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Saturday's Scoop: Pet Adoptions, Bicycles and Shakespeare

A pet adoption gets underway in Weho Park while Shakespeare plays in Plummer Park. Plus see bike racing at its best as "Breaking Away" screens as part of the Bicycle Film Festival at the Silent Movie Theater.

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Saturday July 21, the 203rd day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.

“A house isn’t a home until it has a dog to adore you and a cat to ignore you.” Here’s a chance to complete you home as the Weho Park Pet Adoption Fair offers lots of furry friends in need a loving master, or “guardian” as we say in West Hollywood. The pet, err, “companion” adoption runs noon-3 p.m. in .  

Shakespeare in the Park

Take a bit of thwarted romance, add in some cross-dressing, secret identities, witty wordplay and a healthy dose of overall silliness and you’ve got the makings of a great play. In this case, the great play is Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The Classical Lab Theater performs the beloved play as part of the city’s Shakespeare in the Park series. The comedy plays today-Sunday at 5 p.m. in the courtyard of Great Hall in Admission is free.

Breaking Away

A rivalrous bike tournament turns into a chance to become men for a group of four just-finished-high-school friends. Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley and Dennis Christopher star in 1979’s Breaking Away, playing as part of the Bicycle Film Festival at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 Fairfax Ave. Breaking Away screens at 8:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A with star Dennis Christopher and director Peter Yates’ son.

Bands Playing in Town

  • Fountains of Wayne with The Relationship (featuring Brian Bell of Weezer) and Mike Viola at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • CJL with Afterlife, Deep Fried Dynamite and Efficious at Key Club. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m.
  • Cash’D Out with JD Bender, Matt Mann & The Shine Runners and Pilgrim at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Feast Off Fetus with Taylor Carroll, Jet Pack Jones and Sunday Lane at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Deathriders with Catclyzm, Trikata, Black Hearts and Ravishing Rebecca at Whisky a Go Go. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • DJ Hype at House of Blues. Show starts at 9 p.m.
  • Face to Face acoustic show with Jonny Two Bags at the Troubadour. Doors open at 9 p.m.
  • Club Bang at Key Club. Show at 10:30 p.m.

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joninla July 21, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I can not suggest more strongly how anyone who is considering adopting a per, to take advantage of this Pet Adoption Event in our Park. I adopeted my dog at such a local event , expecting all the good things we know pets bring to the lives of their owners. I had no idea how truly life changing and fulfilling my relationship with my dog would be. Each day I feel blessed to be lucky enough to have such a loyal friend, companion and have gone from a person living all alone to a family of two, with my dog doing more for that feeling than any family member or boyfriend had ever done in my entire life. Had I put it off, I may never would have adopted a dog and my life would be as always - empty & alone (even when in a relationship or a slew of friends) in what I thought was just the way life is. A dog (first one I ever adopted) changed all that and I hope anyone holding back for one reason or another go to the park and see if YOUR DOG is just waiting there for you (you will know it's your dog when you find him or her).
Manny July 21, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I didn't like dogs until someone I was dating introduced me to his dog Sadie. If i wanted the relationship to work out I had to put up with this dog. I had no choice. But as time went by I fell in love with Sadiie. She reminded me about joy and happiness and taught me not to be so set in my ways. Years later the three of us are still together.....and franky I like her more than him.
Stephanie July 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM
And be sure to head to Plummer Park for Shakespeare at 5:00pm in the courtyard of the historic, "still standing" and most charming Great Hall Long Hall! It all could have been lost forever. God works in mysterious ways, doesn't she?

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