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   2017

 

2017/11/12           Leftover Salmon  Gypsy Sally's        Washington, DC

2017/11/12           Doyle Bramhall II Hamilton Live       Washington, DC

2017/11/12           Irma Thomas w/Preservation Hall Band | Blind Boys of Alabama            Strathmore Music Center   Bethesda, MD

2017/11/14           Bob Dylan Band | Mavis Staples      Anthem @ The Wharf         Washington, DC

2017/11/15           Cocuzzi Courtet   w/the Interplay Orchestra   AMP by Strathmore             Bethesda, MD

2017/11/16           Janet Jackson      Capital One Arena/Verizon Center  Washington, DC

2017/11/16           Deb Callahan       Mauch Chunk Opera House             Jim Thorpe, PA

2017/11/16           Roomful of Blues                Pearl Street Warehouse     Washington, DC

2017/11/16           Mississippi Heat  St Georges Country Store  St Georges, DE

2017/11/17           Revelator Hill        Bright Box Theater              Winchester, VA

2017/11/17           Natty Beaux          Dulles Hilton         Herndon, VA

2017/11/17           Dustbowl Revival Hamilton Live       Washington, DC

2017/11/17           Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers          Pearl Street Warehouse     Washington, DC

2017/11/18           Big Sam's Funky Nation     Hamilton Live       Washington, DC

2017/11/18           Janet Jackson      Royal Farms Arena             Baltimore, MD

2017/11/19           Kathy Mattea        Birchmere             Alexandria, VA

2017/11/19           Lady Gaga            Capital One Arena/Verizon Center  Washington, DC

2017/11/19           A Night with Janis Joplin (Mary Bridget Davies)           Strathmore Music Center   Bethesda, MD

 

So Many Choices 11/15- 11/30/17   Thanks to Robin Kessler…..

For those who are new to the list "Welcome". Most of the time, SMC will be sent to you on a Wednesday. But occasionally you will find it in your mailbox a day early, or a day late, depending upon my schedule, and unexpected delays. And occasionally, there will be an "Update to So Many Choices' sent out with any additions, cancellations, changes, something extra-special, etc, that I am aware of.

I know I say this often, but truly, how lucky we are to have so many choices! Between dances with our fabulous local bands/musicians as well as national acts, classes, workshops, jams, festivals, parades, benefits, outdoor summer concerts and so much more, our dance shoes should be smiling and happily exhausted. If you could just figure out how to be in more than one place at any one time, we could experience it all (I wish!).

Don't forget to scroll all the way down to “UPCOMING EVENTS” that you and your dance shoes will not want to miss.

See you on the dance floor !

Cheers, Robin

PS-Suggestion: if unsure if a venue will be open, if there will be a dance floor, if there is a change in band status, if the weather has turned yucky, or if I have been multi-tasking and listed a band twice for the same night, please check and call the venue or check online, especially if I haven't sent out an update. Some changes are indeed, very last minute.

PSS- Guys- Yes, cooler temperatures are here. But when you are dancing, it still gets hot. So, please remember those extra shirts…….it’s always nice have those for back-up in your dance bag…..and keep those “follows” happy !

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Wednesday November 15th

*Wed. 11/15- Nicks- Rock-a-Sonics $10. 9-11pm. 642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

*Wed. 11/15-JV's- Open with Bob Hume & Martha Capone 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Wed. 11/15- 219 Basin Street Lounge- 219 Allstars no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Wed. 11/15- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Wed. 11/15- Irish Inn at Glen Echo- 19th Street Band 8pm

Thursday November 16th

*Thurs. 11/16- JV's- Thrillbillys $5. JV’s 70th Anniversary 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Thurs. 11/16- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mike Kelly & Friends no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Thurs. 11/16- Glen Echo Annex- DJ Dance/blues $8. lesson 8:15-9pm/ dance 9-11pm

*Thurs. 11/16- Nicks- WCS Drop-in- 7:45pm lesson with Tom Bowker/ DJ dance afterwards $5. Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

*Thurs. 11/16- French Quarter Brasserie- Blues Jam/ every Thursday evening. 7:30-11pm. 3950 University Blvd, Fairfax VA. 703-357-1957 “Black Cat plays first for short period, then the jam. Sign-up sheet starts at 7:30pm. Band has full backline of equipment for use: tube amps, drums, cymbals, mics, pedalboards, full PA system and more. Plenty of free parking nearby. Reasonably priced food & drinks too “. Please support the venue, by purchasing food & beverage.

*Thurs. 11/16-The LOFT at the Hamilton- Michael Scoglio 10:30pm/no cover 600 14th Street, NW WDC (the LOFT is located upstairs)

*Thurs. 11/16- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Thurs. 11/16- Pearl Street Warehouse- Roomful of Blues / Vintage #18 opens $25-30 Doors 7pm/ Music 8pm 33 Pearl Street, SW WDC (reminder that this a new venue down at the Wharf). Metro accessible to either Waterfront or L’Enfant Plaza <pearlstreetwarehouse.com> 202-380-9620

Friday November 17th

*Fri. 11/17 -Dulles Hilton- Natty Beaux $15. lesson 8:30-9/ dance 9-12mn. 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Va <gottaswing.com>

*Fri. 11/17-Glen Echo/Backroom Annex- DJ Balboa Dance $10. 8:30-11:30pm

*Fri. 11/17- JV's- Downtown Band 9pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Fri. 11/17- Church of the Pilgrim- DARK TONIGHT City Swing DJ Dance/ Dancesport Dupont Circle $10 or $5 w/student ID. Lesson with David 8:30-9pm lesson/ dance 9-11:30pm 2201 P Street, NW WDC <gottawing.com>.

REMINDER- this dance is now being held the 2nd & the 4th Friday of the month.

*Fri. 11/17- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mudlark $5/ 9pm-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Fri. 11/17- Hersheys- Patsy’s Honky Tonk Torch & Twang no cover 9pm. 17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 301.948.9893

*Fri. 11/17- Old Bowie Town Grill- The Gintonics 8-11pm 8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD. Reservations suggested: 301.464.8800.

*Fri. 11/17- New Deal Café- Lunch With Bob/ rockabilly, country, blues, with Ratso, Jim Robeson, Cathy Ponton King, Pete Kennedy and more……. 8:30-11:30pm 113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD. 301.474. 5642 Reservations recommended.

*Fri. 11/17- Branded 72- TBA 9-12pm East Gude Drive, Rockville MD. 301.340.8729 (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

*Fri. 11/17- Clydes Chevy Chase- Bad Influence 9pm/ downstairs. 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md. Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs.

*Fri. 11/17- Clydes/ Mark Center- Shartel & Hume 10pm. 1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300 (have no details as far as dance space etc).

*Fri. 11/17-The LOFT at the Hamilton- The Sidleys 10pm/no cover 600 14th Street, NW WDC (the LOFT is located upstairs)

 

*Fri. 11/17- Carlyle Club- Rock & Roll Tribute to Chuck Berry with Daryl Davis, John Previti, Anthony Pirog, Elijah Jamal Balbed & Larry Ferguson 8pm. $25. 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria VA. 703-548-8899 <thecarlyleclub.com>> REMINDER: There is also a $25/pp food & beverage minimum except for Bar Rail & General Admission.

*Fri. 11/17- Pearl Street Warehouse- Jimmy Thackery / Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes opens $20-25 Doors 7/ Music 8:30pm 33 Pearl Street, SW WDC (reminder that this a new venue down at the Wharf). Metro accessible to either Waterfront or L’Enfant Plaza <pearlstreetwarehouse.com> 202-380-9620

Saturday November 18th

*Sat. 11/18- Glen Echo/Spanish Ballroom- 4th Annual Virginia State Open Lindy Hop & Jitterburg Competition (see below for more details on entering the competition) with Djoukil (gypsy jazz & American Swing) 8-12mn $20

*Sat. 11/18- JV's- $40 Dollar Fine 4-7:30pm/ Dave Chappell & Anthony Pirog Guitar Show 9pm Arlington Blvd, Falls Church

*Sat. 11/18- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mudlark $5/ 9pm-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Sat. 11/18- Hersheys- TBA no cover 9pm. 17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 301.948.9893

*Sat. 11/18 -The LOFT at the Hamilton – TBA 10:30pm no cover 600 14th Street, NW WDC (the LOFT is located upstairs)

*Sat. 11/18- New Deal Café- Goodfellas 8:30pm Greenbelt, MD. 301.474. 5642 Reservations suggested

*Sat. 11/18 - Dietles Pile O’ Rocks with Doug Cooke and The Wolfpack 9pm-12:30am / no cover 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD. Plenty of parking. For those who have not been to Dietles before: very,very,very casual. Beer & wine, no food. Diagonally across from Strathmore Mansion, next to Georgetown Prep. Dancing on tile.

*Sat. 11/18- Old Bowie Town Grill- Ruthie & the Wranglers 8-11pm / no cover 8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD. Reservations suggested: 301.464.8800.

*Sat. 11/18- Branded 72- TBA 9-12mn/no cover 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville MD. (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

*Sat. 11/18 - American Legion # 217/College Park- Kissin’ Cousins with Daryl Davis & Patsy Stephens……”Country Meets The Blues” Doors open 7:30pm 8-11pm/ $15.(cash only)/ exact change would be greatly appreciated! 9218 Baltimore Ave. (Rt 1), College Park MD. Free parking, large dance floor, bar and food available.

*Sat. 11/18- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8-11pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Sat. 11/18- Bistro 29- Gypsy Swing / 7:30-9:30pm. 3911 Lee Highway, Arlington VA. (music is good…..dance space could be tight….it may be “make your own”….and probably good for Balboa or Bal-Swing). A good stop along the way to Glen Echo ? I did hear from someone who said that they are thinking of adding dancing to their entertainment schedule……stay tuned for any updates.

*Sat. 11/18- Clydes Chevy Chase- TBA 9pm/ downstairs. 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md. Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs.

*Sat. 11/18- Clydes/ Mark Center- The Dangerzone 10pm. 1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300 (have no details as far as dance space etc).

*Sat. 11/18- Wheaton VFW- TBA 8pm 11316 Fern Street, Wheaton MD.

*Sat. 11/18- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Sat. 11/18- La Mexicana- Sandra Dean Band 9pm 16143 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg MD.

*Sat. 11/18- Carlyle Club- Tribute to the music of the O’Jays/ soul, R&B. 8pm. $30. 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria VA. 703-548-8899 <thecarlyleclub.com> REMINDER: There is also a $25/pp food & beverage minimum except for Bar Rail & General Admission.

Sunday November 19th

*Sun. 11/19- Glen Echo/Spanish Ballroom- Sunday afternoon waltz with “Sugar Beat” $10. Lesson 2:45-3:30pm/ dance 3:30-6pm

*Sun. 11/19-JVs- Josh Allen Band 4-7pm/ Oz & The Revue 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Sun. 11/19- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Holly Montgomery - 8:30pm . 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Sun. 11/19- Irish Inn at Glen Echo- TBA 5-7pm

*Sun. 11/19- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8-11pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Sun. 11/19- The Hamilton- Bettye LaVette $20-45. Doors open 6:30/music 7:30pm. 600 F Street, NW WDC.

*Sun. 11/19- Herndon Senior Center- DJ Dance. 5-6pm WCS lesson, 6-8pm dance with WCS, Latin and ballroom. $10. 873 Grace Street #1, Herndon VA.

Monday November 20th

*Mon. 11/20- Westminster Church- Blue Monday with Southbound Steel …... $5. 6-9pm. (dinner is served downstairs and is extra....but very good and reasonable in price) 400 Eye Street, SW WDC. 202. 484.7700. One block north of the Green Line/Waterfront Metro. This is a weekly event with many of our local musicians/bands. No "dance floor" but plenty of room in the back to dance.....and they LOVE us dancers

*Mon. 11/20- Dulles Hilton- DJ Dance dance /9-10pm. 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon VA.

*Mon. 11/20- JV's- Wolf’s Blues Jam every Monday night / Special guests- 8pm-1am. 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Mon. 11/20- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Moonshine Society no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Mon. 11/20-CCB- Baltimore Swing Drops 9-11pm/ $10. 5207 Wisconsin Ave, NW WDC .

Tuesday November 21st

 



*Tues. 11/21- JV's- The Colliders 8:30 pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Tues. 11/21- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Holly Montgomery no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Tues. 11/21- Boogie in Bethesda with WCS 8-9pm lesson (beginners & intermediate). Lesson & dance/ $15-Dance only-$10 9-12mn. 5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda MD.

*Tues. 11/21- Jam Cellar- DJ Dance 9-11pm. $6. 8-9 free intro lesson. Josephine Baker Community Center 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW WDC.

*Tues. 11/21-Takoma Park VFW#350 -blues jam. (Takoma Dave on harp & vocals, Cookie on bass, Mike Custer on drums. Sign-ups at 6:30pm/music 7pm. 6420 Orchard Ave, Takoma Park MD. Weekly

Wednesday November 22nd

Start celebrating your Thanksgiving holiday early…….

*Wed. 11/22- Nicks- DARK TONIGHT 9-11pm. 642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

*Wed. 11/22-JV's- Jimi Smooth & The Hit Time 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Wed. 11/15- 219 Basin Street Lounge- 219 Allstars no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Wed. 11/22- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Wed. 11/22- Irish Inn at Glen Echo- TBA 8pm

*Wed. 11/22- Kensington Armory- The Nighthawks 7pm $10. 3710 Mitchell Ave, Kensington MD.

*Wed. 11/22- Pearl Street Warehouse- Chuck Brown Band $20-40 Doors 7/ Music 8:30pm 33 Pearl Street, SW WDC (reminder that this a new venue down at the Wharf). Metro accessible to either Waterfront or L’Enfant Plaza <pearlstreetwarehouse.com> 202-380-9620

Thursday November 23rd

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

*Thurs. 11/23- JV's- Dave Chappell 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Thurs. 11/23- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Mike Kelly & Friends no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Thurs. 11/23- Glen Echo Annex- DARK TONIGHT DJ Dance/blues $8. lesson 8:15-9pm/ dance 9-11pm

*Thurs. 11/23- Nicks- ?????? /DARK ??? WCS Drop-in- 7:45pm lesson with Tom Bowker/ DJ dance afterwards $5. Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

*Thurs. 11/23- French Quarter Brasserie- Blues Jam/ every Thursday evening. 7:30-11pm. 3950 University Blvd, Fairfax VA. 703-357-1957 “Black Cat plays first for short period, then the jam. Sign-up sheet starts at 7:30pm. Band has full backline of equipment for use: tube amps, drums, cymbals, mics, pedalboards, full PA system and more. Plenty of free parking nearby. Reasonably priced food & drinks too “. Please support the venue, by purchasing food & beverage.

*Thurs. 11/23-The LOFT at the Hamilton- TBA 10:30pm/no cover 600 14th Street, NW WDC (the LOFT is located upstairs)

*Thurs. 11/23- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Thurs. 11/23- THANKSGIVING at The Kennedy Center/Millennial Stage- Gottaswing with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra and special guest, Jean Veloz. 6-9pm. Lesson 6-6:45/ Dance 7-9pm.- FREE

Friday November 24th

*Fri. 11/24 -Dulles Hilton- Seth Kibel & The Jive Turkeys $15. lesson 8:30-9/ dance 9-12mn. 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Va <gottaswing.com>

*Fri. 11/24- JV's- Colin Thompson Band 9pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Fri. 11/24- Church of the Pilgrim- City Swing DJ Dance/ Dancesport Dupont Circle $10 or $5 w/student ID. Lesson with David 8:30-9pm lesson/ dance 9-11:30pm 2201 P Street, NW WDC <gottawing.com>.

REMINDER- this dance is now being held the 2nd & the 4th Friday of the month.

*Fri. 11/24- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Basin Street Jammers $5/ 9pm-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Fri. 11/24- Hersheys- TBA no cover 9pm. 17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 301.948.9893

*Fri. 11/24- Old Bowie Town Grill- Johnny & the Headhunters 8-11pm 8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD. Reservations suggested: 301.464.8800.

*Fri. 11/24- New Deal Café- TBA 8:30-11:30pm 113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD. 301.474. 5642 Reservations recommended.

*Fri. 11/24- Branded 72- Ty Braddock & The Loyal Inmates 9-12pm East Gude Drive, Rockville MD. 301.340.8729 (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

*Fri. 11/24- Clydes Chevy Chase- TBA 9pm/ downstairs. 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md. Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs.

*Fri. 11/24- Clydes/ Mark Center- TBA 10pm. 1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300 (have no details as far as dance space etc).

*Fri. 11/24-The LOFT at the Hamilton- Duskwhales 10pm/no cover 600 14th Street, NW WDC (the LOFT is located upstairs)

*Fri. 11/24- The State Theatre- The Nighthawks, and The Skip Castro with Rev. Billy Wirtz $20. Doors 7pm/ music8pm 220 N. Washington Street, Falls Church VA.

*Fri. 11/24- Carlyle Club- Doc Scantlin & His Imperial Palms Orchestra 8pm. $35. 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria VA. 703-548-8899 <thecarlyleclub.com> REMINDER: There is also a $25/pp food & beverage minimum except for Bar Rail & General Admission.

Saturday November 25th

*Sat. 11/25- Glen Echo/Spanish Ballroom- Craig Gildner & Blue Sky 5 8-12mn $20

*Sat. 11/25- JV's- The Exaggerations 4-7:30pm/ Wicked Jezebel 9pm Arlington Blvd, Falls Church

*Sat. 11/25- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Capital Blues Ensemble $5/ 9pm-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Sat. 11/25- Hersheys- Built 4 Comfort with special guests Ron Holloway on sax and Robbie Magruder on drums no cover 9pm. 17030 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 301.948.9893

*Sat. 11/25 -The LOFT at the Hamilton – Justin Trawick & The Common Good 10:30pm no cover 600 14th Street, NW WDC (the LOFT is located upstairs)

*Sat. 11/25- New Deal Café- City Bus 8:30pm Greenbelt, MD. 301.474. 5642 Reservations suggested

*Sat. 11/25 - Dietles Jelly Roll Mortals w/ Dede & the Do-Rights 9:30pm-12:30am / no cover 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD. Plenty of parking. For those who have not been to Dietles before: very,very,very casual. Beer & wine, no food. Diagonally across from Strathmore Mansion, next to Georgetown Prep. Dancing on tile.

*Sat. 11/25- Old Bowie Town Grill- Morrison Brothers 8-11pm / $5. 8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD. Reservations suggested: 301.464.8800.

*Sat. 11/25- Branded 72- TBA 9-12mn/no cover 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville MD. (band and dancing is in the bar area... .and they let us move tables for dancing)

*Sat. 11/25 - American Legion # 217/College Park- Mike Surrat & The Continentals Doors open 7:30pm 8-11pm/ $15.(cash only)/ exact change would be greatly appreciated! 9218 Baltimore Ave. (Rt 1), College Park MD. Free parking, large dance floor, bar and food available.

*Sat. 11/25- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8-11pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Sat. 11/25- Bistro 29- Gypsy Swing / 7:30-9:30pm. 3911 Lee Highway, Arlington VA. (music is good…..dance space could be tight….it may be “make your own”….and probably good for Balboa or Bal-Swing). A good stop along the way to Glen Echo ? I did hear from someone who said that they are thinking of adding dancing to their entertainment schedule……stay tuned for any updates.

*Sat. 11/25- Clydes Chevy Chase- Johnny & the Headhunters 9pm/ downstairs. 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase Md. Dancing on tile, once they pull up the rugs.

*Sat. 11/25- Clydes/ Mark Center- Flashback 10pm. 1700 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria VA. 703-820-8300 (have no details as far as dance space etc).

*Sat. 11/25- Wheaton VFW- TBA 8pm 11316 Fern Street, Wheaton MD.

*Sat. 11/25- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

Sunday November 26th

*Sun. 11/26- Glen Echo/Backroom Annex- Waltz Practicum 2-4pm $10.

*Sun. 11/26-JVs- Ron MacDonald 4-7pm/ Memphis Gold 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Sun. 11/26- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Along For The Ride - 8:30pm . 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Sun. 11/26- Irish Inn at Glen Echo- TBA 5-7pm

*Sun. 11/26- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8-11pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Sun. 11/26- Old Bowie Town Grill- Rick Jones Emporium Band with special guest, Deanna Bogart 6pm $5. 8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie MD. Reservations suggested: 301.464.8800.

Monday November 27th

*Mon. 11/27- Westminster Church- Blue Monday with Electrified Blues with Charlie Sayles …... $5. 6-9pm. (dinner is served downstairs and is extra....but very good and reasonable in price) 400 Eye Street, SW WDC. 202. 484.7700. One block north of the Green Line/Waterfront Metro. This is a weekly event with many of our local musicians/bands. No "dance floor" but plenty of room in the back to dance.....and they LOVE us dancers

*Mon. 11/27- Dulles Hilton- DJ Dance dance /9-10pm. 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon VA.

*Mon. 11/27- JV's- Wolf’s Blues Jam every Monday night / Special guests- 8pm-1am. 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Mon. 11/27- 219 Basin Street Lounge- TBA no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Mon. 11/27-CCB- DJ Dance 9-11pm/ $5. 5207 Wisconsin Ave, NW WDC .

Tuesday November 28th

*Tues. 11/28- JV's- Sol Roots & Carla Harvey 8:30 pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Tues. 11/28- 219 Basin Street Lounge- Holly Montgomery no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Tues. 11/28- Boogie in Bethesda with WCS 8-9pm lesson (beginners & intermediate). Lesson & dance/ $15-Dance only-$10 9-12mn. 5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda MD.

*Tues. 11/28- Jam Cellar- DJ Dance 9-11pm. $6. 8-9 free intro lesson. Josephine Baker Community Center 2437 Fifteenth Street, NW WDC.

*Tues. 11/28-Takoma Park VFW#350 -blues jam. (Takoma Dave on harp & vocals, Cookie on bass, Mike Custer on drums. Sign-ups at 6:30pm/music 7pm. 6420 Orchard Ave, Takoma Park MD. Weekly

Wednesday November 29th

*Wed. 11/29- Nicks- DJ Dance 9-11pm. 642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria VA.

*Wed. 11/29-JV's- Open Mic with Bob Hume & Martha Capone 8:30pm 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church Va.

*Wed. 11/29- 219 Basin Street Lounge- 219 Allstars no cover/ 8:30-12mn. 219 King Street, Old Town Alexandria VA. Music is upstairs. No "dance floor" but the floor is wood and sometimes you can find room for dancing, esp. on a weekend. Note: smoking is allowed in this venue....sometimes there are smokers and other times you are in luck and no smoke.

*Wed. 11/29- LaHinch Tavern & Grill- TBA 8pm 7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac MD. 240.499.8922

*Wed. 11/29- Irish Inn at Glen Echo- TBA 8pm

That's it for now.....not all the sites have updates or new info yet (especially at the beginning of the month) and are marked TBA. If I find more to add to "So Many Choices', or if there are any changes, I will do my best to try and let you know as soon as possible.

See you on the dance floor!

Cheers, Robin

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UPCOMING EVENTS

*Sat. 11/18- 4th Annual Virginia State Jitterbug & Lindy Hop Competition at Glen Echo. • FIRST PLACE $300 • SECOND PLACE $150 • THIRD PLACE $50
• DANCE TO YOUR OWN MUSIC • LOCAL, FRIENDLY! • NO ENTRY FEE • PROFESSIONAL JUDGE •

• HOW IT WORKS: The competition will be held during the first and second band break; winners will be announced during the third band set.
• HOW THE COMPETITION WILL BE RUN: Limited to a maximum of eight couples. Each couple will dance individually to music they will provide, song length not shorter than 2 minutes, not longer than 3-1/2 minutes. Costumes encouraged but not required.

*To sign up contact Tom at <gottaswing.com> by Friday 5pm Nov. 17th to reserve your spot and request a copy of the rules.

*Thurs. 11/23- THANKSGIVING at The Kennedy Center/Millennial Stage- Gottaswing with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra and special guest, Jean Veloz. 6-9pm. Lesson 6-6:45/ Dance 7-9pm.- FREE

*Sat. 12/1-3- Lord Baltimore Hotel- Night of 100 Elvises $57-88 +SC Lineup includes: The Fabulettes, King Teddy, Honky Tonk Confidential, Wild Anacostias, Jed Duvall, Dean Rosenthal, Sookey Jump Blues, Janine Wilson and more……..held in 3 rooms. Friday “kickoff” at Johnny P’s Hideaway in the “Maryland “ room in the hotel. Sunday brunch at the hotel. 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD. <nightof100elvises.com>

*Dec. 31- American Legion #41- DC Blues Society’s NYE Dinner-Dance with I Witness Blues Doors 6:30/ Event 7:30pm. Traditional Southern Dinner $50 advance tickets DCBS member/$65 door Non-member $65 advance/ $75 at door 905 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring MD. <dcblues.org>

*Dec. 31st- Alexandria’s First Night- <firstnightalexandria.org> Tickets $20 thru Dec. 10. After that and including Dec. 31st- $30. Kids under 12 and all Military are FREE.

*Dec. 31st- Limerick Pub- The Nighthawks 9:30pm 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton MD.

 

 

 

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