Bring Your Own Dog
Saturday, June 18, 2011 Mint Plaza on Fifth Street between Mission/Market, San Francisco
Family & Dog Friendly
FREE Noon to 3:00 pm with live show from 12:15 to 1:15 pm

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Come and find out "How to Make the Perfect Dog" on Mint Plaza, Saturday, June 18 from noon to 3 pm. This free, family and dog friendly event will be entertaining whether you bring a dog or not. There will be live performances, contests, games and socializing with dogs and their people. Enter and win prizes in the dog & people Look-A-Like contest with prizes donated by PETCO. Bring your best friend and play games with other dogs and get free gifts.

The live show features an all-star cast bringing theater, music, dance and comedy to the urban stage hosted by celebrity drag queen Heklina! Showtime is from 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Performers in this original musical play are Pearl Marill, Mary Alice Fry, Norman Gee, Nathaniel Justiniano, Brian Quakenbush, Ross Travis plus Master of Hounds Francis Metcalf and his trained dogs.

A visitor from space will be here to learn what makes the perfect dog so his world can survive. If you’ve always suspected your dog has special powers, then come and help save a neighboring planet. The Alien From Another Planet needs to program his robotic dog crew so they can bring joy to his homeland. Join in the fun and laughter as the droid dogs are transformed by trial and error into loving pets with assistance from real dogs.

Presented by Footloose in association with Central Market Community Benefit District and Friends of Mint Plaza to bring safe and friendly events using artistic values as stimulus for improving interactions the people in the diverse Central Market neighborhood have with each other and their environments. Our community partners who will be on Mint Plaza that day are Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) offering outreach, Northern California Family Dog Rescue bringing adoption services and Friends of the Family Canine Circus School demonstrating how to find your dog's hidden talents, build your training skills and rule the universe.