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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 7:00 am

ODESSA

EVENTS

The Crisis Center of West Texas has scheduled the fifth annual “Dancing with West Texas Stars” fundraiser starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the MCM Grandé Hotel and FUNDome, 6201 E. Business 20.

Ten local celebrities have paired with professional dancers to raise money to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in West Texas.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., the dance competition at 7:30 p.m., and presentation of the mirror ball and other awards at 10 p.m.

Live entertainment will be presented by the Spazmatics while the votes are being tallied and after presentation of awards.

Table ticket options are available for $10,000, $5,000, $2,150 and $1,500. Individual tickets are $150.

Donations and ticket purchases cast votes for your favorite dance team, helping them get closer to winning the Mirror Ball Trophy.

Call 333-2527 or 866-627-4747 (toll free) or visit tinyurl.com/yao5y2my.

The Club, 1023 S. Grant Ave., has scheduled David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales to perform Saturday.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $25 at the door. VIP tables are available.

Call 664-4632 or visit www.facebook.com/theclubodessatexas.

The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a special Valentine’s Night Out with chocolate and wine tastings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Guests will be presented with various pairings of delicious chocolates and wines as well as a rating card to keep track of your new found loves. There will also be appetizers and a chance to see the Hollywood Costumes exhibition before it closes.

Ages 21 and up only.

Tickets are $25 each.

Call Fay Batch at 550-9696, ext. 211, email cec@noelartmuseum.org or visit tinyurl.com/ydykmjg6.

West Texas Talent has scheduled a romantic dinner with music starting at 7 p.m., followed by the comedy play “Check Please” at 9 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 15-16 at Dee’s Bistro, 622 N. Lee Ave.

Dinner includes a choice of appetizer, starter entree and dessert. Tea and soft drinks are included.

Guests can request a song to be sung to their love at their table.

Tickets start at $39.99. Space is limited.

For more information or tickets, call 978-7405 or visit www.westtexastalent.com.

The 2019 West Texas BBQ Cook-off has been scheduled Feb. 15-16 at the American Legion, 2701 E. Eighth St.

Cooks can start showing up at 4 p.m. Feb. 15, and will meet again at 9 a.m. on Feb. 16. Meat must be inspected before preparation begins. Turn in will be on Feb. 16.

There are three categories: brisket, ribs and chicken. Cost for each category is $25.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category, along with Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.

There are only 20 spots available. Pre-register at the Odessa Parks and Recreation Department, 1100 W. 42nd St.

For more information, call Cori Branscum at 368-3548, email cbranscum@odessa-tx.gov or visit tinyurl.com/yd55pssp.

Dos Amigos, 4700 N. Golder Ave., has scheduled the following music artists to perform.

  • Feb. 15: Parker McCollum, $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
  • March 9: Stoney LaRue, $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
  • March 29: The Lacs, $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
  • April 4: Between the Buried and Me.
  • April 11: Aaron Lewis, $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/h2va5yy.

Call 307-6384 or visit dosamigos.com.

A Thursday Night Short Track Racing Series event has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Odessa Mountain Bike Park, 7751 Eastridge Road.

The free, chip timed race is for all ages and riding abilities. PBBA membership, helmets and headlights are required to race.

Memberships are only $25 per year ($30 for the family). Funds pay for insurance and maintenance of the Odessa Mountain Bike Park.

For more information, visit pbbatx.com or tinyurl.com/y82pjr2e.

The Ellen Noël Art Museum has scheduled the 33rd annual Shrimpfest, a fundraiser supporting the museum's exhibitions, educational programming and free community events, at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

There will be a cocktail reception for sponsors starting at 5:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a Cajun style celebration with unlimited shrimp, New Orleans style music and an auction.

General admission is $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Sponsor tables are also available.

Call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.

The 2019 State of Downtown Odessa Address has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Rose Building, 415 Grant Ave.

There will be a dinner celebrating the revitalization and future of downtown.

Tickets, tables and sponsorships are available.

Call 335-4683 or visit tinyurl.com/yawqze8l.

Ink Masters Tattoo Show has scheduled the fifth annual Odessa Tattoo Expo from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 8, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 9, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 10 at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

More than 180 tattoo artists and piercers will be on hand all weekend doing live tattoos.

There will be free tattoo giveaways, a tattoo award shows and contests with the most talented tattoo artists and piercers from around the world.

Activities for kids include bounce houses, face painting, video games, movies, a snack bar and more.

Tickets are only available at the door. Admission is $15 before 5 p.m. on March 8. Day passes after this time are $20. Three-day weekend passes are $35. Kids age 12 and under get in free.

Visit www.inkmasterstattooexpo.com or tinyurl.com/y7u5oh59.

The Courtyards of Odessa, 201 Parks Village Drive, has scheduled a concert by the Visiting Angels at 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. Admission is free.

DANCE

Love To Dance Studio, 2817 JBS Parkway, Suite E-1, has scheduled Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Country Two Step, Zumba, Belly Dance and Line Dance group classes for adults.

Private lessons are also available. Call 349-1472 or visit www.lovetodancestudio.com.

Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico Dance Studio, 1212 W. 10th St., has scheduled Folklorico dance classes for all ages.

Call 438-2590.

The Midland/Odessa Dance Club offers dance lessons from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Moose Lodge, 2711 N. Dixie Blvd. Dances include the waltz, two-steps, swing and line dances.

Call 638-3707 or email rlandreth638@gmail.com.

Ector County Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in February.

  • Today: Valentine’s fundraiser dance with Tommy & The Boys.
  • Feb. 15: Tommy & The Boys. Bring a dish for feed night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 22: Johnny & Suzy.

Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call 337-5281.

West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in February.

  • Wednesday: Lonesome Road.
  • Feb. 20: Black Gold.
  • Feb. 27: Lonesome Road.

Bring sandwiches, chips, dips, soup or salad for the Birthday Night potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.

Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.

EXHIBITIONS

The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled the exhibit “The Golden Age of Hollywood: Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection” through March 10.

The exhibition features more than 50 costumes and personal effects, many from some of the greatest stars including Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.

MIDLAND

EVENTS

The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled the following events.

  • Today: 7 p.m., Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour.
  • Sunday: 6 p.m., Broadway in the Basin: Kinky Boots.
  • Monday: 6 p.m., Midland Development Corporation presents Priority Midland. Speakers include retired United States Army four-star General Stanley McChrystal and Dr. Ray Perryman.
  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Russian National Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty.
  • Feb. 15: 7:30 p.m., Russian National Ballet presents Cinderella.
  • Feb. 17: 3 p.m., Chamber Series: Permian Basin String Quartet presents “Endings.”
  • Feb. 19: 8 p.m., Willie Nelson & Family.
  • Feb. 20: 7:30 p.m., All Hands On Deck! Show (patriotic musical show).
  • Feb. 21: 8 p.m., Julio Iglesias: The 50th Anniversary Tour.
  • Feb. 23: 7 p.m., Shen Yun 2019 (ballet).
  • Feb. 24: 8 p.m., Dancing with the Stars Live! A Night to Remember.
  • Feb. 25: 8 p.m., Tony Bennett with special guest Antonia Bennett.
  • Feb. 26: 7:30 p.m., Murphy’s Celtic Legacy (Irish dance).
  • March 2: 7:30 p.m., MOSC Pops and Family Series: Dancing and Romancing featuring Joan Hess and Kirby Ward.
  • March 4: 6 p.m., PJ Masks Live: Save the Day!
  • March 7: 9 a.m., 2019 Sewell Leadership Event.
  • March 8: 7:30 p.m., Broadway in the Basin: Evita.
  • March 9: 7 p.m., Chonda Pierce: Still Laughing Tour with special guest Karyn Williams.
  • March 12: 6 p.m., PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure.
  • March 13: 6 p.m., PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure.
  • March 15: 8 p.m., Earth Wind & Fire.
  • March 22: 8 p.m., The Beach Boys.
  • March 23: 7:30 p.m., Tanya Tucker with special guest Johnny Bush.
  • March 24: 3 p.m., MOSC Chamber Series: Lone Star Brass presents “Powers of Ten.”
  • March 24: 8 p.m., Il Divo: 15th Anniversary Timeless Tour.

Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For tickets or information, call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.

Breakfast with Belle has been schedule from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 16 at Midland Community Theatre, 2000 W. Wadley Ave., Midland.

Join Belle and her friends from Midland Community Theatre’s opening musical, “Beauty and The Beast” for a breakfast buffet.

Wear a fancy princess dress, get a picture taken with the cast and enjoy a short musical performance.

A limited number of general admission tickets are available for $50 each. Reserved tables of eight are available for $500.

All proceeds will go to support the 2019 theatre arts and education programming at MCT.

Tickets for the full show of “Beauty and The Beast” are also available at MCT and online.

For more information or tickets, call 570-4111 or visit mctmidland.org.

The Pink Ladies have scheduled the Hearts for Hope Sweetheart Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center, 4300 W. Wall St., Midland.

There will be a kissing booth and cupcakes and raffle tickets will be sold. Donations will be taken for dances with the Pink Ladies or members of the West Texas Pride Football Team.

Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds will go to Gifts of Hope.

Visit tinyurl.com/y8xwuc5a.

Rockin’ Rodeo, 4400 N. Big Spring St., Suite D46, Midland, has scheduled Sam Riggs to perform Thursday, along with Chris Colston.

Doors open at 8 p.m.

Call 682-0400 or visit www.rockinrodeomidland.com.

La Hacienda Event Center, 12600 Texas 191 Frontage, Midland, has scheduled the following music artists to perform.

  • Feb. 15: La Adictiva, Los Huracanes Del Norte and La Maquinaria Norteña.
  • Feb. 22: Los Temerarios and Bryndis X Siempre (BXS).
  • Feb. 22: La Fiera De Ojinaga an Porte Y Estilo.
  • March 1: Los Inquietos Del Norte, Banda Carnaval, El Filly Y Sus Aliados and Cuarto De Milla.
  • March 22: Lenin Ramirez, T3R Elemento and Oscar Cortez.
  • March 30: Bad Bunny.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Call 563-3737 or 800-668-8080 or visit www.haciendamidland.com.

The Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has scheduled Gala de Amores featuring Tejano artist Ram Herrera, with special guest Funky Munky, at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Midland Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza Ave., Midland.

Individual tickets are $30. Sponsor tables are also available.

For more information or tickets, call 704-5533 or 488-9942 or visit tinyurl.com/yb8ns6lx.

The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale has scheduled the concert lineup for the 2018-2019 season.

The following concerts have been scheduled at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland (unless otherwise stated).

  • Feb. 17: 3 p.m., Chamber Series: Permian Basin String Quartet presents “Endings.”
  • March 2: 7:30 p.m., Pops and Family Series: Dancing and Romancing featuring Joan Hess and Kirby Ward.
  • March 24: 3 p.m., Chamber Series: Lone Star Brass presents “Powers of Ten.”
  • April 6: 7:30 p.m., Masterworks Series: Pines of Rome featuring Timothy McAllister (alto saxophone).
  • April 13: 7:30 p.m., Choral Series: MOSC Chorale presents “Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance – A Concert Version” at Wagner Brown Auditorium at Midland College.
  • April 28: 3 p.m., Choral Series: Voices of the Permian Basin presents “Down by the Riverside” at Frist Presbyterian Church of Midland.
  • May 4: 7:30 p.m., Pops and Family Series presents Jeans ‘N Classics: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel.

Programs and individuals scheduled to perform are subject to change.

All ticketing is handled through the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For tickets or information, call 552-4437 or 800-514-3849 or visit mosc.org or www.wagnernoel.com.

The annual West Texas Celtic Fair and Highland Games has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena, Pavilion & Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

The Celtic Fair includes the Highland Games, Celtic music, Celtic vendors, Scottish clans, workshops and more.

For more information or tickets, visit tinyurl.com/yano6lnm.

La Hacienda Event Center, 12600 Texas 191 Frontage, Midland, has scheduled EnParejaDos with Adrián Uribe and Consuelo Duval at 10 p.m. March 9.

Doors open at 8 p.m.

Call 563-3737 or 800-668-8080 or visit www.haciendamidland.com.

Permian Basin Comic Con X has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 16, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

There will be games and fun for the whole family, a Fortnite tournament, a cosplay contest, celebrity panels, autographs and photos with celebrities, collectible vendors and more.

For Fortnite tournament details, visit tinyurl.com/y8j5dr3m.

For more information or tickets, visit www.pbcomicconx.com.

The third annual Permian Basin Spring Stampede Rodeo has been scheduled March 15-16 at Midland County Horseshoe Main Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

There will be bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, bull riding, break away roping, tie down roping, team roping and girls barrel racing.

For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/y7ledgh9.

DANCE

Midland Senior Citizens Center, 3303 W. Illinois Ave., No. 18, Midland, has scheduled a Valentine’s Dance with DJ Frank Sandoval from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 681-7636.

San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church, 1100 Camp St., Midland, has scheduled a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Parish Hall.

The menu includes bacon-wrapped cheese and mushroom stuffed chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes, salad, roll, cheesecake or chocolate cake and a drink.

There will be a DJ and free childcare (up to two children per couple).

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased in advance at the church office.

Visit tinyurl.com/y7a7l6om.

The Permian Basin Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza St., Midland.

The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in February.

  • Tuesday: Lonesome Road.
  • Feb. 19: Mike Payne Band.
  • Feb. 26: Black Gold.

Admission is $8 for members and $10 for guests.

Call 631-6125 or email maxking@mygrande.net.

EXHIBITIONS

The Arts Council of Midland, 1506 W. Illinois Ave., Midland, has scheduled “Visions from Cowboy Country: Quarterly Art Exhibit 2019” through the end of February.

The exhibit features works by western artist, Herman Walker, whose roots run deep in West Texas. Walker spent his formative years here in ranching country. His life in Kerrville and time spent studying at Texas Tech inspired his love of painting and sculpture, particularly of the landscape, wildlife and people commonly found in this region.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information about Walker and his work, visit hermanwalker.com.

ALPINE

EXHIBITIONS

Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St., Alpine, has scheduled the following exhibits through March 24.

Selections from the Betty Byerley Retablo Collection: The exhibit features select retablos from the Betty Byerley Collection which was given to the Museum by Leon Gaddis Byerley Jr. of Midland in memory of his wife. Retablos are personal devotional paintings typically purchased from Mexican artists or peddlers who sell them door to door and near village churches on holidays and feast days. Traditionally painted on tin, these small works of art may depict Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Family and the Trinity, as well as the Saints. The paintings are placed in home altars and appealed to for help in times of trouble and thanked for life’s blessings.

The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family: The exhibit features black and white photographs from Richard Orton, who spent 25 years documenting life in the East Texas African-American community of County Line. Known as a “freedom colony,” County Line was founded in the 1880s by the Upshaw brothers, Guss, Felix and Jim, as they and their families sought to create a community of their own in the Antebellum South.

Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission and parking are free. Donations are welcome.

Call 432-837-8143 or visit www.museumofthebigbend.com or www.sulross.edu/museum.

BIG SPRING

DANCE

Big Spring Senior Center, 100 Wipkey Drive, Big Spring, has scheduled a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Feb. 15.

Potluck dinner included.

For more information, call 432-267-1628.

FORT STOCKTON

EVENTS

Fort Stockton Community Theatre has scheduled a Steak -n- Jazz Night Valentine’s Dinner featuring The Mike Kasberg Band with Julie Stovall Kasberg from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Large Community Hall at Rooney Park on Highway 285 in Fort Stockton.

Reservations are required by Feb. 11. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple and can be purchased at the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

Visit http://fscommunitytheatre.org/event/steak-n-jazz-night.

Fort Stockton Public Library, 500 N. Water St., Fort Stockton, has scheduled American classical guitarist Peter Fletcher to perform a solo recital at 7 p.m. Feb. 21.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 432-336-3374 or visit www.fort-stockton.lib.tx.us.

The Garage Coffee, Music & More, 1110 N. Main St., Fort Stockton, has scheduled the following music artists to perform.

  • March 9: Snailmate, with The March Divide.
  • March 23: Murder Monroe.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5. Children age 7 and under get in free.

Call 432-701-0588 or visit TheGarageTX.com.

MARFA

EXHIBITIONS

Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled the Jibade Khalil Huffman’s exhibit “The Way You Make Me Feel” through Feb. 18.

The exhibition features new and existing work from artist and writer Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including “First Person Shooter,” the video nominated by Ballroom Marfa for the 2018 season of Artists’ Film International (AFI).

Huffman’s film will be complemented by newly-commissioned sculptural work, paintings, and video in Ballroom’s galleries.

“The Way You Make Me Feel” includes a new video/sound work that plays with the notion of foley. Foley is sound effects produced manually for films and added into the edit after recording.

Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 432-729-3606, email info@ballroommarfa.org or visit www.ballroommarfa.org.

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