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Whiskey Creek Saloon has a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Timothy Hancock at 5 p.m. today at 171 Farm-to-Market Road 3219 in Killeen.

The grand opening celebration includes free barbecue, drinks, prizes, music and games from 3 to 5 p.m. today. The public is invited.

Lee Brice is headlining tonight's entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m. The opening act is Tyler Farr. Advance tickets are $12. Call (254) 200-9205.

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The Killeen Garden Club's Small Standard Flower Show is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. This year's theme is "Boots, Scoots and Boogie."

Local Music

The Brodie Lane 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 Bryan Gowan Band is Saturday night's featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $10.

Catch karaoke every Thursday night.

For more information, go to or call (254) 939-7131.

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The Mr. Pookie concert is Saturday at the Harker Heights Event Center, 710 Edwards Drive.

For tickets or more information, go to or call (254) 554-3600.

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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

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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

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Tickets are on sale now for Alan Jackson's April 13 concert at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Tickets are $25 (plus facility and processing fees) and can be purchased at

Arts & Theater

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.

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ArtWorks, the 16th annual student art exhibit, is on display through March 30 at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St. in Temple. For more information, go to

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Kil Cha Gullickson's Buddhism and Abstraction series is on view at Vive Les Arts Theatre's Meadows Gallery in Killeen through April 6. The works can be seen during business hours and before shows. VLA is at 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

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Tickets are on sale now for Vive Les Arts' next play, "Sense & Sensibility," which has performances March 30-31 and April 1, 6-7. For ticket information and showtimes, go to or call (254) 526-9090.

Bars, Restaurants, 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.

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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

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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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Cafe Wannabe's, 220 E. Avenue D in downtown Killeen, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu features smoothies, coffees and healthy eats. Get more information at

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Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Jul & The Chrome Wheels performs from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Frankly Country performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more upcoming events, go to or text GINEVENTS to 96362.

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Don't miss live music at The Lounge Upstairs at The Range Restaurant, 101 N. Main St., Salado. George Ensle performs at 7 p.m. today. Gene and Paula perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (254) 947-3828 or go to

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

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. presents its second annual "'70s Disco Inferno" from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for seniors at area high schools. Tickets are $20 advance or $25 at the door. Giveaways occur throughout the night. For more information, call Chris Collins at (254) 383-7059.


Jason Crabb, Christian music singer and musician, performs at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the KPLE-TV annual fundraising banquet. Crabb has won 10 Dove Awards and a Grammy. Waco recording artist Daron Farmer will open the show.

Individual tickets are $30. The price includes dinner and the concert. Table sponsorships are available. For more information or tickets, call (254) 554-3683 or (877) 640-5673 or stop by the KPLE offices at 502 E. Elms Road in Killeen.

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On April 28, the Harker Heights Ladies of Charity is hosting a "Mad Hatters Tea Party" Spring Luncheon and Style Show to benefit the Killeen Food Care Center. Events start at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center, at 2412 Stillhouse Road, Harker Heights. There will be fashions by Dillard's of Killeen, lunch, a silent auction and door prizes. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed wearing their favorite hat. The tickets are $20 and can be obtained from Pat at (254) 698-5566 or (254) 338-0575.

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Team Splash plans a Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club Woody Hall Unit, 5100 Trimmier, Killeen. Tickets are $5 in advance (get them at the Woody Hall Unit) or $7 at the door. Child admission is two canned goods or a cash donation. Call (254) 634-0308 ext. 105 for more information.


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

Today's shows

Sea Monsters at 7 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 8 p.m.

Laser Zeppelin at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Big Bird's Adventure at 11 a.m.

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at noon.

Secret of the Cardboard Box at 1 p.m.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion at 2 p.m.

Space Laser at 3 p.m.

Sea Monsters at 4 and 7 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 8 p.m.

Laser Zeppelin at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion at 2 p.m.

Space Laser at 3 p.m.

Sea Monsters at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Nanocam 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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