What to Do In Waco this Weekend: March 23–25

Ryan Barrett | Multimedia Journalist



Beall Poetry Festival: A three-day celebration of some of the finest contemporary poets, with readings, a panel discussion and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry finishes on Friday.

Living Word: The play is a small casts readers’ theatre style show which follows the Passion Week narrative, from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to His resurrection. The script is taken entirely from Bible. | Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. $7-12. Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St.

Live Music at Pinewood Roasters: Jaimee Harris (Americana/Folk) | 7:30 p.m., Pinewood Roasters, 2223 Austin Ave.

Live Music at Common Grounds: Dave Barnes (Rock/Soul) | $17-20. 8 p.m. at Common Grounds, 1123 S 8th St.




Bearathon: The Bearathon is a challenging half-marathon that has earned itself the nickname as “The Toughest Half in Texas.” | 8 a.m. at McLane Stadium

Waco Downtown Farmers Market: A variety of vendors featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. Join the fun every Saturday. | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 5th Street and Washington Avenue.

Adult Egg Dash: Texas Sports & Social Club is hosting their 2nd Adult Spring Egg Dash with cash prizes. | 1-4 p.m. at Hewitt Park, 801 S. Hewitt Dr.

Simone Porter, Violin: Only 19 years old, Simone Porter has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She made her professional debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 13. | 7:30 p.m. at Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.





Common Grounds Concert: Cultivate 7Twelve is painting their gallery staircase. In return volunteer efforts, they are offering their gratitude, pizza and drinks! Please RSVP. Call (213) 200-1223. | 12-5 p.m. at Cultivate 7Twelve, 712 Austin Ave.

And Two Become One Bridal Expo: Waco’s Premier Bridal Show has a variety of door prizes every hour, free food (tastings) and some of Waco’s best wedding vendors.| 1-4 p.m. at Phoenix Ballroom, 401 S.3rd St.





Baylor Theatre Presents Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare’s story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families with tragic results for the main characters. $20 | March 20–24 at 7:30 p.m. March 24 & 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Theatre, 60 Baylor Ave.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition: The exhibition opens at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, including remarks by the juror and a student award ceremony. Exhibit open through April 15. Free | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. at the Martin Museum of Art, 60 Baylor Ave.

Deep in the Heart Film Festival: See central Texas indie films and talk with attending directors, actors, writers and filmmakers. $5 student tickets, $100 all-access pass | Various events will occur between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. A full schedule of events is available on their website at www.deepintheheartff.com