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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.
   JUNE Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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Saturday, June 4 — NOT TONIGHT, DEAR!
Women's Country Nights Dance Party isn't happening tonight at the Lake Merritt Dance Center. Answers?

Saturday, June 4; 8-12: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME play Congress of Vienna, FoxTrots, Rumbas, Swings, Tangos, The Lambeth Walk, The Veleta, and Waltzes, Mixers, etc., for Captain America's Star Spangled Ball: 1944, at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. 1940s heroes or Super or vintage or con­temporary evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Food to share welcome. In advance: $20 through May 28 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Saturday, June 4; 9-11:15: $17
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 7:30.

Sunday, June 5; Noon-1 and 2-6: $8
Joseph Zanger 8th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance at the Country Park Stage, Gate 6, Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway near Hollister (Telephone: 1408/842-7282). Class at 1. Ameri­can Premium Dance Floors is not providing a 4000'² floor due to illness; dance shoes ill-advised on the cement floor. From Gilroy, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

Tuesday, June 7; 07:00-20:00
VOTE BEFORE YOU DANCE DAY!
Grati$, and gratifying, when you do, co$tly and shameful when you don't!

Tuesday, June 7; 8-?: $23
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Jazz Jewels and Juju with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $27.95.♦

Sunday, June 12; 2:15-5: $30
Summer Fun dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: June 8 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Sunday, June 12; 6:45-10: $12
Michelle Kinkaid's 28th Annual Memorial, Tribute & Remembrance Dance to honor John Duffy, Robert Kin­kaid, and others 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. Jack ’n’ Jill Contest; Refreshments. Class at 6. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Friday, June 17; 7-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Jonathan Poretz and Gabi Cavassa, plays for dancing at Nick's Sea­food Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.♦

Saturday, June 18; 7-10: $25
JOANIE BRANT & THE NOB HILL KNIGHTS dinner and dance (telephone: 518-8434) at the American Legion Post, 651 El Camino Real, Redwood City (telephone: 1650/365-1337.

Saturday, June 18; 9-?: $15
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for dancing at the HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato (Telephone: 892-6200). Answers?

Thursday-Monday, June 30-July 4: Event, workshops, Celebration Tango=$525
Nora's Tango Weekend 2016 San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Water­front Hotel ($123), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Event, workshops, milongas, Celebration Tango payable to: Nora Olivera Tango, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
    Thursday; 9-2: TBA
    Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO
    Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
    Sunday; 9-2: TBA

Thursday, June 30; 9:20-12: Grati$
9:20 Special's free night at the Russian Center, 2460 Sutter Street. Classes start at 7:20. Answers?

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JULYRegularly-scheduled Dances.

Friday-Monday, July 1-4: Event, workshops, Celebration Tango=$525
Nora's Tango Weekend 2016 San Fran­cisco Airport Marriott Water­front Hotel ($123), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (Tele­phones: 1800/­228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Event, workshops, milongas, Celebration Tango payable to: Nora Olivera Tango, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
    Thursday; 9-2: TBA
    Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO
    Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
    Sunday; 9-2: TBA

Friday, July 1: DEADLINE for full payment:
Sunday-Sunday, September 18-25
Each of two inside: $956; Outside: $1,544; Outside w/view: $1156; Balcony: $1,456; Suite: $1,856
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic San Francisco:San Francisco cruise via Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Ensenada, and San Diego aboard the Grand Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Friday, July 1; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!
Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays for Friday Nights at the de Young. Please see “Summer Series” below.

Saturday, July 2
The Period Events & Enter­tain­ments Re-Creation Society is taking a break to celebrate the independence of the USA.

Thursday, July 7; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with vocalist Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Sunday, July 10; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Fourth of July dance at 2:30 and dinner at 5 at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: July 6 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Friday-Saturday, July 15-16; 6-10: Grati$!
7th Annual Salsa Festival on The Fillmore at Fillmore Center Plaza, 1475 Fillmore Street. Answers?
     Friday, 6-10: MONTUNO SWING
    Saturday, 6-9: DOS FOUR

Saturday, July 16; 18:00-?: $10?
Allegro's 11th Annual Summer Showcase. Payable to: Summer Showcase 2016, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville 94608. Additional information: Louise Kirby.

Thursday, July 21; 8-?: $10
Sacramento All Swing's welcome dance at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue. Class at 7.

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24: $129; Students/non-USA: $79
Sacramento All Swing at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast ($119), 5321 Date Avenue (Contact; Telephones: 1877/504-0054; 916/338-5800; Facsimile /334-2868). In advance: $119 through July 21. Answers?

Friday, July 22; 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88s play for dancing at Nick's Sea­food Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.♦

Saturday, July 23; 8-10:30: $10
Ballroom Dance Party at City College's Health and Well­ness Center, Howth Street/W Road near 777 Ocean Avenue, Third floor (Telephone: 452-5697). Class at 7.

Thursday, July 28; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with vocalist Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Friday, July 29; 8-11: $6
Let's Go Retro, 50s, 60s, 70s music at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/409-3511). Class at 7. Refreshments.

Sunday-Friday; July 31-August 12
Each of two Inside: $2,779; Outside, $3,079; Balcony, $3,3579 (Other options available)
British Isles Cruise – Southampton · St. Peter Port (Guernsey) · Cobh (Cork) · Dublin · Belfast · Greenock (Glasgow) · Kirkwall Invergordon · Edinburgh · Le Havre · Southampton – aboard the Caribbean Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

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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

Thursday, August 4; ?-?: $??
Swingtacular Westie Bar Bomb Takeover to be announced.

Friday-Sunday, August 5-7
Event, workshops: $139; Non-USA: $99; All-Star: $49; Age 17 and younger: Grati$!
Swingtacular VI: The Galactic Open at the Santa Clara Marriott ($129 through July 14), 2700 Mission College Boulevard (Telephones: 1888/236-2427; 408/988-1500). In advance: Event, workshops: $119; Non-USA: $79; All-Star: Grati$! through July 20. Host: Ben Mc­Henry, (Telephone: 1925/922-9572).

Saturday, August 6; 1-4:30: Grati$! but please feed the band's tip receiver
BANGERS & MASH play late Victorian, Edwardian, and some Ragtime dance music at A Room with A View, 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 1900-12 era admired, not required, for this 1908 picnic. Answers?

Saturday, August 6; 8:30-1:30: $??
Third Anniversary of the Grand Opening of César's Latin Palace at 820 Twenty-sixth Street. Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Cum­bia. Also tomorrow.

Saturday, August 7; 6-9: $15
HANK BIGGS & THE HARDTOPS play Jitterbug…ROCK! in the Multi Purpose room at 4700 Calaveras Avenue in Fremont. Classes 3-6 and dance: $30, $25 through August 4 (Telephone: 1510/240-2732). Answers?

Sunday, August 14; 2:15-5: $30
Western 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?

Saturday, August 20; 3-6: Grati$
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS play for the 20th Anniversary of Lindy In the Park at the Band Shell.

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

Thursday, August 25; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA with vocalist Gabi Cavassa plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Saturday, August 27, 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, Leſt at signal, Right into second drive­way. Answers?

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MUSIC ♫ Jazz ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Blues ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Swing ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Big Band ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … MUSIC ♫ Funk ♪ MUSIC … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Jazz ♪ MUSIC ♫ Jazz … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Blues ♪ MUSIC ♫ Blues … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Swing ♪ MUSIC ♫ Swing … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Big Band ♪ MUSIC ♫ Big Band … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Funk ♪ MUSIC ♫ Funk … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …
CALENDAR of REGULARLY-SCHEDULED DANCES
MUSIC DANCERS ENJOY
HEAR and SEE Our Music by BayTaper
Americana 
Western Swing 
 alt-Country
 Rockabilly
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Rae Ann's SF Bay Area Hot Jazz Guide
Dixieland, Traditional, New Orleans, Ragtime, and Gypsy jazz

WHAT IS JAZZ? A smokin’ four-minute answer.

Friday-Sunday, June 3-12
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVIII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Tuesday, June 7; 8-?: $23
Junius Courtney Big Band with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Please see details above.♦

Wednesday-Sunday, June 8-19
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXXIV at SF Jazz Center, Davies Symphony Hall, and Herbst Theater. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12; 10-?: Grati$!
33rd Annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music on Grant Avenue between Redwood Boule­vard and Seventh Street.

Saturday, June 11; Noon-10: Grati$!
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVIII at Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street.

Wednesday, June 15-Monday, July 4; 11-11: Ages 13-61: $10; Ages 6-12 and 62+: $8; Younger: Grati$!
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600). In advance: $11; Child/Senior: $8.80.

Friday, June 17; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please. Take a partner!‡
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra plays for dancing at Nick's Sea­food Restaurant. See details above.♦

Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19; 11-6: Grati$!
10th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival (Telephone: 1925/­228-2345), at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina.

Saturday, June 18; 9-?: $15
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play at the HopMonk Tavern. See details above.

Saturday, June 18; 7-10: $25
Joanie Brant's dinner/dance at the American Legion in Redwood City. Please see details above.♦

Thursday, June 23; 8-12: Two drink minimum, please.
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street.♦

Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26; 11:00-20:00: $30 (Ages 11 and younger Grati$!) per day
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800) at the E2 Family Winery, 9009 Highway 12, Lodi (Telephone: 1209/993-2334). $25 through June 24. Answers?

Friday, July 1; 6:30-8:30: Grati$!
The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays for Friday Nights at the de Young. Details below.

Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3; 10:30-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival In Tribute on Fillmore between Sutter and California streets.

Sunday, July 9; Noon-7: $30?; Ages 6-17: $15
6thAnnual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival at El Parque Potrero Del Sol (El Parque de la Raza), Utah at Twenty-fiſth. In advance: $27.24?; Ages 7-17: $16.74?; Younger: Grati$!

Friday, July 15; 6-10:: Grati$!
Montuno Swing plays at The Fillmore Center Plaza. Please see details above.

Saturday, July 16; 6-9: Grati$!
Dos Four plays at The Fillmore Center Plaza. Please see details above.

Friday, July 22; 8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!‡
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s play for dancing at Nick's in Pacifica. Please see details above.
Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2; Noon-6: $12 – Ages 13-17/65+, $7; through age 12, Grati$!
Art + Soul XVI at Frank Ogawa (City Hall) Plaza, Fourteenth and Broadway, Oakland. Answers?

Friday-Sunday, August 5-7: $OLD OUT!
Outside Lands Music Festival Music/Food/Wine/Beer/Art in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, August 6; 1-4:30: Grati$! but please feed the band's tip receiver
Bangers & Mash play at A Room with A View, at Lincoln Park in Alameda. See details above.

Saturday, August 7; 6-9: $15
Hank Biggs & The Hardtops play Jitterbug…ROCK! in Fremont. Please see details above.

Friday, August 12; 5:30-9:30: $15; Ages 5-12: $5
Saturday-Sunday, August 13-14; 10-10: $20; Ages 5-12: $5 | Three days: $70/$15
San José Jazz Summer Fest XXVI at and near César Chávez Plaza. Three days in advance through August 8: Buy now!

Saturday, August 20; 10-7: $30; Pre-teens Grati$!
Festival de la Isla XVI at Peña Adobe Park, Vacaville (Telephone: 1707/426-5591). In advance: $26.50.

Saturday, August 20; 3-6: Grati$
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers play Lindy In the Park. Please see details above.

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Music Venues where there might be dancers. See “days” below.
AMNESIA …
853 Valencia Street

BLONDIE'S BAR
540 Valencia Street

CIGAR BAR & GRILL
850 Montgomery Street

CLUB DELUXE
1511 Haight Street

LOCAL EDITION
691 Market Street

MAKE OUT ROOM
3225 Twenty-second Street

NICK'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

SADDLE RACK
4201 Boscell Road, Fremont

SAUSALITO SEAHORSE
305 Harbor Drive

SMOKING PIG BBQ COMPANY
3340 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
SWIG
561 Geary Street

SUNDAYS
6:30-9: $10
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 Blues Jam at Swig, 561 Geary Street (Tele­phone: 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's Stan Isaacs telephone: 1650/858-2568. Answers?

7-9: $8 – Partner advised!
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?

MONDAYS
8-11: Two drink minimum, plea$e. Take a partner!
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA 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.
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!

9:45-12: $12
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: $15. Tele­phone: 505-8530. Answers?

Third Tuesday; 7:30-9:30: $10 – Partner advised!
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with varying vocalists, plays Starduster Tuesday in the Mill Val­ley Community Center's Cascade Ballroom, 180 Camino Alto (Telephone: 383-1370). Light refresh­ments. Not happening in July or August to return September 20.

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.

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.

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 Restaurant and Club, 2565 Mission Street (Telephone: 920-0577). Class at 8:30 add $5. Answers?

THURSDAYS
April 7-June 4; 9-11:15: $15; Students: $10
Swing in the Spring series, Lindy Hop at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.
April  7:
April 14:
April 21:
April 28:
May  5:
May 12:
May 19:
May 26:
June  4:
MOODSWING ORCHESTRA
COSMO ALLEYCATS
STOMPY JONES
LOST DOG FOUND
BIG CHEESE & THE JIVE RATS
MACY BLACKMAN and THE MIGHTY FINES
STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS featuring Miss Carmen Getit
CAL ALUMNI BIG BAND
LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS, $17
7-11: $10 – Partner advised!
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 Thursday; 8:30-12: $5
San Francisco Jazz's Hotplate Series: Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street.

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).

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!

Fourth Thursdays
8-12: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
THE FIL LORENZ SWINGTET plays for dancing at Local Edition, 691 Market Street. WARNING: Last-minute cancellations are common. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!

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, plea$e.
The Lake Merritt Hotel's Terrace Room's Dinner res­ervations: 1510/903-3771. Answers?

8:30-11:30: Two drink minimum, plea$e.
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?

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). Class at 7:30. Answers?

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

Fourth Saturday: 9-11:15: $17 / Students: $13
Fourth Saturday Swing at at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

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SUMMER SERIES
In order of proximity to City Hall
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April 13-October 1?; 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.

May 1-October 30, various days and times.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Telephones: 543-1718; Facsimile: -1755. Answers?

April 17-November 27; 6:30-8: Grati$!
Friday Nights at the de Young (Telephone: 750-3600)

Sundays, June 19-August 21; 2:00: Grati$! — Sigmund Stern Grove Festival LXIX

Second Fridays June 10-September 23; times vary from 5:30-6:45: Grati$
Point Richmond Summer Music Festival, Washington Ave­nue at Park Place.

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

Thursdays, May 19-September 8; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Music & Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Tuesdays in July; 6:30-8: Grati$!  
Tuesday Night Blues at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Saturdays (Alternating), May 7-September 10; 6-8:30: Grati$!
Concerts in the Grove, Clayton.

DEFINITIONS   
Most events are attended by skilled and promiscuous Leaders and Followers.
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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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