September 17, 2009


September 17….“Over Cocktails” - A one-woman show, written by Carla Thompson, tells the story of Claire who is dissatisfied with her life, thinking it a worthless existence. The audience is challenged to be judge and jury on her outcome. This is a debut stage play for the novelist Thompson who surprises us with a twist as Claire ultimately decides her own fate. Veteran actress Jane Prince-Jones tackles the role with the honesty that she brought to Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five”. In “Over Cocktails”, a woman’s world is now an “empty nest” which is part of life’s seriousness. And as the actress portraying that woman, Jane gives you the part of life she does best for Cactus audiences, the fun part of it....the comedy...making for a most entertaining evening. This is a two-act comedy/drama with no profanity. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 7:30 p.m.

September 17, 18, 19, 20….Fiestas Patrias -
The 16th of September holiday is a community-wide event that still encourages Lubbock residents to embrace the Hispanic culture and participate in a traditional celebration. For over 50 years, “Fiestas Patrias”, an event sustained by Fiestas del Llano Inc., has flourished, and continues to grow, leading it to become one of the most recognizably-known festivals of its kind in West Texas. The annual festival draws thousands of people daily and features food, games, cultural activities and live music.

Schedule of events:
Sept. 17: Miss Hispanic Lubbock Pageant; Civic Center Theatre, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18: Food, music, and Folklorico performances, 6-10 p.m.
Sept. 19: Parade on Broadway Street, 10 a.m.; Food, music, and Folklorico performances, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sept. 20: Food, music, and Folklorico performances, 1 - 11 p.m.;
Car Show, noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 806.749.9600.


September 18…. How the Cactus Got Its Groove On: The Ultimate Cactus Reunion (Your All-Time Favorite Stars Return) - Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be the ultimate night of '50s, '60s and '70s nostalgia showcasing an array of the original all-time favorite Cactus stars! Featuring Steve Meader, Justin Davidson (Joe Don’s son), Danny Dukatnik, Mark Paden, Donnie Allison, Kurt Kiser, Terri, Cami and Don Caldwell, Lesley Sawyer, Camille Powe, Jeff Bailey, Jeff McCreight, Jason Fellers, Butch Avery and more! This is the concert of the year! One night only! Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


September 18, 19, 20….“Carnival of the Animals” Ballet Lubbock will present three performances of “Carnival of the Animals” with live orchestral accompaniment under the direction of Gary Lewis. All of the Company’s performances feature original choreography from Ballet Lubbock Artistic Director Yvonne Racz Key and select guest artists and Company members. The fall performance will begin with original choreography by Company member Tatiana DeLawyer followed by “In Tribute” choreographed by Yvonne Racz Key. After intermission the Ballet Lubbock Company will perform the title ballet, “Carnival of the Animals”. Tickets will be available on August 1 for $25 through Select-a-Seat. LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


September 19….NKF Kidney Walk -
Registration/check-in begins at 8 a.m. and walk begins at 10 a.m.(1 or 2 mile walk). Register at or call 806.799.7753 for more information. Huneke Park, 4001 82nd Street.

September 19…. 39th Annual Garden & Arts Center’s Arts & Crafts Festival - There will be 80 arts and crafts vendors selling original made by hand items. Admission is free. Bring your children! There will be free fun for their enjoyment including bounce house with a 10’ climb & slide, basketball hoops-inside & out, and pop-up obstacles, barrel train, face painting, helium balloons, photo booth, plus many more games, Lubbock Community Theatre (storytelling, improv games & interactive warm ups, Kool Smiles with giveaways and information on tooth care, South Plains Chapter Texas Master Naturalists – make & take nature activity plus poster & brochures. Featured entertainers will be The Cowboy Review, Lee Hunter, Toby Ryan, The Westwinds Brass Band, Tu Tu’s School of Performing Art, Falling Up the Stairs (Traditional Irish Music), students of Terri Caldwell’s Music,The Martin’s, and The Llano Brass. Food concessions will include Steak Express (rib-eye sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and teas), Double Nichols (kettle corn), The Pretzelmaker (fresh, hot pretzels), Double Dave’s Pizza, Shuck It (roasted corn), H & L Concessions (Funnel Cakes & Lemonade), Laura Guenther (Candied Apples), and Monterey High School’s Booster Club (Cotton Candy). Free Parking at Clapp Park Swimming Pool (46th & Ave. U) or Hodges Community Center (40th & University). There will be a shuttle running during festival times. Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue, front lawn; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

September 19….The Children’s Home of Lubbock Fall Festival and Barbeque - Come enjoy the festivities including a campus parade with the children and staff starting at 10 a.m., silent auction, hay ride, train ride, and inflatable games. There will be a BBQ lunch catered by Good Tastes by Phyllis & Gustavo Menendez ~ Served from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. The entertainment will include Hannah Howard, Prairie Winds Chorus, Silver Wings, Parson’s Elementary Chorus & Los Huellos de Cristo. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The Children’s Home Campus, 4404 Idalou Hwy; 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 19….Dino Day at the TTU Museum Find out what it takes to be a paleontologist. Kids ages 6-10 and their families are invited to a fun day of digging for fossils and uncovering clues to the past. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Free field kit given to the first 100 kids. For more information call 806-742-2432 or visit Museum of Texas Tech,3301 4th Street; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

September 19….The JD’s - Donnie and his sidekicks Jeff Bailey, Jason Fellers, and Mark Paden return to the Cactus stage to take you on a walk through memory lane with the all time hits of the JD’s. 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. The last two JD’s shows in July were completely sold out! Don’t wait till the last minute and get your tickets today! Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


September 20, 21….International Day of Peace Events - Students for Global Connections, a student organization and the Texas Tech Rec Center have planned two activities to celebrate the UN recognized International Day of Peace (September 21). On Sunday there will be soccer matches held from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Urbanovsky Park (on the TTU campus near the United Spirit Arena). This event is open to the public and free of charge. Sign up to be on a soccer team on the day of the event. On the actual Day of Peace there will be a screening of the film “The Day After Peace”. This film charts the remarkable 10-year journey of award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Gilley to establish an annual Peace Day on September 21st. The camera follows Jeremy as he galvanizes the countries of the world to recognize an official day of ceasefire and non-violence. For more information on the film please see It will be held at the Health Sciences Center in the Academic Classroom Building, Room 110. There will be two screenings of the film, one at noon and one at 6 p.m. Anyone with questions about the events can call 743-1522 or e-mail at

Last Week's Ticket Winners
Last week's ticket winners to Ballet Lubbock's "Carnival of the Animals" performance this weekend were Pamela and Christopher D. of Lubbock.

The Weekly Ticket Giveaway

This week we will have two (2) Family 5-packs to The Maize! Each of the winning entries will receive the following: Admission for 5; Hayride for 5; Cowtrain for 5; Corn Cannon for 5; and your choice of pumpkin to take home! To enter this random drawing, please email us at and be sure to put the word "A-Maizing First Drawing" 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. We'd also like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info as well. Deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted Monday. Good luck!

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September 25, 26, 27...LCT's production of “Fantasticks”
September 25, 26…......LSO: Odes of Joy and Defiance
September 26…...........Ransom Canyon Fall Festival
Sept. 25 – Oct. 3….......2009 Panhandle South Plains Fair
October 1................….Singles Dinner (30s/40s Group)
October 2, 3, 9, 10….....“Father of the Bride”

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