Books

Michelle Obama at Frank Erwin Center. The former First Lady of the U.S. brings the second leg of her book tour for her new memoir, "Becoming," to Austin. People in attendance will hear firsthand about Obama's inspirational triumphs and personal setbacks starting from childhood and all the way to the White House. As first lady, she became revered around the world as a voice for both change and inclusivity. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. $750. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com.

Nightlife

The Art of Bartending at the Four Seasons Austin. Hosted at Four Seasons hotels across the country, this new bartending series merges the talent of the brand’s top bartenders. At Live Oak in Austin, award-winning head bartender Sarah Rahl will be accompanied by Jacopo Rosito and Valentino Longo of the famed Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar at Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club. For one night only, enjoy a custom menu of highball cocktails alongside Live Oak’s signature drinks. 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28. Free. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. facebook.com/events/2128827840764975.

Christopher Paolini at Austin Central Library. "Eragon" fantasy writer Paolini is back with a new set of adventures in Alagaësia, "The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm," interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding journey. Paolini will give an author talk and signing as part of the library's At Central series. Tickets to the signing line are only available with the purchase of a copy of the book via BookPeople. The talk is free. 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Free. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Galas

Austin Entertains 2019. The Junior League of Austin hosts its third annual Austin Entertains event celebrating Austin's to female chefs. The featured chefs, as well as bartenders and beverage brands, will offer drink and food specials, games and a silent auction. Participating chefs and bartenders include Callie Speer of Holy Roller, Hannah Yerby of Guild and Erin Ashford of Olamaie. The benefit provides essential funding to programs such as FIT and to other community nonprofits. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $85 general admission, $150 VIP tickets. Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth St. jlaustin.org/austin-entertains/.

Gardening calendar

Austin Organic Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale. At Zilker Botanical Garden, the Austin Organic Gardeners organization will have vegetables, flowers, herbs, succulents, fruit trees and ornamentals. Local vendors will also be in attendance. Members will be available to make recommendations and answer gardening questions. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2. $1-$3 admission fee. 2220 Barton Springs Rd. zilkergarden.org.

Scenic Spring Sauntering at the Wildflower Center. American transcendentalists such as Henry David Thoreau were practitioners of sauntering, a mindful meandering with the aim of spiritual connection to the earth. The Wildflower Center has created this guided group to refresh and realign with nature among the sights, sounds and scents of spring. There are two separate sessions, with a slight discount available if you sign up for both. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 2. $20 per session; $35 for both. wildflower.org.