August 22, 2013


August 22….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 longtime Lubbock favorite Thrift Store Cowboys (Alternative Country). Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

August 22 - 25….
Sidecar Theatre presents: “Hairspray” - The 1950s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, an deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do! The Sidecar Theatre Co. will present the hit Broadway musical comedy “Hairspray,” inspired by the 1988 movie written and directed by John Waters. Music is by Marc Shaiman; lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; book is by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The director of the Lubbock production is Joshua A. Aguirre and Debra Flournoy-Buford will provide musical direction. Cost: $28. For more information call 806.797.7799 or visit The Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K Lubbock. Times vary depending on day.

August 23….The Lubbock Women's Club Fall Coffee
The Lubbock Women’s Club invite you to attend their Fall Coffee to explore membership opportunities. Come meet new people and enjoy a brunch buffet. This event is free, but you are asked to call 806-763-6448 or email to reserve your spot by noon on Thursday, August 22nd. Hope to see you there! Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway; 10 a.m.- Noon.

August 23….Plainview Artwalk
Find the creative side of the city and its people as you stroll up and down Broadway in nostalgic downtown Plainview, Texas. Browse family art presented for your enjoyment from area artists. For more information call (806) 685-4859. Broadway Street, Plainview, TX (45 miles north of Lubbock on I-27). Event runs from 5 – 8 p.m.

August 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 the theater website at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

August 23….Music and a Movie - Bring the family for a fun evening under the stars! Betenbough Homes presents Music and a Movie. Enjoy the sounds of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s brass quintet followed by "Madagascar 3" at dark. At the event you can register for a chance to win the Best Seat in the House Giveaway, a $500 gift card from Ashley Furniture Home store. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring chairs and blankets. For more information and directions to Quincy Park, visit Admission is free. Quincy Park, located just west of Milwaukee Avenue at 93rd Street and Quincy Avenue; 8 p.m.


August 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 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 promptly at 7:30 p.m.


August 24….4th Annual Back 2 School Kickoff
- Join us as we kickoff the start of a brand new school year! Participants will enjoy hot dogs, live music, giveaways, and information booths! This event is free, and all ages are welcome to join in the fun! A big thank you to Amerigroup who has contributed 1,000 backpacks for this event. We are also grateful to the many local businesses and organizations that have generously contributed school supplies to fill the backpacks. Backpacks will be given away to children and youth in Grades K-12. Children must be present to claim their backpack. Immunizations for children ages 4-18 years will also be available from the City of Lubbock Health Department at a cost of $10 for the first vaccine and $15 for two or more. Only the first 50 children will be seen. A complete shot record is required at the time immunizations are requested. Immunizations will not be given if a shot record is not presented. Children with Private Insurance or CHIPS will not be seen at this clinic. For more information on immunizations, call 775-2959. For more information, call 767-2700 or 767-2708. Mae Simmons Community, 2004 Oak Avenue (East 23rd Street and Oak Ave). Event runs from 9 a.m. - Noon.

August 24….Downtown Farmers/Art Market - Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open twice every month on the second and fourth Saturdays. That's twice the chances to come see and purchase the finest in local art and the freshest in locally produced foods and produce. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country and Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza. Folks this one will be big! Visit the official website to learn more at for more information. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m....or until everyone is sold out! Saturday the 13th is the Lubbock Downtown Art and Farmer's Market. 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come early for best selection.

August 24…. West Texas Karate Back to School Bash and Carnival - West Texas Karate is hosting a Back to School Carnival open to everyone! There will be food, carnival games, and a raffle to help raise money for our foundation. The Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Foundation supports karate schools that offer no-cost classes to at-risk youth. The West Texas Karate North school in Lubbock currently has 16 students. The carnival will help raise funds for our students to attend federation events and continue their training. Carnival games will range from $0.50 to $1. Game coupons will be on sale at the front door. Raffle drawings will begin at 2 p.m. Come and enjoy the fun! West Texas Karate, 5020 50th Street Suite #115; Noon – 3 p.m.

August 24…. 54th Annual Texas Tech Football Kickoff Knight - 2013 marks the 54th year of the Annual Texas Tech Football Kick-off “Knight”. Keynote speaker is Texas Tech head football coach Kliff Kingsbury. Also featured is former Dallas Cowboys player "Rocket" Ismail. A wide receiver and kick returner, he played in both the Canadian Football League and the National Football League as well as at the University of Notre Dame. These great speakers, great food and fellowship are the perfect recipe for the most successful event in our program history. “Tech Knight” has grown into a city-wide, Lubbock tradition the signifies the beginning of the football season on the South Plains. This is a community wide event and includes a brisket dinner, silent auction, and a meet and greet with the head football coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Red Radiers football team, band, cheerleaders, Saddle Tramps and the Miller Girls. All proceeds to charity and scholarship funds. Tickets are $35 at the door. Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 4702 130th St. (FM 1585); 6 -9 p.m.

August 24….The Maines Brothers Band in Concert - All the original members of the The Maines Brothers Band will be back together for a one-night only event singing their fans' favorites including "Break the Fall" and "Amarillo Highway." To purchase tickets. visit any Selec-A-Seat location or online at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

August 24….Cactus Theater: Del Castillo Returns – Always a sell-out! Come to the Historic Cactus Theater and see Del Castillo rock the house. Get your tickets early for this world re-nowned Austin based Latin rock band. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233 or visiting Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 24 – 25….Mutual of Omaha "WILD KINGDOM" - This amazing event will be in Lubbock for the first time at the John Wilson Boys & Girls Club. This event is free and open to the public. Mutual of Omaha will bring the animals and have them on display for everyone to see. There will be hot dogs, snow cones, stuffed animals, pictures taken with animals, car show, etc. On Saturday, the hours will be from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. On Sunday, the hours will be 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. John Wilson Boys & Girls Club, 3221- 59th; Saturday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday; 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

August 25….Bridal Fair at the Overton Hotel – Come and see vendors offering everything you need for your wedding. Cost is $10.00 at the door. For more information visit Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Ln; 1 – 4 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Answers....

Question #1: Which of the James Bond films did "sausage king" (and Plainview native) Jimmy Dean appear in ???

Answer: He appeared in the 1971 film "Diamonds Are Forever"...cast as Las Vegas billionaire Willard Whyte.

Winner: Grace B. of Lubbock

Question #2: Which early '70s autobiographical Dolly Parton song referenced the Biblical story of Joseph while recounting her own childhood memories ???

Answer: "Coat of Many Colors"

Winners: Cindy K. of Ralls and Kathy M. of Brownfield

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