Books


Asher Price at Hotel Ella’s Salon Series. Hotel Ella hosts a conversation with author and American-Statesman reporter Price. The night will allow for a behind-the-scenes look at how the University of Texas went from the last all-white national football championship team to recruiting the legendary Earl Campbell just a few years later. This event is free to attend, but RSVP at the link to save a spot. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12. 1900 Rio Grande St. hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com


Theater & dance


Isabella Rossellini: “Link Link Circus.” Award-winning actress Isabella Rossellini takes inspiration from the natural world in her new dramatized lecture. “Link Link Circus” looks at the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence and emotions. Joined onstage by various animals portrayed by Pan, her trained dog, Rossellini transforms herself into Aristotle, Charles Darwin and more for a vivid monologue about the brilliance of the animal kingdom. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-15. $10-$40. McCullough Theatre, 2375 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org


Art


“Blue Yodels: 50 Years and Beyond” at Stephen L. Clark Gallery. The latest Stephen L. Clark show is a celebration and representation of artist Keith Carter’s retrospective book, “Keith Carter: Fifty Years,” which came out earlier this year; the solo exhibit will also display additional work by Carter. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Dec. 21. 1101 W. Sixth St. 512-477-0828, stephenlclarkgallery.com


Art Talk: “Medieval Monsters: Far and Near.” The Blanton Museum hosts a special art talk featuring Asa Mittman of California State University, Chico and Sherry Lindquist, of Western Illinois University. They are the exhibition co-curators of “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.” They will discuss how medieval artists used visual cues of monstrosity to depict both foreigners and people who did not conform to restrictive social norms, and who therefore seemed alien in some way. 12 to 1 p.m. Nov. 12. $5-$12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. blantonmuseum.org


Gardening


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. 12. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com/events/?mc_id=208