November 2009 Abilene Entertainment
Nov. 1st Museums & Galleries The Grace Museum ~ 102 Cypress ~ 325-673-4587 ~ Children, Fine Art & History Museums ~ AdmissionThrough Jan. 16 “Michael Frary: In Sight”This stunning exhibition features more than 60 paintings by the legendary Texas modernist, who taught at University of Texas at Austin from 1952–1986. This is the first solo exhibition of Frary’s work since the artist’s death in 2005, and focuses on the strength of the artist’s formalism.Through Feb. 16“Texas Art Seen” 1909-1959Seventy rarely publicly exhibited early- to mid-twentieth century paintings from private and public collections reveal how artists across the state portrayed the people and places of Texas, and how we see Texas through their art.Through Apr. 3“Texas Photographers from the Alice and Bill Wright Photography Collection” This inaugural exhibition of the new Wright Photography Gallery features iconic images from important Texas photographers, all from the museum’s Wright Photography Collection.The Center for Contemporary Arts ~ 220 Cypress St. ~ 325-677-8389 ~ Showcasing contemporary art, sculpture and photography ~ FreeThrough Nov. 28“Adobe, Adobe” by Shannon StoneyNov. 5 through Dec. 23″Black and White” Artist Member Group Exhibit Nov. 6 through Dec. 302nd Annual Intercollegiate Student Art Competition ExhibitNov. 17 through Dec. 3024fps Short Film + Video Competition Exhibit Frontier Texas! ~ 625 N. 1st ~ 325-437-2800The dramatic story of the Old West like you’ve never seen before! Legends • History• Adventure ~ AdmissionThrough Dec. 31“The Guns That Won the West”from the Fort Phantom Hill Foundation Collection – Over 70 firearms are on display, grouped by military, lawmen and hunting use National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature ~ 102 Cedar ~ 325-673-4586 ~ FreeThrough Feb. 12, 2010Bravo! Chris RaschkaRaschka, a trained violist, is one of the country’s finest children’s book author-illustrators. He won the Caldecott in 2006 for “Hello, Goodbye Window.” His book “Yo! Yes?”, a Caldecott Honor Book, was named by the School Library Journal as one of its 100 Books that Shaped the Century. Nov. 17th Festival of TreesDinner & Auction benefiting Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center.Abilene Civic Center6:30 p.m.$85—per person325-692-1533, Sharie Mobley325-676-6211, Civic Center Nov. 17th Jazz Night at Monk’s Featuring ACU Jazz CombosMonk’s Coffee Shop, 233 Cypress8:30 to 10 p.m.Free325-437-2984, Monk’s Nov. 19th Gap Broadcasting presents the “Taste of Home Cooking School” Browse vendor booths before the school begins. At 6:30 p.m., Jamie Dunn, Culinary Specialist, will demonstrate how to make and serve several different featured dishes from the “Taste of Home Magazine.”Abilene Civic Center4 to 9 p.m.$10-per person325-676-7711, Staci Owens Nov. 19th — Jan. 4th “The Ice House” Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Benefiting Habitat for Humanity and the Dyess We Care TeamNelson Park, Festival Gardens Sunday – Thursday: 6 to 10 p.m.Friday & Saturday: 6 to 11 p.m.School Holidays: 6 to 10 p.m.325-201-0250, Karen Nov. 19th — Nov. 21st “Alice in Wonderland” This play, base on the classic story by Lewis Carroll, invites you to join Alice through her trip down the rabbit hole and meet classic characters such as The Mad Hatter, The Red Queen and the Caterpillar. Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre19th & 20th: 8 p.m.21st: 2 p.m., preceded by the Mad Hatter’s Texas Party at 12:45 p.m. $8Play Only: $5-Adults, $3-Students, Sr. Citizens, Military and Ages 5 and up; Free-HSU faculty, staff and students.325-670-1405, Box OfficeWeb Site: http://www.hsutx.edu/academics/music_art/theatre/eventlist.php Nov. 20th — Nov. 22nd “The Nutcracker” Annual performance of this classic ballet by Abilene Ballet Theatre, Abilene’s regional ballet company and special guest artistsParamount TheatreFri. & Sat.—8 p.m.; Sun.—2:30 p.m.$30—Patron Tickets; $20—General Admission; $10—Sr. Citizens and Children325-675-0303, Ballet Theatre325-676-9609, TicketsWeb Site: http://www.abileneballettheatre.org Nov. 20th — Nov. 21st “Inspecting Carol” Comedy. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wanna be actor and he is given a role in the current production, “A Christmas Carol.” Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Abilene Community Theatre, 801 S. Mockingbird7:30 p.m.$10/Adults; $8/Students, Sr. Citizens & Military; $5/Ages 12 and younger325-673-6271, Box OfficeWeb Site: http://abilenecommunitytheater.com Nov. 20th — Nov. 21st “Vicksburg, The Fatal Fulcrum” Featuring Mr. Ed Bearss, Historian Emeritus, National Park Service. Co-sponsored by Hood’s Texas Brigade Association, Re-Activated; Department of History, McMurry University; Grady McWhiney Research FoundationFriday—Pre-Event: Tour – 5:30 p.m.; Chuck Wagon Dinner – 7 p.m.Buffalo Gap Historic Village, 133 N. William—Buffalo Gap, TXReserved Tickets $65.Saturday—Seminar: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Speakers and Lunch at McMurry University, S. 14th & Sayles Blvd.—Abilene TXReserved Tickets $50.Deadline for Reservations is Oct. 23, 2009325-572-3365, BGHVWeb Site: http://www.buffalogap.com Nov. 23rd Abilene Christian University Jazz Concert Featuring jazz vocal and instrumental student combosACU-Williams Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall8 p.m.Free325-674-2044, Derek BrownWeb Site: http://abilenejazz.com Nov. 24th Jazz Night at Monk’s Featuring ACU Jazz CombosMonk’s Coffee Shop, 233 Cypress8:30 to 10 p.m.Free325-437-2984, Monks Nov. 25th NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Abilene Civic Center6:30 p.m.$30/person325-370-5317, Petty Hunter Nov. 27th — Nov. 28h Abilene Tennis Association Fall Open Rose Park Tennis Center, 810 Portland325-676-6292, David Davis
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