December 26, 2011 - January 1, 2012

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Monday 26
Kwanzaa wikipedia article begins
Tuesday 27
The B3 Four (soul, jazz, jump blues, r&b)
The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6

featuring:
Joel Paterson myspace page youtube channel (guitar)
Scott Ligon
Casey McDonough
Alex Hall
Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Galaxie Chicago home page facebook page facebook group blogspot blog twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (tandem charleston)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
$5 donation at the door
facebook event Hustle & West Coast Swing Dance Party (hustle, west coast swing dancing)
May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons: 6:30pm (beg west coast swing), 7:15pm (beg hustle), 6:30pm-8:00pm (adv hustle)
DJs: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $15
Wednesday 28
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Alhambra Palace home page
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
facebook event The Real Gone facebook page (surf rock, rockabilly) Simone's Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:30am
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Esteban's home page
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $7
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm (beg west coast swing), 7:45pm (int west coast swing)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 (plus $5 per lesson)
Thursday 29
Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues)
& Barrelhouse Chuck home page myspace page (blues piano)
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
facebook event Lindy, Swing & Blues Dance Party (lindy hop, swing dancing, blues dancing)
May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons: 6:30pm (beg swing or adv lindy hop)
Lessons: 7:15pm (beg lindy hop or adv ballroomin blues fusion)
DJs: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $15
Friday 30
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
Chicago Blues Angels home page myspace page facebook page (blues, rockabilly, r&b) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (soul, post punk)
Green Room Rockers home page myspace page facebook page (reggae, ska, soul)
Schubas Tavern home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm

SOLD OUT
Cover: $30 ($12 in advance; $35 for a two-day pass)
facebook event Bluetopia home page facebook group twitter stream (blues dancing) American Tango Institute home page
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dance)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 31
New Year's Eve wikipedia article
Dave Herrero twitter stream youtube channel (blues) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
facebook event Hayden Thompson
Rockin' Billy and the Wild Coyotes
Three Blue Teardrops myspace page facebook page (garage, psychobilly, rockabilly)
GrandBar home page facebook page
1600 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-4:00am
Cover: $20
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am

black tie

reservations required (120 available)

price includes 3 course meal (plus one bottle of champagne per couple)

Price: $165 per person
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (soul, post punk)
My Mans (sketch comedy)
Schubas Tavern home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm

SOLD OUT
Cover: $30 ($25 in advance; $35 for a two-day pass)
ABC 7's Countdown Chicago to 2012 with: James Hunter home page myspace page youtube channel (blues, r&b, soul) Mayne Stage home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $50 general admission, $75 reserved seating (drink package: +$50)
facebook event Heeby Jeebies home page facebook page (garagabilly) Duke's Hideaway home page facebook page twitter stream
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
No Cover
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders facebook page (country) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
Cover: $15
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) The Orbit Room home page facebook page
2959 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
6:00pm-3:00am
No Cover
facebook event Blue New Years Eve Bash
(blues, plus a bit of swing)
Rast Ballet and Dance Studio home page
1803 Byron St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $10
Sunday 1
New Year's Day wikipedia article
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