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Events from 04/18/2015 to 04/25/2015

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Crimes of the Heart

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271Box Office
  • 04/16/15 - 04/18/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $12-Students, Seniors, Active Military
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This tragic comedy is about the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at their grandfather's  home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi ... after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio, raised in a dysfunctional ... Learn More

ACU Theatre Presents: Ghost The Musical

  • Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Box Office
  • 04/17/15 - 04/18/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Person
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Suitable for ages 10 and older. Based on the popular Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 1990s, Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between ... Learn More

Ranch Sorting National Championships South Central Region

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 970-897-2901Info.
  • 04/17/15 - 04/19/15
  • 17th: Books Open @ 8 a.m.; Start @ 9 a.m.
    18th-19th: Books Open @ 7 a.m.; Start @ 8 a.m.
  • Free
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This event pits a two rider team against the clock. Teams work in harmony to cut out the correct cattle, drive them to the pen and keep the wrong numbered cattle outside the pen.

Wild Wild West Karate & Breaking Championships

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-260-6965Larry Fields
  • 04/17/15 - 04/18/15
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Open to all styles of Martial Arts. Friday grappling and continuous sparring for all ages.

Abilene Bowhunters Association ASA Qualifier

  • Abilene Bowhunters Association Archery Range
  • 5001 FM 89Tuscola
  • 325-668-5508Marc Burson
  • 04/18/15 - 04/19/15
  • Shooters start before 10 a.m. each day
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To qualify for the club championship you must shoot 5 of 7 club shoots throughout the year. Shooters receive a 10 point bonus to overall average for shooting the SEP Hunter Warm Up.

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Beethoven 9

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Box Office
  • 04/18/15 - 04/18/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $18-$42-Person
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All three local university choirs – Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Choirs – join together for Beethoven’s choral symphony, Symphony No. 9. Soloists are soprano Carol Wilson, mezzo-soprano Lynnette Chambers... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 04-18-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/18/15 - 04/18/15
  • 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

Hope Haven's Backyard BBQ & Cornhole Tournament

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-677-4673Alana Jeter
  • 04/18/15 - 04/18/15
  • 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Free Entry. Tickets for food and each activity varies.
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This event, benefiting Abilene Hope Haven, will feature local food trucks, local beer/wine, a kids zone, entertainment, as well as the Big Country's first official Cornhole Tournament.

Insane Inflatable 5K

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 04/18/15 - 04/18/15
  • First Race: 9 a.m. with a new run
    starting every 30 minutes until 1 p.m.
  • $52-$75-Person; $100-All access pass; Free to spectators
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Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get 'pumped up' for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to ... Learn More

Original Team Roping Assn. District 2 Competition

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 254-836-9864Lee Percivill
  • 04/18/15 - 04/19/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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The OTRA promotes the sport of team roping by providing a format for roping families in an enjoyable, competitive environment.

Spring 2015 People Party Craft Fair

  • The Mill Wine Bar and Event Center
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-518-6790Jennifer Harmel
  • 04/18/15 - 04/18/15
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free
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Enjoy the day with your local artisans, live music and  food trucks. Celebrating locally owned and operated businesses, organizations, artists, and musicians!

Taylor County 4-H Shooting Sports Games

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1101 E. 707Abilene
  • 325-338-3230Sandee Barnes
  • 04/18/15 - 04/18/15
  • Call about times and admission.
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Craft Sunday @ Buffalo Gap Historic Village - April 2015

  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Katie Moorehead
  • 04/19/15 - 04/19/15
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Free-Children ages 12 and younger, Military, Members
    $7-Adults; $6-Seniors
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Make and take craft activity.

Fancy Nancy, The Musical

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 04/19/15 - 04/19/15
  • 2 p.m.
  • $9-Person
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Featuring the irrepressible characters from the well-known Fancy Nancy book series, this show has been critically and popularly acclaimed since its opening in New York City in September 2012.

Military Appreciation Day - April 2015

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 04/19/15 - 04/19/15
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Free to active and retired military and their family
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Spend an afternoon exploring the Village.

UIL Region 1-3A Tennis Tournament

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-674-6943Jerrod Cook
  • 04/20/15 - 04/21/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Three Days Grace in Concert

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 04/21/15 - 04/21/15
  • Doors Open: 4:30 p.m.; Concert: 5 p.m.
  • $28-$40-Person
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Opening acts: - Hellyeah - Buckcherry - Hinder - Avatar - Aranda. Headliner: Three Days Grace

Wellness Wednesday at The Mill

  • The Mill
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360Mindy Howard
  • 04/22/15 - 04/22/15
  • 6 p.m. - Yoga; 7 p.m. - Class
  • $15.00
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 Wine & Unwind yoga class. Grab a friend and your yoga mat for a pop up yoga class with guest instructor Brittany Suell. Followed by transitioning your diet class. Learn how to make the change to a whole food life style with ... Learn More

DIRECTFest 2015

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1404Box Office
  • 04/23/15 - 04/25/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $8-Adults; $5-Senior Citizen & Military
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Annual one act play festival, directed, designed, performed, and produced by HSU theatre students. Three different evenings of fascinating theatre.

11th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit

  • Perini Ranch
  • 3002 FM 89Buffalo Gap, TX
  • 800-367-1721Perini Ranch
  • 04/24/15 - 04/26/15
  • Admission: Varies per event
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Make plans to join award winning winemakers and chefs under the oaks at Perini Ranch. Hosted by Perini Ranch, Becker Vineyards and Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard.

ACU Theatre Presents: Ghost The Musical

  • Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Box Office
  • 04/24/15 - 04/25/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Person
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Suitable for ages 10 and older. Based on the popular Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 1990s, Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between ... Learn More

ASC Track & Field Championships

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-671-2227Rodney Smith
  • 04/24/15 - 04/25/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Live

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6thAbilene
  • 800-869-1451Celebrity Attractions
  • 04/24/15 - 04/24/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $45-Person

This one-man fusion of theater and stand-up starring Peter Story, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show ... Learn More

Relay For Life

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Intramural Field
  • Olsen Blvd. and Vogel St.Abilene
  • 325-280-3581Josh Steed
  • 04/24/15 - 04/25/15
  • 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Free; Raise $100 and earn a Hope Club Member T-Shirt
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A community event where people can come honor and remember cancer survivors from Abilene. There will be food for sale from local food trucks, games, activities for the kids, and meaningful ceremonies. Relay For Life raises money for the ... Learn More

Abilene Zoo Music Fest

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 324-437-4692Kelly Thompson
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • Bands start at 10 a.m. and play all day
  • Free music with zoo admission.
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Enjoy tunes in the zoo with local performers: AISD's Revolution, the Abilene Community Band, the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy Band, the McMurry Steel Drum Band, Scottish Pipers, and the Cooper HS Jazz Band.

Big Country Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Modern Living Mall
  • 1982 Lytle WayAbilene
  • 325-513-8623Cheryl McCormick
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 8 a.m. to 1 pm
  • Free Admission
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Come and shop for a large selection of water-wise perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, roses, succulents, annuals, many hard-to-find plants specifically for our area. Bring your own wagon. Rain barrels will be available for sale as well as ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 04-25-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 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

The KGR Memorial Run 5K and 'Run the West' Half-Marathon

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1694 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 512-789-4474Jason McVey
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 8 a.m.
  • $20-$80-Person
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The Kirk Goodwin Run (KGR) began in 1984 to support a family who lost a son to a fatal car accident. Thirty years later, we continue to remember that son – Kirk Goodwin – in hosting this event while raising funds to support ... Learn More

Kiwanis Club of Abilene 66th Annual Pancake Day

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-673-1341Tickets
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 4 to 7 p.m.
  • $5-Advance; $6-At the door
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In addition to great food, there will also be a silent auction and live entertainment with groups ranging from country western to jazz. All proceeds from the event benefit local charities.

Ward Brothers Senior Team Roping Assn. Competition

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 940-200-0355Jim Ward
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • Books Open: 11 a.m.; Roping Begins: Noon
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Calf roping started from the duties of actual working cowboys who needed to catch a calf and tie its legs for branding. Watch as members of this association compete to see who can rope the calves with the greatest speed.

Museums & Galleries

Drawing Stories: The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 02/12/15 - 05/30/15
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Marla was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World & A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. She is the author-illustrator of Roller Coaster, Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert, The Boss Baby, and her newest The ... Learn More

'40 Years of Dirty Draw-ers'

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/10/15 - 04/18/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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A retrospective of drawings and paintings by Ruth Jackson and Esme Glenn, two of the original members of the figure-drawing group affectionately known as 'The Dirty Draw-ers' because of the charcoal smudges on their fingers. The ... Learn More

Oops! Make No Mistake About It. Make Life Art.

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/10/15 - 05/23/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Artist Cara Hines is a self-described recovering perfectionist. The art in this exhibit is a metaphor for the way she approaches life, which is to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creating works with her eyes closed or with her non-... Learn More

TPS 23: The International Competition

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/10/15 - 04/18/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This juried exhibit features work by photographers from around the world. The Texas Photographic Society, founded in 1984, is a nonprofit organization of amateur and professional photographers whose purpose is to support contemporary ... Learn More

Young Masters

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 04/02/15 - 04/18/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Abilene Education Foundation (AEF) presents this premier show for Advanced Placement art students. In collaboration with the Abilene Independent School District, the goals of the exhibition is to celebrate young master artists and their ... Learn More

Mid Century Fashion: Remembering the Polaroid

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress StAbilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person

Featuring images of fabulous 50s fashions through vintage film and Polariod prints. The 50s transformed photography with instant photographs through the genius of Dr. Edwin Land’s Polaroid camera and 8mm film made home videos ... Learn More

Mid Century Modern Design

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Throughout the 1940s and 1960s, artists, architects and designers blurred the lines of their professions to create the total modernist experience for domestic and commercial interiors. Hallmark decorative arts from the period will be ... Learn More

Seymour Fogel: On the Wall and Beyond

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Fogel (1911-1984) was an important American painter, muralist and sculptor. He was born in New York and came to Texas in 1946 to join the art faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He is considered an important early modernist ... Learn More

Texas Modernists

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Over 25 important Texas artists who created personalized visions of the modernist aesthetic will be featured in this group exhibition. Important modernist artwork by Ben Culwell, Michael Frary, Donald Weismann, Ralph White, Ward Lockwood,... Learn More

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