January

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 OJAC 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

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 1916 and 1918. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. panhandleplains.org

LUBBOCK: Dec. 1-Jan. 14 West Texas Watercolor Society Winter Show Winter exhibition and sale of beautiful water media artworks by members of the West Texas Watercolor Society. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. wtws.org 806-794-4655

POST: Jan. 5-7 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment and food during this event. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Avenue F. 432-934-1479

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: 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: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 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: Jan. 12-13 Tom Green County Fair and Junior Livestock Show The show gives Tom Green County youth the opportunity to exhibit their school 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA projects. Wells Fargo Pavillion, 4608 Grape Creek Road. sanangelorodeo.com 325-653-7785

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 13 Bumper Jacksons in Concert Folding together early styles of jazz, blues, and country swing, the Bumper Jacksons strike a bold yet elegant balance between paying homage to the traditions and fashioning their own unique, DIY sound. Brooks & Bates Theatre, 82 Gillis St. sanangelopac.org 325-653-8877

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 13 Family Day Mystery at the Museum Hands-on art activities. Free admission. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 15 Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider in Concert Legendary banjo virtuoso Fleck teams up with the inventive string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an evening of music anchored by the recently recorded Night Flight Over Water—Fleck’s quintet for banjo and string quartet. The performance also includes works from Rider’s versatile repertoire, solo turns by Fleck, and other collaborative surprises. Slipping seamlessly between the diverse worlds of American roots music and classical, these five musicians reveal a rich range of musical possibilities. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 18 Downtown Stroll Museum is open for free during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 19-21 SASSRA AQHA Horse Show This annual show is affiliated with the Stock Show and Rodeo. Exhibitors will be competing in classes including trail, reining, Western riding, and English classes. This particular horse show is open to all exhibitors, Novice to Open. First Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena, 620 W. 29th St. sanangelorodeo.com 325-653-1465

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 21 Chamber Music Series Concert Texas Tech University Faculty Quintet performs. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 27 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional ballet in parody form. The Trocks, as they are affectionately known, quickly gained success with their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces. The company has appeared in more than 34 countries and 600 cities worldwide since its founding. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Jan. 28 The Lettermen in Concert The American male pop vocal trio’s trademark is close-harmony pop songs with light arrangements. The group has had two Top 10 singles, 11 gold records, and five Grammy nominations. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

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

 

December

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 OJAC 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

ANSON: Dec. 14-16 Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball The annual three-day historic re-enactment of the 1885 event is a family winter holiday celebration. The nightly ball begins at 8 p.m. and concludes at midnight. Pioneer Hall, 2300 Avenue G. ansoncowboyschristmasball.com 325-669-2063

BIG SPRING: Nov. 18-Dec. 22 Heritage Museum Christmas Tree Forest An annual Christmas tree forest with Christmas trees decorated by various city organizations. Heritage Museum of Big Spring, 510 Scurry St. visitbigspring.com 432-263-8235

BIG SPRING: Dec. 3-25 Comanche Trail Festival of Lights Big Spring has earned the distinctive reputation of the “Lighted Poinsettia Capital of Texas,” attracting regional and state attention for the superior lighting and displays shown throughout the Comanche Trail Park. See other lighted poinsettias throughout the community. Western scenes, candy canes, patriotic displays, and all the scenes of Christmas—the beautiful layout is continually changing with new displays. Comanche Trail Park, 100 Whipkey Dr. visitbigspring.com 432-263-8235

BIG SPRING: Dec. 16 Big Spring Symphony The symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet” with the Midland Festival Ballet. Municipal Auditorium, 310 E. Third St. visitbigspring.com 432-263-8235

COLORADO CITY: Dec. 2 Light the Night Festivities Enjoy the Light the Night Christmas parade, which brings Santa Claus to town. Then stroll through more than 30 decorated trees, do some shopping downtown, and have a homemade bowl of chili made by the Lions Club. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325-728-3403

DALHART: Dec. 2 Bellamy Brothers in Concert Country singers with hits in the ’80s perform. La Rita Theatre, 311 Denrock. larita.org 806-244-5646

DALHART: Dec. 9 Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar Arts and crafts, food, and exhibitors from a five-state area. Free admission and door prizes. Rita Blanca Coliseum, 1219 FM 281.

DENVER CITY: Dec. 1-2 Yoakum County Tamale Festival This event kicks off on Friday with a dinner catered by St. Williams Catholic Church Guadalupanas. A lighted parade will begin at Broadway and Avenue B finishing at Stubby Moorehead Park. On Saturday, craft and clothing vendors and food booths offer the usual festival fare in addition to plenty of tamales in the park. Highlights include a tamale competition, a tamale-eating contest, and the crowning of a queen. Stuffy Morehead Park, 15th and Avenue C. 806-777-1171

FLOYDADA: December 16 Country Christmas Ball Festivities will include music, auctions, drawings, and vendors, and a complimentary gourmet coffee bar, with a catered meal served by River Smith’s at 6:00pm at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center.

GRAHAM: Dec. 1-2 20+1 Amateur Arenacross A great time for everyone whether you are learning to ride or if you are a pro. Come watch motorcross pros and amateurs race against one another. Young County Arena, 120 Craig St. twentyplusone.com 817-771-4959

GRAHAM: Dec. 8-9 Santa Shootout Enjoy watching go-cart racers battle it out. Created in 2006 to give go-kart racers and their families an opportunity to compete during the normal “off season” while providing them an exciting indoor race that few at the time had ever experienced. Last year’s race had 210 entries. Young County Arena, 120 Craig St. santashootout.com 940-256-2459

LOCKNEY: Dec. 16 Country Christmas Ball Get ready for some toe tapping, boot-scootin, fiddlin’ music this holiday season, for a night of nostalgia and listening enjoyment. Performers like Wendell Sollis and the Sidekicks All Star Band, Chad Maines, and Bob Baker take to the stage. It will be a great night of Western swing, big band, classical country, Cajun, and Christmas favorites. Floyd County Friends Unity Center, 990 FM 786. 806-983-6228

LUBBOCK: Nov. 30, Dec. 2 “Origin Stories: Exploring Ancestry through Dance” Flatlands Dance Theatre’s fall production takes audiences around the world to examine ancestry and diverse cultures. Through dance, the choreographers delve into history, genealogy, family dynamics, biology, and genetics to tell the stories of their descendants. LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K. flatlandsdance.org 806-777-5753

LUBBOCK: Dec. 1 Carol of Lights At the 59th annual event, enjoy the singing of the choir and lighting of more than 25,000 Christmas lights across 18 buildings on campus. Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway. visitlubbock.org 806-742-2661

LUBBOCK: Dec. 1-Jan. 14 West Texas Watercolor Society Winter Show Winter exhibition and sale of beautiful water media artworks by members of the West Texas Watercolor Society. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. wtws.org 806-794-4655

LUBBOCK: Dec. 2 LSO’s Masterworks: The Heart of Christmas Guest group Jeans ’n Classics joins this year’s Holiday Pops concert. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. lubbocksymphony.org 806-762-1688

Lubbock Dec. 8-9 Candlelight at the Ranch Visitors will step into a “living Christmas card” as volunteer ranch hosts dress in period-appropriate clothing to re-create Christmas scenes in 15 historic structures dating from the 1780s to the 1950s. More than 4,000 luminarias will line the paths of the historic park for the two-day free event, and children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St. nrhc.ttu.edu 806-742-0498

LUBBOCK: Dec. 10-23 Santa Land A festive holiday village with animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mackenzie Park, 301 I-27. visitlubbock.org

LUBBOCK: Dec. 12 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Feel the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Lubbock Municipal Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions. selectaseatlubbock.com 806-775-2242

PLAINVIEW: Dec. 1-23 12 Days of Christmas Downtown activities including a Christmas parade, reading with Santa, a Christmas jazz concert, production of “Spam-A-Lot,” and several shopping days. Downtown Plainview, Broadway and Ash Street. plainviewtx.org 806-296-1119

POST: Dec. 2 Christmas Extravaganza Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, holiday items, home decor, antiques, and more, and enjoy live entertainment and food during this event. Afterward there will be a Holiday Lighted Parade downtown. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com 432-934-1479

POST: Dec. 2 Lighted Chistmas Parade Main Street comes alive bringing in the season. Businesses, civic clubs, and individuals compete for prize money with a lighted Christmas parade. Main Street. 806-495-3461

POST: Dec. 8-10 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment and food during this event. 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com 432-934-1479

QUANAH: Dec. 2 Lighted Christmas Parade and Festival Arts and crafts, food, games, visits with Santa, elf school, pictures with Santa, a Candy Cane Scramble, lighted Christmas parade, and finally the Christmas Ball. Downtown Quanah, 220 S. Main St. 940-663-2222

SAN ANGELO: Through Dec. 3 The Ehrlich Collection of American and British Ceramics Individual exhibitions featuring paintings. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Through Dec. 3 The Garden of Earthly Delights: Exhibitions Featuring the Work of Julie Heffernan and Kathleen Elliot Individual exhibitions featuring paintings. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

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. 1-17 “A Christmas Carol..More or Less” It’s a classic tale with a small twist—thus the “more or less” part of the story. Sarah and Charlie, a married couple, run a small theatre that’s presenting “A Christmas Carol.” The cast however, cannot get to the theatre due to a snowstorm, and the two must present the multiple cast play entirely on their own. Be Theatre, 19 W. Beauregard. betheatre.com 325-716-4125

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 1-3 Christmas at Old Fort Concho Three days full of Christmas cheer including shopping, living history, a special area for children, ongoing entertainment as well as special scheduled shows, and more, all on the historic fort grounds. Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325-657-4441

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 2-31 Concho Christmas Celebration Founded in 1994 to enhance the enjoyment of the Christmas season with an annual light display, the light display has grown into a 2.5-mile drive along the banks of the Concho River and features more than 3 million lights. The event has evolved its programming from a small static light display to consist of a live nativity scene, the community tree lighting ceremony, the lights of Christmas parade, a bicycle ride with Santa, a walk/run event, and an extraordinary light show. Concho River, Downtown. conchochristmascelebration.com 325-944-4444

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 2 Home for the Holidays There is no place like home for the holidays, and the San Angelo Symphony is excited to welcome you back to the concert hall for the most festive performance of the season. Join the orchestra for a night of classic favorites, a special tribute to The Candy Bomber, and the ever-popular holiday sing-along guaranteed to put you and your family in the spirit. Featuring baritone Ricardo Ceballos and The Candy Bomber Story. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelosymphony.com 325-655-4403

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 7, 14, 21 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: Dec. 7 The Five Browns in Concert A classical piano ensemble consisting of five siblings, the group performs individually or together in various combinations, from duo to complex five-piano arrangements. The Five Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to new audiences. Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae all attended New York’s Juilliard School and became the first family of five siblings to be accepted simultaneously. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 9-10 Carden Circus International The Circus has been in the Carden Family for more than 50 years putting on astonishing performances, and display awe-inspiring feats of athleticism and amazing animals. There are so many attractions to see including the elephants, tigers, and more. First Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena, 620 W. 29th St. sanangelorodeo.com 325-653-1465

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 9 Clint Black in Concert Black is back. The multi-million selling country mega-star is on tour after releasing “On Purpose,” his first full-length album of new songs in a decade, and he’s doing it on his own terms. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 9 Family Day Give Back Hands-on art activities. Free admission. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 14 Collectors Society Lecture Free lecture by Eric Gorges, host of PBS’s “A Craftsman’s Legacy.” San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

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

SAN ANGELO: Dec. 15-17 “The Nutcracker” Based on the traditional story, this version of “The Nutcracker” will explore the components and connections of Clara’s real-life Christmas party to her fanciful dreams later that night. Party guests will make appearances in her magical dreamscape in unexpected forms, as she will transform into the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy who, along with her Nutcracker Prince, rules this land of wonder. With new sets and costumes, this production will evoke the memories of “The Nutcracker” in past years and the traditions of attendance so many people of the Concho Valley remember so fondly. Murphey Performance Hall at City Auditorium, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-658-5877

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: Dec. 21 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: Dec. 22 Fiesta Navidad Two-time Grammy winners The Mariachi Divas are a multicultural ensemble that has its foundation and roots in mariachi, but draws on its members’ diverse influences to create music that is traditional and then some. Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, comprised of 22 dancers, is internationally recognized as the preeminent Mexican-American Folkloric Company. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SANTA ANNA: Dec. 2 Christmas Under the Mountain Start the day with the Lions Club pancake breakfast, then meet Santa Claus, enjoy holiday activities, and watch a parade. Shop the specialty stores and dine downtown, and don’t overlook the Miss Spirit of Christmas Contest. Downtown Santa Anna, 704 Wallis Ave. santaannates.org 325-348-3535

SNYDER: Dec. 9 Big Country Christmas Ball The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Dr. westtexasrehab.org 325-660-8338

VEGA: Dec. 4 Christmas on the Square A gathering to celebrate the Christmas season, complete with Santa Claus. Local businesses will offer snacks and drinks that fit the theme of the season, and there will be music and fellowship all around the square. Oldham County Courthouse Square, 904 Main St. oldhamcofc.org 806-267-2828

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 20-Dec. 25 The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights One of the largest holiday displays of its kind, its purpose is to provide a festive atmosphere on the Midwestern State University campus, to serve as an outreach to the community, and to be a focal point for holiday activities in North Texas. The installation is filled with individual displays that showcase themes or characters from well-known children’s stories, fairy tales, and holiday icons. Midwestern State University Campus, 3410 Taft Blvd. fol.mwsu.edu 940-397-4972

WICHITA FALLS: Dec. 2 “The Nutcracker” Journey with Clara and The Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a magical growing Christmas tree, a dazzling snow scene, and a fantastical Land of Sweets. The elaborate sets and fanciful costumes will be sure to spark the holiday spirit in everyone. Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Seventh St. wichitafallsballettheatre.org 940-733-3325

WICHITA FALLS: Dec. 2 Christmas in the Park and Candy Cane Scramble More than 10,000 candy canes will be scattered over a designated area during this free event for all ages. Scotland Park, 1415 N. Fifth St. choosewichitafalls.com 940-761-7490

WICHITA FALLS: Dec. 16 Christmas with the Canadian Brass In its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Seventh St. wfso.org 940-723-6202

WICHITA FALLS: Dec. 27 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting. In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts multi-generational guests and is one of the longest-running tours in the music industry. Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Seventh St. wfmpec.com 940-716-5555

 

November

ABILENE: Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving Throwdown Drag racing at its best. The Big Country Raceway, 5601 W. Stamford. bigcountryraceway.com 325-673-4233

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3 “Cell Series: Kelly O’Connor” This widely acclaimed exhibition series presents the work of living artists within the “challenging” upper galleries of the historic 1877 jail structure. Sustaining the passion of the OJAC founders in supporting and exhibiting contemporary artists, visitors encounter works by artists who 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: Sept. 16-Feb. 3, 2018 “Ronald Watson” Watson utilizes strict systems of order, an artist’s intuition, and the viewers’ perception to construct complex sculptures with acute attention to detail and craftsmanship. His 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: Sept. 16-Feb. 3, 2018 “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

AMARILLO: Oct. 27-Nov. 25 American Quarter Horse Photography Show A stunning exhibit featuring American Quarter Horse Association member photography. The photos tell the story of America’s horse and the love the nation has for it. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 I-40 East. aqha.com/museum 806-376-5181

BAIRD: Nov. 4 Hunter’s Supper Enjoy a meal, gun raffle, and door prizes. Baird Activity Center (Old Light Plant), 208 Walnut St. bairdchamber.com/events 325-854-1212

CANYON: Through Feb. 24, 2018 “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 1916 and 1918. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. panhandleplains.org

CHILDRESS: Nov. 4-5 Chamber Gun Show This is not a craft show. Only guns, gun-related items, knives, and hunting-related items are allowed. Childress Event Center, 1100 Seventh St. NW 940-937-2567

CHILDRESS: Nov. 11 Eat Wild Good food including wild game, good music, Cody Canada and The Departed, acution items, and fun. Childress Event Center, 1100 Seventh St. NW 940-937-2567

CHILDRESS: Nov. 24 Treasure Hunt Giveaways, Santa, pictures, and more. 200 block of Main Street. 940-937-2525

COLORADO CITY: Nov. 3 Hunter’s Apprecation Dinner Fajita supper will be served. Raffles for deer feeder, hunting accessories, and lots of guns. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325-728-3403

COLORADO CITY: Nov. 18-19 Railhead Trade Days Home decor, crafts, clothing, holiday items, antiques, sports memorabilia, and food vendors. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325-728-3403

DALHART: Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade Denrock Avenue. dalhart.org 806-244-5646

DALHART: Nov. 13 Elks Hoop Shoot Competition Children ages 8-13, sectioned by age groups, will compete. All first place winners will advance to district in Borger. Free admission. Allyn Finch Gym, 801 Oak Ave. 806-679-8087

ELECTRA: Nov. 25 Holiday of Lights Parade Lighted floats, cars, trucks and bikes compete for prizes, and Santa and Ms. Claus arrive at the end of the parade. They visited with kids and hand out bags of fruit and candy. Holiday of Lights Parade, 100 W. Cleveland. electratexas.org 940-495-3577

LUBBOCK: Nov. 3 First Friday Art Trail This self-guided art tour celebrates the arts in downtown Lubbock and beyond. Various locations. ffat.org

LUBBOCK: Nov. 4 National Bison Day celebrate the Great North American Bison with a day of activities and learning opportunities. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr. visitlubbock.org 806-742-1116

LUBBOCK: Nov. 30, Dec. 2 “Origin Stories: Exploring Ancestry through Dance” Flatlands Dance Theatre’s fall production takes audiences around the world to examine ancestry and diverse cultures. Through dance, the choreographers delve into history, genealogy, family dynamics, biology, and genetics to tell the stories of their descendants. LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K. flatlandsdance.org 806-777-5753

LUBBOCK: Nov. 30, Dec. 2 Origin Stories: Exploring Ancestry through Dance Flatlands Dance Theatre’s fall 2017 production takes audiences around the world to explore ancestry and diverse cultures. Through dance, the choreographers explore history, genealogy, family dynamics, biology, and genetics to tell the stories of their descendants. LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K. civiclubbock.com/select.html 806-770-2000

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 5-Dec. 3 The Ehrlich Collection of American and British Ceramics Individual exhibitions featuring paintings. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 5-Dec. 3 The Garden of Earthly Delights: Exhibitions Featuring the Work of Julie Heffernan and Kathleen Elliot Individual exhibitions featuring paintings. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 13, 2017-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: Nov. 11 Family Day for the Dogs! Includes hands-on art activities. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 16 Downtown Stroll Free admission to the museum during the event. San Angelo Muse-um of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 17-19 “The Wall That Heals” The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. thewallsanangelo.com 325-651-4236

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 18 Museum Day Family day program of tours and activities that highlight the fort’s heritage. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325-657-4444

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 19 “Play It Again” Concert Program features the West Texas Jazz Orchestra playing big band and jazz music. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 24-26 Chicken Farm Art Center Annual Open House This annual three-day event brings artists from around Texas and nationally to San Angelo and is one of the center’s biggest events of the year. In addition to the 15 resident artists, 30-40 artists display their work and wares in outside booths while live music fills the air during this celebration. Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King Dr. chickenfarmartcenter.com 325-653-4936

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 2-5 Christmas Magic Shop hundreds of holiday merchants. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Junior League community projects and local nonprofits. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. jlwf.org/christmas-magic 940-692-9797

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 11-12 Hangar Holiday Features hundreds of professional craft show vendors as well as local crafters and home-based businesses. Average attendance is more than 15,000 people, and is run by volunteers from the Sheppard Air Force Base Officers’ Spouses’ Club. According to organizers, 2017 will mark the 32nd year as the region’s largest free two-day craft fair. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. sheppardosc.webs.com/hangar-holiday 940-782-8427

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 18 City Lights Admire the beautifully lit historical downtown district while watching the parade and enjoying the music, food, and children’s activities. This magical evening is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Downtown Wichita Falls, 713 Ohio Ave. downtownproud.com 940-322-4525

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 20-Dec. 25 MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights Every evening after dusk, enjoy nearly 40 animated/lit displays that showcase themes or characters from well-known children’s stories, fairy tales, and holiday icons. Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd. mwsu.edu/fantasy

 

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