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The Allegro Ballroom gives classes in several dances for adults
 accompanying teen-age and younger students, Saturdays 2-3: Grati$!

Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
   SEPTEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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September 2017 Pacific Grand Ball isn't happening this year.
9thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing, will happen next year. Answers?

Friday-Monday, September 1-3: $219 (Other options available.)
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers present the 2017 National Smooth Dancers State Convention at the San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott Hotel($124), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Fac­simile: -8016). In advance through June 15, $199 payable to: Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, Inc., 251 Wicklow Drive, South San Francisco 94080. ☏ 650/455-2402. Answers?

Friday-Monday, September 1-4: $180
South Bay Dance Fling XXXIII (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport (~$110) Local ☏ 1408/453-6200 | California | Exterior | 1888/HOLIDAY | Facsimile. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $165 through July 24; (other options avail­able), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 ☏ 209/608-1414. Answers?

Saturday, September 2; 8-11: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays favourite English and French country dances, Waltzes, etc., in the Elks Lodge Ballroom for The Scarlet Pimpernel Ball: 1792 at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Late Century MDCCC, Regency, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Sir Percy and Lady Blakeney welcome food to share. $20 through August 26 via PayPal or from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (☏ 510/522-1731). Class at 7:15. Answers?

Friday, September 8; 9-12: $12
35th Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (☏ 650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 9; 3-?: Grati$!
Grand Opening of On One [HopHop] Studios at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José. Classes for Children at 3; Teen-agers at 5; Fitness at 7; Advanced at 9. Answers?

Sunday, September 10; 1-6: $80
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for the 33rd Annual Art Deco Society of Cali­fornia's Gatsby Summer Aſternoon at the Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, née Oakvale Park, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court (☏ 510/­615-5555), Oakland. Answers?

Friday, September 15 — DEADLINE | Final payment due!
Michelle Kinkaid's November 17-21 Getaway Dance Cruise. Please see details below.

Saturday, September 16; 9-12: $20
Taste of Chicago – the LAST WHITE PARTY (Steppin is a Journey, not a Destination…) at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (☏ 510/655-2888). In advance: $15. Host Ron Brown: (☏ 209/688-3520) 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.

Tuesday, September 19; 7:30-9:30: $10 – Partner advised!
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, resumes its regular Starduster (T‏hird) Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (☏ 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Answers?

Saturday-Saturday, September 23-30 Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic Dance Cruise A cruise adventure for dancers, friends and family” from Honolulu to Honolulu via Kahului, Hilo, Kona, and Nawiliwili aboard the Pride of America. Fare+tax+wage subsidy for each of two=Inside: $1,937.58; Outside: $2,009.08; Balcony: $2,522.44; Suite: $3,789.19. Greater density per cabin=lesser cost per person (☏ 585-6282). Answers?

Saturday, September 23; 6:30-11CANCELLED
Waynes' World - WCSU Annual Luau & BBQ Workshops & Dance at Chapkis Dance Studio, 309 Main Street, Suisun City.

Saturday, September 30; 6:30-12: $14; Students: $6 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's October dance is tonight at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (☏ 510/655-2888). Class at 7. 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, September 30; 8-10:30: $20; Age 17 and younger: $12
LADY K AND THE KINGS OF SWING play for the Fall Ball in the Dougherty Station Com­munity Center's Ridgeview Room, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramón. In advance, $20/$12 (☏ 1925/973-3343). Answers?◊ From San Francisco Bay Bridge: McArthur/Daniel Sakai Memorial/Arthur H. Breed, Jr. freeways (580) to Left on Hopyard Road to Dougherty Road. Keep right on the curve/split onto Bollinger Canyon Road. Reverse direction at East Branch Parkway then Right into venue.

Saturday, September 30; 8-11: $21
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88s celebrate the release of the CD Friends Along The Way at the Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley ☏ 383-9600. In advance: $21.

Saturday, September 30, 9?-12?: $40?
Prom Night 2017 presented by Jeff Chandler with '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s music at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (☏ 510/655-2888). Performances, photo booth, vote for prom King and Queen, snacks, punch. Learn our new line dance: After Curfew.☏ 305-1032. Answers?

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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
   OCTOBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Sunday, October 1; 6:45-10: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday Dance with Michelle Kinkaid (☏ 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 5; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXV (see below) Early Bird Dance at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Class with ¿? and ¿? at 7.◊

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8; Through September 17:
$140; Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75
$170 / $150 / $90 after. Other options available.
Boogie by the Bay XXV (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $139 through August (☏ 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?◊

Saturday, October 7; 7-12: $18
TBA plays for the Mid-Autumn Ballroom Dance Party (☏ 510/326-2861) at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (☏ 510/655-2888). Refreshments.

Saturday, October 7; 8-12: $25
THE BRASSWORKS BAND plays Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, and set dances, etc., for The Sherlock Holmes Ball: 1895, in the Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Late Victorian, Edwardian, or modern evening dress admired, not required. Food to share wel­come. $20 through Sep­tember 30 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (☏ 510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7. Answers?

Sunday, October 8 — 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 8; 2:15-5: $30
Halloween dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­vation deadline: October 4 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 8; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The closing dance of Boogie by the Bay XXV (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lin­game.◊

Saturday, October 14; 7:30-11:30: $35 with dinner through September, $45 after
11thAnniversary Dance with dinner at 6:30 at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (☏ 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?

Wednesday, October 18; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Fifth 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.

Thursday-Sunday, October 19-22; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Park Central Hotel, ($199 through September 28), Fifty Third Street, San Francisco (☏ 974-6400). Registration payable to Autumn Dance Classic, 904 Petaluma Drive, Cedar Park 78613 Telephone: (646) 509-6199 . Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 19-22: $159
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($219 through September 19), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (☏ 447-3025; to reserve). In advance: $129 through July; $139 through September 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: $35;
  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 20-22: $390-$400.74 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XX, 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, ℅ Shufina English, 2245 Eighteenth Street, 3, San Francisco 94107 or $375.12 on line through October 15. ☏ 505-0451 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.

UNCONFIMED – Saturday, October 21; 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 (☏ 510/436-9888). 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.

UNCONFIMED – Saturday, October 21; 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 (☏ 408/264-9393).

Wednesday, October 25; 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 27; 7:30-11: $25
Masquerade Gala, an evening of elegance at the Veterans Memorial Building/Oakland Senior Center at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (☏ 1510/238-3284). Dancing, refreshments, prizes. $20 in advance.

Friday, October 27; 9-12: $12
Hallowe'en Dance at the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (☏ 1650/856-6991). Costumes admired, not required. Class at 8.

Saturday, October 28; 7:30-12: $40; Other options available
LEE PRESSON & the NAILS and BIG BLU SOUL REVUE play the Monsters Bash aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance: $35. ☏ 510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?

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

Sunday, October 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?
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8-Witching: $20
Allegro Presents Halloween at the Allegro Ball­room, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emery­ville (☏ 510/655-2888). Costume parade and prizes, line dance, showcase, refreshments. In advance: $15. 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.

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Unless otherwise stated, 1415 initiates Telephone numbers; 12-hour start times are aſter Noon.
   NOVEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Thursday, November 2; 8-?: $5 (included with week-end pass)
Mountain Magic XIX Dance Convention's Early Bird Dance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (☏ 1888/829-7630 or 775/­588-3515). Answers?◊

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5: $150; Juniors, Non-USA, Students: $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVIX (CTST, NFDA, WSDC) at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (Thursday and Sunday: $70+$22 - Friday and Saturday: $115+$22 through October (with code: STSWG17), 55 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe (☏ 1888/829-7630 or 775/­588-3515). Event (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step, and more), work­shops on line through October 15: $130; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions: $75 (☏+Fac­simile 585-6282). See Mountain Magic as it happens. Answers?◊

Saturday, November 4; 7:45-12: Advance only — $30 through September, $35 after
BANGERS & MASH play vintage ballroom dance music in the Grand Ballroom while DJs, Dark Moon and Persephone present recorded modern, romantic, and Gothic dance music in the Nightfall Club from 7 for Le Bal des Vampires XXIV at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Performance by Le Theater of the Vam­pires. Evening dress of the century and country of your rebirth admired, not required. Snacks. Payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (☏ 510/522-1731).

Thursday, November 9; 9:20-12:30: $15
MICHAEL GAMBLE & THE RHYTHM SERENADERS sextette with Laura Windley play the Fog City Stomp's Pre-Party with the 9:20 Special at the Russian Center of San Francisco, 2460 Sutter Street.

Friday-Sunday, November 10-12: $220 — In advance: $140-$200
Fog City Stomp, a Lindy Hop workshop & competition weekend with dances and classes at:
Russian Center of San Francisco, 2460 Sutter Street and
Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street.
 Friday, 9-12: Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Saturday, 9-12: Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders octette with Laura Windley
 Sunday, 8-11: Paul Cosentino & The Fog City All-Stars at Abadá-Capoeira
Friday and Saturday nights, 00:30-03:00: recorded music at Abadá-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street. Answers?

Saturday, November 11; 8-12:30: Advance sale only
Dance and Salmon, Beef, or Mushroom Risotto dinner at 7: $155 or Dessert at 8: $65 through October 15
Thirty-piece philharmonic orchestra plays for the San Francisco Waltz­ing Society's Autumn Vien­nese Waltz Ball LXI 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 (☏ 925/284-1003). Answers?

Sunday, November 12; 2:15-5: $28
The Happiest Place on Earth! dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: November 8 pay­able to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 20 Turquoise Way, San Francisco 94131 (☏thinsp;265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, November 12; 6:45-10: $12 — Veterans tonight: Grati$!
The Second Sunday dance with Michelle Kinkaid (☏ 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.

Monday, November 13; 9-12: $9
Fog City Stomp's after party with Shimmytown at the at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (☏ 861-9199).

Friday-Tuesday, November 17-21: Inside, $574; Outside, $624; Balcony, $834 each of two
Passport required!Suggested on-board Wage Subsidy (tip): ~$13.50 per person per night.
Michelle Kinkaid's Getaway Cruise (San Pedro-Catalina-Ensenada-San Pedro) aboard the Emer­ald Princess (☏+Facsimile: 585-6282). Answers?◊

November 18-19, 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 Week-ends: 10:00-19:00 — 2016 Prices:
$30.00; Ages 5-12: $14, younger, Grati$! – After 15:00: $18 / $10 
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 39thAnnual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party at the Cow Palace. Payable to: Red Barn Productions, Post Office Box 1768, Novato 94948 (☏ 1800/510-1558; Facsimile: 892-4039). Answers?

UNCONFIRMED Monday, November 20; 9:15-?: $15
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 (☏ 408/264-9393). Classes at 7:15 and 8:15. Answers?

UNCONFIRMED Sunday, November 26; 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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Saturday, September 2; 8-11: $25
Bangers & Mash play for The Scarlet Pimpernel Ball: 1792 in Alameda. See details above.

Saturday-Monday, September 2-4; 10-6: $25; Age 62+: $20; Ages 6-12: $5
The 65thAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Tuesday September 5; 8-9:30: $23 — CONCERT!
Junius Courtney Big Band plays September Song, with Denise Perrier, at Yoshi's, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Oakland. ☏ 510/238-9200. In advance: $23.◊

Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10: $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?

Sunday, September 10; 1-6: $80>
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays the Gatsby Summer Aſternoon in Oakland. See details above.

Tuesday, September 19; 7:30-9:30: $10 – Partner advised!
Starduster Orchestra plays in the Mill Valley Community Center. Please see details above.

Friday, September 22; 7-12: $125
Cruise for a Cause, A Night of Blues on The Bay, with Kenny Neal, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, and Tia Carroll, a benefit for the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation aboard the California Hornblower sailing from Pier 3.

Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24; 10-6: Grati$
Pacific Coast Fog Fest XXXII on Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.

Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24; 10-6: Grati$
The 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival, on Main Street between Alhambra and Court streets in Martinez (☏ 1800/310-6563).

Saturday, September 30: Noon-5: Ages 11+ $5
Octoberfest in Swiss Park at 5911 Mowry Avenue, Newark.

Saturday, September 30; Noon-8: Grati$!
10thAnnual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square plus Latin Jazz and Reggae on nearby stages. Answers?

Saturday, September 30; 8-10:30: $20; Age 17 and younger: $12
Lady K and the Kings of Swing play for the Fall Ball in San Ramón. Please see details above.

Saturday, September 30; 8-11: $21
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. See details above.

The Treasure Island Music Festival isn't happening this year.

Friday, October 6, 4-9, Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8: Saturday and Sunday, 11-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (☏ 707/545-4200). In advance: Tasting options $140 and less.

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8; 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, October 7; 7-11: $25
The Brassworks Band plays The Sherlock Holmes Ball: 1895 in Alameda. See details above.

Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8: 10-5: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXVII on and near San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday, November 4; 7:45-12: Advance only — $30 through September, $35 after
Bangers & Mash play for Le Bal des Vampires XXIV in Alameda. Please see details above.

Thursday, November 9; 9:20-12:30: $15
Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders with Laura Windley. Please see details above.

Friday, November 10; 9-12: $30
Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band at the Russian Center. Please see details above.

Saturday, November 11; 9-12: $30
Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders with Laura Windley. Please see details above.

Sunday, November 12: 8-11: $25
Paul Cosentino & The Fog City All-Stars at Abadá-Capoeira. Please see details above.

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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——

FÉNIX
919 Fourth Street, San Rafael

————17.9 miles————

LOCAL EDITION
691 Market Street

——1.3 miles——

MAKE OUT ROOM
3225 22nd 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–—
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SUNDAYS
August 6; 6:30-9: $10 — Not always in August
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, (née The [San Francisco] Bay Area Composers' Big Band) concert at Doc's Lab née The Purple Onion, 124 Columbus Avenue (Call: 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 (Call: WAlnut 1-7392).

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?

7-9: $15 – Partner advised!New Sunday (was Second)
Class Act Big Band plays for Sunday Swing's moderate-tempo dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6. Answers?

MONDAYS
8:15-10:45: $15 with classes at 6:30, 7:15, and 8
Stompy Jones Mondays at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland.

8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
The Fil Lorenz Little Big Band 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. – Partner advised!
The Klipptones play for dancing at the Starlight Room, 450 Powell Street (Call: 395-8595)

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 (☏ 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Answers?

Last Tuesday; 8-10:30: $5 – Partner advised!
Dave's Swingtime Band (☏ 510/521-3219) featuring vocalist Janese Powell at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda (☏ 510/522-9355). 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.

Last Tuesday; 9-11:30: $15
Various bands play for The Breakaway's high tempo Swing dancing in Oakland at the Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way OR The Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck. Answers?

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.

9-12: $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 Cats Corner's high tempo Swing dancing at the Swedish American Hall, 2147 Market Street (☏ 375-3370). Classes at 7, 8, and 9: add $5. Answers?

THURSDAYS
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!
The Klipptones play 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 (☏ 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 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 Little Big Band plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

FRIDAYS
First and Third Fridays' El Beso Milonga at the Allegro Ballroom have been cancelled.

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?

9-11:30: $12
Various bands play for dancing at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (☏ 510/436-9888). 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?

Third Saturdays
January through October, 9-12: $15
Various bands play for up-tempo dancing at the Bootleggers Ball at the Community Music Cen­ter, 544 Capp Street (☏ 647-6015). Class at 8:30.

Fourth Saturdays: 2-4:30: $10
Mood Swing Orchestra plays for the Ballroom Tea Dance Series at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 1:15.

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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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May 5-October 7; Wednesdays at 6 and Sundays at 2: Grati$!
Jewels Of The Square, Union Square
Sundays at 2: First: Tango – Second: Blues – Third: Latin/Salsa – Fourth: Lindy Hop.

May 7-October 29, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

Thursdays, May 11-September 14; 6:30-8: Grati$!
City of Concord's 29th Annual Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza.

Second Fridays June 9-September 8; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

Saturdays (Alternating), May 13-September 16; 6-8:30: Grati$!
Concerts in the Grove, Clayton.

Every other Sunday: May 28-September 3
Sunset by the Lake at Pleasant Hill's City Hall, Gregory Lane at Cleaveland Road.


DEFINITIONS   
Most events are attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
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Not for homophobes!
Not for Sinophobes!
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You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                  
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