Thom the World Poet is the special guest at Tablerock’s 20th annual Central Texas Poetry and Prose Reading from 7 to 8 p.m. in Salado. Other poets will read works and an open mic begins at 8:15 p.m.
Catch live jazz every Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Inn on the Creek in Salado. Call 254-947-5554 or go to www.inncreek.com.
Dave Jorgenson 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. Cooper Wade is Saturday’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 www.bosbarndancehall.com 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 www.deadfishgrill.com.
Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.
Catch Rapper’s Delight on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church in Waco. There will be live performances, a DJ and an open mic segment. Admission is free. To be on the program, call Dru Bar-jona at 254-717-1479 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pioneer Farmers Market will be open in front of Tractor Supply Company on Central Expressway in Killeen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call Virginia at 254-423-5277.
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.
Arts & Theater
“Above the Surface” is on display in the upstairs art gallery at the Central Texas College Library. The exhibit showcases paintings by David and Susan Harmon. Meet the artists from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday in a free, public reception in the gallery.
Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the ’70s and ’80s Variety Dance from 8 to 11. 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 email@example.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.
Free line dance classes are offered at the E Center, 1710 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call Brenda Smith at 254-690-5540.
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 www.jokersicehousebarandgrill.com.
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 www.facebook.com/allbottomsup.
Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Go to www.thegin.net or text GINEVENTS to 96362.
Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Samba from 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Samba also performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover. Call 254-718-7479.
The Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum plans a free Winter Olympics Family Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 254-298-5172 or go to www.rrhm.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org | 254-698-2009 | www.kcag.net.
Several films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College. For show descriptions, upcoming schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.