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Noir City: Too Late for Tears

A ruthless woman who stumbles into a pile of money does what she must in order to hang on to it. This film has been recently restored by the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Television Archive. This screening kicks off a 10-film series over the weekend called Noir City.

7:25PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

Arts

  • The Mexcentrics: Pulga Time Machine

    This new Teatro Vivo production from writers Omar Gallaga, Raul Garza, and Karinna Perez explores, through a series of comedy sketches, what the world would be like if Selena had lived. Including such Mexcentric wonders as los lowrider drones, the show's "a seven-layer dip through pulga culture past, present, and future." [Note: Ages 16 and older only.] Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $13-16

    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 512/474-6379

    www.teatrovivo.org, teatrovivo@aol.com

  • Return of the Soul Grudge Showdown

    Austin, Texas! Are you ready to rumble?! You'd damned well better be, because here's the second coming of The Blue High Machine Mid-Southern Wrestling Coalition, that awe-inspiring conflagration of championship wrestling and wild improv comedy, ready to hit you with a flying leg-scissors to the midsection before slamming you into the ringropes and then – Oh, fuck!Look out! – He's got a folding chair! Ladies and gentlemen, behold in gobsmacked wonder as these wily, seasoned veterans of the squared circle bring their ceaseless program of pain and pandemonium! Fri.-Sat., Feb. 28-March 1, 8pm. $20

    The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

    www.facebook.com/bhmwrestlingcoalition

    Community

    • Last Day of Early Voting

      The Texas primary is March 4, but why wait to do your civic duty? When you vote early, you get to go to any polling location you want, and you don't have to wait in a long line when you get there. Don't delay; today's your last chance to vote the easy way.

      www.austinchronicle.com/elections

    • Spring Home & Garden Show

      Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gape at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods. Apart from the usual products and giveaways, there will be a kids area and even a few dog classes to keep the pets in line. John Gidding of HGTV's Curb Appeal supplies the star power. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-March 2. $8.50.

      Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

      www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

    • Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships

      Will UT's men and women take home the conference titles again this year? Keep your eyes on the water. Check the UT site for a complete schedule of events. Wed. Feb. 26-Sat., March 1. $10 ($6, prelims).

      Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center, MLK & Trinity, 512/471-7771

      www.texassports.com

    • UT Softball Invitational

      Five games over the course of three days. Fri., Feb. 28, 4pm, vs. Louisiana at Monroe; Fri., Feb. 28, 6:30pm, vs. Southern Mississippi; Sat., March 1, 1pm, vs. Texas Southern; Sat., March 1, 6:30pm, vs. Lousiana at Monroe; Sun., March 2, 2pm, vs. Texas Southern.

      Red & Charline McCombs Field, Comal & MLK, 512/471-3333

      www.texassports.com