February 12 - 18, 2018

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Monday 12
Lincoln's Birthday wikipedia article
Fizz Swing Dancing facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing) Lion Head Pub home page facebook page twitter stream
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)

DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 13
Mardi Gras wikipedia article
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am

Cover: $7
The Lockport Swing Thing facebook group (lindy hop, swing) American Legion Post 18 home page
15052 S Archer Ave
Lockport, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (swing)

DJs: 7:00pm-9:00pm

donations accepted
Swinging at the Sands facebook group (swing dancing) Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Lesson (beg): 7:00pm

Lesson (int): 7:45pm

DJs: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $12 (dancing only; $10 with valid student ID), plus $5 (per lesson)
Wednesday 14
Valentine's Day wikipedia article
The Blue Three (jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm

No Cover
Chicago Balboa Underground home page facebook group (balboa, bal-swing)

Wonderful Wednesday Balboa Social (balboa, bal-swing, swing, lindy hop)

The Westerlees home page facebook page twitter stream (jazz, swing)

Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro home page
3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (balboa)

Live Music, Dancing, & DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $15 ($10 students)
Wednesday Swings
with Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (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) Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm (beg west coast swing), 7:45pm (int west coast swing)

DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $6 (Lessons: $5 each)
Thursday 15
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: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Cover: $5
Country Roots Night

Cropduster myspace page facebook page reverbnation artist profile (country)

The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-10:30pm
No Cover
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: $8
Friday 16
Chinese New Year wikipedia article
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
Joel Paterson home page myspace page youtube channel (guitar) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm

No Cover
Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s) Studio5 home page
1934-38 Dempster St
Evanston, IL (map)
Live Music & Dancing: 8:00pm-10:00am

Cover: $25 (cocktail table seating), $20 (theater seating)
Global Dance Party

The Cajun Vagabonds (cajun, zydeco)
The Myron R. Szold Music and Dance Hall home page
4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm

Show: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $12
Speakeasy Swing facebook page (swing) 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)
Gin Palace Jesters facebook page reverbnation artist profile (country, rockabilly, bluegrass) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm

No Cover
Cash Box Kings home page myspace page (blues, roots music, americana) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm-1:00am

Cover: $5
East meets West Swing Night (swing dancing, east coast swing, west coast swing) Chicago Dance home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
309 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm

DJs: 8:45pm-11:00pm

Cover: $8
Saturday 17
Traffic Jam! home page facebook page (swing dancing, soul dancing)

Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s)

Forteza Fitness home page facebook page twitter stream
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:15pm-9:00pm

Live Music, Dancing, & DJs: 9:00pm-12:30am

Cover: $15 ($10 for students with valid ID)
Rosie and the Rivets home page facebook page (rock'n'roll, rockabilly, surf, soul) 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)
Andrew Diehl and The Nightmen home page facebook page (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight

No Cover
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: 7:30pm-8:30pm

DJs: 8:30pm-11:00pm

No Cover
Global Dance Party

National Steppers Society

DJ Maurice "Ice" Culpepper

The Myron R. Szold Music and Dance Hall home page
4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm

DJs: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $12
Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) The Barrel facebook page
2015 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-2:30am

No Cover
Sunday 18
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz home page (traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, big band)

Main Stem Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing)

Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL (map)
Show: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Cover: $22 at the door ($20 in advance; swing dancers: $10; students with ID: free admission)
Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing) Fitz's Spare Keys home page facebook page
119 N York St
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cover: $10
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (swing, jazz, rock) Old Town School of Folk Music home page
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 7:00pm

Cover: $45 ($43 Old Town School Members)
Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

No Cover
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