April 18, 2013


April 19….22nd Annual Spring Fling - The “Spring Fling” fundraiser benefits 4 important programs serving the South Plains: Neighborhood House, Health for Friends Clinic, Foster In Texas, and Wedgewood South Assisted Living. Spring Fling is the main fundraiser to support these services. The evening includes live music, dancing, good food, and a silent auction. Other highlights will be the auction of a guitar signed by George Strait and a raffle for a handmade quilt. Tickets: $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Texas Tech Frazier Alumni Pavilion, 17th Street & University Avenue; 5 – 8:30 p.m.


April 19–20….Celebrity Attractions: Elvis Lives
- Four winners from the prestigious Elvis Presley Tribute Artist competition portray the King of Rock and Roll at various stages in his career. From the cutting edge, breakout phenomenon of the Sun Record sessions to the Vegas and G.I. Blues era, to the black leather Comeback Special of '68 and the touring Elvis clad in white jumper. To reserve your tickets call (806) 770-2000 or visit SelectASeatLubbock.com. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions. Friday, April 19th 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, April 20th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

April 19-20….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Damn Yankees - “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. Using his real-estate business tactics, Joe talks Applegate into giving him an escape clause should he not like being a ballplayer. 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 770-2000. The Icehouse Theatre at Mac Davis and Avenue J in Lubbock; Doors open and dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 pm. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

April 19-20 (Repeats April 26-27; May 3-4)….CATS Theatre: "Those Unforgettable Black Rims" - Winner of the 2012 Cordell Green Festival, held once every two years and is a local play writing festival, in which 6 plays were submitted. Kyle Bullock's play was selected to be a part of the 2013 Children and Adults Theatrical Studio season by a panel of judges. This play spans multiple generations of the Archer family and over 80 years. Featuring two, interwoven story lines set in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, the play follows the beautiful life and death of Virginia Archer. As her family picks up the pieces after her death, Virginia’s story is told in flashbacks and reveals how the love of her life changed everything. This comedy is a family-friendly play that is sure to keep audiences smiling! Director Robyn Huizinga describes the show as “one about family, not just a particular family from Eastern New Mexico, but a universal family that loves, learns, lives, and deals with death just like any family must. My goal and hope is that each member of the audience will see something of their own family represented in this humorous and moving piece of theater.” There will also be opportunities for Q&A with the cast, director, and playwright, and a chance for audience members to share their favorite thoughts and memories about their own families. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Call 806-792-0501 for reservations. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2275 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


April 19-21…."Second Hand Rose" Garage Sale - This event is the Lubbock Women’s Club's major fundraiser that is held every 3 years. Everything imaginable will be for sale - men's, women's, and children's clothing; kitchen items, home decor, books, furniture, electronics and appliances. Don't miss out on this event! Half-price Sale Sunday, April 21st from 1 - 3 p.m. Old Gene Messer Building, 40th and Ave. Q; 8 – 4 p.m.

April 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 20….Science Spectrum Puppy, Kitten and Pet Palooza
- This April, have a "bear-y" good time at the Lubbock Children’s Museum at the Puppy, Kitten, & Pet Palooza! Above & Beyond Pet Care will be hosting a Teddy Bear Repair Workshop where you can bring your own stuffed animals to participate! The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will also be bringing some of their furry friends to play. A wide variety of other animals will also be present to cover all the bases of the pet world. So, be sure to stop by Saturday, April 20th for this event that’s purrrfect for you AND your pets! (Stuffed animal pets only, please. All activities included with regular admission.) For ages 5 and under. For more information visit www.sciencespectrum.org or call 806.745.2525. Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, 2579 South Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

April 20….4th Annual Fly and Fling
- Come on out to Lubbock's 4th annual Fly & Fling! Bring your family, grab your friends and don't forget your favorite kite! This event is going to be fantastic....and the best part is it's FREE! We will be flying kites and Frisbees at McAlister Park. Make sure you're ready to fly, fling, and create memories! McAlister Park, Milwaukee Ave. and Sharp Freeway; 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

April 20….43rd Annual Ranch Day
– Come spend some time in the Old West. Planned around the theme of “Trade Days at the Ranch,” visitors will learn about different types of folk art and trade skills. Featured activities include weaving projects, making a quilt square, making a cornhusk doll, viewing quilting and weaving demonstrations and more. There will also be an art market on the Campbell Patio, featuring items created by local artists that will be available for purchase. Designed for the entire family, Ranch Day activities include washing clothes on a washboard, games from bygone times, carding wool and viewing cattle in the shipping pens by the train and depot. Pioneer crafts will be demonstrated, along with horse gentling and leatherworking. Performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the day on the stage of the 6666 Barn. According to Ranch Day coordinator Emily Wilkinson, children can write with quill and ink at the Old Mail Camp, make their own rope in the McLaughlin Arbor, churn butter at the JA Milk & Meat House, learn to rope a steer and participate in stick horse rodeos. Ranch Day is a living history, educational event begun in 1970 at the National Ranching Heritage Center. More than 100 Ranch Hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780s to the present. Admission to the day’s events is free but donations are encouraged. Lunch will be available for a small fee in the Pitchfork Pavilion and homemade ice cream and vanilla wafers will be available for sale on the Campbell Patio. For additional information about Ranch Day, call Emily Wilkinson at the National Ranching Heritage Center, (806) 742-0498 or visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 20….Rain Barrel Make and Take Workshop - Make ready to harvest the rain with easy, affordable rain barrels! Now available for purchase with or without the workshop. Register for the workshop below or reserve a barrel and kit for pickup between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th. Email lubarbo@lubbockarboretum.org or call 806-790-3921 to register for the workshop or reserve a barrel. Cost: small barrel $50, large barrel $60. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Ave; 12 p.m.

April 20…Cactus Theater: An Evening with W.C. Clark - W.C. Clark, a major Texas blues icon, makes his debut performance on the Cactus stage! Stevie Ray Vaughan acknowledged W.C. as one of his most important influences. This is true blue blues!! Tickets are $25 and $20. To reserve your tickets call 806-762-3233 or visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

April 20….46th Annual Texas Tech Jazz Festival - The 46th annual festival's main event features New York jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig, along with Jazz Ensemble I. Herwig has recorded 20 albums as a leader. His newest CD release is The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock (Half Note; 2010), which is the follow-up project to The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter (Half Note; 2008), Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis (Half Note; 2004), and The Latin Side of John Coltrane (Astor Place; 1996), each nominated for a Grammy Award. Recorded live at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City these exciting and individualized projects feature an array of special guests including Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Valentin, and Brian Lynch. In constant demand as a sideman, Herwig was featured in a number of well-known combos. In his 30-plus-year career, Herwig has performed and/or recorded with Clark Terry, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis & Quincy Jones, Gil Evans Orchestra, Tito Puente, Mario Bauza and Michel Camilo. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 or visit www.ticketsage.com. Allen Theatre, inside the Texas Tech university Center, 15th Street and Akron Ave; 8 p.m.

April 20-21….55th Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale - The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society presents this annual show which includes dealers with rocks, minerals, gems, silver, beads, fossils, and jewelry: a silent auction, junior activities, spin a wheel, door prizes, demonstrations, and personal displays by club members from around the region. There will be a Grand Prize drawing on Sunday at 5 p.m: one for the kids; and one for the adults. Adults $4, Seniors $3, students (6-12) $2, children (under 6) & Scouts in uniform free; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday 9-5 p.m., Sunday 10-5 p.m

pril 21….TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour - This opera pulses to the passion and beat of Piazzolla's revolutionary nuevo tango and Horacio Ferrer's mesmerizing, imaginative poetry. María embodies everything that is the Argentinian people. Totally consumed by passion yet fiercely maintaining her independence, María fights for survival and freedom, never surrendering. "I dream a dream that nobody ever dreamed. María noche, María pasión fatal! María del amor!" Sung in Spanish with English supertitles. Presented by the TTU Tango Camarata with choreography by Ann Marie White; featuring Ann Marie White as Maria, Esteban Castillo as the Cantor, Riccardo Schmidt as the Duende; Directed by Dr. Thomas M. Cimarusti with special guest Ben Bogart, Bandoneon. The Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program for Singers has been helping young singers establish their careers since Santa Fe Opera founder John Crosby created the program as part of the Opera's debut season in 1957. Touring dozens of cities throughout New Mexico and Texas, these talented singers perform a wide-ranging repertory of arias, songs of the season, musical theatre selections and sacred music. Admission is free with limited seating. Hemmle Recital Hall in the School of Music, Texas Tech University; 3 p.m.
Looking at Next Week & Beyond...

April 24….Cactus Theater: Justin Townes Earle
April 25….Literacy Lubbock’s Annual Spring Dinner
April 27….15th Blue Ribbon Rally Bike/Car Show
April 27….A Prairie Home Companion: Garrison Keillor
May 3-5....LCT: “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?"
May 4…...Third Annual Kentucky Derby Gallop
May 4…St. Andrews Church: Spring Fling Fiesta De Mayo

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