Take in a Movie With Your Dog At Market Square

Leave the couch. Grab up some blankets and lawn chairs. You and the pooch are going to the movies this weekend at Market Square Park. You can't bring your beer or wine from home, but you can buy it at Niko Niko's once you get there.

Aurora Picture Show, the Downtown District and Houston Humane Society have got together to present a free outdoor screening this Saturday of Feathers and Fur, a group of short films dedicated to pets. The screening features filmmakers such as Oscar-nominated Bill Plympton and Weimaraner lover William Wegman.

Naturally, once they have you there, the Houston Humane Society will have pets available for adoption from Diamond in the Ruff dogs, as well as trainers on-site to give tips to owners. There will also be free photos of you and your canine courtesy of the Downtown District.

The Feathers and Fur event at Market Square Park, 301 Milam and Congress Street, will be 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday . Individual events will be: 4-7 p.m. - Pet adoptions and pet training tips with Diamonds in the Ruff as well as pet vendor booths and demonstrations; 5-8 p.m. - pooch and owner photos; 7-8 p.m. - DJ mr. Castillo spins family friendly tunes and 8-9:30 p.m. - Aurora Picture Show short film screening.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
Contact: Margaret Downing