October 2011

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Saturday 1
Erwin Helfer's 75TH Birthday Bash Concert

Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues)
and guests: Barrelhouse Chuck, Katherine Davis, John Brumbach, Skinny Williams, and Bugs Cochran
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10
facebook event Windy City Lindy Exchange (WCLX) 13 home page facebook page
Evening Dance

Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators home page facebook page twitter stream (jazz)
International House home page facebook page twitter stream
1414 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $20 at the door ($10 with valid Student ID)
The Penthouse Playboys home page (jazz, swing, blues) The Play Room home page facebook page
7958 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Cover: $10
The Nightmen home page facebook page (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
The Hobo Code facebook page (blues, roots, swing, oldtime, urban, rural) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Roaring 20s Swing Ball - An Evening in Black & White! DePaul University Student Center home page
2250 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 ($8 Students; $5 DePaul Swing Society members)
facebook event Lucky's Savoy Stomp facebook group (swing dancing, lindy hop) Lucky Number Grill home page facebook group
1931 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm-10:00pm
DJs: 10:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $5
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing dancing) The Centre at North Park home page
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson: 8:00pm (hustle)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
facebook event Windy City Lindy Exchange (WCLX) 13 home page facebook page Late Nite Dance Latin Rhythms home page
210 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-5:00am
Cover: $10
Sunday 2
Blues & Barbecue - Arts in a Roadhouse benefit for the Strike at Cancer Foundation home page

Graná Louise (blues)
The Bono Bros (members of The Freddy Jones Band) home page (blues, folk rock, rock)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: Noon-4:00pm
Cover: $35 (kids under 13 free)
facebook event Windy City Lindy Exchange (WCLX) 13 home page facebook page
Afternoon Dance
Kluczynski Federal Building Plaza
230 S Dearborn St
Chicago (map)
DJs: 1:00pm-5:00pm
No Cover
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
facebook event Windy City Lindy Exchange (WCLX) 13 home page facebook page
Evening Dance

Barbara Morrison home page (jazz, blues)
with: Swing Assembly home page (big band, swing, blues, funk, r&b)
Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15 at the door ($10 with valid Student ID, $7 seniors)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Izzy and the Catastrophics home page facebook page (rock 'n roll, swing, surf, honky tonk, bebop) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
facebook event Windy City Lindy Exchange (WCLX) 13 home page facebook page Late Nite Dance Latin Rhythms home page
210 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-4:00am
Cover: $10
Monday 3
Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park home page
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing) Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 4
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: 8:30pm (lindy hop)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 5
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
Esteban's home page
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
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 6
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 Big C Jamboree home page facebook page
Host Band: Reckless Ones home page myspace page facebook page (rockabilly)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 7
Yom Kippur wikipedia article begins at sunset
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 Imelda May (rock, blues, rockabilly)

opening set:
Joel Paterson myspace page youtube channel (guitar)
Jimmy Sutton home page
Alex Hall
Park West home page facebook page blogspot blog twitter stream
322 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $20

note: the dance floor will be open

tickets purchased at the venue box office (cash only) have no additional fees or taxes added
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: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
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
Rockin' Johnny Burgin home page (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing dancing) Big City Swing home page facebook page
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
Saturday 8
le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) Salt Creek Wine Bar home page
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) Duke's Hideaway home page facebook page twitter stream
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
the Mix home page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Interclub Academy of Dance home page
7350 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL (map)
Lessons: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $8 (lesson: $5)
Sunday 9
Cajun Sundays

The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing)
Davis Street Fishmarket home page
501 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00am
Lesson: during the set break (cajun)
No Cover
Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 10
Columbus Day wikipedia article
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing) Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 11
Devil in a Woodpile home page (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $8
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: 8:30pm (balboa)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Barb City Swing Connection home page facebook group (swing dancing) The House Cafe home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
263 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Wednesday 12
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: $5
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 13
Salty Dogs Jazz Band (1920s traditional jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
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
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Friday 14
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) The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
Mississippi Heat home page myspace page facebook page 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
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event CodeBLUE home page facebook group (blues dancing, lindy hop) Outer Space Studio
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 with Student ID)
Saturday 15
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-12:30am
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
No Cover
facebook event Garter Girls facebook page Calendar Release Party (50s rock n roll)
The Orbit Room home page facebook page
2959 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 3:00pm-3:00am
Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
the Mix home page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Interclub Academy of Dance home page
7350 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL (map)
Lessons: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $8 (lesson: $5)
Sunday 16
Cajun Sundays

The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing)
Davis Street Fishmarket home page
501 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00am
Lesson: during the set break (cajun)
No Cover
facebook event Shout Section Big Band home page facebook page (jazz, swing, funk) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 17
The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) Webster's Wine Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
1480 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing) Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 18
facebook event Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Galaxie Chicago home page facebook page facebook group blogspot blog twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)

The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm (solo charleston)
Live Music & Dancing: 9:30pm-12:30am
$10 donation at the door
Wednesday 19
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
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: $5
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 20
Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-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
The Hobo Code facebook page (blues, roots, swing, oldtime, urban, rural) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Tonight's show: CANCELLED
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Simone's Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 21
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
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
The World Famous Pontani Sisters (burlesque)
Lake Street Dive (soul, r&b, jazz, rock'n'roll)
The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $18 ($15 in advance)
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Saturday 22
facebook event Saturday Swing!

The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
ARTango Center Chicago home page facebook group
4203 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12 ($8 with student ID)
Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
The World Famous Pontani Sisters (burlesque)
Lake Street Dive (soul, r&b, jazz, rock'n'roll)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $15
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: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
facebook event Cash Box Kings home page myspace page (blues, roots music, americana) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
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-1:00am
No Cover
Rockin' Johnny Burgin home page (blues) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
facebook event Viva Swings (swing dancing, jitterbug) Studio Viva home page facebook page
41 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing dancing) The Centre at North Park home page
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 23
Kids Twist Party for Easter Seals

Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
The World Famous Pontani Sisters (burlesque)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: Noon
Cover: $15 ($5 : kids 12 and under)
Cajun Sundays

The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing)
Davis Street Fishmarket home page
501 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00am
Lesson: during the set break (cajun)
No Cover
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 24
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing) Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 25
The Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll Book Release Party

Milt Trenier
Claudia Cassidy Theater @
Chicago Cultural Center home page
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL (map)
Book Reading & premiere screening of its companion movie plus live music: 6:30pm
No Cover
facebook event The Barehand Jugband home page facebook page youtube channel (blues, country, folk) The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm (swing)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $5
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: 8:30pm (collegiate shag)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 26
facebook event A Swingin' Safari Halloween Show

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

Costume Contest

Cover: $10
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: $5
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 27
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page

The Slim Pickens Band
Tim Menard & the Flying Nowakowski Brothers
For Pilots
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
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
Friday 28
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
The Chicago Bar Association's Barristers Big Band
Presents:
A Deliecious Sampling of the Music of George and Ira Gershwin
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium @
Harold Washington Library Center home page facebook page twitter stream
400 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 6:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Spooky Bluetopia home page facebook group twitter stream (blues dancing)

The Gerry Hundt Trio
American Tango Institute home page
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dance)
Live Music & Dancing: 9:30pm-Midnight
DJs: Midnight-2:00am

Costume Contest

Cover: $10
The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event facebook event Gypsy HalloWeekEnd - Dead Man's Party

le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
Paul Abella Trio (jazz, blues, rock)
The Store home page myspace page
2002 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Dave Specter home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (blues, jazz) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Halloween Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm

Costume Contest: 10:00pm

Cover: $8 ($4 with student ID)
Saturday 29
DePaul Swing Society facebook group twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Swingin' Hallows Eve
John R Cortelyou Commons home page
2324 N Fremont St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Costume Contest

Cover: $8 ($5 Students with ID; $3 DePaul Swing Society Members)
facebook event facebook event facebook event Halloween Costume Dance Party

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: 8:00pm-12:30am

Costume Contest

Cover: $10 (and a 2 drink minimum)
facebook event The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight

Costume Contest

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
No Cover
facebook event Northwest Chicago Swing Dancing! facebook group (swing dancing) Deicke Park Community Center home page
11419 S IL Route 47
Huntley, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $5
Sunday 30
Cajun Sundays

The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing)
Davis Street Fishmarket home page
501 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00am
Lesson: during the set break (cajun)
No Cover
Brienn Perry reverbnation artist profile Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $15
Halloween Swing Dance

The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

Costume Contest

Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
facebook event The Living Deads home page facebook page (psychobilly, rockabilly, roots music)
Nothing to Gain myspace page facebook page (psychobilly, punk, rockabilly)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 31
Halloween wikipedia article
facebook event Gypsy HalloWeekEnd - Dead Man's Party 2

le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show & Costume Contest: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7

show preceded by a showing of Young Frankenstein at 6:30pm
facebook event Ghouls Night Out Halloween Dance

Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am

Costume Contest

Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
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