February 2, 2017


February 2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Italian Garden. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: sossingles45@yahoo.com 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 Italian Garden, 1215 Avenue J; 6:30 p.m.

February 3….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many o fthe locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found 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. The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District; 6 - 9 p.m.

February 3….”The Day the Music Died” - February 3rd marks the 58th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), along with the plane's pilot. The same day now is annually regarded as “The Day the Music Died” at the Buddy Holly Center. The Buddy Holly Center invites the public to this event each year to celebrate the lives and legacies of these young musicians with a day-long schedule of events. Admission to the Buddy Holly Center is free on this day.

Special events include:

Buddy Holly Gallery: There is free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and again from 6 to 9 p.m. during that day’s First Friday Art Trail.
J.I. Allison House: Free Admission, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“The Music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets: The Definitive Story”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shown in the Fine Arts Gallery on a continuous loop.
Trolley Tours – Weather permitting
Join Museum Curator, Jacqueline Bober, on a guided tour of Lubbock landmarks that are significant to the life and career of Buddy Holly Cost: $5, purchase in the gift shop on the day of the tour.
Tour Times: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Seating is limited; patrons are encouraged to call and reserve their seat by visiting the Gift Shop or calling (806)775-3562.
Origami Crickets, Buddy Holly Glasses & an Instrument Petting Zoo
Free, Hands-on activities for all ages
Time: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (during the First Friday Art Trail)

February 3….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Presents: Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue - Mike Farris is a musical renaissance man. He’s toured as lead singer for the Southern Rock Band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, and following the demise of blues & rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughn, as the lead singer for the incomparable blues band, Double Trouble. In his solo career he began to rediscover and reinterpret traditional black spiritual music by adding his own mix of vintage southern soul. For his efforts, Farris won the prestigious Americana Music Award for Best New & Emerging Artist, a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and a 2015 GRAMMY® award for Best Roots Gospel Album. He has appeared at multiple festivals including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Merlefest, Telluride & Bonnaroo electrifying audiences with the impact of his live performance. He has contributed vocals to Patty Griffin’s GRAMMY®-winning Downtown Church project, as well as Rodney Crowell’s latest album, Tarpaper Sky. Additionally, Farris was invited to be a featured performer in 2011 at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual American Masters concert honoring Aretha Franklin alongside such acts as Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Cissy Houston, and Ronald Isley. Most recently he performed on Austin City Limits for their inaugural “Hall of Fame Show” into which Willie Nelson and Double Trouble were inducted. To reserve tickets call Select A Seat at 806-770-2000. Texas Tech Allen Theatre, TTU Campus; 7 p.m.

February 3....The Day The Music Died: Tribute to Buddy Holly - Join the Cactus Theater in remembering the late, great rock 'n' roll innovator that put Lubbock, Texas on the music map - our own Buddy Holly. You'll relive the memories as we present his all-time greatest....and a few surprises, too! On this anniversary date of the tragedy that shook the music world, we pay tribute to the music and memory of the young man whose influence helped define what became the template for bands to follow. He set the standard for the self-contained, four-piece rock ensemble - writing and producing his own material. We'll recall the songs that defined his meteoric rise to stardom and salute the songs that made an indelible mark on history. We'll take you on a journey from his earliest days in Lubbock...to Clovis...and on to the "string sessions" and the "apartment tapes" recorded in New York. Vocalists on this tribute include Jason Fellers, Kenny Maines, Jeff Bailey and Amber Pennington....and all are backed by our own masterful, backing musicians - The Rhythm Machine. Tickets to this tribute are only $20 for reserved seats on the floor; $15 for balcony seats. Join us for a memorable night as we salute the one and only Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holly in the cozy confines of the Cactus Theater.... located appropriately enough, on the street that bears his name. Forget Buddy Holly? "That'll Be the Day!" Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue: 7:30 p.m.

February 3 - 4….Friends of the Library Half Price Sale - There are tens of thousands of books on our shelves, so we are having a half price sale. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS & LP’s are available in EVERY category. Areas are arranged by: Fiction sorted into usual categories, Large Print, Children’s, Arts and Sciences, Educational, Religious, History, Cookbooks, Hobbies and Games, Business, Computers, Comics and much more. Cash, checks as well as credit cards are now accepted. Open to the public. (FOL) is a non-profit organization supporting, promoting and benefiting the Lubbock Public Library system and the Lubbock area community. It was incorporated in 1967 and held the first book sale in 1968. Books are also sold online at AbeBooks.com, Half.com, and Ebay.com. A Saturday Bookstore is open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For members only, it is a corner of the basement featuring better books in most categories. Surplus books are donated to various non-profit organizations. The work is staffed entirely by over 75 active volunteers. Donations are collected in storage bins at 82Nd St & Frankford and 5520 19th St anytime and inside each of the libraries during regular business hours. Mahon Library Basement, 1306 9th St; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


February 4….Children’s Dental Health Fair
- Join the South Plains Dental Society for their annual Give Kids a Smile; Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum. This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit. Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it! 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!

Enjoy These *FREE Activities:

Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist!

Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!
Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!
Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!
Face Painting & Balloons!
Awesome Door Prizes!
Special guests!

Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. only.
(*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)

Adult Ticket admission to the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 4….The Roundtable presents: Dr. Alice White The Magic of Compounding: Financial Investing + Philanthropy + Gratitude, Fulfillment & Fun! " - Dr. White retired from Texas Tech and is currently living in Fredricksburg. 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 about11:50 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: mevans1398@aol.com.

February 4….The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell with Christian Conrad - Norman Rockwell (1894-1978): One of the best known American illustrators, Norman Rockwell became famous for hisSaturday Evening Post magazine covers. His work has been reevaluated in recent years, placing him within the context of fine art. Painting an image of country that created a sense of idealism, Rockwell constructed his images with personal symbols and biographic information. He is also known for popularizing such images as Rosie the Riveter and our modern image of Santa Claus. Join the discussion as we examine some of Rockwell’s most famous paintings and examine how those images impacted American culture. 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 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.

February 4....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 concert in celebration of this noteworthy achievement.
From his humble beginnings in Hibbing, Minnesota...to the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village in New York City....to his signing by legendary talent scout John Hammond at Columbia Records....his songs spoke to a whole generation coming of age in the 1960s. To the world, he was the unofficial voice of a whole new folk movement...carrying forth the legacy of his personal hero and the voice of a previous generation - Woody Guthrie. 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 production - featuring many of Lubbock's greatest vocal talents. You'll hear classics from all phases of Bob Dylan's immeasurable catalog - from the early classics like "Blowin' In The Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" through "Gotta Serve Somedody" and "To Make You Feel My Love" and many more....you"ll relish the artistry of the performers and the genius of the songwriter. Join us in this special presentation as we honor the one and only BOB DYLAN. 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 and more! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony seating $15. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue: 7:30 p.m.

Community Spotlight:
LHUCA Marks 20-Year Milestone with Monumental Artists Exhibition

February 3 – March 25….Celebrating 20 Years of Art - In honor of its twentieth anniversary, LHUCA has invited over one hundred artists who have contributed to the history of its campus to contribute a piece of art for this exhibition. The diversity of this collection speaks to the achievement of this space as a catalyst for providing unique visions of art to the Lubbock community. Key to the success of this organization were the efforts of Louise Hopkins Underwood and Neal Hanslik, who headed a group that researched locations and art centers in the local surroundings. The origin of the main building begins with its transformation from the City of Lubbock Fire Administration building and Firehouse #1 into a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art center in 2000. The four main galleries of the center host over 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, and functioned as a beginning to LHUCA's expanding campus. LHUCA, 511 Avenue K.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Who is the only WOMAN known to have robbed a stagecoach?

Answer: Pearl Hart

Winners: Marisue S. Olivia R. and Lawrence B. both of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Contest....

For this contest, 2 winners will receive 2 tickets to Celebrity Attractions' presentation of CIRQUE ÉLOIZE SALOON on Friday February 10th.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Wild West Wonders 2" as your subject title.

The Question: Buffalo Billy Cody's Wild West Show famously featured which Indian chief?

The deadline for this contest is Monday 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....

February 7….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Winter Chamber
February 10...The Carpenters Tribute - Starring Michelle Whited
February 10-11….Celebrity Attractions Presents CIRQUE ÉLOIZE
February 11...Tribute to Hightwaymen: Waylon, Willie, Cash, Kris

February 12....Eric Johnson: A Night of Acoustic Guitar & Piano
February 14....Romance Film Classic: "Casablanca" (1942)
February 17-19….LCT presents: “A Raisin in the Sun”
February 18....Sounds of West Texas Classic Music Concert

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