New Year’s Eve with Gunhild Carling

Dinner & Swing Dance Party!

Come join us for an epic evening of dining, music, and dance as we celebrate and swing in the new year!  Live music by Gunhild Carling & Her All-Star Band!  Full course dinner option with wine!  Brought to you by the Woodchopper’s Ball and the Verdi Club.

  • FULL COURSE BUFFET DINNER: 7:00-9:00pm, prime rib, halibut, or vegetarian options, wine at the table, dessert!
  • DANCE PARTY: 9:00pm-closing, featuring Gunhild Carling & Her All-Star Band!  Includes a Basic Swing dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
  • FULL BAR & LOUNGE: 6:00pm-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!
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Gunhild Carling

Gunhild Carling

Gunhild Carling, Sweden’s Queen of Swing, is a force of nature.  Whether she’s singing, playing trombone, accordion, flute, bass, bagpipes, or three trumpets simultaneously, this jazz vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and powerhouse entertainer knows how to swing!  A special guest artist at the epic Frankie 100 birthday celebration in NYC in May 2014, Gunhild is renowned worldwide, touring internationally and often performing with Postmodern Jukebox.  Now see her live, in San Francisco, at the swingin’est New Year’s Eve party in town!

Her All-Star Band

Gunhild has assembled an amazing cast of musicians for her All-Star Band!  Here’s the lineup (so far):

Gunhild Carling (San Francisco/Sweden)


Chloe Feoranzo (New Orleans)


Gerd Carling (Sweden)


Riley Baker (Los Angeles/San Francisco)


Pete Devine (San Francisco)


New Year’s Eve Schedule

6:00pm Doors Open
6:00pm-closing Full Bar & Lounge Open (21+ only)
6:00-7:00pm Cocktail Hour
7:00-9:00pm Full Course Buffet Dinner
9:00-9:15pm Basic Swing Dance Lesson (for complete beginners,
included with admission, no partner required)
9:00pm-12:30am Live Music Swing Dance Party with Gunhild Carling
12:30am-closing DJ’ed Dancing

Tickets – ON SALE NOW!

Because of the expected popularity of this event, the club’s limited capacity, and our desire to make this show as affordable and accessible as possible to local swing dancers and fans of Gunhild Carling, the Woodchopper’s Ball & Verdi Club are instituting the following ticket policy:

  • Price: Dinner & Dance $90, Dance Only $40, cash or check (payable to “Verdi Club”) only.  (ATM in Verdi Club lounge)
  • REAL(!) tickets must be purchased IN PERSON at the Woodchopper’s Ball (Verdi Club: 2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco) during its regular hours: Tuesdays, 6:30-11:30pm.  NO online sales.  (Verdi Club members may purchase tickets through the Verdi Club.)
  • Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, September 10, 2019, and continue until we sell out.
  • Maximum 2 tickets/person.
  • No refunds, but tickets are transferable.  If you personally cannot show up to buy tickets in advance, have a friend buy them for you!
  • Monthly Class Students: Admission to this event is NOT included with enrollment in a monthly class; Woodchopper’s Ball students, including those enrolled in a December 2019 monthly class, must purchase tickets for this event if they wish to attend.
  • There WILL be ins-and-outs (with a hand stamp).
  • The bar & lounge will open when doors open at 6:00pm, including for people purchasing a Dance Only ticket.  Come early and enjoy a cocktail before the show!

We hope to see you New Year’s Eve!  Cheers!