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   JANUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Friday, January 1; 2-5: $6
Survivors' Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­di­ately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, January 2; 8-?; $25
BANGERS & MASH play for A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball (The Dickens Fair Reünion Ball) in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Waltz and Victorian dances. Costumes, 1837-1870 or other vintage, or evening dress admired, not required. Food to share wel­come. $20 through December 26 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Monday, January 4; 8-11: Two drink minimum, please. — NEW WEEKLY DANCE!
Musicians play up-tempo music for Shuffle Step Mondays at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street (Telephone: 552-6949).

Saturday, January 9; Must reserve – $72 with BEEF or SALMON or VEGETARIAN dinner; $64 without
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA with Connie Champagne plays for Mr. Rick's Martini Club New Year's Celebration XXII, at the Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. Per­formance by the Deco Belles. Formal wear, please. Payments via PayPal or to Laurie Gordon, 130 Frederick Street, San Francisco 94117 (Telephone: 566-2545). Answers?

Sunday, January 10; 6:30-10: $12
Michelle Kinkaid's Anniversary Celebration XXVI of her twenty-seven years of Second Sunday Dances. Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Answers? (Tele­phone: 585-6282).♦

Monday, January 11; 8-11: Two drink minimum, please. — NEW Weekly DANCE!
Musicians play up-tempo music for Shuffle Step Mondays at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street (Telephone: 552-6949).

Thursday, January 14; 21:00-04:00: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXIII's EarlyBird class with John Lindo and Jessica Cox at 8 and Dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Friday-Monday, January 15-18: $149; Juniors/Students/Non-USA: $129
Monterey SwingFest XXIII at the Hotel Hyatt Regency ($123), 1 Golf Course Drive (Tels: Cali­fornia: 1831/372-1234; Exterior: 800/492-8822; 831/372-1234; Facsimile: /375-3960). Through January 2, $129; Age 17 and younger and Students 18-24 and Non-USA, $109; payable to Central Coast Swing Dance, 333 Rice Ranch Road, Santa Maria 93455 (Telephone: 1805/937-1574). Watch the competitions on Global Dance TV for $4.95. Answers?♦

Saturday-Sunday, January 16-17: $109 (other options available)
6th Santa Rosa Salsa Festival at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa ($119), 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa (Telephones: 1707/545-8530; 800/848-8300) In advance: $94.89
     Saturday, 10-1: Somos el Son
   Sunday, 9:30-12:30: Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Sunday, January 17; ~5:30-'til the last dancer drops: $10
Monterey SwingFest XXIII's post-convention dance at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1 Golf Course Drive.♦

Monday, January 18; 8-11: Two drink minimum, please. — New Weekly Dance!
Musicians play up-tempo music for Shuffle Step Mondays at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street (Telephone: 552-6949).

Saturday, January 23; 8-2: Tickets
The Sixteenth Annual Edwardian Ball & World's Faire (Tele­phone: 435-7527) at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue. Period dress/costumes admired, not required. Answers?

Thursday, January 28; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ SWINGTET with Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Friday-Sunday, January 29-31: Pricing
City Lights Open [née Ball] XVI (NDCA, DanceSport Series) at the Fairmont San José ($135 through January 2), 170 Market Street, San José (Telephones: 1866/540-4493; 408/998-1900). Hosts: Dan Messenger (Telephone: 1262/490-1759) and Anna Mikhed. Answers?

Friday, January 29; 8-11: $6
Let's Go Retro, 50s, 60s, 70s music at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/409-3511). Class at 7. Refreshments.

Saturday, January 30; 8:30-?: $17, Students: $13
STOMPY JONES play for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099.

Sunday, January 31; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

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   FEBRUARY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, February 6; 7-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays Waltzes, Polkas, and Country dances for Casanova's Carnevale Ball in the Elks' Club foyer and Rathskeller, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue. Carnival, fantasy, or formal wear (and masks) admired, not required. No host bar. You may contribute food to share on the buffet. In advance through January 30: $20 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731).

Thursday-Sunday, February 11-14: $300?: (other options available.)
8thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival (Tele­phone: 1510/207-4289) at Hotel Whitcomb ($139), 1231 Market Street (626-8000; Reservation tele­phone: 1800/­227-4747). In advance through December: $285.84. Here's who's playing. Answers?

Thursday, February 11; 8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $15 (included with week-end ticket)
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Conven­tion Early-Bird Dance at the Hotel Woodlake Convention Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Friday-Sunday, February 12-14; $155; Students/Non-USA: $125; Younger than 18: $95
Capital Swing Dancers' (Tele­phone 1916/271-2385) Presidents' Day Conven­tion XXIII (AANCE, NASDE, NFA, WSDC, YASDA) at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake ($95-$105), 500 Leisure Lane (Tele­phones: 1800/RED-LION; 916/922-2020), Sacra­mento. Event, two buffet-­style meals, hospi­tality suite: $139; Non-USA/Students: $110; younger than 18: $80 through February 11 payable to: Capital Swing Dancers, c/o Sheryl Zazzi, 1709 Lakewood Drive, West Sacra­mento 95691 (Telephones: Reservations, 1916/922-2020; Hotel, /607-8282). Answers?

Friday, February 12; 9-12: $8
Black Red White Valentine Ball! (Waltz, Polka, ChaCha, NiteClub TwoStep) at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Class at 7 with Jim Kleinrath and Melody, $12. Please wear Black and/or Red and/or White T-shirts to tails; a little dress to pants. Answers? Upstairs Fellowship Hall entrance on right of courtyard, facing away from street. Park in church park lot or lot at Cowper and University.

Saturday, February 13; 7-10: Grati$!
THE ELY BROTHERS & THE DOUBLETAKE BAND play for the Valentine Sock Hop at the Presidio Officers Club, 50 Moraga Avenue. Reservation required!

Saturday, February 13; 7-12: $??
Valentine's Day Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Saturday, February 13; 9-11:30: $12
Viennese Waltz Valentine's Party in the Lucie Stern Ballroom at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Telephone: 1650/648-3633) Answers?

Saturday, February 13; 9-1: $25; with dinner at 7: $35
Chinese New Year Party and Valentine's Day Dance at the Allegro Ballroom at 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (Tele­phone: 1510/655-2888). Lion Dance and Costume contests. Buffet dinner at 7 and dance in advance: $30. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­di­ately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Sunday, February 14; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Valentine's Day dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: February 11, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday February 14; 6-9: Two drink minimum, plea$e
Steve Lucky & Carmen Getit Quartet plays at the Bull Valley Roadhouse, 14 Canyon Lake Drive, Port Costa (Telephone: 1510/787-1135). Eastshore Freeway (80) toward Sacramento, Crockett exit (27) to left on Pomona Street to Carquinez Scenic Drive to Canyon Lake Drive. 31 miles from City Hall.

Sunday, February 14; ~8:00 'til the last dancer drops: $15
The public is welcome to attend the Capital Swing Dancers Presidents' Day Conven­tion dance at the Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacra­mento.♦

Tuesday, February 16; 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at Local Edition, 691 Market Street (Telephone: 795-375).

Saturday, February 20; 7:30-12: $45
Chinese New Year Celebration, a dance with dinner at 6:30, at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance through February 5: $38. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, February 21; 8-11: $10
Chinese New Year Dinner and Dance at New Susan's Dance Studio, 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Class at 7. Answers?♦

Thursday, February 25; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ SWINGTET plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Friday, February 26 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
The Fourth Friday dance isn't happening tonight at the Lake Merritt Dance Center.

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28: $199
Swingin' At The Savoy with Norma Miller, Chazz Young, and Chester Whitmore at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. In advance: $169 through January 20, $179 through February 15.
   Friday, 8:30-12: $30? – Le Jazz Hot
  Saturday, 8:30-12: $40? – Don Neely Swingtet

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28: $384 each of two (other options available)
Dance in the world's only railroad dance car or listen to MARK GUSTASON in the Piano Lounge, through the Sierra Nevada aboard the adults-only Reno Fun Train: Murder Mystery a.k.a. Michelle Kinkaid's Train Magic departing Friday, February 26 from Emery­ville at 9:45, Richmond at 10, Martinez at 10:35, Suisun at 11, Sacra­mento at 12:05, returning Sunday, February 28. Music for dancing in the world's only dance car, listening in the piano lounge. Transportation, two light meals, two nights at Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and “Fun Book”. Payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112. Call 585-6282.

Saturday, February 27; 09:00-23:59: Price$
16thAnnual Berkeley Classic, in the Pauley Ballroom, 2474 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Answers?

Saturday, February 27; 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e – Partner advised!
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88s at Nick's Seafood Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica (Telephone: 1650/359-3900).♦

Sunday, February 28: 7-10:30: $10 — CHANGE OF VENUE!
LEFTLakeside Swing! at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

FEBRUARY MUSIC not shown above.
February 25-March 8: Various venues and prices
San José Jazz Winter Fest.

Thursday, February 25; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
The Fil Lorenz Swingtet plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

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   MARCH Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Wednesday, March 2; 9-11:30: $8 (discounts for bona fide students)
Mission City Swing's, a West Coast Swing phenomenon, Second Anniversary of weekly dances at the Polish Club of San Francisco, 3040 Twenty-second Street. Intermediate class at 7 or Fun­da­ment­als class at 8 and dance: $15. Both classes and dance: $25. CAVEAT: This is not in Mission City (Santa Clara).

Friday, March 4; 20:00-02:30: $20
TBA plays for dancing Salsa and Bachata at Dance Fridays First Anniversary in two rooms at 550 Barneveld Avenue. Classes at 8.

Saturday, March 5; 7-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, the Prince of Wales Own Lancers, and the Patience Quadrille for the Green Carnation Ball: 1895 in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue. Late Victorian, pre-Raphælite, æsthetic, or formal wear admired, not required. No host bar. You may contribute food to share on the buffet. In advance through February 27: $20 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731).

Saturday, March 12; 7:30-2: $15 – Workshops 2-7:30: $60
Swing In the South Bay VI (Telephone: 1510/684-2442) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Workshops with Melissa Rutz, Edwin Li & Joanna Meinl, ​Connor & Mackenzie Goodmanson. In advance: $50 through February. Answers?

Sunday, March 13; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Saint Patrick's Day dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: March 10, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, March 13; 6:30-10: $13 – Workshops at 4:30 and dance; $40
Swing Joins Country XXV, a day of Swing and Country dancing and Show at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club, 100 North B Street, San Mateo. Jack ’n’ Jill Team Match. Workshops with Michelle Kinkaid, Glenn & Sue Cravalho, Craig Johnson & Joan Lun­dahl, Randy & Stephanie Krul, Jason & Yvonne Wayne 4:30-6:30 and dance $30 through March 5 sent to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282). — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light aſter railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Friday, March 18; 8-11: $6
Lucky Shamrock. wearing green tonight at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7. Refreshments, prizes.

Friday, March 18; 9-11:30: $9
St. Patrick's Dance in the Lucie Stern Ballroom at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Telephone: 1650/648-3633) Answers?

Thursday, March 24; 9:30-2: $??
MONTUNO SWING plays for Get Wild, the 8thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Festival's welcome dance, at Verdi Club, 2424 Mari­posa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Class at 8:30.

Friday-Saturday, March 25-26: $120
8thAnnual San Francisco Salsa Festival, at the Park Central Hotel, Fiſty Third Street (Tele­phone: 974-8820).
  SALSON plays 10:30-2; $25 for Friday's theme, Naughty but Nice
  NEW SWING SEXTET plays 10:30-2; $35 for Saturday's theme, Total Elegance

Friday, March 25; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please Take a partner!
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Gabi Cavassa, plays for dancing at Nick's Sea­food Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.♦

Saturday, March 26; 7-11:30: $18; Minors: $11
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) annual Black & White Ball and Potluck Dinner (please take food to share) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Formal attire requested. Answers? Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Leſt at signal, Right into second drive­way.♦

Saturday, March 26; 8:30-?: $17, Students: $13
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit play for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Sunday, March 27; 7-11: $??
San Francisco Salsa Festival Aſter Party! with performances at The Women's Building, 3543 Eighteenth Street.

Sunday, March 27: 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing! returns to its regular venue, the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Answers?

    MARCH MUSIC Not shown above.

Sundays at 1; $20 or Grati$ for Cache Club members — Take a partner!
Cache Creek Casino Resort's Big Band Orchestra & Ballroom Dancing Series in its Club 88 at 14455 Highway 16, Brooks (Telephone: 1888/772-2243). Ninety miles from City Hall via InterState Highway 505 from Vacaville to take the Highway 16/Esparto exit, leſt at the signal. Then about 13 miles on Highway 16.
January 31
February 14
February 21
February 28
March  6
March 13
March 20
VALERIE V BIG BAND
MIKE GALISATUS BIG BAND
VALERIE V BIG BAND
SILVER MOON ORCHESTRA
VALERIE V BIG BAND
MARTINI STRAIGHT UP
VALERIE V BIG BAND

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   APRIL Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Friday-Sunday, April 1-3 Ticket options other than below.
Matinées: $25; Evenings: Friday, $35; Saturday, $45; Sunday, $40.
San Francisco Open DanceSport Championships XXXVI (NDCA) at the San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Water­front Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Amounts payable to: Imerial Productions, 3605 Highland Avenue, Redwood City 94062 (Voice: 1650/366-0504; Facsimile: /472-9266) Hosts: Stephan and Denise Jourdaine-Krauel (Voice/Facsimile: 1650/­366-0504). Hostess: Nadia Eſte­dal (Tele­phone: 1650/366-0504).

Saturday, April 2; 6-12: $13 until 9:00
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club celebrates its Twenty-seventh Anniversary, at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). No class tonight. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Saturday, April 2; 7:30-?: $35-$50
Dancing With The Stars And Stripes, A fund raising ballroom dance competition,” at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Leſt at signal, Right into second drive­way.

Saturday, April 2; 8-11: $150
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Carla Normand, plays for dancing and an homage to Charlie Low's Forbidden City at the Art Deco Preservation Ball XXXII at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 474-0365). Formal, Chinese-inspired, or 1920s-'40s attire, please. Performance by the Deco Belles. Light appetizers. Silent auction. In advance: $125 from The Art Deco Society of California, 525 Bellevue Avenue, 311, Oakland 94610 (Telephone: 1510/271-6760). Answers?

Saturday, April 2; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH play Waltzes, Polkas Tangos, Two Steps, One Steps, Mixers for The Doctor Dances on The Titanic: 1912 at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Costumes, period, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Food to share welcome. In advance: $20 through March 26 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Tuesday, April 5; 9-?: $8?
Swing out with the DON NEELY SWINGTET at The Breakaway (above the Starline Social Club, 645 West Grand Avenue), 2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. Classes at 6:30 and 7:30 and dance: $15?.

Saturday, April 9; 8-?: $22, Ages 21 and younger: $12
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND (plus two Latin percussionists) with Rhonda Benin says “Come dance with us” because It Might As Well Be SWING! at the The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley (Telephone: 1510/644-2020). In advance: $20.♦

Saturday, April 9; 9-11:30: $75 with dinner at 8
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' April in Paris coronation ball at the Crown Plaza Hotel (Code: SDD=$139 through March 28 at telephone 1650/­570-5700), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. hospi­tality at 2, Cocktails at 5, Coronation at 7, Dinner at 8. Formal attire, please. Reservations: Payment with order for PRIME RIB, PETRALE SOLE, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, Inc., 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Answers?

Friday, April 22-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Saturday, April 23-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Saturday, April 23; 8-?: $??
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) resumes its normal Fourth Saturday Dance schedule at the Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa. Class at 8.

Sundays, April 24-May 1
Each of two Inside: $1,89.89; Outside: $1,343.83; Balcony: $2,103.83; Suite: $2,822.83
Sea Magic Dance Cruise to the Western Mediterranean from/to Cape Canaveral via Labadee, Falmouth, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel aboard Freedom of the Seas. Book with and payable to Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Sundays, April 24-May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Sunday, April 24; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fourteenth Anniversary Dance, at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

Monday, April 25-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Tuesday, April 26-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Wednesday, April 27-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Thursday, April 28-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Friday, April 29; Noon-01:45: $60 for today and tomorrow
The 3rd Bay Area Dance Festival, dancing on three floors at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Bachata, Kizomba, Mambo, Salsa, and Semba classes Noon-6 and 7:30-9:30. Telephone: 577-0212. Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, April 30; 11-02:00: $60 for yesterday and today
SOMOS EL SON plays at 22:30. Dancing on three floors at the 3rd Bay Area Dance Festival, at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Bachata, Kizomba, Mambo Salsa, and Semba classes 11:00-18:00 and 19:30-21:30. Telephone: 577-0212. Answers? San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, April 30-Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week.

Saturday, April 30; 8-10:30: $10
Ballroom Dance Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5697). Class at 7.♦

    APRIL MUSIC Not shown above.

Saturday, April 30; 1-8:30: Grati$! Get tickets for indoor events
San José Jazz International Jazz Day in the Sobrato Auditorium at the Susan and Phil Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, and at César Chávez Plaza.

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   MAY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Sunday, May 1: [San Francisco] Bay Area Dance Week's last day.

Tuesday, May 3; 9-?: $8?
Swing out with the HARLEY WHITE JR. ORCHESTRA at The Breakaway (above the Starline Social Club, 645 West Grand Avenue), 2136 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. Classes at 6:30 and 7:30 and dance: $15?.

Saturday, May 7; 8-12: $25
THE BRASSWORKS BAND plays the Bohemian National Polka, the Congress of Vienna Waltz, country dances, Gallops, Marches, Mazurkas, Polkas, Quadrilles, the Lancers Quadrille, and Waltzes for the The Young Victoria Ball in the Transylvanian Embassy at the Elks' Club, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Early Victorian evening dress (circa 1830s-50s), dress uniform, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Food to share on the Olde English Snack Buffet welcome. $20 through April 30 from The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/­522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Saturday, May 14; 7:30-10:30 – Reservation required: $90 payable by April 15
GEORGE CAMPI BAND plays for the Verdi Club's 100thAnniversary Ball, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9199) with drinks from 5 and a full dinner at 6:30. Choose Medal­lions of Beef or Salmon when reserving with George Malson (Telephone: 751-0266) or Gino Pettinary (Telephone: 1650/755-7170). Answers?

Saturday, May 14; 9-12: $30
Ballroom Blitz with Jeff Chandler's Shaken Not Stirred at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. A showdown at the Casino Royale to save the ballroom world from Blofeld's assassins. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch (shaken, not stirred), hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $25 through April 25. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?♦

Sunday, May 15 — DEADLINE! for full payment
Sunday-Friday; July 31-August 12 – British Isles Cruise – Southampton · St. Peter Port (Guernsey) · Cobh (Cork) · Dublin · Belfast · Greenock (Glasgow) · Kirkwall Invergordon · Edinburgh · Le Havre · Southampton – aboard the Caribbean Princess. Each of two Inside: $2,779; Outside, $3,079; Balcony, $3,3579 (Other options available). Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Sunday, May 15; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Latin dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 12, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Monday, May 23                DEADLINE
Click Here to REGISTER to VOTE JUNE 7

Thursday, May 26, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the FreZno Dance Classic 32's Welcome Dance at the Doubletree Fresno Convention Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Friday-Monday, May 27-30: $200; Ages 13-17: $145; Ages 5-12: $100: Younger Grati$! FreZno Dance Classic XXXII – We’re a little bit country … and a whole lotta swing! AANCE, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC at the Doubletree Fresno Conference Center Hotel ($115x3=$345), 2233 Ven­tura Street, Fresno (Telephone: 1559/268-1000). Saturday Night Theme: Redneck Trailer Park Trash. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $195 through April. Non-California: deduct $25. Non-USA: deduct $50. Other options available payable to: Dancin’ Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. À la carte tickets at door. Host: Steve Zener (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

Friday, May 28; 8-11: $6
Let's Go Retro, 50s, 60s, 70s music at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/409-3511). Class at 7. Refreshments.

Sunday, May 29; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

      MAY MUSIC not shown above

Friday-Monday, May 27-30: $125 – In advance: $116.49; Ages 13-20: $52.44 (other options available)
Sacra­mento Music Festival XLIII at various venues in Old Sacramento (Tele: 1916/444-2004).

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   JUNE Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, June 4 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
Women's Country Nights Dance Party isn't happening tonight at the Lake Merritt Dance Center. Answers?

Saturday, June 4; 8-12: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME play Congress of Vienna, FoxTrots, Rumbas, Swings, Tangos, The Lambeth Walk, The Veleta, and Waltzes, Mixers, etc., for Captain America's Star Spangled Ball: 1944, at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. 1940s heroes or Super or vintage or con­temporary evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Food to share welcome. In advance: $20 through May 28 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, June 4; 9-11:15: $17
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 7:30.

Sunday, June 5; Noon-1 and 2-6: $8
Joseph Zanger 8th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance at the Country Park Stage, Gate 6, Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway near Hollister (Telephone: 1408/842-7282). Class at 1. Ameri­can Premium Dance Floors is not providing a 4000'² floor due to illness; dance shoes ill-advised on the cement floor. From Gilroy, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

Tuesday, June 7; 07:00-20:00
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Grati$, and gratifying, when you do, co$tly and shameful when you don't!

Tuesday, June 7; 8-?: $23
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Jazz Jewels and Juju with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $27.95.♦

Sunday, June 12; 2:15-5: $30
Summer Fun dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: June 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, June 12; 6:45-10: $12
Michelle Kinkaid's 28th Annual Memorial, Tribute & Remembrance Dance to honor John Duffy, Robert Kin­kaid, and others at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Jack ’n’ Jill Contest; Refreshments. Class at 6. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Friday, June 17; 7-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Jonathan Poretz and Gabi Cavassa, plays for dancing at Nick's Sea­food Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.♦

Saturday, June 18; 7-10: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (telephone: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (telephone: 1650/365-1337.♦

Saturday, June 18; 9-?: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato (Telephone: 892-6200). Answers?

Thursday-Monday, June 30-July 4: Event, workshops, Celebration Tango=$525
Nora's Tango Weekend 2016 San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Water­front Hotel ($123), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Event, workshops, milongas, Celebration Tango payable to: Nora Olivera Tango, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
    Thursday; 9-2: TBA
    Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO
    Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
    Sunday; 9-2: TBA

Thursday, June 30; 9:20-12: Grati$
9:20 Special's free night at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Classes start at 7:20. Answers?

JUNE MUSIC not shown above.

Friday-Sunday, June 3-12
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVIII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Wednesday-Sunday, June 8-19
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXXIV at SF Jazz Center, Davies Symphony Hall, and Herbst Theater. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12; 10-?: Grati$!
33rd Annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music on Grant Avenue between Redwood Boule­vard and Seventh Street.

Saturday, June 11; Noon-10: Grati$!
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVIII at Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street.

Wednesday, June 15-Monday, July 4; 11-11:
Ages 13-61: $10; Ages 6-12 and 62+: $8; Younger: Grati$!
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600). In advance: $11; Child/Senior: $8.80.

Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19; 11-6: Grati$!
10th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival (Telephone: 1925/­228-2345), at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina.

Thursday, June 23; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26; 11:00-20:00: $30 (Ages 11 and younger Grati$!) per day
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800) at the E2 Family Winery, 9009 Highway 12, Lodi (Telephone: 1209/993-2334). $25 through June 24. Answers?

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   JULY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Friday-Monday, July 1-4: Event, workshops, Celebration Tango=$525
Nora's Tango Weekend 2016 San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Water­front Hotel ($123), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Event, workshops, milongas, Celebration Tango payable to: Nora Olivera Tango, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
    Thursday; 9-2: TBA
    Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO
    Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
    Sunday; 9-2: TBA

Friday, July 1: DEADLINE for full payment:
Sunday-Sunday, September 18-25
Each of two inside: $956; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1156; Balcony: $1,456; Suite: $1,856
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic San Francisco:San Francisco cruise via Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Ensenada, and San Diego aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Friday, July 1; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!
Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays for Friday Nights at the de Young. Please see “Summer Series” below.

Saturday, July 2
The Period Events & Enter­tain­ments Re-Creation Society is taking a break to celebrate the independence of the USA.

Thursday, July 7; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with vocalist Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!♦

Sunday, July 10; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Fourth of July dance at 2:30 and dinner at 5 at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: July 6 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Friday-Saturday, July 15-16; 6-10: Grati$!
7th Annual Salsa Festival on The Fillmore at Fillmore Center Plaza, 1475 Fillmore Street. Answers?
     Friday, 6-10: MONTUNO SWING
    Saturday, 6-9: DOS FOUR

Saturday, July 16; 18:00-?: $10?
Allegro's 11th Annual Summer Showcase. Payable to: Summer Showcase 2016, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville 94608. Additional information: Louise Kirby.

Thursday, July 21; 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
Fil Lorenz' On The Avenue with vocalists Gabi Cavassa and Jonathan Poretz plays Motown for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!♦

Thursday, July 21; 8-?: $10
Sacramento All Swing's welcome dance at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue. Class at 7.

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24: $129; Students/non-USA: $79
Sacramento All Swing at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast ($119), 5321 Date Avenue (Contact; Telephones: 1877/504-0054; 916/338-5800; Facsimile /334-2868). In advance: $119 through July 21. Answers?

Friday, July 22; 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88s play for dancing at Nick's Sea­food Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.♦

Saturday, July 23; 8-10:30: $10
Ballroom Dance Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5697). Class at 7.

Thursday, July 28; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with vocalist Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!♦

Friday, July 29; 8-11: $6
Let's Go Retro, 50s, 60s, 70s music at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/409-3511). Class at 7. Refreshments.

Sunday-Friday; July 31-August 12
Each of two Inside: $2,779; Outside, $3,079; Balcony, $3,3579 (Other options available)
British Isles Cruise – Southampton · St. Peter Port (Guernsey) · Cobh (Cork) · Dublin · Belfast · Greenock (Glasgow) · Kirkwall Invergordon · Edinburgh · Le Havre · Southampton – aboard the Caribbean Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Sunday, July 31; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

  JULY MUSIC not shown above.

Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3; 10:30-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival In Tribute on Fillmore between Sutter and California streets.

Sunday, July 9; Noon-7: $30?; Ages 6-17: $15>
6thAnnual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival at El Parque Potrero Del Sol (El Parque de la Raza), Utah at Twenty-fiſth. In advance: $27.24?; Ages 7-17: $16.74?; Younger: Grati$!

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August 19, 1935
When Benny Goodman was arriving at McFadden’s (née Sweet’s) Ballroom
for the evening’s gig in Oakland, there was a throng filling Broadway.
“What’s going on?” he asked. “They’re here to see you!”
Two days later, there was a national broadcast
of his performance at Los Angeles’ Palomar Theater thus creating the
erroneous impression that the Palomar, not
McFadden’s is where the Swing Era began.


Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
    AUGUSTRegularly Scheduled Dances.
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Wednesday, August 3; 7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e
THE LOUNGE PROJECT plays for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Thursday, August 4; 8-?: $??
Swingtacular Westie Bar Bomb Takeover at Quarter Note Bar & Grill, 1214 Apollo Way, Sun­nyvale (Telephone: 1408/732-2110).

Friday-Sunday, August 5-7
Event, workshops: $139; Non-USA: $99; All-Star: $49; Age 17 and younger: Grati$!
Swingtacular VI: The Galactic Open at the Santa Clara Marriott ($129 through July 14), 2700 Mission College Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 408/988-1500). In advance: Event, workshops: $119; Non-USA: $79; All-Star: Grati$! through July 20. Host: Ben Mc­Henry, (Telephone: 1925/922-9572).

Saturday, August 6; 1-4:30: Grati$! but please feed the band's tip receiver
BANGERS & MASH play late Victorian, Edwardian, and some Ragtime dance music at A Room with A View, An Edwardian Picnic Among the Roses with PEERS in Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street, Alameda, presented by The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731). Please take ground-cover, period-looking food, parasols, shawls, etc., and non-alcoholic beverages for the picnic that begins at 11. Dress of the 1900-12 era admired, not required, for this 1908 picnic. Answers?

Saturday, August 6; 7-?: Grati$!
CUBAN SALSA ENSEMBLE plays for dancing at the Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street. Answers?

Saturday, August 6; 8:30-1:30: $??
Third Anniversary of the Grand Opening of César's Latin Palace at 820 Twenty-sixth Street. Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Cum­bia. Also tomorrow.

Sunday, August 7; 6-9: $15
HANK BIGGS & THE HARDTOPS play Jitterbug…ROCK! in the Multi Purpose room at 4700 Calaveras Avenue in Fremont. Classes 3-6 and dance: $30, $25 through August 4 (Telephone: 1510/240-2732). Answers?

Thursday, August 11; 7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e
THE LOUNGE PROJECT plays for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Friday, August 12; 7-11: $10 earlier than 7; $15 after
Lake Merritt Dance Center's Ballroom Dance Gala featuring Salsa, Tango Argentino, West Coast Swing, and more in separate ballrooms. Refreshments. 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments.♦

Sunday, August 14; 2:15-5: $30
Western dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: August 10 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Friday, August 19; 9-12: Age 25+: $9; Age 24-: $5
Second Anniversary of Judy & Samy hosting the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavil­ion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, August 20; 3-6: Grati$
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for the 20th Anniversary of Lindy In the Park at the Band Shell.

Sunday, August 21; 11:00-16:00
20th Anniversary dance/potluck celebration of Lindy In the Park on John F. Kennedy [Main] Drive, behind the deYoung Museum.

Thursday, August 25; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with vocalist Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!♦

Saturday, August 27, 8-12: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Red­wood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XX (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) at the Pet­a­luma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Pet­a­luma Boulevard South (Tele­phone: 1707/­876-3308). Class at 7. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Leſt at signal, Right into second drive­way. Answers?

Sunday, August 28; 7-10: $50 with dinner at 5!
HORNS A PLENTY plays the Summer Shuffle Benefit for Pacific Coast Community Services at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 510/436-9888). From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

  AUGUST MUSIC not shown above.

Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3; 10:30-18:00: Grati$!
Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2; Noon-6: $12 – Ages 13-17/65+, $7; through age 12, Grati$!
Art + Soul XVI at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 5-7: $OLD OUT!
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, August 6; Noon-7; $?
The 2016 East Palo Alto Blues Festival at Bell Street Park.

Friday, August 12; 5:30-9:30: $15; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday-Sunday, August 13-14; 10-10: $20; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $70/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXVI at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 8: Buy now!

Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21; 09:30-20:30:
$19 one day, $29 for two; Seniors: $17/$27; younger than 16: Grati$!
26th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival at La Plaza Park. Payments to: Cotati Accordion Festival, Post Office Box 809, Cotati 94931 (Telephone: 1707/664-044; Facsimile: /585-2920. In Advance, save $2 per day.

Saturday, August 20; 10-7: $30; Pre-teens Grati$!
Festival de la Isla XVI at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville (Telephone: 1707/426-5591). In advance: $26.50.

Saturday 10-6 and Sunday, 10-5, August 27-28: $20; Senior: $15; Teens: $5; Pre-teens Grati$!
22nd Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival, at Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway. In advance: $16.52; Senior/Military: $11.34; Teens: $6.17.

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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
   SEPTEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday-Monday, September 1-5: $175
South Bay Dance Fling XXXII (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($109) Telephones: Local | California | Exterior | 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 1408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $160 through July 25; (other options avail­able), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 Telephone. Answers?

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $25
BRASSWORKS plays favourite Victorian and neo-Victorian ballroom and set dances, includ­ing the Bohemian National Polka, Congress of Vienna Waltz, Mazurkas, Polkas, Quadrille and Lancers, Schottisches, Waltzes, etc., in the the Elks Lodge Ballroom for A Victorian Gothic Ball at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Evening dress of the 1830s, '40s, '50s, or modern evening dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $20 through August 27 via PayPal or from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. Answers?

Friday, September 9; 9-12: $12
34th Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 10; 8-12: $30 — Unconfirmed
Allegro Ballroom's 22nd Anniversary Party with buffet at 7, giſts, performance at 9:30, and cake at 10:30. Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville – Call: 510/655-2888.


Sunday, September 11; 1-6: $80
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays for the 32nd Annual Art Deco Society of Cali­fornia's Gatsby Summer Aſternoon at the Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, née Oakvale Park, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court (Telephone: 1510/615-5555), Oakland. Answers?

Sunday, September 11; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Hawaiian dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 7 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

September 16: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 16; 8-11:30: $70 through August; $90 after
10thAnniversary Dinner, Showcase and Dance with four-course dinner at 7 at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

September 17: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 17; 7-10: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (Call: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Call: 650/365-1337.

Sunday-Sunday, September 18-25
Each of two inside: $956; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1156; Balcony: $1,456; Suite: $1,856
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic San Francisco:San Francisco cruise via Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Ensenada, and San Diego aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

September 18: Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 18; 8:30-12: $10
South Bay Dance on Sunday's Second Anniversary at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?.

September 19: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 20; 7:30-9:30: $10 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, resumes its regular Starduster (T‏hird) Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Tel: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Answers?

September 21: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 24: Many options for Tickets
8thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Holiday Inn Golden GatewayThe Grand Package: Front row, hotel, dinner: $289 through August from Aira at 1650/576-9961, 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1415/441-4000; 1888/­233-9450). Amounts payable to: Pacific Grand Ball, 19 Winding Way, San Carlos 94070 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

Saturday, September 24: 11:00-01:00: $5
2ndAnnual Bayarea[sic] Salsa and Bachata Championships and Qualifier for the World Latin Dance Cup. Prizes, trophies. Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). — From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

September 25: Last Day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 27; 7-?: $25
PAUL PRICE SOCIETY ORCHESTRA plays for Kim Wong's Gala Dance in the Green Room at the Veterans Building, 477 Van Ness Avenue. In advance: $20. Answers?

Friday, September 30; 8-?: Gratis!
Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts' grand opening at 4877 Hopyard Road, B-1, Pleas­anton. Performances; food. Answers?

Friday, September 30; 8-11: $6
Let's Go Retro, 50s, 60s, 70s music at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/409-3511). Class at 7. Refreshments.

     SEPTEMBER MUSIC not shown above.

Saturday-Monday, September 3-5; 10-6: $25; Age 62+: $20; Ages 6-12: $5
The 64thAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11: $55 (Child: $20) per day; both days: $90
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival at Johnson's Beach, 16217 First Street, Guerneville (Tele­phone: 707/869-1595). In advance: $100. Answers?

Saturday, September 24; Noon-8: Grati$!
9thAnnual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square plus Latin Jazz and Reggae on nearby stages. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25; 10-6: Grati$
Pacific Coast Fog Fest on Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.

Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25; 10-6: Grati$
The 6th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival, on Main Street between Alhambra and Court streets in Martinez. Call: 1800/310-6563.

Saturday, September 24: Noon-5: Ages 11+ $5
Octoberfest in Swiss Park at 5911 Mowry Avenue, Newark.

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2: Friday, 4-9; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-4200).

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

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Saturday, October 1; 8-11: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME plays Charleston, FoxTrot, Tango, Waltz, etc., for The Prohibition Speakeasy Ball, in the Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Prohi­bition era(1919-1933) or modern evening dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share wel­come. $20 through Sep­tember 24 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. Answers?

Sunday, October 2; 6:45-10: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday Dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Telephone: 585-6282) is happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wed­nesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Class at 6. Answers? — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light aſter railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Thursday, October 6; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXIV (see below) Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Class with Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann at 7.♦

Friday-Sunday, October 7-9; Through September 5: $140
Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXIV (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $143 through August (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Buy event, workshops and buffet or send payment to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Sunday, October 9 — Not tonight, Dear!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

Sunday, October 9; 2:15-5: $30
Halloween dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­vation deadline: October 5 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, October 9; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXIV (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Book for $159 here), 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries pay­able with summary sheet to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, West Coast Ballrooms, 4-75 Forty-eighth Avenue, 508, Long Island City 11209 (Telephone: 1646/509-6199; Facsimile: 480/­247-5340). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: $150
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($199 through September 12), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve). In advance: $120 through July; $130 through September 23 from The Sundance Association, 2261 Market Street, PMB 225, San Francisco 94114. Answers?
 Thursday, 6:30-11: Kick-off Dance at Sundance Saloon, 550 Barneveld Avenue: $12;
 Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel: $30;
 Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue: $50;
 Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon: $12.
Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1-6; Saturday and Sunday: 10-4.

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16: $390 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XIX, a weekend of Balboa, Blues, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Shim Sham, and more at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp. $390 pay­able to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 94102 or $374.95 on line through October 15. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.
   Playing for dancing Friday: Cosmo Alley Cats; Saturday: Gaucho.

Wednesday, October 19; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Fourth Anniversary with goodies and surprises at the Peninsula Italian Ameri­can Social Club of San Mateo with hostess/DJ Michelle Kinkaid, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45: $12. Answers? — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light aſter railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Saturday, October 22; 7:30-11:30: $35 with dinner at 6:30
FRANCIS AND FRIENDS play for the Autumn Dance Fiesta at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance through October 10: $30. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, October 22; 8-?: $25
Gatsby Ball! and 1920s glam with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, performances, class, and raffle. 1920s attire desired, not required. Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393).

Monday, October 24 — DEADLINE
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Tuesday, October 25; 9-11:30: $15 — CHANGE of VENUE
CAMPBELL'S JAZZ SOUP plays for The Breakaway's A Fright to Remember: Halloween Party with up-tempo dancing at the Omni Commons at 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland. Answers?

Tuesday, October 25; 9:45-12: $15 — THE END
STOMPY JONES play the final Tuesday Night Jump. Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Begin­ners' class at 9 and dance: $15. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Wednesday, October 26; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Halloween Party with a costume contest, treats, and maybe some tricks at the Peninsula Italian Ameri­can Social Club of San Mateo with hostess/DJ Michelle Kinkaid, 100 North B Street. Classes at 7 and 7:45: $12. Answers? — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light aſter railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Friday, October 28, 8-11: $6
Halloween Dance Party at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Costume contest; prizes; refreshments. Class at 7:15. Answers?

Friday, October 28; 9-12: $12
Hallowe'en Party at the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Costumes admired, not required. Class at 8.

Saturday, October 29; 7-10: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (Telephone: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/365-1337.

Saturday, October 29; 7:30-1: $40; other options available
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play the Monsters Bash aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance: $35. (Telephone: 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Saturday, October 29, 8-1: $30
Halloween Dance Extravaganza at David's Restaurant, 5151 Stars and Stripes Drive, Santa Clara. Call 408/986-1666. Prizes. Limited snacks. In advance through October 11: $16.82; $22.09 after. Answers?

Saturday, October 29; 9-12: $15
Halloween Bash at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville. Costume parade and prizes, line dance, showcase. Class at 8 and dance: $20. Call: 510/655-2888. Invasión Latina plays Megaparty's Halloween Edition in the other room. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, October 29; 9-12: $15
Halloween Costume Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Call: 925/831-8111). $20 for two, $15 for 1 classes at 7 and 8. Answers?

Saturday, October 29; 9-1:30: $25?
TOP SHELF CLASSICS plays The Fillmore Halloween Dance Party Vintage Cool Black Ball at the Fillmore Heritage Center (Yoshi's), 1310 Fillmore Street. In Advance: $26.97. Answers? Call: 808/352-4315. Answers?

Sunday, October 30; 5:30-10:30: $25
Halloween Dance Party at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance through October 15: $22. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Sunday, October 30; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?
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Hallowe’en
Monday, October 31
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9:15-?: $12 ($8 if costumed and bearing food)
Halloween Potluck at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Costume contest. Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

     OCTOBER MUSIC not shown above.

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-4200).

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9: 10-5: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXVI on San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday, October 8; 12:30-4: Grati$!
McLaren Rock' n Roll Show at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park

Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16; Noon-?: $205.45 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Expo­sition/Civic/Bill Graham Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treas­ure Island bus (108).

Wednesday, October 26; 1-3: Grati$!
Starduster Orchestra with Sheilah Glover and Noah Griffin plays for the 31 Annual Marin Senior Information Fair at the Marin Civic Center (Telephone: 456-FAIR. Answers?

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Tuesday, November 1 — DISCONTINUED
The final Tuesday Night Jump, at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190), was October 25. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Thursday, November 3; 8-?: $5 (included with week-end pass)
Mountain Magic XVIII Dance Convention's Early Bird Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, November 4-6: $150; Juniors, Non-USA, Students: $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVIII (CTST, NFDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $79+$20 - Friday and Saturday: $109+$20 through September with code: STSWG16), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/­588-3515). Event (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, and more), work­shops through October 15: $130; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 payable to Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/­Facsimile: 585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Saturday, November 5; 7:45-12: $25 through Aug.; $30 through Sept.; $35 through November 4
BANGERS & MASH play vintage ballroom dance music in the Elks' Club Lodge Room while DJ Dark Moon presents recorded modern romantic and Gothic dance music in the Nightfall Club from 7. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Evening dress of the century and country of your rebirth admired, not required. Snacks. Le Bal des Vampires XXIII, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 510/522-1731).

Saturday, November 5; 9-12: $40
Ballroom Blitz: Bedtime Story, Jeff Chandler's magical journey to “SanFranLand” at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $30 through October 8. Call: 305-1032. Answers?

Tuesday, November 8; 07:00-20:00
Gratis and gratifying when you do; costly and shameful when you don't!
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Tuesday, November 8 — DISCONTINUED
The final Tuesday Night Jump, at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190), was October 25. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13: $109-$200
Fog City Stomp, a Lindy Hop workshop & competition weekend. Classes at the Swedish-American Hall, 2170 Market Street. Friday (Emily Asher's Garden Party) and Saturday (Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band) dances at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Sunday and late night dances at Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street. Answers?

Friday, November 11; 8-12: $45 with Turkey or Fillet of Fish dinner at 7
GEMINI plays for dancing at the Verdi Club's Annual Thanksgiving Celebration. Payment in advance only to: 2424 Mar­iposa Street, San Francisco 94110 (Tele­phone: 861-9190).

Saturday, November 12; 6-12: Grati$!
Fall Fling Dance at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 20589 Homestead Road, Cupertino. ChaCha, FoxTrot, Rumba, Salsa, Swing, TwoStep, Waltz, more. Light refreshments.

Saturday, November 12; 8-12:30: Advance sale only
Dance and Salmon, Beef, or Mushroom ravioli dinner at 7: $150 or Dessert at 8: $65 through October 14
Thirty-piece philharmonic orchestra plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Vien­nese Waltz Ball LX at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Send payment to The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 13; 2:15-5: $28
Autumn/Thanksgiving dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 9 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 13; 6:45-10: $12 — Veterans tonight: Grati$!
The Second Sunday dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Tele­phone: 585-6282) resumes its normal schedule at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Class at 6. Answers? — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light aſter railroad tracks; venue at right about a half-block before T intersection. From Junípero Serra Freeway (280), San Mateo exit to second El Camino Real exit to Right on Second Avenue; Leſt on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Tuesday, November 15 — DISCONTINUED
The final Tuesday Night Jump, at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190), was October 25. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

November 19-20, 25-27-December 18 week-ends; 10-7: All dates pass: $109.14
December 3-4: $26.74 — 10-11, 17-18: $31.89. Child/Twilight discounts. (Other options.)
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 38thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Call toll-free: 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Sunday, November 20; 8:30-12: $10
Thanksgiving Dinner at the 3rd Sunday South Bay Swing at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capi­tol Square Mall, 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José. Call reservations to 408/435-1889 desired, not required. Next 3rd Sunday South Bay Swing February 19. Answers?

Monday, November 21; 9:15-?: $12
Richard's Monday WCS and ThanksGiving Potluck (turkey will be served; prize for best pot luck dish) at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

Sunday, November 27; 7:30-11: $?? (Accompanied aged 15 and younger Grati$!)
Prohibition Ball Homeless Benefit at Symbolic Dance & Fitness, 672 South Van Ness Avenue. Mobster versus Flapper costume contest; Shag Jack 'n' Jill. Morning and afternoon Shag and Balboa classes start at 11.

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Week-ends through December 18; 10-7: All dates pass: $109.14
December 3-4: $26.74 — 10-11, 17-18: $31.89. Child/Twilight discounts. (Other options.)
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 38th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Call toll-free: 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Saturday, December 3 — HIATUS!
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society's next event is January 7.

Saturday, December 3; 8-?: $20
The 9th annual Nutcracker Ball and Performances at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Sparkling wine, sweets. Semi-formal. Classes at 7. Answers?

Sunday, December 4; 7-10: $25
Holiday Ball at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). In advance through Novem­ber 15: $22. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, December 10 — HIATUS!
East Bay Waltz's next dance is January 14.

Saturday, December 10; 8-12:30: $18
Allegro's Annual Christmas Party at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Refreshments, dancing, showcase, Santa. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then imme­diately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Saturday, December 10; 8-12: $75
RENE SEVIERI BAND plays for the 6th Annual Christmas Dinner Dance (Rack of Lamb or Sea Bass) at, and reserve prior to December 7 to, the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street 94401.

Saturday, December 10; 8:30-11:30: $20
Christmas Party at the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing, 1532 Taraval Street (Telephone: 752-5658). Professional and amateur performances. Refreshments and snacks. Class at 7:30. In advance: $15. Answers?

Saturday, December 10; 9-12: $12
24th Annual Swing & Country Christmas/Holiday Dance at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Call: 925/831-8111). $13 for classes at 7 or 8, $20 for both. Answers?

Saturday, December 10; 9:15-11:45: $12
Viennese Waltz Christmas Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Call: 1650/856-6991).

Sunday, December 11; 2:30-5: Re$ervation only!
Christmas dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Class at 1:30, hors d'oeuvres at 2:30, dinner at 5. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 7, $30 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers (Telephone: 265-7063); send to Liz Talmadge, 759 Grand Ave­nue, South San Francisco 94080 Answers?

Sunday, December 11; 6-9: $48.75
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA plays for the Holiday Big Band Bash at The Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street. Call: 885-0750.

Friday, December 16; 9-12: $8
Friday Night Waltz's Christmas/Holiday dance (Telephone: 1650/326-6265) in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/­323-6167). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $12; Students: $8. Enter at right of courtyard with back to street. Answers?

Sunday, December 18 — HIATUS!
The next 3rd Sunday South Bay Swing in San José is January 15. Answers?

Sunday, December 18; 7-10:30: $25
Christmas Party"target="_blank"> at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 6. In advance through December 5: $22. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Saturday, December 24; 6-1: $10 plus food or drink to share
Christmas Potluck, Karaoke and dance at the Chinese Performing Artists of America Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/973-8276). Answers?

Sunday, December 25 — HIATUS!
Lakeside Swing Swing isn't happening tonight.

Friday, December 30; 6-11:30: $75?
Year End Ball (New Year's Eve Eve Dance Party) and dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ($129? with code: GG8?), 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City. Reser­va­tion deadline: December 22 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 with order for NEW YORK STEAK, MAHI MAHI, or VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON dinner at 7:30 (Telephone: 265-7063). Formal attire, please. Answers?

Friday, December 30; 9-12: $10
Friday Night Waltz and Polka in the Fellowship Hall at the First Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/­323-6167). Enter at right of courtyard with back to street. Answers?

Friday, December 30; 9-11:30: $15; Students: $12
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA plays for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.
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New Year's Eve
Saturday, December 31

Seven o'clock-?: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (Telephone: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/365-1337.

Seven:thirty-1: $25 reservation required
Musicians play for dancing at the New Year Eve Countdown Dance party at the Chinese Performing Artists of America Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San José (Telephone: 1408/973-8276). Champagne Toast, and Snacks. Drinks and desserts to share welcome. Call 1408/605-3217 to reserve. Answers?

Seven:thirty-1; $65
The 18-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. and the Swingin' Blue Stars for New Year's Eve aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Silent auction. Reservations near stage: $95; near floor: $75; general: $55 through December 29. (Telephone: 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-1: $30
New Year's Eve Celebration at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Hors d'oeuvres, dessert, sparkling wine, performance, balloon drop, and more. San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge toward Sacra­mento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Left at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Left at first, second, fourth, and fifth lights to park behind gas station.

Eight o'Clock-1: $140 with dinner at 7
“Let's Go Global” 2017 New Year's Eve Celebration at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarc­a­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Showcase, sparkling wine, balloon drop. In advance through Novem­ber: $110. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway.

Eight:thirty o'Clock-1: $115
ITALICA plays for the New Year's Eve Dinner Dance (Filet Mignon and Prawns). Favors, spark­ling wine, and Sputino at, and reserve prior to December 26 to, the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street 94401.

Nine o'clock-12:15: $10
New Year's Eve Dance Party at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments and door prizes. Class at 8. Answers?

Nine o'Clock-11:30: $12
New Years Eve Party at the Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Mid­dle­field Road, Palo Alto. Class at 8. (Call: 1650/856-6991).

Nine o'Clock-1:30; $45
RICK & RUSS SHOW with CJ Flash perform New Year's Eve 2017 at the Fillmore Heritage Center, 1330 Fillmore Street. Sparkling wine toast; balloon drop. In advance up to $500.

Nine o'Clock-2: $25, $45 for two
Black & White New Year's Eve Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Dan­ville (Call: 925/831-8111). Ham, turkey, salami, breads, Jack cheese, sweet 'n' sour meatballs, peach cobbler, brownies, cookies, cakes, sparkling wine. Classes at 8. Answers?

Nine:thirty o'Clock-1:30: $15
NYE Mambo Bash at Symbolic Dance & Fitness, 672 South Van Ness Avenue.

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CALENDAR of REGULARLY-SCHEDULED DANCES
MUSIC DANCERS ENJOY
HEAR and SEE Our Music by BayTaper
JAZZTODAY
Americana 
Western Swing 
 alt-Country
 Rockabilly
Rae Ann's SF Bay Area Hot Jazz Guide
Dixieland, Traditional, New Orleans, Ragtime, and Gypsy jazz

WHAT IS JAZZ? A smokin’ four-minute answer.

NEW BELOW
Music Venues where there might be dancers. See DAYS below.
 AMNESIA …
853 Valencia Street

——1.6 miles——
BLONDIE'S BAR
540 Valencia Street

——1.2 miles——
CIGAR BAR & GRILL
850 Montgomery Street

———2.2 miles———
CLUB DELUXE
1511 Haight Street

——2.0 miles——
LOCAL EDITION
691 Market Street

——1.3 miles——
MAKE OUT ROOM
3225 22 Street

——–1.8 miles–——
NICK'S SEASHORE RESTAURANT
100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

—————–15.7 miles–—————
RANCHO NICASIO
On The Town Square, Nicasio

————26.8 miles————
SADDLE RACK
4201 Boscell Road, Fremont

———–38.2 miles–———
SAUSALITO SEAHORSE
305 Harbor Drive

———10.7 miles ———
SWIG
561 Geary Street

—–1.0 miles–—

Distances from City Hall
SUNDAYS
6:30-9: $10
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, (née The [San Francisco] Bay Area Composer's Big Band) concert at Doc's Lab née The Purple Onion, 124 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 649-6191). Answers?

9-1:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e! Partner, and hearing protection, advised!
Ed Ivey Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Second Sunday
7-9: $8 – Partner advised!
CLASS ACT BIG BAND plays for Sunday Swing's up-tempo dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance: $12. Answers?

Third Sunday
4-6:30: $15 – Partner advised!
PAUL PRICE SOCIETY ORCHESTRA plays dance music from the 1890s to 1930s (Waltz, Polka, Tango, Maxixe, etc.) at the Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence Street. Class at 3. Refreshments. Castle House Vintage Dance. Call Stan Isaacs: 1650/858-2568. Answers?

MONDAYS
8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

TUESDAYS
8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
THE COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

Third Tuesday; 7:30-9:30: $10 – Partner advised!
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with varying vocalists, plays Starduster Tuesdays in the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom, 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Answers?

Last Tuesday; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!
DAVE'S SWINGTIME BAND (Tele­phone: 1510/521-3219) featuring vocalist Janese Powell at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda (Tele­phone: 1510/522-9355). From San Fran­cisco Bay Bridge: Nimitz Free­way (880) toward Alameda/San José to High Street Bridge into Alameda. Leſt at fiſth signal (Otis Drive); right lane across bridge to imme­di­ately take right fork onto Island Drive to shopping center;  right onto Mecartney Road at STOP sign, right into the shopping center at gas station; leſt (before drug store) to end of parking lot at Temple Israel.

WEDNESDAYS
6:30-11:30: $5 – Partner advised!
RICARDO SCALES at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

7:15-12: $5
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums play for up-tempo dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

9:30-1: $10
Various groups play for Cat's Corner's high tempo Swing dancing at Balançoire Restaurant and Club, 2565 Mission Street (Telephone: 920-0577). Class at 8:30 add $5. Answers?

THURSDAYS
April 7-June 4; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing in the Spring series, Lindy Hop at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.
April  7:
April 14:
April 21:
April 28:
May  5:
May 12:
May 19:
May 26:
June  4:
MOOD SWING ORCHESTRA
COSMO ALLEYCATS
STOMPY JONES
LOST DOG FOUND
BIG CHEESE & THE JIVE RATS
MACY BLACKMAN and THE MIGHTY FINES
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit
CAL ALUMNI BIG BAND
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS, $17

October 6-November 26; 9-11:15: $15
Musicians play Swing in the Fall, a series of classes at 8 and music at 9 for uptempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley (Telephones – Shows: 1510/­525-5054; Office: -5099). Answers?
October  6:
October 13:
October 20:
October 27:
November  3:
November 10:
November 17:
November 26:
Mood Swing Orchestra
Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players
Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit
Lonestar Retrobates
Macy Blackman & the Mighty Fines
Stompy Jones
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

7-11: $10 – Partner advised!
PURE ECSTASY plays for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

7:15-12: $5
Swingin' at The Rack to various bands at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/­979-0477). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

8-10:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e
Salsa Thursdays at Balançoire Restaurant and Club, 2565 Mission Street (Telephone: 920-0577). Class at 7.

Second Thursday; 8:30-12: $5
San Francisco Jazz's Hotplate Series: Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street.

Third Thursdays 7:30-10:30: $6
THE LYRATONES play for dancing at the Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street at Monroe Street (Telephone: 1408/615-3170).

8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
THE COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

Fourth Thursdays, occasional
8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
THE FIL LORENZ SWINGTET plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

FRIDAYS
7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room's Lakeside Jazz presents various groups who play for dancing. Dinner res­ervations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

8-12 ($10 minimum, please), ended March 21
Swing Fridays at Maxfield Parrish's Pied Piper Bar & Grill (Tel.: 546-5089) in The Palace Hotel.

9-11:30: $12
Various bands play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Class at 8:15. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $15
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

First Friday; 10-?:
LAVAY SMITH SOULTET plays at Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight Street (Telephone: 552-6949).

Last Friday; 8:30-11:30: $15; Recorded music: $12
Various groups play for up-tempo dancing at Ellington Hall's Friday Night Swing, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/545-6150x25). Class at 7:30. Answers? From Redwood Highway (101) North­bound: Mendocino Avenue/Old Redwood Highway, Right at YIELD, overpass to Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end. Southbound: Hopper Avenue to Leſt to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

SATURDAYS
7:15-8:59: $10; 9-1:30: $20
Various bands play for dancing at the Saddle Rack, 4201 Boscell Road, Fremont (Tele­phone: 1510/979-0477). Food. Class at 7:30. Answers?

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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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April 28-October 9; Sundays usually at 2, Wednesdays usually at 6: Grati$!
Jewels Of The Square, Union Square
Sundays at 2: First: Tango – Second: Blues – Third: Latin/Salsa – Fourth: Lindy Hop. April 24-September 21, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

July 5 and 6; 10-6: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival Fillmore Jazz Festival

Sundays, June 15-August 17; 2:00: Grati$! —
Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXXIX

Wednesdays, June 4-August 27: Noon-1; Grati$!
Summer Sounds at Oakland City Center, Thirteenth and Broadway (Telephone: 1510/­830-1651). Flyer. Answers?

Fridays, June 6-August 29; 8:30-10: Grati$!
Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square, the foot of Broadway, Oakland.

Thursdays, June 19-August 7; 6-8: Grati$! — Central Park Music Series, San Mateo.  

Second Fridays June 14-September 13 plus September 27; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$  
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

Every other Sunday: May 25-September 7
Sunset by the Lake at Pleasant Hill's City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

Tuesdays, June 17-September 23; 6-8: Grati$! — DISCONTINUED!
Dancing on the [Courthouse] Square, Redwood City.

Thursdays, May 22-September 11; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Wednesdays, June 25-August 27; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!  
jazz on the plaza at the Town Plaza, West Main Street at Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.

Sundays, May 25-September 27; 4-?: Variou$  
BBQs On The Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reser­va­tions advised: 662-2219.

Fridays, June 13-August 15; 7-?: Grati$
Starry Nights in Brentwood, City Park, 790 Second Street.

Thursdays, June 12-August 28; 6-8: Grati$
Summer Nights on the Green, Farmers Market, Town of Windsor.


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