This August, the Angelika Film Center is hosting the Studio Ghibli Festival and screening the best animated feature films from the Japanese studio. On Wednesday, August 2, and Thursday, August 3, the cinema is screening “My Neighbor Totoro” at 7 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. Tickets are $11.

Half Price Books, which recently turned 45, is hosting a book signing for local author Tabi Slick and her young adult book “Tompkins School: For the Dearly Departed” this Sunday, from 1-3 p.m. at its flagship location. Books will be available for purchase.

Pocket Sandwich Theatre will be playing Star Trip, a satirical take on sic-fi television shows of past and present. Shows will be Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20.

It is the final weekend for the Festival of Independent Theatres at The Bath House Cultural Center. The festival showcases individual theater companies and gives them a chance to display some of their work. This week, shows begin this Thursday at 8 p.m. and continue until Saturday night. Festival passes start from $63-$73 and single tickets are $20.

If you are in need of a professional photograph of you and your pet, Kris Hundt is having a pop-up photo session at Pet Supplies Plus on Lower Greenville, on August 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $45, you can have a mini photo session of you and your pet, or just one of you, including a downloadable picture and options to purchase more.

Head over to the Dallas Arboretum this weekend, because for the whole month of August, admission is only $1 including $5 parking.

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