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National Poetry Month ended on April 30 in the rest of the country, but of course here in SA no one wants to leave the party early. Local poetry events continue through this week, bumping right into Dance Month. And National Bicycle Month. May is also the month dedicated to asparagus, barbeque, the egg, salad, salsa, strawberries, vinegar, and the sweet Vidalia onion — a veritable picnic. But while there should be ample opportunities to barbeque burgers and eat salsa throughout the year, local coordinators SA Dance Umbrella tell us the time is now for dance. Here are a few events coming soon:

This Friday the 3rd Annual Poetry and Dance Concert bounces the Radius Center to the music of local jazz legend George Prado, with poetry by Laurie Ann Guerrero, Trey Moore, and Anel Flores. On Saturday, check out the workshop "What Moves You?" at the Radius at 1 p.m. Free; 7pm May 4, 1pm May 5, Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Circle, (210) 896-1985,

The Carver Community Cultural Center will present the acclaimed Dallas Black Dance Theatre on May 5 at the Jo Long Theater. Watch the Carver for dance concerts by local companies throughout the month: Cynergy Dance presents youth and adult performers May 12; Third Coast Rhythm Project celebrates National Tap Dance Day on May 19 with "Rhythm in Motion." $31; 8pm May 5, Jo Long Theatre at the Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 Hackberry, (210) 207-7234,

Palo Alto College hosts the Alamo Arts Ballet's Alice! A Ballet Wonderland on May 12 and 13. $15-$25; 7:30pm Sat, 3pm Sun, Palo Alto College Performing Arts Center, 1400 W Villaret, (210) 344-9428,

If you want to get out of your seat and join the dance, there's no better opportunity than the 31st Tejano Conjunto Festival, an annual favorite organized by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. This year's week-long series of events culminates in the three-day fest on the weekend, presenting a river of talent, including Flaco Jiménez y su Conjunto, Piñata Protest, and Rio Jordán featuring Juanito Castillo. $10-$40; various times, May 15-17, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe; 6pm-12am May 18, 1pm-12am May 19, 1-11pm May 10, Rosedale Park, 303 Dartmouth, (210) 271-3151,

For a calendar listing of these and other concerts, classes, and workshops during May Dance Month, visit the San Antonio Dance Umbrella website at

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