February 21, 2013


February 22…Oscar-Nominated 2012 Short Films On The Big Screen -
A rare opportunity to see all 10 Oscar-nominated short films, five live action and five animated, is offered at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at both Cinemark’s Movies 16 and Tinseltown 17. The five nominated live action shorts will be screened first, in this order: "Death of a Shadow," "Henry," "Curfew," "Buzkashi Boys" and "Asad". Immediately following are these animated shorts: Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare," "Adam and Dog," "Fresh Guacamole," "Head Over Heels" and "Paperman." The ticket price to see all 10 nominated short films is $10. Movies 16 theater is located at 5721-58th Street; Tinseltown USA theater is located at 2535-82nd Street.

February 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 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 wife June, who is eight months pregnant...but still signin' 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 it! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 806-362-3233. For more info visit cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

February 22-23….Celebrity Attractions presents: “Spamalot” - Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Based on the Tony Award winning direction of Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tell of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat and can be reserved by calling 770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

February 22-24 (Repeats March 1-3)....Lubbock Community Theatre: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - In this hilarious tale of overachievers' angst, six adolescent outsiders in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. And in the process, they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Additional Material by Jay Reiss and directed by Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. Tickets can be reserved by calling (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

February 23….3rd Annual Resurrection Funky Junk
The Lubbock Dream Center will hold the third annual Resurrection Funky Junk that will host numerous vendors that offer upscale resale products ranging from restored furniture, trendy name brand clothing, purses, and shoes to shoppers who will be able to find a vast selection of fashionable items, personalized designs, home décor, clothing, gourmet treats, creative gifts and more. A portion of the proceeds will bless the Lubbock Dream Center, which continues to grow in the services and fill the need in its East Lubbock area. Each year, this event has doubled in size and continues to grow. Admission Fee is $2, and proceeds will benefit programs of the Lubbock Dream Center, which provides computer classes, GED prep classes, a free clothing closet, free food, support groups and Adopt-A-Block cleanup. Church on the Rock Point Building, 105th and Slide; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

February 23….Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium - The Museum of Texas Tech University and Sowoon Arts and Heritage are pleased to co-host the Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium. This free, public symposium is a come-and-go event beginning at 1 p.m. with welcomes by Dr. Eileen Johnson, Executive Director of the Museum of TTU, Ms. Kyungah Nam, President of Sowoon Arts and Heritage, and Ambassador Suk-Bum Park, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston, Texas. From 1:30 – 4 p.m., a series of lectures brings scholars from Korea and Texas Tech University together to deepen the understanding of the cultural heritage of both Korea and America. Dr. Hyojung Cho from the Museum of TTU, Dr. Hyun Joo Lee from Korea, and Dr. Kenton Wilkinson from Media and Communication at TTU will describe intangible cultural heritage, talk about the musical tradition in the two Koreas before and after the Korean War, and address issues of government preservation and protection of national cultures. At 4:15 p.m., Dr. Soon Jin Kim, a Grand Tea Master and three additional Tea Masters, Ms. Eun A Kim, Ms. Hae Su Lee, and Ms. Jong Hee Lee, will demonstrate an authentic Korean Tea Ceremony, followed by a Korean tea tasting. A reception with light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be offered at 5:45 p.m. The evening will conclude at 7 - 9:15 p.m., with a performance of the Geomungo Sanjo by Dr. Jaehwa Lee, a Living Human Treasure of Korea, the holder of Important Intangible Property No. 16, who is a world famous virtuoso on the geomungo, a traditional Korean musical instrument. The Lubbock audience will experience beautiful Korean traditional music, the first of its kind performed in the United States. For more information about Museum hours, call 806.742.2490 or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu. For more about Sowoon Arts & Heritage, visit www.sowoonartsandheritage.org, or call 806.853.7257. Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court and Auditorium located at 4th Street and Indiana Avenue (NE corner), 1 - 9:15 p.m.

February 23 - 24….Annual Licensed AKC Obedience and Rally Trials
- South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock Inc. will be hosting 2 American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Obedience and Rally Trials at the South Plains Fairgrounds, Merchants Building. Dogs from 6 surrounding states will be judged at this event. Many of the top obedience trained dogs in the country will be competing. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of the three different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Utility. These dogs will be demonstrating their proficiency in such exercises as heeling, high jumps, broad jumps, retrieving and scent discrimination. The dogs are working towards various AKC obedience titles, obedience trial championship points and national rankings. The newest approved AKC obedience related sport, Rally, will be held at this trial. Rally exhibitors will be competing at 3 different levels of difficulty; Novice, Advanced and Excellent. Each dog and handler team competing in Rally will complete a routine filled with a variety of modified obedience exercises which includes 360 and 270 degree turns, jumps, heeling backwards, serpentine heeling and more. Each routine is new and different each day. There is no admission fee charged for this fun filled and educational event. For more information call 535-3794 or visit the club's web site at: www.spotc.org. No unentered dogs allowed. South Plains Fairgrounds, Merchants Building, Broadway and Avenue A; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

February 24….“Chamber Music of France” William Westney & Colleagues - Pianist William Westney, Texas Tech’s Eva Browning Artist-in-Residence, invites everyone to this free recital at Texas Tech featuring captivating and colorful French Chamber Music. Collaborating musicians for the concert are faculty musicians Annie Chalex Boyle (violin), David Dees (saxophone) and Carla Davis Cash (piano) and guest artist Wendy Morton (cello). The repertoire includes selections from “Childrens’ Games” by Bizet, a saxophone arrangement of the Oboe Sonata by Poulenc, and a brilliant early work by Saint-Saëns, the Trio in F major for piano and strings. Admission for this concert is free. – Hemmle Recital Hall Recital, Music Building on the Tech campus; 8 p.m.

February 26….Lubbock Meals on Wheels 14th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
- This spectacular event will include over thirty-five food booths (with selections from your favorite local restaurants), live jazz music by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a large silent auction, cash bars, plus a variety of activities and prizes. Colorful masks and beads will be available to make the evening even more festive. Everyone will also enjoy entertainment such as dancers, clowns, magicians, jugglers and flamboyant decorations in the official colors of purple, green, and gold. A King and Queen in full regal attire will reign over the evening. The expanded Children’s Area includes bouncers, climbers, and face and hair painting to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to check out the Big Wig Booth to have your photo taken in an outrageous wig. Event tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, any Select-A-Seat location (service charge applies) or for $35 at the door. We accept cash, checks, or credit cards and will be happy to mail tickets. Benefit drawing will feature Southwest Airlines tickets. Please join us for a fantastic and fun evening and support a great program that feeds the homebound community. For more information, please call Lubbock Meals on Wheels at 792-7971. Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question #1:

The Question: Prior to The Crickets' chart-topping success with the hit "That'll Be the Day"....recorded at the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, NM in 1957....another West Texas rockabilly artist hit the top of the Billboard charts with his own million-seller. Can you name the artist AND the song?

Answer: Buddy Knox and the Rhythm Orchids, "Party Doll"
Darlene C. and Paul R. both of Lubbock

Question #2:

The Question: Which pancake mix became a national hit when it became commercially available in 1910?

Answer: Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
Winners: Markie F. and Dell Schipper both of Lubbock

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

Winning Entry: My holy grail is the Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon. I’ve run marathons, but I’m not a strong swimmer. Someday, though, I’ll enter and finish!
Winner: Glen M.

Check Out These Educational Opportunities for Young Adult

February 21 – April 4…. Financial Management for Teens and Young Adults
- “Why do I need a budget?” “What difference does insurance make?” “I have to have a new Smart Phone!” Are these questions or discussions that you have had with your teenager or college student? If so, then we have the opportunity for these young adults to learn the answer to these, plus many more questions. The Lubbock County Office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a financial management class for teens and college students to learn about basic financial management. The six-part series will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. from February 21 thru April 4. Sessions will cover the following topics: goal setting/needs vs. wants, budgeting, credit, insurance, financial institutions and investing. Cost of the series is $25 which includes class materials and refreshments. Pre-registration is due by February 18; please call 775-1680 to register or to find out more information.

Presidential Photography Exhibit Debuts at Texas Tech Museum

February 17 – April 14….The American Presidency in Photographs
- The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the traveling exhibition, The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press, scheduled to open February 17, 2013, and run through April 14. Parking and admission are free. Presidential hopefuls burn bright, and then fade. Political parties and poll numbers rise and fall. Presidents pass the torch, administrations change. Through it all, one constant remains: The Associated Press’ coverage of the American president. Ever since Zachary Taylor and the Whig Party won the White House more than 150 years ago, AP reporters and photographers have been the dominant source of presidential news for media across the U.S. and around the world. Much of what we know about President Abraham Lincoln’s masterpiece, the Gettysburg Address, comes from the hand of AP statehouse stenographer Joseph I. Gilbert, who alone transcribed Lincoln’s original text. As President James Garfield lay dying in the White House from an assassin’s bullet, AP reporter Franklin Hathaway Trusdell listened in at the bedroom door for the sound of breathing from the mortally wounded president. Since AP launched its WirePhoto service in 1935, the news cooperative has been no less committed to photographic coverage of the White House. AP photographers accompany the president everywhere. Wearying routine and photo ops can yield in an instant to breaking news that moves the world and dominates front pages, broadcasts and Web sites. “Through their lenses, succeeding generations of AP ‘photodogs’ have captured both the ecstasy and agony of the American Presidency, and contributed in important ways to the historical record of each administration,” writes former President George H.W. Bush in the exhibition’s introduction. AP photographer Ron Edmonds was focused on President Ronald Reagan as the president walked to his limousine after a 1981 speech in Washington. As Reagan waved to onlookers, Edmonds heard strange pops and held his motor drive shutter down. Edmonds’ exclusive photos of the assassination attempt earned him the Pulitzer Prize. For the journalists of the world’s oldest and largest news agency, the mandate of covering the White House remains the same as it was in Lincoln’s day: be accurate, be fair, and be fast. For photographers, who can never catch up to a missed opportunity, it means always keeping your eye on the president. For more information about Museum hours, call 806.742.2490 or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu. Museum of Texas Tech University, Galleries 2 and 5; 4th St. and Indiana Avenue (SE corner).

Looking at Next Week & Beyond....

February 28….Imagine Lubbock Music
March 2….7th Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day
March 3….Cindy Hughlett in Concert
March 9 – June 12….Science Spectrum: Butterflies Alive
March 11 - 15….Maxey Spring Break Camp
March 14 – 16…Just Between Friends Spring Sale
March 16….Pintrest on the Road

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