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The Ink Masters Tatt2 Show is today through Sunday at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1721 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen. More than 140 tattoo artists will showcase their work. Go to

The fourth annual GeekFest opens tonight at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater on the campus of Central Texas College. The three-day event is a celebration of all things science fiction, gaming, anime, fantasy and technology. Attractions include gaming tournaments for cash prizes, special guest presenters, seminars and workshops, celebrity guest appearances, “humans vs. zombies” and quidditch games, costume, cake and anime contests and the traditional showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Go to

Local Music

The Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame Stage Show presents the Texas Eagle Dirt Band at 7 p.m. today at the Gatesville City Auditorium, 110 N. Eighth St. Admission is free.

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

The Texas Singer-Songwriters Series kicks off Saturday with The Gourds at the Temple Cultural Activities Center, . Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 |

The Branded Heart 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: $8. 35 Kris Gordon is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $8. 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 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

Student actors present “Myths and Legends” today through Sunday at the Temple Civic Theatre, 2413 S. 13th St., Temple. Tickets: $8 adults; $5 age 12 and younger. Call: 254-778-4751.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is a Tejano Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. with live music by Grupo Stampede. Tickets: $10 from 7 to 8 p.m., then $12. Call 254-773-7088 |

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.

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

Dave’s Sports Bar presents Rust Bucketz and Blackwater at 9 p.m. today. Cover: $5. On Saturday, catch Guadalupe Pirates at 9 p.m. 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

Clubs, Meetings

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents “Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas” through Aug. 31. “Citizens at Last” focuses on the 27-year women’s suffrage campaign in Texas. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B in downtown Temple. Call 254-298-5172 |

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 |

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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