El John Selector will be your DJ, and Flamencura Music & Dance will show you how it's done. Crafts, photo booths, and some info on the local elementary school will help you cool down from the dance floor. 5-7:30pm. Free.
Dinesh D’Souza vs. Andrew Bernstein, aka conservative Christianity vs. atheism. Who will walk away with the trophy in this debate? 7-9pm. $30 ($8. students).
The Social Good Summit of Austin wants to get 10,000 cars off the road for a day to take one small step in improving air quality in our city. (Maybe run the plan by your boss first, just to be safe.)
"A top Christian intellectual will debate a top Objectivist intellectual on the nature and value of Christianity." Brought to you by the Objective Standard and the UT Objectivism Society. 7-9pm. $30 ($8, students; $5, livestream).
It's all Jung Jung Jung with these guys. Well, they are the Jung Society after all. This month they decode the American psyche through myths. 7pm. $15 ($8. students).
Get psyched for the International Festival of Independent Games in NYC with this chance to check out a handful of games that fall under this month's theme: Love. Naturally there will be a multiplayer gaming lounge for group loving. 8-11:30pm. Free.
The shimmying troupe does what its name implies. Fridays through Feb. 22, 8 & 11pm. $20-25.
Maggie Mae's, 323 E. Sixth, 512/478-8541
This elegant affair touts a gourmet meal, live music, dancing, and a live auction in an effort to raise funds for Manos de Christo's community services. 7pm. $100 and up.
Come dressed to break the law of Prohibition with casino games, silent auctions, and, of course, drinking. Proceeds to to the Texas Child Study Center Endowment at the Dell Children's Medical Center. 7:30-11:30pm. $50.
Max's Underground, 207 San Jacinto
Discuss spirituality, religion, or the lack thereof at these casual, weekly meet-ups. Fridays, 6:30pm. Free.
The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this conference to bring practical information to consumers and producers alike, on everything from product labeling to urban homesteading. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. $90-$165.
This anime and Japanese pop culture convention is for folks 18 and over, so we can only assume there's going to be some of that naughty anime going on. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 8-10. $35.
Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000
Foundation Communities is providing free tax-preparation services to income-qualifying individuals and households this spring, and it's also offering low-fee refund-anticipation loans. See www.communitytaxcenters.org
for hours and details on income qualifications. Free.
2600 W. Stassney
offer nooks-and-crannies walking tours that spotlight the dead to bring Austin's history and geography to life. Fri.-Sat., 8pm.
This mobile spay/neuter clinic might be in your
neighborhood today. Check www.emancipet.org
to find out. Fri.-Sat., check-in begins 8am (first come, first served). Free.
Join the various gatherings throughout the month. Events range from explorations of meditation practices to discussions of film to dream interpretation. Go online for a complete schedule of meetings.
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.