October 18, 2012


October 18-20….8th Annual Flatland Film Festival - Film has been a very important part of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts since its inception. Starting with independent film screenings, building into filmmaking workshops, an artist residency, and then with the birth of the Flatland Film Festival, this program has begun to develop and grow. The mission of Flatland Film is to cultivate an appreciation of Independent Film, video and moving-image expression striving to serve the citizens of this community and encourage artists working in this mode of expression. Regular screenings: $10/$5 students. For a complete listing of the films featured, start times and additional information, click here. Tickets for most of the Flatland Film Series individual screenings are available at the door on the night of the event. While they do not pre-sale tickets, moviegoers are encouraged to call ahead and have their names added to the “will-call” list. “Will-call” number: 806-762-8606. 2012 Flatland Film Series Season Pass: $200 (a $50 savings) This pass allows you to attend the entire 2012 season at a much-reduced rate. LUHCA Firehouse Theatre, 501 Avenue K.

October 18-21….4th Annual Pumpkin Trail - Bring your family and walk the Arboretum’s trail of lit carved pumpkins, sponsored by Parks and Recreation! Lighting begins at 5:30 pm nightly. For more information about this amazing (and growing!) family event and fall tradition, please visit www.lubbockpumpkintrail.shutterfly.com. Admission is free. Entrances at both the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum (40th and University) and the Garden and Arts Center (44th and University). Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University.

October 18-21
(Repeats Oct. 25-28)….TTU Dept of Theatre and Dance: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" - From the authors of "Guys and Dolls" comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, this smash Broadway hit follows the rise of a lowly window washer to high-powered executive. Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, based on the novel by Shepherd Mead. Directed by Courtney Brown. Tickets: $18.00 for Individuals, $5.00 for any Student with valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Maedgen Laboratory Theatre (west entrance), located on 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.


October 19….Cactus Theater: Woodstock Remembered - To date, there has never been a larger celebration of American music than Woodstock in 1969. The appearances of music legends beginning their careers at Woodstock shook the very foundation of American culture. Join the stars of the Cactus as they recreate the incredible music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead and many others. Get your tickets early for the Cactus Theater celebration of Woodstock. Reserved seat tickets $20. Special post-concert event at 10:15 pm featuring Jason Fellers and his band Allison Firefly, too! Your ticket to the Woodstock show allows you to stay for the second show for FREE...otherwise, $5 cover for the second show. For more information, visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

October 19….TTU School of Music: University Choir/Opera Scenes - The University Choir performs music by Ockeghem, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Orfe, and more. Music Theatre will present selections from "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Music Building on the Tech campus; 8 p.m.


October 19-20 (Repeats Oct. 26-27)….CATS Playhouse: The Somewhat True Tales of Hansel & Gretel - Some horrible crimes have been committed to all of our favorite fairy-tale characters in the enchanted forest. All fingers point toward Hansel and Gretel, who are running for their lives. Follow these stories and the investigations as we discover who is really to blame for these heinous crimes. Written by Steph DeFaire and directed by Kara Marshall. Adults $8, Children, Students, Seniors $6. To make reservations please call (806)792-0501. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; House opens 7 p.m. and show time at 7:30 p.m.

October 19-20 (Repeats Oct. 26, 27)….Lubbock Moonlight Dinner Theatre: “My Fair Lady” – The Lubbock Moonlight Dinner Theatre kicks off its fall season with Lerner and Loewe’s beloved musical, My Fair Lady. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “PYGMALION”, the show is centered on Eliza Doolittle, a street urchin, and Henry Higgins, a wealthy phoneticist. While walking the streets of Edwardian London, Higgins strikes up a bet to turn the flower-peddling Doolittle into a well-spoken and refined lady. Ann Marie White and John Davis star as Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. This show marks the first performance for Moonlight Dinner Theatre in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theatre. Reserve your ticket for dinner and a show today at Select-a-seat. LHUCA Ice House Theatre, 511 Avenue J; 6:30 p.m.

October 19-20….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Classical 2: Northern Lights - Join the LSO in October for a Nordic musical expedition. The performance will open with sultry tango music by Osvaldo Golijov reflecting the Finnish national fascination with dance. The evening will include numerous works by famed Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, including his tone-poem, Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari, and excerpts from Finlandia. The northern-inspired presentation will feature Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, Opus 82 in E-Flat Major, adored by many for its dance qualities and musical depictions of nature. For more info or to reserve tickets call (806) 762-1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


October 19-21 (Repeats Oct. 26-28)....Lubbock Community Theatre: “All in the Timing” - This critically acclaimed, award-winning group of one-act comedies combines wit, satire, intellect and just plain fun. Each play comes with it’s own insight and meaning while remaining playful and clever. "Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry… All in the Timing is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." —NY Times. Written by David Ives and directed By John A. Packard. Rated PG 13. Tickets can be reserved by calling (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday & Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

October 20….Lubbock Heart Walk -
The Lubbock Heart Walk is an event that funds the American Heart Association's efforts in heart research and health initiatives. Each year, hundreds of walkers join with the AHA to raise money and walk in support of heart health. This year the walk will be in memory of Andrew Villareal, who lost his battle with heart disease this spring at the age of 7. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to walk around The Spirit Ranch, attend the Health Fair and win prizes. For more information visit www.lubbockheartwalk.org. The Spirit Ranch, (701 Regis Street); 9:30 a.m.

October 20….Strut For the Mutts
The Haven Animal Care Shelter is hosting a 1.5 mile dog walk. Walk your own dog or one of the Haven’s adoptable dogs or just walk yourself. Registration cost: $25/adult, $10/children, under 5 walk for free. Everyone who registers gets a t-shirt and every dog gets a bandana! If your dog is a Haven Graduate, you get a special bandana! This year we will have a large raffle again to benefit the Haven. There will be several items available for you to win! You get 1 raffle ticket when you register, and you can get additional raffle tickets simply by bringing food donations (canned Pedigree dog food, senior dry dog food, etc). The Strut for the Mutts is the largest fundraiser for the year. All proceeds directly benefit the dogs and cats at the Haven. If you have any questions, please call 806-763-0092 or email us at havenacs@gmail.com. Higginbotham Park, 19th and Quaker Ave; 9 a.m. is on-site registration and walk begins at 10 a.m.

October 20….Cowboy Carnival – There will be fishing for live fish, cake walk, face painting, car smash, pony rides and more! Free admission. Enjoy carnival concessions including cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, cokes, candy and more. All proceeds will go to Children's Cowboy Church Camp. For more information visit www.cowboychurchlubbock.org. Lone Star Cowboy Church, located at 1309 E Hwy 1585 (1 mile east of the Tahoka Hwy (87) on 1585; 4-7 p.m.

October 20….Country Western Dance - Each 3rd Saturday of the month there is Country Western dance with a live band. All ages are welcome, no smoking & no drinking. There is a $5.00 cover charge. Bring food or desert for the buffet. Door prizes and FUN! 17414 CR 2200, which is South University south of Woodrow Rd. For more information call 863-2301. Merry Mixers Building on South University, 17414 CR 2200; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

October 20….Cactus Reunion Show
- It is Cactus Theater tradition to bring back some of your favorite artists of past productions, playing your favorite music from the early Cactus Theater repertoire. Join Cactus favorites Steve Meador, Kenny Maines, Junior Vasquez, Jeff McCreight, Butch Avery, Mike Carraway, Camille Powe, Tina Turner, Kurt Kiser, Lesley Sawyer, Jeff Bailey, Mark Paden, Amber Pennington, Terri Caldwell and others for another wonderful night of Cactus Theater nostalgia. Reserved seat tickets $20. For more info, visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


October 20 - 21….St. Joseph 43rd Annual Sausage Festival - It’s that time of year again when there will be about 8,000 pounds of AUTHENTIC GERMAN sausage made at the the St. Joseph 43rd Annual Sausage Festival. There will be vacuum-packed sausage-by-the-pound available for sale including uncooked regular German sausage, jalapeno sausage, and habanero sausage. There will also be homemade bread and breakfast burritos for purchase. Come back to Slaton on October 21st to enjoy the sit down luncheon from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., where you can feed your family regular German sausage, smoked chicken, homemade German potato salad, green beans, bread, dessert, and beverage. There will be lots of other activities for the family, such as games, bingo, quilt display, silent/live auction (2 p.m.), rides, raffles, and bounce houses. There will be take-out plates available at the south door of the hall for $9.00. Dine-in plates are $9.00-adult and $6.00-child. For more info visit http://www.slatonsausage.com. St. Joseph Hall, 21st & Division St. in Slaton, Texas. Hours: Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: What was the first design used at the Maize near Shallowater?

Answer: A windmill and water tower...representing the farming industry on the South Plains.

Audria A. of Tahoka; Margaret C. of Levelland; MaryRose G. of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
October 25........Scooby’s Spooky Halloween Party
October 26-28….Friends of the Library Fall Sale
October 27….....Dog Day Howl-o-ween Dog Walk/Run
October 27….....“Shelter Me” Homeless Awareness 5K
October 27….....Mad Hatter Tea Party
October 30….....Silly Science Carnival

October 31….....Spooky Science Carnival

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