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  • Austin Film Society: Asia – Hot and Cool: Norwegian Wood

    Based on a novel by Haruki Murakami, this film recalls a time when two survivors grow close in the wake of a friend's suicide.

    7PM, Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson

    • Fronterafest 2013: Best of the Fest!

      Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true!Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

      Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

    • North Hills Gallery: Beyond Limits

      New paintings by Greta Olivas. Through Feb. 3. 7050 Village Center,


    • This Week in Coldness:

      They're right there on Airport Boulevard, where the goodness is funky and the funk is getting good. Thursday Night Camp-Inn Relive the outdoorsy experience inside. Thu., 8:30pm. $5. Raney Nights It's Scott Raney's talk show! Thu., 10pm. Bad Boys, featuring improv by boys who are, well, somewhat rude, let's say. Fri., 8:30pm. Live at ColdTowne is stand-up comedy. Fri., 10pm. Thank God It's Saturday! Improv brings relief, spelled Y-E-S-A-N-D. Sat., 8:30pm. The Frank Mills and their smart, character-driven improv, run rampant with Midnight Society. Sat., 10pm. And don't forget the rest o' the week: Stand-up with The Jam (with Oh, Science! on Sundays, Maggie Maye's stand-up mic on Mondays, the ongoing Stool Pigeon on Tuesdays, improv antics with Miller and Purselly and Cagematch on Wednesdays, and – yes, check the website!

      ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, 512/814-8696

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