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Santa's Arrival at Mall of Abilene 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene 325-698-4351, Laurie McAdams 11/22/14 - 11/22/14 11 a.m. Ho! Ho! Ho! Join Santa at the El Chico Café mall entrance for his BIG parade through the mall to Women's Dillard's Courtyard.
ACU Theatre Presents: Dead Man's Cell Phone Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center 1725 ACU Dr., Abilene 325-674-2787, Box Office 11/17/14 - 11/22/14 7:30 p.m. $15-Person Recommended for ages 13 and older. When Jean answers the cell phone of a recently deceased café patron, she holds on to the device to keep the man alive in a strange yet significant way. .
Polk Key City Girls Basketball Classic Hardin-Simmons Univ. - Abilene High - Cooper High Abilene 325-670-1272, Dr. Ronald Rainwater 11/20/14 - 11/22/14 Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. $3-Student Day Pass; $5-Student Tournament Pass; $6-Adult Day Pass; $10- Adult Tournament Pass Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD have joined forces to host a long-standing tradition. The combination of efforts has produced one of the finest high school girls invitational tournaments in the state.
Abilene Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker Historic Paramount Theatre 352 Cypress St., Abilene 325-675-0303, Tickets 11/21/14 - 11/23/14 Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 8 p.m. Sun., 2:30 p.m. Admission: Varies This 27th annual, full length classic ballet, is complete with fabulous sets, drops, costumes and guest artists. A local cast of 120 dancers perform this beautiful presentation. .
Model Railroad Open House Saturday November 22nd, 2014 at 10:00AM until Sunday November 23rd, 2014 at 5:00PM Come see an Operating Model Railroad with several trains running at one time. We are celebrating National Model Railroad Month. Admission is free. Located at 2324 Moore Street. Just off Buffalo Gap Road. Follow the To Trains signs. Open Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 1-5 PM.
Fanfare! Swing Dance Night Neon Parrot Lounge 173 Pine St., Abilene 325-709-9996, Andrea Robison 11/21/14 - 11/21/14 7 to 10 p.m. $5-Person at the door Live music from Fanfare, featuring the Swing Cats. Swing dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Cash bar available.
HSU Chorale Fall Concert Hardin-Simmons University, Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall 2434 Cedar St., Abilene 325-670-1504, Dr. Dee Romines 11/21/14 - 11/21/14 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is the end of semester concert for Chorale, an open enrollment choral ensemble at HSU. . Family Fun Saturdays 11-22-2014 National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature 102 Cedar St., Abilene 325-673-4586, NCCIL 11/22/14 - 11/22/14 1 to 4 p.m. Free A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. .
Gifts Made by You: DIY Class The Grace Museum 102 Cypress St., Abilene 325-673-4587, Rebecca Bridges 11/22/14 - 11/22/14 10 to 11 a.m. $5-$20-Per Craft Come & go in a festive atmosphere and make a variety of affordable, creative, and modern handmade gifts you would actually want to receive. Pay only for the projects you make and receive a free handmade gift tag with each gift. . National Barrel Horse Assn. - District 9 Competition Taylor County Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena 1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene Christian University 325-513-9994, Amanda Earles 11/22/14 - 11/22/14 Books open: 9 a.m. Exhibitions: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Race start: 2 p.m. Free to spectators All races are open to non-members.
Wayne Needham Ultimate Calf Roping Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn 1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene 325-668-2054, Bucky Shirley 11/22/14 - 11/23/14 Daily: 9 a.m. Free to spectators Roping is a timed event in which a rider ropes a calf, dismounts their horse and ties three legs of the calf together. Winners are declared based on who spends the shortest time accomplishing this feat. . Keith Carter: Ordinary Mysteries The Grace Museum 102 Cypress St., Abilene 325-673-4587, Emerald Cassidy 09/12/14 - 02/14/15 Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m. $3-$6-Person A selection of Carter’s masterful photographs described as magic in the mundane and poetry of the commonplace. Lauded as a transcendental realist, east Texas native,Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer. .
Kelly Fearing: Lucid Dreams The Grace Museum 102 Cypress St., Abilene 325-673-4587, Emerald Cassidy 09/12/14 - 01/10/15 Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m. $3-$6-Person A selection of artwork curated from private and public collections by legendary Texas artist, Kelly Fearing (1918-2011) to demonstrate his lifelong fascination with surreal, mythic and metaphysical themes. . My Friend Eric Rohmann National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature 102 Cedar St., Abilene 325-673-4586, Sujata Shahane 10/09/14 - 01/30/15 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free Rohmann won the Caldecott Honor for Time Flies and the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit. Rohmann has illustrated 15 children’s books and written 7 of his own. . Silver The Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress St., Abilene 325-677-8389, Debbie Manns 11/04/14 - 12/20/14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free An exhibit by Artist Members to close out the Center's 25th anniversary year. . Re-imagine: Recycled Art Competition The Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress St., Abilene 325-677-8389, Debbie Manns 11/08/14 - 11/29/14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free View artwork made from recycled materials from the competition sponsored by For the Love of Nature. ... click for more gossip...