Art and Culture

Art and culture

It's Fourth of July weekend and there's plenty going on during the week ahead. In this episode you can find out about all the Independence Day happenings, including other events, like where to catch some improv, some live music and more summer fun. We also breakdown the roots of the intro song we use for Act Locally Waco. 

Suspenseful story of a Catholic plot to blow up Parliament and kill King James I.

After more than 40 years hosting A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is going into semi-retirement. His final show will air on KWBU this Saturday at 5 p.m. with the encore airing this Sunday at 11 a.m.


It's the last weekend in June and there's plenty to keep you busy in Wacotown. You can catch a pair of plays starting this weekend. Baylor Theater presents "Pavilion" and the Waco Children's Theater hosts their rendtion of "Guys and Dolls." On Saturday there's a pump track demonstration at Cameron Park and you can go star-gazing with the Central Texas Astronomical Society. You can find out about more events on this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 

The thought-provoking story of a road trip with a Buddhist Monk.

It's both Juneteenth and Father's day weekend and there are plenty of ways to celebrate both events. There's also Hewitt's Dog Days of Summer festival, the Waco Children's theatre's latest play, and the One Book, One Waco kickoff.  You can hear about plenty more events in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 

Amusing tale of the discovery of one of the largest buried ships from the Anglo-Saxon period.

Suspenseful story of two men, three women, and a murder.

Don't let the rain slow your weekend down, as there's plenty to down in Waco. It's the first Friday of the month so there will be plenty of downtown activities for First Friday.  There's plenty more to do this weekend, from live music at the Wade Bowen Music Festival to the grand opening of t he Dewey Community Center. For more information visit Act Locally Waco

Tale of a doctor who struggles with his medical oath.

It's Memorial day weekend and there's plenty to do to honor those in the armed services, including a Vietnam memorial service Friday night. Other events this weekend include the Woodway Wine Tour, Brazos Theatre Group's  latest performance, and Imaginate - the latest exhibit at the Mayborn museum. 

Short-listed for the Booker Prize, this heart wrenching novel focuses on the problem of evil.

There's plenty to do in Wacotown this week, and Ashley Bean Thornton has the rundown. You can get your weekend started with some Friday night music, jump start your Saturday with a trail run, and go to China Spring's food truck festival. 

Enchanting, beautifully written tale of elves living amongst mere mortals.

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, John Updike is a master wordsmith.