Best Bets

Temple Mall plans a Movie Trivia Bowl at noon Saturday. Winners get free movie passes. Sign up early in the management office or from 11:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call 254-778-4847.


Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a search for Killeen-area residents interested in speaking and non-speaking parts in an upcoming major movie to be filmed in Austin. People of all ages and ethnicities are needed, especially spontaneous, expressive people with a story to tell: adrenaline junkies, risk-takers, military spouses, single moms, drinking buddies, motorcycle clubs, vagabond travelers, adventurers, gamblers. Filmmakers also are interested in meeting people who have experienced the criminal justice system: inmates, parole officers, bail bondsmen, guards or have worked in pawn shops, gun stores, and nightclubs. The open casting call is from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 N. Fourth St.

Local Music

A gospel concert begins at 7 p.m. today at Temple College’s Mary Alice Marshall Auditorium, 2600 S. First. St., Temple. The concert features the southern gospel group, the McKameys, the Wallace Family Band, and guest Linda Jackson. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Advance tickets are $14 or $15 at the door. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $12. Call 254-947-5100, 254-913-2851, or 254-760-0601.

Experience live jazz, R&B and soul with Steve & Friends at The Crescent Lounge from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 2100 E. Elms Road, Killeen. Call 254-213-1697. Cover: $10.

Catch live jazz every Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Inn on the Creek in Salado. Call 254-947-5554 |

The Jazz & Blues Series continues Sept. 28 with W. C. Clark at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 |

Somewhere in Texas Band performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at Bo’s Barn Dancehall at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93 in Temple. Cover: $10. Wild Horses is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $10. Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Go to or call 254-939-7131.

The Dead Fish Grill at 2207 Lake Road in Belton presents live music many evenings. Call 254-939-5771 or go to

Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to

Farmers Markets

The Green Avenue Farmers Market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 717 N. Second St., downtown Killeen. Go to To become a vendor, call 254-501-7847.

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market, 1506 Veterans Ave., VFW parking lot, Copperas Cove, is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

The Water Street Farmers Market in Belton is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday downtown on Water Street in front of The Gin. Local vendors will have a variety of vegetables, foods and crafts.

The Harker Heights Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway.

Arts & Theater

The first art exhibit of the semester is on display in the upstairs art gallery of the campus library at Central Texas College in Killeen. “Sky Boats” features the paintings of local artist Hugo Shi and will be open through Oct. 3.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Art Department present an Alumni Exhibition featuring Katy Heinlein, class of 1995, and Michael Blair, class of 2002. The exhibit will run from Thursday through Oct. 19. The artists will be on campus at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 for a gallery talk. The exhibit and talk are free and open to the public.

An opening night reception for a new art exhibit will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Visual Arts Complex Gallery at Temple College. “A Call To Arms” is curated by Wynona Alexander, Central Texas College art professor, and features art made in various media, which addresses the bracelet form. Wearable jewelry pieces and conceptual bracelet shapes which utilize silver, gold, copper, bronze and gemstones as well as glass ceramics, mixed media and photographs comprise the show. It’s on view until Nov. 4.

The Brazos Theatre Group’s “Showdown at Sunset” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Red C Television Studio, 301 Depot Drive in Waco. Tickets: $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Call 254-313-8920 | The show is dinner-theater style, with food from Patti’s Kitchen and a full cash bar.

Bars, Clubs

Every Monday “Panic on the Patio” with DJ Blazye at Central Texas’ new Monday social spot Club Rumours, 1507 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. No cover plus $20 all you can drink from 6 to 10:30 p.m. then party until 2. Call (404) 829-4396.

Joker’s Icehouse Bar & Grill, 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen, offers drink and food specials throughout the week. Call 254-245-9944 or go to

Come out to All Bottoms Up, 1505 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight for Open Mic/Open Jam. Call 254-699-0955 or go to

Enjoy Christian karaoke the second and third Saturday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. at 103 Avenue D in Copperas Cove. All ages are welcome. Call Sandra Andrews at 254-547-4546.

Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Go to or text GINEVENTS to 96362.

Don’t miss live music Fridays and Saturdays at The Lounge Upstairs at The Range Restaurant, 101 N. Main St., Salado, with martinis and manicures on Thursday nights. Call 254-947-3828 or go to

Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents Los Garcia Bros. at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Samba performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover. Call 254-718-7479.

Dave’s Sports Bar presents Rare Dog live on the patio tonight at 8. Cover: $5. Guadalupe Pirates and Texas Corner Rebelz perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cover: $5. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call 254-542-3283.

The Legend Club in Salado presents live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays include a poker tournament. Thursday is singer-songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado. Call 254-947-2582 or go to


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is a Tejano Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets: $5 a person. Come at 7 p.m. for a dance lesson, pay $8 and stay for the dance for free. Attire is dressy casual. Dance classes are available throughout the week. Call 254-773-7088, email or go to

Free line dance classes are offered at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call Brenda Smith at 254-690-5540.

Clubs, Meetings

The Killeen Civic Art Guild has open studio time from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and offers various workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 N. Second St., Suite D 100. Contact Samra Thompson at | 254-698-2009 |


The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m.

Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Saturday’s shows

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at noon.

In My Backyard at 1 p.m.

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Universe at 2 p.m.

Astronaut at 3 p.m.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m.

Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Sunday’s shows

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Universe at 2 p.m.

Astronaut at 3 p.m.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.

For a show description, upcoming schedule and ticket prices, go to or call 254-526-1800.

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