July 16, 2009


July 16….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 allowed. This week's featured performer is Amanda Shires. Buddy Holly Center's Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 17-18….Huge Family Promise Garage Sale and Cookout - Come and browse and buy from the large selection. Visit Historic Hope House and learn about the 5 Family Promise Volunteer Programs and enjoy food and refreshments . Make a difference in the lives of homeless families with children. All proceeds from this sale and any donations will be used to provide support services to our homeless families with children. Family Promise provides transitional housing and services for the rapidly growing number of Lubbock homeless families. For info call 744-5035 or e-mail hevans@familypromiselubbock.org. Hope House, 1511 Ave. M; Friday: Noon – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

July 17, 18 (also July 24, 25, 26)…."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, Post, Texas. All shows at 7:30 p.m.

July 17, 18….The JDs in Concert- The long awaited return of Donnie Allison and The JDs! Come celebrate as Donnie and his sidekicks Jeff Bailey, Jason Fellers, and Mark Paden take you on a walk through memory lane with the all time hits of the JDs. With their usual comedic wit, their cool vibe and amazing musical talent, this is “THE” concert you can’t miss! We are all blessed to have the group back together again. Enjoy what will be one of the most memorable concerts of the year. Get your tickets early...this show slated for two nights only. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

July 17, 18…."The Baptist" (Premiere Weekend; also repeats each weekend through October 17th with added Sunday matinees each "first Sunday" of the month) - Veteran stage actor, Glenn Polk will portray John the Baptist in this summer production. With a degree in theater, Polk has appeared in over 50 major stage productions, as well as television and film. He captures the essence and becomes the "voice crying out in the wilderness." With a cast of 25 people, this is one of the larger productions staged at Ragtown Gospel Theater. During the summer, Ragtown features "$15 Friday". Every seat in this beautiful facility is the same price... and it's first come-first served on Fridays. On Saturdays, regular pricing remains in effect. Adults-$20....Students 1/2 price....and groups of 12 or more-$15. Prior to each production, the audience is treated to an inspirational and lively Southern Gospel concert featuring recording artist Chip Polk.Free shuttle buses take patrons to the front door. For more information call toll free: 1-877 RAGTOWN or visit online at www.ragtown.com. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, TX;. Located just off Highway 84. Coming from Lubbock, down the caprock, just west of the city of Post, move to the left lane and look for the posted signs for the theater. Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 3 p.m. matinee.

July 17, 18 (Premiere Weekend; also repeats July 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 be purchased in advance at their website at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more information, see the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals web site at 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.


July 18….LHUCA’s Art Parts Party: Birdhouse Building for Kids– Give a bird a home by making a birdhouse. Join the folks from Tornado Gallery as
they teach you how to build unique birdhouses from recyclable and found objects. Workshop is for ages 6 and up and the cost is only $10 for parent and child ($5 for each additional child). Space is limited, so sign up today by calling 806-762-8606 or by coming by 511 Avenue K. The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 9 a.m. – noon.

July 18 (This is a re-scheduled date from June)….Benefit Luncheon for Women’s Protective Services –
There will be a variety of vendors, entertainment, and Roy Rios will be speaking. There will be a special surprise makeover for a special lady who is a victim of abuse. There will also be raffles and give away items to raise money for Women’s Protective Services and that special lady. Tickets are $25 each. Anyone who would like to purchase a ticket for the event can call or email Sherrie Spycha at 806-796-3609 spychaj@sbcglobal.net. Please RSVP by July 13th. Sherrie has also authored and published a book special for the event called “Staying Safe: Helping Victims of Abuse”. It is full of life-saving safety tips for women, children, the home, work, internet, money, how to identify a stalker, safety kit information and much more. Those books will be available for sale for $9.95 before and during the event. Proceeds will go to Women’s Protective Services. Furr's Family Dining, 6001 Slide Rd; 11 a.m. – 2 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. Note the new location for this week's concert: Vintage Township, 114th Street & Trafalgar Ave. 8:00 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Recipient....

The winner of the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' production of “Guys & Dolls” ticket drawing was Sherry P. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

This week’s contest is for a family 4-pak to The Annual Harley Sadler Show “Epic Proportions” at the Garza Theatre in Post, Texas, on your choice of July 24, 25, or 26th.

To enter this random drawing, send us an email with the words “Contest of Epic Proportions” 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, 25….....The Hoppers in Concert
July 25…..........Master Gardeners Waterwise Garden Tour
August 1…........The Hub City Beach Party
August 8…........Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp & Willie Nelson

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