September 17, 2015


September 17….14th Annual Hub City BBQ
– It’s almost time to find out who has the best barbecue in West Texas. There are over 100 cooking teams in the cook-off serving up delicious brisket, ribs, pork and other meats. This year’s headliner is Dix Hat Band. Tickets are on sale now until Sept. 15 for $25 for adults and $15 for children 6-10 and can be purchased at the Chamber offices, 1500 Broadway, Suite 101, or at Select-A-Seat locations and online at Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $30 for adults and $15 for children 6-10. There is no charge for children five and under. Broadway Avenue between Avenue J and Avenue O. Event runs 5 to 8 p.m.

September 17….2014 West Texas Walk of Fame Inductions - The public is invited to attend the 2014 West Texas Walk of Fame Inductions of Jo Harvey Allen and Natalie Maines. “The West Texas Walk of Fame” honors those individuals who have devoted a significant part of their lives to the development of and/or gained recognition in the promotion or production of the arts, music and/or entertainment and who have a strong affiliation to Lubbock and the West Texas area. Admission is free. Lubbock High School Auditorium, 2004 -19th Street; 6 p.m.

September 17….Joe Ely in Concert - It has become a Cactus tradition to present Joe Ely at least once a year, along with one of his musical sidekicks, on the one-of-a-kind Cactus stage! Reminisce and enjoy some of your all time favorite Ely tunes and be prepared to fall in love with his latest musical efforts. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 p.m.


September 17 - 18….World Premiere Opera: Breath of Life - “Breath of Life” was conceived by J. Todd Frazier in response to watching his father, Dr. O. H. Frazier, perform a heart transplant procedure at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. Inspired by real events, people and situations, the work responds to aspects of the procedure that defy science, challenge spiritual views, and require “leaps of faith” from all involved. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall,18th St. and Boston Ave; 7:30 p.m.


September 18….Wishing Bowl Event -
The Llano Estacado Clay Guild will host the annual Wishing Bowl Event featuring more than 200 one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bowls that have been created by the Llano Estacado Clay Guild potters in preparation for the annual event. Attendees will choose their keepsake bowl to take home and then enjoy a dinner of gourmet chili with all of the fixings,drink, and dessert. The evening will also feature live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 (including service fee) from Select-A-Seat, 770-2000 or All proceeds benefit the ARTadventures! program serving low income, minority students with art and music lessons. ARTadventures! is coordinated by the Lubbock Arts Alliance. The Llano Estacado Clay Guild is a nonprofit organization of educators, studio artists, hobbyists and people interested in ceramics with the intent to nurture and promote creativity, while fostering a community awareness of clay as an art form. For more information call 744-2787. from Christine DeVitt Icehouse on the campus of Louise
Underwood Center for the Arts, 519 Avenue J; 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

September 18….Music in the Meadow with Mac Davis -
Spirit Ranch, Inc. brings a Lubbock music legend, Mac Davis to perform an outdoor concert in the Spirit Ranch Meadow. This Music in the Meadow event is one you won’t want to miss! Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary and help us honor our friend and supporter of Spirit Ranch, Mr. Randy Andrews. We have an incredible line up of local music talent. Kicking the night off is The Gathering Band, featuring Junior Vasquez, Kenny Maines, Cary Banks, Mickie Vasquez and Mike Carraway. Then, our featured performer and Songwriter’s Hall of Famer Mac Davis! Come enjoy great music while being surrounded by the beauty of the Escondido Canyon.
Singer-songwriter Mac Davis is respected throughout the entertainment industry as one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century as well as being a revered performed and actor. The fun begins at 6 p.m. when the grounds open. Enjoy a great selection of food and beverages served from our Meadow Food Tents. From unique appetizers, hearty meals, and desserts...explore the great offerings from local catering partners. Beer and wine selections will also be available in the Oasis. The Gathering Band will kick-off the show at 7 p.m. Our picnic-style seating options will allow concertgoers to bring blankets or lawn chairs – you pick your spot! You will have three lawn-seating sections to select from. Our VIP seating area will provide you with front-of-stage seating, access to the VIP lounge with air-conditioned hospitality including private restrooms and a private bar. Our center and rear seating areas will provide great views of the stage along with video board views to ensure you don’t miss a thing! Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Spirit Ranch, allowing the organization to continue serving our community. By providing access to team and leadership development opportunities as well as to our unique spiritual renewal offerings, Spirit Ranch is able to transform lives and create life-changing experiences for individuals, organizations and families. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit Spirit Ranch, 701 Regis Street; 7 p.m.


September 18 - 19 (Repeats Sept. 25-26)…..Children and Adults Theatrical Studio Presents "Dining Room" - A.R. Gurney's comedy of manners, "The Dining Room," will be directed by Chris Davis. The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage in shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity. The cast includes Pat Price, Andy Hernandez, Kim Klafka, Mickie Klafka, Jeff Shirey and Michelle Trice. Be sure to get your tickets at Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2405 34th St; 7:30 p.m.


September 18 - 20 (Repeats Sept. 25-27)….“5 Women Wearing the Same Dress” - During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit. Directed by Heather May and written by Alan Ball — Academy Award-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of True Blood and Six Feet Under. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


September 18 - 21….Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale - Once again, the basement of Mahon Library will have more than 100,000children's books, fiction and nonfiction books, a large selection of "Better Books" and "Best Books," books on tape and CDs, VHS and DVDs, music on vinyl, and other cultural items that will appeal to children, teens and adults of any age. On Friday, members only. You may join at the door (as a family, student or business). Saturday, Sunday, & Monday the sale is open to the general public. Payment by cash and check only! For more information call 775-2852.Mahon Library, 1306- 9th Street; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 -4 p.m., Monday: 3 – 7 p.m.


September 19....Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Held each Saturday, June through October, this unique gathering of area producers, specialty food and beverage providers and select artisans specializing in homegrown or homemade. Held in the Depot District area, this weekly event has become a highlight of the summer months and offers something for everyone. Support your local growers and be part of the "locally produced" movement. Be there at 9:00 am – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

September 19….Water Wise Garden Tour -
All ages, enjoy a tour of local gardens that demonstrate water-conserving concepts. Educational materials and examples of rainwater harvesting, permeable paving, and water-wise plants will give you ides for your own landscape. Purchase tickets at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum and tour at your own pace. Cost is $5 and proceeds benefit the Arboretum in Clapp Park. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

September 19….Annual Fall Festival -
The Annual Fall Festival is held on the campus of The Children's Home of Lubbock each September. In addition to being a fund-raiser, this event serves as an opportunity for our friends and supporters to enjoy our beautiful campus and get to know students and staff. Features include inflatable games, and we hope to have Leon Pinkert and his horse-drawn carriages back this year. There will be a barbeque meal (lovingly served-up by Gus and Phyllis Menendez), our children's parade (hayride, carriage, train, tractor, bicycles, floats, fire engine and other interesting vehicles), a wonderful silent auction and bake sale. In addition, this year we will have Rick & Suzanne Ward's Olde-Time Popcorn Truck in our parade and giving out goodies all day. on the lookout for R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters around campus. Live entertainment will be provided by Lone Prairie. Children will enjoy the rides and inflatable games...and the parade is expected to be, as always, a BIG hit...this year featuring floats designed by our cottages in addition to the Roosevelt Eagle Marching Band! Adults will especially enjoy the silent auction benefiting the Home. One of the highlights of the day will be the auctioning of several home-made pies, made with delicious 'children's home' pecans. Mmmm, those pies are good! The Children's Home of Lubbock, 4404 Idalou Highway; Festivities begin with the parade at 10:30 a.m. and activities will last until around 3 p.m.

September 19....The Roundtable presents: Charles Moster -
Mr. Mosster served as an attorney in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and has written an advocacy pamphlet on how to eliminate the national debt once and for all - by eliminating the IRS. Attendees will receive complimentary copies of his original work - "The Paine Pill, A Prescription for a New America". Find out the legal, constitutional, and historical authority to dismantle the IRS. Charles has been a practicing attorney for over 29 years and is the founder of the Moster Law Firm with offices in Lubbock and Amarillo. He practices in the areas of litigation, regulatory law, and constitutional law." 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. 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. $15 fee per person to cover cost of meal. 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:

September 19….LHUCA: Exploring Contemporary Art -
Installation art has transformed modern concepts of what art can be, expanding the artistic vocabulary to include the ideas of site and space. The diversity of approaches and materials used in installation art has created a unique art form that reexamines how the concept of location can be a critical component in artworks. Join us for a discussion-based lecture where we explore the ideas behind installation in art hosted by Christian Conrad, Ph.D. Admission is free. Kathy Kelley will discuss the play between meaning, materiality, process and repetition regarding her current exhibition, archiving the distensions of memory [monsters in the attic] from 12:15 – 1 p.m. Kathy is an installation artist from Houston and current Ph.D. candidate in Fine Art: Critical Studies and Artistic Practices at Texas Tech. For questions or comments contact Linda Cullum at 806 762-8606 ( or visit LHUCA Warehouse, 602 Texas Ave; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

September 19….Inaugural "MUD PIE Festival" Ladies Craft Retreat -
We can't wait to help you create 6 fun projects in one weekend! Lots of fun with friends....grab one of yours and sign up together! MUD - Making Unique Designs; PIE - Providing Individual Encouragement! Its 6 fun projects, dinner, an event t-shirt, crafting tote, entertainment by a fabulous local magician - Irving Quant, friends, laughter...all in one weekend at a fraction of the regular price. The best part? We clean up the mess! Come by the studio to get an event form or get the form from our Facebook page and bring it by with your deposit. (This is a $250 value for only $150 - with a payout plan available.) Want more information? Call us at 806-793-3271 or come by The Mud Room, 3302-82nd Street; September 19th from 4-10 p.m. and Sunday the 20th from 1-5 p.m.

September 19….6th Annual Fly & Fling -
Everyone is invited to come and see brightly colored kites of all shapes and sizes flying high in the sky. Watch stunt kite demonstrations, fly your own kite, buy a kite, play Frisbee and have fun! Admission is free. McAlister Park, Milwaukee Ave and Marsha Sharp Freeway. 1- 6 p.m.

September 19….JABFest 2015 -
Local favorites and Texas Country hitmakers The Josh Abbott Band with special guests Aaron Watson, Kevin Fowler, The Rankin Twins, Hunter Hutchinson & Flatland Cavalry perform in an extended day of music! VIP tickets are sold out...but general admission remain on sale. For more information visit Lone Star Amphitheater, 602 E 19th St; Gates open at 4 p.m. and performances are expected to last until midnight.

September 19….Sounds of West Texas Benefit Concert for Connor Perryman -
The concert will be a benefit for 7 year old Connor Perryman who needs help to pay for his Diabetic Alert Dog, Jaci who will come to live with him in January or February of next year. The concert will feature some of Lubbock's best local talent performing inspirational classic country, pop nostalgia, classic rock, rhythm & blues, plus a big gospel segment in the second half. There will be a silent auction that will begin at 6 p.m. Some of the many items in the auction will be an autographed guitar by the Eli Young Band; an autographed football by Kliff Kingsbury; a hand carved wooden cross by award winner Greg Goodnight; photo art by Joe Burns and many hand-crafted items that are one-of-a-kind. The acoustic set will be from 6:00-6:50 and the show with the house band will begin at 7:00. Featured performers will be: Lynn Alexander, Larry Allen, Jerry Brownlow, Steve Burrus, Lesley Carraway, Carley Durham, Ray Espinoza, Greg Goodnight, Casandra Hastings, Bobby Havens and family/friends, Brenda Hopkins, George Jackson, Country Club Trio, Country Company Band, Kaci Keltz, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Casey Maines - acoustic set only, Donnie Maines - acoustic set only, Donnie Martin, Randy Martin, The Martin Country Band, Johnny Richardson, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook, and Steve Williams. Tickets are only $15 for the general public and $7 for children between 4-12. The price is $12 apiece for those who purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale at all Select-a-Seat outlets at Amigo's Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph's Records, Texas Tech Student Union's ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 for more information. The last show of this concert series for 2015 will be held at the City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions. The acoustic set will be from 6 - 6:50 and the show with the house band will begin at 7 p.m.

September 19….Magic Moments: The ‘50s and ‘60s Big Hits -
There's nothing like music to take you down memory lane! Take an unforgettable stroll through a magical musical night at the Cactus...where nobody does nostalgia better! From Elvis to The Stones or from Dina Washington to Aretha Franklin, these two decades had it all. Beautiful to bold ... relive the best days of your life with your favorite singers and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine! Join us and make yet another musical memory! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


eptember 19 - 20….Apple Butter Festival - Texas Boys Ranch will be the benefit charity and cooking the BBQ for the meal. For more information call 806-892-2961. Apple Country Orchards, 12206 US-62, Idalou, Texas. Event runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


September 19, 20, 21….Caprock Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 19th: The TTU Alumni Jazz Band will be performing from 3 pm until 4:30 pm. After the first performance there will be a break for dinner in the Student Union Food Court. There will be several vendors selling food, with a few strolling musicians there to entertain. The next headliner, Helen Sung Quintet, will begin performing at approximately 6 pm. There will be a brief intermission after this performance in the SUB Courtyard to celebrate J.T. Braxton's 96th birthday. Refreshments and cake will be available. Sunday, September 20th: The Sunday morning event is the Pancakes & Praise Breakfast. The breakfast will be at 8 am and will feature performers sharing their own spiritual testimonies in words and music while guest partake of gourmet pancakes and the spiritual side of jazz. The Pancakes and Praise event concludes at around 9:30 am. Guests will have the options to attend worship services at the Hance Chapel with services slated to begin at 10 am and end at 11:30 am. The services will feature jazz solos, Texas Tech Vision of Light gospel choir and the morning's message from the chapel's minister in residence, Rev. Cory Powel who is also a TTU administrator and an accomplished Saxophonist. Monday, September 21st: From 10 am on Monday there will be a free Jazz Clinic for area music students only. Select-a-Seat is also making Two Day, and Two Day VIP passes available to the Caprock Jazz Festival. The VIP pass will provide you with favored seating at both the Saturday and Sunday events. Corporate table tickets are also available and can be purchased directly through the Roots Historical Arts Council at 806-928-4268 or online at


September 20….Faculty Chamber Series Concert - School of Music faculty are featured in this new series of one-hour chamber concerts. Performers select, prepare, and present works with eclectic combinations of instruments and voices. This inaugural concert is a trio of trios by Jake Heggie, Charles Martin Loeffler, and Vincent Persichetti with faculty performers Quinn Patrick Ankrum, Carla Cash, Lora Deahl, James Decker, Lisa Garner Santa, Jeffrey Lastrapes, and Kimberly Sparr. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 4 p.m.

September 20….University Symphony Orchestra Concert - Featuring Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite (TTU Chamber Orchestra), Brahms’ Symphony Nr. 4, E Minor, Op. 98. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.


September 22….Hank the Cowdog in Concert - “Hank the Cowdog In Concert” is a 60 minute program of fun and wholesome family entertainment. In
each program, author John R. Erickson brings to life the characters from his award-winning Hank the Cowdog series of books and audio books. Teachers and librarians who are trying to promote the joy of reading and encourage the reluctant reader have found that their students respond enthusiastically to Mr. Erickson’s performances which include reading selections from the books and performing various songs from the series. Admission is Free. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street; 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

September 25….Annual "Card Games Benefit"
September 25….Beats and Eats on the Plaza
September 25 - October 3….Panhandle South Plains Fair

September 26….Funky Junk Roundup
September 26….LHUCA: Contemporary Art: Tibetan Thangkas
September 27…3rd Annual Rockin’ Raider Inflatable Retro Run

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