May 3, 2012
THURSDAY Only May 3….TTU Press 10th Annual Literary Lubbock Event The event will feature 7 authors of new publications by the press. Books will be available for purchase and authors will sign books during a reception, which features local wines, followed by a meal with local wine pairings, designed by Top Tier Catering. Lubbock writer and musician Andy Wilkinson will host the event. Tickets are $60.00 per person and reservations must be made by April 27th. Please contact TTU Press at 742-2982 or 800-832-4042 for more information and to make reservations. Merket Alumni Center, 17th Street & University Ave; 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY Only May 4….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

May 4….Hodges Friday Night Fun - Ages 6-12 dinner provided, $10, The theme this time is Dinosaur Dig! Drop the kids off with us and have a night alone. Pizza and Fun provided! For ages 6-12 Dinner will be provided. Cost is $10. Please register by Thursday, May 3rd at noon. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

May 4….West Texas Beast Feast - This annual event is designed as a great night out together for men and boys. Interactive exhibits start at 4 p.m. including: Bass Tub, Archery Trailer, and the Trophy Whitetail Display. Special Speaker is Steve Champman with 35 years experience as an avid hunter and over a half dozen books written about his love for the outdoors. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets call Southcrest Baptist Church at 806.797.9000. Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Meal and program begins promptly at 7:15 p.m.

FRIDAY and SATURDAYMay 4-5….Second-Annual Raider Red Meats BBQ Cook-Off - Cooks from across the state are invited to come and compete in three meat divisions — chicken, ribs and brisket. The entry fee is $125 per team and covers all three meat categories. The registration form and additional information is available at Check-in and set-up begin at 9 a.m. Friday morning, with a head cooks’ meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the hospitality tent. Judging will follow, with chicken at noon, ribs at 1 p.m. and brisket at 2 p.m. Awards will be announced by 5 p.m. at the hospitality tent. To volunteer to be a judge May 5, contact Shelbi Knisley at Texas Tech campus in the S1 parking lot north of the soccer fields at Texas Tech Parkway and Marsha Sharp Freeway, west of UMC.

May 4-5….Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Tamale Festival - Learn how to make tamales! Rawlings Community Center, in conjunction with their Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Tamale Festival, will be hosting a two-part Tamale Workshop on May 4 and 5. Part I of the workshop will be held on Friday, May 4, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., and participants will learn how to make the meat part of the tamale. On Saturday, from 10-11:30 a.m., participants will finish up with Part II of the workshop where they will work with the masa, assemble their tamales, and then cook them. At the end of the workshop, participants will take home a dozen homemade tamales! Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The cost is $10 per person and includes all supplies needed to make tamales. Space is limited, so register today! On Saturday celebrate the day with music, carnival games, door prizes, entertainment, refreshments and family dance from 6-8 p.m. This event is for the entire family with something for everyone, and admission is free. Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street (40th Street and Avenue B).

May 4–5….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Golka Farewell - For the past four years, Tomasz Golka has led our symphony to new artistic heights. Join us in thanking him for his leadership at his last Masterworks concert with us. Beginning with Bach's timeless beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, the orchestra will follow with the world premiere of LSO's 2011-2012 Composer-in-Residence, Jude Vaclavik rhythmic piece, Torque. Maestro Golka will also present his very own composition: an orchestration of Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor: his parting gift to the Lubbock Symphony. Concluding our season will be the sensational "Romantic" Symphony No. 4 by Anton Bruckner. This will be an unforgettable performance for an unforgettable Maestro. For tickets call (806)762-1688 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

May 4-5 (Repeats May 11-12, 18-19)….Cactus Theater: “Mama Gets Lucky” – Set in Belle’s Saloon in Dry Gulch, Texas, in the late 1800s, Sam, the bartender, gets a letter that his mother is due on the next stage for a surprise visit. Mama had always preached about the evils of gambling and poker, recalling her father’s escapades of spending all the family’s money on one game of poker. Sam is a lot like Papa, but still wants to please Mama. Because his boss, Belle, is out of town, Sam takes charge. He persuades the players to use "matchsticks", to fool Mama into thinking they are not really gambling. Mama shows up making the poker players an offer they can’t refuse. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

May 4-6….AKC Dog Agility Trials - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials. Approximately 150 dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top ranked agility dogs in the country. Agility is one of the newer AKC events. In an agility trial, a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Excellent. The dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers and spectators. Don’t miss it! For more information call 535-3794 or email at No unentered dogs allowed. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th St. and Upland Avenue; Trial hours will start at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; trial hours on Friday are 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

May 4-6….Hub Performing Arts School: “Dear Edwina Jr.” - Edwina is an advice giver extraordinaire! She and her friends put on a show every Sunday afternoon in her garage where she gives advice to kids on things like: how to set the table, what to do when you are served foods you don’t like, how to make new friends when you move and how to save money! This great show is presented by an ALL KID CAST! Hub’s Nationally Award Winning Advanced Performance Team has over 30 kids ages 8 to 17 and you don’t want to miss this performance. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 kids and can be purchased by calling 795-7344. Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Mackenzie Middle School, 5402-12th Street.

May 4-6 (repeats May 11-13, 18-20)....Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Harvey” - When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half- foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild- mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all. Written by Mary Chase and directed by Leah Tyson. Rated: G. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.
SATURDAY OnlyMay 5….Renew You Art Spirit. Landscape Painting Demonstration by Hilton McLaurin - Come and enjoy this scenic Ransom Canyon indoor studio with outdoor plein air patio. Bring easel and supplies to paint along. Easel and supplies can be provided for additional $25.00. Bring your favorite beverage and lunch/snack. If you have questions, please call 806-744-9747. 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.

May 5….Lemonade Day Lubbock - Simply put, Lemonade Day is about providing kids of all ages the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by planning, starting, owning, and operating their own lemonade stand. The goal is to have 2,500 kids selling lemonade on May 5 all over Lubbock and the South Plains. Lemonade Day Lubbock is a free, community-wide, educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own, and operate their own business. We encourage our readers to look for the stands around town and support our local kids in this learning experience!

May 5….Dino Day 2012 at the Museum of TTU - Dino Day is an afternoon of free family fun that’s a come-and-go event during which visitors can journey back to the Mesozoic Age when dinosaurs ruled the land and pterosaurs soared the skies. Participants can learn dinosaur names, dig for fossils, talk to a paleontologist, decorate their own DINO hats, and create a T. Rex puppet and clay Dino art to take home. All activities are free of charge! Many activities are geared to folks ages 6 and up, but there’s something for the littlest explorers too! Below is a schedule of some of the many offerings:

Morning Activities
10:30 a.m. laserPOP, Moody Planetarium
11:30am “Earth’s Wild Ride,” Moody Planetarium

Afternoon Activities
12:30 p.m. “Earth’s Wild Ride,” Moody Planetarium
1 p.m. BBC’s “Walking with Dinosaurs,” Museum Theater
1 p.m.* T. Rex meets Triceratops Puppet Show
1:30 p.m.* “DINO Says” (like “Simon Says”)
1:30 p.m. Movies@The Museum: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jones Auditorium.
2 p.m. laserPOP, Moody Planetarium
2 p.m.* DINO Dancing
3 p.m.* Repeat of the Puppet Show
3:30 p.m. “Earth’s Wild Ride,” Moody Planetarium

Parking and admission are FREE. The events of DINO DAY run 1-4pm, and are found throughout the museum. Museum of Texas Tech University, SE corner of 4th Street and Indiana Avenue. The events of Dino Day run 1-4 p.m. and are found throughout the museum.

May 5….Flatland Film Series: "Barbeque, a Texas Love Story" and "Something’s Brewin’ in Shiner" - Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy two documentary films about some of Texas' most beloved and BBQ!!! Dinner and the film will be al fresco style, under the wide open Texas sky in the lot between the Graffiti Education Building and the Clay Studio at Avenue J and Mac Davis Lane. Cash bar serving Shiner beer. Tickets are $20.00 and include BBQ sandwich dinner, live music during dinner and both screenings. Purchase tickets in advance or call 762-8606. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. and screenings at dark (approximately 9 p.m.)

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Trivia Question:
What is the state gemstone of Texas ????

Answer: Blue Topaz

Winners: Wayne S., Dell S.,
Connie W., and Carla J. all of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question:

This week, 2 winners will be chosen for 2 tickets each to the "Sounds of West Texas" concert taking place NEXT SATURDAY night, May 12th.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Saturday Night Special" as your subject title.

The Question: Which former guitarist for Lubbock native Joe Ely later made a name for himself in Austin before moving to Seattle, Washington where he became a favorite in that music city as a solo artist ????

The deadline for this contest is 10 a.m. NEXT TUESDAY, May 8th
and the winners will be contacted later that day. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
May 11-12…."Post Island Adventure"
May 12….Garrison Institute: Hero’s Health/Safety Day

May 12….2012 Lubbock Great Strides Walk
May 12….Heroes Health and Safety
May 12….West Texas Turning Point Garage Sale
May 12….Sounds of West Texas Music Concert
May 19….Hodges Summer Open House

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