September 21, 2017


September 21….17th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-off - This year the Hub City BBQ Cook-off is proving to be the biggest one yet! There are close to 100 cooking teams ready to claim bragging rights on the best BBQ on the South Plains. Held in downtown Lubbock on Main Street and Avenue O, just north of the Wells Fargo Center, over 7,000 members of the South Plains community will sample some of the best BBQ around. This year’s entertainment will be headlined by popular Texas Country musicians Micky & the Motorcars, while the opening will be provided by the School of Rock, with local musicians playing some good ol’ rock and roll. All You Can Eat BBQ * Free Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks/Water (etc) Everything is FREE inside the gates! Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $30 for adults and $15 for children 6-10. No charge for children 5 and under. Main Street and Avenue O; 5 – 8 p.m.

September 21….Museum by Night: Illuminating Ideas - Come and enjoy an exciting new creation of evening events at the Museum of Texas Tech University for the adventurous adult, young and old. Each evening explores thematic experiences of living. Doors will be opened to novel perspectives, discussions, performances and more, drawing from the community, University and museum collections. Be inspired by artists, poets, theologians, writers, scientists, historians and each other. Enjoy immersion: create, think and explore! Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street; 6 – 9 p.m.

September 21…Downton Abbey Screening - KTTZ & Friends of the Public Library Lubbock invite you to revisit Downton Abbey! In preparation for welcoming best selling author, journalist, and public speaker, Jessica Fellowes on October 8th the public is invited for a special Downton Abbey screening on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00 pm at the Cactus Theater. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Ms. Fellowes is best known as the author of the official companion books to the renowned PBS series, Downton Abbey. Admission to this screening is free. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; Doors open at 6 p.m. and movie starts at 7 p.m.


September 22….The Cactus Theater presents: '70s Rock Innovators: Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd & Deep Purple - As the first chapters of rock 'n' roll were being written into history in the late ’60s, a new era of experimental and highly-influential sounds was making its way to the forefront in England. Among the most prominent in this movement of harder style of music (soon labeled as the first generation of "heavy metal") were Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple - while the group Pink Floyd became known for its more progressive and psychedelic leanings.The Cactus shines a spotlight on these three pioneering English rock groups in an ALL-NEW tribute that will satisfy fans of all three bands. From Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" to Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" to Deep Purple's "Smoke On the Water" - there's a lot of territory to mine in this challenging, full-throttle salute to three of the all-time best selling, most influential groups of the genre. Base price for reserved floor tickets are $20; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40 (box ticket includes concessions). ). Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm.


September 23….Cook’s Garage Showdown - Experience the ultimate car, truck and motorcycle show in Lubbock! There is a $10 gate fee (12 & under free). Part of the proceeds will go to the South Plains Kidney Foundation. $1,000 will be granted to the Best of Show and $500 to the Best of Show Motorcycle along with trophy awards for other categories. For more information visit Cook's Garage, 11002 Hwy 87; 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

September 23….Save Your Photos Workshop - Photo organization expert Dionne Merriott will be hosting a Save Your Photos Workshop at Groves Branch Library. This free event will help educate the community on how to organize and protect family and business photo collections. Small accidents, hardware crashes, and fire are other threats we need to protect our photos from before a disaster hits. In addition to learning about protecting your current photos, Amber Workman from The Luggage Shop of Lubbock will speak on protecting your photos when traveling. Evelyn Hughett from Caring Transitions will speak about packing and downsizing your photos when moving to a new home. Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th St; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

September 23….7th Annual Fly and Fling - Join the Lubbock community as brightly colored kites of all shapes and sizes will be flying high in the sky. Listen to great tunes spun by a live DJ, eat great food provided by the Lubbock Food Truck Alliance, watch stunt kite demonstrations, fly your own kite, buy a kite, play Frisbee and have FUN! McAllister Park, Milwaukee Avenue and Marsha Sharp Freeway; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

September 23....The Roundtable presents: Mark Stephens, Asst. Manager, Hope Lodge of Lubbock - 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/att
endance 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:

September 23….Contemporary American Photographers with Christian Conrad - Continuing our look at American photographers, we turn our focus to the contemporary era. While previous generations captured the early growth of America, postmodern artists used photography to capture what it meant to be a part of this country, focusing their lenses on the people of this nation. Diane Arbus turned her camera on her native New Yorkers with her mission being to capture the most unique of its residents. Conversely, other artists like Cindy Sherman use photography as an artistic device to create new worlds and to also comment on the past. Join us as we explore photographers of the contemporary, some of whom are still creating new photography today. 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.

September 23….The Cactus Theater presents: The Highwaymen: A Cactus Tribute to Willie, Waylon, Cash & Kris
- Individually, they were superstars in every sense of the word....together, they were country music's version of Mount Rushmore. Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, 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, Jerry Brownlow and Amber Pennington. 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 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. Base price for reserved floor tickets are $20; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40 (box ticket includes concessions). ). Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 23….LSO Presents: Sinatra and Beyond - This year’s Fall POPS concert pays homage to one of the greatest performers to ever grace the stage, Mr. Frank Sinatra. Award winning singer/songwriter and pianist, Tony DeSare will be featured to play hits from “Old Blue Eyes” himself. Mr. DeSare has three billboard top ten jazz albums, and is bringing his fresh take on old school class to Lubbock. Be sure to join us for a night of classic hits, and old school cool, that you won’t want to miss. Tickets may be purchased at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 pm.

Community Spotlight:
Panhandle South Plains Fair Celebrates 100 Years!

September 22 –30….The Panhandle South Plains Fair - Now a century old, the South Plains Fair is one of Lubbock’s greatest annual gems. New events and features continue to be added to the fair each year. The new midway rides are bigger and faster each year. There is so much to enjoy such as the agricultural exhibits, The Children’s Petting Barnyard, all the vendors in the Commercial buildings, the concerts and variety of shows. There is something for everyone! Throughout the Fair’s past and present, there exists an air of fun and nostalgia that can be equaled in few other places. Generations of people have grown up with the South Plains Fair—a showcase of diversity by day, and a luminous, sparkling array of brilliance by night! Everyone looks forward to the mouth-watering selection of yummy treats at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair! From cotton candy to cheese-on-a-stick, from funnel cakes to turkey legs, from corn dogs to candied apples, you can find something for every taste and then some! Admission: Adults, 13 and over: $10.00, Youth, ages 2 – 12: $5.00, Kids, ages 1 and under: Free, Parking: $5.00 per car. The Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds are located at 105 East Broadway in Lubbock, Texas. Parking is available in several lots near the Fairgrounds.

Hours of operation:

Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Fridays: 8am – Midnight
Saturdays: 8am – Midnight.
Carnival hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 11pm Fridays: 3pm – Midnight Saturdays: 11am – Midnight
Sunday: 11am – 11pm.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

September 29….Seventh Day Slumber
+ 5 Christian Rock Acts
October 7….Creative Learners Reading Fair
October 7....The Roundtable presents: Sheriff Kelly Rowe
October 7….Pride of West Texas Show Chorus
October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton Abbey”

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