November 5, 2009


November 5….SOS Monthly Dinner -
Join the singles for another great evening tonight! There is a room reserved just for the Lubbock Fun Club group so come prepared to have a great time and meet some new faces. There will be lots of exciting things coming up that will be announced. There will be plenty of servers to accommodate the group. You will be able to order from the lunch menu should you want that, or you can order from the dinner menu. Gratuity will be included in your meal selection. For more information contact Jeanne at 806-777-9484. Red Lobster Restaurant, 5034 50th Street. Come early for social time at 6 p.m.; enjoy dinner at 7 p.m.


November 6….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This continually evolving event runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

November 6….Artists and Friends Gallery Party -
Flat 12 Gallery is where you can see the actual cars used in “Fast and Furious 4” starring Vin Diesel! See the jet pack from "Boston Legal" and many more movie objects. If you haven't been to a gallery event, now’s the time....there are over 6 local artists works on display, along with over 20 national and international artists works! The gallery is proud to introduce its newest Gallery Artists; Brenda and Steve Karlie of “Texas Leather Working” who were honored by the State of Texas Commission on the Arts and selected them to represent Texas art as "Texas Originals" they will have an array of handmade leather cuffs, purses, and satchels available at the gallery. Stop by and see pin-striping, mini top hats, hot rods, garage art and new Hollywood movie props! Flat 12 Gallery, 3207 34th Street; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

November 6….Jason Feller's Tribute to The Eagles - Vocal dynamo and Cactus favorite, Jason Fellers, returns with an encore presentation of his remarkable musical tribute to the greatest band in American pop music history - The Eagles. This stellar show features all the classics - "Lyin' Eyes", "Peaceful Easy Feelin'", "Hotel California " plus so many more. This show has sold out several times in the don't miss it this time around! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the Cactus box office at 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


November 6-7; (repeats Nov. 13-15)…..Garza Theatre: “Christmas Belles” – In this Christmas story, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten and directed by Stan Tucker, a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. It's Christmastime in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. Santa Claus, Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub, is passing a kidney stone. A shepherd refuses to watch over his flock without his little red wagon. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world! Tickets: adults - $12.00; children (12 and under) - $8.00; student rate (with student id) - $10.00; senior rate (60 and above) - $10.00; military discount (with military id) - $10.00; group rate - $10.00. For more information call 806-495-4005 or visit The Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, Texas; Friday and Saturday - 7:30 p.m.; Sunday - 2:30 p.m.

November 6, 7….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Concert: "Masterpieces of Vienna" - The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s classical season continues with "Masterpieces of Vienna" featuring Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s own David Shea and Richard Meek as guest artists under the direction of Maestro Tomasz Golka. This concert will explore the works of giant composers of the past and the impressions they left behind. Hear Brahm’s "Symphony No. 3" and the piece that was its inspiration, "Symphony No. 88" by Haydn. Richard Strauss’s enchanting Duett-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon, features David Shea and Richard Meek. Bassoon soloist, Richard Meek, is professor of bassoon and music theory at Texas Tech University where he performs with the Mariah Winds and the Devienne Trio. Clarinet soloist, David Shea, serves as associate professor of clarinet at Texas Tech University and as principal clarinetist for the Lubbock Symphony and Abilene Philharmonic Orchestras. Individual ticket prices for "Masterpieces of Vienna" are $45, $35 and $20 for adults and $33, $28, and $12 for students. “In the Shadow of Giants” season subscriptions are still available for $50, $90 and $115. Student pricing is also available. For more info about upcoming concerts or to buy tickets visit the website at, call (806) 762-1688, or stop by the LSO offices at 601 Avenue K. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


November 6-8….Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friday, November 6th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the members only sale. New members may join for only $10 at the door, (students $5 and businesses $100). Open to the general public on Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 8th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mahon Library basement, 1306 9th Street.

November 6-8….1st Annual Lubbock, TX Wine Festival: A Toast on the High Plains…The “Giant Sip” of Texas - Introducing the first festival devoted to the exploding wine industry of Texas! Wineries from throughout the state (currently more than 15 participating) will showcase their products for this 3-day event. Attendees will be able to taste many vintages; and now with a new festival law in Texas, these wineries will be allowed to sell their products on-site by the glass, bottle and case direct to the public. The festival begins Friday evening, Nov. 6 - (5:30 – 9 p.m.), in conjunction with First Friday Art Trail, and continues Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.). This exciting event will be held outdoors with 15 or more Texas wineries each sampling and selling many of their best vintages. Parking will be available west of the festival in the Civic Center East Parking lot. This fun and exciting event will be raising funds for several local groups including: Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots, Sheriff’s Fallen Officer’s Fund, and others named at a later date! There’s more than just wine too, live music, artist booths, food temptations, and even tastings from Lubbock’s own Triple J Chophouse and Brewery! There are now over 180 wineries recognized in Texas. Locally, 5 wineries from the Lubbock High Plains area will be the true features of the festival. There will not be any activities for children this year. This event is strictly for adults 21 years of age and older. Adults may bring their children, but all children must stay with their parents at all times. Strollers will not roll in the gravel/dirt areas where most wineries, artist and food booths will be located. Festival admission is $15. Advance purchasing is available at Ticket price at the gate will be the same. Tickets are good for only 1 time entry... Next Day... please pay again! This will include a souvenir logo wine glass, access to continuous entertainment, and the opportunity to buy wine by individual taste / 5oz glass / full bottles from many great Texas Wineries all at the same location. In addition, the souvenir glass entitles you to 8 additional (free) taste coupons in the Peoples' Choice Grand Tasting event.
Louise Underwood Center for the Arts - Ave. K and Mac Davis Ln. (6th Street); Friday evening, Nov. 6 - (5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 & 8 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

November 6-8; (repeats Nov. 13-15)….“Children of a Lesser God” - Winner of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award as best play of the season. A success both on Broadway and at the Mark Taper Forum, in Los Angeles, this deeply moving, beautifully written play details the romance and marriage of a sensitive but spirited deaf girl and the devoted (and hearing) young teacher whom she meets at a school for the deaf. "Children of a Lesser God”, in short and in sum, is the season's unexpected find, a play unlike any other and immensely likable in its self-assertion." -NY Times. "Children of a Lesser God is an extraordinary play -illuminating, consistently interesting and moving." -Variety. "In any season this play would be a major event, a play of great importance, absorbing and interesting, full of love, understanding and passion." -NY Post. " authentic work of art." -The New Yorker. Written by: Mark Medoff and directed by Jim Bush. Rating: Drama: PG 13. Lubbock Community Theatre (formerly Boston Avenue Playhouse), 4232 Boston Avenue; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.


November 7….National Kidney Foundation Serving West Texas Benefit Fundraiser at The Maize - Join the National Kidney Foundation Serving West Texas at the Maize and the Maize will donate a portion of their ticket sales to help West Texas transplant recipients raise money to compete in the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit for more information about the Maize and for more information about the National Kidney Foundation Serving West Texas. The Maize, Shallowater: (2 miles East on FM 1294); 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

November 7….West Texas Comic Book Convention - The Lubbock Sketch Club and Star Comics will host a comic book convention including guest writers and artists and your favorite comic books from the past to present. Special guest Matt Sturges (Jack of Fables, Justice Society) will be the featured guest of the event. Other guests will include Josh Howard (Dead @ 17), Dirk Strangely, Will Terrell, and others. Tickets will be purchased the day of the event. Adults - $4.00 / Children (3-12) - $2.00 / Under 3-Free /Anyone in costume also gets in free. Target audience; general audience, kid friendly. For more information call 806- 744-0727 or visit Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

November 7….Harvest Dinner Benefit - Come celebrate the advent of fall with a fall-themed menu at Skyview’s Restaurant. Benefits will support The Bridge of Lubbock. Tickets are $50 a person. The menu will include spiced cider and sweet potato soup with brie beignets, rum soaked raisin and field greens salad with salted pistachios, grilled plums and espresso dressing, chestnut and apple stuffing crusted rib eye with rosemary jus and mascarpone potatoes, or pastry paper wrapped poached chicken with apricot and brandy compote, parmesan risotto and wilted spinach, and chocolate tortes with pumpkin-amaretto filling. Reserve your tickets by calling 744- 7462. Skyview’s Restaurant, 1901 University Avenue; seatings are at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

November 7….Soup’s on Troupe: “A Rose is a Rose is a …?” - Soup's On Troupe is a new Lubbock theater group which is composed of members age 50 and over. Specializing in short plays offering light entertainment designed for senior tastes and sensibilities, Soup's On travels to host venues which include senior centers, community clubs and halls, churches, etc. some of whom offer dinner theater, or refreshments. The trilogy "A Rose is a Rose is a .....?" by local playwright Dorey Schmidt is a (trilogy of 3 one-act plays) “The Asian Rose Café.” “Four Roses,” “Ashes to Roses. Dinner/theater tickets are $20. For reservations call 747-2668, 794-9528, or 445-4108. VFW Post #2466, 501 114th Street, Lubbock; 6:30 p.m.

November 7….The Flatlanders in Concert - This nationally-acclaimed West Texas ensemble... featuring Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, along with the Flatlanders band....has impacted the sound of Texas music and country music throughout the world since their first recording in 1972. Get your tickets early for an up-close and personal look at this incredible group of Lubbock legends. Call 806.762.3233 for more details. Tickets are $35. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m


November 8....Ransom Canyon's "Visions of Art" Afternoon - Tour the world-famous Bruno Bronze House Sculpture. Then continue to the Ranch House on the Lake to view art by the Canyon's many talented artists. Also view the Ray Collier collection of carvings. All artwork will be for sale. Enjoy wine and cheese as you relax by the lake. Admission: $5.00. For information, reservations and directions, call Jane Nagy 795-5087, 239-2466. Bruno House, 85 East Canyon View, Ransom Canyon; 3:30 p.m.


ovember 10….Association For Women in Communications Luncheon with Speaker Ellen Reid Smith – Ellen Reid Smith, author of the Cowgirl Smarts book series, will share how to rope more out of your life and business at the (AWC) luncheon. Smith’s inspiration for the Cowgirl Smart series came from her awe of cowgirls and her experience as one of the youngest female directors at American Airlines and youngest vice president at IBM. Smith had few female mentors, so she modeled herself after the strongest trailblazers she knew – cowgirls who settled the Wild West. Smith drew on her 20 year career experience in customer loyalty marketing to write her best-selling, internationally acclaimed book on customer loyalty called “e-Loyalty: How to Keep Customers Coming Back to Your Website.” She is also the founder of The e-Loyalty Resource ( which is an award-winning resource for marketing professionals. Admission to the AWC luncheon is $18. To make a reservation, contact Julie Toland at The deadline to reserve a spot is Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 12 noon.

Last Week's Winning Entry....
The winner of the Cactus Theater production of ”Wedding Belles” was Sindy H. from Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

This week we will have three (3) more 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! There will be three winning families!

To enter this random drawing, email and be sure to put the words "A-Maize Your Friends and Family" 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 like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Deadline for the contest is Sunday at midnight. Winners contacted Monday by noon.

This second ticket giveaway is 2 pair (4 tickets) to the Garza Theater production of ”Christmas Belles” and the winner may select the performance of their choice. There will be two winners (one pair of tickets for each winner).

To enter this random drawing, email and be sure to put the words "Christmas Belles" as your 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. Winner will be contacted Monday by noon.

Please, for all contests, we request that you only enter the weekly contest only once each week to be fair to everyone.

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November 11….......Silent Wings Museum: Veterans Day 2009
November 12….......Celtic Woman Concert
November 14….......Donnie Allison’s Celebrating Today Concert
November 14, 15…..Take In the Local Color! Studio Tour
November 18 – 22....Holiday Happening 2009
November 22….......Slaton Harvey House Cowboys

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