March 2, 2017


March 2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food at Albarron’s Mexican Grill. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: or call Robbie at 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 at Albarron’s Mexican Grill, 7722 Milwaukee; 6:30 p.m.

March 2 – 5….Clybourne Park - The harrowing circumstances of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun examines the lives of a black family moving into a predominantly white Chicago neighborhood. Fifty years later, Bruce Norris chooses to take this same history and reverse it in his play Clybourne Park, using the same neighborhood that is now predominantly black and gentrified by a new white elite. Make reservations to see Clybourne Park (806) 742-3603. Maedgen Theatre, 2812 18th St; Curtain times for Mainstage 2016-2017 plays are 7:30 PM (NEW TIME!) Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 pm on Sunday.

March 3….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 of the locations or 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. The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District; 6-9 p.m.

March 3….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Presents: We Banjo 3 -
Mix the skills and strengths of the Flecktones with a bit of Punch Brothers and add a dash of Gaelic Storm and you get one of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years, the multi-award winning We Banjo 3. With a 7 time all Ireland fiddle champ and another member who is an all-Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftains, the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group. We Banjo 3…The new gold-standard of traditional Irish and American roots music. 9 straight weeks of American Celtic Fest appearances in summer 2015! Their Album, “Roots of the Banjo Tree” was named Traditional Album of the Year by The Irish Times. Their most recent album, “Gather the Good” garnered 4 Album of the Year awards; (, Celtic Connections Radio, RTE Radio 1 and Irish American News). Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Their competitive success is unrivaled, Martin holding 7 All Ireland titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhran and Guitar. To reserve tickets call Select A Seat at 806-770-2000. Allen Theatre, TTU Campus; 7 p.m.

March 3....Rock Legends! A Cactus Tribute to Crosby,Stills & Nash - Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Doobie Brothers -
What do you get when you combine the music of three of the most revered musical groups of the past half century? PURE MAGIC!
We've combined the folk-rock of Crosby, Stills, Nash (and yes, some Young)....added the classic roots rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival....and blended it with the classic '70s/'80s chart-topping power of The Doobie Brothers - and the end result is a powerhouse combination to be savored by the senses. You'll hear the greatest hits of these groups performed by Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight, Jeff Bailey, Amber Pennington and Mark Paden - backed by the rock-steady music bed affectionately known as The Rhythm Machine: Johannes Bjerregaard on keyboards; Ross Raedeke on bass; Jacob Nalle on electric guitar, Mark Paden on rhythm guitar and Tony Garcia on drums. Get your tickets now for this highly-anticipated rock 'n' roll revival! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony seating $15. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

March 3 - 4….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra presents: Tchaikovsky - Guest Conductor Daniel Myssyk leads the LSO alongside a solo performance by Andrew Staupe of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor. Adding to the concert, American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral is performed for the first time by the LSO. Lastly, the emotional melodies of Tchaikovsky are exemplified in his Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, also considered a last statement before his death. This final symphony stands alone among others and is nothing short of a special performance. For more information or to reserve tickets visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

March 3 - 5….Lubbock Community Theatre Presents: “A Raisin in the Sun” - Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of multiple Tony Awards in the original 1960 production, as well as the 2004 and 2014 revivals. Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Joshua Aguirre and Ronnie Miller. Rated: PG-13. To reserve tickets: Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday & Saturday: 7:30 pm & Sunday: 2 pm.

March 4….8th Champions Breakfast - Champions are ordinary people responding extraordinarily during times of urgency and who have simply placed others before themselves. These special individuals are champions of the Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Join us at Aerocare to honor and celebrate these heroic acts and the champions who make the stories possible. Proceeds from the Champions Breakfast supports the life-changing mission of the Red Cross here at home. Tickets are $40.00 at: For more information call (806) 765-8534. AeroCare, Preston Smith International Airport, 5401 N Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

March 4….Severe Weather Awareness Day
The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD News Channel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting Lubbock's annual Severe Weather Awareness Day. Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with tornado and lightning simulators, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes. Storm Chasing vehicles and weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team will be on-site and open for all to see. Special OMNI Theater screenings of the all new film Extreme Weather will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events. Extreme Weather lets audiences ride along with researchers and chasers to get closer to falling ice from melting glaciers, severe storms and tornadoes, as well as huge wildfires caused by extensive drought than most would ever dare! For additional info visit Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) office that serves the South Plains area, whose local offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing tornado and Severe Weather Safety information to the public. Additionally, come out and meet John Robison, Steve Divine, and Cary Allen from the KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun! This is a *FREE event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum's main lobby and front lawn. *Standard ticket rates apply for all OMNI Theater films and museum admission.
Showtimes for Extreme Weather on March 4th will be 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m.
General Admission Ticket Prices for OMNI films:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 4….The Roundtable presents: Jerome Cortez Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders "Best Secret in Lubbock"-
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 about11:50 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:

March 4....Community Night: Tribute to The Eagles, Journey & Fleetwood Mac -
What happens when you combine the music of three of the most popular classic rock bands of all-time on one stage? A magical, musical trifecta! As a COMMUNITY NIGHT event, this special show will feature a SILENT AUCTION and a portion of the proceeds go toward student scholarships! Join many of your favorite Cactus vocalists for a very special evening as we celebrate the enduring power of these three arena rock supergroups. We'll revisit the catalog of The Eagles - a group which transcended rock, pop and country to become arguably the most popular American music group in history with such songs as "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Desperado" and, of course, "Hotel California". We'll soar with the music of Journey on mega-smash hits like "Don't Stop Believin'", "Any Way You Want It" and "Faithfully". Finally, we'll cap the salute with songs from the supergroup Fleetwood Mac on such songs as "Dreams", "Rhiannon" and more. Don't miss this amazing night of music as we revisit these three great superstar bands! Tickets only $25 for reserved floor seats; $20 for standard balcony. Reserved floor seats $25; standard balcony seating $20. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

March 4….LHUCA Presents “EVA” - Head to LHUCA to enjoy international supergroup, “EVA.” The headliners are Hannah Read, Liz Simmons and Nicole Zuraitis. Featuring breathtaking voices with roots in Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom and U.S., EVA performs a seamless mix of traditional and contemporary original folk music. Kath Buckell, Liz Simmons and Nicole Zuraitis lend their three distinct voices to songs that meld worldly sensibilities with time-honored musical traditions. “Their powerful three-part vocal harmonies are bedded on the textured landscape of guitar, piano, and percussion.” Tickets are available at and at the door for $10, $5 for students. LHUCA, Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert at 7:30 p.m.

March 5….An Evening with John Anderson - To put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre. On his latest album Goldmine, released on his own Bayou Boys label, Anderson has completed a long overdue record of original songs. The award-winning songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album's 13 tracks. That will bring joy to the hearts of some of the most devoted fans in country music. Though he would never compare himself to his heroes, the fact is, John Anderson is now the standard bearer for traditional country music, of the 100 Proof variety. Anderson plowed through the ebbs and flows of country music (and the country music business) throughout the '80s, and in the early 1990s engineered one of the greatest "comeback" runs (he never really left) in the history of the genre. Seminole Wind, produced hit singles in "Straight Tequila Night," "When It Comes To You," "Money in the Bank," and the stirring title cut. No such clashed occurred in creating Goldmine, an album cut with the artist in complete control. Produced by Anderson with longtime collaborator Joe Spivey, Goldmine is an artist achievement, recorded the way the singer intended. "With Goldmine, I thought, first off, I'm going to take my songs into the studio and make a record like I think it ought to be made, without all those other influences," he says. Don't miss this SUPER RARE opportunity to spend an evening hearing the stories behind the songs that have made John Anderson a Hall-of-Fame-worthy living legend! Tickets on sale NOW! Reserved floor seats $40 / $35; reserved standard balcony $25. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue: 7:30 p.m.
Community Spotlight:
Texas Tech Seeks Parents to Participate in Child Study

We Need Your Help! Are you a parent with a child ages 3-8 years?

We invite you to volunteer for a special study designed for parents of young children (3-8 years of age). The study will use new technology like food photos and a non-invasive (non-blood) way to measure a healthy nutrient (carotene) in your child’s skin! As a bonus, you will also be able to have your skin assessed for this nutrient also.

For participating, you will receive a calendar with healthy tips and recipes for your family ($25 value) and receive up to $50 in gift cards for completing all measurements. We will also provide you with a personalized assessment of your child in key nutrition areas. Lastly, you will receive nutrition information using your phone! Your child will receive stickers for their participation.

The study will begin the week of March 5, 2017 during the weekly Storytime session. For your convenience, you can sign up for an appointment before or after your Storytime session. Over a 10 week period, you will be asked to take part in 3 skin measurements here at the Library and to send in your child’s food intake 3 times using photos taken with your phone.
To sign up for this study, go to

If you have any questions concerning this research please contact Dr. Debra Reed, by phone at 806-834-6629, or by email at, or Ashlee Taylor at This study has been approved by the Human Research Protection Program at Texas Tech University; they can be reached at (806) 742-2064.

Sponsor Spotlight
Celebrity Attractions' Tickets for 'Greater Tuna' Go On Sale

Returning to Lubbock in an all-new tour, Celebrity Attractions brings GREATER TUNA to the Lubbock Civic Center Theatre March 24-25 for three performances: evenings at 7:30pm and Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3rd at 10 a.m. and may be purchased via phone at 806.770.2000, in person at Select-A-Seat located inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, online at and in person at United Supermarkets, Dollar Western Wear, Ralph’s Records and the Student Union at Texas Tech. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount and may be placed by calling 918.796.0220.

GREATER TUNA, the hilarious hit comedy about the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, is coming back to theatres, this time with co-creator Jaston Williams sitting in the Director’s chair. Although written and first performed over thirty years ago, the residents of Tuna could not be more up-to-date. Contemporary politicians and The Religious Right have put the basis for the comedy in GREATER TUNA back on the front pages of today’s newspapers. Vera Carp is still leading the Smut Snatchers of the New Order in their campaign to clear the library shelves of dirty books like “Huckleberry Finn” and “Romeo and Juliet”. Elmer Watkins speaks up for the KKK, Petey Fisk argues for animal rights, and a Celebrity Murder is on the front page. UFO Sightings? A Fat, Overbearing Talk Show Host? Celebrity Murder? It’s not the cover of Time Magazine, it’s GREATER TUNA and it’s Hilarious! With its humble beginnings at a Sixth Street cabaret in Austin, Texas, in 1981, GREATER TUNA came from the minds of master comedians Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, along with original director Ed Howard as the imaginative authors who parlayed the sketch into the critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since. Co-creator Jaston Williams will direct this all new tour starring the fresh talent of Ryan Bailey, Tim Leavon and Will Mercer. Assisted by lightning-quick costume changes, the actors will portray all twenty-one characters: men, women, children and animals. This multi-award winning comedy is a funny, loving portrait of rural America -- big hearts, small minds and all. According to Williams, “One of the things I am proudest of was Greater Tuna being named Play of the Century by Texas Monthly. Some people tend to think of the shows as an act for Joe Sears and myself, but the reality is that Greater Tuna is a seriously constructed play produced all over the country with other actors. I can say, I know these characters when I see them and I see them in this wonderful cast we have decided to work with.” This fresh new take on GREATER TUNA reunites several of the original design team to include costumes by Broadway designer Linda Fisher and sound design by Ken Huncovsky. The creative team is rounded out with lighting design by Ovation Award winner Luke Moyer and scenic design by Kennedy Center Fellowship recipient Travis Clark. For additional information, please visit and Keep up with your Tuna friends on Facebook at
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
March 8 -11.....Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale
March 11….The Roundtable presents: Paul Carlson
March 24-25….Celebrity Attractions presents "Greater Tuna"
March 17........Joe Ely: Solo Acoustic Show
March 18........Film Classic at the Cactus: "To Kill a Mockingbird"
March 24-26….Lubbock Coin & Currency Show

March 24-26….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “God of Carnage"
March 31….Ethan Bortnick: World Famous Piano Prodigy in Concert

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