Evenings Out: Viva Texas Vino. Taste your way through some of Texas' best wines at this wine tasting tutorial with certified sommelier, author and Texas Monthly writer Jessica Dupuy. She'll walk participants through her most recent wine recommendations, and then they'll rotate through several winery stations, sipping such vintages as Brennan Vineyards Lily 2016, Lost Draw Cellars Malbec and Spicewood Sauvignon Blanc. It will all be paired with delicious bites. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9. $25-$40. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
“Holding Patterns” at Camiba Art. Edward Lane McCartney’s second solo exhibit with Camiba Art features four main series, each exploring the concepts of landscape and topography, that were inspired by a 2016 adventure with a Hopi pottery collector through the Southwest. Of the series, the crown jewel of the exhibit is the very personal "Box #8, Self Portrait," a continuation of his ongoing series of annual portrait boxes. This reliquary references his arrival to Houston from London in 1977. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 13. camibaart.com.
"The Listening Room" at Genuine Joe. "The Listening Room” is a live storytelling show and podcast hosted by comedian Joey Zimmerman and featuring Austin's top comics and special guests. This October, naturally, is going to be all scary/paranormal stories, so, you know, prepare to laugh but also be really creeped out. (It's being called the Listening Tomb in honor of the occasion.) 8 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 2001 W. Anderson Ln. facebook.com/events/422171551643447/. — Brently Heilbron
Fall Native Plant Sale. The Wildflower Center's seasonal sale features hundreds of species of Texas natives, including seeds, annual wildflowers, grasses, perennials, wetland plants, shrubs and trees. Native plants aren't just beautiful and have many useful benefits, too. They help to conserve water; reduce mowing costs; provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife; protect the soil; and save money on fertilizer and pesticides. Autumn is a smart time to plant, as temperatures and rain begin to fall. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. $6-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
Locktoberfest. Lockhart's inaugural Oktoberfest event, Locktoberfest, is the creation of the small town's first local brewery, Caracara Brewing. The all-day fest, to be held on Market and Main streets in front of the brewery, will have live music, competitions and a variety of vendor booths offering German food, local crafts, clothing and other merchandise. The featured competitions include air accordion, stein hoisting, keg relays and brat eating. Caracara will provide the beer, of course. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. caracarabrewingcompany.com/locktoberfest/.