January 26, 2012


January 26–28…."World's Oldest Annual Bull Riding" 39th Annual Mid-Winter Championship Bull Riding - Come see some of the best calf-roping, barrels, team roping and more right here in Lubbock....at the oldest event of its kind in the nation featuring the top riders in their class. Tickets available at the door $12.00 Adults & $6.00 children (kids under 6 free!) Call Charlie Thompson at C-T Rodeo Company for more info at (806) 794-2317. South Plains Livestock Pavilion, South Plains Fairgrounds, 4th St. & Ave A.


January 26-29….Texas Tech Department of Theatre and Dance presents DanceTech: Artistry in Motion Spring Concert - An exciting evening of original dance choreographed and performed by the award-winning Texas Tech University Dance faculty and students, and nationally recognized guest artists. Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Call (806) 742-3603 for reservations and information. Box office hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, barring TTU holidays (fall, winter, and spring breaks) and most of July and August. Please leave a detailed message during these times. Groups of 10 or more may be discounted. Charles E. Maedgen, Jr. Theatre (east entrance), 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues. Curtain times for Mainstage events are 8 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

January 27….Cactus Theater: Tribute to the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s Top Six – Based on a recent survey, this show features the music and performers you wanted to hear at the Cactus in 2012. Join this incredible cast featuring Jason Fellers, West Garza, Amber Pennington, Dustin Garrett, Alissa Beyer, Jeff Bailey and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine as they pay tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles, Tommy James and the Shondells and Rod Stewart. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 7:30 p.m.

January 28….Christ in the Arts (CITA) Winter Performance: “Creation Calls” - This year’s event, will combine contemporary Christian music, dramatic visual effects and choreography derived from various dance styles to provide a multi-sensory expression of the way in which the visible creation calls to us daily. Executive Director Randall Hinds says, “The goal is not only to impress each of us again with the unthinkably elaborate & elegant design in the natural world, but also to help facilitate a renewed understanding that there is, in fact, a real, clear meaning and message for us as we become more aware and sensitive to it.” This event involves more than 100 local performers and will feature the CITA Girls’ Vocal Ensemble, all levels of the CITA Ballet School and the CITA Ballet Company and Partners. Christ in the Arts invites the public to attend this free performance and enjoy an evening of inspiring praise and worship. For more information, visit www.ChristintheArts.org. Admission is free. First Baptist Church, located at 2201 Broadway in Lubbock. 7:30 p.m.

January 28….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 are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 7:30 p.m.

January 28….Texas Tech School of Music: Simon Mulligan, guest pianist - British pianist Simon Mulligan celebrated his debut at age 19 at London’s Barbican Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is described by the Times of London as “The most abundantly gifted of pianists.” The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert. The concert will be rounded out by two pieces Mulligan himself arranged. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.

January 29….Celtic Ensemble Winter Concert – This concert features The Rushy Mountain and the Western Isles: dance music from Cork & Kerry and songs in Scots Gaelic: collaboration with Tech Irish set dancers. Admission to this program is free to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, campus of Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

Focus on Community Culture:
Tech Museum Exhibits To Highlight Classic Writings, Russian Icons

January 28 - April 29….Speaking Volumes: Books and Ideas from 1250-1862 - Ancient and rare books, documents, and manuscripts from the Remnant Trust exhibition includes: The United States’ Declaration of Independence; Homer’s The Iliad; Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation; Confucius’ The Morals of Confucius; Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Julius Caesar’s Invictissimi Imperatoris Commentaria; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Euclid’s The First Six Elements of Geometry; England’s Magna Carta; Marco Polo’s The Travels of Marco Polo; Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations; and Cicero’s De Officiis. For more information, please visit www.depts.ttu.edu. Museum of Texas Tech University (in the Special Exhibitions Gallery 7), 3301 4th Street.

January 29 - April 8….Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons
- A look into eternity! This exhibition brings together a grouping of historically significant Russian Icons dating from 1590 to the present. St. Nicholas and St. George, Old Testament scenes, pictorial themes centered on the life of Jesus, and images of the Mother of God are well represented in this collection from the Museum of Russian Icons. Tour organized by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missour. For more information, visit www.depts.ttu.edu. Museum of Texas Tech University (in Gallery 3), 3301 4th Street.

Special Announcement:
Delayed DaVinci Exhibit Now Set To Open To the Public On Monday

DaVinci The Genius
, an internationally traveling exhibition, has once again experienced a delay in its scheduled arrival to the Science Spectrum Museum in Lubbock, Texas.
After a prolonged delay with the exhibition being allowed to enter the country by U.S. Customs, and then a second delay involving shipping of the exhibition from its U.S. port city to Lubbock, the opening of the exhibition will be postponed for a second weekend. Museum staff have confirmed that the exhibition will be arriving in Lubbock this Friday and Saturday, and should have the exhibition ready for public viewing by Monday January 30th.
The Science Spectrum encourages all potential visitors, especially those traveling in from out-of-town, to please check with the museum by phone or online for further details before attending.
The Science Spectrum apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. DaVinci the Genius will be on display at the Science Spectrum Museum through April 15th, 2012. General public may call 806-745-2525 or visit ww.sciencespectrum.org. The Science Spectrum Museum is located at 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which composer wrote 27 piano concertos, 23 string quartets, 35 violin sonatas and more than 50 symphonies?

Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Winner: Stephanie M. of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
January 31….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Winter Chamber
February 13-19…TTU Theatre and Dance Lab: “Humble Boy"
February 17-19….LCT presents: “The Laramie Project”
February 24-25….Celebrity Attractions: “STOMP”

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