July 23, 2009


July 23….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 Kenny Maines. Buddy Holly Center's Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 24 (also repeats July 31; August 8, 15, 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. 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 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 to the public at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.


July 24, 25 (UPDATE: Saturday show is SOLD OUT; tickets remain for Friday) ….The Hoppers in Concert - America's first family of gospel music will be appearing at Ragtown Gospel Theater in Post for two performances. This extremely talented family has appeared on many of the Gaither Homecoming videos and has developed a loyal following around the world. Their solo concerts are always sold out....and this one will be no exception. The Hoppers appear annually before over 900,000 people. Tickets are priced at $35, with a 25% discount for groups of 12 or more. Call toll free: 1-877-RAGTOWN (1-877-724-8696) or go online at www.ragtown.com. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, TX; Friday: 7:30 p.m. and Saturday: 3 p.m.


July 24-26…. Lubbock Meals on Wheels Tennis Tournament - The tournament is being hosted by area country clubs (LakeRidge, Lubbock, & The Falls) and the McLeod Tennis Center at Texas Tech and Monterey High School. The events include men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Once again, there is a junior tournament for players age 18 and under. The junior tournament is singles only. Due to the large number of entries, adult matches will begin on Friday, July 24. Also on Friday, players are invited to The Falls Tennis & Athletic Club for check-in, door prizes, and dinner. A casual bar-b-que dinner will be donated by J&M BBQ. Play continues on Saturday and Sunday, and the weekend of events closes with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m., Sunday at The Falls. Awards will be presented for first, second, and third place winners in both the adult and junior tournaments and refreshments will be served. The tournament director is Amanda Knight and the tournament referee is Clifford Hopping. The entry fee, which includes invitations for two to the Friday evening events and a tournament t-shirt is $30 per person and $15 for the second event for adults, and $25 per person for the juniors. The entry and payment deadline was Tuesday, July 21. A $5 fee will be charged to anyone paying after the deadline. Payments can be made to Lubbock Meals on Wheels by cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover). To enter the tournament or for more info, contact Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office at 792-7971.

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. Friday and Saturday – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee – 2:30 p.m.


July 25….Kids' Triathlon - Come have fun by experiencing a multi sport event in a safe, positive environment at the Texas Tech Recreational Center Kids' Triathlon. It is $15 for the first child in a family and $10 for each additional child in a family. $5 late fee after July 20th (and you won’t be seeded in the swim). Pick up a registration form at the Student Rec Center and bring the form and your payment to the Fitness and Wellness office or visit www.Active.com (complete with credit card payment). All participants must pick up their numbers and packets on Friday July 24 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Student Rec Center. This will also be your last chance to register. For more information visit www.recsports.ttu.edu or call 806-742-3828. Texas Tech Recreational Center leisure pool; 7:30 a.m.

July 25….Lubbock Master Gardeners Waterwise Garden Tour – Tickets are $5.00 and available at the tour locations (3412 48th, 3616 46th, 3810 40th, 4226 97th Place, 3807 75th Place). For more detailed information, visit lubbockmastergardeners.tamu.edu or call Cecilia George at 799-3307. Tour takes place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 25….Dedication of The "80 John" Wallace House (circa 1900) – This home was built in Mitchell County, Texas and restored at the National Ranching Heritage Center. There will be a BBQ lunch at noon at the McLaughlin Arbor at the NRHC. Tickets $10 in advance. For lunch reservations, call (806) 742-2498, or online at www.nrhc.com. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St; 11 a.m.

July 25….2009 Cattle Baron’s Ball: A Little Texas and a Whole Lotta Hope - Benefit for the American Cancer Society featuring musical performances by Richie McDonald, Jeff Strahan & Element, Las Vegas-style games, live and silent auctions and more. For tickets visit www.lubbockcattlebaronsball.org. V-8 Ranch, east of Lubbock (on the road adjacent to Buffalo Springs Lake); 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

July 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. Showcasing West Texas singer/songwriter Brandon Adams. Tickets $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

July 25 (also repeats August 1, 7, 14 and 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Production: “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”- The music of Buddy Holly has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and this show tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with high-school friends the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage to Maria Elena; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. Don’t miss out, this is your chance to see Buddy sing his way through two hours of the best rock ‘n’ roll you’ll ever hear! As a special treat, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals has cast Dean Elliott and Matthew Wycliffe,
professional actors who have played the role of Buddy Holly in London’s West End, to reprise the role in Lubbock. Tickets available at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, see www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.


July 26….New Theater Group Recruitment Meeting - Announcing the organizational/recruiting meeting of Soup’s On Troupe. A new theater group of silver citizens (over 50) is forming, and you are invited to come. Soup’s On Troupe is: Lite theater to go, loaded with little bites of love and laughter, salted with a tear or two, delivered in small servings, to your location, for your enjoyment! Email doreydoc@gmail.com or call 806-445-4108 or more information on this new community project. Mahon Library, 1306 9th St; 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

July 26....Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Series Final Concert - The 2009 Texas Tech University Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Recital Series will conclude with a collaborative performance by TTU alumni carilloneur Denise R. Koncelik and historian Tai D. Kreidler presenting "The Six flags of Texas." Dr. Koncelik teaches flute and composition at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and Dr. Kreidler is the Co-Director of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University ad teaches history. The concert is is free to the public. Dr. Kreidler will speak about each of the countries under which Texas has been governed; followed by Dr. Koncelik playing musical selections representing each country. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen from the Memorial Circle north of the Administration Building. Families with children welcome. For more info call (806) 799-7227. West tower of the Administration building, Texas Tech campus; 8 p.m.

Spotlight On Simple, Family Fun:
Check out Museum of Texas Tech University

Art on Thursday, 2nd Thursday of each month, 6-8pm – Hands-on art classes for adults, ages 18 and older. No skill, previous experience, or “talent” required, just an interest in exploring creativity. Limited to 20 participants, the class will be held on the second Thursday of each month at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The class will be taught by Dr. Jill Hoffman, Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Education for the Museum, and the fee is $5 per person, per class, to cover cost of supplies. Each class will be a single event, so beginning a class at any time, and attending various, non-sequential dates is fine. The class will explore various materials and processes and will, at times, explore ideas, themes, and processes reflected within the collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University. Class time is 6:30-8pm and will meet in the old assembly room on the ground floor of the Museum, across from the Moody Planetarium.

Art on Saturday, 2nd Saturday of each month, 1-2:30pm – FAMILY art workshops will be offered on the second Saturday afternoon of each month at the Museum of Texas Tech University. Parents and their children, grandparents and grandkids, aunts and uncles & nieces and nephews, are welcome to enjoy a time together for exploring various art materials and processes. Emphasis will be on creating simple projects that can be recreated at home using basic materials. The class will be taught by Dr. Jill Hoffman, Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Education for the Museum, and the fee is $5 for one adult/one child team, per class, to cover cost of supplies. Each class will be a single event, so beginning a class at any time, and attending various, non-sequential dates is fine. The class will meet in the Old Assembly room on the ground floor of the Museum, across from the Moody Planetarium. Class time is 1- 2:30pm. Limited to 20 participants per class; call for reservations: 742-2432.

Through July 31….Planetarium Show - “Galaxies”

Show Times
Tuesday-Sunday…3:30 p.m.
Thursday…3:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday...11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Monday (and most national hoidays)…Closed

$2 for adults
$1 for students, college with ID, & Seniors 60+
Free for kids 5 or under Tickets on sale 30 min before showtime; first-come basis

Through July 31….Laser Show– “Laser Beatles” - Sound & light shows featuring the AVI Omniscan Laser Projection System hi-fidelity music and spectacular laser-generated, full-color images combine to produce a sensational audio and visual experience in the Moody Planetarium dome room. Laser shows may be loud and may contain lyrics or visuals that might not be considered appropriate for all ages.

Show Times:
Tuesday-Sunday.....2 p.m.
Thursday.....2 & 6 p.m.
Monday (& most national holidays)....Closed


$2 for adults
$1 for students, college with ID, & Seniors 60+
Free for kids 5 or under

Current Special Exhibits -

• A Double-Edged Weapon: The Sword as Icon and Artifact - through October 25

• The Watson Family Photographers: L.A. Stories - through September 13
Last Week's Ticket Recipient....

Last week’s winner for a family 4-pak to The Annual Harley Sadler Show “Epic Proportions” at the Garza Theatre in Post, Texas, was Lisa B. of Lubbock.

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July 31…..................Dinner & Movie Night at the Winery
July 31 - August 1….Family Camp-In-at the Museum
August 1…...............The Hub City Beach Party
August 8..............….Downtown Art Market
August 22….............Charlie Goodnight Concert

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