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Events from 09/01/2014 to 09/08/2014

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West Texas Fair & Rodeo

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 09/04/14 - 09/13/14
  • Admission: Varies
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Catch the thrills and spills of the WTF&R and pack in ten full days of fun. This old fashioned county fair features children's activities, entertainment, livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, exhibits, a PCRA rodeo, a wide ... Learn More

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Ghost of the Bayou

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6085Kelly Thompson
  • 05/25/14 - 09/08/14
  • Open Daily
  • Included in general admission.
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Come see a rare albino alligator in this special summer exhibit.

Bridge Lessons at The Grace Museum

  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/04/14 - 09/04/14
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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Have fun and meet new people while playing the world's greatest card game!

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1404Victoria Spangler
  • 09/04/14 - 09/07/14
  • Thur.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $5-Person; Free-HSU Faculty, Staff, Students
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An accident prone dare devil and a caustic masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. In a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over three decades of a relationship, Doug and Kayleen meet in a ... Learn More

Juicy J 'Still not Sober Tour'

  • The Silo
  • 5477 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-701-7985Info.
  • 09/04/14 - 09/04/14
  • Doors Open: 7 p.m.
  • $28-Person (Must be 18 or over to purchase)
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Juicy J  and DJ Paul first came together at the dawn of the '90s, when they worked as DJs in the Memphis area and worked together producing dark rap as the group Three 6 Mafia. Juicy J launched his solo rapping career during a ... Learn More

Tot Spot - Sept. 2014

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 09/04/14 - 09/05/14
  • Thurs. & Fri.: 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • $5-Non-Members; Members Free
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This popular program, for ages 3 to 5 and parents, features hands-on activities and gallery games.

Abilene Christian University's Movies on the Hill: Rudy

  • Front Lawn
  • N. Judge Ely Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-2707Jennifer Ellison
  • 09/05/14 - 09/05/14
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Grab a lawn chair and join us for a movie under the stars. Please bring travel size hygiene products and toilet paper to benefit Christian Service Center.

AISD Fall Team Tennis Tournament

  • Abilene & Cooper High Schools
  • 325-677-1731Coach Stacy Bryan
  • 09/05/14 - 09/06/14
  • Spectators Free

Art Adventure - Sept. 2014

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/05/14 - 09/05/14
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free (Reservations Requested)
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This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

Abilene Gold and Treasure Expo

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 808-635-0525Mike Duran
  • 09/06/14 - 09/07/14
  • Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5-Adults; Free- Children 12 & younger with paid adult
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Live equipment demonstrations - $10K in prizes - Seminars - Panning Lessons - Free gold to first 100 attendees each day

Family Fun Saturdays 09-06-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/06/14 - 09/06/14
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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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 ... Learn More

Smile Empty Soul

  • Legends Sports Bar
  • 1082 S. 2nd St., 2nd FloorAbilene
  • 325-701-7985Info.
  • 09/06/14 - 09/06/14
  • Doors Open: 7 p.m.
  • Free
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This aggro-rock trio provides an impressive mix of thoughtful lyricism, melodic structure, and hard-hitting riffs.

Museums & Galleries

William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/12/14 - 09/27/14
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This new exhibition features work from both the film and book about the Robinsons, storyboards and drawings from his Oscar-winning animated short- film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, and his feature length film Robots... Learn More

'Sublime Gestures' by Tom Turner

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 08/05/14 - 09/27/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This Texas native's innovative photographic techniques investigate the relationship between man and the environment, examining the traces and marks that humans leave on their environments and the marks that the environment leaves upon... Learn More

Julie Speed Paper Cut

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 08/12/14 - 02/14/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Featuring intricate collage work with elements of the surreal and real combined to explore the thoughts and feelings that haunt the human experience throughout history. Marfa-based Speed is known for her paintings, drawings and etchings ... Learn More

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Last updated August 29, 2014 at 04:05 PM MST