Roundtable discussion of the debate around Steve McQueen's film. 5pm. Free.
UT Austin, Texas Union Building, Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502)
Not sure if you should be thanking or cursing Obama and his new health insurance plan? Get your questions answered and maybe even get yourself signed up. Go online for times and locations. Free.
Wear red for the American Heart Association and enjoy beauty and pampering from a bevy of local companies along with some accessory shopping. 6-9pm. $10.
The Capital Area Asian American Democrats honor local activists and legislators with awards while also honoring the Year of the Horse with food and cultural performances. 6-8pm. $10.
Austin Resource Recovery trains property owners and managers on new Universal Recycling Ordinance requirements. noon-1pm. Free.
City Hall, 301 W. Second, 512/974-1884
Brand Inclusion CEO Donna DeBerry talks about marketing and branding for diversity. noon. Free.
Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University, 512/313-5302
Learn about the biggest, smallest, meanest, and cutest mammals on earth using the museum's interactive exhibits. Through March 23.
Music, food, and shopping. Free.
Learn about turning that beat-up bike into a useful machine and see how these inventions are helping Mexican and Central American communities. Thu. & Fri., Feb. 6 & 7, 6-9pm; Sun., Feb. 9, 11am-5pm. Free.
Dress in "punk cocktail" attire and enjoy an acoustic performance from platinum-selling artists Blue October. Proceeds go to the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts. 6:30-11:30pm. $115-150.
Kinda like Critical Mass without all the pretension. Relax, ride around town, chat it up with cycle-lovers like yourself, and overrun a park or a local hangout or two or three. Thursdays, 7pm.
Dr. Carl Hart speaks about the myths behind the war on drugs. 7-9pm. Free.