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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Friday, February 15th 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…


A SWING DANCER’S BUCKET LIST

Camp Hollywood 2013

Here is a bucket list for LA/OC Swing dancers. No, I haven’t done all of these, but I figure it’s a good list to strive for. How many have you done? Check the boxes and see your percentage below! You can check off a few of these items this weekend at Camp Hollywood! 1. Take Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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February 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
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

edboswell says:

Don the Beachcomber is now hosting swing dance nights with top swing, rockabilly, gypsy jazz and blues bands. On August 4th, we have rockabilly stars, Lance Lipinsky & the Lovers performing a full night of dance tunes. The show opens with Royal Crown Quartet featuring saxophonist, Mando Dorame. Mando is the cofounder legendary neo swing band, Royal Crown Revue, instrumental in the swing dance revival of the 90s.

Don the Beachcomber has a generous dance floor, full bar and dinner menu, all ages. Tickets start at $15.
http://www.donthebeachcomber.com/ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1d9e2083e365dd3bc9c80d7c2b8d4ca513e0e45f677f901060764019784277d.jpg

Brian says:

Hi Ed,

Thanks, added to the calendar!

Best,
Brian

Jennifer Lin says:

Hey all, it says on the Atomic Ballroom calendar that there will be no dance on July 4. You may want to update this calendar or there will be some sad Lindy Hoppers in Irvine this Tuesday. :-) See you at the next dance!

Brian says:

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for the update! I’ll update the calendar.

Best,
Brian

Jack Malmstrom says:

Brian & pals ~

Lots of chances to catch Jack’s Cats between now and the end of July.
For your convenience here the highlights in one easy list:

June 30, 9PM to 1AM, The Barkley, South Pasadena
July 7, 7:30 to 11:30PM, The Sky Room, Long Beach ~ featuring special guest: trumpet man Scott Steen
July 9, 5 to 6:30PM, King’s Road Park, 1000 N. King’s Road, West Hollywood, A free concert in the park
July 20, 7:30 to 9:30PM, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center ~ tickets at http://www.themuck.org/programing/2017/7/20/jacks-cats
July 22, 8PM to Midnight, The Sky Room, Long Beach ~ with the incomparable Gretje Angell
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51d08e778d29e5ce270dabcaf814fd1d1df378f37c9038e67b38896667a194ed.jpg

Brian says:

Hi Jack,

Great, thanks! I’ll add these to the calendar!

Best,
Brian

Ty says:

California Feetwarmers are playing tonight at Clifton’s (6/2). LA Swing Barons will be playing there tomorrow (6/3).

Steve Grody says:

If anyone is curious, Nico Duportal, at Joe’s tonight, sounds VERY danceable on all of him Youtube cuts.

beeceeinla says:

he was. it was a great show.

Steve Grody says:

Of course I remembered, after posting, that I saw him some months ago and he was indeed terrific. Much of the material he plays is in the vein of Chicago Blues, but in the various tempos that are great for swing.

Juliann B says:

Dancing Under the Stars returns to the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena!
Free Fun on Fridays this summer! Swing-out, outside in July!

Brian says:

Awesome, thanks Juliann! Let me know if you find a link for this.

Best,
Brian

Juliann B says:

You’re welcome, Brian!
Here’s the link (from which I created the jpeg for FB postings).
Another great line-up this summer!
Juliann
http://www.paseocolorado.com/event/dancing-under-the-stars/2145487730/

Brian says:

Thanks all! It’s on the calendar now!

beeceeinla says:

May 28th at Joes, it’s not lightning willie, it’s paulie cerra. trey says the joes’ website has been updated to reflect the change in schedule.

Brian says:

Thanks – it takes up to 24 hours for changes from Joe’s site to be reflected in mine. Looks all good now.

Thanks for the update!
Brian

richardstarr says:

DSB normally meets on the last Friday, but not this month.
It meets on the 29th, Saturday.
https://www.facebook.com/events/416475865381005/

Brian says:

Thanks Richard! I made the correction – Brian

Jack Malmstrom says:

Woopsie! Last minute listing! Jack’s Cats gonna be swinging the Barkley in South Pasadena tomorrow nite, Friday April 28th from 9 to 1AM! No cover, which leaves room to enjoy the cheap drinks and good food! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/063fc9f936ace20ac1737c61e01d927a4a479d845d885246c50f850137d0b88d.jpg

Brian says:

Thanks Jack! Added to the Lindy Calendar! – Brian

Brian says:

Hey All,

The event RSVP feature is down. Facebook must have changed their API. It will be back as soon as I can find some time to re-program it!

Best,
Brian

Kristy Thornton says:

The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is playing Strutters’ Ball on April 26th! https://www.facebook.com/struttersball/
It will also be dark on the 12th.

Brian says:

Thank you Kristy!

Brian

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