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Children's Performing Art Series at Home

  • Virtual Event
  • Virtual Event
  • 325-677-1161
  • 01/06/21 - 06/30/21
  • $45=Per Package

Virtual theater packages for families. Enjoy a professional children's theater show at home! 

 
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32nd Annual Taylor County Livestock Show

  • Taylor Expo Center, First Financial Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Taylor County Expo Center
  • 01/20/21 - 01/22/21
  • Free-Spectators

Local 4-H and FFA members have shown their prize winning animals at the Taylor County Livestock Show for many years. Raising, caring and showing animals teaches the youth many life skills such as responsibility, financial considerations and showmanship. Shows included the following: goats, heifers, lambs, poultry, rabbits, steers and swine!

 
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Katelyn & Colton Black at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/20/21 - 01/20/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Katelyn and Colton Black on the patio.

 
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Zak Webb & Frank Lopez at Heff's

  • Heff's Burgers & Bar
  • Suite 1342
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-232-6715
  • 01/22/21 - 01/22/21
  • 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Zak Webb & Frank Lopez live at Heff’s in the mall of Abilene! Don’t miss this phenomenal entertainment combined with the best burgers around!

 
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Air It Out Elite Quarterback Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 CottonwoodAbilene
  • 01/23/21 - 01/24/21
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Air It Out Passing Camp provides young quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ends with the best instruction in skill development. The football camp also focuses on faith, character and leadership development, drug and alcohol awareness that will help young men be successful both on the field and in the game of life.

 
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WFA Texas License to Carry Handgun Course

  • Camp Barkeley Tactical Training Center
  • 3022 Braune Rd.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-660-7474Coach Tim Pipes - WarriorFit Athlete
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $105

This course fulfills the requirements set forth by the TX DPS for classroom instruction and proficiency demonstration/qualification for first-time CHL/LTC applicants.

 
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Revel & Roam Photography Workshop

  • Front Porch Coffee Co.
  • 702 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $125

This photography workshop will teach you how to finally master your camera and start shooting like a pro! Not only will you get 4 hours of hands-on camera training, guided shooting downtown and editing tips, you’ll also get to connect with some amazing people who are just as passionate about photography as you!

 
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Trumpet Masterclass with Ben Fairfield

  • Williams Performing Arts Center, Fry Band Hall
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

Meet at Abilene Christian University in Fry Band Hall for a virtual masterclass conducted by Abilene Philharmonic's principal trumpeter, Ben Fairfield.

 
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Abilene Idol Auditions

  • Mall of Abilene, Women's Dillards Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-673-7464
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $25-$30

Calling all singers to bring their best songs to perform for the judges!

 
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Seth Merritt at Sharon's BBQ

  • Sharon's Barbeque South
  • 2050 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-704-4352
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Seth Merritt at Sharon's BBQ South.

 
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51st Annual Rehab 2021 Telethon & Auction

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-793-3525Kathi Masonheimer
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 7 pm to Midnight
  • Visit website for details.

Join West Texas Rehabilition Center live at the Abilene Convention Center or by tuning in virtually through their live stream of the evenings events.

 
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Boone Dugan at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Boone Dugan on the patio.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Morgan Reatherford

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 7 to 9 pm
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Morgan Reatherford.

 
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Matt Stapp at Mulligan's Bar, Grill & Golf

  • Mulligans Sports Bar, Grill and Golf
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy food, beverages, golf and live music on the patio featuring Matt Stapp.

 
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Cheers to French Toast at Kao Lounge

  • Kao Lounge
  • 137B Oak St.Abilene
  • 325-283-1718
  • 01/24/21 - 01/24/21
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Raise a glass to french toast at Kao Lounge! 

 
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Once Upon a Storytime

  • Mall of Abilene - Women's Dillard's Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-677-2474
  • 01/24/21 - 01/24/21
  • 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Free

Join the South Branch Library for Once Upon A Storytime as they welcome some very special royal sisters who love reading! Dress up like your favorite princess or prince, or character and enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts at this majestic storytime. Picture opportunity with meet and greet to follow. The whole family is invited!

 
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Vagabond European Wine Dinner

  • Vagabond Pizza
  • 1056 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-268-4321
  • 01/27/21 - 01/27/21
  • First seating, 5:30 p.m.
    Second seating, 8:00 p.m.
  • $100-Per Person

Join Vagabond for a night of food and wine as they 'travel' through the European countryside. They will be putting a Vagabond spin on traditional fare from five European destinations and pairing it all with a few of their favorite wines.

 
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Holt Jones at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/27/21 - 01/27/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Holt Jones on the patio.

 
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Tequilas Night Club Presents Micro Wrestling

  • Tequilas Night Club
  • 133 Eplens Ct.Abilene
  • 325-668-3308
  • 01/28/21 - 01/28/21
  • 9 to 11 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE type event supported by an entire cast under five feet tall. It’s going to be pandemonium as the Micro Wrestlers body slam, bear hug, and headlock throughout an evening of nonstop action.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Keith O'Dell

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 01/29/21 - 01/29/21
  • 7 to 9 pm
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Keith O'Dell.

 
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KCV Kickoff Classic

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Facility
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-437-1852Scott Anderson
  • 01/30/21 - 01/31/21
  • Please visit keycityvolleyball.com for more information.
Key City Volleyball exists to develop volleyball athletes in Abilene and surrounding communities. Please visit keycityvolleyball.com for more information.
 
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Abilene Philharmonic: Masterworks I, Romantic Strings

  • First Baptist Church of Abilene
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710
  • 01/30/21 - 01/30/21
  • Matinee, 3 p.m.; Evening Show, 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission varies

Schönberg Transfigured Night. Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings. Corporate Sponsor: Condley and Company.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Amelia Presley

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 01/30/21 - 01/30/21
  • 7 to 9 pm
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Amelia Presley.

 
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Ariel Hutchins at Mulligan's Bar, Grill & Golf

  • Mulligans Sports Bar, Grill and Golf
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 01/30/21 - 01/30/21
  • 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy food, beverages, golf and live music on the patio featuring Ariel Hutchins.

Museums & Galleries

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Women's Fashion Evolution: 1900s-1920s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 06/01/19 - 02/20/21
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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

From the Gibson Girl to the Flapper, women's fashion evolution from the early 1900s to the 1920s in the United States was due to new economic and social factors for women. These three decades were a defining time as many women fought for the right to vote, joined the work force during World War I, and changed the traditional social norms for women from the previous century.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Early Photographic Portraits from the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 09/27/19 - 04/24/21
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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

Capturing a likeness goes back to the earliest of times, however, with the invention of cameras in the 1800s, portraits became more popular and easily attainable. Cartes-de-visite and Cabinet Cards were albumen prints mounted on small cards, typically portraits of the subject. The Cartes-de-visite, invented in France, were smaller cards made between the 1860s and 1870s. A larger portrait, called the Cabinet Card, was popular up until the late 1900s. Professional photographers typically took photographs in their studios and made several copies of the cards for the individual to give to friends and family. Tintypes, popular from the 1850s until the 1890s, were sometimes a cheaper option than earlier daguerreotypes for those part of the working classes.

The photographs in this exhibition are from the permanent collection of The Grace Museum. Although most of the individuals in the photographs (besides those of the royal family) are anonymous, their clothing, their pose, their gaze, all are signs of the Victorian Era they lived in.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - David H. Gibson: The McManaway Studio Project

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/02/20 - 02/06/21
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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

Photographer David H. Gibson met David McManaway in 1964. A long friendship followed and in 1993 Gibson began documenting McManaway’s extraordinary studio. A visit to McManaway’s studio was akin to stepping into one of McManaway’s works of art; walls, ceilings and table tops covered with carefully selected cultural castoffs silently awaiting a second chance as fine art. Gibson’s photographs of the studio, dismantled after McManaway’s death in 2010, are as close as we can get to walking into McManaway’s unique, (Mojo) Jomo themed amusement park.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Et Al: Found Object Features from the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/21/20 - 04/06/21
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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 fine art of found objects defied the status quo to become a major art movement in the last decades of the 20th century. Inspired by Picasso and Braque’s 1912 experiments with paper and print and Marcel Duchamp’s “readymades”, Dada and Surrealism made anything and everything a medium for serious art making. Appropriation of images from popular culture took the form in realistic paintings of objects, collage work and printmaking. Subsequently, the appropriation of found objects into two and three-dimensional mixed media assemblage work became the bedrock of 21st century, interactive, art installations. This exhibition presents a selection of art work based on appropriated found objects in a variety of media selected from The Grace Museum permanent collection by Kirk Hayes, Robert Rauschenberg, Vernon Fisher, Linda Ridgway, Martin Delabano, William Farr, and Clint Hamilton.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/02/20 - 03/25/21
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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 story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.

 
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The NCCIL Exhibition: 'What Might You Do? Christian Robinson'

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 10/08/20 - 01/29/21
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open 5 to 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday for Artwalk
  • Free

Christian Robinson, emerging, millennial, Black illustrator, [and] all around incredible human is passionate about telling stories with pictures. Born in Hollywood, California, in 1986, he grew up in a small one-bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother. Drawing became a way to make space for himself in a world crowded with loving others. 'Picture books especially are many children’s first introduction to the world. Seeing yourself is almost like a message, it’s saying: you matter, you are visible, and you’re valuable.' – Christian Robinson

 
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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
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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. In 1904, the institution was founded to help individuals with epilepsy through research, care, isolation, and offering a place to work and live. The complex consisted of an administration building, a power plant, a women’s and men’s hospital, four cottages, and a home for the superintendent. The hospital was a state of the art facility and housed 200 patients by the fall of 1904. By the 1920s, the state of Texas expressed the desire to include individuals with mental health disabilities and renamed the colony the Abilene State Hospital and added a recreation building, x-ray laboratories, twin dormitories, and a warehouse. The named changed to Abilene State School in the 1950s and later the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The current living center is dedicated to treatment, rehabilitation, independence, and helping individuals feel safe and healthy.

 

ArtHEALs for Warriors

  • Online Event
  • Online Event
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/21/21 - 01/21/21
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free

Peer Led Expressive Activities specifically for Veterans, Veteran Spouse, or Veteran's Adult Children. ArtHEALs uses creative methods to help veterans, active duty, and their caregivers both individually and as a group address social, behavioral and emotional issues. Activities include guided artistic expression to music, discussion and sharing.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Margo Sawyer: Blue

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/23/21 - 08/07/21
  • Open to visitors Saturdays from 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

In 2018, The Grace Museum was privileged to acquire Margo Sawyer’s acclaimed 1998 sculptural installation BLUE through an unprecedented collaboration with The Contemporary Austin and the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas Austin. For this exhibition Sawyer installs BLUE in response to The Grace Museum’s unique historical galleries and creates REFLECT featuring new work as an ongoing conversation with the past and present. The site-specific installation BLUE was originally created during Sawyer’s 1998 Austin Museum of Art residency program at Laguna Gloria. BLUE has been described as a miniature city, an Oriental carpet, an ocean and a garden just out of reach with thousands of hand crafted elements arranged to reference Sawyer’s world travels to exotic places like the Indian city of Jodhpur, where blue doors, windows and steps follow the Brahmin tradition. Upon closer inspection, universal visions of blue skies and bodies of water are interrupted with earth elements, objects and reflective surfaces that tease the eye and broaden focus to include the beauty and transcendence of abundance, diversity and individuality of the complex world we inhabit.

 
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Storybook Ball

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Trish Dressen
  • 01/23/21 - 01/23/21
  • 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Call for ticket prices
Celebrate the power of story and value of children’s picture book art at the 6th annual Storybook Ball. This event honors those who passionately work for our mission and vision. Join us for a magical night of dining, dancing, and celebration surrounded by the playful artwork of illustrator
 

ISAC Virtual Reception and Awards

  • Facebook Live
  • Facebook Live
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/28/21 - 01/28/21
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free

Join The Center for Contemporary Arts for their Virtual ISAC Reception & Awards! They'll announce this year's winners at this event.

 

Art Like a Local: Mary K. Huff

  • Virtual Event - Zoom
  • Virtual Event - Zoom
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/29/21 - 01/29/21
  • 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • $15-Per Person

Kick off the new year with a virtual Art Like a Local! Mary K. Huff will lead everyone in creating a Found Object masterpiece. Sponsored by: Iron + Olive Household Refurb'd.