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BookPeople’s author talk with Instagram star Elias Weiss Friedman (known on social media as the Dogist) will be over beer and pizza at the ABGB on Thursday.

Mingle, chat and have a drink or two with Friedman as he signs copies of his adorable new collection of photographs, “The Dogist.” Every portrait in this book tells a story and explores the dog’s distinct character and spirit. Austin Pets Alive will also be on hand for this pet-friendly event.

Details: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. bookpeople.com.