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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 after Noon.
   SEPTEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Northern California Swing Dance Challenge IX,
a series of Jack ’n’ Jill com­pe­ti­tions that began March 29.
Finals are September 20, q.v. below for details.

Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1: $165
South Bay Dance Fling XXX (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/538-6818; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $145 through July 24; (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

Monday, September 1 — Not tonight, Dear!
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is not happeing tonight at or next Monday at Local Edition but will be back September 15.

Tuesday, September 2: — Not tonight, Dear!
The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy isn't happening tonight. Yoshi's. Brazilian Night is September 9.

Saturday, September 6; 8-11: $20
BRASSWORKS plays 1930s-'40s FoxTrots, Swings, Waltzes, Tangos, etc., in the Elks' Club Lodge Room for the The Casablanca Ball at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Vintage/modern evening dress, 1930s-'40s costume/Moroccan dress native dress is admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $15 through August 30 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?

Sunday, September 7; 7-10: $10
The regular First Sunday Night Swing Dance resumes at Ellington Hall, 3535 Industrial Drive, B4, Santa Rosa (Tele­phone: 1707/545-6150x25). Classes at 5:45 and 7. 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.

Monday, September 8 — Not tonight, Dear!
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is not happeing tonight at Local Edition but will be back next week.

Tuesday, September 9: $25
The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy resumes its Tuesdays residency at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). Not a dance gig but there are tiny spaces.

Thursday, September 11; 8-10: $24CANCELLED!
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 1330 Fillmore Street (Telephone: 655-5600). Open dance floor promised!

Friday, September 12; 8-11: $5, Gratis! if born in September
Summer in the City at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments, prizes. Class at 7.

Friday, September 12; 9-12: $12
32nd Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 13, 8-12: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Red­wood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XIX (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) at the Pet­a­luma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Pet­a­luma Boulevard South (Tele­phone: 1707/­876-3308). Class at 7. Redwood Highway (101) to Pet­a­luma Boulevard South; venue behind bowling alley about two miles farther at left. Answers?

Saturday, September 13; 8-12: $30
Allegro Ballroom's 20th Anniversary Party with buffet at 7, cake, gifts, performance at 9:30, and cake at 10:30 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.♦

Monday, September 15: No cover (two drink minimum, please)
FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA resumes its Mondays residency at Local Edition, 691 Market Street (Telephone: 795-1375).♦

Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21: $108
San Francisco Lindy Exchange. Housing? In advance — Event, workshops, dances: $98 through August 27; $103 through September 9. Payable to: San Francisco Lindy Exchange, 146A Belvedere Street, San Francisco 94117. Answers?
At the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street
Thursday; 9:20-12:15: $15
FIL LORENZ'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Lilan Kane
Friday; 8:30-12: $30 – BARBARA MORRISON
Saturday; 8:30-12: $30 – GORDON WEBSTER
Sunday; 8:30-12: $30 – TBA
At ABADÁ-Capoeira, 3221 Twenty-second Street
Friday and Saturday; 23:59-05:00: Recorded Music

Thursday, September 18; 9:20-12:15: $15, Students: $12, included with SFLX (above)
FIL LORENZ'S LITTLE BIG BAND with Hale Baskin plays for the 9:20 Special's dance at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Classes at 7:20 and 8:20. Answers?♦

September 19: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 20; 6:30-12: $20
NorCal Swing Dance Challenge Finals at Lake Merritt Dance Center.
  QUALIFYING
  LakeSide Swing; Sunday, July 27 at 8:30
  2 Left Feet Dance Center: Friday, August 1 at 10
  Sac Swings; Tuesday, August 5 at 9
  Slo Motion Swing; Tuesday, August 12 at 9
  So Swing; Saturday, August 23 at 4:30
  The Club House; Sunday, September 7
  WnY Warehouse; TBA
  Spotlight Ballroom; Thursday, September 11 at 9

September 21: First Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 21; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Hawaiian Night dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 17 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, September 21; 8:30-12: $10 — NEW WEELKY (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, September 22 — Not tonight, Dear!
Just Knock isn't happening tonight but it will next Monday.

September 22: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 25: Second Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 26: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 27: Last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 27 — Not tonight, Dear!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Fourth Saturday Dance happened September 13.

Saturday, September 27: Event: $?? with dinner; Event + hotel: $??? (other options available)
6thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Marriott San Mateo ($???), 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 1650/­653-6000). Amounts payable to: Pacific Grand Ball, 361 Marcella Way, Millbrae 94030 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

Saturday, September 27; Noon-8: Grati$!
7th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square with ORQUESTA SABORICHE, LATIDO, VibraSÓN, PA'L BAILADOR plus Latin Jazz and Reggae stages. Answers?

Sunday, September 28; 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, September 29; 9-12: $12 — CHANGE of SCHEDULE!

Just Knock is tonight, the Fifth Monday, at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846-3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

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   OCTOBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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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?

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.

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.♦

Thursday, October 9; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $15
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; 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: $15
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 Dance née monthly!
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?

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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.

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; 8:30-12: $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?♦

Thursday, October 30; ?-?: $?? (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 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?♦

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Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2: $140; Juniors, Non-USA, Students, All-Stars, Champions; $95
Mountain Magic Dance Convention XVI 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?

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-Monday, August 30-September 1; 9-5: $25?; Age 62+: $15?; Ages 6-12: $5?
The 62ndAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Thursday, September 11; 8-10: $24
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at Yoshi's. Open dance floor! See details above.

Thursday, September 18; 9:20-12:15: $15
Fil Lorenz's Little Big Band with Hale Baskin at the Russian Center. Please see details above.

Friday, September 19; 8:30-12: $30
Barbara Morrison plays for the Lindy Exchange at the Russian Center. See details above.

Saturday, September 20; 8:30-12: $30
Gordon Webster plays at the Russian Center; San Francisco Lindy Exchange. See details above.
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XIV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

Saturday, October 4; 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-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; 8:30-12: $20
Brassworks plays Ye Gaskell Occasional Dance Society's Ball. Please see details above.
Saturday, November 1; 7:45-12: Advance only!
Bangers & Mash play vintage dance music for Le Bal des Vampires at the Elks' Club in Alameda. 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.
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 at the Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville (Telephone: 1510/655-2888). Class at 8:15. 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.

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 (Telephone: 795-1375).

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 (Telephone: 655-5600). There are tiny spaces to dance.

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.

April 24-September 21, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

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

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.

*DEFINITIONS — ¹Not for homophobes!

²Partner Advised
³Take a Partner
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