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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Top 8 Things to do in Waco

February 25-28

1 year ago

By Essie Klausmeyer

It’s warming up, and we’re ready to celebrate with a full #WacoWeekend! Dive into the arts this weekend with live theater, gallery shows, art classes and more. Follow us on our social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with local events, giveaways and stories or check out our February digital edition at




1. The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is back from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday! Swing by to start your weekend with fresh, local produce and handmade goods. Masks are required for all customers and vendors. For more information, click here.
2. Celebrate Black History Month with the Art Center of Waco. Learn the art of traditional kente printmaking and weaving, a cultural tradition of the Ashanti people. All ages are welcome for this class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday! To learn more or to register for the class, click here.

3. Have a virtual night at the theater with the MCC Foundation’s Hearts in the Arts Gala. Virtual gala tickets include live video streaming of McLennan Theatre’s performance of “‘Clue’ The Musical” and a dining voucher at Di Campli’s Italian Ristorante. For more details, click here.
4. Take a stroll on Saturday through local artists’ best pieces at the February Uptown Art Walk. Held on Washington Avenue, you’ll be able to support local artists while listening to live music provided by Exum Studio of Guitar. Learn more here.
5. Join the Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery as they open their first fine art gallery since the beginning of the pandemic. On Saturday, enjoy the fine works of minimalism and impressionism from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about the gallery here.
6. Perfect your golf swing with Topgolf Live at McLane Stadium this Thursday through Sunday! Gather your friends and try to hit the glowing targets on Baylor’s football field while enjoying delicious concessions. For more information, click here.
7. Zoom into A Black History Month Criminal Justice Series on the Power of Grand Juries. The meeting will feature Criminal Defense Attorney Tyrone Moncriffe, Winner of the Atticus Finch Award from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. To learn more, click here.
8. Bring your kids to the Art Center of Waco on Saturday to learn about the history of the underground railroad while creating a beautiful paper freedom quilt. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Live Music

“Local Licks” with Towne Adams Band, Steve Smith Group & Los Roachez; The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill Feb. 26 8:00 p.m.

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