Dog About Town: Rocking Out and More Things to Do With Your Pooch

Legal Draft Beer Co. in Arlington and Texas Husky Rescue have teamed up for Hard Rock, Hops and Huskies. The festivities, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, will feature Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath tribute band Blizzard of Oz, a silent auction and Chez Flo's Sandwiches Around the World food truck. All ages are welcome, and dogs are too in the outdoor areas. The band will perform on the patio if the weather is nice, inside if it isn't. 500 E. Division St. Free admission, with 10 percent of the brewery's proceeds going to the rescue group. Donations will also be collected. 817-962-2210. on the schedule•Apollo Support and Rescue will celebrate its five-year anniversary and the grand opening of its adoption center in Justin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1170 Dove Hill Road.•You can meet some of Animal Allies of Texas' adoptable little ones at the Hollywood Feed store in Garland from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and anyone who donates to the group will receive a certificate for a free doggy cupcake, courtesy of SmallCakes Cupcakery. 4280 Lavon Drive, Suite 242 (Firewheel Town Center). 469-969-0051.•Pooch-friendly Marshall Grain Co. in Grapevine is wrapping up a series of gardening events with a seminar called "All About Houseplants" at 1 p.m. Saturday. 3525 William D. Tate Ave. (Highway 121 and Hall-Johnson Road). Free. 817-416-6600.•The DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club will have a yappy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday on the patio at Eight11 in Frisco. All Labs and Lab lovers are welcome. 7080 Main St. 469-888-4037.•Also dog-friendly Saturday: a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring free lunch at Argyle Feed and in the outdoor areas at the Hub Streat Food Truck Derby in Plano from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.•Meet and greets this weekend: Operation Kindness will be at Subaru of Plano from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ... The Legacy Humane Society will be on the pooch-friendly patio at Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie in Allen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. ... White Rock Dog Rescue will be at the Unleashed by Petco at the Shops at Park Lane and the Love Pit Rescue will be at the Hollywood Feed at Park and Preston in Plano, both from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. ... Paws in the City will be outside the Starbucks at 4727 Frankford Road from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. ... The Education & Animal Rescue Society will be at Hollywood Feed's store at 10720 Preston Road (at Royal) from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.•The SPCA of Texas' annual Paws Cause gala is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, 2400 Lone Star Drive. The festivities (for the two-legged only) include food and drinks from some of the area's finest restaurants, live music and a silent auction. Tickets, $125 and up, are available at up•The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas' annual Greyt Retired Athletes Dinner (two-legged only) is set for Feb. 25 at III Forks restaurant. Sports anchor Brady Tinker will emcee the evening, which will feature interviews with sports celebrities, dinner and live and silent auctions. Special guest this year is Basketball Hall of Famer and Olympian Nancy Lieberman, and Burton Gilliam of Blazing Saddles fame will also attend. Tickets, $150, are available at•Coming up: Texas Husky Rescue's Pints for Pups at Mutts Canine Cantina on Feb. 11; Pooches on the Patio at Mutts and Brunch With Bulldogs at Cold Beer Co. on Feb. 12; Run for Rover in Carrollton and Great Dane Rescue of North Texas' Divas, Dudes & Danes dinner and auction (two-leggers only) on Feb. 18; Dash for the Beads in Oak Cliff on Feb. 25; McKinney's Krewe of Barkus parade on Feb. 26; the North Texas Irish Festival in Fair Park March 3-5; the Trinity River Levee Run on March 4; Hoots & Hops at Legal Draft Beer in Arlington on March 26; Walk MS in Fort Worth on April 1 and Dallas on April 8 (; the DFW Humane Society's Wag, Walk & Roll in Irving on April 8.Send tips for B.K. on dog-friendly happenings and places to Find more by searching for "Dog About Town" on Facebook, where we post event photos, and next Friday in Briefing and at To subscribe, call 214-977-8333 or go to You can also follow us on Twitter at @DogAboutTown and Instagram at bkdogabouttown.Additions to our lists: Water Grill in Uptown, Grub Burger Bar on Greenville Avenue (which has received Dallas' variance), Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar on Henderson Avenue and What a Great Dog! Training Center in Frisco and Richardson  Continue reading...

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