Books

"God Save Texas." The LBJ Library and Museum hosts a talk about all things Texas with two of the state's most recognized authors, Lawrence Wright and H.W. Brands. They will examine how Texas became a national leader, what our current state of affairs is and which direction the state is headed. Afterward, the LBJ store will host them for a signing of their most recent books, including Wright's "God Save Texas." All books presented for signing must be purchased on-site. 6:30 p.m. March 26. Free. 2313 Red River St. facebook.com/events/833834270289715.

Dining

Pitchfork Pretty's Hill Country Hooch & Hops. One of Austin's most lauded restaurants launches a four-part dinner series highlighting four local breweries and whiskey distilleries. Up first is Vista Brewing. With the brewery's primarily European-style beers, enjoy a four-course, family-style pairing dinner on the veranda of the East Austin eatery. Pitchfork Pretty's menu incorporates seasonal ingredients sourced directly from Chef Max Snyder's garden.  6:30 to 9 p.m. March 26. $75. 2708 E. Cesar Chavez St. eventbrite.com/e/hill-country-hooch-hops-vista-brewing-tickets-58875919460.

Nightlife

Tuesday Twilights With a Twist. Make the most of wildflower season with the Wildflower Center, which is staying open late every Tuesday through the end of May and offering special events on select Tuesdays during that time period. During Tuesday Twilights With a Twist, there will be hours of flowers paired with music, activities, signature cocktails, tours and more. On March 26 specifically, two-step, swing or sway to the sounds of artist Barbara Nesbitt. 5 p.m. March 26 and select Tuesdays through May 28. $6-$12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.

Music

"Texas Rising Stars." Austin Civic Orchestra presents a performance by the winners of the Butler School of Music's String Concerto Competition at this seventh annual concert. Accompanied by the orchestra, University of Texas junior Sara Aldana will perform the first movement of Camille Saint-Saëns’s "Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61," and senior Corina Santos will play the first movement of Aram Khachaturian’s "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra." 7:30 p.m. March 26. Free. Bates Recital Hall, 2406 Robert Dedman Dr. austincivicorchestra.org/event/texas-rising-stars-2018/.

Coming up

Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan at ACL Live. A lot has been happening in this downtown building for living-legend bluesman Guy lately. Last year, he taped his latest episode of “Austin City Limits” there, and this fall he’ll return to be inducted into the program’s Hall of Fame. You can pretty much count on two things for sure at this show: One, he’ll be decked out in his trademark polka dots, and two, at some point, he and his cordless guitar will delight lucky attendees by popping up right alongside their seats in the aisles, somewhere in the venue. A huge bonus: Austin’s own blues guitar master Vaughan opens the show. $49-$79. 8 p.m. March 28. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — Peter Blackstock