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Events from 07/05/2015 to 07/12/2015

Events Calendar

Original Team Roping Association World Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 806-499-3584OTRA
  • 07/01/15 - 07/06/15
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The OTRA promotes the sport of team roping by providing a format for roping families in an enjoyable, competitive environment. 

ACU's Movies on the Hill - Paddington

  • Front lawn of the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building
  • N. Judge Ely Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-4985Craig Fisher
  • 07/07/15 - 07/07/15
  • Food trucks & music: 7:30 p.m.; Movie: 8:45 p.m.
  • Free
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Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and arrive early for live music and fare from local food trucks. Donation requested is  toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, toothpaste, shampoo and wipes for Christian Homes of Abilene.

USATF Region 12 Jr. Olympic Championship

  • McMurry University
  • S. 15th St. and Ross Ave.Abilene
  • 972-283-1451Toni Nichols
  • 07/07/15 - 07/11/15
  • Call for times and admission.

The athletes in this U.S.A Track & Field competition are ages 7-18 and will travel from all over the U.S.

Young Audiences presents: ACU Opera 'The Music of Disney'

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Branch
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Judy Surles
  • 07/07/15 - 07/07/15
  • 10:45 a.m. & 3 p.m.
  • Free
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ArtWalk - Wheels

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 07/09/15 - 07/09/15
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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Featuring musical artist, Jan Seides from Austin, and activities revolving around alternative transportation and Abilene’s plan to accommodate bicycles, Segways, scooters, etc. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where ... Learn More

Texas Showcase League - Abilene Baseball Showcase

  • ACU, MCM, HSU
  • 817-996-9441Ed
  • 07/09/15 - 07/12/15
  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The TSL is proud to bring the 16u/ 18u to Abilene for the 5th year. The teams are coming from all over the state of Texas for three days of competition in front of the college coaches.

Tot Spot - July 2015

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 07/09/15 - 07/10/15
  • 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.

Paramount Film Series: Gone with the Wind

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Box Office
  • 07/10/15 - 07/11/15
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children
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A self-absorbed headstrong southern bell meets her match just as the Civil War breaks out.  Starring: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland. 1939 - Color - 233 min. - Rate G

Chautauqua Learning Series: 'Texas Living History'

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 07/11/15 - 07/11/15
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Speaker: Sam Galyon

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 ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 07-11-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/11/15 - 07/11/15
  • 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

USSSA Youth Baseball Summer Slam

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 07/11/15 - 07/12/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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13 and under, pool play into single elimination.

Night Owl Entertainment presents: Shinedown in Concert

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • Tickets Sales Online Only: www.stubwire.com
  • 07/12/15 - 07/12/15
  • Doors Open: 7 p.m.; Concert: 8 p.m.
  • $35-$50-Person
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Museums & Galleries

Water: An Exhibit by Signature Artist Members

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Memories, impressions, and thoughts about water is expressed through a variety of media and artistic styles.

WTPS Annual Exhibit

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Twelve photographers from the West Texas Photographic Society display their work.

Plastic Fantastic, Shannon Cannings

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/05/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Lubbock artist Shannon Cannings presents paintings, drawings, and prints of iconic water toys.

The Abstract Impulse

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Forty important Texas artists, from throughout the state, 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, ... Learn More

Fabulous Fifties Fashion & Design

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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This exhibition, curated by fashion expert and appraiser, Steven Porterfield, of Roadshow fame, features original midcentury women’s and men’s casual and formal ensembles.

Flashback to Abilene in the Fifties

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Travel back in time to Abilene in the fifties through an exhibition of vintage photographs, 8 mm films and newsreels.

Ray & Charles Eames Masters of 20th Century Design

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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This selection of original designs, courtesy of Collage 20th Century Classics owners Abby and Wlodek Malowanczky of Dallas is a rare opportunity to view original Eames furniture designs from the 1950s. Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser Eames ... Learn More

Seymour Fogel: On the Wall and Beyond

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Seymour Fogel (1911-1983) was a founding father of Texas Modernism. This long overdue solo exhibition of Fogel’s paintings from the 14 years (1946-1960) he lived and worked in Texas is curated as a reintroduction to his distinctive ... Learn More

Finding a Balance

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 06/02/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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By using found objects, reparative tools such as thread and an excess of repeated form and action, the work of Julia Six and Bethany Hargrove create a dialogue about the futile acts of the daily, the ways memory is fused with objects and ... Learn More

David Shannon Goes to the Museum

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/11/15 - 09/25/15
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Shannon is an author-illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and now lives in Los Angeles. His ... Learn More

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