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Austin Film Society: Pete's Dragon

The director of Ain't Them Bodies Saints remakes this children's classic. All proceeds from this special screening will support AFS’ Artist Services programs, including the AFS Grant, the annual cash fund for emerging Texas filmmakers. Director David Lowery will be present.

1PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Classics: Gone With the Wind

As God is our witness … it's back.

2PM, Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, Pflugerville

Summer Film Classics: Reservoir Dogs

This story about the explosive aftermath of a diamond heist gone awry tends to rely more on placing its violently manly characters in direct, nail-spitting conflict with one another than it does with any actual narrative story. (Double bill: GoodFellas) Read a full review of Reservoir Dogs.

5PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

  • Classic Game Fest

    Free play, tournaments, live music, and a marketplace for all your old faves at one of the largest retro video game conventions in the USA. Local game-developer Warren Spector and author and screenwriter Ernie Cline headline the main stage. Sat.-Sun., July 30-31. $10-15 for one-day pass; $25 for two-day pass; kids, free.

    Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

  • Learn To Curl

    You know that sport where it looks like people are sweeping in front of a big stone gliding down a sheet of ice? It's called curling, it's an official Winter Olympics event, and you might want to sign up for this 2.5-hour class. 9:15am. $30.

    Chaparral Ice, 2525 W. Anderson

  • Round Rock Express

    The Omaha Storm Chasers are currently in town for four and then Memphis pays the Express a visit for four more. Catch Round Rock's Joey Gallo (3 HRs, 7 RBIs in the last five games) before he gets promoted to The Show. Vs. Omaha: Thu.-Fri., July 28-29, 7:05pm; vs. Memphis: Sat.-Tue., July 30-Aug. 2, 7:05pm. $7-16.

    Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255

  • VERGE Summer Art Show

    Catch Gender Portraits' artist Drew Riley (and many more) at this weekend's VERGE Art Show. Admission is pay-what-you-can, with complimentary refreshments to compliment yer art viewing. 2-6pm. Donations welcome.

    Aveda Institute Austin, 6001 Middle Fiskville Rd. #200

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