October 12, 2017


October 12….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series – Four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett will open the 12th season of the Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance Series with “Lyle Talking: An Evening of Conversation with Lyle Lovett.” In a unique program, singer, songwriter, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett will be in conversation with Paul Allen Hunton, general manager of Texas Tech Public Media, to offer insights about his creative process and stories from a recording and performing life spanning thirty years. Four-time Grammy winner, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that includes 14 memorable albums. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. He has a specific gift for storytelling and for offering us some of the most unforgettable song lyrics: “If I Had a Boat,” “L.A. County,” and “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” to name a few. This program of conversation will offer his fans and followers an intimate look at one of America’s musical treasures. . Tickets are $18 per event or $75 for the season. Members of the public can buy tickets by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or going to the website. Texas Tech students receive one free ticket per event with a valid Texas Tech ID at the information desk in the Student Union Building. Allen Theatre, Texas Tech University; 7 pm.

October 12….Positive Hits Tour - Food for the Hungry presents the AiR1 Positive Hits Tour in the Fall of 2017 featuring Grammy nominees Skillet and Britt Nicole, American Idol alum Colton Dixon and special guests Tauren Wells and GAWVI. Reserve tickets at selectaseatlubbock.com, by calling 806-770-2000 and in person at Lubbock-area Select-a-Seat outlets. United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana; 7 p.m.


October 12-15….The Addams Family Musical - The Addams Family directed by Heather May features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents–secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change. Charles Addams kooky, spooky and altogether ooky Addams Family comes to life in this award winning musical comedy. Musical Direction by Ian Klotzman and choreography by Tamara Smith. Check out the Facebook page and lubbockcommunitytheatre.org for more info. Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


October 13….New Neighbors Club Luncheon - The New Neighbors Club will host their monthly Luncheon and program “White Gingerbread” presented by Kristi Townsend. Members, guests and interested individuals are welcomed. You do not need to be new to the Lubbock area to participate. Cost for the Luncheon is $15 and reservations are required. New Neighbors, is a 40 year old club and continues to offer many social activities such as Out to Lunch Bunch, Book Club, Movie Lovers, Bridge, Mahjong, various Card Games and other Interest groups. New Neighbors is also involved in several community service activities. For more information, contact Judy Carnes at (806)407-3028 or email: newneighbors@ymail.com. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10:30 a.m.

October 13….Rock 'n' Roll Revival: A Nostalgic Night of ’50s & ’60s Classic Hits - We're doing it again! We had such a great response to this show in late August, that we decided to bring it back again for those who missed it or wanted to see it again! Get ready to turn back the clock to the great CLASSIC HITS of the ORIGINAL ROCK 'N' ROLL ERA as the Cactus Theater pays tribute to some of the greatest all-time songs and singers. Featured Cactus favorites include an absolutely AMAZING lineup - including Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, Bethany Longoria, Amber Pennington, Baby Jade, Tiffany Nelson and Berklee Timmons! Just a small sampling of the songs you'll hear: "Rave On", "Shake Rattle and Roll", "Hound Dog", "You Can't Hurry Love", "Love the One You're With", "Sweet Nothin's", "At Last" and many more! You will love this show, folks. Tickets for the concert are $20 for reserved floor seats and $15 for standard balcony. Limited box seats available for $40 (includes concessions with ticket). Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p


October 13 - 14 (Repeats Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28)….CATS Playhouse Presents: “The Mousetrap” - This murder mystery play by Agatha Christie opened in London's West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. The longest running West End show, it has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. The story centers around a group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm with an unknown killer. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/seniors. Reservations can be made at www.catsplayhouse.com. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th; All performances are at 7:30; doors open at 7.

October 13 -14….LSO Presents: The Triumph - We start this year’s first masterwork concert with one of the world’s most well-known composers in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. His last complete symphony and considered by many to be his greatest work, the ninth symphony is one of the most celebrated compositions of all time. With the return of Rebecca Wascoe, Jill Grove, Karl Dent and David Grogan as soloists and The Lubbock Chorale, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is excited to present this monument of composition to start off the new season. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


October 14….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
- Looking for the 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 full 2017 market season will be every through 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.

October 14….Dog Day HOWL-O-WEEN - Join Maxey Community Center as they host their 12th annual Dog Day Howl-o-ween, a Halloween costume contest for dogs. Judges will be on hand to award prizes for different themed costume categories. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with judging starting at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $1 per dog or a donation of a dog toy. All donations will go towards prizes for future dog events. Dogs must be on leash at all times and have current vaccinations. In case of rain, the event will move into the Social Hall in Maxey Community Center. Participants can register in advance at Maxey Community Center or on the day of the event beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call (806) 767-3796. City of Lubbock Animal Services will be available during this event to provide microchips for your dogs at a cost of $10 per dog. Micro-chipping is a permanent way to ensure that your pets can be identified should they ever become lost. To participate in this program, dog owners must reside within the city limits, and bring exact change and proof of rabies vaccination. The event will take place in Maxey Park on the volleyball court north of the Maxey Community Center at 30thStreet and Oxford Avenue; 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

October 14….BubbleFest - Looking for some good “clean” family fun? The Science Spectrum has got you covered at its annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages. If you love to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!
Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:
• Kid-in-a-Bubble (put yourself INSIDE a giant bubble!)
• Bubble Catching
• Make and Take Bubble Wands
• Frozen and Floating Bubbles
• Annual Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
• Giant Outdoor Bubbles
• Bubbles in Science
And as always…, BubbleFest features an amazing live bubble show featuring one of the country’s best bubble acts! This year enjoy Bubble Trouble performances by “Bubble-ologist” Jeff Boyer. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s air!
Bubble Trouble Shows will be held at 11:30am, 2:00 & 4:00pm during BubbleFest. For more information on Jeff Boyer or his Bubble Trouble show visit, http://jeffboyer.com/.
BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission. Free for Science Spectrum Members. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
Free for children 2 and under. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 6 pm.

October 14….Culture Fest 2017 - The Office of International Affairs will host this event and everyone is invited to help celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of the international community of Texas Tech University. Special performance by: Anu Naimpally, a Bharata Natyam dance soloist, collaborator and educattor. Anu is the creative director of Austin Dance India. Festival events include international music & dance, art projects, food, and family-friendly cultural activities and if free and open to the public. For more information visit www.depts.ttu.edu/international. International Cultural Center (ICC) Hall of Nations, 601 Indiana Avenue; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 14….Llano Estacado Grape Days – Llano Estacado Winery will celebrate 41 years of Texas winemaking at the 24th annual Grape Day winemaking Grape Day Celebration. Grape Day is a celebration of the grape harvest and the conclusion of the crush, which continues from late July to early October. Patrons can enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local vendors, food, bounce houses for kids, and live music from local favorite Bo Garza and friends. Grape Day is the largest festival held at the winery. Guests will be able to purchase wine by the glass from over two-dozen Llano wines. Admission is $10.00 and tickets may be purchased at the door. Entrance includes a commemorative Grape Day wine glass and two complimentary glasses of wine. For more information about Grape Day or the winery call (806) 745.2258, or visit www.llanowine.com. Llano Estacado Winery is located 3.2 miles east of HWY 87 on FM 1585; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 14....The Roundtable presents: John Robison & Wendi Edwards "Protecting the Unprotected" Adult Protective Services -
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.

October 14….Pure Country: Tribute to Merle Haggard & George Strait - Join us for a special night of REAL COUNTRY MUSIC as the Cactus celebrates the monster career hits of two of the biggest names to ever grace the stage: "King" George Strait and "Mighty" Merle Haggard. We'll serve up the greatest of these two greats in equal helpings...charting the careers of two of the most consistent hit-makers that country has ever known. Featuring Jerry Brownlow, Vance Guthrie, Jeff Bailey and Mark Paden on vocals. A partial sampling of songs you'll hear: "Amarillo By Morning", "Mama Tried", "The Chair", "Big City", "Fightin' Side of Me", "All My Exes Live In Texas" and so many more. Tickets start at only $20 for reserved floor seats; $15 for standard balcony; limited number of box seats at $40 - which includes concession stand goodies. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Beethoven's famous chorus for his "Ninth Symphony", the "Ode to Joy" is lyrically based upon a poem by whom?

Answer: "Ode to Joy" was written by Friedrich Schiller.

Winner: Andrea C. of Levelland

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 19 - 22….9th Annual Pumpkin Trail
October 21…."Every Night's A Saturday Night" film + Joe Ely
October 26….Building Strong Families Conference
October 26 - 28….Michael Jackson Tribute Show

October 28....The Roundtable presents: Murvat Musa
October 28….Spooky Science Carnival
October 30....Sarah Jarosz in Concert

October 31 – Silly Science Carnival

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>

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