Spring is in the air and love is blooming everywhere! Head over to Abilene Christian University’s Fulks Theatre to enjoy the opening weekend of “Emma,” the play based on the classic novel by beloved author Jane Austen and adapted by Michael Bloom. “Emma” tells the story of the endearing heroine of the same name who is slightly obsessed with romance but horribly in tune with her own romantic feelings. Watch Emma navigate through matchmaking adventures gone seriously awry on her quest to find love and herself.  Show times are Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30 pm with a talk back with the cast and production team after Friday night’s performance. Tickets are $15 per person. Call the box office at 325-674-2787 or visit www.acu.edu/theatre for more information.

The entire Big Country community is encouraged to visit downtown Abilene this Saturday for “B!g Day Downtown,” hosted by the Abilene Downtown Association. Members of this Association, like Texas Star Trading, Cockrell Gallery/Studio, Cypress Street Station and more, have planned unique events to ensure a full day of fun, entertainment, food and shopping. Listen to live music, enjoy delicious food and killer deals you won’t find anywhere else than downtown Abilene! Visit www.abilenedowntown.com or call Jeff Salmon at 325-437-2800 to learn more.

“B!g Day Downtown” starts at 10 am, but you can get their early to participate in the “9th Annual Mayor’s 5K Run-Walk-Wheel” through our historic downtown. Registration starts at 7 am, with the race beginning at 8 am. Cost varies from $10-$40 based on the age of the participant and includes family entries. Call Joy Hedges at 325-676-6246 to get more information.

Let Elmo tell you and your little ones how to get to Sesame Street! That’s right, Sesame Street Live presents, “Elmo Makes Music” at the Abilene Civic Center Friday thru Sunday. Elmo and his friends like Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more will take the stage to share their love of music. Be entertained by classics like “C is for Cookie” and new songs your children and grandchildren are sure to love. Show times are 7 pm on Friday, 10:30 am and 2 pm on Saturday and 1 pm and 4:30 pm on Sunday. Cost is $13-$50 a person. Need more info? Call the Civic Center at 325-676-6211.

The Discovery Center brings to Abilene “The Titanic Remembered Centennial Event” from 1 to 6 pm on Saturday. Have the opportunity to truly experience history by meeting the actors who played the roles of survivors of the RMS Titanic. You will be able to experience more than ten intriguing informative exhibits showcasing this tragic event. View documentary films regarding the history and sinking of the ill-fated ships. In conjunction, the Center will also show the acclaimed documentary film” Search for the Titanic.” Produced by Abilene oil tycoon Jack Grimm, the film follows three search expeditions financed by and participated in by Grimm, to find the Titanic. Show times are 3 and 7 pm on Monday. The film originally premiered at the Historic Paramount Theatre in 1981. Visit www.evidences.org for more information or call Carolyn Walden at 325-673-5050.

Fall down the rabbit hole with the Children’s Performing Arts Series this weekend who bring to Abilene, “Alice in Wonderland.” Follow Alice and her friends on the adventures through the looking glass and into Wonderland in this full scale musical production from American Family Theater. , audience members will follow Alice on her adventures through the looking glass and. Enjoy the iconic characters along with colorful sets, inventive costumes and creative staging. Showtime is Sunday at 2 pm at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene. Cost is $8 per person. Call Hollye Jakewicz at 325-677-1161 or visit www.abilenecac.org to learn more.