October 24, 2013


October 24….Cactus Theater: Todd Snider Unplugged
- In referring to the concept and basic premise of his latest album Todd said, "I wanted to sound the way I feel." He's original, uncompromising and 100 miles from boring. He is one of America's most prolific singer/ songwriters. Don't miss him making his art on the Cactus stage. He's one of a kind! Opening acts are Gypsy Jayne and Dustin Garrett. Tickets are $35.00, $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

October 25…. Heritage Halloween - The National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University will host an old-fashioned Harvest Festival during the 7th annual Heritage Halloween event. Visitors of all ages can take part free of charge. Trick-or-Treaters can fill their bags with period-correct treats as they visit several of the historic structures at the NRHC. Also offered are $1 hayrides through the park, a cakewalk at the McLaughlin Arbor, fall crafts in the 6666 Barn and more. “Heritage Halloween is an opportunity for children to enjoy the holiday in a safe and educational way,” said event coordinator and Manager of Education Emily Wilkinson. “As children in costumes visit the historic buildings, their treats will be period-correct for each house. For example, at the 1909 Barton House, volunteers will be handing out Hershey’s Kisses, which were developed in 1906. At the 1886 Las Escarbadas division of the XIT Ranch, Trick or Treaters will receive Tootsie Rolls, which were developed in 1896.” Cogdells Store will be open with Halloween decorations, gifts and fall merchandise. Heritage Halloween is free to the public, but donations are welcome at the door. For additional information, contact Emily at (806) 742-0498 or by e-mail at emily.wilkinson@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street; 4 – 7 p.m.

October 25….Safety City’s Trick or Treat Street - Trick or Treat Street is a night packed with delicious fun! Round up your fairies, superheroes and littlest goblins for this safe and friendly trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children and parents parade around the kid-sized streets walking from one building to the next collecting treats and goodies! Located inside Clapp Park on 46th and Avenue U, Safety City is a unique, miniature town where throughout the school year students learn hands-on the rules of pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety. With their child-friendly buildings, streets and traffic lights, Safety City is the perfect location for this first-time Halloween event! For more information call 806.775.2685 or visit www.mylubbock.us. Safety City, 46th Street and Avenue U; 6 – 8:30 p.m.

October 25….2013-2014 Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series: Tony Kushner - The 2013-2014 Presidential Lecture and Performance Series commences with Pulitzer Prize winner, Emmy Award winner, Academy Award nominee, and two time Tony Award winning author, Tony Kushner. He is best known for his internationally renowned and critically acclaimed two-part epic, "Angels In America". He also wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s "Munich". In 2012, he wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s movie "Lincoln" where he received an Academy Award nomination and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award. General admission tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Individual tickets $18.00; Season tickets are $75.00 for all five season events. TTU Students receive one free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB information booth located at the entrance to the TTU Allen Theatre. For more information, please contact Jo Moore at 806.742.0700. Allen Theatre on the Texas Tech University campus; 7 p.m.

October 25….Cactus Theater: "Miz Ayn & Friends in Concert" - Miz Ayn and her special buds returned to the Cactus Theater after a long absence in August of this year. As we said in the promotion for that show, Miz Ayn isn't just a singer/performer, she's a "happening"! That show was living proof! Miz Ayn is the foremost West Texas blues singer and the Cactus Theater is proud to present Miz Ayn in an all new show with her special guests. Get tickets early - you won't want to miss Miz Ayn in action! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved at 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

October 25….Cactus Theater: Allison Firefly Late Night - Come out for a special musical treat! Jason Fellers, Dustin Garrett and Allison Firefly will present a late night concert after Miz Ayn. This amazing new band plays a variety of originals as well as some of your favorite hits. Jason’s vocals and Dustin’s guitar playing with blow you away. If you’re a part of the Miz Ayn crowd, hang around and enjoy the show as a treat on us. For the night’s newcomers, the cover to hear Allison Firefly is only $5 to hear this exciting 90 minute concert. Tickets can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Starts approximately 9:00 p.m.

October 25 - 26….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “A Grand Night for Singing” -
Opening Lubbock Moonlight Musicals 2013-14 Dinner Theatre Season with flair and distinction, this Rogers and Hammerstein production will intrigue and entertain you. This classic musical revue includes such renowned musical numbers as 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?' a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun,' and a jazzy 'Kansas City.' A scrumptious feast of Chicken Coq Au Vin, duchess potatoes, green beans, tossed green salad, fresh fruit, dinner rolls and dessert will be catered by award-winning Honeychild Catering. A cash bar will be available. Meal served 6:30 p.m.. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 or by visiting http://www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/. Entry with a show only ticket will begin at 7:15 p.m. LHUCA Ice house, 5th Street and Avenue J.

October 25 - 26
….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “Into The Woods” – Once upon a time in a far off kingdom there lived a young maiden, a sad young lad, and a childless baker with his wife. In order to get their wish, they journeyed into the woods where they encountered wolves, witches, giants and many other obstacles. Along the way they learn that fairy tales don't always have a happily ever after and must learn the responsibly that comes with getting want you want. Book by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Cornelius Brown and musical direction by Amanda Allen. Choreography by Molly Roberts. Tickets Prices: $15 for adults; $13 for students/seniors. For more information visit http://www.catsplayhouse.net. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

October 25 - 26….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Classical 2: Blues To Beethoven -
Get in a blue mood with the LSO! Join Maestro Cho for a scintillating night of musical contrasts as the LSO features the works of Ludwig van Beethoven and American composer, George Gershwin. These performances will feature two of Gershwin’s most memorable works for orchestra: "An American in Paris" and "Rhapsody in Blue"...joined by Jason Hardink, pianist. "An American in Paris" evokes the sights and sounds of the French capital in the 1920’s while "Rhapsody in Blue" infuses jazz overtones to depict the diverse kaleidoscope which is America. Turning the clock back, the LSO will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C minor, renowned for history's most recognizable 4-note motif. The evening will also include Leonore Overture No. 3 by Beethoven. To purchase tickets call (806)762-1688 or visit www.lubbocksymphony.org/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

October 25 - 27….Lubbock Community Theatre; “The Miser” - In this new adaptation of Moliere's masterful French satire, the elderly Harpagon obsesses over the feeling that he never has enough money, and unfortunately his obsession wreaks havoc on all around him. This includes his two children, Elise and Cleante, who are passionately in love with a valet and the girl next door. While Harpagon's arranged them to be married to absurdly mismatched types, the two smart children plot against their frugal father until all erupts in a climatic dinner, and truths are revealed. Written by John Baptis Moliere, adaptation by Freyda Thomas and directed By John A. Packard. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets, (806) 749-2416 or see http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

October 26….Howl-O-Ween Dog Run - West Texas Endurance will host the 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Run. Bring your 4-legged friends, monsters and goblins and join us for this family-friendly event. With 2 distance options (2K9 – 1.2 miles with your furry friends or 4 miles without a leash), there is an event for everyone. The “family-friendly” course of 2K9 (1.2 miles) will take you along the beautiful Canyon Lake 6. The more challenging 4 mile course will have you running through the City of Lubbock Cemetery and paying tribute to Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. The course will conclude with a loop around Canyon Lake 6.Dog supplies will be collected and donated to Morris Safe House. A dog costume contest will take place at 8:30 a.m., with the run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. Participants may register by going online at www.westtexasendurance.com or by visiting Cardinal’s Fitness on Friday, October 25 from 4– 6 p.m. Race day registration is also available on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at Canyon Lake 6.

October 26….Halloween at the Orchard – There will be lots of pre-picked apples, fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. with lots of pumpkins to choose from! Come and enjoy fresh apple pies and apple turnovers ready to eat, hayrides through the orchard, BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden, watermelons, cantaloupe and fresh cider excellent for fermentation. Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

October 26….Good Old Time Gospel Night at the Cactus Theater - Join Marsha Sharp for a "Good Old Time Gospel Night" supporting Literacy in Lubbock for Dyslexic Students. This night will include old time gospel quartets to inspirational soloists all backed by the remarkable Cactus musicians. You are invited to take part in a raffle, silent auction, and live auction to help raise funds for the cutting edge Sharp Academy. Tickets are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6:30 p.m.

October 26th….30th Anniversary Tour Restless Heart - You don't want to miss this 30th anniversary tour where they will perform an evening full of mega-hits including: "The Bluest Eyes in Texas," "I'll Still Be Loving You," and "Fast Moving Train." Tickets: $30.00 and $25.00 and can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000 or by visiting selectaseatlubbock.com. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 8 p.m.

October 27….University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
– There will be a pre-concert performance by the Texas Tech String Project students, creative Halloween costume contest and an opportunity to win a chance to conduct or play with the orchestra.
At 2 p.m. there will be an instrument petting zoo for children to visit with musicians and play the instruments.
Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, University of Texas Tech Campus; 3 p.m.

October 27….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Family Concert - The LSO welcomes families to explore the musical world of one of history’s most notable composers-Ludwig van Beethoven at Beethoven’s Fearless Fifth! Maestro Cho will be at his best for this performance of Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 in C minor. Have a ball at the activity centers followed by an interactive concert. Learn about instruments, musicians, conducting, and orchestration at this FREE performance. Everyone is welcome. For more info, visit lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3111 Erskine Street; activities at 5 p.m. and concert at 6:30 p.m.

October 27….Trunk or Treat - Come for food, inflatables and lots of candy. For more information call 806-795 -5201. Monterey Church of Christ, 6111 82nd Street; 5:30-7 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Question....

The Question: From which country did the annual tradition of pumpkin carving originate ???

Answer: Ireland

Winner: Martha L. of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, 1 winner will receive a Family 5-pak to the Maize near Shallowater, Texas. Vouchers may be used anytime during this season (through November)..

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Don't Fall for the Fruitcake" as your subject title.

The Question: Once a traditional food eaten on Halloween, which type of fruitcake-like bread was also used in a fortune telling game ???

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Thanks...and good luck to all!

Looking Ahead....

Oct 28 – Nov 3….Texas Tech Theatre: The Prophet Darla
October 30....Science Spectrum Silly Science Carnival
October 31….Science Spectrum Spooky Science Carnival
October 31….Temple Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
October 31….Aldersgate Church Trunk-or-Treat

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