Doggy Style

A poodle and a rottweiler tie the knot

SUN 5/25

You are cordially invited to witness the nuptials of two loving, caring...dogs. This Sunday at the Special Pals Animal Shelter, a poodle that goes by the name Crepe Suzette (Suzy, for short) will finally get her longtime boyfriend, rottweiler Maximum S. Bishop (better known as Max), down the aisle. An ordained minister will perform the ceremony, and doggy celeb Chilly, the Houston Aeros mascot, will be in attendance. "He's gonna be the 'best dog,'" says Special Pals managing director Yvonne David. The wedding has even inspired a cat owner to make it official for his two felines, Bonnie and Clyde. And you thought double weddings happened only in the movies!

All right, we know this is silly as hell. But at least the people involved think so, too. Cinda Bishop owns both the groom and the pet day care center Mucho Poocho Doggy Daycare, where the, um, lovedogs met. "I still don't know how I got talked into something thisridiculous," she says.

But the ridiculousness is for a good cause. The wedding will benefit Special Pals, which has been providing safe care for the four-legged for about 20 years now, and David is expecting a large turnout. Folks will supply their own pets as wedding guests, but they're advised to tidy up if the revelers leave behind any "presents."

The "Bow Wow Vows" pet wedding begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25. Special Pals Animal Shelter, 3830 Greenhouse Road. For more information, call 281-579-PETS or visit www.specialpals.org. Free, but donations are requested. -- Craig D. Lindsey

 

SUN 5/25
Mary from the Block
Before she became the queen of cosmetics, the late Mary Kay Ash lived in a shotgun house right here in Houston's Sixth Ward. You can see the marketing genius's childhood home on the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance's walking tour titled "Victorian Houston Survives in the Old Sixth Ward." The neighborhood was settled by railroad workers in the mid- to late-19th century, and many of its homes are decorated with folk Victorian ornamentation. The tour includes a look at the historic St. Joseph's Catholic Church, which was reconstructed after the hurricane of 1900, and the home of boogie-woogie pianist Peck Kelly. Don't forget to give Mary Kay's old abode a little good-luck rub -- maybe it'll give you a billion-dollar idea. 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25. Old Sixth Ward Community Park, 1600 block of Lubbock Street. For more information, call 713-216-5000 or visit www.ghpa.org. $7 to $10. -- Cathy Matusow

FRI 5/23
Calling All Cheapskates
You can do a lot more with a cheap digital camcorder than create amateur porn. This weekend, DVcreators.net will host a seminar that'll teach you "how to produce a Hollywood-quality desktop movie." The free class is underwritten by companies such as Canon and Gateway, who want to suck you into buying their equipment for your newfound hobby. But that doesn't mean you can't work the system. After taking the crash course in shooting and editing using digital video equipment, you can walk right out with some tricks of the trade, and your money, in your pocket. And who knows? Maybe the class will spare you the cost of NYU film school. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 23. Houston Community College Northwest, 1010 West Sam Houston Parkway North, room 115. To participate, register online at www.dvcreators.net/events. For more information, call 1-800-965-3976. Free. -- Mary Specht

 

WED 5/28
Waiting to Be Understood
Don't pigeonhole Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Yes, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez wrote a book about Latin American female characters. No, she does not consider herself "a Latina Terry McMillan," as the Associated Press dubbed her. The Dirty Girls Social Club, she says, could be about any group of friends. "I chose to write about six Latinas because I wanted to explode stereotypes," she told Publishers Weekly. "I wanted to find an entertaining way to help people understand that Latinos are as diverse a group as Americans are overall." In the novel, the Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, Mexican-American and Colombian protagonists meet up twice a year to brief one another on their lives. After a bidding war, St. Martin's Press bought the work for $500,000 -- and now Jennifer Lopez has acquired the film rights. The author reads at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Talento Bilingue Houston, 333 South Jensen. For more information, call 713-867-8943 or visit www.nuestrapalabra.org. Free. -- Cathy Matusow

 

THU 5/22
Contagious Economy
As a bad joke, mention to friends that you've booked a vacation in China. They'll either convince you to cancel or assume you've finally lost it. The SARS epidemic hasn't just halted Asian tourism; it's also severely slowed the operations of the companies doing business there. Allowed to fester, the economic strain of the outbreak could eventually infect the entire world. At a panel discussion, Jacqueline Willis, Hong Kong commissioner to the United States, will address how governments, medical researchers and corporations are dealing with the crisis. (That is, aside from passing out those fashionable masks.) 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22. Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 West Alabama. For reservations, call 713-439-0051. $35. -- Troy Schulze

 
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