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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

ATOMIC BALLROOM FULLERTON GETS THE RUG PULLED OUT FROM UNDER THEM

Atomic Ballroom Fullerton

In a surprising and disappointing development, Shesha and Nikki Marvin announced yesterday that they are being forced to close the newly-opened ATOMIC Ballroom Fullerton effective today due to the landlord transitioning the lease to the CF Dance Academy, the children’s dance school on the third floor of the same building. ATOMIC Ballroom Fullerton opened just Continue Reading…


WEEKLY SWING MUSIC IS COMING TO THE CICADA CLUB IN 2019!

Jack's Cats at the Cicada Club

In exciting news, Jack’s Cats has announced that they’re starting a three-night-per-week residency at the elegant Cicada Restaurant, one of the most authentic Art Deco venues in Los Angeles, and one of my personal favorite places to dance! Their nights will be part of Maxwell de Mille’s Cicada Club and will start on January 31st, Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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January 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
  
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Our FB page is LA Lindy Hop Please see our Events list on LA Lindy Hop for swing bands' FB events!
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Joe's is open but no show tonight!)
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
2
Pour Vous Swingtronic with Gareth Price & The Nifty Heelers 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
3
Joe's Bar Roy Wilson & the Buzzards
Lindy Groove DJs Augie Freeman & Melissa Marzigliano & Vicky Chan
4
Downtown Disney Fabus 4 W/ Natalie Mendoza
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones 10:30PM, beginner swing class at 9:15PM, no cover but please buy drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
5
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Cliftons Downtown La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang $10 after 10PM
PBDA Live Band
6
Joe's Bar Art Fein presents the 34th Annual Elvis Presley Birthday Show
7
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
8
Joe's Bar Atomic Roots Orchestra
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
9
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
10
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Kelly Young & Vicky Chan
11
The Petroleum Club Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 7PM lesson, live music 8-10:30PM $10 cover
The Mixx Pasadena Crown City Bombers 8:30PM-12:30AM. No cover, but please buy drinks
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet 10PM-12:30AM no cover but please buy drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
12
Bee's Knees Speakeasy Mission Viejo Got That Swing! 6:30 lesson, dancing until 9:30PM $15 all ages
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Joe's Bar Retro Relief 2! 7PM-1AM, Moontones, Dave & Deke, Southwest Biscuit Co., Unholy 4, Alex Ridio, Seatbelt, Packrats - Donate what you can for fire vi..
Original Mike's Santa Ana The Sleepwalkers, Abby Girl 7:30PM $10 and up
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
13
Original Mike's Santa Ana Hillbilly Jazz w/Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Moontones 2-6PM $15 and up
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
14
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
15
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Douglas Roegiers and his Lucky 7
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
16
Strutter's Ball The Grand Slam Sextet! Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight $15?
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
17
Joe's Bar Closed Thursday for filming
Lindy Groove Official Cal Bal Pre-Party
18
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach California Balboa Classic weekend Jan 18-21
Torrance Cultural Arts Center Jack's Cats 7:30PM $33
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
19
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
Cliftons Downtown La Phat Cat Swinger 10PM-12:30AM $10 after 10PM
NO Third Saturday Swing this month See you at TSS in Feb!
Torrance Cultural Arts Center Jack's Cats 7:30PM $33
PBDA Live Band
20
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
SOHO Dance West LA Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang $15 7-10PM
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
21
Joe's Bar John Reynolds @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
22
Downtown Disney Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang
Joe's Bar Joey Heredia Annual NAMM Jam (no swing show tonight)
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
23
Pour Vous Swingtronic! with Holy Crow Jazz Band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks
Rusty's Rhythm Club Carl Sonny Leyland , Beg and Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
24
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
25
Do Something Blue 12 year Anniversary Party! lesson 8:30PM, dancing til 1AM $10
The Yost Santa Ana Jamie James & the Kingbees, the Rockin Rebels, Chris Casello 7PM $10 and up
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
26
Disney Fantasy Faire Phat Cat Swinger
Burbank Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers 8:30PM - No cover, but please buy drinks
UCLA 19th Annual 1930's Swing Night at KGS 8pm-12am
LACMA Dapper Day and Swinging Soiree with DJ Professor Watson! 7-10PM free but see site for details
PBDA Chester Whitmore & His Opus One Swing Orchestra $20.
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
27
Cicada Club Gunhild Carling 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $30 BYOP
Joe's Bar Work in Progress Blue Edition featuring Tita Hutchison
28
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
29
Joe's Bar Bobby Barron and the Swing Thing Band featuring Kat Kennedy (of the Starlite Sisters) w/ John Spazz Hatton
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
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Rusty's Rhythm Club Dark (dance is Friday this week)
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
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Troubadour Lizzy @ the Triggermen 7PM $15 adance, $20 door
The Troubadour Lizzy & The Triggermen $15 advance $20 day of show 7PM doors
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
  

POST FLYERS, UPDATES, COMMENTS HERE!

Post your event flyers and updates here! Dancers, feel free to comment about an event! Jump to comment form. - Brian

Reader Comments

It’s a Polka Dot Party This Saturday Night at PBDA!

Big Butter Jazz Band has a great & unique vintage sound! Always fun!

Demetre is an amazing Dancer & a great teacher too! This will be a FUN West Coast Swing Workshop & Dance!

Dear South-bay friends: Jack’s Cats is kicking off the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation’s Studio Cabaret Series at the George Nakano on Theater Jan. 18 & 19. A great chance to really hear — and dance to — what the Cats can do. (Good eats too!)

Details and tickets:
https://torrancearts.org/jacks-cats

identicon Brian says:

From Glenn Tesler:

Phat Cat Swinger is at Disneyland, Paradise Gardens Park, every day from a week ago, Dec. 20, through Jan. 8.
Their schedule format is tedious. Dates are on the band’s website, but w/o times:
https://www.phatcatswinger.com/tour

On Disneyland’s website, you have to check each day individually.
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/disney-california-adventure/phat-cat-swinger
Click on the date within that page to change to other days. Going one date at a time gives this for the remaining dates:
Dec. 28, 29, 30: 8:15pm, 9:15pm
Dec. 31: 8pm, 9:05pm, 10:45pm
Jan. 1-5: 7:15pm, 8:15pm
Jan. 6 & 7: 8:15pm, 9:15pm
Jan. 8: 8:15pm, 9:15pm

After that series, the band’s website link above also lists additional dates & times at Disneyland and Clifton’s (you have to click the link on each individual event for the time and other details)

Glenn

Chester Whitmore, Lord of the Swing, is teaching his Flow workshop. Register and pay (paypal) at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com

This Saturday Night, Dec. 29th, at PBDA! Join in on the fun!

Hello Brian,

Thank you for informing your readers (by posting at your calendar) that the Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA is hosting it’s 19th Annual 1930’s Swing Night feat. Swing Inc. (ten piece band) on Saturday Jan. 26, 2019, 8 p.m.-Midnight at UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon (Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of the UCLA student union’s 1931 grand opening). Free Admission. RSVP Requested to ballroom@ucla.edu Donations Welcome. Schedule: 7:45pm Doors Open; 8pm-9pm Swing Dance Lessons with James & Cynthia (Club/Event Co-Founders); 9pm-12am Three music sets. During the band breaks there will be other music presentations. To help pay for the room rental fees (including the new overtime fees), and professional band with singers. Annual Membership/Donations Welcome with Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA. Annual Membership includes 50 Nights of Free Dance Lessons, plus many parties featuring professional bands. http://www.ballroom2.wix.com/BDCIFDCatUCLA

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for this info!
Best,
Brian

Join in the fun at PBDA this Saturday Night, Dec. 22nd!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Tami! – Brian

Don’t miss the NON-Holiday event of the season — Jack’s Cats’ Annual “It Ain’t A Holiday Concert” Concert — Dec. 28th at the Barkley.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Jack! Event added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

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The Lindy Calendar is curated by Brian Shim and Juliann Budimir as a service to the LA/OC swing dance community. While we take great care to find and enter the information on the calendar, we do not guarantee its accuracy. Please check with the venues themselves by consulting their website or Facebook Page, or by calling them directly before traveling to an event. Please report errors in the comment section above. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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