The Ice House Gallery has worked hard over the past year to bring quality Mexican-American art exhibits to the area, and its latest, "Los De Aqui, Los De Alla/Those From Here, Those From There" is no exception. The multimedia exhibit compares the lives of Mexican-Americans and native Mexicans immigrating to the Dallas area. "Los De Aqui, Los De Alla/Those From Here, Those From There" was coordinated by Dallas artist Enrique Fernandez Cervantes and continues through August 29 at the Ice House Gallery, located at 1000 W. Page St. in Oak Cliff. Call (214) 670-3688.
Dallas has lumbered into the retro swing craze with all the grace of a tap-dancing polar bear, joining in on the fun about a year too late. The revival may be about over, but if you still want to hang with the hepcats, you can learn the latest steps at Sand Castle Swing Lounge and Casino. The club offers free swing dance lessons every Wednesday at 8 p.m., and the lessons are open to everyone, including those who aren't entirely sure what swing dancing is. If you're good enough, you can enter the Sand Castle's Sunday-night swing dance contest and pick up an extra $100 to invest in the next fad. The Sand Castle is located at 2829 W. Northwest Highway, one mile east of Harry Hines Boulevard. Call (214) 956-8282.