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April through May 21….Be the Dinosaur Exhibition & Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia Movie - The Science Spectrum is excited to announce the opening of a totally new style of hands-on interactive traveling exhibit, Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous. Using technology, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will immerse you in the world of dinosaurs and allows visitors to learn how they lived. Travel back in time to the Cretaceous, find out when and where dinosaurs lived, how they hunted, ate, took care of their young, their biology and discover what the natural world was like in a time long ago. Be the Dinosaur is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, life-like moving animatronic dinosaurs, a Safari Jeep, and more. Through innovative technology, visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created. Also Featured: Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia in the OMNI Theater While you’re here, you’ll also be able to take in the full dinosaur experience by seeing the OMNI film, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. Explore a time when huge dinosaurs inhabited the world. Fossils of some of the largest dinosaur species ever unearthed come from the region of South America known as Patagonia. The large format film, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia, will bring you up close and personal with these extraordinary creatures that lived before the dawn of man. For additional film information visit, http://www.dinosaurs3dmovie.com/ The OMNI Theater will be showing the 2D film version.

Be the Dinosaur w/Standard Museum:
Adult $12.50....Child (3-12) $10.00
Senior (60+) $10.00
Be the Dinosaur w/OMNI Film:
Adult $12.50....Child (3-12) $10.00
Senior (60+) $10.00
Be the Dinosaur w/ Museum & OMNI
Adult $17.50....Child (3-12) $13.50
Senior (60+) $13.50




April 21….A Cactus Tribute to Neil Diamond: 50 Years of Hits -
One of the most successful solo music careers of all-time - was launched in 1966 with the release of the Neil Diamond song "Solitary Man". Prior to that, his career had centered around writing songs that became hits for others...including "I'm A Believer" for The Monkees. But soon, hits like "Cherry Cherry", "Kentucky Woman" and "Thank the Lord For the Night Time" followed. Through five decades now, Neil Diamond has solidified his place in history as one of the most beloved artists of all time....selling well over 100 million albums and continuing to sell out arenas coast to coast. Join the Cactus as we present our tribute to one of the most popular and enduring artists as we present our tribute to the one and only Neil Diamond in this encore presentation. You'll hear his greatest hits...songs like "I Am...I Said", "Song Sung Blue", "Crunchy Granola Suite" and many more. Vocalists include Kenny Maines, Jason Fellers, Craig Elliott, Jeff Bailey and Amber Pennington. Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15. Purchase tickets by visiting cactustheater.com or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30.



April 22…Science Spectrum Space Day - The public is invited to participate in exciting free hands-on Space Science activities in celebration of Space Day! Space Day activities will be located in the lobby of the Science Spectrum and will include activities not only about Space, but science, math, engineering and technology. Those visiting the Science Spectrum will be able to participate in various “Space Science” hands-on activities, see live Space Demonstrations, attend SpaceBubble planetarium shows, and even learn how Astronauts live, work, and eat in space! Space Day 2017 will feature special guest speaker Arthur Puccetti, retired NASA Mission Control Director for 10 unmanned missions and the Apollo 8, 10 and 12 manned missions as well as a Mission Manager for 14 Space Shuttle missions. Mr. Puccetti is a retired Aerospace Engineer with over 40 years of private corporate and NASA experience.
Mr. Puccetti will give a free 45 minute presentation with Q&A from his experiences working at NASA in the OMNI Theater at 12:00 noon. This special presentation will be immediately followed by a special screening of the film The Search for life in Space. in the OMNI Theater at 1:00 pm. Standard ticket rates for OMNI films will apply to this screening. *Free Space Day activities will be located in the lobby. Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.





April 22….Stand Up For Science Rally and Health Fair – Special guest speakers will include Professors Melanie Barnes, Yehia Mechref, Lisa Gittner and Robert Forbis of Texas Tech University. There will be live music, fun and informative tables from local health and science organizations and interactive activities for all. Key note speaker will be Ron Roberts of KAMC 28. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave K; 1 -3 p.m
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April 22….William Clark Green Street Party - William Clark Green returns home to The Blue Light Live with friends Flatland Cavalry, Koe Wetzel and Kaitlin Butts. Each of these artists has been known to pack the indoor venue, so The Blue Light is taking things outside. Buddy Holly Avenue will be packed from 18th Street to 19th Street for a night of great music. The Cactus Theater patio cantina will also be open during this event. The Blue Light Live, 1806 Buddy Holly Avenuee:
7 p.m.




April 22-23….39th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival - This is the largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. This year’s theme is “ A Tribute to Fairy Tales.” The event offers visual art, performing art and children’s art for the very affordable price of $4 for adults while children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. The visual art division of the Lubbock Arts Festival includes 150 artists from around the nation in booths displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood and sculpture. Singers, musicians, dancers and actors will perform throughout the weekend on different stages. Audiences can enjoy such diverse offerings as brass bands, storytellers, string quartets and ballet folkloric dancers. Children can also explore the Lubbock Arts Festival as they go from “Kid Stop” to “Kid Stop” to make art projects, participate in theatre improvisation, and watch artists demonstrating with clay and watercolor. For general information and info on ticketed events contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance at 806-744-2787. Tickets available at Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m.



April 28-30 (Repeats May 5-7, 12-14)….Lubbock Community Theatre Presents: “Over the River & Through the Woods“ - Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here. Ran Off-Broadway for over 800 Performances. Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn. Directed by Heather May. Rated: PG To reserve tickets visit/lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.

April 29….Bounce Into Spring Market – This event will showcase the small home based business of product and crafts. Come on out and support the small business of Lubbock and the surrounding areas. Concessions will be open as well, so join us for lunch! Proceeds to benefit Enchanted Connection, a ministry of Connect church to provide formal wear to those who otherwise would not be able to attend their formal function. Anyone who brings formal wear to donate will receive a gift! Connect Church,13101 US Hwy 87; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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