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
Surely Elmo is getting up to no good again, and we guess that there will be no shortage of singing, learning, and dancing as the Sesame crew works to restore order to their neighborhood. Thu., Feb. 14, 7pm; Fri., Feb. 15, 10 am & 7pm; Sat., Feb. 16, 10:30am, 2, & 5:30pm; Sun., Feb. 17, 1 & 4:30pm. $13-65.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 477-6060
The Antonellis celebrate by giving away free cheese plates at two different restaurants that feature their cheeses, every day during the week of Feb. 11-15, on a first-come, first-serve basis until the cheeses run out. Also during that same week, purchase cheese from any business selling Antonelli's cheeses and take your receipt into the cheese shop for a 5% discount off a purchase. Check out their website for a daily list of participating restaurants and stores.
Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610
The evening begins with a crescent moon, followed by the bright winter constellation wheel overhead and brilliant Jupiter with viewing through a variety of telescopes led by faculty, students, and volunteers. Fri., Feb. 15, 8-10:30pm. Free.
Fountainwood Observatory, Southwestern University, Georgetown
Baseball UT has been selected in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll to finish third in the conference behind Oklahoma and TCU. Catch their regular-season openers against Sacramento State: Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30pm; Sat., Feb. 16, 2pm; Sun., Feb. 17, 1pm. Vs. UT Arlington: Tue., Feb. 19, 6pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd.
Women's Basketball Vs. Houston Baptist: Wed., Feb. 20, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.
DJ Munk spins soul, R&B, Stax, funk, hip-hop, and bump 'n' grind, while Terryl B. MCs you into your tighty whities or whatever it is you wear to slumber parties. Seriously, come in your PJs. 9pm. $5.
Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 512/474-2950