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AYSA Volleyball Firm Foundations Clinic

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 01/11/22 - 02/15/22
  • Visit website for details

This is our developmental program that introduces the game of volleyball to children ages kindergarten through 3rd grade. Within this program, players will begin to learn the basic skills of the game while also building character and leadership skills. Siblings get a discount!

 

Get Hooked at Cal Young Park

  • Cal Young Park
  • 950 T&P LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6217Parks & Recreation
  • 01/12/22 - 01/26/22
  • Free

A REEL opportunity to fish Rainbow Trout happens this winter at Cal Young Park. Whether you’re a first-time fisherman, teaching that favorite kiddo how to put a lure on a line, or a pro wanting to snag a few fish for the dinner table, this event is sure to please everyone. Over 1000 Rainbow Trout will be stocked prior to the event by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Capture a picture of you or your family while fishing and enter the Get Hooked Giveaways online at www.myabileneparksandrec.com

 
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Chris Beall at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/25/22 - 01/25/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Chris Beall at the Ice House. 

 
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Boone Dugan at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/26/22 - 01/26/22
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Boone Dugan on the patio.

 
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Evan Christian at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/26/22 - 01/26/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Evan Christian at the Ice House. 

 
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Abilene Writers Guild

  • Rose Park Senior Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-721-0326Carolyn Dycus
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Help get the Abilene Writers Guild year started by coming to encourage and inspire as they start the new year with a new resolve to do more writing.

 
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John Hester at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by John Hester at the Ice House. 

 

Shooting Star

  • McMurry Theatre, Ryan Little Theatre
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3889Neena McLain
  • 01/27/22 - 01/29/22
  • Admission by Donation

Snowed in overnight at an airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate. As the night gives way to laughter, remembrance, and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined—and a present that neither of them could have predicted.

 
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'A Texas Tribute' - Bob & Kelli Phillips with the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy Band

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $12

Hear the story of Texas through live narration and historical readings, backed by an original, symphonic underscore. From the Alamo to the Wild West to today – celebrate who we are as Texans and how we got that way. A unique concert tour that combines classical Texas-themed compositions and live readings by Bob and Kelli. Join the HSU Cowboy Band in downtown Abilene at the historic Paramount Theatre for a night of Texas tunes.

 
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Jackson Hatch Album Release at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • Food & beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Jackson Hatch.

 
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KCV Kickoff Classic

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-437-1852Scott Anderson
  • 01/28/22 - 01/30/22
  • Please visit keycityvolleyball.com for more information.

Key City Volleyball exists to develop volleyball athletes in Abilene and surrounding communities.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Brent Fox

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Brent Fox.

 
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TJ Templeton at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by TJ Templeton at the Ice House. 

 
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Girl Scout Cookie Sales

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/29/22 - 01/30/22
  • 12 to 6 p.m.

Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us. The Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains are back for a limited time only. Visit them in the drive-through location across from Chili’s in the overflow parking lot.

 
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Girl Scout Crafts/Sign Ups

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a fun-filled activity hosted by the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. 

 
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Grain Theory One Year Anniversary

  • Grain Theory
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-704-1058
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Grain Theory wants to celebrate and thank everyone for supporting them through such a challenging situation. They will be releasing their first-ever selection from their soon-to-be burgeoning barrel project. For one day only, you can purchase 22 oz bottles of Merlot Barrel-Aged Saison (Forbidden Fields) and, for one day only, purchase an anniversary glass and it will come filled with the beer of your choice - including the BA Saison. Never to touch their taps again.

 
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Jackson Hatch at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Jackson Hatch at the Ice House. 

 
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McMurry Baseball Second Annual First Pitch Dinner

  • The Modern at Motis Building (Floor 3) in Downtown Abilene
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-793-4729Josh Lee
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • $50-Per Person

Meet this year’s McMurry Baseball team and hear from coaching staff ahead of the 2022 season. The baseball wing of McMurry’s Hall of Honor will be recognized. The Keynote speaker is Mark Johnson and dinner will be provided by The Shed. COVID safety plan will be in effect. Dress code: Professional Attire. 

 
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Referee and Score Clinic

  • Abilene Hockey
  • 1110 Energy DriveAbilene
  • 325-280-1173
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Visit website for more information

Abilene Hockey will be hosting a referee and scorekeeper, and anyone else who wants to learn about the rules, for the Abilene Hockey 2022 season. Anyone that would like to coach, referee, or score keep is encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided by the league. 

 
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Shelby Stone at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Shelby Stone on the patio.

 
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Zak Webb Band at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • Food & beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring the Zak Webb Band.

 
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Abilene Community Theatre Presents: Collected Stories

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271
  • 02/03/22 - 02/05/22
  • $13-$15

What happens when an adoring fan and protégé becomes the threatening rival to an established and respected writer? Collected Stories is a literate, intellectually stimulating story from the insular world of fiction writers with beautifully drawn and formidable characters.

 

Just Between Friends Abilene

  • Taylor Country Fair Grounds
  • 1801 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-212-6202Bonnie Bouher
  • 02/03/22 - 02/06/22
  • Visit website for details

Join hundreds of families and save on family needs from newborn to teen (and all sizes in between) at up to 50-90% below retail. Open three days with many opportunities to shop early, and the last day is half price on already low prices! See the full schedule here

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Hadyn Bartlow

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 02/04/22 - 02/04/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Hadyn Bartlow.

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Pops II: The Wonderfully Wicked Music of Oz

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Relive all the wonderful music of Oz in one magical concert event. Hear your favorite melodies from the Wizard of Oz, Wicked, the Wiz, and Return to Oz. Join Abilene Philharmonic as they follow the yellow brick road.

 
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Back In Black AC/DC Tribute at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • Doors Open at 7 p.m.
  • $20

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Back In Black AC/DC Tribute.

 
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Billiards and Barrels

  • The Historic Elks Arts Center
  • 1174 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-676-3775
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • 5 p.m.
  • Call for details

Join the Abilene Preservation League for a night of Billiards and Barrels honoring the legacy of Curtis Robertson. There will be cocktails, hors d'oevres, a raffle and live entertainment.

 
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Family Fun Saturdays Return and Free Art Activity

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-280-9737Molly Bellah
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a free art activity and presentation with the NCCIL's artist. R. Gregory will facilitate a fine art activity, sign your NCCIL purchased books and be available for photos with guests. This event is free, but space is limited so sign up today.

 
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Lake Hike

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Road 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Candyce Johnson
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Call for details

On the first Saturday of each month, join the Big Country Master Naturalists at Abilene State Park for a 5-mile hike around Lake Abilene. You will need to obtain an entrance permit at the park headquarters and then meet at the first parking lot by the lake entrance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

 
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West Texas All Youth Expo

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

Vendor booths, face painting, prizes, showcase games, a Special Olympics athlete game, bounce houses, food, and more. This event is the largest fundraiser for the Abilene Youth Sports Authority. All money raised will go towards the many programs and services that they provide the community throughout the year.

 
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Spill the Ink - Poetry Slam

  • Vera Hall Minter Park
  • 209 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-2242Noemi
  • 02/08/22 - 02/08/22
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free

COVID-19 caused many struggles within communities. It resulted in great emotional difficulties such as stress and trauma. This poetry slam is centered around the theme of moving forward so that participants are given a chance to share their positive messages with all who attend. Whether you choose to perform, or just join for free coffee and poetry, the Abilene Recovery Council can’t wait to help you move forward.

 
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State of the City and Economic Outlook

  • Abilene Christian University - Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1695 Campus CourtAbilene
  • 325-677-7241Stephanie Burke
  • 02/09/22 - 02/09/22
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Free

Reflect upon the year's challenges and celebrate the city's successes as Mayor Anthony Williams and Dr. Mark Dotzour present the State of the City and Economic Outlook.

 
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Daddy Daughter Dance

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217
  • 02/11/22 - 02/11/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $12-Per Person

Dust off those boots and straighten that bow because it’s time for pictures, dancing, and memories at the City of Abilene's Daddy Daughter Dance. The 2022 theme is Boots and Bows! Doors open at 6:30 pm where guests will be ushered in to take professional pictures (picture packets are available for purchase) then head on to the dance floor and boot scoot and boogie the night away. Please note, each person must be registered to enter the dance. The dance is open to girls ages 3-13 years old and their dads or male role models.

 
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Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back - Paramount Film

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 02/11/22 - 02/12/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

The adventure continues in this Star Wars sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).

 
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AYSA Couple Dance Class

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Tucker Smith
  • 02/12/22 - 02/12/22
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • $15-Per Couple

Bring your significant other up to the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center, and participate in a couples dance class, led by Zumba Jason.

 
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Galentine's Pop-Up & Preview Party

  • Makers + Creators Marketplace
  • 806 South 2nd St.Abilene
  • 02/12/22 - 02/12/22
  • 12 to 4 p.m.

Shop small with 20+ vendors, snag some super cute photos at Florence Posies and Happy Yappy, and enjoy all the vibes that The SoDa District brings to Downtown. DJ set by Sotelo and complimentary drinks handcrafted by The Cabinet. Be there to enjoy the yummy flavors of the new Juice bar going into the Gather space alongside all your favorite small shops.

 
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U.S.P.F.O. Valentine Sweetheart Ball

  • MCM Elegante Ballroom
  • 4250 Ridgemont Dr.Abilene
  • 210-718-3634Anna Martinez
  • 02/12/22 - 02/12/22
  • 5 p.m.
  • $50-Per Individual

An evening of dinner, dancing, and friendship at the MCM Elegante Ballroom hosted by the U.S. Philippines Friendship Organization.

 
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Valentine's Day Mixology Class

  • KAO Lounge
  • 137B Oak StreetAbilene
  • 325-283-1718KAO Lounge
  • 02/14/22 - 02/14/22
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Email for details

A mixology class put on by KAO Lounge.

 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Ryan Little Theatre
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 13257933889Neena McLain
  • 02/17/22 - 02/20/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $10-General Admission
    $8-Senior/Military
    $5-McMurry Faculty, Staff & Students

The play is set in Athens and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict among four Athenian lovers. Another follows a group of six amateur actors rehearsing the play which they are to perform before the wedding. Both groups find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular and is widely performed.

 
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Bald Men in Bad Wigs Benefiting Noah Project

  • Oak Street Arbor
  • 137 Oak St.Abilene
  • 325-283-1718KAO Lounge
  • 02/17/22 - 02/17/22
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Call or email for details

Watch 10 of Abilene's finest baldies strut the runway for the title of 'Chrome Dome of Abilene.' There will be a grazing table provided by Graze Abilene, cocktails provided by KAO Lounge, music provided by Emotion Entertainment, and a photo booth provided by The Looking Glass. 

 
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Historic Happy Hour

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800
  • 02/17/22 - 02/17/22
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Free admission
    Beer, wine & special mixed drinks for purchase

A casual gathering for anyone who loves Texas history. February 2022 short-talk topic coming soon, Texas trivia contest (individuals or teams of up to 4 people), prizes awarded.

 
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The Abilene Speedway presents Ice Breaker 2022

  • The Abilene Speedway
  • 6825 HWY 80 W.Abilene
  • 325-725-3849
  • 02/18/22 - 02/19/22
  • Call for details

Two nights of great racing.

 
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Butman Camp's Annual Ladies Retreat

  • Butman Camp and Retreat Center
  • 158 CO RD 674Merkel
  • 325-846-4212Cam Fricke
  • 02/18/22 - 02/19/22
  • Call for details

Butman Camp’s Ladies Retreat is for all women young and old and from all denominations and walks of life. The vision is to bring ladies together for a time of fellowship, worship, rest, and reflection. Butman Camp's prayer is that each lady will receive something personal from the Lord, and that each lady will be revived, refreshed, renewed and empowered to go back into their places of influence to change the lives around them. The retreat includes a Friday evening and Saturday event with use of  the camp.

 

Buffalo Gap Flea Market

  • Buffalo Gap
  • 100 Vine St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-660-2756
  • 02/19/22 - 02/19/22
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Head to Buffalo Gap every third Saturday of the month to shop antiques, furniture, animals and handmade items.

 
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Eli Young Band at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 02/19/22 - 02/19/22
  • Doors Open at 6 p.m.
  • $39

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Eli Young Band.

 

 
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Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1100 Expo Dr.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241
  • 02/22/22 - 02/23/22
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free Admission; Call the Chamber for booth prices

Premier annual regional venue providing an opportunity to showcase many aspects of Agri-business and wildlife management. More than 120 Exhibitors, CEU's, Demonstrations, Ag Scholarship Luncheon and Women's Fair.

 
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2022 Agriculture Scholarship Luncheon

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 State Highway 36Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Ashley Knowlton
  • 02/23/22 - 02/23/22
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $35-Members
    $40-Prospective Members
    $500-Tables of Eight

Join the Abilene Chamber of Commerce for their 2022 Agriculture Scholarship Luncheon during the 2022 Texas Farm and Wildlife Expo. Hear from author, wildlife photographer, and the only official State Photographer of Texas, Wyman Meinzer, while the Chamber's Ag Committee helps to raise money for local agriculture scholarships. Sponsored by Taylor Telecom. 

 

AISD Cooper Classic Invitational Tennis Tournament

  • Cooper High School, Abilene High School, Rose Part Tennis Center
  • 3639 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-691-1000Coach Rosenquist
  • 02/25/22 - 02/26/22
  • Call for times and admission

Join host, Cooper High School, for this 16 team high school invitational tennis tournament. 

 
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Chuckle Shack with Flo Hernandez at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 02/26/22 - 02/26/22
  • Doors Open at 7 p.m.
  • $20

Enjoy the Chuckle Shack with Flo Hernandez.

 

 
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Monster Truck Nitro Tour

  • Taylor Telecom Arena
  • 1700 Highway 36Abilene
  • 325-676-2556Taylor County Expo Center
  • 02/26/22 - 02/26/22
  • Pit Party, 12 to 1 pm
    Event Begins, 1:30 pm
    Pit Party, 6 to 7 pm
    Event Begins, 7:30 pm
  • Visit website for details

See these incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the Monster Truck Nitro Tour. You can also meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party.

 
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USSSA Top Dawg Slow Pitch Tournament

  • Nelson Park
  • ES 11th and Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-677-6950Mr. Darryl Ellis
  • 02/26/22 - 02/27/22
  • Call for times and admission

Abilene Slowpitch Softball Association (ASSA) is having an USSSA D & E Mens and Coed tournament.

 
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Pete the Cat

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Melissa Harrell
  • 02/27/22 - 02/27/22
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • $10-General Admission
    $9-Military

When cool, smooth 'Pete the Cat' moves in with the perfectly normal Biddle family, he rocks their world with his strumming and strutting. Everybody loves Pete, except for Jimmy, the world's most organized 2nd grader. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete takes him on the inspirational road trip of a lifetime! The whole family will love Pete's hilarious jazzy antics in this toe-tapping musical.

 
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AYSA Rising Stars Volleyball League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 02/28/22 - 04/11/22
  • Visit website for details

This is a bring your team league for ages 6-12 years old. Your team must provide a coach. As a free agent, you will be placed on a team with other free agents.

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Masterworks II: The Planets

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 03/05/22 - 03/05/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy Holst’s Planets like never before with choreographed visuals presented by visual artist Adrian Wyard.

 

 
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Southwest Hoops - Big Country Shootout & Small Town Shootout

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 03/05/22 - 03/06/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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Spring Matera Vendor Market

  • Matera Gardens - Lower Level of Sockdolager Brewing Co.
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-201-1289
  • 03/05/22 - 03/05/22
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shop a unique outdoor vendor market in the 'basement' of Matera Gardens, below Sockdolager Brewing Company. There will be local vendors, a food truck, live music and KAO bar services serving mimosas and a specialty spring cocktail.

 

 

Historic Saturday Shootouts

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 03/12/22 - 03/19/22
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

In 1884 the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on Saturdays on March 12 and 19.

 
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Abilene Christian University Wes Kittley Invitational

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 2225 Campus CourtAbilene
  • 325-674-4820Michael Rason
  • 03/17/22 - 03/19/22
  • Call for times & admission

Abilene Christian University Wes Kittley Invitational Track Meet held at the Elmer Gray Stadium.

 
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An Officer and a Gentleman Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451
  • 03/17/22 - 03/17/22
  • Visit website for details.

Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Featuring the Grammy Award winning, #1 hit single ‘Up Where We Belong’, and a score based on the 1980’s catalogue of music that gave voice to a generation, the live stage production is a new adaptation by multiple Tony Awards nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), based on the original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart. The musical is directed by Scanlan with choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin).

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger… until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. But it isn’t until tragedy befalls a fellow candidate that Zack learns the importance of love and friendship, and finds the courage to be his best self and win the heart of the woman he loves.

 
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Cars - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 03/18/22 - 03/19/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

While traveling to California to race against The King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) for the Piston Cup Championship, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in a run-down town called Radiator Springs. While there he slowly befriends the town's odd residents, including Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). When it comes time for him to leave the championship is no longer his top priority.

 
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The 2022 Central Texas Gem & Mineral Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center - Display Building
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-721-4477Linda J. Walker
  • 03/19/22 - 03/20/22
  • Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5-Adults
    $2-Children 6-12
    Free-Activity Duty Military with ID & Boy/Girl Scouts in Uniform

This show features displays of gem and mineral specimens, lapidary, wire-wrapping, and silversmithing displays, as well as vendors selling specimens, jewelry, rock slabs, and more. Fun for all ages.

 
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Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 347-901-3042Gulya Hartwick
  • 03/20/22 - 03/20/22
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • $30-$80

A must-see, the Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic. Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina (Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Lirico, Omsk State Music Theatre) lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet and adds her vision and something more, that undoubtedly will leave audiences flushed with emotion. RBT's dancers bring her choreography to life along with the new exquisite hand-painted sets and 150 new hand-sewn costumes.

 

AISD Gymnastic District Championship

  • Abilene High and Cooper High School
  • 3639 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 32567717311074Brandon Cooke
  • 03/24/22 - 03/25/22
  • 5 p.m.
  • Call for admission

High school gymnasts compete for the district championship. 

 
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The Big Country Raceway Swap Meet

  • The Big Country Raceway
  • 5601 W. Stamford Rd.Abilene
  • 512-944-6201Randy Young
  • 03/25/22 - 03/26/22
  • Visit website for details.

The finest swap meet in West Central Texas! 

 
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THSPA State Powerlifting Championship

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 979-255-0883George Taylor
  • 03/25/22 - 03/26/22
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for Admission

Watch the best lifters in the state compete at the Texas High School Powerlifting State Championships.

 
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Abilene's 4th Annual Women's Expo

  • Abilene Junior Woman's Club
  • 3425 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-698-1768Abilene Junior Woman's Club
  • 03/26/22 - 03/26/22
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Call for details

Join the Abilene Woman's Club for a fashion show, food trucks, 70+ vendors, seminar speakers and more.

 
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Women's Leadership Luncheon

  • McMurry University, Garrison Campus Center
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4853Emily Jacques
  • 03/31/22 - 03/31/22
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Sponsorships and individual tickets available.

McMurry University hosts its annual Women's Leadership luncheon where two female students are awarded the Dr. Sandra S. Harper's Women Leadership Scholarship. This year's speaker will be Vianei Braun.

 
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USA Softball of TX Swinging into Spring

  • Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-725-3837Bryan Nelson
  • 04/01/22 - 04/03/22
  • Call for times and admission

Class C only softball tournament with 6C, 8C, 10C, 12C, and 14C divisions. 3GG (1 pool, double elimination).

 
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Frank Pain Roast Benefiting New Horizons at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 04/02/22 - 04/02/22
  • Doors Open at 7 p.m.
  • $20-$50

Enjoy the Frank Pain Roast Benefiting New Horizons at Potosi Live.

 

 

 
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Steppin' Out for Memories

  • Fort Refuge
  • 364 CR 154Tuscola
  • 325-672-2907Kristin Bishop
  • 04/02/22 - 04/02/22
  • 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Table sponsorships and individual tickets available

In 2022, the Alzheimer's Association is Blazin' the Trail for a Cure and plans are underway for the Steppin' Out for Memories you've come to know and love to return to its more traditional format. Make plans for a casual evening of delicious food, exciting auctions, dancing, live entertainment, and more under the stars at Refuge Ranch's newest revitalized event venue -- beautiful, rustic Fort Refuge.

 
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Storybook Brunch

  • Ben Richey Boys Ranch
  • 2070 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-660-1613Rachael Morales
  • 04/02/22 - 04/02/22
  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • $5-Per Person
    Free-Children 2 & Younger

Join Junior League of Abilene for a morning of reading, crafts and snacks!

 
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USSSA Spring Ironman

  • Nelson Park
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-518-3679Darryl Ellis
  • 04/02/22 - 04/03/22
  • Visit website for details

USSSA sanctioned slow pitch softball tournament.

 
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Dog Man, The Musical

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161
  • 04/03/22 - 04/03/22
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $10-Person; $9-Military
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Kid comic book writers George and Harold set out to write a musical based on their character, Dog Man, who loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.
 
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Women's All Pro Tour Abilene Open

  • Abilene Country Club South Golf Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 04/04/22 - 04/08/22
  • Call for times & admission

The Official Qualifying Tour for the Symetra Tour. Providing Development and More Opportunities in Women’s Professional Golf. Estimated $50,000 Purse. 

 
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Zach Williams Spring 22' Tour

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 501-514-1717Megan Breor
  • 04/06/22 - 04/06/22
  • 7 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

Join Zach Williams and special guest Anne Wilson for a night of music and ministry that will fill your heart and have you singing along all night long. Grammy award winner Zach Williams and his signature blend of southern rock, country and faith-filled songwriting are truly unlike anything else in Contemporary Christian music today. 

 
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South Pacific Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451
  • 04/07/22 - 04/07/22
  • Visit website for details.

Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed woven into an inspiring story cherished the world over. Winner of ten Tony Awards®, the beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’  Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway performances and a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to take you to Bali Ha’i.

 
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The Ten Commandments - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 04/08/22 - 04/09/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and -- with the aid of plagues and divine intervention -- manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.

 
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USA Softball of Texas - Thunderstruck

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 325-733-7122Aaron Jimenez
  • 04/08/22 - 04/10/22
  • Call for times and admission

Softball tournament with 8-Open, 10-Open, 12-Open and 14-Open divisions. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Masterworks III: Mystical Nights

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 04/09/22 - 04/09/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

ACU, HSU, and McMurry Choirs. Jeffrey Snider, baritone.

 

 
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Southwest Hoops Key City Classic

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 04/09/22 - 04/10/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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Drowning Pool, III Nino

  • Heff's Burgers & Bar
  • Suite 1342
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-232-6715
  • 04/10/22 - 04/10/22
  • 6 p.m.
  • $30

Event by J and B Productions and KEYJ - Rock 108. This is a rescheduled concert. 

 
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UIL Region 1-3A Tennis Tournament

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-364-4820Michael Rasor
  • 04/11/22 - 04/14/22
  • Call for times and admission

Watch as Texas high schools from Conference 3A Region 1 compete for regional championships.

 
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Wine, Women, & Shoes 2022

  • 201 Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilen
  • 325-677-5321
  • 04/21/22 - 04/21/22
  • 6 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

Wine, Women, & Shoes is the best mix of a Girls Night Out and one of your favorite charities! Wine tasting, savory bites, silent auction, live auction, Key to the Closet raffle, handsome Sole Men, and more...it is the most fun you will have all year! You don't want to miss it!

 
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Amateur Athletic Union Grand Prix Bid Tournament

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Facility
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-725-2082Scott Anderson
  • 04/23/22 - 04/24/22
  • Call for times and admission

Girls volleyball tournament with groups 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under, 18 & Under. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic: Vino with the Maestro

  • The Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 04/28/22 - 04/28/22
  • This event is free for Mozart Level donors and up or single tickets $50 per person. Must be 21+.

Enjoy an evening of arias, hors d’oeuvres, and specially curated wines, hosted by Maestro Itkin, all under the stars of the Paramount Theatre.

 
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Panto Company USA's The Little Mermaid

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Melissa Harrell
  • 05/01/22 - 05/01/22
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $10-Per Person
    $9-Military

Featuring attractive staging and a humorous script, 'The Little Mermaid' will take audience members to an undersea world of mermaids, colorful sea creatures and comical villains. The award-winning production follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life for her out of the water. Of course, there is a handsome prince, an evil baddie and load of laughs along the way. With stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original songs and lots of audience participation, this show makes for a thoroughly entertaining family day out. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Masterworks IV: 1812 Overture

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 05/07/22 - 05/07/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Faith Fang, violin. 2018 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Bronze Medalist.

Chausson Poeme
Ravel Tzigane
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

 
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Selena - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 05/13/22 - 05/14/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

 
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Abilene Kennel Club, Inc., Dog Shows and Trials

  • Taylor County Coliseum and Display Building
  • 1801 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-794-6432Cindy Knox
  • 05/20/22 - 05/22/22
  • Free for Spectators

Dogs from all over the country come to Abilene to compete in these annual events. Hundreds of dogs and their owners participate in the daily events which include conformation (dog show), obedience, and rally trials.

 
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Mulligan's Outdoor Bash

  • Mulligan's Sports Bar & Grill
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 325-691-0909
  • 05/20/22 - 05/20/22
  • Gates Open, 4 p.m.
    Music Starts, 6 p.m.
  • $30-In Advance
    $40-At Gate

Live music from Flatland Cavalry, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Giovannie & the Hired Guns, and Parkside. Improvements to the show include five entry gates instead of two, reduced lines, more food outlets, and more bathrooms. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. 

 

Historic Saturday Shootouts

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 05/21/22 - 06/04/22
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

In 1884 the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on Saturdays on May 21, May 28, June 4, June 25, and July 2.

 
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Southwest Hoops Mayfest

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 05/21/22 - 05/22/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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Waitress Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451
  • 05/29/22 - 05/29/22
  • Visit website for details.

Inspired by the beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Audience Recommendation:Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, WAITRESS is recommended for ages 13 and up due to the mature content in this production, as the show contains an abusive marriage, adult humor,some sensuality and an extramarital affair, parental guidance is suggested. If you're a fan of the original film, you'll find the stage adaptation an absolute blast – whether you are planning a girl’s night out or a couple’s date night. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

 

The Color Purple - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 06/03/22 - 06/04/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

 
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Women's West Texas Golf Association Annual Championship

  • Abilene Country Club - South Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 3258295375103Judy Harris
  • 06/05/22 - 06/10/22
  • Entry Fees Apply

The WWTGA tournament is a four to five day women's golf tournament. The location rotates among the Host Club members. On the first day, the ladies play a qualifying round. It includes the 16 (or 32) low handicap index players and any other players who elect to qualify that have an index of no higher than 15.9. The format is then match play divided by flights.

 
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Stars Over Abilene Regional Quilt Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 951-442-1922Sue Gan
  • 06/10/22 - 06/11/22
  • $10

Hundreds of quilts made by regional quilters will be on display. Attendees may vote for their favorites on Friday. Quilt shops and other vendors will be there and food will be presented for purchase.

 
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USA Softball of Texas West Pixie State Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-439-1153Willie Beck
  • 06/10/22 - 06/12/22
  • Call for details

Watch as girls compete for the state championship held at the Lake Kirby Softball Complex.

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Pops III: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 06/11/22 - 06/11/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

The world famous Classical Mystery Tour Returns to Abilene! Hear all your favorite Beatles hits such as Penny Lane, Yesterday, Imagine, I am the Walrus and much more! From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you‘ve never heard them: with a live symphony orchestra!

 
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Abilene Music Teachers Association Showcase Concert

  • First Baptist Church Abilene
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-668-5134Sherry Frush
  • 06/13/22 - 06/13/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free

Great music for a great cause. The largest fundraiser to benefit Harmony Family Services, Inc. an organization that provides foster care and emergency shelter for children. Students and teachers from Abilene and the surrounding area perform ensembles, solos, and original compositions on eight pianos on stage. Pianos are provided by Lubbock Piano Gallery and First Baptist Church Abilene.

 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1101 N. 1st St.abilene
  • 325-668-5645Martha Magee
  • 06/16/22 - 06/19/22
  • Call for details.

Be a part of one of the biggest used book sales around by attending the Friends of the Abilene Public LIbrary's Annual Book Sale at your Abilene Convention Center. You'll find the best deals around on a wide selection of books, movies, music, children's books, and more. All proceeds from the sale go towards benefiting your Abilene Public Library. The majority of all the materials in the sale come from your donations to the library and you will be able to build your personal library at a fraction of the cost.

 

Texas Showcase League Baseball Abilene Opener 15U/18U

  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco College
  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco CollegeAbilene
  • 817-637-2453Mark Evans
  • 06/16/22 - 06/19/22
  • Fees Apply

Texas Showcase League offers showcase tournaments throughout the summer and fall. Their venues include various colleges, universities, and professional stadiums throughout the state. Divisions 15U/16U & 17U/18U, 4 game guarantee, *pool winners advance to championship play. 

 

Historic Saturday Shootouts

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 06/18/22 - 07/02/22
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

In 1884 the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on Saturdays on June 18, June 25, and July 2.

 
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USA Softball of Texas - 8U State Tournament

  • Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-439-1153Willie Beck
  • 06/24/22 - 06/26/22
  • Call for times and admission

Area 1 Class A/B 8U State Tournament Regional Qualifier. Softball teams compete for championships.

 
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Southwest Hoops Frontier Summer Jam

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 06/25/22 - 06/26/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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USA Softball of Texas - Stars & Stripes Tournament

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 325-733-7122Aaron Jimenez
  • 07/01/22 - 07/03/22
  • Call for times and admission

Tournament with 8-O, 10-O, 12-O, 14-O, and 16/18-O divisions. 

 
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Full Throttle Basketball West Texas Connection

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 972-977-3318
  • 07/06/22 - 07/08/22
  • Call for times & admission

Basketball tournament with the top boys and girls grassroots teams the Southwest region has to offer.

 

College Scout Day

  • Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, Cisco College
  • 817-996-9441Ed Aguiar
  • 07/07/22 - 07/10/22
  • Visit website for details

Team Showcase League will run a Showcase at all three Universities in Abilene. All teams will play 4-7 inning games in front of college coaches. At the conclusion of the game, college coaches will visit with each team to provide insight and knowledge and answer any questions players may have. 

 
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True Grit - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 07/08/22 - 07/09/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal 'Rooster' Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of 'true grit,' to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.

 

Little League Baseball - Intermediate, Senior

  • 325-854-5810
  • 07/12/22 - 07/16/22
  • Call or visit website for details.

Little League Baseball tournament. 

 
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Little League Softball Championship

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 07/12/22 - 07/16/22
  • Call for times & admission

Softball District tournaments are complete and now it's time for the State Championship. The winners of this tournament will head to regionals and play on a national stage. Abilene has hosted this tournament for the past 5 years. 5 age divisions will compete over 4 days.

 
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Abilene Youth Sports Association Jon Smith Annual Memorial Tournament

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-670-1553Sabrina Bingham
  • 07/15/22 - 07/16/22
  • Call for details

Abilene Youth Sports Alliance hosts the Jon Smith Annual Memorial Volleyball Showcase. This tournament consists of high school teams - Girls: 9th - 12th, 18U. There is a 2 game guarantee. College coaches have been invited.

 
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Abilene Youth Sports Authority Best in the West Volleyball Tournament

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 07/15/22 - 07/16/22
  • Visit website for details.

The Best In The West is a two-day Freshman/JV  tournament to help prepare players for their upcoming season. 

 

Little League Baseball - Junior

  • 325-854-5810
  • 07/15/22 - 07/18/22
  • Call or visit website for details.

Little League Baseball tournament. 

 
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Southwest Hoops Big Country Championships

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 07/22/22 - 07/22/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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39th Tour de Gap Bike Race

  • Old Settler's Reunion Grounds
  • 100 Vine St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-674-3139Haley Carlson
  • 07/23/22 - 07/23/22
  • Call for times and admission

Three rides through the hills of south Taylor County with the 100K, 50K, and the 11-mile family fun ride. For the kids, they will have the Kids Krit! The Steamboat Mountain Time Trial will be the following day, Sunday, July 25th.

 
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USA Softball U16 & U18 State Qualifying Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 07/29/22 - 07/31/22
  • Admission varies

USA Softball of Texas U16 & U18 State Qualifying Tournament.

 
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USA Softball of Texas - Heat Wave Under the Lights

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 325-733-7122Aaron Jimenez
  • 08/05/22 - 08/07/22
  • Call for times and admission

Softball tournament with divisions: 8-Open, 10-Open, 12-Open, 14-Open and 16/18-Open.

 
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The Great Escape - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 08/12/22 - 08/13/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.

Museums & Galleries

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Creating a Community: The State Epileptic Colony in Abilene

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/16/21 - 07/16/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition will highlight the early history of the State Epileptic Colony in Abilene through over 50 photographs from The Grace’s permanent history collection. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - From This Day Forward: Wedding Dresses, 1870s-1950s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/06/21 - 06/25/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition highlights what we now call “traditional” wedding dresses belonging to various individuals in Abilene and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s to the 1930s, most of which are in the permanent collection at The Grace Museum. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - 83 Years and Counting: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military, and families with ID

The Abilene Fine Arts Museum (now The Grace Museum) began collecting art in 1938 with the stated purpose of collecting important works of art “for the good of the citizens of Abilene.” This exhibition features a variety of recent art acquisitions into The Grace Museum’s permanent collection, paying homage to our 83 years of collecting American art with Texas connections.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Focus on Photography: Selections from the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/05/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military, and families with ID

This exhibition features highlights from The Grace Museum’s photography collection including work by Ansel Adams, Henri-Cartier Bresson, William Eggleston, Fritz Henle, Elliott Erwitt, Russell Lee, Marian Post Wolcott, Sebastião Salgado, Graciela Itrubide and Keith Carter.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Kate Breakey: Journey

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This solo exhibition of artwork by Kate Breakey will take you on a journey of her various obsessions: astronomical images, skies, clouds, oceans, trees, nests, shells, flowers, and animals. Curated as a circular visual poem, each individual image will lead you to the next one. The collection of images in the gallery can be viewed as a shrine to Breakey’s reverence for the beauty, wonder, and diversity of the natural world.

 
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Taylor County History Center Exhibition - Russell Lee Photographs

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 01/22/22 - 03/05/22
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

This traveling exhibition of photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. Russell Lee Photographs offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977.

Russell Lee Photographs is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 
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The Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibit: Exploration in Movement by April Rifenburgh

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 01/27/22 - 03/12/22
  • Free

Solo exhibition by April Rifenburgh in Gallery 4 at The Center for Contemporary Arts.

 
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The Grace Museum Altered Photo Workshop

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Get inspired by a tour of Kate Breakey’s photography in the Main Gallery then create your own altered photographs by adding thread, fabric, wire, and chalk to existing photographs. Bring your own image or use one of theirs. No art experience is necessary. 

 
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Adult Craft Night at The Center for Contemporary Arts

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

The Center invites you to a night of creativity, education, and general goofiness at Adult Craft Night, because crafts aren't just for kids! Learn how craft beer is made from James Bridwell, Head Brewer, Sockdolager Brewing Company, and then experience deep 1990s nostalgia as you create next-level craft pieces with Perler Beads. Instructor: Andreelynn Stephens

 

 
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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature: R. Gregory Christie Artist Talk & Book Signing

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 02/02/22 - 02/02/22
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Books for sale in the gift shop.

Artist talk and book signing for the opening of the R. Gregory Christie art exhibition at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.

 
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Exhibit Reception: Exploration in Movement

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 02/03/22 - 02/03/22
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free

Join The Center for Contemporary Arts for their Exhibit Reception for Exploration in Movement by April Rifenburgh.

 
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The Grace Museum: Tot Spot February 2022

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/03/22 - 02/04/22
  • 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. both days
  • $5-Non-Members; Free-Members

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Access to Spark following class.

 
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The NCCIL Exhibition - Work and Whimsy: R. Gregory Christie

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Meredith Mathiews
  • 02/03/22 - 04/30/22
  • Free

R. Gregory Christie started his career along an unconventional path. 'I started painting in nightclubs. DJs would spin records, and I would show slides or do a live painting in front of a crowd. Sounds crazy, I know, but coming from a small town in NJ and having no network in NY, it was an idea that turned into an opportunity.' These life painting sessions led to album artwork and then to his first children’s book project with Lee and Lowe books. His first book, Palm of My Heart, earned him a Coretta Scott King Honor award and started him on his prolific career.

Some of his books deal with historical figures, and others are fantastical and abstract. 'Each one has its distinct demeanor, and I get into each separate mindset to create something beautiful and interesting. I’ve always been inspired by any artist who can alter the human form with eloquence and rhythm. I simply can’t get away from the human form and portraiture. Inspiration also comes from living life and keeping the balance of being social.'

R. Gregory Christie is known today as a multi-award-winning illustrator, whose accolades include a Caldecott Honor for Freedom in Congo Square, art for the New Orleans Jazz Festival’s Congo square poster, designer for the 2013 United States Postal office’s Kwanzaa Stamp, six Coretta Scott King Honor awards and even a 2010 NAACP Image Award for his work in the book “Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Changeauthored by J. Patrick Lewis.

From album cover designs to children’s books to animating films, Christie continues his inspiring journey of art.

 
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Nights at the NCCIL with R. Gregory Christie

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 02/03/22 - 02/03/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $25-$50

Paint and sip with hands-on instruction with award-winning artist R. Gregory Christie. Grab your partner or a friend and enjoy spirits and nosh while painting your own masterpiece with Greg. Each ticket includes all art supplies, drink tickets, and curated charcuterie boxes.

 
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Community Luncheon Honoring R. Gregory Christie

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 02/04/22 - 02/04/22
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

Help the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature give a warm welcome to their latest artist, R. Gregory Christie, at a community luncheon in his honor. The first artist of 2022, Christie’s emotional and dynamic exhibition is a must-see. Tables, tickets and sponsorships available. Meet the man behind this incredible work.

 
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The Grace: Home School Art Classes

  • The Grace Museum - Classroom
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/08/22 - 02/08/22
  • 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Free-Members of Big Country Home Educators; $3-All other students (per student)

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.

 
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February ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 02/10/22 - 02/10/22
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! Adult beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music.