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Things to do in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 29

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
Kool & the Gang will deliver another funk-filled performance at ACL Live this weekend. [Suzanne Cordeiro for STATESMAN]

Pets

Austin’s 2020 Catio Tour. The third annual Catio Tour will showcase a variety of outdoor cat enclosures around Austin. This year's lineup consists mainly of never-before-featured catios, so you'll have a new experience even if you went last year. Hosted by Travis Audubon, the self-guided tour seeks to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure so their feline friends can enjoy safe outdoor time. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. $10 suggested donation. Various locations. eventbrite.com/e/austins-2020-catio-tour-tickets-89836159371

Music

Kool & the Gang at ACL Live. Brothers Robert (aka Kool) and Ronald Bell have been helping fans around the world “celebrate good times” for almost 50 years. While the trunk-bumping funk of hits like “Jungle Boogie” and “Hollywood Swinging” might bring the crowd to their feet, the band’s more mature fan base will appreciate the world-class music venue’s comfortable seating. Ms. Mack & the Daddies open. $59.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Saturday. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Dining

Austin Oyster Festival. Slurp, slurp. Austin’s eighth annual Oyster Fest will serve different Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in a variety of ways — grilled, roasted, fried, on the half shell and in gumbo. The event will feature live performances from local bands and raffles, and proceeds from the event will benefit Central Texas Food Bank. Other food options include Creole barbecue shrimp. And did we mention a bloody mary bar? Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. $60-$115. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. austinoysterfestival.com — Rebeccah Macias

Film

CatVideoFest 2020. Go ahead and enjoy this compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet sites. CatVideoFest is only available in theaters and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations and shelters. 1:45 p.m. Saturday. $11. Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second St. austin.violetcrown.com/movie/HO00002275/2020-02-29

Art

“The Cat Behind the Hat” opening reception at Ao5 Gallery. For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought his whimsical storyteller's imagination to life for millions of children around the world. Did you know Ao5 has been the proud host of one of the world’s largest collections of ​“The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss,” with additional works beyond his books, ​since 1998? This new exhibit will showcase them with an opening reception talk with Seuss art curator Mike Hardin. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Through March 29. 3005 S.Lamar Blvd., Suite C110-B. ao5gallery.com

Nightlife

Gorilla Pub Crawl on Rainey Street. One of Thirsty Planet’s biggest philanthropic initiatives is the yearly seasonal release of the Silverback Pale Ale, proceeds of which benefit the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. This pub crawl, stopping at bungalow bars like the Alibi and Craft Pride, has also returned and will raise money for the fund. Wear your gorilla suit if you’ve got one. (You’ve got one, right?) 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Free. Multiple locations. facebook.com/events/2463464677248528/