Family Fun Saturdays
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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All Hands on Deck!
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

All Hands on Deck!

"this show Reminds americans How it feels to be united!"

- Jack Lucas, Westcoast Entertainment

“I just wanna say your show was fantastic and it’s patriotic Americans like you guys that are the reason a lot of us put on a uniform everyday and do the stressful work we do… and that's coming from a rockabilly kid from California.”

-Cpl. Sam Tussey, U.S. Army

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Grace Gala
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Grace Gala

Tables of 10

All include acknowledgement in the Grace Gala program. Limited seating, please call to ensure availability.

  • PATRON/1st FLOOR:  First floor seating in the Main Gallery or Ballroom for 10 guests with plated dinner.

  • ADVOCATE/2nd FLOOR:  Second floor seating in the Galleries for 10 guests with buffet style dinner.

  • FRIEND/ROOFTOP: Rooftop seating for 10 guests with buffet dinner.

Individual Tickets*

  • $225 each – First floor seating in the Ballroom with plated dinner

  • $175 each – Second floor seating in the galleries with buffet style dinner

*For more information regarding the availability of individual tickets in the Main Gallery or the Rooftop, please contact Sheila Scevers at 325-673-4587 or administration@thegracemuseum.org.

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Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Peace & Love Tour

Tribute to Woodstock, 50th Anniversary Celebration

Return to Woodstock with 2 hours of peace and music. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of a rock and roll moment that changed history. Relive the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Who & more from the Woodstock era as performed live by the national touring Paisley Craze Band. 

Come early to enjoy the pre-show festivities, including Woodstock trivia, tie-dye merchandise, photo-booths and much more! https://tickets.sunevents.com/e/peace-love-tour-abilene-tx

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Rock & Roar with Chris Colston at the Abilene Zoo
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rock & Roar with Chris Colston at the Abilene Zoo

Rock and Roar at the Abilene Zoo presented by Black Plumbing & Maverick Saw Cutting & Core Drilling. Meet some of Abilene’s wildest residents, raise a cold glass and sit on the zoo lawn while listening to live music from Chris Colston from 6:00-9:00pm.

Event Admission:
$15 in advance and $20 at the door
$10 for kids. Age 2 and under are free.

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Family Fun Saturdays
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Paramount Film Series: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Paramount Film Series: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. ONLINE SALES CLOSE AT NOON SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE PARAMOUNT BOX OFFICE BEGINNING AT 1:00 PM

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Sep
5
9:30 AM09:30

Tot Spot

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and their parents or guardians the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on activities and gallery games. Classes take place on the first Thursday and Friday of every month. After the program, we invite children with an accompanying adult to enjoy the art and history galleries as well as the children’s museum. Admission to Tot Spot is free for museum members, and $5 per participating child for non-members.

Classes are limited to 20 participating children with a parent.  Younger siblings are welcome to attend but will be charged if they do the project.

Reservations are required. For more information and to make your reservation, contact The Grace Museum at (325) 673-4587, or reserve your spot online by clicking on the class time of your preference!

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Sep
5
11:00 AM11:00

Tot Spot

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and their parents or guardians the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on activities and gallery games. Classes take place on the first Thursday and Friday of every month. After the program, we invite children with an accompanying adult to enjoy the art and history galleries as well as the children’s museum. Admission to Tot Spot is free for museum members, and $5 per participating child for non-members.

Classes are limited to 20 participating children with a parent.  Younger siblings are welcome to attend but will be charged if they do the project.

Reservations are required. For more information and to make your reservation, contact The Grace Museum at (325) 673-4587, or reserve your spot online by clicking on the class time of your preference!

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Sep
6
9:30 AM09:30

Tot Spot

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and their parents or guardians the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on activities and gallery games. Classes take place on the first Thursday and Friday of every month. After the program, we invite children with an accompanying adult to enjoy the art and history galleries as well as the children’s museum. Admission to Tot Spot is free for museum members, and $5 per participating child for non-members.

Classes are limited to 20 participating children with a parent.  Younger siblings are welcome to attend but will be charged if they do the project.

Reservations are required. For more information and to make your reservation, contact The Grace Museum at (325) 673-4587, or reserve your spot online by clicking on the class time of your preference!

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Sep
6
11:00 AM11:00

Tot Spot

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and their parents or guardians the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on activities and gallery games. Classes take place on the first Thursday and Friday of every month. After the program, we invite children with an accompanying adult to enjoy the art and history galleries as well as the children’s museum. Admission to Tot Spot is free for museum members, and $5 per participating child for non-members.

Classes are limited to 20 participating children with a parent.  Younger siblings are welcome to attend but will be charged if they do the project.

Reservations are required. For more information and to make your reservation, contact The Grace Museum at (325) 673-4587, or reserve your spot online by clicking on the class time of your preference!

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ACT's "Apple of His Eye"
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

ACT's "Apple of His Eye"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Family Fun Saturdays
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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ACT's "Apple of His Eye"
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

ACT's "Apple of His Eye"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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ACT's "Apple of His Eye"
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

ACT's "Apple of His Eye"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Home School Art Day
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Home School Art Day

Home School Art Day at The Grace Museum. Registration required. All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions. Classes are available for K-12 aged students.


COST: Members of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE): FREE
All other students: $3 (per student)

*Parents are required to stay throughout the class.

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Home School Art Day
Sep
10
12:30 PM12:30

Home School Art Day

Home School Art Day at The Grace Museum. Registration required. All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions. Classes are available for K-12 aged students.


COST: Members of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE): FREE
All other students: $3 (per student)

*Parents are required to stay throughout the class.

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ArtWalk: steAm
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

ArtWalk: steAm

Visual Arts at ArtWalk

The following Art museums and galleries are always open and free to the public on ArtWalk nights.

 

The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress Street

Exhibiting original, contemporary art and photography by local and Texas artists in five galleries.

 

The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress Street

An art museum featuring rotating exhibits, as well as a history museum and children's museum all in one historic building. Open and free to the public during ArtWalk, with make-and-take art activities for children.

 

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar Street

A gallery dedicated to exhibiting the art of children's picture books and sharing art experiences with school children in the Big Country. Open during ArtWalk and always free to the public. Make-and-take art activities or gallery talks by exhibiting artists often take place during ArtWalk.

 

Calypso Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street, Ste. 102

An independent art gallery, specializing in art lessons of a wide variety. 

 

The Cockerell Galleries Upstairs, 1133 North 2nd Street

Working artist studios and a small gallery upstairs above 2nd Street, open to the public during ArtWalk.

 

Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar Street

See the library's mural, painted by a local artist, in the children's section and stick around for the children's make-and-take art activities.

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Paramount Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Paramount Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

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ACT's "Apple of His Eye"
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

ACT's "Apple of His Eye"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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New exhibition
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

New exhibition

Artists have been creating paintings that produce the illusion of real objects for centuries. Trompe l’oeil—from the French phrase “deceives the eye”—is the art term that describes the effect of their visual deception. Contemporary artists often create an additional level of content by adding visual references relevant to contemporary events, situations, and observations. 

Nobody’s Fool highlights the work of contemporary artists Kirk Hayes and Michael Bane, both of whom employ the technique of trompe l’oeil in their art.   

Beyond the fact that both seek to “fool” the viewer, their works are quite dissimilar. Hayes’ illusionary depth is shallow with visual elements contained within the parameter of the traditional painting rectangle. His humorous, autobiographical, and sometimes dark tableaus emerge from what appears as appropriated collaged elements adhered to found substrates of faux plywood or cardboard. Bane’s works often appear as unspectacular objects. Yet under close scrutiny, one discovers they are meticulously fabricated ruses making us believe we are looking at the back of vintage painting canvases, collaged surfaces, or stacks of everyday items. 

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Family Fun Saturdays
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Paramount Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Paramount Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

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Off-Road Concert: Shinyribs
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Off-Road Concert: Shinyribs

Voted 'Best Austin Band' at the 2018 Austin Music Awards. Future Fund is partnering with Open Road Abilene to present this concert benefiting Future Fund. Space is limited, so get your tickets before they're gone! Price

$50-Non-members; $40-Future Fund members

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ACT's "Apple of His Eye"
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

ACT's "Apple of His Eye"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

View Event →
Paramount Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

Paramount Film Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

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ACU Theatre: Two People in Love
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

ACU Theatre: Two People in Love

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ACU Theatre Fundraiser "Two People in Love" starring Jenavene Hester and Seth Bazacas. Tickets are $40 and include light hors d'oeuvres at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) in downtown Abilene. https://www.acu.edu/theatre

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ACT's "Apple of His Eye"
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

ACT's "Apple of His Eye"

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past!

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Third Thursday Studio
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursday Studio

Third Thursday Studio: Each Third Thursday, Adult visitors are invited to "try-out" a new art medium (from paint to clay, stained glass, weaving, welding, encaustic... just to name a few.)

Participants create with an experienced art educator in a fun and laid-back workshop environment. BYOB! $15 members I $20 non-members. All supplies provided. To register, call 325.762.2936.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Paramount Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Simon Stephens and based on the book by Mark Haddon. Christopher is a young autistic boy with an extraordinary brain. When the neighbor’s dog Wellington is found dead, Christopher launches an investigation into the mystery surrounding the dog’s murder. As he searches for the truth on his first-ever excursion by himself, he uncovers surprises about himself and his family, exploring the hidden secrets and challenges in everyday life. Tickets are $15. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

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Smithsonian Day at The Grace
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Smithsonian Day at The Grace

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/#TtE3z0ZjQkwEFD3X.99
Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

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Family Fun Saturdays
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Paramount Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Simon Stephens and based on the book by Mark Haddon. Christopher is a young autistic boy with an extraordinary brain. When the neighbor’s dog Wellington is found dead, Christopher launches an investigation into the mystery surrounding the dog’s murder. As he searches for the truth on his first-ever excursion by himself, he uncovers surprises about himself and his family, exploring the hidden secrets and challenges in everyday life. Tickets are $15. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

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Sep
23
to Sep 28

APL Week of Recognition

Expanding on its traditional Heritage Stewardship Awards banquet, the Abilene Preservation League will devote an entire week in September to announce, recognize and celebrate the preservation efforts of neighbors, businesses and institutions, throughout the city.

The inaugural Abilene Preservation Awards, Sept. 23-28, will honor, in separate and singularly appropriate ways, the efforts and energy of local preservationists in these categories:

1) Residences and Neighborhoods

-Beautifully preserved homes in comfortable, compatible communities.

2)Business Addresses

-Commercial enterprises at home in repurposed or in important, well designed and preserved architecture.

3) Institutional Architecture

-The distinctive and sensitively considered buildings of religion, education and government.

4) Heritage Businesses

-Carefully cared for façades or interiors that reflect the ongoing spirit of preservation for vintage businesses.

At each location, a brief, special ceremony of recognition and an appropriate reception, in the morning or evening, with appropriate food and music, will make each celebration unique.

As before, on one day in the week, a keynote speaker will address a luncheon audience in a special venue. Each event of the week will require an admission, with one discounted ticket admitting attendees to every event.

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Abilene Philharmonic
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Abilene Philharmonic

  • Williams Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Journey with my Jewishness" starring Amit Peled on the cello and Elizabeth Borowsky on the piano at the Williams Performing Arts Center at Abilene Christian University.

This powerful and compelling program follows the personal, musical and spiritual journey of Peled, a renowned cellist. From his childhood growing up in a small kibbutz in Israel, to performing in concert halls around the world, he explores the ups and downs of life and the desire to balance tradition, identity and self-expression.

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Paramount Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Simon Stephens and based on the book by Mark Haddon. Christopher is a young autistic boy with an extraordinary brain. When the neighbor’s dog Wellington is found dead, Christopher launches an investigation into the mystery surrounding the dog’s murder. As he searches for the truth on his first-ever excursion by himself, he uncovers surprises about himself and his family, exploring the hidden secrets and challenges in everyday life. Tickets are $15. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

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Sep
28
10:30 AM10:30

Storybook Saturday

  • Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Storybook Saturday: Tale as Old As Time"

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council presents a special morning of music and theater for families at the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden at the Abilene Convention Center.

10:30 a.m. Garden opens

10:45-11 a.m. ACU Theatre students perform selections from their homecoming musical, “Beauty and the Beast”

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Abilene Philharmonic Instrument Petting Zoo and “Be Our Guest” Conductor

12-12:30 p.m. Abilene Philharmonic featured performer Amit Peled, a John Hopkins University cello professor and world-renowned cellist, will speak and read his children’s book, “A Cello Named Pablo.” Following by book signing.

COST: The fee for Storybook Saturday is $5 per family. Online registration will open this fall.

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Family Fun Saturdays
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Paramount Productions presents the Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Simon Stephens and based on the book by Mark Haddon. Christopher is a young autistic boy with an extraordinary brain. When the neighbor’s dog Wellington is found dead, Christopher launches an investigation into the mystery surrounding the dog’s murder. As he searches for the truth on his first-ever excursion by himself, he uncovers surprises about himself and his family, exploring the hidden secrets and challenges in everyday life. Tickets are $15. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

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Abilene Philharmonic
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Abilene Philharmonic

The Abilene Philharmonic's 69th Concert Season begins with the emotional Mahler Symphony No. 4 featuring Lynnette Chambers in the final movement singing the poem "Das himmlishe Leben" translated "The Heavenly Life". The second half features John Hopkins University cello professor and world renowned cellist, Amit Peled, performing Dvorak Cello Concerto.

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HSU Theatre: Working
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: Working

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "Working," a musical by Stephen Schwart, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Chronicles the lives of working Americans in a 24-hour period. It was updated in 2012 for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. Directed by Victoria Spangler. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Comanche Moon Social
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Comanche Moon Social

9th annual Comanche Moon Social benefiting the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Gather around the campfire by the light of the moon just as the settlers did and go back in time. A night of bluegrass music and history featuring Gregg Young at Perini Ranch Steakhouse. $125 a person or $100 for History Center members. Silent auction, raffle draw down and ranch/period attire encouraged.

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HSU Theatre: Working
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: Working

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "Working," a musical by Stephen Schwart, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Chronicles the lives of working Americans in a 24-hour period. It was updated in 2012 for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. Directed by Victoria Spangler. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Oct
4
10:30 AM10:30

NCCIL Art Adenture

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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West Texas Book Festival
Oct
4
to Oct 6

West Texas Book Festival

he West Texas Book Festival began in 2001 and has been sponsored by the Friends of the Library throughout its existence. During its inaugural year, the festival was chaired by Glenn Dromgoole and Jane Jones, the former of whom would continue to chair the festival for the next 17 years. Having stepped down from being the chair, the festival continues as a means of offering the community with a great connection to a love of books and authors.

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HSU Theatre: Working
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: Working

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "Working," a musical by Stephen Schwart, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Chronicles the lives of working Americans in a 24-hour period. It was updated in 2012 for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. Directed by Victoria Spangler. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Family Fun Saturdays
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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HSU Theatre: Working
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: Working

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "Working," a musical by Stephen Schwart, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Chronicles the lives of working Americans in a 24-hour period. It was updated in 2012 for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. Directed by Victoria Spangler. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Broadway Princess Party
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Broadway Princess Party

Abilene-based Highmont Events presents the "Broadway Princess Party" featuring Laura Osnes, Susan Egan and Courtney Reed at Paramount Theatre. Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess as this iconic trio of Broadway originals/animation stars host an evening of festivities along with special guests! Named Outstanding Roadshow 2019 by Nashville's First Night Awards, your every dream will come trie as these knockout voices sing the petticoats off every princess song in the book and sharing hilarious and heartfelt stories of their royal antics backstage, onstage and beyond! This is an enchanted evening with Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine. All seating is reserved. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Tickets are $20-$99.

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HSU Theatre: Working
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

HSU Theatre: Working

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "Working," a musical by Stephen Schwart, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Chronicles the lives of working Americans in a 24-hour period. It was updated in 2012 for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor. Directed by Victoria Spangler. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Home School Art Day
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Home School Art Day

Home School Art Day at The Grace Museum. Registration required. All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions. Classes are available for K-12 aged students.


COST: Members of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE): FREE
All other students: $3 (per student)

*Parents are required to stay throughout the class.

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Home School Art Day
Oct
8
12:30 PM12:30

Home School Art Day

Home School Art Day at The Grace Museum. Registration required. All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions. Classes are available for K-12 aged students.


COST: Members of Big Country Home Educators (BCHE): FREE
All other students: $3 (per student)

*Parents are required to stay throughout the class.

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ArtWalk: Great Gurney Race
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

ArtWalk: Great Gurney Race

Visual Arts at ArtWalk

The following Art museums and galleries are always open and free to the public on ArtWalk nights.

 

The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress Street

Exhibiting original, contemporary art and photography by local and Texas artists in five galleries.

 

The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress Street

An art museum featuring rotating exhibits, as well as a history museum and children's museum all in one historic building. Open and free to the public during ArtWalk, with make-and-take art activities for children.

 

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar Street

A gallery dedicated to exhibiting the art of children's picture books and sharing art experiences with school children in the Big Country. Open during ArtWalk and always free to the public. Make-and-take art activities or gallery talks by exhibiting artists often take place during ArtWalk.

 

Calypso Gallery, 1133 North 2nd Street, Ste. 102

An independent art gallery, specializing in art lessons of a wide variety. 

 

The Cockerell Galleries Upstairs, 1133 North 2nd Street

Working artist studios and a small gallery upstairs above 2nd Street, open to the public during ArtWalk.

 

Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar Street

See the library's mural, painted by a local artist, in the children's section and stick around for the children's make-and-take art activities.

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Paramount Film: The Magnificent Seven
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Paramount Film: The Magnificent Seven

The Paramount Film Series presents the classic 1960 western "The Magnificent Seven" about a Mexican village is at the mercy of the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits' raids. Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McCueen, and Charles Bronson. NR. $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors (60+), military and children.

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Oct
12
to Oct 26

Scarecrow Festival

  • Taylor County History Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Scarecrow Festival at Taylor County History Center. Scarecrows inspired by children's illustrated storybook characters and created by local students will be installed on the grounds of the Taylor County History Center beginning on Saturday, October 12. The Scarecrow Festival Opening Event will begin at 1:00 pm on October 12th, and include a variety of family friendly fall activities! Scarecrows will be on view throughout the grounds of the Taylor County History Center until Saturday, Oct. 26. Free-Scarecrow Festival Opening Event
Regular admission: $7-Adults; $6-Military and first responders; $5-Students; Free-Age 5 and younger

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Family Fun Saturdays
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Paramount Film: The Magnificent Seven
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Paramount Film: The Magnificent Seven

The Paramount Film Series presents the classic 1960 western "The Magnificent Seven" about a Mexican village is at the mercy of the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits' raids. Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McCueen, and Charles Bronson. NR. $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors (60+), military and children.

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Paramount Film: The Magnificent Seven
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Paramount Film: The Magnificent Seven

The Paramount Film Series presents the classic 1960 western "The Magnificent Seven" about a Mexican village is at the mercy of the leader of a band of outlaws. The townspeople, too afraid to fight for themselves, hire seven American gunslingers to free them from the bandits' raids. Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McCueen, and Charles Bronson. NR. $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors (60+), military and children.

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Third Thursday Studio
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursday Studio

Third Thursday Studio: Each Third Thursday, Adult visitors are invited to "try-out" a new art medium (from paint to clay, stained glass, weaving, welding, encaustic... just to name a few.)

Participants create with an experienced art educator in a fun and laid-back workshop environment. BYOB! $15 members I $20 non-members. All supplies provided. To register, call 325.762.2936.

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ACU Theatre: Beauty and the Beast
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

ACU Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Abilene Christian University's homecoming musical, "Beauty and the Beast" at the Abilene Convention Center. Featuring an enchanting score, Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" is a mesmerizing experience that embodies the magic of the theater. Based on the classic fairy tale, it tells the story of an arrogant prince who is transformed into a hideous beast. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $38-$7. Recommended for all ages

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Family Fun Saturdays
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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ACU Theatre: Beauty and the Beast
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

ACU Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Abilene Christian University's homecoming musical, "Beauty and the Beast" at the Abilene Convention Center. Featuring an enchanting score, Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" is a mesmerizing experience that embodies the magic of the theater. Based on the classic fairy tale, it tells the story of an arrogant prince who is transformed into a hideous beast. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $38-$7. Recommended for all ages

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ACU Theatre: Beauty and the Beast
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

ACU Theatre: Beauty and the Beast

Abilene Christian University's homecoming musical, "Beauty and the Beast" at the Abilene Convention Center. Featuring an enchanting score, Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" is a mesmerizing experience that embodies the magic of the theater. Based on the classic fairy tale, it tells the story of an arrogant prince who is transformed into a hideous beast. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $38-$7. Recommended for all ages

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Celebrate the Arts in Abilene
Oct
23
11:45 AM11:45

Celebrate the Arts in Abilene

Each fall, the city’s nonprofit arts groups come together under one roof to celebrate the Abilene Art Award winners and recipients of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council’s grants programs. The Abilene Art Award winners are chosen by each art organization from their pool of volunteers and supporters. In addition, the ACAC will present the Outstanding Individual and Outstanding Business of the Year awards. The luncheon’s decorations will highlight the artist being celebrated at the upcoming Children’s Art & Literacy Festival.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Haunted Abilene

The Swenson House at 1726 St. presents "Haunted Abilene." Family friendly, haunted house, haunted graveyard, scary movies, children’s area and scary maze garden. Food, popcorn and more will be available for purchase. Website: http://hauntedabilene.com

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"Death of a Salesman"
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Family Fun Saturdays
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Haunted Abilene

The Swenson House at 1726 St. presents "Haunted Abilene." Family friendly, haunted house, haunted graveyard, scary movies, children’s area and scary maze garden. Food, popcorn and more will be available for purchase. Website: http://hauntedabilene.com

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"Death of a Salesman"
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Abilene Philharmonic

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Visions of America" sponsored by First Financial Bank and First Financial Trust at the Abilene Convention Center. Featuring symphonic photochoreography by Westwater Arts. Mayor Anthony Williams will narrate. Music includes R. Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier Suite," Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis," and Copland's "Rodeo Suite."

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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Big Bubble Bonanza
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Big Bubble Bonanza


The Children’s Performing Arts Series presents Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza at the Paramount Theatre. See the newest, funniest and zaniest from the Guiness Book of World Records-holding master bubble wrangler. Tickets are $10 each. https://www.cpasabilene.org/

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"Death of a Salesman"
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

"Death of a Salesman"

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller and directed by Jenni Harbour. The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. Rated PG. http://www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org/

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"Bandstand" musical
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

"Bandstand" musical

Broadway in Abilene presents "Bandstand," a dance-driven musical set in the early days of post-World War II America. Private First Class Donny Novitski is a singer and songwriter who returns from the war to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a competition to find the next big musical star, Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans to form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Playing at the Abilene Convention Center for one night only in partnership with the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. Come early for the pre-show party in the Convention Center foyer with adult drinks and desserts for sale. Make it a Broadway night to remember!

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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HSU Theatre: This Random World
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

HSU Theatre: This Random World

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "This Random World" by Stephen Dietz, who teaches playwriting and directing at the University of Texas. What if, in life, “there are only accidents” - leaving all of us to make the best with the random materials we’re given? Directed by adjunct instructor Teri Wilkerson. This will be the play that HSU Theatre takes to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August 2020. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Children's Art & Literacy Festival
Jun
11
4:00 PM16:00

Children's Art & Literacy Festival

The 9th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating the summer artist on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature is a two and a half day event where books come to life. Enjoy fun activities nearly 20 venues in downtown Abilene as we celebrate the books and characters of Loren Long. Registration opens in February at www.abilenecalf.com.

Thursday schedule (events are free):

4-5:30 p.m. Costume Contest in the Elks Arts Center

5-8 p.m. Loren Long art exhibit is open and free at the NCCIL

5:30-6 p.m. Storybook Parade down Cypress Street

6:15-6:30 p.m. Storybook Sculpture Unveiling: Otis the tractor

6:30 p.m. Otis’s Putt Puff Puttedy Party in the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden with entertainment and food trucks

7-8:40 p.m. Artist Talk and Book Signing with Loren Long at Paramount Theatre

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Children's Art & Literacy Festival
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Children's Art & Literacy Festival

The 9th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating the summer artist on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature is a two and a half day event where books come to life. Enjoy fun activities nearly 20 venues in downtown Abilene as we celebrate the books and characters of Loren Long. Registration opens in February at www.abilenecalf.com.

Friday schedule (pass required):

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Loren Long Art Exhibition

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cookie Decorating

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Abilene Philharmonic's Instrument Petting Zoo

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Train Rides

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Face Painting

9 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Palette of Purpose Chalk Art

9 a.m. Balloon & Magic Show
9-11 a.m. Loren Long Book Signing

9:45 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

9:50 a.m. Joe McDermott Music

10 a.m.-3 p.m. May Farm Petting Zoo

10:30 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

11 a.m. Balloon & Magic Show

11:15 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

11:45 a.m. Farm Friends Storytime

12 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

12 p.m. Joe McDermott Music

12:30 p.m. Farm Friends Storytime

12:45 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

1 p.m. Balloon & Magic Show

1:30 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

1:50 p.m. Joe McDermott Music

2:15 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

3 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

3 p.m. Balloon & Magic Show
3:45 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

6 p.m. Movie at Paramount

6:30 p.m. NCCIL dinner with Lore Long (registration required)

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Children's Art & Literacy Festival
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Children's Art & Literacy Festival

The 9th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating the summer artist on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature is a two and a half day event where books come to life. Enjoy fun activities nearly 20 venues in downtown Abilene as we celebrate the books and characters of Loren Long. Registration opens in February at www.abilenecalf.com.

Saturday schedule (pass required):

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Loren Long Art Exhibition

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cookie Decorating

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Abilene Philharmonic's Instrument Petting Zoo

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Train Rides

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Face Painting

9 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Palette of Purpose Chalk Art

9 a.m. Balloon & Magic Show
9-11 a.m. Loren Long Book Signing

9:45 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

9:50 a.m. Joe McDermott Music

10 a.m.-3 p.m. May Farm Petting Zoo

10:30 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

11 a.m. Balloon & Magic Show

11:15 a.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

11:45 a.m. Farm Friends Storytime

12 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

12 p.m. Joe McDermott Music

12:30 p.m. Farm Friends Storytime

12:45 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

1 p.m. Balloon & Magic Show

1:30 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

1:50 p.m. Joe McDermott Music

2:15 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

3 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

3 p.m. Balloon & Magic Show
3:45 p.m. Dramatic Readings & Art Activities

6 p.m. Movie at Paramount

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Family Fun Saturdays
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Evening Music With Adults
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Music With Adults

Chorus Abilene presents "Evening Music with Adults." Join us for a week of evening music with founder Dr. Betty Karol Wilson & current conductor Dr. Dee Romines. No cost involved, but registration required. Come one night to try it out or come all nights and enjoy. Free – registration required.

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Music With Adults

Chorus Abilene presents "Evening Music with Adults." Join us for a week of evening music with founder Dr. Betty Karol Wilson & current conductor Dr. Dee Romines. No cost involved, but registration required. Come one night to try it out or come all nights and enjoy. Free – registration required.

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Rock & Roar with Cody Canada at the Abilene Zoo
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Rock & Roar with Cody Canada at the Abilene Zoo

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An opportunity like nothing else in West Texas. Meet some of Abilene’s wildest residents, raise a cold glass of beer, and sit on the zoo lawn while listening to live music from Top Texas Artists.
Event Admission:
$15 in advance and $20 at the door.
$10 for kids. Age 2 and under are free.
Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to support your local Zoo. Thank you for helping us to zoo more good! A special thanks to our media and production sponsors PPTX Pantera Productions Texas 99-7 KBCY Texas Best Country, Power103Abilene Classic Rock 102 The Bear The Morning Sports Page with Trace Michaels 98.1 FM The Ticket.

Special Event Ticket Refund Policy - All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges will be made. Event is held rain or shine.

Admission Purchase Includes:
-Access to Abilene Zoo after-hours
-Up-close-and-personal Wild Encounters with special Animal Ambassadors
-Access to a private concert by featured artists
-Ability to purchase cuisine from local food vendors
-Ability to purchase beer, wine, and specialty drinks
-You’ll be drinking in style with this year’s collection of merch, available for purchase on event day!

*Rock & Roar event tickets do not include daytime general zoo admission. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on zoo property. All beverages must be consumed within the perimeter gates of the Abilene Zoo. No outside umbrellas or shade structures.

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Music With Adults

Chorus Abilene presents "Evening Music with Adults." Join us for a week of evening music with founder Dr. Betty Karol Wilson & current conductor Dr. Dee Romines. No cost involved, but registration required. Come one night to try it out or come all nights and enjoy. Free – registration required.

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Evening Music With Adults
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Music With Adults

Chorus Abilene presents "Evening Music with Adults." Join us for a week of evening music with founder Dr. Betty Karol Wilson & current conductor Dr. Dee Romines. No cost involved, but registration required. Come one night to try it out or come all nights and enjoy. Free – registration required.

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Watercolor Class
Aug
13
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Class

Instructor: Tamberley Thomas
Cost: $35 non-members | $25 members
Class Limit: 20

*members use code STUDIO19 for discount at checkout.

Join artist-instructor Tamberley Thomas and learn techniques for painting a watercolor portrait of your pet! All skill levels are welcome and all supplies will be provided.$35. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

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Evening Music With Adults
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Music With Adults

Chorus Abilene presents "Evening Music with Adults." Join us for a week of evening music with founder Dr. Betty Karol Wilson & current conductor Dr. Dee Romines. No cost involved, but registration required. Come one night to try it out or come all nights and enjoy. Free – registration required.

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Paramount Film Series: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Paramount Film Series: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

SONSORED BY HALL AIR CONDITIONING Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

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Family Fun Saturdays
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Saturdays

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge. Artist on exhibit: Peter Brown.

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Paramount Film Series: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Paramount Film Series: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

SONSORED BY HALL AIR CONDITIONING Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

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ArtWalk: DogWalk!
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

ArtWalk: DogWalk!

The Center-coordinated monthly mini arts festival features different themes that highlight the best of the visual and performing arts in Abilene.  Every second Thursday, Abilene’s Downtown Cultural District comes alive with anywhere between 800 to 1400 individuals.  ArtWalk is a family-friendly event that enables a broad cross-section of the community to enjoy free offerings of art and entertainment that involve over 120 businesses and organizations annually.  Visitors come from Abilene, the Big Country, and even further to see the work of the artists and performers and to shop and eat downtown. 


Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com


OTHER ARTWALK ACTIVITIES

1.

The NCCIL is open late for ArtWalk night! Tour the Peter Brown art exhibition, do an art activity and check out the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

 

2.


Grace After Dark on ArtWalk night. Free wristband pick-up begins at 7 p.m. - limited to 100 people! Short films on The Grace rooftop begin at dark (approx. 8:30 pm). This event is a collaboration with the Historic Paramount Theatre.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. │325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

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