April 9, 2015


April 9….Lubbock Lights - Texas Tech University presents Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the South Plains with renowned musicians Wade Bowen, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines. All four have close connections to Lubbock and this region and all four — Wade Bowen, Terri Hendrix, Butch Hancock, and Lloyd Maines — will be appearing together onstage in a ticketed event open to the general public. The evening’s program will be a moderated group discussion of their creative process, punctuated with performances of their original music. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. Allen Theatre, Student Union Building on Texas Tech University campus; 7 p.m.


April 9 – 10….Wolfforth Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – For more information call 806-855-4150. A book sale also goes on in the library year round consisting of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books and special books. Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization supporting the program and services of the area. Wolfforth Library, 508 East Highway 62/82 in Wolfforth; Tuesday from 3 – 7 p.m., Wed and Thurs, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.


April 10….TTU Presidential Lecture and Performance Series Presents Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate - Robert Hass is, first of all, a poet of great eloquence, clarity, and force, whose work is rooted in the landscapes of his native Northern California. Widely read and much honored, he has brought the kind of energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator, and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy, and the environment. Awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, twice the National Book Critics’ Circle Award (in 1984 and 1997), and the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1973, Robert Hass is a professor of English at UC Berkeley. Book signing following performance. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building on the Texas Tech University campus; 7 p.m.

April 10….Tribute to Bon Jovi, Journey, Aerosmith
– Musically speaking - it doesn't get any more exciting than this! Mega-hit songsmade famous by rock bands that are bigger than life! Come see how we do Bon Jovi, Journey and Aerosmith at the Cactus Theater! Get ready for "Livin' on a Prayer", "Don't Stop Believin'", "Dream On" and many more classic tunes! You will love this concert. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating . Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


April 10 - 11….Percussion Pointe – This event is a collaboration between Ballet Lubbock and the Texas Tech University Percussion Ensembles – that’s everything from drumline to steel drum to marimbas. Plus, it features original choreography from people from across the nation. Included in the program is the classically familiar Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber played by Lisa Rogers and Alan Shinn and choreographed by Genevieve DeCesaro and Nicole Wesley, all Texas Tech faculty. Also included is the less familiar ItsIn4 composed by Murray Gusseck for drumline, choreographed by Ballet Lubbock’s artistic director Yvonne Racz Key featuring Ballet Lubbock alumna, Barbara Ruth Vinson who now studies full time with the New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet. Additional Ballet Lubbock alumna include Angela Lee, a dance student in the Modern Dance Department at the University of Utah, performing the choreography of Ballet Lubbock alum, Bashaun Williams, who is currently dancing with the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. As well, alum Bethany Lowrie, who dances with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company, will be returning as a guest to perform a solo choreographed by Racz Key. Additional numbers include Russell Peck’s The Glory and the Grandeur choreographed by New York City based Daniel Catanach; Blake Tyson’s Not Far From Here choreographed by Edward Truitt; Full Flight, choreographed by Elizabeth Gillaspy to music composed by Marc Mellitis titled Gravity; Beethoven Scherzo choreographed by Yvonne Racz Key; and Carey by Lane Harder choreographed by Phillip Wainwright and Talaessa Bice. Also on the program are two solo percussion ensemble pieces. Tickets are $10 – $35 and can be purchased at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, by calling 806-770-2000 or at any Select-A-Seat location. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

April 10 - 11….Flatlands Dance Theatre Presents Wanderlust: Think Globally, Dance Locally - Our spring concert is comprised of two interdisciplinary works, each exploring travel, adventure, transformation, and the idea of “home.” The first act, called Acts of Absence features performances by esteemed guest artist Sarah Gamblin and the choreography of the Big Rig Dance Collective. The second act, called Nivedita tells the epic tale of Sister Nivedita through music composed and performed by Curtis Peoples and choreography by Ali Duffy, Sarah Mondle, Kyla Olson, and Rachel Ure. You don’t want to miss this exciting evening of live dance and music, digital media, and guest artists from all over the state of Texas. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m.

April 10 - 12
….Altar Boyz - Altar Boyz is a “foot-stomping, rafter raising” musical comedy about a fictitious Christian band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The boys are five all singing, all dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham and their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography will delight audiences. The show is about unity, friendship and that there is “no harmony in just a single voice”. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Musical and nominated for The Drama Desk Award. The 9th longest running Off Broadway show in history. Music & Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Directed By Pam Brown. Rated Family-Friendly. To reserve tickets visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/ or call (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.


April 11….Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K and 10K - West Texas Endurance is pleased to host the Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K and 10K at the Silent Wings Museum. Registration is still available at www.westtexasendurance.com. David Nelson, Owner of West Texas Endurance says, “We are honored to once again produce a race that honors a local hero – Willie McCool. We hope his memory will inspire many in our community to not only start the race, but cross the finish line of all of life’s many endeavors.” Audrey and Barry McCool said, “Willie always believed - when you are running a race, being fast at the start does not always mean that you will win. It’s being able to finish the race that counts.” Silent Wings Museum, 6202 Interstate 27; 8 a.m.

April 11…..45th Annual Ranch Day - Spend some time in the Old West during the National Ranching Heritage Center’s 45th annual Ranch Day. This year’s event will feature Ranch Science stations, historic demonstrations and lots of hands on fun. Featured activities rope making, leather stamping, horseback riding, chuck wagons, simple machines, windpower, native grasses, paint cattle branding and more. Also, enjoy viewing some of the spurs and firearms brought up to the main gallery from the NRHC’s collection just for this event! Ranch Day is a living history, educational event begun in 1970 at the National Ranching Heritage Center. More than 100 Ranch Hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780s to the present. Admission to the day’s events is FREE but donations are encouraged. Lunch will be available for a small fee in the Pitchfork Pavilion and homemade ice cream and vanilla wafers will be available for sale on the Campbell Patio. For additional information about Ranch Day, call Julie Hodges at the National Ranching Heritage Center, (806) 742-0498 or email julie.hodges@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 11….Annie’s Chat & Chew - For over 20 years, Lubbock Meals on Wheels has benefited from “Annie’s Chat and Chew”. This fundraiser was started by long time volunteer Annie Sanders and is being continued, in her memory. Guests can enjoy some amazing fried catfish and other tasty dishes while visiting with old friends and remembering a very special woman, Annie Sanders. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fund the purchase of meals for the homebound community served by Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Help us keep Annie’s giving spirit alive by joining us at Annie’s Chat and Chew. For more information, please call 806-792-7971. Mae Simmons Senior Center, 2004 Oak Avenue; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

April 11….Relentless: Bethany Hamilton with Special Guest Michelle Williams - Bethany Hamilton, the professional surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003 and Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams will inspire and entertain you. Bethany Hamilton’s remarkable story inspired the blockbuster movie "Soul Surfer". The nationally award-winning professional surfer also competed in the 2014 series of “The Amazing Race.” Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Michelle Williams, a member of the internationally acclaimed female group Destiny’s Child, is a hit-making solo singer and stage actress (“Aida,” “The Color Purple, “Chicago,” “Fela!”) in her own right. The event, hosted by the organization Relentless, is designed to inspire others to be relentless in overcoming their own obstacles and in the process draw closer to God. We are now offering an Early Bird discount of $3.00 per ticket if you purchase between now and April 1, 2015. Don't forget if you are purchasing for a group of 20 or more people, call Select-a-Seat on 806-770-2000 for a 50% discount! United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 1 p.m.

April 11….Gala of The Royal Horses - Experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses coming to your city. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular show combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performer creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and this is the first time the show has performed in the United States. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m

pril 11 -12….Mustang MarketplaceFind your next treasure. Great unique items available such as handmade crafts, jewelry, refurbished furniture, canvas art, repurposed items, organic products, crosses, potted planters, decorative bottles, candles plus garage sale items. Local vendors include Scentsy, Younique, Plexus, Mary Kay, Jamberry and 31 Bags. Food and drinks available. For more information call or text Kristi at 806-535-7845. $2.00 entrance fee. Mustang RV and Mini Storage, 8504 CR 6000, Shallowater; April 11: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., April 12: 12 – 5 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Question.....

The Question: Since surfers are taught to stand with their left foot out front, what is the name given to a surfer who stands on the board with their right foot forward?

Answer: A "Goofy"

Winner: Tiffany S. of Lubbock

This Week...2 Trivia Questions!

Once again, we will draw for another winner who will receive two tickets to see Bethany Hamilton (whose story was featured in the film "Soul Surfer") along with special guest Michelle Williams (formerly of the Grammy-winning pop group Destiny's Child) in the presentation "Relentless" at the United Supermarkets Arena, this Saturday afternoon (April 11th).

To win the tickets for this FIRST CONTEST, answer the trivia question below using the fun phrase
"Soul 2 Soul 2" as your subject title to us at: info@lubbockfunclub.com

Question #1: In addition to Michelle Williams, can you name the other two former members of the pop group Destiny's Child?

The winner of our SECOND CONTEST will receive two tickets to the Lubbock Arts Festival taking place next weekend (April 18-19).

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

Question #2: In addition to his paintings, artist Andy Warhol produced an unusual film featuring the solitary image of what iconic structure?

Be sure to include your DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or the surrounding area so please include your hometown info.

Deadline for both contests is Friday morning (that's TOMORROW!) and the winners will be notified by noon.

Good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 16 - 19….South Plains Bluegrass Festival
April 18….Xeriscaping in the South Plains Workshop
April 18…Ranching Heritage Center: Inaugural Quailapalooza
April 18 - 19….37th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
April 22….YWCA Leadership for Women: Legacy Luncheon
April 25….Ladies Spring Event
April 25….Fish & Foosball

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