April 2, 2009


April 2-4….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 2-4….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 AMBUCS. Reserved and general admission tickets can be purchased thru Select-a-Seat at 1-800-735-1288 or at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. 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 2-5…..Ballet Lubbock’s Annual Spring Performance, “The Firebird” For the first time in Lubbock, Ballet Lubbock presents the full-length classical ballet: The Firebird. Featuring original choreography of artistic director Yvonne Racz-Key and the music of composer Igor Stravinsky, Firebird represents a major undertaking by young, pre-professional dancers from Lubbock and the South Plains. Also featured in this program are two additional premiere works: Street Tango (choreography by Ms. Racz-Key) and Empty Embrace, choreographed by WTAMU Dance Department head Edward Truitt. All performances by members of the Ballet Lubbock Company, a pre-professional performing company that has graduated hundreds of successful professional dancers, choreographers and instructors in its 40-year existence. Tickets are available March 1st at all Select-A-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000, or by going online to www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Seating is reserved at $25.00 all seats, all performances. Underwood Center/ Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.


April 3….Harvey House Bingo Party - This is a fund raiser for the Slaton Harvey House restoration fund and all proceeds go to this fund. It is a bingo/pizza party. Each $25 ticket gets you two bingo cards for each of eight games and all the pizza and drinks and desserts you want. There will be lots of great prizes, lots of pizza and lots of fun! Harvey House on Railroad Avenue, Slaton, TX (Take the downtown Slaton overpass and just follow the train track right into town); 6 p.m.

April 3….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus the exciting 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 will help you navigate FFAT with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This wonderful monthly event runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. throughout downtown and the Depot District.

April 3….The Hallelujah Chorus Presents America Sings - Come celebrate our great nation with over 40 voices from the Hallelujah Chorus. Joining them will be the remarkable Flying J Wranglers from Ruidoso. Come listen to a moving and soul touching array of patriotic classics, Broadway hits and other exceptional musical selections directed by Dr. Wayne Hinds. Tickets are $25. For info visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


April 3-4….Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Federation's 50th Festival - Guest caller is Darryl Lipscomb and Kathy Stevens, guest cuer. Active and inactive dancers invited. Visitors welcome. Call 806-797-6734 for more information. 2305 120th Street;
Friday: pre-rounds at 7:15 p.m., Grand March at 7:45 p.m. with Squares & Rounds beginning at 8 p.m.
Saturday: Rounds workshop at 10 a.m., plus dance at 2 p.m., Reception at 6 p.m., pre-rounds at 7:15, Grand March at 7:45 p.m. with Squares & Rounds beginning at 8 p.m.

April 3-4….Lubbock Meals on Wheels Garage Sale - The annual garage sale that benefits Lubbock Meals on Wheels has a new host. Industrial Lion’s Club of Lubbock will hold the sale originated by Delta Theta Chi Sorority. Delta Theta Chi had held this event for over thirty years and is now passing the torch to another group but still plans to assist in this labor intensive project. Thanks to this new partnership, the event is able to continue and both Lubbock Meals on Wheels and Industrial Lions’ projects will benefit from the effort. Donations are now being accepted. Please contribute items that are clean, in working order, gently used, etc. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, please call either of the following Industrial Lion’s members to make arrangements: Lloyd Rose at 795-5386 or Frank Gregg at 745-7585. 4841-50th (building behind Hong Kong Super Buffet); Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday: 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.


April 3-5…. 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 theatre.org. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave; Fridays/Saturdays, 8 p.m. plus a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee.

April 3-5….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. Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, in this valentine to theatre hams everywhere. For reservations call 806-495-4005. Tickets $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.


April 4….Annual Apple Blossom Celebration -
Apple Country invites the public to experience the aromatic splendor and blooming spectacle of 6000 apple trees in their pink and white finery. Come take a hayride in the orchard and join us for our famous apple pancakes and sausage to be served all day. Our celebration will again benefit Meals on Wheels. Visitors are invited to enjoy this beautiful time in the orchard and help support our area Meals on Wheels Program. Apple Country Bakery and gift store will be open all day. Memorial pavers may be purchased for the commemorative waterfall and fountain patio area. Donations for meal and hayride of $4 graciously accepted. Apple Country at Hi Plains Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62 (12206 E. Hwy 62); 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 4….Six Citywide Easter Egg Hunts - Calling all kids! Grab your Easter baskets and join in the fun as you hunt for Easter eggs in a city park near you. The Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Parks and Recreation, is hosting six citywide Easter egg hunts 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event begins at 10 a.m. with free photos with the Easter bunny for an hour, and then at 11 a.m. stand back as sirens sound the start of Lubbock’s most spectacular Easter egg hunt! Over 50,000 Easter eggs will be divided between the six sites with an additional ten golden eggs for each hunt. Each child who finds one of these golden eggs will receive a special Easter basket filled with goodies and toys. Youth will be divided into two age groups, one for younger children ages four years old and under and one for older youth ages five years old and above. The Easter egg hunts will be located at six city parks and held simultaneously throughout the city at the sites listed below:
Hodges Community Center - 41st Street & University Avenue
Rawlings Community Center - 213 40th Street
Simmons Community Center - East 23rd Street & Oak Avenue
Maggie Trejo Supercenter - 3200 Amherst Street
Kastman Park (by the pavilion) – Joliet Avenue & South Loop 289
McAlister Park - Milwaukee Avenue & Sharp Freeway

April 4….The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band - Featured guest of Texas Tech Jazz Festival - Tap your feet to the music of The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band, a veritable who's who among jazz musicians. Formed in the summer of 1998 to perform Dizzy Gillespie's classic big band repertoire, they continue the legacy left by the late master. Tickets available through Select-A-Seat, 770-2000. General admission - $12. Allen Theatre, on the Tech campus; 8 p.m.


April 5….Hands for Hope Walk for Autism Awareness Benefiting the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, Texas Tech University College of Education. For more info and to register go to www.burkhartcenter.org or call 742-1998 x 458. There is no registration fee but donations are welcome. Willie McCool Track and Field, Coronado High School, 34th & Vicksburg; Walk- up registration at 1:30 p.m.; walk is at 2 p.m.

April 5….Ivan Parker Concert - Southern Gospel music fans the world over know Ivan Parker. He has been a star of the Gaither Homecoming shows for over 15 years, and continues to take top honors at every Gospel Music award show. He is the Favorite Male Solo performer in the country again this year. All seats reserved for this special all music event. Individual tickets are $35. Groups of 12 or more $28 per ticket and must be purchased by phone at 1-877-RAGTOWN. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, Texas (35 miles SE of Lubbock), 3 p.m.

April 5….Matador Singers - This organization, formerly the Men's Chorus, has taken a new direction this year, returning, in part, to the idea of offering a wide variety of musical styles in hopes that everyone can leave a concert having enjoyed the music one hoped to hear. This breadth of versatility has tested the singers, many of whom have not sung previously in a choral ensemble. These men have also conformed to the ideals of service by singing for numerous campus events throughout the year, resulting in favorable notoriety for the School of Music and the College of Visual & Performing Arts. This year saw the first-ever appearance of a TTU choral organization singing the national anthem at a football game in Jones Stadium. Karl Dent, director. Free admission. Hemmle Recital Hall, Tech campus; 8 p.m.


April 6….Get Fit Lubbock - Sign up now for Get Fit Lubbock. Gather your team of 6 to 10 together, choose a captain and get moving in this friendly community competition. Earn points for minutes of exercise, weight loss and attendance at community health events. Visit www.healthylubbock.org/getfit to sign up; fee is $20. Everything is entered and tracked online. Contest begins April 6 and ends May 31. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded during Healthy Lubbock Day scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 at Maxey Park. For more details, call Annette Boles at the Garrison Institute on Aging at 743-7821.

Double Giveaways This Week...
...One Deadline Today at Noon!

Contest #1: Folks....this first contest will be the QUICKEST contest we've ever had. We have 2 tickets for tonight's opening night performance of Ballet Lubbock's spring production of "The Firebird." To enter this first-ever, same-day drawing, send us an e-mail with the word "Firebird" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name and contact info (including daytime phone). Remember....the deadline for entries is TODAY! We'll randomly draw from all the email entries received by NOON TODAY. To enter this giveaway, e-mail your entry to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com

Contest #2: We have 2 Family 4-paks vouchers for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “BOOM A RING” April 22 – 23. To enter this random drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Under the Big Top". in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name and contact info (including daytime phone). Remember....the deadline for entries is this Sunday at midnight. We'll draw from all the email entries submitted. To enter this giveaway, e-mail your contact info to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com

Good luck to everyone!

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April 10….Lubbock Unwrapped, “Classic Rock Mega Hits” - This week’s guest host is Don McBeth. Classic Rock Mega Hits features Chad Chestnut, John Sprott, Jason Fellers & Billy McClaran, backed by the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Starring comedy cast include Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett and Jacie Hood. Special musical guest is West Texas singer/ songwriter Jenee Jones. Tickets are $25. For more info visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 10-11, 17-19….. 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. 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. Tickets are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/thomas or www.westtexas-special.com. Ticket prices are $19.50 (including sales tax) for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). For more infon regarding the event visit www.westtexas-special.com. W. 4th and FM 179 (adjacent to Cagle Steaks); Train rides are on the hour 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

April 17-18….The Baseball Music Project –
A multimedia presentation with images, narration, video, and the greatest music ever written about America’s favorite pastime. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield will be the host through an evening of cultural lineage, historical significance, electrifying music and fun. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; April 17 at 8 p.m.and April 18 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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