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What's Happening in Central Texas

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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 4:30 am

Auditions

American Idol Season XIII auditions start at 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Get the details: www.americanidol.com/auditions.

Local Music

Swingtime Big Band will perform at The Crescent Lounge, 2100 E. Elms Road, Killeen, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. No cover charge, no minimum. Call (254) 463-2852.

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The Kenny Orts 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 www.bosbarndancehall.com or call (254) 939-7131.

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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.

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

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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 dru@ucwrecords.com.

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 www.greenavemarket.com or Facebook: Killeen Farmer’s Market. To become a vendor, call (254) 501-7847.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Salado Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the civic center.

Arts & Theater

“Legally Blonde” is on stage tonight at Vive Les Arts Theatre, 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. Other shows: Saturday, Sunday. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Information: (254) 526-9090 or vlakilleen.org.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Ballroom Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. for $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 itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Don’t miss live music Fridays and Saturdays at The Lounge Upstairs at The Range Restaurant, 101 N. Main St., Salado. Call (254) 947-3828 or go to www.therangerestaurant.com.

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Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Samba and Lady B at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. Grupo Avidez performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Cover: $5. Call (254) 718-7479.

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Dave’s Sports Bar plans karaoke with DJ Sidewayz starting at 8 p.m. today. On Saturday, check out the Chrome & Lace party sponsored by Cindies with a performance by Rare Dog. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call (254) 542-3283.

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The Legend Club in Salado presents live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Thursday is singer-songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado. Call (254) 947-2582 or go to www.saladolegendclub.com.

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 also plans a Reading History Book Club that is free and open to the public. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. August’s selection is “Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists” by Jean H. Baker. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B, Temple. Go to www.rrhm.org or call (254) 298-5172.

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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 sunflwr809@hot.rr.com or (254) 698-2009 or go to www.kcag.net.

Planetarium

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 shows

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at noon.

In My Backyard at 1 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 2 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 shows

Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 2 p.m.

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

Weekday matinees

In My Backyard at 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Super Volancoes at 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Astronaut at 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Dynamic Earth at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Start making plans for Geek Fest, Aug. 16-18 at the planetarium. Central Texas College is looking for vendors and sponsors. Go to: www.starsatnight.org/geekfest for details.

For a show description, upcoming schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call (254) 526-1800.

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