November 2008
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Saturday 1 Peter Strom Lindy Hop Workshop Edward Health & Fitness Center
6600 S Route 53
Woodridge, IL (map)
Thomas Gunther Trio (swinging jazz) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Halloween Dance &
Costume Party
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $13
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Sunday 2 Peter Strom Lindy Hop Workshop Edward Health & Fitness Center
6600 S Route 53
Woodridge, IL (map)
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Thomas Gunther Trio (swinging jazz) Northwestern University Swing Dance Syndicate Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $7 ($5 w/NU ID)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Monday 3 Joel Paterson Trio (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 4 Election Day! Vote! Voter Info for Chicago, Suburban Cook, DuPage, Lake, & Will Counties
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 5 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Lesson & DJ: $7, DJ only: $5
Thursday 6 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing)
Martyr's Restaurant & Pub
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 9:30pm-1:00am
No Cover
Friday 7 Susie Gomez
& Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly)
The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5
Dance only: Free for the first 75 guests
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society (UofC) Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
All Ages
Saturday 8 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Sunday 9 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Monday 10 Joel Paterson Trio (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
1/2 price with VIP Card: (146KB)
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 11 Veterans Day
Speak Easy Swing (swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 12 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Lesson & DJ: $7, DJ only: $5
Thursday 13 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 14 Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
No Cover
The Blasters (rockabilly) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
Cover: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society (UofC) Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
All Ages
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 W Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $10 ($8 for members)
Saturday 15 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
The Radiators (new orleans rock 'n roll) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $20
Balboa Party Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight (Music for East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston)
Cost: $10/person
$8 for dance only
All Ages
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club
Fourth Annual Playa's Ball
The Center at North Park
10040 W Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5
Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 16 Mulligan Mosaics (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Swing Dancing First Evangelical Free Church
5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 17 Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 18 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 19 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Lesson & DJ: $7, DJ only: $5
Thursday 20 Joel Paterson Trio (blues, jazz, western swing) the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)

The Arts in The House
Not Just for your Fridge Tour
Open House
Live Music / Dancing / Art / Silent Auction
Doors Open: 7:00pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The BOG @ IIT
3241 S Federal St
Chicago, IL (map)

(brought to you by IIT's Dance 101)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 21 Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm
No Cover
Susie Gomez
& Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly)
The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society (UofC) Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
All Ages
Steve & Virginie in Chicago
Welcome Dance
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ Bryan Spellman
9:00pm-1:00am
~free with paid weekend, $10 at the door~
Saturday 22 Steve & Virginie in Chicago
Workshop
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Steve & Virginie in Chicago
Saturday Night Dance with: Miss Rhythm and the Makers featuring Nicolle Wood (with Special Guest Steven Mitchell)
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ Riley: 8:00pm
Lesson: 8:30pm (Funk, Soul, R&B)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $20 (in advance or at the door!)
Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/ Student ID)
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Sunday 23 Steve & Virginie in Chicago
Workshop
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm
Cover: $10 (17 & under: $5)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 24 Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
$2 off before 10:00pm
Tuesday 25 The Special 20's (chicago blues & west coast swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Complimentary
Hors D'Oeuvres: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 26 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Hotel Baker
100 W Main St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10 ($8 w/Student ID)
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Thomas Gunther Trio (swinging jazz) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8
Thursday 27 Thanksgiving Day
Friday 28 Terry Adams Rock n' Roll Quartet with
The Whole Wheat Horns
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
Cover: $20
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Ava Logan Trio (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Bluetopia Mariposa Studio
4001 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 29 Joel Paterson Trio (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) @
the Chicago Jitterbug Club Jingle Ball
Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am
Donation: $10 ($5 for members)
Sunday 30 Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
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