What to do in Waco this weekend: 10/6 – 10/8

By Kristina Valdez | A&L Editor

Friday, Oct. 6

2017 Pruit Symposium cont.

Location: Armstrong Browning Library | Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Cost: Free

The 2017 Pruit Symposium “Singing the Sermon: When the Message and Music Matter” will be continuing the celebration of black gospel music with four speakers today. Today’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephen Newby, associate professor of music at Seattle Pacific University, at 12;30 p.m. All speakers for the day will be in the Armstrong Browning Library.

First Friday

Location: Downtown Waco | Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Cost: Free

For the first Friday of every month, Waco business and restaurants offer extended hours and special deals. From live music to grand openings, First Friday is a perfect opener for a great weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 7


Location: Waco Hippodrome | Time: 12 p.m. | Cost: Free

Calling all dog owners, the Animal Birth Control Clinic will be honoring man’s best friend with Dogtoberfest at the Waco Hippodrome. Owners are encouraged to bring their dogs and enjoy the pet-friendly activities.

Grand Opening of Thomas Leath Gallery

Location: 2012 N. Valley Mills Drive| Time: 5 p.m. | Cost: Free

With free beverages and art to purchase, Thomas Leath Gallery will become the newest addition to the Waco cultural arts scene. Be on the lookout for Baylor Lariat coverage.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Location: Backyard Bar & Grill| Time: 12 p.m.

The Texas/ Red Dirt music community is hosting “Texas Music Flood” all day at The Backyard Bar & Grill to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.


Oct. 5 – Nov. 12 Danville Chadbourne: Retrospective Part IV is open at the Martin Museum of Art for free until Nov. 12. This exhibit of small wooden figures will fill up the gallery.

Sept. 27 – Oct. 8— Baylor Theatre’s performance of “Crazy For You” will be at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall. Admission is $17 with a Baylor ID.

Oct. 4 – Oct. 14 — The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be open from Thursday to October 14. Fair admission varies each day. The fair is located at 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710.