July 21, 2011


July 21….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is Mike Pritchard and the Ogallala Blues. Performances are every Thursday evening from June 1 – September 1, 2011. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2011 is free. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


July 21, 22, 23…. Melodrama in the Park - This year’s melodrama will be "Last Chance Inn, Calamity Gulch," by Whitney Ryan Garrity, directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity and Mickie Klafka. Ma and Pa Culpepper are in danger of losing their livelihood - the Last Chance Inn - to Horace Prickley, a representative from the loan offices of Gimme, Gimme & Gimme. In need of a son or son-in-law, the Culpeppers scheme to adopt and marry off pretty (but clumsy) orphan-turned-waitress, Patience Sweetwater. The intended groom is the newly-appointed Sheriff Virgil St. Vigil, who makes the rounds with his deputy and trusted side-kick, Princess Prettyfoot. Prickley learns of the Culpeppers' plot and enlists the aid of the beautiful Sahara Hartburn to "distract" the Sheriff from Patience. At 6:30 p.m. the performances of the melodrama will be preceded by the one-act Teen Show in the Park, "Antic Spring," by Robert Nail, directed by Patrick Jones. In an open touring car are young people of high school age going on a picnic. There is Ginger, earnest and overbearingly sunny; Robert, the sensitive one, impressed only by poetry (or ants); Blossom, the exuberant and idiotic teenager; Sam and Gwendolyn, the lovers who live a life of adolescent violence, ranging from rage to young soulfulness; and Elbert, the little brother who looks with noisy criticism on their actions and suffers their company only for the food likely to be served. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a free night out! Wagner Park (28th and Flint), one-act Teen Show at 6:30 p.m. and melodrama at 7:30 p.m.


July 22….“Up Close & Personal” with Richie McDonald - Award-winning singer/songwriter Richie McDonald is stepping into the spotlight in Lubbock for the “Up Close & Personal” show. It’s being hosted by Cindy Hughlett and David House. Special guests include Tori Forbess and Abbie Rose. Known as the founder and iconic voice of the platinum-selling Country group, Lonestar, Richie will perform some of his greatest hits as well as selections from his newly released CD, SlowDown. The album features 12 songs, including the title track and the newly released single, "Footprints on the Moon". The CD showcases the chart-topping singer’s signature style and his unique ability to capture the essence of hope, love, and family life. The phenomenal artist describes his hometown return as a special honor and hopes that the message of his music “will touch hearts and make a difference” among those he’s privileged to perform for. Richie McDonald’s storied career includes a mantel collection of CMA, ACM, and BMI awards, plus multiple gold and platinum albums. Songwriting accolades for the Grammy-nominated star include singles recorded by John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Billy Dean, Sara Evans, the Wilkinsons and more. For details or purchase tickets for the show, visit: www.selectaseatlubbock.com or call: 474-3167. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis; 7 p.m.

July 22
(repeats July 29)….A Tribute to Prince, Aerosmith and Journey - Rock out with Dustin Garrett, Toby Caldwell, Ryan Garza, Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington - and introducing Jaden Terry - as they pay tribute to three of the greatest rock artists of all time! From funk & R&B...to hard rock and blues-rock....to jazz fusion and progressive rock - there's nothing the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine can't do! Don't miss this opportunity to rock out as the Cactus Theater salutes three of America's most beloved rock stylists! Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

July 22….Dance With Me Friday Night Dance featuring Jody Nix – Come and enjoy Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys as you dance the night away. Cover $12.00. Call today to reserve your tables for parties of 6 or more. Call 1 (806) 793-0396 for information or to make a reservation. Dance With Me Ballroom Studio, 6602 West 19th Street; Doors at 7 p.m. and the band will be playing from 8 to midnight.


July 22, 23 (repeats July 29, 30, 31)….Garza Theatre: “ Over the River and Through the Woods” - Sometimes a family bond can feel more like bondage. But Italian-American Nick Cristano soon finds out the power of love and "famiglia" in Joe DiPietro's "Over the River and Through the Woods." The show stars Carla McCollum Brantley, David W. Brantley, Janet Duke, Bill Gelber, Patrick Jones and Desi Taupin. "This is one of the funniest and most touching scripts I've read in a long while," said John Davis, who directs the show. "It stands as a beautiful testament to the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. I remember when the cast and I were sitting in my living room reading it for the first time, we were laughing, we were crying - sometimes we were doing both at the same time."The generation gap makes for hilarious misunderstandings between grandparents and grandson. The tight-knit family's routine derails when Nick is offered a better job in Seattle, Wash. Shocked, hurt and frightened by the revelation, the grandparents hatch a plan to keep Nick firmly planted and maybe even married off in the bargain. Individual tickets are unchanged at $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and active military with proper ID, and $8 for children. Call (806) 495-4005 or visit www.garzatheatre.com to make reservations. Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main Street, Post, TX; 7:30 p.m. plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee on July 31.

July 22, 23….Hub Performing Arts School: “School House Rock Live Jr.”
- Come and enjoy a fun show put on by the Shining Stars campers. Bring your lawn chairs and come to the Founder’s Park at Vintage Township. Tickets are $5 general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the show or by calling 795-7344. You'll love your favorite songs from the show: "Conjunction Junction", "Noun" "Elbow Room" and many more! Visit www.hubperformingarts.com for more info about the show. Vintage Township Founders Park, 11410 Trafalgar Ave; 8 p.m.

July 22, 23 (repeats July 29, 30)…. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “Disney’s High School Musical" - Based on a Disney Channel original movie written by Peter Barsocchini, "Disney’s High School Musical" will include a cast of more than 30 local high school and college students. The leading roles of Troy Bolton and Gabriela Montez will be played by Joshua Walters of Lubbock High School and Kathleen Langford, a music major at Texas Tech. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful MacKenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are priced at $28 for center terrace, preferred seating and $20 for general admission. Prices include a service charge. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling 806-770-2000. Substantial group discounts are available, as well as special prices for students and children. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m. and shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


July 23 (repeats July 30, August 6)….Cactus Theater: Poker and Lace - Poker and Lace" written by Carla Ann Thompson and Brian Thompson, is based on the screenplay to the movie " A Big Hand for the Little Lady" which came out in the 1960s and starred Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward. It's a comedy with music set in the Old West, with characters by the likes of Jack Daniels, Priscilla A. Plenty and Gray V. Digger. Several wealthy men hold an annual high stakes poker game and as fate would have it, a poor, naive farmer traveling through with his family,just happens to get a chance to sit in on a hand. The stakes are rather high but the hand is worth it. In addition to the fun, the audience will enjoy some great country songs made famous by the Bellamy Brothers, Jerry Reed, Kenny Rogers and others. "Poker and Lace" is directed by Jane Prince Jones, produced by Don Caldwell, and starring Kurt A. Kiser, Jeff Bailey, Brittany Hoffman, Marilyn Arland, Jere Lowe, Mark Martin, Rob Holton, Colton Kiser, Shawn Wilson, Todd Klein, Jay Hoes, Eddie McBride and Jane Prince Jones, with other actors to be announced soon. It promises to be an evening full of music and laughter for the entire family. Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

July 23….Dance With Me Saturday Night Dance
Come and enjoy Penni Lawrence and Band as you dance the night away. Cover $10.00. Call today to reserve your tables for parties of 6 or more. Call 1 (806) 793-0396 for information or to make a reservation. Dance With Me Ballroom Studio, 6602 West 19th Street; Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band will be playing from 8 p.m. to midnight.


July 23-24….Picture You with a Mini - Minis and Friends will be offering pictures with a miniature horse this weekend at Market Street. All money raised will benefit Minis and Friends South Plains to provide visits for those with special needs and to care for the horses. The cost is only $5 per picture. Bring the kids...bring the family....it's a good time for all involved. United Market Street (located at 98th and Quaker); 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

July 23-24.….Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show – This is an event where exhibitors come from all around to sell their wares, you can buy things, sell, or even trade guns, knives, swords and of the like. There are lots of guns (new and used), ammo, holsters, accessories, hunting stuff, jewelry for the ladies, knives, coins, collectibles, books and military items and much, more. Admission: $5 adults, under 12 free (2 for 1 first hour both days) - $1 off ACTIVE military or NRA w/ID. Only 1 discount/special can be used at a time. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 9-5p.m., Sun 10-5 p.m.

July 24….Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe "Sunday Party" - The good times just keep rollin' when the music is good and the sweet treats and good eats just keep comin'! The "party" continues this week with special featured live music and fun for the whole family. If you have a classic car...drive it down and park beside 34th Street in the "Reserved for Classic Cars" section! The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and extend into the early evening hours. Come enjoy a fun time with the family! Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404-34th St; 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: A special exhibit honoring a longtime local business icon is currently on display at the Science Spectrum. Can you name the honoree?

Answer: Margaret Talkington

Winner: Richard G. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have 2 tickets to the TEXAS Musical Drama in Palo Duro Canyon.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Texas....My Beautiful Texas!” as your subject title.

The Question: Though there's no ocean or body of water for it to cast a beacon....what is the name of perhaps the most recognizable natural landmark inside Palo Duro Canyon?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday night at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

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.

Good luck to everyone!.

Sponsor Spotlight:
Hub Performing Arts School Starbound Camp This Monday!

This is a two week day camp focusing on acting. Campers will enjoy taking their acting skills to the next level and performing a one act play at the end of camp. Older campers will work with Bob Chanda. They will learn stage combat and also get to participate in some great new acting exercises. Bob and Paula are both certified One Act Play judges. This camp is a great way to increase your chances for getting cast in shows next school year.

All camp details can be found at www.hubperformingarts.com or by emailing hubperformingarts@att.net.

Girl Scouts' Summer Camp Info

July 25 – July 28….Daisy Girl Scout Mini-Camp – This camp is for girls entering Kindergarten and 1st grade. Are you interested in seeing what Girl Scouts is all about? Or maybe you just need something fun to do before the school year starts? Come and enjoy fun filled evenings and explore what it is to be a Daisy Girl Scout. Cost is $15 and includes registration, snacks and supplies. For more information, contact mdeanda@gs-top.org. Lubbock Girl Scout Council Office, 2567 74th Street; 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

July 29…....Ralls Centennial Founders Day Picnic
July 29–31….Meals on Wheels Tennis Tournament
August 4-6….Just Between Friends Back-to-School Sale
August 5,6,12,13,19,20…Moonlight Musicals: “The King and I”
August 6-7….West Texas Warbirds RC “Air Show”
August 8–11….Memorial Arboretum Summer Gardening Camp
August 8-21….Casas for CASA

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