A new truck proves the focal point for dreams and endurance in the Waco Civic Theatre production of the musical “Hands on a Hardbody,” which heads into its second weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive. $20 and $18 for Friday and Saturday, $18 and $16 for Thursday and Sunday.
Christian Youth Theatre Waco presents the musical “Into The Woods, Jr.” with performances at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 N. Waco Drive. $12 and $8.
2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bronze medalist Sean Chen plays a program of early 20th century works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Baylor University’s Roxy Grove Hall. Free.
Nashville blues and soul singer Devon Gilfillian performs at 8 p.m. Thursday at Common Grounds, 1123 S. Eighth St. $10.
Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, 508 Austin Ave., starts a First Friday Lecture Series with ”A Guide to Spirits — Brandy” from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday with the bluegrass/folk trio Indian and the Jones performing at 8 p.m. $50 for the lecture; call 719-213-7004 for lecture reservations.
Los Angeles rapper Propaganda comes to Waco’s Common Grounds, 1123 S. Eighth St., for an 8 p.m. Saturday show with opener Joseph Solomon. $12.New movies
Opening this week at Waco first-run movie theaters is ”Winchester.”