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Take your pick of spring events in Austin this weekend

Arianna Auber
Will Ferrell stars as anchorman Ron Burgundy in DreamWorks Pictures' comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." [Contributed]


Jo's 20th Annual Pet Parade. In honor of hotelier Liz Lambert's late brother and animal lover Lyndon Lambert, the parade of dogs in drag returns for its 20th year. Bring your pets in costume to parade down South Congress with a live marching band. Afterward, there will be a costume contest emceed by chef Lou Lambert. Enjoy food, drink and live music at the event as well, which benefits the Austin Humane Society. Meet at Hudson's Meet Market at 1800 S. Congress Ave.; the parade wraps up at Jo's. 12 p.m. Saturday. $20 pet parade registration.


Real Ale's 23rd Anniversary Party. The Austin area's oldest brewery is throwing an anniversary party unlike anything Real Ale has thrown before, and that's saying something. There will be 42 taps of beers, for one thing, a list that will include some of your favorite year-round offerings and a bunch of pilot, specialty, barrel-aged and other taproom-exclusive beers. The party also has live music throughout the day from the Memphis Strange and other artists, and seven food vendors will provide the grub. 12 p.m. Saturday. Free-$20. 231 San Saba Court, Blanco.

Watermelon Cider Launch at Austin Eastciders. The latest Eastciders flavor launches this weekend on draft at the Collaboratory. Though cans of the dry, fruity cider aren't available until late this spring, the early launch of the Watermelon Cider is an event with watermelon games, a raffle and live music by the Southside Sheiks. Go ahead and consider the cider to be "summer in a pint glass." 12 to 6 p.m Saturday. Free. 979 Springdale Road.


Malford Milligan & the Southern Aces record release at Saxon Pub. The former Storyville frontman’s recent projects have been met with varying degrees of attention and acclaim. But last fall’s “Life Will Humble You,” recorded with an ace team of Dutch musicians, was an auspicious surprise, quite possibly the best record Milligan has made since the Storyville days. Three members of the Southern Aces crew — guitarists Jack Hustinx and Eric van Dijsseldonk, plus bassist Roelof Klijn — have made the trip across the ocean for this show. 10 p.m. Saturday. $15. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. — Peter Blackstock


"Noisy Lullaby" at Davis Gallery. Philip Durst's newest collages might resemble the quilts of your childhood, but his vibrant use of multicolored candy wrappers and cardboard soda boxes certainly isn't conducive to a good night's sleep. Each of his bright pieces in this solo show at Davis Gallery radiate playfulness and optimism. Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through May 25. 837 W. 12th St. 512-477-4929,


15th Anniversary of "Anchorman" Screening with Rolling Roadshow. Great Odin’s raven! Has it already been 15 years since the world was introduced to Ron Burgundy and his salon-quality hair? Well, we have no intention of letting that milestone pass by unnoticed. Rolling Roadshow hosts a screening of the Will Ferrell comedy at Republic Square Park, where there will be food trucks and cash bars set up. Bring a blanket or a chair to sit on. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 422 Guadalupe St.


Willie Nelson Brunch at Trace at the W. With 4/20 on a Saturday this year, you can bet there are a whole bunch of events this weekend tied to cannabis culture, including this one. It might well be the most Austin of all 4/20-related good times, as a Willie-inspired brunch. Throughout the late morning and early afternoon, sit back and enjoy specialty cocktails and bites while listening to some of Willie’s biggest hits. There's no word on the menu yet, but it probably will be pretty carb-heavy. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 200 Lavaca St.