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
features entertainment from Rosie & the Ramblers and keynote addresses from Sen. Wendy Davis and state Rep. Mary Gonzalez. 6-9pm.
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)
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.
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, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600
Loads of cyclists 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. Thursdays, 7pm. Free.
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.
#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