January 20, 2011


January 21 (repeats Jan. 28)….'60s / '70s Nostalgia Nite – From rhythm and blues to disco, walk down memory lane with the great hits of the Beatles, the Eagles, Jackson 5, Donna Summer, Brenda Lee, Wilson Pickett and many more. Tickets are $25 and available at 762-3233 or you can order online at www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


January 21 - 22…."Disney’s Peter Pan Jr."Hub Performing Arts School was selected by Disney Theatricals (one of only three groups to perform this around the nation) to produce this pilot performance. This new twist on the Disney classic features some of the newer Disney fairies as well as characters familiar to young and old. Reserve you tickets today by calling 795-7344 or by emailing hubperformingarts@att.net. Frenship High School, 82nd and Dowden Road (FM 1400); 7 p.m.

January 21 - 22….Winter Dinner Theatre: “Godspell” - The Texas Tech University School of Music and The College of Visual & Performing Arts will present a sumptuous dinner and the future stars of Broadway all in one night. Godspell was a hit in the 70's, and is enjoying a smashing revival today in an updated version with Christopher Bailey as the stage director and Deborah Gelber, the music director. Tickets are $25 (not including service charge) and can be reserved by calling 770-2000. Lubbock View Christian Church; 3301 34th Street; 7 p.m.

January 21 – 22….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Musical Madness – The guest artist is Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan. The concert will first delve into the complex world of composer Robert Schumann, who was an established writer, music critic and eminent composer. His personal psychological struggles as an artist are portrayed through pianist Inon Barnatan’s eloquent rendition of Schumann’s “Piano Concerto.” You will also hear Richard Strauss’ comical but virtuosic piece, “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche,” that tells the story of a legendary prankster. The final piece, “Asyla,” conveys the imagination and originality of the young British composer Thomas Adés, while combining elements of techno and jazz with other orchestrated delights. Experience Musical Madness, an extravaganza of varying musical styles, emotions and themes. Tickets are available online at www.lubbocksymphony.org or by calling 762-1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


January 22....Lubbock Lake Landmark 75th Anniversary Extravaganza - To celebrate 75 years of discovery, the Lubbock Lake Landmark will host several events each month during 2011. This Saturday the topic will be Life on the Plains...Pleistocene: An Ancient Ecosystem. This showcase focuses on animals of the plains through hands-on activities for the whole family. Admission is free. Call (806) 742-1116 for more information. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

January 22….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 the "New Talent Showcase." With these great performers and the music of the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, it will be an amazing show. Tickets $20...call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

January 22….CITA (Christ in the Arts) Winter Performance 2011 - Come and enjoy an exemplary evening of dance & vocal music featuring the CITA Ballet & Vocal Ensemble students in their production of "Your Love Broke Through." Admission is free. There will be a sneak preview of CITA's new Spring Production (May 21-22) entitled "EPIC ~ The Timeless Tale of Extravagant Love" that will feature a collection of Michael Card's most inspiring songs, choreographed by Lara Hinds. For more info please contact Dana@ChristintheArts.org. First Baptist Church, 2201 Broadway; 7:30 p.m.

The (Almost Always) Weekly Trivia Contest Returns....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for two tickets to the Hub Performing Arts production of “Peter Pan Jr.” to be staged at Frenship High School this Saturday, January 22nd at 7 p.m.

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

The Question: In the original 1953 animated Disney "Peter Pan" film, who is Hook’s sidekick?

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 tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10 a.m. and the winner will be contacted around noon.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking Ahead In January/Feb....

January 29....The Flatlanders in Concert
February 3…."SOS" Singles (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner
February 5….Children’s Dental Health Fair at Science Spectrum
February 5….14th Annual Wine & Chocolate Fantasia

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