March 26, 2009


March 26….Lubbock Fun Club Singles Coffee and Conversation - This gathering's topic is "Conflict & Resolution" by John Miller. Cost: $2 donation will be collected at the door. J&B Coffee Shop, 2701 26th St. Come early at 6:30 p.m. to order your coffee and specialty drinks; discussion is from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

March 26….Heart Link Network Meeting - You are invited to a relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. This unique experience enables individuals to help one another grow their businesses and strengthen their community. No membership requirement. Limited to 35 participants. $20 per person or bring a guest for only $10 (2 for $30). Reservation/pre-payment required to ensure a spot at this event. To register, visit the website at 5609-95th Street; 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.


March 27….Ballet Lubbock’s 3rd Annual Gala “Prelude to the Dance” – Ballet Lubbock kicks off the spring season with a can’t miss party and features an exclusive sneak-peek at upcoming spring performances of “The Firebird.” Black tie attire and reservations recommended for this spectacular party, which features live entertainment by legendary funk band, Element, a performance by the Ballet Lubbock Company, an exclusive cocktail sponsored by Murphy’s Pub, the exceptional wines of Llano Estacado, and savory cuisine by At Your Service. Delectable desserts will round out this fiery Russian palate. But while this is a chance to dress to impress, don’t forget your dancing shoes - after all, who better than Ballet Lubbock to throw the all–out best dance party in town? Tickets are available through Ballet Lubbock and at the door for $75 per person. All proceeds benefit Ballet Lubbock, the region’s only non-profit dance school with scholarships, outreach programs, community performances and a pre-professional performing company. For more information or advance tickets, contact Laura Berry at Ballet Lubbock by sending email to or by calling 806-785-3090. Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

March 27….Music From Lubbock – Benefit Concert for the 2009 Stocking Project, sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church and the City of Lubbock. An evening of music featuring original compositions and arrangements from students and faculty of Lubbock Christian University, South Plains College, and Wayland Baptist University. Tickets $5.00 and may be purchased by calling (806) 799-3621. Legacy Hall, 1500 14th St., Lubbock; 7:30 p.m.


March 27-28, April 3-5, 10-11….The Garza Theater’s Production of "Moon Over Buffalo" –
This comedy was written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Mickie Klafka. Charlotte and George Hay, an acting couple not exactly the Lunts, are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac (revised, one nostril version) and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their lawyer? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, in this valentine to theatre hams everywhere. For reservations call 806-495-4005. Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 12 and under, $10.00 for students, seniors and military. Garza Theater, 226 E. Main, Post, TX; 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on April 5th.


March 28….2nd Annual Race for the Kiddos -
Child Abuse Awareness Fun Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit Community Partners of Lubbock, a non-profit agency where 100% of all donations benefit the children and families of Child Protective Services. Pre-registration is available online at (search Race for the Kiddos) or you can register the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 if you pre-register and $25 the day of the event. Contact Audra if you have any questions at 747-2877. 5K or 1-mile fun run/walk will begin and end at the Texas Tech Rec. Center; 9 a.m.

March 28....2nd Annual Kids' Summer Fun Fair - Produced as a community service by the Lubbock Fun Club, this special event brings together leading community businesses and organizations offering activities, day camps, classes and summer programs for kids of all ages...ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! You’ll discover a wide range of vendors offering their services and special programs....with discounts and incentives for early summer sign-ups. Plus....there’ll be hourly drawings, great door prizes, a kids activity area outside...special surprises and lots of fun for all attending! Plan now for summer, meet vendors, take advantage of early sign-up opportunities and get the best times and spaces available before they fill up! There'll be fun stuff for parents and kids alike - including artist demonstrations, animal shows courtesy of the Science Spectrum, live music, children's actors showing their talents, inflatable jumpers out front....and a casual atmosphere that's fun for all! Special appearance by Cinderella and a Pirate Captain! This FREE event is produced especially for families and kids. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Once-In-A-Lifetime: Closing Centennial Celebration Features Legendary Talent!

March 28….Lubbock Legends Concert - The year-long Centennial Celebration will wrap up with the Lubbock Legends Concert, hosted by Mac Davis. Ralna English, Joe Ely, Richie McDonald, Terry Allen, David Gaschen, Jennifer Smith, Terry Cook, Jay Boy Adams, Kenny Maines, Donnie Allison, Virgil Johnson, John Gillas, David Kneupper, Andy Wilkinson, Tom Braxton, Mariachi Amistad, Steena, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, The Texas Tech Choir and Lubbock Chorale, Ballet Lubbock, Ballet Folkloricos, and many, many others will take the stage. Tickets on sale now through Select-A-Seat (770-2000). All seats reserved, priced $5, $10, $15. United Spirit Arena,1701 Indiana; 7:30 p.m.

March 28….Del Castillo: CD Pre-Release Concert - Del Castillo presents the first sneak-peek prior to the official release of their newest album at the Cactus Theater. Come and listen as Del Castillo once again electrifies the house with their exhilarating sound. Special guest Tori Vasquez opens the show. Tickets $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 p.m.


March 29…."Art for a Cause" - An art show that benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All proceeds made from the art that is sold will go to MDA in Lubbock. All media have been donated by local artists. Tthere will be everything from paintings to leather work. For more information on the event, call Kristin Mazurek, 790-5205. School of Art, 2222 E. County Road 7130 (just east of MLK and 82nd St); 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

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The winner of last week’s "Man in Black contest" was Randy H. of Lubbock. (Editor's Note: This tribute show had to be unexpectedly cancelled and rescheduled due to the headliner's sickness. The show is now re-booked for July.)

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April 3-5, 10-12, 17-18…. Lubbock Community Theatre’s Production of "I Hate Hamlet" - ·A young and successful television actor moves to New York, rents a marvelous Gothic-style apartment that is haunted by the ghost of the world’s greatest Hamlet, John Barrymore. The fact that the actor hates Hamlet is just the beginning of the hilarity. Written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Leah Tyson. Rating: Comedy: PG 13. For information call 806-749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunity Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave; Fridays/Saturdays, 8 p.m. plus a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee.

April 2, 3, 4….Broadway Production of “Annie” –
The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “ Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever-optimistic “Tomorrow,” Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

April 2, 3, 4….67th Annual ABC Pro Rodeo – Help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lubbock by attending the ABC Pro Rodeo. Sponsored by the Downtown Chapter of AMBUC’s. Reserved and general admission tickets can be purchased thru Select-a-Seat at 1-800-735-1288 or at General admission tickets are also available at Cavender’s, Boot City and Dollar Western Wear. Thursday, April 2nd is Tough Enough to wear Pink And College Night ($5.00 off general admission tickets with student I.D.) City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s matinee 1:30 p.m.

April 10, 11, 17 , 18, 19….. Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour –
Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to save the day! Thomas, the beloved and courageous storybook engine, is set to roll into Lubbock’s West Texas Special Railroad at W. 4th and FM 179. This fun-filled event offers preschoolers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute (approximate) ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure. There will be an opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of The Railway, activities for the whole family, including arts & crafts, storytelling, video viewing, live music, exclusive commemorative merchandise including a 2009 Day Out With Thomas passenger car, as well as a t-shirts, engineer caps, pennants, and more. The tour, now in its 14th year, will make stops in more than 40 US cities and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2009. Tickets are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting or Ticket prices are $19.50 (including sales tax) for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). The Lubbock Day Out With Thomas event is sponsored by Cagle Steaks, For more information regarding the event visit W. 4th and FM 179 (adjacent to Cagle Steaks); Train rides are on the hour 9 a.m. thru 6 p.m. each day.

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