April 4, 2013


April 4….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q. There are no reservations required. Come 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! Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 4930 S. Loop 289; 6:30 p.m.

April 4-5…. Wolfforth Friends of Library Book Sale - Friends of the Wolfforth Library would like to invite the public to a book sale. Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization supporting the programs and services of the area. For more information call 806-866-9280. Wolfforth Library, 508 E. Highway 62/82 Wolfforth. Tuesday 3-8 p.m.; Wednesday/Thursday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 5….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

April 5….Inaugural Exhibition Opening of the new Talkington Gallery
- The Museum of Texas Tech University is delighted to announce the opening of a new gallery, the Talkington Gallery of Art. The inaugural exhibition for this gallery is AZnNMnTX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona and will open during the First Friday Art Trail event at the Museum where parking and admission are free.Dr. Peter Briggs, Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art at the Museum, remarks about the new Talkington Gallery of Art, “The Talkington Gallery exists because of the goodwill and foresight of Margaret Talkington. The funds she gifted to the Museum allowed us to renovate several thousand square feet of gallery space, revamping it to exhibit our art collection.” The exhibition includes such showstopper works as those by renowned artists Nicolas Fechin, Fremont Ellis, and Leon Gaspard, as well as sentimental favorites like Jamie’s Pumpkins by Henriette Wyeth, and nostalgic landscapes by Clark Hulings and Wilson Hurley. The exhibition will continue for the remainder of 2013, affording everyone many opportunities to return and enjoy the masterpieces on display. For more information about Museum hours, call (806) 742.2490 or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu. Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th St.; 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

April 5….Hodges Community Center: Kids' Friday Night FunKids ages 6 to 12 are invited for a night of fun. Dinner Provided! Bayblade Battles, fun, games, sports, activities! Pre-Register by calling 767-3706. Cost is $10.00. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 6-10 p.m.

April 5….Maxey Community Center: Kids' Friday Fiesta - Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited for a night of fun. Dinner Provided! April Fools theme, fun crafts and silly games! Pre-Register by calling 767-3796. Cost is $10.00. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St; 6-10 p.m.

April 5….Iron Horse Literary Review Annual Film Fest Benefit – Come join Iron Horse Literary Review for a night of some terrific original short-short films: video essays & stories as well as cina-poetry. Featured will be the winner & finalist of the 2013 Video Lit Competition as well as shorts by Dinty W. Moore, Kristen Radtke, John Bresland & Eula Biss, Eric LeMay, & IHLR staff. Don’t think for one second that these films are simply writers standing in front of a camera and reading their work. Video literature is a new form. The videos, the winners and the pieces are works of art, combining visuals, sound, technical skills, written text, and, for the nonfiction films, serious research. Some of the shorts focus on human-interest stories, such as moving from an urban area to the rural Midwest; some of them address somber subjects, such as the mortality rate of teenagers or the environmental issues heating up in the deserts of Utah. These pieces remind us a lot of that great commercial, narrated by Paul Harvey, called "God Made a Farmer" that ran during the Super Bowl this year - the commercial that had everyone talking the next day. At the film fest there will be gourmet and Iron Horse sodas served. There will be a red carpet with a photographer, swag bags, and lots of chatter surrounding this event. Dress is business casual. Purchase tickets at www.ironhorsereview.com. Limited seats at $25 each ($20 each for TTU student with valid ID). Lecture Hall 001, English and Philosophy Building, Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

April 5….Comedian Rodney Carrington -
Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. Rodney has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years. Carrington will light up Lubbock with his "Laughter’s Good" tour. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketsage.com or call 770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m.

April 5….Cactus Theater: Precious Memories -
Due to many requests over the years, Don and Terri Caldwell, and other special guests, present an evening of your all-time favorite gospel and Christian songs. This is a special by-request production! Tickets are $20.00. To reserve your tickets call 806-762-3233 or visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

April 5-6 (Repeats April 12-13; 19-20)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "Damn Yankees" (Dinner Theatre) - “This is home run dinner theatre!” It’s fun. It’s hot. It’s baseball and pretty girls and the devil himself! And don’t worry you don’t have to sell your soul to purchase tickets! It’s a bargain price for memories that will last a lifetime, sinfully good food, and a devilishly charming show. Damn Yankees opens in 1956 Washington, DC, where Meg Boyd and other "baseball widows" lament about losing their husbands, who can only be found watching TV or going to Griffith Stadium, to cheer their beloved Washington Senators. Disheartened by another loss for the Senators, Meg's husband, Joe, mutters that he would sell his soul to the devil for "one long ball hitter" on the Senators....and whaabam! As soon as the words come out of his mouth, he is greeted by Satan himself in the form of the charismatic conman, Mr. Applegate. Applegate claims he can make not only Joe's wish come true but he can also make Joe that ballplayer to fulfill his one lifelong dream. Applegate agrees to give Joe until the day before the season ends, September 24th at 9 p.m., to get out of the deal at any time. Should Joe decide to play in the final game on the 25th, he will belong to Applegate. Catering by Honeychild Caterers. To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. The Icehouse Theatre at Mac Davis and Avenue J; Doors open and dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

April 5-7
(Repeats April 12-14; 19-21)….Lubbock Community Theatre: “The Trip to Bountiful” - This is the poignant story of Mrs. Watts, an aging widow living with her son and daughter-in-law in Houston, Texas. Fearing that her presence may be an imposition on others, Mrs. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. "…the rarest of theater experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory…Horton Foote has done, and done beautifully, the one thing it is important for a playwright to do. That is, provide the disciplined material for expert actors to completely capture an audience and hold it through the evening." Written by Horton Foote and directed by C. Kevin Helmer. Rated PG-13. Tickets can be reserved by calling (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.

April 6….Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon and 5K
- West Texas Endurance announced is pleased to host the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon & 5K honors Willie McCool graduate of Lubbock's Coronado High School and pilot from the Space Shuttle Columbia. By including a 5K this race will allow almost anyone to participate while remembering a true American hero and race in his memory. The half marathon course will start at the Silent Wings Museum, go through the Lubbock Business Park, past the tree-lined Lubbock Country Club and re-entry through the Lubbock countryside west of the airport and finish at the Silent Wings Museum. Visit www.westtexasendurance.com for more information and to sign up today! Silent Wings Museum, 6202 Interstate 27; 8 a.m.

April 6….Apple Blossom Celebration - It is apple blossom time again. Bring your cameras and take a hayride through the 6000 apple trees in full bloom. Come taste fresh apple pancakes and sausage breakfast served all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds to support Meals on Wheels. Visit www.applecountryorchards.com for more information. Apple Country at Hi-Plains Orchards, 12206 E. Highway 62 Idalou, Texas; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 6….Betenbough Homes' Lemonpalooza - This free, family-friendly event will feature complimentary lemonade and desserts from Seasoned with Love Catering, The Choc'late Mousse: Pie Bar and Red Mango. Families can enjoy a bounce house, games, children's DIY project, and giveaways including a KitchenAid mixer. Attendees will also be able to learn more about Lubbock Lemonade Day. For more information, visit betenbough.com or call 806-687-8787. Betenbough New Home Center, 6517 82nd St; 10 a.m.- Noon.

April 6…. First Annual CiCLoViA, Let’s Play! LBK - This is a FREE community event that Healthy Lubbock, has organized designed to be fun, inspire healthy living and motivate community members to use and learn about bike paths that are available in the parks. being active and healthy to the community. It will include open, car-free streets for the public to walk and ride their bikes. Activities will include bike safety instruction, dance, yoga, group stretch, jumpers, aerobics, hula hoops and many more fun activities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Angie Behnke (806) 743-7821 or e-mail angela.behnke@ttuhsc.edu. Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

April 6….Nano Day: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science - Learn all about the science of SMALL! Nano Days is part of a nationwide festival giving everyone the opportunity to learn about nanoscience and technology through hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, fun crafts and more. Discover where you can find nano around you, what’s happening for the future of nano, and how it can make the world a better place! All Nano Day activities in the atrium are free to the public. Any activities located within the museum are included with regular admission. For more information visit www.sciencespectrum.org or call 806.745.2525. Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, 2579 South Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 6…."Music From The Heart" Benefit - Join us for a great evening of music and food with Kenny Maines, Mark Wallney, and other local artists to benefit HOPE Community of Shalom. Admission is $10.00 and the BBQ brisket meal is $7.00. There will be a door prize and a silent auction of Western items. For more information call 806-762-0829. Sanctuary of Asbury United Methodist Church, 2005 Avenue T. Barbeque brisket plates will be served beginning at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m.

April 6….Cactus Theater: Girls' Saturday Night Out - Grab your BFFs and come check out the Cactus Hunks. Come see your all-time favorites and feast your eyes on the new lead hottie in the upcoming production of "All Shook Up". We're sure Dad will babysit! Margarita specials and door prizes. Tickets are $20.00. To reserve your tickets call 806-762-3233 or visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

April 7….Memory Ride and Candlelight Vigil - Each April, Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock observes Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. Thousands will unite to recognize that child abuse and neglect do still exist for many in our local area. Bikers, car enthusiasts, several area businesses and volunteers will come together to help to raise funds for Family Guidance and Outreach Center. Family Guidance & Outreach Center will hold a Memory Ride and Candlelight Vigil in memory of the 212 children who died in Texas last year as a result of child abuse and neglect. Cars and motorcycles will gather at 3:30 p.m. at Mackenzie Park, 600 E. Broadway, and then travel in a police-escorted processional to Second Baptist Church, 6109 Chicago Ave. At 5 p.m., the candlelight vigil will conclude the evening with a proclamation by the Mayor and a challenge to Lubbock from the District Attorney’s office to stop child abuse and neglect in our community. Please join us for this very moving event.
This Week's Trivia Question....

This week, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to Celebrity Attractions' opening night presentation of “Elvis Lives.”

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

The Question: Which two songs were Elvis Presley's very first recordings at Sun Studios?

The deadline for this contest is Monday at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted later 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...

April 11-13….Raider Red’s Awesome Dance Spectacular
April 12…..South Plains Wildlife Rehab Spring Gala
April 12…..TTU Presidential Series Concert: Judy Collins
April 12….Cactus Theater: Vocal Hits Of The '40s / '50s
April 12-13…State Championship Buffalo Wing Cook-Off
April 12-13….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Arts Festival
April 12-14….35th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
April 12-14….Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing
April 13…...Cactus Theater: Marcia Ball in Concert
April 14…...Buckner Spring Tea
April 19......22nd Annual Spring Fling
April 19–20….Celebrity Attractions: Elvis Lives
April 19-20...CATS Theatre: Those Unforgettable Black Rims
April 20…...43rd Annual Ranch Day
April 20…...4th Annual Fly and Fling
April 20-21…55th Annual Gem/Mineral Show & Sale
April 27….15th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally Bike/Car Show

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