August 5, 2010


August 5….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series
- The Buddy Holly Center is offering another hot summer of music and fun every Thursday evening. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. Summer Showcase 2010 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages, coolers or food are allowed. Pete's Curbside will have food available to purchase.This week's featured performer is the Colin Gilmore Band (roots rock). Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

August 5….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner - This is going to be another great dinner! Seating is limited and space will be reserved for regular attendees that RSVP no later than Monday, August 2nd by 6 p.m. Special note to “first” time attendees to the dinner… are welcome even though a RSVP has not been made. The cost: Order from menu, 20% tip will be added to your ticket. For any questions and to RSVP feel free to call Jeanne at 777-9484. Triple J Chophouse - 1807 Buddy Holly Avenue; 6:30 p.m.


August 6….First Friday Art Trail
- Don't miss this months event as this is the last month to see Ken Dixon's spectacular show, "Order & Disorder- 'Loop'" in the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall. The Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery will feature "chiCrits, a group exhibition. Tom Hicks, a local ceramicist will have a solo exhibit in the Martin McDonald Hall Gallery. In the Jon F. Lott Gallery, Shreepad Joglekar and Ian Thomas will present an exciting site-specific installation. The Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio will once again feature works for sale by various artists. Included are Marsha Davis, mosaics; Marilee Bybee, jewelry and ceramics; Roger Holmes, pottery and other special guest artists. Tori Vasquez will once again give a free concert in the Firehouse Theatre. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 p.m.. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information on the First Friday Art Trail visit us at Also, see the regular art venues and 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.

August 6…."Raise The Roof" Party – Come and enjoy a great party for a great cause. This event is scheduled to coincide with First Friday Art Trail activities, has been organized to help raise money for roof repairs at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains facility. The Children's Advocacy Center roof suffered extensive damages during the July rains, and the party tis being held to help them "Raise Their Roof." Enjoy delectable appetizers, Music to the Maxx's uncanny ability to play just the right tunes, and Delanie Courtney Adkins's stunning photography influenced by master artists and photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, and Fredric Remington. Delanie is an active participant in the Texas School of Professional Photographers, studying under Emmerich/Cricchio and J.Hudson/Rainville. Also featured are Ken Young's large format photography capturing West Texas life and landscape; art by Jo Beth Gilliam, Laura Lynn Lewis, Scott White, and Charise and Ted Adams; and jewelry by Melissa Sharkey. All art is on display daily through August 31. For more information, call (806) 792-2723 x3230. A donation to the CAC of at least $10 will be required for admission. Legacy Event Center,1500 14th Street; 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

August 6 (repeats August 14, 27-28) Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents "Willy Wonka” - This musical is based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate factory,” adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald. Gerald Dolter is stage director; Jacob Miller will conduct. John Davis stars as Willy Wonka, with Benjamin Betts as Charlie Bucket and Mark Martin as Grandpa Joe. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


August 6, 7….Lubbock's Regional Firefighters Combat Challenge - Cheer on Team Carpet Tech of Lubbock and firefighters from around the country as they compete head-to-head in an athletic competition dubbed by ESPN as "The Toughest Two Minutes in Sports". This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. There is also a free "Junior Firefighter Challenge" and a fire safety city for the kids. Refreshments, souvenirs, giveaways and covered seating will be available. West parking lot of the South Plains Mall, Loop 289 and Slide; Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

August 6, 7….Stars of the Cactus
- Your favorite Cactus artists return to the stage to perform their most popular hits from the Cactus songbook featuring Terri Caldwell, Camille Powe, Donnie Allison, Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, Jeff McCreight, Lesley Sawyer, Butch Avery & the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine! Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


August 7….Fifth Annual Hub City Beach Party - Come enjoy this fun event to raise money for Foster*A*Life which is a nonprofit agency that grants dreams to foster children in the 18 counties surrounding and including Lubbock. The mission of Foster*A*Life is to provide otherwise unavailable assistance, services, and opportunities to children who have been placed in foster care. There will be many beach related activities and games to enjoy during the evening such as beach pong contest which starts at 6 p.m. (with cash prizes) and a treasure hunt (The Lost Shaker of Salt). The Lost Shaker of Salt also has gift certificates, rounds of golf, dinners at restaurants, a two night stay at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, passes to Six Flags and much more!! There will be a beach and volcano and delicious food from The Ultimate Tailgaters. There also will be a souvenir shop called The Tiki Island Tourist Trap where those special purchases can be made in order to remember the trip to Hub City Beach! It’s fun for the whole family! It should be noted that adult beverages will be served. By popular demand, the Florida band named “The Landsharks” is returning. They put on the most phenomenal show! The band is considered to be a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, but they have a varied play list. Tickets are $15.00 and available at Select-A-Seat with a $3.00 service charge. Tickets are also available at the gate on the day of the event for $20.00. Group rate available only through Foster*A*Life office only: 10 tickets for $13.00 each. Wrist bands will be available so attendees can come and go! Raffle tickets are $10 each for chance to win two tickets to any Southwest Airlines destination. Cactus Courtyard, 1801 Buddy Holly Ave; 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.)

August 7
(repeats August 13, 20-22; September 3-7)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “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 a young man from Lubbock, who - along with his high-school friends formed a band called 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; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. Tickets available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased at All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


August 7-8….Radio Controlled Model Air Show - The modelers and guests of Wings Miniature Aircraft Society of Lubbock welcome you to share their passion for military model aviation at this exciting event. Admission is $5.00 for adults, while kids 12 and under are free. Please take advantage of the canned food drive by receiving $1.00 off general admission for each donated canned food item (no limit) benefitting the South Plains Food Bank. Many of the aircraft in West Texas Warbirds are built from scratch or plans, or may be assembled from kits that are largely pre-fabricated. Often, modelers devote hundreds of hours to researching, engineering and constructing their model aircraft subjects before they are ready to fly. Some are advanced to expert radio controlled fliers with more than 20 years experience. A watchful eye can spot the solid skills of the more seasoned pilots. You can expect close viewing of the model aircraft and a full unobstructed view of the flying demonstrations. Portable restroom facilities will be available as well as food, drinks and other refreshments. It is recommended that spectators bring their own lawn chairs and sunscreen. Nostalgic era music, pilot interviews and expert narration of the aircraft in flight add interest and enjoyment to the event theme. Please understand this event is highly dependent on fair weather without stiff winds, in which flying activity may be limited. The highlight for spectators will be at noon on Saturday, August 7th, when the flying will stop and all the modelers line up the aircraft for viewing. West Texas Warbirds is a super event for families of school-aged children, Scouting and senior groups and will spark the interest of many. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs! Be sure to visit for more information. The flying site in Abernathy is just a short drive North of Lubbock on Interstate 27. It is located just four miles East of I-27 on FM 2060 (Exit 21) at the Abernathy Municipal Airport. Watch for signs guiding you to the spectator and parking area. Best viewing times are Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


August 8….Minis and Friends South Plains BBQ Fundraiser - Come and support Minis and Friends South Plains by purchasing food and horse goodies (including earrings, toys, etc.) There will be fajita burritos for $2, hot dogs for $1, and soft drinks for $1. For more information visit or contact: Melanie Tatum: 806-543-4172. Sam's Club #8270 parking lot, 4303 W. Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.


August 9….LFC "Simply Singles" Monthly Dinner (Adults: 30s/40s) – All singles in this age group are invited to come join the fun....and be sure to bring friends to share in a meal and a good time together. Please RSVP by August 8. Cancun Restaurant, 5605 Slide Rd; 6:30 pm.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1:
In the film "Forrest Gump", which technology giant was featured prominently as an investment for Tom Hanks' character?

Answer: Apple
Winner: Chloe S. of Lubbock

Trivia Contest #2: Which song, featured in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" as well as the current stage play, features the following lyrics:

Answer: Pure Imagination
Winner: Heather K. of Lubbock

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have two (2) family 4-paks for Nickelodeon Storytime Live (tickets good for the 7 p.m. performance).

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Dora the Explorer” as the subject title.

The question: What is the name of Dora’s best friend? (Hint: It's a purple, blue and yellow monkey)


Trivia Contest #2:
This week we have two (2) family 4-paks to attend any performance during the remaining 2010 Lubbock Moonlight Musicals season.

To win these tickets, email us with the answer and use the fun phrase “Oompa Loompa” as the subject title.

The question: What are the 4 bad behaviors the Oompa Loompas sing about in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"?

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. The deadline is Sunday evening at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday morning.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Good luck to everyone!

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Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


August 13…......'50s Nostlagia Night
August 14…......"Fly the Rainbow" Hot Air Balloon Event
August 14…......Lubbock’s Got Talent
(Re-scheduled from July 4)
August 17…......Nickelodeon Storytime Live
August 20…......National Ranching Heritage Center Gala
August 20, 21….A Tribute to the Eagles
August 21…......2nd Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing)

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