I´m down for salsa if anyone else is, especially if it´s in the East Bay because I´m out in Walnut Creek.
i'm usually at the Down Low in Berkeley on Wednesday nights (live band!), though i'm not sure where i'll be this summer...i also love Cafe Cocomo in SF on Thursdays. woohoo dancing!!
to jenna - i haven't looked in a while, but i know there were a number of salsa places around walnut creek/concord. let us know what's out there and i'll be happy to drive folks up from the berkeley/oakland area or meet at a bart station for others.
i can't make sunday nights (working), but allegro in emeryville was usually great. thursdays are good, but end around 10 after lessons from 7 - 9. there's a recently-opened place in downtown oakland (caribe, Karibean, something like that, on webster at 14th) that's building up on thursday nights. it doesn't seem like it has a big crowd yet, as more people still head across the bridge to cocomo. and there are the places matt mentioned.
there's also montero's, which i think is thursday - saturday nights.
monday i'll probably hit cocomo and the rockit room if anyone's looking for a ride.
oh yeah, monika, how are the lessons at the down low on wednesdays? i remember a while back the guy used to be disorganized and get mad at the people, while at cocomo, orlando usually teaches interesting stuff but is a very poor teacher and can be a real prick. female friends who aren't young hot superstars say he often won't dance with them and gives them a crap attitude. i do remember great live music there.
ahh sorry can't tell you anything about the lessons cuz i just go for the live band dancing 10:30pm-1am (i love live bands!). yeah cocomo's usually has great live music too.