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UT Department of Radio-TV-Film: Community Screenings: High Noon

A quintessential showdown caps off this enduring Western morality tale. After the screening, Professor Charles Ramirez Berg will lead a discussion of the film's cinematic techniques. free

7PM, Belo Center for New Media Auditorium,

Arts

  • QuiltCon

    The first annual convention of the international Modern Quilt Guild will be a bright and well-stitched spectacle of exhibitions, workshops, merchandise, product demonstrations, and more. Modern quilts? Not just artistic, not just functional, but wonderfully crafted fabric creations that are very much both. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 21-24, 10am-6pm.

    Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

    www.austinconventioncenter.com

  • Community

    • Texas Observer's Rabble Rouser

      features entertainment from Rosie & the Ramblers and keynote addresses from Sen. Wendy Davis and state Rep. Mary Gonzalez. 6-9pm.

      The White Horse, 500 Comal, 512/502-4637

      www.texasobserver.org

    • UT Energy Forum

      Policy wonks and local energy enthusiasts get together to discuss energy from a cross-disciplinary perspective at this two-day policy event. Come for the career fair (students only), enter the research competition, or just learn the latest deets on fracking. Not "fracking" in the Battlestar Galactica sense of the word. Register online. Thu.-Fri., Feb. 21-22. $150 ($85, academic/government; $50, student).

      Texas Union, 2247 Guadalupe (UT campus)

      www.utenergyforum.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? 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.

      974-9820

      www.library.austintexas.gov

    • Farm Fresh Dinner at the Swoop House

      Chef John Bullington presents a multicourse early spring meal at the Swoop House. As usual, check out the menu online and BYOB. Reserve online or by phone. 7pm. $55, plus tax and tip.

      Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600

      www.2dine4.com

    • Thursday Night Social Ride

      Between 250 and 300 cyclists are expected to take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Fiesta Beach, N. I-35 and Lady Bird Lake. Free.

      www.socialcyclingaustin.com

    • University of Texas

      Men's Tennis Vs. UT-Arlington: Thu., Feb. 21, 1:30pm. Vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Thu., Feb. 21, 6pm. Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St. Baseball Vs. Nebraska: Fri., Feb. 22, 7pm; Sat., Feb. 23, 1pm; Sun., Feb. 24, noon. Vs. Sam Houston State: Tue., Feb. 26, 5pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd. $6-15 Men's Basketball Vs. Kansas State: Sat., Feb. 23, 7pm. Vs. Oklahoma: Wed., Feb. 27, 8pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40. Women's Basketball Vs. TCU: Tue., Feb. 26, 8pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16. Softball Texas Invitational: Fri., Feb. 22: Utah State vs. Lamar: 11am; Tulsa vs. Utah State: 1:30pm; Texas vs. Lamar: 4:30pm; Texas vs. Tulsa: 6:30pm. Sat., Feb. 23: Texas vs. Utah State: 10:30am; Tulsa vs. Lamar: 1pm; Semifinals 1: 4pm; Semifinals 2: 6pm. Sun., Feb. 24: Championship/third-place game: 10am; seeded game: noon. Red and Charline McCombs Field. $7-9.

      www.texassports.com

    • AGLCC Happy Hour

      Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Free.

      www.aglcc.org/calendar, president@aglcc.org

    • DFW

      #TeamTakeOver presents Down for Whatever, a Hip-hop hell-yeah with Yella Stud, DJ LaDiDa, and friends. Thursdays, 10pm. Free 21+; $5, 18-21.

      Basement, 422 Congress, 832/878-4527