May is cropping up to be a busy month! With the end of school approaching and graduation on its way, don’t forget to stop and have a little community fun.
May 1, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live Action Ninja Turtle Show
Price: $10.00 to $50.00
Promoting Anti-Bullying Awareness, the Live Action Ninja Turtle Showis coming to Abilene TX on 5/1/15, performing at the Radford Auditorium at McMurry University. More info here.
May 2, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Patty Rae Wellborn’s “Learn To Draw Workshop Part 2.” This will be a session on drawing faces from life.
Studio 13 Gallery
909 N 13th St. | http://mlanier.fineartstudioonline.com/
May 11, 12 p.m.
The 2015 Texas Author Series presented by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library at the downtown Abilene Public Library features Tim Madigan of Arlington, author of a book about his special friendship with TV’s Mister Rogers.
The program is free. Lunch is served at 11:45 for $5 (no reservation needed) or attendees may bring their own. Book signing and purchase available.
May 12, 7 p.m.
The Celebration Singers are presenting Music in America at The Paramount Theater. Free Admission.
May 14, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: Mid-Century Mayhem
This festival will feature those arts that made Mid-Century Modern Art &Design a nostalgic marvel. Guests are invited to reminisce in costume, song, and performances that transport us back to the 1950s.
Bring the family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums and galleries away you!
Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts
May 14, 6 p.m.
ArtRap: How Does Advertising Influence Contemporary Art and Vice Versa?
This month’s dialogue about contemporary art focuses on the rise of advertising in the mid-20th century and how that influenced contemporary artists and vice versa.
Center for Contemporary Arts
220 Cypress St. ￨ 325.677.8389 ￨ www.center-arts.com
May 16, 2:30-5 p.m.
Annual recital at the Abilene Civic Center.
Abilene Performing Arts Company
1049 Industrial Blvd, Ste 200 ￨ 437.2486 ￨www.apacstars.com
H.C. Zachry art show and introduction of his new book, “Painted Memories,” in The Grace Museum ballroom May 21-23. Public reception for the art display and book signing is 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The show continues 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Book published by ACU Press.
May 21-23, 28-30, 7:30 p.m.
“The Nerd” is a comedy about an aspiring young architect named Willum Cubbert who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 for senior, military and students.
Abilene Community Theatre
809 Barrow Street ￨ 325.673.6271 ￨https://www.facebook.com/abilenecommunitytheatre