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Club Hoppin'

October 15, 1998

Majestic: Ballroom and freestyle to live music. Well-known Vietnamese American entertainers. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 18582 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. (714) 963-1089. Cover: $10-$20.

Club Lunch at Majestic Dancing: The '70s-themed night is set in a flashback, party atmosphere complete with disco balls and black lights. Drink specials include $2 beer and cocktails. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. 18582 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. (714) 963-1089. Cover: $5.

China Beach Canteen: With live bands Tuesday through Saturday, this multi-room dance club attracts a multi-generational, easygoing crowd but is restricted to those age 21 and over. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 2371 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. (949) 492-6228. Cover: $3-$10.

Hop City Steakhouse & Blues: The Orange County-based Swingtown band plays jazz, R&B, rock and swing. Wednesdays. Opens at 4 p.m. for happy hour; band begins at 8:30 p.m.; dinner served until 10 p.m. 1939 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim. (714) 978-3700. Cover: $7.

South Coast Ballroom Center: This ballroom academy doubles as a smoke- and alcohol-free nightclub every weekend. 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 17961 Sky Park Circle, Irvine. (949) 833-1305. Cover, including munchies and soft drinks: $10.

The Club House: A private club, whose members include the area's most committed county, swing and hustle amateurs, that welcomes anybody who mentions this listing or arrives with a flier. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 733 Dunn Way, Placentia. (562) 923-2623. Cover: $6. Free lessons nightly before open dancing.

Plush Pocket Billiard and Sports Bar: Live deejay on Friday and Saturday and karaoke on Sunday in an elegant setting. An around-the-clock kitchen serves sandwiches and appetizers for $4.95. 24358 Swartz Drive, Lake Forest. (949) 951-POOL.

Press Box: Attracts some of the country's best West Coast swing and hustle dancers, but don't be intimidated--lessons are offered. West Coast swing, 9 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; hustle, 9 p.m. Thursday; country, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 6471 Westminster Ave., Westminster. (714) 898-2058. Cover: $5.

Geckos: Top 40 suits this refreshingly no-airs crowd just fine. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. 7887 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 892-2227. Cover: $3-$5.

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