Today, we launch the new, expanded Austin360, which has moved to Fridays. We made this change so that we can now include movie reviews and other information, including more dining news, for your weekend planning. Because Austin360 replaces the former Movies & Life section, we’ve moved the regular features — including TV listings, comics, puzzles, advice, horoscopes and birthdays — to Friday’s Marketplace section.
Austin Pets Alive is the beneficiary of Friday’s National Dog Party Day in Austin. Tickets are $25 for the party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mana Culture, 2214 S. First St. Dogs who do well in crowds are welcome (one dog per person), and there will be food, drinks and games. Information: www.dogpartyday.com. On Saturday, APA and the city of Austin are declaring “Love Your Rescue Pet Day.”
Opening or just opened:
Out of Ink 2013: Snapshots. The 15th annual showcase of 10-minute plays. Opened Thursday. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through June 29. $15, $12 students/seniors/ScriptWorks. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. 512-454-9727, www.scriptworks.org.
“Holier Than Thou.” A play about a reality television show where people compete for the powers of Jesus. Opened Thursday. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (no show July 4, special Wednesday show July 3), through July 6. $15; Thursdays are pay what you can. The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo St. www.poisonappleinitiative.com.
“Night Must Fall.” Emlyn William’s classic mystery. Opens 8 p.m. Friday. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 13. $15-$30. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, www.vortexrep.org.
Reading of “A Little Midsummer Night’s Dream.” An upcoming rock-musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s beloved classic. 8 p.m. June 27. Free. B. Iden Payne Theatre, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. 512-471-5793, www.uttad.tumblr.com/post/52076302288/free-reading-of-new-rock-musical-a-little-midsummer.
The Creepshow: A Night at the Drive-In with Johnny Hootrock. A night of classic monster movie-inspired burlesque performances. 9 p.m. June 27. $7-35. Spider House Cafe, 2908 Fruth St. www.vaudethrillsburlesque.com
Next week’s 360
Plan your July musical outings with Peter Mongillo’s guide to next month’s shows. Look for it next Friday.