November 17, 2011


November 17…."Make Your Move Tour" with Third Day and Trevor Morgan - Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day has played to millions of fans in numerous sold-out arenas around the world. It’s garnered 25 #1 singles across multiple formats—not to mention armloads of Grammy and Dove Awards. Yet the band’s willingness to struggle openly before fans and critics alike to unearth its identity, purpose and mission stands as Third Day’s most valued accomplishment during its first decade together. Backing up the band's ascent, Billboard magazine noted the act is "not only one of the best Christian bands of the '90s but one of the best rock bands, period.” Tickets available at Select-A-Seat by calling 806-770-2000 or City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m.


November 17, 18, 19….Monterey High School Theatre presents: “Grease” -
Come see Danny, Sandy, Rizzo and the gang come alive at Monterey High School. From singing at the malt shop to dancing at the prom the show is the classic Broadway version created in authentic high school flair. With four performances to fit your schedule, tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Enjoy vintage goodies at the soda shop concession and bring your friends. Monterey High School Auditorium, 3211 47th; 7 p.m. nightly plus additional 2 p.m. matinee on November 19th.


November 17-20….32nd Annual Holiday Happening
- The Junior League of Lubbock invites you to experience "An Enchanted Season" at the 32nd annual Holiday Happening. Come experience holiday shopping with more than 130 vendors in two shopping areas. Aside from great shopping, Holiday Happening 2011 features several traditional events and a new Friday morning event for children. Treat yourself or a loved one to luxury. Be sure to bid on exclusive auction items ranging from jewelry to body sculpting! The Enchanted Showcase will end on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 3 p.m. All Holiday Happening 2011 decorations are available for purchase. Begin your holiday shopping at the Decorations Booth located in the Pedestrian Mall to purchase trees, garland, wreaths, tabletop decorations, and ornaments.

Schedule of Events:

November 17-20…. Market Hall - Market Hall Single Day Pass: $7 for ages 5 and up. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list! Enjoy two shopping areas featuring over 130 merchants from around the country in one location!
Market Hall General Shopping Hours:
Thursday, Nov. 17th....10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Stroller-free shopping all day)
Friday, Nov. 18th.........10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19th.....10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20th.......12 p.m.-5 p.m. (Santa available 1-3 p.m.)

Thursday, November 17….Ladies' Day 2011: Enchanted Elegance - Make it Ladies’ Day with your favorite girlfriends and enjoy stroller-free shopping. A style show provided by the merchants of Kingsgate Shopping Center will bring you up-to-date with the latest fashions as you dine on brunch or lunch provided by Stella’s. Be sure to bid on the items in the silent auction as well! Come enjoy a fabulous day of food, fashion, and shopping! $45 per seat.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m......Complimentary coffee...provided by Starbuck's
9 a.m. to 2 p.m........Silent Auction
10 a.m. to 1 p.m......Photographs by Savant Photography
10 a.m. to 7 p.m......Stroller-free Market Hall shopping and cash bar
10 a.m. Brunch........Provided by Stella's Restaurant and style show
featuring Kingsgate Shopping Center merchants
12 p.m. Lunch..............Provided by Stella's Restaurant and style show featuring the merchants of Kingsgate Shopping Center
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m....Auction Checkout

Friday, November 18….Breakfast with Santa 2011: PJs for Pop-Tarts- Bring your little ones to meet Santa and enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A® at this year’s new event. Savant Photography will be available for photos with Santa, and there will be the opportunity to meet a few of Santa’s closest friends….his reindeer! Holiday PJs are welcome here, and so are donations of Pop-Tarts®! Enjoy entertainment by Joyful Noise and get crafty with a take-home project! Your holiday pajamas are welcome and encouraged here, as are donations of Pop-Tarts®, benefitting Food 2 Kid. $15 per person. Ages 1 and up. No Reserved Seating.
9 a.m. to 12 p.m....Photographs with Santa by Savant Photography
9 a.m. to 7 p.m......Visit with Santa's reindeer
10 a.m...................Breakfast
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.....Market Hall shopping

Saturday, November 19: Mischief and Magic - Your little ones’ eyes will light up with joy at the sight of Santa and his reindeer. Santa will be jingling and mingling as they enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A® and entertainment by Joyful Noise. Don’t forget to have your picture taken by Savant Photography! On your way out, be sure to visit Santa’s reindeer and leave your letters for Santa in his mailbox! You won’t want to miss breakfast with Santa and his reindeer! $15 per person. Ages 1 and up. No reserved seating.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.......Photographs with Santa by Savant Photography
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.....First Seating
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.......Visit with Santa's reindeer
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.....Market Hall shopping
11 a.m. to 12 p.m....Second Seating.


November 18….Texas Tech School of Music presents: World Music Ensemble (Tzumba!)
– Come and enjoy Zydeco, Cajun, and African drumming, with a special guest appearance by the Roscoe Wilson Drum Ensemble, directed by Kris Olson. Free admission. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech campus; 6 p.m.

November 18….Community Speaker Series - Ginger Kerrick, NASA Flight Director and TTU graduate, will speak on the future of space exploration for the Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Speaker Series. Kerrick is the first woman of Hispanic heritage to lead Mission Control and serve as flight director for space shuttle and space station missions. This LWC event is open to the public as a community education project. The cost is $55 which includes a reception beginning at 6:30 pm, with dinner following at 7 p.m. Reservations are due by noon Thurs. Nov. 17 by calling 763-6448. Come hear her inspiring story of optimism and perseverance! Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway; 6:30 p.m.

November 18….“A Night on the Red Carpet” - Come spend an evening of barbershop harmony with the award-winning chorus and quartets. The Pride of West Texas Show Chorus (formerly Prairie Winds Chorus) of Sweet Adelines International presents their annual show. Tickets are $15.00. For tickets or more information call 806-792-7918 or 806-799-SING (7464). McDonald-Moody Auditorium at Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St; 7 p.m.

November 18….Nostalgia Night - Nostalgia music of the '60s, '70s and '80s will be performed. The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, along with past and new Cactus stars will perform on this fantastic night of remembrance of great music! Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (806) 762-3233 for tickets! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 7:30 p.m.


November 18-19….Celebrity Attractions presents: "Young Frankenstein”
- The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE... and it's headed to Lubbock! You'll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Audience Award for Best Musical! Don't miss the sensational cast delivering all your favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new show-stopping numbers for the stage, including "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster--but not without scary and hilarious complications. The brains behind the laughter is mad genius and three-time Tony® winner Mel Brooks himself--who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the book--along with his record-breaking team from The Producers: five-time Tony®-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman and three-time Tony®-winning writer Thomas Meehan. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.


ovember 18–20….Texas Tech Music Theatre: "The Secret Garden" - This charming musical, set in England in the early 20th century, is the story of a journey toward new beginnings. Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel of the same name, the story is about recently orphaned Mary Lennox moving in with her mournful uncle and sickly cousin. Along with her cousin, two local children and the gardener, Mary discovers a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and releases the magic and adventures that have been locked inside for years, changing their lives forever. About fifty School of Music students provide the talent for the production, with some roles being double cast. A live orchestra, conducted by Matt Carey, will be in the pit. Gerald Dolter, director of music theatre, is the stage director. Set design is by Timothy Walsh.Tickets are available in advance by called 770-2000 and also at the door. Tickets are priced at $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $13 for students and children, and groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets for $15 each when purchased in a block. Stated prices include the Select-A-Seat service charge. Seating is not reserved. Student Union Allen Theatre, Texas Tech campus; November 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and on November 20 at 2 p.m.

November 18-20 (Repeats Nov. 21, 23, 25-26, 28-30; Dec. 2- 7, 9-14, 16-21….Polar Express Train Ride – Inspired by the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the Polar Express will come to life as the train returns to West Texas this holiday season. Guests will be transported to the “North Pole” and will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while reading or listening to this classic tale. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. When the train reaches its destination Santa and the elves will be there to greet each child and give them their own sleigh bell. Make this an annual holiday tradition. The Polar Express will begin its holiday schedule on November 18, with a total of 56 departures throughout the months of November and December leading up to Christmas. The one-hour round trip departs each scheduled night at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. from the Lubbock designated depot at 6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy. For additional information and advance reservations please call 800-872-4661 or visit


November 19
….Bulb Planting Workdays at the Arboretum - Over the past two years the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum has planted over 10,000 daffodil bulbs along their walking paths and in their flower beds. They are working hard to create a colorful Springtime flower show for the Lubbock community to enjoy, and they need your help! This year they have 3,300 daffodil and crocus bulbs that need to be planted in November throughout the Arboretum, and there are two workdays so that multiple groups can participate. Basically, the job is digging holes and putting the bulbs in them. It’s so easy! The Bulb Planting Workdays are a great volunteer opportunity for families, individuals and civic groups because everyone is out there working together, getting dirty and having fun. The volunteers usually work in groups of 2-3, digging and planting as a team alongside other pairs of volunteers. This is a fabulous way to meet and get to know new people! Hot cider and cocoa will be provided for the volunteers, and as many tools as they can gather up. Volunteers should wear layered, warm clothing and closed-toe shoes. You do not have to bring your own shovel, but if you can it would help! You are welcome to work the morning shift, the afternoon, or pitch in all day and “picnic in the park” on your own during the lunch break. Saturday, Nov 19th is National Family Volunteer Day! Bring the whole family out for fun community service and fresh air! To sign up email Jennifer at Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue; Saturday, Nov 5th - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov 19th - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

November 19….AwesoMe SuccEss Network Arts & Craft Fair/Business Expo – The AwesoMe SuccEss Network is hosting an Arts & Crafts Fair/Business Expo and admission is free to the public. Please come out and support your local arts and crafts enthusiasts. Vendors include handmade jewelry, wooden toys, scarves, handmade soaps and more. For more information, please contact Science Spectrum (South Entrance), 2579 S Loop 289; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 19….Country-Western Dance - Come dance and enjoy an evening of great entertainment on a 6000 square foot floating hardwood floor. BBQ sandwiches, chips and soft drinks will be served at an additional charge. Smoke-free and alcohol-free. Admission: $5 per person. LASRDF Building, 120th Street & University; 7 p.m.

November 19….TTU School of Music Ken Shifrin and Mike Hall, Duo Recital on Alto Trombone – This dynamic due combines years of experience in academia and the professional performance worlds. This is a rare opportunity to hear some of the best trombonists in the country performing works by Bach, Rosetti and many more. Free admission. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

Question: Which Italian city is the setting for William Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet"?

Winners: Lisa K. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, two winners will be chosen for 2 Market Hall tickets during the annual Holiday Happening event at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Shopping for Tickets" as your subject title.

The Question: Which department store is recognized as hosting the first Thanksgiving Day parade? (Hint: It's NOT Macy's)

The deadline for this contest is TOMORROW (Friday) at noon and the winners will be contacted by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!
Community Corner:
Two Volunteer Opportunities to Consider This Week

November 19….3000 Stockings for Kunsan Airbase (Republic of South Korea) - Volunteers, donated items & financial donations are needed. Volunteers will come together to stuff, package, and mail the stockings in approximately 600 boxes to Kunsan Airbase in the Republic of South Korea, where the United States Air Force has been stationed since 1945. Items needed to stuff into the stockings include small toiletries, decks of cards, CDs, small games & business promotional items, candy, and Christmas cards with messages of encouragement. Volunteers on the 19th and donations of these items as well as contributions toward the $7500 needed for postage would be so appreciated! For questions, please call WPC at 806-799-3621. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3321 33rd Street; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

November 21…. Thanksgiving Feed the Mind Lunch for Homeless & Low-income Families - Come out to serve a meal, decorate the cafeteria to provide a more festive atmosphere and distribute bags of groceries to families. Contact Ashlei Watson at 806-687-0772 or for location specifics & more information. The Bridge of Lubbock, 1301 Redbud Ave.; 10 a. m. set-up time; lunch-service: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
December 2…TTU Moody Planetarium Goes All-Digital
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17…."Ring Around Rosalie”
December 3….Christmas Craft Show
December 4….Nutcracker Tea 2011

December 9-10….33rd Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

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