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.
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
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, 512/600-5000
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
Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.
Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069
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, 512/302-3524