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Events from 09/03/2015 to 09/10/2015

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Action Zone Champions Classic

  • Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-2556Debi
  • 09/04/15 - 09/05/15
  • Tickets are sold at the gate.
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High school football season is kicked off West Texas style with three exciting games.Lineup: Friday - 7:30 p.m. - Cooper High School vs. Austin Vandegrift.  Saturday - 10 a.m. - Abilene Christian vs. Brentwood Christian and 6 p.m. - ... Learn More

116th Annual West Texas Fair & Rodeo

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 09/10/15 - 09/19/15
  • 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 week long PCRA rodeo,... Learn More

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Adams Golf Pro Tour Series - Young Life Abilene Open

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 903-920-2470Charity Roberts
  • 09/01/15 - 09/03/15
  • Spectators Free.
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Grace After Dark

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 09/03/15 - 09/03/15
  • 8:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Free
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In partnership with The Historic Paramount Theatre, The Grace Museum presents a series of 24 FPS International Short Film rooftop screenings. Enjoy screenings of different award winning films from across the world. A complimentary sweet ... Learn More

Healthy Woman Expo

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-428-4950Amanda Maikranz
  • 09/03/15 - 09/03/15
  • 5 to 9 p.m.
  • $5-Person
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Sponsored by Abilene Regional Medical Center. The expo feature booths, free health screenings, healthy cooking demos, exercise demonstrations and more! Women often assume a caretaker role, and the expo is designed with this in mind. Our ... Learn More

Tot Spot - Sept. 2015

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 09/03/15 - 09/04/15
  • 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.

Trevor, a dark comedy by Nick Jones

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1405Box Office
  • 09/03/15 - 09/06/15
  • Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $8-Adults: $5-Military, Seniors, Students
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A subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves.

34th Annual Chili Super Bowl and Cook-off

  • Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
  • 325-675-8412Info.
  • 09/04/15 - 09/06/15
  • Fri., 9 p.m. to Midnight
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Dance @ 8:30 p.m.
    Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Admission varies.
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Annual chili, brisket, chicken, ribs,  bean and dessert cook-off benefiting the Ben Richey Boys Ranch. See and sample the world's largest bowl of chili, enjoy live music, concessions, an evening dance and kids playground area.

Art Adventure - Sept. 2015

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/04/15 - 09/04/15
  • 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.

Texas LULAC Labor Day Softball Tournament

  • Nelson Park Softball Complex
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-370-7522Jack Guzman
  • 09/04/15 - 09/06/15
  • Runs 24 hours each day
  • Admission Varies
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Teams from all over Texas and Oklahoma compete. All the money raised goes to local scholarships and community sponsorships.

Family Fun Saturdays 09-05-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/05/15 - 09/05/15
  • 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

Transformative Charity - Changing Futures

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-673-7531Karen Dansby
  • 09/08/15 - 09/08/15
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Tickets vary by sponsorship level
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Dinner with a special guest speaker Bob Lupton, author of 'Toxic Charity.'  Benefiting the Christian Service Center of Abilene.

ArtWalk - Home

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 09/10/15 - 09/10/15
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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This month's event will feature everything 'Abilene' including an exhibit of photographs taken by refugee kids who have just made Abilene their home. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, ... Learn More

Museums & Galleries

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

David Shannon Goes to the Museum

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/11/15 - 10/02/15
  • 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

Above the Surface, Susan and David Harmon

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/08/15 - 10/24/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This husband and wife artist team are Howard Payne University art professors who present visual collections of emotion, expressed in layers of textured paint.

Nabateaen Ancient Structures, Ellie Hamby

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/08/15 - 10/24/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Signature Artist Member and international photographer Ellie Hamby brings us a glimpse of civilization's distant not only in miles, but in time. View her photographs of the amazing structures of the ancient Nabateaen culture in the ... Learn More

Stirring Up Scrambled Eggs, Jana S. Cross

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/08/15 - 10/24/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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The artist's love of mid-century modern design was born of a quest that began while cooking breakfast one morning. The resulting work, in a variety of media, attempts to capture the vibrancy, the commercialism, and the changing role ... Learn More

Unexpected Colors, J B Denny

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/08/15 - 10/24/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Signature Artist Member and local arts advocate, Denny presents paintings inspired by her travels and by artists who use color in unexpected ways.

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Last updated September 03, 2015 at 09:31 AM MST