March 17, 2016
"Happy St. Patrick's Day!"

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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March 17…Roan Inish Damhsa St. Patrick's Day Celebration - Roan Inish Damhsa will be performing at the Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe in a weekday afternoon St. Patrick’s Day concert. The band includes PJ Welch–Liggan on the pennywhistle and silver flute; Robin Crawford on guitar and fiddle; Warren Ward on bass and Donovan Vallance and Sandy Crawford on the bodhran. Kristen Williamson and Janice Noblett will be performing Irish step dancing. Audience participation is encouraged...with a chance to play the bodhran and learn to Ceili dance. Admission for this special concert is parents and grandparents bring the kiddos for a Spring Break afternoon together! Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404-34th St; special daytime concert from 2 - 3 p.m.


March 18….The Joe Ely Band - If you're looking for people who pioneered "alternative country," check out Joe Ely. Long before that phrase existed, Ely created two of the genre's greatest albums. His self-titled 1977 debut and the following year's "Honky Tonk Masquerade" are regarded by some as two of the finest albums of any type ever released. Ely, now 69, has now maintained a viable recording career continuously for more than 39 years. Joe Ely was formally appointed the Official Texas State Musician for 2016 in a ceremony at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Ely is being recognized for his commitment to the arts in Texas."I'm humbled to be recognized in this manner by the state of my birth," said Ely, a native Texan born in Amarillo, raised in Lubbock and currently living on his ranch just outside of Austin. "As a songwriter, I've always felt extremely fortunate to have grown up in such an inspirational place with its rich, compelling history and is filled with some of the most fascinating characters in the world." Joe embodies the Texas spirit of independent musical integrity. "He's managed to keep it all these years, and that ain't easy," said Dale Watson "I'm constantly amazed and appreciative of Joe Ely's talent." We welcome Joe Ely back to the Cactus! Get your tickets now as this promises to be a sold out show! Contact the box office at 762-3233 for tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 p.m.


March 19….Funky Junk Roundup - A one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handmade arts and crafts, vintage finds and inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved and refunked JUNK, bling and glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABULOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! Put some JUNK in your trunk y’all! Admission $5.00 (under 12 FREE). For more information visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

March 19....The Roundtable presents: Larry Holland - Buying from Local Businesses and the Multiplier of Money in a Local Economy - 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 19….Sounds of West Texas - The show will be "An Evening of Classics from the 1940's to the 1970's", with everything from Sentimental Journey and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to Hotel California! Local performers will be mixing it up with some classic country, pop, blues, rhythm & blues, and soft rock music throughout the evening. Featured performers will be: Kaci Brice, Rian Castillo, Billy Cork, Tanner Evans, Brenda Hopkins, Mike Huffman, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Donnie Martin, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Baxter Vaughan, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook and Steve Williams. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $7 for children 4-12 (under age 4 is free), and $12 apiece for groups of 10 or more that purchase a ticket together. Tickets are on sale at the 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 details. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Concert will start with drawings for door prizes at 6:45 p.m. and the show will take place at 7 p.m.

March 19....Lubbock Lake Landmark Night Hike - Join us at 7:30 p.m., for this year's first Night Hike! Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. As always, Night Hikes are held, weather permitting. Dress comfortably and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 7:30 p.m.

March 19....."Is There Life After Lubbock?" - An evening of music, stories and conversation that has a evolving cast, with Jaston Williams, creator and costar of "Greater Tuna," as the host. He has done the show with Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jo Carol Pierce and Kimmie Rhodes. Kimmie will be working with Jaston at the Cactus and performing her amazing music and sharing many stories about Lubbock and her connections here. She has a great one about Waylon Jennings and a poisoned hamburger. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 p.m.


March 21….Ben Rector in Concert - Having toured consistently since his junior year at the University of Arkansas, Ben Rector has spent the past six years building an impressive fan-base that enables him to routinely sell-out clubs and theaters nationally.
For tickets call Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit
City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 8 p.m


March 22….Sesame Street Live - No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! For tickets call Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

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.

Answer: "Happy Birthday"

Winner: Sheila M. of Plainview

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

March 26….2nd Annual 34th St. Association Easter Egg Hunt
March 26….Easter Egg Scramble and Spring Fair
March 26….Whitesnake / Def Leppard / Boston Tribute
March 27…Easter Sunrise Service Copper Breaks State Park
March 29-31…Friends of Wolfforth Library Spring Book Sale
March 31 - April 2….74th Annual ABC Rodeo
April 1…TTU Pres/Lecture: Complexions Contemporary Ballet
April 1–2….Celebrity Attractions: Saturday Night Fever
April 1-3…. LCT: “Other Desert Cities”
April 2….....Color Me Superhero Color Run
April 8 - 9…TTU School of Music Opera: Marriage of Figaro

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