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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra, and

Founder of Empanada Milonga presenting live music and performances

Come celebrate our 9th year of Empanada Milonga in Berkeley, our monthly Argentine Tango Party at lovely St. Clement's in Berkeley, CA every 2nd Sunday of each month!

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 1:30-6:00 PM


         at St. Clement's Berkeley


Date and Time:       Sunday, February 13, 2022,  2;30 PM to 6:00 PM

Place:                      St. Clement's   (2837 Claremont Blvd, Berkeley, CA)

Live Performance:   to be announced

Tango DJ:                Don An, organizer/DJ for San Jose's popular Dance Blvd. 

Time:                       2:30 - 6:00   

Admission:              $30  including refreshments and wine      

Please join our Empanada Milonga family for food, fun, and merriment in a safe indoor environment where every guest is fully vaccinated, and enjoy complimentary fresh empanadas from Berkeley's Buenos Aires Cafe and Argentine wines donated by Orquesta Z!  

A good time is guaranteed for all!  

You may order tickets in advance using PayPal below.  Be sure to send us a copy of your vaccination record to: [email protected] or bring your proof to the admissions desk.  No one who is sick or has a fever will be admitted. Everyone must wear masks indoors per CDC guidelines.   

Milonga (2:30-6:00)

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. Everyone will need to 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 begin our 9th year of presenting live Argentine tango in Berkeley on each 2nd Sunday of the month, featuring Orquesta Z or a guest tango band if we are touring.

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!

2022 SCHEDULE (Orquesta Z or musical guest)

Feb 13, 2022    

Mar  13, 2022  

Apr  10, 2022

                                                                                                      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!!!

The Wooden Table Bakery in Oakland, making the best Argentine baked goods in the Bay Area, and who provides us with support and alfajores!!! :)  Thank you to Argentine-born Andres!

And Cafe Buenos Aires, who provides us with Diana's house-made empanadas in vegetarian and meat selections that we proudly serve at our milongas.

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.


piano: Colleen Henry

double bass: Sandy Schniewind

vocals/bando: Bendrew Jong