Over the Tavern

Jackson Romans, as Rudy, left, Rebecca Johnson, as Ellen, and Jo Elwood, as Sister Clarissa, perform during a rehearsal of “Over the Tavern” at the Temple Civic Theatre.

This weekend’s local events include several theatre productions, a soccer tournament, the annual Buckholts Cotton Festival and more.

Temple Civic Theatre

Performances of Temple Civic Theatre’s Main Series production, “Over the Tavern” will continue this weekend. Production times are 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are available online at www.TempleCivicTheatre.org or by calling 254-778-4751.

Shakespeare on the Rock

Performances of Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet,” will take place 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tablerock Amphitheatre in Salado. The roles will be played by college students from the Central Texas area.

Tickets are available online at www.CentralTexasTickets.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate. The ticket office and concession stand will be open one hour before each show.

For directions and more information, visit www.tablerock.org.

Temple High School Theatre

The Temple High School Theatre Department will present their alumni show, “Lysistrata,” 7 p.m. tonight at the Lions Park Amphitheater. The production is directed by Emma Tolleson and features past and present THS theatre students.

Living in a world where men speak for all, Lysistrata is fed up with the patriarchy. She and some of the women of Greece take a stand by going on a sex strike to stop the war and the utter chaos the men have brought about. A battle of the sexes ignites as the women seize the capital and show the men they should never underestimate the power of a woman. Lysistrata and her girl gang fight for equality and sisterhood in this Ancient Greek comedy written by Euripides.

Buckholts Cotton Fest

The 32nd annual Buckholts Cotton Festival, presented by the Buckholts Betterment Association, will take place this weekend, featuring a carnival, live music, a barbeque cookoff, team tournaments, a parade and more.

The carnival will be open Thursday through Saturday. The barbeque cookoff will begin Friday. Saturday’s activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a parade on Main Street.

The washers and volleyball tournaments will begin 10:30 a.m. and the horseshoe tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. The festival will also include food trucks, a car bash, gun raffle and vendors. Live music will begin 11 a.m. Saturday and last all day.

Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships and community involvement.

Beat the Heat Family Day

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will host “Beat the Heat” Family Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can enjoy summertime crafts to help them beat the Texas heat.

For more information, call the museum at 254-298-5172 or visit www.TempleRRHM.org.

Soccer Tournament

The City of Temple will host the 3v3 Live Soccer Tournament from 3-10 p.m. Saturday at Korompai Soccer Complex. Registration is required.

3v3 Live is North America’s largest soccer tour with over 180 local events across the country each year. The 3v3 Live National Soccer Tour’s mission is to improve the game by promoting small-sided soccer events throughout the United States.

For more information, visit 3v3live.com.

Trail Blazer Kickoff

The 10th annual Temple Trail Blazer Walking Challenge Kickoff event will begin 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lions Park Amphitheater. The challenge is to complete 23 trails in 23 days.

The free community kickoff event will feature the Lions Park Trail. The event will also have a DJ, fitness demos, giveaways and goodies on the trail. For more information, call 254-298-5403.

Swan Lake at CAC

The Texas Metropolitan Ballet will present “Swan Lake and Other Suite Flights” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple.

The show will feature a highlighted version of the classic ballet “Swan Lake,” followed by premier contemporary ballet works.

Tickets are available online at www.cacARTS.org.

Jarrod Birmingham

Jarrod Birmingham will perform with special guest, Lucas Wooley Band, tonight at Schoepf’s Bar-B-Que in Belton, part of the Free Texas Music Series. Gates will open at 6 p.m.

Summer Lecture Series

Barrow Brewing Company, 106 Royal St. in Salado, will present the next event in its Summer Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Michael Gough, Malware archaeologist, will present the topic “I’ve Been Hacked! How you can protect yourself.”

Gough’s fulltime job is responding to malicious computer attacks and the overall improvement of security of the computer network to detect such attacks. He authors several Windows logging cheat sheets to help companies record the right things so the criminal activity can be discovered, as well as created a tool called LOG-MD to quickly discover the attacks. In the past, Gough ran the largest computer security hacker conference in Austin, BSides Austin, helping to educate people and companies on computer security.

He also maintains a blog for information security and IT professionals at HackerHurricane.com.

Other events on the Weekend Calendar


The Old Friends Band will perform at a country and western dance 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus hall at 2218 W. Ave. D in Temple.


Weldon Henson will perform 9 p.m. Friday at Bo’s Barn Dancehall, 4984 W. FM 93 in Temple.


DJ Loco will perform 9 p.m. Friday at Mango’s Night Club, 702 W. Elms Road in Killeen.


DJ Ponyboy will perform 9 p.m. Friday at the Longhorn Saloon, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive in Temple.


The Good Ole Boys band will perform country and western music 6 p.m. Friday at Fry’s Restaurant, 802 S. Main St. in Belton.


Kids Day Out, a free celebration marking the beginning of summer, will be held at noon Saturday at Wilson Park Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive. The event will feature, food, music and games.


The city of Temple will hold a celebration for National Trails Day with a pajama jog 6 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Park Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive. Pre-registration is required. For information call 254-298-5740. Awards will be given for best-dressed participants.


Billy Holt will perform 9 p.m. Saturday at Bo’s Barn Dancehall, 4984 W. FM 93 in Temple.


DJ Sauvecito will perform 9 p.m. Saturday at the Longhorn Saloon, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive in Temple.


The Good Ole Boys band will perform country and western music 6 p.m. Saturday at the Central Texas Sportsman Club, located off FM 2305 just before Temple Lake Park at Lake Belton.

Submission guidelines

Weekend Calendar may be submitted free of charge by emailing living@tdtnews.com or by mailing or bringing items in person to 10 S. Third St., Temple, TX 76501. All items are due by noon Monday.