What to do in Waco this Weekend: April 20—22

Ryan Barrett | Multimedia Journalist

FRIDAY, APRIL 20


WHITE BUFFALO MARKET: A trendy and upscale, family-friendly outdoor market with hand-selected vendors that specialize in vintage, tastefully repurposed, industrial, architectural, handmade and artisan goods.​ | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Heritage Square parking lot in downtown Waco, 4 blocks north of the Magnolia Silos.

LIVE MUSIC AT COMMON GROUNDS: Ryan Thomas (Indie/Folk). | Tickets: $10 – $13 at 8 p.m. at Common Grounds, 1123 S. 8th St.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE BACKYARD: Mike Ryan (Country). | Tickets: $15 – $20 at 9 p.m. at the Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill, 511 S. 8th St.

BRAZOS NIGHTS: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Swing, Jazz, Pop). A series of free concerts held each month. Enjoy food vendors, activities and more on the Brazos River. | Free. 7 – 11 p.m. at Downtown Waco’s Indian Spring Park.

THE FRONT ROW OF FASHION: Join over 200 fans of fashion as professional athletes Jerrell Freeman, Perrish Cox and Derrick Johnson model on the runway. Also shop from more than 20 creative vendors. | 6 – 8 p.m. at The Texas Sports Hall of Fame, 1108 S. University Parks Drive

ZOOBILEE ANNIVERSARY CLUB: Cameron Park Zoo is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2018. Their event, Zoobilee, will make a special come back as part of the celebration. | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N 4th St.

BROWNING DAY: The Armstrong Browning Library will hold its annual Browning Day. This year’s program will feature a lecture by Dr. Kirstie Blair, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, on the Brownings and working-class readers. | 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

23RD ANNUAL FIGHTIN’ BEAR GOLF CLASSIC: Featuring the Golf Classic and Baylor’s inaugural Green and Gold Weekend. Baylor Memorabilia and more to bid on. | 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course, 5201 Bagby Ave.

BAYLOR SYMPHONIC BAND: led by Associate Director of Bands Isaiah Odajima. | Free. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Jones Concert Hall, 110 Baylor Ave.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21


WHITE BUFFALO MARKET: A trendy, up scale, family-friendly outdoor market with hand-selected vendors that specialize in vintage, tastefully repurposed, industrial, architectural, handmade and artisan goods.​ | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Heritage Square parking lot in downtown Waco, 4 blocks north of the Magnolia Silos.

GREEN AND GOLD SPRING GAME: Join the bears at McLane Stadium to get your first look at Head Coach Matt Rhule and the 2018 Baylor Bears Football team during Green & Gold Weekend. | Free. 12:00 p.m. at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

THE PRESIDENT’S CONCERT: J. Eric Wilson, director of bands at Baylor University, conducts the Wind Ensemble in a program for brass, winds, and percussion. For ticket information, call the Baylor University Box Office. | 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Jones Concert Hall, 110 Baylor Ave.

APRIL DINNER EVENT: The focus will be Brazilian fare with highlights on a zesty wild-caught salmon recipe, traditional sauces, and the storied Pastel de tres leches. Reservations required. | $54. First seating at 5:30 p.m., second seating at 7:30 p.m. at Cafe Homestead, 608 Dry Creek Rd.

WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET: A variety of vendors featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 500 Washington Ave.

NCEA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: 2018 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship. | 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd.

LIVE MUSIC AT LA FIESTA: Johnny Joe Ramos (Country). | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at 3815 Franklin Ave.

IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY: The Comedy Show for Horrible People! This improv show, based on the infamous card game, makes its popular return. | 7:30 p.m. at Waco Winery Tasting Room & Rooftop Patio, 708 Austin Ave.


SUNDAY, MARCH 22


WOMEN’S CHOIR AND BELLA VOICE: Director of Choral Activities Lynne Gackle conducts these two splendid Baylor University choirs. | Free. 3 – 4:00 p.m. at Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE BACKYARD: Luke LaGrange (Country) . | 9:00 p.m. at The Backyard Bar & Grill, 511 S. 8th St.

FIRST RESPONDER HALF MARATHON: Run to celebrate, honor and remember First Responders from all across the country. A flat course of 13.1 miles, starting and ending at Waco’s newest and finest Number One Fire Station, will include running through historic Central Texas and along the Brazos River | Free. 8:00 a.m. at Number One Fire Station, 100 Peach St.


ONGOING

BFA EXHIBITION: Baylor Bachelor of Fine Art students display their senior portfolios at the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper Schafer Fine Arts building. | Free, Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday.

NORTHERN TRIANGLE ART EXHIBIT: Baylor’s Social Innovation Collaboration Initiative (BAY-SIC) is displaying artifacts and artwork that focus on the current Central American Refugee Crisis. | Free, April 19 through Sept. 16 at the Mayborn Museum. Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and Friday – Saturday. 10 a.m. –8 p.m. Thursday. 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday