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   OCTOBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Friday, October 3; 8:30-11:30: $12
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 Left to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

Friday, October 3; 9-11: $20
OktoberFest in Bay West Ballroom's Polka & Brew Haus at 1133D East Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael (Telephone: 457-4619). Sausage, saurkraut, pretzels, mustard, and beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Answers?

Saturday, October 4; 8-11: $20
AVALON RISING plays Victorian and vintage Waltzes, Polkas, Mazurkas, Celtic reels and jigs, and elegant Renaissance dance music, etc., for The Girl Genius Europan Oktoberfest Ball (A Steampunk/Gaslamp Fantasy Ball), in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Victorian (1840-1900), Oktoberfest, or Century MCM vaguely Germanic/Eastern European peasant garb. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share wel­come. $15 through September 27 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?

Saturday, October 4; 7-9: Grati$!
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA plays at the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue (Telephone: 561-4400). Answers?

Sunday, October 5; 6:45-10: $10 — 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?

Sunday, October 5; 8:30-12: $10 — NEW Weekly (née monthly) Dance!
South Bay Dance on Sunday at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?

Monday, October 6; 8-11: $10
SwingSpot at the Beat Box, 314 Eleventh Street, South o' Th' Slot.♦

Tuesday, October 7 — DAY OFF!
The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy isn't playing tonight at Yoshi's.

Thursday, October 9; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXII (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 10-12; $160
Student/Non-USA: $110; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $85 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXII (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $135 through September 25 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Event, workshops, buffet through September, $140; Student/Non USA, $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator, $75 (Other options available). Pay­able to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12: $390 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XVIII, a weekend of Lindy, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Tango, Salsa, East Coast Swing, Charleston, etc. at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp. pay­able to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 94102 or on line, $374.95 through October 8. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Saturday, October 11; 7-10: $??
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalist Carla Normand, plays at the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue (Telephone: 561-4400). NOTE: No dance floor but ample space on carpet if in Ortega Ballroom! Nice floor if in Moraga Hall. Answers?

Saturday, October 11; 9-12: $20
Ballroom Blitz: A Night at the Copacabana! with Jeff Chandler at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $15. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?

Sunday, October 12 — Not tonight, Dear!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v. above.

Sunday, October 12; 2:15-5: $30
Octoberfest dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 9 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 12; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXII (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Sunday, October 12; 8:30-12: $10 — New Weekly (née monthly) Dance!
South Bay Dance on Sunday at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?

Wednesday, October 15; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Second Anniversary 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 after 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; Left on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Thursday-Sunday, October 16-19; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Book here), 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries due by October 8 pay­able with summary sheet to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, West Coast Ballrooms, Post Office Box 221464, Louisville 40252 (Telephone: 1502/822-6427; Facsimile: 1480/247-5340). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 16-19: $140
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($144 through September), 1500 Van Ness Ave­nue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $137). In advance: $110 through July; $120 through September 25 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;
 Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel;
 Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave­nue;
 Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon.
Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1-6; Saturday and Sunday: 10-4.

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Tuesday, October 21 — DAY OFF!
The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy isn't playing tonight at Yoshi's.

Saturday, October 25; 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
THE COCKTAIL MONKEYS play for dancing at the Monster's Ball aboard the Grey Ghost docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Children’s costume contest at 9:25; best adult costume=$500 prize. In advance at 1510/521-8448x282: $20. Answers?

Saturday, October 25, 8-1: $20
SLIM JENKINS plays the San Francisco Zombie Prom VI at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street. In advance: $18.93. Answers?

Saturday, October 25; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Vic­torian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Stately Summer Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX, please. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Monday, October 27; 9-12: $12
Just Knock resumes its normal Fourth Monday schedule at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846-3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

Tuesday, October 28; 8:30-12: $7
Medieval Times costume party and treats at WnY Warehouse, 64 Digital Drive, Novato (Tel: 828-3408). Classes and dance at 6:45 and 7:30; One for $13, Two for $18. Answers?

Thursday, October 30; 8-?: $5 (included with week-end pass)
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVI's Early Bird Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thurs­day and Sunday: $78 - Friday and Saturday: $100 with resort fee), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2: $140; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions; $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVI (CTST, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $78 - Friday and Saturday: $100 with resort fee), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Event, workshops, and more through October 15: $120; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 payable to Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 1415/585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Friday, October 31 — Friday Nights at the de Young isn't happening tonight.
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Hallowe’en
Friday, October 31

7-10: No cover. Two drink minimum, please
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing in the Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room, 1800 Mad­ison Street, Oakland. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

19:30-01:30: $35
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA plays for the Halloween Salsa Costume Ball at the Allegro Ballroom ($25 in advance) concurrent with:
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8:30-Witching: $9
Harrowing Halloween Party at at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Prizes and surprises! 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.

8-1: $30
Halloween Dance Extravaganza at David's Restaurant, 5151 Stars and Stripes Drive, Santa Clara (Telephone: 1408/986-1666). In advance: $16.82 through October 13; $22.09 after until four o'clock.

21:00-02:00: $12
Halloween Party at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Telephone: 1925/831-8111). Best costume or Halloween themed attire: $50. Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13. Answers?

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   NOVEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2: $140; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions; $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVI (CTST, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $78 - Friday and Saturday: $100 with resort fee), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (Telephones: 1888/829-7630; 775/588-3515). Event, workshops, and more through October 15: $120; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 payable to Michelle Kinkaid's Mountain Magic, 671 Athens Street, San Francisco 94112 (Voice/Facsimile: 1415/585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?♦

Saturday, November 1; 7:45-12: Advance only!
$25 through September 1, $30 through October 12, $35 after 
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 6:30. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Evening dress of the century and country of your rebirth admired, not required. Food neither to buy nor to share! No host bar at Le Bal des Vampires XXI, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731).

Tuesday, November 4; 07:00-20:00
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Saturday, November 8; 9:30-1: Advance sale only
Salmon, Beef, or Mushroom ravioli dinner at 7 and dance: $160; Dessert and dance: $95 through October 25 
Thirty-piece philharmonic orchestra plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Viennese Waltz Ball LVIII at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Advance sale only from The San Francisco Waltzing Society, Post Office Box 2461, Walnut Creek 94549 (Telephone: 1925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 9; 2:15-5: $28
Autumn dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 5 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (Telephones: 824-2263; 702-9666). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 9; 6:30-10: $10 — Armistice Day Special: Military/Veterans: Grati$!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance resumes its normal schedule at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesdays' weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Class at 6. Answers? — From Bayshore (101), Third Avenue toward hills; Right at light after 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; Left on B Street; venue at right about a half block before T intersection.

Friday-Sunday, November 14-16: $180 and less
Dance only Friday, Saturday: $25; Sunday: $15; Late Night Friday, Saturday: $15, or four for $65 
Fog City Stomp workshops, Metronome Dance Collective, 1830 Seventeenth Street. Answers?
   Friday; TIME?-1: FALTY & THE DEFECTS at VENUE?
   Saturday, TIME?-23:59: CLINT BAKER'S NEW ORLEANS SWING BAND at VENUE?
   Saturday, 23:59-4: KALLY PRICE OLD BLUES AND JAZZ BAND at VENUE?


Saturday, November 15; 09:00-23:45: $25; Students: $20; Ages 17 and younger: $12
2014 California State DanceSport Championships — Nationals Qualifying Event (Telephone: 1650/591-6757) at City National Civic, 135 West San Carlos Street, San José. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, November 20-23: $325; Evenings: $140 (Other options, and packages, available.)
San Francisco Bay Area International Salsa Congress XIII (Telephone: 1408/265-3774) at the Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Weekends from November 22-December 21
November 22-23, 28-30, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21: Full eleven-day event, $91. (Other options available.) 
BANGERS & MASH play for ballroom and English country dancing with Reels, Jigs, Polkas, and Waltzes at Fezziwig's Warehouse at the The 36thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (Telephone: 1800/510-1558 ; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

Friday, November 28; 8-11 : $??
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Capone's Speakeasy at 1400 Park Street, Alameda (Telephone: 510/522-2391).

Saturday, November 29; 11:00-23:45: Click for price$
Celebrate Norma Miller's 95th birthday at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Saturday, November 29; 9:15-12: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Sunday, November 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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Saturday, December 6 — HIATUS!
The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society isn't having an event this month.

Saturday, December 13: — HIATUS!
East Bay Waltz isn't happening this evening! Next dance is January 11.

Saturday, December 13; 8-12:30: $??
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 13; 8:30-12: $20
BRASSWORKS plays Vic­torian Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances such as the Sir Roger de Coverley and the Congress of Vienna for Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. Semi-formal Century XXI or period dress of Centuries XIX or XX. Class at 7:45. Answers?

Saturday, December 13; 9-1: $??
Christmas & Holiday Party with ham dinner and special desserts at Two Left Feet Dance Center, 194 Diablo Road, Danville (Tele: 1925/831-8111). Classes at 7 and 8 and dance: $13. Answers?

Sunday, December 14; 2:30-5: $30
Santa is Coming to Town 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 11 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers (Telephone: 265-7063); send to Liz Talmadge, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 Answers?

Monday, December 15; 9-12: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Just Knock is tonight at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7 or 7:45 and dance: $15; both classes: $20. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, December 19-21; Schedule: Prices
San Francisco Balboa Festival and, December 20 Norma Miller's 95th birthday at the Hotel Whitcomb ($95), 1231 Market Street (MArket 6-8000). Answers? (Telephone: 305-8242).

Friday, December 19: 9:30-?: $15
7thAnnual STOMPY JONES Sleigh Ride at Verdi Club, 2424 Mari­posa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Tele­phone: 505-8530. Pasta, salad, bread. Vintage/cocktail or red and green attire encouraged. Answers?

Monday, December 22 — SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Just Knock was last week; next dance January 27.

Wednesday, December 24 — HIATUS!
B Street Boogie isn't happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club.

Thursday, December 25; 8-11: $5
Christmas 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, December 27; 7:30-12: $15
World Journal Winter Dance Party with snacks, game, and performance at 201 Adrian Road, Mill­brae. Host: Patrick Hui (Telephone: 668-2233) Answers?♦ From Bayshore (101): Mill­brae Ave­nue downtown, Left at first signal, Right at next, to end.

Tuesday, 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 (Telephones: 1415/265-7063; 510/552-9762). Formal attire, please. Answers?

Wednesday, December 31 — HIATUS!
B Street Boogie isn't happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club.
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New Year's Eve
Wednesday, December 31

Seven:thirty-1, $50
The 18-piece 3 O'CLOCK JUMP plays ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, etc. for the Dance like a Star New Year's Eve aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. Silent auction. Reservations near stage: $85; near floor: $65; general: $45 at 1510/521- 8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Eight o'Clock-?: $12
New Year’s Eve Party at NAPA Dance Club, 560 El Camino Real, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/274-4545). Snacks, food to share welcome: “All types of music.

Eight o'Clock-1: $??
New Year's Eve Party at the Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/­655-2888). Hors d'oeuvres, sparkling wine, and more. $45 through November. 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
Just Dance Goes Hollywood New Year's Eve Gala at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embarcadero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/436-9888). Casino games, 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.

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Friday-Sunday, October 3-5; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XIV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

Saturday, October 4; 7-9: Gratis$!
Pacific Mambo Orchestra plays at the Presidio Officers' Club. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 4; 8-11: $20
Avalon Rising plays The Girl Genius Europan Oktoberfest Ball. Please see details above.

Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12: 10-6: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXII on San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday, October 11; 7-10: $??
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays at the Presidio Officers' Club. Please see details above.

Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19; Noon-?: $160 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music FestivalThe Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Expo­sition/Civic/Bill Graham Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treas­ure Island bus (108): $2.25.

Saturday, October 25; 7:30-12: $25 – Ages 5-17: $10
The Cocktail Monkeys play the Monster's Ball aboard the Grey Ghost. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 25, 8-1: $20
Slim Jenkins plays the San Francisco Zombie Prom VI at the Verdi Club. See details above.

Saturday, October 25; 8:30-12: $20
Brassworks plays Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball. Please see details above.

Friday, October 31; 7-10: No cover. Two drink minimum, please
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickders play for dancing at the Terrace Room. Please see details above.

Friday, October 31; 19:30-01:30: $35
Pacific Mambo Orchestra; Halloween Salsa Costume Ball; Allegro Ballroom. Details above.
Saturday, November 1; 7:45-12: Advance only!
Bangers & Mash play vintage dance music for Le Bal des Vampires. Please see details above.

Friday, November 14; TIME?-1: $25
Falty & The Defects play for dancing maybe at the Metronome. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 15; TIME?-23:59: $25
Clint Baker's New Orleans Swing Band maybe at the Metronome. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 15; 23:59-4: $15
Kally Price Old Blues and Jazz Band maybe at the Metronome. Please see details above.

Friday, November 28; 8-11:30 : $??
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play at Capone's Speakeasy. See details above.

Saturday, November 29; 9:15-12 : $15
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play for dancing at Ashkenaz. See details above.
MONTHLY
Last TUESDAY; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!²
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. Left at fifth 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; left (before drug store) to end of parking lot at Temple Israel.

Last FRIDAY; 8:30-11:30: $15
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 Left to Right on Industrial Drive, Right on driveway past Payless Shoes to end.

Third SATURDAY; 9-1:30: $15
Various groups play for East Bay Salsa Third SUNDAY; 4-6:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
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's Stan Isaacs telephone: 1650/858-2568.

7-9: $8 – Partner advised!²
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. This gig doesn't happen Easter, in May, July, September, November, or Christmas. Answers?

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WEEKLY
Monday-Thursday
7-10: Two drink minimum – Partner advised!²
Various groups play for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Sundays
6-9: No cover (two drink minimum, please) Take a partner!³
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: No cover! Partner, and hearing protection, advised!*
Ed Ivey and Edna Love Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: WAlnut 1-7392).

Mondays
8-11: No cover (two drink minimum, please) Take a partner!³
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 before leaving home!

Tuesdays
8-10: $25 – Take a partner!³
THE TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY concert at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street. There are tiny spaces to dance.
NOTICE: Frequent schedule changes. Call 655-5600 before leaving home!

9:40-12: $10
STOMPY JONES play The Tuesday Night Jump when not on The Road, at Verdi Club, 2424 Mari­posa Street (Tele­phone: 861-9190). Intermediate Lindy Hop and Balboa classes at 7; Beginners' class at 9 and dance: $12. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Third Tuesday:
7-9: $5 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Valley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Refreshments.

Wednesdays
6:30-11:30: $5 – Partner advised!²
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). Class at 7:30. Answers?

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

Thursdays
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!²
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). Class at 7:30. Answers?

Second and Fourth Thursdays
COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Blondie's Bar & No Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419).

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).

Fourth and Second Thursdays
COSMO ALLEYCATS play for up-tempo dancing at Blondie's Bar & No Grill, 540 Valencia Street (Telephone: 864-2419).

Fridays
March 28-October 24; 5-8:45: Grati$
Friday Nights at the de Young. Music, dancing, demonstrations, surprises, etc.

9-11:30: $12
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). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9-12:30: $10 – Partner advised!²
BLACK MARKET JAZZ ORCHESTRA sextette at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Music from the '40s to today. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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). Class at 7:30. Answers?

9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
DOUBLE FUNK CRUNCH Various groups play for dancing at the Top o'Th'Mark, 898 Mason Street. Jazz, Swing, R&B. Call 616-6916 for general, 616-6940 for specific, information.

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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.
*DEFINITIONS — ¹Not for homophobes!

²Partner Advised
³Take a Partner
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