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13 - 14 (Repeats Oct.
20, 21, 27, 28)….CATS Playhouse Presents: “The
Mousetrap” - This murder mystery play by Agatha
Christie opened in London's West End in 1952, and has been running
continuously since then. The longest running West End show, it
has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with
its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. The
story centers around a group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm
with an unknown killer. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/seniors.
Reservations can be made at www.catsplayhouse.com. Children and
Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th; All performances are at
7:30, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
October 13 -14….LSO Presents: The Triumph
- We start this year’s first masterwork concert with one
of the world’s most well-known composers in Beethoven’s
Symphony No. 9. His last complete symphony and considered by many
to be his greatest work, the ninth symphony is one of the most
celebrated compositions of all time. With the return of Rebecca
Wascoe, Jill Grove, Karl Dent and David Grogan as soloists and
The Lubbock Chorale, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is excited
to present this monument of composition to start off the new season.
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock
Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.
October 14….Dog Day HOWL-O-WEEN - Join
Maxey Community Center as they host their 12th annual Dog Day
Howl-o-ween, a Halloween costume contest for dogs. Judges will
be on hand to award prizes for different themed costume categories.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with judging starting at 10:00
a.m. Cost is $1 per dog or a donation of a dog toy. All donations
will go towards prizes for future dog events. Dogs must be on
leash at all times and have current vaccinations. In case of rain,
the event will move into the Social Hall in Maxey Community Center.
Participants can register in advance at Maxey Community Center
or on the day of the event beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information
or to register, call (806) 767-3796. City of Lubbock Animal Services
will be available during this event to provide microchips for
your dogs at a cost of $10 per dog. Micro-chipping is a permanent
way to ensure that your pets can be identified should they ever
become lost. To participate in this program, dog owners must reside
within the city limits, and bring exact change and proof of rabies
vaccination. The event will take place in Maxey Park on the volleyball
court north of the Maxey Community Center at 30thStreet and Oxford
Avenue; 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
October 14….BubbleFest - Looking for some
good “clean” family fun? The Science Spectrum has
got you covered at its annual BubbleFest! This event continues
to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and
accessible science for families and kids of all ages. If you love
to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest
activities that combine science, art and imagination!
Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:
• Kid-in-a-Bubble (put yourself INSIDE a giant bubble!)
• Bubble Catching
• Make and Take Bubble Wands
• Frozen and Floating Bubbles
• Annual Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
• Giant Outdoor Bubbles
• Bubbles in Science
And as always…, BubbleFest features an amazing live bubble
show featuring one of the country’s best bubble acts! This
year enjoy Bubble Trouble performances by “Bubble-ologist”
Jeff Boyer. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in
a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man
bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble
show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles,
makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive
bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A
hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s
Bubble Trouble Shows will be held at 11:30am, 2:00 & 4:00pm
during BubbleFest. For more information on Jeff Boyer or his Bubble
Trouble show visit, http://jeffboyer.com/.
BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission.
Free for Science Spectrum Members. Tickets may be purchased at
Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
Free for children 2 and under. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop
289; 10 a.m. to 6 pm.
October 14….Culture Fest 2017 - The Office
of International Affairs will host this event and everyone is
invited to help celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of the
international community of Texas Tech University. Special performance
by: Anu Naimpally, a Bharata Natyam dance soloist, collaborator
and educattor. Anu is the creative director of Austin Dance India.
Festival events include international music & dance, art projects,
food, and family-friendly cultural activities and if free and
open to the public. For more information visit www.depts.ttu.edu/international.
International Cultural Center (ICC) Hall of Nations, 601 Indiana
Avenue; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October 14….Llano Estacado Grape Days –
Llano Estacado Winery will celebrate 41 years of Texas winemaking
at the 24th annual Grape Day winemaking Grape Day Celebration.
Grape Day is a celebration of the grape harvest and the conclusion
of the crush, which continues from late July to early October.
Patrons . Patrons can enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local
vendors, food, bounce houses for kids, and live music from local
favorite Bo Garza and friends. Grape Day is the largest festival
held at the winery. Guests will be able to purchase wine by the
glass from over two-dozen Llano wines. Admission is $10.00 and
tickets may be purchased at the door. Entrance includes a commemorative
Grape Day wine glass and two complimentary glasses of wine. For
more information about Grape Day or the winery call (806) 745.2258,
or visit www.llanowine.com. Llano Estacado Winery is located 3.2
miles east of HWY 87 on FM 1585; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 14....The Roundtable presents: John Robison &
Wendi Edwards "Protecting the Unprotected" Adult Protective
Services - 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.
October 14….Pure Country: Tribute to Merle Haggard
& George Strait - 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. 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 3:00-5:30 p.m.
daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com.
Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm.
October 19 - 22….9th Annual Pumpkin Trail
- Bring your families and friends and walk along a lighted trail
of carved jack-o-lanterns in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in
Clapp Park. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Admission is free.
Last year, citizens donated 1,524 pumpkins and attendance was
19,608 people. We are excited about a bigger and better trail
in 2017. Two entrances: Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University
and the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 4215 University.
For more information, call Aimee Ruel at Maxey Community Center
at (806) 767-3796.
EVENINGS – Pumpkin lighting begins at 5:30
6:00-9:00 pm Thursday, October 19
6:00-10:00 pm Friday, October 20
6:00-10:00 pm Saturday, October 21
6:00-9:00 pm Sunday, October 22
DAYLIGHT – An autumn scene of pumpkins,
fall foliage and blue sky!
9:00 am -6:00 pm Friday-Sunday, October 20-22
PUMPKIN TRAIL PARK AND RIDE – Parking available
at the following locations with vans available each night:
Hodges Community Center ~ 40th Street and University
Garden and Arts Center ~ 44th Street and University
Safety City/Clapp Pool ~ 46th Street and Avenue U (east side of
October 21…."Every Night's A Saturday Night
- The Bobby Keys Story" with Q&A + Joe Ely Live in Concert
- A once-in-a-lifetime double-bill featuring the long-awaited
"Every Night's A Saturday Night - the Bobby Keys Story"
(90 mins) starting at 7 pm with short intro, film and Q&A
afterwards. Then, after intermission, the one and only Joe Ely
takes the stage for an unforgettable evening of music and (no
doubt) stories about Bobby Keys and their years together on and
off the stage! One ticket price for both events! All standard
reserved seats $35; limited balcony box $70 (included concessions).
Sell out expected...don't wait! Don't miss this very special evening
of music and memories at the historic Cactus Theater! Box office
open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets
online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly
Ave; 7 pm.
October 26….Building Strong Families Conference
- The 22nd Anniversary of the Building Strong Families Conference
for Parents and those who work with them is set for Thursday,
October 26, 2017. This parenting conference targets parents and
professionals in the 20-county area surrounding Lubbock. Attendance
is capped at 500. The sessions on a variety of family issue topics
will run throughout the day from 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. and feature
local, area, state and nationally recognized speakers. Educational
exhibits from local sponsors showcase resources for parents and
families. Hispanic sessions and English sessions are scheduled
throughout the day for each time period. Registration of $10.00
includes a Continental Breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline
is October 18, 2017. Approximately nine CEUs are being offered
for social workers, etc. The Lubbock County Extension Office is
a sponsor of the conference. There are 15 local sponsors and co-sponsors.
Keynote speakers from 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. are Alex Kajitani
on “Creating a Culture of Compassion,” and the Nurses
Educating on Illegal Drugs and Synthetics (NEIDS) on “The
Truth about Synthetic Drugs.” The two keynote presentation
will be repeated from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Only half
of the participants per time slot will be able to hear each speaker.
Lunch will also be split into two groups with half going to a
breakout session and half going to lunch between 11:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Other speakers will
include Sharon Davis of Contact Lubbock on Protecting on Children;”
Dana Bearden on “Understanding and Responding to the Needs
Behind Our Children’s Behaviors;” Dr. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
from TTU on “Sexual Development and Teen Pressures: How
do We Talk with Our Children” in Spanish; TTU Museum Tours;
Sharon Davis of Contact Lubbock on “Suicide Prevention/Bullying;”
Alex Kajitani on “Simple and Effective Teaching Strategies
Anyone Can Use;” Jeanne Brown on “Texting and Driving;”
and Mami Tice and Diane Neill of Region 17 ESC on “Supporting
Success in School” in Spanish. Registration is online at
www.esc17.net. You may request assistance by calling 806-281-5867.
The Registration deadline is October 18, 2017. Museum at Texas
Tech University, 3301 4th Street.
October 26 - 28….Michael Jackson Tribute Show featuring
Danny Dash Andrews - Danny Dash Andrews is the world's
top requested Michael Jackson tribute artist. Since the tragic
death of Michael Jackson in 2008, he has resurrected the spirit
of the legend - touring throughout the world - performing in honor
of the late "King of Pop". Andrews has been interviewed
by multiple media outlets; appeared on Lifetime Network's hit
series "Bring It"; been featured on “America’s
Got Talent” season 8; performed live with Lady Gaga, and
has been featured on national syndicated television with LaToya
Jackson. Andrews will captivate you with his high-energy tribute
performance - which combines spectacular laser accompaniment.
His incredible talent - matched with his seemingly effortless
moves which mirror those of the "King of Pop" leaves
audiences with a newfound appreciation for the performance aspect
of his show. This show is truly a jaw-dropping experience for
fans! $50 VIP TICKETS - First 5 front rows A1-D. Includes early
admission; priority after-show Meet & Greet; autograph poster
and memorabilia. $25 tickets for remaining floor, rows E-K $20
standard balcony seats $50 limited box seats in balcony - concessions
included with ticket. Present ticket at concession counter for
refreshments. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806)
762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus
Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 pm.
October 28....The Roundtable presents: Murvat Musa, Reese
Technology Center Director "Reese Today After 20 Years"
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 28….Spooky Science Carnival - One
of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky
Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another
exciting year of “spooky, not scary”, safe family
fun! The Science Spectrum has long built a tradition of providing
great family oriented informal science education and looks forward
each year to the fun that Halloween can bring in continuing to
explore science with the public. Locally, there is also a great
need for safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating and
“scarier” haunted houses geared for older ages. The
Spooky Science Carnival has become the perfect fit for both needs!
This event is great for families and kids up to age 14 looking
for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party
all rolled into one. This year’s Spooky Science Carnival
trick-or-treating in the Lobby
• Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes
• Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant
• Creepy Critters live animal display
• Spooky Scientist Show
• Family and Kids Costume Contests
• Hands-on Spooky Science Experiments
• Spooky Science Crafts
• The Haunted Lab! (a “spooky”, not scary experience
geared for ages 13 and under)
• Visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.
Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:
5:00 pm - Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.
5:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show
6:15 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
7:00 pm – Family & Kids Costume Contests
7:45 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
8:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
9:00 pm – Carnival ends
Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular
museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to
12) and seniors (ages 60+). The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended
for families with children up to age 13. No scary costumes please!
For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.
Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop; 5 to 9 pm.
31 – Silly Science Carnival – An exciting
annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers! This Fall themed
mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum,
and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get
out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events.
Here are just some of the fun activities planned:
Games with Guaranteed Prizes
• Silly Science Crafts
• Silly Science Live Demos
• Story Time
• A Mini Bounce House
• Spooky Critters
• A Costume Parade
• Snacks and Sweet Trick-or-Treats
Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum
and the Exhibit Hall and are included with standard museum admission.
$8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+).
Children 2 & under are free with an adult. Tickets to the
Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission. The
Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children
preschool aged children, up to age 5. No scary costumes please!
For more information, the public may call 806-745-2525 ext. 234
or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579
S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
November 10 -11….LSO Presents: The Pictures - Our
second masterworks concert is being led by guest conductor Donato
Cabrera. Cabrera is currently serving as the Music Director of
both the California Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. The
first piece of this concert is Huapongo, the most famous work
of Mexican composer Jose Moncoya. Premiered in 1941 it is inspired
by traditional Mexican folk music from the Veracruz region of
Mexico. The second piece is from perhaps the most renowned American
composer, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 “Age
of Anxiety”, with LSO’s own Richard Fountain as the
featured soloist. Based on the poem by W.H. Auden, which Bernstein
described as “one of the most shattering examples of pure
virtuosity in the history of English poetry.” The final
piece is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as
orchestrated by Maurice Ravel. After the death of his close friend
and renowned Russian artist Viktor Hartmann, Mussorgsky composed
the piece after finding inspiration in an exhibition of his work.
The LSO is excited to bring such incredible pieces back to life
in what is sure to be an amazing night of performances. Tickets
may be purchased at http://www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock Memorial
Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.
November 17….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Presents The SteelDrivers – The Grammy Award-winning
group will perform its signature bluegrass sound. Since the band’s
start, it has been nominated for three Grammy’s and the
Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award
and the band won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album
for The Muscle Shoals Recordings. Adele, an English pop singer,
covers the band’s song “If It Hadn’t Been For
Love” during her concerts. The SteelDrivers were featured
in the 2009 film “Get Low” starring Bill Murray and
Robert Duvall. The group also has been featured on many radio
and TV shows, including the Conan O’ Brian show and NPR’s
“Mountain Stage.” Tickets are $18 per event or $75
for the season. Members of the public can buy tickets by calling
Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or going to the website. Texas
Tech students receive one free ticket per event with a valid Texas
Tech ID at the information desk in the Student Union Building.
Allen Theatre, Texas Tech University; 7 pm.