Dining


Arlo Grey Chef Series Dinner with Michael Fojtasek. Arlo Grey chef and “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish showcases the talents of her close industry friends with this three-part chef series this month featuring Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie. The four-course feast, with dishes such as smothered pork chop, will be served family style with wine pairings, a Champagne toast and dessert. 6 p.m. Feb. 24. $125. The Line Austin, 111 E. Cesar Chavez St. thelinehotel.com/austin/calendar/#2020chefdinnerseries


Tasting Notes Wine Luncheon. What could be better than a wine tasting and a four-course meal? Well, how about all of that set to classical music? KMFA Classical 89.5 and host Dianne Donovan produce the Tasting Notes event with wines from Collosorbo Winery in Montalcino, Italy. Live music comes courtesy of Joseph Palmer of Austin Classical Guitar. A portion of ticket proceeds benefits KMFA. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24. $60. Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, 4800 Burnet Road. kmfa.org/pages/3396-tasting-notes-wine-luncheon


Lecture


Hotel Ella Salon Series: If These Walls Could Talk. This Black History Month edition of the Umlauf and Hotel Ella series features three creators of the new “If These Walls Could Talk.” Hear about the genesis of this immersive exhibition at the Neill-Cochran House Museum and the way it connects Austin's difficult history of race and equity to the issues the city is facing today. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. 1900 Rio Grande St. hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com


Art


“Beyond the Wall.” This exhibit honors the one-of-a-kind practices of the artists’ individual practices and celebrates two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that create a fluid experience for the viewer. Featured artist KB creates large-scale abstract paintings of a single hue with a shade of gray. Katie Lehn gravitates toward natural desert tones inspired by the southwest. And Adam Stratton focuses on throwing and hand building with his clay practice. Through March 7. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/jcbgallery


Coming up


Scholz Garten’s 2nd Annual Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil. Could there be a better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with a Cajun classic — a crawfish boil? Doubtful. Scholz, America’s longest-running biergarten, hosts a crawfish boil featuring fresh, hot crawdads with a live set from Charles Thibodeaux & the Austin Cajun Aces, Abita beer and Hurricane specials, and a DJ Island Time set until event close. 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 25. Free. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. facebook.com/events/401780857269624