July 20, 2017


July 20….Buddy Holly Summer Showcase Series - This week, Colin Gilmore plays Rock/Alternative Rock. Summer Showcase 2017 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed. Performances every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, 1810 Crickets Avenue.

July 20….Sock Hop at the Holly HopCome for a short lesson at 7 p.m.….followed by a Dance to the Hits of the Fabulous ‘50s. Come dressed in your ‘50s attire, if you have it...or just come as you are! Acencio from Absolute Dance with be the deejay. Admission is free. And of course, there will be delicious Holly Hop treats to cool you down. Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th; 7 - 10 p.m.

July 21….Whitplay Productions Presents: A Party to Murder - This dinner theatre performance of Whitney Ryan Garrity's original comedy-thriller will begin with dinner from a set menu at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30. Direction is by Whitney Garrity, stage management by Ashley Stephenson. The cast includes Stacey Bennett, Tanis Blount, Carole Logan Carroll, Zachery Kocurek-Gentry, Sherida Hibbard, Matthew Metzler and David Mitchell. Tickets are $30 per person for the entire evening of food and theatre, and can be reserved by calling LWC at (806) 763-6448 Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway; Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m.

July 21….Cactus Theater Presents: An American Original: Junior Brown in Concert
- Born in 1952 in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior Brown showed an affinity for music at an early age. Discovering a guitar in his grandparent's attic at age seven, he spent the next several years woodshedding with records and the radio. Junior was also able to tap into music he couldn't hear at home - which older, college-aged kids were listening to. This was possible as a result of his father's employment at a nearby campus in 1958. Armed with this broad spectrum of source material, he developed some formidable chops by the end of his teen years. Brown's passion for Country and Western music had intensified by the late 1960s. With many prominent figures as his inspiration, he spent his nights further sharpening his musical skills in small clubs across the southwest. "I played more nights in honky tonks during the ’70s and ’80s than most musicians will see in a lifetime. I did so many years of that, night after night, four sets a night, 15 minute breaks...I mean, after that, you gotta get good or get out." Brown still prefers to refer to his favorite music as "Country and Western" as it was called when he began his career. More recently, however, with the exception of Classical, Modern Jazz and Rap, he has shown himself to be equally adept at virtually all styles of American music, leading many to dub him "America's most versatile musician." A listen to his catalog of recordings reveals a virtuosity in Country, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Rock and Roll, Hard Rock, Surf, Blues, Traditional Jazz, Swing, Pop, Bluegrass, and even Mariachi. Struggling through each show with the back and forth switch between the six string guitar and its steel counterpart, he had a dream one night about the two instruments mysteriously melting into one. The result was Brown's unique invention, the "Guit-Steel", a double-necked guitar combining standard guitar with steel guitar, allowing him to switch instruments quickly in mid-song while singing. There are other Guit-Steel players now, but Junior was the first, and for many years the one and only. For this and other reasons, he is truly an American original. Opening for Junior Brown is local Lubbock legend Kenny Maines. Reserved floor seats are $20-$25; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40 - which includes concession goodies. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.


July 21-22 (Repeats July 28-29)….Moonlight Children’s Theatre presents “Shrek Jr.”
- Moonlight Children’s Theatre will present SHREK JR in the stunning outdoor setting of the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre in Lubbock’s Mackenzie Park. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, "Shrek Jr" brings all the beloved film characters you know to life on stage, and tells the tale of an unusual hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a gingerbread man with an attitude, and many other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got a musical like none you’ve ever seen! Tickets can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Designed for youngsters, the performances begin at 9 a.m.

July 21-22CATS Playhouse Presents: "Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice...the Sssspoof!" - Harry is once again locked in his room where Dobby & Winky come to save, not his life, but at least his career. At Hogwarts, things are weirder than ever: Snape is furious at Ron's splashed potion, Hagrid doesn't think Harry's "hearing voices" thing is funny. Dumbledore has lost his meal ticket, Luna dissects the brown bag lunch, Malfoy has a fancy-schmancy new "mission", Moaning Myrtle is giving tours of the plumbing, time is twisting, and the House Elves battle Peeves, a three-headed dog, and whisper about "The Master." "Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice...the Sssspoof!" is by Jeanette Jaquish and directed by Marissa Olive. Reservations can be made at www.catsplayhouse.com. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

July 21-22 (Repeats July 28-29)….Moonlight Musicals Presents “Sister Act”
- To continue the 12th summer season, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present the hit musical comedy, Sister Act! Dazzling diva turns comical convert! Based on the popular Whoopi Goldberg film, Sister Act centers around nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier. Forced to flee her gangster boyfriend, Deloris suddenly finds herself thrust into the confines of a convent with a habit for disguise! Unaccustomed to a low-key lifestyle, Deloris shakes up her sister sisters with her flamboyant tales of rock and Reno! As penance for her “un-nunly like” behavior, Deloris is forced to tune up the tone-deaf choir and finds herself winning friends and influencing papal… we mean people. Tickets can be reserved by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m; performance begins at 8 p.m.


July 22 ….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Looking for best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The market will be every Saturday thru October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For more information, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave

July 22....The Roundtable presents: Jarrett Atkinson
- Lubbock City Manager "State and direction of the City- Strategic Planning" - 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.

July 22….LHUCA Saturday Lectures Presents: The Life and Art of Johannes Vermeer with Christian Conrad - Considered one of the great artists of the Golden Age of Dutch painting, Vermeer’s name stands out as one of the most recognizable in Western Art. However, much of Vermeer’s life remains a mystery with very little biographic information uncovered: to this day, only 34 works have been attributed to the artist. Vermeer’s works continues to be highly studied, with newer theories embracing the possible use of scientific-based instruments of the time in the construction of the work. Join us as we examine the life of Vermeer along with the artists who were around him during the middle of the seventeenth century. 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.

July 22….Whitplay Productions Presents: A Party to Murder (Special benefit performance) - This special performance of Whitney Ryan Garrity's original comedy-thriller A Party to Murder will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30, and a Q&A with the playwright/director and cast will follow the performance at 8:30. Direction is by Whitney Garrity, stage management by Ashley Stephenson. The cast includes Stacey Bennett, Tanis Blount, Carole Logan Carroll, Zachery Kocurek-Gentry, Sherida Hibbard, Matthew Metzler and David Mitchell. Tickets are $20 per person for this benefit, and can be reserved by calling LCT at (806) 749-2416 Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; reception at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30.

July 22….Cactus Theater presents: The MTV Generation: ’80s Rock Vault, Vol. 3 - In our latest installment of the MTV Generation rock vault, we pay tribute to the music of many of the biggest pop/rock acts of the 1980s - with greatest hits by The Police, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Foreigner, Eurythmics, Michael Jackson, Heart, Wham! and and many other hitmakers of the era.Tickets on sale now! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15. Limited box seats $40 - which includes concession goodies with your ticket! . Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

July 27….Cactus Theater Presents: Dawn and Hawkes
July 28….’70s Disco Daze: Tribute to ABBA, Bee Gees & More
Aug 2….Ireland's Jewel: The Legendary Mary Black - Live!
Aug 3....A Night of Magic and Music: A Cactus Special Event!
Aug 5....Tribute to Chicago, Steely Dan and The Doobie Bros
Aug 12....The Roundtable presents: Beth Roesler

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