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Events from 12/21/2014 to 12/28/2014

Events Calendar

24th Annual Christmas Lane

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-795-3547Volunteer Services
  • 12/05/14 - 12/26/14
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Free
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Lighted outdoor Christmas displays as well as an indoor display that includes animated dolls and figures. Photos with Santa - $5 or call the North Pole for free! Dec. 24-26 - Lights only display.

A Texas Christmas Carol

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tickets
  • 12/19/14 - 12/21/14
  • Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $10-Students, Seniors, Military, Children
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Set in depression era Texas, this classic Dickens tale of Scrooge visited by three ghosts is told by a small troupe of actors who play multiple parts. Written by Barry Smoot and featuring local performers, this will be the final ... Learn More

Craft Sunday @ Buffalo Gap Historic Village - Dec. 2014

  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Katie Moorehead
  • 12/21/14 - 12/21/14
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Free-Children ages 12 and younger
    $7-Adults; $6-Seniors; Free-Military
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Make and take craft activity.

Military Appreciation Day - Dec. 2014

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 12/21/14 - 12/21/14
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Free to active and retired military and their family
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'Tableau Vivant' Reception and Performance Art

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 12/22/14 - 12/22/14
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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Photographic artist Twig Capra presents large scale, avant garde self-portraits that each tell a story in her new exhibit and will perform a live tableau during this special event.

Family Fun Saturdays 12-27-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/27/14 - 12/27/14
  • 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

Live @ the Neon Parrot Lounge - Chris Beall Band

  • 173 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-709-9996Andrea Robison
  • 12/27/14 - 12/27/14
  • 8 to 11 p.m.
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Enjoy this Americana band. Tickets available at the door. All ages welcome. Cash bar available.

Abilene Winter Circuit Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-583-2785Gully Ranch
  • 12/28/14 - 01/02/15
  • Daily, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free
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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

'Tableau Vivant' by Twig Capra

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 12/09/14 - 02/21/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
    Closed December 24 through January 8
    for the holidays and exhibit changes.
  • Free
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This photographic artist presents large scale, avant-garde self-portraits that each tell a story.

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Last updated December 19, 2014 at 10:01 AM MST