Los Gringos Calentanos -- violinist Paul Anastasio and guitarist and vocalist Tina Pilione -- perform the music of southwestern Mexico's Tiera Caliente at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St.
Born in Bellingham, Anastasio studied violin under the late master Don Juan Reynoso. Calentano music is a potpourri of dance styles, including boleros, tangos, danzones, foxtrots, marches, polkas, waltzes and pasodobles.
In addition to playing with Anastasio, Tina Pilione will join Bellingham's Happy Valley Sluggers on pedal steel guitar to play a set of Louisiana Cajun dancehall music. The Sluggers are Laurel Bliss, fiddle; Mike Schway, Cajun accordion; Nina Richardson, guitar; and John Clark, bass.
Bring your dancing shoes. Admission: $10 general, $7 for students, people on fixed incomes, and Seattle Folklife Society members. Details: 360-676-9510.
Reach Margaret Bikman at 360-715-2273 or email@example.com.