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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Top Things to Do in Waco This Weekend

March 7—10

4 months ago

By Avery Ballmann

Happy March Waco! There are so many events celebrating Spring this weekend, so get outside and make sure to tag us @Wacoan and use #WacoWeekend for a chance to be featured. 

Through the Weekend

W.A.C.O. Annual Charity Open

Watch the world’s top Disc Golfers compete for the winning title at Brazos Park East, 3516 MLK Jr. Blvd., and Lake Waco. This tournament is all weekend long and has several ticket options for spectators. 

Spring at the Silos

Join Magnolia, 601 Webster Ave., for Spring at the Silos! Enjoy the garden in full bloom, new menu flavors, live music, guided tours, and artists creating in real-time across the grounds on Friday and Saturday. Read our blog to learn more about this event.

Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living

Art Center Waco, 701 S 8th St., has a brand new exhibit featuring artist Debra Band. This exhibit is free and open to the public and is open until March 16th. 

“The Long Way Home” at 507 Gallery 

507 Gallery, located in Thrst Coffee Shop, 1500 Colcord Ave., has a new exhibit on display until March 15th! This exhibit features photos from photographer Brittany Wood. “The Long Way Home” is free and open to the public and you might as well grab a coffee while you look!

“In Pursuit of Light: Women in Photography”

Join us at the Martin Museum of Art for a thought-provoking exhibition that celebrates the strength, resilience and creativity of women through the art of photography. For hours and information, visit their website.  

“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.

“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.


Thursday, March 7

Texas Wildlife Film Fest

Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N 4th St., is hosting a Texas Wildlife Film Fest! Learn about native Texas animals through five short films. This event is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m.

Frank Exum, Segovia Wine Bar, 6—9 p.m.

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. 

Jennifer Pisarcik and Jon Fox, Lounge ‘93, 7 p.m.

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!

Karaoke Night at Lakeside Bar

It’s Karaoke night at Lakeside Bar & Live Music, 6605 Airport Road.! Karaoke starts at 8 p.m. 

College Night

Thursday night is college night at the Freight Bar, 1613 James Ave. Kick off the weekend early with drink specials and DJ Euby starting at 10 p.m.!

Friday, March 8

Kids College Fridays

McLennan Community College, located at 4601 N 19th St., is hosting Kids College Friday every Friday until May 17th. Your kids can take culinary, arts, gardening and computer classes for $115 per month. For registration information visit their website or call 254-299-8888.

Spring-themed Specialty Dinner

Lighthouse Coffee & Wine, 624 Washington Ave., is hosting a special four-course meal inspired by Spring. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $65. To reserve your spot, visit their website.

Jaret Ray Reddick with GDB, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

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 at the McLennan County Courthouse parking lot at 500 Washington Ave. Visit their website to view a calendar of upcoming events.

Spring Maker’s Market

Ramble & Co., 216 S 11th St., is hosting their Spring Maker’s Market featuring local artisans, vendors and crafts. This event is from 11 a.m.—5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Blind Wine Tasting

La Bottega, 9111 Jordan Lane Ste 400, is hosting a blind wine taste test starting at 2:30 p.m.! Try three different wines and small bites while learning how to tell the notes of a specific wine. Tickets are $35 and you can email to reserve.

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Class

Lighthouse Coffee & Wine, 624 Washington Ave., is hosting a cocktail class inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. The class is $30 per person and you will learn how to make three Irish cocktails. This event begins at 6 p.m., to reserve your spot visit their website.

Al Joslin: A Tribute to the King

Al Joslin is a multi-award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist from Houston is coming to the Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave.! The show begins at 7 p.m.,  visit their website to purchase tickets. 

Jesse Lege & Bosco Stomp, Texas Music Cafe, 7—9 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Life Drawing with Hope and Harper Art

Join the monthly live figure drawing class at the upstairs studio at Cultivate 7twelve, 712 Austin Ave. from 1—4 p.m. For more information, visit their website. 

Mystery Book Club

Do you like good mysteries and reading? If so, Join the Mystery Book Club which meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m. at South Waco Library. To see what book they are reading this month, click here.

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.