A puppy bowl, a Black History Month film screening and 6 other things to do in Central Austin this weekend, Feb. 1-4

Super Bowl LII is set to take place Feb. 4.

Super Bowl LII is set to take place Feb. 4.

Earlier this week, Austin's Historic Landmark Commission unanimously approved the demolition of the concrete walls and slabs at Graffiti Park without any discussion. In addition to the other events happening around town this weekend, Graffiti Park, officially known as the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, remains open to visitors—for now.


Thurs., Feb. 1
APL kicks off Black History Month
As part of its Difficult Dialogues program, Austin Public Library hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary "Whose Streets?" The film looks at the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. 7 p.m. Free. Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin. 512-974-3625. www.library.austintexas.gov






Thurs., Feb. 1-Sun., Aug. 26
The Contemporary Austin helps register voters
The deadline to register ahead of the May primary elections is Feb. 5. Starting Thursday, certified voter registrars will be on site at the Jones Center to help visitors take part in civic life. This is in conjunction with the new exhibit from Rodney McMillian, "Against a Civic Death." 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), closed (Mon.). Free (members, under 18, military, and on Tuesdays), $5 (adults), $3 (students). Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-453-5312. www.thecontemporaryaustin.org 





Sat., Feb. 3
Austin Humane Society throws 11th annual Puppy Bowl
This family-friendly tailgate includes kids' activities, local vendors and plenty of pups up for adoption (as well as cuddling and the Most Valuable Puppies awards). Noon-3 p.m. Free. Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin. 512-646-7387. www.austinhumanesociety.org 






Baby Greens offers free class at LOVE Cycling Studio
The Austin-based drive-thru salad spot is hosting a series of free fitness classes as part of its 28-day challenge. To register, make an account on Love Cycling Studio's website and then email [email protected] to request a spot in the Mad Greens class. 12:30 p.m. Free. Love Cycling Studio, 507 Pressler St., Ste. 900, Austin. 512-770-6255. www.eatbabygreens.com







New nonprofit the Adderley School hosts community event
At "An Afternoon with Jack Dylan Grazer," the teenage star of the hit Stephen King remake "IT" will discuss his experience in the movie business and his time as a student at Adderley. 3-5 p.m. $10 (general admission). Austin Film Society Cinema, 6045 N. I-35 Frontage Road, Ste. 3100, Austin. 512-987-0190. www.theadderleyschool.org





Sun., Feb. 4
Backyard at Waller Creek hosts Super Bowl watch party
Although Austin does not have any skin in the game, football fans can watch the big game, enjoy discounted drinks and nosh on snacks at this event. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Backyard at Waller Creek, 701 E. 11th St., Austin. 512-478-1111. www.backyardbaraustin.com






Whisler's offers football-themed drinks menu
In addition to special cocktails, the East Side bar will also be serving up drinks fresh from an Oasis keg, handcrafted sausages from B-Side Sausage Company and tunes from Hogan Sullivan & The West Texas Teardrops. 2-8 p.m. Free. Whisler's, 1816 E. Sixth St., Austin. 512-480-0781. www.facebook.com/events/1164927546944140/






Fresa's serves up free endless queso during Super Bowl LII
At this watch party, guests will find the game screened on an 115-inch LED video wall (as well as multiple TVs), happy hour drink prices and special game-day snacks. 3-10 p.m. Free. Fresa's, 1703 S. First St., Austin. 512-992-2946. www.facebook.com/events/385021998608093/




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