This weekend Abilene gives you the opportunity to catch exciting live performances, games and more. From the young to the young at heart, Abilene truly has something to entertain everyone! We hope you are able to get out and enjoy everything our town has to offer.

For lunch today, why not head over to the Center for Contemporary Arts for their mid-month movie? From noon to 1 p.m. learn how contemporary art addresses the idea of consumption by watching the documentary entitled, “21st Century Art: Consumption,” which explores different questions through the work of such artists as Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles and more. Admission is free. Call the Center at 325-677-8389 for more information.

Also starting today is the Taylor County Livestock Show and Sale. The show runs through Friday, the 20th in the Horse Barn and Griffin Arena. Daily show times do vary. Contact the Taylor County Expo Center at 325-677-4376 with any questions.

Watch our local talent slam-dunk the completion this season! Thursday night the Hardin Simmons University Cowgirls and Cowboys will challenge Mary Hardin Baylor in basketball; game times are 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Hardin Simmons. Both teams will play again against Concordia on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3p.m. Tickets are $3 to $6. Call Kim O’Dell at 325-671-5768 for more information.

Friday through Sunday grab your little ones and head over to downtown Abilene to see the Paramount Production of Disney’s the Jungle Book Kids! Watch as this exciting stage adaption of the Disney classic is brought to life with live music, song and dance! A local cast of children aged 8 to 14 are featured in this colorful and lively production.  Show times are 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors military and children.

Need a laugh this weekend? The Abilene Community Theatre brings to Abilene the wildly funny farce, “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.” Starting Thursday and running through Saturday, watch two male and out of work musicians room together in New York City try to save money by filing their tax returns listing them as a married couple. Chaos ensues when the IRS sends an investigator to check out the happy husband and wife, a fiancée and ex-girlfriend make an appearance to stir the pot, as well as one of the gentleman’s mother. Showtime starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets for adults are $10, students, seniors and active military are $8 and children 12 and under are $5. Contact the box office at 325-673-6271 if you need more information.

The West Texas Rehab Center Telethon is back this weekend! On Saturday from 7 pm to midnight, watch your favorite television and country western stars, including headliner Summer Sweeney, perform at this annual fundraiser at the Abilene Civic Center. Tickers are $10-$15 dollars a person. Don’t forget to check out their online auctions at to shop a tremendous variety of pieces. Auctions will close at midnight on the 21st.  Have questions? Call the West Texas Rehab Center at 325-793-3529 to get them answered.

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