September 29, 2016


September 29….Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Kansas - It's a rare, evening home game at Jones AT&T Stadium - featuring the hometown Red Raiders hosting the visiting Kansas Jayhawks. Drive of Champions at 4th and University Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

September 30….5th Friday Slaton on the Square - Multiplicity Art Gallery’s featured artist this month is Slaton’s own Yvonne Armitage Greene! She will be happy to talk with you about her technique and the inspiration for her newest works of art. Come out and see her beautiful multi-layered colorful drawings. Also featured this month are some of the fabulous quilts created by the Slaton Quilters! Fused glass artist Judy Connell Robertson will be showcasing her newest works of art as well. Come see what’s NEW from our other Multiplicity Art Gallery’s artists: photographers Christena Stephens, Willa Finley and Jerry Thompson, potters Roger Holmes, Wayne Greene and Tom Hicks, mixed media artists Jennifer Greer and Carol Koenig, fused glass artist and water-colorist Judy Robertson, mosaic artist Marsha Davis, drawings by Yvonne Greene, native American jewelry by Little Eagle, and equestrian oil painter Susan Sheets. Steam Roller Woodcut Printing Demonstration: In the parking space in front of In Between gallery and V Squared Gallery, Texas Tech printmaking professor Stacy Elko will be overseeing a demonstration of printing large woodcut block prints by running over the woodcuts with a steam roller. There will be arts in several Galleries including Multiplicity in between, Slaton Museum & Antique Mall, Quilts & More and Slaton City Hall. Art Dolls by Linda Crawford, Skip Crawford, and Louise Becker. Paintings and photography where there is room. Knitted mermaid tails for kids by Rosalyn Hunt. Slaton has several fine restaurants within a short distance from the downtown square. For more information call Skip Crawford at 806-828-5412 or email: Slaton TX ; open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

September 30….Party on the Plaza - Join us for the ribbon cutting celebration for the new LHUCA Plaza stage and amenities. Music by Beto and the Fairlanes! Food trucks / cash bar available. LHUCA Plaza, Corner of Mac Davis Lane and Ave J; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

September 30….Lubbock’s Own: Ralna English in Concert - A true Lubbock legend, Ralna English one of America’s most versatile singers, performing more than 125-days-a-year throughout the U.S. and Canada. She appears with Symphony Orchestras from Arizona to Florida, in showrooms from Atlantic City to Las Vegas, and on stages from San Diego to New York. Ralna’s great diversity of music includes jazz, blues, gospel, country, pop, patriotic and songs from the 1930s and ’40s. Ralna has been a favorite on television’s “Lawrence Welk Show” since 1969 and more than 3 million people continue to watch her on TV each week. Reserved seats range from $20 - $75; 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.

September 30….Thomas Hughes, Faculty Organ Recital - Experience the dizzying power of our Grand Holtkamp organ in the masterful hands (and feet!) of Thomas Hughes. Two works, thanks to collaboration by faculty colleagues, will be receiving their Texas premieres in this recital: Peter Jonah Korn’s Fantasia for Oboe and Organ, and Jan Koetsier’s Chorale Fantasy for Tuba and Organ. Free and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech; 8 p.m.


September 30 – October 1 - LCU Theatre Presents: "Into the Woods" - James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. (A special Picnic in the Woods event will take place on October 1 at 1 p.m. Come to a picnic lunch and take photos with the fairy tale characters of Into the Woods. Adult tickets are free when accompanying your child. Please get one so we can have an accurate count.) For tickets visit McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St, Friday and Saturday at 7:30;Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

ber 1….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.

October 1….2016 Komen Lubbock Area Race for the Cure - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. It raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Komen Lubbock Area Race for the Cure® is the largest footrace in the South Plains and is our affiliate’s largest fundraiser.The Race also attracts a growing number of breast cancer survivors, whose participation is inspiring and motivational to others. Race participants may pin “In Celebration of” or “In Memory of” signs to the backs of their shirts to recognize loved ones. The Race is an opportunity for individuals to give back by raising money to support our life-saving mission. Finally, it is a great way to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles while bringing the community together for a day filled with education, music, and fun. To register visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln; Onsite Registration 7:30-9:30 a.m., Opening Ceremonies 8:55 a.m., Timed 5k Starts at 9:30 a.m., 5K fun run/walk starts at 9:35 a.m., 1k fun run/walk starts at 9:45 a.m., Expo from 10 a.m.- noon.

October 1….Creative Learners Reading Fair - The Institute for Creative Learners has a mission of helping students learn …. Especially students that struggle to read, struggle to understand and struggle to succeed in a traditional learning atmosphere. Creative Learners provides programs to help students learn in their own individual way and to help parents identify and intervene on their child’s behalf. The Institute for Creative Learners and the Science Spectrum will be holding a Creative Learners Reading Fair. This free event will highlight learning difficulties in young students, and offer fun along with awareness! There will be certified dyslexia therapists on hand to discuss problems, give “mini” assessments, and offer guidance on seeking solutions to suspected reading and learning problems. The Institute is providing this free day of reading, learning and dyslexia awareness to help shed a light on the problem of identifying learning disabilities and different learning styles. Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally *FREE to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

FREE Reading Fair Activities:
Mini Dyslexia Screenings
Story Telling
Puppet Shows
Short Performances by the Lubbock Community Theatre
Activity Booths
Free Books
Meet Curious George and Raider Red!
Vendors & Exhibitors
Institute for Creative Learners
Lubbock Public Libraries
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
UMC Child Life
Lubbock Art Alliance
TTU Athletics Raider Reader Program
TTU Language, Diversity, and Literacy Program
WTAMU Special Education & Center for Learning Disability
Boys and Girls Clubs
Lubbock Community Theatre
Literacy Lubbock
Joyful Noise
Lubbock Home School Association
*Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm only. (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)
Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00 For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit
Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 1….The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas Presents: The Kitchen Crawl - This fabulous event is hosted by WFFT's High Plains Chapter. We will start with brunch bites and mimosas with Chef Angela Medlock at City Bank. From there we will board buses to tour four fabulous gourmet home kitchens, where we will sample fares from four local chefs. A chef-inspired menu at each location will be paired with their selection of wine or cocktails. We've included a very special kitchen you will definitely want to see!Tickets are on sale at $75.00 for members and $85.00 for non-members. Ticket sales are limited. City Bank, 5219 City Bank Pkwy; 10:30 a.m.

October 1…Li Jiaduo: Classic Chinese Style Painting Demonstration - .Chinese painting is seen as an extension of calligraphy and uses the same brushstrokes. The colors are restrained and subtle and the paintings are usually created in ink on paper, with a small amount of watercolor. They are not framed or glazed but mounted on silk. Join us for this fascinating demonstration! Li Jiaduo, an artist from Beijing who is currently a visiting scholar in TTU’s School of Art, created a series of paintings inspired by his visits to the great American canyons of the Southwest. Visit the exhibition of his beautiful paintings at the International Culture Center. This event is free to the public Join us for coffee and donuts! LHUCA, Firehouse Theatre, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.

October 1….JABFest - The annual show is back with some of the greatest in Red Dirt and Americana music. Come see the Josh Abbott Band, Flatland Cavalry, Kaitlin Butts, Casey Donahew, Mark Chesnutt and Mike Ryan. For tickets and information visit Lonestar Amphitheater, 602 E 19th St; Event runs 4 p.m.- 11:45 p.m.

October 1….Christ in the Arts 10th Anniversary Performance - Join Christ In The Arts as we celebrate the completion of ten years of official existence! Ballet Magnificat!, America’s premier Christian ballet company, will be joining CITA at the Lubbock Civic Centerf or a one-time joint performance that will include portions of our own original Story-Ballet, REBORN, as well as their renowned signature ballet, Deliver Us! A beautiful, powerful, not-to-be-missed experience is waiting for you! Tickets are on sale from $15 – $25 for adults and $10 – $15 for children, age 12 and under. Reserved tickets may be purchased by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

October 1….An Evening with Leo Kottke - Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11. After sending tapes to guitarist John Fahey, Kottke was signed to Fahey's Takoma label, releasing what has come to be called the "Armadillo" record. Fahey and his manager Denny Bruce soon secured a production deal for Kottke with Capitol Records. Kottke's 1971 major-label debut, "Mudlark," positioned him somewhat uneasily in the singer/songwriter vein, despite his own wishes to remain an instrumental performer. Still, despite arguments with label heads as well as with Bruce, Kottke flourished during his tenure on Capitol, as records like 1972's "Greenhouse" and 1973's live "My Feet Are Smiling" and "Ice Water" found him branching out with guest musicians and honing his guitar technique. With 1975's "Chewing Pine", Kottke reached the U.S. Top 30 for the second time; he also gained an international following thanks to his continuing tours in Europe and Australia. His collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "Clone," caught audiences' attention in 2002. Kottke and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called "Sixty Six Steps," produced by Leo's old friend and Prince producer David Z. Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and many other accolades during his enduring, illustrious career. Reserved floor seats $30 and $25; balcony $20. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. to showtime on scheduled performance dates) or purchase online 24/7 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


October 2….Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions 2016 - Members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be touring the country for the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, an unforgettable show. Three-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champion Centre, 2012 Olympic team and all-around champion Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, 2012 Olympic team and floor exercise champion Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Jordyn Wieber headline the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions cast that also includes members of the both 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams. VIP Packages are available and include Pre-Show Olympian Chalk Talk and a Post-Show Autograph Session. Platinum tickets are also available and include a Pre-Show Olympian Chalk Talk. These offers are available for every show, but are very limited. Note: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket of the same price level. Tickets can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or at United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 5 p.m.

October 2….Celtic Ensemble Concert - In a salute to the traditions that they've explored since 2006, the group will offer stylings from England, Ireland, Appalachia, France, and Belgium, including new songs and traditional ballads, solo and group dances, new choreographies, and new compositions. The band’s membership has changed significantly since last year, so this concert is an opportunity to see and hear the new face of the classic Celtic Ensemble! Free, and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question #1 (in the form of a RIDDLE this time): First you throw away the outside; then you cook the inside; then you eat the outside; and then you throw away the inside. What am I?
Answer: Corn on the Cob
Winner: Anthony F. of Lubbock

Question #2: What song - not connected to West Texas artists but rather recorded by a classic rock group - was recently voted the "happiest song" (or most "feel good" song) recorded in the past 50 years?
Answer: "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
Winner: Kent M. and Sarah V. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest!

The Question:
For this contest, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to the Cactus Theater production of “Lubbock Salutes Stevie Ray Vaughan” this Sunday night at 7:30 p.m..

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

The Question: In 1989, the year before his death, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band received a Grammy for "Best Contemporary Blues Album". What was the name of the album?

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....

October 3….Oktoberfest
October 3….Jazz Ensembles I & II Concert
October 6....Shenandoah in Concert
October 7....Tribute to Rock Royalty: Springsteen, Petty & Seger
October 7 – 29….Memory Jar Project: (I remember…)

October 14.....A Cactus Tribute to Kenny & Dolly
October 14-16….LCT Presents: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
October 20...Deana Carter in Concert

October 21....The MTV Generation: '80s Rock Vault, Vol. 1

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