June 18, 2015


June 18….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series
- The BHC is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun. This week's featured act is Jenni Dale Lord. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard. Summer Showcase is FREE to the public. There will be a cash bar, beverages and food available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. Buddy Holly Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave.

June 18….Junior’s Listening Room
– Music meets wine every Thursday as Junior Vasquez hosts an intimate music experience at Cap*Rock Winery, bringing out some of Lubbock’s talented artists. There will be and local food trucks serving from 6 p.m. onward. Cap*Rock will offer half-off bottles and various cocktails. Guests this week include Cary Banks/Steve Williams and Jere Lowe/Steve Fillipp. Music starts at 7 p.m. For more info visit http://www.junior-vasquez.com/. Cap*Rock Winery, 408 E Woodrow Rd; 6 – 9:30 p.m.

June 18….The Man of Steel: Terry Bradshaw
- Southcrest Christian School proudly welcomes Terry Bradshaw to Lubbock for a delightful evening with The Man of Steel. The only NFL player with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bradshaw refuses to limit himself to only one arena. A four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), two-time Super Bowl MVP and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Bradshaw is also known as a multi-Emmy and award-winning broadcaster for FOX on Fox NFL Sunday. An enduringly popular actor, gospel/country singer, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and breeder of championship quarter horses...Terry Bradshaw just may be one of the world’s most interesting men. Certainly guests will enjoy his wit, humor and bigger than life personality as they share dinner with the Man of Steel. Following dinner, Bradshaw will speak about excellence in all pursuits. Proceeds from this event benefit Southcrest Christian School who recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary. More than just a mascot, Southcrest is training WARRIORS. Young men and women who will do battle in their generation to strengthen families, grow churches, influence the work place and restore our country. Learn more at: http://www.dinnerwiththemanofsteel.com/. To purchase General Admission only tickets, please visit http://www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.


une 18 - 22….2015 Parade of Homes - The 2015 Parade of Homes features our area’s finest builders and developers, showcasing their innovative ideas, special design features, dynamic floor plans and master craftsmanship. The area’s most unique custom homes will open their doors for this self-guided tour. Join thousands while they tour the homes of all different designs, styles and price ranges. Tickets are available at First Bank and Trust and also at the entrance of each development. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children age 2-12. Under 2, free. Visit lubbockparadeofhomes.com for more information. Thursday & Friday 6–9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1–6 p.m.


June 19….Tribute to Guitar Greats: Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Stevie Ray Vaughan - Since their debut, these three guitarists have set the standard for guitarists around the world. Dustin Garrett is undisputedly one of the finest guitarists, not only in Texas, but in the USA! Dustin's guitar playing in tribute to these greats will BLOW YOU AWAY! West Garza, Sheena Fadeyi, and Dustin's vocal stylings will make this a concert experience of a lifetime. Get your tickets early! (Thanks to Leslie Cranford for suggesting this combination of artists)! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


June 19 - 20
….CATS Theatre: “God’s Favorite” - Children and Adults Theatrical Studio proudly presents Neil Simon's God's Favorite, directed by Kim Klafka. Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day 'Job' with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household employees. Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff) with a mission: test Joe's faith and report back to "the Boss". The jokes and tests of faith fly fast and furious as Neil Simon spins a contemporary morality tale like no other in this hilarious comedy. Ticket prices are$14 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 – 34th Street; Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 7:30 p.m.

June 19 - 20 (Repeats June 26-27)….Shrek, The Musical - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals and Lubbock National Bank present "Shrek, The Musical" in the stunning outdoor setting of the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre (formerly the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre) in Lubbock's Mackenzie Park. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, "Shrek, The Musical" brings all the beloved film characters you know to life on stage, and tells the tale of an unusual hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a gingerbread man with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you've got a musical like none you've ever seen! Making use of Texas Tech and community talent, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals always strives to create high quality, family-friendly entertainment that all ages may enjoy. Picnic suppers welcome, though our newly expanded concession building will be open immediately prior to and during the shows. Tickets are now available through Select-A-Seat by calling 806.770.2000, online at SelectASeatLubbock.com, at all Select-A-Seat locations, and at the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre box office immediately prior to shows. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.


June 19 - 21 (Repeats June 26 - 28)….”13: A New Musical” - Evan Goldman has just turned 13, his parents got a divorce, and now he's forced to move from New York City to live with his mom in "the Lamest Place in the World". Even with all these life changes, Evan still has to learn to work his way through a new town, meet all the right people, and plan the best bar mitzvah that Appleton, Indiana has ever seen. Come learn "What it Means to be a Friend" with all the cool kids, nerds, jocks, and cheerleaders in Jason Robert Brown's musical! Written by Jason Robert Brown. Directed by Randal Ramirez. Rated G. Visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/ to purchase tickets. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.


June 20
(Repeats June 27; July 11; 18)….Beauty & The Beast Jr. - "Be our guest" for this enchanted musical tale as Lubbock Moonlight Musicals debuts its newest outreach: Moonlight Children's Theatre -a theatrical production group supported entirely by members of their youth performance ensemble, Moonlight Directions! Based on Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' love for education and family-fun, this production shall provide additional performance practice for Moonlight Directions and an entertaining experience for all guests! Featuring music from the classic film, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." tells a "tale as old as time" of young provincial woman, Belle, and her search to find the love she has only glimpsed among the pages of her beloved books. Similarly searching, though for vastly different reasons, a spell-bound young prince, now only known as the Beast, must learn the true meanings of love before time runs out. "Be our guest" and enjoy Saturday morning performances and budget-friendly tickets for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr."!" To purchase General Admission only tickets, please visit http://www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre – Pavilion, 413 E. Broadway; 10 a.m.

June 20….National Ranching Heritage Center Hosts Summer Stampede
More than 30 western artists will attend the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) the Summer Stampede, a western art and gear show followed by an evening of dining and western swing dancing. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the artists as well as view and purchase artwork and western gear beginning at 5 p.m. June 20 in the museum galleries. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and Jake Hooker and the Outsiders will provide music for dancing on the patio. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in advance through this website: http://ranchingheritage.org/. The cost is $75 for the general public and $65 for RHA members. The RHA is a nonprofit member organization established to support NRHC programs, exhibits and other activities that tell the ranching story. A portion of the proceeds from the art and gear sale will be used for NRHC programs. Western artists and gear makers featured at the event include Russell Yates, Baru Spiller, Edgar Sotelo, Peter Robbins, T.K. Riddle, Laddan Ledbetter, Matt Humphreys, David Griffin, Tyler Crow, Bob Moline, Doug Clark, Wilson Capron, Mike Capron, Teal Blake, Buckeye Blake, Mary Baxter, Billy Klapper, Bruce Greene, Janeil Anderson, Brian Asher, Wayne Baize, Mary Ross Buchholz, Kim Mackey, Jan Mapes, Mejo Okon, Jason Scull, Garland Weeks, Randy Butters, Michael Tittor, Stewart Williamson and Mark Kohler. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street. Event runs from 5 – 11:30 p.m.

June 20….Alejandro Escovedo -
There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers. Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release the healing truth of honesty. Don't miss your chance to see Alejandro in Lubbock live on the Cactus stage. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

June 20….Night Hike -
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. On this night, sunset is at 9:00 p.m., so we will begin at 8:30 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 8:30 p.m.


June 20 - 21….Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament - Copper Breaks State Park will host the third annual Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday June 20, 2015. This memorial event is in honor of Crowell resident Larry Criss who was an avid fisherman and regular visitor at Copper Breaks. It is $10.00 per person to enter the tournament in addition to the regular park admission fee of $2 for adults. All participants must register and pay fees before starting the tournament. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. The tournament ends at 8 a.m. Sunday. A prize will be awarded for the biggest fish caught. “No fishing license is required to fish at Copper Breaks,” said event coordinator Wendell Barberee. “So bring the kids and come on out." Life is better outside. For more information on the fishing tournament or other Copper Breaks events or facilities, contact the park during regular business hours of 8.a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Copper Breaks State Park is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.

June 21….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 Ave; 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Have YOU Discovered the Amazing Downtown Farmers Market?

Annual tradition returns this Saturday, June 20: Officially incorporated in 2014, the LDFM grew out of the years of experience and effort of the Lubbock Downtown Art Market (DAM). The DAM has been connecting local producers and consumers of art for years. In addition, fresh produce and some local foods had always been available. In 2014 the DAM was moved to be a part of the First Friday Art Trail at the Tornado Gallery, and the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market (LDFM) was officially born. Expanding on this long journey of connecting local producers (of art, crafts, and food) with local consumers, 2014 is special as the inaugural year for the LDFM, a Texas nonprofit corporation.

Support the Local Economy: A vital part of a strong local economy is buying products (i.e. food and crafts) actually made locally. By purchasing local produce, cheeses, and meats you support local producer who in turn invests back into the local economy. For example, you can choose to purchase an apple at the supermarket which comes from Washington or one produced locally from Apple Country Orchards or Gallagher Orchards. In one case your dollar supports apple growers in Washington state. In the other case your dollar supports apple growers right here at home. So keep your dollars local by supporting local growers.

Get Your Questions Answered: Additionally, purchasing from local growers allows you to be informed about the actual growing practices used by the farmers who produce your food. Are the vegetables raised without the use of toxic pesticides or raised using “conventional” fertilizers and pesticides? Are the fruits and vegetables a GMO (genetically modified organism) or a Non-GMO variety? Are the chickens and beef raised “free range” or are they grain fed in feed lots? At the Farmers Market you actually have the opportunity to ask the producer these questions (and anything else that comes to mind). At the supermarket it is just you vs. the label, and they don’t tend to publish the answers to all your questions on the package.

Encourage Local Food Production: Decades ago, most farmers in the area would set aside a few acres each year for a “garden.” The rest of the land was farmed for commercial production of their cash crop (cotton or wheat). They would plant food for their family on the garden acres and then sell what they had overproduced. Through the years, this practice has become less and less common. The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market hopes to encourage those local farmers who are still planting garden acres to continue to do so, by offering then a regular outlet for their overproduction. At the same time, we hope that by having a vibrant market, new producers will return to the practice of planting some garden acres of fresh produce for their families and to share any overabundance with the community.

Access to “Fresh” Produce: The supermarket is a wonderful place and has allowed us to access all sorts of fruits of vegetables year-round that were once only seasonally available. For example, have you ever tried to grow a tomato in Lubbock? They don’t grow well here in December or January, but you can get them at the supermarket during these winter months. How? They ship them from South America, Mexico, Central America and other locations across the globe. Unfortunately, this shipping process can take many days. Hence the farmer in Brazil must harvest the fruit before it is ripe, then ship it, timing the arrival at your local supermarket when the fruit is finally appearing “red and ripe.” Thus the produce that appears “Fresh” at the supermarket may be days and days old. How many days? You don’t know. Did you ever wonder why the bananas are often all so green? It was a mistake in the timing from picking the fruit until its arrival in the supermarket. If the bananas were actually “greener” (i.e. less ripe) on the day they were picked, exactly how green were they??? Produce that is grown locally and sold at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market will actually be “fresh” rather than just appearing “fresh.” It will be harvested locally and transported for sale locally. It will not spend a week on a freighter from Brazil. If you want to know how old that tomato is, just ask. All produce is required to be labelled with the City and State of origin. Thus you can choose to pick your produce based on the location on the label.

Building a Strong Sense of Community: We have gotten to the point in the US that 80% of all retail goods purchased in the US are made in China. Amazing. So, the purchase of most goods builds a US/China sense of community rather than building a strong local community. Luckily, food is one product that can still be grown, transported and sold locally without being overly expensive. And at the same time, getting to know a local producer of your food is also getting to know your neighbor and building a strong sense of community. The more we can work together, the more we can interact with each other, and the more we can get to know each other, the stronger will be our sense of community.

Event Information: Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market every Saturday June through October. Be there at 9:00 am – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

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June 25, 26, 27….Critterfest ’15
July 2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner

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