February 18, 2010


February 18….Riverdance
(Closing Performance) - The thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play 3 farewell performances at the City Bank Auditorium. Riverdance has played over 10,000 performances, been seen live by more than 22 million people in over 350 venues throughout 40 countries across 4 continents. They have traveled well over 600,000 miles (or to the moon and back!), played to a worldwide television audience of 2 billion; sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD (certified Platinum in the US) and over 10 million videos making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world! An innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song, Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music to the present day capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. This extraordinarily unique show features an international company. Tickets range from $25 to $55 and are available at Select-A-Seat, area United Supermarkets, online at SelectASeatLubbock.com or by calling 806-770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Chanpions; 7:30 p.m.


February 18-20….The Prairie Dog High School Softball Tournament - After over 50 years of successfully running the Caprock Classic Basketball Tournament, Caprock AMBUCS has taken on the challenge of running the Prairie Dog Softball Tournament featuring 27 high school teams. If successful, the tournament will allow the club to raise more money to go towards its charitable causes. Ticket prices are : Day pass: students $5; adults $7, Tournament pass: students $10; adults $15. For information and tournament times, visit www.caprockambucs.com or www.ambucs.org. Tournament takes place in the complex at west F.M. 1585 and Milwaukee Ave. Times posted online.


February 19….Arabia (Premiere) - Experience an extraordinary culture, the history and humanity, as well as the exotic mystique of: Arabia at the Science Spectrum OMNI Theater. A land steeped in mystery and myth is revealed in this extremely thought-provoking film adventure. In the film unfolds the story of an extreme desert environment that, through its people’s thirst for knowledge, the riches of global trade and a deep devotion to faith, has become one of the most powerful, yet least understood, regions on earth today. This kaleidoscopic portrait of Arabia delves into the storied past and oncoming future through a mix of contemporary images of modern-day life, epic historical recreations of ancient civilizations, and visual effects that together will have theater-goers riding the dunes with a camel caravan, diving into the treasure-laden Red Sea, exploring the ruins of a towering lost city, hurtling back into the Islamic golden age of invention, joining three million Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage, and getting to know the young Arabians transforming tomorrow’s world. The result is a surprising and illuminating journey that not only unveils an oft-hidden world full of discovery -- but also serves as a bridge between two cultures that have long misunderstood one another. For most people, ARABIA will be a first chance to experience life in a part of the world usually glimpsed only in news clips. For additional film information, go to www.arabia-film.com. OMNI Theater general admission ticket rates: $8.00 Adults; $6.50 Children (ages 3-12); $6.50 Seniors (60+). The OMNI Theater at the Science Spectrum will be showing the 2D version of this film. For additional theater info. and showtimes, the public may call 806-745-6299 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289.

February 19….Kid’s Night Out –This is for ages: 6-12. Kids will enjoy eating pizza, making brownie treats, playing games in the recreation room, playing Guitar Hero on the Wii and making new friends! Children will be supervised at all times. Register now because space is limited. Pre-registration is required. $10 per child. For more information call 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 p.m.-10 p.m.


February 19-20….“My Fair Lady” -
This much-loved musical is adapted from George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion". Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. This production is directed by John Packard. Producer and music director is Christopher Betts. The cast features Jessica Knickerbocker as Eliza Doolittle and C. Kevin Helmer as Henry Higgins. Tickets are $20, $15, and $10 and are available from the Music Office of First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway, Lubbock (entrance at 13th and N). (806)763-0781 or (806)763-4607. More information at www.fumc.com/music. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday, February 19th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 20th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

February 19-20 (Closing weekend)….CATS Playhouse: "Coming Back to Jersey" - This show, directed by Rolando Rivera, will be an original comedy by Texas playwright Carl Williams, winner of the 2009 Cordell Green Play Writing Festival at CATS Playhouse. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors/children. Call 792-0501 for reservations. CATS Playhouse, 2405 34th; 7:30 p.m.

February 19-20….52nd Annual Master Follies at LCU -
Every year Lubbock Christian Universty holds a musical variety show featuring students in performances. It is an event the whole family will enjoy. This event is one of the longest standing traditions on campus. Each of LCU's eight social clubs, which are much like fraternities and sororities, perform a show using songs and choreography to tell an original story. Assessments of judges from each performance are tallied on the final night to determine winners in men's and women's categories. The audience selects a People's Choice winner that is announced at the final performance. Hosts and Hostesses entertain between club shows. Each year 6 hosts and hostesses are selected through auditions. This group entertains the audience between club shows as well as performing the opening and closing act. General admission seating is $15.50 on Friday night and Saturday afternoon; the Saturday night performance is sold out. Tickets are on sale through 5 p.m. Thursday at the Select-A-Seat outlets at Caviel’s Pharmacy, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Ralph’s Records & Tapes, Texas Tech Student Union’s ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Ticket sales on Friday and Saturday are at the auditorium box office. Call 770-2000 or (800) 735-1288 for more details. McDonald Moody Auditorium on the LCU campus, 5601 19th Street, Friday: 7:30 p.m. and Saturday: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


February 20….Lubbock Lions Club 58th Annual Pancake Festival - The Lubbock Lions Club, holder of the Guinness World Record for the “Most pancakes made in an 8 hour period by a team” is ‘flippin’ again to make a difference. More than 900 Lubbock Lions Club Members and volunteers from the community, including volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 157 and from fraternities and sororities at Texas Tech University, will come together to serve throughout the day. City officials and local celebrities will cook pancakes at the VIP Grill. West Texans always enjoy this Lubbock Tradition. Each year they look forward to the ‘all you can eat’ menu of light, fluffy pancakes, sausage, orange drink, milk and coffee. Both regular and sugar free maple flavored syrup will be available. The grocery list includes 6,840 pounds of pancake mix, 16,632 ounces of margarine, 3600 pounds of link sausage, and 47,808 ounces of maple flavored pancake syrup. As always, the food is freshly prepared. The atmosphere is festive and family-oriented; the entertainment is ongoing. “We want to keep the event fun and different,” said Lion Karen Sims, Pancake Festival Chair. For a minimal cost “we have added a Blueberry and Strawberry Toppings Bar, Prince Charming and Cinderella, costume clad actors, to pose with the children for souvenir photos between the hours of 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., and we will sell benefit drawing tickets for two passes anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.” Tickets are $4.50 in advance; $5.00 at the door. There is no charge for children under two years of age. Tickets may be purchased from any Lubbock Lions Club member, or by calling the Lubbock Lions Club at 806-763-4789. Tickets are also available at all Bolton’s locations. Some of the charities that benefited from the $98,775 raised at last year’s festival include Hope Lodge, the Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock, Children’s Miracle Network, LISD (eyeglasses) Prevent Blindness, Sick Children’s Clinic of Lubbock, YWCA Adaptive Aquatics Program and the Texas Lions Camp for Handicapped Children. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

February 20….Caprock Winery’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Festival - This is a family friendly event that will include; wine and food from Starlight Catering for purchase, music by 100% Entertainment DJ Robert Spera, interactive games for the kids, a light show, beads, Mardi Gras masks for purchase, gift basket giveaways, and much more! Admission is free. Escape the cold West Texas weather and come celebrate this great tradition that will take place indoors. Caprock Winery, 408 E. Woodrow Road; Noon – 5 p.m.

February 20….LFC Young Singles Bowling (Age Group: 30s/40s)
– All singles in this age group are invited to come join the fun....and be sure to bring friends. Main Event, 6010 Marsha Sharp Fwy; 5 p.m.

February 20….New Talent Showcase - New talent is coming! Audience appeal is a huge factor in selecting the winner, so come and support your favorite performer! Many great musicians and singers audition but only the very best are cast on our "New Talent Showcase." With these great performers and with the music of the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, it will be an amazing show! Tickets are $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


February 21….The Lubbock Heritage Society Program The public is invited and encouraged to attend a program on WPA projects in Lubbock and the surrounding area. The event is free. Sarah Barwinkel will give a presentation on the projects. Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges will perform Depression-era music. Mahon Library community room, 1306 9th St; 2 p.m.


February 23….11th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration - Lubbock Meals on Wheels is presenting this spectacular event which will include over thirty-five food booths (with selections from your favorite local restaurants), live jazz music by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a large silent auction, cash bars, plus a variety of activities and prizes. Colorful masks and beads will be available to make the evening even more festive. Everyone will also enjoy entertainment such as dancers, clowns, magicians, jugglers and flamboyant decorations in the official colors of purple, green, and gold. A King and Queen (Matt Laubhan from KLBK and Emily Leonard from KAMC) in full regal attire will reign over the evening. The expanded children’s area includes bouncers, a rock wall, spider climber, face and hair painting, and several games and activities to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to check out the French Market to take home some fabulous treasures such as trendy shirts, fragrances, and jewelry. Event tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, any Select-A-Seat location (service charge applies) or for $35 at the door. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted and tickets can be mailed. New this year: Benefit drawing tickets will be available for either two round trip Southwest Airlines tickets anywhere they fly or two tickets to the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race April 18th at Texas Motor Speedway. Drawing tickets are $5 each and only 1000 of each will be sold. Drawing will be held at the event but you need not be present to win. Please join us for a fantastic and fun evening and support a great program that feeds the homebound community. For more information, please call Lubbock Meals on Wheels at 792-7971. Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winner....

The winner of the two tickets to “My Fair Lady” was Kerri C. from Lubbock. "Congratulations!"

The Weekly Ticket Giveaway....

This week we have two (2) pairs of tickets for the Lubbock Lions Club's 58th Annual Pancake Festival on Saturday, February 20th. So...we'll have two winners this week!

To enter this random drawing, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the word "Flapjacks" 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 like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. The deadline is Sunday at midnight and winners will be contacted Monday morning.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )
Good luck to all!

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February 26-28….....Smoke On The Mountain: Homecoming
February 27….........4th Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day
March 5 – June 5….Prehistoric Beasts! the Exhibit
March 26….............“Prelude to the Dance”

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