Gene Watson (copy)

Texas country veteran Gene Watson, who performed earlier this year at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, brings his show to town March 13 at the Waco Hippodrome.

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Jeremy Newton will critique paintings in the Central Texas Watercolor Society’s show in the Ball Performing Arts Center foyer, McLennan Community College, at 3 p.m. Thursday. Free.

The Stars Over Texas Jamboree brings back the vocal stylings of past greats in its Legends of Country Music show featuring Bridgett Huffhines, Danny Ragland, Joyce Marek, Jim Guest, Johnnie Bradshaw and Terry Roller at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive. $14, $12 for those 65 and older.

The Baylor Wind Ensemble tunes up for its upcoming appearance at the American Bandmasters Association national convention with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Jones Concert Hall in Baylor University’s McCrary Music Building.

Monster trucks roar for dominance at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw National at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. $23, $5 for children 3-11 years old.

Wine, women and song (and sweets) are the subject for the Waco Cultural Arts Festival fundraiser “Wine DIVAS & Dessert” held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive. $65.

Cue the Sun! performs at 8 p.m. Friday following this month’s First Friday Lecture Series on tequila and mezcal at 6 p.m. at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, 508 Austin Ave. $50 for the lecture, reservations required.

The jokes are spontaneous and so are the laughs at the Brazos Theatre’s Improv Comedy at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the theater, 7524 Bosque Blvd. $12 and $10.

The Historic Waco Foundation celebrates Lone Star history with a Texas Independence Day Celebration involving family activities, storytelling, live music and food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at East Terrace, 100 Mill St. $10 per family.

New movies

Opening this week at Waco first-run movie theaters are ”Red Sparrow” and ”Death Wish.”