Wednesday is full of fun, from Black Violin to Sun Radio and more


1. Joe Holley and Peter Brown at BookPeople

7 p.m. March 7. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Holley and Brown’s book, “Hometown Texas,” is an exploration across miles and cultures, of well-traveled roads and forgotten byways, deep into the heart of Texas. Organized into five topographical, geographic and cultural sections — east, west, north, south and central, all so different from each other — three dozen stories and more than 80 complementary images create a parallel narrative to reveal what makes Texas so unique. Holley, the author, and Brown, the photographer, will both speak about and sign the book.

2. Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour

7:30 p.m. March 7. $29-$49. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

Black Violin is the duo of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names, including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys, guaranteeing a performance you don’t want to miss.

3. Sun Radio’s fifth annual Larry Monroe memorial at Guero’s Oak Garden

6 p.m. March 7. $10 suggested donation. 1412 S. Congress Ave. sunradio.com/trl.

A tribute to the longtime local DJ shortly after his death in 2014 drew such a large turnout that Sun Radio has made it an annual event, as part of the weekly “Texas Radio Live” series that Monroe founded. His successor, David Arnsberger, has made this year’s bill mostly about younger acts, with a lineup that includes Paul Cauthen, Kelley Mickwee, Reed Turner, Halleyanna Finlay, Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars and Kathy & the Kilowatts. — Peter Blackstock

4. Lost Pines Nursery Benefit Dinner

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 7. $100. Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road. eventbrite.com/e/lost-pines-nursery-benefit-dinner-tickets-43036219491.

The proceeds from this exclusive culinary experience will go directly to the revitalization of Lost Pines Nursery, now in the hands of two professional, forward-thinking botanists, Christian Dake and Ben McMurray. The dinner will feature a prix fixe menu curated and designed by chefs Jessica Ximenes of Barr Mansion and Bethany DiBaggio of La Pera. Farmer-in-residence Dake will walk guests through each course to give background and context from a botanical perspective.



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