The Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will blow into the Abilene Civic Center for a free concert tonight at 7:30. And this isn’t an actual wind concert, although I think that would be pretty cool. “Wind Ensembles” are a concert band consisting of several members of the woodwind, brass and percussion families of instruments. So expect to be dazzled with musical styling’s from instruments like flutes, saxophones, trumpets, and more. Special guests include David Shea and Robert Spring. The cost is free. Call 806-742-2270, ext. 240 if you need more info.

As avid little readers, our kiddos were thrilled to learn that one of their favorite Abilene spots would now house some of their beloved tales. This Wednesday, the Grace Museum will host a “Let’s Read at the Grace” event to honor the museum’s recent library ribbon cutting. This family book reading will be at 10 am and will cost $5 per family. If you are one of the 20 lucky families who register first, you will get to take home a copy of the book to take home. Wondering what the book will be? Show up to find out! Call 325-673-4587 to learn more.

In honor of black history month, the Carver Youth Council, the City of Abilene, the Dyess Air Force Base-AAHC and Reaching Back are proud to present “Night at the Apollo Talent Showcase” at the Abilene Civic Center this Friday at 7 pm.  Watch special performances featuring spoken word, dance, gospel, country and more. A history buff? Bring your Black History Month knowledge for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Call 214-434-8238 for more information.

The Abilene Christian University Theatre department is set to wow Abilene audiences with their latest musical, “[Title of Show]” this Friday and Saturday evenings. Yes, you are reading that right: the actual title of the show is called, “[Title of Show]. This hilarious tongue-in-cheek musical received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike last fall about two extremely talented young songwriters in NYC who pen a musical that hits close to home for them: two talented young songwriters in NYC trying to write a new musical. Watch these two characters in this smart and dazzling melodic musical as they struggle, work and succeed. Show times starts at 7:30 pm and costs is $15 a person. Need more info? Call the box office at 325-674-2787.

This month the Paramount Film Series brings to our historic theatre, “The Artist.” This Oscar-winning silent film follows the romance between a superstar on a fast downward spiral and a young rising starlet at the very beginning of the ‘talkies’ phenomenon. This black and white silent film is sure to help you appreciate some of the greater cinematic masterpieces of the years. Show times are 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday night and 2 pm on Saturday afternoon. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, military and children. Call 325-676-9620 for tickets.

Happy memory makin’, y’all!