There’s a bit of pre-Christmas country music this weekend at two Waco venues. Central Texas’ Billy Holt comes to The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St., for a 9 p.m. Friday show while Jon Wolfe, performing in support of his album “Any Night In Texas,” returns for a 10 p.m. Saturday appearance at the Melody Ranch, 2315 Robinson Road, with Bubba Westly opening.
Jazz pianist Dave Wild and his trio present their annual playing of the “Charlie Brown Christmas Songbook” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Valley Mills Vineyards, 8532 N. State Highway 6.
Waco artists Mark Kieran and Susan Sistrunk talk about their show “The Evolution of Consciousness” and sign prints of their works from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Art Forum of Waco, 1826 Morrow Ave.
The Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave., winds up its screenings of family Christmas movies this weekend with the 2004 animated feature “The Polar Express” screening Friday through Monday.
Opening this week at Waco first-run theaters are “The Greatest Showman,” “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” “Downsizing,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” “Father Figures” and “Tiger Zinda Hai.”