A spelling competition tests a girl’s mettle in the Jubilee Theatre production of “Akeelah and the Bee,” performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1319 N. 15th St. $12, $10 students and senior adults, $7 children 11 and younger.
Pinewood Coffee Bar, 2223 Austin Ave., hosts Florida singer-songwriter Corey Kilgannon and opening act Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday. $12.
Texas country singer Steve Helms plays a 9 p.m. Friday show at The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St. $5.
The Baylor Symphony Chamber Orchestra shares its January program with four high school winners of the Dallas Symphonic Festival Competition at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Concert Hall in Baylor’s McCrary Music Building. Free.
Opening this week at Waco first-run movie theaters are ”Phantom Thread,” “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” and “Hostiles.”