Abilene Christian's student theater department practices cutting-edge stagecraft, integrating artistic talent, spiritual depth, and intellectual pursuit to produce quality theatrical performances. With this deal, you'll catch the college's melody-gifted thespians perform Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance, which whimsically brims with colorful characters, including a merry band of sentimental swashbucklers, a squad of blustery policemen, and a rapid-singing major general. Hear timeless operatic standards such as "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General," "Hail Poetry," "Poor Wand'ring One," and much more.
The 13-acre Abilene Zoo delights visitors with more than 600 animals from more than 200 species. Guests gaze upon bobcats, flamingos, and giraffes before visiting the new bird gardens, where road runners and burrowing owls face off in feather fluffing tournaments. The zoo participates in conservation efforts for African lions, black rhinos, and ring-tailed lemurs, as well as other threatened and endangered creatures, and the Abilene Reporter-News recently profiled their new horticulturist, who has helmed a “green renaissance” at the facility.
A day’s worth of revelry awaits patrons at the Putt-Putt Fun Center, with attractions designed to amuse fun-seekers of all ages. Settle family feuds on the 18-hole Putt-Putt golf course, which includes both mini scoring pencils and mini mulligans––if no one sees. After a rousing round of mini golf, bat-wielders can bludgeon sports spheres to their hearts' content in the Putt-Putt BatZone, where one token produces 20 pitches and 200 home runs earns "Eternal Glory" emblazoned across the onesie of the slugger's choice. Skee-ball all-stars can rack up a small fortune in winnings redeemable for prizes in the air-conditioned arcade.
The Longbranch Saloon lures revelers with a laid-back neighborhood atmosphere and anchors them in place by filling their stomachs with a cadre of comfort sandwiches and fried finger foods. The sourdough steak-burger's ($7) half-pound sirloin patty arrives charbroiled with an entourage of veggies, prepared to entertain an audience of screaming taste buds. As four big-screen TVs broadcast big-time sporting events and vizsla puppy cams, patrons chomp on beef-brisket sandwich baskets ($4) and extra-large buffalo wings ($7 large) slathered in chipotle, boneless, or inferno sauce. After dinner or in between bites, diners can transform into pool sharks by playing a friendly match of nine-ball or hustling a clone on one of Longbranch's pool tables.
• For $83, you get two classical passes to four classical concerts on Sept. 24, 2011; Oct. 29, 2011; Jan. 28, 2012; and April 21, 2012, valid for rows S–Z on the seating chart (a $166 value). • For $112, you get two classical passes valid for rows F–R (a $224 value). • For $79, you get two pops passes to three pops concerts on Dec. 3, 2011; Feb. 25, 2012; and April 12, 2012, valid for rows S–Z (a $158 value). • For $99, you get two pops passes valid for rows F–R (a $198 value). • For $137, you get two full passes to all seven season concerts, valid for rows S–Z (a $274 value). • For $187, you get two full passes, valid for rows F–R (a $374 value).
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