February 13, 2014


February 13…."A Splash of Red" Watercolor Show - The YWCA of Lubbock and the Legacy Event Center is pleased to announce a new partnership for 2014. To celebrate this collaboration, the Legacy Event Center and the West Texas Watercolor Society will co-host A SPLASH OF RED Watercolor Show throughout February. Patrons are invited to come view as well as purchase paintings which celebrate the color red. They are also encouraged to vote for the People's Choice Award which will be announced at the end of the month. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Legacy Atrium for visitors to join in the RED celebration and enjoy the music of Greg Goodnight. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th Street; 5:30 – 7 p.m.

February 13….Sweetheart Dance
– Everyone ages 40+ are invited to bring your sweetheart and have fun dancing to live country music. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Cost is $6.00. Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street; 6:30 p.m.


February 14….New Neighbors Club to Host Valentine Luncheon and Musical Program
- Join us for lunch and listen to “Songs from the Heart” performed by local radio personality and musician Jeff Bailey. You do not need to be new to the Lubbock area or a member to attend this event. Cost for the Luncheon is $14 and reservations are required. New Neighbors is a 36 year old non-profit organization that offers various group activities such as Bridge, Out to Lunch Bunch, Movie Lovers, Gardening, Canasta and others. For more information about the Luncheon or Club activities, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or email: newneighbors@ymail.com Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10:30 a.m.

February 14….Kids' Friday Fiesta
- All kids ages 6-12 are invited to a “Be My Valentine Party.” Activities will include *Valentine craft, Valentine heart scavenger hunt and "Minute to Win It Valentine." $15 per child - sibling rate 2/$10 or $20. Cash or check accepted - sorry, no credit cards. Call (806) 767-3796 today to reserve a spot. Space is limited. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 – 10 p.m.

February 14….TTU Presidential Lecture and Performance Series: Parsons Dance - Parsons Dance is an internationally acclaimed contemporary American dance company bringing to the stage a show so athletic, entertaining and mesmerizing, that audiences barely have a chance to catch their breath. The New York Times calls Parsons Dance “humorous, fast moving and exuberant.” Since 1985, under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons, Parsons Dance has toured to more than 350 cities, 35 countries, five continents and performed for millions of audience members. Many more have seen Parsons Dance on PBS, Bravo, A&E Network and the Discovery Channel. Tickets are $18.00 for general admission. TTU students-1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk. Call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 to reserve your ticket. TTU Allen Theatre, Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.

February 14…."David Gaschen: Valentine's Day Concerts" - Not once, but TWICE in the same day, the Cactus Theater presents the one and only Mr. David Gaschen himself, as we will be starting off the Valentine's evening early, with our special matinee concert at 4:30 p.m., and then following up with the evening show at 7:30! Internationally renowned vocalist, best-known for his leading role on Broadway's "Phantom of the Opera", David is coming home for a special Valentine's Day concert. The intimate Cactus environment is THE place to be on Valentine's Day! Bring that special someone to one of the two concert offerings of music and fun. Tickets are $25.00 and $30.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.


February 14-16 (Repeats Feb. 21-23; February 28; March 1-2, 2014)…. Lubbock Community Theatre; “Godspell” - This rock opera broke new ground on Broadway in 1971 in its stage treatment of Jesus, as he calls together a group of followers to create a community. Based on the Gospel of Matthew, various well-known parables are performed through a series of scenes and songs. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of humanity. Written by, conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak; music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; directed by Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

February 15….Norwegian Heritage Baking Workshop - The Vestlandet "Westlands" Chapter of the Norwegian Society of Texas announces it's first ever Norwegian Heritage baking workshop. This will be an opportunity to learn from Norwegians, and those of Norwegian heritage, how to make well known traditional Norwegian favorites called Krumkake, Sandbakkels, and Fyrstekake. Immediately following the afternoon of baking, from 4 - 6:30 p.m., participants are invited to stay for a supper of soup, homemade bread and the desserts of our newly baked Norwegian goodies. Please call Marie 806-281-3181 or Abbie 806-252-2515 by Friday p.m. to reserve a spot. Redeemer Lutheran Church Hall, 22nd and Ave W; 1:30 – 4 p.m.

February 15….Dancing With Mr. Darcy: Downton Abbey - The Vernacular Music Center, the TTU School of Music, and the Roots Music Institute present Dancing with Mr. Darcy at Downton Abbey, with live music and dancing from the Regency and post-Edwardian eras. Dress to impress in your favorite Downton Abbey styles. Hors d’oeuvres and light buffet served, including coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages. In this ticketed event, which raises funds for the Vernacular Music Center, participants may dance and dine; sip punch and tea; and watch, learn, and enjoy the dancing. TTU staff, dancers, and musicians provide friendly instruction as well. Tickets are $20/single or $30/pair and can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or online at http://www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Museum at Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street; 7 – 10 p.m.

February 15….Cactus Theater: "MEGA HITS '75 to '95"
- The Cactus Theater presents, live on stage, unforgettable hits made famous between 1975 and 1995. The awe inspiring performers, the band, the staging and lighting is a must-see! If you've never been to a Cactus Theater production, treat yourself...this will be an exciting introduction! The concert will feature mega hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, The Cars, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and other musical icons! Tickets are $ 20.00/$25.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m

February 16….Mother & Son Valentine's Dance – Mothers and sons are invited to attend this fun event which includes a souvenir t-shirt for each boy, sweets, finger snacks, punch, DJ, dancing and lots of fun! Keepsake photographs will be available for purchase. Tickets: $25 per couple - $10 for each additional child. Tickets can be purchased at the YWCA at 3101 35th Street or call 792-2723. Legacy Event Center, 14th and Avenue O; 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

February 16….Cactus Theater: 60's/70's Nostalgia Night: Part 2
- All three shows in this series feature the greatest hits from the 1960s and '70s, the D'Venue Dancers, classic cars and exciting door prizes! Be sure and catch all three shows to hear all your favorite songs from that era. Each show is different so don't miss even one! The shows are hosted by Kurt Kiser and feature Jeff Bailey, Sheena Fadeyi, Jeff McCreight, Butch "The Soulman" Avery and 5 exciting newcomers at every show - all backed by the most versatile band in Texas! Tickets are $ 20.00. For more info visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, 2 winners will win 3 tickets to the Sounds of West Texas "Classic Love Songs" Concert on February 22nd.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Landmark Love Lyrics" as your subject title.

The Question:
After their debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show earlier that week, The Beatles landed in the number one spot on the Billboard Magazine pop chart on Valentine's Day, 1964. What was the song that propelled them to the top?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Thanks...and good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

February 22….Rose Pruning Workshop
February 22....Sounds of West Texas Concert
March 4….15th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
March 7- 8….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Classical 4

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