September 8, 2016


September 9….24 Frames Live: Amanda Shires with Nathan Hussey - Americana recording artist (and Lubbock native) Amanda Shires performs at the Cactus as part of a special video recording session produced by "24 Frames" for broadcast on KTTZ, Channel 5, Lubbock's local PBS affiliate. General admission tickets for this very special performance are only $10 in advance and $15 day of show. To purchase tickets call the Cactus Theater at 806-762-3233 or Select A Seat at 806-770-2000. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Special start time: 7:00 p.m.

September 9 - 11….28th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration and National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off - The annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is one of the most exciting explorations into the traditions and customs of the American West. Join us for Highlights this year include Cowboy Celtic, Pipp Gillette, exhibits showcasing western products and services; the two-day National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off; the ever-popular horse parade; plus hundreds of western performers, poets, and scholars. For a tickets and a detailed schedule of events, visit, or email at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 9 - 11 (Repeats Sept. 16-18, 23-25)…. LCT Presents: Once Upon a Mattress
- If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea”, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam a moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larkin’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rolling spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Tony Nomination for Best Musical, Best Leading Actress in a Musical with Carol Burnett as Winnifred, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical with Sarah Jessica Parker as Winnifred. Musical Comedy Rated: G. Music by Mary Rodgers. Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer Lyrics by Marshall Barer. You can purchase your tickets on-line at or by calling the office at (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.


September 10….35th Annual Red Raider Road Race - The West Texas Running Club is proud to host three USATF West Texas Association Championships to run concurrently with the regular race. The age groups for the races are Men 20 – 39, Women 20 – 39 and Masters 40+. There is an 8 a.m. start with the choice of 10K or 5K. To register for the events, please visit Entry fee is $20.00 WTRC members and kids Ages 10-12, $30.00 for non-Club members. Age requirements : Must be 10 or older to run the 5K and must be 13 or older to run the 10K. Note: Strollers, roller blades, pets and bicycles are prohibited. Texas Tech University - Robert H. Ewalt Student Rec Center; 8 a.m.

September 10….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.

September 10….46th Annual Garden & Arts Center Fall Festival
- The Garden and Arts Center is pleased to once again host the 46th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, a free event open to the public which normally draws 6,000 – 8,000 patrons. Explore the more than and 80 vendors selling handcrafted items, take in live entertainment, art demonstrations, and sample from a variety of food vendors. Children will enjoy Art Alley, a hands-on art experience for all ages. Parking is never a problem with free park and ride from K.N. Clapp Swimming Pool parking lot at 46th and Avenue U and Hodges Community Center parking lot at 40th & University. Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

September 10….Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday Program – The subject for this program is “Plant Pathology” with presenter: Dr. Jason Woodward, Texas Tech Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, joint appointment with AgriLife Extension. Join us after the program for some food, fellowship and music. Free and open to the public. Join us for coffee at 9:30 a.m. Program begins at 10 a.m. and open house is at 11 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue.

September 10….Building with Biology at the Science Spectrum - Want to meet real Scientists and Researchers? Now you can at…Building with Biology. This exciting free event provides an opportunity to learn about the emerging field of Synthetic Biology and talk with real scientists doing this work! The Building with Biology project is funded by the National Science Foundation, with events taking place at over 150 museums and institutions throughout the country from June to September, 2016. Synthetic biology is an emerging area of research that can be described as the design and construction of novel artificial biological pathways, organisms or devices, or the redesign of existing natural biological systems. Local researchers in this field are using synthetic biology in the areas of medicine, agriculture, toxicology and more. Building with Biology is a great hands-on opportunity to introduce your school aged child to real world science! Meet the Texas Tech iGem (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Team, graduate and undergraduate students who are developing their own projects within the synthetic biology field here in Lubbock. The iGem team will be running fun hands-on activity stations that anyone can participate in!

Kid-Friendly, Hands-On Activities:
See Real DNA – Reveal the building blocks of all life!
Kit of Parts – Solve big problems using a tiny biological toolkit!
Bio Bistro – You decide what’s on the menu using science!
Tech Tokens – Choose the future technology that you want!
Virex Delivery – Package a cure inside a virus!
Super Organism – Design Superheroes to tackle tough challenges!
Also meet Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University. He supervises the Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health. Dr. Ramkumar’s research has been used to develop cotton based products that can be used in clean-up efforts in cases of chemical contamination or oil spills. Best of all Building with Biology activities are Free to the public and located in the lobby of the Science Spectrum. Standard museum admission and Omni Theater rates apply. Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater, 2579 S Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 10….The Roundtable presents: Pam Brink, Lubbock Heritage Society "Restoring the Pullman Car" - 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:

September 10….A Circle of Conversations through Drawing: Terry Morrow: Artist Talk - In this exhibit Morrow uses a traditional venue to create interesting, plausible narratives, inviting the viewer to consider the absurdities we see within the frame, and in our own world as well. This event is free to the public and coffee and brownies will be served. Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

September 10….Poodle Skirts and Hot Rods Workshop - Each year, the Buddy Holly Center Commemorates Buddy's Birthday with a series of special events. 2016 marks Buddy's 80th Birthday. Come enjoy the spirit of the 1950's by participating in our Poodle Skirt and Hot Rod Workshop. Create your own unique poodle skirt that you can wear for any occasion, or build and paint your own model hot rod so that it really rocks! Anyone ages 8 and up can join in our leap back in time. The cost is $15...with pre-registering due by September 7. Checking for availability of remaining spots recommended. Buddy Holly Center, 19th and Crickets Ave;1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

September 10….Big Screen Football at the Cactus Theater - The Cactus returns to its roots as a cinema - with new state-of-the-art laser projection! Red Raider fans may purchase a $5 food/beverage voucher - redeemable at the concession stand - which will also allow the selection of a reserved seat
in the auditorium. There will be a free screening of the Texas Tech football game vs Arizona State at 9 pm for those holding a food/beverage voucher. The box office will open at 8 pm - one hour prior to the game...but purchasing your voucher in advance is appreciated and suggested. All attendees, regardless of age, must have a voucher to reserve a seat. Voucher must be used in its entirety for purchase of food/beverage and may not be used for beer, wine or mixed drinks. Expanded selection of concession items for this screening include hot dogs, chili dogs and nachos - in addition to traditional concession offerings of soft drinks, popcorn and candy. Special combo packages will be available to allow an even exchange of voucher for various combo offerings, if desired. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 p.m.


September 10, 11….2016 South Plains Balloon Round-Up – Watch the flights Saturday and Sunday mornings with lakeside balloon glow on Saturday night. There will be a variety of food, craft vendors, music and more. For more information about the event, please visit Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road. Balloon launch at 7 a.m.

September 10 - 11….Apple Butter Festival - Come spend the day of family fun at the orchard. Your family can listen to live music while wandering through the vendor market place. Shoot an apple high in the sky with one of our apple sling shots and canons, or explore some of the many other attractions. The kids will not want to miss the petting zoo with all the friendly animals! Enjoy a BBQ lunch with apple turnovers and ice cream. BBQ plates are $6.00 per plate. Free for kids 3 and under. $6.00 admission for ages 4 and up. Parking is always free. All proceeds from the BBQ plates will go to The Texas Boys Ranch. For more information visit The Orchard, 12206 East Hwy 62 Idalou TX; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.


September 12….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala with Joshua Bell - The excitement of the 70th Anniversary Season begins with violin virtuoso Joshua Bell joining the LSO. This celebratory concert will feature Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino and Prelude to Act I of La Traviata. Additionally, the performance will include selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite, as well as his Capriccio Italien and renowned Violin Concerto with Mr. Bell. This historic concert commemorates the devotion and dedication of the LSO in providing world-class music to our region. For more information or to reserve tickets visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, Gala Dinner at 6 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question #1: What early Merle Haggard hit became the catalyst for naming his longtime backing band?
Answer: "All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers"
Winner: Vivian J. of Lubbock

Question #2: Texas Tech is a member school of what is commonly known as the Big XII conference....but how were they classified during the years 1957-59....before being formally admitted into the Southwest Conference?
Answer: They were classified as an Independent
Winner:Stacy H. of Lubbock

This Week's Twin Trivia Contests!

Question #1:
For this contest, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater. These are special "combo" tickets that grant admission to both the museum AND Omni theater showing of your choice.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Double Your Pleasure" as your subject title.

The Question: Sir Isaac Newton, famed physicist credited with establishing the laws of gravity, was born on which holiday?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner.

Question #2:
For this contest, 1 winner will receive 2 food/beverage vouchers to the Cactus Theater for the screening of the Texas Tech football game vs Arizona State this Saturday night at 9 pm..

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Standing On a Corner in Winslow Arizona" as your subject title.

The Question: Which Arizona town, known as the Queen of the Copper Mines, was once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

Sept. 17….Life and Art of Paul Gauguin with Christian Conrad
Sept. 17….Big Screen Football: Texas Tech vs Louisiana Tech
Sept. 18….Faculty Collaborations Chamber Concert
Sept. 18….University Symphony Orchestra Concert

Sept. 19….Chris McGinty, Guest Artist Euphonium Concert
Sept. 23....Hitsville: The Sounds of Motown
Sept. 23 - 26….Friends of the Library Sale
Sept. 24….The Roundtable: Becky Critz High Point Village
Sept. 24….Sounds of West Texas Classic Music Concert
October 1….An Evening with Leo Kottke
October 3….Oktoberfest

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