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Things to do in Waco this Weekend

July 25-28

3 years ago

By Lauren Wetzel

Investigate some of Waco’s most interesting buildings with the Historic Waco Foundation’s “From Blueprints to Bricks” exhibit. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 1- 4 p.m. Sunday until November 17th. The cost of the exhibit is included in regular admission, $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and free for active military members and children.
Frida Kahlo is the focus of the ART Forum of Waco’s current exhibit. With artwork from as far away as Brazil and Venezuela and as close as Texas, see how the great Mexican artist continues to inspire artists to this day in the “Frida Kahlo: Fountain of Inspiration” exhibition. This exhibit is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
“Matilda: The Musical” has its final showings this weekend at the Midway Performing Arts Center. Unleash your inner child and prepare to sing along to the adventures. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit


Milo All Day will host emerging artist Morgan Eyring at 6 p.m. for a talk regarding her sculptural art and the research behind it. Eyring is an Ohio native who now calls Waco home. This event is open to the public and wine will be available for purchase.

Celebrate the new mural at Brotherwell Brewing with “Summer Sounds at the Mural” from 7 to 10 p.m. at Brotherwell Brewing. Musicians will rock the evening, and all proceeds of the event will go to support the local ARTPrenticeship, a collaboration between artists, young creatives and other professionals that gives students the opportunity to create works of art. Tickets cost $10 at the door.
Live Music
– Live Music at The Grape, 7-9 p.m., Free
– Live Jazz at Balcones, 7-9 p.m., Free


Rev your engines and race over to the Heart O’ Texas Speedway for a night of car racing. Pricing is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students and military, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children five and under. Races start at 8:30 p.m., so make sure to grab a friend and get ready for an action-packed night.
Live Music
– Live Music at The Grape, 7-9 p.m., Free
– Live Music at Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7-9 p.m., Free
– Live Music at Waco Winery, 8-11 p.m., call 254/875-2375 to RSVP
– Ballous Cats Band, Klassy Glass, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
– Cody Canada with Tanner Fenoglio, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, Tickets cost $15-20


Rise and shine with this weekly mountain bike ride from Bicycle World to Cameron Park. Grab your buddies and maybe a little breakfast before the ride scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. Call Bicycle World to verify time.

It’s shaping up to be another beautiful Saturday at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market. Stroll, snack and shop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and get a taste of the local produce and goods that Waco offers.

If you want to stay in your pajamas, the Hippodrome has you covered with a cereal bar and a showing of the new live-action edition “The Lion King.” Hang with your best friends and your footie pajamas and watch a remade Disney classic. Cereal bar tickets cost $5 and tickets for the movie can be purchased online or at the box office.
Just in time for the cold front that rolled in, join Skate Waco and Mission Waco for their first annual Christmas in July event! Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more for free admission to the event. From 1-5 p.m., enjoy events such as snow cones, pictures with Santa and skating with Olaf. All proceeds go to Mission Waco.
Check out the dramatic stage play “Four Women” at Lee Lockwood Museum. This play takes stereotypes and uses music to craft a tribute to real women. The play begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets cost $35 at the door.
A battle of laughs is going down at the Hightop at the Hippodrome as eight local comedians compete for laughter and cash prizes. Join comedians for a humorous affair from 9-11 p.m. for this free event.
Live Music
– Live Music at Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7-10 p.m., Free
– Johnny Lee: Live at the Hippodrome, 7-10 p.m., Tickets cost $44-49
– Live Jazz, Klassy Glass, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Free
– Cherokee Rose Band, Melody Ranch, 9-11:30 p.m., Tickets cost $7-10
– Shake Jazz Quartet, Austin’s on the Avenue, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tickets cost $5
– Wynn Williams, Smiley’s Country Club, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.


Walk back in time to some of Waco’s history at the Helen Marie Taylor Museum’s Open House. This museum is usually open by appointment only, but from 3-6 p.m. the museum will be open to the public. This event is free and there will be refreshments served, but management asks that guests do not bring small or unsupervised children.

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