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$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)

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)

Darrell Ray @ Sunday's Caribbean Oasis
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

darrell-rayAcoustic country artist Darrell “D-Rail” Ray, Waco’s own music outlaw, performs at Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill.

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

Friday Night Dinner @ Lighthouse Coffee & Wine
Sep 23 @ 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.


  • Chef’s choice appetizer
  • Choice of fall salad with spinach, red apple, cranberries, feta, avocado, and champagne dressing, or chicken noodle soup, topped with cheddar.
  • Choice of beef filet with mushroom sauce, or prawns with black garlic butter, served with mashed sweet potato topped with bacon and garlic broccolini.
  • Caramel cheesecake

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

Directions to Lighthouse Coffee & Wine.

Hannah Rose @ Southern Roots Brewing Co.
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

hannah roseDon’t miss Hannah Rose this Friday night at Southern Roots.

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

Holly Tucker @ Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

holly-tuckerLocal country music star Holly Tucker plays an acoustic show at Twisted Sisters.

Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

Jonna Mae @ Camp Fimfo Waco
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jonna Mae

Come jam, eat, and drink with Waco’s own Jonna Mae 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.

The Ballou’s Cats @ Triple B's Smokehouse Bar & Grill (Hewitt)
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

the-ballous-catsCome hear The Ballou’s Cats at Triple B’s as they play an array of different songs from classic rock to Top 40.

Directions to Triple B’s Smokehouse (Hewitt).

‘The Light in the Piazza’ @ Waco Civic Theatre
Sep 23 @ 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)

Divas’ Dragaret @ Brazos Theatre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Divas are back and ready to slay the Brazos Theatre stage with Waco’s premier drag and cabaret show. And all new: it’s the Dragaret VIP Experience. Grab your tickets before they’re gone… and don’t forget to bring those dollar bills to tip your favorite performers.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

Brazos Theatre on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Fenix Theory @ Lakeside Bar
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

fenix-theoryTrust us: You don’t want to miss Fenix Theory at Lakeside this Friday night.

Lakeside Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

John Austin @ Blue Dog Wine & Martini Bar
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

blue-dogCheck out John Austin at Blue Dog for a relaxing evening with your favorite cocktail.

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

Lauren January & Luke LaGrange @ Freight Bar
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lauren January

Lauren January and Luke LaGrange play Freight starting at 8 pm.

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Sanger Heights Blues Allstars @ Stay Classy Waco
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hear live music from local jazz supergroup Sanger Heights Blues Allstars, featuring Chuck Jennings, Beth Ullman, Dave Innis, and Ed Taylor. Plus, you never know who might show up to sit in for a song or two!

Directions to Stay Classy Waco.

Seth Sammons @ Papa Joe's Texas Saloon
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Seth Sammons makes his Papa Joe’s debut with this acoustic show.

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

Touch of Grey @ BIG's Mayberry Tavern
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

touch-of-greyBeloved local band Touch of Grey brings energetic classic rock sounds to the BIG’s stage.

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

Gary Hobbs @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Karaoke @ Chapter 11
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 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.

Skittles Waco Wild West 100 @ Heritage Square
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A family tradition for people all over Texas, the Waco Wild West 100 has been around since 1985. All volunteer-driven and a 501c3 nonprofit, the ride’s goals are to encourage and motivate people to cycle, promote safe riding and camaraderie, as well as to donate to local nonprofits. Additional funds raised over the years have been donated to Be The Match Registry® and various other local organizations.

  • 6:30 am – 8 am: Packet pick up and onsite registration, Heritage Square, 300 Austin Avenue
  • 7 am – 8 am: Optional pancake breakfast available for purchase for $7. Includes juice, coffee, pancakes, and a choice of bacon or sausage. Pay directly to Sergio’s onsite
  • 8 am: Start at 100 Washington Street
  • 9 am – 2:00 pm: Finish line, Heritage Square. Finisher medals, candy line, beer for those 21 and older (must have proof of age)
  • 2 pm: Finish line and course are officially closed. If you continue to ride, you are doing so at your own risk.

Directions to Heritage Square.

7th Annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show @ China Spring Tabernacle Community Center
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

classic-car-showTake a drive out to China Spring on Saturday for the 7th Annual Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show. See some great rides, and check out the vendors, raffles, silent auction, and food trucks.

Directions to China Spring Tabernacle Community Center.


Farmers Market @ Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Sep 24 @ 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: Gardening with Kids @ Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visit the McLennan County Master Gardeners booth at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market for helpful information about how to make gardening interesting for kids.

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

Flourish: Learn, Grow, Thrive @ Republic Gun Club
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

You’re invited to Republic Gun Club to practice your shooting skills, followed by a delicious champagne brunch and flower arranging session. There is no cost to attend, and your range fee will be covered. You will be responsible for purchasing your eye and ear protection, any gun rental fees, and any ammunition purchases.

Flourish by Waco Social is a series of events designed to empower women through conversations with trusted local experts. Tackle topics and issues that you may want to know more about to grow your level of understanding and confidence.

Directions to Republic Gun Club.