Happy Leap Day weekend, everybody! As always, there are plenty of events happening this #WacoWeekend. From musicals to stand-up comedy, here is a list of our top 15 events to check out.
Find even more events and prepare for next weekend with our events calendar at wacoan.com/featured-events or our monthly Short List in February’s issue at magazine.wacoan.com. Be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use the #WacoWeekend to let us know what fun things you are up to!
1. Cheer on the #1 Baylor Women’s Basketball team at the Ferrell Center Saturday, playing Kansas State at 7 p.m. To find tickets, click here.
2. Transport yourself to Chicago, 1926 this Thursday, Saturday or Sunday night with McLennan Theatre’s jazzy production of “Chicago.” The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. at the Ball Performing Arts Center on MCC campus. To find out how to reserve your ticket, click here!
3. Witness the young Millie Dillmount move to the Big Apple in search of a new life at Waco Civic Theatre’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” Catch a performance this Thursday, Friday or Saturday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children and are available here.
4. If you haven’t already, visit Cultivate 7twelve to check out the impressive exhibit showcasing artists Morgan Eyring and Karina Thome’s multi-media installation, “Intersecture.” For more details and gallery hours, click here.
5. Head to the Dr. Pepper Museum this weekend for their “Pop Pop, Fizzle Fizzle” exhibit, showcasing drinks that didn’t quite take off as well as the soda manufacturers had hoped. You can find museum hours and more information here.
6. Stop by Fabled Bookshop & Café this Thursday at 7 p.m. for the signing of local author, Justin Rosolino’s book, “Idiot, Sojourning Soul.” A book about one former skeptic’s exploration of Christianity in a distinctly postmodern context. The event is free, but for more information click here.
7. Up for a laugh? Make your way to The Silo District Comedy Club and watch comedians B.T. and Bob Lauver take the stage on Thursday through Saturday night. For times and tickets, click here.
8. Check out Historic Waco Foundation’s newest exhibit, “Carnival Glass” to learn about the rise and fall of the household staple. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the East Terrace House Museum. For more information, click here.
9. Up for some communal exercise? Join the Waco Striders Running Club at Cameron Park this Saturday for their 41st annual Cross-Country Trail Run. You can choose between a 2-mile trail hike or 5-mile trail run! To register or find out more information, click here.
10. Head to the Martin Museum of Art to check out artist John Hartley’s “Played in America” exhibit, as well as the Department of Art and Art History Faculty Biennial Exhibit. Admission is free and open to the public. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.
11. Join Waco author Phyllis M. Ewing at White Elephant for the signing of her autobiography “Looking Inside Myself and Surviving,” at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, click here.
12. Pack up the kids and head to the Mayborn for a morning or afternoon at “The Lion Guard” exhibit. With interactive activities, children can train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect the Circle of Life. Admission costs $7 for children 2-12 and $9 for adults and hours are available here.
13. Artist Chesley Smith’s “Expressions of Abstract Paintings and Collages” exhibit is currently out for show at the Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery. With over 20 of Chesley’s works on display, you’re going to want to check it out for yourself. For gallery hours, click here.
14. The acclaimed British vocal ensemble Voces8 will be performing at Jones Concert Hall on Baylor’s campus at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, as a part of the Baylor Distinguished Artist Series. Click here to reserve your tickets!
15. Head downtown this Saturday for the Waco Downtown Farmers Market to stock up on some fresh produce, donuts and flowers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 500 Washington Avenue.
Waco Early Jazz Quartet in Concert, Balcones Distillery, 7 to 9 p.m.
Diamond Rio with Curtis Grimes, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 8:30 to 11 p.m.
Wall of Fiction in Concert, The Warehouse, 9 p.m.
Rad Dragon Album Release Party, 11001 Tree Lake Dr, 7 p.m.
Thomas Csorba, Undercroft Social Club, 8 p.m.
Read Southall Band, The Backyard Stage, Bar and Grill, 8:30 p.m.
35 South, Melody Ranch, 9:30 p.m.
DW Blues Band Duo Dennis Penny, Waco Winery, 7:30 p.m.
Dave Wild, The Hightop at the Hippodrome, 7 p.m.
Gordon Collier Band, Lakeside Tavern, 8 p.m.