June 26, 2014


June 26….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase: Mike Pritchard and Hat Trick (Rock 'n' Roll) - The Buddy Holly Center is offering another summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series running now through August 28th. Showcase is free to the public. There is a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. Performances are every Thursday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard. Buddy Holly Center, 19th & Crickets Ave).

June 26 – 28….CritterFest ’14 -
Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. Nowhere else in town can you see tigers, elephants, alligators, crocodiles, zebras, camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, pony rides and cow milking demonstrations, along with many of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family! Two exciting shows will be featured at this year’s CritterFest. The Big Cat Tiger Show and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. The Big Cat Tiger Show is a returning act from several years ago that features a variety of tigers including a rare white, a golden tiger, and for the first time in the act; juvenile tigers. This show will not only astound you with the cat’s intelligence, but teach important lessons about conserving the World’s endangered species. Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American Alligators and Nile Crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.

Schedule of Daily Showtimes:

Big Cat Tiger Shows: 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm daily (Exhibit Hall)
Crocodile Encounters: 2:00 & 4:00 pm daily (Lower Level Café)
Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals. Tickets for CritterFest ‘14 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11:30am on Sunday.

General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’14:
Adults: $12.50
Children (3-12): $10.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ’14 Shows:
$4.50 Adults
$3.50 Children
*Children 2 and under receive free event admission.
**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.
For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; Thurs., Fri., Sat., June 26, 27, & 28 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) & Sun., June 29 (Noon to 6 p.m.)

June 27….Del Castillo Band - Del Castillo first graced the stage of the Cactus Theater in 2008. They have brought unparalleled musical excitement to the Cactus every single time they hit the stage. Once again, they will present their unique one-of-a-kind blend of Latin, rock, jazz, blues and other hard-driving musical styles that’s guaranteed to keep the audience on the edge of their seat! Cost: $25/ $20. Tickets can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233 or online at CactusTheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

June 27….Lubbock Speedway Firecracker Shootout - See the area's first fireworks show of the 2014 season. It will be an explosive night of races and patriotic celebration. This special event is $12 for general admission, 17 and under get in FREE! Great food, and spirits along with added entertainment and events for this kick off to our National Celebration Week. Wear your Red White and Blue and celebrate at the Lubbock Speedway. Free parking. You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge! Visit http://www.lubbockspeedway.com/or call 806-438-1642 for more information. Lubbock Speedway, 114th Street and MLK. Races every Friday night at 8 p.m.

June 27, 28….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “Oliver” - The endearing story of orphan Oliver with a twist of fun! Musically brilliant, this show will delight and entertain all ages. Bring your family and "consider yourself at home" as you enjoy Oliver! This is a heart-warming classic that you don't want to miss! Season tickets are now available for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' 2014 "Summer Over the Seas. If you have any questions, please call the Select-a-Seat box office at (806) 770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m.

June 27 – 29….Westmont Christian Church Blast Off: Kids Vacation Bible School – For children ages 4 years to 5th grade. To register call 795-2555. Westmont Christian Church, 4808 Utica Ave. June 27th: 6-8:30 p.m. (dinner provided); June 28th: 9 - Noon p.m. (lunch provided); June 29th: 9:30 – Noon.

June 27 – 29….The Peddler Show - For the past 37 years, The Peddler Show has offered Texas shoppers a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Currently operating over 26 shows annually, The Peddler Show Staff is committed to maintaining a contemporary and unique marketplace – offering repeat shoppers something new with each visit. Shoppers will find a vast selection of exclusive items including personalized designs, home décor, hand crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, gourmet treats, creative gifts and so much more! For a coupon and more information visit : http://www.peddlershow.com/lbbjun/?show_coupon=1. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 28….The Lubbock Downtown Art Market (DAM) - Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open every Saturday. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, Juicy Lucy’s Veggies, Dutch Cheesemaking, Wolf Creek Farms, Pullen Produce, Kelly B Jammin’, Simply Decadent Bakery, South Plains Foodbank GRUB Farm , Nancy Hubbard, Honeys Farm Fresh, Holy Cow Beef, and Dessert Flirt. Visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com for more information. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

June 28….Butterfly Release at the Arboretum Wildflower Gardens - Join us in the evening for kids crafts, music, snow cones, a butterfly and ladybug release, and the launch of our Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas Citizen Gardeners program! With this new program, children will take seeds home to start their own butterfly garden, and then register their garden to help track monarch and other butterfly populations in Lubbock. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue. 10 a.m.

June 28….Car Show Benefitting Area Boy Scouts of America - Caprock Classic Car Club and Battery Joe team up to present a car show to raise money for the South Plains Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Caprock Classic Car club has generously committed to fill a Battery Joe parking lot with beautiful classic cars all to benefit the South Plains Council, Boy Scouts of America. This inaugural event will feature a silent auction, concessions, displays and demonstrations by Scout Troops and special promotions. People will also have an opportunity to vote on their favorite car with donations so bring your wallet and a big heart. This event will have lots of awesome cars to see and tons of fun stuff to do. For more information call: Steve Hoggard 806.939.7101 (Battery Joe) or Audra Dyer 806.747.2631 (Boy Scouts of America). Battery Joe’s, 19th and Quaker; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

June 28….Roundtable Luncheon: Terry Greenberg - The public is invited to attend a luncheon and hear a local speaker. There is a limited menu with drink and dessert for $15 per person. The speaker on June 28 is Terry Greenberg, president of Audience at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Media. Hillcrest Country Club main dining room, 4011 North Boston Avenue; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June 28….Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia - Jay Boy Adams, a legend in West Texas, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist known particularly for his talent in storytelling his music. His music career began in the late 60s, and through the years he has toured with greats such as ZZ Top, Steven Stills, the Allman Brothers and Joe Cocker. Adams joins forces with Zenobia, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who started her career performing in the Broadway musical, "Hair." A veteran in the music business, she has worked with Patti Austin, Lou Rawls and Michael Bolton to name a few. Her singing style is a melding of blues, rock and jazz as she pounds out soulful melodies on the keyboard. Join the two legends in this must-see event! Cost: $25/ $20. Tickets can be reserved by calling 806-762-3233 or online at CactusTheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 29….Sunday Concert in the Park - Come and enjoy an old fashioned Concert In the Park, performed by the Westwinds Brass Band. Traditional brass band music, marches, overtures, outstanding soloists, and our traditional favorite...the kid's march. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an hour of fun music-- maybe even a picnic supper! Concerts are sponsored by the Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association. Admission is FREE and everyone welcome. Wagner Park, 26th St. and Flint Avenue; 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which character in the theatrical production of "Oliver!" gave Oliver the name “Twist” ???

Answer: Mr. Bumble

Winner: Garrett F. of Lubbock

Looking Ahead: July 4th Weekend!

July 3 – 4….24th Annual 4th on Broadway Celebration - This two-day event is the largest free festival in the state of Texas and is available for all ages. The theme for this year’s festival is “Stand Up For America.”


July 3 - Kicking off the festival will be a Street Dance – Amigos La Raza on The Plaza –Stefani featuring Zavala and the headliner, Little Joe and La Familia. They will be performing on the corner of Broadway and Texas Ave., adjacent to the Lubbock County Courthouse. Tickets will be available for purchase for $10 in advance at all Select-a-Seat locations or $15 at the gate. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m.

July 4

Wells Fargo Street Fair: - The Wells Fargo Street Fair will begin at 8 a.m., and lasts until 4 p.m. There will be 7 stages ranging from retro to kids music from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Venders will be selling food from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Ag Junction Kids Corral will be open with Ag related activities, games, a farmer’s market, family activities: arts and crafts, games, inflatables, rock wall, spider wall, trampolines, face painting, music and more. Admission is free. For more info, visit broadwayfestivals.com

4th on Broadway Parade - The parade will begin at Ave. Q and Broadway at 9 a.m., and travel down to University Ave. with 100 entries included in the procession. The 4th on Broadway Parade theme this year is "Stand Up For America". Entries will be judged on adherence to the theme, use of color and patriotic decorating, use of music, and group spirit and participation. Cash prizes will be awarded to participants in the Non-Commercial and Commercial categories.

Picnic in the Park and Youth Orchestras of Lubbock Concert: The picnic will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive. $5 parking at South Plains Fairgrounds and Canyon Lakes Drive. Bring a picnic or visit Papa John’s Food Court. A free evening concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. featuring vocal performances from students of Terri Caldwell Music, and the Youth Orchestra of Lubbock.

*July 4th Street Dance: This dance will feature the Randy Rogers Band. Gates open 7 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza, 1150 Texas (Broadway and Texas). Tickets will be available for purchase for $15 in advance at all Select-a-Seat locations or $20 at the gate.

Gandy’s Fireworks Extravaganza: (9:30 – 10:30 p.m.) at Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive. $5 parking at South Plains Fairgrounds and Canyon Lakes Drive. Information regarding all activities associated with 4th on Broadway can be found at www.broadwayfestivals.com.

July 4….Yankee Doodle Dash and Sparkler Sprint - New for 2014 are the Yankee Doodle Dash and Sparkler Sprint fun runs. Go back in time to the Spirit of 1776 with the Yankee Doodle Dash (5K or 1 mile course) that will take you along the parade route of the historic brick-lined streets of Broadway. The Sparkler Sprint is free for kids age 6 – 12. For more information visit http://westtexasendurance.com/events/yankee-doodle-dash. Broadway and Avenue X; 6:30 a.m. registration

July 5
(Repeats July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “South Pacific” - There is nothing like the beloved musical South Pacific! Join us for an enchanted evening of South Pacific this summer. Rich with well-known songs such as: "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There is Nothin' like a Dame" and "Younger Than Springtime"... this production will both entertain and inspire you. If you have any questions, please call the Select-a-Seat box office at (806) 770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m.l

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