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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…





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

Have a Hillbilly Jazz Halloween on Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-5 pm at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana.
2 wood dance floors, full brunch menu, and 3 bands to dance to:

JAMES INTVELD
The Moontones
Abby Girl & The Real Deal

(Costumes are optional on this Sunday before Halloween.)
Free parking – all ages – in the Arts District of beautiful downtown Santa Ana

identicon Brian says:

Hi Christopher,
Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!
Best,
Brian

Harry Katz says:

Hi all! I hope this finds you well!

I’ve got a 7 – 10 piece rock and roll/Blues/Jazz band that has a residency at Harvard and Stone in Hollywood, Tuesday nights for the month of October.

October 2nd is our opening night and a special occasion. To make it really special, I want to invite swing dancers of all levels to participate in a fun dance competition for a small cash prize ($20-$50 dollars) Judged by the band and the audience, all in good fun! Although there is not a big dance floor. It is a small space, and if it gets too crowded, we will do our best to keep the dance floor clear. The competition would mostly be during one song, but the whole set is danceable and we invite everyone to enjoy the entire evening.

The evenings will begin around 8, with a special menu and Magician in the back bar, live music on stage at 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM,and 11:00 PM with the competition taking place during the 10:00 PM Set (Going as late as 11:15 PM)

identicon Brian says:

Hi Harry,

Thanks for posting! I added your residency to the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

Don’t miss a fabulous evening of swing dancing at the world famous Cicada Club in Downtown LA on Saturday, Sept. 29 featuring Gary Greene, Esq. & His Big Band of Barristers! Two dance floors! EARLY BIRD discounted admission is only $25. More info: http://bit.ly/lalp266

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Debra!
Best,
Brian

Dance in the Park is this Sunday September 9th at 1:45 – 5:00 PM at Bixby Park Bandstand in Long Beach. Come out and Lindyhop, jitterbug, collegiate shag and Balboa. Absolutely fun and free. Bring a snack to share! Plenty of free water.

identicon Brian says:

Hi John,

Thanks for posting, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Signifyin’ Blues is a new, 3 day music festival benefitting the CA Jazz & Blues Museum on Nov 9-11th at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys.  Multiple Grammy nominated artists will be featured including Barbara Morrison, RL Boyce and many others.  World class dance instruction and musician lectures will be offered during the day Sat & Sun. A Big Mama Thornton Tribute Gourmet Banquet feat 10+ artists performing one Big Mama song each will happen Saturday evening before the main concerts and dance.

Tickets are available now at SignifyinBlues.com

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Jeremy!
– Brian

Leslie says:

Hi everyone!

This is Leslie from The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles! I am here to announce that our tickets to the LAST Swing Night of our Swingin’ Summer Series are now ON SALE! Dance to the biggest two sounds of the 1950s: Rockabilly and Doo-Wop with live music by Crown City Bombers and Lil Mo & The Dynaflos on Friday, September 9!

SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Doors open to Dancing Lesson ticket holders
7:00-8:00 PM Swing Dancing Lesson
8:00 PM Doors open to Swing Dancing Party
8:30 PM Live Music

Don’t miss out on this INCREDIBLE dancing experience! Multiple dance floors, vintage marketplace, and dreamy photo ops! Come dressed to impress!

All ages are welcome. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Click here for more info: http://www.wiltern.com//EventDetail?tmeventid=0&offerid=88938

 

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Leslie!

– Brian

Anonymous says:

Hello,

Do you have any events in the San Fernando Valley area?

John Williamson says:

Hadads Mexican Restaurant corner on Nordhoff and Balboa Tuesday mornings 10:30 to 12:30 Swing dancing to live big band real 40’s 50’s sounds! $10 cover

The Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach hosts a the Beach City Big Band Dance every 3rd Monday of the month from 7:30-9:30. There is no charge. The address is 3801 E Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90815. For more information call the Alpert JCC at (562) 426-7601 x 1721

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Susan!

Best,
Brian

Arthur White says:

LA Swing Dance Posse with Chester Whitmore will be performing a 20 minute show for the Culver City Fiesta La Ballona on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Event will be held at Veteran’s Park, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230.

Visit us at Los Angeles Swing Dance Posse on Facebook or email us at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com for more information.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur! Do you know if there will be any open dancing for the general public?

Thanks,
Brian

Michael says:

Strutter’s Ball is having Jonathan Stout and His Campus 5 play live on Sept 5th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/412788069250722/?ti=ia

identicon Brian says:

HI Michael,

Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Olivia Kuper Harris says:

Tonight!!! Come swing :) Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/265162640963019/

3 hour dips and drops workshop this weekend!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this David!

– Brian

Michael says:

There is a new additional location for Atomic Ballroom in Fullerton. Looks like for now the Lindy Hop days are every Monday.

Link: http://atomicballroom.com/calendar.php?location=fullerton

Also Strutter’s Ball has a live band this week August 8th. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band will be playing.

BTW, thank you for this calendar! I recommend it to all my Lindy friends.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Michael,

Thank you for these two great updates! I’ve updated the calendar.

So glad the calendar is useful to you, and thank you for recommending it!

Best,
Brian

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