September 2, 2010


September 2….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series
Finale - The Buddy Holly Center is offering another hot summer of music and fun every Thursday evening. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. Summer Showcase 2010 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages, coolers or food are allowed. Pete's Curbside will have food available to purchase.This week's performer is Patricia Vonne of Austin. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

September 2…."SOS" (Adult Singles 50+) Monthly Dinner
Come and enjoy an evening at Cagle's Steaks. Fun Club members are required to make a reservation. Please RSVP by 6 p.m. on August 30th to Jeanne at 806-777-9484 or email . First time guests need not make a reservation. Because the group is so large, you will not be able to pick and choose from the menu. Limited meal choices are: steak (ribeye 8-9 oz. or 12-14 oz.) served with baked potato, grilled chicken served over a bed of rice, grilled salmon served over a bed of rice. There will be a side buffet with: green salad, beans, potato salad, coleslaw and condiments. Please call Jeanne 806-777-9484 or email to reply to this post. Thank you for your courtesy in replying. Cagle's Steaks. North Fork Room, W. 4th St FM 179 & 118 Inler Ave; 6:30 p.m. (informal social time) and dinner 7 p.m.


September 3….First Friday Art Trail
- Don't miss this months event as this is the last month to see Ken Dixon's spectacular show, "Order & Disorder- 'Loop" in the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall. The Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery will feature "chiCrits, a group exhibition. Tom Hicks, a local ceramicist will have a solo exhibit in the Martin McDonald Hall Gallery. In the Jon F. Lott Gallery, Shreepad Joglekar and Ian Thomas will present an exciting site-specific installation. The Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio will once again feature works for sale by various artists. Included are Marsha Davis, mosaics; Marilee Bybee, jewelry and ceramics; Roger Holmes, pottery and other special guest artists. Tori Vasquez will once again give a free concert in the Firehouse Theatre. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 p.m.. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information on the First Friday Art Trail visit us at Also, see the regular art venues and 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.

September 3....Movies @ The Museum
The featured film is "Nosferatu" (1922), 6:30pm. (Black and white, with musical score; 1hr-24min). Director F.W. Munarau. An adaptation of Bram Stoker's, "Dracula" story with extremely imaginative makeup, sets and staging. Really very scary and creepy for it's time....but in a low-key manner; much of the "fright" is left to your imagination. Free admission and parking. There will be a brief talk by Rob Weiner about the film prior to the screening. Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium 3301 4th Street; 6:30 p.m.


September 3-4 (repeats September 10-11)….C.A.T.S. production of "Insane With Power" – In this production written by Scott Haan and directed by “Doc” Rivera, journalist Lois Lancaster is writing a story about the current state of modern mental health facilities. Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine themselves to be crime-fighting superheroes. Lois finds the elaborate superhero fantasies of Dim Bulb, Mental, Speed Freak and Kevin to be an entertaining diversion, the wild delusions of unstable minds. That is, at first. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children/seniors/students. To make reservations call (806)792-0501. You may also e-mail reservation to When making a reservation please provide your name, how many reservations, contact number, and what day you would like the reservations. We will contact you in the event that we are not able to accept your request. C.A.T.S. Playhouse; 2405-34th St; 7:30 p.m.

September 3-4….The JDs in Concert – The Doo Wop quartet is back on the Cactus stage! A night full of comedic wit, cool vibes and amazing musical talent featuring Donnie Allison, Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, Mark Paden and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


September 3-4; 6-7….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “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 a young man from Lubbock, who - along with his high-school friends formed a band called 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; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. Tickets available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased at All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


September 5….Red Raider College Football - Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. their old rivals from the Southwest Conference, the SMU Mustangs, at Jones AT&T Stadium. 4th Street and University Avenue; 2:30 p.m.

RAVE ON! Full Slate of Events Mark Buddy Holly 74th Birthday Week

September 1-7….Buddy's 74th Birthday Celebration - The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy's 74th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock's most famous son, Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to tour the center free of charge on Tuesday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Family-friendly events and activities will take place around the city to celebrate what would have been Buddy's 74th birthday!

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 3….Music at South Plains Mall - Lubbock Moonlight Musical Band and Sherry Holley will perform. Time: 5 p.m. – 6: 30 p.m.

Larry Holley Book Signing at Barnes & Noble - Larry Holley will give a brief speech and sign copies of his book, I Don't Know How I Did It. Time: 6:30 p.m.

Children's Activities in South Plains Mall Courtyard - Childrens' make and takes and 1940s games will provide entertainment for children of all ages. Time: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 4….Activities at the Buddy Holly Center: Poodle Skirts and Hot Rods Workshop - Take a step back into the 1950s and create your very own poodle skirt or hot rod. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by August 31st. Contact Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator, at 806.775.3567. Ages: 5 & up; ages 5-8 w/parent. Cost: $7
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 7….Activities at the Buddy Holly Center: Screening of "The Real Buddy Holly Story" Time: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Guided Tour of the Buddy Holly Center Collection - Time: 3 p.m.

Buddy's Birthday Bash Reception, Buddy Holly Center - Time: 4:30 p.m.

Prophets of Rockabilly Concerts in the Meadows Courtyard, BHC -
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Childrens' make and takes will be available until 4 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1:
a) Which American aviator was the inspiration for the naming of a dance from the time period in which he made history...and....b) Can you name the dance?

Answer: a) Charles Lindbergh b) Lindy Hop
Winner: Pam M. of Lubbock

Trivia Contest #2: Which original member of The Crickets left the band after 1957 to strike out on his own?

Answer: Niki Sullivan
Winners: Randy G. of New Home and Lynn J. of Lubbock

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 1 winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to Stars and Stripes Drive-in Theater.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Drivin' to the Drive-In” as your subject title.

The Question: Heavily damaged in the 1970 tornado, can you name the drive-in theater formerly located near the area now known as Buddy Holly Park on north University Avenue?

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 the winner 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 everyone!

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Sept. 9-12….22nd National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
September 10-11, 17-18, 24-25….“Heavenly Country”
September 10-12, 17-19, 24-26….“The Foreigner”
September 11….National Chuck Wagon Championship Cook-Off
September 17-19…....Ballet Lubbock’s production of “Ragtime”
September 23-25…....Cradles To Crayons Consignment Sale

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