May 11, 2017
47th Anniversary
of Lubbock Tornado


May 12….Cactus Theater presents: Rock Legends! A Tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Doobie Brothers - What do you get when you combine the music of three of the most revered musical groups of the past half century.? PURE MAGIC! We've combined the folk-rock of Crosby, Stills, Nash (and yes, Young)....added the classic roots rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival....and blended it with the classic '70s/'80s rock of The Doobie Brothers - and the end result is a powerhouse combination to be savored by the senses. You'll hear the greatest hits of these groups performed by an incredible lineup of vocalists, including: Jeff McCreight, Jeff Bailey, Amber Pennington and Mark Paden - backed by the rock-steady music bed affectionately known as The Rhythm Machine: Johannes Bjerregaard on keyboards; Ross Raedeke on bass; Jacob Nalle on eletric guitar, Mark Paden on rhythm guitar and Tony Garcia on drums. Get your tickets now for this highly-anticipated rock 'n' roll revival! 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 Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

May 12 - 13….6th Annual Lubbock Vines and Wines Festival - McPherson Cellars would like to invite you to attend the 6th Annual Lubbock Vines and Wines Festival, benefiting Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Featuring Texas wine tastings, local food trucks, live music, wine and merchandise for sale, Triple J beer booth, The Hub City Master Chef competition, and much more! General Admission: $20 for one day (Friday or Saturday) One-day rate includes 10 wine tasting tickets, $30 for two days (Friday and Saturday) Two-day rate includes 20 wine tasting tickets, Both include commemorative wine glass or $15 per day without wine or beer tasting. For more information please call McPherson Cellars at 806-687-9463. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Avenue; : Friday from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. and Saturday from Noon – 8 p.m.


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 13….Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday Series - On the second Saturday of every month, the Arboretum hosts an educational program series with presentations on various topics focusing on West Texas gardening. The topic for this month: Trees and Grass are Natural Enemies by James Tuttle, Tree Loving Care. The program is free and open to the public. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue; Refreshments are served from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., with the presentation beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

May 13....The Roundtable presents: Duffy Hinkle "Ports to Plains...Our Road to Success" - 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 13….The Life and Art of Thomas Hart Benton with Christian Conrad - Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) - One of this country’s best known muralists, Thomas Hart Benton created images that spoke directly to an American audience. His work focused on images of the Midwest, showing scenes of rural farmers and small-town life. Associated with the Regionalism art period, Benton created images in his own style, full of figures and narratives that swirl into one another. Dedicated to showing the truth of situations, Benton’s art was controversial for the depiction of some images. In addition to creating his own vivid paintings, Benton was responsible for teaching many of America’s premiere artists. 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, 1501 Avenue K, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May 13 - 14…."Goodnight Sweetheart or The Saga of the Bar-B Dahl Ghosts" - The Bar-B Bed and Breakfast, owned and operated by the lovely Bibi Dahl and her not-so-lovely sister Candy, is in trouble. Accordion-playing villain Sully Muzak, with the help of his sidekicks Boom Boom Stiletto and Benny Leech, plans to take over the Bar-B and turn it into a polka bar. Can Bibi's sweetheart, Buck Stopsere, foil the villain's evil plans? It's melodrama. What do you think? For one weekend only, the Elks Lodge of Lubbock will be sponsoring a special dinner theater performance of the comic melodrama, "Goodnight Sweetheart or The Saga of the Bar-B Dahl Ghosts," performed by the Children and Adults Theatrical Studios. Come enjoy a classic melodrama paired with a delicious lasagna dinner with cobbler for dessert! Children are more than welcome. It is a perfect opportunity to make it an evening for the entire family. Tickets are available at Lubbock Elks Lodge, 3409 Milwaukee Avenue. Dinner at 7 p.m; show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Community Spotlight:
'Absolute Dance' Studio Offers New Learning Option

Welcome to the exciting world of dance! Absolute Dance is proud to offer the finest Ballroom, Country Western, Swing and Latin dance experience in the newest dance facility in the Lubbock area. Both private dance lessons and group class lessons are offered. Also offered are wedding choreography packages to make your first dance together a memorable one as well Quinceanera Choreography packages that are affordable and unique. Dance instructor, Acencio Garcia started teaching at Arthur Murray Dance Studio and has been teaching ever since. He has judged, competed and taught dance for 35 years....won several top teacher awards, competed at a world class level and have trained 28 world champions. He also has judged at a world class level and won several awards in Country Western, Ballroom and Jitterbug, at a world class level. He loves teaching all levels of dance - from beginner to advanced and competitive dancing. Do you have two left feet? No problem! Absolute Dance will replace one of them with a good right foot! In the blink of an eye, you will be dancing like you've been doing it all your life. Types of dance that are offered include all levels of Ballroom, Country-Western, Swing, Latin, Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Cumbia, Tejano and all competitive dancing.

Schedule for June:
June 1 - Thursday…Ballroom for couples at 7 pm; singles at 8 pm
June 5 - Monday…..Country Western (Level 2) for couples at 7 p.m. and Beginner C/W for singles or couples at 8 p.m.
June 6 – Tuesday…West Coast Swing Beginner for Couples at 7 p.m. and WC Swing for Singles at 8 p.m.
June 3 (Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.) – Special Teen Dance Team….serious inquiries only. $35/mo
4-week courses: $43 (Early bird price $35)
5-week courses: $48 (Early bird price $43)
Contact information:
Email: or Call: 806-480-0006 or visit to reserve your spot.
Located at 6405 Indiana Ave. in KK's Courtyard.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

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 20….’80s Flashback: MTV Rock Vault, Vol. 2
May 21….Whisperin' Bill Anderson: Icon of the Grand Ole Opry
May 25....Buddy Holly Summer Showcase: Element (R&B / Funk)
May 28….2017 Lubbock-Con

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