July 7, 2016


July 7….2016 Summer Showcase Series - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the 2016 Summer Showcase Concert Series. This week, Sugarwitch plays Rockabilly, Surf Rock and Desertbilly. Summer Showcase 2016 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, 1810 Crickets Avenue.

July 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Saltgrass Steak House. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – sossingles45@yahoo.com or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419.Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group at Saltgrass Steak House, 6026 Marsha Sharp Freeway; 6:30 p.m.

July 7….A Night of the ‘50s and ‘60s - Take a musical walk down memory lane and enjoy your favorite "Stars of the Cactus" as they present spot-on performances of some of the greatest songs of the mid-20th century. Tickets bargain-priced at only $20 for two hours of pure, nostalgic entertainment. If you appreciate the great songs that defined the Fabulous Fifties and Early Sixties, don't miss this show! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to purchase tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


July 8….Putting on the Dog; Dogs without Borders - This is the seventh year that the International Cultural Center has observed the dog days of summer with an exhibition of photographs showing dogs in all their diversity. Of the 150+ breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, only a handful originated in the United States. The rest have international ancestors: Belgian Tervurens, English Setters, Irish Setters, Russian Wolfhounds, German Shepherds, etc. The list is long, distinguished, and undeniably international. Of course, the mutt (which AKC classifies as “All-American”) is probably the quintessential American “breed” since, like many of us, mutts claim a lineage that includes genetic input from a wide variety of ancestors. Each photograph is accompanied by an exhibit label that informs the viewer about each dog’s breed and country of origin. During the July 8 reception we will show My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story at 5:30 p.m. in the ICC auditorium. This 50 minute documentary explores the unique relationship between people and their beloved pets through candid interviews with notable dog lovers such as Edward Albee, Glenn Close, Billy Collins, Richard Gere, Isaac Misrahi, etc. International Cultural Center of TTU, 601 Indiana Ave, On display through August 20, 2016 M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July 8….Arena Rock: A Tribute to Foreigner and Journey - The Cactus proudly presents a tribute to two legendary pop-rock bands which helped define the music of the 1970s and ‘80s. Foreigner sold over 80 million records since their formation in 1976...with hits including "Hot Blooded", "Juke Box Hero", "Dirty White Boy" and "Urgent"...just to name a few. Combining the ability to rock sold-out arenas with the delivery of mellow ballads such as "Waiting For A Girl Like You"....Foreigner has indisputably left their mark on the world of rock. Journey may well be the ultimate example of arena rock from this same period. They delivered scorching rock anthems like "Any Way You Want It", "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Wheel In The Sky" to the delight of millions. Just as impressively, they scored just as many hits with softer gems like "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'", "Open Arms" and "Faithfully". With mastery of both sides of the rock-pop coin, the legacy of Journey continues to inspire scores of aspiring vocal groups today. Tickets only $20 for this rock solid night of fun. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to purchase tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


July 8-9 (Repeats July 15-16; 22-23; 29)….Moonlight Children’s Theatre Presents: “Into The Woods Jr.” - Friday and Saturday mornings this July, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is thrilled to produce Moonlight Children’s Theatre’s second production, “Into The Woods Jr.”. This musical story revolves around a childless couple and the lengths they will traverse to have a family to weave together timeless fairy-tales of “Cinderella”, “Rapunzel”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, and others. At approximately one hour in length, the “Jr.” version of “Into the Woods” is designed for young audiences and is primarily composed of the first or “happy” act of the full version. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (“West Side Story”, “Gypsy”, “A Little Night Music”, “Sweeny Todd”,….), the beautiful music will guide audiences through the story while reminding each guest that we may at times journey into the woods, and minding the future and past are necessary to achieve a happy ending. The cast for all Moonlight Children’s Theatre productions are trained and supplied through our audition-only youth performance program called Moonlight Directions, which is a youth ensemble geared towards community outreach in order to showcase the talent within the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals company and polish community youths in their performance skills. Tickets available through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 or online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 East Broadway; Gates open at 8:30 a.m.; show begins at 9 a.m.

July 8-9 (Repeats July 15-16)….CATS Playhouse Presents: Hartburn Hotel – Everyone is invited to a melodrama written & directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity. The play is the 3rd in the Calamity Gulch series. Faced with losing the Last Chance Inn, Ma and Pa Culpepper turn to glamorous Sahara Hartburn. Sahara pays off their loan with money from a "well-heeled admirer" and promptly takes over the inn. Transformed into the Hartburn Hotel, the place becomes a residence for young ladies with a "no men allowed upstairs" policy. Sahara schemes to find a scandal that will give her new venture some publicity, and finds it when the new schoolteacher, Polly Sincere, is paid a visit by her dapper and devoted boyfriend, Jasper Jones - in her room! To escape, Jasper dresses as a girl and poses as "Jasmine Sincere," Polly's sister. Complications arise when a visiting sheriff falls for "Jasmine" and "her" sudden disappearance leads Sahara to accuse Polly of murder! An attempt to clear Polly's name, an outrageous chase, and the search for a bank robber all conspire to bring the play to a surprising - and side-splitting - conclusion. The extremely talented cast includes Jake Archer, Stacey Bennett, Carole Logan Carroll, Kristian Chen, Tuti Huntsman, Jason Kilhoffer, Mickie Klafka, Pablo Martinez, Ian J. Sanders and Jenny Smith. Tickets are only $5 per person! To reserve a seat, call the Playhouse at (806) 792-0501 or visit the website at catsplayhouse.com. CATS Playhouse, 2257- 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

July 8-9
(Repeats July 15-16; 22-23)….Moonlight Musicals Presents: “The Pirates of Penzance”- As the 2nd show in Lubbock Moonlight Musicals’ 2016 summer season, The Pirates of Penzance is a hilarious musical tale that will have you rolling in the aisles. Written by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, it features the well-known song “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” as well as many others. The Pirates of Penzance originally opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on December 31, 1879. Instantly popular with both audiences and critics, it is now one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most performed and best known musicals. Set in the lovely Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park, you won’t want to miss this incredibly funny tale! Picnics and coolers welcome! For tickets visit Select-A-Seat at http://www.ticketsage.com/ or call (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 East Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m.


July 9….Lubbock Downtown Farmer’s 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 a.m. – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

July 9….Arboretum Second Saturday Program - Join us for coffee at 9:30 a.m. Program begins at 10 a.m. featuring Dr. Cynthia McKenney who will discuss the new hybridized plants that will be introduced into the retail market. This program is free and open to the public. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue; 9:30 a.m.

July 9….The Roundtable presents: Retired Lt. Gen. Bernhard Mittemeyer "Proud to be an American" - We will be also honoring our veterans that have served our great country. 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 arriveabout 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: mevans1398@aol.com.

July 9….The Life and Art of Marcel Duchamp with Christian Conrad - 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 and join the conversation. This event is free to the public. Join us for coffee and donuts! LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 9….Meadow Musical 45th Anniversary Celebration and BBQ - Meadow Musicals was started 45 years ago by Mary Beth Ashburn's father and she is carrying his dream out. They have operated off of
donations for 45 years. Music and BBQ will start at 5 p.m. BBQ catered by 2-B Ranch BBQ* *Brisket, Sausage, Potato Salad, Beans, Roll, Tea. All this, plus music and dancing for $15.00. The entertainment line-up includes: Dixie River Band,Lynn & Gail Alexander, Bobby Taff, Gary Nix, Mary Beth & Brian Ashburn, Randy Henderson ,Willie & Roxie Luster, Keith Paschall, Under The Double Eagle, Will Weathersby......and whoever drops by. For more information call (806) 539-2266. Meadow Music Hall, 201 Mitchell, Meadow, Texas; 5 p.m. SUNDAY Only

July 10 (also, new program July 17)….Westwinds Brass Band Summer Concerts in the Park - During the summer the Westwinds Brass Band presents a series of seven “Concerts in the Park” in Lubbock on Sunday evenings in June and July. Attendees to these free concerts bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an “old fashioned concert in the park.” These concerts feature a completely new program for each concert. Included on these concerts are traditional band favorites, marches, patriotic selections, and a soloist for each concert. Another highlight of the program is the “kids march,” where kids of all ages march around the concert area and are awarded “goodies” at the end. Wagner Park, 26th and Flint; 8 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
July 11-14…Lubbock Moonlight Summer Camp Registration
July 15…Jay Boy Adams with Zenobia
July 16…Fit 4 Fun Kid’s Triathlon
July 22…Sammy Kershaw in Concert

July 23…Roundtable: John McCullough: Breedlove Airport
July 23…The Life and Art of Salvador Dali: Christian Conrad
July 23…The Time Jumpers - feat: Vince Gill & Kenny Sears

July 23….A Tribute to Bon Jovi / Van Halen / Aerosmith

July 29….A Night of ‘70s and ‘80s Rock
July 30….Esteban: Guitar Legend of the Southwest
July 30 - 31….Gun & Blade Show

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