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Dinner with Dominique Dominique Sachse, redheaded newscaster, is the emcee for this year's Bayou Chef's Night and Auction. The Channel 2 anchor will preside over a live auction, a silent action and a dinner featuring foods from Carrabba's, Crazy Cajun, Outback Steakhouse and Tortuga's Cantina. Proceeds raise money for UH-Clear Lake scholarships. 5:308:30 p.m. UH-Clear Lake, Bayou Building, Atriums I and II, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, 283-2019$18; $5, children six-12; free, children under six.

september 30
The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover Former leader of the Texas Jewboys and novelist Kinky Friedman has put out a new book. Reviews include, "The humor gleams as brightly as Kinky's brontosaurus-foreskin cowboy boots," from the New York Times Review of Books, and "Like being in a fortune cookie factory on speed," from The Washington Post Book World. If you can't imagine what such remarks might mean, yet would like to know, see the Kinkster himself tonight. 6-8 p.m. Crown Books, 12520 Memorial Drive, 973-1115.

october 1
More mystery Hot on the heels of Kinky Friedman, mystery writer Phillip Margolin comes to town. Margolin writes legal mysteries -- "Before Grisham, before Turow, there was Phillip Margolin" is the battle cry for this author appearance -- and his last three books have been New York Times bestsellers. Today, he will say a few words about his craft and sign The Burning Man. 5-6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet, 524-8597.

october 2
Dos Lesbos Be the first on your block to hear Tom Wilson Weinberg's new song "Lesbian Seagull." That ditty will be heard by millions when the MTV film Beavis and Butt-head Do America is released, but a select few can hear it now, in Houston, at the Group Theatre Workshop production of Terry Baum's comedic, two-character review. Opening tonight, 8 p.m. (Other shows listed in Thrills, Theater, Opening.) Lovett Inn, 501 Lovett Boulevard, 522-2204. $15.

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