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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:30 am

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Nationally known comedian Ralphie May will bring his comedy tour, “Too Big to Ignore,” to town at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center with special guest comedian James Sibley. Tickets are $25 in advance and on sale now at Cavender’s Boot City in Killeen or at www.outhousetickets.com.

Local Music

The Weldon Henson 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 charge is $8.

The Janice Maynard 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 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. For more information, 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. in Belton. For more information, go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

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Tickets are on sale for the Three Days Grace and Shinedown concert with guest P.O.D. March 19 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Get tickets at the expo center box office, select H-E-Bs, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com. Fees may apply.

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Tickets are on sale for Eric Clapton’s March 17 concert at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin and for Bon Jovi’s April 10 concert at the Frank Erwin Center. Tickets are available at all Texas Box Office outlets including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com. Fees may apply.

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Radney Foster will be on stage Saturday in Temple at the Cultural Activities Center to kick off the 2013 Singer-Songwriter Series. For tickets and more information, go to www.cacarts.org or call (254) 773-9926.

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The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Evangelical Free Church, 4220 Monterrey Oaks Blvd., Austin. Tickets are $15. For more information, go to www.austinaggiemoms.org. Group ticket prices available.

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 www.greenavemarket.com or find the market on Facebook at Killeen Farmer’s Market.

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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.

Arts & Theater

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Department of Art present Cross/Purpose, an exhibition from the collection of Edward and Diane Knippers. The free exhibit continues through Feb. 10 in the Art Gallery at the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts on the UMHB campus. It’s on view from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Variety 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. Dances classes are available throughout the week. For more information, 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. For more information, call Brenda Smith at (254) 690-5540.

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The next Stardust Ballroom Dance is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday with a free lesson at 6:45 p.m. at Strasburger Hall, Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St., Temple. The cost is $18 per person or $5 for students under 24. Attire is semi-formal. The Ken Frazier Band will perform. For more information, call (254) 773-8983.

Bars, Clubs, Restaurants

Joker’s Icehouse Bar & Grill offers drink and food specials throughout the week. For more information, call (254) 245-9944 or go to www.jokersicehousebarandgrill.com. Joker’s Icehouse is at 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

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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. Singers, songwriters, musicians, comedians and poets are welcome. For more information, call (254) 699-0955 or go to www.facebook.com/allbottomsup.

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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.

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Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. For upcoming events, 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, with martinis and manicures on Thursday nights. For more information, call (254) 947-3828 or go to www.therangerestaurant.com.

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The Legend Club in Salado presents live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays include a poker tournament, happy hour all night, and blues on the big screen. Thursday is singer songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado at exit 286. For more information, call (254) 947-2582 or go to www.saladolegendclub.com.

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

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the art guild hosts Don Moore’s marker workshop. Cost is $10 per person. To participate, mail a check or money order to KCAG Workshop, 802 N. Second St. D-100, Killeen, TX, 76541.

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The Stonetree Men’s Golf Association will have a membership drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Stonetree Golf Course clubhouse. Cost to join is $15 per year. Golfers who join in January will receive a complimentary 2013 Stonetree Men’s Golf Association hat. For more information, call Joe Pettibon (254) 681-5812.

Festivals, events

“Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” is on display through March 9 at the Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton. An opening reception featuring people in period costumes and recipes from the 19th century will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. On Feb. 9, attend a “birthday bash” with Lincoln-related activities and a giant cake. Admission and activities are free. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (254) 933-5243.

Planetarium

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.

Astronaut at 8 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Zula Patrol: Down to Earth at 11 a.m.

The Little Star that Could at noon.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion at 1 p.m.

Kalouka’hina: The Enchanted Reef 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.

Astronaut at 8 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Kalouka’hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 3 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

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

Fundraisers

KNCT, the local public TV and radio station, will present an evening of wine tasting during the fifth annual KNCT Wine Classic on Jan. 19 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. The event will feature a Wine 101 class, food and a silent auction. The evening starts at 5 p.m. with the Wine 101 class led by Steve Hanik. Tickets for the class are $100 and include early entry into the wine tasting event. Seating is limited. The wine tasting will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the tasting only are $60. For tickets, call (877) 533-5628 or go to www.knct.org. Participants must be 21 or older. Space is limited. Proceeds benefit KNCT-TV and “Simply Beautiful” 91.3 KNCT-FM.

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