March 31, 2011


March 31 - April 2….69th Annual ABC Rodeo - Rodeo events at each and every performance include saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, muttin bustin and bull riding. Come out and see the top PRCA cowboys compete! Tickets available at Select-A-Seat and at the door for each performance. Lubbock City Bank Coliseum, next to Jones AT&T stadium on 4th street & Boston Avenue. 7:30 p.m. each night plus a Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m.


pril 1….First Friday Art Trail
- See the regular art 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 the 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! The Underwood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Patricia Nix: A Retrospective, showcasing original works by world-renowned artist and Texas native, Patricia Nix, running through April 30th. Twenty-one original works will be featured - most of which have never been seen in West Texas. The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.


pril 1-2….Celebrity Attractions presents: "Legally Blonde” - It's here, and it's "An Elle of a show" (TIME Magazine). The hilarious MGM film is Broadway's new smash hit musical. “Legally Blonde” follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn’t take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

April 1-2....Flatlands Dance Theatre: “Continuum: An Evening of Original Dance” - Flatlands Dance Theatre will captivate audiences with an evening of original dance works that feature innovation, diversity, and continuity. Local artists Valerie Hill and Sarah Mondle join the company as guest choreographers for this exciting production. Tickets are $15 general admission and $8 for students with ID, children, and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Firehouse Theatre – Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 7 p.m.

April 1-2….Jazz Festival Concert – Friday will feature Director of Jazz Studies Stephen Jones on saxophone with the TTU Jazz Combo: Michael Markley, Bass and Jim Bob Pendell, Drums.
Special guests are Eduardo Alcayaga – piano, Jason Berg – trumpet, David Dees – saxophone, Catherine Noblet – trombone and Drew West – bassoon. Admission on Friday is free. Saturday will feature trumpet artist Wayne Bergeron, backed by the Texas Tech Jazz Ensemble I. Bergeron, known as one of the most active players in the world for his studio dates, international tours, jazz concerts, guest solo appearances and clinics, has performed as a sideman with several contemporary jazz and pop performers such as: Ray Charles, Beyoncé, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Seal, Diana Krall, Tito Puente, Barry Manilow and many more. Several motion pictures such as "Duplicity," "Rocky Balboa," "The Incredibles" and "Leather Heads" also feature trumpet solos by Bergeron. Tickets for Bergeron's April 2 performance are $15 for general admission and $13 for seniors. All tickets are available through Select-A-Seat by calling (806) 770-2000, 1-800-735-1288 or by visiting Prices include $3 Select-A-Seat service charge. Allen Theatre, Texas Tech campus; 8 p.m. both nights.


April 1-3 (repeats April 8-10)…Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Moon Over Buffalo” - Follow Charlotte and George Hay, an aging acting couple who are not exactly star material as they tour Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory company. Fate has given the Hays one more shot at stardom in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic, and Hollywood director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch a matinee performance of their show. Will Charlotte appear or run off their agent. Will George be sober enough to emote? These questions and many others are answered in this hilarious valentine to Theatre hams everywhere. Rating: Comedy: PG-13. For tickets visit or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


April 2….“Annie’s Chat and Chew”
- For over 20 years, Lubbock Meals on Wheels has benefitted from “Annie’s Chat and Chew”. This fundraiser was started by long time volunteer Annie Sanders and is being continued in her memory again. Guests can enjoy some great food while visiting with old friends and remembering a very special woman, Annie Sanders. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fund the purchase of meals for the homebound community served by Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Help keep Annie’s giving spirit alive by joining us at Annie’s Chat and Chew. For more information, call 792-7971. Mae Simmons Senior Center, 2004 Oak Ave; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.


April 5….Festival of Nations - This special evening will feature a cultural exchange event that allows student organizations to interact with the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. Students from various countries will present information about their culture through posters, artifacts, maps or activities for the community to participate in. Each child will receive a passport in which they will be able to get stamped at each booth to represent the countries they visited. The event is free to anyone in the Lubbock community who wants to come out for a free night of culture. Student Union Building on Texas Tech campus; 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

April 5….“Go For It" College Planning Event - This free program targets potential technical students who might not be aware of the support and financial assistance available to them so they can attend and complete college. The primary focus is on sharing information about resources for prospective students; individuals who may be in need of help with child care, transportation, book expenses and/or financial aid in order to pursue a technical course of study. This year’s format will mirror a resource fair with program/agency display tables filling gymnasium. Each representative will stack their tables with give-a-ways and handouts; any and all information on financial aid, childcare funding, admission and enrollment, academic advisement, testing, technical courses of study, and other social services offered in the community appropriate for someone attending college, either full or part time. There will be ample opportunity for participants to speak individually to those who work daily with students. Specifically, representatives from South Plains College Special Services, Counseling Center, Financial Aid, and Admissions, as well as case workers and coordinators from LEARN, Inc., Catholic Family Service, Project QUEST, Inc., Workforce Solutions Career and Child Care Services, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Dorothy Lomax Adult Education Center, and Literacy Lubbock will be in attendance. For more information call (806) 716-4615. Ramirez Charter School Gymnasium (behind WalMart on Ave. Q) 702 Ave. T; 5 – 7 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

April 8-9….....Lubbock Symphony: Enlightened Empire
April 8-10…...33rd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
April 9-10......Sesame Street Live
April 10….......6th Annual Golden Fork Culinary Competition
April 14-16…..Friends of the Wolfforth Library Sale
April 15-17.....Ballet Lubbock’s “Peter and the Wolf”
April 16…......“Spirit of Community Fish Fry & Picnic”

"Kids' Fun Fair 2011"
Vendor Spaces Available for April 30 Event

It’s almost that time of year again! We're excited to announce the plans for Kid’s Fun Fair 2011…and this year, there's more fun for everyone! Our event will take place on Saturday, April 30th, at the Science Spectrum.

Kid’s Fun Fair 2011 allows business owners, parents and their kids the opportunity to learn about the services and products available in our community in a lively, energetic environment. Vendors who have participated in the past include: pre-schools, summer camps, private schools, churches, children’s party entertainment services, community health professionals and a wide variety of family-friendly businesses.

The fair will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 30th with entertainment in the form of clowns, children’s performance groups and some new surprises for those who've attended our events in the past!

Prospective vendors may email for more information on how to participate in this exciting community event tailored especially for parents and kids of all ages.

A Double-Shot of Fun:
This Week's Twin Trivia Contests

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have one pair of tickets to Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Enlightened Empire on April 9th.

The question: Which classical composition was used as the opening theme music for the classic western series "The Lone Ranger" ???

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at and use the fun phrase “Enlightened Trivia” 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. Deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted on Monday.

Trivia Contest #2: This week we have an amazing (that's right, amazing) family 4-pack which includes four general admission passes to the Lubbock Arts Festival along with four Golden Fork culinary tickets, and parking pass. With a package like this, there should be a 500-word essay involved...but (amazingly) we're only asking a very basic trivia question :)

The question: Of all the living creatures found on planet earth....which one has the most appendages?

To win these tickets, email us at with the answer and use the fun phrase “Arts Festival Super Pak” 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 evening 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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