August 21, 2008


August 21....Summer Showcase Concert Series - Another free performance in the courtyard...this time offered by DG Flewellyn & Plain Brown Wrapper; Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, located at the corner of 19th Street and Crickets Avenue; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

August 21....Thursday Night Arts at LHUCA - Don’t know what to do in Lubbock? Come to Thursday Night Arts. As always new ideas, inspiring workshops and informative discussions on everything from architecture to gender to contemporary film influences are always welcome. These evenings are "think tanks" to heal the body and brain after a long week...take some time to stop and paint the roses. $5 for the night and members are free.

Programs offered tonite include:

Zesty Salsa Grooves
- Dance moves that will get your heart and mind pumping.
"A Taste of Clay" - Take a little appetizer or the full three hour taste! A helping of clay with a side of fun, whether you’re a clay connoisseur or just want a quick bite.
Painting Without Purpose (Open Studio) - Paint without brushes! Creating, repurposing and recycling your creative self.
Programs listed here are offered on a come-and-go basis at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), 511 Avenue K; 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

August 21....Kent Mings in Concert - The weekly concert offering at Tornado Gallery features this local favorite in concert outdoors. BYOB policy in effect; $5 cover for the band. 1822 Buddy Holly Ave. Music starts "around" 8:00 p.m.

August 21….Lubbock Fun Club Singles (SOS) Event – Singles outing at Dave's Need for Speed. Cost: $8.25 for your choice of 3 events (for example, choose go carts or laser tag...). Cindy (events coordinator) states, “Last year we had a lot of fun. It was really cool because the girls really beat the guys on the race track. So, is your chance to get even.” Everyone will meet at Dave's Need for Speed at 2769 N Frankford; 7 p.m.


August 22....The 33rd Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon - During its 33-year history, Texas Boys Ranch has been home to over 800 young men. Please continue your support by watching this event live on KAMC-TV, channel 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight or be in the live audience at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For the Arts at 511 Ave K (no charge). Pledges and corporate sponsors are needed. Check out the website at or call Bob Mize, Director of Development at 789-9818 to get involved as a volunteer or contributor!.

August 22....50’s and 60’s Hit Revival - The really big ones are on tap for this show and if this doesn’t bring back the memories...nothing will. Featuring the talents of Butch Avery, Jeff Bailey, Jeff McCreight and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. This Apollo Night at the Cactus will surely be a high point in your weekend. Reserved seat tickets $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


August 22-23...."Bride of Uforia" - In this hilarious takeoff on old science fiction serials, invaders from the all-woman planet Uforia plan to take over the Earth and take the men back with them. Written and directed by Ryan Garrity. To make reservations please call (806)792-0501. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors; C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2504 34th Street, 7:30 p.m.

August 22-23.... Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents, "The Music Man" - Based on a story by Franklin Lacey, Professor Harold Hill likes a challenge and when the other salesmen on the train west tell him that Iowa is the biggest test of sales ability, he gets off at River City. Includes favorite songs: "Seventy Six Trombones", "Gary Indiana", and "Trouble in River City". Tickets available at the gate and at all Select-A-Seat outlets, by phone at 800-735-1288 or 806-770-2000 or at 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. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre (413 East Broadway) in Mackenzie Park, near the Broadway Avenue entrance to the South Plains Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m.


August 22- 24...."The Outsiders" - A play specifically for teenagers returns to the Garza Theatre this season. The Outsiders, a play adaptation by Christopher Sergel, based on the book by Susan Hinton, is written from the perspective of a young man. None of the events are taken from real life, but the comment on society and how it is perceived by young people is actual. The story deals with human (teenage) relationships, death, and coming of age. The show will be directed by Lori Holt. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children (12 and under), and $10 for seniors and students. Call 806-495-4005 for more info. Garza Theatre, 226 East Main Street, Post, TX. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


August 23….Downtown Farmers' Market - Enjoy a morning or afternoon experiencing an old-fashioned, farmers' market in the Depot District. Fresh, locally-grown produce of all types will be presented. If you'd like to participate as a vendor, contact Larry Simmons at (806) 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

August 23....Prairie Winds Chorus' Annual Show - Lubbock: 100 Years of Music Celebration. Prairie Winds Chorus and Quartets, with the Singing Plainsmen and special guest Kenny Maines present a musical tribute to the Lubbock Centennial Celebration. For more info, call 806-799-SING or visit the website at Tickets Available at Select-A-Seat. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. 7 p.m.

August 23....Sheena Fadeyi’s Tribute to Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin - Sheena rocked the house with her tribute to her two favorite artists in May. This was one of the best performances by any artist to sing at the Cactus. The beautiful range of her voice put this performance as one of the public’s favorite shows. Treat yourself to this night of pure amazement as Sheena once again delivers the music of Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin like no other. Reserved seat tickets $20; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

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Last Week's Ticket Winner...

The winner of last week's contest for tickets to see the Kraig Parker tribute to Elvis was Roni F. Hope you had a great did we!

This Week's Ticket Giveaway

We've got TWO PAIRS of tickets (that's two winners this week!) for the fantastic musical tribute to The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett at the Cactus Theater next week (August 29). Tropical attire is advised and the best one gets a prize. Get in your hot rod and close out your summer with a splash. This show features the talented Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight, Billy McClaran & Brandon Gwinn. Editor's Note: We saw the debut show back in May...and it was a blast! Good luck to all who enter...and even if you don't sure and make plans to see this top-notch show! To enter the contest, send your name and daytime phone number to us at and be sure to put the words "Endless Summer" in the subject line. Good luck to everyone!


August 28….Empowering Women’s Noon Luncheon - Bringing wonderfully talented women together in a welcoming, fun and yet professional atmosphere. Speaker is Dina Jeffries and her topic is “Keep An Open Heart.” Women can connect and learn from each other while enjoying a nice lunch (+ dessert!). Meetings are every 4th Thursday of the month. Lunch is served from 11:40 a.m. if you’d like to network. The program starts at noon and concludes at 1 p.m. Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, August 26th at If you RSVP and are unable to attend, you will be billed for the plate. Lunch is $20. Bring a first-time guest and she will eat lunch for $15. Lubbock Club, 1500 Broadway, 14th floor; 12:00 noon.

September 4-7....20th Anniversary of The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration -
Over 100 performers & participants including cowboy and cowgirl poets, western musicians, storytellers, panelists, cooks and special presenters will be featured at this 20th Annual event. Its purpose remains to celebrate, preserve and pass along our western heritage and cowboy culture. Featured nationally recognized artists this year are Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell. This annual event also includes the American Cowboy Cultural Awards Banquet and the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and Youth Cook-Off Contest. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 13th....National Kidney Foundation Walk
- Proceeds go to support families/individuals in West Texas affected by kidney disease. Register at or call 799-7753 for information. Buddy Holly Recreation Center, North University and Loop 289. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; walk begins at 8:30 a.m.

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