May 7, 2015


May 7 - 10….Moonlight Musicals Presents: "Mary Poppins" - Add a "spoonful-of-sugar" to your Mothers' Day weekend when everyone's favorite "practically perfect" nanny takes the stage in Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins"! Following in the footsteps of "Les Miserables" and "CATS", this heart-warming musical adventure will be presented as a Moonlight Broadway production."Mary Poppins" is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers. Based on a series of children's books by P.L. Travers and featuring music from the popular 1964 Disney film, the show begins when jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England of 1910 and the flustered family of George and Winifred Banks. Naughty children Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins whisks onto their doorstep. Mixing a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures. But Jane and Michael aren't Mary's only pupils as she proves that even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who professes "Anything can happen if you let it." Don't miss this cheerful and timeless musical production! "Step in time" across the rooftops of London and purchase your tickets now! Bookings available through Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000, online at Select-A-Seat, or at any Lubbock Select-A-Seat locations. "Mary Poppins" is a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m., as well as a matinee performance on May 10 at 2 p.m.


May 8….Buffalo Springs Lake Float In
- Come out to Buffalo Springs Lake on Friday, May 8th to kick off our First Float In of the year! This will be a new event for Buffalo Springs Lake and will be a one-of-a-kind event to everyone in the South Plains! Bring your family and friends and come experience something new with us. You can pull up on your boat, float on an inner tube, or sit in the grass and watch a movie with us! Movie and locations are TBA. Visit for more information. Admission is free. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road.

May 8….Cactus Theater: Prime Country - Dust your boots off for "Prime Country!" REAL country music seemed to go in a different direction after the year 2000. Country music was in it's "Prime" years from 1965 to 1995, it was those decades that birthed some of the most memorable country songs of all time. Artists like Steve Wariner, Dolly Parton, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, George Strait, Toby Keith, and many more filled the airwaves! Come hear the stars of the Cactus Theater, Dustin Garrett, Danny Cadra, Amber Pennington, Avery Guyear, Vance Guthrie and other special guests sing PRIME COUNTRY! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; Doors will open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m.


May 8 - 10 (Repeats May 15-17)….Crimes of the Heart - Hazlehurst, Mississippi “five years after hurricane Camille” is the setting for a reunion of the three MaGrath sisters. They have come together because the youngest of them has just shot her big-wig politico husband in the stomach because, as she said, “I just didn’t like his stinking looks”. Crimes of the Heart is a funhouse of accelerating, rollicking misfortune, suffused with love and South gothic humor. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1981. Written by Beth Henley. Directed By Amber Langehennig and April Langehennig. Rated PG-13. Ticket Prices: Adults: $20, Students/Seniors $15. To reserve tickets visit or call (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.

May 9….Lemonade Day - Come join us on a fun adventure that will teach kids across Lubbock valuable lessons about starting, owning, and operating their own business — a lemonade stand! The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. For more information on locations of lemonade stands visit

May 9….Ralls Trade Days – Come out and enjoy homemade crafts, yard sale items, Perfectly Posh, Younique, Jamberry nails, Scentsy, Pink Zebra, barbeque and kettle corn vendors! Contact the Ralls Chamber of Commerce for more information 806-253-2342. Downtown square in Ralls TX, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

May 9….Safety City Healthy Summer Festival - This is a free family event with lots of fun activities, including carnival games, entertainment, fitness classes, demonstrations, dog agility, Quickstart Tennis, climbing by Bodyworks, children’s immunizations (bring shot records), car seat safety checks, health screenings for adults and seniors, and the largest Zumba class ever. Families will be able to pick up health and safety information and to find out about all of our great summer activities. This year’s festival will include the opportunity to purchase local farm fresh produce from vendors with the Lubbock Farmer’s Market. There will be door prizes and activities for all. For more information, call 767-2712. Safety City, 44th & Ave U; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 9....The Roundtable presents Lou Ortiz: "Honoring Our Veterans Through the Honor Flight" - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. We meet from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with registration and meal selection at 11 along with networking so we are ready to begin the meeting at 11:30. Public is invited. Fee of per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues. Any extra proceeds goes to the Dudley E. Faver/Adolph Hanslik endowed scholarship to benefit TTU Honors College students. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. Questions: email Marie Evans - Chair:

May 9….2nd Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Festival - This event will be an afternoon of fun for the whole family and will feature games, food, music, vendors and will culminate with a rubber duck derby with prizes for the lucky people whose ducks cross the finish line first! We would like to invite YOU to be a part of this fun community event as an event sponsor, participant, or prize donor. Day activities include bouncy house and other inflatables, carnival-style games, food vendors, kids craft area and photo-op area. All proceeds go to Legal Aid Society of Lubbock to fund its efforts to provide first-rate legal services to low-income residents of the South Plains. For more information contact Christy McGill at (806) 762-2325. Buddy Holly Recreation Area (Fiesta Plaza), North University on Canyon Lakes Drive; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

May 9….Wire Drawings – All ages 12+ are invited to this workshop where participants will learn how to take the two-dimensional world of drawing and bring it into the three-dimensional world of sculpture. Cost is $12.00. For more information or to register please contact the Buddy Holly Center at 806.775.35621. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

May 9….Pirate School – This event is coming in celebration of the latest traveling exhibition at the Science Spectrum, Pirates & Treasure!. Pirate School! is a madcap, swashbuckling solo variety show created and performed by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel. This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social-courage. Now in it’s 24th season, Pirate School! has delighted thousands of families with a mischievous blend of improvisational clown theater and it's signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation. Parents marvel as their kids become “good pirates,” swaggering out of the theater transformed by this heartwarming family show. During Pirate School! the bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones, played by David Engel, teaches youngsters 4 and up the finer points of light-hearted mischief. The audience partakes in riotous, joyful competitions that rattle the rafters and zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty Buccaneers. Featuring an original cartoon-like sound effect and musical score, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props, adept magic, slapstick swordplay antics, a misbehaving cannon, a talking skull and the world’s only wearable pirate ship, Pirate School! is truly a treasure to discover!
Pirate School! live performances for the public will be at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Each performance will last approximately 1 hour. Tickets for these shows may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Pirate School! Show Ticket Prices:
$4.00 for Adults
$3.00 for Children (ages 3-12) & Senior Adults (ages 60+)
Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S Loop; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

May 9….Buster Whips the White House
- See what happens when a government agency tries to break the West Texas spirit. You can't possibly believe the hilarious antics in this confrontation. Starring Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser; the stars of many sellout Cactus productions. Jane is at her best in her role as Joy and Kurt shines as a shifty undercover agent. There's no better chemistry than Kurt and Jane. If you loved "Smokes on the Mountain," "Heavenly Country," and other productions these two star in, you will leave the Cactus saying this is the best yet from this dynamic duo. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating . Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

May 12 (Repeats May 19, 26 and June 2)….Cactus Theatre presents: "The Elephant Man" - The Cactus Theater will feature this serious drama based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, victim of rare skin and bone diseases, he has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati only to be denied his ultimate dream, to become a man like any other. Produced by Don Caldwell and Directed by Tim McIntire. Tickets are $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; Doors will open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 16….Funky Junk Roundup
May 16….Radio Play
May 16….International Dark Sky Park Starwalk
May 25….Fun Run

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