October 27, 2016


October 27….Silly Science Carnival –An exciting annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers! This Fall themed mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events around town or door to door..
Here are just some of the fun activities planned:
• Carnival Games with Guaranteed Prizes
• Silly Science Crafts
• Silly Science Live Demos
• Story Time
• A Mini Bounce House
• Spooky Critters
• A Costume Parade
• Snacks and Sweet Trick-or-Treats
All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum and the Exhibit Hall and are included with standard museum admission. $8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+). Children 2 & under are free with an adult. Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission. The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children preschool aged children, up to age 5. No scary costumes please! For more information, the public may call 806-745-2525 ext. 234 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

October 27….Dueling Pianos: Kirk Garrett & Rich Wyman - They’re returning! This is the Top-rated Dueling Pianos Show in America, filling venues nightly nationwide. This hilarious, high-energy audience-interactive show is all-request - engaging the audience from the first note. The talented and witty performers, Kirk Garrett and Rich Wyman, engross audience members and make them part of the show. This is not grandma's piano bar....but a rave-up, non-stop night of fun for all! Show up expecting to clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing your lungs out. Though they tour across the U.S., these guys don't pass through this region very often....so get your tickets now! Purchase tickets by visiting cactustheater.com or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors open at 6:45; show 7:30 pm.

October 28….Spooky Science Carnival - One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of “spooky, not scary”, safe family fun! The Science Spectrum has long built a tradition of providing great family oriented informal science education and looks forward each year to the fun that Halloween can bring in continuing to explore science with the public. Locally, there is also a great need for safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating and “scarier” haunted houses geared for older ages. The Spooky Science Carnival has become the perfect fit for both needs! The fun all This event is great for families and kids up to age 14 looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one. This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include:
• Free trick-or-treating in the Lobby
• Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes
• Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant Slide
• Creepy Critters live animal show.
• Spooky Scientist Show
• Family and Kids Costume Contests
• Hands-on Spooky Science Lab Experiments
• Spooky Science Crafts
• Visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.
• New this year a Virtual Haunted House! (geared for ages 14 and under) Produced locally by DIFYN, a Virtual Reality and Digital Media company. difyn.com
Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:
5:00 pm - Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.
5:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show
6:00 pm – Creepy Critters Show
6:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
7:00 pm – Family & Kids Costume Contests
7:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
8:00 pm – Creepy Critters Show (repeat)
8:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
9:00 pm – Carnival ends
Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+). The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 14. No scary costumes please! For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 5 to 9 p.m.

October 28….Christ the King Cathedral School Fall Festival - Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy Games, Food, Prizes and Fun! Don't miss the 68’ Inflatable Obstacle Course, Cake Walk, HUGE Raffle, Silent Auction or BINGO! All-Access Wristbands, Game Tickets, and Raffle Tickets available in advance during school hours or on event day. Christ the King Cathedral School, 4011 54th Street; 5:30-9 p.m.

October 28….Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a screening and performance of "Frankenstein" - The performers in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble will all become mad scientists who will bring to life an original motion picture score by American composer Michael Shapiro for the timeless 1931 film adaptation of Mary Shelley's horror classic Frankenstein. In true silent film fashion, the SWE players will perform the score in real-time with a screening of the film itself. Free, and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.

October 28….A Cactus Tribute: 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. His songs "America" and "Sweet Caroline" are instantly recognizable and have become anthems in their own right. 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 ALL NEW, original music tribute, Friday, October 28. You'll hear his greatest hits...songs like "I Am...I Said", "Song Sung Blue", "Kentucky Woman" 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 Ave; Doors open at 6:30; show at 7:30 pm.


October 28 - 29…..Second Annual Caprock Jazz Festival - The Roots Historical Arts Council will be hosting the Second Annual Caprock Jazz Festival. The two-day festival will bring to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center stage some of the top names in the jazz world, including living legends and Grammy award winners, Ramsey Lewis and Earl Klugh. The event will also feature international jazz stars, Jonathan Butler, Tom Braxton and Arlington Jones. The festival will also feature up-and-coming jazz bands, Fingerprints, Muzikology and Native. Featured vocalists Shawana Kirk and Sunday Best finalist, Sheena Fadeyi-Flores will also highlight the festival. The festival's organizers will also present the Lifetime Achievement Award, to local music icon, saxophonist Don Caldwell and will officially initiate a petition drive to have JT Braxton and his son Tom simultaneously inducted into the 2017 West Texas Walk of Fame. Festival tickets can be purchased online or at any Select-A-Seat location. One-day passes are $50; two-day passes for $75. For more info and events schedule go to www.caprockjazzfestival.com. Proceeds will benefit the Caviel Museum of African American History. Lubbock Memorial Civic Theatere, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

October 28 - 29…. Society Paige: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Event
- It’s 1929 and flighty socialite Paige Whitehall is throwing herself a birthday party. Sheltered and pampered, Paige decides to invite an assortment of “Broadway” types and soon the room is filled with aspiring performers, bookies and amiable gangsters. When caustic columnist Fritzi Fitzroy arrives and manages to offend everyone in sight, it’s no surprise that she ends up drowned in the bathtub gin! The audience gets to decide whodunit. Included in the cast are Kristian Chen, Whitney Garrity, Sherida Hibbard, Matt Huntsman, Tuti Huntsman, Mackenzie Mealem, David Mitchell, Cori Overstreet and Shai Isaiah Vergara. The menu: Pork tenderloin with jezabel sauce, New Orleans potato casserole, Italian green beans, jumbo spiced cupcake with butter cream frosting. Reservations: The cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be secured with a credit card and must be in by Tuesday, October 25th. Early reservations are recommended. Seating is limited. To reserve, call (806) 762-1088. The Back Door Diner, 1212 Ave K, in downtown Lubbock; Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, the show begins at 7 p.m.

October 28 – 29 ….Flatlands Dance Theatre presents Tricks and Treats: A Halloween Spooktacular - Flatlands Dance Theatre invites you to experience a one of a kind show guaranteed to leave you shaking in your boots! The talented artists of FDT will present seven original dance works celebrating our favorite holiday - Halloween! Some dances are boo-tiful, some are fang-tastic, some are wicked, and some are just plain fun! Come dressed in your best costume for the chance to win great prizes in our costume contest! Prepare for a ghoulishly delightful evening of dance! Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-Seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online, or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. A cash bar will be made available for each show. Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m.


October 28 - 30….LCT Presents: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hyde’s portrayed by members of the cast. From the novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. Directed by Jay C. Brown. Classic horror story: Rated: PG-13. You can purchase your tickets online at lubbockcommunitytheatre.org or by calling the office at (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.

October 29….Truckin' It At The Park - The Lubbock Food Truck Alliance invites you and your family to enjoy our first event at McAllister Park (Legacy Play Village). This event will be free to the public, we ask that you bring a can food donation to help the South Plains Food Bank. This event will have various food trucks, vendors & a Halloween Trunk or Treat so gather the family and come have a great time. McAlister Park, 6401 Marsha Sharp FWY; 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

October 29….The Roundtable presents: Andy Wilkinson, Southwest Collection - Special Collections Library
- 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 about 11:50 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 29….Fall Fest on Buddy Holly Ave. - The Fall Fest on Buddy Holly Avenue is a day of fun, food and shopping for the whole family! There will be food trucks, live music performances, children's area and a vendor market featuring products from the Lubbock area and beyond. Come on out, bring your lawn chairs, and have a great time! And its FREE admission. Depot District, south of 19th Street on Buddy Holly Ave; 1 - 6 p.m.

October 29….GIANT Screen Football: Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs - Join us for a FREE SCREENING of the Texas Tech vs. TCU Big XII football game as we again offer fans the chance to see the game on our new, GIANT screen in the Cactus Theater. The concession stand and Cactus cantina will be available for your enjoyment. For this game, there is no ticket or voucher required - we simply invite fans to see the game on the big screen with us. Seating will be general admission for this event....so sit wherever you'd like on the floor (balcony will only be opened if needed). We're excited to have this brand new screen in place and the highest-quality, digital, laser projection in town! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors open at 2 p.m.; Tech game screened at 2:30 p.m.

October 29 ….Career of Italian Artist Ezio Gribaudo Celebrated in Upcoming Exhibit - You are invited to an evening of Italian art hosted by Timeless Art Gallery of Lubbock, Texas
on artist Ezio Gribaudo. Trained at the Accademia di Brera and as an architect, Turin-based artist Ezio Gribaudo brings to his visionary art a distinctive sense of chromatic precision and historical determination that derive from his work as a painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. His award-winning production has been recognized with various international prizes, among which the IX Rome Quadriennale in 1965, the XXXIII Venice Biennale Prize (for graphic arts) in 1966, and the São Paulo Biennial in 1967. Gribaudo’s prolific production and diversified activities have given him a highly significant presence in contemporary Italian art. He worked with Francis Bacon, Giorgio de Chirico, Willem De Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Peggy Guggenheim, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, the CoBrA Group with Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Jean-Michel Atlan, and Asger Jorn, to mention a few artists and personalities with whom he crossed paths. Through his committed activity as an art publisher, he mentored and promoted many of the most relevant figures in modern art since the 1950s. His experimentations with materials and print bring to light archeological remnants in the context of intense chromatic studies. These works are based on the engraving of white surfaces, resulting in dazzling white on white compositions that frame memories of daily objects in visual renderings reminiscent of Duchamp’s readymades. His use of a manual press renews the function of an old and noble instrument, now incorporated with craft and ability in the artist’s daily practice. Sales of the artwork will continue until November 11, including First Friday Art Trail on November 4. The career and artwork of Ezio Gribaudo will be celebrated on October 29 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Lubbock art community is invited to celebrate this internationally acclaimed artist. The event takes place at Timeless Art Gallery, 3501-50th St, Suite #112; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 29….University Singers, Women’s Chorale, & University Choir Concert - Three of the School of Music's choirs will present a program of diverse international provenance in this showcase of song. The University Choir will present the world premiere of Andrew Rindfleisch's Three Little Love Songs, in addition to presenting music from Russia, Latvia, Finland, Estonia, and the United States. Rindfleisch himself will also be at the School of Music on Friday, October 28 and on Saturday, October 29 to rehearse with the University Choir and to offer both a masterclass and a seminar for the School of Music's composition students. Free, and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.


October 30….First Christian Church Annual “Trunk or Treat” – There will be trick or treating from trunk to trunk, games, and a bounce house for kids of all ages to enjoy! The First Christian Church Praise Band will provide entertainment and a raffle drawing will be held every 20 minutes. Frito pie, hot dogs, and drinks will be available to purchase for $1 each. A non-scary, fun, and science-based children’s “Spooky House” will be led by the college students of our church. FREE and open to the community. First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway; 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

October 30….University Symphony Orchestra “Halloween Celebration” Hauntcert, with a Costume Contest and an Instrument Petting Zoo - All manner of spookiness awaits as the University Symphony Orchestra offers their annual Halloween family extravaganza! Special guests, including an English bagpiper, a ballet dancer, a visual artist, and the Mariachi Los Matadores de Texas Tech will all join the orchestra in a performance that will provide plenty of new tricks and seasonally appropriate treats. Show up an hour early to join in the fun of the costume contest for a chance to guest-conduct the orchestra. Or receive a hands-on opportunity to get to know the instruments of the orchestra in the popular “Instrument Petting Zoo, ”where all can listen to, touch, and even play everything that will be on stage for the concert. A special performance by the young musicians in the TTU String Project will also take place at 6:30pm in Hemmle Recital Hall, as they tell a creepy tale called Halloween Spectacular. Free, and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7 p.m
MONDAY Only - Happy Halloween!

October 31….Harry Potter Halloween: Celebrate With Barnes & Noble - It is a Harry Potter Halloween! Come dressed in costume and join us for a fun-filled evening with activities, games and trivia. This event is free and is a special event for teens. Barnes & Noble, South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road; 7 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which music video was the first one shown when MTV debuted on television ???
Answer: "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
Winner: Marissa C. of Lubbock

This Week's Twin Trivia Contests!

Question #1:

For this contest, the winner will receive 2 tickets to see Dueling Pianos: Kirk Garrett & Rich Wyman at the Cactus Theater, TONIGHT at 7:30 pm.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase"Tickling the Ivories" as your subject title.
Please be sure you can attend tonight's performance before entering....thanks!

The Question: The piano is part of what instrument family ???

The deadline for this contest is TODAY at NOON and the winners will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner

Question #2:

For this contest, 1 winner will receive a Family 5-pack to the Atl'do Farm Corn Maize. Prize pack includes: Admission for 5, hayride for 5, Cowtrain for 5 and corn cannon for 5. Valid Sept 17th – Nov 12th.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase"Do You Know Jack?" as your subject title.

The Question: The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from which vegetables?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

November 4 - 5….Holiday Extravaganza
November 6….Dia de Los Muertos 5K & Fun Run
November 11…TTU Series: Comedy Legends The Second City
November 11...American Songwriter: Tribute to Bob Dylan
November 11-13….American Kennel Club Agility Trials
November 12….The Roundtable presents: Tanya Meadows

November 12….The Life and Art of Edgar Degas
November 19….The Roundtable presents: Jennifer Trengove

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