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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Saturday, February 16th 2019

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 BIGGEST THREAT TO SWING DANCING TODAY

Leftover Cuties at Casa del Mar

Some people have said that swing dancers are “cheap” because we don’t buy drinks when we go out. But that is not exactly true. It would be more accurate to say that swing dancers don’t require alcohol to have fun (unlike the general population which does require alcohol to have good time when they go Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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February 2019

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1
Downtown Disney Fabus Four featuring Natalie Mendoza
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
2
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Cliftons Downtown La Barrelhouse Wailers! $10 after 10PM
PBDA Live Band
3
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
Cicada Club SWING BAND CANCELED TONIGHT
Joe's Bar Lil' Herman's Big Top Hat
4
Joe's Bar The Grand Slam Sextet @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
5
Joe's Bar Southwest Biscuit Company
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
6
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!
7
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle & the 7/10 Splits
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
8
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band
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
9
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Third Saturday Swing TSS is the second Saturday in Feb! only $10 (or just $4 after 11PM) Dance till 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet $10 after 9PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
11
Joe's Bar Bob Parins and his Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
12
Joe's Bar Lil Mo and the Dynaflos!
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
13
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Fabulous Esquires Swing Orchestra Valentines, 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
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
14 VALENTINE'S DAY
Original Mike's Santa Ana James Intvelds Valentine Show with the Swinging Palominos $20 with optional $20 dinner, all ages
Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa Outdoor swing dancing with Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 6-9PM FREE!!!
Downtown Union Station Doo-Wop and Soul live music for Valentine's Day 8-10PM FREE!
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintetvalentines Dinner Dance 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar Ricky Parish & The Rockabilly Rebels
Lindy Groove I Lindy Hop Valentine&39s Celebration
15
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8:30 PM FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
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
16
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Third Saturday Swing NO TSS tonight. TSS is the second Sat. this Feb.
Woman's Club of Hollywood Valentine's Day Speakeasy Party & Pie Fight 9PM-2AM
PBDA Stompy Jones (from San Francisco) $20.
Cicada Club Natalie Hanna Mendozawith The Fabus Four 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
17
Soho Dance LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang! 7PM lesson, 7:30 dancing, 8:30PM-10:30PM live band, $15
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
18
Joe's Bar The Benny Brydern Quartet @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
19
Joe's Bar The Moontones
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
20
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band
Rusty's Rhythm Club Jumpin' Joz , 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
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
21
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar Lil Mo & the Unholy 4
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
22
Cicada Club Elise Roth And The Harvard Squares 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
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
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Fort MacArthur San Pedro Great LA Air Raid 3PM-8PM, dance outdoors to Pete Jacobs. Classic cars and reenactments! $25 thru Feb. 15th, then $35 Feb. 16th thru 22nd, but $40 at ..
UCLA 1950's Swing Dance, 7:30PM lesson, dancing until 11:30PM with live band
PBDA Phat Cat Swinger $20.
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8:30 PM SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
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
24
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar Catfish & The Hollywood Hound Dogs
25
Joe's Bar The Candy Jacket Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
26
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band
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
27
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
28
Joe's Bar Dagnasterpus
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

Anonymous says:

https://www.facebook.com/UnionStationLA/photos/gm.642090882891576/2309532809103842/?type=3

identicon Brian says:

Doo-Wop and 60’s live music at Union Station on Valentine’s Day! Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Brian

All the RED in the room at PBDA’s Valentine’s Dance was amazing last Saturday Night! Stompy Jones is coming THIS Saturday Night, Feb. 16th!

identicon Brian says:

Looks great, thanks for posting Tami!

Best,
Brian

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – You are invited to the 25th Anniversary party for Mora’s Modern Rhythmists thirteen-piece ensemble devoted to playing classic jazz and swing tunes of the 1920s and early 1930s. Using period arrangements and transcriptions from the original recordings, this group has established itself as one of the foremost interpreters of early big-band music.

DEAN MORA is a Los Angeles-born pianist whose interest in the 1920s and 1930s was forged early on as a child; when he was 11 years old, he watched the movie “The Sting”, and was instantly smitten with the cars, clothes, and music associated with the film.

After graduating from California State University, Northridge in the mid-1980s, Dean joined up with noted ragtime scholar Galen Wilkes’ Palm Leaf Ragtime Orchestra, and later on with another local ragtime group, The Magnetic Magtime Orchestra. In 1994 Dean decided to forge ahead into more “modern” music with the formation of his 1920s/1930s band, Mora’s Modern Rhythmists. The rest, they say, is history…

Details:
The Cicada Club
617 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
CicadaClub.com

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Maxwell! That should be a great event!

Best,
Brian

Bailey Dee’s Hillbilly Jazz Matinee

Chicago’s swingin’ Rock N’ Souler and Ruby Records recording artist – BAILEY DEE – found the rockabilly handbook and she reads it right! 
She comes out swinging with the ferocity of a young Etta James, the sweetness of Lorrie Collins, and the soulful swagger of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 

Recently awarded Rockabilly Female of The Year by the Ameripolitan Music Association in Memphis, this young lady will surely show you what she’s been showing crowds all over the world; the love, respect and pure joy she brings to her vintage sound. 
Her impressive range and warm, rich voice will embrace you and put you in a spell, all while bringing a raw, edgy sound with her guitar. A not to miss up-and-comer!
A full band backs her featuring members of legendary R&B Chicagoan Andre Williams band plus Ashley Kingman, Kevin Stewart and Mando Dorame on sax.
Whether she is screaming on a rocker in a way that would make Jay Hawkins proud, or coaxing tears from jaded audiences with a pining ballad, Bailey Dee covers the spectrum with ease. 
Come see what the fuss is about with this THREE TIME AMERIPOLITAN NOMINEE and most recently the 2018 WINNER IN THE ROCKABILLY FEMALE CATEGORY.

Joining the Sunday matinee show are everybody’s favorite vintage R&B band – The MOONTONES.
Special appearance by Robby Ravenwood on ukelele.

Free parking, great menu. all ages, full bar and large dance floor!

This is a MATINEE SHOW FROM 1-5 pm

Valentines Day with James Intveld

Once a year, a special day for lovers rolls around… and it has become a Valentine Day tradition to enjoy an evening with James Intveld as he croons love songs, sings ballads and plays swing music.
This year, Original Mike’s beautiful new showroom hosts the popular event, complete with hardwood dance floor, a delectable prix fixe menu – and an early start time so everybody can enjoy James on a Thursday.
As an added bonus, James will personally deliver a red rose to all ladies in attendance while he sings to each and every one.
The band is a special combo of his Swing Sinners and his Honky Tonk Palominos that we call “The Swinging Palominos.”
Make reservations now for this annual chance to dance and romance!
Here is what the $20 prix fixe dinner includes:
2 Dinner salads w/ Champagne dressing
Baby greens w/ walnuts & cheese
Choice of:
Ribeye w/ mashed potatoes and gravy w/ veggies
OR
Salmon with white rice and veggies
Dessert: Brownie a la mode
PLUS 2 Complimentary Champagnes
Please order one per person in your party. (optional dinner menu – veggie option also available onsite – there will be an appetizer menu available as well)


Big Band “Swing Thing” and MORE!
March 8, 2019 – 7 p.m., Saddleback College McKinney Theatre
28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo
Come party and dance on the McKinney Theatre stage with the Saddleback College Big Band as they recreate authentic Swing Era music from the 1930s through the 1950s under the swingin’ direction of Joey Sellers in this special showcase event. Dancing! Drinks! Food! Fun!
$25 per/person
http://www.saddleback.edu/arts
(949) 582-4565

identicon Brian says:

Hi Janet,

Thanks, I’ve added your event to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Valentine’s Dance, Wear Red! Special Valentine’s festivities and FUN! Couples & Singles of ALL ages.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Tami!

Best,
Brian

The Cicada Club has given Jack’s Cats the night off tonite, Sunday, Feb. 3rd! (Can’t fight So. Cal. rain and the Super Bowl.) But c’mon and jump on the Jack’s Cats bandwagon at the Cicada on Thursday 2/7 and for the rest of our scheduled nights in February.
P.S. Thanks to the incredible dancers (and non-dancing listeners too!) who made our first two nights of our residency truly amazing!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Jack! Glad your residency at the Cicada has started out so strong!

Best,
Brian

Wear the Logo or the Colors of your favorite Sports team THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at PBDA! It’s Sports Night with The Tim Gill All-Stars Big Band & special Sports themed fun!

Hi Brian and Juliann,

We have a fun swing dance event coming up on the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this Valentine’s Day. Swing Under the Stars will be from 6-9pm on February 14th featuring Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang as well as free East Coast swing classes. Our address is 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Here is the event page: https://scfta.org/events/2019/swing-under-the-stars-free

Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2316754498557426/

Thanks,
Patrick
____________________________________
Patrick McCormic
Marketing Associate, Institutional
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
T (714) 556-2122 x 4587 E pmccormic@scfta.org

identicon Brian says:

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for posting! This looks amazing! I’ve added it to the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

Mark A. says:

Here are the details for Chester’s class. (sorry for the multiple posts)

identicon Brian says:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for posting!

Best,
Brian

Arthur Whte says:

Wanted to let you know about an awesome opportunity to learn from the Master himself, Chester Whitmore. He will be teaching the beginner and intermediate classes for the month of February. Classes will be held on Mondays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25. Beginner is from 7:30p-8:30p and Intermediate will be from 8:30p-9:30p. Classes will be held at 2501 West 237th St, Torrance, CA 90505.

For those that don’t know Chester, he is a renowned Lindy Hop instructor, who has taught at many different places outside of California and outside of the United States. So we are very fortunate to have him in our own backyard to teach us for a very discounted rate.

Classes will cost $50 for the series (4 classes, 1 hour each) or $20 per class. There is also a special student rate (high school, college) which is $12.50 per class. Please pass this information around if you know anybody who is interested in learning how to swing dance.

Please email to register. Thank you for your support.

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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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