July 9, 2009


July 9….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center presents the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series....and it's free to the public. There will be a cash bar as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. This week's featured performer is Patricia Vonne. Buddy Holly Center’s Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 9, 10, 11….2009 Melodrama in the Park – Bring lawn chairs and come and enjoy this free show in the park! There are two comedies in one fun evening: “Nobody Sleeps” written by Guernsey Le Pelley; and "The Great Western Melodrama" written by Florence Huntington Morris. Directed by Beth Bass. For more information call 792-0501. Maxey Park, 4007-30th; 7:30 p.m.


July 10 (also July 24, 25)….Lubbock Unwrapped: The Music of Garth Brooks – Performed by Jeff Bailey and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine with guest host: Eddie McBride and his special guest Linda Gaither. Comedy cast features Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser. Also showcasing West Texas singer/songwriter: Brandon Adams. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


July 10, 11 (also July 17, 18, 24, 25)…."Epic Proportions" - The Annual Harley Sadler show was written by Larry Coen and David Crane and directed by Zachery Kocurek. Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of brothers Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to work as extras in the Biblical epic film "Exeunt Omnes," directed by the mysteriously reclusive D.W. DeWitt. All 3400 extras are supervised by Louise Goldman, who divides them into groups of four. While Phil's status as a "Three" includes relatively pleasant scenes of feasts and parades, brother Benny is a "Four," meaning he is included in all ten plagues. As things progress and everything begins to fall apart, Phil finds himself behind the cameras as the film's director, with Benny in a starring role. The two fall in love with Louise, leading to a brother vs. brother rivalry typical of epic movies. Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved by calling the box office, (806) 495-4005. Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main; all shows at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on the 26th at 2:30 p.m.


July 11….Downtown Art Market – A once a month market held in the Tornado Gallery Garden and spreading on to Buddy Holly Avenue. It is a communal market which allows artists of all genres to buy, sell, or trade their works, supplies, food, and music. Performances, materials, unique objects, and fruits and produce are among the things that you will find there. It is free and open to the public. The contact person for these events is Larry Simmons at ideaworker@gmail.com. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

July 11….Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday Program - This program will be presented by Dr. Cynthia McKenney, a professor at Texas Tech University. Her recent travels included a trip to the California Pack Trials. Come and see the new plants which will be in stores next year. For more information visit www.lubbockarboretum.org. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave. Invite your friends and neighbors for coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m.

July 11….Archeology Family Day – This a free event geared for families and people of all ages. There will be hands-on activities for children such as spear throwing, ceramic work and simulated digs where they can hunt for broken pottery and fossils. There will be opportunities to watch and talk with excavators and archeologists and view Lubbock Lake Landmark’s research lab. Tours of the dig sites will be offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

July 11….Benefit Garage Sale - There will be a garage sale and raffle benefiting The West Texas Turning Point Organization, a non-profit group that provides adaptive sports and activities for physically challenged children and adults. The raffle will have many items ranging from free lessons with a golf pro, a 12-gauge shotgun and prize packs with food, massages, and Cactus Theater tickets. There will be 7 different drawings each worth over $200.00. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. and you need not be present to win. For more information on the garage sale, raffle or joining the organization please contact Wayne or Anna Herring at 806-765-6422. Traders Market, 84th and Avenue L; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

July 11 (also repeats August 7)….Local Author Book Signing – An Arboretum member and former Board Trustee, Willa Finley, is the co-author of a new book entitled Lone Star Wildflowers: A Guide to Texas Flowering Plants, published by Texas Tech University Press. In the field, by the roadside, or in the classroom, Lone Star Wildflowers reveals the science, ecology, and rich lore of Texas flowers with nearly 500 full-color flower photographs, grouped according to the color spectrum and further arranged by family. You are invited to meet the author, have your books signed, and enjoy talking about Texas wildflowers. There will also be note cards and bookmarks for sale. See the website at www.lonestarwildflowers.net.
Green Lawn Church of Christ (East Foyer) 1 p.m. - 4 p.m

July 11….Encore! A Tribute To Johnny Cash - Back by popular demand! Bennie Wheels returning from Dallas, Texas headlines his highly acclaimed, authentic tribute to the “man in black”. Those who attended his last production at the Cactus were blown away by his astounding performance! If you are a Johnny Cash fan (and who isn’t?), you are going to love this special event! With an uncanny sound and likeness to June Carter, Bennie’s wife Renee’ adds a special touch to this amazing recreation, widely recognized as the best Johnny Cash tribute show in the nation. Join Bennie, Renee’ and the Johnny Cash Tribute Band for an evening of legendary hit songs presented the way you remember them! Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


July 12….Westwind Brass Band Concert in the Park - Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to the free concerts. Phil Anthony has been the director of the band for 12 years. The ensemble is composed of 35 volunteers who consist of doctors, attorneys, teachers and more. The band plays many kinds of brass instruments and percussion and features a wide variety of music: marches, patriotic, show tunes and regular band music. Each performance will feature a different soloist. Tech Terrace is the sponsor for the concerts, but the band is supported by donations and about 500 people attend each show. The band will also have someone lead the children around the park in a march to the music. Wagner Park, 26th Street & Flint Ave. 8:00 p.m.

Special Preview:
"Guys & Dolls"

July 17-18, 24, 31, and August 8, 15 and 21….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Production of “Guys and Dolls” - The winner of five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls includes the hit numbers A Bushel and a Peck and Luck Be a Lady and numerous others. New York, the city that never sleeps. From the news seller to the chorus girl, from the gambler to the missionary - all of them caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. The original London production opened in 1953 and ran for 555 performances. Guys and Dolls was one of the greatest successes that the Broadway theatre has known. In 1955 the film version was released, starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons, with Vivian Blaine reprising her role. Tickets are available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at their web site at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, refer to the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals website, www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

We have a voucher for two general admission tickets to see Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' production of “Guys and Dolls” on your choice of next Friday night, July 17 or Saturday night, July 18.

To enter this random drawing, send us an email with the words "Guys & Dolls Giveaway" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name along with a daytime phone number so we may reach you. Winner will be notified this Monday morning.

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July 24…..........Summer Movies in the Park
July 25…..........Master Gardeners Waterwise Garden Tour
August 1…........The Hub City Beach Party
August 7…........Art League of Lubbock Show

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