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Best Bets: Among art, a time for dogs

Published 11:34am Friday, August 23, 2013

By now, nearly everyone knows how big Saturday and Sunday are going to be in Austin, with authors, artists and musicians storming the town in hefty numbers — 100-plus, for those counting. But with all the hype, don’t forget about a few other diamonds in the rough hiding on the schedule. After all, every dog has its day.

Dog days of summer

The time has come for the Austin Municipal Pool to close for the year, but instead of cleaning out those filters, why not go for broke? The sixth annual Doggy Dip will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the downtown pool on North Main. Participation is $2 for one dog and two people and $1 for each additional person. Hey, no running next to the pool!

Matchbox ‘nose’ no bounds

I wouldn’t lie about this one, folks. Before all the ArtWorks attractions begin, the Matchbox Children’s Theatre production of Pinocchio opens at 7 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are, $7 for adults, $5 for children and free for ages 2 and younger. I really hope I got all of that right. The cast performs again at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Movie in the moonlight

There’s no need to hide in the trunk for this one. Stop by Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2103 Eighth St. SW, for an outdoor movie night. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Bring the family.

Tale of Tuesdays

And the chapter closes on 2013. Tuesdays on Main will hold its last celebration of the year in downtown Austin next week. Events run from 5 to 8 p.m. from Second to Fourth avenues on Main Street. Until next year…

What in the world … of music

Pacific Curls. No, they are not a Samoan twist on dumbbell exercises. The world music group, with various stringed instruments, such as ukulele, along with whirling chattering percussion instruments, will hold a free show 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre. It’s a nice destressor for the midweek.

Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin. For even more, check out the calendar on Page 4 every day in the print edition and the homepage.


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