May 14, 2009


May 14….2009 Lubbock Business Expo -
Don't miss this opportunity to network to more than 6,000 business people in just one day! Produced by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Tickets $5 at the door. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Main event begins at 9 a.m.and runs until 5 p.m.

May 14….Alan Jackson and Josh Turner in Concert – The two country music superstars bring the best Nashville has to offer - so expect a virtually sold-out show. Tickets priced at $79.50, $63.75 (including service charges) and available at all Select-A-Seat locations. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


May 15-16….Hub Performing Arts School’s Production: “Disney's Aristocats Kids” - Tickets for this wonderful production are priced at only $5 and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 795-7344. Visit for more information. Frenship High School auditorium, intersection of West 82nd Street & Hwy 179; Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.


May 15-17....Lubbock Community Theatre presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" -
· This theatre and film classic by Dale Wasserman tells the story of a man who tries to fight the system, but with tragic results. The award-winning Broadway classic was made into a multiple Oscar-winning film (including a win for Best Picture 1975). Rating: Drama/R-rated for adult language and situations. Directed by Connie R. Watson. For more info, visit Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Avenue; Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

May 15-17….The Garza Theatre’s production of “The Seafarer” - The West Texas premiere of a new, multiple Tony Award-nominated play by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. The theater has teamed up with the Hotel Garza to celebrate in real Irish style with dinner and staycation package deals. James "Sharky" Harkin, an alcoholic Irishman with a checkered past, has returned home for Christmas to care for his recently blinded brother, Richard. As Sharky attempts sobriety, he contends with the hard-drinking, irascible Richard and his own conscience. The cast includes Justin Duncan, veterans Mitchell Britton and Josh Peterson, C.D. Adamson, and Bill Gelber, renowned Texas Tech theater professor. Hotel Garza is offering patrons a hearty Irish meal prior to the theatre experience. Enjoy handmade Irish stew, fresh wheaten bread, a scrumptious dessert and beverage. The package includes two tickets and two dinners for $45.98, and is also available for matinees. With this romantic getaway for two, guests receive two tickets to the show, a soul-warming handmade Irish dinner before curtain, and a good night’s sleep in this magnificently restored turn-of-the-century inn. Breakfast awaits before the trip back home. Prices are $115.99, $134.99 and $148.99 for the standard, small suite and large suite packages. Prices do not include motel/hotel tax. Reservations for the packages requested 24 hours prior to date of stay. Call (806) 495-3962 or e-mail Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. Students, seniors 60 and older and military personnel tickets are $10. For standard ticket booking, call (806) 495-4005. This show contains adult themes. Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, TX; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights plus 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 17th.


May 16….Lubbock Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis - This year's fundraising walk to find a cure will be held on the Lubbock Christian University campus, 5601 West 19th Street. Get there early at 8:30 a.m. for event registration. Walk begins at 9 a.m.

May 16….Arthritis Walk - Everyone is invited to participate in a 1 mile and 5K walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk is at 9 a.m. For more information contact Stephanie Wehmeier at 773-6427 . Texas Tech Rec Center; Walk begins at 9 a.m.

May 16….Summer Kickoff Carnival - Help start the Summer off with a bang. Parks and Recreation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Summer Kickoff Carnival. Come out and participate in free games, contests, door prizes & more for the whole family! Local businesses have contributed fabulous prizes to be given away throughout the morning. Come check out everything the Parks and Recreation Department has to offer you this summer including camps, classes, events, and more. Call 767-3706 for more information. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 10 a.m.- noon.

May 16….Storytime at Barnes and Noble – South Plains Speech-Language & Hearing Association would like to invite children and parents to help celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month with a story time and crafts! They will be reading “Fidgety Fish.” Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 6707 Slide Road, 11 a.m.

May 16…. A Place For Us Greyhounds Meet and Greet - A wonderful opportunity to meet these lovely dogs and learn about adoption. For more information call 806-787-8530 or visit the website at PetSmart West (6046 Brownfield Hwy.) from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

May 16.....'SOS' Singles "Safari" & Potluck Picnic - Come take a hayride tour of the grounds and see all sorts of exotic animals. After the tour the group will go to the party house for a potluck picnic. So, remember to bring something for the potluck picnic. Cost: $10 - pay at the site. Kenny's Corral, 1 Mile South of FM 1585 on Slide Rd; 6-9 p.m.

May 16 (also repeats May 29-30)….Lubbock Unwrapped “A Tribute to The Music of The Eagles” - This week’s guest host is Donnie Allison. A tribute to The Music of the Eagles featuring Jason Fellers backed by the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine with special guest Mary Fletcher. Starring comedy cast includes Jane Prince-Jones and Kurt Kiser. Special musical guest is West Texas singer/songwriter Hannah Jackson. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 16-17…. 51st Gemstone, Jewelry, and Fossil Show and Sale - There will be over 100 displays from area artists and collectors including a table full of “rock food.” There will be many vendors from around the country featuring decorator items, beads, polished stones, gemstones, gold and silver jewelry, fossils, and lapidary equipment. Hourly door prizes are offered, as well as a grand prize for adults and one for children. A shopper’s dream. Lots to see and buy. Admission: Adults- $4, students 6-12-- $2, Children under 6- free. Hosted by the Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m


ay 17….Return of The Planets: A Joe Don Davidson Memorial Event - Featuring original Planets members: Steve Morelock (piano), Denise Brissey (vocals) Debbie Blakely (vocals), Davis McLarty (drums). Other special guests include Terry Allen, LTRM All Stars, Electric Gypsies, Rev. Al & The Pythons, Lesley Sawyer, Jeff McCreight, Donnie Allison, John Sprott, Doug Bossi and more. All proceeds benefit the Joe Don Davidson Children’s Fund, providing college money for his three youngest kids; Jayson Joe Davidson (16), Danielle Don Davidson (14) and Savanna Renee Davidson (12). Tickets for this benefit concert are $30. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winner....
Our winner of the two tickets to the The Garza Theater (Post, TX) production of “The Seafarer” this weekend was Ken C.

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May 20…......"An Evening with David Gaschen"
May 22, 23…2nd Annual Rock-N-Soul Benefit Concert
May 22-23….Hub Performing Arts School’s “Seussical Jr.”
May 24….....Memorial Day Community Concert & Celebration
May 29-30…"Journey To The High Places"
June 1…......The National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic
June 4...…...Lubbock Fun Club Singles Monthly Dinner

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