Things To Do

  World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up comes to Sweetwater

There will be a Miss Snake Charmer pageant, carnival, cookoff, gun and knife show, flea markets, food vendors and more.

Permian Playhouse presents ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Willie Nelson and Family come to Midland

Midland Downtown Lion’s Club hosts Pancake Jamboree

Kidd’s and Canvas holding Valentine’s Date, Paint & Dine

Ellen Noel Art Museum hosting pop up movie night

ACL, Lollapalooza parent company bringing new festival to Marfa

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Dee’s Bistro, West Texas Talent hosting Valentine’s dinner theater

Midland Downtown Farmers Market features numerous local goods

Howard College Theater Department presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Skoopy’s Saturday raises money for the Education Foundation of Odessa

Midland Park Mall unveils first ever play area with ribbon cutting, balloon drop

Museum of the Southwest holds Valentines Day I HEART ART: After Hours event

2019 Distinguished Lecture Series begins with NY Times' Top 10 Best Selling author

Churchill biographer and professor of King’s College Andrew Roberts has been chosen as the first keynote speaker of the year.

Permian Basin Events holding Valentine’s-themed 5k

Prizes for the run will be given out for the top three male, female and couple categories, as well as for the best Valentine-themed costume.

Friends of Ector County Library holding used book sale

For just $5 you can fill a bag full of books. Reusable bags will be provided and no outside bags will be permitted.

Midland College hosting Chocolate Fest

During the event there will also be a presentation by Midland author Jimmy Patterson about his recent book “History of Character”.

Ellen Noel Art Museum holds Valentine’s Shopping and Ladies Night

Aphasia Center holding Chocolate Decadence fundraiser

Permian Basin Weekend 2/1-2/3: Events for the whole family

Midland College holding free performance celebrating significant African-American women

Junior League of Midland announces Shotguns and Stilettos fundraiser

Big Bend National Park reopens in stages after gov’t shutdown

Miss Cayce’s hosting Galentine’s Day Card Party

Poppycox Ink's class will provide instruction on how to make cute Valentine's cards and feature fun goodies.

Midland Memorial hosting plant-based nutrition class

This class is focused on type 2 diabetes and how a plant-based diet can help reverse this diagnosis.

Midland College holds First Friday Science Lunch Lecture

This month's lecture will focus on algae and how it ca help sustain bio-based products.

2R’s presents Valentine shopping expo

Admission to the event is free and door prizes will be given away during the day.

Permian Basin Weekend 1/25-1/27: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience January 25 through January 27.

Midland Community Theatre to present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The show is a stage musical version of the Disney animated classic that tells the story of Belle and the Beast.

  MLK 2019: Celebrations across the Basin

The Permian Basin is celebrating Dr. King.

Sword fighting school hosting long sword workshop

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning how to wield a sword, this workshop is your opportunity.

West Texas Food Bank presents Empty Bowls 2019

For $15, attendees will receive a hand-crafted bowl and all-you-can-eat-soup.

Wagner Noël presents ‘Legally Blonde-The Musical’

Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of Elle Woods as she tackles obstacles in her pursuit of her Harvard dreams, all while showing you can be both fabulous and smart.

Bacon and Brews Fest comes to Midland

If you love bacon and beer, this festival is for you!

Permian Basin Weekend 1/18-1/20: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience January 18 through January 20.

Odessa family celebrates restaurant opening by giving away tacos

Tacos are the way to people’s heart, and this Odessa Family knows it.

Petroleum Museum hosts UTPB professor for Lunch & Lecture series

The lecture will discuss the findings of UTPB students, which explain the nature of living in the oilfield area and the ups and downs that come with booms and busts in the business.

Basin PBS holds free Digital Workshop

If you have ever been interested in creating a digital film or series for YouTube or Facebook, this free workshop will be an excellent learning experience.

Ellen Noel Art Museum holding Fashion Camp

Attendees will learn about altering clothing, art journaling, accessory designing and more

Midland Community Theatre holds first annual bag shop

For $10 you can fill a bag with as much vintage and period clothing from MCT as you would like.

Bean & Grape hosting wine tasting event

Mollydooker Wines will be providing samples from such wines as Girl on the Go, Two Left Feet and Blue Eyed Boy.

West Texas Bridal holds Wedding Expo

Featured at the expo will be three fashion shows and $10,000 worth of prizes, including a Honeymoon Raffle.

Permian Basin Weekend 1/11-1/13: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience January 11 through January 13.

Jr. NBA Skills Challenge comes to MLK Jr. Community Center

The #JrNBASkillsChallenge presented by Under Armour is coming to the MLK Jr. Community Center on January 24 at 5:30 pm.

Midland County Library to host Winston Churchill leadership expert

During the event, Otto will portray Churchill while presenting a portion of his keynote speech.

Plant-Based Cooking Demo: New Year, New YOU

West Texas Food Bank in Midland is having a demo class that will teach you how to cook delicious, plant-based meals using whole food ingredients. The theme is New Year, New You.

Photography Workshop with Craig Varjabedian comes to Museum of the Southwest

Come and practice your technique with renowned landscape photographer Craig Varjabedian. This advanced workshop is available for up to 10 people. They will be able to travel to regional locations and receive instruction in the field on technical and aesthetic aspects of digital photography.

Big Daddy Zane’s holds a Onesie party

Have a onesie you’re DYING to show off? You are in luck. Big Daddy Zane’s in Odessa is having a Onesie party on Saturday, January 12 from 9 pm- 2 am!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar show featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear comes to Wagner Noël

The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is teaming up with the Basin PBS to host A Very Hungry Caterpillar Day at Basin PBS’s new space. It is located at the former Ritz Theater in downtown Midland.

Permian Basin Weekend 1/4-1/6: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience January 4 through January 6.

Community Blood Drive to take place in Big Spring

On Friday, February 1, 2019, there will be a community blood drive taking place on 307 East 4th Street in Big Spring, Texas.

Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo returns to Odessa

Included in the events are multiple Kids Rodeos, a Junior Livestock sale, Team and Match Roping and much more.

Midland YMCA deals to help community members with 2019 fitness goals

Midland YMCA is offering a “no joining fee” to help community members stick to their 2019 fitness goals. Throughout the month of January, there will be no joining charge to begin using YMCA facilities.

Fox Fitness to offer free Zumba Black Light Party

Fox Fitness is having their first Zumba Black Light Party. Get a chance to burn those holiday calories away with some energetic dance moves for free.

Vintage Deluxe to offer free drinks, black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day

Vintage Deluxe is inviting the community to celebrate 2019 with them. They will be offering free beer, mimosa’s, Aspirin and some sympathy on Jan. 1. There will also be black-eyed peas to bring good luck in the new year.

JK Dance Center to host Gatsby-themed New Year’s Bash

The JK Dance Center is hosting a Party at Gatsby’s New Year’s Bash. Guests are encouraged to wear their best 20s outfit and celebrate by dancing the night away.

Midland-Odessa businesses offer New Year’s Eve celebrations

As you begin making plans for your New Year celebrations, keep in mind that there are many places around the Midland-Odessa area that will be offering events on Dec. 31.

Medical Center Health System to host job fair on Jan. 9

The fair will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the MCH Cafeteria, 500 W 4th St. At the fair, there will be sign on bonuses available, on-site interviews and many open clinical and non-clinical positions.

Arts Council of Midland hosts artist with West Texas ties for first artist exhibit of 2019

Walker has West Texas roots, growing up in West Texas. He spent much of his time in ranching country and Kerrville as well as studying at Texas Tech.

Hangar 25 Air Museum to hold annual Silver Wings Ball

The Hangar 25 Air Museum will be having their annual Silver Wings Ball to raise money for the museum.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/28-12/30: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience December 28 through December 30.

Murder Monroe to perform at The Garage in Fort Stockton

Saturday, January 5, 2019, there will be an Odessa based alt rock band Murder Monroe performing at The Garage Coffee, Music & More.

Humane Society offers adoption sale for Christmas Eve

The Humane Society of Odessa is helping you give a very special Christmas present this year. They are having a $20 off special for all adoptions, cash and cards only.

Museum of the Southwest offers free admission

Museum of the Southwest will be offering free admission until Dec. 30. The museum is offering free entry to say thank you to Midland for a successful year.

Santa to play games at Cinergy Midland on Dec. 25

Santa will be making an appearance at Cinergy in Midland on Christmas Day. Santa will be play games at the movie theater located at 1917 Liberty Dr. from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 25.

Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry to host free Christmas lunch

Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry is hosting a free Christmas lunch. The ministry invites the community to come and enjoy a free home cooked holiday meal.

Stoney LaRue to perform at Rockin’ Rodeo

Stoney LaRue will be performing at Rockin’ Rodeo on Dec. 27. LaRue is a Texas native who has been touring for more than 15 years.

Lightwire Theater to perform ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ at Wagner Noël

Lightwire Theater will perform “A Very Electric Christmas” on Dec. 29.The theater group combines the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the the music of timeless holiday hits.

Permian Basin Master Gardeners to offer classes

Permian Basin Master Gardeners will be offering classes to help people work on their green thumb. The classes are scheduled to be offered at the Midland County Extension office.

TTU Alum David Dunn performs at Midland Bible Church

Singer/Songwriter David Dunn is coming to Midland Bible Church the evening of December 23.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/21-12/23: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience December 21 through December 23.

Museum of the Big Bend to present ‘The Upshaws of County Line’ exhibit

The museum will be hosting the exhibit through March 24 and will feature a special opening weekend with the photographer and County Line descendants.

High Sky Wing offers special Christmas view of Midland

The High Sky Wing is back for the fifth year providing people the opportunity to ride in a World War II aircraft and fly over Midland to enjoy a beautiful holiday view.

Mariachi Sol de Mexico to perform at Wagner Noël

The Wagner Noël will be hosting the Mariachi Sol de Mexico group this season performing their holiday show “A Merry-achi Christmas.”

Midland Festival Ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ with special guests from around the state

The Midland Festival Ballet will be preforming their 25th anniversary production of “The Nutcracker.”The cast will include over 100 local performers, MFB Alumna Lindsey Croop, Anthony Spaulding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and others from Ballet San Antonio, Boulder Ballet, etc.

Midland Beer Garden to host interactive piano show

Midland Beer Garden is hosting an interactive piano show called “The Eighty Eights Show.”The show includes a live duo performance with dueling pianos and becomes an engaging, unscripted excursion that leaves the crowd anticipating what will happen next.

Odessa Crossroads to offer community Christmas party

Crossroads in Odessa offers a Christmas party for the community. Guests can expect to hear lots of Christmas music, with special effects and lighting, as well as an interactive show for all ages. There will also be coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods.

City of Midland schedules Christmas tree lighting, parade

The theme for this year's parade is “Christmas in Boomtown”.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/14-12/16: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience December 14 through December 16.

OCTECH students host science fair to demonstrate Rube Goldberg machine

The Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School will be hosting a Rube Goldberg Fair on Dec. 14. Ninth grade students at OCTECH built their own Rube Goldberg machine that will be on display.

Petroleum Museum hosting local acapella group for lecture series

The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on December 18. Admission is free and drinks and desserts will be provided, though attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.