August 9, 2012


August 9….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series:
Mike Pritchard & the Ogallala Blues Band (Rock & Roll) - The Buddy Holly Center presents a 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.

August 10 (Opening Day)...."Rescue" - The latest "giant screen" film from award-winning director, Stephen Low, brings the importance of worldwide response to natural disasters into viewers' laps. It provides the audience with an immersion into both the training and mindsets of the individuals who answer the call—both personally and professionally—of those in need. The film, which opens at the OMNI Theater on Friday, Aug. 10th, 2012, can be seen several times daily. Following the training and actual assignment of four key characters, Low's film traces the path each has taken to ultimately provide humanitarian aid in a disaster situation. And the situation, in this instance, is a very real, and very timely one. Low was in the midst of filming this 42-minute big screen documentary when the earthquake in Haiti struck in early 2010. Quickly maneuvering to arrange permissions and access to the stricken area, the team arrived with their huge cameras weighing as much as 150-pounds in tow. They collected scenes—the first real-time disaster shots ever caught by the IMAX camera—that were both heart-wrenching and heartening.
"Rescue" is an epic journey of hope in the world of disaster and emergency response captured (in 3D) for both 2D and 3D presentation with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen. Ten cents from every "Rescue" ticket sold will support American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those affected by disaster anywhere in the world. For more information, visit The OMNI Theater at the Science Spectrum will be showing the 2D version of this film beginning Aug. 10th through Fall 2012. For additional theater info. and showtimes, the public may call 806-745-6299 or visit Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.

OMNI Theater General Admission Ticket Rates:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)

August 10….Stars Under The Stars - The Foundation for Music Education is announcing the 8th annual summer “Stars Under The Stars,” featuring the Brad Leali Jazz Orchestra with Brad Leali on Saxophone and San Francisco vocalist Carla Helmbrech. “Stars Under the Stars” is an evening concert benefitting music scholarships that will include an hour of socializing with sensational food and drink from “Stella’s” and this world-class jazz orchestra. This is truly a “Big Band”, a much larger group than appeared in the 2011, with added saxes, trumpets and trombones. Brad will again be joined by Claus Raible on piano, Ryan Hagler on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums. The event benefits music education scholarships. Our traditional guest host and emcee will be local TV and radio personality, Jeff Klotzman. The “Stars” this year are brilliant world-class jazz artists from the United States, Greece and Germany! For info about tickets and/or making donations for “Stars Under the Stars,” please call 806-687-0861, 806-300-2474, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave K; 7 – 10 p.m.

August 10….Cactus Theater: Whitney Houston Tribute - After the highly-touted debut of our Whitney Houston tribute show in June, our audience requested an encore performance. So we've brought it back just for you this August! Sheena Fadeyi and friends Amber Pennington, Jordan Sheets, Haley Simpson, and the Holly Avenue Singers are again providing one of the finest tributes honoring Whitney Houston you will ever see. We've got all of Whitney's cutting edge tunes: the beautiful "Saving All My Love," the rockin' "How Will I Know," and, of course, Whitney's mega hit "I Will Always Love You." You won't want to miss this show, so get your tickets and come celebrate the legendary talent of Whitney Houston. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved in advance by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


August 10, 11 (Repeats Aug. 17-18; 24-25)….Children and Adults Theatrical Studio: “ A Little Magic” – C.A.T.S. Theatre presents a new comedy by Whitney Ryan Garrity. Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and seniors. Call 806-792-0501 or you may also e-mail a reservation to When making a reservation please provide your name, how many reservations, contact number, and what day you would like the reservations. You will be contacted in the event that they are not able to accept your reservation. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th St.

August 10, 11 (Repeats August 17, 18)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "The Sound of Music" - The amphitheatre is "alive with the sound of music!" Back by popular demand, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music" is welcomed back to the Wells Fargo Amphitheater! This unforgettable musical tells the story of Maria, a young woman who must choose between her desire to be a nun and the love she has found while being a governess to seven children. Many songs from this musical have become household favorites, such as “Do Re Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” There is no better way to end the summer than under the stars with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals listening to beautiful singing and the wonderful LMM orchestra! All summer performances are 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 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.

August 10 - 12….Wash Your Car For a Cause – Have your car washed at Mighty Wash on the corner of 82nd and Milwaukee the weekend of August 10-12 and a portion of the proceeds will help the kids at Texas Boys Ranch.

August 10 - 12….OMNI Theater Opening Weekend Special "Thank You!" Offer - All current emergency First Responders, Active Duty & Reserve Military, as well as Disabled Veterans receive buy-one-get-one-free* tickets to see the new OMNI film "RESCUE"!
(*Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the original ticket purchased. This promotion cannot be combined with group rates, coupons, or other special promotions. Multiple tickets purchased by the same person are limited to a maximum of three free tickets.) Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.

August 10 - 12….Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - The classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's book of Genesis. Tickets are $10 and available at or 806-720-7429. McDonald Moody Auditorium (on the LCU Campus), 5601 19th St; 7:30 pm each evening.


August 11…. Lubbock Mustang Club's 30th Anniversary Mustang Roundup & Car Show - This will be the largest gathering of Ford Mustangs on the South Plains with many more classic and muscle cars of all types. Food vendors will be on hand as well as music from Rock 101. Check out their Facebook page or for more info. Admission is free to the public. Wayland Baptist University Lubbock Campus (NW Loop 289 & N. Quaker; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 11….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market – Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open twice every month on the second and fourth Saturdays. That's twice the chances to come see and purchase the finest in local art and the freshest in locally produced foods and produce. We'll have most of the same growers we had plus a few new ones including Wolf creek farms (produce), Pai Dom Meats (free-range, grass-fed, "beyond organic" meats) & we will be blocking-off the street! It's gonna be fun! We had a lot of sell-outs in cheese, eggs and produce, so if you're looking for something special, you might want to be here at opening. Visit for more information. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m...or until everyone is sold out!

August 11….Lubbock Memorial Arboretum August Second Saturday Program - The topic for this month’s program is “Getting Your Landscape Ready for Fall.” Please come mingle and indulge in refreshments before the program, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum’s Interpretive Center, 42nd St. and University Ave; 10 a.m.

August 11….Rescue Day - Meet the people who help keep us safe in the Lubbock community and work with disaster relief efforts all over the world! Members of the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Fire Department, Lubbock EMS, and the American Red Cross Disaster Response will be at the Science Spectrum. Stop by and visit with emergency personnel and disaster relief specialists, learn more about what they do, and see their equipment and vehicles up close and personal. This event is FREE to the general public. (*Regular museum & OMNI Theater rates still apply.) Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 11….Cactus Theater: Encore Summer Beach Party - The Cactus kicked off this incredible summer with a packed, Beach Boys-Buffett bonanza. We had so much fun the first time, we just had to do it twice! Featuring Dustin Garrett, Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, West Garza, and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Come join us for an encore performance, plus some added party time hits to celebrate this wonderful summer! Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


August 12.....Rockin' Box 33 Presents: Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines - The intimate confines of Melissa Grimes' eclectic residence plays host to a house concert featuring prolific female singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix, along with special guest and producer Lloyd Maines of Lubbock. A native of the Texas hill country region, Hendrix is a well-respected independent artist with a string of albums produced by Maines. Limited seating and reservations required in advance. Contact Melissa Grimes, show promoter, at (806) 441-9128 to reserve your seat. 7:15 p.m.
Don't Miss These Events This Week at the Museum of Texas Tech!

Thursday, August 9
….Movies@The Museum: "To Hell and Back" (1955), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Audie Murphy. In conjunction with "Celebrating Our Heroes" at the Museum. Rated: NR

Friday, August 10….Movies@The Museum: "MacArthur" (1977), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Gregory Peck. In conjunction with "Celebrating Our Heroes" at the Museum. Rated: PG

Saturday, August 11….Movies@The Museum: "Gettysburg" (1993), Jones Auditorium, Noon. FREE. Starring Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen. In conjunction with the exhibition Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection. Rated: PG

Saturday, August 11….Night Hike, dusk, at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Besure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive, (Just north of Loop 289, at Indiana Avenue and U.S. Highway 84).

Last Week's Trivia Question....

The Question: In the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music", during which song does the real Maria Von Trapp make a cameo appearance?

Answer: "I Have Confidence"

Winner: Michelle C. of Lubbock
and Tammy V. of Shallowater

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
August 16…..100th Titanic Anniversary
August 17…...Donny Edwards: 'A True Tribute to Elvis'
August 18…...Lubbock Heritage Society Luncheon
August 18…..Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music
August 23…..Back-to-School Funfest Dinner for Students
August 24…..37th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon
August 24…...Cactus Theater: Blues Brothers
August 29…...Buddy Holly Center: Songwriting Workshop

Special: Make Early Reservations for Harvey House Event Aug. 18th!

August 18… Lubbock Heritage Society Luncheon - The Lubbock Heritage Society is hosting an event to be held at the Harvey House in Slaton that will include a delightful meal and a speaker who will review the history of this important historic piece of railroad history. There will also be a tour of the building. Please invite a guest and meet there for a time of remembering the past. Seating is limited; therefore, you are asked to RSVP by Wednesday August 15, 2012 to: Sonja Gotcher, Lubbock Heritage Society Events Chairman.Telephone: 799-1905 / 790-9337 or Email: Cost of luncheon is $10.00 per person. Harvey House, 400 Railroad Avenue, Slaton, TX; Noon.

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