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   MAY Regularly-scheduled Dances.
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May 1-May 3: National Dance Week

May 2-May 3: National Dance Week

Saturday, May 2; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays Polkas, Ragtime OneSteps, Schottisches, Tangos, The Lancers, TwoSteps, Waltzes including Mazurka and Hesitation, for the My Fair Lady Ball in the Transylvanian Embassy at the Elks' Club, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Traditional Transylvanian, Hungarian, 1908-'12 evening dress or uniform admired, not required. Food to share welcome. $20 through April 25 from The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Ave­nue, Alameda 94501 (Tele­phone: 1510/­522-1731) or PayPal. Class at 7:15.

Sunday, May 3: Last day of National Dance Week

Saturday, May 9; 8-?: $42
BOB GUTIERREZ BAND plays for the Verdi Club's 99th Anniversary Ball, 2424 Mariposa Street (Telephone: 861-9199) with full dinner at 6:30 and a bar open from 5. Choose Short Ribs of Beef or Fillet of Sole when reserving with George Malson (Telephone: 751-0266) or Gino Pettinary (Telephone: 1650/755-7170) Answers?

Saturday, May 16; 6:30-?: $35; “Kids:” $25
4th Annual Dance Vita Awards Dinner & Show at Dance Vita Ballroom, 85 West Forty-third Avenue, San Mateo (Telephone: 1650/345-VITA). Dinner, performances, dancing! Answers?

Saturday, May 16; 9-12: $30
Ballroom Blitz, Come Have A Ball! with Jeff Chandler's Night at the Circus 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, May 17; 2:30-6:30: Re$ervation only!
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Kentucky Derby by the Bay dance and dinner at 5 at the South San Fran­cisco Rec­rea­tion Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: May 14, $30 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?♦

Monday, May 18; 9-11: $12 — CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
Just Knock is tonight at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

Thursday, May 21, 20:00-04:00: $10
The public is welcome to attend the FreZno Dance Classic 31's Welcome Dance at the Rad­isson Con­ven­tion Center Hotel, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno.♦

Friday-Monday, May 22-25: $200
FreZno Dance Classic XXXI – We’re a little bit country … and a whole lotta swing! AANCE, NFDA, UCWDC, WSDC at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center ($112x3=$336), 2233 Ven­tura Street, Fresno (Telephone: 1559/268-1000). Saturday Night Theme: Zener Follies & Gangsterz. Event, workshops, ice cream socials, pizza party, happy hours, Gong Show, two dinners, and more: $195 through April. Ages 13-19: $145; Ages 5-12: $100: Younger Grati$! Non-California: deduct $25. Non-USA: deduct $50. Other options available payable to: Dancin’ Z Productions, Post Office Box 4274, Fresno 93744. À la carte tickets at door. Host: Steve Zener (Telephone: 1559/486-1556).♦

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Saturday, May 23; 8-12: $150?
Don Neeley's ROYAL SOCIETY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges, plays for dancing at Art Deco Preservation Ball XXXI at Scottish Rite Cen­ter, 1558 Madison Street, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/832-0819). 1920s-'40s or con­temporary formal attire, please. Performance by the Deco Belles. Tickets from The Art Deco Society of California, 100 Bush Street #511, San Francisco 94104 (Telephone 982-DECO). Answers?

Sunday, May 24 — Not tonight, Dear!!!
LakeSide Swing isn't happening tonight but it will next Sunday, May 31. Tonight we're dancing in FreZno (above).

Monday, May 25 — Not tonight, Dear!
Just Knock happened last week.

Friday, May 29; 8-11: $6
Fantastic Fifth Friday Senior Prom, with music from the '60s and '70s, refreshments, and door prizes at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 7.

Saturdays May 30-June 6:
Each of two Inside: $1,354; Outside: $1,454; Balcony: $1,754 plus on board suggested wage subsidy of ~$81
Michelle Kinkaid's Sea Magic 2015–Spring cruise from Rome to Barcelona via Palermo, La Goulette, Firenze, Genoa, and Toulon aboard the Emerald Princess. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).

Saturday, May 30; 7:30-10:30: Grati$!
Sam Seward invites you to his Cowboys and Aliens Country and Swing dance and potluck food in the Lodge Room at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue (across from the Sonoma County Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley Road). Answers?

Saturday, May 30; 8-?: $25
STYMIE & THE PIMP JONES LUV ORCHESTRA plays the Tenth Annual Funk Out With R.O.C.K (Real Options for City Kids) benefit at Fame Venue, 443 Broadway (Telephone: 291-0333). Silent auction; raffle; contest. In advance: $11.49 through April 30; $16.74 through April 15; $21.99 through May 29.

Saturday, May 30; 9-?: $17
LE JAZZ HOT plays for up-tempo dancing at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave­nue, Berkeley. Shows: 1510/525-5054; Office: -5099. Class at 8.

Sunday, May 31; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing's Fifth Sunday Dance at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

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Tuesday, June 2; 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 2; 8-?: $26
JUNIUS COURTNEY BIG BAND plays Mood Ellington, celebrating the depths of Duke with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant, 510 Embarc­a­dero West, Jack London Square, Oakland (Telephone: 1510/238-9200). In advance: $26.75.♦

Saturday, June 6; 8-12: $25
BANGERS & MASH plays English and French country dances and Waltzes from Germany and Austria. The Doctor Dances: 1756, a Grand Costume Ball, at the Elks' Club Lodge Room, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Century MCCM, fantasy, Doctor Who-inspired, or con­temporary evening dress admired, not required. Bar. Marquise du Pompa­dour Reinette wel­comes food to share. In advance: $20 through May 30 payable via PayPal or The Period Events & Enter­tain­ment Re-Creation Society, 2144B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda 94501 (Telephone: 1510/522-1731). Class at 7.

Sunday, June 7; Noon-1 and 2-6: $5
Joseph Zanger 7th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance at the Country Park Stage, Gate 6, Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway near Hollister. Class at 1. Ameri­can Premium Dance Floors is providing a 4000'² floor. From Gilroy, Pacheco Pass Highway (152) toward Los Baños.

Sunday, June 14; 2-7: $12 — TIME CHANGE!!!
Michelle Kinkaid's 27th Annual Memorial, Tribute & Remembrance Dance to honor John Duffy, Robert Kin­kaid, and others. Jack ’n’ Jill Contest; Refreshments. Class at 1. Michelle Kinkaid, 671 Athens Street, San Fran­cisco 94112-3530 (Telephone: 585-6282).♦

Sunday, June 14; 2:30-5: $30
Golden Gate Smooth Dancers' Western dance at 2:30 and dinner at 5 at the South San Francisco Recreation Center, 33 Arroyo Drive. Reservation deadline: June 10 payable to Golden Gate Smooth Dancers, 759 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 (Telephone: 265-7063). Class at 1:30. Answers?

Saturday, June 20; 9:30-1:30: $15; Couple: $20; Student: $10
TBA plays for the 1st Anniversary of Tomaj's 3rd Saturdays, “The Bay Area's Biggest Salsa Party!” (Telephone: 505-3536) 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?

Sunday, June 21; 7-10:30: $10
Lakeside Swing at the Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland. Class at 6 and dance: $15. Snacks. Answers?

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28: $88.12 (other options available)
San Francisco Westie Exchange “A weekend of sharing, growth and community” at the Exploratorium, The Beach opposite Fulton Street, the DanzeHauz Dance Center, and Swig. More.

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28: $180 (other options available) — CAVEAT: 2015 dates, 2014 information
Camp-WCSU-2014, camping, playing, riding, eating and dancing at Chanslor Guest Ranch & Stables, 2660 North Shoreline Highway (1), Bodega Bay (Telephone: 1707/875-2721 - Ans­wers?). Payable to: West Coast Swing University, 3476 Nantucket Drive, Fairfield 94534

Monday, June 29; 9-11: $12
Just Knock resumes its normal Fourth Monday schedule at The Dance Loft, 2475 Third Street (Tel­e­phone: 846.3154). Class at 7:30 or 8:15 and dance: $16; both classes: $20. Answers?♦

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JULYRegularly-scheduled Dances.

2014 INFOThursday-Sunday, July 3-8: $455 through April, $495 after
Nora's Tango Week-end at the San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame. Event, workshops, milongas payable to: Nora Olivera, 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame 94010 (Telephone: 1650/348-1140). Answers?
  Thursday; 9-2: La Milonga de Carlos y Mayte
  Friday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO play La Milonga de Los Totis
  Saturday; 9-2: Celebration Tango show
  Sunday; 9-2: SETH ASARNOW Y SU SEXTETO TÍPICO play the Masquerade Ball


Saturday, July 4
The Period Events & Enter­tain­ments Re-Creation Society is taking a break to celebrate the independence of the USA.

Friday-Saturday, July 10?-11?; 7:30-1:30: $?? one night
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore. Telephone: 1808/352-4315. Please see venues and performers below. In advance through June 15: One day: $22.09; both days: $37.92. Class at 7:30. Answers?

Sunday, July 12; 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 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?

Saturday, July 18; 18:00-?: $10?
Allegro's 10th Annual Dance Showcase. Payable to: Summer Showcase 2015, 5855 Christie Ave­nue, Emeryville 94608.

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26: One daytime+evening+dinner=$155
Stephan Krauel & Denise Jourdaine-Krauel's International Grand Ball XLVIII at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Rate: $142), 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Bur­lingame (Tele­phones: 1800/228-9290; 650/692-9100; Facsimile: -8016). Payable to: Inter­national Grand Ball, 3605 Highland Avenue, Redwood City 94063 (Telephone: 1650/366-0504; Facsimile : /472 9266). Answers?

Monday, July 27; 8-11: No cover (two drink minimum, please)
THE FIL LORENZ ORCHESTRA's first anniversary of Mondays at Local Edition, 691 Market Street (Telephone: 795-1375).♦

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CALENDAR of REGULARLY-SCHEDULED DANCES
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Americana 
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 Rockabilly

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.

Saturday, May 9; 8-?: $42
Bob Gutierrez Band plays for the Verdi Club's 99th Anniversary Ball. Please see details above.

Friday-Monday, May 22-25: $117.49; Ages 13-20: $58.74 (other options available) through April
Sacra­mento Music Festival & Jubilee XLII, 301 Tenth Street, Sacramento 95814 (Telephone: 1916/444-2004).

Saturday, May 23; 8-12: $150?
Royal Society Jazz Orchestra plays the Art Deco Preservation Ball in Oakland. Details above.

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Saturday, May 30; 8-?: $25
Stymie & The Pimp Jones Orchestra at a benefit for R.O.C.K., Fame Venue. See details above.

Saturday, May 30; 9-?: $17
Le Jazz Hot plays at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Commu­nity Center. Please see details above.

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Healdsburg Jazz Festival XVII. Ticket tele­phones 1800/838-3006; 707/433-4644. Answers?

Tuesday, June 2; 8-?: $26
Junius Courtney Big Band with Denise Perrier at Yoshi's Jazz Club. Please see details above.♦

Wednesday, June 9-Sunday, June 21:
San Francisco Jazz Festival XXXIII at SF Jazz Center and Davies Symphony Hall. Answers?

Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14; 10-6: Grati$!
32nd Annual Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music on Grant Avenue between Redwood Boule­vard and Seventh Street.

Wednesday, June 17-Sunday, July 5; 11-11: $10; Ages 6-12 and 65+: $8
The Main Stage, Alameda County Fair, 4501 Pleasanton Ave­nue, Pleasanton (Telephone: 1925/426-7600).

Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21; Noon-10: Grati$! — CAVEAT: 2015 dates, 2014 information
San Fran­cisco Free Folk Festival XXXVIII at Presidio Middle School, 450 Thirtieth Avenue.

Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21; 11-6: Grati$!
9th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival, at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina.

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21; 10-10: $25 per day $26 in advance.
Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival (Telephone: 1916/777-4800) at the E2 Family Winery, 9009 Highway 12, Lodi. Answers?

Sunday, June 21; Noon-6: Grati$
35th Annual COTATI JAZZ FESTIAL in La Plaza Park and in downtown Cotati (Telephone: 1707/333-3011). Answers?

Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5; 10:00-18:00: Grati$!
Fillmore Jazz Festival Celebrating Women in Jazz and Beyond on Fillmore between Eddy and Jackson streets.

Sunday, July 11; Noon-7: $30; Ages 6-17: $15
5thAnnual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival at El Parque Potrero Del Sol (El Parque de la Raza), Utah at Twenty-fifth. In advance: $27.24; Ages 7-17: $16.74; Younger: Grati$!

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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 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:
7-9: $8 – Partner advised!²
STARDUSTER ORCHESTRA, with Sheilah Glover, 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?

Fridays, June 6-June 27; 8:30-10: Grati$!
Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square, the foot of Broadway, Oakland.

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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