With any kind of luck, some of those good things will be of a sort found at a techno contra or a similar event. Here are a few events coming up soon (and if you know of more, please do let me know!):
San Francisco: Friday, January 25, 2013, Julie Vallimont & Jon Cannon playing, Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calling. More information.
Roanoke: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 7 PM lesson, 7:30 PM dance, DJ B-Ham spins & calls. More information.