Saturday, August 31, 2013

FALLING INTO FALL

 Happy Labor Day everyone!
 Eek!  It's the last weekend of summer... how can that be? Back to school, back to work and  I'm rolling into fall with a full schedule, which you can see  below.      
Photo & design by Maharet Hughes

 Many of you have been emailing me asking  when The Belly Dance Handbook will be published.  Excited to announce that the release date for that book is November 11, 2013. I can't wait for you to see it- it's been a labor of love and I hope you enjoy it!

 In the meantime, I have another book coming out  under my given name, Pleasant  Gehman.  It's a collection of  short stories that is a memoir, called Showgirl Confidential: My Life Onstage, Backstage And On The Road. It is published by Punk Hostage Press  at the end of September, 2013.  This book includes crazy  touring and on-the-road stories  from my wild days in punk rock to belly dancing in Egypt, from film shoots to burlesque escapades-you've seen a couple of them on this blog... Both books will be available on Amazon.com and through my website.
Photo by Dusti Cunningham design by Natasha Vetlugin



 I'm also excited to announce that next year, as well as doing my own "solo" dates,  I'll be touring with master percussionist Issam Houshan!  He was the very first drummer I ever worked with and  after years of working separately, we're reuniting.  We've cooked up a bunch of  cool workshops  and we are now booking dates now for next year and 2015.  For info please email:




Photo: Maharet Hughes



                                                                                                  


 Workshop & Event Schedule
 (so far)  2013-2014

SEPTEMBER 15, HARRISBURG, PA   
Princess Farhana  workshops & show
Info: tonirn97@gmail.com   

SEPTEMBER 29, HOLLYWOOD, CA
Book Release Party for Pleasant Gehman/Princess Farhana’s
Memoir, “Showgirl Confidential”
Skinny’s Lounge 4923 Lankershim, NoHo 6:30 PM FREE

OCTOBER 4-6, 2013  ST. JOHN. NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA 
Princess Farhana workshops & shows

OCTOBER 10-13, 2013  AUSTIN, TEXAS
Bahaia’s  Camparet- Cabaret Dance Camp!
Princess Farhana, Bahaia & Sa’Diyya

OCTOBER 25 &  26, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC
 Belladonna Presents: Raven’s Night “Villains”
PrincessFarhana show & workshops

OCTOBER 29, 2013 HOLLYWOOD, CA
Tiara Tuesdays Belly Dance Showcase 7:00pm
Moun Of Tunis 7445 ½ Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, Ca 90046
Reservations: (323)874-3333

NOV 4,  2013 NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
Princess Farhana  presents Amani Jabril CD release party
Skinny’s Lounge 4923 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

 NOVEMBER  8, 2013, UPLAND, CA
GOTHLA US
“Darkly Sparkly”  Glamour Garage
 w/ Princess, DeVilla & Dusti Cunningham
 make up, photo posing, mini photo session

NOVEMBER 25, 2013  HOLLYWOOD, CA
Tiara Tuesdays Belly Dance Showcase 7:00pm
Moun Of Tunis 7445 ½ Sunset Blvd Hollywood, Ca 90046
Reservations: (323)874-3333

DECEMBER 8, 2013, ALHAMBRA, CA
 Old Scool Cabaret sets by Princess, Aubre, Ninschka
 Vino/ Trios, 47 Main st. Alhambra, Ca  7pm

 DECEMBER 10, 2013 N. HOLLYWOOD, CA
Second Annual “Jingle Belles Holiday Extravaganza”
 Skinny’s Lounge 4923 Lankershim, NoHo, Ca
6:30 PM $12.00
  Please bring an un-wrapped toy suitable for ages 3-12

2014

  MARCH 20-23, 2014 OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Art Of The Bellly
Princess Farhana Drama Queen  Intensive March 20
 Workshops & show March 22& 23

APRIL 18 & 19, 2014   EUGENE  OREGON- WITH ISSAM HOUSHAN

May 3, 2014  TULSA, OK
Princess Farhana Workshops & show
(Details TBA)

MAY  30, 2014  , TOPEKA, KANSAS –WITH ISSAM HOUSHAN

JULY 11-13, 2014  EL PASO, TEXAS –WITH ISSAM HOUSHAN 


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    1. Me too!!!! : ) The first one, Showgirl Confidential will be out Sept 29, and The Belly Dance Handbook will be out early November!

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