March 31, 2016


March 31….Spring Choral Concert — Matador Singers, University Singers, Women’s Chorale - The Matador Singers, University Singers, and Women's Chorale offer their spring showcase. The University Singers will collaborate with the University String Orchestra to present selections from Henry Purcell’s well-known opera “Dido & Aeneas.” The Women’s Chorale will also be presenting a dramatic staged performanceof Daniel C. Hall’s “Reflections from Yad Vashem,” featuring viola professor Kimberly Sparr. Admission to this event is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University. Event starts at 7:30 p.m.


March 31 – April 1….Friends of Wolfforth Library Spring Book Sale – The Friends of Wolfforth Library is holding their spring book sale featuring a great collection of Western and aircraft books for sale as well as fiction, non-fiction, children's books and special books. Friends of the Library is an non-profit organization supporting many non-profit organizations in the area with books such as Mosaic, Buckner's Children's Home, Boy's Ranch, Meals On Wheels and The Bridge. For more information call 806-855-4150. Wolfforth Library, 508 E Hwy 62/82 Wolfforth; Thursday hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


March 31 - April 2….74th Annual ABC Rodeo - Rodeo events at each performance include saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin, and free style bullfight. There will be free parking at the United Supermarkets Arena for all events and free bus service from the parking lot starting at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 pre-sale or $12 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased at Dollar Western Wear, Boot City, Cavender’s, or Lubbock’s local Select-A-Seat location. For more information visit City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m. each night and 1:30 matinee on Saturday.


April 1….Composers’ Forum Concert - Students from the composition studios of Peter Fischer and Mei-Fang Lin will have their original works performed and, in some cases, premiered. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 6 p.m.

April 1….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locationsor pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 - 9 p.m.

April 1….TTU Presidential Lecture and Performance Series presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet
America's original multicultural dance company seamlessly and boldly intersects the lives of dancers from various artistic and cultural backgrounds. Founded in 1994 by two former Alvin Ailey members, Complexions' groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures has created an exciting vision of human movement over the past two decades. Founders Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, along with their New York City-based company of dance thoroughbreds--there are roughly twenty incredibly trained classical and contemporary dancers in the company, but guest artists swell the ranks as needed--have awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre that combines the best of athleticism, lyricism, and technical training and experience. Using cutting-edge choreography and original music within the roots of classical dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet has repeatedly appeared on "So You Think You Can Dance" and continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet. For tickets call Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit Allen Theatre, University Center, TTU, 15th & Akron; 7 p.m

April 1….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 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


April 1 – 2….Celebrity Attractions Presents: Saturday Night Fever – The Musical - 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 Gees hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy. "Saturday Night Fever" is recommended for mature audiences. Dust off your dancin' shoes for a score of Bee Gees tunes: Stayin' Alive, Boogie Shoes, A Fifth of Beethoven, Disco Inferno, Top of Your Game, I Know the Type, If I Can't Have You, Night Fever, You Should Be Dancing, Jive Talkin', More Than A Woman, How Deep Is Your Love ... and more! Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


April 1-3 (Repeats April 8-10, 15-17)…LCT: “Other Desert Cities” - Written by Jon Robin Baitz—Playwright and screenwriter for stage, film and television, Baitz is the author and creator of the television series Brothers and Sisters and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Fair Country. Other Desert Cities was nominated for numerous awards both on and off Broadway. The play’s events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California. Their daughter Brooke Wyeth returns home after six years and announces to her family that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want re-opened. That event is the suicide of her late brother Henry, who had been involved with the radical underground subculture and Brooke’s book threatens to reveal her family’s long-hidden secret. Directed By Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets, please visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee offered at 2 p.m.

April 1-3 (Repeats April 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24)….Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio presents: William Shakespeare's Classic Tragedy, "Julius Caesar" - The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony The show is directed by Pat Price and stars 14 actors and actresses playing over 40 roles. To purchase tickets visit Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


April 2….West Texas Endurance To Host Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K - West Texas Endurance is pleased to host the 4th Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon, 5K & 10K at the Silent Wings Museum. A donation will be made to the Willie McCool Scholarship Fund at Coronado High School. It gives each of us an opportunity to remember a great man who loved running. By including a 5K, this race will allow almost anyone to participate, while remembering a true American hero and run or walk in his memory. Register at Silent Wings Museum, 6202 Interstate 27 Service Rd; 8 a.m.

April 2….Insane Inflatable 5k Run - The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to your neck of the woods! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart and insane by choice! Register at this website address: Reese Golf Course, 1406 Quitsna Ave; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

April 2….Color Me Superhero Color Run - Individual registration is per person. Each registrant receives a shirt, race bib and color packet. *Children 4 and under do not have to register to race with their parents, to order a shirt for them (if desired) please visit the school office. Register a team of 4 people to save some $$! Each person will receive a t-shirt, race bib and color chalk packet. *Children 4 and under do not have to register to race with their parents, to order a shirt for them (if desired). Register online at Westwind Elementary, 6401- 43rd Street; Check in at 9 a.m. and race begins at 10 a.m.

April 2….Annie’s Chat and Chew - For over 20 years, Annie’s Chat and Chew has raised money for Lubbock Meals on Wheels. This fundraiser was started by long-time volunteer Annie Sanders, and is continued in her memory. For a donation of $10.00, guests will enjoy some of the best fried catfish and other homemade dishes in town. Come on out, visit with old friends, make new ones, and remember a very special woman. All donations benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels, helping people remain at home, well fed, and independent as long as possible. Mae Simmons Senior Center, 2004 Oak Ave; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 2....The Roundtable presents: Sam Segran (IT Dept Texas Tech), The "Barbarians" are inside the Gates! Are you Prepared? What is happening in the internet safety? - 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:

April 2….The Eagles/Fleetwood Mac/The Doobie Brothers Tribute - "Doctor's Day at The Cactus!" A buffet will be provided starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Tribute! Proceeds from this evening's event to benefit Mental Health Programs through VetStar. The show will be a Cactus-style tribute to the music of The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6:30 p.m.


April 2 - 3….Flatlands Dance Theatre presents Lines and Light: An Evening of Dance and Visual Arts in Lubbock - Flatlands Dance Theatre invites you to experience the beauty and innovation of Lines and Light: An Evening of Dance and Visual Arts. Drawing on images, textures, colors, and patterns of the visual arts, the choreographers and dancers of FDT will “paint” unique collaborative scenes through contemporary dance. For the first time, FDT has commissioned two nationally renowned guest choreographers, Sarah Arnett from Valdosta, Georgia and Brooklyn Draper from Salt Lake City, Utah, from a competitive adjudication process. Their stunning works will be premiered alongside those of local professional choreographers in collaboration with regional visual artists. Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. A cash bar will be made available for the Saturday evening show. Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA , 511 Avenue K; Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


April 3….Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, in Concert - Kevin Burke is an Irish master fiddler considered one of the finest living Irish fiddlers. For nearly four decades he has been at the forefront of Irish traditional music and Celtic music, performing and recording with the seminal groups The Bothy Band, Patrick Street, and the Celtic Fiddle Festival. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which two relatives of John Travolta had small cameo roles in the film version of "Saturday Night Fever" ???

Answer: Ann Travolta (John's sister) as pizza girl and Helen Travolta (John's mother) as customer in paint store.

Winner: Dell S. from Lubbock

Trivia Time for Tickets!

This week, 1 winner will be chosen to receive two tickets to Celebrity Attractions' presentation of "Saturday Night Fever."

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase "Stayin' Alive" at this email address:

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.

Deadline for this contest is Thursday evening at 8 p.m. and the winners will be notified that evening..

The Question: Which tough-guy actor directed "Stayin' Alive", the 1993 sequel to the film "Saturday Night Fever" ???

Good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
April 7….Lubbock Women’s Club Speaker Series: Stephan Pyles
April 8….New Neighbors Club Luncheon: Elaine Milam
April 8….Screening of “Nosferatu”

April 8 - 9…TTU School of Music Opera: Marriage of Figaro
April 9….Nat'l Ranching Heritage Center 46th Ranch Day
April 9....The Roundtable presents: Dr Tom Hutton

April 16….3rd Annual Kidsfish
April 16….Summer Fun Expo
April 16....The Roundtable presents: Greg Stevens

April 21 - 22…"My Hero! (A Dinner Theatre Event)"
April 23 ....The Roundtable presents: Shawn Wade

April 29 -30….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra 2016 Season: Classical Series “Revelation”
April 30….Summer Kickoff Family Picnic
April 30 ....The Roundtable presents: Eddie McBride
April 30….3rd Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Festival

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