April

Abilene April 11-12: Central Texas Gem and Mineral Show Hunt for rocks, minerals, gems, and jewelry pieces made from some of the finest stones around. When: April 11-12 Where: ABILENE, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-721-4477 Website: rockclub.txol.net

Abilene April 18: Canadian Brass in Concert The world’s most famous brass group comes to Abilene. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. They are joining the Abilene Philharmonic in a performance of “New York Cityscape” by Jeff Tyzik. Also on the program is “Overture to the School for Scandal” by Samuel Barber and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.” When: April 18 Where: Abilene Convention Center ABILENE, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-677-6710 Website: abilenephilharmonic.org/tickets.html

Abilene April 26: “Dog Man, The Musical” A hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Kid comic book writers George and Harold set out to write a musical based on their character, Dog Man, who loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. When: April 26 Where: Historic Paramount Theatre ABILENE, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-677-1161 Website: cpasabilene.org

Big Spring April 18: Master the Mountain 5K and 10K Race Can you master the mountain? Come be a part of a Permian Basin tradition. This unique course includes a scenic overlook of the area and over 200 feet of elevation change. Beautiful and challenging, this 5K or 10K run takes place on Scenic Mountain inside Big Spring State Park. When: April 18 Where: Big Spring State Park BIG SPRING, Texas More Information: Phone: 432-213-0409 Website: permianbasinevents.com

Breckenridge: April 9 – Kody Norris Show – Bluegrass music 7:30 2545590953

Coleman April 24-26: Great Western Trail Days The Great Western Trail was etched into U.S. history during the late 1800s. Starting in Mexico and ending in Canada, the trail snaked through Central Texas, including Coleman County, and is known to be the longest cattle trail in the world. This community event preserves the western heritage of the pioneers who risked it all to deliver beef to northern markets. Events include a registered longhorn show, ranch horse events, a pioneer market, living history, and educational events. When: April 24-26 Where: Various locations COLEMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-625-2163 Website: greatwesterntraildays.com

Graham April 18: Duck Derby Join the Rotarians for a family fun day where thousands of rubber ducks are launched into the water for the Duck Derby. With a $5 duck adoption, you have the chance to win a $5,000 prize and help raise money for the community. Family activities include face painting, bounce houses, and live music. When: April 18 Where: Fireman’s Park GRAHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-549-0401 Website: duckrace.com/graham

Lubbock April 25: Ranch Day Both the young and young at heart enjoy Ranch Day activities each spring when cowboys, horses, chuckwagons and 185 volunteers—many dressed in period clothing—make pioneer life come alive for visitors. More than 5,000 guests attend the popular event every year to participate in hands-on ranch or range science and history demonstrations as well as music, dancing, a Comanche tepee, horseback riding, and an old-fashioned “Snake Oil Magic Show” in the historic 6666 Barn. The event is open to the public at no charge, but a $5 donation per family is suggested. The historic park is wheelchair and stroller accessible. When: April 25 Where: National Ranching Heritage Center LUBBOCK, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-834-1225 Website: depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/events/RanchDay/index.php

Newcastle April 11: Crawfish and Cannons Historic Fort Belknap hosts its annual Crawfish and Cannons event featuring a crawfish boil, a live cannon fire, children’s activities, and a concert by the Damn Quails. When: April 11 Where: Fort Belknap NEWCASTLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-549-0401 Website: visitgrahamtexas.com

Quanah April 12: Easter Egg Hunt and 5K Bunny Run and Walk Hop, run, or walk this 5K. Kids in 5th grade and under can hunt for Easter eggs as well. When: April 12 Where: QUANAH, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-663-2222

San Angelo Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021: Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 large outdoor sculptures on display. When: Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021 Where: Sunken Garden Park SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo Dec. 13, 2019-April 15, 2020: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: Highlights from the Permanent Collection Selections from the museum’s permanent collection include masterpieces of ceramics, Texas art, Spanish Colonial art, and American glass. When: Dec. 13, 2019-April 15, 2020 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Art Thursday Come visit the art museum for free admission and hands-on art activities between 3 and 6 p.m. When: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 5: Chamber Music Series The Angelo State University Music Faculty performs a variety of instrumental and vocal selections. Tickets are $7-12, and the concert starts at 2 p.m. When: April 5 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 11: Family Day Stop by the art museum for free art activities for children and their families. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. When: April 11 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 17: Downtown and Cultural District Stroll The third Thursday of each month, the art museum along with numerous other galleries and venues located in the downtown area host this art walk. The museum stays open till 9 p.m. and features refreshments and activities. When: April 17 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 17-18: Revolution Film Festival Created after the City of San Angelo acquired the Film Friendly Texas designation from the Texas Film Commission, this film festival works in collaboration with the creators of the Austin Revolution Film Festival, which has captured the indie film vibe of Austin since 2014. The San Angelo Revolution Film Festival introduces independent film to a West Texas audience, as well as visitors from across the world. When: April 17-18 Where: San Angelo Performing Arts Center, Murphey Performance Hall SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-8877 Website: sanangelorevolution.com

San Angelo April 17-June 28: National Ceramic Competition The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Visitors can see imaginative and beautiful ceramic pieces. When: April 17-June 28 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org/ceramic-competition

San Angelo April 26: Play It Again Concert The West Texas Jazz Orchestra brings big band sounds and jazz music to this afternoon concert at the museum. Show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. When: April 26 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 30-May 3: Cowboy Way Jubilee Think of this as a Comic-Con for cowboys, with stars, authors, workshops, and demonstrations. Three days of events include cowboy music all day every day, yodeling, fiddle playing, old movie showings, Western TV show episodes, and panel discussions. If you’re feeling extra festive, dress up in period costume—from the 1800s to the early 1900s. Enjoy food and vendors, and poets and cowboys (or cowgirls) spinnin ol’ yarns (that’s storytelling for citified folk). Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome, too. Get ready to bring the entire family for a rootin’-tootin’, high-falutin’, fun-filled weekend. When: April 30-May 3 Where: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 580-768-5559 Website: discoversanangelo.com/events/2020/cowboy-way-jubilee

Vega April 12: Easter Eggstravaganza on the Square The day before Easter, join the fun on the Oldham County Courthouse lawn. The Easter Bunny is there for photo ops. An Easter egg hunt for every age through 12 takes place, followed by games, fun, face painting, and bouncers. When: April 12 Where: Oldham County Courthouse Square VEGA, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-267-2828 Website: oldhamcofc.org

March

Abilene – March 20-21 Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

The 10th annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, returns with the biggest lineup in the festival’s history. Texas artists include Willie Nelson, Randy Houser, Kevin Fowler, Deana Carter, Radney Foster, Charley Crockett, The Great Divide, Cooder Graw, Jamie Richards, Mike and The Moonpies, Curtis Grimes, The Hamiltons, and Jerrod Medulla, all with host Mark Powell. This awarded music festival once again showcases only top-notch purists in country and Texas country music. This year is bigger and better than the last nine years that have averaged 8,800 music fans, more than 340 RVs, 40 tailgates, and 520 VIP patrons from all over the U.S. and overseas.When:March 20-21Where:

Back Porch of Texas ABILENE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-260-6054Website: outlawsandlegends.com/tickets

Abilene – March 22 “Peter Rabbit Tales”

Enchantment Theatre Company, in collaboration with Frederick Warne and Co. and Penguin Books UK, brings the authorized theatrical version of “Peter Rabbit Tales” to Abilene. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery, and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage.

When:March 22Where:Historic Paramount Theatre ABILENE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-677-1161Website: cpasabilene.org

Abilene – March 28 An Evening with Nelson Coates

Meet one of the top production designers in cinema—award-winning movie and TV designer Nelson Coates. A graduate of Abilene High School and Abilene Christian University, Coates spent most of this year designing for the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” He earned the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award for “Crazy Rich Asians.” The evening includes dinner, drinks, and photo ops with Nelson at Prosperity Bank. Dessert and more follows at Paramount Theatre. When:March 28Where:Paramount Theatre ABILENE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-677-1161Website: abilenecac.org

San Angelo – Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021 Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 large outdoor sculptures on display.

When:Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021Where:Sunken Garden Park SAN ANGELO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-653-3333Website: samfa.org

San Angelo – Dec. 13, 2019-April 15, 2020 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Selections from the museum’s permanent collection include masterpieces of ceramics, Texas art, Spanish Colonial art, and American glass. When:Dec. 13, 2019-April 15, 2020

Where:San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-653-3333Website: samfa.org

San Angelo – Through April 5 “Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Masterpieces of Ceramics, Texas Art, Spanish-Colonial Art, and American Glass”

The museum’s collection currently has over 650 objects in the Permanent Collection. Through some recent generous gifts, the museum has acquired a significant number of works by Texas artists, especially works created since 1945. This is one of the areas of focused interest for the museum’s Permanent Collection, as well as American crafts created since 1945, with an emphasis on the ceramic arts. Many of the ceramics are purchased from the national ceramic competitions held every two years at the museum. American painting and sculpture of all eras, as well as Mexican and Mexican-American art of all eras, are collected by the museum, with an emphasis in Spanish-Colonial arts. The museum has recently expanded its collecting focus to include American glass, ranging from the Colonial era to post-World War II.

When:Through April 5Where:San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, TexasMore Information: Phone: 325-653-3333

San Angelo – March 5, 19, 26 Art Thursday

Come visit the art museum for free admission and hands-on art activities between 3 and 6 p.m.

When:March 5, 19, 26Where:San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo – March 9-13 Spring Break Camp

The all-day art camp is for children ages 7-12 and requires pre-registration. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.When:March 9-13Where:San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo – March 14 Family Day Hero!

Meet some of art’s “superheroes.” This day has performances and free activities for children and their families. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.When:March 14Where:San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

Sweetwater – March 13-15 World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup

Started in 1958 and sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycee’s, the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup features an array of events including the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant; chili and barbecue cookoffs; carnival rides and concessions; a dance, a gun, knife and coin show; and, of course, lots and lots of snakes. Contests include snake eating, most pounds of snakes, and the longest snake. You might get to see someone break the record of 81.5 inches. When:March 13-15Where:Nolan County Coliseum SWEETWATER, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: rattlesnakeroundup.net

 

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