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Events from 11/27/2014 to 12/04/2014

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26th Annual City Sidewalks

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-676-2556Wilma Butman
  • 12/02/14 - 12/02/14
  • City Sidewalks: 5 - 8 p.m.
    Parade: 6:30 p.m.
    Tree lighting: 7:30 p.m.
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The Abilene Downtown Association presents: an evening of family-fun as you rediscover the charm of Christmas in downtown. Merchants, museums and galleries open their doors for an evening of holiday cheer! ... Learn More

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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

ACU Bands Winter Concert

  • Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 12/03/14 - 12/03/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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ACU Opera presents: Amahl and the Night Visitors

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 12/03/14 - 12/03/14
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free
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Celebrate advent, a season in which we as the Church, anticipate the revelation of God's plan for the world in Jesus Christ. This Christmas tale reminds us of the beauty of generosity, the transformative nature of forgiveness, and the... Learn More

2nd Annual Christmas Lane Family Fun Run

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-795-3547Barbara Reid
  • 12/04/14 - 12/04/14
  • 6 p.m.
  • $30-Person; $65-Family of 4
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5K Walk/Run through the lighted displays of Christmas Lane. Non-chipped run.

I'll Be Home For Christmas

  • First Baptist Church
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-232-6972Martha Womack
  • 12/04/14 - 12/04/14
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $10-Person; Free-Ages 12 and younger
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Presented by Abilene Star Chorus and Friends along with the Wylie Junior High Chorus. Join us for a night of Christmas celebration, refreshments and silent auction.

Live @ the Neon Parrot Lounge - Peace of Blues

  • 173 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-709-9996Andrea Robison
  • 12/04/14 - 12/04/14
  • 8 to 11 p.m.
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Enjoy this great blues and rock band. Tickets available at the door. All ages welcome. Cash bar available.

The Noise Presents In This Moment: Black Widow Tour

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-5395Rock 108
  • 12/04/14 - 12/04/14
  • Doors Open: 6 p.m.; Concert: 7 p.m.
  • $25-Person

Opener: 12 ft. Ninja - 3 Pill Morning - Starset  Headliner: In This Moment

Tot Spot - Dec. 2014

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 12/04/14 - 12/05/14
  • 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.

Watercolor Class for Adults

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 12/04/14 - 12/04/14
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • $20-$25-Person
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Open to all skill levels, supplies provided with instruction will be led by artist Tamberley Thomas. Tamberley was born in Canada, grew up in Houston, and graduated from Baylor University and Baylor School of Law. She took classes at the ... 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 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM MST