November 10, 2016


November 10….The John Conlee Show - The veteran country hitmaker - best known for his signature song “Rose Colored Glasses” - comes to town for an intimate concert at the Cactus Theater. Between 1978 and 2004, Conlee placed a total of 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and recorded 11 studio albums. His singles include seven #1 hits: "Lady Lay Down," "Backside of Thirty," "Common Man," "I'm Only in It for the Love," "In My Eyes," "As Long As I'm Rockin' with You" and "Got My Heart Set on You." In addition to these, Conlee sent 14 other songs into the Top Ten. No opener scheduled at this time. Very special ticket offering for this show: 99 VIP tickets will be offered at $60 and ticket includes a pre-show meet and greet with the artist. Remaining floor seats are $40; standard balcony seats $30. VIP/Meet & Greet ticket holders will meet in the Cactus lobby starting at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets by visiting or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Standard floor and balcony ticket holders please note, doors open approximately 7 p.m; show at 7:30 p.m.


November 11….Veterans Day Celebration - Come celebrate Veterans Day at the Silent Wings Museum which will be open to public with free admission all day. There will be a morning ceremony at 11 a.m. with the presentation of colors, reading of the Presidential Proclamation by Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, playing of Taps by Jerry Serrano and patriotic musical performance by the choirs of All Saints Episcopal School. Come to the Hangar Gallery and brush up on your dance steps with professional dance instructors before the big band starts! Free Swing Dance Lessons are free to the public and open to all ages at starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening events start at 6:30 p.m. with a concert and dance featuring the big band sounds of Finessence, with a full brass horn section and dynamic vocal performers. Free hors d'oeuvres and cash bar offered. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27; 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.

November 11….TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Comedy Legends The Second City - Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Allen Theatre at 7:00 PM with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Mike Meyers, Chris Farley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John and Jim Belushi, John Candy, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more-- as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special one-night engagement. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. Tickets are $18.00 and are available at all Select-A-Seat locations, by phone at (806)770-2000, or by visiting Texas Tech students may receive one free ticket at the SUB Allen Theatre Info Desk with a valid student ID. Show content is suitable for ages 17 and up. Allen Theatre, 15th St. and Akron Avenue in the TTU Student Union Building; 7 p.m.

November 11…American Songwriter: Tribute to Bob Dylan - In the history of American popular music, few songwriters can be mentioned in the same breath as the mystical, mercurial tunesmith known to the world as....Bob Dylan. As a recent recipient of the prestigious Nobel Prize for his contributions to the American songbook, the Cactus joins in the salute with this ALL NEW concert in celebration of this noteworthy achievement. In addition to his own monumental recording output, Bob Dylan's catalog of compositions has been mined by hundreds of artists for the past half century - producing some of the most well-known and best-loved classics along the way. Now, the Cactus Theater pays tribute to the man and his music in this ALL NEW production - featuring many of Lubbock's greatest vocal talents. You'll hear classics from all phases of Bob Dylan's catalog - from the early classics like "Blowin' In The Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" through "Tangled Up In Blue", "Gotta Serve Somedody" and "To Make You Feel My Love". This will be an evening to remember as our powerhouse lineup of confirmed vocalists includes many of Lubbock's very best: Jason Fellers, Gypsy Jane, Amber Pennington, Ryan Garza - with special guests Junior Vasquez and Emily and Andy Wilkinson! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony seating $15. Tickets on sale NOW! Purchase tickets by visiting or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors open at 6:45; show 7:30 pm.

November 11….Matador Singers Veterans Day Concert - Every heart beats true for the red, white, and blue at this concert that features a wide variety of patriotic music for male chorus. Join the Matador Singers with graduate conductors Benjamin Hawkinson and Ryan Person to salute and honor the service of all veterans and their families from every branch of the U.S. military. Free; open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.


November 11 - 12….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Romeo & Juliet - This Masterworks tells Shakespeare’s tale of merciful love, featuring two classic selections paralleled by love, but separated by time. This includes selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and the modern Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story. This theme is continued by Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, a statement to the splendor of love, performed by Adam Golka, as we welcome him back to Lubbock. Open your heart to the compassion and emotion that is destined to come from these timeless pieces. For tickets visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

November 11 - 13….American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials. Approximately 150 purebred and mixed breed dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top agility trained dogs in the country. Agility is one of the newest AKC events and is open to every breed and mixed breed dogs. Dogs must be at least one year old to compete. In an Agility Trial a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Excellent. The dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun filled and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers and spectators. Don’t miss it! For more information call 535-3794 or email at No unentered dogs are allowed. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th St. and Upland Ave; Trial hours will start at noon to approximately 3 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

November 12….Veteran’s Day Parade - This is the first Lubbock Veteran’s Day Parade to be held in Lubbock, Texas. The event is designed to pay tribute to veterans and all that have served in Lubbock. Veteran's Day is November 11 in all states and is usually observed as a state holiday and a federal holiday. This event is for veterans and families of Lubbock, to bring the community and region together. The 2016 theme is: “Honoring All Who Served” – and participants are encouraged to pay tribute to veterans and all who have served the community. Route: Begins at First Baptist Church at Broadway and Avenue W, moves east on Broadway to Avenue M, then north on Ave. M to Lubbock Memorial Civic Center parking lot. Parade begins at 10 a.m.

November 12….Taste of Science - Come hungry for science! Explore the science behind the food we eat! Join the Science Spectrum, South Plains Food Bank, and Texas Tech Department of Food Science & Nutrition, for FREE hands-on food science activities. Enjoy samples from some of your favorite local businesses and live cooking and food science demonstrations! Event is FREE to the public and located in the Lobby and Exhibit Hall.
LIVE Cooking & Food Science Shows: 10:20am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
Taste of Science Activities:
Make Butter!
Meet Local Farmers Market & Food Businesses
Astronaut Food
Try Fried Bugs & Cricket Cookies
Play Life Size Hungry, Hungry Hippos!
Nutrition Games
NEW! Farm Petting Zoo*
NEW! Bucking Cow Train Rides*
Taste of Science activities are FREE to the Public and Located in the Exhibit Hall and Lobby. *Vendor purchases and Bucking Cow Train Rides are not included. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

November 12….The Roundtable presents: Tanya Meadows, Director of Marketing - American Wind Power Center - 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:

November 12….The Life and Art of Edgar Degas with Christian Conrad - Edgar Degas (1834-1917): Considered to be one of the cornerstones of the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas revolutionized the use of color in modern art. Renowned for his paintings of ballerinas and Parisian café life, the work of Degas also engaged in new techniques exploring new materials in art. In addition Degas was also connected to some of the more famous artists of his time, including Manet, Renoir, and Monet. Join the discussion as we look at the art and times of Degas and enjoy his masterpieces. This lecture will also examine works that will be featured in the upcoming Degas exhibition at the Houston Museum of Fine Art. 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.

November 12….GIANT Screen Football: Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma State Cowboys - Join us for a FREE SCREENING of the Tech vs. Texas Big XII football game as we again offer fans the chance to see the game on our new, GIANT screen in the Cactus Theater. The concession stand and Cactus cantina will be available for your enjoyment. For this game, there is no ticket or voucher required - we simply invite fans to see the game on the big screen with us. Seating will be general admission for this sit wherever you'd like on the floor (balcony will only be opened if needed). We're excited to have this brand new screen in place and the highest-quality, digital, laser projection in town! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors open at 2:00 p.m.; Tech game screened at 2:30 p.m.


November 12 - 13….20th Annual Artist Studio Tour - Take in Lubbock’s local color. Please lend your support to these talented artists who welcome you into their display space to view and purchase art. Allow time to visit with each artist and enjoy this one of a kind event. Artist studios include: Dede & Paul Rider Home - 3017 19th Street • Janet & Gary Schwantz Home - 3015 21st Street • Ginger Bundock Studio - 4512 14th Street • Marsha Davis Studio - 3602 28th Street • Melinda Green Harvey Studio - 3520 92nd Street • Lee Ann & Charles Huddleston Home - 4639 89th Street • Toni Arnett Studio - 9605 Toledo Avenue • Linda Jackson Studio - 3909 101st Street Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Contest....

For this contest, 3 winners will receive a Family 5-pack to the Atl'do Farm Corn Maize. Includes: Admission for 5, hayride for 5, Cowtrain for 5 and corn cannon for 5. Valid through this Saturday Nov 12th...the last weekend!

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

The Question: Which northeastern, big city department store was the first to hold a Thanksgiving parade?

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....

November 16 - 20….Holiday Happening: Beneath The Wreath
November 19….The Roundtable presents: Jennifer Trengove
November 19….The Pride of West Texas Show Chorus
November 30....Michael Martin Murphey: Cowboy Christmas

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