June 2 , 2011


June 2….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. The first band to be featured is the Dustin Garrett Band performing rock and blues. Performances are every Thursday evening from June 1 – September 1, 2011. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2011 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside food or beverages or coolers are allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

June 2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
- Come and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Zio’s Italian Kitchen. There will be a section of the restaurant reserved just for the Fun Club Singles. A reservation will be required in order to have sufficient servers for the group. Please submit your reservation to Jeanne.ford@att.net as soon as possible to help with seating reservations at the restaurant. Zio’s Italian Kitchen, 4414 82nd St. (Formerly ZooKini’s); 6:30 p.m.


June 3….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 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 trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

June 3….Free Screening of “Laughology” - Have you been laughing enough lately? Do you remember the last time you laughed? Did you know Laughter Yoga is alive and well in Lubbock? Come and enjoy a free screening of the movie "Laughology" (about the science of laughter) and a group laughter session. This will be a great chance to experience the beneficial effects of laughter and connect with other like-minded folks seeking alternative ways to feel healthy and reduce the effects of stress. The Covenant Laughter club meets weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the Covenant Lifestyles Centre (6th fl) and is always free. Bring your stress and join in the fun! It’s free! Call Carla for questions at 392-5768. Covenant Lifestyles Center, 6th floor, East parking garage, 3615 19th St; 6 p.m.

June 3 (repeats June 10)….A Tribute to The Eagles - Featuring the all-time hits from America's greatest country-rock band...The Eagles! Starring your Cactus
favorites Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington, Jeff Bailey, Dustin Garrett and the fabulous Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 3-4 (repeats June 10-11, 17-18)…."The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" - It sure is hard to be humble when you're a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through this frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress, an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye, a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe, and a good-natured "Town Crier" who manages to make her way into every scene, whether she belongs there or not. Combine them with a band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget written by Mary Lynn Dobson and directed by Kim Klafka. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and can be reserved by calling (806) 792-0501. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


June 3-5….Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ZING ZANG ZOOM Gold Edition
- Everyone is invited to a magical circus experience, where just feet away from their seats audiences will enjoy high-flying excitement and pulse-pounding acts combined with performers of amazing courage and extraordinary skill. Thrilllusionist David DaVinci wows circus-goers with eye-popping illusions and mind-blowing transformations, all mysteriously interwoven throughout the show. DaVinci is the only Thrilllusionist who performs with a feathered flock of eight rare and colorful birds including African Greys, Cockatoos and Macaws that can only be seen at ZING ZANG ZOOM, Gold Edition! Guided by DaVinci, these winged performers take flights of fantasy around the arena. There also will be captivating performances by international daredevils from over the globe. High above the center ring, Viktoriya and Widny, the Hairdaring Duo, execute an unbelievable extreme hair hang an amazing 35 ft in the air. The Kung Fu Kings combine mixed martial arts with mind-boggling strength to accomplish feats that include twisting solid metal poles around their bodies and dive through hoops of razor-sharp sabers, blindfolded! The Barons of Balance, have the world’s fastest feet reveal amazing agility as they leap from one thumb-thin low-wire to another. The famous Urias Family rides customized 100 cc motorcycles at speeds up to 60 mph in a steel globe that is only 16 ft. wide. And flying high and flipping furiously are The Salsations who take vaulting, aerial gymnastics, and sizzling dance moves to scorching new extremes. Audience members will get up close and personal with the majestic animals of Ringling Bros.® Hans Klose and his 10 high-energy dogs display their animal athleticism with a fun and whimsical twist. The talented pups high jump, hurdle, dive from 16 feet up in the air, back flip and even walk on their hind legs. A pride of golden lionesses and one rare white lion, perform a fascinating routine that demonstrate the amazing relationship between a human and his cats. Mayya and Andriy Panfilov amaze audiences as their troupe of performing cats scale a kitty low wire, balance on top of balls, jump through hula hoops, and walk across parallel bars only using their front paws. Most impressive of all, watch trainer Ramon Esqueda and our treasured Asian elephants groove just a few feet away from your seat. With abundant thrills comes loads of fun, when the Ringling Bros. clowns bring comical and musical hilarity to Children Of All Ages. The Clowning Caveagna Family creates instrumental mayhem with interactive silliness and antics. Who knew clowns could be so musical and funny all at once! The action at ZING ZANG ZOOM, Gold Edition begins an hour before show time at the All Access Pre-show – FREE to all ticket holders. Get to know the world’s greatest performers and exotic animals in person before the show. The All Access Pre-show is the only place where you can register for a chance to win a masterpiece created by one of Ringling Bros. artistic Asian elephants. One Ring. A Thousand Memorable Moments. Don’t miss this opportunity to get closer than ever to The Greatest Show On Earth®! Kids tickets for all performances just $10 (not valid for VIP setaing). Opening Night tickets just $10. All other performances, ticket prices are $14 and $18 with limited $30 VIP Floor Seats. Tickets are available at the City Bank Coliseum Box Office, Select-A-Seat, Memphis Place Mall, United Supermarkets, or on line at www.ringling.com . City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 1:30 p.m.


une 4….3rd Annual “Peace, Love & Mud” Volleyball Tournament
- Peace Love & Mud is an annual mud volleyball tournament to support Communities In Schools On the South Plains. Peace Love Mud hosted its first tournament in 2009! In 2010 they had 40 teams and this year they will allow 80 teams on 16 courts. “Let’s make a difference …..in the mud! 109th Street and Upland. Round robin games begin at 9 a.m.

June 4….7th Annual Healthy Lubbock Day 2011 - This event hosted by the Healthy Lubbock Initiative, a program of the Garrison Institute on Aging, Lubbock Area Foundation, and the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation seeks to make Lubbock and its surrounding communities healthier by motivating people to become more active and make good nutrition choices. Children’s activities will include Quick Start Tennis, kid’s Zumba, a bicycle rodeo, Bodyworks’ Monster City- complete with climbing wall and spider climb and more. Community Health Center of Lubbock will provide child immunizations (shot record required). There will also be free health screenings including blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat and more, adult immunizations, as well as about 30 vendors sharing information on health, fitness and nutrition. Interactive exercise demonstrations will include Lubbock’s 3rd Annual Largest Zumba class at 10:30 a.m. This year’s events will also include the Healthy Lubbock Day Amazing Race obstacle course, separate races for families and adults in which family and friends can compete against each other in a battle of fitness and wits for fun prizes. At 11:30 a.m., the winners of the community-wide Healthy Lubbock Day Amazing Races will be announced to close the event. All activities are free. Maxey Park, 30th and Oxford, 4020 30th Street; 9 a.m. - Noon

June 4…Author Melissa Bond To Appear at Barnes and Noble - Local author, Melissa Bond, will make an appearance for her vampire romance series, Sweet Lucidity. New readers will have a chance to sample the e-book on the exclusive B&N e-reader, the Nook. Fans will also have an opportunity to ask questions and preview what is ahead in the series, including the upcoming illustrated edition. The first 25 fans will receive a signed print from the illustrated edition, and an exclusive excerpt from Dragonfly, the second book in the series. Barnes & Noble Book Booksellers, South Plains Mall (6002 Slide Road); 3:30 p.m.


une 4-5….Silent Wings Museum’s Commemoration of the Sixty-Seventh Anniversary of D-Day
- The Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock will commemorate the sixty-seventh anniversary of D-Day with a free two-day event honoring the great sacrifice given by the Allied forces on the shores of Normandy, France during a critical moment in the course of turning the tide of the War in Europe. The museum will unveil its newest exhibit; “Putt-Putt Air Force on the Home Front: Lubbock’s WWII Civilian Pilot Training Program.” This exhibit is a small scale reproduction of the airfields used to train glider pilots and will become a part of the permanent collection at Silent Wings Museum. Also offered during the two-day event will be opportunities to view the documentary D-Day Remembered, children’s educational activities, special exhibits and interactive demonstrations by the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team. The airborne team will be offering rides in their authentic C-47, “Boogie Baby,” for a fee of $125. In addition, the South Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross will provide a coffee and donut breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday. On June 6, 1944, American and United Kingdom troops invaded Normandy, France by sea and air with the largest military invasion force ever assembled. With the success of D-Day the Allies were able to secure beachfront positions and a staging point for liberating Western Europe and pushing toward Berlin, Germany. For more information about the Silent Wings Museum’s D-Day 2011 Commemoration contact the Museum at : 806.775.3331. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. IH 27; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


une 5 (also June 12, 19, 26;, July 3, 11, 17)…. Westwinds Brass Band's Sunday Concerts in the Park - Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the Westwinds Brass Band out under the stars at Wagner Park! Enjoy the evening and hear the nostalgic music while visiting with your neighbor....or meet a new one! A children's march is always included so come see what it's all about! One hour performance. No admission. Wagner Park, 26th and Elgin Avenue; 8 p.m.

June 5….Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe First "Sunday Party" - Classic cars, live 1950s-era music and cool treats and eats will be served during this inaugural "Sunday Party" event. Fun for the whole family, the festivities begin at 5 pm and extend into the early evening hours. Come enjoy cool cars, hot tunes and fun surprises and a good time for all. Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404-34th Street; 5 pm - 8 pm.

Last Week's Trivia Winner...

The Question:
The "GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH" is one year older than what other great American tradition?

Answer: Professional Baseball
Winner: Katherine T. of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

June 6-9.........Big Apple Adventure
June 11….......Lubbock’s Annual Foster Fest
June 11-12.….14th Annual Llano Wine & Clay Festival
June 18….......South Plains Wildlife Rehab Open House
June 20 -24…..M.A.D. Camp at the Buddy Holly Center

June 23-25…..Science Spectrum CritterFest '11
June 26….......Jeff Dunham “Identity Crisis Tour”
July 5-22.....Hub Performing Arts School Shining Stars Camp

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