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July 19, 7:30 p.m.

ACU Movies on the Hill: "Peter Rabbit." Gates open at 6:30 p.m. at Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium, 825 E. Amble Ave. Sit in the stands or lounge on the field and enjoy this family movie. Concession stands will be open. No chairs, food or drinks will be allowed on the field. Free.

 

July 19, 6-8 p.m.

Grace Studio: Watercolor Wildflowers. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 20, 6-8 p.m.

Boot Scottin' at Eller Hall, 201 Mesquite Event Center. Live music, food trucks, country western music in a family friendly atmosphere. No alcohol. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youth; at the door $10 adults and $5 youth; children 12 and younger are free. http://www.ellerhall.com

 

July 21, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Color and Composition Workshop taught by Patty Rae Wellborn at Calypso Gallery Academy of Art, 1133 North 2nd Suite 102. $150.

 

July 21, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

July 21, 2 p.m.

ABILENE TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and BELTWAY CHURCH present this special screening of the classic Disney animated film CINDERELLA.  When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.  1950, Animation/Fantasy, 1 hour and 14 minutes,  Not Rated.  All Summer Family Film Series tickets are $2.  To purchase tickets for this film online, click here.  To view this film's trailer, click here.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

July 23-27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

ArtCamp: Beginning Digital Photography.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

July 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sculpt It! Camp. Entering Grades 1 - 6. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 24-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 25, 7 p.m.

DIALOGUE
A collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts
Free and open to the public

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 26, 5:30-7 p.m.

Exhibits Reception (group reception) for Artist Member Group Show with Brianna Burnett and JP Hall.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

July 28, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

July 30-31, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kindercamp for children entering kindergarten. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 30-Aug. 3

Summer Music Camp HATS!
For children finishing 1st-5th grades
Monday – Friday, July 30-August 3
9:30am – 12:30pm daily
Cost: $100 with a 15% discount for additional children in the same family
Space is limited to 20 children.
For more information: 3235-673-7464 or info@ChorusAbilene.net

 

July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

NCCIL summer camp for grades, 4-6: Students will be exposed to diverse techniques of art and express themselves through a variety of mediums. This exciting camp will be an  opportunity for students to explore and  discover their own art techniques while incorporating outstanding literature.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

July 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

AUGUST 2018

 

Aug 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug 2, 7 p.m.

DIALOGUE
A collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts
Free and open to the public

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 2-3, 9:30 & 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot. Free for members; $5 per child for non-members. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk: GREASE is the Word.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Aug. 9

ARTWALK
Grace After Dark
A collaboration with the Paramount Theatre
Free admission – only 100 people (must be 18+)
Wristband pick-up 7 pm; films begin at 8 pm

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 10-11

Paramount Film Series presents "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen 1981, color, Fantasy/Adventure, 115 min., Rated PG When Dr. Indiana Jones (Ford) is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Aug 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 15, 12-1:30 p.m.

ArtFilm: Art in the 21st Century.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Aug 16, 10 a.m.

Children’s Book Reading. Registration required.
$5 per family or $10 per family to receive a copy of the book

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 18, 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Portrait Painting Workshop by Patty Rae Wellborn at Calypso Gallery Academy of Art, 
1133 North 2nd Suite 102. $150.  

 

Aug 18, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Aug. 18, 2 p.m.

ABILENE TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and BELTWAY CHURCH present this special screening of the animated film THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE.  A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.  2017, Animation/Action/Adventure, 1 hour and 44 minutes,  Rated PG.  All Summer Family Film Series tickets are $2.  To purchase tickets for this film online, click here.  To view this film's trailer, click here.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Aug 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Grace Gala: 2018 Honoree Martha Kiel. Call Sheila Scevers at (325) 673-4587 for ticket and table reservations.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug 30, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Open Road Concert Series: Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist. Visit openroadabilene.com for information and tickets.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 & Sept. 7-9

DIAL "M" FOR MURDER will be performed at Abilene Community Theatre

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Sept. 1, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Sept. 1, 2 p.m.

ABILENE TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and BELTWAY CHURCH present this special screening of the classic Disney film MARY POPPINS. 1964, color, Comedy/Fantasy, 2 hours and 19 minutes, Rated G.  All Summer Family Film Series tickets are $2.  To purchase tickets for this film online, click here.  To view this film's trailer, click here.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Sept. 1

Opening of a new exhibit: "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America," a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, will be on display at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar, beginning September 1 - October 6.  This exhibit, which will also feature local sports memorabilia, demonstrates how our hometown sports energize the community, instill pride in it, and create a bond that is passed from one generation to the next. The exhibit will be accompanied by special programming throughout the month at the Main Library. This exhibit is made possible by the Texas State Historical Association.

 

Sept. 1 & 7-8, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 2 & 9, 2 p.m.

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Dial 'M' for Murder" at 809 Barrow.

 

Sept. 4-5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 6-7, 9:30 & 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot. Free for members; $5 per child for non-members. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.

Shibori Indigo Dyeing Class. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 1, 1-4 p.m.

Art Adventure - This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery. Free. Reservations requested.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 8, 2& 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Theatre special film, "Selena." $7 adults, $6 students/seniors/military/children. This 1997 biographical musical drama film is about the life and career of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who was murdered at age 23 by the president of her fan club.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Sept. 8, 3-5 p.m.

Exhibits Reception (group reception)
Chase Turk
Allison Britten
Thomás Madrid

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Sept. 11, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Home School Art Day. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk: STEAM Punk

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Sept. 13

Grace After Dark. Ticket pick-up at 6 p.m.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 14-15

Paramount Film Series presents "Back to the Future Triology." Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd 1985, 1989, 1990, color, Science Fiction, Rated PG Experience one of the most popular movie series of all time like never before with these special "Back to the Future Trilogy" screenings. $7 adults, $6 students, seniors, military, and children.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Sept. 15, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Sept. 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m.
Texas State Belt Sander Racing Championships. Individual BBQ dinner/spectator tickets $50. Racing team sponsorships $250-$1,500.

Frontier Texas
625 N 1st St. 325-437-2800

 

Sept. 19, 12-1:30 p.m.
Art Film: Art in the 21st Century

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Sept. 20, 10 a.m.

Children's Book Reading. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

ACU Theatre hosts its annual "Lights Up! Fundraising Cabaret" featuring an alumnus who is part of the touring "Hamilton" musical cast. "Don't Wanna Miss Your Shot with Eean Cochran" will take place at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. Eean will perform in the gallery. Tickets are $40 and include light hors d'oeuvres. Call 325-674-ARTS (2787) or visit acu.edu/theatre

 

35th biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition SculpTOUR

Reception times

Sept. 21:

5 p.m. McMurry University's Ryan Gallery: Julia Ousley

6 p.m. Hardin-Simmons University's Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery: Steve Brudniak, "In the Wake of the Exodus"

7 p.m. The Grace Museum: Linda Ridgway and Harry Geffert, "A Visual Epilogue"

Sept. 22

10:30 a.m. Abilene Christian University's Shore Art Gallery: Roberta Masiarelli

6 p.m. Center for Contemporary Arts: Elizabeth Akamatsu, "Roses for M.E."

6 p.m. Calypso Gallery

Receptions and opening of the 35th biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition SculpTOUR around Abilene presented in partnership between the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council and the Texas Sculpture Group. This includes four new sets of contemporary outdoor art pieces by Texas artists that will be placed along the railroad tracks that go through the middle of Abilene along N. 1st Street. Artist names will be announced closer to the special weekend of events, which will include new art pieces on display at the universities and downtown art museums.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

1101 N. 1st St. 325.677.1161 www.abilenecac.org

 

Sept. 21-22, 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Productions presents "Our Town," a play by Thornton Wilder. All seats reserved at $18.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Sept. 22

'Watercolor Techniques" with Patty Rae Wellborn.
Calypso Gallery Academy of Art 1133 North 2nd Suite 102  email: calypsogallery@gmail.com  Fee: $40. Supplies provided.

 

Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Opening Night: Concerto Serenades. The 2018- 2019 season opens September 22 with pieces from Bartok and Chopin and features the 2017 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu, a true “poet” (Philadelphia Inquirer) on the piano. This concert incorporates European folk melodies spanning over a century that are fused into two “Classical” pieces that are huge works. Tickets range from $5-$40, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

Sept. 25-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Sept. 29, 5 p.m.

"Pops at the Pond," an outdoor concert at the Duck Pond on the Hardin-Simmons University campus. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening outdoors as music and theatre students perform hits from Broadway and beyond.  Performances from new musicals as well as classic favorites.  No admission charge for this event.

 

Sept. 29, 5 p.m.

Artists Reception - "A Visual Epilogue: Linda Ridgway & Harry Geffert" Galleries open at 5 p.m. Artist talks at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Sept. 30, 5 p.m.

Heavenly Rest Chamber Music Concert Series Season 10 Opener - “A Decade of Heavenly Music.” Featuring the many professional musicians at Heavenly Rest. Reception following and Grand Opening of the Julia Jones Matthews Sacred Music Center.
Our concerts are a gift to our congregation and community.

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

Oct. 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 3-6, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 7, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents the musical "Anything Goes" at Van Ellis Theatre. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Directed and choreographed by Teri Wilkerson. Musical direction by Dr. Melody Rich
"Anything Goes" is set aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 for military/seniors/students; $5 for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Fall-themed hand-lettering class.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 4-6 & 11-13

McMurry University Theatre presents "The Death and Life of Larry Benson" by Reginald Rose. Directed by David Ainsworth.

The whole town is excited about Larry Benson's homecoming. More than that, they're astonished because Larry was reported missing in action on a distant battlefield more than three years ago. Everyone had given up and now he's suddenly coming home! But when he arrives, the young soldier who comes calling "Mom! Dad!" is a stranger. He continues to insist that he's Larry, and only after the buildup of tension and drama does the moment of truth and vindication arrive.

 

Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m.

Art Adventure - This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery. Free. Reservations requested.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Oct. 5-6, 7 p.m.

Abilene Community Theatre conducts auditions for "Othello."

 

 

Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Portrait Painting with Samuel Shelton. Cost is $125 email calypsogallery@gmail.com for supply list. Visit calypsogallery.com for more information.

 

Oct. 6

Come downtown for Abilene StrEATS, a wine dinner benefitting United Way of Abilene. Kirk House will be playing. They are blocking off the 200 block of Cypress and local restaurants will be providing different courses. Call 325-677-1841 for tickets.

 

Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Please join the Civic Orchestra of Abilene in the new Wylie Performing Arts Cente for its first concert of 2018-2019, A Bernstein Celebration, as we join artists all over the world celebrating the Bernstein 100th! The concert will feature music from Candide, Wonderful Town, and West Side Story, along with powerful performances by Abilene artists soprano Lynette Chambers singing “Lamentation” from the Jeremiah Symphony, and clarinetist Kristin Ward on the exciting Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. Admission is free.

 

Oct. 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk: The Great Gurney Race for Global Samaritan. This hilarious and entertaining event will have 10 teams compete in a hospital bed race with obstacles in the middle of Cypress Street to earn the coveted bed pan trophy while wearing costumes and décor! Come vote for your favorite team, cheer and support Global Samaritan with all proceeds. Presented by the Center for Contemporary Arts and sponsored by Global Samaritan during the October 2018 ArtWalk.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Oct. 11

ArtWalk at The Grace: Grace after dark. Ticket pick-up after 6 p.m.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Intergalactic Watercolor Class. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 12, 5-6 p.m.

Homecoming reception for juried student exhibit in the gallery. Gallery will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs Oct. 1-25.
McMurry University's Gypsy Ted II Student Gallery 

 

Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Reception, artist talk and Art Reunion for Alumni  Homecoming  Art exhibit featuring  Dr. Ralph McCleskey, photography,  “Capture the Moment, Relive the Experience.”  The reception is in the gallery prior to the theatre event. Gallery will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Exhibit runs Oct. 3-Nov.  1.

McMurry University's Ryan Gallery

 

Oct. 12-14

ACU Theatre presents the Homecoming Musical "Wonderful Town" at the Abilene Convention Center. Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Directed by Adam Hester. Two sisters. One incredible city. Unlimited possibilities. Join Ruth and Eileen Sherwood as they leave behind their mundane Ohio lives in pursuit of making it big in New York City. Chock-full of swinging show tunes, breathtaking choreography and effervescent charm, Wonderful Town captures the thrill of chasing one’s dreams like no other musical. Don’t miss this lavish revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical celebrating his 100th birthday and featuring one of the largest orchestras in Homecoming history conducted by Steven Ward!

Tickets for Wonderful Town and to check out the ACU Theatre Season Ticket packages available at acu.edu/theatre.

 

Oct. 12-13

Paramount Film Series presents "Rear Window." Starring: Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Thelma Ritter 1954, color, Thriller/Action, 112 min., Rated PG As his broken leg heals, a wheelchair-bound man (Stewart) becomes fixated on a mysterious man whose behavior has him convinced a murder has taken place. $7 adults, $6 students, seniors, military, and children.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Oct. 13, 11:45 a.m.

Abilene Christian University's Homecoming Choir Concert at Cullen Auditorium.

 

Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Oct. 13, 5-6:30 p.m.

Alumni Reception during Homecoming after the game for Carole Fairlie's painting exhibit, which runs through Nov. 1.

Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery

Frost Art Building at Hardin-Simmons University | www.hsutx.edu

 

Oct. 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 17, 11:45 a.m.

"Celebrate the Arts in Abilene" annual luncheon. Tickets are $30 each or $250 for a table of eight.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

1101 N. 1st St. 325.677.1161 www.abilenecac.org

 

Oct. 17, 12-1:30 p.m.

ArtFilm: Art in the 21st Century.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Oct. 18, 10 a.m.

Children's Book Reading. Registration requied.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m.

DIY Pumpkin Sign Class. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 18, 6 p.m.

The Texas Cookbook Gala during the West Texas Book Festival is one of the featured fundraisers by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library. The gala will feature celebrated Texas chef, Sarah Penrod, the Urban Cowgirl & some of Texas's best vintners. Hosted at the Abilene Country Club, guests come dressed in their finest to enjoy an evening of friends and fine cuisine from the featured festival cookbook author, and enjoy a selection of wines from Texas vintners. Contact Emerald Cassidy to purchase tickets for this exciting event!

Contact: Emerald Cassidy, emerald.cassidy@gmail.com, (325)864-5495.

 

Oct. 18-20

West Texas Book Festival with authors in schools, workshops, cookbook gala and luncheon. Details TBA.

 

Oct. 19-20 & 26-27, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 & 28, 2 p.m.

Comic play "Blithe Spirit" performs at the Abilene Community Theatre. Socialite and novelist Charles Condomine invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance.

Abilene Community Theatre

809 Barrow St.

 

Oct. 20, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

Nationally recognized illusionist Jason Bishop performs the most dynamic magic show in the U.S. with a totally modern energy, stunning soundtrack and world-class illusions. Don't miss this amazing show! Paramount Theatre.

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

Oct. 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Open Road Concert Series: Rhett Miller. See website for ticket details. These concerts sell out!

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays - 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.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole
De Falla: Three-Concerned Hat
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Chavez: Sinfonia India
Moncayo: Huapango

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Dia De Los Muertos. This concert is a celebration of Spanish and Mexican composers that includes music of Ravel, de Falla, Márquez, Chávez, and Moncayo. Also the traditional Mexican dance school, Ballet Folklorico del Big Country, will be performing on stage alongside the orchestra for the first time. Tickets range from $5-$40, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Film Series presents "Hocus Pocus." Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy 1993, color, Comedy/Horror, 96 min., Rated PG Parker, Midler and Najimy star in this supernatural family comedy as a trio of 17th-century sibling witches who are accidentally resurrected in the 20th century by an unsuspecting teenager. All seats $7.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

Nov. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.

Reception for Tiffanie Kettner's senior exhibition, “Monstress Madness." Exhibit runs Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Gypsy Ted II Student Gallery at McMurry University.

 

Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Abilene Christian University's Swing Cats present Fall Stomp at the Elks Arts Center. The ACU jazz band is the house band for this swing dance event.

 

Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Directors Cut Series" directed by senior student Robert Taylor Jr. in the DownCentreStage LabTheatre in the basement of the Van Ellis Theatre building. The purpose of our Down Centre Stage Laboratory Theatre is to give our students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the skills that they are learning in class. The Director’s Cut provides a platform for them to do that. These student driven productions go beyond the scope and requirements of class work but are not as complex as a fully realized mainstage production. The focus of this endeavor is on the process, be it directing or design or acting.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

Nov. 7-10, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 11, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Love/Sick" by John Cariani and co-directed by Kristen Pickop and Justin Holland in the Van Ellis Theatre. The show is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, "Love/Sick" is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

Nov. 9-10

Paramount Film Series presents "The Wizard of Oz." Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr 1939, color, Fantasy/Adventure, 125 minutes, Not Rated When young Dorothy (Garland), is swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Nov. 10-11

Abilene Ballet Theatre will host “The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea” at the Woman’s Club and present its 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker” Nov. 16, 17, 18 at the Paramount Theatre. For tickets and more detailed information, go to abileneballettheatre.org

 

Nov. 12-17

ACU Theatre presents "john & jen" at Fulks Theatre.

 

Nov. 16-18

Abilene Ballet Theatre presents its 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Paramount Theatre. For tickets and more detailed information, go to abileneballettheatre.org

 

Nov. 27

City Sidewalks and the Fox 15 Christmas Lights Parade.

 

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 & Dec. 6-8

McMurry University Theatre presents "Proof" by David Auburn.

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Dec. 1, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Coming Home for Christmas. For our first pops concert of the season, Bruce Ewing and Kristi Tingle will be returning to the Abilene Philharmonic stage for Coming Home for Christmas, a night of Christmas favorites and carols. This concert also has a shortened 3pm matinee performance with general admission pricing, making this a great opportunity to bring your kids for them to enjoy their favorite Christmas classics. For the evening performance, tickets are $5-$45 and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website.

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/ 

 

Dec. 7

Celebration Singers will deliver traditional Christmas holiday music as well as a special tribute to American military veterans at this show, which is on the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

Dec. 7-8, 7:30 p.m.

DirectFest Fall 2018 at Van Ellis Theatre. Student-directed, one-act play festival. Our annual one-act play festival directed, designed, performed and produced by HSU Directing I theatre students. Two nights of captivating theatre.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

Dec. 8

ACU Theatre presents "One Night Only" at Fulks Theatre.

 

Dec. 14-15

Paramount Film Series presents "It's a Wonderful Life." Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore 1954, black & white, Fantasy/Drama, 130 min., Not Rated When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George Bailey (Stewart) poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would’ve been like had he never been born.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Dec. 16

Abilene Opera Association's 2018 presentation of Messiah for December 16, 2018, The Paramount Theatre 7:30 pm. Tickets $15 and $25 available beginning November 1, 2018 at www.abileneopera.org

 

JANUARY 2019

 

Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Brahms: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Symphonic Renegades. Symphonic Renegades presents works by Brahms and Shostakovich, and guest stars violinist William Hagen. Hagen was the third-prize winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, making him the highest-ranking American since 1985. These masterpieces are revolutionary in both the compositional and in the historical sense. They expanded what could be communicated by an orchestra and showed how music can unite people for a certain cause. Tickets range from $5-$40, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/  

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

Feb. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Time Stands Still" by Donald Margulies and directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler in DownCenterStage Lab Theatre in the basement of the Van Ellis Theatre building. Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a foreign correspondent, are trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. Can you be an observer of horrific events---take pictures of them and record them---and still keep your sanity and have a somewhat normal life?

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: My Musical Valentine. My Musical Valentine, features love songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, performed alongside vocalist Rachel Tyler. Rachel has sung in many musicals all over the world, including Rocky Horror Show and Smokey Joe’s Café. She has also performed as a featured performer on the 63rd Annual Tony awards. Tickets range from $5-$45, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/ 

 

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

Bring the family to "The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System" show at the Paramount Theatre. When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is spoiled, Mrs. Frizzle once again saves the day. Join the class as the magic school bus blasts off to explore the solar system, musical style!

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

Feb. 14-23

ACU Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias" at Fulks Theatre. Enjoy dinner at the Feb. 23 performance in the lobby of WPAC.

 

Feb. 20-23, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Little Women," a musical with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland baed on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth in Van Ellis Theatre. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 military/seniors/students; and $5 for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

Feb. 21-23, 2 p.m.

McMurry University Theatre presents "Detective Partner Hero Villain" by Brett Neveu.

 

MARCH 2019

 

March 23, 7:30 p.m.

March 24, 2 p.m.

Director's Cut Series - Title TBD

DownCentreStage LabTheatre, in the basement of the Van Ellis Theatre Building.
The purpose of our Down Centre Stage Laboratory Theatre is to give our students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the skills that they are learning in class. The Director’s Cut provides a platform for them to do that. These student driven productions go beyond the scope and requirements of class work but are not as complex as a fully realized mainstage production. The focus of this endeavor is on the process, be it directing or design or acting. Senior Michael Kelly will head this project.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

March 28-30, 7:30 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar and directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth in Van Ellis Theatre. The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52% of the taxes) has left for Paris. So Count Danilo is sent to Paris, to stop her from getting married to a stranger, so that the danger of removing the money is averted. But this is not as easy as the ambassador in Paris has planned. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for military/seniors/students; and free for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

APRIL 2019

 

April 4-6

McMurry University Theatre presents Student Written One-Acts:

"Tomorrow's Dream" by Jorge Ambacher

"Christopher's Angel" by Shawna Johnson

"Botanical Dream" by Agustin Rios.

 

April 10-13, 7:30 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "The Amish Project" by Jessica Dickey and directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler in Van Ellis Theatre. Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. 2006. A thirty-year old man walked into a one-room Amish schoolhouse and opened fire, killing 5 girls and himself. In a decision that shocked the world, the Amish community later the same day forgave his crime and offered aid to his grieving widow. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for military/students/seniors; and free for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

April 11-27

ACU Theatre presents "Bright Star" at Fulks Theatre. Enjoy a dinner at the April 27 show in the lobby of WPAC.

 

April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Mozart: Requiem 

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Mozart's Requiem. Mozart’s Requiem takes us outside the Abilene Philharmonic’s usual performance venue of the Abilene Convention Center, instead taking place at the beautiful First Baptist Church of Abilene. This performance will be alongside the choirs from each of the three local universities. This is a chance to hear the first and one of the last pieces of Mozart featured in the movie about Mozart, Amadeus. Also, do not miss this rare opportunity to hear the grand organ and orchestra combined in the Requiem Mass! Tickets range from $5-$35, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 


http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

MARCH 2019

 

March 30, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Bring the family to "The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Travel in the famous tree house time machine as siblings Jack and Annie visit Elizabethan England. Families will love this new hip hop musical based on the Magic Tree House book series.

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

APRIL 2019

 

April 28, 2 p.m.

Bring the family to see "Beauty and the Beast: A Magical Musical" at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Belle finds herself in a spellbound castle with enchanted servants and a brooding Beast. Eventually, the spell is broken as the Beast is transformed by Belle's kindness and courage.

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

MAY 2019

 

May 1-4, 7:30 p.m.

DirectFest Spring 2019 in Van Ellis Theatre. Our annual one-act play festival directed, designed, performed and produced by HSU Directing I theatre students. Four nights of captivating theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for military/seniors/students; and free for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons Univeristy Theatre

 

May 3-4

McMurry University Theatre presents Student-Directed One-Acts.

 

May 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Music City Hit Makers, featuring “the most famous people in Nashville that you have never heard of”. Every singer has a songwriter and this concert celebrates those who help the limelight shine on others. This concert can serve as reminder to everyone that sometimes the big stars overshadow others who are just as deserving to be seen and heard. This concert features Grammy Award-winning songwriters that have penned #1 songs for such superstars as Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn just to name a few…. Tickets range from $5-$50, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website.  
http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

JUNE 2019

 

June 7-9

8th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating Peter Brown.

 

June 13-15

McMurry University Theatre presents Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be in Pictures."

 

AUGUST 2019

 

Aug. 1-3 & 8-10

McMurry University Theatre presents "I Do! I Do!" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.

 

ONGOING and ON EXHIBIT

THE GRACE MUSEUM

102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org


Exhibits

"Downtown Revitalization Beginnings: The Grace 25 Years"

Through Aug. 11, 2018

 

"History of Photography: Cameras Before the iPhone"

Through Aug. 11, 2018

 

"Deliberate Distraction: Shawn Smith and Rusty Scruby"

Through Aug. 11, 2018

 

"Divine Order: Conan Chadbourne"

Through Aug. 11, 2018

 

 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE
102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Family Art Project Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.

A come-and-go program offered by art educators who help children create art in the style of the artist currently featured in the gallery. Free!

 

Exhibits

 

June 7-Sept. 30, 2018

"Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books"

 

Oct. 11, 2018

"Fine Art of Sophie Blackall"

 

Feb. 14, 2019

"An Exhibition of Works by David Ezra Stein"

 

IRA M. TAYLOR MEMORIAL ART GALLERY

Frost Art Building at Hardin-Simmons University | www.hsutx.edu

Regular gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
Gallery information: 325-671-2223 or 325-670-1249.

 

Aug. 27-Sept. 22:

Steve Brudniak: In the Wake of the Exodus (Sculptures) [Coincides with 2018 Abilene Outdoor Sculpture Activities]
Reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 6-7 p.m.

 

Oct. 1-Nov. 1:

Carol Fairlie: Paintings
Alumni Reception: Saturday, Oct. 13, 5-6:30 p.m. (after the game). Coincides with Homecoming.
CLOSING Reception with artist present: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

CALYPSO GALLERY ACADEMY OF ART

1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102 | 325.665.9202

 

 

CLOVER VIRGINIA SHORE ART GALLERY

Don H. Morris Center at Abilene Christian University | 325.674.2085 | www.acu.edu

www.galypsogallery.com

 

MIKE LANIER FINE ART / STUDIO 13 GALLERY
909 N 13th St. | http://mlanier.fineartstudioonline.com/

 

Mondays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

"Monday painting with friends." Bring your lunch.

 

TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Paintings by members of the Abilene Creative Arts Club on display.

 

ABILENE CREATIVE ARTS CLUB
Buffalo Gap Historic Village | 325.514.0665


 

CEDAR BREAK GALLERY OF FINE ART
401 Pine St. The Windsor | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; by appointment on Saturdays| www.barryarthur.com | 325.677.9999
Featuring the Western art of Barry Arthur.

 

ZACHRY GALLERY
3301 S 14th St # 26B │ 325.793.1616
Inside Abilene Frame-N-Art Shoppe.
Featuring local artist H.C. Zachry.

 

JODY KLOTZ FINE ART

1060 N. 2nd St. | 325.670.9880 | fineart@jodyklotz.com | www.jodyklotz.com

19th and early 20th Century European paintings, with a strong emphasis on beautiful 19th landscape paintings by artists such as Henri Biva (French, 1848-1929), William Didier Pouget (French, 1864-1959), and René Charles Edmond His (French, 1877-1960).

 

ABILENE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Three locations | www.abilenetx.com/apl

 

The Creation Station is Open at the Main Library!
Our Maker Space is now available, with a 3D Printer, Cricut, sewing machines and many more crafting tools for both technological and traditional purposes. To enjoy all of the crafting equipment we ask that you have a library card, register and take our Creation Station Orientation Class. In this class we will cover the equipment that is available for use, Creation Hours, Usage Policies, Safety Guidelines, Fees, and tour the facility. We also have various classes on how to safely use our various pieces of equipment, and we’ll schedule one-on-one orientations if needed. To find the class most convenient for you, check our online program calendar at www.abilenetx.com/apl or call 325-676-6025 for more information.

 

Every Monday - Tech Time Mondays – South Branch, 2 p.m.

Every Thursday – Tech Time Thursdays – Main Library, 2 p.m.
As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices, there can be a learning curve when it comes to being comfortable using them.  If you need help learning to use your device, or with any of our downloadable resources, your Tech Team librarians will be on hand to help patrons on a first-come, first-served, one-on-one basis. Free.

 

Every Wednesday - Job Time: Application Assistance – Mockingbird Branch, 4-6 p.m.
If you need help applying for a job or creating a resume or cover letter, stop by the Mockingbird Branch and let us get you started on the road to success.  We will cover how to search for jobs, how to create a resume, share advice on how to dress for and succeed in an interview and much more.  Phone us 325-437-7323 as spots are limited and you do not want to miss out! Free.

 

Pre-School Storytime

Held year-round at 10:45 a.m. on select days at all three library locations.

 

Cover-to-Cover Book Club – third Thursday of the month, Main Library Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Adults who love to read make up the Cover-to-Cover Book Club. Each month, they choose the books they will discuss the following month.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

220 Cypress St. │ 325.677.8389 │ www.center-arts.com

 

EXHIBITS

 

Now & Then
The Center’s Artist Member Group Show
Breed Gallery
July 3 – August 25, 2018

 

Borrowed Whimsy
Brianna Burnett
Gallery 4
July 3 – September 1, 2018

 

Sin Hogar
JP Hall
Wright Photography Gallery
July 3 – September 4, 2018

 

Storybook Attic
Curated by Kacy Latham
Gallery 3
through August 18, 2018

 

Junky Enlightenment
Chase Turk
Breed Gallery
August 29 – October 27, 2018

 

Sanity
Allison Britten
Gallery 4
September 4 – October 27, 2018

 

Everyday Abstraction
Thomás Madrid
Wright Photography Gallery
September 7 – October 27, 2018

 

Roses for M.E.
Elizabeth Akamatsu
Gallery 3
August 23 -- October 13, 2018

 

COCKERELL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY

1133 N. 2nd, Second Floor | 325.829.7975 | www.cockerellgalleries.com | Carolyncc52@yahoo.com

 

Mesquite Story Tellers
Free, fun story telling at its best!
Studio 209, Upstairs in The Cockerell


AMY GRAVES RYAN FINE ARTS GALLERY

McMurry University

1642 Sayles Blvd. | 325.793.4888 | www.mcm.edu.

 

Both galleries will open June 4th and run through August 24th 2018

 

Amy Graves Ryan Summer 2018 exhibit is a collection of  works from our permanent collection of art. 

“Inspiration from the Past”
A Collection of works from the McMurry Permanent Collection

 

Furr Welcome Center

Winners from the 2018 Student Art Competition

 

Sept.  3-27: Outdoor SculpTour  event exhibition, artist Julia Ousley. Opening reception is 5-6: p.m. Friday, Sept.  21 in the Ryan Gallery.

 

Oct. 3-Nov.  1:  Alumni  Homecoming  Art exhibit,  Dr. Ralph McCleskey, photography  “Capture the Moment, Relive the Experience.”  Reception, artist talk and Art Reunion 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 in the gallery, prior to the theatre event. Gallery will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

 

GYPSY TED II STUDENT ART GALLERY

Room 104, Old Main at McMurry University

S. 14th St. | 325.793.4888 | www.mcm.edu

Student Directors are Yumi Ramos and Ben Wong.

 

Summer 2018

“Professors and Students
We Do What We Love”
A Collection of works from McMurry Art Professors and Their Students

 

Sept. 6-20: ”Rising Stars” Incoming Freshman highlight best art from their senior year of High school.


Oct. 1-25: Juried student exhibit. Homecoming reception, Friday, Oct. 12, 5-6 p.m., in the gallery.
Gallery will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Tiffanie  Kettner's senior exhibition, “Monstress Madness." Reception is Thursday, Nov. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m.

 

ABILENE TEACHERS MUSIC ASSOCIATION
AISD Administration Building, One AISD Center, 241 Pine St.

AMTA meets the second Thursday most months during the school term for business and professional development through informative programs. AMTA members include independent and collegiate music teachers.

For information, email khrystynehastings@yahoo.com

 

ABILENE WRITER'S GUILD
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Classroom B of the Rose Park Senior Citizens Center, 2625 S. 7th St. except in November (third Thursday) and December (no meeting). Annual memberships are $25 for individuals and $35 for a family.

 

ABILENE STAR CHORUS
325.829.1470 │ www.abilenestarchorus.org
Rehearsals are 6:15-8:45 p.m. each Tuesday at the First Baptist Church choir room.

 

MEMORY MEN CHORUS

Create a unique Christmas memory for family and friends with A Live Christmas Carol Card. All-male harmony group dressed in Victorian costume will treat your group or special person to the best of the season's music in person. To hear a sample go to: www.memorymen.org
Call 676-7464 to set your time. Prices $50 to $150.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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