July 28, 2011


July 28….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is Mariachi Amistad performing traditional mariachi. 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 Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

July 28…“Married in the Kitchen: A Brief History of Wedding Gowns,” lecture by Cynthia Amneus
Cynthia is the Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles, Cincinnati Art Museum. Amneus has curated numerous and diverse exhibitions and published both exhibition-related catalogs and various articles. Her exhibitions include A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati’s Golden Age, 1877-1922 (2003) for which the accompanying catalog – published by TTU Press - won the 2004 Victorian Society of American Publication Award. Other exhibitions include Designed to Dazzle: Cincinnati Collects Tiffany Jewelry (2007), and Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns (2010) – an exhibition that had record attendance at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition They Weren't Always White—A Century of Wedding Dresses from the Museum's Collection. Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th Street 6:30pm. 3301 4th Street.


July 29…. Ralls Centennial Founders Day Picnic - The City of Ralls will be hosting their Centennial Founders Day Picnic and everyone is invited. Events will include a live street dance, giant birthday cake, children's jumpers, and a formal reception. Channel 11 will also be broadcasting live from the city square. The following weekend is the Ralls Rodeo and Parade beginning with at parade on the city square, community BBQ at Depot Park and a rodeo on Friday and Saturday night. There will be a dance following each night. Rodeo is August 5th and 6th. Ralls City Square; 4 p.m.

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 29–31….Lubbock Meals on Wheels Tennis Tournament -. Once again, the tournament is being hosted by area country clubs (Hillcrest, LakeRidge, Lubbock CC and The Falls) and the McLeod Tennis Center at Texas Tech and Burgess Rushing Tennis Center. The events include men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Once again, there is a junior tournament for players age 18 and under. The junior tournament is singles only. Due to the large number of entries, adult matches will begin on Friday, July 29. Also on Friday, players are invited to The Falls Tennis & Athletic Club for check-in, door prizes, and dinner. A casual dinner will be donated by Rudy’s Bar-B-Q. Play continues on Saturday and Sunday, and the weekend of events closes with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m., Sunday at The Falls. Awards will be presented for first, second, and third place winners in both the adult and junior tournaments and refreshments will be served. The entry fee, which includes invitations for two to the Friday evening events and a tournament t-shirt is $35 per person and $15 for the second event for adults, and $35 per person for the juniors. The entry and payment deadline is Tuesday, July 26. A $5 fee will be charged to anyone paying after the deadline. Payments can be made to Lubbock Meals on Wheels by cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). To enter the tournament or for more information, please contact the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office at 792-7971.

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 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 30 (repeats 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 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 30….Country Western Dance – The public is invited to a country western dance. Admission is $5.00 per person. The newly air conditioned Lubbock Area Square and Round Dance Federation Building will host this dance. Come dance on the 6,000 square foot floating hardwood dance floor to the music of The Martin Country Band. The LASRDF building is an alcohol-free and smoke-free facility. Brisket and pulled pork sandwiches will be available for an additional charge. . Lubbock Area Square and Round Dance Federation Building, 2305 120th St; The dance will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will last until 10:30, or whenever nobody has any energy left to boot-scoot!
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

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?

Answer: The Lighthouse

Winner: Chyrel M. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have 2 tickets to any of the remaining productions by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals (this weekend's "Disney's High School Musical", "The King and I" or "Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story").

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.comusing the fun phrase “I Prefer the Moonlight” as your subject title.

The Question: According to the television show "How the States Got Their Names", the geographic area where present day Utah, Nevada, parts of Arizona and other western states was once known by early settlers by what name...which relates to the hot, dry conditions?

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!.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

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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