June 21, 2012


June 21….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series: Wendy Colonna (Folk Rock) - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and modern environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. FREE to the public. There is a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed in the venue. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

June 21-23….Texas Tech University Dept. of Theatre and Dance Summer Rep 2012: The Odd Couple (female version) - In 1985, Neil Simon revised The Odd Couple for a female cast. It was titled The Female Odd Couple and was based on the same story line and same lead characters, now called Florence Unger and Olive Madison. The poker game became Trivial Pursuit with their friends becoming the girlfriends: Mickie, Sylvie, Vera, and Renee; and the Pigeon sisters became the Costazuela brothers, Manolo and Jesus. Directed by Peter Smith. Tickets are $10 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID and can be reserved by calling (806) 742-3603. Maedgen Laboratory Theatre (east entrance), located on 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues. 7:30 p.m.

June 21, 22, 23, 24….CritterFest ’12 - Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. Nowhere else in town can you see an elephant, lions, tigers, alligators, crocodiles, camels, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, camel and pony rides and cow milking demonstrations, along with many of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family! Two exciting shows will be featured at this year’s CritterFest. Close Encounters Lion & Tiger Show and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. Close Encounters Lion & Tiger Show is a brand new act to CritterFest that features trained African lions, and several tigers including both a rare white and a golden tiger. This show will not only astound you with the cat’s intelligence, but teach important lessons about conserving the World’s endangered species. Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American Alligators and Nile Crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.

Schedule of Daily Showtimes:
Close Encounters Lion & Tiger Shows: 1, 3 & 5 p.m. daily (Exhibit Hall) Crocodile Encounters: 2 & 4 p.m. daily (Lower Level Café)

Your ticket to CRITTERFEST not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals. Tickets for CritterFest ‘12 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10 a.m on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’12:
Adults: $12.00, Children (3-12): $9.50, Seniors (60+): $9.50

Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ’12 Shows:
$4.00 Adults, $3.00 Children
* Under age 3 Free for event admission.
** Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.

For more event info, call 806-745-2525, or visit sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.

June 22…...The Cactus Theater presents: The Police Experience - The Cactus Theater presents the most authentic Police tribute band in the world endorsed by Stewart Copeland, Miles Copeland and Taylor Hawkins. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets and find out more information, call 806.747.7047 or visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

June 22….Second Annual Concert in the Park At Vintage Township -
This Back Yard Concert Series is free to the community and perfect for all ages. Music from the Doobie Bros, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Eagles, Bad Company, Toto and more. Music provided by groundFLOOR with Sonny & Bethany Borba, Jonathan Smither, Brian Tate, Tim Tivis, Jacky Howard plus special guests. Concessions available. Bring your lawn chair and your memories and lets have some fun! Vintage Township Founders Park, off the corner of 114th Street & Quaker Ave. Turn off Quaker to 114th Street and continue to the first southbound street, Trafalgar Ave. Turn south on Trafalgar and you will see Founders Park just around the corner. Event runs from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.


June 22, 23….Children and Adults Theatrical Studio: "Mind Over Matt" - This hilarious show, "Mind Over Matt" was written by Scott Hahn the same author of "Insane With Power", and is directed by Rolando "Doc" Rivera. If you saw and liked "Insane With Power," you will love "Mind Over Matt." Ticket prices are $8.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for adults. Space is limited so make your reservations ASAP! You may do so by emailing the theatre at: cats_playhouse@hotmail.com, or by calling the theatre at (806) 792-0501. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th St. House opens at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.

June 22, 23
….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Disney’s "My Son, Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale" - Have you ever wished upon a star? Then you must come see Disney’s My Son, Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale under Lubbock's stunning night sky at the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre this June! Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz composes vibrant new music for this timeless Disney tale of a wooden puppet who wishes to be a real boy. Disney’s My Son, Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale features classics such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings.” The twist with this stage version of the Pinocchio story is that it is narrated from Geppetto’s point of view! Re-discover this charming tale all over again and share it with those you love. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful Mackenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are $28 for preferred seating (in the center) and $20 for general admission seating on the sides. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m.; shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


June 22 - 24….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: "Seussical Jr." – LCT’s Theatre for Youth Program presents a musical extravaganza based on the works of Dr. Seuss that weaves together his most famous tales and characters! Co-directed by Ashley Rhodes and Jamie Rogers. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $5.00 for children under 12. Reserve your tickets online at lubbockcommunitytheatre.org or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.

June 23….Lubbock Garden Tour – Come and enjoy the annual tour of private gardens throughout Lubbock and the surrounding area sponsored by the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. Find inspirations for your home oasis from a variety of gardening styles! Tickets available at any location on the tour, plus the Arboretum. Tickets are $7 for Adults, $5 for Arboretum members and free to kids under 12. Call 797-4520 for information. (6 hrs, at your own pace). Proceeds support the Lubbock Arboretum’s gardening programs, events and the maintenance of the gardens inside Clapp Park. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 23….11th Annual "Storytellers" Benefit – This benefit is presented by Covenant Health Foundation and will be benefiting Covenant Children's Hospital and raising money for a retina camera to diagnose eye diseases and trauma in children. Featured songwriters and singers include:
- Pam Tillis, a world-renowned Grammy winner, CMA “Female Vocalist of the Year,” member of the Grand Ole Opry, and daughter of the incomparable Mel Tillis. Pam has had 6 No. 1 hits and 14 Top Ten hits in her storied musical career.
- Deborah Allen, who has written and co-written songs for stars like Lee Ann Rimes, Tanya Tucker, Fleetwood Mac, and many others. One of her songs was performed by Mary Griffin on the soundtrack for the movie "Coyote Ugly".
- Victoria Shaw, who has written 6 No. 1 hits for Garth Brooks and an ACM “Song of the Year” for John Michael Montgomery, “I Love The Way You Love Me.” Victoria recently co-produced Lady Antebellum’s platinum debut album.
- Mike Loudermilk, who has worked with stars like John Schneider, Crystal Gayle, and Tracy Lawrence. Mike’s studio, Nashville Sound Project House, works with some of Nashville’s most famous songwriters & performers.

The evening will open with a pre-concert party, including cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Buddy Holly Center at 1801 Crickets Avenue – and will close with a post-concert reception with the songwriters in Tornado Alley (adjacent to the theater) from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Patron tickets are available for $250 each and include pre- and post-concert activities; show-only tickets, which include the concert and post-concert reception, are available for $150. For more, contact Lindsay Webb, Event Coordinator, at the Covenant Foundation at 806-725-6020.


June 24….Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 - The Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 is a triathlon that includes a 1.2-mile open water lake swim, 56-mile biking and a 13.1-mile run. For more information, call Marti Greer at 877.719.4957 or visit www.buffalospringslaketriathlon.com. Buffalo Springs Lake, 5 miles southeast of Lubbock; 6:30 a.m.

June 24….Westwinds Brass Band Concert in the Park
– Come and enjoy an old fashioned Concert In the Park, performed by the Westwinds Brass Band. Traditional brass band music, marches, overtures, outstanding soloists, and our traditional favorite...the kid's march. Bring your blankets & lawn chairs and enjoy an hour of fun music-- maybe even a picnic supper! Concerts are sponsored by the Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome. Wagner Park, 26th St. and Flint Ave; 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.

High Noon Concerts Offered Each Wednesday at Courthouse Gazebo

June 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – High Noon Concerts – Every Wednesday from June to August you can enjoy live music at the Lubbock County Courthouse Gazebo (904 Broadway). Concerts start at...you guessed it, "high noon." It's a great way to experience a great variety of homegrown, West Texas music....and it's FREE for the listenin'!

Schedule as follows:
June 27 – John Sprott (R&R Originals)
July 11 - Bob Rueda (Whiskey Tango '80s & C&W Western)
July 25 – Terri Caldwell/Cactus (Assorted Talents)
August 1 – Mike Pritchard & Mark Walney (Acoustic Guitar)
August 8 – Logan Carver (Country &Western)
August 15 – Mariachi Nueva Generacion
August 22 – Junior Vasquez (Acoustic Guitar)
August 29 – Andy Wilkinson (Western Folk Music)

Recreation Offered by the City of Lubbock in July...So Check It Out!

The Parks and Rec offer many fun activities and are inexpensive or free. There are things such as fitness activities, wind surfing & stand-up paddle board, camps, swimming, crafting, cooking and much more. To see all of the activities, go to http://www.playlubbock.com and click on Activity Guide to see the 32-page summer guide!

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

Question: Nearly identical in appearance to the Siberian Tiger, which other large feline unfortunately became extinct in the 1950s?

Answer: Caspian Tiger

Winner: Miguel L. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, 1 winner will receive two vouchers redeemable for two tickets to any of the performances of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, taking place each weekend this summer.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Moonlight Over My Yammy" as your subject title.

The Question: For the classic animated version of "Pinocchio", Walt Disney got his inspiration by reading a story by which noted author ???

The deadline for this contest is next Monday at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted that day. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. 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

June 25-29.....Cookie Camp 2012
June 27-30…..Tech Summer Rep: Goldilocks on Trial
June 29….Slaton's Fifth Friday Art Trail
July 5….Handwriting Group
July 6-7…Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "Fiddler on the Roof"

July 14….John Ford Coley in Concert

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