February 27, 2014


February 28….“Heroes for the American Red Cross” Fun Night - "Bring your friends and family for a night of fun to benefit the Red Cross as we kick of the 2014 Heroes campaign. Red Cross Heroes spread the word about the services the American Red Cross provides and raise money that supports local needs for disaster relief, health and safety education and more. Admission for the evening includes two slices of pizza and an unlimited drink, one hour of bowling with shoes, unlimited billiards, laser tag and glow golf and a $10 game card. Your donation to the Red Cross makes you a super hero – so why not wear your favorite T-shirt in support of one! “Heroes for the American Red Cross” is a grassroots campaign where local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise $1000 for their local Red Cross chapter. This year, the American Red Cross South Plains Regional Chapter hopes to raise $30,000 during this campaign to support Red Cross services including disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid and CPR training and disaster preparedness information for our community. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.redcross.org/news/event/Red-Cross-Heroes-Bowling-for-Relief." Main Event, 6010 Marsha Sharp Fwy; 5 – 9 p.m.

February 28….Cactus Theater: Kinky Friedman
- Richard Samet "Kinky" Freidman is an American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He's stepping up! Live in concert and campaigning at the Cactus Theater, Kinky's running for Texas Ag Commissioner! Yes, it's official, and, yes, he has a platform! Go to Kinky's campaign site now at TexasForKinky.com to read more! Tickets are $20.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

February 28….Ladies Night Out (in the Mud)
- Over Winter? Ready for Spring? Ladies night is this Friday at The Mud Room. We have some fun new things to paint, you will get a 10% discount, and see your "fun mudder" friends! You can also enter our drawing for a $100 gift certificate to celebrate the One Year Anniversary at our new location. It will be crowded so let us know you are coming..... RSVP 793-3271!! We will also have more fun and 10% discount on Saturday March 1st, the actual anniversary! Let's put the "art" in PARTY! Thank you for your patronage this past year! The Mud Room, 3302-82nd Street; 9 p.m.- 12 midnight.


ebruary 28 - March 1 (Repeats March 7-8)….CATS Playhouse Presents: "The Pageant Play" - Welcome to the hilarious, terrifying and surreal world of child beauty pageants. Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the ultimate title, Supreme Queen. When Marge, a newcomer to the pageant circuit, shows up and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky and her minions, Bob and Bobby, use some unorthodox methods in order to ensure her darling, Chevrolet, is victorious. Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping. Money. Really, really small false teeth. Starring Erin Castle, Danielle DeLisle, Reagan Sudduth, Zachery Kocurek, Meredith Marchante, and Kailee Salas. Ticket Prices: $14 for adults and $12 for students & seniors. Visit www.catsplayhouse.com to make reservations! C.A.T.S. Playhouse. 2257 – 34th Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

February 28 –March 1….Celebrity Attractions: “HAIR” - The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! All the original hits and new songs rediscovered from the original production - all played live by The Tribe, lending the show raw energy and immediacy. This new production returns to its rebellious and provocative roots! Although initially performed in 1967, the universal themes of individuality, experimentation and acceptance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today. When HAIR premiered, the show was controversial for its portrayal of integration and free-love. But it since has gone on to be praised for these very things, and this national tour brings the positive message of love and peace to audiences throughout the country. While the show is recommended for mature audiences, this engagement of HAIR will not feature the nude scene made famous by its predecessors. Updated for 2014 by the original creator Jim Rado, experience HAIR like you have never seen before as it depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the turbulent 60's that changed America forever. Follow The Tribe, a diverse group of free-spirited, politically active hippies who live a bohemian life and passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a conservative society riddled with intolerance, brutality and the looming draft of the Vietnam War. "It's bold, brash, youthful and defiant - a great fun night out!", enthuses producer David Galpern. All the chart-topping songs that became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution are back including "Aquarius,” Let the Sun Shine in,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy to be Hard”. HAIR co-creator James Rado comments on this new production in 2014, "This new script is well-oiled and finely-calibrated, with subtle new twists of plot and character and the restoration of two songs not included in the recent Broadway version This production brings the show back to its origins. This is the best version of the script that is out there now." Audience Recommendation: Celebrity Attractions recommends HAIR for audiences ages 15 and over. for you and your child. Each child is different and the decision to attend this show should be made by the parent or guardian. Call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 for tickets. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 plus a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.


February 28 – March 2….Home & Garden Show -
Come and see all the new ideas to make your home and garden a more beautiful place. Cost – adults $5.00 and children 12 and under: $2.00. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 - 6 p.m.

ebruary 28 - March 2
….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.

March 1….Lubbock Chorale Spring Gala: The Many Moods of March - This season's Spring Gala serves as The Lubbock Chorale's main fundraiser for scholarships This elegant evening concert event, with the audience seated at tables of eight, will celebrate poetry, lyrics and music all related to the season of Spring - past and present, from Monteverdi madrigals, to modern-day hits, and will offer a veritable smorgasboard of entertainment. Pror to the concert portion and during intermission, the audience will peruse a silent auction and raffle of donated items that will help fund our scholarships to students of the Texas Tech School of Music. For tickets call 770-2000. Merket Alumni Center on TTU Campus; 6:30 p.m.

March 1….Cactus Theater: "A Tribute to Bon Jovi, Aerosmith & Journey"
This was one of our most popular shows in 2013 and deemed by many as the best concert they'd ever seen! Huge hits by these gigantic groups - recreated by The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine led by Guitarist/Vocalist Dustin Garrett with Jeff McCreight, Amber Pennington and Jason Fellers insure a magical one-of-a-kind concert for the fans of this wonderful music. Tickets are $ 25.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

March 2….Lubbock Heritage Society Annual Meeting –
All are invited to hear speakers Sally Abbe and Cindy Martin speaking on “Greetings From Lubbock: A Post Card History”. Parking available in the city lot on South side of building. Use south entrance. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th Street; 2 p.m.

March 2….University Choir/University Singers Concert
Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 3 p.m.


March 4….15th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration -
Lubbock Meals on Wheels is presenting this spectacular event which will include more than 35 food booths (with selections from your favorite local restaurants), live jazz music by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a large silent auction, cash bars plus a variety of activities and prizes. Colorful masks and beads will be available to make the evening even more festive. Everyone will also enjoy entertainment such as dancers, clowns, magicians, jugglers and flamboyant decorations in the official colors of purple, green and gold. A King and Queen in full regal attire will reign over the evening. The expanded Children’s Area includes bouncers, climbers and face & hair painting to keep the kids entertained. Event tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for children 17 and under, and can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, any Select-A-Seat location (service charge applies) or for $40 at the door. We accept cash, checks or credit cards and will be happy to mail tickets. Benefit drawing will feature Southwest Airlines tickets (only 1000 chances to be sold - $5 each). Please join us for a fantastic and fun evening and support a great program that feeds the homebound community. For more information call Lubbock Meals on Wheels at 792-7971 or visit Lubbockmealsonwheels.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

March 4…. Program by Brad Lancaster, Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond - Brad Lancaster is an expert in the field of rainwater harvesting and water management. He is also a permaculture teacher, designer, consultant and co-founder of Desert Harvesters non-profit organization. Lancaster lives on an eighth of an acre in downtown Tucson, Arizona, where the average rainfall is less than 12 inches per year. In such arid conditions, Brad consistently models that catching over 100,000 Gallons (379,000 Liters) of rainwater to feed food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape is a much more viable option than the municipal system of directing it into storm drains and sewer systems. A recent project in 2009 involved acting as a representative for the U.S. State Department on an educational tour in the Middle East. The basis for this talk will include the following:Water Harvesting for Food Production: Food is virtual water—originating from the source of irrigation. Local, sustainable food is all the rage, but we can take it further by growing that food with local, sustainable water. This talk covers the growing of food using rainwater, stormwater, and greywater for irrigation. Case studies include rain-fed greenhouses, dryfarming, backyard market gardens, granada greywater groves, and climate-appropriate traditional and appropriate plantings. (Duration: 1 hour plus Q&A). Admission is free. International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave; 7 p.m.

Science Spectrum Debuts Massive Penguin Exhibition and Film

March 1 – June 15….Science Spectrum Penguin Plunge!
- The Science Spectrum presents an immersive experience that combines a live penguin habitat, hands-on interactives, environmental education, and an amazing photographic exhibition. In the Penguin Habitat: Meet a loveable "waddle" or group of African Rock Penguins up close and personal. During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll be able to view these special creatures both on land and in the water. The penguins live, eat, sleep, swim and play in their state-of-the-art 2500 gallon habitat that is temperature and humidity controlled just to their liking. Animal care takers and educators will be giving special daily presentations on penguins,covering topics like what a penguin eats and how they avoid predators, to how they raise their young and communicate with each other.

Interactive Areas: After meeting these adorable creatures, head on over to other exhibit areas for some hands-on fun! See how you measure up against penguins from around the world or practice carrying eggs on your feet. Try out a hands-on experiment or craft at the Pebble Play Place and round out the visit learning about penguins' habitats and how we can help protect and preserve these precious animals.

Photographic Exhibit: Cold Feet - Photographs by J.J. L’Heureux. Except for the sounds of the rookeries, the expansion and contraction of the ice, and the howl of the wind, Antarctica is very much like the soundless photographs presented in this exhibition. Traveling along the ice shelves from Atka Bay to Halley Station, painter, naturalist and photographer J.J. L’Heureux turns her camera to the penguins and their adaptations to the cold and wind of this continent. Sixty stunning photographs from her personal expeditions to Antarctica will be displayed.

Insider Tips: This exhibition is expected to be popular during it’s opening weekends and Spring Break Week, so there are a few things you can do to make your trip a little easier.

• Penguin Plunge! tickets will be single entry admission only.
• Admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Wait times during peak hours may be possible, and will vary based on crowds. To avoid possible lines for entry, consider arriving earlier in the day.
• Strollers are allowed inside the exhibition space.
• The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.
• Museum will have special extended hours until 6:00pm each day during Spring Break Week, March 15-23, 2014.
• Groups of 20 or more may want to consider making reservations. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 806-745-2525 x234 for group rates and reservations.
• For a special additional experience, ask about a “Behind the Scenes Tour Pass”. Guests purchasing this pass will go behind the scenes with the animal care-takers and see first-hand how the penguins are cared for, help feed them and get a one-on-one photo opp. with a penguin. Behind the Scenes Tours will last approximately 30 minutes and will be available to the general public beginning March 24th. The number of passes allowed each day will be strictly limited, so it is highly recommended to purchase passes in advance. Reservations and passes for the tours go on sale beginning March 1st. Cost for the passes will be $25.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Children (ages 3-12), and $20.00 for Seniors (ages 60+). For additional Behind the Scenes Tour Pass information and reservations call 806-745-2525 x234.

Also Featured: Penguins in the OMNI Theater; While you’re here, you’ll also be able to take in the full penguin experience by seeing the all new OMNI film, Penguins. A Tale of Love and Survival in Penguin City. Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals—as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin’s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth’s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin’s journey through his species’ central rite of passage.The film is recommended for General Audiences. For more information on Penguins visit the film’s website at www.penguinsthefilm.com. The OMNI Theater will be showing the 2D version of this film.

Penguin Plunge! and Penguins the film General Admission Ticket Prices:
Penguin Plunge! Penguin Plunge! Penguins
w/Film or Museum w/Film & Museum Film Only
Adult $12.50 $17.50 $8.00
Child (3-12) $9.50 $13.50 $6.50
Senior (60+) $9.50 $13.50 $6.50

For Group and School Group rates and reservations, call 806-745-2525 x234.
Additional exhibit/film information may be found at sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289

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