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March 28th-March 31st

4 weeks ago

By Skylla Mumana

Happy Weekend Waco! With Easter right around the corner, grab your loved ones and enjoy these amazing events to celebrate. Wherever you choose to explore in Waco, make sure to tag us @Wacoan and use #WacoWeekend for a chance to be featured.

Through the Weekend:

Eclipse: Shining Shadows 

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From March 28–May 4th, Art Center Waco, 701 S 8th St, will be hosting an exhibition featuring eclipse and space-themed visual art. Come view expertly crafted, juried art featuring one of space’s oldest visual phenomena. 

“Journey to Space” 

Climb aboard and experience what it is like to live and work in space at the Mayborn Museum “Journey to Space” exhibit. Visitors will explore the extraordinary environment of space, including the very real dangers that astronauts face during their missions above Earth.

“A New Moon Rises”

The Mayborn Museum, 1300 S University Parks Dr., is hosting a new exhibit filled with highly detailed photographs of the moon. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore dramatic landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, lunar poles and much more

Thursday, March 28th

David Innis, MARIE’S Wine Bar, 723 Austin Ave, 5:30–7:30 p.m

Songwriter Thursday

The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, is hosting its weekly Songwriter Thursday Night from 710 p.m. located at 511 S 8th St. This is your opportunity to share your original songs or experience someone’s first time performing. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.  

Fostering 101

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Head over to the Humane Society of Central Texas, 2032 Circle Road, for their biweekly sessions about fostering.  From 6:30–7:30 p.m., learn more about how to become a foster parent to a shelter pet. 

Geeks Who Drink

Get your facts right because it’s Trivia Night at Truelove’s Bar, located at 414 Franklin Ave. This evening consists of 60 questions over a two-hour period starting at 7 p.m. There are plenty of chances to win free drinks and prizes throughout the evening!

Darts Tournament 

Clicks’ Billiards, 1200 Richland Dr., is hosting its weekly darts tournament starting at 7 p.m. 

Boot Scootin Dance Club

Larry Burgin and Texas Tradition, Boot Scootin Dance Club at Sul Ross Senior Center, 1414 Jefferson Ave, 7–9:15 p.m. 

Steak, Sips & Serenades

Uncork and unwind at J.S. Barnett’s Whiskey House, 420 Franklin Ave. From 7–10 p.m., listen to the smooth sounds of live acoustic music while enjoying steak and drink deals. 

Michael Saldana, J.S. Barnett’s Whiskey House, 420 Franklin Ave., 7–10 p.m

Joel Wood and Cody Ellinger, Lounge ’93, 5401 Crosslake Parkway, Woodway, 7:30–9:30 p.m. 

Friday, March 29th

Wheel-Throwing Workshop

Black Oak Art, 1619 Franklin Ave, is hosting a wheel-throwing workshop. From 6–8 p.m., join in as one of Black Oak’s expert instructors guides participants through the basics of throwing on a pottery wheel. Whether it be a cup, vase, plate, bowl or something in between, come create your own masterpiece!  

Cinema Safari: “Zootopia”

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Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 North 4th Street, is hosting an Easter-themed celebration. From 6–9 p.m, enjoy Easter-themed stations, crafts, games and a screening of the film “Zootopia”. 

Jennifer Pisarcik and Jon Fox, 1424 Washington Ave, 6–9 p.m. 

Dave Innis, Cambria Hotel Waco University Riverfront, 110 South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 6:30–9:00 p.m. 

Royce Montgomery, Lounge ’93, 5401 Crosslake Parkway, Woodway, 7–9:30 p.m. 

Texas Country Dance Night

Grab a partner and strut over to J.S Barnett’s Whiskey House, 420 Franklin Ave, to dance the night away, from 8–11 p.m. 

Gypsy: Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks Tribute Show 

Rock out at The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 511 South 8th Street, to this Fleetwood Mac tribute. From 8:30–11:30 p.m., relive the legendary music from this band. Click here to purchase tickets

Saturday, March 30th

Second annual Boots, Lace & Pearls Gala

The Waco Police Association, along with other emergency responders in the Heart of Texas region, are hosting their second annual Boots, Lace & Pearls gala to acknowledge Central Texas’ exceptional emergency responders. From 6–11 p.m, at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, come enjoy food, live music, a live auction and show your appreciation for local responders. 

China Spring Farmers & Crafters Market 

China Spring Farmers Market is back at 301 Illinois Avenue, China Spring, TX. From 9 a.m–12 p.m, come enjoy a wide selection of produce and vendors. 

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

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The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and is located at 500 Washington Ave. This market features locally grown and produced goods from farmers and artisans within 150 miles of Waco. There is always live music and a featured local organization each week. For more information regarding upcoming events and weekly vendors visit their website.

Junkyard Jewel Anniversary Party

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Junkyard Jewel Boutique, 1708 Austin Ave, is hosting a party for their two-year-anniversary. From 11 a.m–4 p.m, enjoy discounts, deals, swag bags and enter into their raffle for a chance to win. 

Seafood Boil Saturday

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Come crack open some seafood at J.S. Barnett’s Whiskey House, 420 Franklin Ave. From 11 a.m–10 p.m, enjoy delicious Cajun seafood and live music. 

Easter Keg Hunt

J.S. Barnett’s Whiskey House, 420 Franklin Ave, is hosting an Easter-themed scavenger hunt. From 2–7 p.m, hop on and join their downtown scavenger hunt and bar crawl adventure. Check in begins at 2 p.m, and the hunt begins at 3 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets

The Huser Brothers, The Backyard Bar and Grill, 511 South 8th St, 8:30–11:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 31st

Easter Brunch Buffet at Barnett’s

Hop into Easter with J.S. Barnett’s Whiskey House, 420 Franklin Ave. From 10 a.m–2 p.m, enjoy a house specialty Easter-themed brunch buffet featuring a continental set up, an omelet station and much more. The brunch is first come first serve. 

Seafood Sunday

Brazos Landing, 100 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, is hosting their Seafood Sunday from 11 a.m–10 p.m. Go in and take $3 off of their featured seafood dishes, such as their eggplant au gratin tower, shrimp and grits, chilean sea bass or pecan crusted catfish meunier. 

Easter Brunch at Hotel 1928

Easter Brunch just got easier thanks to Hotel 1928, 701 Washington Ave. Head over to The Ballroom from 11 a.m–4 p.m for a morning filled with great food and activities. Click here to make a reservation

Sunday Funday @ Freight Bar

It’s Sunday Funday at Freight Bar! Enjoy $3 wells and domestics, $15 Happy Dad and Twisted Tea Buckets, Happy Hour from 4–7 p.m, and much more. 

Sunday Salsa Night 

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Head over to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar, 115 Mary Ave, for their Sunday Salsa Night. From 6–11:59 p.m, grab your dancing shoes and enjoy the spinning of DJ Fuego.