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Events from 01/20/2018 to 01/27/2018

Events Calendar

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29th Annual Taylor County Livestock Show and Sale

  • Taylor Country Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 01/17/18 - 01/20/18
  • Free-Spectators

Wed.: Poultry Show - Wed., 11 a.m. - Big Country Hall; Steer Show followed by Heifer Show - 1 p.m. - Griffin Arena.  Thurs.: Lamb Show followed by Goat Show - 8 a.m. - Horse Barn; Rabbit Show - 5 p.m. - Big Country Hall.  Fri.: Swine Show - 8 a.m. - Horse Barn.  Sat.: Premium Sale - 12:30 p.m. - Horse Barn

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Paramount Film Series: The Phantom of the Opera

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress StreetAbilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty
  • 01/19/18 - 01/20/18
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

The disfigured Phantom living beneath a 19th century Paris opera house schemes to instruct the beautiful vocalist Christine. Based on Broadway hit musical. Starring Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson. Color; 143 minutes; Rated PG-13; 2004

Boot Scootin' at Eller Hall

  • Eller Hall
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 325-660-0685Steve Eller
  • 01/20/18 - 01/20/18
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $4-$10

Come boot scoot and dance at Abilene's pop-up, family friendly dance hall. The Toasted Traveler and The Sweet Side will be serving food in the parking lot. Dance is indoors. All ages welcome. No alcohol served or allowed.

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Sam Hatton Campaign Announcement and Fundraiser

  • Cypress Street Station
  • 158 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-280-1821Bethany Phillips
  • 01/20/18 - 01/20/18
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Free; Meal and drink prices vary.

Attendees may purchase a meal or drinks and are encouraged to engage Sam in conversation about our area and how we can make the Big Country a better place for everyone.

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West Texas Rehab Center Telethon

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-793-3529WTRC
  • 01/20/18 - 01/20/18
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • $12

Featuring country western artisits Carly Pearce and Little Texas as they perform at this annual fund-raiser.

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Springboard Competition-New Ideas Track

  • Abilene Chamber of Commerce
  • 174 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-674-6485Karen Heflin
  • 01/22/18 - 01/22/18
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Compete for a chance to win up to $15,000 in seed funding for your business idea. Present a 2 minute pitch to advance to the next round.

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Aaron Watson, Pat Green and Hunter Hutchinson

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4367Taylor County Expo Center
  • 01/26/18 - 01/26/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $20-$42.50

Enjoy a night of entertainment by country music greats! 

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Air It Out Elite Quarterback/Receiving Camp

  • Action Zone
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 01/27/18 - 01/28/18
  • Call for times
  • See website for pricing

The Air It Out Elite Quarterback and Receiver Academy is a winter, spring, and summer training program that trains young men in the fundamentals of throwing and catching the football and more. Open to high school ages only. 

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European Fire

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6 St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 01/27/18 - 01/27/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket prices vary.

Featuring Abilene native, Fiona Shea, on Saint-Saens' 'Violin Concerto No. 3.'

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Pete the Cat

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-370-6291Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 01/28/18 - 01/28/18
  • 2 p.m.
  • $9

Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

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The Christians

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Behren's Chapel
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-670-1405HSU Theatre Box Office
  • 01/31/18 - 02/04/18
  • Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 4, 2 p.m.
  • $10

On the day in which the megachurch celebrates paying off its debt, Pastor Paul approaches the pulpit to reveal that the congregation will be taking a new direction: no longer will they believe in the existence of hell.

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Tot Spot - Feb. 2018

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 02/01/18 - 02/02/18
  • Thurs. & Fri., 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • $5-Non-Members; Members Free

This popular program, for ages 3 to 5 and parents, features hands-on activities and gallery games.

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2018 West Texas Sports & Fitness Expo

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Michelle Ludwig
  • 02/03/18 - 02/03/18
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $2-Adults; $1-Children 12 years and younger

Vendor booths from the the local youth sports leagues, universities, health/fitness/wellness organizations, and area businesses. There are also autograph signings from local athletes, sports contests to participate in, group demonstrations, and prizes to be won.

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31st Annual TET Reunion

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Display Buildling
  • 1700 Highway 36Abilene
  • 325-672-4003Donna Stone
  • 02/03/18 - 02/03/18
  • Noon
  • Free

A day long event, featuring entertainment, a great meal and most importantly, the opportunity to share common experiences and honor the veterans that gave their lives and service to protect and serve the United States of America. Open to all veterans and their families.

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Casino Night

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-5321Toni Brockway
  • 02/03/18 - 02/03/18
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $75-Person; $140-Couples

The Alliance’s newest fundraiser where they bring in a professional casino company who bring blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps tables with professional dealers.  You receive chips to play with and can purchase additional chips throughout the evening. At the end of the evening, everyone who attends will receive a door prize ticket and drawings will be held for prizes at the end of the evening.

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Abilene Go Red For Women® Luncheon

  • Abilene Christian University, Teague Special Events Center
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 866-698-5414SWA Mid-Market Support
  • 02/07/18 - 02/07/18
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • $50-Person

Raising funds for cardiovascular disease and stroke research, awareness and education. The luncheon will include a silent auction, a heart-healthy lunch and more. The luncheon is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and CVS Health® and locally sponsored by Hendrick Health System.

20th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 02/08/18 - 02/08/18
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $12-Person

Dads and their daughters 3-13 years of age are invited to an enchanted evening in Neverland where all you need is faith, trust and just a little bit of pixie dust. 

ArtWalk: February 2018

  • Historic Downtown
  • Historic DowntownAbilene
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 02/08/18 - 02/08/18
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you!

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IF:Abilene

  • South Pointe Church
  • 3050 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-691-1118x16Natasha Barber
  • 02/09/18 - 02/10/18
  • Fri., 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

A live simulcast of the IF: Gathering in Austin, TX.  This event will feature a live worship band, refreshments, networking roundtables, and the opportunity to grow in Christ through in-depth discussions, fellowship and prayer.

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Sense & Sensibility

  • Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.
  • Williams Performing Arts CenterAbilene
  • 325674ACU Box Office
  • 02/09/18 - 02/18/18
  • Feb., 9-10, 16-17, 7 p.m.
    Feb., 18, 2 p.m.

This rollicking, ingeniously-theatrical new adaptation follows the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne. When they lose their fortune, marriage is their only hope but can love, and marriage go together for women without money? Surrounding them is a company of shape-shifting actors who transform. By Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen.

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2nd Annual Beloved Boot Scootin Dance

  • Eller Hall
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 02/10/18 - 02/10/18
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Advance tickets: $5-Adults; $4-Youth
    At the Door: $10-Adults; $5-Youth
    Free-Children 12 and younger

Bring your beloved boot scootin at Eller Hall, Abilene's downtown pop-up dance hall. It's a Valentine dance and the family is welcome. Food trucks and indoor dancing.

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Original Team Roping - February District 2 Roping

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 254-559-4911Jeff Kanady
  • 02/10/18 - 02/10/18
  • All day
  • Free-Spectators

Monthly competition leading up to the finals in July.

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The Sweetheart Sock Hop

  • Boys & Girls Club of Abilene
  • 4610 N. 10th St.Abilene
  • 325-374-7700Rosie Cheeks
  • 02/10/18 - 02/10/18
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • $10-Adults; Free-Children 18 and younger

Rosie Cheeks and The Abilene Pinup Dolls present this event benefiting the Boys and Girls Club. There will be fun, food, music and dancing! Crafts, games, raffles and music by Farewell to Fools.

Broadway in Abilene: The Wizard of Oz

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451Randy Cole
  • 02/13/18 - 02/13/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket prices vary.

Travel down the yellow brick road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

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Shrek the Musical

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1405HSU Theatre Box Office
  • 02/14/18 - 02/18/18
  • Feb. 14-17, 7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
  • $15

Based on the characters and story from William Steig’s book and the hit Dreamworks film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairy tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy.

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Abilene Speedway Ice Breaker

  • Abilene Speedway
  • 6825 W. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 325-692-8800Rob Poor
  • 02/16/18 - 02/17/18
  • 7 p.m.
  • $12-Adults; $10-Military with ID; $5-Children ages 6-12; Free-Children 5 and younger

IMCA sanctioned car racing.

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Bold - 13th Annual Ladies Retreat

  • Butman Methodist Camp & Retreat Center
  • 158 County Road 674Merkel
  • 325-846-4212Deborah Robinson
  • 02/16/18 - 02/18/18
  • Fri., 5:30 p.m. to Sun., 10:15 a.m.
  • $100

Fear has gone viral and stolen our courage, dreams, and identity. Get ready to retreat and be equipped to kick out anxiety, press in through prayer, and take spiritual risks to further the kingdom of God.

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Trout Derby

  • Grover Nelson Park, Small Pond
  • 1000 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 02/17/18 - 02/17/18
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free

Over 500 trout will be stocked in the back pond at Nelson Park. Sponsored by the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Division along with Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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An Evening with Peter Lillback and George Washington

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4883Rob Westman
  • 02/19/18 - 02/19/18
  • 7 p.m.
  • Free

#1 National Bestseller, Dr. Lillback, is a leading expert on the foundational history of the United States. Celebrate with Dr. Lillback at the new book launch of George Washington Providence by Abilene author Rob Westman and illustration artist Kay Walton at this event. 

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West Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo

  • Taylor County Expo Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Kim Bosher
  • 02/20/18 - 02/21/18
  • 9 a.m.
  • Free

Unique one of a kind agri-business event. Opportunity for vendors to interface directly with farm, ranch and/or wildlife managers and rural consumers. A program of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Also during the event - Educational opportunities [Continuing Education Units (CEUs) credits], Town and Country Women’s Fair and much more...... Presented by Lawrence Hall Abilene.