March 21, 2013


March 22….Cactus Theater: A Night of the Miraculous One Hit Wonders -
Do you remember Frijid Pinkm, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Wild Cherry, Senator Bobby, The Peguins, and Mickey & Sylvia? You may not recognize these names, but we know you'll remember their song! "House of the Rising Sun", "Wooly Bully" "Play That Funky Music", "Wild Thing", "Earth Angel" and "Love is Strange" are just a few of the fabulous hit songs featured in this concert. Come celebrate the big musical splashes that never went beyond that big single! Tickets are $20.00. To reserve tickets, call 762-3233 or visit the venue's website at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

March 22 – 23….Metropolis Electro - The mission of LHUCA is to inspire and enrich our community by being a catalyst for the arts. This year LHUCA wanted to combine silent cinema with the best in local musical talent, set design and lighting design. LHUCA will be screening Metropolis - and pairing it with a live stage performance of originally scored music. Local musicians, Scott and Amy Faris have agreed to tackle the huge under-taking of scoring the music for the event. It will be unlike any performance ever staged in the Lubbock area. Lights, film, music, stage performance, this will be grand! For more information, visit or call 806.762.8606. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center of the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 7 p.m.

March 23….The Color Run 5K Lubbock - The Color Run 5k is going down in Lubbock, Texas on March 23rd, 2013! The only questions is "Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?" You bet you are. Race it solo or form a "color team" of 4 plus members. The Color Run™ event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. If you have more questions about how it all works, check out Mackenzie Park, Canyon Lake Drive & Broadway (next to the South Plains Fairgrounds); 9 a.m.

March 23….Easter Egg Hunt at Hodges Community Center - Bring your baskets to an Egg Hunt at Hodges Community Center as they host their 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and the hunt will kick off promptly at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be at Hodges first for pictures as well as face painting, games, and more! Then the event moves next door to the Arboretum where thousands of eggs will be hidden throughout the Arboretum grounds and all its spring blooms. Kids of all ages are invited to this free community event. For more information call 806.767.3706 or visit Hodges Community Center, 41st Street and University; 10 a.m.

March 23….Lubbock Preparedness Fair 2013 - R U PREPARED for natural and financial disasters? Where will you go in an Emergency? What will you do? FIND OUT! Presenters include: American Red Cross, Breedlove Foods, inc., Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Lubbock Arboretum, Lubbock Master Gardeners, Medical Reserve Corps, Mormon Helping Hands, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, TTUHSC--Lubbock Impact Free Clinic, and more. Booths & Displays include: 72 Hour Kits, Canning and Freezing, Child Identification Kits, Child Safety, Cooking with Grains, Emergency Communications, Emergency Lighting, Family Emergency Plans, Financial Planning, Gardening, Long-term Food Storage, Outdoor Cooking, Water Conservation, Water Storage and Purification, Weather Preparation, Raising Rabbits for Food, Backyard Chickens for Eggs, and more. Seminars include: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.- "Navigating Unemployment and the Workplace" (Chad Partington); 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. - "Cooking Great Foods from Basic Supplies" (Idalia Delgadillo); and 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. - "Vegetable Gardening in the Wind and Heat" (Dr. Russ Wallace, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension). 7014 Frankford Ave; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 23….“Annie’s Chat and Chew” - For over 20 years, Lubbock Meals on Wheels has benefited from “Annie’s Chat and Chew”. This fundraiser was started by longtime volunteer Annie Sanders and is being continued in her memory again this year. Guests can enjoy some great fried catfish and other tasty dishes while visiting with old friends and remembering a very special woman, Annie Sanders. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fund the purchase of meals for the homebound community served by Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Help us keep Annie’s giving spirit alive by joining us at Annie’s Chat and Chew. For more information, please call 792-7971. Mae Simmons Senior Center, 2004 Oak Avenue; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

March 23….Junior Rough Riders Spring Corral - Corrals are fun, activity based classes for children ages 10 and under and include activities in the park, a story time and more! Corrals are free for members of the Junior Rough Riders, $5 for non-members. For more info on the Junior Rough Riders program, call the National Ranching Heritage Center at 742.0498. Advance registration required. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street. This special event for kids runs from 1 - 3 p.m.

March 23….Buddy Holly Center Workshop - The Buddy Holly Center is thrilled to announce Mostly Art with a Chance of Wind. The workshop cost is $7, and is open for ages 10-15. Learn how weather is depicted in different art forms. Come explore how different cultures have illustrated art, particularly wind. Pre-registration required. For more information please call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 – 3 p.m.

March 23….Flatlands Dance Theatre presents: Ordinary Wars - A re-presentation of social science data through dance featuring Flatlands Dance Theatre. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit for more information. TTU’s Lab Theatre, 18th Street and Flint Ave; 7 p.m.

March 23….Cactus Theater: Woodstock Revisited Encore - 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, Jimmi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead and many others. Get you tickets early for the Cactus theater celebration of WOODSTOCK! Tickets are $20.00. To reserve tickets, call 806-762-3233 or visit Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

March 23….Lord of the Dance - Described by the Los Angeles Times as a "showpiece extravaganza," Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance is a magical adventure of sight and sound that transports its audience to a mythical time and place, lifting the spirits and capturing the hearts of all who experience it. From the moment the lights go down to the last encore, audiences are spellbound by a masterfully orchestrated combination of precision dancing, state of the art lighting and pyrotechnics. The musical score leaves no soul untouched. Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of good vs.evil...expressed through the universal language of dance...has thrilled audiences worldwide and catapulted Irish dance to a new dimension and unprecedented worldwide acclaim. Ticket prices range from $35 to $55. Call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 or visit City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.


March 23 and March 25….2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament
- The first two rounds of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will take place inside the United Spirit Arena at Texas Tech University. The 7th seed, hometown favorite Texas Tech Lady Raiders square off against South Florida on Saturday at 5:30 pm. For more information regarding the tournament, visit United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue. First Round: Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Second Round: Monday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m..

March 24....Texas Tech International Food Festival - Students for Global Connections at Texas Tech University presents the International Food Festival. Come help celebrate diversity with different cuisines from around the world. Represented by the cultural, student organizations at Texas Tech, SGC is proud to host their biggest event for the Spring semester! Participating student organizations include the French Club, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Saudi Student and West Texas Turkish American Student Association. Cost is $1.00 per ticket per serving. Frazier Pavilion, 17th St. and University Ave; 6-8 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...

March 28….5th Annual Laugh for the Cure
March 29….Cactus Theater: Butch Hancock Unplugged
March 30….Cactus: Allison Firefly Plays for Donnie
April 5-6…..Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Damn Yankees
April 5-7….Lubbock Community Theatre: Trip to Bountiful
April 6…....First Annual CiCLoViA, Let’s Play! LBK
April 12…..South Plains Wildlife Rehab Spring Gala
April 12…..TTU Presidential Series Concert: Judy Collins
April 19......22nd Annual Spring Fling
April 20…...43rd Annual Ranch Day
April 20-21…55th Annual Gem/Mineral Show & Sale

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