May 4, 2017


May 4….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Joe’s Crab Shack. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: 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 Joe’s Crab Shack, 5802 W. Loop 289; 6:30 p.m.

May 4 - 7…."Our Country's Good" – The Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance presents this highly theatrical, often funny and at times dark and disturbing play set in 1789 in the penal colony that was later to become the city of Sydney. A marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king's birthday. He casts the play with the English convicts who populate this distant Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric punishments--brilliantly juxtaposed against the civilizing influence of theatrical endeavor. Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information. Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), located at 2812 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; 7:30 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

May 5….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the 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 from 6 to 9 p.m.

May 5….Cactus Theater presents: Asleep at the Wheel - This legendary group has seen "Miles and Miles of Texas".....gotten their kicks on "Route 66"....and spent quite a bit of time down at the "House of Blue Lights". Now in their 43rd year, the band continues to introduce the western swing genre to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime with each turn on stage. Along the way, they've been the torchbearers for keeping the definitive Texas swing sound of Bob Wills alive and kickin' as well. "It's been an amazing ride. From Paw Paw to San Francisco to Austin, we've seen it all," says Wheel front man Ray Benson. "But, rest assured, there are still so many exciting projects in the works. The Wheel keeps rolling!" No opening act for this show. Reserved seats are $35. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

May 5 – 6….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Masterworks 5: La Boheme - Puccini’s La Bohème, one of the world’s most famous and beloved operas, is a classic Bohemian tale of love. With undertones of tragedy, the story features intense drama and the pain of love in death. With a combination of operatic vocals and the instrumentation of symphony, the story is vividly articulated to make you feel a part of the action until the very end. This dynamic concert will also feature the Lubbock Chorale. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

May 5 - 7….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 dogs from surrounding states will be judged at these agility trials, many of which are the top ranked agility dogs in the country. In an Agility Trial, a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include climbing, jumping, going through tunnels, and weaving through a line of poles. There are different height categories and 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 and educational event. Don’t miss it! For more information call 806-535-3794 or email at No un entered dogs will be allowed. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th St. and Upland Ave; Friday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 5 - 7
(Repeats May 12-14)….Lubbock Community Theatre Presents: “Over the River & Through the Woods“ - Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here. This play ran off-Broadway for over 800 performances. Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn. Directed by Heather May. Rated: PG. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston; Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m.


May 6….5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade - For the 5th time in Lubbock, Los Hermanos Familia is proud to announce that they hold the official Cinco de Mayo Parade of Lubbock that will kick off celebrations all over Lubbock and West Texas. Collectively, many organizations, media, and supporters work for the benefit of unifying the community, and building awareness about the Cinco de Mayo holiday, as well as the rich cultural observances and heritage of the Hispanic community of Lubbock and the South Plains. The event is colorful and showcases many organizations, car clubs, businesses, family, veterans, first responders and much more. The 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade of Lubbock will begin on Avenue V, moving east on historic Broadway to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Line-up will be at 9 a.m., the parade begins at 10 a.m. and welcomes all of the Lubbock community and surrounding areas to take part as participants or as spectators.

May 6….Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis - Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. Buddy Holly Park, 2525 N University Avenue; Check-in: 9 a.m., Walk: 10 a.m.

May 6….Mother & Daughter Brunch - Breakfast treats and drinks, arts & crafts, photo fun, lucky mom giveaways and more! Space is limited, register online! All ages 2+. ($10 Per Person.) Space is limited, register online. Call Maxey at 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

May 6 ....The Roundtable presents: Sam Segran "Top 25 Survival Tips to Enjoy Your Digital Life" - 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:

May 6….Safety City Summer Health and Safety Fair – Free admission for all ages. Get ready for the best summer yet! Join local children and youth agencies as Safety City and City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation help you find out what to do this summer to stay safe and healthy and have a blast. Safety City, 4500 Ave U; 2 - 4 p.m.

May 6….The Caldwell Kids Salute The Magic Moments From 'American Idol’ - Spring is here and The Caldwell Kids are gearing up for their annual Spring Concert with the “The Caldwell Music Machine” band at the Cactus Theater. If you have never seen these kids in action - you will be amazed! The most talented Kids in West Texas will hit the stage Saturday, May 6th at the Cactus Theater, performing magic moments from the long-running TV show ‘American Idol’. You’ll hear songs from American Idol legends such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Candice Glover, Scotty McCreery, Todrick Hall, Adam Lambert and many more! Join us for a fabulous evening with the Caldwell Kids at the Cactus Theater! Tickets $20 for adults. Discounted $10 tickets are available for kids under 10 by request through the Cactus Theater box office. Call 762-3233 or drop by in-person daily from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. . Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30.

May 6 -7…. 59th Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale – The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society would like to announce their 59th Annual show and sale! The show will feature vendors with jewelry, loose stones, rough, cabs, slabs, geodes, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres, and lapidary tools. There will be a silent auction and hourly door prizes, drawings for two grand prizes, one for kids, and one for adults. Numerous free exhibits and demos and big rocks you can touch! The kid’s area will have games and grab bags and displays by their youth. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3) organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas Tech. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 12 -13….6th Annual Lubbock Vines and Wines Festival
May 12….Rock Legends! Tribute to CSN, Creedence, Doobie Bros.
May 13….Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday Series
May 17….Metalachi: World's Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band
May 18....Christ in the Arts - Unseen: The Story Behind the Story
May 19....Cactus Theater: Bruce Robison & Back Porch Band
May 25....Buddy Holly Summer Showcase: Element (R&B / Funk)
May 28….2017 Lubbock-Con

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