August 13, 2009


August 13….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center presents the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series....and it's free to the public. There will be a cash bar as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages allowed. This week's featured performer is the William Clark Green Band. Buddy Holly Center's Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


August 14….2nd Annual Legacy Makers Benefit – Come enjoy a BBQ buffet, live music, DJ, live and silent auctions, and much more. The Legacy Makers 3 Day Walk Team is walking 60 miles in 3 days for the second year in a row. Each walker is required to raise $2,300 in
order to walk. All proceeds of the 3 day walk benefit Susuan G. Komen Race For the Cure. Last year the Legacy Makers raised over $35,000 and were the 11th top fundraising team in the Dallas 3 Day Walk. The Dallas 3 Day Walk raised over $7 million in 2008 and our local Lubbock Komen affiliate received a portion of the proceeds…an impressive $70,000! That money stays right here in our community to fund education and screening programs. $25 minimum donation per ticket. Call 778-2522 or email for tickets or more information. Please purchase your tickets in advance. Four Bar K, 302 East 82nd Street; 7 p.m.

August 14 (last performance is next Saturday, August 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Production: “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”- The music of Buddy Holly has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and this show tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with high-school friends the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when "That’ll Be The Day" hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage to Maria Elena; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. Don’t miss out, this is your chance to see Buddy sing his way through two hours of the best rock ‘n’ roll you’ll ever hear! As a special treat, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals has cast Dean Elliott and Matthew Wycliffe, professional actors who have played the role of Buddy Holly in London’s West End, to reprise the role in Lubbock. Tickets available at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, see or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.


August 14, 15….”Driving Miss Daisy” - A Pulitzer prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed and starring as Daisy Werthan is Cactus alum Jane Prince Jones. She is joined by the incomparable Floyd Price in the part of Hoke. The part of Boolie, Daisy's son is superbly portrayed by David Weaver. A moving series of scenes span a thirty year friendship between two most unlikely people in the South, pulling at your emotions, making you laugh, cry, and love these characters and leave the theatre wanting more. This is a comedy-drama suitable for all ages. Tickets $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 14, 15
(also repeats August 21, 22)…."The Education of Angels" – The C.A.T.S. Playhouse presents a comedy by Matthew Carlin and directed by Tim McIntire in which two unlikely characters are thrown together in this hilarious and somewhat whimsical tale of two angels in training. Nick and Jenna are sent back to Earth to help Dave, who is having "cold-feet" on the day of his wedding. The resolution is circuitous and definitely poignant, as the three bumble their way into a happy ending. Toss in an "angelic" New York cabbie as transportation from heaven, a domineering ex-wife who has remarried, but believes that Dave shouldn't, a kindly minister, a daughter and the fact that not everyone can see the angels......and comedic situations ensue. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children/seniors/students. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2405 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

August 14, 15…."Some Girls” - Hub Theatre Group will present Neil LaBute's “Some Girls.” A man, about to be married, goes from city to city meeting four women from his past in an effort to address the unfinished emotional business he has with each of them. Neil LaBute's incisive and often uncomfortable view of modern relationships explores the boundaries of pain and redemption. This play will be directed by Bob Chanda with a stellar young cast. For ticket information please call (806) 577-7441. The Firehouse Theatre located in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K; 8 p.m.


August 15…..Lubbock Mustang Club 27th Annual Roundup and Car Show - Along with meticulously-restored versions of the legendary Ford Mustang, the car show is open to classic cars from before 1950 plus later classics, muscle cars, motorcycles, street rods, Corvettes and a variety of pickups. Pre-registration fee is $25, ($30 after August 14th). Professional judges. Best of show non-Mustang and Mustang will be awarded. For more info contact Chuck Wilson at 806-773-5548 or Set-up and registration 8 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Wayland Baptist University Lubbock Campus, NW Loop 289 & Quaker Ave; 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

August 15….. Kids Kowboy Rodeo – Come enjoy a rootin’ tootin’ good time with lots of prizes and events such as goat tying, stick horse barrel race, boot run, goat bagging, dummy roping, money in the hay, hat race, goat sortin’, water gun shootin’, musical hay bales, horseback egg race, and goat scramble. For ages 2 – 10 (parents must be present). Admission is free. Concession stand – real cheap. Free snow cones. For more information call 759-8245 or visit Lone Star Cowboy Church, 14308 Hwy 87 (1 mile north of Woodrow on Hwy 87); Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and event is from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.

August 15…."Sounds of West Texas" Benefit Concert – Benefit concert for Torrence Spence featuring: Keith and Betty Smith, Darryl and Donnetta Lippe, Shanna (Van Winkle) Sides, Brittney Bennett, Lance May, Country Club, Cecil White, Mary Beth Ashbum, Lynn Alexander, Andy Johnson, The Martin Band and Kaci Keltz. Tickets $15 for adults, $7 for children and are available at all Select-A-Seat locations. Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

August 15 (last performance is next Friday, August 21)…. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of “Guys and Dolls” - The winner of five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls includes the hit numbers A Bushel and a Peck and Luck Be a Lady and numerous others. New York, the city that never sleeps. From the news seller to the chorus girl, from the gambler to the missionary - all of them caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Tickets are available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more information about the event, please see the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals web site at or contact executive director Jill Kerns at Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open to the public at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.


August 16….Anthony Kearns in Concert - Anthony Kearns, considered by Ireland as her finest tenor, will perform at the Cactus Theater. Kearnes, founding member of the PBS super group, The Irish Tenors, presents a dynamic repertoire spanning Ireland to Broadway, Lanza to McCormack, Viennese romance to Italian classics, the inspirational to the spiritual, in a concert you will not soon forget. A frequent performer in the nation’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, Anthony is a classically trained tenor with the incredible ability to sing what audiences love to hear. Bravos ring out all evening long at Anthony Kearns’ concerts! Tickets: $30.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7 p.m.

Singled Out? New Singles Group Planned for Mid-30s to Late-40s

We have had a growing number of inquiries regarding a need for an adult singles group positioned for this age group.....and we need YOUR input to bring it all together! Our existing singles group - the "SOS" bunch - has evolved into a 50+ we know there's an opportunity to create a new branch on the "singles tree" and we we'd like to hear more from you out there to determine how to bring this effort together for a successful launch in the very near future.

So...if you have an interest in being part of a singles group from the mid-30s to late-40s, please drop us a line using the email links directly below this box so we can hear your ideas and interest level!

Thanks for your help and encouragement to continually grow the Lubbock Fun Club so that it can evolve and meet some important needs. After all, we are about community and people!

Shane and Steph

This Week's Ticket Giveaway(s)!

The giveaway has been absent the last couple of this week we have two different contests for you to consider!

Prize Pak #1....We have not one, but two, family 5-paks of tickets for Joyland Amusement Park.
Again, we''ll have TWO winning families! To enter this random drawing, please email us at and be sure to put the word "Joyland!" in the subject title. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info so we may get the tickets to you easily. Deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted next Monday.

Prize Pak #2....There's a special benefit concert lined up this Saturday night entitled "Sounds of West Texas" featuring lots of local talent coming together to raise funds for a local child. We have a pair of tickets to give away and this drawing will be held quicker than the first contest since we need to get the tickets to the winner right away. Deadline is tomorrow (Friday) at noon. To enter this random drawing, please email us at and be sure to put the word "Sounds" in the subject title. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info so we may get the tickets to you easily.

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August 20….......Cookie Club Membership
August 21….......34th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon
August 22….......Charlie Goodnight Concert
August 29.....…."The Highwaymen Live" Tribute Concert

September 4…..Beautiful Botanicals Show
September 5.....Poodle Skirts and Hot Rods

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