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Oct
1
Sat
2022
College Football: Baylor vs. Oklahoma State @ McLane Stadium
Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

footballThe Baylor Bears take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys at McLane Stadium.

McLane Stadium on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Fall Sweetheart Event @ Hewitt TX Elks Lodge #2881
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Hewitt Elks Lodge on Saturday, October 1, to help raise money for its sweetheart program that benefits special needs children in local communities. Live music from the band Spectra will start at 8 pm. Enter the raffle for your chance to win some awesome swag and cool items.

$13 smoked meatloaf plates with all the fixings and dessert will be sold.

Directions to Hewitt Elks Lodge.

 

Aztec Warriors MC Bike Night @ BIG's Mayberry Tavern
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

The Aztec Warriors MC host this bike night to benefit Central Texas Youth Services. Enter the raffles, and enjoy music from Los Roachez, Zamora County Line, and DJ Rob.

$5.

BIG’s Mayberry Tavern on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Hewitt National Night Out 2022 @ Warren Park
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce for this community-wide event full of music, food, and games.

Directions to Warren Park.

Jared Pool @ Camp Fimfo
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come eat, drink, and listen to acoustic country music by Jared Pool outside The Mess Hall. Drinks are available in The General Store and at Squirrely’s Tavern.

This event is free to the public. All alcohol and food must be purchased on-site.

Directions to Camp Fimfo.

Jeff Hulbert @ Pivovar
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

jeff-hulbertJeff Hulbert sings and plays for you on Saturday night at Pivovar.

Pivovar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Southern Comfort @ Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s time to rock out at Sunday’s with Southern Comfort, y’all!

Directions to Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill.

‘Steel Magnolias’ @ Ball Performing Arts Center
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Yearning for some laughter, luxury, and a little chit-chat? Then come right into Truvy’s beauty salon, where all are welcome to rest a spell, try a new coiffure, and partake in the local news. Nestled in Chinquapin, Louisiana, this sassy salon hosts an eclectic gathering of spirited Southern women led by M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby, whose precarious health condition hinders dreams of starting a family. Well-to-do frenemies, the whimsical Miss Clairee, and the cantankerous Ouiser, hurl grandiose tales and snarky retorts while Truvy and her fledging assistant Annelle lather up some antics, prudence, and southern comfort in Steel Magnolias.

For reservations, season tickets, and more information, please call or email the box office. A representative will return your message.

Directions to the Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus.

‘The Light in the Piazza’ @ Waco Civic Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Light in the Piazza is the story of Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, who is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara—a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman—loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. But as events unfold, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future but her own hopes as well.

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Improv Comedy Show @ Brazos Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

improv-comedy-brazosFalling temperatures, falling leaves, and falling down laughing… what better way to spend the first night of October: Comedy that’s all made up on the spot.

Doors open at 7 pm. BYOB.

Brazos Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Chris Low Band @ Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

chris-low-bandThe Chis Low Band performs on the Twisted Sisters patio starting at 8 pm.

Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

 

 

Darrell Ray @ Last Chance Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
darrell-ray
Darrell Ray

Texas acoustic country artist Darrell “D-Rail” Ray, Waco’s own music outlaw, performs at Last Chance.

Directions to the Last Chance Bar.

Strix @ Stay Classy Waco
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Strix, Stay Classy’s favorite ’90s cover band, is live on the stage starting at 8 pm, playing Green Day to Nirvana and everything in between.

Directions to Stay Classy Waco.

Treble Soul @ Freight Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Treble Soul plays Freight on Saturday night starting at 8 pm.

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Calder Allen @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Oct 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Karaoke @ Chapter 11
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 2:00 am

chapter 11 karaokeIf you’ve sung at the rest, now you’re ready for the best: karaoke every Friday and Saturday night from 9 pm to 2 am at the venerable — and venerated! — Chapter 11 club.

Directions to Chapter 11.

Oct
2
Sun
2022
Customer Appreciation Sunday: Cowboys Watch Party & Live Music @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday Funday is customer appreciation day at the Backyard with the Cowboys vs. Commanders watch party at noon and Dave Fenley and Lane Smith performing at 7:30 pm.

Free.

Backyard Bar Stage & Grill on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Waco Cultural Arts Fest @ Indian Spring Park
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

waco-cultural-arts-festWaco Cultural Arts Fest is a free, three-day festival in Indian Spring Park and the Waco Convention Center. Enjoy three days of music on the main stage on the Brazos River and a local dance studio showcase Saturday morning. Plus, enjoy three days of poetry at WordFest, two days of Arts for All activities, and two days of science at ScienceFest.

Main stage performances include:

Friday

  • Fenix Theory (6 pm)
  • American Merit (7 pm)
  • Scott Strickland Band (8 pm)

Saturday

  • All That Jazz Academy of Dance (10 am)
  • Joy’s School of Dance (10:35 am)
  • Hannah Requa – Ballet (11:35)
  • Silent House Theatre Co. (noon)
  • The Guesthouse (12:35 pm)
  • Footprintz (1:10 pm)
  • Mariachi Azteca (2 pm)
  • Expressions Dance Studio (3 pm)
  • Smooth Nature (4 pm)
  • King Azule Diablo (5 pm)
  • Cory Ironside (5:20 pm)
  • Big R (5:40 pm)
  • Sunnn (6 pm)
  • Nigel Cole (7 pm)
  • Suede (8 pm)
  • Kam KT (9 pm)

Sunday

  • Cam’ron Ballou & Darker Shade of Zydeco (11 am)
  • The Ballou’s Cats (noon)
  • Sanger Heights Blues (1 pm)
  • Home at Last Band (2 pm)
  • CaCean Ballou & The Dirty Crawfish (3 pm)

Indian Spring Park on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Eastside Market’s First Fall Fest @ Brotherwell Brewing
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Eastside-MarketEastside Market celebrates the changing of the seasons with its first fall fest of the year.

Enjoy over 40 local vendors, music, food trucks, a graffiti wall, and Brotherwell’s best craft beer brews. Come support Waco’s community of creatives and entrepreneurs.

If you’ve ever wanted to meet and connect with fellow local creatives or just make new friends and hang out over a pitcher of good brews, then mark the date because that’s what the Eastside Market is all about!

Brotherwell Brewing on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Military & First Responders Appreciation Weekend @ Western Belle Farm
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Western Belle Farm on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, for Military and First Responders Appreciation Weekend.

All fire, police, EMS, doctors, nurses, and active and veteran military members are free. Photo ID required. (Non-enlisted military family members are NOT included in the free admission.) Regular admission is $14 per person. Ages 2 and under are free.

Directions to Western Belle Farm.

‘Amélie’ (matinee) @ Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit the magical streets of Montmartre in Paris, France, for a musical fairytale about community, connection, and kindness. Based on the 2001 movie of the same name, Amélie is a family-friendly story of finding love in serendipitous circumstances.

Directions to the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

‘Steel Magnolias’ (matinee) @ Ball Performing Arts Center
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Yearning for some laughter, luxury, and a little chit-chat? Then come right into Truvy’s beauty salon, where all are welcome to rest a spell, try a new coiffure, and partake in the local news. Nestled in Chinquapin, Louisiana, this sassy salon hosts an eclectic gathering of spirited Southern women led by M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby, whose precarious health condition hinders dreams of starting a family. Well-to-do frenemies, the whimsical Miss Clairee, and the cantankerous Ouiser, hurl grandiose tales and snarky retorts while Truvy and her fledging assistant Annelle lather up some antics, prudence, and southern comfort in Steel Magnolias.

For reservations, season tickets, and more information, please call or email the box office. A representative will return your message.

Directions to the Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus.

‘The Light in the Piazza’ (matinee) @ Waco Civic Theatre
Oct 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Light in the Piazza is the story of Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, who is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara—a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman—loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. But as events unfold, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future but her own hopes as well.

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Creature’s heART @ First Presbyterian Church of Waco
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Creature’s heART explores how art and other forms of creativity inform the discovery and development of spiritual well-being.

Sessions are from 4 pm to 6 pm on these dates:

  • September 18
  • October 2, 16, and 30
  • November 13

Directions to First Presbyterian Church of Waco.

Karaoke & Service Industry Night @ Freight Bar
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 12:00 am

Join Freight every Sunday for karaoke and Service Industry Night featuring $3 wells, $1 off beers, and $5 signature cocktails.

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Oct
3
Mon
2022
Monday Storytime with “Miss Potter” (Janice Grielle) @ Mayborn Museum Complex
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

It’s a special Mini Monday Storytime in the Mayborn’s historic village with Janice Grielle as “Miss Beatrix Potter.” She’ll read Squirrel Nutkin, about a red squirrel named Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown.

This program is free with the price of admission. Mayborn Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Mayborn Museum Complex on Yelp (includes map and directions)

1st Anniversary Celebration @ McDonald's (West)
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

mcdonalds-westEnjoy a week of specials, family fun, and a raffle to win a year of free Big Macs to celebrate McDonald’s first anniversary in West, Texas.

Directions to McDonald’s (West).

Acoustic Open Mic @ Taqueria Mexicano Grill 15
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Michael Saldana hosts this early evening acoustic open mic night.

Directions to the Taqueria Mexicano Grill 15.

Dance for Musical Theatre 101 @ Waco Civic Theatre
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This 8-week session is designed for anyone ages 13 and up who wants to further their dance knowledge. The classes will teach jazz basics, and dance auditioning techniques, and will provide every individual with a ready-to-send dance call video. The vision behind the course is to educate the community in dance within the theatre space, but also to ensure that everyone feels confident dancing! Megan is so excited t spend Monday nights with the civic community and can’t wait to dance with everyone!

Note: please wear clothing you can move in. Sneakers or jazz shoes are awesome. Don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated.

September 19 – November 14 (no class October 31)

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Monday Funday with Blue Houdini @ Hemingway's Watering Hole
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

blue-houdiniThis week’s Monday Funday at Hemingway’s features live music by the Blue Houdini from 6 pm to 9 pm and food from Le’s Kitchen.

Directions to Hemingway’s Watering Hole.