March

ABILENE: March 3-4 Bent Wheel Bash Bikers from around the state compete in this USA Cycling-TMBRA Texas XC Mountain Bike State Championships. Buck Creek Trails, FM 2833 (East Lake Road). biketown@abilene.com 325-677-2453

ABILENE: March 4 Broadway in Abilene: “Dirty Dancing” Tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” and “Do You Love Me?” Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. celebrityattractions.com
800-869-1451

ABILENE: March 17 Steppin’ Out for Memories Featuring an island-inspired evening of delicious food, an open bar, dancing to live music by Free Ride Band and Muddywater, casino-style gaming, and exciting live and silent auctions. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 SH 36.
alz.org 325-672-2907

ABILENE: March 23-24 Outlaws and Legends Music Fest The eighth annual festival benefits the Ben Richey Boys Ranch. Back Porch of Texas, 3350 N. Clack St. outlawsandlegends.com 325-518-9977

ABILENE: March 24 Starlight Extravaganza
Hardin-Simmons University vocal performance and musical theatre majors present a variety of musical theatre entertainment complete with dramatic decorations and a beautifully served three-course meal. Each table will be decorated to represent a musical. All proceeds from this evening will benefit the HSU Theatre Travel Fund, which supports students as they travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, and New York City. Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre, 2410 Cedar St. hsutx.edu 325-670-1405

ALBANY: Feb. 17-May 12 “Cell Series: Lily Cox-Richard” The Houston-based sculptor will incorporate a new series of works, “Sculptures the Size of Hailstones,” into her Cell Series installation. The works expand her investigations into natural resources, historic litter, and stewardship, with specific attention to the landscape and weather of Texas. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Feb. 17-May 12 “Matt Kleberg”
The artist’s approach to image making is simple, direct, and impactful. Using oil stick on large canvases, his works depict interior or architectural spaces. Kleberg limits his visual vocabulary to intensely colored stripes applied in serial repetition. The not-so-subtle combination of color, pigment texture, disorienting perspective, and large scale easily grabs viewers’ attention and draws them into his fabricated spaces. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

AMARILLO: March 7-8 “Dirty Dancing”
The 2017-18 Broadway Spotlight Series brings a national touring company performance to town. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.
panhandletickets.com 806-378-3096

BIG SPRING: March 3-4 Gem and Mineral Show The 49th annual event offers dealers, demonstrators, displays, a spinning wheel with hourly prizes, a snack bar, jewelry repair, stone setting, and more. Howard County Fair Barns, FM 700 at Highway 80.
visitbigspring.com 432-263-8235

DALHART: March 3 Fireman’s Chili Supper
Annual fundraiser serves chili, stew, beans, and dessert. Rita Blanca Coliseum, 1219 FM 281. dalhartfire.com 806-244-5454

DALHART: March 3-4 Rita Blanca Rampage
The trail run will have 5K and 10K distances. The bike race will have 11-mile and 20-mile distances. Rita Blanca Lake Trail. bikereg.com/rbrampage

DALHART: March 28 Dust Bowl Marathon Five days, five marathons, five states. All events will include half-marathons; walkers are welcome. Rita Blanca Lake Trail. mainlymarathons.com/series-3/dust-bowl 806-244-5646

GRAHAM: March 5-11 Cattleman’s Classic and Derby Graham’s biggest horse cutting event of the year. Come see the horses’ innate ability to anticipate or read a cow’s intended moves. Young County Arena, 120 Craig St. cattlemens-cutting.com 940-550-4241

GRAHAM: March 10 Young County Masonic Lodge Scholarship Auction Public consignment auction sells anything and everything, including surplus equipment from local and area government entities, private individuals, and others. Includes autos, trailers, equipment, tools, furniture, antiques, and firearms. All proceeds provide scholarships to students of Young County. Old Ag Barn, SH 67. 940-456-1669

GRAHAM: March 22-24 PRCA Rodeo The PRCA is the biggest cash-awarding American rodeo organization in the world, sanctioning rodeos in 37 states and three Canadian provinces. The PRCA championship event is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Young County Arena, 120 Craig St. visitgrahamtexas.com

LUBBOCK: Through March 18 “Barbie: Examining An Icon” An open invitational exhibition featuring artworks in various media that explore and respond to themes associated with this iconic doll. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org 806-775-3560

LUBBOCK: March 30-May 13 “Portals: The Art of Yvonne Armitage Greene” An exhibition of colorful hand-drawn images portrays the artist’s introspective reactions to current and historical social issues that are both personal and universal. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org 806-775-3560

LUBBOCK: Through June 17 “Columbia: 15 Years After” Special exhibition commemorates the 15th anniversary of the Columbia tragedy and the international outpouring of sympathy that followed. The display will also focus on the Columbia space shuttle program, the crew, and the 80 experiments that were accomplished during the mission. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27. silentwingsmuseum.com 806-775-3049

POST: March 9-11 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, homemade candy, candles, antiques, and more, all while enjoying live entertainment and food. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com 432-934-1479

SAN ANGELO: Through Aug. 18, 2019 Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition The fifth biennial juried competition features 12 large outdoor sculptures. Sunken Garden Park, 704 S. David St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 15-April 8 New Acquisitions: Spanish Colonial Exhibits new acquisitions to the museum’s collection. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,
1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 15-April 8 New Glass Collection Showcases new acquisitions to the museum’s collection. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: March 2 Mark Lowry in Concert
The singer, songwriter, author, and humorist is best known for penning the lyric to the Christmas classic “Mary Did You Know?” and singing baritone for the Grammy-winning Gaither Vocal Band for many years. Lowry, who’s entertained audiences since he was 11 years old, has a unique gift of communicating through music and storytelling. McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive. cosatx.us 325-653-9577

SAN ANGELO: March 3 Live! A Symphony of Television & Video Games Returning for another season is this popular crossover-style performance featuring the San Angelo Symphony. This immersive concert features an all-new program, with music from some of the most popular video games and television series of all time paired with an artistically creative classical piece by famed composer Verdi. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelosymphony.com
325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: March 3 Wild West Fest Wall Ag Boosters proudly presents this music fest, which features artists Kody West, Dalton Domino, Charley Crockett, and the Turnpike Troubadours. San Angelo River Stage, 500 Avenue A. stubwire.com 325-656-1353

SAN ANGELO: March 4 “Alice in Wonderland”
An Alice for our time: A precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy-turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st century staging, cameras, projection, and puppets help tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland. Brooks & Bates Theatre, 82 Gillis St. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: March 5 “The Great Gatsby”
In a time where success is expected and excess celebrated, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan he is unfulfilled. This fast paced adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin Nick guides the audience through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner. Brooks & Bates Theatre, 82 Gillis St. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: March 9-11 Frontier Ladies Living History Symposium This weekend of programs, talks, and demonstrations highlights the roles and lives of women on the Western frontier. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes. fortconcho.com 325-762-2492

SAN ANGELO: March 13-15 “Musical Thrones:
A Parody” Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with this hilarious send-up. The performance brings your most beloved and “be-hated” characters to life as you journey through all six seasons of the Emmy-winning “Game of Thrones” series. Sing and dance along with Daenerys and her dragons, Tyrion, Joffrey, and all the jolly members of the Lannister and Stark families in this love letter to fans. Stephens Center, 82 Gillis St. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: March 18 Chamber Music Series Concert Pianist Avguste Antonov performs. San
Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org
or museum@samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: March 20 “Diavolo: Architecture in Motion” Diavolo performs a distinct style of architecture in motion that uses abstract and recognized structures to explore the relationship between the danger of one’s environment and the fragility of the human body. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave.
sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: March 23-24 “Innovative Works: Juxtaposed” Ballet San Angelo explores the similarities and differences of dance with a unique mix of both contemporary and classical work. Not only will the juxtaposition of style be evident, but the range of subject matter, choreographic motivation, aesthetic, and music will also deepen the connection and separation points of the movement. This wide-ranging choreographic production will highlight the depth of the talent at Ballet San Angelo and provide a rich and thoughtful audience experience. Brooks & Bates Theatre, 82 Gillis St. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

VEGA: March 29 Oldham County Easter Eggstravaganza A fun family celebration the day before Easter includes an egg hunt for all ages, a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, baby ducks and chicks, and Easter music and games. Oldham County Courthouse Square, 904 Main St. oldhamcofc.org 806-267-2828

WICHITA FALLS: March 16-18 FallsCon 3 A tabletop gaming convention specializing in open board gaming and miniature war games. There will be an open board game library with more than 300 games, plus a “play and win” raffle for select games that were donated by publishers. Every time you play the game, you get a raffle entry to win it. Centre Point Event Center, 900 Scott St. fallscon.net

WICHITA FALLS: March 17 City Easter Egg Hunt Thousands of wrapped Easter egg candies will be scattered over the park in two areas, one for children 4 and under and another for children ages 5 through 2nd grade. Be on the lookout for prize eggs and the Easter Bunny. Lucy Park, 100 Sunset Drive. wichitafallstx.gov/69/lucy-park 940-761-7496

WICHITA FALLS: March 24 The Red River Wine & Beer Festival Sample a variety of Texas wines and beers all in one convenient location. This annual celebration is the largest wine and beer tasting event in the Wichita Falls area. JS Bridwell Ag Center, 111 N. Burnett. redriverwineandbeerfestival.com 940-447-3198

February

ALBANY: Through Feb. 3 “Cell Series: Kelly O’Connor” A widely acclaimed exhibition series that presents the work of living artists within the “challenging” upper galleries of the historic 1877 jail structure. Sustaining the passion of the Old Jail Art Center founders in supporting and exhibiting contemporary artists, visitors encounter works by artists that attempt to interpret and translate the world we universally experience with often surprising and enlightening results. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Through Feb. 3 “Ron Watson: Order Among Chaos” Watson utilizes strict systems of order, artistic intuition, and the viewer’s perception to construct complex and intriguing sculptures with acute attention to detail and craftsmanship. Watson’s work conveys a sense of stability in a world that is perceived to be in a state of chaos. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Through Feb. 3 “Texas Moderns: Bill Bomar” The fourth in a series of fall exhibitions focusing on artists active in mid-to-late 20th-century Texas will feature the work of Bill Bomar. Often associated with the artists of the Fort Worth Circle, Bomar was also an art collector, supporter of other artists, and one of the founders of the Old Jail Art Center. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Feb. 17-May 12 “Cell Series: Lily Cox-Richard” The Houston-based sculptor will incorporate a new series of works, “Sculptures the Size of Hailstones,” into her Cell Series installation. The works expand her investigations into natural resources, historic litter, and stewardship, with specific attention to the landscape and weather of Texas. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Feb. 17-May 12 “Matt Kleberg” The artist’s approach to image making is simple, direct, and impactful. Using oil stick on large canvases, his works depict interior or architectural spaces. Kleberg limits his visual vocabulary to intensely colored stripes applied in serial repetition. The not-so-subtle combination of color, pigment texture, disorienting perspective, and large scale easily grabs viewers’ attention and draws them into his fabricated spaces. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

BIG SPRING: Feb. 10 Big Spring Symphony The symphony presents their Winter Wonderland concert. Municipal Auditorium, 310 E. Third St. visitbigspring.com 432-263-8235

CANYON: Through Feb. 24 “When Georgia Was Here” Drawn from the PPHM’s art collection and from public and private collections nationwide, the exhibition will present a new perspective on American art contemporaneous with Georgia O’Keefe’s time at WTAMU in 1916 and 1918. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. panhandleplains.org

POST: Feb. 9-11 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment and food. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Avenue F. 432-934-1479

SAN ANGELO: Through Aug. 18, 2019 Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition The fifth biennial juried competition will feature 12 large outdoor sculptures. Sunken Garden Park, 704 S. David St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 15-Feb. 4 “Light Show: Featuring the Work of Ben Livingston” Neon light sculptures and other fine artwork. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 15-Feb. 4 Gisela Colon: “Glo Pods” Irregularly shaped acrylic orbs with light from within. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Art Thursday Free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 1 The Hot Sardines in Concert Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. In the last two years, they have sold out venues like Bowery Ballroom and more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 2-18 San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo The San Angelo Rodeo holds 11 PRCA-sanctioned rodeo performances, with bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. San Angelo Coliseum Fairgrounds, 50 E. 43rd St. sanangelorodeo.com 325-653-7785

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 3 Gypsy Jazz This San Angelo Symphony Orchestra performance features two stars of the guitar—Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo—who have performed together in more than 1,000 concerts around the world. Featuring jazz manouche—or gypsy jazz, as it is now more commonly known—the concert will include stunning pieces such as Ravel’s “Bolero” and Korsakov’s “Sheherazade.” Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelosymphony.org 325-658-5877

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 9-10 “Million Dollar Quartet” Don’t miss your chance to discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock ’n’ roll history. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 10 Family Day Lunar New Year Hands-on art activities. Free admission. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 15 Downtown Stroll Museum open for free during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 15-April 8 New Acquisitions: Spanish Colonial New acquisitions to the museum’s collection. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 15-April 8 New Glass Collection New acquisitions to the museum’s collection. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 16-25 “Crimes of the Heart” The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in their local Mississippi hospital. This is the story of how they escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Angelo Civic Theater, 1936 Sherwood Way. angelotheater.com 325-949-4400

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 18 “Play It Again” Concert West Texas Jazz Orchestra performs big band and jazz music. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 23 “Peter and the Star Catcher” This Tony-winning Broadway play is the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be “the boy who would not grow up” (aka Peter Pan). Not truly a musical, but not entirely a play, it features 12 actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters. Be Theatre, 19 W. Beauregard. angelotheater.com 325-716-4125

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 25 Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day Displays, presentation, and programs to honor the famed African American troops of the Western frontier. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes. fortconcho.com 325-234-0316

SAN ANGELO: Feb. 26 Yamato Drummers of Japan Yamato was founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in Nara, “the land of Yamato,” which is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. Presently based in the Nara village of Asuka, Yamato travels all over the word with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, putting its very soul into the unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

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