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. Feb. 3. 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 lbs. and under, 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. Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 3. Free. 6700 Burnet Road. facebook.com/events/786305958227125/.
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. Feb. 3. $36-$76. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
3rd Annual SOUPer Bowl: Brewery Chili Cook-Off and Watch Party. Enjoy a bowl of chili while watching the biggest bowl game of all on TV. Craftsman’s annual brewery chili cook-off before the Super Bowl returns with a handful of mostly Texas breweries competing, including Pinthouse Pizza and Saint Arnold Brewing. They’ll each make a chili using one of their beers as an ingredient, and customers will be the judge, voting on their favorite after tasting each one for free. The winning brewery will get their beer on tap at Craftsman for a month. After the competition, the bar will show the Super Bowl on all four TVs with sound. 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 4. Free. Craftsman, 2000 E. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/events/391422927944125.
Super Celis Pigskin Party. Sure, you could watch the Super Bowl at a sports bar, but how about at a brewery with a large projection screen and lots of good beers? Celis will have beer specials, free food, interactive flick football games and the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles duking it out on the screen. The free food spread starting at 5 p.m. will feature wings and other game day munchies — such as pork sliders and fried cheese balls — from RWB’s Chow Bus. 5 p.m. Feb. 4. Free. 10001 Metric Blvd. facebook.com/events/2111489145754166.