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July

July 21….Whitplay Productions Presents: A Party to Murder - This dinner theatre performance of Whitney Ryan Garrity's original comedy-thriller will begin with dinner from a set menu at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30. Direction is by Whitney Garrity, stage management by Ashley Stephenson. The cast includes Stacey Bennett, Tanis Blount, Carole Logan Carroll, Zachery Kocurek-Gentry, Sherida Hibbard, Matthew Metzler and David Mitchell. Tickets are $30 per person for the entire evening of food and theatre, and can be reserved by calling LWC at (806) 763-6448 Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway; Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m.

July 21….Cactus Theater Presents: An American Original: Junior Brown in Concert - Born in 1952 in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior Brown showed an affinity for music at an early age. Discovering a guitar in his grandparent's attic at age seven, he spent the next several years woodshedding with records and the radio. Junior was also able to tap into music he couldn't hear at home - which older, college-aged kids were listening to. This was possible as a result of his father's employment at a nearby campus in 1958. Armed with this broad spectrum of source material, he developed some formidable chops by the end of his teen years. Brown's passion for Country and Western music had intensified by the late 1960s. With many prominent figures as his inspiration, he spent his nights further sharpening his musical skills in small clubs across the southwest. "I played more nights in honky tonks during the ’70s and ’80s than most musicians will see in a lifetime. I did so many years of that, night after night, four sets a night, 15 minute breaks...I mean, after that, you gotta get good or get out." Brown still prefers to refer to his favorite music as "Country and Western" as it was called when he began his career. More recently, however, with the exception of Classical, Modern Jazz and Rap, he has shown himself to be equally adept at virtually all styles of American music, leading many to dub him "America's most versatile musician." A listen to his catalog of recordings reveals a virtuosity in Country, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Rock and Roll, Hard Rock, Surf, Blues, Traditional Jazz, Swing, Pop, Bluegrass, and even Mariachi. Junior knew he could play and sing almost anything, but he had yet to explore his potential as a songwriter. "I realized no one was going to walk into a club and discover me...so I started hanging out with some songwriters who I'd played some gigs with, and they showed me how to support myself by writing and publishing." With his songwriting coming together by the mid ’80s, Brown upgraded his gear in a way that no artist had ever done. Struggling through each show with the back and forth switch between the six string guitar and its steel counterpart, he had a dream one night about the two instruments mysteriously melting into one. The result was Brown's unique invention, the "Guit-Steel", a double-necked guitar combining standard guitar with steel guitar, allowing him to switch instruments quickly in mid-song while singing. There are other Guit-Steel players now, but Junior was the first, and for many years the one and only. For this and other reasons, he is truly an American original. In the early 90's Brown and his band (including wife, Tanya Rae) relocated to the fertile Austin, Texas music scene and landed a weekly gig at the Continental Club. His unique and entertaining combination of singing, songwriting, instrumental skills and producing led to a seven record deal with Curb Records that began with "Twelve Shades of Brown" in 1993. He later released two albums on the Telarc label. Opening for Junior Brown is local Lubbock legend Kenny Maines. Reserved floor seats are $20-$25; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40 - which includes concession goodies. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

July 21-22 (Repeats July 28-29)….Moonlight Children’s Theatre presents “Shrek Jr.” - Moonlight Children’s Theatre will present SHREK JR in the stunning outdoor setting of the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre in Lubbock’s Mackenzie Park. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK JR brings all the beloved film characters you know to life on stage, and tells the tale of an unusual hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a gingerbread man with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got a musical like none you’ve ever seen! Tickets can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Designed for youngsters, the performances begin at 9 a.m.

July 21-22 – CATS Playhouse Presents: "Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice...the Sssspoof!" - Harry is once again locked in his room where Dobby & Winky come to save, not his life, but at least his career. At Hogwarts, things are weirder than ever: Snape is furious at Ron's splashed potion, Hagrid doesn't think Harry's "hearing voices" thing is funny. Dumbledore has lost his meal ticket, Luna dissects the brown bag lunch, Malfoy has a fancy-schmancy new "mission", Moaning Myrtle is giving tours of the plumbing, time is twisting, and the House Elves battle Peeves, a three-headed dog, and whisper about "The Master." "Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice...the Sssspoof!" is by Jeanette Jaquish and directed by Marissa Olive. Reservations can be made at www.catsplayhouse.com. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

July 21-22 (Repeats July 28-29)….Moonlight Musicals Presents “Sister Act” - To continue the 12th summer season, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present the hit musical comedy, Sister Act! Dazzling diva turns comical convert! Based on the popular Whoopi Goldberg film, Sister Act centers around nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier. Forced to flee her gangster boyfriend, Deloris suddenly finds herself thrust into the confines of a convent with a habit for disguise! Unaccustomed to a low-key lifestyle, Deloris shakes up her sister sisters with her flamboyant tales of rock and Reno! As penance for her “un-nunly like” behavior, Deloris is forced to tune up the tone-deaf choir and finds herself winning friends and influencing papal… we mean people. Tickets can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m. and the performance begins at 8 p.m.

July 22….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Looking for best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market season will be every Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For info, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.

July 22....The Roundtable presents: Jarrett Atkinson - Lubbock City Manager "State and direction of the City- Strategic Planning" - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com.

July 22….LHUCA Saturday Lectures Presents: The Life and Art of Johannes Vermeer with Christian Conrad - Considered one of the great artists of the Golden Age of Dutch painting, Vermeer’s name stands out as one of the most recognizable in Western Art. However, much of Vermeer’s life remains a mystery with very little biographic information uncovered: to this day, only 34 works have been attributed to the artist. Vermeer’s works continues to be highly studied, with newer theories embracing the possible use of scientific-based instruments of the time in the construction of the work. Join us as we examine the life of Vermeer along with the artists who were around him during the middle of the seventeenth century. Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation. This event is free to the public. Join us for coffee and donuts! LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.

July 22….Whitplay Productions Presents: A Party to Murder (Special benefit performance) - This special performance of Whitney Ryan Garrity's original comedy-thriller A Party to Murder will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30, and a Q&A with the playwright/director and cast will follow the performance at 8:30. Direction is by Whitney Garrity, stage management by Ashley Stephenson. The cast includes Stacey Bennett, Tanis Blount, Carole Logan Carroll, Zachery Kocurek-Gentry, Sherida Hibbard, Matthew Metzler and David Mitchell. Tickets are $20 per person for this benefit, and can be reserved by calling LCT at (806) 749-2416 Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; reception at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30.

July 22….Cactus Theater presents: The MTV Generation: ’80s Rock Vault, Vol. 3 - In our latest installment of the MTV Generation rock vault, we pay tribute to the music of many of the biggest pop/rock acts of the 1980s - with greatest hits by The Police, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Foreigner, Eurythmics, Michael Jackson, Heart, Wham! and and many other hitmakers of the era.Tickets on sale now! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15. Limited box seats $40 - which includes concession goodies with your ticket! . Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

July 27….Cactus Theater Presents: Dawn and Hawkes - Live in Concert - Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes met when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls "undeniably intimate". Their initial duo effort, Golden Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landed at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums and kicked off a whirlwind of constant cross-country touring and performances with artists like Patty Griffin, Dan Tyminski & Alison Krauss, Chris Issak, Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen, and showcases at festivals including Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest and TEDx. Their most recent album, Yours and Mine, is foremost a celebration of life’s beautiful moments that make us want to take another breath and another step – despite uncertainty. "If you're searching and you find you're not so alone, Let's go there to find that silver line” "Impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation” - Acoustic Guitar "Transcendent alternative-folk - you will find yourself craving more from this amazing, dynamic duo"- Huffington Post “Songs of introspective bliss, this singer-songwriter team genuinely helps the listener feel the spirit of life” - Performer Magazine “lovely, lilting and clearly heartfelt” - Elmore Magazine “Outstanding musicians individually, they are absolutely magical together.” - Houston Press “The audience caved for their interplay, romance, and music. They won everyone over by being raw, real, and original.” - Austin Chronicle “Roots music that sears the heart yet goes down smooth. Blues, folk, country and rock tangle in their sound, every element amplified by the pair's lovely, tortured harmonies” - Columbia Tribune “A couple whose harmonies and chemistry speak for themselves. It was clear from the very first note that Dawn and Hawkes are something very special”
- Taste Of Country "Naturally drawn to each other, the Austin based indie-folk-Americana duo performs with an unmatched chemistry apparent throughout the interplay of their onstage personas as well as their intricate harmonies.”- Steamboat Today “Undeniably intimate” - Texas Monthly. Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40 - which includes concession treats. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

July 28….Cactus Theater Presents: ’70s Disco Daze: A Cactus Tribute to ABBA • Bee Gees • Donna • Olivia - Get ready to get down and fabulously funky in a time trip back to the height of the vinyl age as we present ’70s DISCO DAZE: A Cactus Tribute to ABBA, The Bee Gees, Donna Summer and Olivia Newton-John. It's a chance to revisit the greatest pop hits of the mid-to-late ’70s and the "dy-no-mite" vibe of polyester pantsuits, big collars and silk shirts! We'll channel the greatest hits of ABBA, the Brothers Gibb, the queen of disco herself - Donna Summer - and, yes....we'll get physical with the music of Olivia Newton-John! Confirmed performers include: Craig Elliott, Jeff Bailey, Angela Crowson and Gabriella Flores. A song sampling of the mega-hits you'll hear includes "Dancing Queen", "Stayin' Alive", "Last Dance" and "Physical" among many more. It'll be a Friday night fun-fest as we churn the classics with your favorite Cactus vocalists - all backed by our movin' and groovin' masters of funky fun - The Rhythm Machine. Come dressed in your disco best...it'll be a total blast from the past! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15. Limited box seats $40 - which includes concession goodies with your ticket! . Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.


August


August 2….Ireland's Jewel: The Legendary Mary Black in Concert - For the last quarter-century, singer Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages, tv shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a frontline role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience. The San Francisco Chronicle has described her as "One of the best interpretative singers around". At a time when less adventurous performers preferred to stick exclusively to the well-worn ballads from Ireland’s rich music heritage and the more obvious hits from contemporary writers, Mary explored the best work available from new composers and mined the rich seams they offered. That commitment to fresh material, combined with her unique interpretations of the songs she chooses, saw her release numerous albums that achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits.To the acclaim and awards Mary has received over the years from both the public and the critics must also be added the esteem she has generated from her fellow artists. Indeed, many of them have recorded and performed live with her, including Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez and Van Morrison, not to mention a host of Irish traditional musicians and singers. Along the way she has also recorded and performed with her siblings in The Black Family and with her highly successful sister Frances. In an industry noted for its fickleness and its almost insatiable need for fresh novelties, Mary Black’s enduring successes have proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small Ireland to a grateful world. Reserved floor seats $30/$40; standard balcony $25; limited box seats $60 - which includes concession treats. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

August 3…."A Night of Magic & Music" - A Cactus Special Event! - Join us for something very different...and very cool at the Cactus! Special THURSDAY show featuring the illusion mastery of Rick's Magic - PLUS - a second half featuring some great "mystical tunes" - all performed by our stellar house band, The Rhythm Machine! We'll line up some fun songs like "Hotel California", "Gypsy", "Magic Man" - songs perfectly suited to this night of mystery ! This will be one of the most fun-filled and unusual nights of the summer and we invite YOU and your family to be part of it with us. Tickets priced at $20-$25 for reserved floor; $15 for standard balcony; $40 for limited box seating (with concessions included with your ticket for this exclusive seating option). Make plans to enjoy a very special evening with us at the Cactus! Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

August 5….Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift and South Plains Kidney Foundation
- The inaugural Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift and the South Plains Kidney Foundation will take place at MacKenzie Park. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., followed by the 1 mile walk at 8:15 a.m. The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run honors organ, eye and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. While celebrating the lives saved, and offering hope to those still waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation across the street. The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run became a tradition in Fort Worth 15 years ago and we’re adding Lubbock to the race circuit in 2017, bringing more hope to the communities we serve. To register and for more information, visit www.2ndchancerun.org. MacKenzie Park, 301 Interstate 27; 8 a.m.

August 5….A Cactus Tribute to Chicago, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers - Make plans now to see this ALL-NEW Cactus Theater production honoring the timeless music of the great pop-rock supergroups CHICAGO, STEELY DAN and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS. These three groups have proved to multiple generations that their catalogs of music span generations and never go out of style. From the horn-driven orchestrations of Chicago to the jazz-inflected blues-rock of Steely Dan to the power-chord-driven rockin' edge of the Doobies....this show will amaze and thrill fans of all three bands. Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15; limited number of box seats $40 - which included concessions with ticket. . Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

August 12....The Roundtable presents: Beth Roesler - Founder of "Heart of Lubbock Community Garden - "Successes & Failure of Gardening in West Texas" - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com.

August 26....The Roundtable presents: Ashley Marin - Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers "Programs that Work With Youth" - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com.



October


October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton Abbey” A public talk by British author Jessica Fellowes - Join the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library for a literary talk with special guest Jessica Fellowes. Ms. Fellowes is the author of the official companion guide books to the hit TV show Downton Abbey, as well as the niece of the show’s creator. Visiting all the way from England, Ms. Fellowes will share background insights about the show, as well as how her family history inspired some of the show’s most memorable storylines. This is a family-friendly talk perfect for all Downton Abbey fans! General admission tickets are $5 and VIP tickets are $30; tickets will be available in August 2017. Lubbock Civic Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 3 p.m.




























 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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