3….The Day the Music Died
- February 3, 2016 marks the 57th anniversary
of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives
of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson
(The Big Bopper) and pilot Roger Peterson . This
date has affectionately been given the name “The
Day the Music Died” by the Buddy Holly Center,
after a lyric in the Don McLean song, “American
Pie,” that references the deaths of these
rock and roll musicians. Patrons are invited to
the BHC to celebrate the life and legacy of Buddy
Buddy Holly Gallery: Free Admission 10 a.m. –
J.I. Allison House: Free Admission 10 a.m. –
Trolley Tours – Weather permitting
Join Museum Curator, Jacqueline Bober, on a guided
tour of significant Buddy Holly sites around Lubbock
Cost: $5 Tour Times: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3
p.m. Seating is limited; patrons are encouraged
to reserve their seat by visiting the Gift Shop
or calling 806.775.3562.
Origami Crickets, Buddy Holly Glasses & an
instrument petting zoo
Free, Hands-on activities for all ages
Time: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Buddy Holly Center,
1801 Crickets Ave.
February 5, 6….Friends
of the Library Sale - Friends
of the Library Lubbock will hold a Half-Price
Sale on all books, DVDs, Video tapes, computer
games & software, magazines, puzzles and grab
bags. This sale is open to the public. Cash and
checks only. Mahon Library Basement, 1306 9th
St; 9 am - 5 pm
Dental Health Fair - Join the
South Plains District Dental Society for their
annual Children’s Dental Health Fair at
the Science Spectrum. This annual health awareness
fair is always a huge family hit. Not only will
families receive invaluable oral health information
and lots of free “toothy” giveaways,
but will also have a blast doing it! Best of all,
the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum
admission is totally *FREE to all children up
to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families
that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum
to try it out and see all the great family fun
and learning that awaits them!
Enjoy These *FREE Activities:
Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a
Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!
Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!
Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!
Face Painting & Balloons!
Awesome Door Prizes!
Elsa from Frozen and other special guests!
Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to
the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until
1:00pm only. (*All children must be accompanied
by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates
apply to all individuals.) Adult Tickets into
the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00 Science Spectrum
Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
February 9…. Lubbock
Symphony Orchestra 2016 Season: Winter Chamber L’Histoire
du Soldat - “The Soldier’s
Tale” is a modern re-telling of the classic
Faust story that simultaneously takes the tale back
to its rustic roots. This mixed-media work uniquely
combines dance, narration, and chamber orchestra
to depict a young WWI soldier who trades his violin
to the devil for a magic book that predicts the
future. After learning how to use the book, the
young soldier follows the devil’s advice to
‘put the book to good use,’ amassing
his fortune. He begins to pine for the simplicity
of his soldier’s life and purchases his old
violin back from the devil...but finds he can no
longer play. He discovers that a princess lays dying
and the King has vowed that whomever heals her will
become her husband. The devil, disguised as a virtuoso
violinist, is also vying for the hand of the princess.
After strategically losing his fortune to the devil
in a card game, the soldier regains his ability
to play. He miraculously heals the princess with
his virtuosic power and she begins to dance. The
devil tries to destroy the couple, but the soldier
enthralls him with his playing and forces him to
dance to exhaustion. The devil succumbs, but warns
the soldier that if he ever leaves the castle, the
devil will take his soul. After many years of happy
marriage, the soldier’s mother falls deathly
ill. The princess urges him to visit her, and the
devil awaits him as he approaches the castle door.
For more information and to reserve tickets visit
lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org. Legacy Event Center,
1500 14th St; 7:30 p.m.
February 11….8th Annual
Laugh For the Cure - Lubbock’s
only annual comedy event is back! When’s the
last time you had an evening of good, clean, hearty,
healthy belly laughs? A month? A year? A decade?
Whatever your answer, it’s been too long.
National touring comedians John Crist and Derrick
Tennant are seriously funny—ab-hardening,
cardio-workout, streaming-tears funny. Join us as
a VIP for $40 and receive preferred seating, heavy
hors d’oeuvres, $10 off 2016 Race for the
Cure registration. Eats and general admission are
$30, and general admission for those whose stomachs
will be growling throughout is $20. Laugh for the
Fun. Laugh for the Cause! Laugh for the CURE! Lubbock
Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane;
5:30 p.m.—doors open for heavy hors d’oeuvres
and silent auction 6:30 p.m.—show begins,
with live auction at intermission.
more listings can be seen by clicking the "Calendar"
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