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October 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 air!
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 the door.
Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
$8.00 Adults
$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: mevans1398@aol.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 pm.
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 Clapp Park)


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: mevans1398@aol.com

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 will include:

• Free trick-or-treating in the Lobby
• Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes
• Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant Slide
• 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.

October 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:

• Carnival 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

All 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

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.




























 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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