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Aug
12
Fri
2022
End of Summer Print Sale @ Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of summer with a huge print sale at the Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery as all prints will be 25% off. And if you have not had the opportunity to visit Wendy Davis’ exhibition Flowers: Nature’s Most Elegant Beauties, this is your opportunity before the show closes on August 26. Davis will also be on-hand from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

  • Sangria will be served by the gallery.
  • Overflow parking is available on the opposite side of the street.

Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery on Yelp (includes map and directions)

‘A Glitch in the Gallery’ with Zet Zero @ Cultivate 7twelve
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

zet-zeroIt’s a night of music and art with five local bands at Cultivate’s A Glitch in the Gallery:

  • Cujo & the Wild (6:30 pm)
  • Sunnn (7:15 pm)
  • The Peppermint Kiss (8:15 pm)
  • Midnight Tradesmen (9 pm)
  • Zet Zero (10 pm)

Cultivate 7twelve on Yelp (includes map and directions)

‘Into the Woods JR’ @ Waco Civic Theatre
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

into-the-woods-JR-wctBe careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR features all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Friday Night Dinner @ Lighthouse Coffee & Wine
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

friday-night-dinnerThis specialty Friday night dinner is available for dine-in at Lighthouse starting at 7 pm, pick-up at Barnett’s Public House starting at 4 pm, or local delivery.

Menu:

  • Chef’s choice appetizer
  • Choice of summer house salad, with spring mix, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, and a house vinaigrette, or taco soup with goat cheese.
  • Choice of beef filet topped with gorgonzola sauce and green onion, or Mahi-mahi, topped with mango habeñero glaze, served with garlic roasted fingerling potatoes and savory cole slaw.
  • Red Velvet Cake

Cost is $25 per person with an optional wine and cocktail pairing sold separately for dine-in customers.

Directions to Lighthouse Coffee & Wine.

Joel Wood @ Pivovar
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Joel Wood

This Friday night, enjoy some locally brewed beer, good food, and acoustic country music by Joel Wood.

Pivovar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Tha Johnny Joes @ Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tha Johnny Joes, your favorite party music duo, perform at Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives @ Waco Hippodrome
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart.

While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing, country-music history.

Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music, records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future.

Waco Hippodrome Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Zachary Burnett @ Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

zachary-burnettHometown artist Zachary Burnett shares his storytelling music on Sunday’s stage.

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

Britt Kerr @ Tokio Store
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

britt-kerrKick off your weekend with this performance by Britt Kerr at the historic Tokio Store starting at 8 pm.

Tokio Store on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Stephany Chavira @ Papa Joe's Texas Saloon
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

stephany-chaviraLocal musician Stephany Chavira takes the stage at Papa Joe’s, Waco’s favorite roadhouse.

Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Twelve12 @ Blue Dog Wine & Martini Bar
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

twelve12Come out for a night of cool acoustic music from the mother-son duo Twelve12 to start your weekend right.

Blue Dog Wine & Martini Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Karaoke @ Chapter 11
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 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.

Aug
13
Sat
2022
Medical Mission at Home @ BASE at Extraco Events Center
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Through the Medical Mission at Home event, Ascension Providence delivers free medical care to those with limited access and who are struggling in local communities. Health services for adults and kids include:

  • Sports physicals
  • Childhood immunizations
  • COVID-19 immunizations (adult/child)
  • Mammograms
  • Diabetes screening and education
  • Connections to community resources

All services are free—no insurance is needed— and provided provide services on a first-come, first-served basis.

Extraco Events Center on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Farmers Market @ Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

farmers marketThe Waco Downtown Farmers Market brings in locally grown and produced goods every Saturday to support local farmers and artisans and to enrich the culture of the community. Come join the fun!

Waco Downtown Farmers Market on Yelp (includes map and directions)

McLennan County Master Gardeners: Propagation @ Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The McLennan County Master Gardeners will be providing guidance and information about propagating Central Texas plants.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Scavenger Hunt: Elephant Day @ Cameron Park Zoo
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tembo, an elephant at Cameron Park Zoo, has been a great animal ambassador for her species in the wild, and today is your day to celebrate and learn more about African elephants with this scavenger hunt. Plus, enjoy a bar with adult beverages in the center of the zoo. Proceeds benefit the Education Department and will go toward the new education building

$20 per team to play. This includes the scavenger hunt and one stuffed animal. Download the Goosechase app and obtain the code and password at purchase. Zoo admission is not included.

Cameron Park Zoo on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Monthly Car Show @ So-Cal Speed Shop
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

car-showIt’s time for So-Cal Speed Shop’s monthly car show. Located right down the road from the Silos, all types and year model vehicles are welcome. Free entry, no need to worry about parking, and trophies will be awarded, so don’t miss out!

Directions to So-Cal Speed Shop.

‘Into the Woods JR’ (matinee) @ Waco Civic Theatre
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

into-the-woods-JR-wctBe careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR features all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Back to School Bash @ Southern Roots Brewing Co.
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of summer with Southern Roots’ first annual back-to-school bash, an all-ages event with fun for the whole family:

  • Name that Tune Bingo at 6 pm with great prizes
  • Pizza/drink specials all night
  • Free-to-enter raffle for all educators in the area as a thank you for all you do, featuring prizes from Nightlight Coffee, Chuy’s, Di Campli’s, Waco Escape Rooms, Schmaltz’s, Southern Roots, Waco Surf, Firewater, and others
  • A school supply drive for the districts in the local area

So come by, donate some supplies, eat some delicious pizza, and celebrate the last weekend of summer with your Southern Roots family.

Southern Roots Brewing Co. on Yelp (includes map and directions)

A Taste of Color with Chef Jose Flores @ Cultivate 7twelve
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sit back and enjoy live music while dining on a delicious four-course meal by La Parilla’s Chef Jose Flores, paired with wine, while surrounded by vibrant art inside the art gallery of Cultivate7twelve. This experience is the perfect date night event or group outing with friends.

Menu includes:

  • Summer salad
  • Watermelon gazpacho
  • Smoked filet
  • Pineapple flan

Cultivate 7twelve on Yelp (includes map and directions)

‘Into the Woods JR’ @ Waco Civic Theatre
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

into-the-woods-JR-wctBe careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR features all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Bohemian Pirates Band @ Mynar's Bar
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

bohemian-piratesKeep your weekend rolling with the Bohemian Pirates Band at Mynar’s in West.

Directions to Mynar’s Bar.

Joel Wood Trio @ Triple B's Smokehouse Bar & Grill
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Joel Wood

Don’t miss this night of Texas country music when the Joel Wood Trio performs at Triple B’s, starting at 7 pm.

Directions to Triple B’s Smokehouse (Hewitt).

Sean Anderson: Eargasm & Friends @ Stay Classy Waco
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come out on Saturday night at 8 pm to enjoy upbeat vibes as Sean Anderson presents Eargasm & Friends.

No cover.

Directions to Stay Classy Waco.

Strix @ Stay Classy Waco
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stay Classy’s favorite ’90s cover band is live on the stage starting at 8 pm. Plus, Nancy’s Cocina will be cooking up some amazing food starting at 6 pm.

Directions to Stay Classy Waco.

Hannah Rose @ Freight Bar
Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

hannah roseHannah Rose is a singer and songwriter based in Dallas, Texas. Her musical influences are Johnny Cash, Indigo Girls, Gregory Alan Isakov, Lief Vollebekk, and Fleetwood Mac because they share an intensity of emotion and honesty in their lyrics that she has always aspired to have.

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Jon Stork with Ghost Dance Band & Michael Saldana @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

jon-storkJon Stork, one of the young guns of Texas country music, has quickly made a name for himself with his “rockytonk” flare and soulful sound. Special guests Ghost Dance Band and Michael Saldana open.

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

Karaoke @ Chapter 11
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 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.

Aug
14
Sun
2022
Life Drawing @ Cultivate 7twelve
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monthly life drawing comes back to Cultivate in sessions led by Hope & Harper Art.
Sessions will be short pose, beginning with gesture poses for the first 30 minutes, then five 5-minute poses and two 15-minute poses, ending with a 45-minute pose (with a short break halfway through).

While these sessions are not instructed, artists will be in the company of like-minded creators, and support/feedback is welcome and encouraged. All art mediums and skill levels are welcome.

Price is $20 at the door. 60% of the admission plus all tips will go to the model. Models will be nude, so the sessions will take place in the upstairs studio for privacy.

Cultivate 7twelve on Yelp (includes map and directions)

‘Into the Woods JR’ (matinee) @ Waco Civic Theatre
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

into-the-woods-JR-wctBe careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR features all of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)