September 3, 2009


September 3….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 Ingrid Kaiter Band. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

September 3….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" Singles Monthly Dinner - Come on out for a relaxing evening of good food, fun and mariachi music ! The Delwin Jones Room is reserved just for the Lubbock Fun Club Singles. We need at least 40 people guaranteed if we want the room for “free” so ask all your friends to come along and join the fun. Place and Pay For Your Order from Order Line. River Smith’s Chicken & Catfish located at 5th & Ave Q (in the Delwin Jones Room). Come at 6:30 p.m. for social time; enjoy dinner at 7 p.m.

September 3….Lubbock Fun Club NEW Singles Group Meeting for Adults in the 30s/40s Age Range This is the first social gathering for this group of local adult singles to meet, socialize and discuss ideas going forward. If you are single and are in this age demographic, you are invited to attend this casual gathering. Lubbock Fun Club directors Shane and Steph will greet the attendees and briefly discuss the successes of the original LFC singles group and how this new group can benefit. This will be a very casual, fun time of getting to know each other. Come if you can....plan to have fun....and meet some new friends and brainstorm about ideas for the group to consider. Recommended dress is casual....simply come to see how you can be part of the fun! The group may choose to dine at the restaurant or simply mingle outside....we'll see what the group wants to do! Meet on the patio at Abuelo's Mexican Embassy restaurant, located on the southwest corner of 82nd and Quaker Avenue. Gather outside on the patio at 7:00 pm.

eptember 3….Jeff Dunham Comedy ConcertTime magazine calls Jeff “the most popular stand-up comedian in the U.S.” Forbes just released their celebrity 100 list and this native of Dallas, Texas ranks at #84. Dunham's comedy and brand of humor is aimed primarily at adult audiences but is relatively tame overall....a PG-13 rating would be appropriate if considering taking the kids to this performance. Tickets available at all Select-A- Seat locations. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana; 7:30 p.m.


September 4….First Friday Art Trail
See the regular art venues, plus 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 our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The 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. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This continually evolving event runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

September 4….Beautiful Botanicals Show - A mixed media exhibit of floral and nature themes. Part of the First Friday Art Trail. For more info call 806-767-3724. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


September 4, 5, 6
(also repeats Sept. 11, 12)…. “The Guys” - Less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He's looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Hub Theatre Group is proud to announce its production of Anne Nelson's "The Guys", a poignant story set in the aftermath of the events of September 11. The NY Post called this play a "generous, sad, touching play about the braveries of grief." A portion of proceeds from the play will benefit the Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial. On September 11, a commemorative ceremony for firefighters will be held before the show with Fire Chief Rhea Cooper presiding and a presentation by the Honor Guard and a wine and cheese reception after the show. Tickets are $15/adults; $5/students and $25 for the special September 11 performance. Call 577-7441 to purchase tickets and visit for more information. Firehouse Theatre in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue k; Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 6 at 2 p.m.


September 4, 5, 8....Buddy Holly’s 73rd Birthday Bash - The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy’s 73rd Birthday Bash, a three-day event honoring Lubbock’s legendary icon. Free admission will be offered during Buddy’s birthday celebration. Events and activities will feature loads of fun for the whole family! Note: dates listed are unique: Activities are scheduled for Friday and Saturday....take a break Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day holiday, then resume on Tuesday.

Schedule as follows:

September 4: Closing Reception For “The Last Tour” Exhibition. Food and cash bar will be provided. Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Chris Crow performs in the Meadows Courtyard. Enjoy the smooth voice and thoughtful lyrics of this Buddy Holly-inspired artist. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

September 5: Screenings of “The Real Buddy Holly Story” -This brilliant and enlightening program is the most authoritative biography ever assembled on the life of the American pop icon. Times: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

September 5: Susan Grisanti’s Guitar Then and Now Workshop - Featuring all levels & styles of guitar from classical techniques to Buddy Holly’s influence & methods. Attendees are encouraged to bring their guitars and play. Cost: Free Time: 11 p.m. – 2 p.m.

September 5: Kids' Poodle Skirts & Hot Rods Workshop - Take a step back into the 1950s and create your very own poodle skirt or hot rod. Space is limited and pre-registration requested by Sept. 2. Ages: 5 & up; ages 5-8 w/parent. Cost: $7. Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

September 8: Guided Tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery - Provided by Bill Griggs, Rock ‘n’ Roll historian and Buddy Holly expert. Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

September 8: Buddy’s birthday cake and punch will be served.
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

September 8: Jack Neal & Friends perform in the Meadows Courtyard - Don’t miss performances by Jack Neal, Larry Welborn, Dangerous Dan, Billy Cork, Sherry Holley Scales and special appearances by Larry & Travis Holley. Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Please call 806.775.3560 for more info or visit


eptember 5 (also repeats Sept. 11, 12)…. “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” - "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon is one of his earlier comedies that displays the hilarity only Simon can master. Many actors have portrayed the lead role of Barney, from the film's Alan Arkin to the touring production's Gary "Radar O'Reilly" Burghoff, but Cactus comic Kurt Kiser is a "hoot" offering nothing but pure 'fun'. Audiences will roar as he tries but fails, not once, but three times, to be a "red hot lover". Jane Prince Jones masterfully directs Kurt in the lead role, welcoming back to the Cactus stage three uniquely different actresses, Anna Ruth Aaron Despain, Jenee Jones and Kathy Davis. This is a classic Neil Simon comedy with no profanity but with some adult humor. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Last week’s winners of the Family 5-paks of Joyland tickets were Sheena S. and Connie C.
of Lubbock.

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September 10-12…......Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment
September 10-13…......21st National Cowboy Symposium
September 12, 13….....14th Annual Apple Butter Festival
September 17-20…......Fiestas Patrias
September 18, 19, 20...Lubbock Ballet: Carnival of the Animals

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