Ready for a fresh start?
See what 2020 has to offer in Waco this week by taking in some art, laughing at the comedy club, or checking out the Oak Ridge Boys at the Waco Hippodrome!
Resolution: Enjoy Waco Arts & Entertainment Scene
Fri Jan 10 – Wandering artists Excursions in Monochrome
If your resolution for 2020 is to get out and enjoy the arts and entertainment scene in Waco, we can help you with that, starting tonight! The KIERAN-SISTRUNK FINE ART GALLERY at 2120 Washington Avenue is hosting photography exhibition – Wandering Artists Excursions in Monochrome. If you love black and white photography or travel photography, you will enjoy this show that highlights the travels of artists Mark Kieran and Susan Sistrunk. You can even take a piece of their travels home with you. Prints will be available The gallery is open from 1 to 6 PM Tuesday through Fridahiy and from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. This exhibit runs through January 31. It’s free to attend.
A new, fun entertainment opportunity popped up in Waco over the Holidays. The Silo District Comedy Club at 324 S. 6th street opened its doors on New Year’s Eve. Colin Moulton and Mark Evans will be performing tonight and tomorrow night at 7 and 9:30. Tickets are $34.95 and you can buy your tickets at the door or on-line at thesilodistrict.com.
Wed Jan 15 - Open Paint Night! (Kieran Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery)
On Wednesday the Kieran Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery invites you to Open Paint Night. It’s your chance to work on individual painting projects with other artists. The Kieeran Sistrunk galler is located in a gorgeous historic home on Washington Avenue and it’s the perfect location to carve out some intentional “art time” and learn techniques from other artists within the community. Open Paint Night is Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 and tickets are $20.
Thu Jan 16 - Oak Ridge Boys at the Waco Hippodrome (Waco Hippodrome)
If you are a country music lover, then you probably love The Oak Ridge Boys. They are returning to the Waco Hippodrome on Thursday! Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The show starts at 7 and Tickets start at $50.
Thu Jan 16 - Elissa Lee Koljonen and the Waco Symphony Orchestra (Waco Symphony Orchestra)
If you are in more of a violin mood than a fiddle mood on Thursday night, you might prefer a night at they symphony. Award-winning violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen will perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto and the Waco Symphony Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's Symphony #4. The performance will begin at 7:30 in Waco Hall on Baylor Campus. Tickets start at $20.
Resolution: Get some more exercise
January Jumpstart at YMCA of Central Texas
If your resolution is to get some more exercise, you might want to take advantage of the January Jumpstart at our local YMCAs. January 1st-31st, your joiner fee equals the day of the month! If you join on January 10th, you pay $10. If you join on January 27th, you pay $27, so don’t delay start your fitness journey today. us today! Offer is valid at both the Doris Miller Family Y and the Waco Family Y.
Sat Jan 11 – Free Nature Hikes at Waco Mammoth site
If you want to get some steps in this weekend, the Waco Mammoth Site is hosting three free nature hikes tomorrow. Hikes start at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. Master Naturalist (and native plant guru) Don Alexander will lead the way. Should be a great even for kids and adults.
Resolution: read more
Tue Jan 14 - Books & Brews: A Gentleman in Moscow (Southern Roots Brewing Company (217-219 N. 8th St.))
If your resolution is to read more, you might enjoy the Waco-McLennan County library’s popular “Books and Brews” book club. They meet at different locations around town to enjoy a beer and discuss books. Tuesday they will meet at the Southern Roots Brewing Company on 8th street to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The discussion will go from 6:30 to 8 pm, anyone of drinking age is welcome.
Thu Jan 16 – Mayborn Volunteer interest meeting
If your resolution is to do some volunteering, the Mayborn Museum is holding a volunteer interest meeting on Thursday at 2:30. They are specifically looking for volunteers over the age of 18. Check their website or Facebook page for more information.
Sat Jan 11 - Texas Rangers in Pop Culture (Central Library)
And finally, the Central Library on Austin Avenue is collaborating with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum to present “Texas Rangers in Pop Culture.” The Lone Ranger and Ranger Jim are just the beginning. You'll have a chance to learn about the history of the Texas Rangers and how they fit in pop culture. You can even dress up and become a Ranger yourself and design a page of your own Ranger comic book! It’s free and should be fun for all ages. 10 to noon on Saturday at Central Library.