March 30, 2017


March 30 – April 1….ABC Pro Rodeo - This year is the 75th Annual ABC Pro Rodeo. Events include bareback bronc riding, barrels, bull riding, calf roping, mutton bustin', saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping. There will be free parking at the United Supermarket Arena with complimentary shuttles to the rodeo at the City Bank Coliseum. Pre-sale Tickets: General Admission: $10.00, Reserved Seating: $20.00, Season Pass: $60.00, Gate Price: General Admission: $12.00, Reserved Seating: $20.00, Season Pass General Admission: $30.00, Reserved Seating: $60.00.To reserve tickets visit City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each night with a 1:30 matinee on Saturday.

March 30 - April 1….“DanceTech: Triggered”
In Triggered, TTU Dance faculty and Bohny Family Fund guest artist, Nicole Wolcott, invite thoughts about things that "set us off": guns, aging and memory loss, addictions, and in Wolcott's work in particular, the pleasure inherent in the moving body — what she coins "the joy of dance." Tickets: $18 for individuals, $5 for students with valid ID. To reserve tickets call (806)742-3603. Maedgen Mainstage Theatre at Texas Tech, 2812 18th St. between Boston and Flint Avenues. 7:30 p.m.


March 30 – April 2….Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood - Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 136 million albums and is currently on the biggest selling tour in the world, according to Pollstar. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. For more information visit United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday: 3 p.m.

March 31….5th Friday Slaton on the Square (Spring Fling) in downtown Slaton, TX - The Lubbock Food Truck Alliance and sidewalk vendors will add to the festivities this month at our Spring Fling along with the local merchants, art galleries, and more! Up to 12 members of the Lubbock Food Truck Alliance will be featuring burgers, fries, pizza, fish and chips, BBQ, Frito pie, lemon shakers, snow cones, kettle corn, cupcakes and more! At Multiplicity Art Gallery, owner Carol Koenig, will be featuring her new art work. Other artists with new work to share with you are Jennifer Greer, Christena Stephens, and Yvonne Greene. They will be available to talk with you along with other artists Wayne Greene, Judy Robertson, Donna Rose, Willa Finley, Tom Hicks, Roger Holmes, Marsha Davis, and Susan Sheets. Check out the shakes at Tiger Nutrition, the quilts and quilting supplies at Quilts-n-More, the goodies at the Slaton Bakery, model trains in action at Slaton’s Model Train Studio, Texas Tech artists at In-Between Art Gallery, and the antiques and Slaton history at the Antique Mall and Museum! Be prepared for a fun evening and a surprise or two! Bring your family and come out and shop, eat, and experience art and more. Downtown square in Slaton, Texas; 6 - 9 p.m.

March 31….Ethan Bortnick in Concert -
Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour” - 16-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $40,000,000 for charities across the globe. His highly successful nationally televised TV special, "The Power of Music" - has been the number one concert pledge show on PBS and is still running nationwide continuously, winning multiple awards. Ethan recently graced Esquire magazine's 80th anniversary cover and continues to share the stage with music legends. Ethan has not only moved audiences throughout the world as a captivating musician, but he is also a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. At these charity events, he’s shared the stage with artists such as Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, Josh Groban and Reba McEntire, among many others.Ethan has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and Oprah, where he was named one of Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids. To find out more about Ethan, watch his videos, and share them with others, visit him on Reserved seating. Floor seats: $30/$25; balcony $20. Purchase tickets by visiting or call 762-3233. Half price tickets for students available by calling or coming by the box office between 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm daily. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30.


March 31 - April 2 (Repeats April 7 - 9)….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “God of Carnage"- A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. 2009 Olivier and Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Yasmina Reza. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Leah Tyson Houchin. Rated: PG-13. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.


April 1…. Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon - “West Texas Endurance is pleased to host the 5th Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K at the Silent Wings Museum. A donation will be made to the Willie McCool Scholarship Fund at Coronado High School. Long distance running helped forge the man that Willie McCool would become. Running at Coronado High School was key to his going to the Naval Academy,” said his parents, Audrey and Barry McCool. “He met his future wife through running; running was always in his heart and an important part of his life. I hope this race will inspire others to follow their dreams and enjoy the benefits of running in their lives.” David Nelson, a principal of West Texas Endurance, said “It is an honor to once again present the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K and 10K in Lubbock. It gives each of us an opportunity to remember a great man who loved running. By including a 5K, this race will allow almost anyone to participate, while remembering a true American hero and run or walk in his memory.” To register visit Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N Interstate 27; 8 a.m.

April 1….Family Film Classic: Disney's "The Little Mermaid" -
This beloved modern classic is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Mermaid" tells the story of a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human. Written, directed, and produced by Ron Clements and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (who also served as a co-producer), the film features the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett, and René Auberjonois. The 28th Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid was released to theaters on November 17, 1989 to largely positive reviews, garnering $84 million at the domestic box office during its initial release,[4] and $211 million in total lifetime gross worldwide. "The Little Mermaid" is given credit for breathing life back into the art of Disney animated feature films after a string of critical or commercial failures produced by Disney that dated back to the early 1970s. It also marked the start of the era known as the Disney Renaissance. Reserved seat tickets for this special April 1st (no foolin') SATURDAY MORNING screening on at 10:30 am are only $5 for all ages. Tickets on sale now! Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue: 10:30 a.m.

April 1....The Roundtable presents: Dr. Tedd Mitchell, TTUHSC President - Health (and Healthcare) in America: "Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Crises"
- 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:

April 1….The Life and Art of René Magritte with Christian Conrad - René Magritte (1898-1967): A Belgian artist, Magritte is best known for his Surrealistic images that incorporate everyday objects. However, the evolution of his work begins much earlier with paintings rooted in Cubism and Expressionism. Join us as we examine how Magritte’s paintings changed over the artist’s career to become simplified dream states that focus on simple objects, paintings that many see as early examples of Pop Art. Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is 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. Join us for coffee and donuts! LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 1….A Tribute to the Sounds of Motown - If you're a fan of the "Motown Sound"'ll absolutely love this show because we've included not only the songs you would expect - but also a few gems that you've probably not heard in a while - or that you didn't know were actually recorded in the Motor City. Just a sampling of the songs you'll hear: You Can't Hurry Love, I Want You Back, Dancing In The Street, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I Just Want to Celebrate, Shout, What's Going On, Tracks of My Tears, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)...and many more! Featured vocalists on this show are Sheena Fadeyi, Haley Simpson, Jeff Bailey, Steven Shedd, Baby Jade, Avery Guyear and Addie Bleu. Make plans now to take in this fantastic available now! Reserved floor seats only $20; standard balcony $15. 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

This Week's Trivia Contest....

For this contest, 2 winners will receive a family 3-pack to the Dinosaurs of Patagonia Film & Exhibit at the Science Spectrum.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Dino-mite...I'm Diggin' It!" as your subject title.

The Question: What does the word "dinosaur" mean?

The deadline for this contest is Monday at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter.
Please provide a DAYTIME phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 4....SPC Showcase: 3 Bands, 1 Night (Free Event)
April 7…. LCU / Wayland Baptist Combined Choir Concert
April 8....Modern Folk: Penny & Sparrow in Concert
April 9….Friends of Lubbock Public Library Speaker Event
April 10...Lubbock Women’s Club Speaker Series:: Bob Phillips
April 12...Bluegrass! Dailey & Vincet with special guests SPC
April 14-15; 21-23….Moonlight Broadway Presents: “Peter Pan”
April 21….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Momix

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