February 16, 2012


February 16….Lemonade Day Launch – Lemonade Day is sweeping the nation and is now coming to the Hub City in May of this year. All are invited to this fun adventure that will teach kids across Lubbock valuable lessons about starting, owning and operating their own business – a lemonade stand! Parents and children of every age are invited to this informative event hosted by Charlie and Kate Hamilton and Cathy Landtroop. Admission is free. Please RSVP to LubbockLemonadeDay@gmail.com. Refreshments will be served. Lubbock Science Spectrum, Science stage room, 2570 South Loop 289; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

February 16….Brad Paisley in Concert - Country hitmaker Brad Paisley brings his "Virtual Reality World Tour 2012" to the United Sprit Arena. Opening the show are very special guests and 2011 CMA "New Artist of the Year" winner, The Band Perry. Opening for these two acts is "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

February 17…. Presidential Lecture & Performances Series Presents: Ailey II - Ailey II has become a renowned dance company, winning rave reviews and regularly selling out its North American tour stops and annual New York seasons. South Plains dance artists and enthusiasts are invited to witness this critically-acclaimed company as they include Lubbock on a 32 city domestic and international tour. The Ailey II performance will include, Alvin Alley American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battles' The Hunt. Set to the wildly percussive soundtrack by Le Tambours du Bronx, the ballet for six men examines the relationship between modern sports and the rituals of the gladiators, revealing the aggressive side of human nature and the primitive thrill of the hunt; Thang Dao’s Echoes, Jessica Lang’s Splendid Isolation II, The Calling and Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpeice Revelations. General Admission tickets are $15 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations 806.770.2000. TTU Students receive one free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth. For more information call 806.742.0700. Allen Theatre, Student Building of Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

February 17….Cactus Theater: Top 24 Hits of the 1940s and early ‘50s - From swinging big band hits to the most beautiful love songs ever written, the Cactus Theater presents the Top 24 Hits of the 1940s and early '50s. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

February 17-18….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: 3 Redneck Tenors – A New Musical Adventure - In the melodic wake of the three operatic tenors, three Irish tenors and Three Mo’ Tenors, comes a new breed of tenors from more humble origins. The musical comedy, featuring classically trained veteran artists, is like Greater Tuna meets Das Barbecu – down home laughs with serious big city music! A buffet meal will be served before each performance at the times listed below. The matinee meal will include brunch items. The audience will sit at round tables of eight. Performances will begin approximately one hour after the meal begins. 3 Redneck Tenors features a cast of veteran musical theatre stars from Lubbock Moonlight Musicals — Jonathan Frugé, Jacob Miller, Daniel Hogan and Mike Morgan. Join Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee as they mix NASCAR with La Boheme, light beer with Carmen and even kick up a little dust with Madame Butterfly. The audience will travel with the three classical cousins from their modest beginnings in Paris, Texas, all the way to their triumphant debut at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall. It’s a foot stompin’, knee slapin’, uproariously redneck romp, with tunes of Elvis to Puccini, soul to pop and country to opera. Lubbock has never seen - or heard - anything like it! Tickets for Three Redneck Tenors are priced at $63.25, $53.25 and $38.25. Prices include a service charge. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online by clicking the ad to the rght or by calling Select-a-Seat at 806-770-2000. Group discounts are available. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: Dinner at 6:30 p.m.—Show begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday: (Matinee) Brunch at 12:30 p.m.—Show begins at 1:30 p.m., and Dinner at 6:30 p.m.—Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

February 17-18 (Repeats Feb. 24-25)….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “You Can’t Take It With You” - This wonderful classic comedy written by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart and directed by Zachery Kocurek is one zany ride into the challenges of intertwining families and relationships! At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. Admission prices are as follows: Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Children $8. Reservations are recommended. Editors note: Some suggestive/adult material; not suitable for all younger audiences. Please call 806-792-0501 to reserve tickets. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

February 17-19 (Repeats Feb. 24-26; March 2-4)…. Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “The Laramie Project” - In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was assaulted because he was gay. Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from over 200 interviews of people from Laramie and their own experiences after the beating and death. "The Laramie Project" is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. This play is written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project and directed by Jay Brown. Rated- PG-16 - Language, mature subject matter. To reserve tickets, please call (806) 749-2416 or visit the website at lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston; Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

February 18….Lubbock Lions Club 60th Annual Pancake Festival - The Lubbock Lions Club is ‘flippin’ again to make a difference. West Texans always enjoy this Lubbock tradition. Each year they look forward to the ‘all you can eat’ menu of light, fluffy pancakes, sausage, orange drink, milk and coffee. Both regular and sugar free maple flavored syrup will be available. A scoop of delicious blueberry or strawberry topping can be added to a serving of pancakes for a token. As always, the food is freshly prepared and cooked throughout the day. The atmosphere is festive and family oriented; the entertainment is ongoing. A benefit drawing will feature a large screen television. More than 900 volunteers will come together to serve throughout the day. City officials and local celebrities will cook pancakes at the VIP Grill. To date the Lubbock Lions Club has donated $1,600,000 to charities with the profits from our annual fundraisers, including the Pancake Festival. Tickets are $5.00 in advance when purchased in person from any Lubbock Lions Club member, at all Bolton Locations and by calling the Lubbock Lions Club at 806-763-4789. Tickets purchased at the event are $6.00. No charge for children under two years of age. Want to save time? For just $5.00, purchase your tickets online at lubbocklions.org, pick them up at “will call” the day of the event and proceed directly into the hall. For more information about this event, please contact: Lynnette Abbott, Lubbock Lions Club, 806.763.4789 or Susan Moeller, 806.789.6240. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

February 18….Country and Western Dance – Come and enjoy The Martin Country Band. Pulled pork & brisket sandwiches with chips are available for $5.00. The Lubbock square dance building includes a 6,000 square ft. hard wood floor and is a non-smoking/non-drinking facility. Cost is $5.00. Lubbock Square Dance Building, located at 2305 120th Street; 7 – 10 p.m.

February 18….Cactus Theater presents: Rockin’ '60s Nostalgia Night
Come and enjoy your favorite 1960s songs done with amazing passion by the stars of the Cactus...just like when they were first performed! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

February 18-19….Circus Gatti
This is a true American circus, bringing 3 rings of traditional circus-acrobatics performances and the art of clowning. The show highlights the journal of “2 Wheels of Thrills! Machines and Man.” City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

February 21….Lubbock Meals on Wheels 13th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration -
This spectacular event will include over thirty-five food booths (with selections from your favorite local restaurants), live jazz music by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a large silent auction, cash bars, plus a variety of activities and prizes. Colorful masks and beads will be available to make the evening even more festive. Everyone will also enjoy entertainment such as dancers, clowns, magicians, jugglers and flamboyant decorations in the official colors of purple, green, and gold. A king and queen in full regal attire will reign over the evening. The expanded children’s area includes bouncers, a rock wall, face and hair painting, and several games and activities to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to check out the French market to take home some fabulous treasures such as trendy shirts, fragrances, and jewelry. Event tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, any Select-A-Seat location (service charge applies) or for $35 at the door. We accept cash, checks, or credit cards and will be happy to mail tickets. Please join us for a fantastic and fun evening and support a great program that feeds the homebound community. For more information, please call Lubbock Meals on Wheels at 792-7971. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question:
As a member of the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, can you name the Levelland, Texas, native who penned such hit country songs as "Chains" (Patty Loveless), "Lucille" (Kenny Rogers) and "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" (Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash)?

Answer: Hal Bynum

Winners: Laura S.
and Diane E. both of Lubbock
Special Limited-Time Ticket Sales!
Science Spectrum To Feature Renaissance Faire in Conjunction with Current DaVinci Exhibit

March 2….DaVinci-The Genius Renaissance Faire - Enjoy a fabulous evening of food and frivolity as you step back in time to the great European Renaissance. Prepare to be enlightened as you explore the inspiring world of Leonardo da Vinci. Experience his revolutionary inventions, art, scientific break-throughs, philosophy, and personal codices (notebooks). The all new, Da Vinci-The Genius traveling exhibition will serve as the back drop for this amazing evening of music, food, and special entertainment. Entertainment to include: Celtic music, period themed artisans and gaming, Renaissance re-enactors, jugglers, fire-eating and a royal avian raptor.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Science Spectrum admissions desk, or by calling 806-745-2525 x234. PLEASE NOTE: Event tickets are $50 per person and are on only on sale through Wednesday, February 29th. Science Spectrum OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 6 to 7 p.m: Entertainment & light hors d’oeuvres (Exhibition open for Viewing), 7 to 8 p.m: The King’s Table of Culinary Delights (Exhibition will remain open).

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

February 25-26….ACK All- Breed and Rally Trials
February 27….Sweet Adelines Int'l Global Open House
March 1-4….....Tech Dept of Theatre and Dance: “Big Love”
March 2…........DaVinci-The Genius Renaissance Faire
March 2-3….....Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “La Taviata”
March 3…........2012 Lubbock Preparedness Fair
March 8...Pride of West Texas Chorus Friends/Family Concert

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