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Events from 12/18/2018 to 12/25/2018

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Abilene Pop Up Lock Up - Christmas Escape Room

  • Abilene Pop Up Lock Up - Christmas Escape Room
  • Suite C
  • 133 S. Leggett Dr.Abilene
  • 325-261-2681Belle Ward
  • 11/24/18 - 12/28/18
  • See website to book specific times
  • $47-Person; Discounts available

Abilene's only Custom Christmas escape room filled with clues and puzzles. Can you solve them all and save Santa in 60-minutes or less? It's tons of fun for ages 7 and older. It's a great way to kick of the holiday season with fun, family and friends. 

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Christmas at the Farm

  • Denton Valley Farms
  • 8750 CR 224Clyde
  • 325-370-5159Amanda
  • 11/30/18 - 12/22/18
  • 5 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Free-Admission; Activities-$2-$6

Enjoy hay rides through the Christmas Light display, have your photo taken with Santa, snow every hour on the hour, food trucks, S'mores on open fires, create your own Christmas ornaments and other arts and crafts inside a heated venue. Stop by the farm store for homemade, holiday ice cream and unique toys and gifts. 

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Christmas Lane 2018

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 324-795-3547Barbara Reid
  • 12/07/18 - 12/25/18
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Come see 124+ outdoor displays, visit with Santa and enjoy food at the concession stand.

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Broadway in Abilene: A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451Randy Cole
  • 12/19/18 - 12/19/18
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $20-$45

Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season.

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Holiday Movie Night

  • Mall of Abilene, Premiere LUX Cine' 10
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 12/19/18 - 12/19/18
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free; While supplies last

Enjoy a complimentary showing of The Polar Express™ courtesy of Premiere LUX Cine’ 10 and Mall of Abilene. Movie tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis at the cinema the night of the event. Tickets available while supplies last.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/22/18 - 12/22/18
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

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 knowledge.

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Eula Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament

  • Eula High School
  • 6040 FM 603Clyde
  • 325-529-3605Josh Fostel
  • 12/27/18 - 12/29/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission
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Abilene Winter Circuit Cutting - National Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-583-2545Carolyn Gully
  • 12/28/18 - 01/03/19
  • Times vary
  • Free-Spectators

Cutting is an equestrian event where a rider and their horse work together to separate a single animal away from a cattle herd and keep it away a certain amount of time. The dynamic duo is judged on how well they accomplish that feat!

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/29/18 - 12/29/18
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

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 knowledge.

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Paramount Film Series: Big

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620George Levesque
  • 12/31/18 - 12/31/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $7

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia. Color; 104 minutes; Rated PG, 1988.

Museums & Galleries

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A Visual Epilogue: Linda Ridgway & Harry Geffert

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 09/16/18 - 02/23/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

The first and last, two person exhibition of drawings and sculpture by two contemporary artists who worked together in life and in the studio for decades. The original concept for the exhibition has been transformed by the November 2017 tragic, sudden death of Harry Geffert.  A selection of Geffert’s recent sculpture and new drawings by Ridgway will be a celebration of their life and work. 

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INHERIT the EARTH: Margaret Smithers-Crump

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 09/16/18 - 02/09/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

The art of Margaret Smithers-Crump is rooted in a life-long love of both our planet as well as personal and global human interactions with the natural world. Her current work examines microscopic and macroscopic relationships in nature. Travels aboard and experience of the vast open spaces of West Texas has had a particular influence on the works to be exhibited at The Grace Museum. Smithers- Crump’s installation will feature new work created from recycled Plexiglas. The delicate and ephemeral quality of the sculpture focuses on the vulnerability and interconnectedness of the Earth’s diverse life forms and ecosystems. 

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Magic & Logic: Robert Langham

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 09/16/18 - 02/09/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Robert Langham’s kinetic still life, logic defying, photographs are made with a magician’s slight-of-hand and the skill of a master-of-the-darkroom. Spending time with Robert Langham’s not-so-still life photographs, you will be surprised to discover that they are made using traditional film, low tech hands on tricks and dark room processes without the use of digital media or computer editing.

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Outside of Time: Philip John Evett (1923-2016)

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 09/16/18 - 02/09/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Philip John Evett’s sculpture exists outside of time. It is impossible to place the work into one particular style or art movement even though he was a prolific artist for more than 60 years.  Retro, modern, contemporary, and classical are all appropriate in describing his elegant sculpted forms. He originally worked with stone, clay, plastic, steel, and iron, but for the last 50 years, maple, cedar, mahogany, and  oak were his been his primary media.

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CCAN: CCA Arts National Competition

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Darla Harmon
  • 11/06/18 - 01/26/19
  • Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $35-Per entry

A national art competition open to all artists 21 years of age and over. Artists can submit up to 3 artworks in various mediums. Submitted artwork must not have been shown previously at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA).

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Skyline Maker: The Architecture of David S. Castle

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 11/08/18 - 07/18/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

This exhibition will highlight the career of Abilene architect David S. Castle. As one of the most significant and prominent architects in Abilene and the Big Country in the early to mid-1900s, David S. Castle designed and built hundreds of schools, residential buildings, hotels, medical buildings, municipal buildings, churches, recreational buildings, and courthouses. The exhibition will discuss Castle’s role in the history of architecture in Abilene and the surrounding areas, concentrating on Castle’s contributions to the evolution and growth of Abilene. The buildings he designed are a reflection of the development of Abilene as a trade route and important hub in the oil industry throughout the early twentieth century.