Please mark your calendar to join us for these upcoming events at Arcadia.



Friday Evenings May 11-June 1, 2018 – 6-7pm
Introduction to Taiko Drumming with Ken Harris

Join fellow taiko enthusiasts for our 4-session classes and learn the fundamentals and history of taiko. We welcome people of all skill levels, whether you’ve never played an instrument or have experience. Cost: $85 for four weeks. Contact us at to register.




Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 3-4:30pm
Starlore: Profection in Astrology workshop with Dr. Jenn Zahrt

This workshop will explore annual profection, an ancient timing technique that allows you to learn how to rank transiting planets and make sense of your personal astrology with unparalleled accuracy. Learn more and RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Cost: $20 cash payable at the workshop.





Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 6-9pm
Ballard Art Walk featuring Laura Tempest Zakroff

Please join us for an art show, panel discussion The Intersection of Art and Magic at 7pm followed by a ritual theatre performance by Laura Tempest Zakroff and The Cabiri at 8:15pm. Suggested donation for the panel discussion and performance: $10.





May 25-28, 2018 – PNW Circus Workshop Weekend
A weekend of aerial, acrobatics, creativity, and learning with Seattle-based and visiting instructors, co-presented with Versatile Arts. Join us for the fifth annual PNW Circus Workshop Weekend  featuring some of the best aerial and acrobatic instructors in the Pacific Northwest as well as out-of-town guests. Workshops range from beginner-appropriate to intermediate /advanced. Learn more and register HERE.





Tuesday Evenings June 5-26, 2018 – 7pm-9pm 
Kurdish Dance and Drum (Daf) Lessons
with Kurdish Drum (Ahmad Yousefbeigi)

Traditional Dances of Kurdistan
7-8pm in the Founders Studio; $65 for four weeks

Kurdish dancing is a fun, traditional, rhythmic, energetic, hand-holding line dance. Each region of Kurdistan has its own specific folk music, rhythm and corresponding dance steps. Young and old, male and female Kurds will dance together, hand-in-hand, with synchronized steps at weddings, family and neighborhood gatherings and celebrations. Kurdish dance is viewed culturally as a symbol of strength, resilience, pride, and joy. In each class, we will explore a variety of step patterns and rhythms to traditional Kurdish folk songs. Wear clothing you can move around in easily. No experience necessary.

Daf Drum Lessons
8-9pm in the Founders Studio; $85 for four weeks

Ahmad uses a variety of teaching methods to cover many aspects of Iranian percussion, rhythm, technique and theory. Classes are tailored to the student’s needs and experience; everyone fits in. Ahmad’s goal as an instructor is to create solid drummers and teach students how to eventually attain their own musicianship. Committing to a series of weekly lessons with regular practice at home will yield the best results and fastest progress. Ahmad is committed in each class to create a session of music and art that brings people together to learn, play and perform in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Combined Dance and Daf Lesson: $140 for four weeks. To reserve your space in the dancing, drumming, or both workshops, please contact us at