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Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for WWE’s SmackDown Jan. 11 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The action-packed evening will feature wrestlers John Cena, CM Punk, The Miz, Big Show, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and more. Card is subject to change. Tickets, from $20 to $95, are available at all Texas Box Office outlets, including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060, (800) 982-2386 or online at Fees may apply.

Local Music

  • The Debonairs 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 charge is $10. The Billy Holt Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $8. Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. For more information, go to or call (254) 939-7131.
  • Aerosmith with special guest Cheap Trick perform tonight at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Tickets are on sale at all Texas Box Office outlets, including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-2386 or online at
  • The Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is presenting its 30th anniversary gala, celebrating years of representing Central Texas through barbershop harmony. The annual show will be at Wildflower Country Club in Temple Saturday beginning with a cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 and a performance at 8. Tickets are $30, and seating is limited. For tickets, call Kay at (254) 541-5814 or email
  • Catch live reggae music featuring Local Culture and Spawn Breezie today at the Copperas Cove Civic Center. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. BYOB, but no glass allowed. The show is for ages 16 and older. For tickets, call (254) 368-2734 or (254) 247-6315 or go to Get more information at
  • The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor Jazz Ensemble will present its fall concert, Courting the Duke, at 7:30 p.m. today in the Hughes Recital Hall of Presser Hall on the Belton campus. The event is free and open to the public.
  • The Fine Arts Department of Central Texas College will present the fall semester Student Music Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the LBJ Fine Arts Auditorium on the Killeen campus. The program features the CTC Chorus, CTC Jazz Choir, the CTC Band, and solo and ensemble performances by students in individual instruction classes. Tickets are $5 at the door for ages 12 and older. Free child care will be offered during the show. For more information, call (254) 526-1572.

Farmers Markets

  • The Green Avenue Farmers Market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 717 N. Second St., downtown Killeen. For more information, go to or find the market on Facebook at Killeen Farmer’s Market.
  • The Water Street Farmers Market in Belton is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Local vendors will have a variety of vegetables, foods and crafts. The market is downtown on Water Street in front of The Gin.
  • Buy local food, taste wine and enjoy live music during the farmers market from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Vineyard at Florence, 8711 W. Farm-to-Market 487 in Florence. For more information, call (254) 793-3363.

Arts & Theater

  • “Talk to Your Dog,” written by and starring Marjie Rynearson and Gary Gosney of Temple, runs at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St. Admission is $20. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456. For directions or more information, go to
  • “Llevar,” a collection of works by local artist Joanne Cervantes, is on display through Dec. 14 in the upstairs art gallery at the Central Texas College library. It features drawings spanning a distance of 1,430 miles “made out of what was in front of me at the time, depicting life as it unfolded in each particular moment and place.” The exhibit is free and open to the public.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Country Western 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. Reservations for New Year’s Eve are now being accepted. For more information, call (254) 773-7088, email or go to

Bars, Clubs

  • Joker’s Icehouse Bar & Grill offers drink and food specials throughout the week. For more information, call (254) 245-9944 or go to Joker’s Icehouse is at 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.
  • 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. Singers, songwriters, musicians, comedians and poets are welcome. For more information, 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. A refreshment stand is open as well. For more information, contact Sandra Andrews at (254) 547-4546.
  • Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. For upcoming events, 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. For more information, call (254) 947-3828 or go to
  • Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8:30 p.m. today with DJ Sidewayz. On Saturday, catch live music starting at 8 p.m. BYOB. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 542-3283.

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 Art and Activity Center, 802 N. Second St., Suite D 100. For more information, contact Samra Thompson at or (254) 698-2009 or go to

Festivals, events

Armed Forces Natural Hair & Health Expo is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Following the expo, Kim Coles performs her one-woman comedy show at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the event. There will be a food drive benefitting Killeen’s Food Care Center. Attendees who bring a minimum of five nonperishable food items will get in for $15 the day of the show. For more information, go to www.armedforcesnaturalhairand or call (254) 307-8370.


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

Today’s shows

  • Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 7 p.m.
  • We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure at 11 a.m.
  • The Little Star that Could at noon.
  • The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at 1 p.m.
  • Astronauts at 2 p.m.
  • Tales of the Maya Skies at 3 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.
  • Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 7 p.m.
  • We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

  • Astronauts at 2 p.m.
  • Tales of the Maya Skies at 3 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

  • Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 2 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

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

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