Under house arrest and banned for 20 years by the Iranian government from making films, writing screenplays, or giving interviews, the master filmmaker Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon) managed to smuggle this "effort" out of the country. It tells the filmmaker's own story, capturing a day in his life confined to his apartment.
Wu Man, the world’s premier virtuoso on that ancient instrument called the pipa, teams up with New York classical ensemble The Knights for a night of contemporary chamber orchestra works. Tue., Feb. 19, 8pm (2013), $36-42 ($10, students)
The international pop-culture phenom – posters! skateboards! streetwear! graffiti! – that is Austin's own Michael Sieben has illustrated a gorgeous gift edition of L. Frank Baum's classic tale (published here by Harper Design) and he presents it at BookPeople tonight. Tue., Feb. 19, 7pm (2013)
The performers of yesteryear are given new life with the help of these talented (and saucy) ladies and gents. Vaudeville, burlesque, circus acts, and more thrilling acts for your peepers to peep. 8-10:30pm. $12 ($10, advance).
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? Tue., Feb. 1, 10:15am, Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina; Wed., Feb. 20, 3:30pm, North Village Branch, 2505 Steck; Thu., Feb. 21, 10:15am, Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca. Free.
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.