February 7, 2013


February 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Harrigan’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! Harrigan’s, 3827- 50th St; 6:30 p.m.

February 8….Kids' Friday Fiesta at Maxey: Valentine Party -
The theme this Friday is "Valentine's Party." Activities include: Valentine themed art and craft - "Thumbprint Flower Power Pots," pizza dinner (served at 7 p.m. with Coke / water offered as a beverage), sweet treat (Valentine decorated sugar cookies), themed games...Valentine scavenger hunt, Valentine bingo, minute to win it heart stack challenge and marshmallow toss, and a movie. Cost: $10 per child. To register call 806-767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 – 10 p.m.

February 8….TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett
- New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning composer Peter Buffett’s innovative, interactive concert series will kick off Texas Tech University’s Spring 2013 Presidential Lecture & Performance Series. Life Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett draws from Peter’s acclaimed best-seller, Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path To Fulfillment. As the son of financier Warren Buffett, Peter explains the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a single, lasting philosophy: forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own rewards as a renowned composer and musician. The end result is an inspirational blend of music, video, personal anecdotes, and audience participation that will resonate with every audience member, whether they’re seeking to lead a more fulfilling life, food for thought, or merely an enjoyable night out on the town. Tickets are &15.00 and can be purchased at www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu, or call (806)770-2000. Texas Tech University Student Union Building; Akron Avenue; 7 p.m.

ebruary 8-9….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents the World Premiere of “Dancing at the Crossroads” - Dancing at the Crossroads is an impressionistic, evocative, engaging theatrical spectacle of live music and dance, celebrating the meetings and transformations between European and African cultures which are the deep roots of American popular music. Including narrative and magical songs from Ireland and England; tales of transformation and crossroads magic; blues and gospel from the Mississippi Delta; sean-nos (“old style”) song from Ireland’s Gaelic West; dances and dance music from Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton; ritual dances from the Welsh Borders; country dances from England and Appalachia and sea shanties from the North Atlantic, and an audience sing-along as finale. A Celebration of Anglo-Celtic and African America Dance in the New World). Singers, players, dancers, and storytellers will present a fully-staged dance/theater narrative relating the mythic history of the encounter of these two great vernacular performance traditions in the New World, including blues, jazz, hip-hop, New Orleans, Irish, English, Scottish, and Caribbean musics and dance. The Crossroads staff include Chris Smith, music director; Bill Gelber, theatrical consultant; Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, choreographic consultant; Rich Remsberg, film/photo archivist; and Daniel Hogan, Moonlight Musicals director of production. Tickets will be sold at the Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records, Texas Tech Student Union’s ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Call 770-2000 to reserve your tickets. For more info see http://dancingatthecrossroads.com. Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theatre, 511 Ave. J; Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.; performance 7:30 p.m.

February 8-9 (Repeats Feb. 15-16, 22-23)….CATS Theatre: "Epic Proportions" - Set in the 1930s, "Epic Proportions" tells the story of two brothers, Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the huge Biblical epic Exeunt Omnes. Things move very quickly in this riotous comedy and before you know it, Phil is directing the movie, and Benny is starring in it. To complicate matters further they both fall in love with Louise, the assistant director in charge of the extras. Along the way there are gladiator battles, the Ten Plagues and a cast of thousands portrayed by four other actors. This play is written by Larry Coen and David Crane and directed by Zacery Kocurek. Tickets: Adults: $10.00, Students/seniors/children: $8.00. They can be reserved by calling (806) 792-0501. Children and Adult’s Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th; All shows are at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.

February 8-9 (Repeats Feb. 15-16, 22-23)….Cactus Theater: Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming - The new Cactus Theater cast presented Smoke on the Mountain this past November and blew the audiences away. They are excited to return to the Cactus stage with the third part of the Smoke on the Mountain Trilogy. In Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in 1945 where Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. Having been called to preach in Texas, he's already bought a 10-gallon hat and is preparing to ride into the wild blue yonder with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant and still signing up a storm! The Sanders Family sends Mervin and June off in style with hilarious and touching stories and many fabulous Bluegrass gospel favorites! Don't miss this! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 806-362-3233. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

February 9….Adoption Covenant Generations Tea Party -
This fundraising event is for women of all ages. They can enjoy tea and delectable tidbits while making memories with the important ladies in their life. It is an opportunity to treasure and celebrate the generations in one’s life. Entertainment includes: fashion show by BC Clothing, ballet excerpt by Ballet Lubbock, silent auction, candy buffet and professional photographer available. Menu: sweet ambrosia, strawberry spinach salad, smoked turkey basil wrap, chicken salad pastry shell, old fashioned humming bird cake. Tickets: adult- $25.00, children- $15.00. The money generated by this fundraiser will benefit community education, strengthening family programs and special needs adoptions. Email christy@adoptioncovenant.org for more info. Lubbock Women’s Club, 1304 -16th St; 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

February 9….Wine and Chocolate Fantasia -
The Llano Wine and Chocolate Fantasia was created to promote interaction among culinarians, foster alliances for students and expose the public to an original event which they can taste both wine and chocolate for an admission fee. The 16th Annual Wine and Chocolate Fantasia will blend wine and chocolate with art. About 30 chefs, in classifications of professional and amateur, have sculpted their respective chocolate visions in a competition for prizes that range from medals to a custom-engraved 1.5-liter container of port. For more information, visit www.llanowine.com or call 806.725.0942. While tickets are sold out, please call the tasting room at (806)745-2258 to put yourself on the waiting list. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 East FM 1585; 6:30 p.m.

February 9….Deep in The Heart Benefit Concert -
Andy Wilkinson and Wade Parks will present a benefit concert for HOPE Community of Shalom. Come and enjoy their sentimental and loving music and benefit a great cause. Corsages of 2 roses are available for $10, 1 rose boutonniere for $5 (must be pre-ordered). Delicious deserts will be provided by the Slaton Bakery and there will be silent auction of fine arts and crafts. Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Send a check to HOPE Community of Shalom, 2005 Avenue T, Lubbock, TX 79411 and tickets will be mailed to you or just call ahead. At the door, tickets will be $18 each. Call (806)470-0134 or (806)762-0829 for information. The concert will be in the sanctuary of Asbury United Methodist Church at 2005 Avenue T where HOPE Community of Shalom shares space. The program begins at 7:30 pm.
It's Back...A Double Shot o' Trivia!

Trivia Question #1:

This week, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' world premiere of “Dancing at the Crossroads.”

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

The Question: Appearing on their second album, which rock 'n' roll band's first Top 20 single was the infectious 1979 tune "Dance the Night Away" ???

The deadline for this contest is Friday 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 a surrounding town, so please include your home town.

Trivia Question #2:

For this contest, 2 winners will receive 2 tickets to the Lubbock Lions Club 61st Annual Pancake Festival.

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

The Question: In what year did the Lubbock Lions began flippin' pancakes to give back to the community?

The deadline for this contest is Friday 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. Please let us know in which town you reside, so include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Special, Bonus Contest!
Question: "What's YOUR Grail?"

In anticipation of the upcoming Celebrity Attractions presentation of SPAMALOT...we wondered what YOU, our readers consider your "holy grail" in life? In 25 words or less, tell us what you consider to be YOUR GRAIL.

Submit your short essays to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.com using the phrase "What's Your Grail?" as your subject title.

The winner will receive two (2) tickets to opening night of SPAMALOT on February 22nd. Send YOUR entry into us today!

Saturday Evening Post Magazine Art Showcase Closes This Sunday!

Museum of Texas Tech University Exhibit: Covering America in the 1950s and 1960s: The Saturday Evening Post -
In the 1950s and early 1960s, millions of Americans anxiously awaited delivery of The Saturday Evening Post to read in the privacy of their own homes. They saw their own lives reflected in the artworks created by some of America’s foremost artists, who graced the magazine’s iconic covers with snapshots of Americana. Among these visual storytellers were artists with names like Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, and Amos Sewell to name a few. This exhibition contains over 30 of these remarkable illustrative paintings from the collection of The Saturday Evening Post Society, along with the magazine cover derived from each piece. To discuss special educational assistance or tours, contact the Museum Education office at museum.education@ttu.edu, or call 742-2432. General museum information is available at 742.2490. Parking and admission are free. Museum of Texas Tech, Gallery 2, located at 3301 4th Street (SE corner of 4th and Indiana Avenue).

10 Years After: Exhibit Chronicles Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster

February 1 – March 17….Philip C. Price Lubbock Chapter of the Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc. West Texas Astronauts Exhibit - (TAHFI) is sponsoring in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster an exhibit honoring West Texas astronauts, COL Rick Husband and CDR William McCool, who perished in the Columbia space shuttle disaster on February 1, 2003. The exhibit will be housed in Lubbock's Silent Wings Museum. It will open on Friday, February 1, 2013 with an open reception from 3-5 p.m. and will continue as a featured exhibit at the Museum for six weeks, until March 17, 2013. Silent Wings Museum is located at 6202 N Interstate 27 (Exit 9), Lubbock - two blocks east of I-27. Look for the building with the silver "G-Wings" on the tower. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday :1-5 p.m.. Closed Monday.
Looking at Next Week & Beyond....

February 13 – 19….Art Trail in the Village
February 14….Dancing with Mr. Darcy
February 15…Flowerdew Hundred Post Mill Documentary
Feb. 15-17...LCT: 25th Annual Putnam Cnty Spelling Bee
Feb. 16….Lubbock Lions 61st Annual Pancake Festival
Feb. 17…Lubbock Heritage: History in Our Back Yard
Feb. 22-23….Celebrity Attractions: “Spamalot”
Feb. 26…Meals on Wheels 14th Annual Mardi Gras

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