Events at
The Barnhill Center

2017 Events:

2018 Events:

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis’ Annual Holiday Shindig – December 10 – 5:00pm

The almost-annual event that began in 1999–the couple took one year off for the birth of their twins— has become a tradition for their family and the families of their fans. Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis’ Annual Holiday Shindig - December 10

Bruce’s and Kelly’s holiday performance finds the husband-and-wife duo of singer-songwriters with a full band singing songs from their Christmas album Happy Holidays. But the show isn’t all about the holidays, it is also a showcase of the best of Kelly and Bruce’s solo careers which continue to flourish with their new CD.

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Bruce says the shows each year are very special to the couple because of the way it brings back memories, “You think about the people you love, friends, family, how lucky you are to have known them.” He understands the wistfulness of the season and the dream of a Christmas that may have never been.

Tickets are $30.00 (General Admission)

“Under the Tuscan Sun” (PG13) – January 13 – 7:30pm

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

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Under the Tuscan Sun – Adult/Child 11 and under

The Bridal Event – January 28 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Bridal Fashion Show at 3:15pm
Save time and visit with a variety of local professionals in one place— a room full of people who love weddings! When you first begin planning your wedding, the list can feel endless: perfect gown, a special venue, the best photographer, a delicious meal, rentals, music and more! Bring your notes and fine-tune your details in one beautiful setting.
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“La La Land” (PG13) – February 9 – 8:00pm

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

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La La Land – Adult/Child 11 and under

Dinner & a Movie – “Dirty Dancing” (PG13) – February 10 – 6:00pm

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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Dirty Dancing Dinner and a Movie or just the movie

Darden Smith – February 24 – 7:00pm

Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter based in Austin whose thirty year career redefines what it means to be a musician. In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith’s career spans almost three decades. Recording since 1986, his albums weave together rock, pop, country, folk and Americana influences with the musical roots of his home state of Texas.
“Darden Smith is one of the most respected American musicians working today.”
– Daily News critic Jeffrey Sisk

Darden Smith
Darden Smith


The Vinyl Stripes – April 21 – 7:00pm

From 50’s Rockabilly to 60’s Surf Jams, Boppin Swing, Vintage Rock and Roll and instrumental guitar jams, you will definitely get real gone to the sounds of the Vinyl Stripes!

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Totally 80’s Movie Weekend – June 8-9

“Pretty in Pink” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” & “Footloose” all in one rocking weekend. Get tickets below for $10 each or get tickets to all 3 for $25

Totally 80’s Movie Weekend 3 Movies – Adult/Child 11 and under

“Pretty in Pink” (PG13) – June 8 – 7:00pm

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

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Pretty in Pink – Adult/Child 11 and under

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (PG13) – June 9 – 2:00pm

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Adult/Child 11 and under

“Footloose” (PG) – June 9 – 7:00pm

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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Footloose – Adult/Child 11 and under

Ezra Charles presents The Story of Boogie Woogie – June 23 – 7:00pm

Find out where Boogie Woogie came from, why it originated, and what makes it different from every other musical form.

Ezra Charles

Tickets $25.00

The Best Seat in the House – an evening with John Beland – August 4 – 7:00pm

For over four decades, award winning author, and singer/songwriter, John has written, arranged and produced for some of the biggest names in rock and country music including two Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame artists Linda Ronstadt and Ricky Nelson and three Country Music Hall Of Fame artists Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Garth Brooks.

Tickets $20.00

Laura Stack – The Productivity Pro presents What to do When There is Too Much To Do – August 14 – 9:00am

Laura’s program will begin promptly at 9AM; registration and breakfast will begin at 8AM. As a skeptical audience member once told authorLaura Stack before a presentation, “I don’t want tohear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less andachieve more.” That’s exactly what Laura offers in this presentation. Registration fee includes 5-hour program,handouts, breakfast and a delicious catered lunch.

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$145/ticket advance
$165/ticket after July 24

“Charlotte’s Web” (G) – September 8 – 3:00pm

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

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Charlotte’s Web – Adult/Child 11 and under

Step into the Past Movie Series

Saturdays-11:00, 1:00 and 2:00 for showings
“The Dawn of Washington County” Movie in the newly restored Hasskarl Auditorium (historic Simon Theatre) on Saturdays. Movie is shown at 11am, 1pm & 2pm and is approximately 25 entertaining minutes about how Brenham became Brenham. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Buy tickets in the Visitors Center. For groups, please call 979-836-6980 to reserve and schedule.

Movies will not be shown on the following:

  • Saturday, November 4 and 25
  • Saturday, December 2, 16, 23, and 30


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