What's happening in Lubbock this weekend

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Updated: 12/18/2013 8:07 am

Every weekend Lubbock is packed with a wide variety of entertainment including theater, live music and special events. The Lubbock Cultural District is the area of town designated by the state where most of these events happen.

Click the video to the left for the TV report.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19:   -

CACTUS THEATER
CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25
call 806.762.3233 for tickets and additional information.
The stellar cast of vocalists will leave you spellbound! Did you know that many of our traditional Christmas favorites were born on Broadway? This is a must see for your holiday entertainment.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.cactustheater.com/


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20:  -

DANCE GALLERLY RECITAL
5:30 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL vs. JACKSONVILLE
6:00 PM
United Spirit Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue

MOONLIGHT DINNER THEATRE
MADRIGAL DINNER
7:00 PM
TICKETS:  806.770.2000,
www.selectaseatlubbock.com or any select-a-seat outlet ($45-$100)
The Moonlight Dinner Theatre, a subsidiary of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present its first annual Madrigal Dinners on two weekends in December. The production, entitled “Christmas Joy – Past and Present,” will be held in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theatre. There will be plays, dances and audience participation. A sumptuous, complete meal of roast beef and turkey will also be offered in courses, and a cash bar will be available.
Christine DeVitt Ice House on the LHUCA campus
511 Avenue J


CACTUS THEATER
CACTUS FAMILY CHRISTMAS
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25 call 806.762.3233 for tickets and additional information.
Continuing the Cactus tradition, once again the Cactus Theater presents their Cactus Family Christmas. Join the Cactus stars, along with their new faces from 2013 as they take the stage for a spectacular Christmas celebration presenting traditional holiday classics and contemporary favorites.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.cactustheater.com/


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21  -

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL vs. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
2:00 PM
United Spirit Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue


MOONLIGHT DINNER THEATRE
MADRIGAL DINNER
7:00 PM
TICKETS:  806.770.2000,
www.selectaseatlubbock.com or any select-a-seat outlet ($45-$100)
The Moonlight Dinner Theatre, a subsidiary of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present its first annual Madrigal Dinners on two weekends in December. The production, entitled “Christmas Joy – Past and Present,” will be held in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theatre. There will be plays, dances and audience participation. A sumptuous, complete meal of roast beef and turkey will also be offered in courses, and a cash bar will be available.
Christine DeVitt Ice House on the LHUCA campus
511 Avenue J
http://www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org/


CACTUS THEATER
CACTUS FAMILY CHRISTMAS
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25 call 806.762.3233 for tickets and additional information.
Continuing the Cactus tradition, once again the Cactus Theater presents their Cactus Family Christmas. Join the Cactus stars, along with their new faces from 2013 as they take the stage for a spectacular Christmas celebration presenting traditional holiday classics and contemporary favorites.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.cactustheater.com/




SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22: 

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL vs. ABILENE CHRISTIAN
2:00 PM
United Spirit Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue



MOONLIGHT DINNER THEATRE
MADRIGAL DINNER
7:00 PM
TICKETS:  806.770.2000,
www.selectaseatlubbock.com or any select-a-seat outlet ($45-$100)
The Moonlight Dinner Theatre, a subsidiary of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will present its first annual Madrigal Dinners on two weekends in December. The production, entitled “Christmas Joy – Past and Present,” will be held in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse Theatre. There will be plays, dances and audience participation. A sumptuous, complete meal of roast beef and turkey will also be offered in courses, and a cash bar will be available.
Christine DeVitt Ice House on the LHUCA campus
511 Avenue J
http://www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org/


CACTUS THEATER
CACTUS KIDS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $24 for adults, $10.00 for children
call 806.762.3233 for tickets and additional information
If you have never seen a Cactus Kids Christmas Concert, you are in for a real treat! This is not just your average kid show - these are the best of the best from Terri Caldwell’s Music program. Kids from this program have appeared on national television programs like "America’s Got Talent" and the "X Factor". You will be blown away by the talent as the Cactus Kids are backed by the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine band. Bring the entire family for a wonderful night.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.cactustheater.com/


LIVE MUSIC: -

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19:   -

BASH RIPROCK’S
KARAOKE
10:00 PM
2419 Main Street  806.762.2274
http://www.bashriprocks.com/



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20:  -

MELT LOUNGE
MIKE PRITCHARD and MARK WALLNEY
6:30 PM–8:30 PM
No Cover Charge
1711 Texas Avenue    806.687.2034

THE BLUE LIGHT
DARREN WELCH BAND
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.darrenwelchgroup.com/
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21:  -

BASH RIPROCK’S
2419 Main Street  806.762.2274
http://www.bashriprocks.com/

ONGOING EXHIBITS

AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER AND MUSEUM
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of four.  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734 
http://www.windmill.com/

 

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER EXHIBITS
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

 

 

WEST TEXAS GUITARS
Foyer Gallery
September 6, 2013 – February 9, 2014
The Buddy Holly Center is partnering with the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection's Crossroads of Music Archive to present West Texas Guitar in the Foyer Gallery. The exhibition will feature the guitars of notable musicians and songwriters who originated from the West Texas region. Musicians include David Box, Joe Ely, Jesse "Guitar" Taylor, Sonny Curtis, James Maines, Charlene Hancock, Pete Orta, Jay Boy Adams and John Sprott. Archival materials, photographs and audio of the musicians performing with their instruments will also be presented.


BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY 
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more.



GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Services the gallery offers includes: gallery space that can be rented by artists’ on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month. Our contract agreements are on our FB page. Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, etc. Prices are available upon request.
Classes: Glass Mosaic Courses - $165.00 for a four-week course held every Wednesday night. These classes start at 6 p.m. Thursday morning classes start at 9 a.m. A full one-day course is held the 2nd Saturday every month from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch included). All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. Most importantly – no artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students. Other classes offered: furniture painting, concrete sculpture, and photography. Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered. Artists in Residence -  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art Christena Stephens – Photography
1940 Texas Avenue

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART EXHIBITS

18th Street and Flint Avenue  806.742.3825
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php


LHUCA
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall
will feature will feature Charlotte Funk “Woven/Interaction”, San Antonio artist and former art teacher at Tech.  This show presents a group of woven pieces selected from a long career that has demonstrated a keen interest in finding whole images from certain interlacings.
December 7, 2013 – January 26, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/CharlotteFunk.html
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature San Antonio artist Sylvia Benitez.   Benitez's atmospheric oil paintings capture the romantic Texas landscape from memory.
November 1 – December 21  *ENDS SATURDAY*
http://lhuca.org/SylviaBenitez.html
The John Lott Gallery will feature “The Heart Of God Is A Big Scary Thing”.  Lubbock native Nat Long displays oil paintings on reclaimed wood panels, incorporating pop and religious iconography with West Texas landscapes.
December 6, 2013 – February 1, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/NatLong.html
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature “Maisie Marie Alford: Obscured Portraiture”. This exhibit will consist of woven and sliced photograph collages, installation, and small found object assemblages.
November 1 – December 21  *ENDS SATURDAY*
http://lhuca.org/MaisieMarieAlford2013.html
Regular Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

 

 

 

 

MOODY PLANETARIUM 

 

Museum and Planetarium closed for University holiday December 22, 2013 – January 1, 2014.  Regular hours resume January 2, 2014.


LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS 
December 4 – December 31, 2013
One World, One Sky
Two Small Pieces of Glass

Wednesday-Sunday:
2:00 PM  One World, One Sky
3:30 PM  Two Small Pieces of Glass
Saturday shows
11:30 AM  Season Stargazing (Fall/Winter)
 2:00 PM  One World, One Sky
 3:30 PM  Two Small Pieces of Glass


TICKETS:  General Admission (ages 19-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-18) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress
3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY EXHIBITS
Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM  Sun: 1-5 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free. 
3301 4th Street  806.742.2490
www.museum.ttu.edu

Museum and Planetarium closed for University holiday December 22, 2013 – January 1, 2014.  Regular hours resume January 2, 2014.

THE SEASON OF GIVING AND THE JOY OF PLAY-HISTORIC TOYS FROM HOLIDAYS PAST 
November 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014
An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum’s History collection, in celebration of "Joy of Play- A Season of Collaborative Exhibitions" with the Silent Wings Museum.


LITTLE BLACK DRESS
January 27 – December 25, 2013 
Gallery 1
An "Up from the Basement" exhibition. 
The little black dress is considered to be an essential wardrobe staple by most women and fashion experts of Western European and American culture.  As a rule, this versatile garment manifests as being simple and elegant, to be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and is affordable and accessible. The exhibition explores this fashion icon's history from the 1840s through today, along with its role in women’s lives. The garments are from the Clothing and Textiles collection of the Museum of TTU.

CALL OF THE WILD
December 6, 2013 – February 24, 2014
Galleries 2 & 3
An exhibition of crayola sculptures and enamel panels created for the Museum of TTU by NEA award winning artist Herb Williams. The exhibition will be constructed in the galleries by the artist and will later be on tour with other pieces of the artist's work throughout China and Taiwan.


IN ADDITION-RECENTLY ACQUIRED ARTWORKS FOR THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTIONS 
Gallery 4
An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Art Division. During the last year over 1,000 artworks were added to the Museum's collections. The 14 on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.

AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, William Lester.

GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
Explorium Gallery
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.


BIOSECURITY — LAW IN THE DEFENSE AGAINST BIOTERRORISM AND EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Begins April 19 -
Gallery 7
The annual Paul Whitfield Horn Professor exhibition this year is based on the research and work of Horn Professor Dr. Victoria Sutton. Horn professorship is the highest honor awarded by Texas Tech University to its faculty.


NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus. The 24-acre facility is home to forty-eight structures, ranging from windmills, a train, barn, dugouts and more, that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
The NRHC is open: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.  The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day. The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at 
http://nrhc.ttu.edu/ for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.
3121 Fourth Street 806.742.0498

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  -

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY
“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story," is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.

PORTRAIT GALLERY:  FACES OF THE NRHC BY PAUL MILOSEVICH
Paul Milosevich is an accomplished artist, some say one of the best at portrait painting. He enjoys portraits because of the time that goes into creating one. "A painted portrait takes hours to do. And if it's done from the person actually sitting there, it's three to 10 hours of the artist’s life that was spent creating that portrait. Add the physical properties of paint, plus everything that the artist brings into it, and also what kind of responses the subject triggered in the artist. Sometimes you can look at a painted portrait and sense the hours that went by." This exhibit features portraits of some of the people who have guided and shaped the NRHC.

HORSE-DRAWN TO HORSEPOWER
Opens August 17
"Horse-Drawn to Horsepower" is an exhibit that offers a look at America's transition from the horse and buggy to the horseless carriage. The exhibit focuses on rural America with artifacts that include horse-drawn vehicles that were common on ranches, along with their motor vehicle replacements.
One of the featured artifacts is a working 1923 Ford Model T “chuck truck,” or motorized chuck wagon. Other artifacts include a wide array of tools and materials related to the Ford Model T, which became a common sight on many ranches in the early 20th century. Rare photographs showing early automobiles at work in rural America will also be on display. The exhibit opens on August 17 and closes in summer 2014.
The National Ranching Heritage Center is a museum and historical park comprised of 48 authentic dwellings and outbuildings from some of history’s most important ranches. Structures on the 16-acre site have been authentically restored and furnished and date from the late 1780s to the 1950s.



FUTURE PROMISE:  SELECTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ROLAND AND JOYCE JONES
Future Promise is a small sample of the artwork that Roland and Joyce Jones plan on donating to the National Ranching Heritage Center. The exhibit features paintings, watercolors, drawings and sculptures.

STEADY IN THE SADDLE
An exhibit which uses stirrups from the NRHC collection to demonstrate a variety of stirrup styles from around the world. The exhibit also discusses the history of stirrups and their development.

MATT KLEBERG
Opens August 31

PEACHTREE GALLERY
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
About
Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in the historic downtown of Lubbock, Texas.
Description
The mission of Peachtree Gallery is dedication to creating a sense of welcome and invitation in a fine art gallery setting. It is meant to be a place where both artist and collector feels represented and well cared for, and, most importantly to me, a space in which both parties feel at home and understood. Though small in size, Peachtree Gallery is rich in spirit and in representation, housing the works of artists from the Lubbock area as well as artists from all over the United States.
Artists
David Bondt, Jordan Brown, Stacy Brunsen, Micah Cash, Jason Cytacki, Jimmy Dyer, Betsy Edwards, John Franklin, Dolan Geiman, Evan Hawley, Kathy Hinson, Ronda Ivy, Dyan Newton, Sarah Otts, Liz Potter, Nick Ryan, Lorelei Skizenta, Alyssa Underwood, Cecelia Weldon.
901 17th Street  806.470.9996
http://peachtreegallerylubbock.com/

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – SW COLLECTION LIBRARY EXHIBITS:
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

ASSASSINATION OF A PRESIDENT:  AN EXHIBIT TO MARK THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRAGIC DEATH OF JOHN F. KENNEDY NOVEMBER 22, 1963 
September 30, 2013 – January 31, 2014
On November 22, 1963, tragedy struck the United States when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The assassination occurred fifty years ago, but remains fresh in many Americans minds and continues to be a subject for researchers. On display are materials from the Waggoner Carr and George Mahon Collections focusing on The Trip to Texas, The Assassination, and The Aftermath. As part of the exhibit, many books written on the subject are presented in a separate exhibit case which is accompanied by a recording of a radio broadcast made on November 22, 1963.

WOMEN WHO SHAPED TEXAS TECH
October 2013-June 2014
Margaret Watson Weeks, Mary Woodward Doak and Elizabeth Howard West would emerge as three important figures in the history of women at Texas Tech. Margaret Watson Weeks, Dean of the School of Home Economics for over twenty-five years, shaped the School’s programs, courses, and the cultural and social activities for women on campus. She also worked to establish Casa Linda, a cooperative residence for women on the Tech campus. Mary Woodward Doak served as both the Dean of Women and a professor in the English Department from 1925-1945 and was responsible for encouraging support for a museum at Texas Tech. Elizabeth Howard West, having worked at the Library of Congress and as Texas State Library Archivist, served as the first librarian at Texas Technological College in 1925. The exhibit contains more information on these three remarkable women as well as items and scenes from early college life at Texas Tech, all of which is housed in the University Archives at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

 

The William Kittredge Collection is now open for research. 


TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2;00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Artists:  Tony Greer, Melissa Jones, Rachel Jones, Hilton McLaurin, Lawrence Montgomery, Larry Prcin, Heidi Simmons, Larry Simmons, Steve Snell, Brenda Watts
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

Listing by the Lubbock Arts Alliance

 



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