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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Things to do in Waco this Weekend

May 10-13

4 years ago

By Richelle Braswell

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, Waco! Spend quality time with your mom, wife or good friend. 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


Relive the 1950s with Waco Civic Theatre’s production of “Grease.” Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski recall a summer romance while the gang sings and dances. Performances are rated PG-13 and begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $16 to $20. To purchase tickets, visit or call 776-1591.

Grab your baseball hat and head to Baylor Ballpark. The Baylor Bears baseball team will play Oklahoma State. Catch the game Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. or Sunday at 1 p.m. Go Bears!

Thursday, May 10


Dust off your cowboy boots for Couture for Cancer, part of Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball! The style show will present the latest fashions, modeled by survivors. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at Deerfield Estates. Tickets cost $65. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For details, visit

Saturday, May 12

Have you heard the news? The Besk 5K on the Brazos is here! Start at Indian Spring Park and run along the Brazos River and finish over the Waco Suspension Bridge. The race starts at 8 a.m. followed by an awards presentation at 9 a.m. Registration costs $30 through May 11 and $35 the day of the race. To sign up, visit

Stop by the Waco Downtown Farmers Market for a fresh start to your day! Grab some breakfast or admire everything the vendors have to offer. For even more fun, bring your dog! Located at 500 Washington Avenue, the farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Happy birthday, Dr Pepper Museum! Celebrate the Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute’s birthday at the second annual Dr Pepper Museum Birthday Bonanza. Enjoy carnival-style games, prizes, music, contests and fun. Yes, of course there will be birthday cupcakes and soft drinks. Want to know the best part? Admission costs $2 for everyone all day! The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit for more information.

Who loves raptors? Make your way to the Waco Mammoth National Monument’s amphitheater for Spread Your Wings with Raptors of Texas! Learn about raptors and see them in person. You will see raptors such as hawks, owls and falcons, courtesy of Blackland Prairie Raptor Center’s education specialists. The specialists will also share how the birds hunt in Texas. Fun fact: these raptors lived alongside (or above) Ice Age animals. The event will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit to learn more.

Grab your friends and head to Warren Park. The Greater Hewitt Chamber presents Nacho Daddy Car Show & Concert! Enjoy a car show with cash prizes, live music, food from local vendors and a kids zone. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m., and the car show will begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but parking costs $10 per vehicle. Some proceeds will benefit Hunger Free MISD. Visit for details.

First Woodway welcomes multi-platinum artist Michael W. Smith to perform as part of the “Surrounded by a Million Lights” world tour. Enjoy music from his multiple albums. The concert will be held at First Woodway’s Worship Center. Tickets cost $10 for students, $20 for general admission, $40 for artistic circle and $100 for VIP. Visit or call 772-9696 to purchase tickets and for details.

Sunday, May 13

Happy Mother’s Day! Did you know the word for “mother” starts with the letter “m” in the majority of languages around the world? Celebrate the special women in your life and let them know you appreciate all they do. A mother’s love is a one-of-a-kind love.
Learn how to celebrate May Victorian-style at Miss Mary’s Lemonade Party, presented by Historic Waco Foundation! Enjoy a maypole, fresh lemonade and other spring games, like Miss Mary Kinnard liked to do. The monthly Skadoo will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Admission costs $10 per family. To learn more, visit

Live Music

• Pat McKee & Trammell Kelly (jazz), DiamondBack’s, 6 p.m.
• Divad Nedloh (acoustic/rock), La Fiesta, 6:30 p.m.
• Live Music, The Grape, 7 p.m.
• Dave Wild Band (jazz), Klassy Glass, 8:30 p.m.
• Bill and Phil (acoustic), The Backyard, 9 p.m.
• Live Music, Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7 p.m.
• Live Music, The Grape, 7 p.m.
• John Dempsy (Americana), Waco Winery, 8 p.m.
• Towne Adams Band (country/Americana), Papa Joe’s, 8 p.m.
• Erick Willis (Americana), The Backyard, 9 p.m.
• Live Music, Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7 p.m.
• Shane Spann (Americana/folk/blues), Sip & Swirl, Valley Mills Vineyards, 8 p.m.
• Calamity Janes (country), Papa Joe’s, 8 p.m.
• Shotgun Rider (country), The Backyard, 9 p.m.

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