Sunday, January 23, 2011

Singles Parties, January 4 - 22, 2011

Winter is always a great time for singles parties. No one wants to be single on Valentine's Day, so we usually get great turnouts at our parties in January and early February. So far, 2011 has not been an exception, as we have had some terrific attendance at many of our events this month.
  • New Years Resolutions Mixer, Tuesday, Jan 4, at Petar's in Lafayette. The place was packed, plus there was excellent live music.
  • Marin Singles Convention, Friday, Jan 7, at Servino's in Tiburon. As always, big crowd for our annual party at this restaurant, with spectacular views of SF and the Bay!
  • Santa Cruz area Mixer, Wednesday, Jan 12, at Severino's at the Seacliff Inn, Aptos. Great crowd for a midweek party!
  • Winter in the Tropics Dance, Friday, Jan 14, at Trader Vic's at Dinah's Garden Hotel in Palo Alto. Very large crowd.
  • Art & Wine Tasting Party, Saturday, Jan 15, at Show Place Art Gallery in Berkeley. Nice turnout, which we needed, since this is a very large venue and would look empty if we didn't attract a crowd. This is a brand new art gallery and the perfect spot for a party, so we look forward to returning soon!
  • Match Your Key Dance, Friday, Jan 21, at Le Colonial in San Francisco. This was our first-ever party at this lovely restaurant, with a large dance floor and excellent DJ (Eddie). We hope to return.
Of course not all of the parties work out as planned. Our Singles Lesson & Dance on Jan 22 at Dance Boulevard in San Jose had a nice turnout for the fun Hustle Dance Lesson, then half the women went home, leaving some guys with no one to dance with. It was a shock to see so many women leave so early. Granted we had no alcoholic beverages (dance studios never have liquor licenses, so we had FREE non-alcoholic refreshments instead), but you would think our single women would enjoy the opportunity to meet men who were totally sober. I guess not. Miles Ogata and staff did a great job of teaching and I recommend their studio if you would like to learn how to dance!

Our upcoming annual East Bay/Solano Singles Convention, Feb 28, Marriott Hotel across from Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo features author Karen Brody on a provocative topic: "Seduction with Integrity," followed by Dance Party.

This year we have 6 Meet Your Valentine parties:
  1. Cougar Valentine Mixer & Dance, Jan 29, at 111 Minna Art Gallery & Nightclub in San Francisco
  2. MidLife Valentine Mixer, Feb 1, at Ristorante La Toscana in San Rafael
  3. Meet Your Valentine Convention, Feb 4, at The Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley
  4. Valentine Art & Wine Party, Feb 5, at The Artists Alley in San Francisco
  5. Valentine Dance, Feb 11, at Michael's at Shoreline Park in Mountain View
  6. Valentines Day Mixer, Feb 14, at the Flamingo Resort Hotel in Santa Rosa
Wherever you are in the Bay Area, we have a Valentines event close by!

Details and more parties on our WEBSITE. Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Singles Parties Over New Years Eve, 2010

Big turnouts for our 3 New Years Eve parties, despite the fear of rain:
  • Pre-New Years Eve Dance, Thursday, Dec 30, at Neptune's Palace at Pier 39 in San Francisco. Not everyone likes to go out on New Years Eve, so we did a party the night before. What a lovely venue. We look forward to more parties here.
  • New Years Eve Bash - North Bay, Friday, Dec 31, at Embassy Suites San Rafael. As always DJ Darryl K did a great job with songs and videos from our favorite artists.
  • New Years Eve Bash - Silicon Valley, Friday, Dec 31, at Sheraton Palo Alto. Last year's NYE bash was huge, but couldn't compare in size with the humongous crowd that came this year. DJ HickeyB! played the greatest Baby Boomer era songs of all time in the big ballroom, while DJ Tony led a spirited party of today's hottest hits in the smaller ballroom.
Next week features our first two parties of the new year:
  • New Years Resolutions Mixer, Tuesday, Jan 4, at Petar's in Lafayette. Sharing new years resolutions is a great way to meet new friends!
  • Marin Singles Convention, Friday, Jan 7, at Servino's Ristorante in Tiburon. This is always the largest singles event of the year in Marin. This time we are guaranteeing that everyone who attends will find love in 2011, or your money back! Entertaining keynote is followed by a Dance Party, with a spectacular view of the San Francisco Skyline and the Bay, weather permitting.
Details and more singles events on our WEBSITE. See you at the parties!