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Verdi Club: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s at the Woodchopper’s Ball
June 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88’S:
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for over three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump & boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 1940s and ’50s, and adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-drivin’ piano, and some of Woods’ own contemporary playful lyrics, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock’n’roll. Don’t miss this National Blues Hall of Fame inductee and his hard-swingin’ band!
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 (and their biggest hit!), it 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! Properly worn face masks required.
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $15 admission includes a drop-in Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 8:00pm-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!
* JUNE (4-week) LINDY HOP and BALBOA monthly class series continue tonight, 7:00-9:00pm. SOLO JAZZ monthly class series starts tonight, 9:00-10:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $25/person/week (includes Dance Party!), no partner required.
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Intermediate Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beginning Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes
8:00pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-10:00pm: Solo Jazz: Shim Sham & Jitterbug Stroll Class
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party