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Events from 11/23/2014 to 11/30/2014

Events Calendar

Abilene Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-675-0303Tickets
  • 11/21/14 - 11/23/14
  • Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 8 p.m.
    Sun., 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies
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This 27th annual, full length classic ballet, is complete with fabulous sets, drops, costumes and guest artists. A local cast of 120 dancers perform this beautiful presentation. ABT is a nonprofit, a member of Regional Dance America/... Learn More

Wayne Needham Ultimate Calf Roping

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-668-2054Bucky Shirley
  • 11/22/14 - 11/23/14
  • Daily: 9 a.m.
  • Free to spectators
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Roping is a timed event in which a rider ropes a calf, dismounts their horse and ties three legs of the calf together. Winners are declared based on who spends the shortest time accomplishing this feat.

World of Work (WOW) Youth Expo

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-795-4327Garoyln Jergins
  • 11/25/14 - 11/25/14
  • 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Free
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What if our children ran the world?! Guess what, they will. Designed to expose, educate and engage 8th-12th grade students with regional employers and organizations as well as post-secondary schools. The event features a keynote speaker ... Learn More

11th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Kids Run

  • Start and finish at Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-669-0846Traci Graham
  • 11/27/14 - 11/27/14
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • $30-Adult; $80-Family of 4; $90-Team; $10-Child younger than age 12
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Hosted by Abilene Runner's Club. This is a walking and family friendly event so gather your friends and family and start your Thanksgiving off with some fun. Race proceeds benefit West Texas Rehab Center and Abilene Runner's Club.... Learn More

Bringing Old School Back

  • The Place
  • 401 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-370-2905Yvette Torres
  • 11/29/14 - 11/29/14
  • After 9 p.m.
  • $5 At The Door
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Dress in your 70s - 80s clothes or come causal. Live up the night with dancing, fun, games and door prizes!

Family Fun Saturdays 11-29-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 11/29/14 - 11/29/14
  • 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

Museums & Galleries

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

Keith Carter: Ordinary Mysteries

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/12/14 - 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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A selection of Carter’s masterful photographs described as magic in the mundane and poetry of the commonplace. Lauded as a transcendental realist, east Texas native,Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has ... Learn More

Kelly Fearing: Lucid Dreams

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/12/14 - 01/10/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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A selection of artwork curated from private and public collections by legendary Texas artist, Kelly Fearing (1918-2011) to demonstrate his lifelong fascination with surreal, mythic and metaphysical themes.  Part of the Altered States... Learn More

My Friend Eric Rohmann

  • National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 10/09/14 - 01/30/15
  • 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Rohmann won the Caldecott Honor for Time Flies and the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit. Rohmann has illustrated 15 children’s books and written 7 of his own. Although Rohmann primarily uses oil paints, he has experimented with ... Learn More

Silver

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 11/04/14 - 12/20/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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An exhibit by Artist Members to close out the Center's 25th anniversary year.

Re-imagine: Recycled Art Competition

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 11/08/14 - 11/29/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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View artwork made from recycled materials from the competition sponsored by For the Love of Nature.

24fps Film Festival Winners

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 11/12/14 - 12/20/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Continuous screenings of the top award-winning films from this year's 24fps International Short Film Festival.

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Last updated November 21, 2014 at 01:01 PM MST