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AYSA Volleyball Firm Foundations Clinic

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 01/11/22 - 02/15/22
  • Visit website for details

This is our developmental program that introduces the game of volleyball to children ages kindergarten through 3rd grade. Within this program, players will begin to learn the basic skills of the game while also building character and leadership skills. Siblings get a discount!

 

Get Hooked at Cal Young Park

  • Cal Young Park
  • 950 T&P LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6217Parks & Recreation
  • 01/12/22 - 01/26/22
  • Free

A REEL opportunity to fish Rainbow Trout happens this winter at Cal Young Park. Whether you’re a first-time fisherman, teaching that favorite kiddo how to put a lure on a line, or a pro wanting to snag a few fish for the dinner table, this event is sure to please everyone. Over 1000 Rainbow Trout will be stocked prior to the event by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Capture a picture of you or your family while fishing and enter the Get Hooked Giveaways online at www.myabileneparksandrec.com

 
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Downtown Abilene Food Tour

  • The Fountain in Everman Park
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/15/22 - 01/15/22
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  • $59-Per Person
    $72-Per Person with Alcohol Package (Must be 21+)

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! 

 
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SoDA District Drinks & Bites Tour

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/15/22 - 01/15/22
  • 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • $64-Per Person

A VIP tour of the SODA District's bar scene. Featuring 5 of the best drinks in the Big Country paired with delicious bites. Find a new appreciation for all that the Southside of Downtown Abilene has to offer. Must be 21+.

 
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Downtown Abilene Weekday Food Tour

  • Beehive Restaurant
  • 442 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/20/22 - 01/20/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $49-Per Person
    $69-Per Person with Alcohol Package (Must be 21+)

Experience downtown Abilene during the week. Enjoy five food tastings (a full dinner), four optional alcoholic drink pairings and a guided walking food tour. 

 
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Matt Austin at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/21/22 - 01/21/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Matt Austin at the Ice House. 

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Andrew Holmes

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 01/21/22 - 01/21/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Andrew Holmes.

 
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Brent Fox at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Brent Fox at the Ice House. 

 
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Abilene Idol 2022

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Call for details.

Chorus Abilene’s biggest fundraiser is back and better than ever with two finale shows (one for juniors, one for adults) and a duo category. Abilene Idol gathers contestants from around the Big Country to perform on the stage of the Abilene Convention Center and vie for the title of Abilene Idol. Judges will select the Top Ten adult finalists and Final Five junior finalists to compete in the finals at the Abilene Convention Center for the coveted titles.

 
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Girl Scout Cookie Sales

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/22/22 - 01/23/22
  • 12 to 6 p.m.

Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us. The Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains are back for a limited time only. Visit them in the drive-through location across from Chili’s in the overflow parking lot.

 
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Downtown Abilene Food Tour

  • The Fountain in Everman Park
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  • $59-Per Person
    $72-Per Person with Alcohol Package (Must be 21+)

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! 

 
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SoDA District Drinks & Bites Tour

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • $64-Per Person

A VIP tour of the SODA District's bar scene. Featuring 5 of the best drinks in the Big Country paired with delicious bites. Find a new appreciation for all that the Southside of Downtown Abilene has to offer. Must be 21+.

 
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West Texas Rehabilitation 52nd Telethon and Live Auction

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-793-3508
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • Visit website for details.

This event raises more than one million dollars making it possible for the West Texas Rehab Center to serve more than 530 patients each day regardless of their financial circumstance. 

 
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Matt Stapp at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Matt Stapp on the patio.

 

Abilene Pipers Burns Supper

  • Gerhart Hall - Church of the Heavenly Rest
  • 602 Meander St.Abilene
  • 325-260-6085Robert Partin
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Call for details

Burns Suppers are a Scottish celebration of the birth of poet Robert Burns. They are held all over the world in January. The Abilene Pipers have been hosting Burns Suppers since 2000. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of fun.

 
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Susan Landers Kolb at Fuzzy's Taco Shop Abilene

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
  • 2439 N. Judge Ely Blvd.Abilene
  • 575-808-2902Susan Landers Kolb
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food, fun and live music on the patio featuring Susan Landers Kolb.

 
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Sunday Fun Day

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/23/22 - 01/23/22
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Free

Join the Abilene Public Library South Branch for a special family activity. Each month the Abilene Public Library South Branch hosts a different activity such as crafts, experiments, storytimes, or special guests. At this session, they will be hosting a craft workshop where they will supply all the materials for youth to make their own snowflakes. The whole family is invited to this fun, free, come-and-go event!

 
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Jim Sadler & Adam Flores at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/24/22 - 01/24/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Jim Sadler and Adam Flores at the Ice House. 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Men's Axe Throwing Night

  • Abilene Axe Company
  • 822 S. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-674-3139
  • 01/24/22 - 01/24/22
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Throw ancient weaponry and learn about mentoring Abilene’s next generation of men. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Abilene Axe Company with food catered by The Shed Market. No cost or commitment is required for this event. Must be 18 years or older to attend. Big thanks to Pioneer Drive Baptist Church for making this event possible.

 
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Chris Beall at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/25/22 - 01/25/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Chris Beall at the Ice House. 

 
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Evan Christian at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/26/22 - 01/26/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Evan Christian at the Ice House. 

 
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Boone Dugan at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/26/22 - 01/26/22
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

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

 
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John Hester at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by John Hester at the Ice House. 

 
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Downtown Abilene Weekday Food Tour

  • Beehive Restaurant
  • 442 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $49-Per Person
    $69-Per Person with Alcohol Package (Must be 21+)

Experience downtown Abilene during the week. Enjoy five food tastings (a full dinner), four optional alcoholic drink pairings and a guided walking food tour. 

 
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Abilene Writers Guild

  • Rose Park Senior Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-721-0326Carolyn Dycus
  • 01/27/22 - 01/27/22
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Help get the Abilene Writers Guild year started by coming to encourage and inspire as they start the new year with a new resolve to do more writing.

 

Shooting Star

  • McMurry Theatre, Ryan Little Theatre
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3889Neena McLain
  • 01/27/22 - 01/29/22
  • Admission by Donation

Snowed in overnight at an airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate. As the night gives way to laughter, remembrance, and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined—and a present that neither of them could have predicted.

 
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TJ Templeton at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by TJ Templeton at the Ice House. 

 
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KCV Kickoff Classic

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-437-1852Scott Anderson
  • 01/28/22 - 01/30/22
  • Please visit keycityvolleyball.com for more information.

Key City Volleyball exists to develop volleyball athletes in Abilene and surrounding communities.

 
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'A Texas Tribute' - Bob & Kelli Phillips with the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy Band

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $12

Hear the story of Texas through live narration and historical readings, backed by an original, symphonic underscore. From the Alamo to the Wild West to today – celebrate who we are as Texans and how we got that way. A unique concert tour that combines classical Texas-themed compositions and live readings by Bob and Kelli. Join the HSU Cowboy Band in downtown Abilene at the historic Paramount Theatre for a night of Texas tunes.

 
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Jackson Hatch Album Release at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • Food & beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Jackson Hatch.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Brent Fox

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Brent Fox.

 
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Jackson Hatch at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Enjoy live music by Jackson Hatch at the Ice House. 

 
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Referee and Score Clinic

  • Abilene Hockey
  • 1110 Energy DriveAbilene
  • 325-280-1173
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Visit website for more information

Abilene Hockey will be hosting a referee and scorekeeper, and anyone else who wants to learn about the rules, for the Abilene Hockey 2022 season. Anyone that would like to coach, referee, or score keep is encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided by the league. 

 
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Girl Scout Crafts/Sign Ups

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a fun-filled activity hosted by the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. 

 
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Grain Theory One Year Anniversary

  • Grain Theory
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-704-1058
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Food & beverages for purchase

Grain Theory wants to celebrate and thank everyone for supporting them through such a challenging situation. They will be releasing their first-ever selection from their soon-to-be burgeoning barrel project. For one day only, you can purchase 22 oz bottles of Merlot Barrel-Aged Saison (Forbidden Fields) and, for one day only, purchase an anniversary glass and it will come filled with the beer of your choice - including the BA Saison. Never to touch their taps again.

 
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Girl Scout Cookie Sales

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 01/29/22 - 01/30/22
  • 12 to 6 p.m.

Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us. The Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains are back for a limited time only. Visit them in the drive-through location across from Chili’s in the overflow parking lot.

 
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Downtown Abilene Food Tour

  • The Fountain in Everman Park
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  • $59-Per Person
    $72-Per Person with Alcohol Package (Must be 21+)

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! 

 
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SoDA District Drinks & Bites Tour

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • $64-Per Person

A VIP tour of the SODA District's bar scene. Featuring 5 of the best drinks in the Big Country paired with delicious bites. Find a new appreciation for all that the Southside of Downtown Abilene has to offer. Must be 21+.

 
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McMurry Baseball Second Annual First Pitch Dinner

  • The Modern at Motis Building (Floor 3) in Downtown Abilene
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-793-4729Josh Lee
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • $50-Per Person

Meet this year’s McMurry Baseball team and hear from coaching staff ahead of the 2022 season. The baseball wing of McMurry’s Hall of Honor will be recognized. The Keynote speaker is Mark Johnson and dinner will be provided by The Shed. COVID safety plan will be in effect. Dress code: Professional Attire. 

 
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Shelby Stone at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Shelby Stone on the patio.

 
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Zak Webb Band at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • Food & beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring the Zak Webb Band.

Museums & Galleries

 
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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. 

 
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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 - 02/05/22
  • 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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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 Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibit: Exploration in Movement by April Rifenburgh

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 01/27/22 - 03/12/22
  • Free

Solo exhibition by April Rifenburgh in Gallery 4 at The Center for Contemporary Arts.

 
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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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Adult Craft Night at The Center for Contemporary Arts

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/28/22 - 01/28/22
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

The Center invites you to a night of creativity, education, and general goofiness at Adult Craft Night, because crafts aren't just for kids! Learn how craft beer is made from James Bridwell, Head Brewer, Sockdolager Brewing Company, and then experience deep 1990s nostalgia as you create next-level craft pieces with Perler Beads. Instructor: Andreelynn Stephens