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Events from 07/29/2015 to 08/05/2015

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YBR - InVinci-Bull Youth Bull Riders World Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 817-822-1108Mike Vergari
  • 08/05/15 - 08/08/15
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies Per Event
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This is the largest and richest youth bull riding association in the world with 300-plus kids, from ages 4-19, who compete every year. The YBR is a non-profit organization and has continued to focus on raising awareness for youth bull ... Learn More

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Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports State Games

  • Callahan County 4-H Shooting Range
  • FM 18 and PR 2791Baird
  • 325-698-4399David Ratliff
  • 07/27/15 - 08/01/15
  • Call about times and admission.
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Hunting & Wildlife, Muzzle Loading, Pistol and Rifle Events

McMurry Theatre presents: 'The Traveling Lady'

  • Ryan Little Theatre
  • 1642 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3889Box Office
  • 07/30/15 - 08/01/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $12-Person; $10-McMurry Faculty, Staff, Students
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A play by Texas playwright Horton Foote. Georgette arrives in Harrison to reunite with her husband, Henry Thomas, just released from prison after 6 years. Will the reunion be what anyone expected? 

Live @ La Nueva Luna: Luke Wade

  • The Patio
  • 1082 S. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 817-706-9639Kaye Askins
  • 07/31/15 - 07/31/15
  • 7 to 11:15 p.m.
  • $12-Advance; $15-Door
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Ages 18 and over. Texas soul/pop artist from Season 7 of NBC's 'The Voice' returns to Abilene with his band, No Civilians. He will be performing brand new songs, songs from his previous two albums, and favorites from The Voice... Learn More

Mom's Night with Heidi St. John

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-514-8167Abby
  • 07/31/15 - 07/31/15
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $15-Advance; $20-At the door
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Join us for an inspiring evening with the author of The Busy Mom! Come hear her share her tools for success as a 'Mom on a Mission.

Paramount Film Series: Desk Set

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Box Office
  • 07/31/15 - 08/01/15
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children
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This romantic comedy is about two strong personalities who clash over the computerization of a TV network.  Starring: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. 1957 - Color - 104 min. - NR

Abilene Home School Conference & Expo

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-514-8167Abby
  • 08/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $12-Advance; $15-At the Door
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If you are just considering the possibility of home education, or you are a veteran, there's something for everyone. Hear Heidi St. John of The Busy Mom, Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and Jean Burk from ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 08-01-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 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

NBHA District 9 Barrel Race

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-513-9994Amada Earles
  • 08/01/15 - 08/02/15
  • Books Open: 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
    Exhibitions: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Race Start: 2 p.m.
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All races are open to non-members.

Penny Parker Klostermann-Book Signing

  • Texas Star Trading Co.
  • 174 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-672-9696Carol Dromgoole
  • 08/04/15 - 08/04/15
  • Book signing: 4 to 6 p.m.; Reading: 5:15 p.m.
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Parker's debut picture book, There was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight, releases from Random House Children's August 4th. Penny will be signing books followed by a reading.

Museums & Galleries

Water: An Exhibit by Signature Artist Members

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Memories, impressions, and thoughts about water is expressed through a variety of media and artistic styles.

WTPS Annual Exhibit

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Twelve photographers from the West Texas Photographic Society display their work.

Plastic Fantastic, Shannon Cannings

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/05/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Lubbock artist Shannon Cannings presents paintings, drawings, and prints of iconic water toys.

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

Finding a Balance

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 06/02/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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By using found objects, reparative tools such as thread and an excess of repeated form and action, the work of Julia Six and Bethany Hargrove create a dialogue about the futile acts of the daily, the ways memory is fused with objects and ... Learn More

David Shannon Goes to the Museum

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/11/15 - 09/25/15
  • 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

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Last updated June 04, 2015 at 03:56 PM MST