May 12, 2011


May 12.…Lecture by Ian Hancock: "The Genocide of the Roma in the Holocaust" - Ian Hancock is Director of The Romani Archives and Documentation Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a state commissioner on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. In 1998 he was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Council, and between 1986-2002 was representative to the United Nations Economic and social Council for Roma. He is a member of the Vienna based International Romani Parliament, and has received awards for his work, including the prestigious Rafto Human Rights Prize from Norway, the Gamaliel Chair in Peace and Justice from the University of Wisconsin, and two honorary doctorates from European universities. He has a Roma social center named after him in Zagreb, and West Chester University in Pennsylvania has established the Ian Hancock Scholarship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Widely published, his two most recent books are We Are the Romani People and Danger! Educated Gypsy. In conjunction with the exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. Free admission. Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 Fourth Street; 6:30 p.m.


May 13….Dustin Garrett Rocks Out - The Cactus Theater proudly presents Dustin Garrett in concert. Dustin was selected 3rd in the nation in Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" contest and has become a favorite of West Texas and the Cactus audiences. From the Eagles to B.B. King to classic rock 'n' roll, Dustin will blow you away; this young singer/guitarist is incredible. One night not miss this opportunity to see some serious local talent! Tickets are $25 and available by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 13 - 14.…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 13 - 15…..“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 14….First Annual National TriMathlon Day for Kids - Beginning on National Pi Day, March 14, 2011, registration for Mathnasium’s TriMathlon will be free and open to all students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades attending public, private or home school. The event is intended to create excitement among area students and schools. The TriMathlon consists of three challenges: The Counting Game (tests student’s ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number), Magic Squares (students are awarded points for creativity in developing their own math problems), and Mental Math Workout (evaluates student’s Number Sense by asking them to solve given problems the ‘smart’ way without pencil and paper). National TriMathlon winners will be selected from the top three scorers in each grade level from all participating Mathnasium locations. The 12 national winners will receive honors and more than $10,000 in cash prizes. For more information visit Mathnasium of Lubbock, Village, 82nd and Quaker.

May 14….Downtown Art Market – Springtime in Lubbock. What better way to get out of the winter doldrums than to come down to the market. This outdoor event features over 30 local artists and growers all showcasing their work. Booths will be set up in the Gallery, the Artlab next door, the Gallery garden and along the sidewalks on Buddy Holly. Paintings, leather work, metal work, crafts, produce and other unique gift items will be for sale. Come downtown and see what all the talk is about, meet your friends and celebrate this cultural district event! More local artists are encouraged to show their work in a booth. For additional info please call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Ave; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

May 14…..Picture This! Digital Photography Workshop for Kids - Youths entering grades 4 or 5 are welcome to celebrate National Photography Month! Discover your inner photography skills in this innovative day-long workshop. Learn all about vantage points, photograph composition, and mat your own images! $10/child, must bring to the workshop: a digital camera, and a sack lunch that does not require microwaving or refrigeration. Registration is required. Call 806.7422432 or email Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth Street; 10 a.m.-.4.p.m.

May 14….West Texas Roller Dollz vs. Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz - Come cheer on Lubbock's very own roller derby team as they take on the girls from Pueblo, Colorado. This will be a fun-fillled night for the entire family. General admission is $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Children 11 and under are free. Tickets are available now at all Select-a-Seat locations, Civic Center box office, or by calling 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 or visit for more details. For advance tickets contact Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Doors open at 6 p.m., action starts at 7 p.m.

May 14….Del Castillo in Concert - Returning by popular demand.....these guys are Austin's Latin rock sensation....and winners of the coveted title of "Best Live Band" in the live music capital of the world, no less. Tickets are only $25 and available by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


ay 15….ZZ Top with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Concert – A Sunday night special....a double-shot of classic rock 'n' roll....arrives in the Hub City with these two iconic bands. Both bands are members of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of expect three hours of wall to wall hits and fan favorites. Tickets are $59.50, $49.50 and available at all area Select-A-Seat locations or by calling 770-2000. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue. Make note: This concert starts unusually early at 7 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner...

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

Answer: Fond of or devoted to in a lover of music.
Amy R. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, we have four (4) tickets for the Friday, April 20th performance of Christ In The Arts production of “Epic.”

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Contest of Epic Proportions” as your subject title.

The Question: Who is the only performer elected to the prestigious Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame...while along the way hosting a major network television show, authoring Biblical novels and starring in Hollywood motion pictures?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday night at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday. 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 20 - 21….Frenship Theater: "The Phantom of the Opera"
May 20 - 21….Christ In The Arts production of “Epic”
May 21….......“Fairy Tale Feast”

May 21…........Lubbock Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

May 26 - 28…."The Merry Wives of Windsor"
June 3-4....…."The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood"
June 23, 24, 25….CritterFest '11

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