Garrison's Truffle & Wine Dinner
6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2. $125. Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St. eventbrite.com/e/garrison-truffle-prunotto-wine-dinner-with-emanuele-baldi-tickets-50329244124.
It's time to indulge, isn't it? You'll certainly feel like you have after this four-dish pairing dinner featuring wine from Italian winery Prunotto. Kicking off truffle season, the dinner incorporates truffles into every wood-fired course and includes duck liver tart, porcini mushroom, wagyu rossini and more. Plus, the estate manager for Prunotto Wine, Emanuele Baldi, is a special guest at the dinner who will help to share the harmony of combining wine with food — truffles especially.
Umlauf After Dark
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2. Free. 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org/umlauf-afer-dark/.
Explore the scenic sculpture garden at a time of day when it's typically closed. Dusk will set a special ambience at the Umlauf during this monthly event, which in October will have lawn games, live music, a bar with free beer and cocktails and a variety of artists selling their wares at vendor booths. The vendors include Little Green Press ATX, Jessica Vacek Art and Kristin Moore Art + Design. Umlauf's gallery will also be open so you can explore the current featured sculpture exhibits.
Sherry Thomas at BookPeople
7 p.m. Oct. 2. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
What if Sherlock Holmes were a woman? Charlotte Holmes, who operates under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use in Victorian England — where the shadow of nemesis Moriarty looms large. The bestselling historical romance author Thomas has given the Sherlock series a powerful female twist. Listen to her share secrets of the series and her latest book in it, "The Hollow of Fear," at this author signing event at BookPeople.
"Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" at Texas State University
7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-Oct. 6, 2 p.m. Oct. 7. $8-$15. Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre, 405 Moon St., San Marcos. txstatepresents.com.
Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the story of survival and reinvention of civilization in a post-apocalyptic world. What stories would we tell to keep society from vanishing? Is it possible that the memory of The Simpsons could become a kind of cultural currency? Anne Washburn’s intriguing comedy explores the interplay between technological collapse, pop culture and our drive to survive. Graduate student Isaac Byrne directed.