LIVE MUSIC

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Applebee's - Powerhouse Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover.

Bourbon St. Bar - Karaoke, 9 p.m. Thursdays, no cover.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Absoute Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover.

Christopher's World Grille - D.A. McDowell, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, no cover.

The Cowboy Club - Big Dog Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, no cover.

Fitzwilly's - Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

Fox and Hound - Powerhouse Karaoke, 10 p.m. Mondays, no cover.

Foxhole Lounge - Powerhouse Karaoke, 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, no cover.

The Hook at Lake Bryan - Bobby Shilling and Chad Boyd, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover. Owen Tiner, Jerrod Medula, Chad Boyd, 8 p.m. Thursdays, no cover.

The Lounge Sports Bar - Absolute Karaoke, 10 p.m. Sundays.

Margarita Rocks - Powerhouse Karaoke, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, no cover.

Midnight Rodeo - Absolute Karaoke, 9 p.m. Fridays.

O'Bannon's Tap House - Absolute Karaoke, 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, no cover.

Players Lounge - Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays, no cover.

Poets Billiards -ÊOwen Tiner, Jerrod Medula, Chad Boyd, 10:30 p.m. Sundays, no cover.

Revolution - Jah Works/Mic Check, 6 p.m. Sunday, no cover; Gatsby Was Taken, 10 p.m. Tuesdays; Roy Gene's Open Mic, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover.

The Tap - Karaoke, 9 p.m. Mondays, Texas Tuesdays with Rich O'Toole and special guests, 9 p.m. Tuesdays, The Tap Piano Bar featuring Russell and Mike, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover.

Zapatos Cantina - Absolute Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sundays, no cover; Absolute Karaoke, 10 p.m. Mondays, no cover.

Thursday, Oct. 26

The Hangouts, Foreign Affairs, Awaiting the Fall, The Sterling, 10 p.m., Fitzwilly's, $5.

Shortbus Superheroes, 10 p.m., Zapatos Cantina, no cover.

Spring Creek Bluegrass Festival, 7 p.m. and at 1 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Coushatte Recreation Ranch, Bellville, $8-$30. (springcreekbluegrass.com)

Friday, Oct. 27

Karan Chavis, 7:30 p.m., Christopher's World Grille, no cover.

Jarrod Birmingham, 9 p.m., Texas Hall of Fame, $6.

The Hudsons, 10 p.m., Revolution, $5.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Uptown Jazz featuring Randy Watkins, 7:30 p.m., Christopher's World Grille, no cover.

KEOS Halloween Bash featuring Plump, 6 p.m., Revolution, $5.

Country Rebels, 8 p.m., Sons of Hermann Lodge, $5.

Todd Fritsch, 9 p.m., Texas Hall of Fame, $5.

103.9 Skeleton Ball featuring Drying Off Grandpa, The Businass, 10 p.m., Zapatos Cantina.

Street Pizza, AtariMatt, The Hangouts, 10 p.m., Margarita Rocks.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

The Beasts, 10 p.m., Zapatos Cantina, no cover.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

The Machines at War Tour, 9 p.m., Warehouse Live, Houston.

PERFORMING ARTS

Bell, Book and Candle, StageCenter, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 210B W. Bryan St., downtown Bryan, $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students and $6 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 823-4297`

Charlotte's Web, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rudder Theater, Texas A&M University, sold out.

"Baroque Voices," Brazos Valley Symphony, Brazos Valley Chorale, TAMU Century Singers, 4 p.m. Sunday, Rudder Auditorium, Texas A&M, $35 and $40 for adults, $8 for students, MSC box office, 845-1234.

"A Celebration of Family," Marian Anderson String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rudder Theater, Texas A&M.

KIDS

Brazos Valley Toy Library, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brazos Valley Boys and Girls Club, 900 W. William J. Bryan Parkway, Bryan. Games, puzzles and toys for children ages 7 and younger. 229-3615.

"Cyberchase - The Chase is On!" through May 13, 2007, Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, Houston. For hours, admission and other information: 713-522-1138 or www.cmhouston.org.

"Joshua's Journey: A Black Cowboy Rides the Chisholm Trail," through Jan. 28, 2007, Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, Houston. For hours, admission and other information: 713-522-1138 or www.cmhouston.org.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS

"Women About Woman: Paintings by Linda Chateau, Sculpture by Pat Moberly Moore," Benz Gallery of Floral Art, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, ending Tuesday, Texas A&M Horticulture Building, West Campus.

Brazos Art Glass Show sponsored by Brazos Glassworks/Off the Beaten Path Gallery, 1865 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, ending Tuesday. 776-0870 or brazosglassworks@cox-internet.com.

Carol Martin oil paintings, ending Tuesday, Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, 776-8338.

College Station Conference Center's September and October featured artist Mary Burkhalter, through Tuesday, City of College Station Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Drive. 764-3720.

Brazos Valley Art League Juried Fall Show, Texas Gallery, P. David Romei Arts Center, 2275 Dartmouth St., College Station, through Nov. 3.

Photographs by Maura Casey, Square One Restaurant, 211 William J. Bryan Parkway, Bryan, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Nov. 3.

"Legacy: A Tradition Lives On," a collection of more than 60 pieces from 14 artists, J. Wayne Stark Galleries in Texas A&M University's Memorial Student Center through Oct. 29. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free.

"Legacy of a Seer: A Tribute to Charles Gordone," through Jan. 15, 2007, Brazos Valley African American Museum, 400 E. 20th St., Bryan. 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (and by appointment in mornings); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $2 for students. Children 5 and under free. 775-3961.

"ÁSiempre! Hispanics at Texas A&M: Celebrating 130 Years," Wendler Gallery, second floor, Cushing Library. cushing-library@tamu.edu or 845-1951.

Star of the Republic Museum; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; adults $4, students $2, children 6 and under free; Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, off Texas 105 on F.M. 1155. 936-878-2461 or www.starmuseum.org.

"Lakes, Rivers, Streams & Oceans: The Theme of Water in the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collections," Texas A&M MSC Forsyth Galleries, through Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

"Inspiration: The Muses in the English Cameo Glass" from the Birks Museum, Millikin University, Decatur, Ill., Texas A&M MSC Forsyth Galleries, through Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

COLLECTIONS

Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History, 111 S. Main St., Bryan, 209-5630. Genealogy materials, historic documents, books, photos.

GALLERIES

Benjamin Knox Gallery, 405 University Drive E., College Station.

Benz Gallery of Floral Art, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Horticulture Building, Texas A&M, 845-1699.

Corner of Time Art Gallery, 118 N. Bryan Ave., Bryan.

Forsyth Center Galleries, MSC, Texas A&M, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 845-9251.

The Frame Gallery, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 216 N. Bryan Ave., Bryan, 822-0496.

Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building, Texas A&M, 845-6237.

J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries, MSC, Texas A&M, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 845-6081.

MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Texas A&M, Room 223I, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 845-8770.

MSC Visual Arts Gallery, Texas A&M, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 845-9251.

Mumford Gallery, Square One Restaurant, 211 W. William Joel Bryan Parkway, Bryan, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 846-5358.

Off the Beaten Path Gallery, 1865 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, 776-0870.

Page Two Gallery, 2501 Texas Ave. S., College Station, 695-0109.

Ransom Gallery, 102 W. Fox St., Caldwell, 567-6315, www.ransom gallery.com.

Texas Gallery, P. David Romei Arts Center, 2275 Dartmouth St., College Station, 696-2787.

YBC Photography @ Design, 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 846-5451.

MISC.

Southwest Writers & Artists Festival, Thursday, Texas A&M, Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheatre, downtown Bryan, free (txfest.tamu.edu)

Senior World Passport Program on Qatar, 10 a.m. Wednesday, EXIT Teen Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Road, free.

Square dance, Circle Squares Club, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, American Legion Hall, 101 Waco St., Bryan.

Texas Renaissance Festival, Saturdays-Sundays through Nov. 19, 21778 F.M. 1774 between Magnolia and Plantersville. Tickets: $21 adults, $10 children 5-12, children under 5 free. 281-356-2178 or www.texrenfest.com.

"100 Tall Texans," "Texas Lone Stars" through March 18, 2007, Bush Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive W., College Station. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Adults, $7; seniors, active and retired military, and groups, $5; free admission children 5 and younger, Texas A&M and Blinn College students; other college students, $3; children through age 17, $2. 691-4050 or bushlibrary.tamu.edu.

Southern Living Idea House at Traditions, through Nov. 12, 2950 N. Traditions Drive, Bryan. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $5 per person. Details: www.traditionsclub.com.

Monastery of St. Clare Miniature Horse Farm, 9300 Texas 105, Brenham, operated by Franciscan Poor Clare Nuns; viewing of miniature horses. Self-guided tours from 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, $3 adults, $1 children ages 3-12; guided tours Monday-Friday by reservation only, $5. For more information, call Sister Angela at 836-9652.

FAST FORWARD

MUSIC

The Sellouts, 10 p.m. Nov. 2, Fitzwilly's, no cover.

Ryan Turner, 10 p.m. Nov. 2, Midnight Rodeo, no cover.

Paul Roberts Band, 10 p.m. Nov. 2, Zapatos Cantina, no cover.

Eli Young Band, 10 p.m. Nov. 3, Hurricane Harry's.

Britt Lloyd Band, 10 p.m. Nov. 4, Zapatos Cantina.

Element, 10 p.m. Nov. 4, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Johnny Cash Cover Band, 10 p.m. Nov. 9, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Roca Azul, 10 p.m. Nov. 11, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Ryan Ewing, 10 p.m. Nov. 16, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Peach Truck Republic, 10 p.m. Nov. 17, Revolution.

Skunkweed, 10 p.m. Nov. 17, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Wade Bowen, 10 p.m. Nov. 30, Midnight Rodeo, $6 for 21 and up, $8 for under 21.

Kitty Spankworthy, 10 p.m. Dec. 1, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Element, 10 p.m. Dec. 2, Fitzwilly's, $5.

Aaron Watson, 10 p.m. Dec. 5, Midnight Rodeo, $10 for 21 and up, $15 for under 21.

PERFORMING ARTS

The Nutcracker, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Austin, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Rudder Auditorium, Texas A&M.

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