What to do in Waco this week: 9/4 – 9/7

For Labor Day, Baylor University will be screening "Captain America: Winter Solider" for free at 9 p.m. on Sept.4 at McLane Stadium. Doors open at 8 p.m. and be sure to bring your student ID! Lariat File Photo

By Kristina Valdez | A&L Editor

Monday, Sept. 4

Annual Labor Day Sorghum Festival

Location: 608 Dry Creek Road | Cost: Free | Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the 23rd Annual Sorghum Festival, there will be horse-drawn hayrides, freshly-made ice cream, live music at 12 p.m. and much more. You may be wondering, what is ‘sorghum?’ Sorghum is a sweet syrup made from pressing raw sorghum cane with a horse-powered mill. You can see the making of sorghum at this festival and get a taste for yourself. Also, if you buy something at this festival, the net proceeds will go to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Labor Day at McLane Stadium: “Captain America: Civil War”

Location: McLane Stadium | Cost: Free with Student ID | Time: Doors open at 8 p.m.

Grab your blankets! For a mega-movie night, you can lay out on the stadium turf, where our Baylor Bear football players played on only two days before, and watch “Captain America: Civil War.” The lights from the big screen will keep you up during every one of Captain America’s fight scenes. Your bags will be checked and you can only bring in water bottles, but enjoy!

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Lecture: Evangelical Cultural Engagement with Russell Moore

Location: Waco Hall | Cost: Free | Time: 3:30 p.m.

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty of the Southern Baptist Convention, will discuss the future of evangelical cultural engagement. If you find yourself near Waco Hall or in-between classes, be sure to walk in.

Climate Change Art Exhibit: “The Art of Survival”

Location: 1121 Speight Ave. | Cost: Free | Time: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Closed Mondays

Waco Friends of Peace/ Climate opened the art exhibit, “The Art of Survival,” Sept. 1 at Terry and Jo’s Food for Thought restaurant. Artists can submit art that explores the impact of climate change and pollution on the environment. The art exhibit will be open until Oct. 1.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Live Music at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits

Location: 508 Austin Ave. | Cost: Free | Time: 7 p.m.

Ryan Hutchens will be performing at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits. Look forward to hearing cover songs as well as songs “Fortunate Peace” and “Poor Old Man” from Hutchens’ newest album, “The Last Ten Years”, which is set to be released this fall.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Jazz Ensemble Swing Concert

Location: Jones Concert Hall | Cost: $5 for General Admission | Time: 7:30 p.m.

Spend your Thursday evening listening to “A Moonlight Serenade” at The 11th Annual Jazz Ensemble Swing Concert. Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies Alex Parker will lead the concert, and several faculty artists will make guest appearances. Tickets can be bought at the box office in the Bill Daniel Student Center or online.


John McClanahan: The Velasco Paintings

Location: Martin Museum of Art | Cost: Free | Time: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tues.- Fri.

Former Baylor Art Department Chair John McClanahan’s collection “The Velasco Paintings will feature abstract landscape paintings and water color works from Aug. 22 to Sept. 24 at Martin Museum of Art.