June 5, 2008


June 5.... Summer Showcase Concert Series -
Andy Wilkinson & Kenny Maines will be performing. Admission is free. Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

June 5....LFC Singles Dinner - The Lubbock Fun Club Singles ( SOS) will meet at Texas Creek Grill for a meal, fun and fellowship. No reservations necessary and everyone pays their own tab...so come one, come all. Meet and eat at the restaurant at 6012-82nd; 7 p.m.


June 6....Omnimax Movie Premeire: "Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" - Hold on to your seat as you go for the “ride-of-your-life” down white-water rapids and over treacherous falls on the giant Omni Theater screen! This new film combines exhilarating river-rafting action on one of America’s most iconic rivers, family fun and the grandeur of one of our nation’s most pristine and amazing natural wonders. Follow film makers, rafting experts, park rangers, and conservationists for the “trip-of-a-lifetime” to one of the most amazing places on Earth. Narrated by Robert Redford and featuring a stirring score of songs from the Dave Matthews Band. General admission tickets: $8.00 Adults, $6.50 Children (ages 3-12), $6.50 Seniors (60+). Showings throughout the day. For more info and images from the film, visit www.grandcanyonadventurefilm.com.

June 6....Engelo Charles’ Tribute to James Brown and Wilson Pickett - Engelo Charles, the newest addition to the Cactus Theater cast of entertainers, is being presented in his first tribute show. These two legends had smash hits with “I Feel Good”, “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag”, “Midnight Hour”, “Mustang Sally” and a host of other songs. Special guests include Sheena Fadeyi and Billy McClaran. Don't miss this exciting, high energy, fun concert backed by the fantastic Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Cash bar; reserved seat tickets only $20.00; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.

June 6....Friday Night Art Trail - The galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants of downtown Lubbock and beyond will join together and open their doors for Lubbock’s monthly evening of art, music and food. First Friday Art Trail showcases fabulous works of art, much of which is created locally in the unique and inspiring galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants of downtown Lubbock and throughout our city. For further information about First Friday Art Trail, call 762-8606 or click here for complete listing of galleries, addresses and trolley info.


June 6-7....Willy Wonka Jr. - This fun musical, presented by Hub Performing Arts School and Hub Theatre Group, will remind you of both of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movies. You'll hear your favorite songs and some new ones. Forty-five kids make up this talented cast from 5 years old to 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (2-18). Call 795-7344 for your reserved tickets. Tickets will be sold an hour before the show at the door. www.hubperformingarts.com; Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. 7 p.m. Friday night; 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.


June 7....2nd Annual Vintage Township Posh Pooch Pageant - A free event to celebrate our four-legged friends and enjoy an amazing day of fun with your dog. A number of local companies will be out to pamper pets with a pet-i-cure palace, gourmet treats, dog fashions and even an ask-the-veterinarian booth. Lubbock Humane Society, the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club and the Lubbock Police K-9 unit are lined up for agility and police demonstrations, as well as a showcase of dogs available for adoption. For more information about this event, visit the websites at poshpoochpageant.com or vintagetownship.com. Event to be held at Founders’ Park, south of 114th St. between Quaker Ave. & Slide Rd; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 7....Joe Ely and Joel Guzman In Concert - Longtime Lubbock favorite Joe Ely returns to the Cactus Theater unplugged! Joe's passionate and energetic performance is sure to electrify the stage and the audience. Join Joe as he performs an acoustic concert with special guest Joel Guzman on accordion. Last time the house was packed to the brim, so make sure you get your tickets early for this incredible show! Cash bar. Reserved seat tickets only $30 / $25; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 7-8....11th Annual Llano Wine and Clay Festival - Hosted by Llano Estacado Winery and the Llano Estacado Clay Guild, this event celebrates two fine arts of the earth, winemaking and ceramics. Clay Guild artists will be featured in the gallery. Art booths will showcase ceramics, paintings and jewelry; demonstrations will run throughout the day. Wine by the glass and specialty gourmet foods will be available for purchase at the festival. Come by and say "Hi" at the Lubbock Fun Club table on Saturday at noon! Admission is free. For more info call 745-2258 or click here; Llano Estacado Winery, 3.2 miles east of US Hwy. 87 (Tahoka Hwy) on FM 1585. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.


June 8....Westwinds Brass Band Concert - Beginning the 47th season of Concerts in the Park, the Westwinds Brass Band, conducted by Phil Anthony, ranges in age from late teens to early '90s. Performed are a wide variety of songs including patriotic, and musical selections. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the performance in the summer evening with your friends. Kids march included. Admission is free. Wagner Park, 26th and Flint, 8 p.m.

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Ticket Drawing (Numero Uno)...

This week we'll give away four (4) tickets to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" presented this Saturday night by Hub Performing Arts Group. This is a family 4-pack (2 adult and 2 children) for Saturday night, June 7 at 7 p.m. The cut off date for entries is TOMORROW at 6 p.m. so that we may notify the winner quickly. To enter the random drawing for these two tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the words "Charlie Tickets" in the subject line. Be sure to include your phone number. Get your entries in quick...and good luck!

Summer Fun Under the Stars!

Remember to check out the schedule and season ticket info for the upcoming Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.

The 2008 outdoor summer musicals season begins next week! Click HERE to get a sneak peek at what's coming and how you can purchase season tickets and individual shows. Many of you have expressed interest in attending as a group, so note that special group rates are available.

Also...as a special bonus for our readers, we are giving away two (2) tickets to next week's debut of "Singin' In The Rain."
To enter the random drawing for these tickets, email info@lubbockfunclub.com with the simple one-word title "Rain" in the subject line. Cut off time for the drawing is midnight Sunday. Good luck to everyone!


June 11-12....Children's Concert - Children’s singer Andy Mason will be performing at the Lubbock Public Libraries on June 11 and 12. Andy is a guitarist/singer/songwriter from Clovis, New Mexico. His repertoire includes cover versions and original songs like “Everybody Likes Pizza.”
Branch library locations and times:
Groves Branch, 5520 19th Street Wednesday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.
Patterson Branch, 1836 Parkway Drive Wednesday, June 11, 2 p.m.
Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street Thursday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.
Godeke Library, 6601 Quaker Thursday, June 12, 2 p.m.

June 13....Centennial Cotton Ball - Country swing band Asleep at the Wheel, led by Ray Benson, will headline the Cowboy Cotton Ball. Event includes a dinner catered by Cagle Steaks in the Civic Center’s banquet hall. Call 749-2009 for details; exhibit hall at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 6:15 p.m.

June 20-22....2008 Annual Crosbyton JamFest - Family event with food, craft vendors, activities for children, raffles, and lots of music featuring Highway 101, Kenny Maines, Cadillac Jack, Rev Al and the Pythons, and many, many more entertainers. There will also be a singing competition on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with $1000 in prizes. For entry forms call 1-800-749-0760. For more info call Sue at 806-559-0085 or visit www.crosbytonjamfest.com; Crosbyton, Texas; 6 p.m. June 20 till 2 p.m. June 22.

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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