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Hobbit Day @ Fabled Bookshop & Cafe
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Fabled on Thursday, September 22, for an all-day celebration of its favorite fantasy characters. This will include limited-time-only drinks and hobbit-themed treats at the Cafe, as well as a Tolkien-themed storytime for the little ones at 10:30 am.

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Introduction to Watercolor Painting @ Art Center Waco
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the art of watercolor painting with instructor Joe Barbieri. He studied drawing and anatomy at Nassau College in New York and Northlake College in Texas. Through his work, Barbieri communicates the vibrancy of the natural world and the simplicity and beauty of creation. Since 1998, he has worked with Stanton Glass Studio where he paints one-of-a-kind stained glass pieces for churches, hotels, museums, and private residences throughout the US.

Art Center Waco on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Intermediate Watercolor Painting @ Art Center Waco
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Take your watercolor skills to the next level with instructor Joe Barbieri. His stained glass, and award-winning watercolor and oil paintings have been purchased by individuals, collectors, and museums across the Southwest and overseas. His work has appeared in numerous prestigious shows and he is represented in galleries throughout the Southwest.

Art Center Waco on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet @ Waco Convention Center
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cen-Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner will be held on the evening of September 22 from 5 pm – 8 pm. This unique event will feature food and entertainment celebrating Hispanic culture and recognizing the contributions of its members to the Greater Waco community.

Waco Convention Center on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Musical Theatre Audition Masterclass @ Waco Civic Theatre
Sep 22 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This course offers an exploration of the techniques of lyrical, classical, and belt styles. Students will learn how to successfully select songs, make an audition cut, and adapt their voices for different musical theatre auditions. Also included in this course is a 30-minute private voice lesson.

The teacher of this masterclass, Lexie Rains, is a graduate of Baylor University and Shenandoah University. Her personalized approach to the voice informed by her background in both musical theatre and evidence-based vocal pedagogy creates the perfect environment to learn more about vocal styles and make them work for you in an audition.

Ages 13–18 | 10 weeks | Thursdays from 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm | Private lessons from 7:15 –7:45 pm

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Adult Member Appreciation Night @ Cameron Park Zoo
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Cameron Park Zoo for a night of fun celebrating its adult members. Hear live music from TJ Bell and Another Band of Gypsys. Swing by the Gibbon Deck for terrarium building (first 30 free) or throw it down with Waco Axe Company. Play some yard games, and win prizes during the prize giveaways. Purchase food from Dubl-R Burgers, and enjoy a cash bar.

(Animals will not be exhibited during this event.)

Cameron Park Zoo on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Bugs & Brews @ Bare Arms Brewing
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bare Arms Brewing is partnering with the Waco Fly Fishing Club for Bugs and Brews. Come learn how to tie flies or if you’re a pro and want to tie with others over a great pint, you’re invited this Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Bare Arms Brewing on Yelp (includes map and directions)

STORIES Music Night: Steve Howell & Dan Sumner @ Anthem STORIES
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Step into the story of early jazz guitarist Snoozer Quinn, a Louisiana native known to jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, and the Dorsey Brothers. To celebrate this musician, STORIES’ Executive Chef and Anthem Team will be serving a dinner inspired by both Quinn’s Gulf Coast home and the 1930s. Experience an intimate evening unlike any in Waco only on September 22.

Steve Howell and Dan Sumner will share both Snoozer Quinn’s story and perform his music that was nearly lost to history. The duo has been playing jazz and blues together since 2015 and have more recently started including Quinn’s music following the release of Dan Sumner’s biography on the musician.

Directions to Anthem STORIES.

Thursday Night Ride: Cameron Park Hills @ Bicycle World Waco
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

cameron-park-road-rideJoin Bicycle World every Thursday night for hill repeats on the roads of Cameron Park. Leave from the shop at 6 pm for a conversational, no-drop two-mile ride to the park where the pace will transition to personal preference. Ride one lap or ride four, it’s your choice. The Cameron Park out-and-back style road lap is only about four miles, so you’ll see cyclists almost nonstop.

The hills can be challenging so make sure to bring water and your helmet, which is required. Tail lights are a must as the evenings get darker, and headlights are highly encouraged.

Bicycle World on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Tupps Brewery Pint Night @ Dancing Bear Pub
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

tuppsBuy a pint of Tupps Brewery craft beer and keep the class… while supplies last.

Dancing Bear Pub on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Eric & Thomas Unplugged @ PeeWee's Crabcakes On The Go
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

eric-and-thomasYour Thursday night just got a whole lot better as you can enjoy delicious crabcakes and the music of Eric & Thomas Unplugged.

Directions to PeeWee’s Crabcakes On The Go.

$3 Thursday College Night @ Freight Bar
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 2:00 am

Join Freight every Thursday this fall for $3 Thursday College Night:

  • $3 wells
  • $3 domestic drafts
  • $3 Fireball and Peanut Butter, and Tequila shots
  • $2 Jolly Rancher shots

Plus, DJ Euby will be on hand spinning a few tunes too!

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night @ Truelove Bar
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

geeks-who-drinkJoin Geeks Who Drink for a weekly quiz to test your wits and hang out with friends every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Plus, stick around for karaoke!

Truelove Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Jacob Augustine @ Pivovar
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

jacob-augustineJacob Augustine brings an acoustic Americana set list to the Biergarten at Pivovar.

Pivovar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Katherine Center @ Fabled Bookshop & Cafe
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fabled hosts Katherine Center as she discusses and signs her latest book, The Bodyguard, on Thursday, September 22, at 7 pm.

This is a ticketed event, so be sure to purchase your ticket online. Each ticket includes a copy of the book and a drink of your choice.

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Kayla Ray @ Papa Joe's Texas Saloon
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

kayla-rayBack by popular demand, country singer extraordinaire Kayla Ray returns to Papa Joe’s.

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

Pints & Planks: Hammer & Stain Public Workshop @ Freight Bar
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hammer & Stain is excited to offer this workshop at Freight on Thursday evening. The 6″ x 24″ board project is perfect for decorating your front door, patio area, or just about anywhere you need a little joy. This piece can be hung on the door, or wall or used as a shelf sitter for home decor. With a variety of designs, stains, and paint colors to choose from, the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

Also included in the $25 ticket price is your choice of one pint of beer… ( under 21 registrations will get a free non-alcoholic beverage of choice)

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Waco Brew Theology: Yom Kippur & Accountability @ Bare Arms Brewing
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

waco-brew-theologyThe high holy days are coming, and in the Jewish faith, the ten days in between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are an opportunity for reflection, accountability, and reconciliation. Individuals are called to reflect on their actions with themselves, interpersonally, and their community, and ask for forgiveness for the harm, or possibilities for harm, that they perpetrated. It is customary that an individual has three opportunities to take accountability and ask for forgiveness. (Easier said than done, right?) So get ready to brew some Jewish theology!

Bare Arms Brewing on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Waco Famous Trivia Night @ Brotherwell Brewing
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

waco famous trivia nightIt’s time to put beers and brains together for Brotherwell’s Thursday trivia night because every week Waco famous guest hosts bring the freshest facts in town. Teams can win prizes, earn pride points, and enjoy their favorite taproom beers.

Brotherwell Brewing on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Karaoke @ Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

karaokeThursday night brings karaoke to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar, so don’t miss your chance to be the star of the show!

Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

Madstone @ Old Chicago
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

madstoneMadstone performs at Old Chicago, so make it a pizza and beer night, then sit back and enjoy the band for an evening of Southern-fried rock.

Old Chicago on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Bailey Zimmerman with Lauren January @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Sep 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Bailey Zimmerman plays the Backyard with Lauren January opening on Thursday, September 22.

Doors open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.

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

Artist Talk: Steve Scott @ Mayborn Museum Complex
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Meet Steve Scott, the artist behind the exhibit Take Another Look: Up Close in the Mayborn Collection. Scott turned his lens to the Mayborn collection to highlight the beauty of over 20 unique objects, and hear about his artistic practice at this special gallery talk.

This program is free with museum admission. Mayborn Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.

Mayborn Museum Complex on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Home for the Holidays Gift Market @ Waco Convention Center
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab your girlfriends, mom, or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting some of the cutest shops at Home for the Holidays Gift Market of Waco! With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you’re sure to find lots of new, unique, and one-of-a-kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for all your festive events.


  • Friday: 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm

Waco Convention Center on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Meet the Clubs Night @ Bicycle World
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bicycle World will be hosting packet pick up from 4 pm to 7 pm on September 23 for the Skittles Waco Wild West bike ride the next morning on Saturday, September 24.

Local sports clubs will also be on hand to share information:

  • Waco Striders Running Club
  • Waco Bicycle Club
  • 84 Runners Running Club
  • Heart of Texas Jr. Cycling
  • Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce (TriWaco)

Even if you’re not signed up for the Skittle Waco Wild West bike ride, come down and see what Waco has to offer in the way of clubs.

Bicycle World on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Readers Theatre @ Waco Civic Theatre
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Not all theatre has to be performed without a script. This four-week class will take students back to the basics of acting (and reading) as they learn the art of staged readings. This class will require a deep-dive into character work as students will not have any sets or props to lean on to help tell their stories.

Ages 8–12 | Fridays, 4 pm – 5:30 pm | September 9–30

Waco Civic Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Michael Saldana & Joel Wood @ Pivovar
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Michael Saldana

Local country artists Michael Saldana and Joel Wood play the Pivovar biergarten.

Pivovar on Yelp (includes map and directions)


Caroline Spence @ Poage Park
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and come enjoy live music by Caroline Spence at Poage Park in Woodway.

Free admission.

Poage Park on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Macramé Pumpkin Pot Plant Hanger Workshop @ YOUtopia Essentials
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In partnership with Youtopia Essentials and Wet Planties, join Moon Mountain Macramé for this pumpkin pot plant hanger workshop.

Your ticket includes:

  • 2 hours of instruction
  • All macramé materials
  • A cute little pumpkin plant pot
  • Wet Planties plant of your choice

Your ticket purchase also automatically enters you in an exclusive giveaway the night of the workshop.

Directions to YOUtopia Essentials.

Tha Johnny Joes @ Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Johnny Joe Ramos

Come out to Fuzzy’s on Saturday to hear Tha Johnny Joes play all your favorite hits.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Yelp (includes map and directions)