February 16, 2017


February 17....LHUCA Literary Showcase - Please join us for the LHUCA Literary Showcase featuring poetry readings by Dima Alhesan, Kate Simonian and Allegra Hyde, visiting writer, pictured. This event is free to the public. LHUCA, Firehouse Theatre, 511 Ave K. Hours for the showcase are 7 – 9 p.m.

February 17.....The Band of Heathens - Live in Concert - This freewheeling Austin quintet recently released their new album and the group will make a stop in Lubbock at the Cactus Theater on February 17 in support of the album. Duende, the title of The Band of Heathens’ fifth studio album (and eighth overall), marks their tenth anniversary as a group. It’s an apt name for a record whose themes explore the collective search for connection and communion in a technology-fueled world increasingly splintered, distracted and lonely. As band co-founder Ed Jurdi, who first learned of the term, explains, “It’s the essence of the artist,” or as partner Gordy Quist says, “It’s a word we don’t have an equivalent for in English. Artistically, that’s where we tried to set the bar, to do what this band does best.” Special guest opener is Lubbock singer-songwriter Charlie Stout. Tickets $15 - $20. 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 pm.

February 17….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Presents A Night At The Movies -
The LSO brings the big screen to the music stage with a performance of popular selections from your favorite movies. This special concert will transport you to the past and present with the music of timeless classics. For more information or to reserve tickets visit http://www.lubbocksymphony.org/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


February 17-19 (Repeats Feb. 24-26; March 3-5)….Lubbock Community Theatre Presents: “A Raisin in the Sun” - Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of multiple Tony Awards in the original 1960 production, as well as the 2004 and 2014 revivals. Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Joshua Aguirre and Ronnie Miller. Rated: PG-13. To reserve tickets visit https://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/tickets/. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.

February 18….Flippin' To Make a Difference: Lubbock Lions Club 65th Annual Pancake Festival - Each year the Lubbock Lions Club hosts the Largest Pancake Festival in the world to support local charities. They still hold the world record for the most pancakes served in an eight hour period by a non profit organization. When the Pancake Festival's doors open at 7 a.m. volunteers including local celebrities, split into three shifts, will stand behind massive grills prepared to flip pancakes throughout the day. Come and enjoy the delicious "all-you-can-eat menu" of light, fluffy pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. As always, the food is freshly prepared and cooked throughout the day. There’s plenty of bubble gum and cotton candy for everyone. The atmosphere is festive and family oriented; children’s activities and fantastic entertainment are ongoing. More than 700 volunteers will assist at the festival. Tickets are $6.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door. Children age 2 and under eat free! Advance tickets available from any Lions Club Member, at the Lubbock Lions Club office, or call 763-4789, all Bolton Oil/Gas Locations, and lubbocklions.org until 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17th. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

February 18.…The Life and Art of The Wyeth Family with Christian Conrad - The Wyeth Family: Often thought of as the American art family, the Wyeths are a multigenerational group of artists. Our discussion begins with N.C. Wyeth, a famous illustrator who constructed our modern interpretation of pirates, among other images. His children, led by Andrew Wyeth, each pursued a different direction in the arts. In addition, N.C. Wyeth’s daughters Henriette and Carolyn also painted in their own unique styles. A third generation is found in Jamie Wyeth, who continues his father Andrew’s tradition of realistic painting. 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 in on the fun; coffee and donuts available. LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

February 18....Sounds of West Texas Classic Music Concert - This show will feature fantastic local talent presenting a "Classic Love Songs" concert with a variety of music including country, soft/classic rock, and pop nostalgia. The Sounds of West Texas show is unique in that lucky audience members can win door prizes, some of the performers sing "jingles" for a few of the businesses that sponsor, and the audience will enjoy a wide variety of many of the best songs ever written....along with a bit of comedy! This is a show that is fun for the whole family. Featured performers will be: Lynn Alexander, Larry Allen, Kaci (Keltz) Brice, Steve Burrus, Mike Carraway, Craig Elliott, Mike Huffman, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Donnie Martin, "Minerva and the Pearls", Johnny Richardson, Kallie Rogers, Betty Smith, Brent Smith, Keith Smith, Riley Solberg, Wendell Sollis, Mark Wallney, and Terry Westbrook. A special guest for the evening will be Nashville songwriter and former student from South Plains College, Jason Sever. There will be reserved seating only. Tickets are $20 or $15 and can be purchased online (by clicking on the exact seats wanted and purchasing right then) at the Cactus Theater website: cactustheater.com or can be purchased at Cactus Theater box office by calling (806) 762.3233, or in person. The box office is open from 3:00-5:30 pm M-Th and 3:00-9:00 on Fri and Sat when shows are going on. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. This show will be held at the Cactus Theater, located at 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue (in Lubbock) for the first show of 2017! The doors will open at 6:15 and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

February 18….MercyMe: Texas Takeover Tour with Micah Tyler – Mercy Me is taking over Texas February 2017! MercyMe will be hitting 9 cities on this Texas-only tour with special guest and Texas singer Micah Tyler. Tickets can be reserved at Select-A-Seat by calling 806-770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m.

February 19.....Cactus Exclusive! Family Film: "Saving Faith" - Starring Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith - "Saving Faith" is a family-friendly, romantic comedy set to screen EXCLUSIVELY at the Cactus Theater for two limited screenings during the month of February. The film features numerous music stars including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, the Gatlin Brothers, Buddy Jewel and more. Other stars include Henry Cho, Scott Hamilton, Victoria Jackson, and Jim Chandler. “Saving Faith” revolves around Faith Scott and her Uncle Donny. After years of struggle to keep the doors of their small town theater open, it looks like it might be time to shut them for good. In one last ditch effort to keep the theater alive, Faith and Uncle Donny look to put together a big fundraising show to save the ship. From there....it's all about having - and saving - faith. Reserved seats for this film are only $5 and may be purchased through the Cactus Theater box office or online at cactustheater.com - with a small convenience fee added for online purchases. Box office open Monday-Friday 3:00 - 5:30 for in-person purchase. Or call (806) 762-3233 or online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 6:00 p.m.


February 22.....Cash'd Out: A Touring Tribute to Johnny Cash - The many shades of the “Man in Black” are brought to life by Cash’d Out, a touring tribute band celebrating Johnny Cash and all of his classic hits. The band’s live shows thoroughly recreate the trademark "boom-chicka-boom" sound of Johnny's classic Sun Records - "Hey Porter", "I Walk the Line", "Get Rhythm" and many more. The band then eases seamlessly into the early Columbia era sound - the era which produced "Ring of Fire", "Johnny Yuma" and others - and combine the late '60s energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love and authentic recreation of Johnny Cash’s music is rooted in its universal appeal to fans of all ages and musical genres - which makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event. Don't miss this return performance by these amazing musicians in this intimate listening experience in the historic Cactus Theater! Tickets for this touring show are only $20 for reserved floor seats and $15 for standard balcony. Get your tickets today! For more information about the band,see their website: cashdout.com. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

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

Answer: Barbed wire

Winners: Patricia H. of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Contest....

For this contest, 1 winner will receive 2 tickets to Sounds of West Texas: Love Songs this Saturday at 7 pm.

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

The Question: Which state produces the majority of America's roses?

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 22.....Cash'd Out: A Touring Tribute to Johnny Cash
February 24....Rock Royalty: Springsteen, Petty, Mellencamp

February 25….The Roundtable presents: 25 Joe Marnell Ph.D.
February 25….The Lights Fest
February 25....Family Film: "Saving Faith"
February 28….Mardi Gras 2017
March 3….......Presidential Performance Series: We Banjo 3
March 3-4...Lubbock Symphony Orchestra presents: Tchaikovsky
March 4….......8th Champions Breakfast
March 8 -11.....Just Between Friends Spring Consignment Sale

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