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.
Open to all artists living and working in Texas. Submissions for TX13 are now being accepted. See website for details. Deadline: Feb. 28.
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).
The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002
African history, music, stories, poetry, and dance courtesy of the African Safari Program. 2pm. Free.
Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr., 974-9920
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.
Bike with the butchie babes and betties every Tuesday. Contact for route info. Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.
Q Austin, 3408 West Ave., 845/642-7069