“Frida Cow-lo,” the painted Fiberglas cow in the front gallery at Art Forum of Waco, serves as a good introduction as any to the exhibit it’s in, “Frida Kahlo: Fountain of Inspiration.”

The First Friday celebration of downtown Waco shops, restaurants and entertainment venues adds a new focus on Friday with the start of mini-district hub stations as a periodic way to get visitors sampling different sections of downtown.

Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. “I didn’t think I had to save the world this summer,” he complains.

More than two dozen Waco Sculpture Zoo animals destined for riverside display still remain in wraps, but a possible public viewing by year’s end is a step closer after federal officials recently approved their installation plans.

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a soulful if brooding young man, with a very pleasant singing voice. But when we meet him, the fledgling songwriter and supermarket clerk from coastal England feels stuck in the middle of a hard day’s night. If he doesn’t get any help soon, he’ll end up a real nowhere man.

What a spell for sentient toys. A week after the child-crafted plaything Forky found life in “Toy Story 4” and Chucky was reborn in “Child’s Play,” the evil vintage doll of the “Conjuring” spinoff series “Annabelle” is back, too, in “Annabelle Comes Home.” Surely, a tea party must be in the offing.

Garrett and Kendra Welch, both health care professionals, are opening a Board & Brush franchise in Westrock Centre on Hewitt Drive, one of four new leases signed at the center.

Downtown Waco artspace Cultivate 7twelve will host a burst of arts activities later this month with a more specific purpose than many of the exhibits, workshops, concerts and other activities the space usually hosts: raising money to pay its property taxes.

The music at Friday’s Brazos Nights concert gets rootsy, but essentially American and Texan with a lineup featuring Austin blues-honky-tonker Charley Crockett, Fort Worth rock-and-rollers Quaker City Night Hawks and Houston native/Waco transplant Thomas Csorba.

John Schneider has plenty of hats to wear these days and not just ones that the singer and actor has found at Waco’s Standard Hat Works during visits here.

Dad jokes usually is a hashtag or punchline on social media these days, but on Sunday it describes an afternoon of comedy at Brotherwell Brewing.

Texas country singer-songwriter Deryl Dodd won’t need directions to the Melody Ranch when he and his band come for their show Saturday night: It’s the place that got him started as a country performer back in the 1990s when he was a Baylor University student.

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic ”Rocketman,” a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn’t lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it’s a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it’s gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most conventional places.

Jacob Green and his wife Katie Selman moved to Waco from Brooklyn, New York, two years ago and fell in love with the city’s comfortable scale, friendly people and natural beauty.

Central Texas’ Ted Nugent fans have a home field advantage when it comes to Uncle Ted’s summer tours: The veteran rock guitarist often warms up with a local May show.

Actor Leslie Jordan said “Exposed,” the one-man show he presents May 31 at the Waco Hippodrome, isn’t stand-up comedy as much as the Southern storytelling with which he grew up.

Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling 2012 novel, “The Chaperone” fictionalizes an episode in the life of silent movie star Louise Brooks. Yet the intermittently effective drama that unfolds is as much about the contrast between the 1920s and 2019 as it is about the relationship between Brooks and her minder.