This spring showcase features gallery artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media collage, and prints – and these artists are, as ever, nonpareil. Sam Yeates, Randall Reid, Christopher St. Leger, Lisa Beaman, Faustinus Deraet, Chun Hui Pak, and more. This diverse array of work is highly recommended. Through May 25.
Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929
One of Austin's favorite sexy shimmyers is struggling with medical bills after a bout with pneumonia. To raise funds fellow burlesque performers, cabaret artists, and aerialists work their magic on the audience. 8-11pm. $15-35.
Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 694-8730
ACC hosts more than 100 arts performances ranging from dance to creative writing to film. We're not sure how you prepare for two days of nonstop culture, but you should do it. Wed.-Thu., April 3-4, 10am-10pm. Free.
1212 Rio Grande, 223-3352
The local independent video game collective invites the public to play cutting edge games with them. This week features a world premiere of a game from Keita Takahashi, creator of Katamari Damacy. 7pm. Free.
The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002
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.
Festival Beach, 2101 Bergman
Softball Vs. Texas Southern: Thu., April 4, 7pm. Vs. Western Kentucky: Sat., April 6, 5pm; Sun., April 7, 11:30am. Red and Charline McCombs Field, 2001 Comal. $5-9.
Baseball Vs. Oklahoma: Fri., April 5, 6:30pm; Sat., April 6, 2:30pm; Sun., April 7, 2pm. Vs. Texas State: Tue., April 9, 6pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd. $12 (reserved), $7 (adults), $5 (youth).
Women's Tennis Vs. Florida International: Fri., April 5, 6pm. Vs. Texas Tech: Sat., April 6, 2pm. Vs. Boston University: Sun., April 7, noon. Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St.
Women's Volleyball The Texas Volleyball team will celebrate its 2012 national championship with fans during an exhibition match Vs. Wichita State. Photos and autograph sessions before and after match. Sat., April 6, noon. Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway. Free.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744
First come out for Lobby Day. If these guys can't knock some sense into the Texas Lege, who can? Then enjoy a reception on the Mayor's Balcony with food, drink, and vinyl stylings of DJs Fine & Dandy. April 4-6. $35-110 individual event tickets; package deals available.
Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress and Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second
The kick-off happens Thursday with Lobby Day at the capitol; then enjoy a reception on the city hall balcony. Friday will be filled with workshops at the Hilton.Then brunch on Saturday happens at El Sol y La Luna. April 4-6. $35-110 individual event tickets; package deals available.
Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N. I-35, 428-5475
There is much to say about this 1930s Hollywood hullabaloo, but we'll leave it at this: Paul Soileau is queen. Thu.-Sun., Apr. 4-21, 8pm. $5-25.
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833