January 29, 2009


January 29….Last Thursday Art Parts Party – Tornado Gallery and LHUCA are teaming up to offer a night of fun and art on the last Thursday of the month. Join them for a found and altered object workshop. The workshop will be $25 ($15 for members of LHUCA, Lubbock Arts Alliance and students). For more information and/or to reserve your spot for this unique art event, call Larry at (806) 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, located at 1822 Buddy Holly Ave; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

January 29….Heart Link Network Meeting – A women’s networking group that is new to Lubbock. Come and enjoy a relaxed and wonderful way to network and meet incredible women within the Lubbock community. Only one person per industry allowed to attend each monthly event. To register for the January meeting please go towww.theheartlinknetwork.com and find the Lubbock location (here you will find all the information that you will need). Your payment for the event is your confirmed registration. Please remember the event is first-come/first-serve and they will be able to accommodate around 25 women. 5609-95th Street; 7 p.m.

January 29….Tenth Avenue North - We’ve all heard it said that music is the universal language, and it’s so true. No other vehicle more powerfully captures the collective hopes and fears or more poignantly celebrates dreams and triumphs. With one listen to the music of Tenth Avenue North, it becomes obvious that songwriter Mike Donehey and his bandmates have a gift for expressing truth in a way that simultaneously educates, enlightens and entertains. The passion for sharing the gospel and the quality of the band’s music will surly raise you to your feet. Tickets: $12 advanced purchase, $15 at the door & $10 for students. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


January 29-31….Broadway Production of “ The Pajama Game” - Bright and riotously funny, this fast-paced, frisky tale is theatre at its very best with this sparkling, all-new production of the Tony Award winning, Broadway smash hit.. The feisty employee representative has found her match in the pajama shop superintendent and when the two get together, they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions! The high-energy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross brims with popular hits and musical theatre standards such as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat” and the hilarious “Hernando’s Hideaway” that will keep you humming all the way home. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions on the Texas Tech campus; 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.


January 30-Feb. 1…."Judas, the Lost Apostle" - This is a gripping story that audiences will never forget. He was the most enigmatic of all the disciples. Witness this riveting drama taking place in the final moments of the crucifixion. Glenn Polk delivers his most stirring performance yet, in the title role. All seats are handicapped accessible, with handicap parking at the door. Shuttles will bring all other patrons from the parking lot to the front door. Group tickets must be purchased by phone: 1-877-RAGTOWN. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, Texas. Regular weekend performances are 7:30 on Fridays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays; plus Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.


January 30-31…."Henry & Ramona" -
Hub Performing Arts School presents this fun play based on the beloved children's books by Beverly Cleary. Henry Huggins just wants to have his own paper route, but his friend Ramona and her little sister Beezus just keep getting in the way. Henry and his friends build a club house with the sign "NO GIRLS ALLOWED!" and trouble ensues! You'll love this fun play for all ages. Saturday’s matinee includes a performance of the Advanced Performance Team's award winning competition piece - 15 minutes of "Godspell Jr." Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased by calling 795-7344. A more detailed description can be found at www.hubperformingarts.com. Frenship High School, FM 179 & 82nd Street; Friday, Jan. 30th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31st at 2 p.m.

January 30- 31….Lubbock Unwrapped: '80s Greatest - Get ready for a whole new experience! Headlining a celebrity guest host each week, Lubbock Unwrapped will feature funny skits by their wonderful cast of actors and comedians, “á la Saturday Night Live,” then rock you with the best music. Presenting hit tributes to the legends of American music and an incredible West Texas singer/songwriter. That’s not all; you will visit Betty Jo’s Bar and Grill and Bob and Toni’s Salon, never knowing who might stop by for a brew, bite, or trim. To top it all off you the audience become part of the show as you attempt to stump Christopher Gossette as he takes a suggested song title and creates a song on the spot. Starring: Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight, Sheena Fadeyi, Kristi Clanton, Billy McClaran, Brandon Gwinn, Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett and The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. This week's guest host is former mayor David Langston and musical guest is West Texas singer/songwriter Andy Eppler. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


January 31….Cookie Event for the Ladies -
Ladies, score your own touchdown as the "hostess with the mostest" for the Big Game Party by creating a delicious treat for your family and friends at Cookies by Design. There are several times available, so grab a friend and call 794-6992 to reserve your spot. Save $10 off the regular price of a cookie cake and have the joy of creating your own design. The baking, clean up and supplies are taken care of and you get to have the fun.
Reminder: For all the "Fun Friends" who came to the "Princess Parties" or decorated cookies for Santa--- they have your pictures! Stop by and pick up your keepsake today! Cookies By Design, 3310 – 82nd Street.

January 31….Lady Raider Basketball – Big XII conference hoops action with the Tech women vs. the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. United Spirit Arena, 1711 Indiana Avenue; 1 p.m.

January 31....Stained Glass Workshop for Teens - Stained glass has been loved and appreciated for thousands of years from its beginnings as faith inspiring windows in churches and cathedrals to its evolution into modern fine art. Teens ages 13 and up are invited to the Buddy Holly Center to learn how to make beautiful stained glass sun catchers with instructor, Laura Hamlett. Class limit of 10. Cost is $7. Pre-Registration is required, call Lisa Howe at 775-3567. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

January 31….Hans York Concert – Enjoy an evening with 2008 Kerville new folk winner, Seattle songwriter with German/Brazilian roots Hans York. He creates music with brilliant emotional momentum and is a consummate musician traveling between folk, jazz, and pop effortlessly while his voice soars above it all. Tickets are $40. For more information visit www.ransomcanyonpoa.org. Ransom Canyon Ranch House, 6 miles from east Loop 289 on 50th Street. Horsd’eouvres served at 6:30 p.m.; concert 8 p.m.

January 31….Red Raider Basketball – Big XII conference hoops action with the Tech men vs. the Nebraska Cornhuskers. United Spirit Arena, 1711 Indiana Avenue; 7 p.m.

January 31…. CITA Ballet School & Vocal Ensembles' Winter Performance of "Maranatha" -
Ballet and voice celebration expressing the joyful anticipation of the rapture. Special preview of the upcoming spring production of "Journey to the High Places." Special guest artist is Chip Polk of Ragtown Gospel Theater. Free admission. For more information call 997-4201 or 632-1464. First Baptist Church, 2201 Broadway; 7 p.m.


ebruary 1….The Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains’ Big Game Blowout (Benefit) – Guests will enjoy a private party viewing of the 2009 Super Bowl on six Plasma HDTV screens in the Jones AT&T Club Level complete with a free fajita buffet. Seating is limited. To reserve a premier table contact Judy Powell at 806-740-0251. Table sponsorship is $1,000 for a table for eight guests in a premier club-level location, free buffet, a personal waiter for your table, a junk food basket, eight drink tickets for the cash bar, 16 raffle tickets, recognition at the event and eight commemorative mugs. Individual tickets are also available for $50 each and include the free buffet. Wrist bands can be purchased for additional beverages. A cash bar also will be available. Tickets can be purchased at all Select-a-Seat outlets, telephone 770-2000 (local), 800-735-1288 (out of town) or the website www.selectaseatlubbock.com. The raffle tickets for two round-trip Southwest Airlines ticket to anywhere Southwest flies are available. The winner will be drawn at the Stand Up for Kids event April 4th. The Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing services for child victims of abuse in a friendly environment, highly skilled forensic interviews, family advocacy and free therapy and counseling. Jones AT&T Stadium, Club Level, Texas Tech campus.


Buddy Holly Center Features
Special Events to Honor Legendary Icon

February 2-3....Not Fade Away: Remembering "The Day the Music Died" - February 3rd marks the 50th year mark of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). The Buddy Holly Center would like to invite the public to a two-day event celebrating the lives and legacies of these rock 'n' roll legends. Patrons are invited to the Center free of charge on Monday, February 2nd from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Tuesday, February 3rd from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 2, 2009
The Center will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Free admission

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Southwest Collection Panel Discussion
Entitled "Keeping the Music Alive," this panel will include Rita Box Peek and Brian McRae who will feature the music of David Box, one of the lead singers for the Crickets after Buddy Holly's death. Curtis Peoples, Archivist, and Andy Wilkinson, artist-in-residence, of the Southwest Collection's at Texas Tech University and Michael Hall, editor for Texas Monthly magazine, will discuss preserving our music heritage. A special exhibit from the Southwest Collection's Crossroads of Music Archive will be on display.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Reception
Reception will immediately follow the panel and will include a meet and greet with the panelists.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free admission
and children’s activities all day

10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. – Screening of "The Real Buddy Holly Story"
Produced and hosted by Sir Paul McCartney, this brilliant and enlightening program is the most authoritative biography ever assembled on the life of the American pop icon.

4:00 p.m – Guided tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery and The Last Tour exhibition by Bill Griggs, noted Holly and 1950s music historian.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
The tragic plane crash of February 3, 1959 changed the face of rock "n" roll music history. This panel delves in to the immediate aftermath of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) with stories about how fate changes history, what could have been, and what we fans were deprived of. Panelists will speak on conditions of the Winter Dance Party tour and how the remaining artists were expected to go on and continue the tour. They will also discuss where these artists would be today, had they lived, and why legacies of these three have continued on, fifty years later. Moderator: Bill Griggs, Rock ‘n’ Roll historian

6:30 p.m. - "The Day the Music Died" Reception
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served immediately following the panel discussion.

Last Week's Ticket Winners...

Contest #1: The winner of the 2 tickets to the Liverpool Legends (Beatles tribute) concert was Rosa H.

The trivia question we asked: Which legendary record producer engineered The Beatles' hit recordings and was later knighted by the Queen of England?

Correct answer: Sir George Martin

Contest #2: The randomly drawn winners of the 2 tickets to tonight's opening night of "Pajama Game" are Timothy & Kathie S.

Don't Forget...LAST CALL....Take Advantage of this Exclusive Ticket Offer for Fun Club Members!

Last week we told all our readers about this very special offer that we have to pass along to EVERYONE in the Lubbock Fun Club. Many of you have written to tell us that you appreciate the chance to see this touring Broadway production and have purchased your tickets at this incredible half-price offering. TONIGHT is opening night and the show runs through Saturday.....so you STILL have time to get your tickets and see what promises to be a great show. Don't miss this offer!

This HALF PRICE offer for tickets to world-class Broadway theater is a tremendous value that we are very proud to share with each of you. When you call Select-a-Seat at 770-2000 to order, BE SURE you tell the ticket person that you are a member of the Lubbock Fun Club and wish to purchase your "Pajama Game" tickets at HALF PRICE!

Got an idea especially for the ladies? steph@lubbockfunclub.com

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February 5….Monthly Singles Dinner – All singles are invited to a special dinner for fun and conversation. The menu is an Italian buffet of lasagna, breasts of chicken alfredo fettuccine, zucchini casserole, garlic bread, salad, cheesecake, and iced tea. They must have at least 30 people to make this happen. RSVP to Jeanne Ford at jeannford@yahoo.com by Monday, February 2nd at 10 p.m. Final count will be turned into Hillcrest Tuesday, February 3rd. Cost is $14.25 (All inclusive, includes tax and gratuity. Cash or check only (Jeanne will collect money at door). Alcoholic beverages at your own cost. Hillcrest Country Club, 4011 N. Boston Ave; 6:30 p.m. (Cocktails), Dinner 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

February 5-7….Cradles 2 Crayons Children's Spring Consignment Sale -
Cradles 2 Crayons is a quality children's, and maternity consignment sale. You will find the best in high quality "gently used" children's clothing, nursery items, shoes, baby equipment, juvenile and household furniture, outside playground equipment, book, software, videos and toys, toys, toys. You can choose to be a consignor, shopper or both. Visit www.cradles2crayons.net . Raintree Christian Church, 3601 82nd Street; Thursday: LFC sale – 9 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Half off most items). The exclusive sale for Lubbock Fun Club members is Thursday, February 5 from 9 p.m.- 12 a.m. Non-members can sign up at the door to be members and be allowed in. Members will need to bring the printed coupon provided in NEXT WEEK'S postcard.

February 14…."Blame It On Valentine, Texas" – West Texas native and Broadway comedian, author and four-time Tony Award nominee, Jaston Williams, of Greater Tuna fame, will present his new one-man show as a fundraiser benefiting Lubbock Community Theater. LCT is honored to host Williams who also will teach two related events in Lubbock over Valentine’s weekend. The first, an Acting Workshop meets Friday, Feb 13th from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. on the campus of Texas Tech University. Williams will also teach a Writers Workshop from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, Feb 14th at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. A private pre-performance event at 6:30 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center features wine and hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet and greet Williams. For information on registration and the curriculum content for the Writers or Action Workshops, or on the 8 p.m. performance contact Jay Brown at (806) 749-2416. Taught by Williams, each workshop will be offered only once, and registration fees of $25 per class apply. Tickets for the Meet and Greet, plus “Blame It On Valentine,Texas” are $35, available exclusively at Select-A-Seat,1-800-735-1288. Tickets to the performance are only $20 per person. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.

February 19-21….Broadway Production of “The Rat Pack is Back” – This spirited tribute recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands “ hotel shows, when the swingin’ ring-a-ding group known as the “Rat Pack” was creating hipster legend with a free-wheeling no-holds-barred nightclub act starring Vegas’ four favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop. Written and produced by Sandy Hackett, son of legendary comedian Buddy Hackett, The Rat Pack features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor, and a hot, live big band that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. Hit’s include “That’s Amore,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Mr. Bojangles”, and many more. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

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