November 6, 2014


November 6….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group! El Chico Mexican Food Restaurant, 4301 Marsha Sharp Fwy; 6:30 p.m.


November 7….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 ofthe locationsor 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! Trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District 6-9 p.m.

November 7….Funkadesi
- This most interesting group blends Indian music — bhangra, Bollywood, Indian folk — with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. The band hails from Chicago, proudly representing the diverse multi-ethnic communities within the city. They are a 6-Time “Best World Music Band” winner of The Chicago Music Awards and have been acclaimed by Time Magazine. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each member’s unique and uncompromised cultural/musical contribution merging to create one unifying sound and vision. Funkadesi’s one-world sound and positive vibe makes the band a unique and compelling musical force. CD signing following performance. $18 general admission. TTU Students-1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk. To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. TTU Allen Theatre, on the Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.

November 7….Joe "King" Carrasco Band & "Dawn and Hawkes" - Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch these 2 acts as they make their debut performance at the Cactus Theater! Joe King Carrasco, who is known as the king of Tex-Mex Rock 'n' Roll, mixes Nuevo Wavo rock and Latin rhythms. In 1979, he formed the band Joe King Carrasco and El Molino, which included many of the future members of the Texas Tornados. He released "Tex-Mex Rock & Roll", his first LP. In 2002, he was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. In March 2012, he was honored by The Texas Music Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. At the Austin Music Awards in 2012, he was inducted a second time into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, this time as "Joe King Carrasco and The Crowns." "Dawn and Hawkes" Austin based indie-folk-Americana duo Dawn and Hawkes first appeared in front of a large audience at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where Dawn was awarded as a finalist in the New Folk competition for emerging songwriters. Within a month, they had recorded and released their self-produced EP - "Golden Heart" - featuring signature harmonies and an indie-folk sound influenced by Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque-pop. Written and recorded from their home in Austin, their debut album has climbed to the top 25 of Billboard's Folk chart. America was introduced to Dawn and Hawkes when they appeared on Season 6 of THE VOICE and landed a spot on Adam Levine's team. Since then, their career has skyrocketed and they are on their way to the top! Don't miss this chance to see Dawn and Hawkes! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating $15. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 7 – 8….Holiday Extravaganza – Come and shop for Christmas! There will be hundreds of themed gift baskets for women, men, babies and pets, seasonal decorations, quilt raffle, bake sale, jellies and james, wreaths and more. Proceeds to benefit Lubbock Meals On Wheels and the Bridge of Lubbock. Admission is free. Community Christian Church, 96th and Indiana; Hours November 7th: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; hours November 8th: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

November 7 - 9 (Repeats Nov. 14 - 16; 21 - 23)….Love, Loss, and What I Wore - Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's intimate collection of vignettes and monologues is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons' friends. Like the book, this theatrical event uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell stories to which all women can relate. Winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award. Winner of the audience choice award as Favorite New Play. Nominated for a 2010 Drama League Award. Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Based on the Book by Ilene Beckerman. Directed by Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. Ticket Prices: Adults: $20, Students/Seniors $15. To reserve tickets visit or call (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.

November 8….2014 Sun's Up Guns Up! Reveille Run - Come raise the flag at Memorial Circle and run with veterans and advocates. This run is raising money for scholarships for TTU veterans and their families. Registration is $35 and $25 for Veterans and Texas Tech Rec Members. Register in the Fit/Well at the Student Recreation Center or online at Memorial Circle, Texas Tech Campus; Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. and Race begins at 7:30 a.m.

November 8….Lubbock-Cooper West's "Paint the Pirates" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
.Participants will receive fun color thrown on them as they pass different color stations! (The color is non-toxic corn starch.) Participants may run or walk either the 5K or 1 mile. Strollers are
welcome, however for the safety of our young runners, please no bicycles or pets. Children under the age of 10, need to be accompanied by an adult. It will kick off the annual food drive which averages 3,000 cans donated to the South Plains Food Bank. Also, a portion of the proceeds will go to the South Plains Food Bank's program, Kid's Cafe which makes sure school children in need do not go home hungry after school. Lubbock Community Registration. Paint the Pirates is open to the Lubbock community. Please send registration forms to: Paint the Pirates 5K - WTPT 10101 Fulton Avenue Lubbock, 79424. Contact for the registration form or for any questions. Lubbock Cooper West Elementary, 10101 Fulton Ave; Registration starts at 9 a.m. The 5K starts at 9:45 and 1 mile fun run at 10 a.m.

November 8….Autumn Festival at Texas Tech University - We would like to extend an invitation to the public for the first Autumn Festival at Texas Tech University. Join us for this inaugural celebration of the arts, music, dancing, local cuisine, and many other attractions. Local vendors will display and sell their works and fresh produce, while dancers and Texas musicians provide the entertainment. There is something for the entire family at the Autumn Festival at Texas Tech University. Admission is free. Texas Tech University Engineering Key, Texas Tech Campus; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 8….Thank You, George Strait
- What more needs to be said? Only that the iconic music of the "King of Country" will be performed by the best country singers from West Texas headed by a new Cactus favorite - Will Banister - to pay tribute to this living legend. If you love George Strait, and who doesn't, come to this concert - you will love it. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating $20. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 8….Classic Country Music and Dancing -
The Wolf Creek Band will be playing at the Cotton Club. BYOB. Set ups available. Tickets $8 advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets available at Rustic Furniture Warehouse 2828 34th St or by calling 806-687-9191. Club located at 6410 E. Slaton Highway (84); Doors open at 6 p.m. Band plays from 8 p.m. – Midnight.

November 8 – 9…18th Annual Take In the Local Color! Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour - This yearly event gives audiences the unique opportunity to observe artists in their working environments, many of which are in private homes. Forty-nine artists and ten studios will be participating. All participating artists are from Lubbock County and all of the studios are located in Lubbock, Texas. There will be approximately six artists showcased at each studio location. Artists will be displaying original work in the media of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, photography and sculpture. Demonstrations and performances by local musicians at some studio locations will add to the ambiance and festivity of the event. The Local Color Studio Tour is free and open to the public who are invited to travel on their own from studio to studio to see the artwork. A full color brochure with a map and a list of the artists at each studio is available upon request from the Lubbock Arts Alliance, 806-744-ARTS (2787) or can be downloaded online at Saturday, November 8th : 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, November 9th. : noon – 6 p.m.

The ten host studios for the 2014 Local Color Studio Tour are:

Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Avenue
Ginger Bundock Studio, 4512 14th Street
Marsha Davis Studio, 3602 28th Street
Melinda Green Harvey Studio, 3520 92nd Street (NEW STUDIO 2014)
Paige & Zachary Edwards Home, 3010 79th Street (NEW 2014)
Linda Jackson Studio, 3909 101st Street
Lahib Jaddo Studio, 2611 28th Street (NEW STUDIO 2014)
David Leake Studio, 3212 44th Street
Dede & Paul Rider Home, 3017 19th Street (NEW STUDIO 2014)
Sara Peso White Studio, 4411 18th Street

November 8 - 9….3rd Annual Lubbock Wines and Vines Festival - McPherson Cellars would like to invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Lubbock Wines and Vines Festival to benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels. There will be wine tastings, food trucks, live music, Hub City Chef’s competition, beer brewing competition, wine and merchandise for sale. General Admission: $20* for one day (Saturday or Sunday), $30** for two days (Saturday and Sunday), $15 per day without wine or beer tasting. Tickets sold at the door only. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Avenue; Saturday, November 8 from noon-10 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

November 9….MilkDrive - Jazz-grass band MilkDrive features award-winning instrumentalists Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass. Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle calls the MilkDrive repertoire "a virtuosic blast of bluegrassy string-band music." With labels that range from jamgrass and nu-folk to redneck gypsy jazz, the band has built a following that's as funky and friendly as they are. The group plays festivals from coast to coast every year, with stops in between at Colorado's beloved RockyGrass Festival and at home at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Come enjoy MilkDrive as they make the Cactus their new musical West Texas home. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating $15. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Answer....

The Question: The literary tales of both "Frankenstein" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" were both inspired by what?

Answer: Dreams/nightmares

Winner: Tiffany N. 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, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Presidential Paradox" as your subject title.

The Question: Our current commander in chief is listed as being president number 44...however, only 43 men have actually served in this capacity. How is that possible?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

November 7-9; 14-16; 21-23."Love, Loss and What I Wore"
November 13….The Lubbock Heritage Society Event
November 14….New Neighbors Annual Live Auction/Book Sale
November 14….Get on Board: The Butch Avery Soul Train
November 20 - 23….Moonlight Musicals presents: "CATS"
November 21….Winnebago Whoopie
November 19-23...35th Holiday Happening: Unwrap The Magic

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