The Grackle

Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Top Things To Do in Waco This Weekend

January 25—28

1 month ago

By Avery Ballmann

Wow, wow, wow, Waco this weekend is packed with plays, art exhibits, live music and even a Harry Potter Sip-n- Paint! 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

6th Annual Stagecoach Wine Trail 

Taste complimentary wines at each winery on the Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail starting at 1685 Country Spring Road. Along the way, you’ll drive routes that were operated by western stagecoaches for over 60 years. Click here to purchase tickets!


Waco Civic Theatre presents “Misery”, a play about a young girl inspiring an author to write again. For tickets, click here.

Journey to Space 

Climb aboard and experience what it is like to live and work in space at the Mayborn Museum when Journey to Space opens on January 27, 2024 and runs until April 21. Visitors will explore the extraordinary environment of space, including the very real dangers that astronauts face during their missions above Earth.

Martin Museum of Art Exhibitions 

The Martin Museum of Art, 60 Baylor Ave., has two exhibits, “In Pursuit Light” through April 8 and “Biennial Faculty Exhibition” through March 10 that are free and open to the public! For hours and information about each exhibit, visit their website.

Alchemy of Light Showcase

Join Cultivate 7Twelve, 712 Austin Ave., to celebrate the opening of this magnificent showcase! Steve Scott is from Waco, Texas and is an enthusiastic world traveler on the hunt for beautiful landscapes in their most perfectly lit setting. Come experience a few of Steve’s vivid images, and transport yourself through time, place and light through February 26.

Tears of Relief: 507 Gallery 

507 Gallery, located in Thrst Coffee Shop, 1500 Colcord Ave., has a new exhibit! This exhibit features photos made on Polaroid film. Tears of Relief is free and open to the public and you might as well grab a coffee while you look!

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 through April 14. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore dramatic landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, lunar poles and much more.

Thursday, January 25

Hewitt Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet 

The Hewitt Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual banquet at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave starting at 5 p.m. This banquet includes the President’s annual report, a brief speech from the incoming Chamber president, a scholarship presentation and award recognition for several categories. Reservations are required, tickets and sponsorships are now available!

Family Storytime

Once school and the workday are done, enjoy some time with your favorite people at your favorite place — the West Waco library, 5301 Bosque Blvd. from 6:30—7:30 p.m.! Listen to stories, sing songs together and maybe even play with puppets, so pop in for some fun.

Boot Scootin’ Dance Club

If you’re a cowboy, cowgirl or someone who enjoys country music and dancing, the Boot Scootin’ Dance Club is the place to be. Styles of dance include two steps, polka, waltzes and a special appearance — the chicken dance. Guests will meet at the Sul Ross Senior Center, 1414 Jefferson Avenue, from 7—9:15 p.m. There is a $6 cover charge.

Author Talk with Elizabeth Gonzalez

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, 215 S 4th St., is thrilled to host author Elizabeth Gonzalez James to discuss her new book “The Bullet Swallower”. She will join us for a conversation and signing at 7 p.m. To register, click here.

Darts Tournament 

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

Trivia Night

It’s Thursday which means it’s Trivia Night at Brotherwell Brewing, located at 400 E Bridge St. Trivia is from 7—9:30 p.m. and each week covers different trivia topics. Be sure to bring a team that has a wide variety of knowledge!

Friday, January 26

Harry Potter Paint-n-Sip

Join Cultivate 7Twelve, 712 Austin Ave., at 5 p.m. for a magical evening of painting, sipping, and cultivating creativity at the Harry Potter Paint-N-Sip event! Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

254 Creatives Mixer

Stick around Cultivate 7Twelve, 712 Austin Ave., for their 254 Creatives Mixer with Waco Indie Film Festival! Starting at 7 p.m., creators can network with one another about their projects. To register, visit their website.

Ryan Paul Davis, The Blue Pup Wine and Martini Bar, 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 27

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.—1 p.m. The market features locally grown and produced goods from farmers and artisans within 150 miles of Waco, plus live music and a featured local organization each week. The market is located in the McLennan County Courthouse parking lot at 500 Washington Ave. Visit their website to view a calendar of upcoming events.


La Bottega Wine Tasting 

La Bottega, 9111 Jordan Lane Ste 400, is hosting a wine tasting at 2 p.m.! For only $30 you can try new and old-world wines while learning to know the difference between the two. To reserve your seat, email

Waco Life Drawing at Lighthouse

Waco Life Drawing is changing up their location and is hosting their class at Lighthouse Coffee & Wine, 624 Washington Ave. at 4 p.m. This class is free, but space is limited so make sure to arrive early!

Love to the Rescue Fundraiser 

Country music star Sammy Kershaw is helping Karem Shrine at their upcoming fundraiser, Love to the Rescue, at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave! To sponsor a table or to purchase tickets visit their website.

Caden Gillard, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 28

With this Ring Wedding Show

At With This Ring Wedding Show, wedding parties will go through fun and exciting challenges to earn amazing prizes and ultimate bragging rights! This event begins at 11 a.m. at the BASE, 4601 Bosque Blvd.

Jazz Jam 

The Central Texas Jazz Society with the Chuck Jennings Quartet are playing live at Segovia Wine Bar, 300 S 6th St.! To stay updated visit their Facebook page.

Open Mic Night, Lakeside Bar & Live music, 6—11 p.m.

Sunday Yoga Flow

Prepare for your upcoming week with Clara Luna’s yoga flow session beginning at 7 p.m. Located upstairs at Cultivate 7Twelve, 712 Austin Ave., you can attend this class for only $15 at the door.