Party, and there will also be a contest with prizes. It starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday is the celebration of Tango Mio’s second year as hosted by Robert Le. The Alejandro Ziegler Quartet will perform, Yuliana Basmajyan and her partner Marcelo Guiterrez will teach the 8 p.m. class, and Muneca Brava is DJing this event. No Halloween theme or costumes mentioned. Be warned: the price has been raised to $20 for this event. It will go back to regular pricing later.
Here’s a video of the quartet:
On Halloween, The Tango Experience will have a fullout Hallween tango bash with DJ Riccardo Iacovoni in El Segundo.
We will have a fun costume contest & great prizes ♥ ~ 1st prize winner will get one of my beautiful, hand made, unique
and made with ♥ dance shoe bags for either women or men.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, the nuevo tango Milonga (r)Evolucion at the Avante Garde studio in Santa Ana is themed “Pumpkin Spice:”
Spice up your embrace at Milonga (r)Evo’s Pumkin ‘Spice’ Milonga with dancing starting at 8 pm to the spiciest Nuevo selections by DJ Vale. It’s everything PUMPKIN! Bring your favorite pumpkin dish to share. Pies, bread, candy, lattes, etc!
You can view the addresses for all events on our Milongas & Practica’s page or click on the individual links in the text above for more info. As always, if you have a special tango event coming up, you can submit it here and we’ll add it to the tango calendar. If it’s an ongoing event we can also add it to our Milongas & Practica page.