Calendar: Recommended


  • Valentine's at the Drive-In: The Princess Bride

    Rarely does a week go by in this city that this much beloved film doesn't screen somewhere.

    7PM, Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st

    • 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

    • Strike: Martial Arts and I Am the Machine Gunner

      The celebrated Russian playwright Yury Klavdiev's pair of gritty shows, directed by Graham Schmidt, is held over from Breaking String's New Russian Drama Festival this weekend. Because you want to see Joey Hood as a thug with a heart, among other things, and here's another few chances for you. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

      Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

    • Harry Ransom Center: Face to Face

      This opening celebration for the HRC's new photography exhibition, "Arnold Newman: Masterclass," is fueled by Texas wine and vodka – and treats from The Cupcake Bar – and includes film and interview screenings, a drawing for a Newman-inspired prize package, and an analog photo booth where you can pose in one of the artist's iconic portraits. Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm (2013), $20

      Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944

    • Antonelli's Cheese Shop Third Anniversary

      The Antonellis celebrate by giving away free cheese plates at two different restaurants that feature their cheeses, every day during the week of Feb. 11-15, on a first-come, first-serve basis until the cheeses run out. Also during that same week, purchase cheese from any business selling Antonelli's cheeses and take your receipt into the cheese shop for a 5% discount off a purchase. Check out their website for a daily list of participating restaurants and stores.

      Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610

    • Sesame Street Live

      Surely Elmo is getting up to no good again, and we guess that there will be no shortage of singing, learning, and dancing as the Sesame crew works to restore order to their neighborhood. Thu., Feb. 14, 7pm; Fri., Feb. 15, 10 am & 7pm; Sat., Feb. 16, 10:30am, 2, & 5:30pm; Sun., Feb. 17, 1 & 4:30pm, $13-65

      Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 477-6060

    • Public Star Gazing

      The evening begins with a crescent moon, followed by the bright winter constellation wheel overhead and brilliant Jupiter with viewing through a variety of telescopes led by faculty, students, and volunteers. Fri., Feb. 15, 8-10:30pm, Free

      Fountainwood Observatory, Southwestern University, Georgetown

    • University of Texas

      Baseball UT has been selected in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll to finish third in the conference behind Oklahoma and TCU. Catch their regular-season openers against Sacramento State: Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30pm; Sat., Feb. 16, 2pm; Sun., Feb. 17, 1pm. Vs. UT Arlington: Tue., Feb. 19, 6pm. UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 1300 E. MLK Blvd. Women's Basketball Vs. Houston Baptist: Wed., Feb. 20, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16.

    • Soul Shake Love's Hangover Pajama Party

      DJ Munk spins soul, R&B, Stax, funk, hip-hop, and bump 'n' grind, while Terryl B. MCs you into your tighty whities or whatever it is you wear to slumber parties. Seriously, come in your PJs. Fri., Feb. 15, 9pm (2013), $5

      Lipstick24, 606 E. Seventh, 512/474-2950

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