Swing into fall at the Harvest Moon Ball. The Houston Swing Dance Society's annual bash is a chance for hepcats to strut their stuff and newbies to get into the swing of things. There are for-fun (read: no-prize) contests, performances and lessons in steps from the West and East coasts. Houston's Old School Swing Band will keep time, giving jitterbugs plenty of opportunity to show off their moves. So straighten those ties, shine those wingtips, saddle up those, um, saddle shoes and get ready to Lindy Hop with the best of them - or at least have a good time trying not to fall on your ass. 7 p.m. Rice Memorial Center, Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, visit www.hsds.org. $15.50 to $20.
Sat., Sept. 26, 7 p.m., 2009