'Shooting Star' lands at McMurry, and more coming up in Abilene

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McMurry University Theatre will present the student-directed play "Shooting Star" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 28-29 in the Ryan Little Theatre on campus.

The play, written by Steven Dietz and directed Hayli Isbell, follows a pair of former lovers who reunite in a snowed-in airport.

General admission is $5. For information, go to facebook.com/McMurryTheatre.

Burns supper

The Abilene Pipers will present the annual Burns Supper, celebrating the life of poet Robert Burns, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.

Participants should bring a covered dish. For information, call 325-260-6085.

Texas Country Reporter turns 50

A concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Texas Country Reporter" will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St.

The Hardin-Simmons University Cowboy Band will perform Texas-themed compositions, with live readings by Bob and Kelli Phillips.

Tickets are $12, and are available at paramountabilene.com.

Music of 'Oz'

The Abilene Philharmonic will present "The Wonderfully Wicked Music of Oz," featuring songs from several adaptations of the books, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

For tickets or information, go to abilenephilharmonic.org.

Youth sports expo

The Abilene Youth Sports Authority will present the West Texas All Youth Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center, 1042 Loop 322, with a variety of sports contests, demonstrations, showcase games, vendors and more.

For information, go to abileneysa.org.

And more ...

► A free showing of "Frozen" will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. "No Time to Die" will follow at 2:30 p.m.

► OLD GLORY — A country musical will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Glory Community Center. Concessions will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 940-989-2966.

► A line dancing class for beginners will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.

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