November 9, 2017


November 10….New Neighbors Club 40th Anniversary Party and Veteran’s Day Celebration -
The New Neighbors’ Club invites you to attend the 40th Anniversary Party and Veteran’s Day Celebration. It will be a day full of fun, food and entertainment to include a silent auction, book sale and bake sale. Members, guests and interested individuals are welcomed. You do not need to be new to the Lubbock area to participate. Cost for the event is $20 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 or to make reservations, contact Peggy Dyess at (806)798-1314 or email: Hillcrest Country Club, 4011 N. Boston; 9 a.m.

November 10….Casting Crowns' The Very Next Thing Tour - Casting Crowns is a Grammy award winning American Christian contemporary rock band formed in 1999 from Florida. The group is made up of pastors and ministers many of whom play a variety of instruments. Since their early success, the group have sustained their ability to produce chart-topping music, such as their 2007 single “East to West” which broke records after spending 16 weeks at number 1. They have also continued to win awards, such as the Dove Award for Artist of the Year, in 2010 and embarked on various lengthy and prosperous tours. Purchase tickets at Lubbock Municipal Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m.

November 10….Salute to Our Veterans: American Classic Hits - Join us for a special concert event to honor our veterans through songs that have made an indelible mark on our lives. From classic country to vintage rock 'n' roll and songs that touch the American spirit...this show will feature a wide variety of artists and signature songs. Among the songs you'l hear: our National Anthem, Back in the USA, God Blessed Texas, Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning, God Bless America, American Girl, R.O.C.K In the USA, Fightin’ Side of Me, Travelin’ Soldier, God Bless the USA and many more! Featured performers on this show include: Baby Jade, Jeff Bailey, Bethany Longoria, Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington, Addie Bleu and Mark Paden. Don't miss this special, ALL-NEW concert production as we honor all who served as we celebrate American song classics. Tickets only $20 for reserved floor seats and $15 for standard balcony. Limited box seats $40 (includes ticket and 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; Doors 7:00; Show 7:30 p.m.


November 10 - 11….LSO Presents: Pictures at an Exhibition - Our second masterworks concert is being led by guest conductor Donato Cabrera. Cabrera is currently serving as the Music Director of both the California Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. The first piece of this concert is Huapongo, the most famous work of Mexican composer Jose Moncoya. Premiered in 1941 it is inspired by traditional Mexican folk music from the Veracruz region of Mexico. The second piece is from perhaps the most
renowned American composer, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 “Age of Anxiety”, with LSO’s own Richard Fountain as the featured soloist. Based on the poem by W.H. Auden, which Bernstein described as “one of the most shattering examples of pure virtuosity in the history of English poetry.” The final piece is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestrated by Maurice Ravel. After the death of his close friend and renowned Russian artist Viktor Hartmann, Mussorgsky composed the piece after finding inspiration in an exhibition of his work. The LSO is excited to bring such incredible pieces back to life in what is sure to be an amazing night of performances. Tickets may be purchased at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m..


November 10 - 12 (Repeats Nov.17-19)….LCT Presents: Anne of Green Gables - A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her – even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world. “Anne of Green Gables” suits community theatre with a varied cast, simple set, and characters familiar to all of us. This version of the novel is concise yet detailed, humorous and bittersweet.” “Anne of Green Gables” is written by L. M. Montgomery and directed by Amber Langhennig. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave., Ste B; Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


November 11….2nd Annual Lubbock Veteran’s Day Parade - The Veteran’s Day Parade is an event, designed to pay tribute to veteran’s and all that have served in Lubbock. Veteran's Day is November 11 in all states and is usually observed as a state holiday and a federal holiday. This event is for veterans and families of Lubbock, to bring the community and region together. The 2017 theme is: “Land of the Free, because of the Brave" – Participants are encouraged to pay tribute to veterans and all who have served the community. Veterans, to family members, to marching bands to floats, etc. are encouraged to be included. Visit for more information. Route: The parade will start at the East parking lot of First Baptist Church at Broadway, participants are urged to enter through Avenue V. The route will begin off Avenue U, to Broadway, heading East down Broadway, and then North on Avenue N to 10th Street, and the Avenue M to the Civic Center Parking lot. Parade begins at 10 a.m.

November 11….Mysteries of China Festival -
Explore science, math, writing and language as well as cultural objects, as the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater showcases ancient Chinese history and culture at the Mysteries of China Festival. This free event will be held in the lobby of the museum and theater on Saturday, Nov. 11th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in association with the Texas Tech Chinese Students Association. Through hands-on activities and experiments, encounter the creative inventions and unique methods of discovery led by the ancient Chinese in science and technology, as well as many other areas. See how these discoveries have affected technology today! This free event is being held in conjunction with the large format film, Mysteries of China, currently being shown at the OMNI Theater. Mysteries of China the film, captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past. The discovery of the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor offers a unique time capsule into the past, revealing many things about this great country, which is used to tell a larger story of the growth of China into a true superpower. From modern China to ancient China and back again, the film is a visual adventure, using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time-lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor and growth in a nation that continues to excel quickly into the future. Mysteries of China film website & trailer video: Free event located in the lobby of the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater. This one day only, see Mysteries of China in the OMNI Theater for $5.00 per ticket. (Special ticket rate valid 11/11/17 only and applies to adults, children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Special rate may not be combined with any other discounts, coupons, or combination tickets.) Standard museum rates will apply.

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 Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

November 11… The Life and Art of Odilon Redon with Christian Conrad - Odilon Redon (April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916). In the spirit of the Fall season, we turn our attention to the artist Odilon Redon and his fantastic world of art. From the time period of Post-Impressionism, Redon created works saturated in beautiful colors and set in far-off worlds. He used mythological figures to create compositions that echoed dreams and visions rather than depicting the world around him. Redon’s drawings and prints reflect macabre visions, of spiders with human faces and hot-air balloons that are actually giant eyeballs. Join the discussion at Saturdays at LHUCA as we experience the art of the fantastic and strange. 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! Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

November 11....The Roundtable presents: Honor the Vets Day Speaker Major General Dr. Annette Sobel -
Speaker Major General Dr. Annette Sobel She is on staff at TTUHSC and is one of the first female major generals in our country. She was featured in the Veterans Edition Fall 2017 of the Senior Link Magazine. 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:

November 11….American Folk Legend: Ramblin' Jack Elliott with special guests Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges
"Nobody I know—and I mean nobody—has covered more ground and made more friends and sung more songs than the fellow you're about to meet right now. He's got a song and a friend for every mile behind him. Say hello to my good buddy, Ramblin' Jack Elliott." - Johnny Cash, The Johnny Cash Television Show, 1969. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music. Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar — before Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin — Ramblin' Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Select tickets in the center section only, first 3 rows are $30; all other reserved floor $25; Reserved balcony $20; Box seats $50 (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; Doors 7:00; Show 7:30 p.m.


November 11-12….Home for the Holidays: Arts & Crafts FestivalCome and enjoy two days of shopping filled with artisan crafts, jewelry, holiday finds, clothing, handmade goods, furniture, home decor and vintage treasures! Take a break on Saturday and enjoy a taco lunch in the banquet hall ($6 in advance, $7 at the door). Call 894-2060 for more information. Mallet Event Center- 2320 US-385, Levelland, Texas.

November 11-12….Take in the Color: Lubbock’s 21st Artist Studio Tour - The Lubbock Artist Studio Tour is celebrating its 21st year! Forty-two artists and eight studios will be participating. This yearly event gives audiences the unique opportunity to observe artists in their working environments, many of which are in private homes. All participating artists are from Lubbock County and all of the studios are located in Lubbock, Texas There will be approximately five artists showcased at each studio location. Artists will be displaying original work in the media of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, photography and sculpture. Demonstrations and performances by local musicians at some studio locations will add to the ambiance and festivity of the event. The Local
Color Studio Tour is free and open to the public who are invited to travel on their own from studio to studio to see the artwork. New artists participating in the 2017 Local Color Studio Tour are: Jackie DeVore, Shelley Hall Nelson, Carol C. Howell, Robert Rogers, Angelyn Nicholson, Jason Crites, Joyce Runyan, Janis Hubble, Kim Todd, Lane Anderson, Mitchell Wachtel, Brenda Watts and Steve Snell. The Carol C. Howell Studio is returning after an absence last year. New locations that have never participated in the event before include Robert Rogers Studio, Studio A at Corner Cottage and the Ami Hill Home. The remaining four spaces took part in the 2016 event.
The eight host studios for the 2017 Local Color Studio Tour are:
Linda Jackson Studio, 3909 101st Street
Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Avenue
Melinda Green Harvey Studio, 3520 92nd Street
Carol C. Howell Studio, 3224 22nd Street
Robert Rogers Studio, 3308 20th Street
Studio A at Corner Cottage, 2101 29th Street
Ami Hill Home, 3201 25th Street
Janet & Gary Schwantz Home, 3015 21st Street
A full color brochure with a map and a list of the artists at each studio is available upon request from the Lubbock Arts Alliance, 806-744-ARTS (2787) or can be downloaded online at
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday: noon – 6 p.m

This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest,1 winner will receive 2 tickets to the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Concert: Pictures At An Exhibition taking place this weekend (November 10 and 11). The winner may choose the date they'd like to attend.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Picture Winning LSO Tickets!!" as your subject title.

The Question: What year did the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra present its first concert?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (TOMORROW!) at 11 a.m.
. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a DAYTIME phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

November 15 -19….38th Annual Holiday Happening
Nov. 17…Presidential Lecture/Performance Series: SteelDrivers
Nov. 17….Classic Rock Tribute: CSN-Creedence-Doobie Bros.

November 18….The Life and Art of David Hockney
November 18….Cactus: The Reunion Beatles - Fantasy Tribute
Nov. 23-26..Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park in Tahoka

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