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South Pacific Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451
  • 04/07/22 - 04/07/22
  • Visit website for details.

Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed woven into an inspiring story cherished the world over. Winner of ten Tony Awards®, the beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’  Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway performances and a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to take you to Bali Ha’i.

 
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Southwest Hoops Key City Classic

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 04/09/22 - 04/10/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Masterworks III: Mystical Nights

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 04/09/22 - 04/09/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

ACU, HSU, and McMurry Choirs. Jeffrey Snider, baritone.

 

 
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Wine, Women, & Shoes 2022

  • 201 Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilen
  • 325-677-5321
  • 04/21/22 - 04/21/22
  • 6 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

Wine, Women, & Shoes is the best mix of a Girls Night Out and one of your favorite charities! Wine tasting, savory bites, silent auction, live auction, Key to the Closet raffle, handsome Sole Men, and more...it is the most fun you will have all year! You don't want to miss it!

 
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Abilene Philharmonic: Vino with the Maestro

  • The Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 04/28/22 - 04/28/22
  • This event is free for Mozart Level donors and up or single tickets $50 per person. Must be 21+.

Enjoy an evening of arias, hors d’oeuvres, and specially curated wines, hosted by Maestro Itkin, all under the stars of the Paramount Theatre.

 
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Panto Company USA's The Little Mermaid

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Melissa Harrell
  • 05/01/22 - 05/01/22
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $10-Per Person
    $9-Military

Featuring attractive staging and a humorous script, 'The Little Mermaid' will take audience members to an undersea world of mermaids, colorful sea creatures and comical villains. The award-winning production follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life for her out of the water. Of course, there is a handsome prince, an evil baddie and load of laughs along the way. With stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original songs and lots of audience participation, this show makes for a thoroughly entertaining family day out. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Masterworks IV: 1812 Overture

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 05/07/22 - 05/07/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Faith Fang, violin. 2018 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Bronze Medalist.

Chausson Poeme
Ravel Tzigane
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

 
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Southwest Hoops Mayfest

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 05/21/22 - 05/22/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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Waitress Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451
  • 05/29/22 - 05/29/22
  • Visit website for details.

Inspired by the beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Audience Recommendation:Performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, WAITRESS is recommended for ages 13 and up due to the mature content in this production, as the show contains an abusive marriage, adult humor,some sensuality and an extramarital affair, parental guidance is suggested. If you're a fan of the original film, you'll find the stage adaptation an absolute blast – whether you are planning a girl’s night out or a couple’s date night. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

 
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Women's West Texas Golf Association Annual Championship

  • Abilene Country Club - South Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 3258295375103Judy Harris
  • 06/05/22 - 06/10/22
  • Entry Fees Apply

The WWTGA tournament is a four to five day women's golf tournament. The location rotates among the Host Club members. On the first day, the ladies play a qualifying round. It includes the 16 (or 32) low handicap index players and any other players who elect to qualify that have an index of no higher than 15.9. The format is then match play divided by flights.

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Pops III: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 06/11/22 - 06/11/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

The world famous Classical Mystery Tour Returns to Abilene! Hear all your favorite Beatles hits such as Penny Lane, Yesterday, Imagine, I am the Walrus and much more! From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you‘ve never heard them: with a live symphony orchestra!

 
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Abilene Music Teachers Association Showcase Concert

  • First Baptist Church Abilene
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-668-5134Sherry Frush
  • 06/13/22 - 06/13/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free

Great music for a great cause. The largest fundraiser to benefit Harmony Family Services, Inc. an organization that provides foster care and emergency shelter for children. Students and teachers from Abilene and the surrounding area perform ensembles, solos, and original compositions on eight pianos on stage. Pianos are provided by Lubbock Piano Gallery and First Baptist Church Abilene.

 
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Southwest Hoops Frontier Summer Jam

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 06/25/22 - 06/26/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Creating a Community: The State Epileptic Colony in Abilene

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/16/21 - 07/16/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition will highlight the early history of the State Epileptic Colony in Abilene through over 50 photographs from The Grace’s permanent history collection. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - From This Day Forward: Wedding Dresses, 1870s-1950s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/06/21 - 06/25/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition highlights what we now call “traditional” wedding dresses belonging to various individuals in Abilene and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s to the 1930s, most of which are in the permanent collection at The Grace Museum. 

 

Dirty Drawers

  • Facebook Live
  • Facebook Live
  • 09/27/21 - 12/20/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Join the Center for Contemporary Arts on Facebook Live for Dirty Drawers, their weekly figure/gesture drawing session each Monday with their new Teaching Artist, Sergio Hernandez.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - 83 Years and Counting: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military, and families with ID

The Abilene Fine Arts Museum (now The Grace Museum) began collecting art in 1938 with the stated purpose of collecting important works of art “for the good of the citizens of Abilene.” This exhibition features a variety of recent art acquisitions into The Grace Museum’s permanent collection, paying homage to our 83 years of collecting American art with Texas connections.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Focus on Photography: Selections from the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military, and families with ID

This exhibition features highlights from The Grace Museum’s photography collection including work by Ansel Adams, Henri-Cartier Bresson, William Eggleston, Fritz Henle, Elliott Erwitt, Russell Lee, Marian Post Wolcott, Sebastião Salgado, Graciela Itrubide and Keith Carter.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Kate Breakey: Journey

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/30/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This solo exhibition of artwork by Kate Breakey will take you on a journey of her various obsessions: astronomical images, skies, clouds, oceans, trees, nests, shells, flowers, and animals. Curated as a circular visual poem, each individual image will lead you to the next one. The collection of images in the gallery can be viewed as a shrine to Breakey’s reverence for the beauty, wonder, and diversity of the natural world.

 
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December ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! Adult beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music.

ArtWalk Artist Vendor Market at Nora Hall (202 Cypress)

  • Seven and One Books pop-up book shop from 5 to 8 pm and live storytimes at 5, 6, and 7 pm.
  • Mary K and Anthony Huff creating live art pieces on stage from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Artist vendors selling art pieces from 5 to 8 pm. Vendors include: Felt + Whim, Ra Roots, Christi Kuppin, Chimeric Creations, Rifenburgh Gourmet Caramels, Makenzie Bierma Art, & more.

McKay's Bakery (266 Cypress)

  • Sergio Hernandez doing live paintings inspired by Wayne Thiebaud from 5 to 8 pm with violin performances by McGlaun Violin students.

Center for Contemporary Arts (220 Cypress)

  • Frush Music Studio pianists performing music from 5:30 to 8 pm.

The Grace Museum (102 Cypress)

  • Enjoy a free holiday project-making event for the whole family.
  • Visit and take photos with Santa in the lobby from 6 to 8 pm.
  • Participate in various handmade craft projects designed for families and children of all ages in the Education Classroom.
  • Enjoy a special living history event in the 3rd floor History Galleries.

Free Fine Art Activities from 5 to 8 pm at the Following Locations:

  • The NCCIL, 102 Cedar St.
  • The Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.
  • Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress St.

Live Music in Minter Park

  • Taylor Ochs from 6 to 8 p.m.
 
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Chautauqua Learning Series

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Kenna Hogan
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
  • Free

Tools and Weapons of Paleolithic & Later American Peoples - Join the Taylor County History Center for an informal talk by Chautauqua Speaker Lou David Allen. Allen will be presenting a program about the Tools and Weapons of Paleolithic & Later American Peoples. He will discuss his unique theory of projectile weaponry used by early peoples, and several objects from his personal collection that have been found in the West Texas region will be displayed for attendees to view.

 
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The Grace Museum: Tot Spot January 2022

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/06/22 - 01/07/22
  • 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. both days
  • $5-Non-Members; Free-Members

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Access to Spark following class.

 
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The Grace: Home School Art Classes

  • The Grace Museum - Classroom
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/11/22 - 01/11/22
  • 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Free-Members of Big Country Home Educators; $3-All other students (per student)

All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques to art history, to culture and traditions.

 
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January ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/13/22 - 01/13/22
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! Adult beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music. 

 
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Taylor County History Center Exhibition - Russell Lee Photographs

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 01/22/22 - 03/05/22
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

This traveling exhibition of photographs by renowned documentary photographer Russell Lee draws from the magnificent archive that he donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History just prior to his death in 1986. Russell Lee Photographs offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera and goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that Lee produced from 1947 through 1977.

Russell Lee Photographs is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 
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The Grace Museum Altered Photo Workshop

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Get inspired by a tour of Kate Breakey’s photography in the Main Gallery then create your own altered photographs by adding thread, fabric, wire, and chalk to existing photographs. Bring your own image or use one of theirs. No art experience is necessary. 

 
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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature: R. Gregory Christie Artist Talk & Book Signing

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 02/02/22 - 02/02/22
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Books for sale in the gift shop.

Artist talk and book signing for the opening of the R. Gregory Christie art exhibition at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.

 
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The Grace Museum: Tot Spot February 2022

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/03/22 - 02/04/22
  • 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. both days
  • $5-Non-Members; Free-Members

Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Access to Spark following class.

 
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The Grace: Home School Art Classes

  • The Grace Museum - Classroom
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/08/22 - 02/08/22
  • 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Free-Members of Big Country Home Educators; $3-All other students (per student)

All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques to art history, to culture and traditions.

 
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February ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 02/10/22 - 02/10/22
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! Adult beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music. 

 
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The Grace: Home School Art Classes

  • The Grace Museum - Classroom
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/08/22 - 02/08/22
  • 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Free-Members of Big Country Home Educators; $3-All other students (per student)

All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques to art history, to culture and traditions.

 
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February ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 02/10/22 - 02/10/22
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! Adult beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music.