July 21, 2016


July 21….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, Brandy Zdan plays Indie Rock and Alternative Folk. 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 22….Sammy Kershaw in Concert - This tradition-minded country hitmaker consistently hit the Top 10 throughout the past two decades with hits “Cadillac Style”, “Third Rate Romance”, “Love Of My Life”, “Queen of My Double Wide", "Don't Go Near the Water" and many more. Often compared vocally to his hero George Jones, the Louisiana-born Kershaw paid his respects to the Possum with a lovingly-crafted, double-album tribute in 2014. Special local opening act just announced: Steve Burrus, a favorite of many in this area and a veteran country performer in Branson. Advance floor seats $30; balcony $25; all seats $30 day of show. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to purchase tickets. Box office hours: Mon-Fri 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Or, order online 24/7 at this web address: cactustheater.com Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

July 22-23 (Repeats July 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 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 23….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 23….Fit Family Bash - Betenbough Homes welcomes you and your family to join us for a morning full of fitness and health! Kick off your weekend with helpful fitness tips designed for busy families. At Fit Family Bash, enjoy fun and engaging fitness activities perfect for every family member, learn how to create and choose healthy meal options, and sample nutritious snacks. Put your dancing shoes on and enjoy family Zumba with certified instructors. This workout is designed to bring people together while combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Memorize these moves and dance in the comfort of your own home with family. Challenge yourself to reach the top of the YWCA's rock climbing wall. Time yourself and compete against friends and family! Discover Crossfit for Kids with MXT Crossfit instructors, and learn how you and your family can complete a "workout of the day" or "WOD", together at home. Bring your children to Mommy & Me Yoga and experience the serenity of yoga with instructors from the Yoga Salon. Learn basic poses you'll be able to execute in your front yard or family area. Taste a variety of healthy snacks from Healthy Meals To Go and learn how these choices can be both delicious and nutritious. Learn health tips with experts from the Texas Tech College of Nutritional Sciences and pick up a recipe card complete with healthy meal ideas! Take your picture with Texas Tech athletes at our Red Raider photo booth, and hear how nutrition and health play a huge role in their athletic careers. Athletes requested to attend, attendance based on availability. Music and entertainment provided by, DJ Matador. Admission is free. Betenbough New Home Center, 6517 82nd St; 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 23….The Roundtable presents: Retired John McCullough "Breedlove Airport: An Air Field grows out of a Cotton Field" - 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 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: mevans1398@aol.com.

July 23….The Life and Art of Salvador Dali 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 23….The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, “Ranger Doug” Green and Paul Franklin - Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers, Nashville Western Swing “supergroup”
comprised of Music City’s finest studio pickers; includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument. They are: Vince Gill (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars), “Ranger Doug” Green (vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar), Paul Franklin (steel guitar), Brad Albin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Andy Reiss (electric guitar), Kenny Sears (vocals, fiddle), Joe Spivey (fiddle, vocals) Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano) and Billy Thomas (drums, vocals). Above all, this group is focused on keeping traditional, classic country and Western Swing music alive and well for all to enjoy! To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit http://www.ticketsage.com/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

July 23….A Tribute to Bon Jovi / Van Halen / Aerosmith
- Three iconic rock bands...one incredible night of non-stop hits! From "You Give Love a Bad Name" to "Jump" to "Walk This Way" - this show covers all the bases. Join the Cactus house band for a night of power chords and passion as they deliver some of rock's greatest musical milestones. Tickets only $20 for this stellar tribute to a trio of rock titans! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to purchase tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor Spotlight:
Science Spectrum's Omni Theater Presents "Greatest Hits" Film Series July 21st - October 6

On a relatively frequent occasion, patrons ask if there are plans to bring back some of the iconic films that seem to define the Giant Screen documentary experience at the OMNI Theater. Usually, new films already scheduled don’t allow for this possibility. But our 2016 late Summer and early Fall film schedule has allowed an opening to re-introduce some of these legendary documentary films in a new film series entiled; “The OMNI’s Greatest Hits.” Each film being shown has been selected based on unsurpassed cinematography, compelling story and previous popularity.

Line-up for “The OMNI’s Greatest Hits” film series:

The Living Sea
Showing July 21st through August 11th

(Originally Released 1995)
The Living Sea celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean as it explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment. Using beautiful images of unspoiled healthy waters, The Living Sea offers hope for recovery engendered by productive scientific efforts. Oceanographers studying humpback whales, jellyfish, and deep-sea life show us that the more we understand the ocean and its inhabitants, the more we will know how to protect them. The film also highlights the Central Pacific islands of Palau, one of the most spectacular underwater habitats in the world, to show the beauty and potential of a healthy ocean. Narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring songs and music by Sting.For additional film information visit: http://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/the-living-sea/

Ring of Fire
Showing August 12th through September 8th
(Originally Released 1991)
Viewers of Ring of Fire will come heart-stoppingly close to the great circle of volcanoes and seismic activity that rings the Pacific Ocean. Spectacular volcanic eruptions are featured, including
Mount St. Helens, Navidad in Chile, Sakurajima in Japan, and Mt. Merapi in Indonesia. Extensive aerial photography and computer animation help tell the story of the geologic forces that impact the ring and the lifestyles of the people who dwell on its fiery boundary.For additional film information visit: http://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/ring-of-fire/

Africa: The Serengeti
Showing Sept. 9th through Oct. 6th

(Originally Released 1994)

In a land where archaeologists have traced human life back two million years and where the indigenous Masai people tend cattle and maintain their unique customs, we are taken on an incredible journey into the wild Serengeti plains. Witness here a scene rarely seen by humans - The Great Migration. Follow more than two million wildebeests, zebras and antelope as they travel over 500 miles across the Serengeti. Filmed on location in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa: The Serengeti brings you spectacular vistas and dynamic aerials and features Africa's greatest predators - lions, crocodiles and cheetahs - in deadly pursuit of their migrating prey.

General Admission Ticket rates for OMNI Theater Films:
$8.00 Adults / $6.50 Children (3-12) / $6.50 Seniors (60+)
For show times visit www.sciencespectrum.org or call 806-745-6299. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
July 26...College Readiness Program at County Extension Office
July 29….A Night of ‘70s and ‘80s Rock
July 30….PBS Kids Summer Adventures
July 30….Esteban: Guitar Legend of the Southwest
July 30 - 31….Gun & Blade Show

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