September 16, 2016


September 15….West Texas Walk of Fame Inductions for 2016 - The Civic Lubbock, Inc. Board is pleased to announce the upcoming inductions into the West Texas Walk of Fame for 2016. The honorees are: Ponty Bone, musician, bandleader, and singer/songwriter, also known as an authentic Texas accordion King; Terry Cook, internationally-renowned opera singer from Plainview; The Flatlanders (comprised of the nucleus of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock); and Sonny West, who has lived a life of music and written two of the best known songs from our part of the world. In the late 70s, Larry Corbin, Jerry Coleman, and Waylon Jennings initiated the idea of an award for famous artists and musicians from the West Texas region. In 1983, Civic Lubbock, Inc. began their tenure as the custodians of the “Walk of Fame” with the induction of Mac Davis. The West Texas Walk of Fame honors those individuals with a strong connection to Lubbock and the West Texas area who have devoted a significant part of their lives to the development and production of the performing and visual arts and whose body of work has been influential nationally in one or more of these areas. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6 p.m.

September 16….Drive–in Movie Night at Safety City - Bring bicycles, battery-powered cars, and big wheels to ride around before the movie. The featured presentation is "Minions" and it will start at approximately 8 p.m. Parents should bring lawn chairs. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is free and is appropriate for all ages. Safety City, 46th & Ave U; 7-10 p.m.

September 16….The Flatlanders: Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock - The legendary Lubbock troubadours - The Flatlanders - comprised of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock - return to the Cactus stage for a truly historic night. From their earliest days together in the early '70s - and the landmark recordings of "Dallas" and "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown" - to their more recent releases in the new millennium, this trio has earned its rightful place in music history. Don't miss this epic night of celebration as we play host - and toast - these hometown heroes! Advance, reserved floor seats $35, reserved balcony seats $30; all seats priced $35 on the day of show. 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 show dates) or purchase online 24/7 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


September 16 - 17…."A Comanche Picnic": Celebrating 19th century Native American Foodways on the South Plains - LUBBOCK Fall is an excellent time of year to appreciate the bounty of harvests originating from the food and fiber industry of West Texas. This weekend, the Texas Plains Trail Region invites the public to attend multiple events and ceremonies to commemorate the culture and food production lifeways utilized by the Comanches and their allies of the region from 1786 to 1875, which formed the antecedent agricultural economy of the South Plains. This two-day event will symbolically provide "A Comanche Picnic" of knowledge to enrich understanding of those who conceived of ways to sustain way of life in the challenging environment of the South Plains before Anglo settlers arrived. The two-day celebration will offer something for everyone of all ages and interests, including artwork, an overview of the cultural landscape of the region before settlement by ranchers and farmers in the late 19th century, historical information, TEKS-themed packets and activities for students K-12, and best of all, entertainment for the whole family at the At'l Do Farms.

Event details:

Fri., Sept. 16 at 10:00 a.m. - National Ranching Heritage Center exhibit, "Buckskin and Beads: Native American Clothing and Artifacts." 3121 Fourth St., Lubbock, TX
The unique artifacts of Samuel Burk Burnett's Quanah Parker Collection will be viewed by Parker family descendants, and the public is invited to accompany them during the visit. This new exhibit, opening in September, includes clothing, ceremonial regalia and weaponry of South Plains Indian tribes. Quanah gave these artifacts to Burnett during the years they conducted business transactions permitting Texas cattlemen to lease pasturage on Indian reservation lands in Oklahoma.

Fri., Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. - Bayer Museum of Agriculture's Plains Cotton Growers Conference Center, 1121 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX
The Texas Plains Trail Region will present a program summarizing the 19th-century production and exchange of food by Native Americans which formed an antecedent agricultural economy on the South Plains. Nomadic Comanches hunted the protein of bison which they exchanged for the "three sisters" (corn/beans/squash) carbohydrates cultivated by farming Pueblo villagers of New Mexico, transported here for trade in ox-drawn wooden carts by Comanchero traders traveling the Yellow House Canyon water trailway. The Parker family will confer a Comanche blessing on the commemorative 22-foot tall steel Quanah Parker Trail arrow located on the museum grounds in Yellow House Canyon. The arrows are sculpted and donated by New Home artist Charles A. Smith.

Fri., Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. - Tahoka Lake Pasture and Visitor's Center,1076 Mammoth Creek Rd., Wilson, TX
Departing at 3:00 p.m. from the Bayer Agriculture Museum by car caravan to arrive by 3:30 p.m., friends of the Texas Plains Trail Region will drive descendants of the Quanah Parker family to the historic Tahoka Lake Pasture. Overseen by owner Mrs. Clyde May, this is one of the few sites on the South Plains that still retains its Comanche name, with the spring-fed lake providing the "fresh water" for which it is named. The Comanches, like Native Americans before them, camped here while hunting game and processing the meat and hides obtained from the hunt. As the site's natural landscape was never turned by a plow, it looks much the same as it did in Quanah Parker's time.

Sat., Sept. 17, at 11:30 a.m. - At'l Do Farms,6323 FM 1294, Lubbock, TX
The At'l Do Farms Corn Maize event this season will feature the portrait of Comanche chief Quanah Parker cut out of the corn as its graphic trails system. The Corn Maize also will highlight a new Fairy Tale Trail for young children, telling the story of “Young Quanah Parker and the Rabbit” written by local children’s author Dolores Mosser with illustration guideposts designed by artist Eric Simpson, son of At'l Do Farms' owners, James and Patti Simpson. Members of the Quanah Parker family will confer a Comanche blessing on the opening ceremony. See At'l Do Farms Web site for admission price information:

Sat., Sept. 17, at 2:00 p.m. - Muleshoe Heritage Center, 2000 Ash Street (off U.S. Hwys 70 and 84), Muleshoe, TX
Beginning in the visitor's center, a former railway depot, representatives of the Texas Plains Trail Region will present a program summarizing how Comanches and other South Plains tribes navigated the water trailways associated with Yellow House Draw and nearby Blackwater Draw to track and hunt game and trade with Comancheros. Such “trails of living water” were little known to most early European explorers and U.S. soldiers, several of whom died of thirst as a consequence. Descendants of Quanah Parker will confer a Comanche blessing on the Muleshoe Heritage Center Quanah Parker Trail arrow.

Sat., Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m. - Beside the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center, 1531 County Road 1248, Muleshoe, TX
Descendants of Quanah Parker will confer a Comanche blessing on the Quanah Parker Trail arrow located beside the visitor's center. The arrow was placed there to honor Comanches and Indians of the South Plains who frequented the area in the 19th century to hunt the abundant game attracted to the nearby lakes of the refuge.

Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. - In downtown Morton, at the Quanah Parker Trail arrow located one block south of the Cochran County Museum 118 SW 1st St., Morton, TX
Descendants of Quanah Parker will confer a Comanche blessing on the arrow located here. In 1877, Quanah Parker came to the Blue Sand Hills west of this site to protect Comanches from discovery by Captain Nicholas Nolan of the U.S. Cavalry. Quanah was carrying orders from Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie to lead the Comanches back safely to the reservation at Fort Sill in Lawton, OK. Because the Comanches knew how to find food and water in the area and the U.S. cavalry did not, four cavalrymen died of thirst on the South Plains.
For more information about the Quanah Parker Trail, since 2011 a volunteer-led program of the Texas Plains Trail Region, visit


September 16 - 18 (Repeats Sept. 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.

eptember 17….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 17….The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin 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. Coffee and donuts served! For more information visit LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

September 17….Giant Screen Football: Texas Tech vs Louisiana Tech at the Cactus Theater - The Cactus returns to its roots as a cinema - with new state-of-the-art laser projection on the big screen. This week, football 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 Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. for those holding a voucher. Box office will open at 8 pm - approximately 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; 6 p.m.

September 17….College Football: Texas Tech vs. Louisiana Tech - It's an evening home game at Jones AT&T Stadium - featuring the hometown Red Raiders hosting the visiting Louisiana Tech Bullldogs. Drive of Champions at 4th and University Avenue; 6 p.m.


September 18….Faculty Collaborations Chamber Concert - The inaugural concert of the season showcases School of Music faculty in diverse chamber combinations that include a sonata for baroque flute and harpsichord as well as an original composition by TTU music theory professor Dr. Matthew Santa. Free, and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 4 p.m.

September 18….University Symphony Orchestra Concert - To kick off their 2016-2017 performance season, the orchestra will perform two celebrated masterpieces alongside one far-reaching contemporary composition. Rossini’s instantly recognizable William Tell Overture and Strauss’s evocative symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks will set the stage for a “plugged-in” piece as visiting TTU Professor of Composition D.J. Sparr solos in his own Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra. Free, and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.

Spotlight on Area Events
From the Corn Maize to An Acclaimed Touring Jazz Orchestra...Lots to Do!

September 17 – November 12….The Maize – Lots of fun awaits you at the Atldo Farms Corn Maize as they celebrate their 16th season. This year’s maize features Quanah Parker. Admission is $10 (4 & under are free) and includes maze or kid maze, hayride to pumpkin patch, hayride to Pumpkin Hollow after dark, cow train, corn cannon (3 shots) and barnyard. With military or college ID - $2 off, senior citizen - $2 off, group rates: $8. The regular maze can be a little overwhelming so they have created a special trail through the corn for families with younger kids. Along the journey you will be reading story boards of "Young Quanah & The Rabbit". It will be a fun adventure! Take a hayride out to the patch, stroll through the vines and pick your perfect pumpkin. Many varieties to choose from. Prices range from $1-$20. Hayride to pick pumpkins stops at dusk. As soon as the sun sets each evening the hayride to Pumpkin Hollow begins! There are over 150 carved pumpkins with designs from Disney characters, Star Wars, Peanut Characters, Famous people, and American theme and much more. New pumpkin designs this fall created by Eileen Martha. Come see the illuminated pumpkins by the harvest night sky. The Windmill Grill & Bakery will be open and serving up Maze favorites such as brisket , regular sausage and jalepeno sausage wraps, hamburger/cheeseburger, Frito pie, fresh Apple Blossom, gourmet brownie, homemade pumpkin bread, frozen treats, spiced cider, hot chocolate, refreshing drinks and our famous corn suckers. You can also reserve campfires - $30( Call for reservation- 763-5594). Horse rides - $5 (Saturday & Sunday until dusk). The At'l Do Farms Corn MAiZE is located 3/4 of a mile west of Frankford Ave (FM 2528) on FM 1294. GPS address: 6323 FM 1294 Lubbock 79415 (you must enter the zip!); Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays- Fridays 6 – 9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sundays 2 – 9 p.m. and By Reservation: Tuesday- Thursday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.( school field trips).

September 21….The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra - Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot big band! All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is Davis & Johnson Present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and
phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul. Louisiana native Jeremy Davis has lead various bands on over 200 shows a year on the road before forming the Equinox Orchestra. Jeremy’s groups have been featured at festivals, theaters and venues all across the country. He has performed in conjunction with David Sanborn, Ellis Marsalis, George Clinton, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, The Beach Boys, Col. Bruce Hampton, Derek Trucks, Jennifer Holiday, Fred Wesley, Charice, Ellis Hall, Bill Watrous, Fred Wesley, Wycliffe Gordon, several American Idol alums and many, many more. Reserved floor seats $25; standard balcony seats only $20. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday or (3:00 p.m. to showtime on the performance date or purchase online 24/7 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question #1: Sir Isaac Newton, famed physicist credited with establishing the laws of gravity, was born on which holiday?
Answer: Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day.
(Editor's note: Interestingly, after changes to the calendar were made, his date of birth is now regarded as being January 4.)
Winner: Vinh P. of Lubbock

Question #2: Which Arizona town, known as the Queen of the Copper Mines, was once the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco?
Answer: Bisbee
Mickie K. of Lubbock

This Week's Twin Trivia Contests!

Question #1:
For this contest, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to see The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra at the Cactus Theater, next Wednesday, September 21.

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

The Question: Which song, sung by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, would ultimately lead to the biggest hit that the Tommy Dorsey band would ever have? (Hint: It was #1 for twelve weeks in 1942.)

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 Louisiana Tech this Saturday night at 6 pm.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Noodlin' 'bout Nawlins" as your subject title.

The Question: In 2001, the airport serving New Orleans changed its name to honor one of the city's most famous residents. Who received that honor?

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. 23....Hitsville: The Sounds of Motown
Sept. 23 - 26….Friends of the Library Sale
Sept. 24….The Life and Art of Vincent Van Gogh
Sept. 24….The Roundtable: Becky Critz High Point Village
Sept. 24….Sounds of West Texas Classic Music Concert
Sept. 26….Concert Band & Symphonic Band Concert
Sept. 30….5th Friday Slaton on the Square
Sept. 30….Lubbock’s Own: Ralna English in Concert
October 1….An Evening with Leo Kottke

October 3….Oktoberfest
October 6....Shenandoah in Concert

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