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Gwen Stefani tickets on sale

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Jim Ritts (left), executive director of the Paramount Theatre, and stand-up comic Maggie Maye are guests on the “Statesman Shots” podcast.

Pop star Gwen Stefani announced dates for her “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour supporting the album of the same name that dropped in March, and they include a stop at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Aug. 16. Rapper Eve will be supporting Stefani on the tour.

Tickets run $29.95-$149.95 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.

— Deborah Sengupta Stith

Events this weekend

Sunset Valley ArtFest, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It’s the 10th anniversary of this free arts festival that includes outdoor activities for kids and live music at the Burger Center parking lot. Performers will include Beto and the Fairlanes, the Warren Hood Band, Joe McDermott and the Biscuit Brothers. Find out more at sunsetvalley.org/artfest.

Buda Wiener Dog Races, Saturday and Sunday. The title of this 19th annual event says it all. If the running of the dogs is not enough for you, the event includes cooking competitions, a washer tournament, arts and crafts booths, a pet parade/costume contest, live music and more. At Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio St. $5 for ages 12 and older, and free for children younger than 12. For a schedule, parking and shuttle details, and information about registering for competitions, visit budalions.com.

— American-Statesman staff

A different dog race

Doggone it, that’s it. An upcoming race is going to the dogs. And cats.

Proceeds from the FoxCat 5K and 10K on Sunday in Lakeway will benefit PAWS Animal Shelter of Central Texas, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in Kyle.

“We like to have pet-friendly events when we can,” said Sherri Fox, co-owner of FoxCat Events, which is hosting the event. “We just love our furry friends and want to see them well taken care of.”

That means that your dog, as long as it stays on a leash, can join you for the run. There will be prizes, and staffers from Lakeway Veterinary Center will be on hand to share information about their low-cost or no-cost spay and neutering of feral cats.

Organizers expect about 150 runners. Start time is 8:30 a.m. at the Lakeway Swim Center, 3101 Lakeway Blvd. Entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K. Register at foxcatevents.com.

— Pam LeBlanc

Next week in Austin360: A preview of Levitation — the music festival featuring Brian Wilson, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Ween, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus and more — including a feature on Austin artist Bayonne (Roger Sellers).

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