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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra, and

Founder of Empanada Milonga presenting live music and performances

SUNDAY February 12, 2023 



Celebrating 9 Years at St. Clement's Berkeley

featuring pre-milonga workshop with Andrea Monte and Adrian Durso the talented organizers of the USA Argentine Tango Championships to be held on Easter weekend this year.

Adrian Durso and Andrea Monti

Master Instructors and Founder of ATUSA National Tango Championship Festival

Empanada Milonga @ St. Clement's Berkeley

The Sweetest milonga in the Bay Area

Tango workshop with

Andrea Monti & Adrian Durso

Sunday, February 12, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

We begin 2023 with our first tango workshop of the year with the fabulous Andrea Monti & Adrian Durso, founders and organizers of the ATUSA national tango championships to be held this year in San Jose during Easter weekend.  These two talented teachers have 40+ years of teachings between them, and promise to bring out the best Argentine tango you have inside you.  This is the 2nd time that we have been lucky enough to have them grace our halls, as they rarely perform in the East Bay.  They will teach a 1.5 hour workshop between 1 PM - 2:30 PM, then entertain us with a demonstration during our Empanada Milonga which will be held immediately after the class.

Empanada Milonga w/

DJ Don An

Sunday, February 12, 2023, 2:30 - 6 PM

Our guest DJ is 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!


$25 Special 1.5 hour all level tango workshop with Andrea Monti & Adrian Durso from 1:00 - 2:30 PM

$25  Empanada Milonga with DJ Don An from 2:30 - 6:00 PM

(with demonstration by Andrea & Adrian)

Reserve your tickets... 

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Andrea and Adrian workshop (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Empanada Milonga (2:30 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, September 12, 2022:  Empanada Milonga's 9th Anniversary Party featuring live music by Trio Ramilonga

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.


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