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Events from 02/28/2015 to 03/07/2015

Events Calendar

ACU Theatre Presents: V is for Violin

  • Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Box Office
  • 02/26/15 - 02/28/15
  • Thur.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $12-Person
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Suitable for ages 13 and older. After the publication of a startling photograph taken in Africa, a photojournalist undergoes a backlash of controversial public opinion ripping away his and his wife’s newlywed bliss. Their innocence ... Learn More

AISD Ice Breaker Fast-Pitch Tournament

  • Abilene and Cooper High Schools
  • 325-677-1731David McNally
  • 02/26/15 - 02/28/15
  • Call for times and admission

Cooper and Abilene High Schools will participate in this tournament as well as several out of town teams.

ACU Bands Concert

  • Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus CourtAbilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Featuring the ACU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band.

Dyess Spouses' Club Annual Scholarship Auction

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 719-649-2965Krista Brower
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 5 to 9 p.m.
  • $30-$35-Person
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The always lively, always full of generous donations, auction allows the DSC the opportunity to give educational scholarships to children and spouses of military members.

Family Fun Saturdays 02-28-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 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

Greater Kiwanis Chili Day

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-673-1341Tickets
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • $6-Advance; $7-At the door
    Free-Children 5 and younger
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All you can eat chili. Tacos, cobbler and ice cream at an extra cost.

Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • $9-Person
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Gregory leads a cast of jugglers, clowns and more than 30 trained animals including housecats, dogs, geese, doves, and parrots. Gregory and his pets-all of whom have been rescued from shelters-have been featured on numerous national TV ... Learn More

Magic Lamp Dance Studio Showcase

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-439-0037Jami Chance
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 7 p.m.
  • Free (donations welcome)
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Featuring belly dance students, instructors and drum groups from Abilene, San Angelo and the Midland/Odessa area. Family friendly and lots of fun!

National Barrel Horse Assn. - District 9 Competition

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-513-9994Amada Earles
  • 02/28/15 - 03/01/15
  • Books open: 9 a.m.
    Exhibitions: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Race start: 2 p.m
  • Free to spectators
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All races are open to non-members.

Tim Hawkins Live in Concert

  • Abilene Christian University, Moody Coliseum
  • 1600 Campus Ct. and Coliseum WayAbilene
  • 325-672-9200Amanda Toogood
  • 02/28/15 - 02/28/15
  • 7 p.m.
  • $21-$42-Person
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Hawkins, a Christian comedian, presents a genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. Bob Smiley, ACU Alumnus, will also be performing that night.

Top Dawg Preseason Tournament

  • Nelson Park
  • ES 11th and Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-677-6950Mr. Darryl Ellis
  • 02/28/15 - 03/01/15
  • 10 a.m - 10 p.m
  • Admission: Varies
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Abilene Slowpitch Softball Association (ASSA) is having an USSSA D & E Mens and Coed tournament.

USA Volleyball N. TX Region FrontierFest Tournament

  • Abilene Christian Schools, Cooper and Abilene High Schools
  • 325-668-6375Regina Sanders
  • 02/28/15 - 03/01/15
  • 8 a.m.
  • $5-Per Location; $10-Tournament Pass

This prestigious sanctioned tournament features 2-day pool and playoffs and 2-day guaranteed 10 sets.

RAB's Locker Community Yoga

  • 942 N. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-232-1215Brittany Suell
  • 03/04/15 - 03/04/15
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Bring a mat or a towel, water, and a friend!

Tot Spot - March 2015

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 03/05/15 - 03/06/15
  • 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 Art Class with Artist, Tamberly Thomas

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 03/05/15 - 03/05/15
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $20-$25-Person
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This class is open to all skill levels, supplies provided with expert instruction. Tamberley was born in Canada, grew up in Houston, and graduated from Baylor University and Baylor School of Law. She took classes at the Houston Watercolor... Learn More

Art Adventure - March 2015

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 03/06/15 - 03/06/15
  • 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.

Big Country Bill Wallace Memorial Invitational Boys Golf Tourn.

  • Abilene Country Club Fairway Course and Maxwell Municipal Golf Course
  • 325-677-1731 X 3156Coach Scott Findley
  • 03/06/15 - 03/07/15
  • 9 a.m.
  • Free

TASA March Madness Fastpitch Tournament

  • Redbud Park, Softball Complex
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-829-6186Thomas New
  • 03/06/15 - 03/08/15
  • Call for times and admission
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4 game guarantee, 2 pool double elimination

Family Fun Saturdays 03-07-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 03/07/15 - 03/07/15
  • 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

Original Team Roping Assn. District 2 Competition

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 254-836-9864Lee Percivill
  • 03/07/15 - 03/08/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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The OTRA promotes the sport of team roping by providing a format for roping families in an enjoyable, competitive environment.

Museums & Galleries

'Tableau Vivant' by Twig Capra

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 12/09/14 - 02/28/15
  • 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.

Plastic

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 01/08/15 - 02/28/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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In this exhibit, Chase Turk presents stories about the ills of modern man with both words and images. Complex collages accompanied by descriptive prose carry the viewer through the gallery as the narrative unfolds

Studio 1 and Studio 2

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 01/09/15 - 02/28/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Russell Ellison and Linda Murray have occupied the two largest artist studios at the Center, upstairs overlooking Minter Park, for the past 11 years. Full-time artists, working on their craft, giving each other feedback on works in ... Learn More

Beili Liu: Stratus

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 01/22/15 - 03/11/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Stratus is a low-level cloud characterized by horizontal layering and an even bottom edge. The continuous horizontal gradation of white to gray often holds the promise of a modest amount of rain or snow. Stratus cloud is the visual and ... Learn More

'Life after Death' by Jeremy Martinez

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 02/03/15 - 02/28/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Introducing this young, local photographer with a collection of black and white photographs that set an ominous yet hopeful mood.

Intercollegiate Student Art Competition Exhibit

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 02/03/15 - 03/28/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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A juried exhibit of artwork by students of Abilene area colleges and universities.

Drawing Stories: The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 02/12/15 - 05/30/15
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Marla was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World & A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. She is the author-illustrator of Roller Coaster, Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert, The Boss Baby, and her newest The ... Learn More

Youth Art Month

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 02/26/15 - 03/25/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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YAM has been celebrated nationwide each March since 1961, and was created to express support for art educators and emphasize the importance of quality art programs in schools. The public opening reception will be held on Thursday, ... Learn More

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