Dining

Mazzei Wine Dinner at Juliet Italian Kitchen. The current export manager of an Italian winery, Giovanni Mazzei, will be the special guest of this multi-course dinner featuring Marchesi Mazzei wines. The eldest son of Filippo Mazzei, Giovanni’s interest in wine started very early. From the age of 14, he was working the fields during harvest and getting involved with winemaking in his family’s wineries. The four courses include pork osso buco paired with cabernet sauvignon. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $100. 1500 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/events/2611262525600935

Theater & dance

"Macbeth." The Baron's Men stage one of William Shakespeare's best-known plays. What if a dark desire sprouted by jealousy and driven by aspiration was brought to fruition with the aid of a passionate relationship? Macbeth is enticed by prophecy and his wife to get what he believes he rightly deserves: to be king at any cost. But evil deeds will get their just desserts, and sometimes revenge is justifiable. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 26. $15-$20. The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive. thebaronsmen.org

Music

“Sahm Covers Sahm” release party at Continental Club. In recent years, Central Texas resident Shawn Sahm has been a prime mover in carrying on the spirit of his father Doug Sahm’s music, performing often with Doug’s Texas Tornados bandmates Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez. But his brother Shandon Sahm, who moved overseas awhile back, is onboard with his own tribute now. To celebrate the release of “Sahm Covers Sahm,” Shandon follows his Sunday appearance at ACL Fest with this Continental Club bash. $10. 10 p.m. Oct. 17. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — Peter Blackstock

Gardening calendar

Amazing Zilker: Violet Crown Garden Club's Fall Flower Show. The Violet Crown Garden Club's fall show, titled Amazing Zilker, features both horticulture and design that celebrate all things great about Zilker Botanical Garden. Each section of the horticulture division will be named after a garden club that meets in the garden center, while the design division will honor the Taniguchi Garden at the 50th anniversary of its completion. 1 p.m. Oct. 19-20. Free with $1-$3 admission fee. 2220 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/events/1939592742810920

Native Texas Wildflowers, Lawns, and Ornamental Grasses. Are you looking for beautiful and sustainable landscape solutions to the challenges of living in the hot, dry Central Texas climate? Have you ever planted Texas wildflower seeds only to find that nothing happened? In this class, instructor George Cates will talk about just how to successfully prepare, plant and maintain our beautiful native wildflowers and grasses — and why they are important. 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com