December 13, 2007


December 13....23rd Annual Ransom Canyon Tour of Homes & Lights - Benefitting the Ransom Canyon Memorial Chapel. Christmas music by Ransom Canyon residents and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $15.00. Sales office phone 829-2588. Tour will be from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

December 13...Sanders Family Christmas - Delightful sequel to the hilarious play Smoke On the Mountain. Starring Jane Prince-Jones, Kenny Maines, Mike Morgan, Donnie Allison, Cami Caldwell, Tamara Wallace and Brandon Gwinn. See for more details.. Tickets $25 and $20. 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8:00 p.m.


December 13 - 16....Ballet Lubbock's 30th Annual The Nutcracker - Ballet Lubbock’s Artistic Director Yvonne Racz choreographs this ballet set on nearly 200 dancers, including students of the Ballet Lubbock School and Company. Guest artists from New York will dance the respective roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, including celebrated dancer and Ballet Lubbock alum NaTalia Johnson (Urban Ballet Theater) and Amar Ramasar (soloist, New York City Ballet). Ballet Lubbock’s performances of The Nutcracker are accompanied by members of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra/Tomasz Golka, Music Director. Don’t miss Ballet Lubbock’s special guests in the role of Mother Ginger—a few of the performances listed above will feature Lubbock Mayor David Miller and KLBK-13’s Bryan Mudd in this outlandish, hilarious role! Tickets can be purchased through all Select-A-Seat outlets, including their new main box office at the Lubbock Civic Center and all United Supermarkets. Tickets may also be purchased by phone 770-2000 local or 1-800-735-1288; or online at Group rates on purchases of 10+ tickets can be obtained at Select-A-Seat’s main box office (Civic Center). Dates and times are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and night performance at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.


December 14....Christmas Bazaar - To support the Soldier's Angels organization. We will have LA and New York overstock from Fashion Forward, handmade children's items from Purple Gahdalia, jewelry from artsy domino lady Jan Brownlow, Beach Baby Jewels, Marble Mania and more! It will be held at the Lodge in Willow Hill apartments at 82nd and Quaker. 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


December 14-15....A Christmas Story - By Phillip Grecian and directed by Laura Bryan and Mitchell Britton is scheduled at the Garza Theatre in Post for December 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee December 9 at 2:30 p.m. A family’s typical travails and Christmas joys in small-town Depression-era Indiana surround the story of Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Reserved seats are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under. Group rates are available. The historic Garza Theatre is located at 226 E. Main in Post. Call 495-4005 for reservations and more details.

December 14-15....Celtic Christmas Concert - This holiday favorite grows in popularity each year and advance tickets are strongly recommended. Performed in the music school's Hemmle Recital Hall on the Texas Tech campus. General admission tickets $11.50 general public, $9.50 seniors and $6.50 students (includes $2 service charge). 770-2000 or (800) 735-1288; 8 p.m.

December 14-15....A Cowboy Christmas - By Tim McIntire, directed by Peter Contreras at CATS Playhouse. All shows at 6:30 p.m. $7.00/Adults & $4.00/Children, Students & Seniors. For reservations, call 792-0501. 2405 34th St.

December 14-15....A Cactus Family Christmas Celebration - Start a family tradition and join in ours as we begin the holiday season with our 13th Annual Cactus Family Christmas Celebration featuring your favorite stars of the Cactus Theater. Come get into the spirit of the season with a enchanting mixture of music ranging from wonderfully nostalgic Christmas favorites to contemporary Christmas hits. Tickets $25 and $20; Call 762-3233 for tickets. 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 8:00 p.m.


December 14-16th...16th Annual Live Outdoor Christmas Scene Drive-Thru - No charge, donations accepted. First Church of the Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Avenue. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

December 14-16....The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Follows the problems of a young couple trying to put on a Christmas pageant and facing the Herdman children—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. When the Herdman’s and the Christmas story collide, the results are both hilarious and heart-warming. Directed by Kevin Helmer. 7:00 Friday & Saturday evenings; 2:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees. Tickets: adults $20; seniors and students $15. Group rates available. After the Saturday matinees, stay for a Family Christmas Party with refreshments, games, photos, ornament making, Christmas karaoke, and many more family fun events. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Note: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is NOT part of the LCT Season Ticket package. Presented at the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Firehouse Theatre at 511 Ave K. For reservations call 749-2416.


December 16....Dean Killion Scholarship Concert- Featuring the Westwinds Brass Band at Texas Tech School of Music's Hemmle Recital Hall, 799-3143. Free. 7:30 p.m.

December 16....The Flying J Cowboy Christmas - This wonderful group spends summers performing at the Flying J Ranch in Ruidoso, NM and then touring and recording during the rest of the year, selling out the spectacular Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, and bringing their fabulous cowboy Christmas music to the Cactus Theater. For a different holiday treat, catch the lighthearted antics of the Wranglers this holiday season. Tickets $20; Cactus Theatre, 1812 Buddy Holly; 7:00 p.m.

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Winners of the Family 4-Packs of Tickets to See The Nutcracker...

Our two (2) family 4-pack ticket winners for The Nutcracker are Pam D. and Veronica R. Congrats and have fun at the show!


December 17....Girls Night Out Holiday Bash - Get your “girl friends” together and rock the house as Cactus hunks Jeff Bailey, Butch Avery, the country singing knockout from the last GNO, Kyle Hind and killer new comer Jared Weathers sing your favorites! Come enjoy the best door prizes, wine and cheese and more! Tickets $20; Cactus Theatre, 1812 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m.

December 22....South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Open House - Come to our Open House from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet our wildlife ambassadors, tour the center and meet the volunteers. $1.00 donation requested. 3308 95th St. (95th and Indiana). For more information call Dorothy Tinkler at (806) 799-2142.

December 31....Early Bird New Year’s Eve Celebration -
Ring in the New Year in style! Festive party favors, a special early bird champagne toast and the finest music in West Texas. The stars of the Cactus and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine bring to stage many of the greatest hits of all time and more fun than you can get anywhere. Special door prizes and more! Tickets $40; Cactus Theatre, 1812 Buddy Holly; 8:00 p.m.

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