September 20, 2012


September 20….11th Annual Hub City BBQ - Enjoy more lip smackin' BBQ than you can shake a napkin at while Granger Smith plays some tasty supper music! A map of the event, registration form and frequently asked questions are available online at The event is hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Broadway between Avenues N. and K; 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

September 21….National Geographic Live Program - Steve McCurry, renowned National Geographic photographer will be giving a public presentation. This National Geographic Live program is presented by the Museum of TTU and the Museum Association in conjunction with the exhibition Memories of WWII: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press, funded locally by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc. For more information about the event, call 806.742.4232 or email to Allen Theater, TTU Student Union Bldg, Akron Avenue; 6 p.m.

September 21…. Cactus Theater: Music of the Romantic '50s - The music of the 1950's is mostly known for its Rock 'n' Roll - an American music invention. But some of the most beautiful love songs of all time
were also written in the '50s! Come join our incredible cast in a presentation of love songs that is guaranteed to touch your heart. Some fast, some slow, but all about that crazy little thing called "love"! Starring John Gillas, Teri Hawkins, Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington, Terri Caldwell, and the Holly Avenue Singers. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

September 21 -22….Jaston Williams: “Camping With Gasoline” - Actor and playwright Jaston Williams stars in his new solo show "Camping with Gasoline". Follow Jaston back to his West Texas childhood and the psychotic family Christmases known as “Blood and Holly”...or his Boy Scout troop, where the main activities were smoking, gambling, and sleeping late. And finally, join an excursion gone haywire in Guatemala as he tries to outrun gangs of armed hostage-taking subversives, chasing him down a steaming, rumbling volcano. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat and can be reserved by calling 770-2000.

SPECIAL SAVINGS FOR LUBBOCK FUN CLUB MEMBERS! Order online by clicking the ad on the right ...then use promo code CAMPING25 to save 25% OFF your tickets! You may also call the box office to order and receive the savings but you must mention the promo code to get the discount at the time of ordering.

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.


September 21-23....Lubbock Community Theatre: “Noises Off” - Originating in London’s West end, this hilariously sexy farce gives audiences a look at the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a tattered troupe of actors and the play they are desperately trying to stage. Set in 1970’s Britain, Noises Off will whisk you backstage to witness the flubbed lines, false entrances, prat falls, falling trousers, farcical doors and love triangles, culminating on one fateful night as these antics boil. Written by Michael Frayne and directed By Kristen Rogers. Rated PG-13. Tickets can be reserved by calling (806) 749-2416. Firehouse Theatre, Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave K; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.

September 22….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - 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 with previous Markets plus a few new vendors. Lots of fresh produce and foods. There are a lot of sell-outs in cheese, eggs and produce, so if you’re looking for something special, be sure to arrive early! Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m...or until sold out.

September 22….Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Lubbock Board of American Diabetes Association hosts individuals & teams to walk 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) along with the TTUHSC Health and Fitness Fair. Your American Diabetes Association, through Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, is funding the costly research to find a cure! Please join and support the WALK that is supporting the millions of children and adults with diabetes through research, advocacy, youth initiatives and education. Lubbock's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is celebrating its 19th anniversary! The goal is to raise $290,000 with more than 2,000 walkers in Lubbock. To reach the goal, the Lubbock Board of American Diabetes Association is asking every walker to raise a minimum of $125. For more information and to register, email or call 806.794.0691 ext. 6138. Mackenzie Park, Baseball fields, 601 Municipal Drive; Check in at 8 a.m. and the Walk itself begins at 9 a.m.

September 22....Princess Jasmine – Children ages 5 to 10 years old are invited to join Princess Jasmine for "A Whole New World" of exciting crafts, games and activities. Cost is $15.00. - Ages 5-10. For more info call (806) 775-2834 or visit < Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 10:30 a.m.- Noon.

September 22….Cactus Theater: Elvis Presley Tribute - The West Texas music community joins together once again to celebrate the music of the King. We think everyone will agree that when our incredible West Texas singers join together to pay tribute to one of America's greatest music icons, well, it just doesn't get any better than that! Join our Cactus stars for a celebration of the hits of the one and only Elvis! Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 22….JABFest 2012 - The Josh Abbott Band and a group of his musical friends, including Cory Morrow, will return to Lubbock for JABFest 2012. For more information on this event, please visit Lonestar Amphitheater, 602 East 19th Ave. Gates open at 5 p.m.

September 23….Panhandle Marathon
- Come out and participate in the inaugural Panhandle Marathon! Expect a flat course with lots of entertainment, and plenty of fun and music afterwards. Event details include half marathon and 5K. For more information on the all the races, the course, registration and volunteering please visit The Texas Tech Masked Rider will be at there! Marathon Fees: $90 September 20th through race day. You will be able to register at the event on race day. Location of Start/Finish Line: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Marathon start time: 7:30 a.m.

"Panhandle South Plains Fair" Begins 9-day Run Tomorrow!

September 21 - 29….2011 Panhandle South Plains Fair – The fair is back with free concerts, carnival midway, food and refreshments, exhibitors, merchants and lots of fun. Fair admission prices are: Adults, 13 and over ($8.00), Children, 2-12 ($3.00) and parking ($5.00). Special days during fair week are: Buck -A - Ride Nite (September 20th) - All rides are $1 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and there is no parking or admission fee. Food vendors have the option of being open.. and Senior Citizens Day (September 25th) - All persons over 60 pay only $4.00. For more information call 806-763-2833. South Plains Fair Grounds, (From I-27 North or South, take Exit 4 East. The Fairgrounds are located on the northeast corner of Broadway and US-87); The Fair gates will open at 8 a.m. daily and close at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. The carnival opens at 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and operates until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday.

Silent Wings presents B-17 Flights in "Sentimental Journey" Event

September 24 - 27….Silent Wings Museum: “Sentimental Journey” – The Silent Wings Museum invites the public to observe the WWII B-17G bomber, "Sentimental Journey." The aircraft is scheduled to be on display and available for rides and tours at the Silent Wings Museum September 24th through September 27th. The “Sentimental Journey” is here to promote and support the Texas South Plains Honor Flight. The Honor Flight honors WWII Veterans for their service by sending them to Washington D.C. free for three days to visit historical military sites in honor of their service in WWII. To learn more about the South Plains Honor Flight visit the website at B-17 Tours: For a donation patrons can take a walk though history, and climb aboard the plane. B-17 Flights: For a cost of $425 per person patrons can take a thrilling flight inside this historic treasure, for reservations call (602)448-9415. General Admission $5
Kids 6 and under FREE. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. IH 27.

Special Hours of Operation September 24th – 27th:
Monday, September 24: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday, September 25: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday, September 26: 9am - 6pm
Thursday, September 27: 9am - 5pm

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, 1 winner will receive two tickets to the Friday night performance of Jaston Williams' “Camping With Gasoline” show at the Civic Center Theater..

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "It's a Gas!" as your subject title.

The Question: What are the complete names of the original and all subsequent sequels in the "Tuna" plays that starred Jaston Williams and Joe Sears?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) 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...
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
September 27….Relocation Celebration of J.I. Allison’s House
September 28….Cactus Theater: Flatlanders Unplugged
September 28-29….LSO: “Five on Fire”
September 29….Cactus Theater: Joe Ely Band Reunion
October 5…....Buddy Holly Center: First Friday Art Trail

October 5…....FREE Movie Night at At’l Do Farms
October 5-6….Model Train Show

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