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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.

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.


   AUGUSTRegularly Scheduled Dances.
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NOTE: Bay West Ballroom closed July 31!

Northern California Swing Dance Challenge X,
a series of Jack ’n’ Jill com­pe­ti­tions.
Finals are September 12, q.v. below for details.

QUALIFYING EVENTS
SO Swing, Medford: Saturday, August 1
Spotlight Ballroom, West Sacramento: Thursday, August 6 at 9
Peninsula Italian-American Club, San Mateo: Sunday, August 9 at 7:30
The Clubhouse, Placentia: Sunday, August 16 at 7:30
Roseville Opera House: Tuesday, August 18 at 9
Studio One Ballroom, Chico: Thursday, August 20
2 Left Feet Dance Center, Danville: Friday, August 28 at 10 at
Lakeside Swing, Oakland: Sunday, August 30 at 8:30 at

Saturday, August 1; 1-4:30: Grati$!
BANGERS AND MASH play late Victorian dance music (Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Mazurkas, Lancers and Lobster Quadrilles) at the Alice in Wonderland Picnic Dance An Elegant, if Curious, Victorian afternoon 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. Mid-Victorian (1862-80), Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass-inspired, pre-Raphaelite, æsthetic, or Romantic dress admired, not required. Answers?

Sunday, August 2; 8-12: $20
FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA plays, Jonathan Poretz sings at the The Vintage Days: a night at the Starline Social Club, 645 West Grand Avenue, Oakland. In advance: $16.82 through July 31 at 5.♦

Friday-Sunday, August 7-9 – Event, workshops: $135 (Other options available)
Swingtacular V: The Galactic Open at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay ($135), 223 Twin Dol­phin Drive, Redwood City (Telephone: 1650/598-9000; Facsimile: -9383; H0922@sofitel.­com). Host: Ben McHenry (Telephone: 1925/922-9572).

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

Sunday, August 9; 2:15-5: $30
Summertime Picnic dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reser­va­tion deadline: August 5 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?

Saturday, August 22 — Not tonight, Dear!
The Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club's Fourth Saturday Dance is happening next week in Peta­luma, q.v., below.

Monday, August 24 — Discontinued!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loft since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

Friday, August 28; 9-12: $8
Friday Night Waltz's Anniversary Dance in the upstairs Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto. Class with Richard Powers or Tom Hill at 7 and dance: $12. Answers?

Saturday, August 29, 8-12: $18; Age 20 and younger: $11; Spectator: $5
The Red­wood Empire Swing Dance Club's Jack 'n' Jill Invitational XX (HotLine: 1707/523-9477) at the Pet­a­luma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Pet­a­luma Boulevard South (Tele­phone: 1707/­876-3308). Class at 7. Via Redwood Highway (101) from Golden Gate Bridge, Petaluma Boulevard South, Left at signal, Right into second drive­way. Answers?

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   SEPTEMBER Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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NOTE: Bay West Ballroom closed July 31!
Friday-Monday, September 3-7: $170
South Bay Dance Fling XXXI (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($89) Telephones: 1408/453-6200; California: 1800/662-9896; Exterior: 800/465-4329; 888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $150 through July 25; (other options available), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 (Telephone: 1209/608-1414). Answers?

Saturday, September 5; 8-11: $25
BANGERS AND MASH plays late Victorian Viennese Waltzes, Polkas, Mazurkas, Quadrilles, Mixers, etc., in the Elks' Club Lodge Room for the Age of Innocence Ball: A Viennese Ball in Old New York at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Bustle era (1870s and 80s), elegant/brazen American old/new money, aristocracy/gentry, or modern evening dress admired, not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share welcome. $20 through August 29 via PayPal or from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7. Answers?

Friday, September 11; 9-12: $12
33rd Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 12; 12:30-5:30: $65, Juniors: $55
Keep 'em Swinging workshops and competition at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Admission includes evening's Northen California Swing Dance Challenge finals q.v. below

Saturday, September 12; 6:30-12: $25 (included with Keep 'em Swinging, q.v., above)
NorCal Swing Dance Challenge finals, Top Dog Show, and dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Sunday, September 13; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Destination Hawaii dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 10 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 13; 1-6: $51
ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA plays for the 31st Annual Art Deco Society of Cali­fornia's Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, née Oakvale Park, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court (Telephone: 1510/615-5555), Oakland. Answers?

Tuesday-Friday, September 15-25
Each of two inside: $1,294; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1,549; Balcony: $1,794; Suite: $2,144
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic San Francisco:San Francisco cruise via Puerto Vallarta, Manza­nillo, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Tuesday, September 15; 7:30-9:30: $8 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, resumes its regular Starduster (T‏hird) Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Tel: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments.

September 18: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 19: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: First Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 20; 8:30-12: $10
South Bay Dance on Sunday's First Anniversary at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?.

September 21: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Second Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 25: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 26: Second Saturday National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 26: Tickets
7thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway ($249 through August from Aira at telephone 1650/576-9961), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (Telephones: 1415/441-4000; 1888/233 9450). Amounts payable to: Pacific Grand Ball, 19 Winding Way, San Carlos 94070 (Telephone: 1650/576-9961). Answers?

September 27: Last day of National Ballroom Dance Week

Monday, September 28 — Discontinued!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loft since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

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NOTE: Bay West Ballroom closed July 31!
Saturday, October 3; 8-11: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME plays Blues, East Coast Swing, FoxTrot, Jive, Latin, Lindy Hop, Tanbo, Waltz, etc., for Murder In The Ballroom: 1938, in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. 1930s costume or vintage or modern evening dress admired but not required. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share wel­come. $20 through September 26 from The Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15. Answers?

Saturday, October 10; 9-12: $30
Ballroom Blitz, A Night at the Disco! with Jeff Chandler's Night at the Disco at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Performances, films, mixers, sparkling punch, hors d'oeuvres. Class at 8. In advance: $25. Telephone: 305-1032. Answers?

Sunday, October 4; 6:45-10: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
The Second Sunday Dance with Michelle Kinkaid (Tele­phone: 585-6282) is happening tonight at the Peninsula Italian Amer­ican Social Club of San Mateo, 100 North B Street, where Wednesday's weekly B Street Boogie happens at 8:30. Refreshments. Class at 6. Answers?

Thursday, October 8; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXIII (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 9-11; $140
Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXIII (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $139 through September 6 (Telephones: 1800/233-1234; 650/347-1234). Buy event, workshops and buffet or send payment to: The Next Generation Swing Dance Club, Post Office Box 2747, Dublin 94568. See Boogie by the Bay as it happens! Answers?♦

Sunday, October 11 — Not tonight, Dear!
Michelle Kinkaid's Second Sunday Dance was last week. Tonight we're dancing at Boogie by the Bay, q.v. below.

October 11; 2:15-5: $30
Spooktacular dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 8 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 11; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXIII (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Wednesday, October 14; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Third 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 15-18; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Book for $159 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 43357, Louisville 40253 (Telephone: 1502/822-6427; Facsimile: 1480/247-5340). Answers?

Friday-Sunday, October 16-18: $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. $365 pay­able to: Camp Swing, c/o Shufina English, 1 Hallidie Plaza, 210, San Francisco 94102 or $374.95 on line through October 15. Answers? From Mendocino take Little Lake Road 5½ miles to end of pavement. Turn Right onto gravel road 3 miles to camp.

Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18: $150
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($189 through September), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve for $137). In advance: $110 through July; $120 through August 7; $130 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: $12;
 Friday, 7:30-1: Welcome Dance at hotel: $30;
 Saturday, 7:30-1: Hoedown at the Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue: $55;
 Sunday, 5-11: Stompede Ball at the Sundance Saloon: $40.
Workshops at hotel: Friday: 1-6; Saturday and Sunday: 10-4.

Monday, October 26 — Discontinued!
Just Knock, the Fourth Monday Swing Dance at the The Dance Loft since February 8, 2010, is no longer happening.

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Saturday, August 1; Noon-?: $?
Oakland Jazz Festival at Califonia State University East Bay Campus in Hayward (shuttle from Hayward BART). Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2; Noon-6: $15 – Seniors/Youths 13-17, $8; younger gratis
Art + Soul XV at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Sunday, August 2; 8-12: $20
Fil Lorenz plays, Jonathan Poretz sings at “Starline Social Club. Please see details above.

Friday-Sunday, August 7-9: $OLD OUT!
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Friday, August 7; 6-9: $20; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday; 10-10: $35; Sunday; 11-11: $25; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $70/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXV at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 8: $47.88; Ages 5-12: $16.80.

Saturday, August 22; 10-7: $27; Pre-teens Grati$!
Festival de la Isla XIII at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville. 2014 URL for advance: $22.

Saturday-Sunday, August 29-30; 10-5: $12; Senior/Military: $10; Age 18 and younger: $8 per day
Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival, Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway

Saturday-Monday, September 5-7; 10-6: $25; Age 62+: $20; Ages 6-12: $5
The 63rdAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Saturday, September 5; 8-11: $25
Bangers and Mash plays the Age of Innocence Ball …. Please see details above.

Sunday, September 13; 1-6: $51
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon. Please see details above.

Saturday, September 26; Noon-8: Grati$!
8th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square plus Latin Jazz and Reggae on nearby stages. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, October 2-4; 11:00-19:00: Grati$!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival XV at Hellman Hollow (née Speedway Meadow), Lindley, and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park. Volunteer! – Answers?

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

Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18; Noon-?: $169.50 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Expo­sition/Civic/Bill Graham Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treas­ure Island bus (108).

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MONTHLY
Second SUNDAY; 2-5: Grati$!
Various bands play for Lindy Hop at Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement Street (Telephone: 387-6343).

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.

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

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

Third SATURDAY; 9-1:30: $15
Various groups play for East Bay Salsa

Third SUNDAY; 4-6:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
PAUL PRICE SOCIETY ORCHESTRA plays dance music from the 1890s to 1930s (Waltz, Polka, Tango, Maxixe, etc.) at the Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence Street. Class at 3. Refreshments. Castle House Vintage Dance's Stan Isaacs telephone: 1650/858-2568.

7-9: $8 – Partner advised!²
CLASS ACT BIG BAND plays for Sunday Swing's up-tempo dancing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave­nue, Oakland (Tele­phone: 1510/504-2176 ). Class at 6 and dance: $12. This gig doesn't happen Easter, in May, July, September, November, or Christmas. Answers?

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

Sundays
6:30-9: Two drink minimum, please Take a partner!³
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, (née The [San Francisco] Bay Area Composer's Big Band) concert at Doc's Lab née The Purple Onion, 124 Columbus Avenue (Telephone: 649-6191). Answers?

9-1:30: 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: Two drink minimum, please) Take a partner!³
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA concert at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.
WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 after five to confirm!

Tuesdays
8-10: $25 – Take a partner!³VENUE CLOSED!
THE TOMMY IGOE GROOVE CONSPIRACY concert at The Addition née Yoshi's, 1330 Fill­more Street. There are tiny spaces to dance.
NOTICE: Frequent schedule changes. Call 655-5600 to confirm!


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:
7:30-9:30: $8 – Partner advised!²— Not happening July and August!
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with various vocalists, plays Starduster Tuesday at the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom at 180 Camino Alto (Tel: 383-1370). Light 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?

9-11: $15
METRO BIG BAND plays for Ballroom and Latin dancing at Cheryl Burke Dance, 1400 North Shoreline Boulevard, A-1, Mountain View (Tele­phone: 1650/864-9150). Class at 8. 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
7-10: Two drink minimum, please
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room presents various groups who play for dancing. Reservations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Also Saturdays. Blues & BBQ at the Smoking Pig BBQ Company, 3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/713-1854). 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). 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?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, please
Also Fridays. Blues & BBQ at the Smoking Pig BBQ Company, 3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont (Telephone: 1510/713-1854). Answers?

9-12:30: $15 – Partner advised!²
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 5-October 2?; 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 17-November 27; 6:30-8: Grati$!
Friday Nights at the de Young (Telephone: 750-3600)

May 3-October 31, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

Sundays, June 14-August 16; 2:00: Grati$! — Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXXVII

Wednesdays, June 3-August 26: Noon-1; Grati$!
Summer Sounds at Oakland City Center, Thirteenth and Broadway (Telephone: 1510/­830-1651). Flyer. Answers?

Thursdays, June 25-August 13; 6-8: Grati$! — Central Park Music Series, San Mateo.  

Second Fridays June 12-September 25 plus September 25; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$  
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

Every other Sunday: May 24-September 6
Sunset by the Lake at Pleasant Hill's City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

Thursdays, May 21-September 17; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Thursdays, July 7-August 11; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Tuesday Night Blues at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord


Wednesdays, June 24-August 26; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!  
jazz on the plaza, “The Summer of Sinatra” at the Town Plaza, West Main Street at Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.

Sundays, May 24-September 20; 4-?: Variou$
BBQs On The Lawn at Rancho Nicasio, on the Town Square, 1 Old Rancheria Road, Nicasio. Reser­va­tions advised: 662-2219.


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