2….11th Annual Literary Lubbock -
Enjoy a signature evening with fine dining
and local wines hosted by Texas Tech University
Press. Authors of seven recently published TTUP
books will share their stories during the benefit,
and will sign books during a reception, followed
by a meal designed by Top Tier Catering. Lubbock
writer and musician Andy Wilkinson will host the
event. Call 742-2982 to reserve your tickets or
table. Seating is Limited. For more information,
and to see the books, please visit www.ttupress.org/LiteraryLubbock.htm
. McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech University;
2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS"
Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy
friends and food at Fuddrucker’s. There
are no reservations required. Come have a great
time and share a meal together! Tell a friend
or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come
join the fun with our group! Fuddrucker’s,
5501 Slide Road; 6:30 p.m.
Women's Club Distinguished Speaker Series Presents
Ambassador Karen Hughes - The
Lubbock Women’s Club Historical Foundation
and The Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Community
Speaker Series will host Ambassador Karen Hughes
as a speaker this week for the annual speaker
series. Hughes currently serves as the worldwide
vice chair for Burson-Marsteller, where she counsels
corporate, nonprofit and political leaders and
provides strategic communications, corporate positioning
and messaging advice. She previously served as
undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and
public affairs. She also is a past executive director
of the Republican Party of Texas and a former
television news reporter for the NBC affiliate
in Dallas-Fort Worth. Hughes also served as Counselor
to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.
She wrote a memoir of her experiences working
with President Bush in 2001-02 titled “Ten
Minutes from Normal.” Tickets are $45 per
person and available to the public as a community
education project of The Lubbock Women’s
Club. To reserve a ticket, call 763-6448 or email
email@example.com. The Lubbock
Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 11:30 a.m.
3….First Friday Art Trail
- See the regular art venues...plus the exciting
monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown
and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus
at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map
at any of the venues to see the art that can be
found throughout the community each month during
the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run
continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours.
Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer"
on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info
about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help
you navigate with ease. For
more info and complete schedule click HERE!
The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot
District from 6-9 p.m. This Friday at 5:30 you
are invited to a special reception to celebrate
the completion of the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay
Studio! This state-of-the-art clay studio is by
far the best public studio within a thousand mile
radius. This would not have been possible without
their continued support to LHUCA and their commitment
to bring great educational offerings to our community.
6 p.m - 9 p.m.
Opera "Maria di Buenos Aires" by Astor
Piazzolla - This
opera pulses to the passion and beat of Piazzolla's
revolutionary nuevo tango and Horacio Ferrer's
mesmerizing, imaginative poetry. María
embodies everything that is the Argentinian people.
Totally consumed by passion yet fiercely maintaining
her independence, María fights for survival
and freedom, never surrendering. "I dream
a dream that nobody ever dreamed. María
noche, María pasión fatal! María
del amor!" Sung in Spanish with English supertitles.
Presented by the TTU Tango Camarata with choreography
by Ann Marie White; featuring Ann Marie White
as Maria, Esteban Castillo as the Cantor, Riccardo
Schmidt as the Duende; Directed by Dr. Thomas
M. Cimarusti with special guest Ben Bogart, Bandoneon.
Hemmle Recital Hall. 7:30 pre-concert lecture.
Concert at 8:00
Symphony Orchestra Masterworks 5
- The LSO will close the 2012-2013 season with
an evening entirely devoted to the works of one
of the most iconic composers of the Romantic era,
Gustav Mahler. Join the LSO as the stage explodes
with the force of Mahler’s one-of-a-kind
and remarkable musical craftsmanship. The season
finale performance will include Mahler’s
instrumental and vocal masterpiece, Lieder eines
fahrenden Gesellen, sung by Quinn Patrick, mezzo
soprano. This presentation will conclude with
Mahler's epic Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.”
Don’t miss this impassioned tribute! For
tickets visit www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock
Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis
Lane; 7:30 p.m.
May 3-5 (Repeats
May 10-12; 17-19)....Lubbock Community
Theatre: “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s
Got the Will?" - As a dysfunctional
family gathers to await the imminent death of their
patriarch, who has recently suffered a disabling
stroke, cat fights and rumors swirl around who will
get what when the will is read. Without becoming
ponderous, losing a sense of humor or pandering
to timeworn clichés about Texans or Texas
drawls, the story shares many elements of a good
summer novel: it's a fast, delicious, easy read
with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments,
and characters you care about. Written by Del Shores
and directed By Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. Tickets
can be reserved by calling (806) 749-2416. Lubbock
Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Avenue; Friday and
Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Annual Kentucky Derby Gallop - Derby
enthusiasts, hat lovers, mint julep sippers, and
horse bidders are all invited to view this year’s
Kentucky Derby, on the Big Screen, in Ransom Canyon.
With your reservation or door entrance fee of $25
per person, (includes Mint Juleps, Mimosas, Wine,
Beer, and Derby Food), the guests will be off to
the races in their special Derby day hats, cowboy
hats welcome, as the horses take their positions.
Ranch House doors will open at 3 p.m. To the public,
activities will continue after the Derby Race, and
conclude at 6 p.m. To set the mood for all attending
this historic horse-racing event, guests are encouraged
to “dress for the occasion” and compete
for special prizes. This year’s categories
include: Ladies Best Hat, Gentlemen’s Best
Derby, Best Individual Ensemble, and Best Couple’s
Ensemble, while Master of Ceremonies Joe Novak will
award prizes to the winners and generate the race
excitement for this Third Annual Kentucky Derby
Gallop. Picking the “winning horses”
is a big part of the day, and a drawing will be
held from those who pick the winners. Tickets are
$5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Silent Auction items,
including items for horse or horse-racing enthusiasts,
plus local artists’ designs will be available
for your viewing, purchase or bidding pleasure,
and one of the highlights at this year’s Gallop
will be the “Raffling of an Apple IPAD.”
Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win,
and raffle tickets can be purchased at $5 each or
5 tickets for $20 by calling Jackie 806- 543-7089
or Joy 806-829-2765 for details, proceeds benefiting
the Property Owners Association. Reservations are
requested in advance for this outstanding third
annual event and can be made by calling Jackie De
Vore Lindsey, 806-543-7089 so that “plenty
of Mint Juleps & Derby Food” will be on
hand at Ransom Canyon’s Kentucky Derby GALLOP.
Ransom Canyon Ranch House, 18-22 Lake Shore Dr;
3 – 6 p.m.
May 4….St. Andrews
Episcopal Church annual Spring Fling Fiesta De Mayo
- Dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions
and lots of fun! Tickets are $20 per person. All
proceeds will benefit local community outreach efforts.
For tickets and more info please call St. Stephens
Episcopal Church at 799-3439. St. Andrews Episcopal
Church, 1101 Slide Rd; 6:30 p.m.
5….Gilbert & Sullivan: "The Mikado"
from Lubbock Chorale - Come enjoy
a semi-staged concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s
The Mikado - a fun and charming piece full of topsy-turvy,
endearing tunes, and witty texts that will exclusively
feature the Chorale and its solo talent. This concert
will be presented with full orchestra (scored for
the piece). A post-concert reception will also highlight
the Scholarship singers, acknowledge the educational
impact of the Chorale, and recognize and thank the
donors in the Lubbock community. Tickets available
from Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000. The Legacy Event
Center Great Hall, 1500 14th Street; 5 p.m.
5….Cactus Kids Tribute to the Beatles
- Beatlemania continues to the next generation!
The Cactus Kids of Terri Caldwell Music and the
Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine present a fabulous
tribute to the Beatles sung by the most talented
kids anywhere! Tickets are $20.00, children 9 and
under $10. For tickets call 806-762-3233 or visit
www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy
Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.