Russell Etchen, that towering ginger of visual-arts moving and shaking, hosts this night (at The Contemporary Austin, no less) where you're invited to participate, to dive into the surreal world of the exquisite corpse and the paper telephone. You don't need to bring anything; just show up ready to draw. Recommended. Tue., Feb. 4, 7pm. Free
Free! Five minutes! Go! Yes, it's Bedpost open mic. And boy, do they mean open. You get to read all that steamy stuff that's been welling up ever since your first Bedpost Confession. First Tuesdays, 7pm. Free.