Where To Dance in the North Bay – November 13 – 21, 2021
Where To Dance in the North Bay – November 13 – 21, 2021

Where To Dance in the North Bay – November 13 – 21, 2021

SAT 11/13 7-10pm – Big Easy. 128 American Alley, uptown in downtown Petaluma. Dorian Bartley on vocals/bass, Bob Johns on piano, zuperstar David Scott on saxophone/flute/vocals, and Tony Blake on drums. They serve up the Great American Songbook as it dishes up vintage jazz, swinging R&B and soulful ballads, from the sassy sounds of 1920s speakeasies and 1930s big-band swing to 1940s jump blues and the rollicking R&B of Ruth Brown. Reservations: Click here to RESERVE.  Cover: $10 Show vac proof. Inside. 

SUN 11/14 2–5pm – Lonestar Retrobates at Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Bar. They’ll kick off the dust at 2 and delve right into a blend of sax, pedal steel,  trumpet, fiddle, guitar, piano that meshes everything from cajun and honky tonk to big ballroom sounds into something that makes your feet bounce all over the floor like squishy heartbeats. There, in the romantic ocean mist under the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s dancers waiting. Inside. $10.  

SUN 11/14  6-10pm – Doc Kraft Band ~ Sausalito Cruising Club  Doc can dance, which is why he loves playing a dancey mix of music for dancers. Inside. SCC is a private club. $10 cover.

MON 11/15  7-10pm – Blue Monday Jam  – Sausalito Cruising Club – Craig Caffall now herds the  boatload of musical friends and happy hippies that play The Stuff.  Always rockin varietal danceable fun, and on that exotic tilted teak floor!  A private club. You’ll have to get a member to guest you in (or me if I’m free and going that night).  (Please donate to hungry musicians, okay?  Strings are expensive. Is that a question?  Hey pal, just frigging donate to the musicians. Alright man!?  Alrighty then. Okay!)  SCC is a private club. Inside, mask option, show vac card.

MONDAYS 11/15 and 22  7-10pm – Mitch Woods & the Boogie Woogie Piano & sometimes the Boogie Woogie Drummer & the Boogie Woogie Bassist &… ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Start your week off on the left foot. 

FRIDAY 11/19  7:30pm – Spike Sikes and the Awesome Hotcakes ~ Murphy’s Irish Pub in Sonoma.

FRIDAY 11/19  7-10:30pm – Void Where Prohibited ~ Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Bar.. Classic rock covers from the 60’s and 70’s, done well.  Inside by the sea.  SAT  11/20  7-10pm – 7th Sons ~ Trek Winery, Novato. 

SATURDAY 11/20 – Hot Baked Goods ~ Verdi Club Dinner Dance. 2424 Mariposa St, SF. Vintage jazz for dancing and everything else.    This is the magic castle, the fave hot spot and lofty aspiration of any dancer, and those that barely touch the floor and transpose to Nirvana. Quiet during the pandemic, life awakes with their special annual dinner dance. So you missed the prom?! Jump back. Way back…  It sells out early so live the dream now.  Drinks at 6, dinner at 7, dance at 8. Ticket details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/verdi-club-dinner-dance-tickets-205446906227 Full info on Fbook: https://www.facebook.com/events/584528849459812/?active_tab=discussion This event is not on their website, general general info:  https://www.verdiclub.net

SUN  11-21 6-9pm – Donna Spitzer & Sweet City Blues ~  SCCInside. SCC is a private club. Email Donna to get on her guest list.  donnaspitzer@comcast.net. Everyone entering the Sausalito Cruising Club must show proof of vaccination.

SUN 11/21  6-9pm – Lady and the Tramps ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Inside, the prohibition secret. Lady D sets the mood with not one yodel, blending with her cool jazz guys, at their best when our toes are twitching.

More happenings:

The Cottontails – Date/Time: Sunday 11/14, 4-6 pm. Location: Seven Stills – San Francisco  Cost: Free. They also play every 2nd Thursday at Local Edition on Market in SF 7-midnight, and every 2nd Sunday at The Riptide – 7:30-10:30pm in SF.

Gaúcho – Thursdays  7-10 pm. Location: DecoDance Bar – San Francisco – Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DecoDanceSF  Cost: Free

Clint Baker’s Borrone All StarsDate/Time: Friday 11/19, 7:30-9pm. Location: Cafe Borrone – Menlo Park. Venue’s page: https://www.cafeborrone.com/music. Cost: Free

The Hot Baked GoodsDate/Time: Sunday 11/21, 4-6 pm. Location: Seven Stills – San Francisco. Cost: Free