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AFS Doc Nights: Koch

The subject of this documentary is the colorful, former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, who happened to die on the day the movie was released. See "How'd He Do?" for an interview with the director. Read a full review of Koch.

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

  • Pump Project: The Drawing Show

    This second annual exhibition explores the many methods and styles of drawing through the work of 40 Austin artists. From the abstract to the hyperreal, with surfaces manipulated by pencil, marker, ink, charcoal, pastel, etching, burning, and puncturing. Recommended like wow: This show shouldn't be missed. Through Feb. 16. Wed. & Sat., noon-5pm.

    Pump Project, 702 Shady, 351-8571

    www.pumpproject.org

  • Marissa Meyer: Scarlet

    The bestselling author of Cinder is here to present the much-anticipated follow-up in her Lunar Chronicles series of rewritten (cybernetically enhanced!) fables. Wed., Feb. 13, 7pm (2013)

    BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar, 512/472-5050

    www.bookpeople.com

    Community

    • Michael Brick

      Meet the author of Saving the School, this true story from a former New York Times investigative reporter who spent a year at Reagan High. See "Where There's a Heartbeat, There's Hope," Aug. 17, 2012. 7pm.

      Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/928-0333

      library.austintexas.gov

    • Nerd Nite

      Nerds of the world unite and take over ... the North Door. Speakers will school audience members on some topic or another, surely. 7pm. Free.

      The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

      www.austin.nerdnite.com

    • 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

    • Jack & Adam's Shop Core Workout

      Free classes featuring a "cross training combination of core and calisthenic workouts" held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm. Free.

      Jack & Adam's Bicycles, 1210 Barton Springs Rd., 472-5646

      www.jackandadams.com

    • University of Texas

      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.

      www.texassports.com

    • Steel Vaginas

      Search Facebook for "The Steel Vaginas: Discussion Group on Feminism(s)" to discover this semiweekly romp through the nuanced ebbs and flows of the F Word. Second and fourth Wadnesdays of the month, 7:30pm.

      The Q, 2906 Medical Arts, 281/733-0576

      www.qboyz.org, ashton@theqaustin.org