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Verdi Club: Crying Time at the Woodchopper’s Ball
January 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Oakland’s honky-tonk revisionist Crying Time plays straight-up honky-tonk, western swing, and country music, from Bob Wills to Glen Campbell with whistle stops in between. Their fine original songs sit pretty in the mix. Jill Rogers is a singer’s singer with a 1974 voice and a story to tell, and Myles Boisen is a hero of juke joint licks on the six string and lap steel guitar. Bay Area music scene veteran Tony Marcus’s fiddle weaves through the songs while Tim Rowe on drums and Smilin’ Pete Garellick on bass hold down the rhythm with grace, style, and swing.
The Woodchopper’s Ball, San Francisco’s swing hot spot, is a weekly Tuesday night swing dance event held at the historic Verdi Club in San Francisco’s Mission district. Named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Woodchopper’s Ball features monthly classes, a full bar (21+ only), and a dance party with a drop-in lesson and the largest variety of live swing dance music in town!
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $10 admission, all ages. Includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 7:30pm-closing (21+ only)! Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky vintage bar and lounge!
* 2,500-SQ-FT DANCE FLOOR: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!
* JANUARY (4-week) LINDY HOP, BALBOA, and BOOGIE WOOGIE monthly class series, Beginning and Intermediate levels, continue tonight, 7-10pm! Single Monthly Class drop-in: $20/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Int Lindy Hop & Beg Balboa Classes
7:30pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beg Lindy Hop & Int Balboa Classes
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-10:00pm: Monthly Boogie Woogie Class
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party