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Events from 05/25/2017 to 06/01/2017

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The Andrews Brothers

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271Box Office
  • 05/25/17 - 06/03/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $12-Students, military and senior citizens

What do you do if the Andrews Sisters can't go on the stage in their USO Show for the troops? Hope that the stagehands have the voices and moves to step up so the show can go on. Mistaken identities and madcap adventures, and the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful Valentine to the heroes of World War II.

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Music with a Purpose: Jordan Click's Benefit

  • 3D
  • 1265 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 05/27/17 - 05/27/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Donations accepted to support Jordan Click as she is saving for Project Houston.

Local musicians come to together to help raise money for Jordan Click who was paralyzed in a car accident eight years ago. The event features Tripp Mathis, KT and the Blues Scientists and the Key City Jazz Collective.

Five Tool West Abilene Christian Qualifier

  • ACU, HSU, Wylie HS, Cooper HS, Abilene HS and Cisco
  • 505-856-2255Ryan Brewer
  • 06/01/17 - 06/04/17
  • Call for times and admission

Baseball qualifier for the Five Tool Show at TCU, DBU, UTA and Weatherford College for 16U and 17U.

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Urban Landscape Photowalk

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 06/01/17 - 06/01/17
  • 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Photographer Nil Santana will lead this workshop on urban landscape photography.  Any skill level, age, and camera welcome (include cell phones)! Participants will meet at The Grace Museum for orientation prior to the excursion.

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Crawfish Boil

  • The Mill
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360The Mill
  • 06/02/17 - 06/02/17
  • 6 p.m.
  • $40

All you can eat Louisiana style crawfish, including potatoes, sausage corn boil plus a choice of two bottled beers or two Mill Sangrias. Live music performed by Blan Scott Band. 

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Paramount Film Series: Father of the Bride

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 06/02/17 - 06/03/17
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors, military and children

When a beautiful young girl announces her engagement, her doting middle-class father must contend with a variety of problems, ranging from money issues to wedding planning difficulties. Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy; color, 92 minutes, rated G, 1950.

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1st Annual YMCA of Abilene Kids Triathlon

  • Redbud YMCA Family Center
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.ABILENE
  • 325-695-3400Corinne Coulter
  • 06/03/17 - 06/03/17
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Call for pricing

Kids ages 5 -17 are invited to swim, bike and run. All participants will receive a t-shirt and top 3 placing in each age division will receive a medal. Age divisions: 5-7 yr. old; 8-10 yr. old; 11-13 yr.old; 14-17 yr. old.

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Abilene Holistic Health & Wellness Fair

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th. St.Abilene
  • 512-931-9890Brett Messer
  • 06/03/17 - 06/03/17
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Free

Gathering of holistic health and wellness practitioners, artisans of tools for sacred living, organic and biodynamic gardeners, and community spiritual leaders offering services and products in service to the community and beyond.

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USSSA Youth Baseball Summer Slam

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 06/03/17 - 06/04/17
  • Call for times and admission

Ages 8U and 13U and under, pool play into single elimination.

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ArtWalk - CALF Kickoff: Garth Williams

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 06/08/17 - 06/08/17
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

This totally kid-friendly event begins with a costume contest, followed by the Storybook Parade, and continues with musical entertainment, magicians and street performances. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await!

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23rd Annual Stars Over Abilene Regional Quilt Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-893-4699Shaula Patton
  • 06/09/17 - 06/10/17
  • Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $5

This show includes quilt displays, snack bar, vendors, members challenge, and classes. Raffle quilt proceeds benefit Rescue the Animals.

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Abilene Wild Hair Tournament

  • Will Hair Park
  • 302 E.N. 22nd St.Abilene
  • 325-338-1635Alan Rogers
  • 06/09/17 - 06/11/17
  • Call for times
  • Free to spectators

A Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event.

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Pixie 6/U & 8/U West State Tournament

  • Red Bud Park
  • S. 32nd St. and Ivanhoe Ln.Abilene
  • 325-676-6442Donnie Hart
  • 06/09/17 - 06/11/17
  • 5 p.m.- Opening ceremonies
  • Call for admission

Softball tournament hosted by TASA District 11.

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Broadway in Abilene: Cinderella

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451Celebrity Attractions
  • 06/10/17 - 06/10/17
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission varies

The Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more.

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Chautauqua Learning Series

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 06/10/17 - 06/10/17
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

This month's presentation: 'Are the San Marcos Springs the Legendary Fountain of Youth?' by Ron Coley. This lecture series is based on the Chautauqua movement which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.

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FCA All-Star Football Game

  • Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E. S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-795-0020Carole Pickett
  • 06/10/17 - 06/10/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • $5; Free-Children 12 and younger

Big Country all-star players compete in a north vs. south football game.

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FCA All-Star Volleyball Game

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-795-0020Carole Pickett
  • 06/10/17 - 06/10/17
  • Noon
  • $5; Free-Children 12 and younger

Big Country schools compete with all-star players in a north vs. south competition.

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Trade Days of West Texas

  • Trade Days of West Texas
  • 2501 E. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 214-850-7566Cynthia McMillion
  • 06/10/17 - 06/11/17
  • Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A community event for Abilene and surrounding areas. Featuring unique items, antiques, crafts, vintage, handmade, food trucks and more. A family event to shop until you drop.

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Air It Out Passing Camp

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 06/12/17 - 06/13/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • $275-Camper

This camp will be for 10th through 12th graders with 100 quaterback positons and 100 receiver positions. Register online, spots fill quickly.

AMTA Showcase Concert benefiting Harmony Family

  • First Baptist Church
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-692-9233Sherry Frush
  • 06/12/17 - 06/12/17
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free

More than 60 students and teachers from Abilene and the surrounding area perform ensembles on 12 pianos, solos and original compositions. This family event for all ages and tastes has variety from costumed performers to concert artists.

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Air It Out Passing Camp

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 06/14/17 - 06/15/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • $275-Camper

This camp will be for 7th through 9th graders with 100 quaterback positons and 100 receiver positions. Register online, spots fill quickly.

West Texas Junior Open

  • Abilene Country Club and Fairway Oaks Country Club
  • 817-689-5120Tonda Alexander
  • 06/14/17 - 06/15/17
  • Call for times and admission

Boy and girl golfers age 6 years to 18 years old compete.

Texas Showcase League Abilene Opener

  • Abilene Christian, McMurry and Hardin-Simmons Universities
  • 817-996-9441Eddie Aguiar
  • 06/15/17 - 06/18/17
  • Call for times.
  • Call for admission.

Baseball players ages 15-18 compete.

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79th Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theater
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838Fort Griffin Fandangle
  • 06/16/17 - 06/24/17
  • June 16-17, 8 to 10:30 p.m.
    June 23-24, 8 to 10:30 p.m.
  • $10-$20-Person

Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical is present on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and railroads and the Concord Stagecoach that ran between Albany and Fort Worth. Threatening prairie fires, a giant rattlesnake, a rowdy frontier town, and discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/17/17 - 06/17/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

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.

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Fiddler on the Roof

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 06/23/17 - 06/25/17
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $12-$25

Paramount Productions' presents this heartwarming musical, directed by Barry Smoot. Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Rich with familiar hits including 'Sunrise, Sunset,' 'If I Were A Rich Man,' and 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker', it is a story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

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Texas Cornhole League State Championship

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 817-797-3361
  • 06/23/17 - 06/24/17
  • Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.
  • $30-$75-Cost to play

Open to any player in the state of Texas or our Regional Directors players that have played and earned points this season. Brackets will be seeded based on TCL points for 2015-2016. Enjoy a great weekend with famiy and friends at this tournament. Sponsored by the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau and Budlight. Regsiter online.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/24/17 - 06/24/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

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.

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State Lineman Challenge

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1554Jesse Burleson
  • 06/24/17 - 06/24/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free to spectators

High school boys from across the state compete in football challenge courses to win the distinction of state champions for their school.

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USTA Youth & Adult Tennis Tournament

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 06/24/17 - 06/25/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Museums & Galleries

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As Is: Rural Realism

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586The Grace Museum
  • 03/23/17 - 08/12/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Identifiable subjects are only part of the enduring allure of realism. Each generation of realist artists brings new subjects, new media, and new viewpoints to the genre. The AS IS: rural realism exhibitions feature the art of contemporary realists who focus on off-road subjects to create unique ways of seeing just how significant the seemingly insignificant can be.

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Texas Noir: Photography by Ashton Thornhill

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 03/30/17 - 08/12/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Ashton Thornhill is a fine art photographer currently working on the Llano Estacado of Texas. He spent several years working as a photojournalist before he returned to his alma mater, Texas Tech University, to share his love of the medium and teach photography.

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Horizonscapes

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 04/25/17 - 08/12/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

The small scale of Katie Maratta’s vast miniature vistas demands closer examination. Only then are you rewarded with the impeccable detail of her horizontal narratives of the vast Texas landscape.