1. “The Voice” comes to Waxahachie, as country singer Jake Worthington hits the road to perform at the Rockett Café and Club on Friday. Worthington gained notoriety when he was named runner-up on season six of the hit NBC TV show “The Voice.” Since then he’s released several singles and EPs, including last year’s “Hell of a Highway.” So come on out and enjoy one "Hell of a Honky Tonk" at 9 p.m. Friday at 5790 FM 813.
2. Kick-off the Christmas season with the Festival of Trees this weekend, hosted by the Ellis County Habitat for Humanity. Santa and Mrs. Clause will arrive at the Waxahachie Bible Church from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. for photos. There will be games, crafts and all things Christmas. The bidding will promptly close at 3 p.m., and all items must be paid for and picked up on Saturday between 4:30—5:30 p.m. For more information, log onto www.ellishabitat.org and like the Facebook page Ellis County Habitat for Humanity Festival of Trees Benefit.
3. The disco band Le Freak will be performing at the Rockett Cafe and Club on Saturday. They will perform from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. The Rockett Cafe and Club is located at 5790 FM 813 in Waxahachie.
4. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so hunt for your treasure at “Junk in the Trunk” in downtown Waxahachie this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will showcase some of the best antique and flea market vendors from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Items for sale including antiques and collectibles, home décor, toys, furniture, sporting goods as well as original items made by local craftsmen.
Vendor booths will be set up in parking spaces around the courthouse along College and Franklin Streets.
For more information, or to sign up as a vendor, visit downtownwaxahachie.com.
5. Downtown Waxahachie says “cheers” at the 4th annual Waxahachie Wine & Art Walk on Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m. with local wines and artisan cheese pairings.
Shops around the courthouse square will offer tastes of red and white wines provided by Cork House Winery, Angelita Vineyard & Wines, White Fox Vineyard and Sugar Ridge Winery. Local cheese artisan, Cheese By Elizabeth, will serve a designated cheese pairing with each of the 10 selected wines. Participants will be able to carry their wine with them as they stroll through the shops. Winery and cheese representatives will have full bottles and selections of cheeses available for sale throughout the event.
Local artists will also set up around downtown to provide live demonstrations and have art available for purchase. Known for his iconic images of the Ellis County Courthouse, Michael Underwood will be one of the event’s featured artists. Live music by Good Question Band will round out the evening’s festivities.
Wine enthusiasts can pick up their wristbands with proper ID in the lobby of the Ellis County Museum, where they will receive a commemorative wine glass for sampling, limited-edition Waxahachie canvas tote and a card with a map of the shops and wines featured on the tour.
Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets the day of the event are $35 at the Ellis County Museum.