He's traveled to some of the most inhospitable places on the planet to stare the Apocalypse in the eye and see what it might look like. This slide show presentation brings it all to your local library. 6:30pm. $20 suggested donation.
Register online and meet the board members and directors of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium and mingle with members and perchance become a member yourself. 6-9pm. Free.
The Belmont, 305 W. Sixth, 512/476-2100
Staffers from the Texas Observer want all sorts of things from this legislative session – from a state income tax to air conditioning for prisoners. What are their chances? 7pm.
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.
Oh, tenenbaum. If you're not a curbside customer, don't forget you can recycle your Christmas tree at one of these locations around town before Jan. 12.
Austin Community Landfill, 9900 Giles; Williamson County Landfill & Recycling Center, 600 Landfill Rd
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.
This continuing ed course from ACC seeks to reform political relationships by encouraging tolerance and proving why liberal/conservative labeling is irrelevant. Limited slots available; register now. $120.
Austin Community College Continuing Education, 223-7542
Join Diane Ravitch, former TEA Commissioner Robert Scott, and Houston's Kashmere High marching band to stand up for kids and schools on Feb. 23. Say no to brutal budget cuts, a broken testing system, and looming school vouchers. Say yes to a quality education for all kids!