January 6, 2011

Happy New Year to All!


January 7….First Friday Art Trail and Buddy Holly Center Free Event – The Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail, a night that provides an opportunity to enjoy fine art, entertainment and refreshments at local art galleries. Every month the galleries involved in First Friday Art Trail work to promote fine art and outreach within the community of Lubbock. On this evening the Buddy Holly Center will be open free of charge from 6 – 9 pm for patrons to view its exceptional exhibits. The Center will provide free refreshments and a cash bar. Texas Works will be in the Fine Arts Gallery. This show focuses on the creative talents and productions of Texas Artists and over the past several years the exhibition has grown to include individuals with innovative styles and concepts. This year the exhibit will explore the works of three foreign-born female artists living in Texas today. Lahib Jaddo, of Lubbock, Sang-Mi Yoo of Lubbock, and Mirtha Aertker of Allen, Texas will be featured. Lahib Jaddo’s wood burning pieces were created in the past two years and feature a prominent single female figure, an “Archetype”. Sang-Mi Yoo’s installation and print media obscure the distinction between perception and reality, the past and the present, revealing the contradictions of our fixed way of seeing everyday life and values. Mirtha Aertker’s ceramic and steel pieces express the importance of being able to “adapt” to challenging life situations. Welcome to the Hub: 82 years of the Depot will be in the Depot Foyer and Buddy’s Bedroom will be in the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame. A gallery talk for Texas Works, featuring Sang-Mi Yoo and Lahib Jaddo has been scheduled from 5:30 – 6 p.m. in conjunction with the First Friday Art Trail. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.


January 7 and 8….Celebrity Attractions: "The Aluminum Show" - For more than seven years, talented dancers and actors have been brilliantly breathing life into silver and aluminum-toned industrial materials, mesmerizing audiences across the globe. In its second US visit in 2010, the 50-show tour received excellent reviews: "A fascinating, family-friendly, fun and interesting show...incredibly interactive from the front of the theatre all the way to the back... very visual... the energy is amazing... something I've never seen before" (Fox News TV); "The Aluminum Show does everything you can possibly imagine with its star element... kids will go crazy over this silver-and-black spectacle" (TheaterMania). The combination of dance, theater and puppetry, spiced with a healthy helping of humor, is the essence of creating this powerful spectacle. "The Aluminum Show" uses recovered materials from industrial factories that are re-used to build the set, dress the cast and interact with the audience. Industrial materials are given new and surprising contexts, as they transform into cast members. When visual effects, lighting manipulations and enchanting music are brought together, all senses are on high alert. And with sights and sounds that overcome any language barrier, this family-friendly show provides entertainment for anyone and everyone. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat by calling 770-2000 or visiting www.ticketsage.com. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


January 8….20th Downtown Art Market - The new year’s edition of the market features local artists and local growers in a communal, supportive atmosphere. Centered around Tornado Gallery the DAM has become a monthly fixture for downtown Lubbock. While other markets have sprung up, the DAM proudly continues to offer the finest quality leather goods, woodwork, jewelry, metal work and glass art. There are over 30 vendors showing the finest crafts, all locally made. For more info call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

January 8….Cactus Theater Open Auditions
- Calling all musicians and singers! For those who want to become a part of the Cactus magic, the Cactus Theater is happy and eager to see and hear the untapped talent of Lubbock and the surrounding areas during these open auditions. Please bring your background music on CD or an instrumental accompanist. A piano will be provided. Actors please prepare a monologue. Performers selected as finalists after the auditions will perform live on stage at the Cactus Theater in the New Talent Showcase Concert January 22nd. Auditions will be on a first-come/first-serve basis so make sure you come out early. Cactus Theater, located at 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

The Weekly Ticket Giveaway

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for two tickets to Celebrity Attractions' presentation of “The Aluminum Show” to be staged at City Bank Auditorium this Friday, Janurary 7th at 7:30 p.m.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase “Gold? Gimme Aluminum!” as your subject title.

The Question: What was the tagline of the memorable 1970s advertising jingle which touted the country's leading aluminum company and its urgent recycling mission?

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 for us. Email your answer and contact details to us at:

Deadline for entry is this Friday morning at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter...because the tickets are good for the same night.

Good luck to everyone!

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