The Main Event

Outlaw National Championship Motor Spectacular

The toughest trucks in the country roll into the Expo Center to wage monster truck warfare. Jerry Perry will attempt to do a back flip in his monster truck Brute Force, and much more. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 8-9, 7:30pm. Advance prices: $22, adult; $12, kids; $24 and $14 day of show.

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900


The Home Teams

Huston-Tillotson University

Men's Basketball Vs. Louisiana State University-Shreveport: Sat., Feb. 9, 7:30pm. Vs. Wiley College: Mon., Feb. 11, 7:30pm. Mary E. Branch Gymnasium, 900 Chicon. Women's Basketball Vs. Louisiana State University-Shreveport: Sat., Feb. 9, 5:30pm.. Vs. Wiley College: Mon., Feb. 11, 5:30pm. Mary E. Branch Gymnasium, 900 Chicon. Baseball Vs. Schreiner University: Fri., Feb. 8, 1pm; Sat., Feb. 9, 1pm. Downs Field.

Southwestern University

Women's Basketball Vs. Trinity College: Fri., Feb. 10, 5pm. Corbin J. Robertson Center. Men's Basketball Vs. Trinity College: Fri., Feb. 10, 7pm. Corbin J. Robertson Center. Baseball Vs. LeTourneau University: Fri., Feb. 8, 6pm; Sat., Feb. 9, 1pm; Sun., Feb. 10, 1pm. Baseball Field.


Texas State

Women's Basketball Vs. UT Arlington: Thu., Feb. 7, 6:30pm. Vs. La Tech: Sat., Feb. 9, 2pm. Strahan Coliseum. $4-6. Women's Tennis Vs. Houston: Sun., Feb. 10, 11am. Bobcat Tennis Complex.


University of Texas

University of Texas

Softball The Longhorns get their season started with the Texas Classic featuring Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Memphis, and North Texas: Thu., Feb. 7: Texas vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christ: 7pm. Fri., Feb. 8: Memphis vs. North Texas: 12:30pm; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Memphis: 3pm; Texas vs. North Texas: 6pm. Sat., Feb. 9: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. North Texas: 10am; Texas vs. Memphis: 1pm; semifinals: 4/6:30pm. Sun., Feb. 10: seeded game: 9am; championship/third-place game: noon. Vs. Stephen F. Austin: Wed., Feb. 13, 4:30pm. McCombs Field, 2001 Comal St. Men's Basketball Vs. Oklahoma State: Sat., Feb. 9, 12:45pm. Vs. Iowa State: Wed., Feb. 13, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40. Women's Basketball Vs. Baylor: Sat., Feb. 9, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.


Recreation & Fitness

Austin Table Tennis Club

is Austin's premier table tennis facility featuring 16 tables, wi-fi, a weight room, a lounge, and much more. Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd.

Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd, 512/491-7664


Chess Club

Beginners through advanced, ages 8 and up. BYOCB (chess board). Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Oak Springs Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr. Saturdays, 1-2pm. Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. Free.



The African-American Fitness Circle

is an exercise group that meets every other Saturday to walk laps at Highland Mall. Open to men and women; please bring some water, and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the Food Court. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport


Try Stand-Up Paddling for Free

The new sport of stand-up paddling has arrived in Austin, and you are welcome to come out and learn how to do it for free. All ages and athletic abilities welcome. Saturdays, 10am-noon. Free.

North side of Lady Bird Lake under the MoPac bridge


Runs, Walks, & Rides

Cupid's Undie Run

Wear your "bedroom best" and raise some money for the Children's Tumor Foundation. See website for details. 2pm. $40.

Molotov Lounge, 719 W. Sixth, 512/499-0600



Recreation & Fitness


All leagues are coed with happy-hour fun following all games.


Free Ice Skating Class

Austin's premier rink folks are offering free first lessons every Saturday for ages 6 and older. Also, check out their men's, women's, and youth hockey leagues. "Try Me" clinics: Saturdays, noon. Chaparral Ice, 14200 N. I-35, 252-8500 and Northcross Mall, 451-5102. Free.


Runs, Walks, & Rides

Austin Cycling Association

Check website for fun biking adventures.


City Running Tours

For those looking to learn more about Austin and get some exercise at the same time, this might do the trick. Choose the type of run, the mileage, and when you'd like to do it, and they'll handle the rest. Advance purchase required.


Wild Basin Wilderness

has a plethora of available walks, hikes, and more.