Don't think of this as an anniversary event along the lines of your grandparents' 50thyou know, the one where the dinner options included your choice of 17 casseroles and your aunt got hammered on frozen Colorado bulldogs before leading a bevy of girdled asses through the rented hall during an ill-fated conga line. So before you scream through your mother's irritating speakerphone, "I told you that was the last time Uncle Bubba even tries to play 'stop hitting yourself!' The last time!," know that the Bath House Cultural Center's 25th anniversary is going to be way cooler and cultured, with four weekends of events to partake in. Friday kicks off the celebration with storytelling at 8 p.m. by Elizabeth Ellis, the first person to rent out the BHCC's theater 25 years ago. Saturday opens the retrospective gallery exhibition (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and offers a puppetry workshop/performance with the Lone Star Puppet Guild (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) as well as a performance by BL Lacerta during the screening of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (9 p.m.). Most events are free or require a small donation of $5. Check out bathhousecultural.com for full schedules, details and prices. Oh, and leave the Lycra and Colorado bulldogs at home, OK?
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 25. Continues through Sept. 23