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Things to do in Waco this Weekend

February 15-18

4 years ago

By Richelle Braswell

It’s the weekend! It’s the weekend! Venture into town and discover many great events. Let us know what you’re up to by tagging @wacoan and using our hashtag, #WacoWeekend. You just might be featured in Monday’s Waco Weekend Recap. Enjoy!


Throughout the Weekend


Stop by the Mayborn Museum Complex and see its special exhibit “Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art.” The exhibit’s contemporary representational art acts as a vehicle to pique visitors’ curiosity about our state’s water resources. What a great way to learn about Texans’ water! Everyone in the family is sure to enjoy this unique learning experience. The exhibit will be available through March 25. To learn more, visit

Calling all baseball fans! Watch the Baylor Bears Baseball team take on the Purdue Boilermakers all weekend. The games will start Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday at 12:05 p.m. All three games will take place at the Baylor Ballpark. For details, visit
Need a break from the chilly weather? Head to University High School for its theatre’s presentation of “Intimate Apparel.” The year is 1905 and Esther Mills, a 35-year-old black seamstress, hopes to find the right man and to open a beauty parlor, but finding love isn’t as easy as she had thought. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Visit for more information.

Thursday, February 15

Pajamas and science? Now that’s what I call a fun way to learn. Wear your pajamas to the Hewitt Public Library from 5:30-7 p.m. for the Central Texas Teen Science Cafe. Eat, socialize and learn about how sleep affects the brain. Learn more at

Friday, February 16


Live music and good food? Yes, please. A simple Friday evening will turn into a great night with country music by the Randy Rogers Band at The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets cost $18 for attendees 21 and older and $23 for attendees under 21. Tickets the day of the event cost $5 more for both groups. Visit to purchase tickets.

If country music isn’t your favorite, that’s okay. Try songwriters Noah Gundersen and Aaron Gillespie at Common Grounds. Both artists’ music is heartfelt, raw and honest. Drink some coffee and enjoy the show! Tickets cost $20 in advance and $22 the day of the event. VIP tickets cost $50. VIP doors open at 6 p.m. and general admission doors open at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Saturday, February 17


Don’t know what to do? Wander through the Waco Downtown Farmers Market at 500 Washington Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have a snack or buy some groceries for the week.
Think you know everything about Waco? Perhaps, perhaps not. Find out on the Walking Tour: Waco Downtown History Walk from 2-4:30 p.m. Meet at the McLennan County Courthouse parking lot at the corner of 6th Street and Washington. The suggested donation is between $15 and $20. Visit for details.

Pass, shoot, score! Watch the Baylor Men’s Basketball team play Texas Tech in the Ferrell Center. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. Go Bears!

Sunday, February 18

Don’t miss the Baylor University Concert Band in its winter program. The 74-member ensemble will cover songs by Swiss, American and English composers. The performance begins at 3 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, which is in the Glennis McCrary Music Building on Baylor campus. For more information, visit or call 710-3991.

Live Music

• Pat McKee & Trammell Kelly (jazz), DiamondBack’s, 6 p.m.
• Live Music, The Grape, 7 p.m.
• William Huneke (Americana), Dichotomy, 8 p.m.
• “Piano Man” Russell Boyd (jazz), The Backyard, 9 p.m.
• Wayworn Traveler (folk), Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7 p.m.
• Live Music, The Grape, 7 p.m.
• Dave Wild Trio (jazz), Klassy Glass, 8 p.m.
• Nick Sterling (rock), Waco Winery, 8 p.m.
• Jonna Mae (Americana/folk), Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7 p.m.
• Union Revival (genre), Sip & Swirl, Valley Mills Vineyards, 8 p.m.
• Tim & Jessica (country/rock/blues), Waco Winery, 8 p.m.

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