The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this conference to bring practical information to consumers and producers alike, on everything from product labeling to urban homesteading. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. $90-$165.
Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 New Airport Dr., 512/385-6767
Come dressed for a 50s sock hop and Rosie Flores will provide the tunes. A pet-rock painting station as well as areas to perfect your pompadour or ponytail will be there to keep things authentic. 1pm. $7.
Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, 472-5436
New season, new teams, new rules. Last time we saw the Texas Rollergirls, the Hell Marys were ending a perfect season with a stunning title win over the Hotrod Honeys. But that was 2012, and this is a whole new year. The Hells may be the reigning champs, but so were the Hustlers a year ago, and their tough luck rolled all season long, and they had to write it all off as a rebuilding year. Now the Hells must hold on to the top slot after losing their coaches and key players – either to retirement or the travel-only bench of the league’s touring Texecutioners. With so much fresh meat on the bench, they’ll need all the discipline they’ve learned to fend off the ever-challenging Hotrods and a refreshed Hustlers. Sun., Feb. 10, 6pm (doors at 5).
Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000
Softball The Longhorns get their season started with the Texas Classic featuring Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Memphis, and North Texas: Thu., Feb. 7: Texas vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christ: 7pm. Fri., Feb. 8: Memphis vs. North Texas: 12:30pm; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Memphis: 3pm; Texas vs. North Texas: 6pm. Sat., Feb. 9: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. North Texas: 10am; Texas vs. Memphis: 1pm; semifinals: 4/6:30pm. Sun., Feb. 10: seeded game: 9am; championship/third-place game: noon. Vs. Stephen F. Austin: Wed., Feb. 13, 4:30pm. McCombs Field, 2001 Comal St.
Men's Basketball Vs. Oklahoma State: Sat., Feb. 9, 12:45pm. Vs. Iowa State: Wed., Feb. 13, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40.
Women's Basketball Vs. Baylor: Sat., Feb. 9, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.
Farrah Moan presents a new contest (prizes! prizes! prizes!), new girls, and new attitudes. Every second Sunday, 10:30 and 11:30pm. No cover til 10:30, after $10 for 18+, $3 for 21+.
Haven, 409-B Colorado, 512/751-6885