November 7, 2013


November 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at the Lubbock's legendary Gardski’s Loft. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! 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! Gardski’s Loft, 2009 Broadway; 6:30 p.m.

November 7….Cactus Theater: "Monster Hits of the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s" - Everything from Pop to Rock to Country and Blues, covering 4 decades - truly something for everyone! Features many of the Cactus stars you have come to love and enjoy plus several New Talent Showcase standouts from our September competition. You'll love every singer and song on stage. The epitome of a great variety show! Tickets are $20.00. For more information visit the official website at or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

November 7….Texas Tech University School of Music: Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert - Conducted by Dr. Sarah McKoin, music from Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst, Andre Jolivet and H. Owen Reed. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

November 8….New Neighbors Annual Live Auction and Book Sale - The auction will consist of baked goods and craft items. All proceeds are awarded to community programs supported by New Neighbors. Lunch will follow the auction and the cost is $15. A variety of card games will also be played. Reservations are required. You do not have to be new to the Lubbock area or a member to participate. For more information about this event or other Club activities such as Bridge, Book Club, Gardening and Couples Night Out, etc. call Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or email Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; Book Sale will start at 9 a.m. and auction at 10 a.m.

November 8….An Evening with Anthony Kearns
- Operation Hope would like to invite you to join us for An Evening with Anthony Kearns. Anthony is a member of the world famous Irish Tenors. His solo career has also seen tremendous success, and this concert will provide an fantastic opportunity for the Lubbock area to see a performer of this caliber. Mr. Kearns will be accompanied by world class pianist and former London Philharmonic performer Patrick Healy. Dress code for the evening with be Cocktail Attire. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Operation HOPE and the work we do locally & across the globe. To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m.

November 8 (Repeats Nov. 23)….Cactus Theater: "Eagles & CSN Tribute" - Who doesn't love the amazing music from two of the most legendary rock bands of all time!! Join us at the Cactus Theater as Dustin Garrett leads the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, through the unforgettable music of the Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash. "Hotel California" alone is worth the ticket price - but you'll hear so much more! Don't miss it! See you there! Tickets are $20.00. For more info visit or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


November 8 – 9….PIHOS A Moving Biography - This documentary dance/film performance examines the life of Melissa Pihos’ father, Former All –Pro Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Pete Pihos and his fight with Alzheimer’s disease. In the summer of 2012 the show toured to Charlotte and Winston-Salem, NC, Philadelphia, PA and New York City, NY as benefit events for the Alzheimer’s Association. These events are a way to raise financial support for the Alzheimer’s Association as well as create awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, the devastating disease that took the life of her father in August 2011. Concluding the performance will be a screening of “Dear Dad,” Pihos’ award-winning short documentary film. “The film explores the effects of Alzheimer’s by juxtaposing photos and footage of her father from his days as a player for the Philadelphia Eagles, during the late 1940s to mid-1950s, with images of him today. Melissa Pihos will be performing short solos throughout the concert, layering her personal experiences with her father’s life. The concert features film and video montages using video footage of interviews conducted by Melissa Pihos, archival WWII footage and football footage of Pete Pihos, along with images examining memory and the effect of Alzheimer’s on the brain. Among the people Pihos interviewed are Coach Mike Ditka, fellow teammate Al Wistert, Pihos’ neurologist Dr. John Porter, and Pat Summerall. The audience is introduced to the person Pete Pihos had become because of the complexities of Alzheimer’s disease and the amazing person he was before the disease. The truth of his illness is revealed along with what had become of their father/daughter relationship. For more information call (704) 236-9906. To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. Firehouse Theater, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m.

November 9….Ruffles and Rust Expo - Lubbock will get a touch of vintage decor with a lot of bling at the Ruffles and Rust Expo. This is a vintage show with a boutique feel. The Ruffles and Rust Expo brings over 80 different vendors from three different states to one location. If you’re looking to get some great vintage items, beautiful home decor, the latest fall fashions or just some flashy bling this is the place to be. Over 20,000 square feet of shopping. Admission is $5 per person and children under 12 years old are free. The first 100 shoppers in line will get free shopping bags. For more information visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center - 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

November 9….Honoring Our Soldiers Veterans Day Workshop - Commemorate Veterans Day and take a hands-on look inside a WWII soldier's footlocker, create a badge for a veteran you know, make a holiday card for a deployed soldier and more. For more information call 806.775.3049. All ages are welcome. Admission is $7.00. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

November 9….Texas Tech Red Raider Football - The 25th-ranked, hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders tackle the always-dangerous Kansas State Wildcats in a clash at Jones AT&T Stadium. The stadium is located at Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Avenue; 11 a.m.

November 9…Sounds of West Texas: "Gospel and Inspirational Music Show" - The concert will feature local talent singing old time and current gospel, or inspirational songs in the country, pop and rock genres. There will be a silent auction for a George Strait autographed guitar (with a letter of authenticity) to benefit 5 year old Addie Seacrist, who is the grand daughter of Ron Seacrist, chief of police at Texas Tech University. The evening of music will begin with an acoustic set at 6 p.m. and the show with the house band will begin at 7 p.m. Confirmed featured performers will be: Emcees: Lynn Alexander and Jacqui Neal House, Larry Allen, Dennis Brown, Susan Browning, Lesley Carraway, Mike Carraway, Martin Duckett, Ray Espinoza, Lance Fry, Casandra Hastings, Kaci Keltz, Jay Lemon, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Bryan Martin, Donnie Martin, (Ron Seacrist- maybe..depending on time of Tech game!), The Sides Family (Shanna, Reagan, Hunter), Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Riley Solberg, Brian Tate ("The Watchmen", Tina Turner, Terry Westbrook, Billy Wilborn, Steve Williams, and Steve Winters. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for college students with IDs, and $7 for children between 4-12. The price is $12 a piece for those purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more. Tickets on sale at all Select-a-Seat outlets at Amigo's Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph's Records, Texas Tech Student Union's ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 for more info. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6 p.m.

November 9…."Hors d'oeuvres, Theater & Dessert" - A new concept is coming to the Cactus Theater!!! As always we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality entertainment and now we are literally putting a cherry on top!!! When you walk into the Cactus, you will be served hors d'oeuvres and wine to the music of virtuoso pianist, Marilyn Arland, as you await our play. At intermission, you will be served dessert! So come let us feed you and your soul with a wonderful night out at the Cactus Theater. All food will be catered by Lubbock's premier chef, Tyrone Willis. To kick this series off, we are featuring our beloved, Jane Prince Jones, in "Tea at Five". This play, by Matthew Lombardo, is a one woman show based on the life of famed actress Katharine Hepburn. Based on Hepburn's own words from her book. "Me: Stories of My Life". The two-act play begins in 1938, spanning several decades to 1983. This wonderful play gives insight to the secret emotions and drive behind the legendary artist. You will be amazed at how Jane captures the essence of the one and only Katherine Hepburn. Admission is $35.00. For more information visit or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7 p.m.

November 9 – 10…Take in the Local Color: Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour – Fifty-five artists and ten studios will be participating in the 17th Annual Take in the Local Color: Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour. This yearly event gives audiences the unique opportunity to observe artists in their working environments, many of which are in private homes. All participating artists are from Lubbock County and all the studios are in Lubbock. There will be approximately 6 artists showcased at each studio location. Artists will be displaying original work in the media of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, photography and sculpture.

Demonstrations, performances by local musicians and reception food at each studio location add to the ambiance and festivity of the event. The local Color Studio Tour is free and open to the public who are invited to travel on their own from studio to studio to see the artwork. For more information click here.

The eleven host studios for the 2013 Local Color Tour are:

Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Avenue
Allin Budek and Rocky Hamilton, 3730 94th Place (New Studio 2013)
Ginger Bundock Studio, 4512 -14th Street
Marsha Davis Studio, 3602 -28th Street (New Studio 2013)
Carol C. Howell Studio, 3224 – 22nd Street
Linda Jackson Studio, 3909 – 101st Street (New Studio Location 2013)
David Leake Studio, 3212 -44th Street (New Studio 2013)
Sara Peso White Studio, 4411 – 18th Street
Barbara Barnhart Rallo Studio, 6107 – 87th Street (New Studio 2013)
Rendr Frame and Arts 4414 – 82nd Street

Studio Tour Hours are:
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.

MONDAY Only - Veterans Day

November 11….Veterans Day at Silent Wings Museum - All ages are invited to this free event at the Silent Wings Museum. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation read by the Honorable Mayor Glen Robertson followed by the Toys Go To War Gallery Talk at 2 p.m. from Donald Abbe, Ph.D. At 5:30 p.m. there will be hors d’oeuvres and Jazz Alley will perform Live Swing Music, Guest Speaker LCDR Barry McCool, USN. For more information call 806.775.3049. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

November 11…. Texas Tech University School of Music: Matador Singers Veterans Day Concert - Men’s choral music. Kris Hulse, major of the Texas Tech ROTC and professor of military science, will serve as a guest narrator for the program. The Texas Tech ROTC Color Guard will present the colors at the beginning of the program. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

Twin Trivia Questions This Week!

Trivia Question #1:

For this contest, one (1) winner will receive 4 tickets to the Sounds of West Texas.

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

The Question: Which gospel album by Elvis Presley is notable for being the only album for which he was awarded a Grammy?

The deadline for this contest is FRIDAY (tomorrow!) at 9 a.m. and the winner will be contacted by noon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Trivia Question #2:

For this contest, one (1) winner will receive 2 tickets to Celebrity Attractions’ Ballroom With A Twist to be staged on Friday, November 15th.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Twistin' the Night Away" as your subject title.

The Question:
Which 1992 surprise film hit brought new awareness and appreciation for the tango dance?

The deadline for this contest is FRIDAY (tomorrow!) at 9 a.m. and the winner will be contacted by noon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Thanks...and good luck to all!

Looking Ahead....

Nov. 15….Col. Oliver North Book Signing
Nov. 15-16….Celebrity Attractions: Ballroom With a Twist
November 17….Lubbock Heritage Society Book Signing

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