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  • Austin Film Society: Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Benefit: Fourplay TFPF Benefit

    This feature anthology of short tales of sexual intimacy is set in four American cities. This benefit screening kicks off the film's theatrical run. See for tickets, which include drinks and afterparty. Kyle Henry and members of the cast will be in attendance.

    8PM, 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

    • Texas Sustainable Farming Conference

      The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association hosts this conference to bring practical information to consumers and producers alike, on everything from product labeling to urban homesteading. Keynote speaker is Jim Hightower. Thu., Feb. 7 - Sun., Feb. 10, (2013), $90-$165

      Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Dr., 512/385-6767

    • Austin Bag Business Training

      Does your business provide bags to its customers? Are you prepared for the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance to take effect on March 1? If not, you might want to learn about the rules and regulations for restaurants, convenience stores, and other retail spaces from city representatives. Thu., Feb. 7, 9:30-11:30am & 6-8pm, Free

      Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-2220

    • Juegos Rancheros

      Get a preview of some of the cutting edge interactive art to be presented at this year's Independent Games Festival in San Francisco courtesy of your local indie game collective. No quarters needed. Thu., Feb. 7, 7pm (2013), Free

      The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/710-9765

    • 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.

    • DFW

      #TeamTakeOver presents Down for Whatever, a Hip-hop hell-yeah with Yella Stud, DJ LaDiDa, and friends. Thursdays, 10pm, Free 21+; $5, 18-21

      Basement, 422 Congress, 832/878-4527

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