July 10, 2008


July 10....LFC Singles Potluck Picnic Dinner -
The Lubbock Fun Club Singles (S0S) will meet for a potluck dinner, fun and fellowship. Bring your favorite dish to share; McCullough Park, (covered picnic area) at 88th and Flint; 7 p.m.

July 10....Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series -
Austin-based singer-songwriter Wendy Colonna performs outdoors in the courtyard. FREE admission. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 10-13....Melodrama in the Park: "Desperate Ambrose" - By Donald Payton; directed by Marissa Olive. Free Admission; Wagner Park, 28th and Flint, 7:30 p.m.


July 11....Caitlann Wiley’s Tribute to Patsy Cline - The Cactus Theater proudly introduces Caitlann Wiley in her first starring appearance, with a thrilling tribute to Patsy Cline. Caitlann is one of the most promising young talents in West Texas and will amaze you with her renditions of this classic country music. Reserve tickets are $25; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


July 11-12.... Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents, "The Pirates of Penzance" - Frederic was meant to be an apprentice of a pilot but his maid mistakes her master's wish for a pirate and after many years he discovers the truth. With a special appearance by the police, the show is a rollicking masterpiece of comic mayhem. Tickets are available at the gate and at all Select-a-Seat outlets, by phone at 800-735-1288 or 806-770-2000 or on the web at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. The amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with paved paths, nighttime lighting and grassy terraces. Ticketholders are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs or a picnic blanket A wheelchair ramp, concessions and restrooms are available on-site. For a complete listing of the summer musicals lineup, detailed ticket info and more, click HERE. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre (413 East Broadway) in Mackenzie Park, near the Broadway entrance to the South Plains Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m.


July 11-13...."True West" - Hub Theatre Group is back with a great new production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard's play, "True West". The play deals with sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer who clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale. The play follows the devolving relationship between the brothers and the inevitable result of their dysfunctional past. Call 795-7344 for more information and tickets; Firehouse Theatre at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K, July 11, 12, 18 and 19th at 8 p.m. and July 13 at 2 p.m.


July 12.... Archaeology Family Day - Visit this year's excavation, talk to the archaeologists and see the special behind-the-scenes work that takes place in the Quaternary Research Center. Loads of activities include doing your own mock dig. For more information call 806-742-1116 or visit www.museum.ttu.edu/LLL; Lubbock Lake Landmark, North Loop 289 and the Clovis Hwy (US 84) on Landmark Drive, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

July 12...."Picnic With the Minis" - Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join Hearts and Hooves of Lubbock for a thank you party in appreciation to the community for all the love and support that has been shown. Fun for the whole family including pictures with the minis, hayrides, and feeding Kenny's animals. Hot dogs and barbeque burritos will be available in exchange for a canned item to benefit South Plains Food Bank; Kenny's Corral, 7500 CR and Slide Road, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

July 12....David Gaschen Concert - Broadway performer and Lubbock native David Gaschen will perform at the fourth annual Stars Under The Stars concert to benefit Lubbock's Foundation for Music Education. Tickets are $40 per person and $75 per couple. Call for tickets at 687-0863; 2701 19th, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

July 12....Billy Joe Shaver In Concert - This iconic Texas music legend brings his renowned sounds to the historic Cactus Theater. It’s a pretty good bet that Billy Joe...one way or another...has influenced a large majority of every living singer/songwriter cut from Texas cloth. His mile-long list of hits includes "Georgia On A Fast Train", "You Ask Me To", "I'm Just An Old Chunk of Coal", "Live Forever" and dozens more. First time on the Cactus stage, don’t miss his exciting debut. Cash bar. Reserved tickets are $25 and $30; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


July 13....Westwinds Brass Band Concert - Old-fashioned concert in the park, with players ranging in age from late teens to early '90s. Performed are a wide variety of songs including patriotic and varied musical selections. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the performance in the summer evening with your friends. Kids march included. Admission free. Wagner Park, 26th and Flint. 8 p.m.

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Last Week's Ticket Winner...
Congrats to Cheryl G. and Kristi C...both recipients of the family four-pack of tickets to last week's opening weekend of Pirates for Penzance.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway...
This week's drawing is for a "combo" family four-pack to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater. These combo tickets provide entrance to both the museum and the theater. To enter this drawing, please send your contact info (including daytime phone number) to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com Good luck!


July 14-18....National Ranching Heritage Center's Summer Youth Classes - This year's theme will focus on the fascinating history of the South Plains. Students will choose from a variety of 12, fun heritage education classes where they can learn about Native American history, cowboy life, pioneer living, western art and the importance of playas as a natural resource. The purpose of the summer youth program is to preserve the history of ranching by providing a unique learning experience for students in grades one through six. Classes meet Monday through Friday for 90 minutes each. Tuition is $25 per class, and Junior Rough Riders members receive a $5 discount on each class. For more information contact Emily Arellano at emily.arellano@ttu.edu; National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

July 15....LFC Singles Party -
The Lubbock Fun Club Singles will be gathering for a private ice cream party. All singles are welcome. For more information email info@lubbockfunclub.com; Ice Cream Shoppe & Soda Fountain, 2705 26th Street, 7 p.m.

July 15-18....Technical Theatre Workshop - Students from this class will have the opportunity to learn technical theatre skills and work on the Musical Theater production of “Aladdin Jr”. For kids ages 10-15 who are interested in what goes on behind the scenes in a theatrical production. There will be a chance to learn stagecraft, lighting, and makeup techniques from instructors After the 4 day workshop is complete, these students will be given the opportunity to be the backstage crew for Aladdin Jr., the musical that will be performed by the Musical Theatre Workshop kids. Cost is $100. Call 749-2416; LCT’s Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave.; 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

August 2....Hub City Beach Party - Fundraiser hosted by Foster A life at the Lubbock Beach with activates like the Tiki Island Tourist Trap with Souvenirs, lost shaker of salt with hundreds of prizes valued at thousands of dollars, Bimini game, hula hoop, contests, kid's games, cuckoo for coconuts and crafts for kids. There will also be "Run to the Beach" Motorcycle Run with registration beginning at 11 a.m. at the Buddy Holly Center, $50 per couple and $30 for individual. Ticket includes motorcycle run, tickets to the show, and free food item.The Landsharks Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show and available at all Select-A-Seat locations. Ten tickets at $13 each available only at Foster a Life Office. For more information visit www.FosterALife .org; Cactus Courtyard, 1801 Buddy Holly Avenue, 2 p.m.

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