Books

AtCentral: "Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact." Austin Central Library's first AtCentral event of the season features author and American-Statesman writer Asher Price's new biography about Earl Campbell, a former UT and NFL running back. The well-researched account chronicles the athlete's early days in Tyler, as well as his struggles and achievements during his football days. Books will be available to purchase via BookPeople. The event is free to attend, but reserve your spot in advance. 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. eventbrite.com/e/atcentral-the-legacy-of-earl-campbell-tickets-67904920445

Art

"I, Too, Am" at Dimension Gallery. Artist Tammie Rubin took the name of this solo show at Dimension Gallery from Langston Hughes' 1926 poem "I, Too," a work that references a Walt Whitman piece. Rubin juxtaposes the majestic grandeur of the varied American landscape with how those same inspired ideas of vastness and expansion often fall short for its citizens in her sculptures for "I, Too, Am." 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 22. 979 Springdale Road. dimensiongallery.org

Theater & dance

"Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower" at Hyde Park Theatre. Maggie Gallant's hilarious, endlessly surprising play comes to Hyde Park Theatre. What kind of parent knits their daughter a wool swimsuit? Or gives her a briefcase for her 11th birthday? Or keeps her in the dark about where she came from? British actor and comedian Gallant shares her childhood embarrassments and adulthood discoveries as she unleashes a Pandora's box of hope, lies, and un très magnifique French Papa. Opens Sept. 5. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 5. $24-$26. 511 W. 43rd St. hydeparktheatre.org/site/index.html

Gardening calendar

Free Class: Weeds: Organic Control. Benjamin Franklin should have added one more thing when he said, "Nothing is certain except for death and taxes," because weeds are inevitable in any garden. This Natural Gardener class will go over the types of weeds common in Central Texas landscapes and the organic strategies used to control them. Come find out which weeding tools are the best and learn how to prevent weeds from popping up in the first place. 10 a.m. Sept. 7. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com

Growing Food for Our Communities Panel at Zilker Botanical Garden. Representatives from four Austin nonprofits growing food for our community, including Max Elliott, the executive director of Urban Roots, have formed a panel for Austin Organic Gardeners' monthly meeting. Learn about their organizations, how they're using their harvests, what they're doing in their gardens for fall and how you can volunteer. Nonmembers are welcome to attend. 6:30 p.m. doors Sept. 9. 2220 Barton Springs Road. austinorganicgardeners.org