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June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14….Kids Cookie
Camp - Cookies by Design is hosting cookie camp for kids
ages 6-12. There is a morning or afternoon session at each camp.
Morning sessions are 10 a.m. - noon and afternoon sessions are
2- 4 p.m. We will create aprons, bake cookies, learn how to decorate
and ice cookies, and at the end of the week we will make our cookie
bouquet! Cost is $100 per child. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-cookie-camp-lubbock-tickets-34938815939.
Cookies by Design, 3310 82nd St.
June 22….Buddy Holly Summer Showcase Series
- This week Mariachi Mexico Lindo plays Traditional Mariachi.
Summer Showcase 2017 is free to the public. There will be a cash
bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside
beverages are allowed. Performances are every Thursday evening
from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, 1810 Crickets
June 22….Sock Hop at the Holly Hop –
Come for a short lesson at 7 p.m…..followed by a Dance to
the Hits of the Fabulous ‘50s. Come dressed in your ‘50s
attire. Acencio from Absolute Dance with be the Deejay. Admission
is free. And of course, there will be delicious Holly Hop Treats
to cool you down. Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th; 7- 10
June 22, 23, 24, 25….Crtterfest ’17 - Lubbock’s
most popular annual animal event is back again this June. Nowhere
else in town can you see bears, elephants, alligators, crocodiles,
camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other
cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo
for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the
extremely popular petting zoo, pony and camel rides, along with
many of other animals on display continue to make this event a
hit for the whole family! Two exciting shows will be featured
at this year’s CritterFest. Rosaire’s Bears and Crocodile
Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment.
Rosaire’s Bears is an all new act never seen in Lubbock
before featuring brown bears. This show will not only astound
you with these animal’s intelligence, but teaches important
lessons about conserving wildlife and wild habitats. Crocodile
Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce
you to live American alligators and Nile crocodiles in order to
educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood
Schedule of Daily Showtimes:
Rosaire’s Bears: Thursday, Friday & Sunday
- 11:30am, 2:00 & 5:00pm
Saturday only – 11:00am, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm
Crocodile Encounters: Thursday, Friday & Sunday – 1:00
Saturday only – 12:00 noon, 2:00 & 4:00pm
Lubbock Police Dept. K-9 Unit: Thursday, Friday & Sunday -
1:00 & 4:00pm
Saturday only – 2:00 & 4:00pm
Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the
amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating
to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum
admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s
only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River
Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh
and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals. Tickets for
CritterFest ‘17 can only be purchased at the door each day
of the event! Box office opens at 10:00am daily.
General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’17:
Children (3-12): $10.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Museum Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ’17 Shows:
*Children 2 and under receive free event admission.
**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.
For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or
visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S.
Loop 289: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily.
June 23….Pure Country: A Cactus
Tribute to George Strait and Merle Haggard - Join us
for a special night of REAL COUNTRY MUSIC as the Cactus celebrates
the monster career hits of two of the biggest names to ever grace
the stage: "King" George Strait and "Mighty"
Merle Haggard. We'll serve up the greatest of these two greats
in equal helpings...charting the careers of two of the most consistent
hit-makers that country has ever known. We'll feature an amazing
lineup of talented vocalists who will capture the essence of these
music titans as we chronicle their respective careers through
the past five decades. A partial sampling of songs you'll hear:
"Amarillo By Morning", "Mama Tried", "The
Chair", "Big City", "Fightin' Side of Me",
"All My Exes Live In Texas" and so many more.Confirmed
vocalists include: Danny Cadra, Jerry Brownlow, Mark Paden, Jeff
Bailey and Karleigh Porterfield.Tickets only $20 for reserved
floor seats; $15 for standard balcony; limited number of box seats
at $40 - which includes concession stand goodies. Box office open
daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at
cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30
23 - 24 (Repeats June 30-July 1)….Lubbock
Moonlight Musicals Presents: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
- To begin the 12th summer season of Lubbock Moonlight
Musicals, we are happy to announce our upcoming production of
Mark Twain’s timeless tale, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Based on the Mark Twain novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, centers
around the escapades of orphan-teen, Tom, and his miscreant best-friend,
Huckelberry Finn. Set on the banks of the Mississippi River during
the end of the 1800s, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer exhibits a
simpler life, the power of friendship, young love, and the merits
of mischief. Join us for a musical adventure with “Tom Sawyer”
at the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre this summer! A great date
night or family outing, “Tom Sawyer” will be fun for
all! Picnics and coolers welcome! TICKETS: Adult Premium- $31;
Adult GA- $23; Student GA- $15; Child Premium (12 and under)-
$18; Child GA (12 and under)- $10 (INCLUDING SERVICE CHARGE) Tickets
at all Select-A-Seat locations and online. Phone 806-770-2000,
or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com. City of Lubbock Home/. Moonlight
Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m.,
and the performance begins at 8 p.m.
June 23 – 25….Texas'
Last Frontier Heritage Celebration - Step back into the
early life and times on Texas' far western frontier! Join in a
variety of events throughout the weekend celebrating Cochran County's
western frontier heritage. On Friday fire up your cookers for
the Cochran County Historical Commission’s Brisket Cook-off
with winners announced and prizes award on Saturday. Saturday
morning follow the crowds to a downtown parade in Morton featuring
a kid’s "Decorate Your Bike" Contest and "Love
My Ride" Car and Motorcycle Show, floats, antique tractors,
motorcycles & ATVs, and horseback riders, followed by an exciting
car burn-out contest. Then come to the county park to enjoy Buffalo
Soldier and Native American history, a flintknapping/arrowhead
making demonstration, the Richard Houston and Gerald Richards
Band, young ladies' prairie tea, a fantastic car and motorcycle
show, summer water sports, bingo and domino games, kids' chalk
drawing contest, and a variety of food and craft vendors—among
other festivities! On Sunday morning join in a community worship
service in the park sponsored by the Cochran County Ministerial
Alliance, followed by a delicious Sunday dinner. No overall admission
fee. For more information visit (www.facebook.com/texaslastfrontier).
Cochran County Park (1.2 miles east of TX Hwy. 214 on FM 1780).
June 24….Connect Church Garage Sale - Lots
and lots and lots of stuff to come rummage through! Someone else's
trash is your treasure! All will be priced to sell. All proceeds
go to bringing a pastor on full time! Come on out and join the
fun! Connect Church, 130101 US HWY 87; 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
June 24….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
- Looking for best in local produce, handmade and artisan products?
If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market
each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce,
meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market
season will be every Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th from
9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For info, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/.
We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown
Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.
June 24….Ranch Host Saturday - Ranch Hosts
dressed in period clothing will be available in the historic park
to answer visitors' questions and share information about the
structures. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121- 4th St; 10
a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 24….The Life and Art of Wassily Kandinsky with
Christian Conrad - Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944): One
of the most important art theorists of the past century, Wassily
Kandinsky sought to develop a scientific system of how colors
and forms effect human emotions. Famous for his text “Concerning
the Spiritual in Art”, Kandinsky created the first non-objective
paintings that rely solely on the composition’s formal aspects,
such as lines and shapes. Join us as we examine Kandinsky’s
life and art and begin to unravel the complicated world of non-representational
art. Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over
the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free
opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of
the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions
and join the conversation. This event is free to the public. Join
us for coffee and donuts! The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center
for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
June 24....The Roundtable presents: Joy Loper, Program
Director for Neighborhood House "Upbring, working to bread
the cycle of Child Abuse"- Our luncheons are held
at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on
University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about
4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country
Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive about
11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing.
Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements
at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with
the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public
is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person.
Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership
fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra
monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers
lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech.
Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about
current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other
people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at
home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire.
No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel
free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you
think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans
at this address: email@example.com.
June 24….Summer Dance Series: Contra Dancing -
The Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech presents the
Summer Dance Series 2017 for a fun evening of Contra Dancing (English/Scottish/French
folk dancing). There will be a live band and an instructor to
teach the basic dance steps. This is the first in a series of
three international dance events to be held this summer at the
International Cultural Center. Enjoy light Refreshments/cash bar.
Admission is free. June 24 – Contra Dancing, July 8 –
Tango, July 22 – Irish Set Dancing. The International Cultural
Center of Texas Tech University, 601 Indiana Ave; 7 p.m. –
at The Park - Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnics
to Wagner Park and listen to the Westwind Brass Band every Sunday
evening at 8:00 p.m. Concerts will be held at 8:00 p.m. on June
25 and on July 2, 9 and 16. Enjoy these free concerts for all
ages and experience music out under the West Texas sky in this
neighborhood park. A special thank you to the Westwind Brass Band
for their commitment to bringing music to the people of Lubbock
every summer. Wagner Park is located at 26th Street and Flint
June 30….Cactus Theater Presents: ’70s Disco
Daze: A Cactus Tribute to ABBA • Bee Gees • Donna
• Olivia - Get ready to get down and fabulously
funky in a time trip back to the height of the vinyl age as we
present ’70s DISCO DAZE: A Cactus Tribute to ABBA, The Bee
Gees, Donna Summer and Olivia Newton-John. It's a chance to revisit
the greatest pop hits of the mid-to-late ’70s and the "dy-no-mite"
vibe of polyester pantsuits, big collars and silk shirts! We'll
channel the greatest hits of ABBA, the Brothers Gibb, the queen
of disco herself - Donna Summer - and, yes....we'll get physical
with the music of Olivia Newton-John! Confirmed performers include:
Craig Elliott, Jeff Bailey, Angela Crowson and Gabriella Flores.
A song sampling of the mega-hits you'll hear includes "Dancing
Queen", "Stayin' Alive", "Last Dance"
and "Physical" among many more. It'll be a Friday night
fun-fest as we churn the classics with your favorite Cactus vocalists
- all backed by our movin' and groovin' masters of funky fun -
The Rhythm Machine. Come dressed in your disco best...it'll be
a total blast from the past! Reserved floor seats $20; standard
balcony $15. Limited box seats $40 - which includes concession
goodies with your ticket! . Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m.
or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus
Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.
July 3….Cactus Theater Presents: -"All Hands
On Deck!" National Tour - Patriotic Spectacular Direct from
Branson- The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show was born of a heart
filled with gratitude and patriotism. Creator and star Jody Madaras
wanted to write a show that would say “Thank you”
to the greatest generation – the men and women who served
our country during WWII and The Korean Conflict — and also
remind Americans of a time when our country was truly united.
Madaras said, “This new 1940’s show is very special
to me — I spent nearly four years writing it.” The
Ohio farm boy knew he wanted to say something important. Madaras
used the Hollywood Victory Caravan — a group of famous film
stars who toured America by train in 1942 selling war bonds —
as the setting for his new show. “When I got the idea to
do the show, one of the things I found was that no one had ever
done a show based on the Caravan. It was a huge part of the war
effort and no one had ever fully honored them.”“1942
was one of the most pivotal years in world history paving the
way for much of the prosperity we enjoy in this great country
of ours. That’s our theme: being united, then and now.”
Madaras’ strong patriotism is credited in large part to
his family. His grandmother June was extremely active in the American
Legion Auxiliary. “Growing up with Grandma, we always listened
to these songs. She was very proud of the United States and believed
we are at our best when we are united. Her handwriting is in this
show.” His grandfather, Adolph “Duff” immigrated
through Ellis Island from Hungary in 1911, and proudly served
as an officer in the US Navy in WWII. In a family of great Americans
lives great patriotism, reverence, gratitude, honor, and integrity.
Madaras has masterfully crafted together those values into a production
that takes us all on a sentimental, and truly inspirational, journey.
Ticket information: LIMITED number of $40 VIP Pre-show "Meet
& Greet" tickets available. Remainder of floor seats
are $30 and $35; Standard balcony seats are $25; limited number
of handicap floor seats $25 - reserved for those needing assistance
until showtime; Balcony box seats are $60 and include concession
refreshments. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806)
762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater,
1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.
July 3….Buffalo Springs Lake Fireworks Spectacular
- This year Buffalo will be hosting the Buffalo Springs Lake Fireworks
Spectacular on July 3rd. Day passes into the lake lower lake will
be $15 per adult for this day only. Cost for Children 6-11, Seniors
64-and up, Active Military and Veterans $5. Children 5-Under –
Free. Tailgating will be available on top for $25 for the entire
car or $50 for everyone in your RV to tailgate all day on July
3rd. There will be vendors with food and great items for sale.
Tailgate with your family on the upper end which is the best area
to see the fireworks show! You will be allowed to bring a canopy,
chairs, food, and even BYOB (No glass bottles) for tailgating.
Please do not bring in outside fireworks, we do not allow personal
fireworks to be shot off. Normal camping rates apply on July 3rd.
Normal day entry and camping rates apply before and after July
3rd. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road; Begins as soon
as it turns dark.
July 10 – August 11….SmART Camp -
The Lubbock Arts Alliance is excited to bring our new summer art
series, SmART Camps, to the region. These separate sessions will
run four weeks in July and August. Class size is small and limited,
so early registration is encouraged. Our professional instructors
will work directly with the students as they learn about filmmaking,
cosplay costume fabrication, comic book styled art, and many more
unique and varied art media. Children can be signed up for one
session or all eight. If signed up for both sessions during the
week, student should bring a sack lunch – so this way they
can enjoy the entire day immersed in specialized art experiences!
SmART Camps are recommended for ages 8-15. Each session is $100.00.
Registration can be completed online at http://www.planetreg.com/SmARTCamps.
The camps will be held at the Institute for Creative Learners,
3302 67th Street. For more information, Lubbock Arts Alliance,
Week 1: July 10th-14th Session 1: 9am-12pm “BAM! POW! Comic
Book Art” Learn about cartooning, storyboard art, comic
styles and character drawing.
Session 2: 1pm-3pm “Cosplay Melee! Costume Building”
Superheroes aren’t just born! They are built! Explore costume
building, fabrication; take home your own helmet, bracers and
more to create your own super hero (or villain)!
Week 2: July 17th-21st Session 1: 9am-12pm “Filmmaking 101”
Learn more about how to your digital devices to make short films.
Develop techniques to make your videos stand out, look great and
Session 2: 1pm-3pm “Kids in Film” Film and commercial
acting is fun and exciting way to get your feet wet with performing
in front of the camera. Learn basic techniques such as a quality
slate, monologue work, and being comfortable on camera.
Week 3: July 31st-August 4th Session 1: 9am-12pm “Five Masters
in Five Days” The class will focus on one artist per day,
learning about their life, their artwork, and the importance of
their work in art history. We will create artworks based on each
Session 2: 1pm-3pm “Photography & Printmaking”Learn
cyanotype and darkroom techniques to create unique photographic
Week 4: August 7th -11th Session 1: 9am-12pm “Face Off!
Special Effects Make Up” Work with a professional makeup
artist to learn special effects make up. Themed make ups daily
and dabbling in latex application.
Session 2: 1pm-3pm “Cosplay Melee! II” Needing some
extra time or new techniques, add to your skill arsenal of costume
building and fabrication. Superheroes need more than just super
powers! They need awesome costumes to go with it.
July 21….Whitplay Productions Presents: A Party
to Murder - This dinner theatre performance of Whitney
Ryan Garrity's original comedy-thriller will begin with dinner
from a set menu at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30. Direction
is by Whitney Garrity, stage management by Ashley Stephenson.
The cast includes Stacey Bennett, Tanis Blount, Carole Logan Carroll,
Zachery Kocurek-Gentry, Sherida Hibbard, Matthew Metzler and David
Mitchell. Tickets are $30 per person for the entire evening of
food and theatre, and can be reserved by calling LWC at (806)
763-6448 Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway; Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
and show at 7 p.m.
July 21….Cactus Theater Presents: An American Original:
Junior Brown in Concert - Born in 1952 in Cottonwood,
Arizona, Junior Brown showed an affinity for music at an early
age. Discovering a guitar in his grandparent's attic at age seven,
he spent the next several years woodshedding with records and
the radio. Junior was also able to tap into music he couldn't
hear at home - which older, college-aged kids were listening to.
This was possible as a result of his father's employment at a
nearby campus in 1958. Armed with this broad spectrum of source
material, he developed some formidable chops by the end of his
teen years. Brown's passion for Country and Western music had
intensified by the late 1960s. With many prominent figures as
his inspiration, he spent his nights further sharpening his musical
skills in small clubs across the southwest. "I played more
nights in honky tonks during the ’70s and ’80s than
most musicians will see in a lifetime. I did so many years of
that, night after night, four sets a night, 15 minute breaks...I
mean, after that, you gotta get good or get out." Brown still
prefers to refer to his favorite music as "Country and Western"
as it was called when he began his career. More recently, however,
with the exception of Classical, Modern Jazz and Rap, he has shown
himself to be equally adept at virtually all styles of American
music, leading many to dub him "America's most versatile
musician." A listen to his catalog of recordings reveals
a virtuosity in Country, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Rock and Roll,
Hard Rock, Surf, Blues, Traditional Jazz, Swing, Pop, Bluegrass,
and even Mariachi. Junior knew he could play and sing almost anything,
but he had yet to explore his potential as a songwriter. "I
realized no one was going to walk into a club and discover me...so
I started hanging out with some songwriters who I'd played some
gigs with, and they showed me how to support myself by writing
and publishing." With his songwriting coming together by
the mid ’80s, Brown upgraded his gear in a way that no artist
had ever done. Struggling through each show with the back and
forth switch between the six string guitar and its steel counterpart,
he had a dream one night about the two instruments mysteriously
melting into one. The result was Brown's unique invention, the
"Guit-Steel", a double-necked guitar combining standard
guitar with steel guitar, allowing him to switch instruments quickly
in mid-song while singing. There are other Guit-Steel players
now, but Junior was the first, and for many years the one and
only. For this and other reasons, he is truly an American original.
In the early 90's Brown and his band (including wife, Tanya Rae)
relocated to the fertile Austin, Texas music scene and landed
a weekly gig at the Continental Club. His unique and entertaining
combination of singing, songwriting, instrumental skills and producing
led to a seven record deal with Curb Records that began with "Twelve
Shades of Brown" in 1993. He later released two albums on
the Telarc label. Opening act to be announced. Reserved floor
seats are $20-$25; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40
- which includes concession goodies. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30
p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com.
Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.
22….Whitplay Productions Presents: A Party to Murder (Special
benefit performance) - This special performance of Whitney
Ryan Garrity's original comedy-thriller A Party to Murder will
begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30, and
a Q&A with the playwright/director and cast will follow the
performance at 8:30. Direction is by Whitney Garrity, stage management
by Ashley Stephenson. The cast includes Stacey Bennett, Tanis
Blount, Carole Logan Carroll, Zachery Kocurek-Gentry, Sherida
Hibbard, Matthew Metzler and David Mitchell. Tickets are $20 per
person for this benefit, and can be reserved by calling LCT at
(806) 749-2416 Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; reception
at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30.
July 27….Cactus Theater Presents: Dawn and Hawkes
- Live in Concert - Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes met when he
crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first
time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls
"undeniably intimate". Their initial duo effort, Golden
Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landed
at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums and kicked off a whirlwind
of constant cross-country touring and performances with artists
like Patty Griffin, Dan Tyminski & Alison Krauss, Chris Issak,
Old 97s, Robert Earl Keen, and showcases at festivals including
Austin City Limits, Folk Alliance, AmericanaFest, South By Southwest
and TEDx. Their most recent album, Yours and Mine, is foremost
a celebration of life’s beautiful moments that make us want
to take another breath and another step – despite uncertainty.
"If you're searching and you find you're not so alone, Let's
go there to find that silver line” "Impeccable vocal
harmonies and instrumentation” - Acoustic Guitar "Transcendent
alternative-folk - you will find yourself craving more from this
amazing, dynamic duo"- Huffington Post “Songs of introspective
bliss, this singer-songwriter team genuinely helps the listener
feel the spirit of life” - Performer Magazine “lovely,
lilting and clearly heartfelt” - Elmore Magazine “Outstanding
musicians individually, they are absolutely magical together.”
- Houston Press “The audience caved for their interplay,
romance, and music. They won everyone over by being raw, real,
and original.” - Austin Chronicle “Roots music that
sears the heart yet goes down smooth. Blues, folk, country and
rock tangle in their sound, every element amplified by the pair's
lovely, tortured harmonies” - Columbia Tribune “A
couple whose harmonies and chemistry speak for themselves. It
was clear from the very first note that Dawn and Hawkes are something
- Taste Of Country "Naturally drawn to each other, the Austin
based indie-folk-Americana duo performs with an unmatched chemistry
apparent throughout the interplay of their onstage personas as
well as their intricate harmonies.”- Steamboat Today “Undeniably
intimate” - Texas Monthly. Reserved floor seats $20; standard
balcony $15; limited box seats $40 - which includes concession
treats. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233
or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy
Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.
August 2….Ireland's Jewel: The Legendary Mary Black
in Concert - For the last quarter-century, singer Mary
Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home
and abroad. She has shared stages, tv shows and recording studios
with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has
also played a frontline role in bringing Irish music, past and
present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global
audience. The San Francisco Chronicle has described her as "One
of the best interpretative singers around". At a time when
less adventurous performers preferred to stick exclusively to
the well-worn ballads from Ireland’s rich music heritage
and the more obvious hits from contemporary writers, Mary explored
the best work available from new composers and mined the rich
seams they offered. That commitment to fresh material, combined
with her unique interpretations of the songs she chooses, saw
her release numerous albums that achieved platinum sales status
and spawned countless hits.To the acclaim and awards Mary has
received over the years from both the public and the critics must
also be added the esteem she has generated from her fellow artists.
Indeed, many of them have recorded and performed live with her,
including Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez and
Van Morrison, not to mention a host of Irish traditional musicians
and singers. Along the way she has also recorded and performed
with her siblings in The Black Family and with her highly successful
sister Frances. In an industry noted for its
fickleness and its almost insatiable need for fresh novelties,
Mary Black’s enduring successes have proven that her depth
of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as
well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real
Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small Ireland to
a grateful world. Reserved floor seats $30/$40; standard balcony
$25; limited box seats $60 - which includes concession treats.
Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 p.m. or call (806) 762-3233 or
order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy
Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.
August 5….Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift
and South Plains Kidney Foundation - The inaugural Donate
Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift and the South Plains
Kidney Foundation will take place at MacKenzie Park. The 5K starts
at 8 a.m., followed by the 1 mile walk at 8:15 a.m. The Donate
Life Texas 2nd Chance Run honors organ, eye and tissue donors
in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. While
celebrating the lives saved, and offering hope to those still
waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye
and tissue donation across the street. The Donate Life Texas 2nd
Chance Run became a tradition in Fort Worth 15 years ago and we’re
adding Lubbock to the race circuit in 2017, bringing more hope
to the communities we serve. To register and for more information,
visit www.2ndchancerun.org. MacKenzie Park, 301 Interstate 27;
October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton
Abbey” A public talk by British author Jessica Fellowes
- Join the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library for a literary
talk with special guest Jessica Fellowes. Ms. Fellowes is the
author of the official companion guide books to the hit TV show
Downton Abbey, as well as the niece of the show’s creator.
Visiting all the way from England, Ms. Fellowes will share background
insights about the show, as well as how her family history inspired
some of the show’s most memorable storylines. This is a
family-friendly talk perfect for all Downton Abbey fans! General
admission tickets are $5 and VIP tickets are $30; tickets will
be available in August 2017. Lubbock Civic Auditorium, 2720 Drive
of Champions; 3 p.m.