November 6, 2008


November 6….SOS Monthly Dinner –
The Lubbock Fun Club singles group will be getting together for a meal, fun and fellowship. All singles are encouraged to come join the fun! No reservations needed...just come and enjoy! Order and pay at counter. Meet at River Smith's (in the Delwin Jones Room), 406 Avenue Q. Come early at 6:30 p.m. for social time and then enjoy dinner with "the gang" at 7 p.m!

November 6….Backyard Bird Feeding -
Discover how to attract birds to your backyard including information on foods, feeders and how to create a bird-friendly habitat. Build your own bird feeder (kit available for minimal cost...or just watch). Learn about “Project Feeder Watch” and other upcoming birding events and projects. All ages welcome. Teachers welcome. Admission is free. Sponsored by Parks and Rec and Llano Estacado Audubon Society. For more info on classes, call 806-767-3724. Garden and Arts Center, 42nd St. and University Ave; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.


November 7….Hope Chest Thanksgiving Luncheon -
Luncheon benefiting Foster Care Youth graduates in need of new household items. This fundraising luncheon will provide the Lubbock community an opportunity to get involved in supporting Foster Care Youth of Lubbock. Funds raised through the luncheon will go towards purchasing new household items for FCY. The community is also invited to bring any new household items they would like to donate. For a list of items, please email: For tickets or sponsorship opportunities contact: 742-2189 or email: or visit the website at Tickets must be purchased in advance: $15 per person/tables: $250. St. Elizabeth’s Hanly Hall, 2307 Broadway; 12 noon – 1 p.m.

November 7….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus the exciting new monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treaure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and who will help you navigate FFAT with ease! For a complete list of participating venues and additional info, click HERE! Event runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. throughout the downtown and Depot District area.

November 7....Gary Morris Presents The Greatest Traditional, Inspirational & Spiritual Songs of All-Time - This incredible Cactus Theater show mirrors Gary’s latest recording, which features some of the greatest traditional, inspirational and spiritual songs of all time. Gary topped the country charts several times in the '80s and his best-known song, "Wind Beneath My Wings" won many song of the year awards...and since then, he's stretched far beyond the country music arena. Gary has stolen the Broadway stage in productions of "La Boheme" and "Les Miseables" and has hosted and produced the top-rated television show "North American Sportsman". Reserved seat tickets: $30 & $35. Call 806.762.3233 for more info. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


November 7-8…."Joseph the Carpenter” – This original Biblical play is based on the life of Joseph. Call 1-877-RAGTOWN (724-8696) for more information and tickets. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, TX; Friday 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.

November 7-9….Garza Theatre production of “Agatha Christie Made Me Do It” - A hilarious murder mystery comedy directed by Christy Morris that has more twists and turns than a narrow mountain road in the Swiss Alps. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 for kids 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 495-4005 or online at Garza Theatre, Post, TX (35 miles southeast of Lubbock on Hwy. 84); 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2:30 matinee on Sunday.


November 8….Game Day Tailgater Public Ice Skating – Admission is $5. Note: Due to the football, there will be no parking at the City Bank Coliseum. Public skate Monday through Friday is from 11 a.m.- 2:50 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. For more information visit City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

November 8....Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State. The undefeated (9-0) and #2 ranked Red Raiders will entertain the #9 ranked Cowboys in the "second" biggest game ever played in the Hub City. Like the UT game last weekend, this game is officially SOLD OUT. Jones AT&T Stadium. 7 p.m. Note: This game will be televised regionally on the ABC TV network (channel 28 locally; cable channel 8).

November 8....Del Castillo - Back by popular demand, the Cactus Theater welcomes Del Castillo back. Playing a combination of rock, jazz, and Latino music, they are noted as one of the most exciting happenings in the Austin music scene in decades. Brothers, Rick and Mark Del Castillo, amaze audiences with their mind-blowing guitar arrangements and solos. Del Castillo’s front man, Alex "El Lobo" Ruiz, sings and dances as though music is apart of his soul. The Band has the incredible backing of bassist Albert Besteiro, drummer Mike Zeoli and percussionist Rick "The Rev" Holeman. Reserved Seat Tickets: $20. Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


November 8-9…Twelfth Annual Artist Studio Tour –
Take in the local color with this free annual event which highlights 55 local artists showcasing work in painting, drawing, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, leather, mixed media, and sculpture. There will be approximately 6 artists represented at 10 locations as follows: Helen Devitt Clay Studio – 520 Avenue J, Downtown Underground – 1406 Texas Avenue, 52nd Street Gallery – 5015 University, Toni Arnett Studio – 9605 Toledo, Janet Bybel Studio 6806 78th Street, Ediblemetal – 2701 N Frankford #1, Ginger Bundock Studio – 4512 - 14th Street, Sarah Peso White Studio – 4411- 18th Street, Carol Howell Studio – 3223 – 22nd Street, James Watkins Studio – 3017 – 28th Street; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday; Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday.


November 9….Lady Raider Basketball –
Lady Raiders vs Houston Jaguars (exhibition game). United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 2 p.m.

November 9....The Vocal Students of Terri Caldwell Music In Concert - The vocal students of Terri Caldwell Music will amaze you with their performances. Terri’s mentor program is an unparalleled trend-setting educational concept. Take this opportunity to be a part of supporting young talented performers as they develop their abilities. Concessions will be available. Admission is free. Students of Sheena Fadeyi perform at 2 p.m.; Students of Billy McClaran and Caitlann Wiley perform at 5 p.m. Call 806.762.3233 for more info. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

November 9…. West Texas Roller Dollz – Admission is $10 - Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 3 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Our winners of last week's Family Fun Paks to the Maize were David J. and Christina G. of Lubbock and the winner of Garza Theatre’s production of “Agatha Christie Made Me Do It” was Bill S. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

We have 2 more Family Fun Paks to the Maize. To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Simply A-Maizing" in the subject line. Our deadline will bethis Sunday night at midnight. To enter this giveaway, please e-mail your contact info (including daytime phone, please) to us here at

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A Very Special Art Exhibit Debuts Saturday!

November 8 - January 4, 2009….Painting the Italian Landscape: Views from the Uffizi -
This exhibition of not less than 40 paintings is coming from the famed Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy, illustrating the evolution of landscape painting in Italy from its early roots as background settings in paintings of the 1500s to its role as the main subject in paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries. This mesmerizing exhibition offers a provocative approach to a deeper understanding and appreciation for landscape painting. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio. German, Dutch and Flemish masters are in the Uffizi as well, represented by important works by Dürer, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th Street.


November 11....Veterans Day Show - In honor of America’s veteran, the stars of the Cactus Theater present an evening of America’s patriotic music. From beautiful ballads to our rousing military anthems, you will love every minute of this performance. The cast will present versions of your favorite patriotic songs that you’ll never forget. God Bless America and our veterans who have kept us free. Starring: The Cactus Cuties, Jeff Bailey, Jeff McCreight, Sheena Fadeyi, Jason Fellers and Billy McClaran & many more. Reserved Seat Tickets: $20 ($15 if you are a veteran). Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 18-23; 25-26; 28-30; December 2-7; 9-14; 16- 21…..The Polar Express - This holiday season take a train ride to the North Pole. The Polar Express comes to life when trains depart the Lubbock depot for a memorable journey. As you travel through the quiet night, listen to the story of The Polar Express and meet Santa and his elves at the north pole. Then, Santa will greet each child onboard the train and give each one, their own special Christmas bell. Guests will enjoy a train ride filled with warmth and laughter and Christmas carols as they are served hot chocolate and cookies by attendants. And, children are invited to wear their own special pajamas for this wonderful event. This is a special trip that families will want to make an annual holiday tradition. Tickets: $22 adults; $14 children ages 2-12 plus sales tax.

November 19-23….Holiday Happening “Winter Wishes” – This annual event sponsored by Junior League of Lubbock will begin with a sneak peak and preferred shopping for Junior League sustainers at 5 p.m. Ladies' Day on Thursday will feature the return of the style show Wishing for Glitz and Glitter. A new ticket options for Ladies’ Day is a $25 ticket that will get you in for preferred shopping, pastries and coffee provided by Starbucks, and the style show. The $40 ticket will include everything plus a fabulous lunch catered by Stella’s following the style show. There is limited seating for the lunch option, so get your tickets early. On Friday join Ray Bonner, the Outdoor Chef, who will be on hand to teach everyone the tricks of the trade for grilling. “Fire and Ice” also will include a silent auction, benefit drawing, cash bar and dinner. On Saturday it's time to welcome Santa back to Lubbock and spend time with Mrs. Claus for a special story and breakfast. For more information and tickets Call: 806.445.9637. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

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