May 1, 2014


May 1…. The Silent Wings Museum; Talk with POW, Fiske Hanley - Less than twelve hours after receiving his degree in aeronautical engineering, Fiske Hanley was on a train bound for basic training as an Air Force Aviation Cadet. Nine months later he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. Assigned as a B-29 flight engineer, he was attached to the 504th Bombardment Group (VH). In January 1945, they flew their new B-29 to Tinian Island in the Pacific and began bombing missions over Japan. On the seventh mission their plane was shot down. Lt. Hanley arrived on Japanese soil via parachute and thus began his harrowing experience as an Accused American War Criminal. Kept in overcrowded, filthy dungeon cells in Tokyo, they were not treated as Prisoners of War but were designated as Special Prisoners to be tried and executed. Hanley will be talking about his experiences as a POW. He is the author of Accused American War Criminal. Following Hanley will be Emile Engels, a WWII historian who, as a twelve year old, worked as an interpreter in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. On December 23, 1944 he was 10 km from Bastogne and could see the first fleet of troop carriers flying low over the town. Engels will be talking about his experiences during the Battle of the Bulge. He is the author of La campagne des Ardennes: 1944-1945. The Silent Wings Museum Talk will be FREE and open to the public. Silent Wings Museum Hangar Gallery, 6202 Interstate 27 Frontage; 10 a.m.

May 1….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food at the Rooftop Cafe. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. 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! Rooftop Café, 3300 – 82nd Street; 6:30 p.m.


May 1 - 3….Texas Sized Trade Days
– Come out and enjoy craft booths, garage sales, swap meet, food, entertainment and lots of fun. This event is to raise funds for youth camp. If you have any questions please call Judy at 806-790-3554. Lone Star Cowboy Church, 3 miles east of Hwy 87 on FM 1585; Thursday May 1 and Friday May 2 from 4 to 8 p.m; Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


May 1 - 4….Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Heart-sick nobles, saucy servants, mistaken identities: all collide in a delightful mix of the high and low in Shakespeare's richest comedy about the things we do for love. In the words of Duke Orsino, "If music be the food of love, play on!" Directed by Bill Gelber. Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information or visit Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; May 1-3 at 8 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m.


May 2….First Friday Art Trail -
See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

May 2
(Repeats May 9, 16, 23, 30)….Cactus Theater Friday Night Patio PartyCome join the Cactus stars while sitting under the stars and enjoying music that made the Cactus Theater famous! There will be tables and chairs for all as the band plays on the front porch. This festivity will get you ready for summer with full concessions featuring the famous Cactus margarita! Free admission. For more info visit or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6 – 9 p.m.

May 2….National Ranching Heritage Center: Remembering German Western Writer Karl May -
Spend some time learning about German writer Karl May and the impact of his writings and German settlement in Texas at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC). Planned around a new exhibition, "Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May," visitors will learn about the German author (1842 -1912), and his connection to the Llano Estacado and German interest in our region. At 6 p.m. an opening reception for Tale Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May will feature a lecture by Dr. Pawel Goral, author and Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington and Dr. Meredith McClain, founding director of the Southwest Center for German Studies at Texas Tech University. Light refreshments will be served. An additional exhibit will be on display at Hedwig’s Hill, one of the NRHC’s onsite historic structures with a German history. Following the lectures, a movie based on one of Karl May’s books will be shown on Campbell Patio, the NRHC’s lovely brick patio. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. For more info, call 806.742.0498 or email National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121- 4th Street. Event takes place 6 – 10 p.m.


ay 2-3….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Immortality - The LSO will bring the curtain down on the In Pursuit of Beauty 13-14 season in dramatic fashion with timeless masterpieces which will thrill Lubbock audiences. The evenings commence with Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky. In this work, Stravinsky pushed the boundaries of musical design and rhythmic structure. Maestro Cho will then conduct Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss. Full of spectacular pageantry, Strauss’ composition was dedicated to a friend and depicts both the death of an artist and the journey of the soul from this life to the next. Maestro Cho will then draw the season to glorious conclusion with Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C minor by Johannes Brahms. Emotive and brimming with lavish melodies, attendees will be enraptured! For tickets visit or call 807-762-1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

May 2 - 4….Hub Theatre Group and Hub Performing Arts School presents: "Seussical Jr." - This fun musical will remind you how much you love Dr. Seuss! Follow Horton the Elephant's journey as he tries to save the Whos. Your heart will melt as you watch Gertrude McFuzz- the bird with the one feather tail, desperately try to get Horton's attention and you will laugh and sing along as The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 & Thing 2 join in the fun. Tickets are just $5! Tickets can be purchased by calling 806-577-2978. Help us "blue out" the audience on Friday, April 25th in honor of Autism Awareness month. Bring an extra dollar to write your name on a puzzle piece and support the wonderful efforts of the Burkhart Center. All Saints Episcopal School's new Main Stage theatre- 3222 103rd Street; Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.


May 3….1st Annual Seeds of Hope Fun Run - The Bridge of Lubbock Seeds of Hope inaugural Fun-Run will include a mapped out adventure in the park, an inflatable obstacle course, face painters, a station to decorate event shirts and other fellowship opportunities. The event is open to the Lubbock community. Anyone can register for the fun run by visiting the website, or call Hillary Hilderbrand at (806)-698-0772. Adults can register for $15, Children ages 4-12 can register for $10, and kids 3 & under are free! All proceeds from the Seeds of Hope Fun Run will go towards The Bridge of Lubbock's after school and summer programming for at-risk youth in East Lubbock. Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive; 9 a.m.- noon.

May 3…. 2nd Annual Iron Horse Literary Review Film Fest - Each spring, IHLR hosts an evening of short-short films (a mini festival of video essays and stories) to raise awareness for the journal and generate production money for the next year. In particular, the event underwrites our biannual DVD issue.This year’s festival will feature the winner & finalist of our 2014 Video Lit Competition as well as commissioned shorts by John Bresland, Nick Twemlow, Su Friedrich, and IHLR staff. Don’t think for one second these films capture writers simply standing in front of a camera and reading their work or playing guitars along to some favorite poems. Video literature is a new form, sure; it got its start in 2012 when John Bresland began curating a collection of these films for TriQuarterly Magazine. Back then, no one was really sure what the form should look like; when forced to define it, we told people to think of that 2013 Super Bowl commercial for Ram Trucks, narrated by Paul Harvey, called “God Made a Farmer.” The videos we’ll be showing—the winners and the pieces we’ve commissioned—are works of art that combine visuals, sound, technical skills, serious research, written text, and narrators speaking directly to the audience and from the heart. The topics of our 2014 line-up cover a wide spectrum: Big Foot Hunters, social media, Seinfeld, holy roller faith healers, urban gentrification, tigers, good bourbon, and much more. We’ll serve gourmet popcorn: our now famous Popcorn Chicken Kettle Corn, with Habanero sauce, but also Chunky Monkey (peanut butter popcorn with banana and chocolate chips), Nacho Corn (with fried jalapeno wheels), and Berry Cheddar Cheesecake (with strawberries and caramel sauce). We'll have sodas, too. Besides the special IHLR swag you'll take home, every attendee receives a free subscription to Iron Horse as well as a chance to win a super-slick brand-new Kindle. Pre-purchased Tickets: $25 ($10 for Tech students). At the door: $30 ($20 for Tech students). Purchase tickets here, via www.ironhorsereview.comor Paypal (and send payment to Cocktail Attire. English and Philosophy Building, Theater 001, Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.

May 3….Cactus Theater: Winnebago Whoopie, The Musical - This new, original Cactus creation takes you on a musical tour of Texas towns! The hilarious comedic antics of Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser will have the audience rolling in the aisles. Guests will hear songs from El Paso to Dallas, and from Amarillo to San Antonio, performed by the best country singers in West Texas. Featured performers are Kurt Kiser, Jane Prince Jones, Jeff Bailey, Amber Pennington, Jason Fellers, Terri Caldwell and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Join in on this fun-filled adventure through Texas in true Cactus style! Tickets are $25.00. For more info visit or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

May 3….University String Orchestra Concert – Performances include Antonio Vivaldi, L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Concerto No. 10 in B minor JS Bach, Air from Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major, BWV 1068 Johannes Brahms, Minuets I and II from Serenade No. 1, Op. 11 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Battalia Soon Hee Newbold, Fantasia Espagnola. Free admission. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.


May 4….Christ Lutheran Church Choir Benefit Concert – Everyone is invited to a benefit concert honoring the retiring Director (Roger Pamperin) and Accompanist (Joyce Kuhl). We welcome you to listen and participate as the choir presents several of our favorite anthems and hymns in thanks to God for their years of service. A free-will offering in support of Lutheran Social Services of the South and Texas Partners in Mission will be collected. Please join us Sunday for an afternoon of music and praise at Christ Lutheran Church, 7801 Indiana Ave; 4 p.m.

May 4….The Lubbock Chorale: “Mosaic of Masterworks” - The Lubbock Chorale is once again delighted to produce and present our own season-ending concert: "Mosaic of Masterworks". This concert offers a richly varied program of choral music spanning the "bookends" of time, from Medieval to Modern", from the plainchant to this very decade. One particular treat will be the highlighting of three contemporary American Choral composers who have literally changed the landscape of choral music around the world: Moses Hogan (fresh, creative settings of African American spirituals), Morten Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre (the latter two composers creating a new approach to cluster-harmony writing for voices). Call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 or visit Tickets at the door will be $25 Adult, $20 Seniors and Students, and $15 Children under 12. St. Pauls on-the-Plains Episcopal Church, 1510 Avenue X; 5 p.m.

Be Social....Make New Friends

First Gathering This Friday Night!

LFC meets FLC meets FFAT!...Friday night (that's TOMORROW!) we invite all FUN LUBBOCK COUPLES (you know who you are!) to gather for a casual "meet and greet" at the front entry to the Cactus Theater ...the "Cactus patio"....around 6 p.m. They will have refreshments, concessions, live music by the "Cactus stars"...and we can get to know each other in a fun, casual atmosphere...and hopefully good weather. We'll partake in some refreshments and meet each other...then around 6:20 or so, we'll go next door to the Tornado Gallery for the start of a fun evening. We'll be cruising the Depot District on the First Friday Art Trail...trolleyhopping through the arts district while getting to know each other and maybe "adopting" some other fun couples along the way!

Who knows where we go from there? Some may wish to seek out live music afterwards....grab a light meal....dessert....or ??? Fun suggestions, anyone?

Will you make plans to meet LFC leaders Darryl and Steph at the Cactus Theater patio around 6 pm FRIDAY night as we start a new chapter in Fun Club history? We're looking forward to meeting several of you for a fun night cruising the art trail and hanging out together....

Oh, by the one has really asked what AGE GROUP this new couples group is "for"....and we don't think age really matters. Darryl and Steph happen to be "upper-40s"...but we play well with "thirtysomethings" and "anysomethings" too! Don't let age be a barrier...if you're a FUN LUBBOCK COUPLE that wants to meet new folks and have a good time exploring Lubbock, we invite you to join us for a great time simple fun times together!

If you simply can't make it this week, we'll miss you...but look for a recap of this first gathering next week! All others...see you Friday night at the Cactus patio around 6 pm!

Like what you hear? Please give us some feedback! Email us at this address:

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 9….New Neighbors Club Luncheon: Kenny Maines
May 9-11....LCT: “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
May 13….Taste of Home Cooking School
May 17….The Vince Lujan Project in Concert
May 17….Silent Wings Museum Book Signing
May 30 - 31….Christ in the Arts: REBORN

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>


UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS ... see link below Every email you receive from us has an opportunity to change your email, update your address or add in custom profile choices. Be sure your 100% confidential profile is complete. It helps us be of better service to you. Thanks!

To on UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS at the same location and choose "No Lists."

If you are having trouble seeing the photos, read our online version

If you are having trouble seeing the photos, read our online version.





©2015 Lubbock Fun Club All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 54090 Lubbock, TX 79453 Advertise Privacy Policy