August 8, 2013


August 8….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert
The Center is an exciting and beautiful facility located in the heart of Lubbock’s historic Depot District. Home to the most extensive permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly, the Center also features a contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame Gallery and the outdoor Buddy & Maria Elena Holly Plaza. At 5:30 p.m. the Summer Showcase Concert Series will feature Mariachi Amistad (Traditional Mariachi). Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

August 9
(Repeats Aug 16; 23)….The Magic Moments of the '60s and '70s - Whether these were "your" decades or not - you will love the music these 20 years produced! From exciting rock 'n' roll to the most beautiful ballads ever written there will be something for everyone in this concert. Don, Terri and Dustin invite you to join them and their special guests for a musical glimpse at the 1960's and 70's at the Historic Cactus Theater! Pick a Friday! We'll see you there! Tickets are $20.00. To purchase tickets or to find more information, please call 806.762.3233 or visit Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 9-10 (Repeats Aug. 16-17, 23–24)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful Mackenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are for preferred seating (in the center) and for general admission seating on the sides. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway; 7:30 p.m.

August 9-10 (Repeats Aug. 16-17; 23-24)….The Reduced Shakespeare Company of Lubbock and CATS Theater present: "The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) - Enjoy a rollicking comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. In only ninety minutes a small group of actors present all of Shakespeare’s 30+ plays and portray a cast of thousands! But… this isn't the Shakespeare you remember from your high school English class. Tragedies are re-imagined as cooking shows and raps, and histories are as exciting as your favorite sports! This feat of imagination and slapstick comedy is a treat for the entire family. And please… feel free to throw some popcorn at Claudius, the tyrannical king everyone loves to hate. So, bring your kids (and your inner child), and join us for "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)!" Huzzah! Ticket Prices: $10 for Adults and $8 for Students & Seniors. Call 806-792-0501 for reservations. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th Street; Doors at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.


August 9-11….LCU Summer Musical “Children of Eden”
- Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children Of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go." The music, by Schwartz, is really beautiful, and while the Bible stories from the first nine chapters of Genesis are romanticized in this version, it has an entertaining and touching message. Cast:: Main characters - Father – David Jones, Adam – Jake Lierman, Eve – DeLeisha Sheppard, Cain – John Paul Sheppard, Abel – Ryan Carnegey, Noah – Gary Moyers, Mama Noah – Traci Davidson, Yonah – Amanda Rogers. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and Godspell), Book by John Caird (Les Miserables, Candide 1999, and Jane Eyre). Directed by Laurie Doyle. All reserved seats $10 and available at info at 806-720-7429. McDonald Moody Auditorium on the LCU Campus, 5601 19th Street; 7:30 p.m.


August 10….Free Fishing Event - In an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy more family time and the sport of fishing, Los Hermanos, a collaborative group of men, organizations, and volunteers who value God, family, and community, will hold the 5th Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) free fishing event. Registration is free, which includes lunch for registered participants, and no fishing license will be required for registered participants. Promo bags for the first 500 kids that check in will be given, also, projects, and fishing games will be on hand to assure outdoor fun for everyone! All children up to 17 years-old must be accompanied by an adult. Families can register by calling (806)792-1212, or emailing The lake west of University prior to the event, at Buddy Holly Lake on the West side of Cesar E. Chavez Drive, will be stocked with hungry catfish (Depending on heat conditions). . Participants are encouraged to bring fishing gear and necessary items to protect themselves from the elements, and enjoying a day out for fishing. Buddy Holly Lake, Located on N. University & Cesar E. Chavez Drive; 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Onsite registration begins at 6 a.m.

August 10….Lubbock Mustang Club's 31st Annual Roundup & Car Show - Registration is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. with awards at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 the day of the show. Entry forms will be available on the web site and Facebook page. Admission to the public is free. Wayland Baptist University Lubbock Campus, (North Quaker and Loop 289). Event runs 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

August 10….Lubbock Downtown Art and Farmer's Market - This Saturday stands the chance to be the biggest market yet. If that sounds familiar. it's because we've said this for the past two markets and been right both times. Folks the market is going very well, we've added new growers, new food vendors and the artists are bringing in new work that is outstanding. It's a great time for the Downtown Art and Farmers Market. Some things to look for: new growers-Jimmy Harden, the Juicy Lucy
ladies, Sherry Pullen with her produce. Look for the "Locally Grown by Me" signs our folks have, they'll tell you what they grew themselves, and how they grew it. There will be fresh roasted coffee beans, more consumables, breakfast items, lunch and cold beverages and snacks. The stalwarts, the anchors, folks like Amanda from Crazy Hoe Farms, Cal from Apple Country, the Thiel family with Sunburst farms will all be there. Come see the market booth with Justin, Laura, Gerron and Olivia, wonderful plants, markets bags, calendars and information. Stop by and say hello. Some things that get asked every market is "Where does the produce come from? Is it local? How was it grown?" Folks, just ask the vendor, look for the signs, be involved with the information available. Our growers are proud of their products and will share any info that they have to share. Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market will be bringing food and fun through the end of season in October, the market will be open twice every month on the second and fourth Saturdays. Visit for more information. Come early for the best selection. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. ....or until everyone is sold out!

August 10….Silent Wings Museum Spirit of '45 Day - The Silent Wings Museum celebrates veterans and the end of WWII, recognizes the generation living during that time and provides an opportunity to be reminded of their courage, shared sacrifice, and commitment to service. For the "Spirit of '45 Day" we will have free admission, children's activities, a film showing, an afternoon ceremony, light refreshments and more. For more info, call 775.3049. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 Interstate 27 Frontage; 1 – 5 p.m.

August 10…. Buddy Holly Center Gallery Talk - The Buddy Holly Center invites all ages to the Illuminance Gallery Talk. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 806.775.3562. Admission is free. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 3 - 5 p.m.

August 10….Live Roller Derby - The West Texas Roller Dollz will compete with the El Paso Roller Derby live in Lubbock. The doors will open at 6pm and the event will begin at 7pm. General admission tickets can be purchased at Select–A-Seat for $6.50. For more information visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m.

August 10….A Cactus Theater Tribute: “The Eagles Meet Crosby, Stills & Nash” - Who doesn't love the music of these two fabulous rock bands? You will recognize all the songs that we have loved through the years - from "Peaceful Easy Feeling" to "Teach Your Children"...performed by the fabulous voices of the Cactus Theater stars. You will love every song! Tickets are $20.00. To purchase tickets and to find out more information call 806.762.3233 or visit Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.
Science Spectrum Opens Special Art Exhibit: "I Can REACH HIGH"

August 3 - 29….Science Spectrum to Host, “I Can REACH HIGH”- Reach High, a pre-vocational day program of High Point Village serving adults with special needs, will be hosting their first ever public art show entitled, “I Can REACH HIGH”. Students of this program have utilized their unique talents to create one-of-a-kind art pieces for public display. Various mediums that will be displayed include; paintings, photography, mixed media, sculptures, and collage art. Participants of Reach High are showcasing their artwork at several venues over this summer. The Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater has partnered with High Point Village to provide a high traffic venue for the show. Artwork will be displayed in the Science Spectrum’s main lobby from Aug. 3rd through the 29th, and viewing of the show is free to the public during standard hours of operation. General admission ticket rates for the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater still apply. High Point Village, Lubbock, Texas, is a local nonprofit organization developed for the purpose of providing an enrichment center and residential living community for individuals with special needs. The goal is to empower those with special needs to achieve more life skills, spiritual growth, self-esteem, and to be a greater part of the community. For further information contact Megan Rieff at 806-698-0015 or email: Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289.
Last Week's Trivia Answer....

Question: The National Night Out event has been held annually since what year?

Answer: 1984

Winner: Kristin D. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen to receive two tickets to attend the Sounds of West Texas concert on August 17.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the phrase "West Texas Wonders" as your subject title.

Question: In which autobiographical Mac Davis song did the artist refer to himself and his childhood buddy as the "wild West Texas wonders" ???

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winners will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown in your entry.

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