THE TOP TEN SWING VENUES I MISS THE MOST

The Derby

I was on Facebook and saw people reminiscing about the beloved Derby nightclub.  I loved that place too.  That got me thinking about some of the other great swing venues we’ve had in Southern California and the great memories I made at each of them.  So, for all of you old-time swing dancers out there, Continue Reading…


DOWNTOWN DISNEY

In addition to Swing dancing inside the park, there are occasional danceable bands that play at Downtown Disney from time to time. I will list “Downtown Disney” (which is outside the park and doesn’t require admission) separately from “Disney Fantasy Faire” (which is inside the park and requires admission) in the Lindy Calendar. Please don’t Continue Reading…


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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May 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
2
The Troubadour Dustbowl Revival! 9PM $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra 7:30-11PM
PBDA PHAT CAT SWINGER 8-11:30PM $15
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
3
Swingtronic Sundays at Grandpa Johnsons Electroswing DJs TBA 9PM-2AM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
4
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Lindy Hop Stop DJ, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
5
Bungalow Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Joe's Bar Big Lucky
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
6
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Electroswing DJs 10PM-2AM
Strutter's Ball Ellis Island Boys! 7PM-midnight $20 with lesson, $15 dance only
Rusty's Rhythm Club No Dance... DARK (Rusty's on the Lindy Cruise)
Culver Hotel Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang 7:30-11PM
7
Downtown Disney Rayford Bros (Rockabilly) 6-10PM
Joe's Bar The Stardust Ramblers
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
8
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach James Intveld plus Gal Holiday $15
Downtown Disney Crown City Bombers with DJ Vintage Pete 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
9
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Machine 7:30-11PM
PBDA JAMES INTVELD & HIS SWING SINNERS 8-11:30PM $15
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Cicada Club The Saguaro Sisters 8PM ADMISSION $20 ADVANCE OR AT DOOR BYOP
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
11
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
12
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
13
Rusty's Rhythm Club HONORING ROSIE THE RIVETERDRESS SWING SHIFT STYLE Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
14
Joe's Bar The Rayford Bros
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
15
Downtown Disney Hot Rod Trio 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
16
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill and the All Stars 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
PBDA STOMPY JONES (from San Francisco!) $20 this special night
Cicada Club Phat Cat Swinger 9PM ADMISSION: $20 ADVANCE / $25 DOOR BYOP
Joe's Bar THE LUCKY STARS!
Third Saturday Swing DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
17
Automobile Driving Museum El Secundo Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM $8
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
18
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Lindy Hop Stop DJ, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
19
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
20
Rusty's Rhythm Club Tim Gill All Stars! SPECIAL CD RELEASE PARTY
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
Culver Hotel Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang 7:30-11PM
21
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
22
Disney Fantasy Faire Band TBD 7:30-11PM
Lindy Loft California Feetwarmers! 8PM-midnight $15
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown 7:30-11PM
PBDA FLATTOP TOM & HIS JUMP CATS $15
Fourth Saturday Swing 8PM Lesson, 9PM Dance
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
24
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
25
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
26
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
27
Rusty's Rhythm Club Pete Jacobs Swingtet My Favorite Move David Stockin & Barbara Yeh
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
28
Fullterton Farmers' Market Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys 6:30-8:30PM
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
29
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach Big Sandy and Maureen & The Mercury 5
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Do Something Blue DJ
30
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
PBDA JONATHAN STOUT'S GRAND SLAM SEXTET $15
Cicada Club The Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra 9PM ADMISSION: $20 ADVANCE / $25 DOOR BYOP
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
31
Santa Monica Pier Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ Fons 3-6PM! FREE!
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
      

NEW SWING EVENT? NEED A RIDE? HAVE A QUESTION?

Post any comments you have here. Are you new in town? Need a ride to a Swing event? Do you have a correction to anything on this site? Please post any swing dance events that I might have missed and I’ll add them to the Lindy Calendar. – Brian

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Debra Watson says:

Hi Everybody! Debra Watson is back in Los Angeles with the fabulous L.A. Smokin’ Aces in July, Joe’s American Bar and Grill, Tuesday, July 21 from 9-12 and Pasadena Ballroom, Saturday, July 25.

Brian says:

Hi Ty,

Yes, super confusing, isn’t it? The California Feetwarmers themselves have said it’s on Saturday, according to their Facebook page.

Thanks for asking,
Brian