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Austin-based singer-songwriter Kyle Park, who performed at this year’s Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo, returns for a Friday night show at The Backyard.

Kyle Park photo

Concerts

Chris Knight, 7 p.m. Thursday, Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave.; $15.

The Stars Over Texas Jamboree, Christmas Show with Ann Harder, the Baylor Singing Seniors, Raini Rae and J.R. Sanchez, 7 p.m. Thursday, Lee Lockwood Library and Museum 2801 W. Waco Dr. $14, $12 for age 65 and over. Tickets available at Lone Star Music and Lee Lockwood Library. Call 254-755-7257.

Waco Symphony Orchestra, “Holly Jolly Holiday Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Waco Hall; $50, $45, $40, $35 and $30. Call 754-0851 or go online at wacosymphony.com

Texas Country Gentlemen, Vocal Point and hmmm, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St; $15, $10 for senior adults and students, available online at cacarts.org.

Kyle Park, 8:30 p.m. Friday, The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St.; $10, $15.

Shotgun Rider, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St.; $7, $12.

“Messiah Sing-Along,” 3 p.m. Dec. 17, Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave.

“A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” 6 p.m. Dec. 17, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 305 N. 30th St.

Local bands

Guitarist Pat McKee and bassist Tram Kelly (jazz), 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Diamondback’s, 217 Mary Ave.Every Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

After Midnight, Elf on a ReStore Shelf celebration, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Waco Habitat ReStore, 1224 Franklin Ave.; free.

Texas Heartbeat Band (country), 7-10 p.m. Friday, American Legion Post 121, 722 Leroy Parkway, Elm Mott; $5.

Bruce Carbonara, 8 p.m. Friday, Klassy Glass, 723 Austin Ave.

Toby Gill, 8-11 p.m. Friday, Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon, 1505 N. Frontage Road, Lorena.

Michael Saldana (acoustic), 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, Bucksnort Saloon, 275 Live Oak Street, Marlin.

JD Hicks and The H.O.T. Road Gang, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Rocky’s Roadhouse, 926 Lacy Drive, Lacy Lakeview.

Bobby James and the James Gang, Ugly Sweater Christmas Party, 8 p.m. Saturday, Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon, 1505 N. Frontage Road, Lorena; $5 cover or bag of canned goods.

Texas Neon Ramblers, 9 p.m. Saturday, Bucksnort Saloon, 275 Live Oak Street, Marlin.

Sundowners (country), Young At Heart Dance Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sul Ross Senior Center, 1414 Jefferson Ave.; $5.

Texas Heartbeat Band (country), Sul Ross Boot Scootin Dance Club, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 14, Sul Ross Senior Center, 1414 Jefferson Ave.; $5.

Dave Wild Trio, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Klassy Glass, 723 Austin Ave.

Gary Anderson and The Moonlighters, 8-11:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Bucksnort Saloon, 275 Live Oak Street, Marlin.

Ballou’s Cats, Dec. 16, Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon, 1505 N. Frontage Road, Lorena.

Huser Brothers, 9 p.m. Dec. 16, Bucksnort Saloon, 275 Live Oak Street, Marlin.

Shorty Grisham & Roy Robbins (country), Young At Heart Dance Club, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Sul Ross Senior Center, 1414 Jefferson Ave.; $5.

Bobby Dean & Timeless Country (country), 7 p.m. Dec. 22, American Legion Post 121, 722 Leroy Parkway, Elm Mott; $5.

Dustin Terral, 8 p.m. Dec. 22, Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon, 1505 N. Frontage Road, Lorena.

Scott Burnett, 8-11:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Bucksnort Saloon, 275 Live Oak Street, Marlin.

Tim Allen Bluestime, 8 p.m. Dec. 23, Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon, 1505 N. Frontage Road, Lorena; $5.

Booger County Mafia, 9 p.m. Dec. 23, Bucksnort Saloon, 275 Live Oak Street, Marlin.

Texas Heartbeat Band (country), Young at Heart Dance Club, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 26, Sul Ross Senior Center, 1414 Jefferson Ave.; $5.

Stage Performances

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Waco Children’s Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Lee Lockwood Library, 2801 W. Waco Drive; $5.

“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” Waco Civic Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive; $20 and $18 for Friday and Saturday performances, $18 and $16 for Thursday and Sunday.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Waco Civic Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive; $10 and $8.

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St.; $12, $10 for senior adults and students, $7 for children.

Christmas Radio Show, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, Brazos Theatre, 7524 Bosque Blvd., Suite Q; $25.50 VIP, $20.50, $15.50 senior adults, students and military, $12.50 upper gallery.

“The Most Wonderful Show Of The Year,” Waco Civic Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18-19, Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Drive; $15 and $5.

Art exhibits

“The Age of Mechanical Reproduction at the Martin Museum: 18th and 19th Century Printmaking,” through Dec. 17, Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

“The Evolution of Consciousness: Works by Susan Sistrunk and Mark Kieran,” through December, Art Forum of Waco, 1826 Morrow Ave.

“Erika Huddleston’s Static/Dynamic Waco Creek,” through Jan. 21, Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive; museum admission of $8 for adults, $7 for senior adults, $6 for children 6-12 years old, free for Art Center of Waco members.

Luke Sides art exhibit, through Dec. 8, F-Wing Art Gallery, MCC Community Services Center.

Etc.

Doris Miller sculpture unveiling, 4 p.m. Thursday, Bledsoe-Miller Park, 300 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Christmas on the Brazos, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Historic Waco Foundation’s McCullough House, 407 Columbus Ave., Fort House, 503 S. Fourth St., East Terrace, 100 Mill Street, and Earle-Napier-Kinnard House, 814 S. Fourth St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, McCullough House and Fort House. “Breakfast With Santa,” 9-11 a.m. Saturday, McCullough House; $10 per family.

“Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts,” through Feb. 3, Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton.

“A Fashionable Past,” through March, Fort House, 503 S. Fourth St. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. $5.