April 10, 2014


April 10 – 12….Raider Red's Awesome Dance Spectacular (RRADS) - Original choreography by Texas Tech student choreographers. Tickets are $10 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information. All performances are in the Maedgen Laboratory Theatre (west entrance), located on 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; 8 p.m.

April 10 - 12….Texas Tech University School of Music: New Music Festival Concerts -
April 10: “New Waves in the Far East” features younger Asian composers. April 11: “Masters from the Pacific Rim” features established Asian composers. April 12: “Ripples of the East” features western composers whose music is influenced by Asian elements. No admission fee for these events. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.


April 11….The New Neighbors Club Luncheon - This month’s luncheon and program will feature the "Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C." with Karin McCay, co-anchor of KCBD Evening News. Ms. McCay accompanied the Veterans on their flight along with Phil Crenshaw, Retired Army Chaplain. Ms. McCay was awarded an Emmy for the documentary of this Veteran’s historical trip. The New Neighbors Club is a community service organization and you do not need to be new to Lubbock to attend this particular event. Cost for the luncheon is $14 and reservations are required. For luncheon reservations or info about other club activities, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or email: newneighbors@ymail.com. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10:30 a.m.

April 11….Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty – The Cactus Theater is proud to welcome the Emmy Award winning New York actress Elaine Bromka in this delightful one-woman Off-Broadway hit. Elaine offers a fresh, behind-the-scenes look at three of our legendary first ladies: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. This warm, whimsical and deeply moving exploration of these fascinating women has delighted audiences across America. Don’t miss her dead-on impressions at this unforgettable event! Tickets: $25.00. For more info visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


April 11 – 12….46th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium - This year’s symposium, hosted by Texas Tech University, features scholars from around the world who will be discussing the topic of the conference, “Representing Reality in Text and Image: Clichés, Stereotypes and Caricatures.” The conference includes 4 lectures by internationally renowned scholars. Talks are free and open to the public. Events will take place in the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech Campus. For complete program details and times for events, visit http://english.ttu.edu/complit/symposium.php

April 11 - 12….Uptown Market
- We invite you to join the Junior League of Lubbock as it celebrates its second year of resale shopping for a cause. To the Junior League, Uptown Market raises funds to give back to the Lubbock community; to the community Uptown Market means time with family and friends, a unique bargain shopping experience, and a fun way to give back. Friday, April 11th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. enjoy a VIP Preview Party with the first shopping and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets $25 per person. Then come back early Saturday from 8a.m.- 1 p.m. with a small break then resuming from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m., tickets $5 per person. Uptown Market is an annual fundraiser of the Junior League of Lubbock. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to support the Food2Kids Program, Kids in the Kitchen, SPARK and other community programs. For more information, call 806.794.8894, visit our website www.jllubbock.com or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jllubbock. The Legacy, 1500 14th Street.

April 11, 12 (Repeats April 18, 19)….CATS Playhouse: “Steel Magnolias” - Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done and exchange hilarious repartee and more than a few acerbic verbal collusions. A hit play in its two Broadway incarnations and a successful all-star film, "Steel Magnolias" is a compelling tale of sisterhood and motherhood. Written by Robert Harling and directed by Cornelius Brown. Ticket Prices: $14 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. For more information and to reserve tickets call (806) 792-0501 or visit www.catsplayhouse.com. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257- 34th St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

April 11 - 13…. 36th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival - This three-day celebration is the largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. Every year the Arts Festival features over 150 visual artists from around the nation displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, leather, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculpture. A juried gallery of professional work will be available for viewing along with artwork from area school children. There will be different performing stages each spotlighting the very best local and regional talent singing, dancing, acting, and playing instruments. Demonstrations by artists creating their work will take place along with ten different “Kid Stops” providing FREE art related to activities for children. The “Kid Stops” include ‘make and take’ projects, a Home Depot activity, a chance to perform on the Kids Karaoke stage, and a book fair. Greg Goodnight, wood sculptor, has been selected as the Featured Artist for the event. Goodnight will be onsite throughout the Arts Festival with his original work will be available for purchase. Another special exhibit at this year’s Arts Festival is “Chainsaw Masters,” a visual art display and demonstration by renowned chainsaw carving artists. The exhibit will feature 30 wood carvings from R.L. Blair, the original wood sculptor for Disney amusement parks and a live chainsaw carving demonstration by Cam Dockery. All of this can be enjoyed for the very low admission of just $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. For more info about the Lubbock Arts Festival or any of these special events contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance, www.lubbockartsfestival.org or call 806-744-ARTS (2787). Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 15th 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

April 11 - 13….Lubbock Ballet presents "Coppelia"
- This comic ballet, originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, with libretto by Charles Nuitter. Nuitter’s libretto andmise-en-scene was based upon two stories by ETA Hoffmann: Der Sandmann (The Sandman), and Die Puppe (The Doll). “Coppelia” concerns an inventor, Dr. Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancingdoll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilde. She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor. Cost: $15 to $35 – For more info, call 806.770.2000 or visit SelectASeatLubbock.com. Lubbock Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; April 11 at 7 p.m.; April 12 and 13 at 2 p.m.

April 11 - 13
(Repeats April 18-20)…. Lubbock Community Theatre; “Boeing Boeing” - It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom...and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs. Written by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross and Francis Evans and directed By Nancy Meyer. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

April 11 - 13
(Repeats April 18 -19)….Moonlight Dinner Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors - The spine-tingling tale of a florist and his dirty little secret: a man-eating, soul-singing venus flytrap from outer space! Seymour Krelborn is a down and out nobody living in urban Skid Row, New York City; whose fortunes improve greatly when he finds a hitherto undiscovered plant that has a strange craving for blood. He names the plant Audrey 2 after his secret crush and fellow shop worker Audrey. Seymour's overnight fame and success may not be enough to quiet his misgivings about the plant's sinister appetite and the Faustian turn of events that follows. Stage direction is by Daniel Hogan and Kyla Olson. Musical direction is by Dr. Thomas Cimarusti. Tickets are available for dinner and a show, and show-only through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 or by visiting http://www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/. Performances will take place at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K. Dinner will begin at 6:30; the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. * 2 pm "show-only" matinee presented on April 13.


April 12….National Day of Service - In celebration of Global Youth Service Day, the Volunteer Center of Lubbock invites the community to participate in transformative service projects throughout Lubbock on Saturday, April 12th. Opportunities include: a workday at Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, helping with an Easter Egg Hunt with Alstrom Angels, and helping at the Lubbock Arts Festival. Keep in mind, GYSD is not just for youth! We welcome people of all ages to get involved on this day of service. To find out about more projects or to register, visit http://getconnected.volunteerlubbock.org/aam/general/event/?doc_id=659 or contact Lisa Stratton at (806) 747-0551 or lstratton@volunteerlubbock.org

April 12….CMLL Language Olympics 2014 - The Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL) at Texas Tech University invites you to participate in the CMLL Language Olympics 2014. The participants in the Language Olympics will compete in the areas of language competence (American Sign Language/ASL, German, French, Latin, & Spanish), cultural (German, French, & Spanish, and Spanish Heritage Speakers), and general background information. The content for each of the events will be developed in accordance with the Texas State Standards for each level. Registration and event fees are free. For complete details, visit the website for more info at www.depts.ttu.edu/classic_modern/langlab/lang_olym/. Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures building, Texas Tech University; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 12….Renovating Your Garden – Everyone is welcome to the Second Saturday program presented by Russ Plowman. Admission is free. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue; 9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. program.

April 12….Charity Garage Sale and Health Fair – This event is hosted by School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Zeta Chapter and Gold Humanism Honor Society. It is being held to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock. Please call (915) 503-4112 or email marie.pfarr@ttuhsc.edu if you have items that you would like to donate. West parking lot of First Baptist Church, 2201 Broadway; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

April 12….The Roundtable Luncheon – Featured speaker will be Tom Hurley owner and president of Hurley Packaging Companies. The public is invited to eat and enjoy the program for $15 per person. Hillcrest country Club Dining Room 4011 North Boston Avenue Travel north on North University then turn left (west) on Newcomb Street and proceed to the clubhouse. 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

April 12….Make-and-Take Rainwater Harvesting Workshop - Transform a recycled plastic barrel into an attractive rain water collection barrel! All supplies provided. Families welcome. This is a 3-hour workshop. 35 gallon barrels: $30 for Arboretum members, $50 for public. 50 gallon barrels: $40 for Arboretum members, $60 for the public. Call 806-797- 4520 to reserve a spot. Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue (44th and University); 12 noon – 3 p.m.

April 12….25th Annual Ragin Cajun
- Delicious Cajun fare will be served including crawfish, crab, shrimp and sausage mixed with new potatoes, corn, and onions in a blend of spices. There will be live entertainment by local bands, musicians, and some great family entertainment. All proceeds benefit local special Olympics Texas athletes. Cost:$35/person in advance. $40/person at the door. Visit https://secure3.convio.net/sotx/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=101521 to purchase tickets. Lubbock City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

April 12….Flatland Film Series presents Spaghetti Western Mini Film Festival - Spaghetti Western Double Feature including a Spaghetti Dinner and films, "Django Kill" and "Four of the Apocalypse." Cost is $15.00. To purchase tickets or for more information call (806) 762-8606 or visit flatlandfilm.org. The Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 5 p.m.

April 12….Cactus Theater: “We Will Rock You” A Tribute to Queen - The glam-rock British band Queen, featuring Freddie Mercury on lead vocals, garnered 18 individual #1 albums beginning in the 1970s. This Cactus Theater show features the fabulous cast from our renowned "Tribute to Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, & Journey" show! Tickets: $20.00. For more info visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 12…Texas Tech University School of Music: Jazz Festival Evening Concert - The evening awards concert will, feature TTU Jazz Ensembles with guest artist drummer John Riley. The concert will be free to festival participants. Ticket prices for the concert will be $15 for the general public. Non-TTU students w/ID and seniors will be $13 and children under the age of 12 will not be charged. Texas Tech Students can get a free ticket at either the Student Union Building Box Office at the Allen Theatre, or the Select-A-Seat Box Office inside the Civic Center. Allen Theatre, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

April 12….Lubbock Lake Landmark Night Hike - Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting. Admission is free. Contact the Lubbock Lake Landmark at 806 -742 -1116 for time. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive.

April 13….6th Annual Crawfish for CASA - The Texas Tech University School of Law's TABA invites you to the Crawfish for CASA crawfish boil, for all you can eat crawfish and sides, drinks, and raffle. All proceeds from this event go directly to Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of the South Plains. Tickets are $16 pre-sale or $20 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.crawfishforcasa.com. CASA is a network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives. The Roof, 2522 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Suite 102 (11th Floor); 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 13….Texas Tech University School of Music: Celtic Ensemble Concert – Revel to the sounds and traditions of Irish heritage as presented by the students in the school of music. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which esteemed veteran of the film musical genre was tapped to direct the 1969 film "Hello Dolly" ???

Answer: Gene Kelly

Winner: Vanessa L. of Lubbock

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 26…..Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags Picnic and Dance
April 26.…."Cactus Kids Go MOTOWN"
May 2-3…...Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Classical 5
May 9-11....LCT:“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)”

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