August 4, 2016


August 4 ….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, Gypsy Jayne plays her special brand of Jazz Rock. 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.

August 4….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Olive Garden. As always, let usknow you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: or call Robbie at 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 Olive Garden, 5702 Slide Rd.; 6:30 p.m.

August 4 – 6….Lubbock Just Between Friends Back-to-School 2016 Consignment Sale - You don't want to miss this sale of new and gently used clothing, shoes, toys, baby equipment, books, games, furniture, room decor, sporting goods & much more! Over 40,000 items, clean and organized, all under one roof, at 50 - 90% off retail prices!
Open to the public:
Wednesday, August 3: Prime-Time Pre-Sale from 7pm - 10pm ($10 admission/adult; children welcome);
Thursday, August 4: 10am - 9pm ($2 admission/adult; children welcome)
Friday, August 5: 10am - 9pm (Free admission; children welcome; NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE)
Saturday, August 6: 8am - 2pm (1/2 Price Sale; Free admission; children welcome)
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

August 5….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 locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can befound 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. Event runs from 6 - 9 p.m.

August 5….Cactus Theater Open House - Join us for a "come and go" visit inside the Cactus Theater as we showcase some new enhancements to the theater...including new artwork being added at the base of the stage area! We'll showcase renowned local artist John Russell Thomasson and his contributions to the Cactus surroundings through his beautiful murals and display his other works as well. The Cactus concession stand and ticket booth will be open for purchases as well. We look forward to visiting with the many friends, longtime patrons and NEW VISITORS who perhaps have never enjoyed a visit to Lubbock's only vintage theater space. Make plans to stop by and see the exciting new offerings available at the Cactus and learn more about new concert bookings at this unique OPEN HOUSE event. Hours on this special night are 6:00 - stop by and visit if you're out and about during the First Friday Art Trail! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 6 - 9 p.m

August 5, 6 (Repeats August 12, 13, 19, 20)…. Moonlight Musicals Presents: "Carousel" - For the finale of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals 11th summer season, the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel, will be presented in the beautiful Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre. Carousel was the second musical penned by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with their first being Oklahoma! in 1943. Carousel opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945, with an initial run of 890 performances. Featuring such well-known tunes as “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Carousel is a musical masterpiece with a timeless message of love, hope, and forgiveness. Join Lubbock Moonlight Musicals this August for a Carousel-ride you will never forget. Picnics and coolers welcome! For tickets visit Select-A-Seat at 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.

August 5, 6, 7….Classic Broadway - LCU Theatre, Broadway Church of Christ, and Monterey Church of Christ present Classic Broadway, a revue of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most enduring musicals. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors, students, children and can be purchased at or by calling 806-720-7429. Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th Street, McDonald-Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th Street; 7:30 p.m.

August 6….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.

August 6….The Life and Art of Pablo Picasso 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. For more information visit LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

August 6….Copper Breaks StarWalk - The nationally acclaimed public astronomy program at Copper Breaks State Park, continues its popular naked-eye presentations with Sky Guide Terry Paridon who will lead participants in an exploration of the night sky beginning at sunset, around 9:30 p.m., in Big Pond Campground. In addition to the after-dark program, Sky Guide volunteer Earl Foster will offer Sun Fun, beginning at 5 p.m. Sun Fun offers the public rare views of our own star, the Sun, through telescopes fitted with filters for safe viewing. Through the afternoon, visitors will be able to view “Journey to the Stars” in the park headquarters. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Journey to the Stars I s a story of life and death of stars and their formation, including our own sun. Nighttime observing begins after sunset. Paridon begins the program with a tour of the darkening sky- the original StarWalk. Blending science with history, legends, and lore, Paridon takes the public on a trip through major constellations, and introduces the “star-hopping” technique to find stars and other interesting objects. After the StarWalk, the public is invited to view various dark-sky objects through the park’s binoculars and telescopes with the help of knowledgeable SkyGuides. The 2016 slate of StarWalks includes Saturday presentations set for , August 6, September 3 , and October 1 , weather permitting. Upon entering the park, StarWalk signs will direct visitors to Big Pond Campground and parking. The quarter-mile walk into the observing area is on lighted asphalt, and extra assistance for the handicapped is available from park personnel. For more information on park facilities or other programs, call (940) 839-4331 weekdays during business hours. Copper Breaks is located 13 miles south of Quanah on State Highway 6.

August 6….11th Annual Hub City Beach Party - Get ready for some more fun in the sun with more games planned, this year is not to be missed! There will be many activities and games to enjoy during the evening. Another featured event is the treasure hunt called ‘The Lost Shaker of Salt’! A variety of foods and drinks will be available as well. The event will also have fun games such as a hula hoop contest, limbo contest and more! Entertainment will be by the The Landsharks (Jimmy Buffet Tribute band). To purchase tickets to the concert you can call 806.792.3181 or pick them up at anSelect-A-Seat location. There are group discounts when you buy 10 or more tickets. CoHo Nightclub, 2202 Buddy Holly Ave; Gates open at 5 p.m. concert starts at 7:30

August 6….Sweet Home Southern Rock - Relive the greatest anthems of the musical force known affectionately as Southern Rock - as the Rhythm Machine faithfully recreates this musical tribute to artists ranging from A to ZZ - the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top - and all the great acts in between! You'll hear song after song of what can easily be called all-time classics....from "Sweet Home Alabama" to "Ramblin' Man" to "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" and so many more - you'll love every ounce of energy this powerful show packs! We'll even throw in a few surprises you might not this genre reached across the flexible boundaries of rock 'n' roll and met stone cold country head on - to create an all-new American art form. Don't miss this ALL NEW Cactus production that will leave you smiling long after the last notes fade. Reserved floor seats $20; balcony seating (excluding box seats) only $15. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday (3:00 p.m. to showtime on scheduled performance dates) or purchase online 24/7 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

August 6….Hot August Nights Concert Series – Come out and enjoy Miz Ayn's Kozmic Pie with Ryan Spivey. Cost is $15/ with meal available and $10 with student ID. Coolers welcome. Tornado Gallery (outdoors), 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; Doors open at 9 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Contest!

This week, 2 winners will be chosen to receive two tickets to the Cactus Theater live concert production of "Sweet Home Southern Rock" this Saturday night. To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase “Sweet Home, Sweet Tickets!“ 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 info.

Deadline for this contest is Friday at noon and the winners will be notified Friday (tomorrow) afternoon.

The Question: The most popular and widely-known version of "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" was recorded by Johnny Cash in the late 1970s. Can you name the lesser-known Southern Rock band that recorded an earlier version of that classic song?

Good luck to all!
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

Aug 9….Re-Opening/Open House: Lubbock Adult Activity Center
August 12….Songwriters: Ryan Todd Garza & Caleb Jude Green
August 13….8th Annual Vamos a Pescar
August 13….The Roundtable presents: Denise Thetford
August 13….The Life & Art of Henri Matisse with Christian Conrad
August 13….A Tribute to Garth / Keith Whitley / Reba / Alabama
August 14….11th Annual K-9 SplashFest
August 19….1969: Woodstock Revisited
August 20….Back 2 School Kick Off
August 20….The Legendary Gene Watson in Concert
August 26…Soft Side of the '70s: Unforgettable Pop-Rock Classics
August 27….The Roundtable presents: Dr. Berhl Robertson
August 27….Hub City On Tap
August 27….Summer of '16 Beach Party: All-Time Greatest Hits

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