Ten area bands from a wide variety of genres will set their very own spin on favorites from the Fab Four at the 11th yearly BeatlesFest this weekend at Participate in Faire Park, 2300 N. Second St.
Songs commences at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, with five bands every evening.
Friday’s lineup consists of Jamison Priest, City Pioneers, Happy Body fat, Eric Logan and KT & the Blues Scientist (with visitor Mark Most effective) Saturday will feature The Borrowers, MerKaBa, The Soul Mates, Tripp Mathis and 3 Tales Large.
Admission is $10 for every evening or $15 for both evenings. For information, go to playfairepark.com.
Kid’s Artwork and Literacy Festival
The yearly Children’s Artwork & Literacy Festival proceeds from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with pursuits through downtown Abilene celebrating the function of featured artist Loren Long.
Activities contain displays, are living theater, e-book readings, demonstrations and a petting zoo.
For tickets or details, go to abilenecalf.com.
Abilene Quilters Guild will current its Stars Around Abilene Regional Quilt Present from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Abilene Convention Centre, 1100 N. Sixth St.
Vendors, door prizes and lunch things will be available, as effectively as a raffle for the quilt “9 Sisters” benefiting Food items Bank of West Central Texas.
For information, go to abilenequiltersguild.internet.
The yearly Buddies of the Abilene General public Library ebook sale will start out with a members-only sale from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Abilene Conference Center, 1100 N. Sixth St., with memberships accessible at the door.
The sale will continue on for the common general public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 18 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19, capping off with the annual “Bag-O-Textbooks” sale from 1-4 p.m. June 20, when paper sacks of guides will be sold for $6.
Rock and Roar
The “Rock and Roar” summer time music sequence will resume for 2021 on Thursday with a concert showcasing region singer Aaron Watson at the Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Lane.
Gates will open up at 6 p.m., with Jon Stork opening at 7 p.m. and Watson starting at 8:30 p.m. Food stuff, beer and wine will be accessible for purchase.
Tickets are $30 for zoo customers and $36 for nonmembers. For tickets or details, go to abilenezoo.org.
‘The Miracle Worker’
A generation of ‘The Miracle Worker’ will be introduced at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and June 18-19, and at 2 p.m. June 20, at Amy Graves Ryan Theatre at McMurry College.
Tickets are $12 for grownups, $10 for seniors and armed service, and $5 for McMurry school, employees and pupils.
Parade of Houses
The Significant Place Dwelling Builders Association will current its once-a-year Parade of Properties 4-8 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and June 19 and 20.
Far more than a dozen households about Abilene will be open for viewing. For a list of taking part households, go to bigcountryhomebuilders.com.
Audio college student showcase
The Abilene Songs Lecturers Affiliation will current its 29th once-a-year Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Initially Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St.
Performers involve college student and first composition contest winners, as properly as a general performance of pupil and trainer ensembles on 7 pianos.
Donations will be taken for Harmony Relatives Services.
ALBANY — The 83rd yearly Fort Griffin Fandangle outside musical will be offered at 8:30 p.m. June 18-19, and 25-26 at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084, with a parade by downtown Albany starting up at 5 p.m. June 19.
Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to fortgriffinfandangle.org or simply call 325-762-3838.
And additional …
► The Texas Significant Faculty Rodeo Affiliation State Finals carry on Friday and Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Centre, with remaining performances commencing at 10 a.m. Saturday. For info, go to thsra.org.
► A no cost showing of “Shrek” will commence at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Rose Park, 2601 S. 1st St. Viewers are inspired to provide garden chairs and blankets.
► A free of charge displaying of “Homeward Bound” will start off at 11 a.m. Saturday at the south branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Shopping mall of Abilene. “Superb Beasts and In which to Find Them” will follow at 2:30 p.m.
► WINTERS — An open home will be executed from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Z. I. Hale Museum, 242 W Dale St., in conjunction with the grand opening of two reveals, “Made in Winters” and “The Railroad Background of Winters.”
► A no cost demonstrating of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Strategies” will get started at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Abilene Community Library, 202 Cedar St., with a associated crafting action. The sequence will keep on Wednesdays via the summer.
► As aspect of its new “Tales in the Backyard garden” series, the south branch of the Abilene General public Library will present stories and actions from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden at the Abilene Conference Center. Admission is totally free.
► An Eller Hall pop-up dance that includes Midnight Blue will begin at 7 p.m. June 18 at The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St. Tickets are $10.
► A free exhibiting of “The Solution Lifestyle of Pets” will start off at 2 p.m. June 19 at the Mockingbird Lane branch of the Abilene General public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.
Nathaniel Ellsworth is a general assignments reporter for the Abilene Reporter-News. If you enjoy regionally pushed information, you can help nearby journalists with a electronic subscription to ReporterNews.com.