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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra, and

Founder of Empanada Milonga presenting live music and performances

SUNDAY May 14, 2023 




Celebrating 9 Years at St. Clement's Berkeley

Empanada Milonga @ St. Clement's Berkeley

The Sweetest milonga in the Bay Area

Empanada Milonga

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 2:00 - 6 PM

Come join us for our special Mother's Day Milonga featuring guest live musicians and of course the fabulous Don An, known for his DJ and curating skills at San Jose's Dance Boulevard. Don brings his exquisite knowledge and selection of recorded Argentine tango music, meticulously edited, both traditional and modern.

As is our tradition, we include tasty refreshments, homemade empanadas, and complimentary fine Argentine wines. Come celebrate Argentine tango at the sweetest afternoon milonga in the Bay Area

with some of the friendliest and best dancers!


$30  Empanada Milonga w/ Special Live Music and DJ Don An  2-6 PM

Reserve your tickets... 

Early reservation before midnite Sat, May 13, 2023 for $5 discount = $25!

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Empanada Milonga May 14, 2023 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Please email copy of proof of vaccination to [email protected]

Strict Covid Protocols:

1. All participants must show proof of full vaccination against Covid to be admitted.

2. Please wear masks indoors.  N95 or KN95 preferred.

3. Everyone will have their temperature taken. No one with fever allowed.

4. Outdoor patio for refreshments without masks okay.

After 18 months of Covid-19 shutdown, we are pleased to begin our monthly milonga at the lovely St. Clement's as we continue our 9th year of presenting  Argentine tango in Berkeley on each 2nd Sunday of the month.

Thank you our tango friends and family for supporting our non-profit endeavors for so many years and supporting Argentine tango in the Bay Area!


Sun, October 9, 2022: Empanada Milonga at St. Clement's Berkeley with pre-milonga tango workshop by Diego Lanau and Alejandra Saravia

Sun, Nov 13, 2022: Empanada Milonga with pre-milonga class with the legendary Carlos Copello and music by Scott O'Day + Elyse Weakley with Vero Freidkes.

Sun. Dec 11, 2022: Empanada Milonga, 100% DJ curated tango by Don An

Sun. Jan 11. 2023: Empanada Milonga featuring Trio Poema and DJ Don An

Sun. Feb 12, 2023: Milonga with workshop and demo with Andrea Monte and Adrian Durso and live music by Scott O'Day and  Elyse Weakley.

Sun. Mar 12, 2023: Milonga with live music with Cuarteto Ramilonga and DJ Don An

Sun. April 9, 2023.  Our normal 2nd Sunday of the month this April 9 is cancelled for Easter weekend, and also in support of the ATUSA Championship and Festival being held in San Jose Easter Weekend.  See you there!

Sun. May 14, 2023.  Mother's Day Empanada Milonga!!! Come join us for our festive reopening, with special guest music and DJ Don An!


Orquesta Z Quintet from 2019

                                                                                                      Orquesta Z

(photo by Frank Tapia)

Also many thanks to our local sponsors:

Mechanics Bank in Orinda, where Orquesta Z has banked its entire existence and we are in love with the staff of the Orinda branch, where they are instrumental in our survival, with sponsorship and service!!!

about Orquesta Z

Formed in 2011, Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Our repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos plus modern and original compositions from today and from around the world. The tangos we play are chosen to be interesting, engaging, and most importantly danceable!

Orquesta Z is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed to teach, perform, and present the dance and music of Argentine tango and the world to our multi-cultural constituency.

Orquesta Z

Bendrew Jong - Director