February 19, 2009


February 19….Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – An exciting, interactive, and original performance written by Margie Pignatarro, directed by Paul Filingham, and performed by Mike Morgan, Merial Morgan, Heather Rushing, Kevin Helmer, and Leigh Ann Koch. While enjoying popcorn and pizza you will get to participate in a comedic yet mysterious performance by Lubbock’s own local talent. Tickets $30. Call 792-3333 to reserve your seat. Main Event, 6010 Brownfield Hwy; 6 p.m.

February 19….Edward James Olmos Speaking Engagement – This actor, screenwriter and activist will be the keynote speaker at Texas Tech University’s Celebrating Diversity Scholarship Dinner. Though widely recognized for his film and television career, Olmos also spends a great deal of time working for social and political causes, particularly as they have affected his native Latino heritage. Though he struggled early on in his acting career, taking bit parts on popular television shows in the 1970s, he eventually found success. Starting with his Tony-nominated performance in “Zoot Suit,” in 1978, Olmos developed into a highly-acclaimed and sought-after performer. He became a household name with his first regular series role, playing Lt. Martin Castillo on the hit television show “Miami Vice” from 1984 to 1989. He also appeared in the movies “Stand and Deliver” and “Selena” and currently is Admiral William Adama on “Battlestar Galactica.”Tickets are available at the Cross Cultural Academic Advancement Center at (806) 742-8681. Frazier Pavilion, located south of Jones AT&T stadium, 6th & Boston Ave; 7 p.m.


February 19-21….Broadway Production of “The Rat Pack is Back” – This spirited tribute recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands “ hotel shows, when the swingin’ ring-a-ding group known as the “Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop. Written and produced by Sandy Hackett, "The Rat Pack is Back" features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live big band that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hits include “That’s Amore,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Mr. Bojangles” and many more. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, Texas Tech campus; 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.


February 20….The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Gala –
The annual fundraising gala titled “Lights, Camera, Action!” will include the William D. Kerns Awards presentation and both silent and live auctions. All funds raised at the annual LHUCA gala events will be used to support programs, artists and operations at the center. For the gala table sponsorships are still available for $2,000 or individual tickets for $150 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling Linda Whitebread at 806.762.8606 or linda.whitebread@lhuca.org. Icehouse (located directly behind the main LHUCA building), 511 Ave. J; 7 p.m.

February 20… Showtime for the Arts – Everyone is invited to a party to celebrate the artists and the art of LHUCA. Guess the winners for the Academy Awards and win two tickets from Southwest Airlines! Applaud the winner of the 2008 Trail Blazer Award. View fantastic exhibits. Only $15 per person. For ticket information call 806.762.8606. The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m.


February 20-22….Continental Antiques Show - For more information call 1-800-423-6846 or 1-800-986-4346. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Fri/Sat.10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m - 4 p.m.


February 21….57th Annual Pancake Festival, “Flippin' to Make a Difference” - For the past year the Lubbock Lions Club has been preparing to bring the Guinness World record of “Most Pancakes Made in 8 Hours”..... back to Lubbock where it belongs. Committees have been organized and enough product has been ordered to fill a semi-truck. The public is encouraged to come during “Prime Time”– 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. - the time designated for counting–-when the Lions intend to make and serve more than 48,000 pancakes to regain the Guinness World Record. Last year the Fargo North Dakota Kiwanis “Pancake Karnival” snatched the title from Lubbock by serving 34,818 pancakes. The record was previously held by the Lubbock Lions, a title they established in 2002. When the Pancake Festival’s doors open at 7:00 a.m. volunteers split into three shifts will stand behind massive grills prepared to flip enough pancakes for 20,000+ people. City officials and local celebrities will be flippin’ pancakes at the VIP grill. The grocery list includes 5,625 pounds of pancake batter, 18,360 ounces of margarine, 3,900 pounds of link sausage (62,400 links), and 48,384 ounces of maple flavored pancake syrup. Sugar-free syrup will also be available. Attendees say that the Pancake Festival has become a Lubbock tradition. Each year they look forward to the “all you can eat” menu of light, fluffy pancakes, sausage, orange drink, milk and coffee. The food is freshly prepared and cooked throughout the day. The atmosphere is festive and family oriented; the entertainment is ongoing. Tickets are $4.50 in advance; $5.00 at the door. There is no charge for children under two years of age. Tickets may be purchased from any Lubbock Lions Club member, or by calling the Lubbock Lions Club at 806-763-4789. Tickets also available at all Bolton Oil locations. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

February 21….Rain Barrel Workshop - Three hour workshop where you will learn about conservation and assemble a rain barrel to take home. $40/person. Call 767-3706 for more information. Sponsored by Parks and the City's Storm Water Department's Education Team. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 11 a.m.

February 21….Red Raider Basketball – Big XII conference basketball action with the Tech men vs. the Texas A&M Aggies. United Spirit Arena, 1711 Indiana Avenue; 5 p.m.

February 21….Lubbock Unwrapped (Encore of Feb. 6th show) - This week's guest host is Mark Bass and features the hit music of the Eagles and The Beach Boys. This new concept features the talents of Cactus favorites Jason Fellers, Billy McClaran Brandon Gwinn, Jeff Bailey, Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett, Jacie Hood and The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Special guest is West Texas singer/songwriter Chris Crow. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


February 23….David Copperfield -
Hailed by audiences and critics alike as the greatest illusionist of our time. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions on the Texas Tech campus. Two shows offered: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


February 24….Lubbock Meals on Wheels 10th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration -
This spectacular event will include thirty-five food booths (with selections from your favorite local restaurants), live jazz music by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a large silent auction, cash bars, plus a variety of activities and prizes. Colorful masks and beads will be available to make the evening even more festive. Everyone will also enjoy entertainment such as dancers, clowns, magicians, jugglers and flamboyant decorations in the official colors of purple, green, and gold. The expanded children’s area includes bouncers, face and hair painting, and several games and activities to keep the kids entertained. The French Market will feature trendy shirts, fragrances, jewelry, and authentic Louisiana treats such as chicory coffee and hurricane mix. Event tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, any Select-A-Seat location (service charge applies) or for $35 at the door. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted and tickets can be mailed. New this year: benefit drawing for a trip to Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM ($500 gift certificate to use toward rooms, dining, golf, or gaming). Drawing tickets are $25 and only 250 will be sold. Drawing will be held at the event but you need not be present to win. Enjoy a fantastic, fun evening and support a great program that feeds the homebound community. For more info, call Lubbock Meals on Wheels at 792-7971. Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Question....

The question:
Which member of the Rat Pack starred in the western movie "The Sons of Katie Elder" along with John Wayne?

Answer: Dean Martin

The winner of the Rat Pack tickets was Sally G.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

We have a special Family 4-Pak to see FUMC's theatrical production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Saturday, February 28th, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater.

This week's trivia question:
Which '70s teen idol and current Las Vegas headliner starred in the lead role of Joseph in the Broadway run of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” ???

Send your answer to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.com with the words "Joseph" in the subject line. In the body of your email, provide your answer along with your contact info including daytime phone number where we can reach you. We'll draw from all correct entries submitted. "Good luck to all..."

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February 27- 28….Lubbock Unwrapped - Guest host this week will be David Langston. Featuring the music of the fabulous '50s and starring: Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, Brandon Gwinn, Billy McClaran, Jordan Sheets, Jane Prince-Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett, Jacie Hood and The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Special guest is West Texas singer/songwriter: Tori Vasquez. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

March 6-7….Dinner Theater Fundraiser - The Slaton Harvey House will present a dinner featuring a wine tasting, gourmet meal and performance of the play “Harvey Girls.” Written by Rosa Latimer, the production is directed by Jay Young. Proceeds from the event will go to the Slaton Railroad Heritage Association and the Lockney High School Theater Department. The dinner, featuring beef tenderloin, will be catered by Lacy Vardeman and her staff. There is limited seating for the dinner theater event and reservations are required by March 1 by calling 806-787-3180. Tickets (56 for each night) for the dinner and play are $100 per person. Slaton Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave, Slaton, TX ; 6 p.m.

Connecting Lubbock:
CASA Seeking Volunteers for Kids

February 19, 23, 26, and March 2….CASA Training Session - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the South Plains helps advocate for abused and neglected youth in the court system. Their goal is to recruit volunteers to serve as independent voices for a child in court. Currently, 120 youth in Lubbock are awaiting a volunteer! Call today to sign up to be a CASA volunteer at 806-763-2272 or visit the website at www.lubbockcasa.org. Bank of America building, 2nd floor auditorium, 916 Main Street; 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Connecting Lubbock space provided as a special community service by the Lubbock Fun Club.

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