A lot to do on Saturday, from Puppy Bowl to Bob Marley bash
Groundhog Day Food Truck + Brewery Crawl. No matter if the groundhog proclaims six more weeks of winter, Austinites have beer and food truck grub to get through it. This afternoon crawl features three North Austin breweries and their on-site food trucks, starting with Celis Brewery and Hot Box Diner. Then head to Adelbert's Brewery and Liberation Kitchen and conclude the tour at Oskar Blues and the award-winning Cluck-N-Burger for a Groundhog Day you'll want to repeat. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. $49.95-$64.95. 10001 Metric Blvd. facebook.com/events/520332518459226/.
Hacking Whiskey with Aaron Goldfarb at Treaty Oak Distilling. One of Austin's most revered distilleries welcomes nationally renowned writer and spirits aficionado Aaron Goldfarb to the Cocktail Lab on distillery grounds. The New York-based author of the newly published book "Hacking Whiskey" will host three separate cocktail classes at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. There will also be specialty drinks, some straight from his book, and special release bottles. 12 to 9 p.m. Saturday. $50. 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. treatyoakdistilling.com/calendar/aarongoldfarb.
Puppy Bowl Live III at Yard Bar. If you watch Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl” every year wishing you could see all that cuteness in person, you’re in luck: North Austin's pet-friendly bar is hosting one for the third year running. Participating pups aren't adoptable — because their owners have signed them up to play — but the event raises money for Austin Pets Alive. Watch them run around the gridiron while enjoying food, beer and more. 1:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Free for spectators. 6700 Burnet Road. yardbar.com/events.
Children's Book Fair. At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Children's Book Fair, meet children’s authors, enjoy story time and face painting, and discover great stories and books to take home. All activities are free with regular admission to the Wildflower Center. Full schedule is to be announced. But you're encouraged to stay and enjoy other areas in the center, including the Family Garden and Fortlandia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $6-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
"Meisters of Musik." The Austin Civic Orchestra travels to Georgetown's Southwestern University every year for a concert that this year will have classical pieces by renowned Austrian and German composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with "Don Giovanni Overture," Felix Mendelssohn with "Infelice" and Ludwig van Beethoven with "Symphony No. 1." Guest performers are soprano Lynn Eustis and clarinetist Caleb Martin, an alum of Southwestern. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15. Alma Thomas Theater, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. austincivicorchestra.org.
Bob Marley Birthday Bash at Flamingo Cantina. Flamingo’s annual celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday is an Austin tradition. In honor of the late legend, the roots reggae group Mau Mau Chaplains and the Marley tribute band Hail Marley! join forces to perform all your Marley favorites. Plus, there will be Jamaica food. Come hungry and ready to dance. 9 p.m. doors Saturday. $10. 515 E. Sixth St. eventbrite.com/e/bob-marley-birthday-bash-with-mau-mau-chaplains-hail-marley-tickets-54633755032.
Latasha Lee and the Black Ties, Soulman Sam at the Continental Club. Every year for her birthday, the Continental Club’s longtime PR maven, Dianne Scott, says she likes to spotlight at least two bands she thinks are “the cat’s pajamas.” For this go round, she presents a “soul/R&B/doo wop throw-down.” Longtime fans of Austin soul will be happy to see Latasha Lee and crew back in action. After a few quiet years, Lee started dropping a steady stream of new videos and music online last year, with a busy 2019 likely in store. $15. 10 p.m. Saturday. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith