August 10, 2017


August 10….Buddy Holly Summer Showcase Series - This week, Wendy Colonna plays Folk Rock.. Summer Showcase 2017 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed. Performances every Thursday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, 1810 Crickets Ave.

August 11….Cactus Theater Presents: Modern Film Classic: "La La Land" (PG 13) - La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film's title refers simultaneously to music, the city of Los Angeles, and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality. Chazelle wrote the screenplay in 2010 but did not find a studio willing to finance the production without changes to his design. Following the success of his 2014 film Whiplash, the project was picked up by Summit Entertainment. La La Land received critical acclaim. Critics praised Chazelle's screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone's performances, Justin Hurwitz's score, and the film's musical numbers. It won in every category for which it was nominated at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, with a record-breaking seven wins, and received 11 nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning five. It received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, tying the record for most nominations with Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950), and won six Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Stone), Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song ("City of Stars"), and Best Production Design. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: Show times are 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. (Note: Actual show times, no previews).

for Lubbock Fun Club Readers!

Mention this promotion or bring in a print of this postcard to receive 2-for-1 tickets for either screening of "La La Land" this Friday!

No limit...bring as many friends and family or co-workers as you'd like and receive the "twofer" deal!


August 11 - 12 (Repeats Aug. 18-19; 25-26)….Moonlight Musicals Presents: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - This show finalizes the 12th summer season of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals in marvelous style! Featuring many of the stunning songs from the film starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will set your toes to tapping and have you humming “Bless Your Beautiful Hide” for days! Set in 1850’s Oregon Territory, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of young newly-wed, Millie, and her husband, Adam. In trying to convince her six brothers-in-law to marry (and move out), Millie faces the trials of teaching them about “goin’ courtin’”. The plan goes slightly awry when Adam reads to his brothers from Millie’s book on “sobbin’ women” and they decide to kidnap six young ladies to be their brides! TICKETS: Adult Premium- $31; Adult GA- $23; Student GA- $15; Child Premium (12 and under)- $18; Child GA (12 and under)- $10 (INCLUDING SERVICE CHARGE). Tickets at all Select-A-Seat locations and online. Phone 806-770-2000, or visit Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m.

August 12….9th Annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” Event - In an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy more family time and the sport of fishing, Los Hermanos Familia, a nonprofit organization whose objective is strengthening families and building community, will hold the 9th Annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” event. Los Hermanos Familia organization works tenaciously to assure participating families a safe and fun time allowing them a chance to form memories outdoors. Registration is free, which includes lunch for registered participants, and no fishing license will be required for registered participants. The lake will be stocked. All children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Families are encouraged to pre-register online at THINGS TO BRING: Fishing Poles, Chairs, Sunscreen, Bug spray, Water bottle, Bait, Shade and Snacks and anything extra for a comfortable day. For more information call(806) 792-1212. Buddy Holly Recreational Park, N University Ave and Cesar E Chavez Drive; 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

August 12….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Looking for best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The market will be every Saturday thru October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For more info, visit We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street and Buddy Holly Ave.

August 12….Funky Junk Roundup – Come and enjoy this one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind handcrafted items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, repurposed items, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved and refunked JUNK, bling and glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all! Admission $5.00 (Under 12 are admitted FREE). Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

August 12....The Roundtable presents: Beth Roesler - Founder of "Heart of Lubbock Community Garden - "Successes & Failure of Gardening in West Texas" - 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 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:

August 12….Maines Brothers Band - Live - To celebrate 51 years of making music, all the original members of The Maines Brothers Band are back together for a one-night only concert of music and memories - singing their favorite hits including "Break the Fall" and "Amarillo Highway." To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

August 12…..Cactus Theater Presents: An Evening with Marcia Ball: Louisiana-Swamp-Boogie-Jazz-Rock-Blues! - The title track of Marcia Ball’s latesta lbum, "The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man" - is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It’s a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous horns punctuating Ball’s legendary piano playing and emotional, melodic vocals, the song kicks off a CD of eleven dazzling originals and one stirring cover. The release mixes Ball’s Gulf Coast blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo - a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her legendary career. Her love of the road has led to years of countless performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs all over the world. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller’s groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking blues have won her an enormous, loyal and still-growing fan base. She’s received a total of ten Blues Music Awards (and a whopping 44 nominations), seven Living Blues Awards and five Grammy Award nominations. She has been inducted into both the Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. Always a songwriter of great renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator Records release, "Roadside Attractions", creating one of her best and most personal albums. On 2014’s "The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man", Ball continued that trajectory, drawing her listeners deep into her music with instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Her songs paint vibrant musical pictures richly detailed with larger-than-life characters, regional flavors and colorful scenes both real and imagined. An engaging entertainer, Marcia Ball is a fan's delight and the Cactus Theater proudly welcomes her back for what promises to be a wonderful evening of musical magic. Reserved floor seats $20-$25; standard balcony $15. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. 7:30 pm.

August 13….12th Annual K-9 Splashfest - Calling all dogs! Sponsored by Parks and Recreation, this popular event allows people and their dogs to swim together in. Dogs can compete in three different contests: Swimsuit Competition, Retrieving Contest (from the side or off diving board), and 25-Yard Timed Race. Prizes will be awarded in each event. Dogs must be up Montelongo Pool -to-date on their rabies vaccination and have with them a 2017 rabies tag or certificate from a veterinarian. Dogs must be on leash, and aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are not allowed. Door prizes and concessions will be available. City of Lubbock Animal Services will host a booth at this event and will be providing microchips for dogs! Microchips are the best way to ensure that a lost pet is reunited with its owner. Cost for microchip is $10 per dog! Admission fees for participants are $2.50 for adults and $2 for youth 17 or younger. Dogs get in free! Montelongo Pool, located at 3200 Bates St. For more info, callt 775-2670. Hours are 1-5 pm.

Community Spotlight:
Free DrumFit Classes Being
Offered by Local Instructor!

Audra Dyer is a certified DrumFit Instructor. DrumFit is Cardio Drumming, a 30 minute cardio workout using exercise balls and drumsticks. She is offering FREE classes to the community on Tuesdays @ 6:45 a.m. and Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m. It is for ages 14 and up. Space is limited and you must Sign up to reserve a spot by calling 806 993-8867. Location: 3021 A 34th Street.

Classes will be offered on the following dates:

August 15 @ 6:45 a.m.
August 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
August 22 @ 6:45 a.m.
August 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
August 29 @ 6:45 a.m.
August 31 @ 6:30 p.m.

September 5 @ 6:45 a.m.
September 7 @ 6:30 p.m.
September 12 @ 6:45 a.m.
September 14 @ 6:30 p.m.
September 19 @ 6:45 a.m.
September 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
September 26 @ 6:45 a.m.
September 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

August 18....The Piano Men: Tribute to Elton John/Billy Joel
August 21….Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
August 25....Cactus Theater: Tribute to Irish Rock Icons U2.

Aug 25-26….CATS Playhouse: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
August 26....The Roundtable presents: Ashley Marin
August 26....Cactus Classic Cinema: "American Graffiti"

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