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17 - 19….LCT Presents: Anne of Green Gables
- A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story.
Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt
a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled
Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth
and wit affect everyone around her – even, eventually, the
cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her
transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with
Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world.
“Anne of Green Gables” suits community theatre with
a varied cast, simple set, and characters familiar to all of us.
This version of the novel is concise yet detailed, humorous and
bittersweet.” “Anne of Green Gables” is written
by L. M. Montgomery and directed by Amber Langhennig . Lubbock
Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave, Suite B; Friday and Saturday
shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
November 18….The Life and Art of David Hockney with
Christian Conrad - David Hockney born 1937. One of the
premier artists of the British Pop Art movement, Hockney’s
art continues to reflect modern ideas and technology. Living partially
in Southern California, Hockney’s most famous images show
the suburban lifestyle of backyard pools and sunny blue skies.
David Hockney was one of the first major artists to use an iPad
as a method of creating images. With a constantly changing style,
David Hockney is also famous for his investigations into the historic
use of the Camera Obscura. His most recent investigation involves
the ideas of “reverse perspective,” an idea originated
by Russian mathematician Pavel Florensky. 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! !
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 11:30
a.m.- 1 p.m.
November 18….The Reunion - Beatles Fantasy Tribute
- National Touring Act - In 1967, The Beatles released
their landmark LP, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Band” which became the soundtrack for “The Summer
Of Love” that very same year. It was a year that was a microcosm
for the peace and love generation, hippies and flower children
who’s Beatles supplied mantra was simple; “All You
Need Is Love.” Now, 50 years later, The Beatles are back
together. Never mind that two of their members are no longer alive.
The Reunion Beatles - Fantasy Tribute is the rock and roll reunion
of all time. This is the concert that never was. In this show,
John, Paul George & Ringo are back together and celebrating
with a concert that features all of their most memorable songs
and their solo hits too. Formed in the Bay Area in 2010, The Reunion
Beatles have performed for delighted audiences of all ages around
the world. Lauded for their musicianship and ability to “channel”
the four individuals who made such a massive impact in the ’60s
and ever since. This show is decidedly different. Yes, John &
George have passed on. But, what if they hadn’t? Would The
Beatles have gotten back together again? And if they did, what
would that concert have been like? This production answers that
question. It is the concert we believe they would have done, filled
with stories, laughter and of course, those incredible, timeless
songs that are so well loved. Don't miss this highly-acclaimed
national touring act - appearing at the historic Cactus Theater.Ticket
information: Reserved first row floor $45; next 4 rows $35; remainder
of floor $30; Reserved balcony $25; Box seats $60 (box ticket
includes concessions). Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or
call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com.
Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors 7:00; Show 7:30 p.m.
November 23 - 26 (Repeats December 1 - 3;
8 - 10; 15 - 24)....Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas
Park in Tahoka - Admission is free, donations will be
accepted to help keep the lights on. Everyone is invited to stop
by and see the lights and Santa (please bring your camera). The
park includes four acres of land, thousands of lights, 100 plus
wooden cut outs, 15 blow-ups, tons of Christmas trees, and decorated
antique car. Lots of new stuff this year. Visitors are able to
stay inside their cars or get out and mingle while enjoying a
warm fire and hot chocolate & cookies. Opening Night is Thanksgiving
The train will be available opening weekend only. It will be at
Santa's Land Drive thru Park November 23,24 &25 (Thursday-Saturday).
It is free to everyone and all ages may ride. Lights will be on
the 25th. If Santa is present he arrives at 6:30 and departs at
9 p.m. Lights out at 10 p.m. If you want to make sure Santa will
be present please call (806) 891-1291 Or Check http://www.facebook.com/SANTASLAND79373.
Tahoka, TX (30 miles south of Lubbock). Park is located at South
11th and Ave O (use Google map) just off of Hwy 87; Gate opens
at 6:30 each night. Lights out at 10 p.m.
November 25….Sounds of West Texas: Inspirational,
Country, Gospel & Holiday Favorites - The Sounds
of West Texas will be presenting a special night of some favorite
classics songs including some inspirational music, holiday tunes
and much more gospel than usual. The songs they will perform promises
to lift your spirits and sooth your heart and soul. The Sounds
of West Texas will still continue to have their great mix of classic
tunes, unique presentation of door prizes for lucky audience members,
and jingles performed by some of the performers for sponsors of
the show. This seasonal show is one you will not want to miss!
This AMAZING line up of confirmed performers are: Larry Allen,
Steve Burrus, Kaci Brice, Lesley Carraway, Mike Carraway, Kelly
Hastey (lead singer for the Texas Cadillac Jack Band); Brenda
Hopkins, Mike Huffman, Donnie Martin, Cale Richardson (currently
the lead guitar player for the Eli-Young Band), Johnny Richardson,
"Southern Conviction Band" (Jeff McCreight, Julie McCreight
Arriaga, Mike McCreight, Rick McCreight, Brent Adkins and Mike
Huffman), Ray Espinoza, Brent Smith, Cindie Taggart, Betty Smith,
Keith Smith, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook and Steve Williams.
Special early start time: 7 pm - earlier than most start times
at the Cactus - so allow plenty of time for parking and getting
goodies before the band kicks in at straight up 7. Plenty of parking
in the new Cactus parking lots behind the theater, too. Base price
for tickets is $20 for reserved floor seats and $15 in the balcony.
Limited box seats priced at $40 (box ticket INCLUDES concessions...just
present your box ticket at concession counter before ordering
refreshments). Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806)
762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus
Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7 p.m.
November 30….Levelland Festival Lights & Christmas
on the Square – The annual lighting of the SPC
Christmas Trees will kick-off this fun filled evening. Then Santa
will lead the annual Lighted Parade North on College Avenue to
Houston Street and end at the gazebo on the Courthouse Square.
Santa will be available to visit with children as school choirs
and the SPC Ballroom Dance Team perform on the Courthouse lawn.
894-9079 for more information. On the square, downtown Levelland;
5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
December 1…Pride of West Texas Presents: “Calling
all Elves” - Start you holiday season with a Christmas
Dessert Show featuring holiday music. A cappella music is featured
by the Pride of West Texas Show Chorus, the Singing Plainsmen,
and the LISD Talkington Jewel Tones! Tickets are $15 and can be
obtained by calling 806-799-Sing. Broadview Baptist Church, 1302
North Frankford, 7 p.m.
December 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 16….Children and Adults Theatrical
Studios Presents: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" - A
Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated television special
based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced
by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made
its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. In the special, lead character
Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the
cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a neighborhood
Christmas play, but his best efforts are ignored and mocked by
his peers. After Linus tells Charlie Brown about the true meaning
of Christmas, Charlie Brown cheers up, and the Peanuts gang unites
to celebrate the Christmas season. "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
by Charles M. Schulz, directed by Pat Price. Tickets are $12.00.
Go to www.catsplayhouse.com for reservations. Children and Adults
Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th Street; House opens at 7 p.m. Performances
start at 7:30 p.m.
December 2….Holiday Wonderland –
Everyone is invited to the Science Spectrum for a Christmas themed
family event that has become a favorite Holiday tradition.
Enjoy These Activities:
photos with Santa Claus. B.Y.O.C. (Camera)
• Make your own Scientific Holiday crafts
• Visit the Science Spectrum’s Holiday Train display,
giant Christmas Tree, and other festive decorations.
• Decorate and eat your own Holiday Cookies.
• Sip Hot Cocoa and Spiced Cider
• Enjoy “Cool” Holiday Science Experiments and
• Participate in hands-on Holiday themed Engineering activities
with Alpha Omega Epsilon students from Texas Tech.
is geared for families with children ages 3 to 12. All event activities
are Free and located in the Exhibit Hall. Standard admission ticket
rates will apply for the OMNI Theater and the Museum.
The Light Before Christmas film in the OMNI Theater:
the OMNI Theater will be featuring the holiday classic film, The
Light Before Christmas. The film tells the delightful tale of
young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way
in a Christmas eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman, a wise,
gentle man who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage
and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem, The Night
Before Christmas. Sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, the children
are magically transported into the story and actually become the
central characters as it unfolds on the giant movie screen, complete
with Santa’s visit to their home with his full team of reindeer,
all assisted by Hob, Santa’s Chief Elf. Of course, no visit
from Santa can end until the stockings hung on the fireplace are
filled and gifts abound under the glittering Christmas tree.
Special Holiday Ticket Rate for The Light Before Christmas OMNI
$5.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$5.50 Seniors (60+)
For additional event information visit www.sciencespectrum.org
or call 806-745-2525. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289;
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 2 ....The Roundtable presents: Parker, PhD "Harvesting
the Wind and Sun:: Hydrogen, the New Energy Cash Crop"
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 8 – 9….National Ranching Heritage Center:
39th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch - Visitors will
experience a frontier Christmas when the National Ranching Heritage
Center (NRHC) celebrates its 39th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch.
“The pathways of this historic park are lined with more
than 4,000 luminarias and the entire park is lit as much as possible
with only lanterns, fireplaces and campfires.” The annual
event is free to the public with a minimum suggested $5 donation
per family. VIP tickets costing $50 per carload (max 7 persons)
are available for those seeking reserved parking and early admission
at 6 p.m. To purchase VIP tickets, go to ranchingheritage.org/candlelight.
Candlelight at the Ranch has become the signature event most associated
with the NRHC as visitors experience what Christmas might have
been like on the open prairie from 1780 to 1950. Holiday scenes
will be recreated in 15 historic structures such as the 1838 El
Capote Log Cabin, 1886 XIT Ranch headquarters, 1888 Matador Half-Dugout
and 1909 Queen-Anne style Barton House. Visitors will have maps
pointing the way to each structure, and they can download the
NRHC app for specific details about each structure and a more
guided experience. The lighted pathways will be wheelchair and
stroller accessible as visitors pass cowboys camped out near their
horses and brewing coffee over a campfire. Visitors will have
maps guiding them to Santa Claus will be located in the Pitchfork
Pavilion but will leave promptly at 9:30 p.m. Visitors can purchase
refreshments in the decorated 6666 Barn and on the Campbell patio
while they listen to Brazos West play Christmas music with a Texas
swing. A new feature of this event is a pre-Candlelight party
from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 at the International Cultural
Center (ICC) within walking distance of the NRHC. The ICC event
will feature German Christmas traditions, including a band, crafts,
gingerbread cookies and sausage.
Candlelight visitors will no longer experience long entry lines
but will enter through the front doors and proceed to the patio,
where they can access park trails and buy kettle-corn. Visitors
can choose in what order they see the historic structures, which
lighted pathways they take, and when they exit the park prior
to closing. Visit nrhc.ttu.edu to learn more information and see
frequently asked questions about Candlelight at the Ranch. . For
additional information, call (806) 742-0498 or view nrhc.ttu.edu.
The National Ranching Heritage Center is located on the Texas
Tech University campus at 3121 Fourth St; 6:30 to 9 p.m.
December 9….Miracles Christmas Parade 2017 - The
National Champion Texas Tech Cheer and Pom Squads have been named
the Grand Marshalls for the 13th Annual Miracles Christmas Parade
down Lubbock’s 34th Street. The colorful and exciting 20-member
Cheer Squad and the 30-member Pom Squad captured their respective
National Championships in April. It is their first national championships
in school history. The free, family-friendly nighttime lighted
parade will start at 6 p.m. at 34th and Ave Q and proceed west
down 34th Street to Indiana Avenue. The parade theme this year
is “March of the Toys” and a crowd of more than 30,000
spectators are expected for the colorful parade. The purpose and
goal of the parade is to bring cheer to every spectator, participant,
and organizers, and to provide families and individuals an event
that will continue to build lasting holiday memories for everyone.
Historically, families assemble early and even picnic and tailgate
as part of this event. Parade information, participant rules and
applications, are available on the web at www.miraclesparade.com.
One special guest will be a parade participant, The Texas Tech
Masked Rider. The Masked Rider is always a big hit with families
and children for whom the parade is produced each year. This free
parade features Santa Claus, who will be riding the final parade
unit featuring the United States Marines. Marines will walk beside
their trucks and collect unwrapped toys from spectators for their
annual Toys for Tots campaign.