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27….Lubbock Lights - Packaging together a plethora
of talent, songs, history, and love for the South Plains, Sonny
Curtis, Joe Ely, and Lloyd Maines will come together on stage
to perform at this year’s Lubbock Lights. These music industry
giants and legends have transcended musical genres for decades
bringing together iconic sounds and unforgettable musical memories
and moments. The event, sponsored by the TTU Office of the President,
features discussions and performances by these local and regional
musical artists and gives attendees an inside look at the creative
processes and inspirations that go into each artist’s work.
$23 General Admission. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat
at 770-2000. Allen Theatre Texas Tech University,15th St &
Akron Avenue; 7 p.m.
April 28….Lubbock Uncorked - Help celebrate
one of Lubbock’s best kept secrets – a growing, thriving
wine industry that has some of the best wine makers and grape
growers in the country! You will have the opportunity to taste
wine made from West Texas grapes and meet some of the wine-makers
from all over Texas and it will include a few select wines from
outside the state. If you don’t happen to like wine, come
for the beer, food and entertainment – this will be barrels
of fun! Meet this year's entertainment! Luke Wade * Grady Spencer
* No Dry County. A cooking class will be offered to attendees
of Lubbock Uncorked! Two class times are available at 5 p.m. and
7 p.m. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! Ticket cost
is $50 and includes food and wine during the class as well as
entry into Lubbock Uncorked. Featured Chef is Tony Pina of the
Hilton Garden Inn. Sponsored by the Go Texan Program, Republic
National Distributing Company, Raider Red Meats, MarketStreet
and the Hilton Garden Inn. Taste wines from all over the great
state of Texas, enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks
and listen to some awesome bands! It will be barrels of fun, so
purchase your tickets at the Chamber office today! Advanced tickets
are $30 and $40 at the door! Call Christye Weld at the Chamber
to learn more about this fun event at (806) 761-7009 or email
at email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased at the
Chamber (1500 Broadway, Suite 101) or via Select-a-Seat. Entry
Includes 10 drink tasting tickets, souvenir wine glass while supplies
last, live music. American Wind Power Center, 1701 Canyon Lake
Dr; 4 - 9 p.m.
April 28….Rock'n Blues Tribute to Eric Clapton,
Bonnie Raitt & Jackson Browne - Join us for an all-out
Rock'n Blues jam as we salute the great music of three of the
biggest talents in the history of rock: Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt
and Jackson Browne. As writers and performers, these three icons
have produced some of the most enduring music ever! This show
has it all...and you'll hear great classics that mesh the great
blues and rock influences that created songs like Clapton's "Layla"
to Bonnie Raitt's "A Thing Called Love" to Jackson Browne's
"Doctor My Eyes". For a rockin' good time at the Cactus,
don't miss this ALL-NEW tribute to three of the biggest and most
admired names in the rock arena. Reserved floor seats only $20;
standard balcony $15. Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony
$15. Purchase tickets by visiting cactustheater.com or call 762-3233.
Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30.
April 28-30 (Repeats May 5-7, 12-14)….Lubbock
Community Theatre Presents: “Over the River & Through
the Woods“ - Nick is a single, Italian-American
guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida.
That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey.
In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for
dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s
been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing
executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying,
grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well.
Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could
he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job,
wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do
their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and
single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t
give the ending away here. Ran Off-Broadway for over 800 Performances.
Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn. Directed by Heather
May. Rated: PG To reserve tickets visit https://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/tickets/.
Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday:
7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.
April 29….TTU Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Plants include herbs, vegetables, succulents, annual and perennial
garden plants. Cash or check only! TTU Horticultural Gardens,
Located at the corner of Hartford Avenue and Main Street; south
building entrance; 8 a.m.- 12 noon,
April 29….Art of Horticulture: Landscape Design
- Learn how to design your landscape like a professional. Topics
will include the basic principles of design, plant materials selection,
creating basic landscape plans, and more. The course will be led
by Christine Casanova, who holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture
with a specialization in sustainability. Currently, she teaches
landscape design courses in the program at Texas Tech and is a
Certified Master Gardener. Class size will be limited. Materials
needed: graph (or blank) paper, pen or pencil. The Lubbock Master
Gardeners Association announces their educational series, The
Art of Horticulture, on three Saturday mornings this spring. The
series is a part of the Master Gardeners’ community outreach
and is open to the public. The cost for each class is $20, or
$50 for all three. TTU Greenhouse, 3340 Main Street, 9:00-11:00am,
April 29….Bounce Into Spring Market –
This event will showcase the small home based business of product
and crafts. Come on out and support the small business of Lubbock
and the surrounding areas. Concessions will be open as well, so
join us for lunch! Proceeds to benefit Enchanted Connection, a
ministry of Connect church to provide formal wear to those who
otherwise would not be able to attend their formal function. Anyone
who brings formal wear to donate will receive a gift! Connect
Church,13101 US Hwy 87; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 29….Blue Ribbon Rally Classic Car and Bike
Show - Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock
(FGOC) is excited to announce its 19th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally
Classic Car and Bike Show. This free event raises awareness in
April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It features nearly
300 cars and over 50 custom motorcycles with awards for each class.
The event includes block parties, a DJ, over 60 food and merchandise
vendors that have items available for purchase, and a large children’s
area featuring a variety of activities for kids. At the end of
the day, there will be a drawing for the grand prize 2017 Harley-Davidson
Street Glide motorcycle. Tickets can be bought online on the agency’s
website: FamilyGuidanceCenterLubbock.org. For more information
call FGOC at (806) 747-5577. All proceeds from this event go directly
toward funding programs that Family Guidance & Outreach Center
provides free to the community, such as parenting, life skills,
and anger management classes to adult caregivers in need of resources
and school outreach programs geared toward educating children
on bullying, self-esteem, positive life choices, and much more.
Lubbock’s Historic Depot District; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
April 29....The Roundtable presents: Aubrey Spear, Director
of Water Utilities "Lubbock's Water Supply, Planning for
the Future” - Regardless of where we are in our
lives or what we do, it is NEVER too late to dream.- 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.
April 29….Saturday Nite Blues: Albert Cummings +
Lubbock Blues All Stars - Someone Like You, the latest
album from master guitarist, master builder, and fan favorite
Albert Cummings, marks his return to noted roots label Blind Pig
Records. The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three
chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing
banjo at age 12 and became a fan of bluegrass music. In his late
teens he encountered the early recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan
and was floored by the virtuosity. While in college in 1987 he
saw Vaughan perform and he returned to the guitar with a new outlook
and resolve. The whiz-kid carpenter began his ascent to masterful
blues rock guitarist at age 27, with his first public performance
on guitar. Soon he was on the Northeast blues circuit with his
band, Swamp Yankee. In 1998 he walked into a Northeast Blues Society
open jam, which led to Cummings’ winning the right to compete
in the Blues Foundation’s 1999 International Blues Challenge.
The following year Albert released his debut recording, The Long
Way. Bluesprint magazine said it was “a barrage of guitar
pyrotechnics that calls to mind a grand mix of the styles of past
masters like Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and
Jimmie Hendrix.” That in turn opened up an opportunity for
him to work with Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s
rhythm section. So taken with Albert’s fire and passion
were bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton that they
volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s
self-released From the Heart. Recorded in Austin, Texas, it featured
Cummings fronting Double Trouble (including Reese Winans) in their
first recording project since Stevie Ray’s passing. No less
a giant of the blues than B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great
guitarist.”Cummings' soulful and explosive approach to blues
and rock caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, which signed
him to a multi-album deal. On his label debut, True to Yourself,
released in 2004, Cummings was again joined by bassist Tommy Shannon.
Recorded by producer extraordinaire Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie
Ray, Buddy Guy), the album rocks hard from start to finish. The
all-original release showcased Albert’s rapidly developing
songwriting chops and deeply emotional vocals as well as stunning
guitar pyrotechnics, leading Guitar One to exclaim, "He attacks
his axe with unbridled ferocity and deep soulfulness... his depth
and expression are matched only by his terrifying technique and
tone." Soon tours and shows with blues legends B.B. King,
Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy and others brought Albert’s music
to a much larger audience. BONUS! Special opening ensemble features
some of Lubbock's great blues artists....including Leland Parks,
Butch Fisher, Ron Riley and more. Don't miss this opportunity
to spend a memorable Saturday night jammin' to some great rockin'
blues! Reserved floor seats $20/$22; standard balcony $15. Purchase
tickets by visiting cactustheater.com or call 762-3233. Cactus
Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30.
May 6 -7…. 59th Annual Gem and Mineral Show and
Sale – The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society would
like to announce their 59th Annual show and sale! The show will
feature vendors with jewelry, loose stones, rough, cabs, slabs,
geodes, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils,
spheres, and lapidary tools. There will be a silent auction and
hourly door prizes, drawings for two grand prizes, one for kids,
and one for adults. Numerous free exhibits and demos and big rocks
you can touch! The kid’s area will have games and grab bags
and displays by their youth. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3)
organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.