April 14, 2016


April 14….ZZ Top in Concert - Come out for some good old rock 'n' roll this Thursday night at the ampitheater with the self-described "Little Ol' Band From Texas"! Pit area with seating is sold out but there are still plenty of lawn tickets. No lawn chairs allowed. Tickets available online at eventful.com or at the door. The Pavilion at the Lone Star Amphitheater Lubbock, 602 E 19th Street; 7 p.m.


April 15….Lubbock Uncorked - With unbridled excitement, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will uncloak one of Lubbock’s best kept secrets – the Lubbock and West Texas areas grow over 80 percent of the grapes in all Texas wines, making the Lubbock area the uncontested capital of Texas grapes! Come taste wines from all over the great state of Texas, enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks and listen to some of the best music Lubbock has to offer! It will be barrels of fun so mark your calendars. Plan to celebrate Lubbock’s undisputed grape-growing legacy and if you don’t happen to like wine, come for the beer, food and entertainment! Food trucks and local restaurants will be on hand to provide tastes of some of the best food Lubbock has to offer. Tickets for Lubbock Uncorked are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber offices, 1500 Broadway, Suite 101, or online at selectaseatlubbock.com. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), 511 Avenue K; 3 – 9 p.m.

April 15....The Magic Rock'n '50s - Join your favorite Cactus artists performing that beloved music of the golden age of rock 'n' roll - when it burst onto the scene in the mid 1950s! This nostalgic show will have you rockin' in the aisles...jitterbuggin' in your seat...and hand jivin' to the magical sounds of yesteryear. Truly a show for all ages...the young and the young at heart! Buy tickets online at cactustheater.com or by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233 for reserved seats. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 15….Faculty String Chamber Recital - String area faculty John Gilbert (violin) and Annie Chalex Boyle (violin) collaborate with guest artists Basil Vendryes (viola), Renee Skerik (viola), and Wendy Morton (cello) for a special presentation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's third and fourth Viola Quintets. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.


April 15 - 17….38th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival – Come join this fun family event featuring many exhibits and activities. Friday will open with Premiere Night honoring Evelyn Davies for her support of culture in the community; Featured Artist, Von Venhuizen; over 150 visual artists from across the nation in booths; juried gallery; and special performances. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Tickets $40. Saturday will be open to the public from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. featuring singers and musicians; theatrical performances; various dance groups, “Make & Take” art activities for kids and Special Visual Artists, Jim Victor & Marie Pelton, creating sculpture in butter; tastings by local chefs; and “Canstruction” throughout the day. Saturday evening will feature MEXICO 2000: Professional ballet folklorico dancing company at 7 p.m. Admission: $10 for adults, children under 12 FREE. Complimentary entry to the Lubbock Arts Festival included with ticket purchase. On Sunday at 2 p.m. John R. Erickson, author, will tell his tales and sing his songs about “Hank the Cowdog.” FREE entry with Arts Festival general admission. For more information visit www.lubbockartsfestival.com. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

April 15 - 17
…LCT: “Other Desert Cities” - Written by Jon Robin Baitz—Playwright and screenwriter for stage, film and television, Baitz is the author and creator of the television series Brothers and Sisters and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Fair Country. Other Desert Cities was nominated for numerous awards both on and off Broadway. The play’s events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California. Their daughter Brooke Wyeth returns home after six years and announces to her family that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want re-opened. That event is the suicide of her late brother Henry, who had been involved with the radical underground subculture and Brooke’s book threatens to reveal her family’s long-hidden secret. Directed By Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets, please visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee offered at 2 p.m.

April 15 - 17 (Repeats April 22-24)….Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio presents: William Shakespeare's Classic Tragedy, "Julius Caesar" - The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony The show is directed by Pat Price and stars 14 actors and actresses playing over 40 roles. To purchase tickets visit http://www.catsplayhouse.com/. Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


April 16….3rd Annual Kidsfish - Bring a fishing pole, a chair, and kids ready to have fun. A limited number of poles will be available to borrow. For ages 6-12. Admission is free. Co-sponsored by Lubbock Lions Club and Cabela’s, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St; 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 16….Summer Fun Expo - The Mud Room-Pottery, canvas and mosaic art studio and Cookies by Design are teaming up to showcase their kids summer fun activities on Saturday, April 16th From 10 a.m. - 12 noon! Come by The Mud Room at 3302-82nd Street to get all the info about our camps and clubs! You can see some of the projects you will do, register for a drawing for a camp giveaway, decorate a cookie or tile for just $5 ....and if you sign up and pay for camp that day, you can make both the cookie and the tile for FREE! Get a jump on your summer plans at our SUMMER FUN EXPO! Whether your an artist or have a sweet tooth, there is always FUN going on here! Hope to see you! Questions? call 806-793-3271.

April 16....The Roundtable presents
: Greg Stevens (Lubbock Chief of Police), "Crime Trends, Perceptions & Fear of Crime" - 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

April 16….Storytelling at Copper Break Park – Storytelling is one of the most ancient arts and our earliest form of entertainment. Even in a world of computers, I pads, smart phones, stories allow us to understand what we cannot experience firsthand. This ancient art form will come to Copper Breaks at the Campsite Talk on Saturday April 16, at 3 p.m. with storyteller Annalon Gilbreath. She has been a storyteller most of her adult life. Born in a ranching family, she absorbed stories of ranch life as well as stories of family and friends as they made their place in the history of Texas. Her belief that today’s children need to know their family history as well as the history of their state and nation has generated a passion both to teach and entertain. She is a regular participant in Midland’s annual Celebration of Lights Storytelling Festival which brings the best storytellers in the nation to Texas. Having a strong feeling that the contributions of women in history have often been overlooked or ignored, she has developed a series, “Characters of Texas Women” usually presented in first person. These programs show the strength and moral fiber of these ladies that continues to touch our lives today. She will present "Mary Ann Goodnight, The Woman Who Saved the Buffalo". In addition to the Campsite Talk, the popular Meet the Longhorns program is held every Saturday at 2 p.m. Visitors have a chance to get a close meeting with part of the official State of Texas Longhorn herd. For more information on the campsite talks, or other Copper Breaks events or facilities, contact the park daily during business hours at (940)839-4331. Copper Breaks State Park is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.

April 16….49th Annual Jazz Festival Awards Concert, featuring trombonist Bill Watrous - The closing concert of the 49th Annual Jazz Festival will feature the School of Music’s Jazz Ensembles I & II and the Jazz Combo I, with special guest artist Bill Watrous on trombone. A self-described "bop-oriented" player, Bill Watrous is well known among fellow trombonists as a master technician, and for his mellifluous sound. He is perhaps best known by casual fans of jazz music for his rendition of Sammy Nestico's arrangement of the Johnny Mandel ballad "A Time for Love," which he recorded on a 1993 album of the same name. He has played and recorded with many jazz luminaries, including Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Quincy Jones, Johnny Richards, and fellow trombonist Kai Winding. Tickets for Texas Tech students (with ID) and children under 12 are free at the door. General admission, senior, and non-TTU student tickets will also be available for purchase at the door one hour prior to the concert. Allen Theatre at the Student Union Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.

April 16....The Best of the '80s - Join your favorite Cactus artists performing the biggest hits from the MTV era - the 1980s! This look back at the era that brought us arena rock bands like Journey...pop trendsetters like Michael Jackson and Madonna....and timeless balladeers like Billy Joel and Elton John. Truly a show that will be enjoy by all ages...anyone who loves the music of this ever-evolving musical era! Buy tickets online at cactustheater.com or by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233 for reserved seats. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 16….Night Hike - Join us to experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. As always, Night Hikes are held, weather permitting. Dress comfortably and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive. Note the unusual start time: 7:50 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: What it is the top speed a butterfly can fly ???

Answer: Skipper butterfly has been clocked at 37 miles per hour but most fly at 12 miles per hour at top speed. ???

Winner: Billy G. from Ropesville
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 21 - 22…"My Hero! (A Dinner Theatre Event)"
April 23 ....The Roundtable presents: Shawn Wade

April 29 -30….LSO: Classical Series “Revelation”
April 30….Summer Kickoff Family Picnic
April 30 ....The Roundtable presents: Eddie McBride
April 30….3rd Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Festival

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