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Events from 11/01/2014 to 11/08/2014

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24fps International Short Film Festival

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Barry Smoot
  • 11/07/14 - 11/08/14
  • 7 p.m.
  • $6-All Seats
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This unique short film festival, now in its 16th year, is a juried competition for student and independent filmmakers worldwide. Two evenings of short film programs feature projects of 20 minutes or less. Past 24fps winners have gone on ... Learn More

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Big Country Soccer Assn. - Invitational Tournament

  • Abilene National Soccer Complex
  • 3025 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-676-1447Michael Brooks
  • 10/31/14 - 11/02/14
  • Call for times and admission.
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Runway of Terror 'Fears and Phobias'

  • 4886 Newman Rd.Abilene
  • 325-261-0723Info.
  • 10/31/14 - 11/01/14
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight
  • $10-Person; $5-Ages 5 and younger
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A Destination Imagination haunted house. Be prepared to ask "What is my greatest fear?" because you will meet it here.

Western Horseman Stock Horse World Championship

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 855-846-7468Kim Lindsey
  • 10/31/14 - 11/02/14
  • Time and admissions vary
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SHOT and Collegiate Only Competition.

ZombieFest

  • Domination Paintball
  • 7234 Hwy. 277 SouthAbilene
  • 325-690-1051Angel Seca
  • 10/31/14 - 11/01/14
  • 7:30 p.m. to Midnight
  • $12-Person
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After gathering your food, water and supplies, in a scary maze of Zombies, you get to defend yourself from brain eating Zombies using special ammo to save your group and maybe the world.

Family Fun Saturdays 11-01-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • 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

Grapevine Farms Fall Harvest Festival

  • 2826 West Lake Rd.Abilene
  • 325-665-7818Paul Thomas
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • 1 to 6 p.m.
  • $35-Adult (all inclusive wine tasting)
    $20-Student (festival only)
    Free-Ages 13 and younger
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Activities include inflatables, Texas wine tasting, local music, hay rides, pumpkin patch, vegetable harvest, goat, chicken and turkey roundup, egg gathering and other activities for all ages. Local food demonstrations will be given.

Grapevine Farms Farm-to-Table Harvest Luncheon

  • Grapevine Farms
  • 2826 West Lake Rd (FM 600)Abilene
  • 325-665-7818Paul Thomas
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • $100-Person
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The Grapevine Farms Farm-to-Table Luncheon features a gourmet, organic menu prepared by Chef Larry Doscher of Texas Blues Catering along with wine pairing by the Mill Winery. Proceeds of the luncheon and festival to follow benefit ... Learn More

Neon Parrot Lounge Launch Party

  • The Majestic
  • 181 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-701-9996Andrea Robison
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • VIP Pre-show Party: 7 p.m.; General Admission: 8 p.m.
  • $15-VIP Pre-show Party; $5-General Admission
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Don't miss the premier of downtown Abilene's swankiest new music venue. Cocktail attire is required.

USSSA - Youth Baseball Kings of the Diamond

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-829-7483Jason Johnson
  • 11/01/14 - 11/02/14
  • Call for game times and admission.
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Annual youth baseball qualifier.

ACU Guest Artist Recital: Lungta Duo & Nick Lantz

  • Williams Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 11/03/14 - 11/03/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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33 Variations

  • Hardin Simmons University, Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall
  • 2434 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1731 x 2656Chad Kennedy
  • 11/06/14 - 11/09/14
  • Thur. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
  • $8-Adults; $6-Students, Seniors, Military
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Abilene High School presents a Moisés Kaufman Tony Award winning play with live concert piano music . A portion of each ticket sold will go to support the ALS Association, Texas Chapter.

34th Annual Jr. League Christmas Carousel

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1879Jr. League
  • 11/06/14 - 11/09/14
  • Thursday, Preview Sale (advance tickets only)
    Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies
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A weekend filled with shopping and entertainment for children and adults of all ages. Approximately 100 merchants from all over Texas and surrounding states participate in selling everything from gift, food, clothing, jewelry to ... Learn More

Chess Lessons @ The Grace Museum

  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 11/06/14 - 11/06/14
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Members of the Abilene Chess Club (ACC) will teach the classes every Thursday in November (excluding Thanksgiving).

Divine Dreams: An Interfaith Discussion

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 11/06/14 - 11/06/14
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Free
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A panel discussion with the Abilene Interfaith Council; featuring presenters from various faith traditions. The panel will discuss the role of dreams in sacred texts and writings. Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives will ... Learn More

John Mitchell Prework Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 11/06/14 - 11/07/14
  • Call for times and admission.
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The Prophet Darla, by Jared Strange

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1404Box Office
  • 11/06/14 - 11/08/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $8-Adults; $5-Sr. Citizens & Military
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Little Babylon, Texas, is rocked when the local drug store clerk is deemed a prophet with the power to heal. As the eccentric locals stream in to get a closer look, we may even catch a glimpse of ourselves. Or at the very least, we may ... Learn More

Tot Spot - Nov. 2014

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 11/06/14 - 11/07/14
  • 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.

ACU Ethnos Culture Show

  • Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus CourtAbilene
  • 325-674-2821Leanne Moore
  • 11/07/14 - 11/08/14
  • 7 p.m.
  • $8-Person Advance; $10-Person at the door
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Hosted by Abilene Christian University's International Students' Association. Featuring dancing and cultural acts from various parts of the world.

Art Adventure - Nov. 2014

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 11/07/14 - 11/07/14
  • 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.

Highland Global Market

  • Highland Church of Christ
  • 425 Highland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-672-6000Karen
  • 11/07/14 - 11/09/14
  • Fri., 7 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Fri., $5; Sat. & Sun., Free
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Shop for good this Christmas. Hand crafted products made by women around the world. Purchase of these products provide fair and living wages for women in poverty. Jewelry, Home Goods, Clothing, Accessories and more.

ACU Football vs. Northwestern State

  • Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E.S. 11thAbilene
  • 325-674-2323Info.
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • 2 p.m.
  • $15-Adult; $8-Child ages 6 to 17; Free-Ages 5 and younger
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Chautauqua Learning Series - November 2014

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Speaker: Ken Walker. Topic: Artifacts in your Backyard, Part 2. Learn what Native American evidence to look for in your backyard. Ken will also have authentic reproductions for sale.

Family Fun Saturdays 11-08-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • 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

Frontier Days

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Road 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Info.
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • 10 a.m.
  • $3-Adults; Free-Ages 12 and younger
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Through a variety of displays & activities visitors will get a chance to experience what life was like on the Texas Frontier 150 years ago. An assortment of re-enactors including Buffalo Soldiers, gun fighters, and more will interact ... Learn More

Veterans Day Celebration

  • First Baptist Church, Family Life Center
  • 1442 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-676-7065Mary Cooksey
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free-Active and retired military and their families
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The Military Partnership of West Central Texas hosts lunch, benefits fair, entertainment and activities for military families following the Veterans Day Parade. Special Ceremonies at 12:30. 20+ military serving organizations to answer ... Learn More

Veterans Day Parade

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 325-674-1328Jimmy DeFoor
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • 11 a.m.
  • Free
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We invite you to join us in celebrating and honoring veterans, America's heroes.

Zoo Photo Workshop

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 11/08/14 - 11/08/14
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free-Reservation Required
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The Grace Museum is hosting a photo workshop at the Abilene Zoo! Led by photographer, Jennifer Nichols, participants will experience the zoo through a camera lens with guided instruction. Participant photos will be curated into an online ... 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

"In Retrospect" McMurry Homecoming Alumni exhibit

  • Amy Graves Ryan Gallery
  • 1642 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4859Jennifer Nichols
  • 10/02/14 - 11/07/14
  • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free
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Featuring Linda Stricklin, 1989 Alumni Art Exhibit. Reception -- Friday October 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

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Last updated October 31, 2014 at 04:03 PM MST