From the Puppy Bowl to Pete Souza, lots to see and do Saturday


Music

Jose Gonzalez at Long Center. When Gonzalez, a Swedish singer-songwriter and classical guitarist of Argentinian descent, played the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2015, he won over the crowd with quietly beautiful sounds in the midst of outdoor-fest cacophony. The Long Center is a more natural venue for appreciating his art. Opening the show is Bedouine, the artistic moniker of Azniv Korkejian, who strikes a similar chord with the adventurous folk tunes on her acclaimed 2017 debut album. $29-$69. 8 p.m. Saturday. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — Peter Blackstock

“Many Voices, One World.” Chorus Austin will give a chamber ensemble performance celebrating the things that unite us as inhabitants of the earth, with music from a variety of faiths, secular folk music, music from countries around the world and more. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Louis King of France, 7601 Burnet Road. 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. 512-719-3300, chorusaustin.org.

Pets

The 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade. Parade with your pup at the ABGB’s returning celebration for Mardi Gras. All dogs dressed in costume can “bark for beads” and have the chance to win raffle items from Tomlinson’s Feed. The local pet store chain is also bringing a prize wheel. There will be live music from the Gritones and a special food menu featuring Cajun favorites like gumbo and andouille sausage — and king cake, of course. And Pug Rescue of Austin will have adoptable dogs on hand. 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. 512-298-2242, theabgb.com.

Puppy Bowl Live II. At North Austin’s Yard Bar, there will be puppies playing football. That’s right: Yard Bar is offering Austin’s own version of the televised Puppy Bowl, and this one is live. There will be four quarters, plus overtime, and a halftime show of Austin Pets Alive adoptable puppies overtaking the gridiron with their cuteness. Your dog, as long as it’s 35 pounds or less, can participate in one quarter — 20 minutes — of action. The $15 entry fee gets you a game-day bandana, Yard Bar pint glass and a complimentary beer. There will also be burger and hot dog specials all day. 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Free. 6700 Burnet Road. yardbar.com/events.

Lecture

Pete Souza at the Paramount. The former Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama is taking the Paramount stage to share his photographs. They will be accompanied by behind-the-scenes stories that reveal the pace and power of our nation’s highest office, as well as the spirit of America’s 44th president. Souza is speaking as the result of his new book, released late last year, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait.” Tickets to the talk do not include a copy of the book, though those will be for sale at the event. 8 p.m. Saturday. $36-$76. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.



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