March 10, 2016

Lubbock Fun Club Special
Pre-Sale Ticket Offer!

, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life - is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony’s love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977.

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Use the password TONY


March 10….Junior's Listening Room presents: Jill Welch and Jon Young - This is the place to be on Thursday nights..."Where Music Meets Wine". Bring a friend and enjoy music at it's purist form, without distractions! Food truck at 6 pm and the music starts at 6:30. $5 cover. CapRock Winery, 408 E. Woodrow Road.


March 10 – 12….Lubbock Just Between Friends Sale - Come SELL, SHOP and SAVE $$$ with Lubbock JBF, the largest and best consignment sale on the South Plains! You will find over 40,000 items, clean and organized, 50 - 90% off retail prices, all under 1 roof! Shop Lubbock JBF to find the best in new and gently-used baby, children & maternity items!

Open to the Public These Dates and Hours:

Wednesday, March 9:
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Prime-Time Pre Sale Shopping ($10 admission/adult; Children Welcome)

Thursday, March 10:
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. ($2 admission/adult; Children Welcome)

Friday, March 11:
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (New Merchandise; Free Admission; Children Welcome)
Saturday, March 12:
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (1/2 Price Sale; Free Admission; Children Welcome)
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane (New Location!)


March 11….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra 2016 Season: North American Saxophone Alliance - The LSO is thrilled to be partnering with the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) to bring you a spectacular evening of performances featuring saxophone luminaries from across North America and your Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway St; 7:30 p.m.

March 11 (Repeats March 25)….Eric Clapton/Fleetwood Mac/Tom Petty Tribute - A Cactus-style tribute to the music of Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty! Contact the box office at 762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


March 11 - 12….Viva Aztlan Festival - For the past 22 years the Viva Aztlan Festival has provided the Lubbock area and the surrounding communities the opportunity to see the beauty and grandiose that is the Mexican culture through dance and music. This two day event is packed full of events. Day 1: Is full of various Folklorico and Mariachi groups of all ages participating in workshops. Instructors professionals and certified in teaching Folklorico and Mariachi. In the evening the past years winner of Best of Festival puts on a brilliant and energetic show which showcases the group and its members talents. This year Ballet Folklorico from San Antonio will be performing. Day 2: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is nonstop Folklorico Competitions. Groups from all over Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma come to compete for Best of Festival. In the evening is the Mariachi Showcase featuring a high caliber Mariachi group. Definitely a must see! For more information visit Tickets for the event are available at the door or on-line. $15 - one day pre-sale tickets $20 - one day at the Door $27 - two day pre-sale tickets $30 - two day at the Door (Friday only) Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.


March 12….10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - The Easter Bunny and his wife will hide thousands of eggs throughout the beautiful Arboretum, Bring your Easter basket and enjoy games, face painting, and the hunt. Photo opportunities available with the bunnies. For ages walking to 10 years old. Admission is free. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Ave; 10 a.m. games, 11 a.m., the hunt begins.

March 12....The Roundtable presents: Tim Collins - An update on the LEPPA Project: Building the Buddy Holly Hall Performing Arts Center - 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. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30. The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. 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. For more information email Marie Evans at this address:

March 12….Explore the Life and Work of Jenny Holzer and Ann Hamilton with Christian Conrad - Under examination in this lecture will be two women artists that have been instrumental in the field of Installation art. Jenny Holzer, a contemporary artist whose language based work uses public architecture as her canvas. Ann Hamilton who uses the historical aspects of a location as a key aspect in the
construction of her installations. Join us for a discussion-based lecture where we explore the ideas behind installation in art through the lenses of these groundbreaking artists. Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, join the conversation, and even bring examples of their own work. If you love art, join us. This event is free to the public. For more info visit LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

March 12….Easter Egg Dog Bone Hunt for Pups - Enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, The dog venders that will be present are South Plains Obedience Training Club, PetSmart and City of Lubbock Animal Services who will be micro chipping, $10 per dog, cash only. Admission is free and open to all ages. Must show proof of rabies vaccination. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave; 1 p.m.

March 12….Arboretum Second Saturday Program - Daria McKelvey, a recent graduate of Texas Tech University will be discussing all things seeds, including the ecology and propagation of seeds. She will also touch on native Texas wildflowers and how to start them from seed. ****PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!!*** 2 p.m. The March 2nd Saturday time has been moved to 2 p.m. for this month only! This is due to the city Easter Egg Hunt that will be going on at the Arboretum grounds all morning beginning at 10 a.m.. The city is closing the main entrance to the Arboretum during the egg hunt since there will be a lot of kids running around. The entrance to the Arboretum should be open, and all of the city events should all be completed by the start of the 2nd Saturday Program. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! There will be a door prize and free seed packets offered. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave; 2 p.m.

March 12….A Tribute to the Magic of Journey - A Cactus-style tribute to the music of Journey. Dustin Garrett and the Lubbock Rhythm Machine pay tribute to one of Rock and Roll's most beloved bands. Featuring some of the greatest Journey hits and all time favorite ballads. Come join us at the Cactus to enjoy great music that time has not forgotten! Contact the box office at 762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


March 13….The Trishas in Concert - An all-girl alt-country group from Austin, Texas, the Trishas (Savannah Welch, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee, and Jamie Wilson) first performed together as a one-off act as part of a MusicFest tribute to Kevin Welch (Savannah's father) in Steamboat, Colorado in 2009. Encouraged by the reception they received, they officially joined forces. All four had been around the block in the music business, though: Mickwee, a mandolinist, had been a part of the duo Jed & Kelly; Wilson had been a member of the Gougers, a popular Austin-area band; Foster, a skilled harmonica player, was part of the duo Liz & Lincoln and had spent years touring as part of a Motown revue; and Welch, although she primarily pursued acting, had grown up singing with her father and brother. An EP, “They Call Us the Trishas”, appeared in 2010, followed by a full-length debut, “High, Wide and Handsome”, in 2012. See them LIVE at the Cactus Theater! Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question:
Which musical group has the distinction of being awarded the first ever "gold record" - which, at the time, signified sales of 1 million copies ???

Answer: The Glenn Miller Orchestra was awarded a gold record for the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in 1942.

Winner: Janice W. of Lubbock

Trivia Time!

This week, 1 winner will be chosen to receive two tickets to the Sounds of West Texas! To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase "Really Far Out"

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 this contest is Sunday evening and the winners will be notified Monday by noon.

The Question: Which song was the first to be performed in outer space ???
Hint: It was sung by the crew of Apollo 9 astronauts themselves.

Good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

March 17…Roan Inish Damhsa St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 18….The Joe Ely Band

March 19….Funky Junk Roundup
March 19....The Roundtable presents: Larry Holland
March 19….Sounds of West Texas
March 26….Easter Egg Scramble and Spring Fair
March 26….Whitesnake / Def Leppard / Boston Tribute
April 1–2….Celebrity Attractions: Saturday Night Fever
April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17…. LCT: “Other Desert Cities”

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