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Events from 08/20/2014 to 08/27/2014

Events Calendar

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.

Abilene Community Theatre Presents: Steel Magnolias

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271Tickets
  • 08/21/14 - 08/23/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $12-Sr. Citizen, Students, Active Military
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Spots & Stripes Forever Concert Series: Muddy Creek Band

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6085Zoo
  • 08/21/14 - 08/21/14
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • $6-Ages 13-59; $5-Ages 60+; $3.50-Ages 3 to 12
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Enjoy an evening at the zoo and take in the concert before heading home.

7th Annual Fiesta in the Park

  • Dyess Memorial Park
  • 796 Arnold Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-518-6498Julian Cervantes
  • 08/23/14 - 08/23/14
  • 4:30 p.m. to Midnight
  • Free
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Dyess Hispanic Heritage Committees event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy live music, food, static displays, contests and children activities. Bring lawn chairs and umbrellas...no ice chest or outside food. Enter through walk-... Learn More

Age Well Live Well's 2014 Fishing Derby

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-672-8544Jack Smith
  • 08/23/14 - 08/23/14
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Free
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Texas Parks & Wildlife to assist in fishing! Angler and archery education activities for the entire family. Activity booths and give-aways. Demos by Gymnastics Sports Center and Team Chip. Three 717 gallon tanks, provided by Jackson ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 08-23-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/23/14 - 08/23/14
  • 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

The Grace Museum's Fall Benefit Gala

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 08/23/14 - 08/23/14
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • $150-Person; $1,500-Tables
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Premier MMA Fight Night

  • Abilene Civic Center, Exhibit Hall
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-439-0182Tickets
  • 08/23/14 - 08/23/14
  • Doors Open, 5:30 p.m.; Fights, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $25-$35-Person
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Fun for the whole family. Mixed martial arts cage fighting show with 8-12 awesome three round fights; featuring some of Texas’ best men and women competing to win by knockout, submission or a decision.

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

'Degrees of Separation'

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Artist Member Kim Schaefer and fellow graduates from the University of Texas at Tyler art program present a diverse collection of works.

Then and Now - An Exhibit Spanning 25 Years

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
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Featureing the works of a dozen artists who have been artist members at the Center for Contemporary Arts since its inception 25 years ago. See works they created when the Center was begun and works created recently, demonstrating their ... Learn More

Voyage Vagabonds, Linda Stricklin & Bird Thomas

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Artworks and the stories behind them, inspired by the artists' trip to Paris and the Biennali in Venice in 2013.

'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 20, 2014 at 11:58 AM MST