May 5, 2011


May 5….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" Singles (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner – Come on out and enjoy a good meal and meeting new friends. An RSVP is requested in order to let the manager know how many servers to have for our group. Please RSVP to or call (806) 777-9484. Thank you for your will help us plan so the group can sit together. Applebee's, 4025 S. Loop 289; 6:30 p.m.


May 6….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art 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 the 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! . The Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail and will be open free of charge from 6 – 9 p.m. for patrons to view its exceptional exhibits. The Center will provide free refreshments and a cash bar. Author Wendy Hundere Parnell will be in the Meadows Courtyard from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to sign copies of her book, Musta Notta Gotta Lotta Sleep Last Night. Inspired by the legendary song “Musta Not Gotta Lotta” by Joe Ely, this book tells the tale of Buddy Brown and his day after a sleepless night. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Buddy Holly Center’s gift shop for $14.95. Illuminance 2011 will be in the Fine Arts Gallery. Illuminance 2011 is a biennial competitive photograph exhibition. The installation of work chosen by Juror Jill Enfield features a vast selection of photographs from many talented contemporary artists. Illuminance began presenting award-winning exhibitions at the Fine Arts Center and has since moved the competition to the Buddy Holly Center’s newly renovated Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition continually attracts the attention of artists from across the United States and around the world. Illuminance 2011 Juror Jill Enfield is a world-renowned photographer and a professor at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, New York. Ms. Enfield has selected pieces from thirty-six national artists. Welcome to the Hub: 82 years of the Depot will be in the Depot Foyer, and Buddy’s Bedroom will be in the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame. Illuminance 2011 will be on display through Sunday, June 12, 2011. The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

May 6….Joe Ely Band in Concert - Enjoy an incredible, electric evening with Lubbock fave Joe Ely and his full band as they return to the Cactus for an incredible live performance! In recent years, most of Joe's performances at the theater have been either a duo with his accordian buddy Joel Guzman or with The Flatlanders...but this show will feature the whole band - or as Joe might say...THE WHOLE ENCHILADA! Tickets are available at $30 and $35 and can be reserved by calling 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 6 - 7 (repeats May 13-14...these are bonus shows just recently added)…Ragtown Gospel Theater: “Heaven…A Divine Comedy” This comedy has a cast that includes Solomon, Michael the Archangel, Lazarus’s sister, Martha, and cameo appearances of Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Paul Harvey, and Jerry Clower. But the hands down star of the show is Elvis. It is entertaining throughout, culminating in the “musical” portrayal of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. “Heaven” has lots of laughs and a message of assurance and joy. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 in groups of 12 or more, students: $10.00 and children: $10.00. Call 1-877-RAGTOWN or visit for more information. Post, TX. Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m.

May 6 - 7….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “Searching for New Identities” – Come on a thrilling journey as great composers define the musical voices of their nations! Béla Bartók, one of the most important Hungarian composers in history, showcases his national pride with “Concerto for Orchestra.” Illustrious English composer Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto” will be brought to life by a premier cellist of his generation, Gary Hoffman. Finally, there will be a presentation of a piece by Shafer Mahoney, the extraordinary composer-in-residence. Searching for New Identities will be a climactic end to a season filled with the mystery of darkness and the power of light! Tickets may be purchased at 601 Ave K or by phone at 806.762.1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


May 6 – 8....AKC Dog Agility Trials - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials. Approximately 150 dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top agility trained dogs in the country. Agility is one of the newest AKC events. In an Agility Trial a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Excellent. The dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun filled and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers and spectators. Don’t miss it! For more information call 535-3794 or email at (No un-entered dogs allowed). Texas Tech Equestrian Center, 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th St. and Upland Avenue: Friday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

May 6 - 8 (repeats May 13-15, 20-22)…..“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” - It's like Seinfeld....set to music! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind the contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship". Follow various couples from waiting to dating through love and marriage and moving on through the agonies and triumphs of in-laws, newborns and even pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious musical revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, and to those who have dared to ask, "What are you doing Saturday night". Rating: Comedy: PG-13. For tickets visit the theatre's website at or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


May 7….2nd Annual Diabetes and Healthy Living Expo – Everyone is invited to an educational activity that could change your life. Dr. Dreimane, Dr, Felton and other health professionals will present the newest information about diabetes and pre-diabetes. Get motivated to move with an exciting exercise presentation, enjoy delicious samples of healthy food and visit all the vendors. There will be activities for the children and admission is free for the whole family. For questions call 806-794- 0691 ext 6139 or write matwood@diabetes .org. Bodyworks, 4th and Slide; 8:30 a.m.- noon.

May 7….Mother's Day Expo - Bring Mom out to the Holiday Inn Park Plaza and let her pick her own gift from a great selection of vendors including Silpada, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Scrappin' Hearts, Message by Elaine, Cuddle Bugs Bowtique, Boho Betty Accessories, Pure Romance and more! There will be over 50 vendors on site offering such mom favorites as handmade jewelry, candles, local art, home decor and more. There will be door prizes given away all day including $1,000 Giveaway from Kirby! For more info call or text 806-577-9243. Lubbock Holiday Inn Plaza Grand Atrium, 3201 S. Loop 289; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

May 7….“Science of a Magical Circus” – Come and join a special preview of the Greatest Show on Earth®....but with a science twist. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassador of Laughter, clowns Dave and Cherie, will be in town giving a preview of the upcoming ZING ZANG ZOOM®, Gold Edition circus coming to Lubbock this June 3rd through June 5th. In the Science of a Magical Circus program, the clowns use magic, balancing objects, plate spinning, optical illusion, rope escape, and juggling to help show children how science is used in the circus. Terms such as balance, counterbalance, wind resistance, gyroscopic stability, and gravity are used and exemplified. The program begins by talking about Newton’s law of gravity, but it seems to be somehow missing while juggling scarves and balls. Through the use of magic, the clowns are able to make 3 scarves and 3 balls appear out of a previously empty cylinder. The theory of wind resistance is exhibited by showing that a ball falls faster than a scarf. A club juggling routine involves the clowns stealing red clubs from one another until they are magically changed from red clubs to blue by passing 6 clubs around an audience volunteer using lots of social silliness. An awesome optical illusion that the whole audience gets to participate in is called the “Hypno Wheel”. A balance demonstration involves approximately fifteen to twenty children who volunteer to go up on stage with the clowns. Each tries their hand at balancing peacock feathers. This balance concept is then illustrated again by one of the clowns who balances a spinning plate as high as the ceiling on his chin. With the help of one more volunteers, they explain gyroscopic stability while the volunteer holding four spinning plates. The big finale is the chair suspension, which is a really cool demonstration of balance, counterbalance and magic! The whole show includes lots of social silliness so that the children are laughing and learning along with the show. The clowns conclude by challenging the children to find the “Science of the Circus”, when they go to see the Greatest Show on Earth. The Science of a Magical Circus last approximately 35 – 45 minutes and will be located inside the Science Spectrum Museum in the lower level café. The show will be included with standard museum admission. Science Spectrum OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 1 p.m.

Standard Science Spectrum Museum Admission Rates:
$8.00 for Adults
$6.50 for Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 for Seniors (ages 60+)
Free for Children under 3 and Museum Members.

May 7….Dino Day 2011 at the Museum – Everyone is welcome to attend this free family event. Activities are for children ages 6 - 10 but all families and children welcome! Enter for your chance to win 1 of 50 paleontology field kits! Texas Tech Museum, 3301 4th St; 1 - 4 p.m.

May 7….All for the Allisons: A Benefit Concert for Donnie Allison – Everyone is invited to attend this very special concert benefitting Donnie, Stephanie and Zach Allison as they fight the battle against cancer. Many local and regional West Texas performers will join to present a musical tribute to Donnie Allison in honor of his contributions and to show their love for him and his family. Support the Allisons with your attendance and participation in the live and silent auction. Tickets $30 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY - Happy Mother's Day!

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for two tickets to the May 7th performance of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of “Searching for New Identities.”

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

The Question: The term "Philharmonic" is often used to describe major symphonies across the country...but what does this descriptive word actually mean?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) at noon and the winner will be contacted by early afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

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.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

May 11…........Pinhole Camera Obscura
May 14…........First Annual National TriMathlon Day
May 20 - 21….Frenship Theater: "The Phantom of the Opera"
May 21…........Lubbock Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

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