May 9, 2013


May 10-11 (repeats May 17-18)...Hub Performing Arts School's Production of "Little Mermaid Jr." - Come join Ariel, Eric, Sebastian, and Flounder as they take you under the sea and on land in this musical adaptation of one of Disney's most beloved animated adventures! Little Mermaid Jr. is filled with the songs you know and love such as "Part of Your World", "Under the Sea", and "Kiss the Girl" as well as some new ones like "Human Stuff" and "She's in Love!" The songs will keep you singing long after the adventure ends! Tickets are only $5. They may be purchased by calling (806) 577-2978 or emailing Lubbock-Cooper Middle School, 16302 Texas 493 Loop (near Hwy 87 & Woodrow Rd.); Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m.

May 10-11 (Repeats May 17-18, 24-25 (Adult cast); and May 26 (Children's cast)….Cactus Theatre: "All Shook Up"
- These performances represents the culmination of the semester's study of the Cactus Kids Theatrical Company. The students will shadow the adult
performers of the first four performances of the series and will be featured in the last weekend's performances. In the musical,"All Shook Up", written by Joe Dipietro, a guitar -playing roustabout rides into a square little town in a square little state and changed everything and everyone he meets. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel, " Jailhouse Rock" and "Don't Be Cruel". Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at 762-3233 or online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 10-12
(Repeats May 17-19)....Lubbock Community Theatre: "Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?" - As a dysfunctional family gathers to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a disabling stroke, cat fights and rumors swirl around who will get what when the will is read. Without becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering to timeworn clichés about Texans or Texas drawls, the story shares many elements of a good summer novel: it's fast and delicious...with funny, tense, touching moments and characters you care about. Written by Del Shores 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 evenings at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

May 11….Vendors & Vets - Please join in supporting the Veterans and Vendors event. This fundraiser is growing and there will be one of kind gifts and products from vendors all over the South Plains. Come enjoy a $5.00 lunch that supports your local Veterans. American Legion Building, 6628 – 66th Street, 66th and Milwaukee (behind the McGavock Nissan dealership). Event runs from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

May 11…. Lubbock Lake Landmark: Migratory Bird Day and Night Hike - Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with special presentations and activities from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Join the Landmark and the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to and learn about our winged friends! Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 7:45 p.m., to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. Night hikes are always held weather permitting. For more information call 806.742.1116 or visit the official website at Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

May 11….2nd Annual Texas Blues and Brews Festival - The Texas Blues and Brews Festival will feature amateur and professional brewers from all across West Texas and live music from six local bands. The event is a great opportunity to learn more about the brewing process and enjoy local musicians. Tickets are $20.00. For more info on the event, see Republic on Texas Building, 25th & Texas Avenue; 1 – 8 p.m.


May 12….The Hub City Mud Race
- The 4th Edition of the Hub City Mud Race is coming. There are more obstacles but still fun and doable for all. Hosted at the scenic Spirit Ranch, this venue provides each with an opportunity to revive their spirit and delight their hearts with the mud! For more information visit Spirit Ranch, 701 Regis Street; 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.

May 12….Mother’s Day FREE Public Laughter Session - Hello to all the wonderful moms out there! We celebrate you!!! One question...Have you been laughing enough lately?? Come join in the fun for a Mother's Day Laughter Festival! Everyone benefits as we release happy chemicals in our system, even if we're faking it! All are welcome to the Mother's Day Laughter Fest! Wear comfortable clothing and be willing to have fun! No experience necessary (you don't even have to feel happy). Laughter Club meets every Wed at the Lifestyles Centre, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Laughing for heart health and stress relief! Laughter IS the best medicine!!! For more details please contact Carla H Brown at 806-392-5768 or email at Covenant Lifestyles Centre, 6th fl, East Parking Garage. Parking is free and attendance is free! 2:30-3:30 p.m.

May 12….Texas Tech School of Music and the Museum of Texas Tech Present “A Musical Celebration” - This concert is dedicated to Mother’s Day, the partnership of the TTU School of Music and Museum of TTU, and the friendship of these special musicians. This concert will feature beautiful music for all to enjoy with Chuck Seipp on trumpet, Katrin Meidell on viola, Tiffany Holmes on flute, and Nataliya Sukhina on piano. Holmes, Meidell, Seipp and Sukhina, all on staff and faculty in the TTU School of Music, perform at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Varied solo and ensemble works in an eclectic program have “a little something for everyone” remarks Seipp, including music by Handel, Dvoark, Beethoven, Clarke, Anderson, Debussy, Broughton, Ewazen, Vaughan Williams, and Albinoni. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking and admission to the Museum are always free of charge. For this event, please enter through the west (Indiana-facing) doors. For Museum information 24/7, call 806.742.2490, or email to Visit the Museum’s website at Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. Texas Tech University; 3 p.m.
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May 13, 20, 27….Guitar Lessons at Buddy Holly Center - Beginning and intermediate guitar lessons will be held at the Buddy Holly Museum on each Monday in the month of May. Beginning guitar lessons for ages 10+ are $20 each and held from 6 – 7 p.m. Intermediate guitar lessons for ages 10+ are $20 each and held from 7 – 8 p.m. Call the Buddy Holly Center for more information at 806.775.3562 or visit Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue.

May 18….Silent Wings Museum: Victory Gardens - Learn about the importance of Victory Gardens during WWII. Start your own garden to take home! This class is for all ages and is $15.00. Pre-Register by May 15th by calling 806.775.3049 or visit Silent Wings Museum, 6202 I-27; 1 -3 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: In the 1989 Disney film "The Little Mermaid" are the characters King Triton and Ursula actually related ???

Answer: They are brother and sister.

Winner: Rosa H. of Lubbock.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond:

May 15….Cactus:: Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl Band
May 19….Adoptive Families Picnic
May 30….Imagine Lubbock Music
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