November 2010

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Monday 1
facebook event Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 2
Election Day wikipedia article Chicago Voter Info home page (voter info for Chicago with links to info for Suburban Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, & Will Counties)
Open Mic
hosted by: Susie Gomez myspace page (swing, r&b, rockabilly)
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 3
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing)
Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 4
The Alan Gresik 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 Lustre Kings home page facebook page (rockabilly, swing, roots music)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 5
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Lustre Kings home page facebook page (rockabilly, swing, roots music) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
No Cover
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing) Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
Saturday 6
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 (2 drink minimum requested)
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (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 home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 7
Daylight Saving Time wikipedia article ends
Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10
facebook event SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $10 (before 7:00pm), $5 (after 7:00pm)
Monday 8
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 9
Open Mic
hosted by: Susie Gomez myspace page (swing, r&b, rockabilly)
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 10
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 11
Veterans Day wikipedia article
facebook event The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm (two sets)
Cover: $5 suggested donation
The Alan Gresik 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 12
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum requested)
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event CodeBLUE (blues dancing, lindy hop) Rumble Arts Center
3413 W North Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 with Student ID)
X Dance home page facebook group (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 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 (2 drink minimum requested)
facebook event Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) Nick's home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Saturday Night Swing facebook group (lindy hop, swing) 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 (jitterbug, swing) Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 14
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10
facebook event Be-Bop Battlin' Ball
Record Hop
Holiday Club home page myspace page facebook page
4000 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 8:30pm-2:00am
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 15
facebook event Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 16
Open Mic
hosted by: Susie Gomez myspace page (swing, r&b, rockabilly)
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing)
Galaxie Chicago (lindy hop, swing)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 17
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 18
Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Simone's
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 19
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Dank Haus home page facebook page
4740 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser (private event)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 20
The Special 20's facebook page (blues) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 21
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - students 17 and under with ID)
facebook event Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing)
Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
The Bunkeris Lounge @
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lessons:
6:00pm (basic)
7:15pm (int/adv)

Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 22
facebook event Jake La Botz home page myspace page facebook page (roots music, blues, garage) Benton House home page facebook group
3052 S Gratten Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
6:00pm-9:30pm
facebook event The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Webster's Wine Bar home page facebook page
1480 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 23
Open Mic
hosted by: Susie Gomez myspace page (swing, r&b, rockabilly)
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing)
Galaxie Chicago (lindy hop, swing)
Presents: The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (collegiate shag): 8:30pm
Live Music & Dancing: 9:30pm-12:30am
$10 donation at the door

for tonight:
The Fat Babies are:
Andy Schumm--cornet
John Otto--clarinet
Dave Bock--trombone
Andy Brown--guitar
Beau Sample--bass
Alex Hall--drums

(you can hear this band again in January returning to Honky Tonk BBQ (the site of their debut show) and in February at WinterDance - watch this calendar for more details)
Wednesday 24
facebook event facebook event Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
facebook event Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) with:
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
facebook event Air Mail Special myspace page (blues, jazz, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Free Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
facebook event The Screamin' End home page myspace page (roots music, rockabilly, blues) The Belmont Lounge facebook page
1622 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 25
Thanksgiving Day wikipedia article
Friday 26
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Bluetopia (blues dancing)
Mississippi Gabe Carter (blues)
with: Dave Herrero (blues, acoustic, hip-hop)
American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm-2:00am
Live Music starts at 9:30pm
Cover: $10
Saturday 27
The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll) Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Nick Willett ...this must be The Place facebook page
206 Main St
Lemont, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $5
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
facebook event Viva Swings (swing, jitterbug) Studio Viva
41 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Jingle Ball (Fancy Dress)
Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL (map)
8:00pm-12:30am
Donation: $10 ($5 for members)
Sunday 28
Rob Parton Big Band home page (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - students with ID)
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 29
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 30
Open Mic
hosted by: Susie Gomez myspace page (swing, r&b, rockabilly)
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing)
Galaxie Chicago (lindy hop, swing)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (solo 1920s charleston): 8:30pm
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
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