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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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Wednesday, August 3; 7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e
THE LOUNGE PROJECT plays for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Thursday, August 4; 8-?: $??
Swingtacular Westie Bar Bomb Takeover at Quarter Note Bar & Grill, 1214 Apollo Way, Sun­nyvale (Telephone: 1408/732-2110).

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; 7-?: Grati$!
CUBAN SALSA ENSEMBLE plays for dancing at the Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street. 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.

Sunday, 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?

Thursday, August 11; 7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e
THE LOUNGE PROJECT plays for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge, 20 Cosmo Place (Tele­phone: 931-2933).

Friday, August 12; 7-11: $10 earlier than 7; $15 after
Lake Merritt Dance Center's Ballroom Dance Gala featuring Salsa, Tango Argentino, West Coast Swing, and more in separate ballrooms. Refreshments. 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Refreshments.♦

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?

Friday, August 19; 9-12: Age 25+: $9; Age 24-: $5
Second Anniversary of Judy & Samy hosting the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavil­ion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 650/856-6991). Class at 8.

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. Call 795-1375 aſter five to confirm!♦

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?

Sunday, August 28; 7-10: $50 with dinner at 5!
HORNS A PLENTY plays the Summer Shuffle Benefit for Pacific Coast Community Services at Just Dance Ballroom, 2500 Embar­ca­dero East, Oakland (Tele­phone: 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?

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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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Thursday-Monday, September 1-5: $175
South Bay Dance Fling XXXII (Flyer) (CTST, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC) at the Holiday Inn San José Airport ($109) Telephones: Local | California | Exterior | 1888/HOLIDAY; Facsimile, 1408/437-9693. Event, workshops, dinner, show: $160 through July 25; (other options avail­able), payable to: South Bay Dance Fling, Post Office Box 1384, Oakdale 95361 Telephone. Answers?

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $25
BRASSWORKS plays favourite Victorian and neo-Victorian ballroom and set dances, includ­ing the Bohemian National Polka, Congress of Vienna Waltz, Mazurkas, Polkas, Quadrille and Lancers, Schottisches, Waltzes, etc., in the Elks' Club Lodge Room for A Victorian Gothic Ball at The Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Evening dress of the 1830s, '40s, '50s, 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 27 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 9; 9-12: $12
34th Anniversary of the Friday Night Dance at the Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (Telephone: 1650/856-6991). Class at 8.

Saturday, September 10; 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 – Call: 510/655-2888. San Francisco Bay Bridge toward Sacramento then immediately into Right lane to exit at Powell Street. Right at light then Leſt at next two lights to park behind gas station. From Berkeley, take Powell Street exit. Leſt at first, second, fourth, and fiſth lights to park behind gas station.♦

Sunday, September 13; 2:30-6:30: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Hawaiian dinner at 5 and dance at the South San Francisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: September 7 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephones: 265-7063; 1510/552-9762). Class at 1:30. Answers?

September 16: First Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 17: First Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 17; 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.

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).

September 18: Sunday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Sunday, September 18; 8:30-12: $10
South Bay Dance on Sunday's Second Anniversary at New Susan's Dance Studio in Capitol Square Mall at 422 North Capitol Avenue, San José (Telephone: 1408/435-1889). Answers?.

September 19: Monday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 20: Tuesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Tuesday, September 20; 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 21: Wednesday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 22: Thursday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 23: Second Friday of National Ballroom Dance Week

September 24: Second Saturday of National Ballroom Dance Week

Saturday, September 24: Many options for Tickets
8thAnnual Pacific Grand Ball, American and International styles competitions and dancing at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway The Grand Package: Front row, hotel, dinner: $289 through August from Aira at 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 25: Last Day of National Ballroom Dance Week

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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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Saturday, October 1; 8-11: $25
SARA & SWINGTIME plays Charleston, FoxTrot, Tango, Waltz, etc., for The Prohibition Speakeasy Ball, in the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Prohibition era (1919-1933), Gatsby picnic attire admired but not required for this informal party. “We don’t care what you wear, ’long as it’s legal.” Food to share wel­come. $20 through September 24 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?

Sunday, October 2; 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 6; 9 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's Boogie by the Bay XXIV (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 7-9; Through September 5: $140
Student/Non-USA: $95; Age 17 and younger/Spectator: $75 (Other options available.)
Boogie by the Bay XXIV (AANCE, NASDE, WSDC, YASDA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame – $143 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 15; 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 9 — 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 9; 2:15-5: $30
Halloween dinner and dance at South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: October 5 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 9; ~8 'til the last dancer drops: $20?
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club's monthly dance closes Boogie by the Bay XXIV (see above) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame.♦

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16; Price$
Autumn Dance Classic (NDCA) at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Book for $159 here), 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame. Entries pay­able with summary sheet to: San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic, West Coast Ballrooms, 4-75 Forty-eighth Avenue, 508, Long Island City 11209 (Telephone: 1646/509-6199; Facsimile: 480/­247-5340). Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16: $150
Sundance Stompede (IAGLCWDC) at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel ($199 through September 12), 1500 Van Ness Avenue (call 447-3025; to reserve). In advance: $120 through July; $130 through September 23 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: $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 14-16: $390 for lodging, food, workshops, dances
Camp Swing XIX, 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 $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.
Playing for dancing Friday: Cosmo Alley Cats; Saturday: Gaucho.

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Wednesday, October 19; 8:30-11: $7
B Street Boogie's Fourth 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.

Friday, October 28, 8-11: $6 — Unconfirmed
Fantastic Fourth Friday's Special Halloween Party at theLake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Costume contest; prizes; refreshments. Class at 7. Answers?

Friday, October 28; 9-12: $12 — Unconfirmed
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 29; 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, October 29; 7:30-?: $?
LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS play aboard the USS Hornet docked at Pier 3, Alameda Point. INFORMATION TO COME near stage: $95; near floor: $65; general: $45 through DATE TO COME. (Telephone: 1510/521-8448x282 or Facsimile: -8327 from 10-4. Class at 7:30. Answers?
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Hallowe’en
Monday, October 31
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Halloween Potluck at Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Ave­nue, San José (Tele­phone: 1408/264-9393). Costume contest. Classes at 7:15 and 8:15.

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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?

Wednesday, August 3; 7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e
The Lounge Project plays for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge. See details above.

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

Saturday, August 6; Noon-7; $?
The 2016 East Palo Alto Blues Festival at Bell Street 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 6; 7-?: Grati$!
Cuban Salsa Ensemble plays at Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street. See details above.

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

Thursday, August 11; 7-10: Two drink minimum, plea$e
The Lounge Project plays for dancing at Le Colonial's Bamboo Lounge. 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-Sunday, August 20-21; 09:30-20:30:
$19 one day, $29 for two; Seniors: $17/$27; younger than 16: Grati$!
26th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival at La Plaza Park. Payments to: Cotati Accordion Festival, Post Office Box 809, Cotati 94931 (Telephone: 1707/664-044; Facsimile: /585-2920. In Advance, save $2 per day.

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.

Saturday 10-6 and Sunday, 10-5, August 27-28: $20; Senior: $15; Teens: $5; Pre-teens Grati$!
22nd Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival, at Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway. In advance: $16.52; Senior/Military: $11.34; Teens: $6.17.

Sunday, August 28; 7-10: $50 with dinner served 5-6:30!
Horns A Plenty plays the Summer Shufflle at Just Dance Ballroom. Please see details above.

Saturday-Monday, September 3-5; 10-6: $25; Age 62+: $20; Ages 6-12: $5
The 64thAnnual Sausalito Art Festival

Saturday, September 3; 8-11: $25
Brassworks plays at a A Victorian Gothic Ball in Alameda. Please see details above.

Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11: $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 17; 7-10: $25
Joanie Brant & The Nob Hill Knights dinner/dance in Redwood City. Please see details above.

Tuesday, September 20; 7:30-9:30: $8 – Partner advised!²
Starduster Orchestra plays for dancing in Mill Val­ley. Please see details above.

Saturday, September 24; Noon-8: Grati$!
9thAnnual Redwood City Salsa Festival in Courthouse Square plus Latin Jazz and Reggae on nearby stages. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25; 10-6: Grati$
Pacific Coast Fog Fest on Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica.

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2: Friday, 4-9; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-4200).

Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2; 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 1-2: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-5: $5
Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa (Telephone: 1707/545-4200).

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2; 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 8-9: 10-5: Grati$!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire XXVI on San Carlos Avenue.

Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16; Noon-?: $205.45 two days (other options available)
Treasure Island Music Festival – The Festival In The Bay. Get there via shuttle service from Expo­sition/Civic/Bill Graham Auditorium: Grati$! Or San Francisco Municipal Railway's Treas­ure Island bus (108).

Wednesday, October 26; 1-3: Grati$!
Starduster Orchestra with Sheilah Glover and Noah Griffin plays for the 31Annual Marin Senior Information Fair at the Marin Civic Center (Telephone: 456-FAIR. Answers?

Saturday, October 29; 7-10: $25
Joanie Brant & The Nob Hill Knights dinner/dance in Redwood City. Please see details above.

Saturday, October 29; 7:30-?: $?
Lee Presson and The Nails play aboard the USS Hornet at Alameda Point. 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 — Not happening August 14
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: Two drink minimum, plea$e! 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
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, occasional
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   
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Not for Sinophobes!
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You might be the only dancer(s) there.
                                  
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