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Act Locally Waco - Events May 10 - 16

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton brings us a plethora of events dedicated to Mother's Day for this weekend and next week. 

Superhero Mom 

Murder at the Superhero Convention: A Murder Mystery Dinner Event(Brazos Theatre) 

If your mom is a superhero, then you should consider taking her to the Brazos Theatre tonight, May 10, or tomorrow night, May 11, for their newest murder mystery dinner theatre: Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention.  Doors open for dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m..  Tickets are just under $30.

Musical Mamma 

CaBEARet(Baylor Theatre) and Fight For Five Kick Off to Summer Festival(Lochridge-Priest, Inc.) 

If your mom really knows how to make your heart sing, take her out for some music. If she likes musical theatre, tonight, May 10, is CaBEARet, a musical revue to raise money for scholarships for Baylor’s musical theatre program. The theme this year is “Sic’em Sondheim.”  CaBEARet will take place at Baylor’s Mabee Theatre. The box office opens at 6:30 PM and tickets are $20. 

Or, if your mom likes her music a little less New York-y and a little more Texas, then she will love the Fight For Five Kick Off to Summer Music Festival. It kicks off tonight, May 10, featuring a BBQ cook off and music by the Bart Crow Band and Texas legend, Ray Wylie Hubbard. The show will take place outside if the weather is nice, or inside if it is not, at the Karem Shrine Building at 400 Karem Shrine Circle.  Tickets are $20.  Gates open at 7 p.m. Coolers are allowed, but no glass containers.  Proceeds benefit Lochridge Priest employees who were injured in last year’s Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion. 

Drama Mamma 

Waco Civic Theatre: Mamma Mia!(Waco Civic Theatre)

If your mamma loves drama, then of course you HAVE to take her to see Mamma Mia at the Waco Civic Theatre.  There are shows tonight, May 10, and tomorrow nigh, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon and Sunday, May 12,  at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are right around $20.  

If your momma told you, you better shop around…

CoTown Collab Market & Workshops

If your momma told you, you better shop around, then you should return the favor by taking her out for some shopping… and lucky for you this is the weekend of the first ever Co-Town Collab! CoTown Collab is a two-day event, today, May 10, and tomorrow, May 11, with a focus on shopping local. It includes a market where LOCAL artisans and stores will be selling their goods, and workshops where LOCAL folks will be teaching the tricks of their trade, from floral design to cookie decorating. The market is FREE. The workshops have an admission fee and tickets can be purchased at The whole thing takes place at the Phoenix on third street downtown.  Doors open today from 2 until 8 and tomorrow from 9 until 6. 

Very Hungry Momma

Mother’s Day Breakfast(Bledsoe-Miller Community Center)

If you have a very hungry mamma, you can take her to the Bledsoe-Miller Community Center tomorrow morning, May 11, for a free homemade breakfast from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  And on Sunday, May 12, several places downtown including The Hippodrome  and Barnett’s Public House will be preparing special Mother’s Day Brunches.  After you feed your mom, you might want to swing by the Mayborn Museum.  This is the last weekend of the “Very Eric Carle" Exhibit and she might want to say good-bye to her friend the Very Hungry Caterpillar. 

If your momma is a star… 

Celebrate Astronomy Day (Mayborn Museum)(Mayborn Museum Complex)

Speaking of the Mayborn Museum, if your mom is a star, you might want to take her to the Mayborn Museum for Astronomy Day. It's tomorrow, May 11, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  and she, and whatever little astronauts she might choose to bring with her, will get a chance to explore our solar system through hands-on activities. 


Historical Momma 

Waco Walks: 3d Annual Tornado Walk(Waco Walks, Historic Waco Foundation, Act Locally Waco) 

If your mom is one for the history books, then she might enjoy learning a little Waco History. There are a couple of great opportunities for that this week. We hope you will bring her out tomorrow afternoon, May 11, for the Waco Walks, tornado walk.  This free tour will meet up at the Tornado Memorial at the corner of 4th and Austin and take a 2-mile hike through downtown tracing the path of the 1953 tornado.  Eric Ames from the Baylor Libraries will share facts and legends about the big storm along the way. 

Historic Homes of Waco Lecture presented by Kenneth Hafertepe(Mayborn Museum Complex)

And on Thursday evening, May 16, the Mayborn Museum is hosting a lecture by Baylor Professor Kenneth Hafertepe.  He will be discussing his recently published book, Historic Homes of Waco, Texas. This a great way to pick up lots of Waco History through the lens of architecture. The lecture will take place at 6 PM, admission is included in admission to the museum. 

Fast Momma 

Best 5K on the Brazos (Waco Striders Running Club)

If your mom runs just a little ahead of the pack, sign her up for the Best 5K on the Brazos.  It’s a flat, scenic course that runs along the Brazos River, the perfect opportunity to snag a personal best time as part of the Mother’s Day weekend celebration. Meet up at Indian Spring Park. Late Registration is tomorrow morning, May 11, from 7 – 7:45. The race starts at 8. Registration is $30. 

Wild Momma

Mother’s Day at Cameron Park Zoo: Moms and Grandmoms with kids get in free!

If your mom likes to walk on the wild side, then be sure to bring her to the Cameron Park Zoon on Sunday, May 12, any time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Moms and Grandmoms accompanied by their children will receive free admission. 

Most original Momma in the Whole Wide World… 

The Most Original Birthday Party Ever (in the whole wide world!)(Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute) 

Finally, if you have the most original momma in the whole wide world, the you should take her to the Dr Pepper Museum tomorrow, May 11.  They are celebrating the museum’s 28th birthday and admission into the Museum will be $2 for everyone. 

You can find these events and more on Act Locally Waco's full calendar online here