February 2009
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Sunday 1 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 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 2 Groundhog Day
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 3 Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Buddy Holly Tribute! The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Donation: $7
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 4 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
Music: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and Dancing), $5 (Dancing only)
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Thursday 5 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: The Real Gone (surf, rock)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
No Cover
Friday 6 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) 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-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-Midnight
Suggested Donation: $10/person, lesson included.
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 7 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Fulton County Line (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
WCS Lesson: 8:00pm
WCS DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 8 The Count Basie Orchestra (big band swing) with the Brienn Perry Trio Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $25 ($20 in advance)
JIMMY SUTTON and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight

Jimmy Sutton: guitar
Beau Sample: bass
Alex Hall: drums
Scott Ligon: piano

No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 9 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 10 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
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
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 11 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 12 Lincoln's 200th Birthday
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 13 Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:30pm
No Cover
CLBAC Buddy Guy's Legends
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
5:30pm-8:00pm: a free acoustic set featuring Matt Hendricks (blues, rock, roots music)
9:00pm-10:00pm: Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing)
10:00pm-2:00am: Carlos Johnson (blues, jazz, rock)
Cover: $15
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Music: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Funny Valentine's Ball - Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Shoreland Dorm
5454 S Shore Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 14 Valentine's Day
Ain't Misbehavin' Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-2:00pm
Cost: $30
Workshops with: Carl and Karrie and Big Time Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Noon-1:00pm: Basic Swing
Noon-1:00pm: Advanced Swing
1:00pm-2:00pm: Basic Charleston
1:00pm-2:00pm: Advanced Charleston
2:00pm-3:00pm: Swing Walk
DJ in the Bunkeris Lounge: 8:00pm
$10 per class, $25 for 3 classes, $40 for all 3 workshops AND both Saturday and Sunday dances. $10 for evening dancing in The Bunkeris Lounge.
Speakeasy Valentine's Day Lodge Tavern
21 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
A Costume Event
6:00pm-8:00pm
Cover: $30
Includes:
food & cocktails
swing dancing
big band & jazz
Valentine's Galaxie Nite with: Milt Trenier the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Tickets: $35 per person ($25 per person in advance)
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 15 JIMMY SUTTON and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 16 Washington's Birthday
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 17 Speak Easy Swing (swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
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 18 The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 19 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 20 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-8:30pm
No Cover
Gypsy Jazz Jam Session with: Adam Haus the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
in the Galaxie Back Room - enter on Rockwell
Music & Dancing
$5 suggested donation
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
canceled this week
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 21 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 22 Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
JIMMY SUTTON and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 23 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 24 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
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 25 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 26 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 27 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Eddie Clendening (rockabilly, country, pop) with Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Susie Gomez and 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
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Bluetopia American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:30pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 28 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Blue Line Riders (country, americana, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
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
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
WCS Lesson: 8:00pm
WCS DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
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