Wednesday, August 27

If you spent August in your underwear like we did, eating taco takeout while ogling Michael Phelps, well, put your pants back on because tonight Bill Clinton mounts the stage in Denver to try to pull off the greatest acting job since Olivier trod the boards. And speaking of hot air, horndogs and nubile lovelies, we’re a week away from Fashion Week, that  twice-yearly influx of underfed Eastern Europeans and their high-heeled, chain-smoking, Emergen-C chugging, town-car-commandeering, American counterparts, who … Gosh, we love puppies! Critter charity Bideawee hosts a parade in Westhampton, featuring face painting and a little red wagon contest, aided by Jill Rappaport of the Today show and Bash Dibra, “dog trainer to the stars,” not to mention a pack of Chihuahuas and Yorkies in Burberry sweaters and Vuitton bags, one of whom will win “Best in Show” (a dog, that is, not an owner). 

[Bideawee Eighth Annual Parade & Fair: Love on a Leash, The Village Green, Westhampton Beach, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., 866-262-8133]

mbryan@observer.com

Wednesday, August 27