Eric Johnson at Paramount Theatre. The native Austinite guitar wizard has been quite active of late, following up 2016’s acoustic-oriented album “EJ” with an intriguing collection of covers and originals called “Collage” last fall. But his current tour is all about “Ah Via Musicom,” the 1990 landmark that was by far the best-selling record of his career. He’ll play that album in full, bringing back its rhythm section of drummer Tommy Taylor and bassist Kyle Brock for the special occasion. $20-$42. 8 p.m. Thursday. 713 Congress Avenue. austintheatre.org. — Peter Blackstock
The Writers’ League of Texas’ Third Thursday. The Writers’ League’s monthly BookPeople talk, which tackles a different topic related to the writing process each time, will examine how to make the most of the author and editor relationship. In this panel, three different types of editors and one author/editor will discuss what makes this relationship a success. The panelists — who include Carolyn Cahogan, Casey Kittrell, Sara Kocek and Kate Rodemann — will answer questions such as how editors work on a manuscript with the author. 7 p.m. Feb. 15. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Cider and Cheese at Austin Eastciders. On the same day Eastciders has announced a new cider releasing in cans, the cidery’s Collaboratory tasting room is hosting this delectable pairing. Austin Eastciders is teaming up with local favorite Antonelli’s Cheese Shop to have a variety of ciders and cheeses (and one of those ciders might even be the new flavor). The tickets include five pairings, along with olives, almonds and Easy Tiger bread. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15. $50. 979 Springdale Road. Ste. 130. eventbrite.com/e/cider-cheese-at-austin-eastciders-collaboratory-tickets-41830082904.
Austin Rose Society’s Rose Workshop. Have you fallen in love with roses all over again thanks to Valentine’s Day? Attend this workshop to learn all about the beautiful flower. There will be demonstrations on pruning, propagation and planting, and the Austin Rose Society will also cover rose soil and rose-related insects. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17. $1-$3. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.
Native Fruit Trees of Texas. Money may not grow on trees, but fruit definitely does. And a healthy native fruit tree is really priceless. Learn about fruit trees of Texas, tree selection, harvesting and other tips for care from a landscaping expert, Coleen Dieter. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 17. $30. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.