Turk Pipkin at BookPeople. Christmas might be over, but local writer and filmmaker Pipkin has one last gift for Austinites: the long-anticipated sequel to his 1999 Christmas novel, "When Angels Sing" (which was made into the 2013 film "Angels Sing" starring Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson). The new book, "A Christmas Song," is the holiday story for our times. 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven at 3Ten. David Lowery does double duty on this night featuring the music of his beloved 1980s underground band Camper Van Beethoven as well as its 1990s successor Cracker, who broke through with a couple of modern-rock radio hits. Now a professor at the University of Georgia and a leading advocate for musicians’ rights in the digital age, Lowery still prioritizes making music with his longtime bandmates whenever time allows. $29.50-$33. 8 p.m. Jan. 10. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
Middleditch & Schwartz at the Paramount Theatre. You've likely seen them in some of your favorite shows. Thomas Middleditch is a lead actor in hit HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," and Ben Schwartz has been a star in such other popular shows as "Parks and Recreation" and "House of Lies." But have you seen them perform together? The duo have teamed up to perform two-person long-form improvisation comedy. Don't miss this hilarious show produced by Moontower Comedy. 7 p.m. Jan. 13. $29-$49. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
Native Fruit Trees of Texas. Head to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for a workshop about the kinds of fruit trees you can grow in this state. Having a healthy native fruit tree in your yard is truly priceless. Get tips about how to choose which tree, how to harvest and ways to take care of it from a landscaping expert, Coleen Dieter, the founder of Red Wheelbarrow. Register to attend. 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12. $30. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org/event/fruit-trees.
Seeds! Saving and Starting. At the Natural Gardener, learn about how to save your own seeds, rather than buying new ones every year. Before commercial seed companies existed, home gardeners and farmers have been saving seeds and doing their own plant breeding, developing cultivars that were well-suited to their own palates and the microclimates in their own gardens. Instructor Linda Wall will explore how you can never be without that favorite vegetable variety. 10 a.m. Jan. 12. Free. 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd. 512-288-6113, tngaustin.com.