August 27, 2009


August 27….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 performers are Lesley Sawyer & Curtis Peoples. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

August 27….The Joe Ely Duo - Start your weekend early with Joe Ely and Rob Gjersoe as they return to the Cactus stage. The Theater was rockin' the last time this dynamic duo presented a passionate and energetic performance that electrified the stage and audience. Joe's back home and looking to end the summer with a bang! Tickets: $35 & $30. Cactus Theater. 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


August 28….Van Gogh: Brush with Genius (Premiere; Film runs through October) - For the first time on the Giant OMNI Screen, discover the fantastic colors and passionate brushwork of a great genius, far removed from the “tragic artist” image for which he is known. Retrace the artist’s life as we read his letters and take in the beautiful locations that inspired him and his most famous works. The film retraces the artist’s footsteps, leading us through the painter’s subject matter and sources of inspiration. From the dazzling yellow of the cornfields to the deep blue of the sky, the entire palette of one of our most flamboyant painters explodes to light up the giant screen. This passionate voyage, this new closeness to van Gogh – the masterpieces and the man – open up a world of unexpected, intense emotions on the giant screen. The film offers us the unique joy of seeing and getting to know, with ever-increasing admiration, the man whose energy and freedom are intrinsically bound to the great beauty of his work. An accompanying exhibit display of five of van Gogh’s most famous works will be on display in the lobby of the OMNI Theater. There is no additional admission charge to see the van Gogh murals. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; For additional theater information and showtimes, call 806-745-6299 or visit
OMNI Theater General Admission Ticket Rates: $8.00 Adults, $6.50 Children (ages 3-12), $6.50 Seniors (60+)

August 28….'40s With a Splash of '50s Swing’n’ Pop - Featuring the hits of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway and a slue of saxophone instrumental hits! Starring talent search finds Keegan Peck and Kelsey Stegall. Also featuring Cactus Stars Donnie Allison, Sheena Fadeyi and Don Caldwell on saxophone. Tickets priced at $25.00. Cactus Theater. 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


August 28, 29, 30…. “Woman in Black” -
Come be scared out of your wits as The Woman in Black visits the Garza Theatre. Local celebrity Jon Steele and TTU Alum Daniel Ballard star in this ghost tale that has been haunting
the London stage for the past 25 years! It treads in the footsteps of the classic ghost story, written by Susan Hill and translated brilliantly for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. Directed by C.D. Adamson. Tickets: adults-$12.00; children-$8.00; student, senior, group, military-$10.00.For more information call 806-495-4005 or visit Garza Theatre,226 East Main Street, Post, TX; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


August 29….Communities in Schools 1st Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament - Special Note: More teams needed to complete the tournament - if you'd like to participate, get your team together and be there! Must be 18 years or older to attend. $2 general admission for non-players. Teams will play 8 players with an even number of males and females on the "court." Maximum number of 10 players per team. All players must be 18 or older to play. Teams will be guaranteed 5 round robin games, weather permitting, with regulation scoring. Underhand serves only. Winning teams will advance to playoffs. All games are recreational! There will be a T-shirt for each player, 10’x10’ tent for each team, muddigans for sale - $5 each to redo a serve for round robin games only. Limit 2 per game, food and drink concessions, music entertainment, best costume and team name awards...and belly flop contest! Willow Ridge Estates (5.5 miles south of 1585 on Slide Road; Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and round robin play begins at 10 a.m.

August 29…"Renaissance Festival" - If you're a “RenFairer,” put on your costume and come on! If you’re not, then come enjoy some festive fun at the Museum of Texas Tech University’s first Renaissance Festival. Families and individuals can explore Medieval and Renaissance history, culture, and weaponry with activities, games, crafts, performances, and demonstrations. On tap for the Festival are hands-on activities including face painting, making your own shield, juggling, storytelling, performing your own “Punch & Judy” puppet show, music, and more! Also, “Swashbuckler Cinema” will be offered all day showing classic films like Cyrano de Bergerac, the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, and pirate movies starring the greatest sword-wielding actors. Local SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) members in Medieval character and dress will give sword-fighting demonstrations on the west Museum lawn grounds, and guests can try their hand at the Italian lawn bowling game, Bocce Ball. The mini-Flatland Games, modeled after the Scottish Highland games, will offer prizes to winning competitors, all in good fun. There will be colors, sights, and sounds to excite the eyes and ears, and stimulate the mind. This day of family activities is presented in conjunction with the excellent exhibition, A Double-Edged Weapon: The Sword as Icon and Artifact, from the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA., on display through October 25. View swords from the Bronze Age, Roman and Medieval times to the Renaissance, and up to modern military ceremonial blades and Japanese katanas. Roam the other cool galleries, too! There’s always something for everyone at the MoTTU! The Moody Planetarium will offer free star and laser shows during the day, including the special star show, “Stonehenge.” Come and go as you please. Admission is free to the Renaissance Festival, museum and planetarium....and the parking is free, too! Food and drink will be available for purchase. So, make it an all-day family event! Visit the Museum’s website at Museum of Texas Tech University, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

August 29…."Movin' On Out" Broadway Musical Star Matt Wilson Presents A Tribute to Billy Joel: "It's Still Rock-n-Roll to Me" - Pop rock artist Matt Wilson offers the ultimate in entertainment. He never fails to elicit excitement from his audience and he does so with intelligence and verve. Wilson was cast as lead in the first national tour of Billy Joel's Broadway musical, "Movin' Out." He will astound you with his uncanny persona in his tribute to the great piano man. Recognized as the best Billy Joel tribute concert in America. Tickets: $30. Cactus Theater. 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

August 29…."The Highwaymen Live" Concert - A tribute concert featuring the music of legendary country music stars Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Tickets now on sale at all Select-A-Seat locations. Tickets for this show priced at only $20 and $24 plus standard service fees. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


August 31….Hub Performing Arts School Advanced Performance Teams Auditions - These teams represent the school in performances and competitions. In January, they were one of the top six teams at the Music Theatre International's Junior Theatre Festival. In August, the team travelled to New York City where they performed at such places as the Statue of Liberty and the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Performers in the 3rd grade and up are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held Monday, Aug. 31 with callbacks on Sept. 1st. Visit for audition details and forms or call 795-7344. Hub Performing Arts School, 3833 50th Street, Suite 3. Auditions take place 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Weekly Ticket Giveaway...Encore!

The response to our Joyland ticket giveaway was so popular two weeks ago that we decided to do it again for you! Like before, we have not one, but two, family 5-paks of tickets for Joyland Amusement Park. To enter this random drawing, please email us at and be sure to put the words "Joy, Joy, Joyland!" in the subject title. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. Deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted next Monday. Good luck to all who enter!

First Gathering Scheduled Next Week for 30s/40s Singles Group!

Just confirmed - next Thursday night (Sept. 3rd) will be the first gathering of our new 30s and 40s singles group. All interested persons should plan to meet at Abuelo's (82nd & Quaker Avenue) for a casual, fun time of getting to know each other and looking at ways to organize the group going forward. Come if you can....plan to have fun....and meet some new friends and brainstorm about ideas for the group to consider doing together. The group will gather on the outdoor patio around 7:00 be there!

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September 3…....................SOS Singles Monthly Dinner
September 4, 5, 6, 11, 12….“The Guys”
September 10-12….............Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment
September 10-13….............21st National Cowboy Symposium
September 18, 19, 20….......“The Carnival of the Animals”

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