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The colorful 1960s and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s term in the White House will be celebrated 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 (sixties time) at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos.

Most of the “Sixties Night” event will be held on the museum’s newly-opened second floor. The fundraiser was cancelled last year because renovations were underway.

Musical entertainment will feature the rockabilly sounds of Dennis Jay and popular local folk and country musician Missoula Slim. Headlining the program will be Texas music legend Jesse Sublett, a Texas State-San Marcos ex, founding member of the Skunks, well-known Austin musician, author and organizer of the popular “Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Tribute.”

A selection of ‘60s album covers, literature, movie posters and photos of celebrities who are identified with that decade will be displayed and the conference room will be turned into a coffee house. Also on display will be photos of President Johnson in key moments, such as signing the Civil Rights Bill and the Higher Education Act, which he signed on the campus of his alma mater.

Guests are encouraged to wear ‘60s attire from Madison Avenue to the Haight-Ashbury or to come as celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Janis Joplin or from James Bond to the Man With No Name. Prizes will be awarded for the best male and female costumes.

Tickets are $20 in advance 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at the museum, 131 N. Guadalupe St. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.

For information, email museum manager Bill Cunningham at 512-353-3300 or 512-393-8828 or board president Ed Mikalkanin at 512-396-3648.

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