At Circus Gatti, exotic animals, hilarious showmen, and thrilling daredevils delight families in an outrageous three-ring spectacle. During the two-hour show, elephants Tika and Patti stomp to Bollywood choreography, and the Liberty Ponies knock their synchronized hooves under the deft direction of Miss Genevieve, who conducts with a baton made of sugar cubes. The Great Oscar soars through the heavens with nothing but an oversize rope and bones infused with helium, with The Queen Bee delivering further aerial thrills while fluttering beside her hive in an atmospheric ballet. Pipin and Poppy elicit laughs with their comedy routine, and Miss Elizabeth induces awe with a contortion and balancing act in which she fires an arrow with her legs and feet while hanging upside down. After the show, those who opted for the meet and greet will brush elbows with the circus stars, snapping photos and asking questions regarding their skill, bravery, and how to construct a Q-tip big enough to clean an elephant's ear.
The Abilene Community Theatre believes in the positive impacts that can be achieved through the performing arts, and Abilene citizens are encouraged to audition and participate in live productions, while the community is encouraged to partake in an affordable means of entertainment and fellowship.
• 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).
Renowned for its influence on the Texas wine industry, CapRock Winery also serves as a linchpin of gregarious fraternization with the return of its Comedy Night, when the expansive facility plays host to standup comedians tickling funny bones on both local and national circuits. Onsite entertainment gets a boost from the facility’s 11-foot, high-definition screen, professional sound system, and poetry-reciting grapes harvested fresh from the vineyard.
The 70th annual ABC Rodeo stampedes into Lubbock City Bank Coliseum prepared to kick up dirt and round up funds for local charities. Each spring, fans descend upon Lubbock for the multiday competition, which showcases some of the PRCA's most accomplished cowboys. As attendees saddle general-admission seats and rodeo clowns re-stuff their pockets with ham, competitors will battle spur-to-spur in a variety of events such as bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, and team roping. The weekend's festivities uphold Lubbock's longstanding tradition of improving the community through sporting events, and for the 70th straight year, Beutler and Son Rodeo Company elevates the event's standards with quality livestock and broncos that are former Olympic champions in the high jump.
Founded in hopes of bringing about a revival of the American brass band, River City Brass aims to share the uniquely joyous art form with audiences across Pennsylvania. And for the past 30-odd years, the group has done just that. River City Brass’s 28-piece ensemble—some of whom have been members since the early ’80s—play more than 50 concerts annually. Their programs span continents and centuries, with every performance bringing a new showcase of styles. Modern music, classical pieces, big-band jazz, and show tunes have all passed through RCB’s bright cornets, chortling tubas, and crisp percussion.