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Compiled by SwingCha @ GMail.com
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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Tuesday, August 1; 9:15-11:30: $10 — NEW Weekly DANCE
Various bands play for the Woodchopers Ball, up-tempo dancing at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Call: 1415/861-9199). Class at 8. Answers?

Wednesday, August 2; 9:30-12: $10 — NEW LOCATION!
Cats Corner's high tempo Swing dancing has moved from Balançoire Restaurant and Club in The Mission to the Swedish American Hall in Eureka Valley at 2147 Market Street (375-3370). Classes at 7, 8, and 9: add $5. Answers?

Thursday, August 3; 8-?: $¿?
Swingtacular VII's Welcome Dance at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 408/988-1500).

Friday-Sunday, August 4-6 — Event, workshops:
$149; Student/Non-USA: $109; Chaperone/Spectator: $49; All-Stars/Age 17 and younger: Grati$!
Swingtacular VII: The Galactic Open at the Santa Clara Marriott ($134 through July 17), 2700 Mission College Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 408/988-1500). Saturday night theme: Galactic. Host: Ben Mc­Henry (Call: 925/922-9572).

Saturday, August 5; 1-4:30: Grati$! but please feed the band's tip receiver
BANGERS & MASH play late Victorian, Edwardian, and some Ragtime dance music to Dance In Neverland, 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 1900-14 era admired, not required. Answers?

Sunday, August 6; 8-?: $15
Hot August Nights Island Party!, a Ballroom, Latin, NiteClub, and Country dance at Two Left Feet Dance Center 194 Diablo Road, Danville. Call: 925/831-8111.

Tuesday, August 8; 9:15-11:30: $10 — New Weekly Dance
Various bands play for the Woodchopers Ball, up-tempo dancing at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mar­iposa Street (Call: 1415/861-9199). Class at 8. Answers?

Wednesday, August 9; 9:30-12: $10 — New LOCATION!
Cats Corner's high tempo Swing dancing has moved from Balançoire Restaurant and Club in The Mission to the Swedish American Hall in Eureka Valley at 2147 Market Street (375-3370). Classes at 7, 8, and 9: add $5. Answers?

Sunday, August 13; 2:15-5: $30
Happy Birthday 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?

Wednesday, August 16; 9:30-12: $10 — New Location!
Cats Corner's high tempo Swing dancing has moved from Balançoire Restaurant and Club in The Mission to the Swedish American Hall in Eureka Valley at 2147 Market Street (375-3370). Classes at 7, 8, and 9: add $5. Answers?

Friday, August 18; 9-12: Age 25+: $12; Age 24-: $8; Younger: Grati$!
Third Anniversary of Judy & Samy hosting the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavil­ion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Call 650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Friday, August 18; 9-?: $45
LOS VAN VAN at Mezzanine, 414 Jesse Street (625-8880). In advance: $45.69. Answers?

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

Sunday, August 20; 8:30-11:30: $10 — PENULTIMATE SWING & BALLROOM DANCE!
New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall, 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Call: 1408/435-1889), has been sold. Class at 7. Answers?

Tuesday, August 22; 8-12: Two drink minimum, Plea$e
ON THE AVENUE plays From Memphis to Motown (with a change of trains in Chicago), Blues, Early Rock ’n’ Roll, Soul, and Motown for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street (795-1375).

Saturday, August 26, 7-11:30: $19; Age 20 and younger: $10; Spectator: $6
The Red­wood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XXII (Hot☏ 707/­523-9477) at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Boulevard South. Answers? Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Leſt at signal, Right into second drive­way.

Sunday, August 27; 7-11: $25
Viennese Ball; End of summer celebration at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland ( 510/436-9888). Show; light refreshments. From San Francisco Bay Bridge, Nimitz Freeway (880) toward San José; exit 23rd Avenue to Right at signal, Right into second driveway. Answers?

Sunday, August 27; 8:30-11:30: $10 — LAST SWING & BALLROOM DANCE!
New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall, 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José ( 408/435-1889), has been sold. Class at 7. Answers?♦

Thursday, August 31-Monday, September 4: $180
South Bay Dance Fling XXXIII (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport (~$110) Telephones: Local | California | Exterior | 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 1408/­437-9693. 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?

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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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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) Telephones: Local | California | Exterior | 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 1408/­437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $165 through July 24; (other options avail­able), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 1209/608-1414. 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 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). 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 (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 9; 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 ( 510/655-2888). 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 (Telephone: 1510/615-5555), Oakland. Answers?

September 15-24, 2017 September 15: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Friday, September 15; 8-11:30: $70 through August; $90 after — UNCONFIRMED
11thAnniversary Dinner, Showcase and Dance with four-course dinner at 7 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?

September 16: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 17: Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 18: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 19: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 19; 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 (383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Answers?

September 20: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 21: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

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. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

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

September 24: Last Day of National Ballroom Dance Week

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/splt onto Bollinger Canyon Road. Reverse direction at East Branch Parkway then Right into venue.

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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 4: $140
Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75 (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 (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?♦

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 Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXV (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

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 ( 415/974-6400). 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, c/o Shufina English, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 94102 or $375.12 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.

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 (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.

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; ??: $25
Benefit for the Veterans Memorial Building/Oakland Senior Center at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. $20 in advance.

UNCONFIMED – Friday, October 27, 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?

UNCONFIMED – Friday, October 27; 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 28; 7:30-12: $¿?; other options available
¿? play the Monsters Bash aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. In advance: $¿?. (Telephone: 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?
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Monday, October 31
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Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2; Noon-6: $15 – Ages 13-17/65+, $7; through age 12, Grati$!
Art + Soul XVII [check lineup date on page] at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, August 3-6: $262.60 with camping. (Other options available.)
33rd Annual Reggae On The River, French's Camp, Garberville.

Saturday, August 5; Noon-7; $?
The 2017 East Palo Alto Blues Festival at Bell Street Park.

Saturday, August 5; 1-4:30: Grati$! but please feed the band's tip receiver
Bangers & Mash play at An Edwardian Picnic Among the Roses in Alameda. See details above.

Sunday, August 6; 11:30-?: Donate.
Jerry Day at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheaater in McLaren Park. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 11-13: $375 (Other options available.)
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Friday, August 11; 5:30-9:30: $15; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13; 10-10: $20; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $70/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXVII at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 7: $63.25.

Friday, August 18; 9-?: $45
Los Van Van at Mezzanine, 414 Jesse Street. Please see details above.

Friday-Sunday, August 18-20; 09:30-20:00:
$19 one day, $29 for two; Seniors: $17/$27; younger than 16: Grati$!
27th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival at La Plaza Park. Payments to: Cotati Accordion Festival, Post Office Box 664, Cotati 94931 ( 1707/664-044; Facsimile: /585-2920. In Advance: save $2 per day.

Saturday, August 19; 10-7: $27; Ages 13-16: $15; Pre-teens: Grati$!
Festival de la Isla XVI at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville ( 707/426-5591). In advance: $23.50/$13.

Tuesday, August 22; 8-12: Two drink minimum, Plea$e
On the Avenue plays From Memphis to Motown for dancing at Local Edition. See details above.

Friday-Sunday, August 25-27: Adults $115, Younger than 22, $20 (Other options available.)
5th Annual End of Summer Hot Jazz Jubilee, at the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sac­ramento (Telephones: 800/686-3775; 916/929-8855). In advance payable to: Hot Jazz Jubilee, 8777 Auburn Folsom Road 502, Granite Bay 95746 (916/813-7665).

August: Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27, 10-5:
Ages 19-59: $20; Age 60+: $15; Ages 13-18: $10; Younger: Grati$!
23rd Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival, at Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway. In advance: $16.52; Senior/Military: $11.34; Teens: $6.17. Answers?

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?

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

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!²
Starduster Orchestra plays in the Mill Valley Community Center. Please see details above.

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.

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.

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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 up-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 (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.

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 (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 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
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 (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?

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?

June 2-August 18; 6:30-8: Grati$! — Friday Nights at the de Young (Call: 750-3600)

Sundays, June 25-August 27; 2:00: Grati$! — Sigmund Stern Grove Festival XXC

Wednesdays, June 7-August 30: Noon-1; Grati$!
Summer Sounds at Oakland City Center, Thirteenth and Broadway (Telephone: 1510/­830-1651). Answers?

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

Third Thursdays, June 15-August 17; 6-8: Grati$!
Portola Valley Summer Concert Series at Portola Valley Town Hall.

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

Wednesdays, June 21-August 23; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!  
jazz on the plaza, “The Summer of Lady Day” at the Town Plaza, West Main Street at Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.

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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Partner Advised: † 
Take a Partner: ‡ 
Not for homophobes!
Not for Sinophobes!
You might be the best dancer(s) there.
You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                  
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