February 13 - 19, 2012

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Monday 13
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Andy's Jazz Club home page
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
facebook event balboa bomb 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 14
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Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band home page (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club home page
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
facebook event Alan Gresik Trio home page (1930s, 40s, 50s swinging dance tunes)

TwelveWest home page facebook page
12 W Elm St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover ($20 minimum required)
facebook event Shark City Swing home page (west coast swing dancing) Shark City home page facebook page twitter stream
2240 Bloomingdale Rd
Glendale Heights, IL (map)
DJs: 8:30pm-12:30am
No Cover
Wednesday 15
Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
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
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 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 16
Miss Tess and The Bon Ton Parade home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, blues, swing, country)
Mark Lavengood home page (western swing)
Down Boy Down
(rock, pop, folk)
Headless Troubadour
(rock)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $7
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 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 17
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 Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Pete Miller's home page
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Swinging Valentine's Dance

The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 ($7 for students with ID)
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-1:00am
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-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Peter Strom Lindy Workshop - Friday Dance
The Bunkeris Lounge @
Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Saturday 18
facebook event Chicago Winter Dance
The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing)
Cloud Gate (the bean) @
Millennium Park
Chicago, IL (map)
Doors Open: 4:30pm
Free dance lesson: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Live music and dancing: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Note: Due to space constraints, a limited number of people are allowed inside the dance space at one time. As people leave, others who may be waiting are then permitted to enter.

No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Pete Miller's home page
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
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 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 valid student ID)
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
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
Windy City Jitterbug Club home page facebook group (jitterbug, bop, shag, west coast swing dancing) American Legion Post 974 home page
9757 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:30pm
Donation: $10 ($5 for members)
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)
Lesson: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 19
Chicago French Music Association (chicago cajuns) home page facebook page (cajun, zydeco)

Chicago Cajun Aces (cajun)
The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dance lesson during the band break
Cover: $7
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 with student ID)
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)
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