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  • 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

    • Austin No-Kill Anniversary

      Austin Pets Alive! supplies live music, drinks, and appetizers to help celebrate the second year of our town being "no kill." If you don't show, we'll have to assume you approve of killing animals. 7-10pm. $35.

      The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 512/476-2100

    • Cowboys & Gauchos

      The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas hosts a live fire cooking celebration with foods and wines from both Latin America and Texas in the Salt Lick's pavilion. Purchase tickets online. noon-4pm. $65 ($50, members; $10, kids).

      The Salt Lick, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, 512/858-4959

    • Anarchy Championship Wrestling

      Presents "An Absence of Law 2013" featuring wrestling mayhem from Jessica James, Barbi Hayden, ACW Hardcore Champion "Centerfold" Matthew Palmer, Darin Childs, and more. 5:15-10pm. $15, front row/balcony perch; $12, general admission.

      Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/666-0877

    • Austin Toros

      At 12:30pm on Sunday prior to the Toros hosting the Iowa Energy fans can watch the Guns vs. Hoses game featuring area firefighters and law enforcement officers battling it out for bragging rights on the hardwood and benefiting charity. Vs. Iowa: Sun., Feb. 24, 3pm. Vs. Sioux Falls: Wed., Feb. 27, 7:30pm. Vs. Iowa: Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30pm. $4-39.

      H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/236-8333 x4651

    • Heart of Texas Recumbent Rally

      Recumbent riders from across the land will gather in Austin for a two-day "rolling party" to benefit Assistive Recumbents for All. Get started with the Saturday morning roll (three courses of varying difficulties to choose from), enjoy the Recumbent Rodeo on Sunday, and stick around for activities of all types throughout the weekend. All varieties of wheeled transportation welcome. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 23-24. $35 registration.

      Easy Street Recumbents, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. C-105, 512/453-0438

    • 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.

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