September 6 , 2012


September 6….Desserts First - Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains are excited to host Desserts First, a delicious fundraiser featuring desserts made with Girl Scout Cookies created and donated by local chefs. Bring your friends and join us at this unique event featuring innovative Girl Scout cookie desserts created by area chefs from Ambrosia Catering, Cold Stone Creamery, Honeychild Catering, Jimenez Bakery & Restaurant, Lubbock Christian University, Premiere Cinemas, Sherick Memorial Home, and the South Plains Food Bank. The evening will also feature complimentary local wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. Tickets for Desserts First are now on sale for $25 per person, and event sponsorships are still available beginning at $100. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 3,029 Girl Scouts in the Lubbock region through leadership programs designed to help girls discover their own potential, connect with their peers and take action to better their communities. For more information on Lubbock’s Desserts First, our 100th Anniversary or how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts, call 800-530-4957 or visit For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets for this event, please contact Veronica Estrada Martinez at 806-589-5948 or McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

September 6….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at the newly-reopened Zucchini’s Restaurant. There are no reservations required. Come prepared to have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group! Zucchini’s Restaurant, 8217 University Avenue; 6:30 p.m.

September 6-8….Cradles 2 Crayons Children's Consignment Sale 2012
- Come see the best in "gently used" children's clothing - Newborn to Pre-teen size, maternity wear, shoes, baby swings, bouncers, feeding/diapering supplies, nursery furniture and decor, outdoor playground equipment, books, videos, bicycles, toys and more. Once you discover Cradles 2 Crayons, it will be an event that you will never miss again! Admission is FREE! See for more information. Highland Baptist, 4229 34th Street; Midnight Madness Sale (open to the public): Thursday, 8 p.m.- 12 a.m., Friday, 11a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday , 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. (Most items half-off)!

September 6-9….24th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration - The purpose of the event is to celebrate, preserve and pass along our western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it, and for those who have never known it before to learn from and enjoy it as well. To carry out these goals, the event schedule includes a variety of talented performers throughout the day and nationally recognized entertainer R.W. Hampton for the Saturday night performance. Many talented musicians, poets and storytellers from across the nation will gather to perform as well as Native American demonstrations and dancing, western authors, a movie seminar, horse handling demonstrations, the Horse Parade, the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, and exhibits of western artworks and merchandise.The event features more than 50 performers including cowboy and cowgirl poets, musical acts, storytellers, exhibit spaces filled with the best in western art and goods, authentic chuck wagons and other special presenters. It truly is the premier event of its kind in existence today! One of the largest events annually held in Lubbock, the Symposium draws visitors from many states and multiple nations, and people from more than 30 nations have attended in the previous twenty-two years. The event has activities for the entire family! Show goers will be able pick and choose from a full schedule of entertainers, western programs, and activities each day of the event. A schedule of events and ticket information may be found on the official web site at . All-inclusive, one-price, “Wrangler Pass” and “Rustler Pass” admission tickets are available prior to the event. The Wrangler passes allow admission and meals for all three days and the Rustler pass is an all-inclusive one day pass for Friday or Saturday. All tickets may be purchased in advance through the office, on the web site, or in person upon arrival at the event. New attractions include sessions featuring Bob Wills music, performance by R.W. Hampton, an old time magic show, quilting display and demonstration, and the premier of the NCSC Chuck Wagon Roast Coffee. Additional info at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 7….Buddy Holly’s 76th Birthday Bash - The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy’s 76th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to tour the Center FREE of charge on Friday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be events and activities for the whole family!

Children’s Make-and-Take Activities will be available until 4 p.m.

Screening of Buddy Holly: “Listen To Me”
(DVD generously provided by KTTZ-TV)
Time: 10 a.m. (Shown continually all day)

Guided Tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery
Provided by BHC Curator Jacqueline Bober.
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Buddy’s Birthday Bash Reception
Birthday cupcakes and punch will be served.
Time: 5:30 p.m.

The Dustin Garrett Band
Performing in the Meadows Courtyard.
Time: 6 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

First Friday Art Trail
A night that provides an opportunity to enjoy fine art, entertainment, and refreshments at local art galleries.
Time: 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.

September 7….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. 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 from 6-9 p.m.

September 7….(New Venue) First Friday Art Trail - September's First Friday Art Trail will be an extra special one at the newest venue on the trail, Culture Clothing. Contemporary artist Drew Merritt will be live, painting an original mural on the store's east-facing facade. Originally from Clovis, NM and now working all over the US, Drew's work typically features vivid colors, a graphic style, and the ability to create empathy in the viewer. The store's owner, Shawn Anglin, says, "We're excited to infuse more color into Lubbock's cityscape, and also to be a part of the vibrant art community here". Not only will viewers get the treat of watching Drew at work, but Lubbockites will be able to enjoy the mural permanently once it's finished. Culture Clothing will also be featuring several other artists including Jonathan Medrano (clothing designer) and Christine Case (acrylic on canvas) inside the store. Culture Clothing is a stop on the trolley trail which is part of the First Friday Art Trail, this will allow easy transport to and from the other venues on the trail. This event takes place on September 7th at 1717 Broadway from 6-9 p.m.

September 7….First Friday Art Trail at the Museum - The Museum of Texas Tech University announces these events for its participation in the monthly Art Trail events:

5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm
….Planetarium Show: laserPINK FLOYD'S "Dark Side of the Moon," standard ticket prices.
6-9 pm….ViewSpace, Museum Theater. Free
6:30 pm….Movies@The Museum: The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Jones Auditorium. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Free
6:30-7:30 pm….Bedtime@The Museum: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. Free
Dusk to 9 pm….Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting). Free

Events listed above will be presented at the Museum of Texas Tech University, 4th and Indiana Avenue.

September 7….Cactus Theater: A Night at the Grand Ole Opry - One of your major suggestions in our recent survey was to feature more classic country music. Well, we aim to please so here it is!!! A Night at the Grand Ole Opry will feature the music of the greatest legendary country singers of all time - George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, George Strait, and you might even hear a little from Minnie Pearl! Featuring Jeff Bailey, Amber Pennington, Terri Caldwell, Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser, Jason Fellers, West Garza, Kassidy King and Bristi McHam. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

September 7….Legacy Makers Annual Dance - Featured performer will be Gary Nix and West Texas. $10 donation at the door. Silent auction proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen 3 Day event. Double B Party Barns located at 1910 Research Blvd; 8 p.m.

September 7….Debbie Gelber's Cabaret Night - Wine Down at the First Friday Art Trail with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' presentation of: Debbie Gelber's Cabaret Night. Tickets: $15 at the door, with complementary light hors d'oeuvres, wine, and desert included. Performers featured are Annie Nichols and Esteban Castillo. For more information contact Veronica Estrada Martinez at 806-589-5948. LHUCA's Christine DeVitt Icehouse, 511 Avenue J; 8:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.


eptember 8….BubbleFest - Back for the third year in a row as a "fall event" - and its sixth year over all - BubbleFest at the Science Spectrum continues to grow in popularity, by providing good “clean” fun and sciencefor families of all ages. If you love to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!

Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:
- Mentos and Exploding Bubbles Demonstrations
- A Bubble Gum blowing contest
- Bubble-wrap popping station (*small additional fee to pop bubble wrap)
- Pre-School & Older Children’s Bubble Crafts
- Bubbles in Nano Science
- Put a Kid in a Bubble
- The Bubble Boogie Room
- Don’t Pop the Bubble
- Bubble Wands
- Floating and Frozen Bubbles
- Special bubble experiment just for pre-schoolers in the Lubbock Children’s Museum.

Enjoy amazing BubbleMania performances by “Bubble-ologist” Casey Carle. The perfect blend of comedy, art and science, BubbleMania is a show like no other! Casey Carle is a former professionally trained Ringling Bros. Clown, who was looking for something that hadn’t been done before. Over twenty years, and thousands of shows later, Casey has traveled internationally performing with bubbles as festivals, science museums, theaters, private engagements and on television. Casey combines polished entertainment with high quality visual art and practical, easily understood science. All ages can learn how bubbles form, why they're spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting - each topic related to the physical laws of the natural world. Older audience members learn to appreciate practical applications of diverse bubbles in everyday life (soccer balls to air bags) and are actively involved in fun demonstrations of molecular bonding and surface tension. Carle has performed in front of crowds of 50 to 1,000 people, and he loves it. "My work with bubbles reminds people that there is a great deal of joy in the simple things of life. My show emphasizes relatively simple tools to do amazing manipulations, from intricate sculptures to giant floating spheres. Mostly I just have fun and then everyone else does, too." For more info. on Casey Carle or his BubbleMania show visit, *Most BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission. Free for members. (*small additional fee to pop bubble wrap). Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; BubbleMaina shows will be performed at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

September 8….Hot Rods at the Buddy Holly Center – The Buddy Holly Center presents "Hot Rods"...a day of creativity and fun where kids ages 8 and up can design their own hot rods. Younger hot rod enthusiasts will need adult supervision. Rev-up your creativity and turn an unfinished car into a cool sports car that really rocks! Cost is $7.00 and pre-registration by Saturday, September 1st at 5 p.m. is required, as class size is limited. Payment must be made at the time of reservation. For more information or to register please call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center,1801 Crickets Ave; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

September 8….Poodle Skirts at the Buddy Holly Center
- Come to the Buddy Holly Center for a day of creativity and fun as we celebrate Buddy Holly's 76th Birthday! Kids can take a step back into the 1950s and create their very own poodle skirts! The Buddy Holly Center invites "hip" chicks ages 8 and up to create a wearable work of art! Younger cool kittens must be able to use scissors to cut cloth and have adult supervision. Cost is $12.00 and pre-registration by Saturday, September 1st at 5 p.m. is required, as class size is limited. Payment must be made at the time of registration. For more info or to register please call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

September 8…."Sentimental Journey" - Pride of West Texas Show Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will present it’s annual show “Sentimental Journey.” Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling 799-SING (7464). Guest performers include, the Singing Plainsmen and the following quartets, Crossfire, Beautiful Mess, Current Attraction and Myst (reigning Region 25 champion quartet). Monterey High School Auditorium, 3211 47th Street; 7 p.m.

September 8….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: A Night of Improv Comedy - Make reservations now and watch the magic happen when these wonderful actors and actresses put faith into the hands of each other! Call now for tickets: 806-792-0501 or email are $5.00 at the door. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

September 8….Cactus Theater: Tribute to the Eagles - The most requested Cactus productions ever have been our various tributes to the Eagles. This one promises to be one of the most talked about Eagles show in Cactus history! The much loved stars of the Cactus along with several amazing newcomers will present your favorite Eagles songs in the true spirit and respect due this legendary one-of-a-kind musical phenomena! Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m

eptember 8-9….South Plains Balloon Roundup - The South Plains Balloon Roundup hosts a hot air balloon rally. Bring out the whole family! This event is free to the public. 10-15 hot air balloons will ascend at Sunrise- approximately at 7-7:30 a.m. (weather permitting). For more information, call Donna Walker at 806.792.9188. Patterson Park in Wolfforth, just south of the intersection. Go west on 82nd to the intersection of Brownfield Hwy and look for the balloons!

September 8-9….17th Annual Apple Butter Festival - This annual festival is fun for the entire family including LOTS of apple picking in the Orchard, hayrides, live music, space slide, craft booths and a petting zoo for the kids. Meet Johnny Appleseed and Snow White. Have fun with face painting, release of lady bugs in the Orchard, green chili roasting and a rock climbing wall in the trees. There will be a BBQ lunch, apple turnovers and ice cream available. For more information call 806-781-1753 or 806-892-2961. Email with further questions. Benefits Meals on Wheel and other charities. Apple Country Orchards, just 12 miles east of Lubbock on Hwy 62; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days

eptember 10….LSO Opening Night Gala With Yo-Yo Ma - The LSO’s ON FIRE 2012-2013 season will be set ablaze on September 10, 2012 with one of the most important musical events to ever take place in the City of Lubbock. The LSO is pleased to welcome cultural ambassador and international classical concert superstar Yo-Yo Ma to the South Plains for this signature gala event. Mr. Ma’s one-night-only performance with the LSO will open with Smetana’s rousing Overture to The Bartered Bride. The presentation will also include the works of Antonin Dvorák including The Czech Suite, Opus 39 in D Major, Slavic Dances, Opus 72, No. 2 & 7, and conclude with Edward Elgar’s contemplative Cello Concerto, Opus 85 in E Minor. The LSO’s Opening Night Gala will also be noted by the launch of a new era at the orchestra as David Cho assumes the role of Music Director. Tickets may be purchased at the LSO office (601 Ave K) or by phone at 806.762.1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Bubble gum was invented by Walter Diemer in 1928. He sold his gum under what name?

Answer: Dubble Bubble

Winner: Lindsey K. of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
Sept. 14-16.........Lubbock Community Theatre: “Noises Off”
September 15….Rawls Cotton Boll Fest

September 15….Beth Moore Simulcast
September 15….41st Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
September 15….Pinterest Event
September 15-16….West Texas Warbirds 2012
September 21….Cactus Theater: Music of Romantic '50s
Sept. 21-22….Jaston Williams: “Camping With Gasoline”
September 22….Cactus Theater: Elvis Presley Tribute

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