Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first venture as a director is audacious, ambitious, and amazing; it’s also intricate, self-referencing, and all-encompassing: in a word, a masterpiece. Proceeds will benefit Hoffman's beloved Labyrinth Theater Company. Read a full review of Synecdoche, New York.
From the vast stores of longtime mail artist Josh Ronsen's Tiny Art Project comes this display of more than 500 works of art that are smaller than 1” square and created by artists from Texas, from across the nation, from around the world: "Paintings, drawings, pieces woven from thread and fiber, tiny stamps, tiny books, even a modern-art museum made for ants." And now they're elegantly arranged for all to see, in a place that's already like heaven for bibliophiles. Recommended. Reception: Sun., Jan. 26, 2-6pm.
Malvern Bookstore, 613 W. 29th
Got an idea for an app or small game, but don't think you have the coding chops to pull it off? CodeDay invites high school and college students to form teams and spend 24 hours making something you might not have thought possible. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 15-16. $20.
HubAustin Coworking, 706 W. Ben White Blvd. Ste. 230-B
Charles Darwin, famous for tagging Jesus-fish bumper stickers all over America, celebrates another birthday with speakers, exhibits, and more. noon-3pm. Free.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, 512/459-5835
Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, and unparalleled people watching. Weekends, Feb. 8-March 30, 10am-dusk. $20 ($10, kids).
Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade
Bring the kiddiest of kids (ages 3 and younger) for a playdate including storytime, a sing-along, the Little Explorer’s Lab, and more childish and educational antics. Saturdays, 9am-noon. $4.50.
Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 512/469-6200
Wear your "bedroom best," raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation, and just be thankful you're in Texas and not, say, Maine. See website for details. noon. $25.
Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St., 512/644-1517
UT opens their season at home as hosts of this tourney with the UT ladies vs. Kentucky (Fri., Feb. 14, 4pm), vs. IPFW (Fri., Feb. 14, 6:30pm), vs. Louisiana Tech (Sat., Feb. 15, 1pm). Winners go on to the next rounds on Saturday and Sundays. 4pm, 4am, 4am. $4-9.
Red & Charline McCombs Field, Comal & MLK, 512/471-3333
Vs. West Virginia. 7pm. $6-25.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/471-7744