Not sure if you should be thanking or cursing Obama and his new health insurance plan? Get your questions answered and maybe even get yourself signed up. Go online for times and locations. Free.
Cultivated Wit co-founder and bestselling author speaks as part of UT's J-school centennial celebration. 3:30pm.
Belo Center for New Media, 2.106, 300 W Dean Keeton
Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.
Music, food, and shopping. Free.
Your local indie game collective shows off the cutting edge of game design every month. This week they have the interactive A/V beauty of Panoramical
. Afterward is possibly the first unofficial SXSW party: the Bang Pop! Pre-Party with Whiite Walls, Corguroi, Swelta, Zorch, Flying Turns, and Roger Sellers. 7pm. Free.
Dan Graham discusses his road to success. 11:30am. $15.
Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, the Temptations, and Willie Nelson are some of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles. March 1-16. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $37-175 (includes fairground).
A portion of your purchases goes to nonprofits serving the fairer sex. Events and speakers will be in the store to keep you motivated and informed. Through Fri., March 7.
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.