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Austin Film Society: Asia – Hot and Cool: 2046

At once tremendously dense and gossamer-thin, this period romance/sci-fi hybrid from Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai is a riot of sight and sound that has an irresistible, elemental pull. Read a full review of 2046.

7PM, Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson

Arts

  • Fronterafest 2013: Best of the Fest!

    Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true!Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

    Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

    www.fronterafest.org

  • GrayDUCK Gallery: If You Love It, Let It Do

    The artists of California's Crim City Collective – Will Grant, PJ Maracle, and Ross Yates – don't so much display works within a venue as take that venue over with a site-specific installation created via a fast-paced, impulsive working style that explores ideas of major action, instant information, and free association. You know how grayDUCK's space is usually all spare and elegant? We reckon it's gonna look like something highly creative asploded in there – and we look forward to seeing that. Through Feb. 17.

    grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 826-5334

    www.grayduckgallery.com, duckduck@grayduckgallery.com

    Community

    • Mardi Gras Downtown

      Like Halloween, Mardi Gras is a good excuse for undergrads and their ilk to fill Sixth Street with much flesh, few articles of clothing, and even fewer inhibitions. Attend or avoid at your own risk.
    • Anansi & the Golden Box of Stories

      This puppet show tells the story of the original Spider-Man who quests to bring stories to the world. Will Anansi complete the tasks necessary to win the box of tales? Fri., Feb. 8, 10:15am, Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez; Mon., Feb. 11, 3:30pm, Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition; Tue., Feb. 12, 10:15am, Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.; Wed., Feb. 13, 3:30pm, Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd. Free.

      Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., 974-9820

      www.library.austintexas.gov

    • Texas Stars

      The Stars currently sit atop the AHL's Western Conference South Divisional and host their divisional foes the Houston Aeros. Tue., Feb. 12, 7:30pm. $11-64 plus fees.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000

      www.texasstarshockey.com

    • KREWE OF THE GLITORIS: Fat TuezGayz

      Beads, the night's currency. Oh my, what they can buy. Show up in hot tawdry Mardi gear (or even just green, gold, and purple) and get beers and shots. Tuesdays, 10pm.

      Barbarella, 615 Red River, 512/476-7766

      www.barbarellaaustin.com

    • LezRide!

      Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.

      Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069

      lezrideatx.tumblr.com, mundemir@gmail.com

    • PFLAG North

      Meet and greet with fellow allies in the cause for love. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:45pm. Free.

      Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido, Cedar Park, 512/302-3524

      www.pflag-austin.org, pflagaustin@gmail.com