Godard's breakthrough film ushered in the French New Wave. The film's use of jump cuts and general insouciance lends this genre piece a stylistic energy.
Austin Resource Recovery continues their holiday tradition at the Zilker Polo Field. 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm. Free.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700
Free admission to the three floors of the exhibit with stories, games, songs, and more for the kids and parents. This month features reps from the Dr. Pepper Museum, two-step lessons, and info on protecting Texas' natural resources. First Sundays, noon-6pm. Free.
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4649
When Beerland booker Max Dropout launched Inspire Pro Wrestling last year, he promised that Austin's newest grappling promotion would make an impact. This week, not one but two international stars step in his squared circle. First, fans of Japanese puroresu will want to catch IPW's “Unholy” Greg James lock up with New Japan Pro Wrestling's rising star Takaaki Watanabe. But the big excitement will be reserved for the hottest talent on the American indie circuit, Chris Hero. Heads were scratched when the industry's leviathan, the WWE, dropped Hero from a contract late last year, but the 15 year veteran and master of the elbow smash is already back in the ring and cracking skulls. Austin’s meanest, Ray “Death” Rowe, will be sure to greet him with the toughest offense that IPW can offer. At the top of the card, there’s a four-way dance to decide the number one contender for the championship, with JoJo Bravo, Gary Jay, Franco D’Angelo and the mysterious masked Void all reaching for the belt. – Richard Whittaker 6pm. $10.
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000
Sun., Jan. 5, 2pm, vs. Kansas State; Wed. Jan. 8, 11am, vs. Oklahoma. $4-12.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744
Do you have your krewe together? Austin kicks off the Mardi Gras season with this wondrous procession (from Coco Coquette), coronation (vote online for a king and queen now!), and afterparty/ball (this year, at the Scoot). 8pm-2am. $5.
Parade launch: Maison d'Etoile, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez; Ball: The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth
It's a Texas showdown with our Toros going up against the Texas Legends Sun., Jan. 12, 3pm (2014), $4-99
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000