Books

Naomi Klein at BookPeople. New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of "The Shock Doctrine" and "This Changes Everything," makes the case for a Green New Deal in her latest — explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society. She will talk to Andrea Valdez of the Texas Observer about "On Fire." The speaking portion of the author appearance is free, but tickets are required to join the signing line and only available with the purchase of the book. 7 p.m. Oct. 3. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com

Dining

Edible Austin Chef Auction. Wouldn't it be nice to have a chef from one of Austin's top restaurants design you a special dinner? That's possible with this eighth annual event giving you a chance to bid on chef dinners. Chefs include Callie Speer of Holy Roller and Grae Nonas of Carpenters Hall. After the live auction, enjoy live music under the historic Allan House trees and more. Profits from the chef auction are donated to Urban Roots and Sustainable Food Center. 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3. $85. Allan House, 1104 San Antonio St. eventbrite.com/e/edible-austin-chef-auction-2019-tickets-65729634105

Film

Thursday Movie Nights at Jester King Brewery. The Hill Country brewery hosts a fall movie series that will play family-friendly flicks at sundown every Thursday. The films will be screened in the Jester King pasture to the south of the restaurant. It's advised to show up in time to grab beer, wine, cider or nonalcoholic beverages from the bars and food from the Jester King kitchen. Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket. Showing on Thursday is "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. 13187 Fitzhugh Road. facebook.com/events/2346364459013222/

Gardening calendar

Native Bees of Texas. Why are native bees such a buzz-worthy topic? These magnificent, hard-working insects are diverse, fascinating and vital to landscapes. Learn about bee ecosystems, morphology, behavior and society, nesting habits, diets, and how to tell bees from wannabees (mimics) at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Space is limited, and registration is required. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $45. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org/event/native-bees-texas

Organic Veggie Gardening 101 at the Natural Gardener. Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow your own food, but didn’t know where to start? Instructor Stacie will walk you through the basics, from soil prep to raised beds to planting in the right season. Her many roles at the Natural Gardener over the years has given her an extensive background in horticulture. 10 a.m. Oct. 6. Free. 8648 Old Bee Caves Road. tngaustin.com