April 21, 2016


April 21 - 22….Whitplay Productions Presents: "My Hero! (A Dinner Theatre Event)" - The play is an original musical melodrama with book & lyrics by Lubbockite Whitney Ryan Garrity and music by Aaron Latina. The talented cast includes Kirsten Booth, Carole Logan Carroll, Virginia Case, Casey Edwards, Kim Klafka, Andrew Rasa and Jeffrey Shirey. The production is choreographed by Emily Simms and directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity. The cost is $30 per person, which includes a set menu and the entertainment. In keeping with the western melodrama, a barbeque plate is planned, with cobbler for dessert. Beverage is included. Patrons are welcome to BYOB. Seating is limited. To reserve, please call the Back Door Diner at (806) 762-1088. A credit card will be required to secure the reservation. For more information, contact the dinner or Garrity at (806) 407-2705. Come cheer the hero, sigh for the heroine and hiss the villain! Back Door Diner, 1212 Ave K; 6:30 p.m.


April 22….An Eric Clapton/Fleetwood Mac/Tom Petty Tribute - A Cactus-style tribute to the music of Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac & Tom Petty! Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 22….TTU Mariachi Concert - Revel in the sights and sounds of Mariachi Los Matadores as they entertain with traditional songs, tunes, and dances from Mexico! Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.


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 23….March of Dimes Walk – Get ready to March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share a passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing this event is helping real families. Registration Time: 9 a.m. at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion at Texas Tech University. You can make a difference. Urbanovsky Park - Texas Tech University, 1801 Flint Ave; 9:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

April 23 ....The Roundtable presents: Shawn Wade (Director of Policy Analysis & Research-Plains Cotton Growers) "Historic and Economic Importance of Cotton on the Texas High Plains" - 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 23….South Plains Water Expo – Learn about water conservation while enjoying great food and entertainment. Watch the Magic show at 2 p.m. featuring headline attraction Kevin Barnes- The Green Magician. Meet Walter Drop and with passport style activity stations, take a journey on Walter Drop's H2O Discovery Tour. Each station is a "port of entry." Participants will earn a stamp for each activity they try. The final stop is the "Pledge" station, where kids can sign their pledge to Save water every day, every way. Free admission for attendees. Free trade show and workshop sessions for adults. For more information visit www.spwaterexpo.org. Frenship High School, 902 Dowden Rd, Wolfforth; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

April 23….Saturday Lectures at LHUCA: The Relationship of Art - Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner with Christian Conrad - Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are two of the most important figures in contemporary and American art. Both artists worked in Abstract Expressionism and were part of the changing idea of what a modern painting should be. In addition to being artists, Pollock and Krasner were married, creating a dynamic relationship between their art. We will examine these artists’ turbulent lives and marriage, as well as their artwork, in a discussion-based lecture. Join the conversation at Saturdays @ LHUCA as we explore Pollock and Krasner in comparison. Saturday Lectures at LHUCA are an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation. This event is free to the public. For more info, visit www.lhuca.org. LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 – 1 p.m.

April 23….Easy R Equine Rescue Presents: “Horsin’ Around - Come and enjoy many family-fun activities at “Horse Around” for #HelpAHorse Day. There will be booths with kid-friendly activities, rescue horses onsite, metal art for sale, raffle prize drawing, bake sale, food truck (Cheese Chicks). There will also be several wonderful demonstrations to delight both kids and adults featuring working cattledog demo by Amanda Clayton of Portales, New Mexico, trick roping show by Brice Chapman and his “crew” , parade of the horse, showcasing 6 different horse breeds and dressage demo by Premier Park Equestrian Center. There will also be stick horse races for children ages 4 and up. There will be a booth for kids to make their own stick horses. And, so the grown-ups won’t feel left out, we will have a race for adults also. Pony Rides will be available at various times throughout the event. Admission fees: $3 Ages 13 and up; $1 Ages 6-12; FREE Ages 5 and under. Tickets will be sold for a small fee for participation in booths/activities. For more information about this event, call 806-928-1403. Lonesome Pine Equestrian Center, 2101 Woodrow Road; Noon to 4 p.m.

April 23….Children’s Quailapalooza - Children ages 5 to 12 will have the opportunity to see live adult quail and newly hatched baby chicks , observe a quail nest and eggs, learn what quail eat, see how scientists capture quail and learn about quail predators during Quailapalooza. “For many ranchers, the Northern Bobwhite Quail is a treasured rangeland inhabitant. Unfortunately, bobwhite populations are declining throughout their historic range in Texas,” said Dr. Brad Dabbert, a Texas Tech University professor who will share his knowledge with some of the area’s youngest students. The NRHC will partner with the Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech, Quail-Tech Alliance and Quail Forever to host a hands-on educational presentation designed for children. The program is free to children of Ranching Heritage Association members but will cost $5 for non-members. Limited space is available. To register for the event, contact NRHC Educational Coordinator Shelby Schwartz at 806.742.0498 or Shelby schwartz@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street; 1 to 3 p.m.

April 23…. A Tribute to Kiss, AC/DC and Guns N' Roses - A Cactus-style tribute to the chart-topping exploits of '70s and '80s rock icons Kiss, AC/DC and Guns N' Roses! Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m


April 23 - 24….Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show – Come and see more than 400 tables with many new vendors. Merchandise includes guns, gun parts and gun-related items, holsters, accessories, clips, grips, books, reloading equipment, knives of all kinds, Western art, Western collectibles, antique guns, military , leather, pursers, jewelry, coins, ammunition, stuff for the ladies and kids. Admission: $6 for adults, under 12 free. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


April 24….Holy Spirit Catholic Church 14th Annual Sausage Festival – Come and enjoy a German sausage meal (sausage & chicken options) with sides + homemade desserts! Takeout available at: 9 a.m. Dine In served 11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. $10 --Adults & takeout $5 --children 12 & younger $5 --regular & jalapeno 1lb, frozen sausage available. 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up raffle: $10/ticket. King size quilt raffle: $1/ticket. Fun for everyone!! Live auction and silent auction. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9821 Frankford Ave.

April 24….University String Orchestra Concert: “Nordic Saga"
- Join Ross T. Ipsen, associate conductor of the Texas Tech Orchestras, and academic majors from across the entire university as they offer their "Nordic Saga" program of Scandinavian orchestral music. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 3 p.m.

April 24…..Blues Sunday at The Cactus - For many years now The Cactus Theater has wanted to find the perfect opportunity to present Blues music. Here it is!! Blues Sunday at The Cactus featuring the phenomenal blues artist Ana Popovic. Come listen to this wonderful array of cutting edge blues artists including the nationally acclaimed, one and only Ana Popovic, The Dustin Garrett Blues Band, 108 E. Broadway, and the Jenni Dale Lord Band. Don't miss these four incredible blues bands and a wonderful Sunday evening at The Cactus Theater! Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 5 p.m.

April 24….Golden Decade: 10 Years with the TTU Celtic Ensemble - Celebrate 10 years of tunes, songs, and dances with the TTU Celtic Ensemble, featuring special vocal guest Dr. Quinn Patrick Ankrum! In a salute to the traditions that they've explored since 2006, the players will offer stylings from England, Ireland, Appalachia, France, and Belgium, including new songs and traditional ballads, solo and group dances, new choreographies, and new compositions. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 28….University Bands Concert
April 29….Fifth Friday Arts on The Slaton Square
April 29….Dawn & Hawkes
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

May 3…....Jeff Dunham Comedy Concert
May 6-8, 13-15, 20-22….LCT: “Leading Ladies”

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