Calendar: Recommended


  • 70mm: Vertigo

    One of the thrill master's most psychologically dense and twisted films in which obsession, commitment, and dual identities merge to create a voluptuous tale of thwarted love. Read a full review of Vertigo.

    3:45PM and 7PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

    • 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

    • La Follia: Baroque-n-Hearts

      Countertenor Ryland Angel, soprano Meredith Ruduski, and the entire La Follia Austin Baroque ensemble celebrate Valentine’s Day, performing arias by Baroque masters expressing the joys and pains of love. Bonus: Trumpeter Nathaniel Mayfield. Feb. 9-10. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $20 ($18, seniors; $10, students)

      First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa, 879-6404

    • 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

    • Children's Valentine's Sock Hop

      Come dressed for a 50s sock hop and Rosie Flores will provide the tunes. A pet-rock painting station as well as areas to perfect your pompadour or ponytail will be there to keep things authentic. Sun., Feb. 10, 1pm (2013), $7

      Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, 472-5436

    • Texas Rollergirls

      New season, new teams, new rules. Last time we saw the Texas Rollergirls, the Hell Marys were ending a perfect season with a stunning title win over the Hotrod Honeys. But that was 2012, and this is a whole new year. The Hells may be the reigning champs, but so were the Hustlers a year ago, and their tough luck rolled all season long, and they had to write it all off as a rebuilding year. Now the Hells must hold on to the top slot after losing their coaches and key players – either to retirement or the travel-only bench of the league’s touring Texecutioners. With so much fresh meat on the bench, they’ll need all the discipline they’ve learned to fend off the ever-challenging Hotrods and a refreshed Hustlers. Sun., Feb. 10, 6pm (doors at 5).

      Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

    • 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.

    • The Delectable Dolls Launch Party

      Farrah Moan presents a new contest (prizes! prizes! prizes!), new girls, and new attitudes. Every second Sunday, 10:30 and 11:30pm, No cover til 10:30, after $10 for 18+, $3 for 21+

      Haven, 409-B Colorado, 512/751-6885

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