June 14, 2012


June 14….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series: Jazz Alley (Variety) - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series May 31st – August 30th. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and modern environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. FREE to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed in the venue. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

June 15….Celebrate Dad - Cookie Decorating Event - Hey moms and kids! Come down to Cookies by design to decorate a cookie for yourself and one for your special Dad for Fathers’ Day! Cost is $10.00 for all that FUN! Event will take place in the party room on Friday June 15th, three times to choose from 1p.m., 2p.m., or 3 p.m. Reserve your spot, call 794-6992...they fill up fast! Cookies by Design, 3310-82nd St.

June 15….Cactus Theater: Beach Boys & Jimmy Buffett Tribute - Featured artists are the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine and Jeff McCreight, Jeff Bailey, West Garza and Jason Fellers. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (806)762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

June 15-16....Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash - This is the first annual event to be held in Whiteface, Texas. Featuring Shooter Jennings, Whiskey Meyers, Jackson Taylor & the Sinners, William Clark Green, Rowdy Johnson Band, Jimmy Miles, Sergio and the Outta Luck Band, and Tommy Jennings. The event will benefit the Waylon Fund for Diabetes Research at TGen. The Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash 2012 will kickoff on Friday June 15th with the Whiteface Volunteer Fire Department hosting a barbecue brisket cookoff. A car show will be held at the Whiteface school grounds in conjunction with the Birthday Bash. A motorcycle run is also planned. You can get more information about these events and vendors by calling the City of Whiteface at (806) 287-1111. The main event concert will be Saturday, June 16th on the grounds of the old cotton gin located at State Hwy. 114 and Hayes Street. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $20.00 per person in advance or $25.00 at the gate. Children under age 10 get in free. Tickets go on sale at noon on May 1st, and will be available online at texaslovestickets.com, at Waymore’s in Littlefield, and all Ralph’s Records locations. Whiteface is located 45 miles west of Lubbock on Texas State Hwy. 114.

June 15, 16
(Repeats June 22, 23)….Children and Adults Theatrical Studio: "Mind Over Matt" - This hilarious show, "Mind Over Matt" was written by Scott Hahn the same author of "Insane With Power", and is directed by Rolando "Doc" Rivera. If you saw and liked "Insane With Power," you will love "Mind Over Matt." Ticket prices are $8.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for adults. Space is limited so make your reservations ASAP! You may do so by emailing the theatre at: cats_playhouse@hotmail.com, or by calling the theatre at (806) 792-0501. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th Street. House opens at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.

June 15, 16
(Repeats June 22, 23)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Disney’s "My Son, Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale" - Have you ever wished upon a star? Then you must come see Disney’s My Son, Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale under Lubbock's stunning night sky at the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre this June! Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz composes vibrant new music for this timeless Disney tale of a wooden puppet who wishes to be a real boy. Disney’s My Son, Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale features classics such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” The twist with this stage version of the Pinocchio story is that it is narrated from Geppetto’s point of view! Re-discover this charming tale all over again and share it with those you love. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful Mackenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are $28 for preferred seating (in the center) and $20 for general admission seating on the sides. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m.; shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


June 15-17 (Repeats June 22-24)….Lubbock Community Theatre: Seussical Jr. – LCT’s Theatre for Youth Program presents a musical extravaganza based on the works of Dr. Seuss that weaves together his most famous tales and characters! Co-directed by Ashley Rhodes and Jamie Rogers. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $5.00 for children under 12. Reserve your tickets online at lubbockcommunitytheatre.org or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.

June 16….South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Bi-Annual Open House - The wildlife ambassadors will be out and about for you to meet. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, food and drinks. The center is only open to the public twice a year, so please stop by and enjoy spending time with the native wildlife of West Texas. If you have any questions please feel free to call Christa Threet at 806-799-1405 or 806-577-2071 or email at christathreet@hotmail.com. South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 3308 95th Street; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

June 16….Cactus Theater: Marcia Ball in Concert - This American blues singer and pianist, born in Orange, Texas, has been described in USA Today as "a sensation, a saucy singer and superb pianist...where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet." The Boston Globe described her music as "an irresistible celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp-rock and smoldering Texas blues from a contemporary storyteller." Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 17….Westwinds Brass Band Concert in the Park – Come and enjoy an old fashioned Concert In the Park, performed by the Westwinds Brass Band. Traditional brass band music, marches, overtures, outstanding soloists, and our traditional favorite...the kid's march. Bring your blankets & lawn chairs and enjoy an hour of fun music-- maybe even a picnic supper! Concerts are sponsored by the Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association. Admission is FREE and everyone welcome. Wagner Park, 26th St. and Flint Ave; 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Other Very Special Events Set to Debut This Weekend....

June 15 – August 15….Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection - The Becker Archive contains approximately 650 hitherto unexhibited and documented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, 19th centruy artists who worked as artist reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper observing, drawing, and sending back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the laying of the transatlantic cable in Ireland, the Chinese in the West, the Indian wars, the Chicago fire, and other aspects of the 19th century American culture. This exhibition is a stellar selection from this wealth of Civil War Era images. Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th St.

June 16 - November 18….Museum of Texas Tech: Celebrating Our Heroes Exhibits - The following exhibits offer a world of opportunity to learn and celebrate the achievements and sacrifices of our American military personnel. Exhibits rotate out so make time to stop by and share this important legacy with your family and children so they, too, can appreciate those who served in our nation's service so that these opportunities would be available to future generations! Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th St.

June 16 - November 4 – On the Home Front, Gallery 1. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's collections. WWII Era clothing, art, and artifacts.
June 16 - November 18 - World War II on the Southern Plains, Lubbock Gallery. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's collections. Photographs from the WWII years of pertaining to the city of Lubbock.
June 16 - November 4 - War Babies, Gallery 4. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Art collection. Works by artists born during the WWII years.
June 16 - August 15 - Peter Hurd World War II Sketches, Gallery 5. A collection of 120 works by artist Peter Hurd related to his wartime experience.
June 16 - August 15 - Lubbock Remembers, Gallery 7. Memorabilia from Lubbock veterans.
June 16 - August 15 - Honor Wall for Veterans, Gallery 101. Display of the names of veterans with the opportunity to add names.

June 18- 29….Hub Performing Arts School Voice Camp - Take your sight reading, vocal performance and theory skills to the next level at this great camp taught by local choir teachers and performers. All Region music for middle school and high school will be taught and individual instruction will be given to all campers. Campers will work with Francisco Rendon, our voice instructor at Hub and talented opera performer. Francisco, a native Texan and Texas Tech graduate is honored to be a part of Hub Theatre Group's production of "Next to Normal." As Music Director of the show, Francisco has been involved in the vocal training, coaching, and musical interpretation for many of the Lubbock cast in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt rock musical. Francisco is an accomplished opera singer with many engagements to his credit and roles including: Rodolfo in La Boheme, Rinuccio and Gherrardo Gianni Schicci Tibaldo in I Capuletti e I Montecchi, tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem, Stravinsky's Les Noces, and Haydn's Maria Theresia Mass. When off the stage, Francisco is the music director and voice teacher for Hub Performing Arts School. Other instructors include: Devon Langford from LCU; Travis Burge, graduate of Texas Tech; and Katy Baker, New York performer. For more info, visit hubperformingarts.com or call 795-7344.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

Question: Which longtime summer attraction previously operated in the space now occupied by the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park...where current Lubbock Moonlight Musical performances are held?

Answer: "Tumble N" private swimming pool, which was built in 1921.

Winner: Amy H. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, 1 winner will receive a "Family 4-pack" to the annual Science Spectrum CritterFest, taking place June 21-24.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the phrase "Critters, critters, everywhere!" as your subject title.

The Question: Nearly identical in appearance to the Siberian Tiger, which other large feline unfortunately became extinct in the 1950s?

The deadline for this contest is next Monday at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted 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
June 21, 22, 23, 24….Science Spectrum CritterFest ’12
June 22….16th Annual Big Wheels Deliver Meals
June 20-23…Tech Summer Rep 2012: The Odd Couple

June 23….Lubbock Garden Tour
June 27-30…Tech Summer Rep: Goldilocks on Trial

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