February 9, 2017


February 10....The Carpenters Tribute - Starring Michelle Whited (National touring act) - If you close your eyes and listen to Michelle Whited sing - you would swear Karen Carpenter was in the venue. Performing a stunning, spot-on presentation of the unique, expressive voice that wowed a generation - The Carpenters Tribute presents an unforgettable evening of easy listening solid gold chestnuts. You'll hear the mega-hits "Close to You" "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", "Top of the World" and so many more! The result is a memorable performance that will keep take you back to that special place in time....an era that is cherished by millions. Now on sale for this very special national touring act - one night only at the historic Cactus Theater! Tickets $35, $30, $25 (balcony); select box seats at $60. 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 10-11….Celebrity Attractions presents CIRQUE ÉLOIZE SALOON - As audacious and innovative as ever, CIRQUE ÉLOIZE brings you an intoxicating mix of theatre, music, acrobatics and emotion. It's a whole new kind of Old West get-together. Saloon is the story of a piano tuner's adventures in a bar full of gold diggers, rail workers, chorus girls, and cowboys. He leads us on a chaotic, fun-filled journey through a world of comedy, spectacle, dance, music, and whiskey fumes. It's a dazzling ride, more thrilling than a galloping mustang, and one that culminates in a genuinely breathtaking finale. It's an authentic, festive and above all fun night out on the town for everyone. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit celebrityattractions.com/shows/226/CIRQUE-ELOIZE-SALOON/Lubbock/2017. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

February 11 (Opening Day)….Be the Dinosaur Exhibition & Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia Movie - The Science Spectrum is excited to announce the opening of a totally new style of hands-on interactive traveling exhibit, Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous. Using technology, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will immerse you in the world of dinosaurs and allows visitors to learn how they lived. Travel back in time to the Cretaceous, find out when and where dinosaurs lived, how they hunted, ate, took care of their young, their biology and discover what the natural world was like in a time long ago. Be the Dinosaur is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, life-like moving animatronic dinosaurs, a Safari Jeep, and more. Through innovative technology, visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created. Also Featured: Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia in the OMNI Theater While you’re here, you’ll also be able to take in the full dinosaur experience by seeing the OMNI film, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. Explore a time when huge dinosaurs inhabited the world. Fossils of some of the largest dinosaur species ever unearthed come from the region of South America known as Patagonia. The large format film, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia, will bring you up close and personal with these extraordinary creatures that lived before the dawn of man. Experience the predators and prey of the dinosaur world with Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. For additional film information visit, http://www.dinosaurs3dmovie.com/ The OMNI Theater will be showing the 2D version of this film. Ticket Prices:

Be the Dinosaur w/ Standard Museum:
$12.50....Child (3-12) $10.00....Senior (60+) $10.00

Be the Dinosaur w/ OMNI Film:

Adult $12.50....Child (3-12) $10.00....Senior (60+) $10.00

Be the Dinosaur w/ Museum & OMNI
Adult $17.50....Child (3-12) $13.50....Senior (60+) $13.50

* For Group and School Group rates and reservations please call 806-745-2525 x234.
Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289

February 11….The Roundtable presents: Gerry W. Beyer Professor of Law Texas Tech University Estate Planning Basics -- Don't Be Afraid to Ask! - 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 11….2017 Llano Wine & Chocolate Fantasia - Wine & Chocolate Fantasia is a competition amongst local chefs, professionals, and amateurs. These are not your typical cakes and brownies. The chocolate artist’s imaginations are the only limit as to what kind of chocolate sculptures you will see! Each entry will have samples available to taste and as a guest you get to vote on the People’s Choice Award! Llano Estacado Winery will be pouring a selection of wines throughout the evening and there will be live music as well. Partial proceeds benefit the West Texas Parkinsonism Society as well as a scholarship fund for the ACF Texas Panhandle Chefs de Cuisine. To get your tickets ordered please call (806)745-2258 and ask for the tasting room. The Llano Wine & Chocolate Fantasia was created to promote interaction among culinarians, foster alliances for students, give culinarians in the South Plains area the opportunity to gain experience in a competitive setting, and expose the public to an original event which they will not soon forget. PRICE: $75 per ticket. Dress: You will see everything from cocktail attire to business casual. It will be chilly in the cellars so we suggest dressing warm. The floors are concrete, so ladies may like to wear comfortable shoes. Llano Estacado Winery – 3426 E. FM 1585; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

February 11....Cactus Theater presents: Tribute to The Highwaymen: Waylon, Willie, Cash & Kris - Individually, they were superstars in every sense of the word....together, they were country music's version of Mount Rushmore.
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson joined forces in 1985 to record an album entitled "Highwayman" - and from that album and the single by the same name - sprang a whole new chapter in the lives of these four music icons. They continued as The Highwaymen for the next decade, recording three albums as a supergroup....a period which introduced them to a whole new generation of adoring fans. Today, the Cactus pays tribute to these truly legendary performers in this all-new production. Featuring the vocal talents of Kenny Maines, Mark Paden, Vance Guthrie and more...plus Amber Pennington joins "the boys" for some musical magic as well! You'll hear the songs that made them living legends together and apart....with an amazing catalog of songs that includes "Luckenbach, Texas", "I Walk The Line", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", "For The Good Times", "Big River", "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" and many, many more! Don't miss this opportunity to hear some of the greatest songs ever recorded - in a tribute to four of the greatest talents the music world will ever know. This is a show for the ages! Reserved floor seats only $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 Ave: 7:30 p.m.


February 12....Eric Johnson: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar and Piano - Thirty years after the release of his breakthrough album, Tones, guitar legend Eric Johnson is releasing his first all-acoustic solo effort, aptly titled EJ. Long known for his painstaking approach to making records, Johnson took a more immediate approach for EJ, which was recently released on October 7. Most of the material was cut live in the studio, with some songs even being sung and played at the same time. The result is an album packed with honest realism and organic emotion. "It’s another side of me that I’ve always dabbled in but never really presented in my records or career. Usually, you’re out doing your thing and get known for something that becomes your main deal and you just go with it. Meanwhile, I’ll be sitting at home in my studio just doing what I enjoy. At some point, I decided to put things out and see what happens," Eric says. 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.

Valentine's Day

February 14…."The Jordan World Circus 2017"
- With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan World Circus" will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique
opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. *** Acts are subject to change *** Producer Jody Jordan has gathered a superb collection of artist and animals from around the world that are sure to amuse and thrill you at the same time. From aerialist, acrobats, rare white tigers, and of course funny clowns. All that plus something every child is sure to talk about long after the circus has left. “The gentle giants” Our amazing circus elephants. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jordan-world-circus-lubbock-texas-tickets-30496416603 (Early Bird Tickets Available Now). For more, see https://www.facebook.com/TheJordanWorldCircus. Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds, northeast corner of Broadway and Avenue A; 4 & 7:30 p.m.

February 14....Romance Film Classic: “Casablanca”
- This 1942 American romantic drama film was directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison’s unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Although "Casablanca" was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything out of the ordinary. It was just one of hundreds of pictures produced by Hollywood every year. Casablanca was rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier. It had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released nationally in the United States on January 23, 1943. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run. "Casablanca" went on to win three Academy Awards – Best Picture, Director (Curtiz) and Adapted Screenplay (the Epsteins and Koch) – and gradually its reputation grew. Its lead characters, memorable lines and pervasive theme song have all become iconic and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history. Reserved seat tickets only $5 for this special Valentine's evening screening! 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: Buffalo Billy Cody's Wild West Show famously featured which Indian chief?

Answer: Sitting Bull

Winners: Dianna L. and Patty G. both of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Contest....

For this contest, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to Celebrity Attractions' presentation of CIRQUE ÉLOIZE SALOON on Friday (TOMORROW!) 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 3" as your subject title.

The Question: What is another name for The Devil’s Rope?

The deadline for this contest is Friday 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 17.....The Band of Heathens - Live in Concert
February 17-19….LCT presents: “A Raisin in the Sun”
February 18....Sounds of West Texas Classic Music Concert
February 24....Rock Royalty: Springsteen, Petty, Mellencamp

February 25….The Roundtable presents: 25 Joe Marnell Ph.D.
February 25....Family Film: "Saving Faith"

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