Theater & dance


“The Vineyard.” This daring, sensuous new play by Nicole Oglesby and performed by the Heartland Theatre Collective is about a group of vagabonds living at a winery in Central Texas. Using fringe technology and science, they explore the boundaries of self-healing and transcendence. The Vineyard is a heartfelt story about falling in love and coming of age. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $15-$25. Trinity Street Theater, 901 Trinity St. eventbrite.com/e/the-vineyard-tickets-74437952921


Nightlife


Two Scientists Walk into a Bar. It sounds like the opening line of a joke. But it’s actually a fun opportunity for Austin-area adults to engage with the local scientific community at bars and restaurants in their own neighborhoods. The Thinkery brings Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar to 15 locations throughout the city, including Easy Tiger at the Linc, Crown & Anchor Pub, and the Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen. Pull up a barstool and ask the scientists any questions you might have. 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Free. Multiple locations. facebook.com/events/3099757226762718


Music


Levitation kickoff events. The celebration of boundary-pushing psych rock, metal, electronic music and more returns Thursday as a series of individually ticketed club shows in the Red River Cultural District. Highlights from the first night include a sold-out show with Oakland sludge-metal act High on Fire, Power Trip at the Mohawk, indie folk from Angel Olsen and Devendra Banhart at Stubb’s and Canadian electronic music project TR/ST at Empire. The festival continues through Nov. 10. See levitation-austin.com for individual show information. — Deborah Sengupta Stith


Gardening calendar


Herbs 102: Cool Herbs for Fall. The Austin Herb Society invites all herb gardening novices to attend this workshop in the Zilker Herb Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden. The free class is part of the organization’s new education series, TWiG: Talks & Walks in the Garden, which offers free interactive workshops on gardening, with an emphasis on herbs. 10 a.m. Nov. 9. $1-$3. 2220 Barton Springs Road. austinherbsociety.org/education-outreach


Native Grasses. Learn how to identify, cultivate and propagate some of the most common native grasses in Central Texas at this Natural Gardener class. Find out also which species are non-native invasives. Grasses can be daunting and overwhelming with the endless variety and number of species. Look through the sea of green and notice the beauty of diversity. You just may begin to see the characteristics that distinguish these species. 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com/events/?mc_id=206