Lubbock Cultural District Events

Various events focused on the arts, culture and entertainment occur on a daily basis here in the Lubbock Cultural District. Navigate through the calendar below to view the directory.

december, 2019

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER

Event Details

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER
601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/

About Us

Texas Tech University strives to maximize educational opportunities for its students and the communities it serves.  As part of this mission, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to expand the global footprint of the University by integrating international education, scholarship, and engagement with global issues, and by strengthening intercultural understanding for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.

Housed within the beautifully designed International Cultural Center (ICC), the OIA consists of the following divisions: International Enrollment Development and Operations, International Research and Development,  International Student and Scholar Services, International Relations, and Study Abroad.

History

Built in 1996, the International Cultural Center (ICC) is a significant service center and is Texas Tech University’s signature statement of its commitment to international education. Through the divisions of the OIA, it provides a continual series of conferences, lectures, art exhibitions, and performances as well as services to faculty, staff, students, and the local community. More than 35,000 people are served through the center each year.

The Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects was awarded to the architects for the ICC design.When visiting the ICC, you will notice the 12 foot stainless steel globe just west of the building.  Inside, the building is equally beautiful. The Hall of Nations is a rotunda and features flags of nations of the world and a terrazzo floor representing the continents, oceans and seas of the world. A color mural, The Peoples of the World , and sepia murals of education and the arid lands mission of the University can be seen in the halls and gallery outside the Hall of Nations. Our World Room is featured in the center of the building and exhibits a six-foot geo-physical circulating globe by Rand McNally.

Photographic and art exhibits can be viewed in both the east and west galleries and on the walls encircling the globe in the Our World Room.

 

 

 

Time

Year Around Event (2017)

Location

International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue

Texas Tech University System Public Art

Event Details

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PUBLIC ART 
Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus
http://www.texastech.edu/fpc/public-art.php

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet – http://texastech.edu/fpc/public-art/walking-tour-booklet/FLASH/index.html

Explore our Collection – over 100 artworks to view

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using one percent of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses. Contact Emily Wilkinson, public art manager, to inquire about touring the public art, presentations about the collection, brochures and additional information.

ArTTrek: your official guide to the Texas Tech University System’s public art collection!

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using 1% of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses.

With this app you can:

  • Discover art nearby, utilizing your location services
  • Create maps that will guide you to different artworks in the collection, whether traveling by foot, bike, or car
  • View art using themed tours created in the app, or create your own tours.
  • Favorite your pieces within the app so you can visit again and share with your friends.
  • Play a “Da Vinci Code” style game to find art and challenge your friends to beat your time
  • Utilize social media to post photos and comment on art that you visit
  • Learn more about the art through videos of the artists themselves speaking about their work.

Planning your visit to the collection? You can still utilize the app when you are not on one of the TTUS campuses to look at pieces within the TTU System. Select pieces from the list to view in more detail and find their location to aid in your visit when you are nearby and would like to see them in person.

To download the app, please search “arttrek” (all one word) in either the iTunes Store (iPhones) or Google Play (Android phones). It is free to download.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Texas Tech University

Various Locations throughout campus

MOODY PLANETARIUM AT THE MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Event Details

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM  
3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/visit/planetarium.php

Planetarium Pricing:

Adult: $5
Senior (65+): $3
Student (6-18): $3
College (w/ ID): $3
Military: Free
5 and under: Free
Now offering Season Passes
$50 individual passes
$35 for TTU staff, faculty, students, and alumni
$75 family pass (up to 4 people, $10 for each additional person)
$60 for TTU family faculty, staff, students, and alumni

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.
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/visit/planetarium.php

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

Event Details

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY   
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

Chris Oglesby Collection

The Crossroads of Music Archive, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech, is proud to announce that the Chris Oglesby collection is now open for research. Oglesby donated his research materials for his book “Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music” to the archive in January 2016. His collection contains biographies, correspondence, literary works of the author and others, photographs, song lyrics, audio interviews and more.

An exhibit curated by the archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., and fabricated by Lyn Stoll, is located in the Coronelli Globe Rotunda at the SWC/SCL located on the Texas Tech campus at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. The exhibit is a small collection of snapshots highlighting some of the artists found within the book, including Tommy Hancock, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and others.

Sept. 1, 2016, marks the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or [email protected]

CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS
May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

A gallery along the north side of the building houses permanent displays on the Southwest Collection as well as the other units of the University Library, which have offices in the facility. Those offices include the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. Additionally, the facility is the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook.

Offices in the building open onto a rotunda beneath the third tower. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda.

Behind the offices are the non-public areas of the facility where documents and materials are processed. The building includes an accessioning area where materials are received and logged in. From there materials, whether paper records, photographs or films/audiotapes/video tapes, go to their specific areas for processing before they are taken to the stacks or the appropriate vault for storage.

Upstairs the stacks area offers a climate-controlled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps prevent the intrusion of bacteria or fungi which could damage valuable books and documents.

Additionally, the facility has a conservation laboratory funded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab will provide an appropriate environment for state-of-the-art preservation of valuable and one-of-a-kind materials.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/specialcollections.php
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/Digital_Collections/digitalphp
ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS: http://swco.ttu.edu/ohaccess.php  

The Exhibits Department of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

Exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits, at the United Supermarkets Arena, and at the Lubbock International Airport.

 

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

2805 15th Street

BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE

Event Details

BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM year-round.
1121 Canyon Lake Drive         806.744.3786
Guided Tours are $5.00.  Reservations accepted at 806.744.3786
Agricultural machinery and artifacts, with exhibits dating to the pioneering years of agriculture on the South Plains.  Exhibits include horse-drawn plows, planters, and cultivators, restored tractors and equipment, and household items.
http://www.agriculturehistory.org

Exhibits

The Bayer Museum of Agriculture takes you from horse drawn implements to the tech-Savvy, computer GPS, driven equipment and farmers of today.

The Alton Brazell Exhibit Hall contains the museum’s large collection of historic farming artifacts. From restored antique tractors to harvesting equipment, highlights include and interactive Blacksmith Shop, a history of cotton ginning exhibit, and the largest display of pedal tractors in the United States.

The Central Exhibit hall features the Crops: Harvesting the Facts exhibit about the major crops grown in the United States, The Cotton Harvesting Experience, and the Bayer Crop Science Exhibit. These exhibits are interactive with a focus on modern agriculture, its science and practices.

In the early 1930’s, to spur the economy from the depression and help American farmers, President Roosevelt and his administration, started “The Ropes Project” and/or “The Colony”. This area was an area of approximately 16,000 acres northwest of Ropesville, Texas. Approximately 77 families received, by a lottery system, a farm ranging from approximately 120-200 acres. It included a framed two-bedroom house of approximately 792 square feet, a windmill, and a barn. This house is one of the last original houses from the project. Future plans include the addition of a windmill, chicken coop and grainary.

House donated by Larry and Rebecca Smith in loving memory of Mildred Knight Server.

Outdoor Exhibits:  A real working pivot irrigation system and a historic 1930s farmstead can be found among the tractors and machines showcased in our outdoor exhibits.

Rentals

The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.
http://agriculturehistory.org/events/rentals/

Grace’s General Store

The farm theme of GRACE’S GENERAL STORE has unique gifts and home décor. Great for your gift giving and home decorating needs.
Our General Store, named after Grace Hurst, will make you feel nostalgic for old time things you remember at your grandmother’s house.  From Colonial Tin Works we offer wax warmers in several styles of yesteryear. With wax melt choices like mulled Cider, Fresh Oranges, Vanilla Bean and all the favorite fragrances, to keep you house or business smelling fragrant.  We even carry vintage totes, with pockets, to carry your laptop and essentials.

For the farmers in your life, we have John Deere caps in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Several styles are available for children and adults. We offer John Deere toy tractors, combines, coloring books and children’s CDs.

The store offers a wide variety of books from informational, about several brands of tractors to Tractor Mac storybooks for children.  Old Time stories and illustrations by Bob Artley, include memories of a Farm Kitchen and several other favorites. Unique cookbooks including one from the original residents of the Ropesville Resettlement Project make interesting gifts for friends or loved ones. And museum T-shirts, we have plenty of those in all sizes to pick from as well.  Stop by and shop for that special gift!

Membership

Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events.  While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations.  If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.
http://agriculturehistory.org/about/membership/

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

1121 Canyon Lake Drive

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

Event Details

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER      
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
General Admission:  $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Children 6 and under are Free, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

FINE ARTS GALLERY
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/fine-arts-gallery 

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts program to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

“Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious.” – Norman Cousins

FOYER GALLERY
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/foyer-gallery

The Buddy Holly Center partnered with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, and opened a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery that began on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The exhibition features an acoustic Akin guitar signed by legendary performer Sir Paul McCartney, and numerous framed certificates signed by the many Foundation musical ambassadors who recognize Buddy Holly’s inspirational musical influence in the early years of Rock and Roll.  The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of income or ethnicity or learning levels. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps.

The Foundation will periodically lend additional items for the exhibition from its extensive collection of artifacts.  The Center will use this opportunity to display other items from its collection, namely, Buddy’s bedroom furniture, acquired by the Center through the auspices of Civic Lubbock, Inc.  Buddy’s dining room table is now on display as well.

BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/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 song book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more

ABOUT THE CENTER

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts Center to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. – Norman Cousins

The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock’s most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc.

J.I. ALLISON HOUSE
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/ji-allison-house

The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band “The Crickets,” lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That’ll Be the Day.”
J.I. Allison house tour times:  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM; Sunday  3:00 PM
Contact the Center for questions regarding tours.   806.775.3562

­­­­BUDDY HOLLY STATUE, WEST TEXAS WALK OF FAME, AND BUDDY & MARIA ELENA HOLLY PLAZA
19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560

HISTORY
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/buddy-holly-museum/museum-history

MEMBERSHIPS
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/services
http://colsecure.ci.lubbock.tx.us/bhcshop/products.aspx?categoryid=54

Through membership support the Buddy Holly Center has accomplished numerous musical and artistic endeavors. The Center’s exhibitions and programs enhance the quality of life for the region and aid economic development and tourism. Financial support for the Center is provided by membership, individual and organizational contributions. Our commitment to creating learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds is made possible by public support. Exhibition tours, outreach programs, educational initiatives and family activities will continue to be the focus for future events. We invite you to join us in supporting public interest in contemporary visual arts and in the music and music history of Texas and West Texas.

RENTALS
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/services
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/storage/images/uOfBgEgBpsawVldugWO6sDfi6kxS1VhCnWEUPOHJ.pdf

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/education-outreach

TOURS
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/services

GIFT SHOP
http://colsecure.ci.lubbock.tx.us/bhcshop/Default.aspx

ANNUAL EVENTS
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/events

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

1801 Crickets Avenue

MAHON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Event Details

MAHON PUBLIC LIBRARY 
1306 9th Street           806.775.2834

https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/library

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Mahon Library

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

SAM JOHNSON VIETNAM ARCHIVE

Event Details

SAM JOHNSON VIETNAM ARCHIVE (FORMERLY THE TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE)
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/vietnamTTU/

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.  The Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

About the Vietnam Center

In May 1989, a group of Vietnam veterans from West Texas gathered at Texas Tech University to discuss what they might do, in a positive way, about their experiences in Vietnam. That group’s immediate decision was to form a Vietnam Archive and begin collecting and preserving materials relating to the American Vietnam experience.

In November 1989, the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University established the Vietnam Center, with the dual missions of funding and guiding the development of the Vietnam Archive and encouraging continuing study of all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.

The group of veterans who first met in May 1989 were invited to form a board to provide guidance and support for the Vietnam Center. Since then, the Vietnam Center Advisory Board has met regularly to provide advice as the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech has evolved. Many of the veterans who attended the first meeting in May 1989 continue to advise the Vietnam Center today. In this way, the Vietnam Center remains very closely connected to America’s Vietnam Veteran community.

The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: support for the Vietnam Archive and the collection and preservation of pertinent historical source material; promotion of education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of related scholarship through organizing and hosting conferences and symposia, academic, educational, and cultural exchanges, and the publishing of scholarly research.

Ogden Williams Collection

The Vietnam Center seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly – but not limited to – the American military involvement there. At our conferences and symposia, we encourage the presentation of papers by veterans and others who directly participated in and supported wartime events as well as by individuals who opposed the war. We encourage participation by our former allies in South Vietnam but also offer the same participation to those who supported the government in Hanoi.

Similarly, we place equal importance upon preserving records relating to all aspects of the Vietnam War. It is as important to us to preserve the records of US veterans, military and civilian, who served in Southeast Asia as well as civilians active on the homefront to include the antiwar movement. We want to preserve a complete history of the war. To do otherwise would be a disservice to history.

In addition to the Vietnam Archive and its component projects, the Vietnam Center administers a number of special projects and events, including scholarships, outreach programs, and Conferences and Symposiums, as well as numerous publications, including the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter and the Modern Southeast Asia series in association with the Texas Tech University Press.

The Vietnam Center is also raising money for a new state-of-the-art facility that will house The Vietnam Center, Archive, and Museum. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit The Vietnam Center Building Site. If you are interested in supporting the Vietnam Center and Archive in other ways, you can contribute to our scholarships or you can donate artifacts and materials to The Vietnam Archive.

About the Archive

The Vietnam Archive mission is to collect and preserve the documentary record of the Vietnam War. The first collection received by the Archive – a package of letters from a Navy hospital corpsman to his family while serving in Vietnam – symbolizes our commitment to preserve the record of individuals and provide greater understanding of their experiences. While the Vietnam Archive continues this commitment as its primary objective, it has expanded its collection policy to include records of veterans’ organizations and scholars of the period as well as other individuals and organizations who share experiences from the war in Vietnam.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But life goes on as usual.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the war on the United States and Southeast Asia.

The preservation of historical records provides the principal means for future generations to fully understand the past. Monuments call to mind significant events, but only records provide the basis for historical narratives, insight and understanding. In this way, the Vietnam Archive stands as a living memorial to all those who played some part in the nation’s “Vietnam experience.” Using the Archive, all those who are interested can study and better understand the people, places and events of this critical time in history.

DONATING TO THE ARCHIVE

The Archive accepts donations as small as a single item or as large as hundreds of boxes. Donations do not have to be organized and do not have to pertain to a famous person, event or organization. We accept papers, books, films, audio, moving images, and artifacts. If you are interested in donating to the Vietnam Archive, look for more information in our Information for Donors section.

RESEARCHING

There are two ways to conduct research using Vietnam Archive materials: in person and online, using the information provided in the Information for Researchers section and, more importantly, through the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

CONTACT INFO AND HELP

Contact information for all of the elements of the Vietnam Center and Archive is available. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for on this website, try our help page or site map.

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veteran’s organizations and their members. The Veterans’ Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.

 

 

VIETNAMESE AMERICAN HERITAGE PROJECT

Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.

TEACHERS’ RESOURCES WEB

The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels – from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.

VIETNAM GRAFFITI PROJECT

Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.

CDEC DIGITIZATION PROJECT

The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.

ORAL HISTORIES AND DIGITAL MATERIALS

In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

The Oral History Project

In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

The Virtual Vietnam Archive enables scholars, students and all others interested in this remarkable period in our world history to conduct research directly from universities, schools, libraries, and homes. Of equal importance, it will enable Vietnam veterans – those who actually served – to access records that might be of importance to them in their continuing efforts to understand their own experiences. It will facilitate the research and writing of participants’ memoirs and will give high school and college students an important and authoritative source of information as they seek to understand the complexities of the Vietnam War.

When the Virtual Vietnam Archive project is complete, it will include a record for every item in the Vietnam Archive. All non-copyrighted items are available online, free of charge. The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections, and over 4 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive employees a number of full-time employees, and numerous part-time student workers, both graduate students and undergrads. Materials are digitized using a variety of equipment, including HP flatbed scanners, Fujitsu high-speed and flatbed scanners, an EPSON large bed scanner, Nikon slide scanner, HP large format scanner/plotter, Otari reel-to-reel and cassette digitization system, an Elmo 16mm film digitizer, and an 8mm film digitizer. Digitized materials are stored on three Dell servers, with backup copies stored onsite in a cold storage vault. The Virtual Vietnam Archive utilizes a relational database system (Cuadra Star) produced by Cuadra Associates.

Michael Ray Goode Collection

Institute of Museum and Library Services Primary funding for the Virtual Vietnam Archive has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the people and organizations who have made the Virtual Vietnam Archive possible.

Digital copies of materials in the Virtual Archive are available. See our pricing list and guidelines for more information.

For questions concerning the Virtual Vietnam Archive, contact us at 806-742-9010 or [email protected]

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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE

2805 15th Street (15th Street and Detroit)

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Event Details

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

Public guided tours of the Museum’s galleries are available for free at 3:30pm most Fridays. Please check in for your tour by 3:20pm at the kiosk in the front lobby. For additional information please call 806.742.2456 or email [email protected]

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Narratives of Genocide
October 29, 2019 – through February 2020

Narratives of Modern Genocide, an exhibit curated by the Texas Tech University Honors College and the Museum of Texas Tech University with the generous support of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

At a moment when violence, fear, xenophobia, ethnic conflict, and inhumanity seem to invade the front page of every newspaper, website, and blog, stories that remind us of our fragility, of our ‘unbreakability’, of our innate strength and our inherent weaknesses, help us to remember that hope, faith, and compassion are weapons in these troubled times.  The narratives of the survivors of modern genocide, in their complexity and simplicity, offer us a unique opportunity to dialogue with a wider public about the privileges we enjoy, the possibilities we overlook, and the promises we make to one another.

The Narratives of Modern Genocide exhibit shares the lessons these people have brought to Texas, how they are accessing opportunity, how they are telling their tales, and how their tragic past histories are lighting new paths for their communities.

Frozen in Time Genetic Resources Collection: Preserving the Past and Making Future Discoveries Possible
October 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020

The Genetic Resources Collection in the NSRL currently houses more than 411,000 samples of preserved animal tissues from more than 1,400 species and more than 100,000 individuals of mammals, birds, and invertebrates. Most of the samples are stored at -190C in liquid nitrogen freezers; this is considered the ‘gold standard’ for preserving the DNA and other genetic information that these samples contain. Samples in genetic resource collections are used by scientists from around the world to conduct research and address issues concerning the diversity of life on earth, environmental changes such as habitat loss and climate change, wildlife diseases (including those that can be transmitted to humans or livestock), and much more. This exhibit highlights the value of these genetic resource collections to scientific discovery, education, and society.

Sharing … Texas Style: Recent Art Acquisitions from the Blanton Museum of Art and The Contemporary Austin
September 22, 2019 – January 19, 2020

The Museum of Texas Tech University received twenty-eight paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and digital artworks as part of a gift-transfer from the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. On exhibit is a selection of ten of these artworks.

In the Spring of 2018, the Museum of Texas Tech received an invitation from the Blanton Museum to take part in the distribution of the art collection of the The Contemporary Austin museum. The Contemporary (formerly the Austin Museum of Art, the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and the ArtHouse) had arranged in 2017 to transfer ownership of approximately 700 works of art to the Blanton. After selecting some 200 artworks for their own collection, the Blanton made plans to distribute over 500 of the remaining artworks to 17 Texas museums. The Museum of Texas Tech was one of those seventeen.

The collections of The Contemporary Austin were strongest in artwork by contemporary Texas artists and, as a result, the new acquisitions fit well into our Museum’s collecting priorities that emphasize post-World War II art from the American Southwest.

This is, by no means, the first time that art-collecting museums in Texas have shared collections. Most importantly this collaboration brings attention to the good will and generosity that Texas museums have toward one another. The Museum of Texas Tech is indebted to the original donors of the artworks, The Contemporary Austin, and the Blanton Museum of Art for these important additions to our collection.

Peter S. Briggs Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art

Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers
September 15, 2019 – December 8, 2019

Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers, highlights work from 34 artists and makers currently residing in Texas whose creative practices engage in the conceptual dialogue of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. As a rule, artists have been invited through a word-of-mouth selection process. In this way, a survey of makers has been collected organically through a series of personal recommendations further narrowed by standards of conceptual integrity.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Museum of Texas Tech will host the 2019 Texas Metals Symposium on October 12, an event open to the Public.

Selected Writings of Thomas Paine: The Remnant Trust, Inc.
September 8, 2019 – August, 2020

In continuation of our partnership with The Remnant Trust, Inc., a selection of the influential writings of Thomas Paine are presented. A famous political theorist, revolutionary, and a Founding Father, Paine’s notable pamphlets, Common Sense and The American Crisis, were widely influential in crystalizing American attitudes and action towards independence from Britain. This display includes early editions and printings of Common Sense, The American Crisis, The Age of Reason and other selected works, as well as, critiques and rebuttals by John Quincy Adams, James Chalmers, and Richard Watson.

Evolution of a Museum – in Building and Purpose
July 14, 2019 – December 10, 2019

The Museum of Texas Tech University celebrates its 90th anniversary during 2019.  Join us through the year as we show off the Museum’s history and some of our extraordinary collections.

The exhibition “Evolution of a Museum:  In Building and Purpose” traces the history and development of the museum from its inception in 1929 when a group of citizens interested in preserving the history and culture of the region formed the Plains Museum Society.

Cotton and Thrift: Feed Sacks and the Fabric of American Households
June 25 – December 15, 2019

This exhibit will showcase the almost 6,000 examples of printed cotton sacks, likely the largest at a public institution, in the collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University.  This “free fabric” that held flour, sugar, chicken feed and other household staples was important to those during the difficult times of the early 20th century.  In the 1930s in an effort to fight off the competition from paper sacks, the cotton manufacturers printed their bags with pretty prints.  From this fabric Americans made clothing, quilts, curtains and toys.  Many remember going with their parents to select the bags with their favorite fabrics.  The exhibit will feature swatches, embroidered pieces, quilts, clothing and other household items made from cotton sacks and accompanies a book published by Texas Tech University Press of the same name.

Chess:  The Original Game of Thrones
May 11, 2019 – December 1, 2019

In the exhibition Chess:  The original Game of Thrones, the Museum of TTU gives you a look at the centuries-long history of the game, as well as descriptions of the chess pieces and the popularity of the game from its beginnings through today.

 

LONG TERM EXHIBITIONS

THE DIAMOND M GALLERY WING-ROMANCING THE WEST
The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diamond-m-gallery-guide.pdf
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/nc-wyeth-gallery-guide.pdf

BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY GALLERY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN ART
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/davies-gallery-guide.pdf

CHANGING WORLDS:  DINOSAURS, DIVERSITY AND DRIFTING CONTINENTS
Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

The exhibit features the work of the Museum’s own internationally known paleontologist Dr. Sankar Chatterjee – whose work seems to establish that today’s birds were likely yesterday’s dinosaurs. Most scientists believe birds evolved during the Jurassic time. But Dr. Chatterjee has discovered Protoavis – it’s about a 210 million-year-old – much older than other scientists think birds developed.

AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

No particular landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The art works on exhibit sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/talkington-gallery-guide.pdf

THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.

REMNANT TRUST
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

A new display will open February 29 with works that explore the relationship between economics and political freedom. The main collection of The Remnant Trust, Inc. is housed on the Texas Tech campus in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library.

The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

The Museum was founded in 1929 as the West Texas Museum, just four years after the creation of what was then known as Texas Technological College.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990, the Museum is home to more than 7 million objects. Only 3% of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums hold this accreditation. It also is a teaching and research facility offering a master’s degree in museum science.

The Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory maintains major natural history collections of mammals, birds, invertebrates and genetic resources. These collections are available to researchers at academic, scientific, and government institutions around the world for scientific investigation, discovery and problem-solving in the natural sciences.

Lubbock Lake Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, is an internationally known archeological and natural history preserve containing an extensive cultural record of life on the Southern Plains dating back 12,000 years.

The Museum is a participant in Lubbock First Friday Art Trail and a member of Blue Star Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.

Mission Statement

Through its collections and programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University engages campus and community to enhance understanding of self- and community identity, society, and the world; to empower people to be informed citizens of the 21st century; and to enrich lives.

Statement of Purpose

Established in 1929, the Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It is a not-for-profit institution by virtue of being a part of Texas Tech University. The Museum’s purpose is to support the academic and intellectual mission of Texas Tech University through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of scientific and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their scientific and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for primary, secondary, and higher education students, the scholarly community, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in museological ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education, and providing support for faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is a multi-faceted institution that includes the main building, the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Moody Planetarium, Natural Science Research Laboratory, and Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve.

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MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

THE LEGACY

Event Details

THE LEGACY
Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723
http://www.legacylubbock.com/

Woodworkers: Greg Goodnight, cedar, juniper and mesquite; Greg Vail, bird carvings. Fine Artists: Alba Jones, How About Them Apples? West Texas Watercolor Society. Inkman: John Bewley, alcohol inks. Ironmonger: George Gray, reclaimed steel. Jewelers: Linda Adkins, heirloom jewelry reimagined; Billie Briggs, chain mail; Anna Henry, M’Lady creations. Photographers: Tif Holmes, photographs and prints; Donna Rose, archival photographs; David Sanderson, photos. Textile Animal Zoo: Anita Condit, felt creatures. 20% of sales benefit YWCA.

The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

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The Legacy

1500 14th Street

TORNADO GALLERY

Event Details

TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday – Friday, 2:00pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

Featuring artists ‘Lavon,’ acrylic; Olen Fortenberry, natural reclaimed 3D wood sculptures; Janelle Barrington Spivey, myriad of influences and style; and Emily Hanby, mixed media.

Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.  David Leake prints are available at the Gallery as well.

Baron Batch originals and prints: http://tornadogallerylubbock.com/?page_id=350

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Tornado Gallery

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue

AMERICAN WINDMILL MUSEUM

Event Details

AMERICAN WINDMILL 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 $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  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/

Tom Chambers Photography Exhibit “Windmills of a Mind’s Eye”
This will be a permanent exhibit at the Museum
Opened March 16, 2019
This exhibition by Tom R. Chambers comprises the Collection at the American Windmill Museum, Lubbock, Texas.

Chambers takes great delight in this project since he grew up with windmills (wind pumps) and particularly the one that his grandfather used to pump water for his herd of cattle. The signature/logo that is seen bottom-right for each photograph incorporates an image of his grandfather’s windmill (wind pump).

http://windmill.com/our-history/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windpump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windmill

The prints are 11″X14″ overall and framed.

A Windmill Museum for the American Style Water Pumping Windmill and Related Exhibits on Wind Electricity. The purpose of the American Windmill Museum, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history.   More than 100 windmills displayed inside, more than 50 outside and a 6,000 square foot mural depicting the history of windmills.  Years represented by the windmills range from one manufactured in 1867 to two modern wind turbines for generation of electricity.

 

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American Windmill Museum, Inc.

1701 Canyon Lake Drive

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

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NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498

Experience the real West.

The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
Entrance to the historical park will open each day at 10:00am and close each day at 5:00pm.
The outdoor historical park closes at 4:00pm.
The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30am from April through October at a cost of $5.00 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  –

McKanna Gallery

The Life and Times of a Texas Icon, Charles Goodnight
Depicted in sketches and paintings by artist Lee Cable.

This exhibit presents a visual portrayal of many of the events in Goodnight’s life that made him a legend.

Cash Gallery

“Beef Cattle Breeds History Exhibit” Visitors to the exhibit will discover that Christopher Columbus brought the first cattle—Spanish Andalusian—to the Americas during his second voyage to the Caribbean Islands in 1493. In the Southwest, Spanish Andalusian cattle later became known as Texas Longhorns. Shorthorn cattle were imported to the eastern United States as early as 1783, followed by Herefords in 1817 and Angus in 1873.

“The exhibit emphasizes the timeline of the industry over the past 300 years,” explained exhibit co-curator Julie Hodges, Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education at the center. Hodges worked with Dr. Ryan Rathmann, associate professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science at Texas Tech University and holder of the John W. and Doris Jones Professorship.

“This exhibit is a unique collection of historic photographs, life-size models of cattle and interactive kiosks that will give our visitors a hands-on experience,” Hodges said. Funding for the exhibit was provided by the CH Foundation, and resources for educators will be available on the center’s website at nrhc.ttu.edu.

“While the culture that surrounds ranching has captured the hearts and minds of people from around the world, ranching at its base has always been about providing food and fiber—especially beef—for a growing population,” Hodges said.

McCombs Gallery

This exhibit features paintings from the collection of Roland and Joyce Jones, who are avid collectors of Western Art. Roland and Joyce Jones began collecting contemporary Western Art in 1971 and have accumulated one of the finest personal art collections in the country. Longtime supporters of the Bosque Art Center in Clifton, Texas, Roland and Joyce have helped many of today’s well-known artists gain recognition for their work.

Macy Gallery

The saddle-maker built his (or her) reputation on the quality of their workmanship. Each saddle was created to certain patterns and specifications, hand-tooled (stamped) and carried the maker’s mark. These saddles were prized by their owners (still are). To make a saddle gives a rider good support for hours in the saddle along with a secure seat for the times when things get real Western. A saddle is also there to provide a center for control of the horse and rider. A good saddle makes it possible for a rider to stay in balance with the animal and to ride over that animal’s center of balance.

Flores Gallery

“Sole of the Cowboy” features a variety of cowboy boots from the NRHC’s collections. The boots in this exhibit once belonged to various people who have had an influence on the culture of the American West. The exhibit features boots from Barry Corbin, Tom Lea, Ace Reid, Tio Kleberg and many more. The exhibit also explores the evolution of the cowboy boot from its origins to the present day.

Stevens Gallery

“The Model T” was not the first car that Ford designed and manufactured, but it was the fulfillment of a dream. Ford had designed and built cars that were bigger and more luxurious, but Henry Ford had long sought to make a car that was cheap, reliable and easy to own; a car that could be bought and maintained by people of modest means.

Burnett Gallery

“Burk Burnett Bedroom” is a permanent NRHC exhibit with items donated by Samuel Burk Burnett’s great-granddaughter, Anne W. Marion. Burnett was one of the most well-known and respected ranchers in Texas. This exhibit space duplicates one of 11 bedrooms in “the big house” at the Four Sixes headquarters.

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/about/history.index.php

Proctor Historical Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/proctor.php

Devitt Mallet Museum
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/devitt.php

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/gibson.php

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NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

3121 4th Street

LHUCA – LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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LHUCA – THE LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall

December 6, 2019 – February 1, 2020

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery

December 6, 2019 – February 1, 2020

John F. Lott Gallery

TBD

Martin McDonald Gallery

Dec 6 – 23, 2019

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LHUCA

511 Avenue K

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART

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LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457

Hours for the Landmark Arts Galleries are:
Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Open until 9:00 PM on Thursday evenings;
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM;
Sunday noon – 4:00 PM.
Closed during University holidays and between semesters. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free.

LANDMARK ARTS promotes fine arts growth and development at Texas Tech School of Art through a comprehensive program of exhibitions, symposia and workshops, publications, and hands-on experience with working artists. As a component of the Texas Tech University School of Art, the strength of the program is in the integration of academic, professional, and real-world experience afforded by its broad association with the University and the Lubbock Community of arts supporters.

Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additionally, we thank the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts for the support provided for programs in the School of Art.

 

Seeking Tongues: Postcolonial Photographies
Landmark Gallery, October 12 – December 15, 2019

Curated by nationally acclaimed artist and activist Delilah Montoya, the exhibition will feature photographic work by women of color using photography to explore cultural identities. Artists include Cara Romero, Lupita Tinnen, Monica Kennedy, Nydia Blas, Sandra de la Loza, and Violette Bule.

Marian Herring: The Selsha Project
Art Building South Gallery, November 1 – December 8, 2019

Selsha is a planet far away in a different solar system; it plays host to all manner of creatures. Several of these creatures are intelligent and have formed entire cultures, languages, and societies. The Selsha Project is an attempt to catalog and record the biodiversity of this alien world and its many wonders. This exhibition fulfills the capstone requirement of the BA in Art.

Susan Moore: Fictional Space
Art Building SRO Photo Gallery, November 14 – December 15, 2019

In Fictional Space, Susan L. Moore has used a form of fiction to reference reality. Creating small maquette sculptures of interiors, Moore photographs the empty interior landscapes to provoke thought about memory. Moore connects the work to the process of grief, the seemingly abstract concept of loss, the mysteries of the unknown, and juxtaposes light and dark, life and death.

Susan L. Moore holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Washington University, School of Art in St. Louis, Missouri and is currently a Professor at Indiana University South Bend where she serves as Chair of the Fine Arts Department. Moore’s photography has been exhibited nationally and worldwide. Her recent landscape images were selected for exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art. In 2018, she was awarded a residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York.

Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additionally, we thank the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts for the support provided for programs in the School of Art. 


Upcoming Exhibitions

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/art/landmark-arts/

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/SOA/nav/landmark/currentprograms.php

 

 

 

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Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art

3072 18th Street 18th Street and Flint Avenue on the Texas Tech campus

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY

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GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY
6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457
http://www.glassyalley.com/

Cat Boucher, mosaic; Jan Dresher, painting; Lisa Gegner, painting; Roxi Hardegree, photography, encaustic oil and cold wax painting; Rick Kincheloe, ceramic picture; Jan Lloyd, line drawings and painting; Pauline Mills, glass and acrylics; Caiti Nolan, drawings.

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
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
http://glassyalley.com/glass-mosaic-art-classes/

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GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY

1940 Texas Avenue

CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

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CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
1719 Avenue A

Exhibiting Staying in the Mix of Expressions by Joey Martinez, featuring canvases and mixed medium pieces of work, and In and Out of Life Feelings, mixed medium and 3D objects by Texas Tech art students.

For additional information please contact:  Shirley Green, Executive Director for the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council at [email protected] or via telephone at 806.535.2475.

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Location

Caviel Museum of African American History

1719 Avenue A

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY

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CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY
602 Avenue J
10:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday

Maisie Marie Alford, Tony Arnett, Victoria Bee, Shannon Cannings, Will Cannings, Christian Conrad, Hannah Dean, Ken Dixon, Carol Flueckiger, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Y Armitage Greene, Carol C Howell, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Philip Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, Bess Hubbard and others.

Charles Adams Gallery opened in November 1985 at 2109 Broadway in Lubbock, TX. In 1997, the gallery moved to the Kingsgate Center on 82nd and Quaker Avenue. In 2010, the gallery moved to 602 Avenue J in the new Arts District.

A Lubbock native, Charles Adams moved to Manhattan in 1969 and opened an art gallery at 363 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. The gallery was sold in 1980 when Charles Adams moved back to Lubbock.

In conjunction with moving to the Arts District, Mr. Adams founded the Charles Adams Studio Project. The studio project, CASP, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). The mission of CASP is to cluster artists in the Arts District by building and maintaining studio space for working artists. To date, CASP has started an artist-in-residency program by building four live/work studios at 1010 Mac Davis Lane. CASP has remodeled the old city police garage at 5th Street and Avenue J into cooperative working studios containing the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio, the CH Foundation Metal Studio and Foundry, and the 5&J Gallery that hosts monthly art shows. CASP has opened the Satellite Gallery, a downtown art gallery for the Texas Tech School of Art that is housed in the police garage. The CASP Print and Metals Studios are available for public use and offer classes and workshops for both beginners and professional artists. CASP has built four Work Studios at 402 Ave J and is ready to build a four additional Work Studios at that same location. There are future CASP projects that are in the works at this time and will be announced in the future.

Time

Year Around Event (2018)

Location

Charles Adams Gallery

602 Avenue J

23sepAll Day15decCall for Entries | Justice Exhibit | The Humanities Center of Texas Tech and Landmark Arts in the School of Art

Event Details

The Humanities Center of Texas Tech and Landmark Arts in the School of Art – Texas Tech University
“Justice” – Call for Entries
Now through December 15, 2019

Call for Original Art Work from TTU Graduate Students – “Justice”

The Humanities Center of Texas Tech and Landmark Arts in the School of Art are calling for original visual art from TTU graduate students, for a juried exhibition on the Humanities Center’s 2019-2020 theme: “Justice.” The exhibition will open on February 7, 2020 at the School of Art Satellite Gallery at CASP in the downtown arts district during the First Friday Art Trail. An awards reception will be held a week later; two works will be selected by a jury of TTU faculty for first- and second-place prizes of $750 and $250 dollars, respectively. Any graduate student currently enrolled at Texas Tech is eligible to submit to this call.

To speak of “Justice” necessarily provokes humanities scholarship’s broad goal of making sense of what it means to be human, since acts of injustice so often denigrate the humanity at the heart of that academic inquiry. In line with the Humanities Center’s 2019-2020 theme, we are seeking work that exposes or archives historical or ongoing acts of injustice, or imagines redress for those problems.

Among the topics for art presentation in which we are particularly interested are:

• mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex;
• restorative justice versus punitive justice;
• the handling/mishandling of mental health matters by the criminal justice system;
• the detention of immigrants and the separation of immigrant families;
• inequalities in the distribution of rights for citizens across different identities;
• the human cost of environmental injustices;
• the ongoing economic and/or medical effects of systemic racism, homophobia and transphobia, and gender inequality.

Art media can include 2D work in painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, video, and 3D work in sculpture, ceramics, jewelry/metals, and installation. 2D work may not exceed 60×60 inches in size. 3D work may not exceed a 48×48 inch footprint with a maximum height of 96 inches.

Graduate students may submit one work for this exhibition competition. Please complete the Google Docs Submission Form found at this link: Justice Submission Form. You will need a gmail account to be able to access and complete the form.

The jury for the two prizes will be:
• Dr. Allison Whitney, Department of English
• Dr. Stacey Jocoy, School of Music
• Diane Warner, Texas Tech Libraries

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2019. For any further questions, please email Dr. Michael Borshuk, Interim Director of the Humanities Center at [email protected] or Joe Arredondo, Director of Landmark Arts at [email protected].

 

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/humanities-center/JUSTICE/justiceartcontest.php
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwaVPqP1IxQhCvtjQwIzfD3Bvkw3FI-db8rVD8f7UtoUQh_w/viewform
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/humanities-center/
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/art/landmark-arts/

Time

September 23 (Monday) - December 15 (Sunday)

Location

Texas Tech University School of Art Satellite Gallery (Charles Adams Studio Project – CASP)

602 Avenue J

07octAll Day24janCall for Entries | WotWP Llano Estacado Play Festival

Event Details

WotWP Llano Estacado Play Festival presented by Charles Jackson Jr.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 24 , 2020

Will of the Wind Productions invites playwrights – both established and aspiring – to submit original plays, no more than ten to fifteen minutes in length, to the WotWP Llano Estacado Play Festival, presented by Charles Jackson Jr. Winning plays will be announced in February. Each of the six plays selected will be performed as a staged reading at First Friday Art Trail, March 6, in the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA.

Submission Guidelines

How to Enter

http://www.willofthewind.org/
http://www.willofthewind.org/llano-estacado-play-festival
https://www.facebook.com/willofthewindproductions

Time

October 7 (Monday) - January 24 (Friday)

19octAll Day31decAUDITIONS!!! My Name Is Rachel Corrie | Hub Theatre Group

Event Details

AUDITIONS  

My Name Is Rachel Corrie
Hub Theatre Group

Interested actresses should email us at [email protected] to set up an audition.

  • Hub Theatre Group is looking for an actress that can play a woman in her 20’s
  • Paid Role
  • Production dates: Spring 2020 & will be finalizes based on actress and director’s schedule
  • Production will take place in Lubbock, TX (with possible remote performances as well)
  • Rehearsals will take place in Lubbock (unless remote actress selected there is some flexibility with rehearsal location)
  • Production dates: Spring 2020

For more information:

Interested actresses should email us at info@hubtheatregroup.org to set up an audition.

Posted by Hub Theatre Group on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time

October 19 (Saturday) - December 31 (Tuesday)

22nov(nov 22)10:00 am19jan(jan 19)5:00 pmWest Texas Watercolor Society Winter Show @ Buddy Holly Center

Event Details

West Texas Watercolor Society Winter Show
Buddy Holly Center | Fine Arts Gallery
1801 Crickets Avenue

November 22nd – January 19th
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sundays 1-5pm

The Buddy Holly Center will host the annual exhibition of the West Texas Watercolor Society November 22, 2019 through January 12, 2020, on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. Artists from across the region will present their creations in a wide range of watercolor styles and methods.

Initially organized in 1962 and formally chartered by the State of Texas in 1973, the Society was instituted for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor painting. The 2019 exhibition theme will be “What’s Music to Your Soul?”

This year’s juror for the exhibition will be Candace Keller. Dr. Keller is a Professor of Art and the Dean of the School of Fine Arts at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. She is Curator of Art for the Museum of Llano Estacado and the Abraham Gallery. Her work has been awarded the citation of Distinguished Service by the Texas Historical Commission, and she has served on the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Participating artists in this year’s winter exhibition include: Cecilia Adams, Nancye H. Briggs, Betty Blevins, Sandi Chitwood, Jo Beth Gilliam, Frank Harmon, Margaret Hodgson, Teresa Hollums, Martha Hunnicutt, Mary Lu Jacobus, Alba Jones, Janice Lloyd, June Musick, Reg Narmour, Carol Peterson, Karen Poeling, Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell, Annalee Schubert, Kathryn Thomas, Karla Wardroup, Gale Webb and Leada Wood.

The West Texas Watercolor Society members will conduct watercolor demonstrations during the First Friday Art Trail on Friday, December 6, at the Buddy Holly Center, located at 1801 Crickets Ave.

https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center
https://www.facebook.com/BuddyHollyCenter/

 

Time

November 22 (Friday) 10:00 am - January 19 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

1801 Crickets Avenue

25nov(nov 25)8:00 am31jan(jan 31)5:00 pmHigh and Dry XIX Photography Exhibit | Office of International Affairs @ TTU International Cultural Center

Event Details

High and Dry XIX Photography Exhibit
Office of International Affairs – Texas Tech University
International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Avenue

November 25th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020
8am – 5pm

“A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World’s Dry Lands”

The Texas Tech Office of International Affairs is honored to have Robin Dru Germany as this year’s juror for the 19th Annual High and Dry Photography Competition. Robin is the Interim Director and Professor of Photography at the Texas Tech University School of Art – (http://www.robingermany.com/)

Featuring work by:

Frank Armstrong • Ray Beair • Hal Beesley • Marti Belcher • Bremner Benedict • Chuy Benitez • Fran Bohannon • Martha Bohn • Terry Brandt • David Brim • Bill Brown • Julie Childs • Robin Clark • James Clinich • Gregory Collins • David Cook • Ginger Sisco Cook • Scott Cutler • Heather Eaton • Dan English • Harriet Feagin • Sandy Fortenberry • Sonja Garcia • David Gardner • Karol Giblin • Michael Giblin • Guy Giersch • Melinda Green Harvey • Tom Heisey • Kippra Hopper • Mark Indig • Deb Johnson • Atul Joshi • Hakam Kayasseh • Karam Kayasseh • Carol Lyon • Kathleen Mahoney • Liz McCue • Ann McDonald • Ron Mouser • Sharon Mouser • Thelma Pilley • Jennifer Rogers • Donna Rose • Glenn Rudd • Dee Darius Sams • Liliana Rivera Sandoval • Carol Serur • Chad Smith • Alan Sucsy • Steve Sucsy • Mark Troyer • Margaret Vugrin • Norman Wade • Hershel Womack • Jamie Womack • Jocelyn Young

Friday, December 6, 2019

Opening Reception
5 – 6:30 PM

Juror Gallery Talk
6:30 PM

Sponsors:

This exhibit is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. and and The CH Foundation.

TTU Office of International Affairs and TTU International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/events/2019/highdry.php
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/events/2019/high_dry_reception.php

Photo credit:

Seema Joshi – West Texas
“Railroad Crossing”
2018 First Place Award

Time

November 25 (Monday) 8:00 am - January 31 (Friday) 5:00 pm

Location

International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue

01dec11:00 am2:00 pmFirst Sunday Jazz Brunch @ La Diosa Cellars

Event Details

First Sunday Jazz Brunch
La Diosa Cellars
901 17th Street

Sunday, December 1st
11am – 2pm


La Diosa Cellars features a Sunday brunch once a month, every first Sunday of the month. Join us for jazz music and brunch from 11am-2pm every First Sunday. Reservations can be made through Open Table on our website, by calling the restaurant, as well as walk-ins.  Reservations online:  http://www.ladiosacellars.com/visit  Phone:  806.744.3600.

http://www.ladiosacellars.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LaDiosaCellars/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2383219278617033

 



Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

La Diosa Cellars

901 17th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

01dec3:00 pm4:00 pmTuba Christmas @ TTU Museum | Helen Devitt Jones Sculpture Court

Event Details

Tuba Christmas
Texas Tech University School of Music
Museum of Texas Tech University | Helen Devitt Jones Sculpture Court
3301 4th Street

Sunday, December 1st
3 – 4pm

Free and open to the public.

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the international musical phenomenon known as TubaChristmas.  Here in Lubbock, students and community members of all ages are invited to bring their tubas or euphoniums and join us in a collaborative performance of festive carols.  Celebrate the holiday season with the beautiful ringing of low brass.

https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/

 

 

 

 

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

02dec(dec 2)7:00 pm03(dec 3)10:00 pmAUDITIONS!!! The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged | Lubbock Community Theater

Event Details

AUDITIONS  

The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged
Lubbock Community Theater
4232 Boston Avenue

Monday, December 2nd – Tuesday, December 3rd
7 – 10pm

Here ye, Here YE. LCT invites the public to try their hand at farce and fable. Join us for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare {Abridged} by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Directed by Dea Young Smith

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

Production Info
Cast: 3 total (3 male, or 3 female or any combination of males and females and number of actors)

Auditions will be held at LCT, 4232 Boston Ave Dec 2nd and 3rd 7:00-10:00 pm.

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2510702732586276/

Time

2 (Monday) 7:00 pm - 3 (Tuesday) 10:00 pm

03dec6:30 pm61st Annual Carol of Lights @ Texas Tech University | Memorial Circle

Event Details

61st Annual Carol of Lights
Texas Tech University Residence Halls Association
Memorial Circle

Tuesday, December 3rd
6:30pm: Carillon Concert
7:00pm: Carol of Lights

Free and open to the public

The Masked Rider, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional and High Riders will begin the ceremony at the University Seal on Broadway and follow the luminaria lighted route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle.  The Tech Trombone Choir, under the direction of Jim Decker, will accompany the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs.

The lights will be turned on every night from dusk (approximately 6:30pm) until midnight from December 3, 2019 through January 2, 2020.

For additional information please visit  www.housing.ttu.edu/CarolOfLights

Join Us!

With the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 lights illuminate 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway Entrance to the campus during Texas Tech University’s Carol of Lights®. 

The 61st Annual Carol of Lights® will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The Carillon Concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. before the ceremony, with the Carol of Lights commencing at 7:00 p.m. The Masked Rider, Saddle Tramps Torch Light Processional, and High Riders will begin the ceremony at the University Seal on Broadway and follow the luminaria lighted route around Memorial Circle to the Science Quadrangle.

The Tech Trombone Choir, under the direction of Jim Decker, will accompany the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs.

Broadcast Information:

Last year, over 7,000 people watched the Carol of Lights® through one of the broadcast options.

  • KTXT-FM “The Raider” will broadcast the event live on 88.1 FM in Lubbock
  • KTTZ-TX will broadcast the event live on Lubbock area PBS stations
  • Texas Tech will stream the event live on Facebook from http://www.ttu.edu/livestream/

Driving and Parking On Campus

  • ADA parking will be provided in the R1 parking lot, which is located near the intersection of 15th Street and Detroit Avenue.
  • Parking for the general public will be available in most faculty/staff “R” parking lots after 5:30 p.m. Please check signage when entering a lot.
  • No guest parking will be permitted in residence hall “Z” parking lots. Ticketing is enforced in these lots 24/7.
  • Campus streets around Memorial Circle will experience some lane restrictions and street closures beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m.

This annual event, sponsored by the Texas Tech Residence Halls Association, is attended by over 20,000 Tech students and local residents. The Carol of Lights® is one of Texas Tech’s largest and oldest traditions. The event brings together both the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities during its ceremonies.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:30 pm

Location

Memorial Circle

2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409

03dec8:00 pm9:30 pm61st Annual Carol Concert @ Texas Tech University School of Music | Hemmle Recital Hall

Event Details

61st Annual Carol Concert
Texas Tech University School of Music
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street (18th Street and Boston Avenue)

Tuesday, December 3rd
8 – 9:30pm

General Admission – $10
18 & Under – $5
Seniors – $5
Students – FREE with your student ID.*
*The first 70 TTU students at the door (ID required) will be guaranteed a seat. After that, it will be dependent on availability.

It’s time for the 61st Annual Carol Concert! Come join the Texas Tech University Choirs following the Carol of Lights ceremony for a festive and fun evening filled with holiday spirit. The choirs will sing carols, along with other winter and holiday songs, that will help get everyone into the holiday spirit. The audience is also invited to join us for hot chocolate, wassail, and cookies following the concert.

https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php
https://www.facebook.com/TTUSchoolOfMusic/
https://www.facebook.com/ttuchoir/
https://www.facebook.com/events/539105489985641/

 

 

 

 

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Hemmle Recital Hall

18th Street and Boston Avenue

04decAll Day20Call for Entries | Revered, Reviled, Objectified: Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage @ Buddy Holly Center

Event Details

Revered, Reviled, Objectified: Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Buddy Holly Center

Now through December 20, 2019

The Buddy Holly Center invites artists to submit work for the exhibition Revered, Reviled, Objectified: Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Art is to be about women and/or the feminine construct.

All artists are welcome, all media is welcome.

RSVP by December 20, 2019 via phone or email to:
Sebastian Forbush, Curator
806. 775. 3567 • [email protected]

Time

december 4 (Wednesday) - 20 (Friday)

Location

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

1801 Crickets Avenue

05dec4:30 pm6:30 pmMike Pritchard @ Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge

Event Details

Mike Pritchard
Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000

Thursday, November 7th
4:30 – 6:30pm

http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/
https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/

 



Time

(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

05dec6:30 pm9:30 pmKindle Hunt @ Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company

Event Details

Kindle Hunt
Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue          806.771.6555

Thursday, December 5th
6:30pm – 9:30pm

http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/triple.chophousebrewery/
https://www.facebook.com/kindlehuntmusic/



Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company

1807 Buddy Holly Avenue

05dec7:00 pm10:00 pmJenni Dale Lord @ Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge

Event Details

Jenni Dale Lord
Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000

Thursday, December 5th
7-10pm

http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/
https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/
http://jennidalelord.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JDLmusic/

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

05dec7:00 pmTrans-Siberian Orchestra Presents: Christmas Eve and Other Stories @ United Supermarkets Arena

Event Details

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presents: Christmas Eve and Other Stories
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue


Thursday, December 5th
7pm

Tickets:  Prices will range from $57.00 to $97.00 through Select-a-Seat of Lubbock, online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, by phone at 806-770-2000 and in person at all Lubbock area Select-a-Seat outlets.

https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/civic-center/ticketing/trans-siberian-orchestra-presents-christmas-eve-and-other-stories
http://www.unitedsupermarketsarena.com/events-1/trans-siberian-orchestra-2
https://www.trans-siberian.com/index/home
https://www.facebook.com/TSO/
https://www.facebook.com/events/942075936139655/

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm

Location

United Supermarkets Arena

1701 Indiana Avenue

05dec7:30 pm9:30 pmReckless Kelly | Dee White @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

Reckless Kelly | Dee White
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Thursday, December 5th
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reckless-kelly-live-at-the-cactus-tickets-72754880807

Reserved seats, first 4 rows $25; remaining floor $22.50; standard balcony $20; limited box seats $45 (box ticket includes concessions…present ticket at lobby counter when ordering).

 

Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums – Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time(2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013) – set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better.

Reckless Kelly is, by the best possible definition, a great band.

Freedom to pursue its own destiny has always been at the center of the band’s ambitions. Their fate is as much in their own hands as is reasonably possible.

“We’ve toured extensively over the course of our career,” Cody says. “We’ve traveled front and back, up and down, across this country. Happily, we’re at a point where we’re not killing ourselves to pay the bills.”

That point liberates them to be true to their background, their heritage and, most importantly, themselves.

“We’ve always been hands-on in terms of our marketing and our delivery,” Willy says. “The labels always gave us the freedom we asked for, but an A&R person doesn’t always know what’s best for the band.”

The fierce self-reliance and independent spirit keeps Reckless Kelly happy, appreciative and charitable. Their annual festival, The Braun Brothers Reunion, in Challis, Idaho, has been ongoing for 37 years now. They reunite with their brothers, Gary and Micky (and the Motorcars). The Brauns run it without major sponsors or outside promoters.

Collectively, they’ve played over 3,000 shows and traveled over 1,500,000 miles to 49 states.

Reckless Kelly is a great band with an apt name. The outlaw’s spirit pervades the ambiance. They are rugged individualists who dedicate themselves to advancing the state of their art.

They’re good guys, too. Their hearts dwell in the right places, and those are where the music follows.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reckless-kelly-live-at-the-cactus-tickets-72754880807
http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/5/reckless-kelly-live-at-the-cactus-theater
https://www.facebook.com/CactusTheater/

https://www.recklesskelly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/recklesskelly96/
https://www.deewhite.com/
https://www.facebook.com/realdeewhite/
https://www.facebook.com/events/535392647042931/



 

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

05dec9:00 pmTanner Fenoglio @ The Blue Light Live

Event Details

Tanner Fenoglio
The Blue Light Live
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

Thursday, December 5th
9pm – 2am

$5 tickets at the door, Ladies free

https://www.bluelightlubbock.com/
https://www.bluelightlubbock.com/events/2019/12/5/tanner-fenoglio
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
https://tannerfmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TannerFenoglioMusic/

 

 


Time

(Thursday) 9:00 pm

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

06decAll Day17

Event Details


 

Friday, December 6th – Sunday, December 15th

Disney’s Frozen JR – Live on Stage | Will of the Wind Productions
LHUCA | Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm Friday/Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/disneys-frozen-jr-live-on-stage-presented-by-will-of-the-wind-productions-lhuca-firehouse-theatre/

 

Tuesday, December 10th – Monday, December 23rd

Santa Land
Lubbock Parks and Recreation
Mackenzie Park
6 – 10pm nightly

Free for all ages

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/santa-land-lubbock-parks-and-recreation-mackenzie-park/

 

Thursday, December 12th – Sunday, December 15th

The Nutcracker
Ballet Lubbock
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre

Thursday & Friday at 7:00pm
Saturday (Sensory-Friendly Production) at 10:30am
Saturday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

Tickets:  $20.00 – $85.00

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/the-nutcracker-ballet-lubbock-lubbock-memorial-civic-center-theatre/

 

Friday, December 13th– Saturday, December 14th

Candlelight at the Ranch
National Ranching Heritage Center
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Free and open to the public; donations are accepted, $5 per family is recommended

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/candlelight-at-the-ranch-national-ranching-heritage-center/

 

Friday, December 13th

Weihnachtsfest
Office of International Affairs – Texas Tech University
International Cultural Center
5:30 – 7pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/weihnachtsfest-office-of-international-affairs-ttu-international-cultural-center/

Caroling in the Courtyard
Buddy Holly Center
6 – 8pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/caroling-in-the-courtyard-buddy-holly-center/

Scabaret | Christmas Concert & Cocktail Party
Tornado Gallery
7 – 11pm, Party starts at 7pm, music at 8.

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/scabaret-a-christmas-cocktail-party-tornado-gallery/

Lubbock Chorale’s Holiday Concert: Messiah Singalong and Vivaldi Gloria
Texas Tech University School of Music
Hemmle Recital Hall
7:30 – 9:30pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/holiday-concert-messiah-singalong-and-vivaldi-gloria-lubbock-chorale-hemmle-recital-hall/

 

Saturday, December 14th

Art Lectures with Dr. Conrad: Fernando Botero
Saturday’s at LHUCA
11:30am – 1pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/art-lectures-with-dr-conrad-fernando-botero-saturdays-at-lhuca/

Community Dance Class with BalFolk Lubbock | Saturday’s at LHUCA
Saturday’s at LHUCA | Graffiti Building
1 – 2pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/community-dance-class-with-balfolk-lubbock-lhuca-4/

Hub City Contra
LHUCA | Studio Gallery
6:30 – 9pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/hub-city-contra-lhuca-december/

David Gaschen | A Celebration of Christmas
Cactus Theater
2 – 4pm
7:30 – 9:30pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/david-gaschen-a-celebration-of-christmas-matinee-cactus-theater/
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/david-gaschen-a-celebration-of-christmas-cactus-theater/

 

Sunday, December 15th – Monday, December 16th

Caldwell Kids’ Christmas
Cactus Theater
7:30pm – 9:30pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/caldwell-kids-christmas-cactus-theater/

 

Sunday, December 15th

Artful Family Hours: Snowflakes
LHUCA
12 – 2pm

For more information:

Artful Family Hours: Snowflakes @ LHUCA

 

Tuesday, December 17th

Holiday Chamber Concert
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
St. John’s United Methodist Church
7:30 – 10:30pm

For more information:
https://lubbockculturaldistrict.org/events/holiday-chamber-concert-lubbock-symphony-orchestra-st-johns-united-methodist-church/

 

 

Time

december 6 (Friday) - 17 (Tuesday)

Location

Various Locations Throughout The Lubbock Cultural District

06dec9:00 am5:00 pmFriends of the Lubbock Public Library | Winter Book Sale 2019 @ Mahon Library

Event Details

Friends of the Lubbock Public Library
Winter Book Sale 2019
Mahon Library basement
1306 9th Street

Friday, December 6th – Saturday, December 7th
9am – 5pm

Open to the public

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLibraryLubbock/

Cash, credit and debit cards accepted.


Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Mahon Library

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

06dec10:30 amArt History Series @ Museum of Texas Tech University | Last Lecture of 2019

Event Details

Art History Series:  Impressionism
Series Speaker Dr. Christian Conrad

Museum of Texas Tech University | Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
3301 4th Street

Friday, December 6th
10:30am Coffee Time; 11:00am Lecture begins

Admission:  Semester dues:  $45.00 Friends and Family Level & Non-Members; $7.00 Individual Session (payable at the door; Free for students with a valid ID

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
https://www.facebook.com/MuseumofTexasTechUniversity/
https://www.mottua.org/events/


Time

(Friday) 10:30 am

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

06dec5:00 pm7:00 pmOpening Reception | High and Dry XIX Photography Exhibit | Office of International Affairs @ TTU International Cultural Center

Event Details

High and Dry XIX Photography Exhibit
Office of International Affairs – Texas Tech University
International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Avenue

Friday, December 6, 2019
Opening Reception: 5 – 6:30 PM
Juror Gallery Talk: 6:30 PM

 

November 25th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020
8am – 5pm

“A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World’s Dry Lands”

The Texas Tech Office of International Affairs is honored to have Robin Dru Germany as this year’s juror for the 19th Annual High and Dry Photography Competition. Robin is the Interim Director and Professor of Photography at the Texas Tech University School of Art – (http://www.robingermany.com/)

Featuring work by:

Frank Armstrong • Ray Beair • Hal Beesley • Marti Belcher • Bremner Benedict • Chuy Benitez • Fran Bohannon • Martha Bohn • Terry Brandt • David Brim • Bill Brown • Julie Childs • Robin Clark • James Clinich • Gregory Collins • David Cook • Ginger Sisco Cook • Scott Cutler • Heather Eaton • Dan English • Harriet Feagin • Sandy Fortenberry • Sonja Garcia • David Gardner • Karol Giblin • Michael Giblin • Guy Giersch • Melinda Green Harvey • Tom Heisey • Kippra Hopper • Mark Indig • Deb Johnson • Atul Joshi • Hakam Kayasseh • Karam Kayasseh • Carol Lyon • Kathleen Mahoney • Liz McCue • Ann McDonald • Ron Mouser • Sharon Mouser • Thelma Pilley • Jennifer Rogers • Donna Rose • Glenn Rudd • Dee Darius Sams • Liliana Rivera Sandoval • Carol Serur • Chad Smith • Alan Sucsy • Steve Sucsy • Mark Troyer • Margaret Vugrin • Norman Wade • Hershel Womack • Jamie Womack • Jocelyn Young

 

Sponsors:

This exhibit is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. and and The CH Foundation.

TTU Office of International Affairs and TTU International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/events/2019/highdry.php
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/events/2019/high_dry_reception.php

Photo credit:

Seema Joshi – West Texas
“Railroad Crossing”
2018 First Place Award

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue

06dec6:00 pm9:00 pmDecember First Friday Art Trail

Event Details

First Friday Art Trail
(various locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District)

Friday, December 6th

6 – 9pm

Join us for December’s First Friday Art Trail. The event will feature 12 venues with various artists along with performances and food trucks. The event is free and open to the public and offers a free trolley service to get across the trail. For a complete listing of participating venues and artists, please go to www.ffat.org.

http://www.ffat.org/
http://lhuca.org/events/2019/12/6/first-friday-art-trail
https://www.facebook.com/lhucalubbock/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2217343791706202/

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Various Locations

throughout Lubbock

06dec7:00 pm9:00 pmCraig Elliott @ Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company

Event Details

Craig Elliott
Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue          806.771.6555

Friday, December 6th
7 – 9pm

No Cover Charge

http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/triple.chophousebrewery/
https://thomascraigelliott.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CraigElliottMusicCalendar/

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company

1807 Buddy Holly Avenue

06dec7:00 pm10:00 pmBrighton Yoder | 1st Friday Live Acoustic Music @ The Garden

Event Details

Brighton Yoder | 1st Friday Live Acoustic Music
The Garden
1801 Buddy Holly Avenue

Friday, December 6th
7:30 – 10pm

No Cover Charge

https://thegardenlubbock.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bar/The-Garden-Live-Music-Cold-Beer-290779154693507/
https://www.facebook.com/BRIGHTONmusicnow/
https://www.facebook.com/events/594803147957427/

 

Join us for 1st Friday with Brighton Yoder from 7pm-10pm.
-Patio Heaters throughout
-Heated Igloos
-Hot Chocolate
-Full Bar
-Family Friendly
-Cantina Tacos located inside The Garden

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

The Garden

1801 Buddy Holly Avenue

06dec7:00 pm10:00 pmDanny Cadra @ Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge

Event Details

Danny Cadra
Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000

Friday, December 6th
7 – 10pm

http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/?ref=br_rs
https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/?ref=br_rs
https://dannycadra.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dannycadra/


Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

06dec7:00 pmLuke Combs | Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour @ United Supermarkets Arena

Event Details

Luke Combs | Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour SOLD OUT
Special Guests: Morgan Wallen & Jameson Rodgers
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue


Friday, December 6th
7:00pm

Tickets:  https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/civic-center/ticketing/luke-combs, 806.770.2000, or any select-a-seat outlet center

CMA and ACM Award-winning musician Luke Combs will extend his sold-out “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” through this fall.

The tour will make its stop at Lubbock’s United Supermarkets Arena Friday, December 6, and will feature special guests Morgan Wallen & Jameson Rodgers.

Tickets are priced $57.50, 52.00, $41.25, and $30.25 (inclusive of fees) and are scheduled to go on sale 10am Friday, April 5 through at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806-770-2000, and Lubbock area Select-a-Seat outlets.

Fans are advised that Select-a-Seat of Lubbock is the only authorized ticket source for this event.  United Supermarkets Arena and Select-a-Seat cannot guarantee the authenticity of tickets nor the ability to reprint lost or stolen tickets purchased from unauthorized sources.

Combs’s success comes on the heels of Combs’ 2x Platinum single, “Beautiful Crazy,” which remains #1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart for the third-straight week and holds strong at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the fifth-straight week. This is his fastest rising single to date (15 weeks) and makes Combs the first artist ever to send his first five singles to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. “Beautiful Crazy” is also the first country single shipped to radio already platinum-certified since Taylor Swift’s “Red” in 2013 and has more than 301 million on-demand streams. In celebration of these milestones, Combs recently released an acoustic version of the song. Listen/share HERE.

These achievements add to an already monumental year for Combs, whose breakthrough debut album This One’s For You is now certified RIAA double Platinum. Since it’s release June 2, 2017, the album has spent a total of 29 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018—making it the highest selling country album last year with 1.1 million equivalent album units sold and the only country album to surpass 1 million album units. It’s also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far. Additionally, Combs was recently named Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and was the recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12 month period.

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm

Location

United Supermarkets Arena

1701 Indiana Avenue

06dec7:30 pm9:30 pmAn Evening with Lee Greenwood | Christmas Favorites and Greatest Hits @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

An Evening with Lee Greenwood | Christmas Favorites and Greatest Hits
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Ave

Friday, December 6th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets: $40-$100

Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. In fact, MCA released an album in 2013 called ICON.

With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles his hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone”, “You Got A Good Love Comin”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride”. Several cross over hits include, “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”. An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months.

Greenwood’s latest CD is: “I Want to be in Your World”. He wrote three of the seven songs & plays saxophone on the original track, “Here Comes Love There Goes My Heart”. He also covered the Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins ballad, “You Can Let Go Now.” McDonald is featured playing piano on the song.

Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, 1983 & 1984 and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”. He also won CMA Song of the Year in 1985 for writing “God Bless the USA.” The song, “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The singer knows first-hand what it’s like to have loved ones fighting for the freedom of all Americans as his father served in the Navy & the Merchant Marine in World War II. “USA” is now part of the film for Homeland Security shown when swearing in new citizens to the United States.

“God Bless the USA” went far beyond what Greenwood expected when he wrote it in the back of his tour bus in 1983. The song has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also #1 on the pop charts after 9/11/01.

Greenwood says; “USA is the song I always felt the need to write”. “I wanted to have something that would unite Americans from coast to coast and to instill pride back in the United States. The song represents my family, my community and those men & women who have paid the price for the freedoms we all love & enjoy.”

In 2011, Beyonce offered her version of “God Bless the USA” as a download, with the proceeds going to the 9/11 firefighters fund in NYC. It has been performed by contestants on the Fox Network’s “American Idol” twice & was the winning song in the 2011 “Dancing with the Stars” competition on ABC. It is performed at all military and patriotic events throughout the year all across America. “USA” has also been in several movies.

Greenwood performs for many charitable events and gives his time & name to numerous organizations and fundraisers. He is the National spokesperson for “Products for Good”, the Honor 1 Campaign, and on the advisory board of the “Challenger Commission”. The singer is also a member of the National Endowment for the Arts Council, a Presidential appointment.

Music has always been a part of Greenwood’s life. He started playing the piano when he was seven and the saxophone at 12. In junior high, he started his first group called the Moonbeams. His sister Patricia was the piano player in the band. By the time, he finished High School he played most all the instruments in the orchestra and was the Drum Major for the marching band.

Greenwood was born in Los Angeles California & finished high school in Sacramento in June 1960. He passed on track & music scholarships to the College of the Pacific along with a professional baseball career to pursue his passion for music. He also elected to skip his high school graduation ceremony to begin work at the Golden Hotel & Casino in Reno Nevada with his own band, the “Apollos”. That turned out to be a great choice.

The California native was discovered in 1979 by Larry McFaden, who saw him performing in a show at the Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada. Larry was the bass player and bandleader for Mel Tillis. He brought the singer to Nashville and got him signed to the Halsey Agency, who booked the Oak Ridge Boys. He began working with producer Jerry Crutchfield who would record with Lee for the next 20 years.

“Choosing songs to record is always exciting,” says Greenwood. “I’m a songwriter as well and I love lyrics that have depth and emotion. I’m thankful for the many writers & artists who have contributed to my career”.

This special “Evening with Lee Greenwood” will feature holiday-themed music in addition to some of the biggest hits from his extensive catalog of chart-toppers.

 

http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/
https://www.facebook.com/CactusTheater/
https://leegreenwood.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheLeeGreenwood/
https://www.facebook.com/events/372478630319907/


Time

(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

06dec(dec 6)7:30 pm15(dec 15)4:30 pmDisney's Frozen JR - Live on Stage | Presented by Will of the Wind Productions @ LHUCA Firehouse Theatre

Event Details

Disney’s Frozen JR – Live on Stage
Will of the Wind Productions
LHUCA | Firehouse Theatre
511 Avenue K

Friday, December 6th – Sunday, December 15th
7:30pm Friday/Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday

Tickets:  $15 plus $2 service fee.  Tickets are available online at www.willofthewind.org

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

 

http://www.willofthewind.org/
http://www.willofthewind.org/event/e8e4e6d6a96e3a45c568320b09576128
https://www.facebook.com/willofthewindproductions
https://www.facebook.com/events/1422359101245747/

Time

6 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 15 (Sunday) 4:30 pm

Location

LHUCA Firehouse Theatre

511 Avenue K

06dec8:30 pm11:30 pmHannah Jackson @ La Diosa Cellars

Event Details

Hannah Jackson
La Diosa Cellars
901 17th Street

Friday, December 6th
8:30 – 11:30pm

Cover charge is always $5 unless specifically noted for a special event.

Live music here every Friday & Saturday evening.

http://www.ladiosacellars.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LaDiosaCellars/
https://www.facebook.com/hannahjacksonmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/events/455389785169165/

 



Time

(Friday) 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Location

La Diosa Cellars

901 17th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

06dec9:00 pmZack McGinn @ The Blue Light Live

Event Details

Zack McGinn
The Blue Light Live
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

Friday, December 6th
10:00pm – 2:00am; Doors open at 9:00pm
All headliners go on at 11:15pm unless otherwise noted.  All opening acts go on about 10:00pm unless otherwise noted.  We are 21 and up unless otherwise noted.

$10.00 admission

http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/

Time

(Friday) 9:00 pm

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

07dec8:00 am11:00 amPancakes & Pajamas Breakfast with Santa @ Overton Hotel and Conference Center

Event Details

Pancakes & Pajamas Breakfast with Santa
Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge Patio
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000

Saturday, December 7th
8 – 11am

Reservations required

Santa Claus is coming to town and is making a special stop at Overton Hotel and Conference Center. Come in your festive pajamas and enjoy breakfast, holiday crafts, pictures with Santa and more! Don’t forget your camera!

Mark your calendars and call today for reservations, (806) 776-7010. Reservations are $25 for adults, $12.95 for children and under 4 complimentary. ‘Tis the season of giving and $5 of each ticket sold will be donated to Texas Boys Ranch.

For more information and to view the event menu, visit www.overtonhotel.com/events

http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.overtonhotel.com/overton-events-in-lubbock

https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/
https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/
https://www.facebook.com/events/469220963668900/

 



Time

(Saturday) 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

07dec(dec 7)9:00 am08(dec 8)4:00 pmThe Ruffles and Rust Expo Christmas Show @ Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

Event Details

The Ruffles and Rust Expo
Christmas Show
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Saturday, December 7th
9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, December 8th
11:00am – 4:00pm

Admission:  $5.00.  Tickets may be purchased here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ruffles-and-rust-expo-lubbock-tickets-82512642535 or at the door

SHOP, TASTE, & ENJOY! Just $5 at the door…

December 7+8 | Saturday 9am-4pm Sunday 11am-4pm

Join us for our Christmas Ruffles and Rust Show at the Lubbock Civic Center in Lubbock, TX! Come see the most talented vendors in the area at this 2 DAY Christmas show!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ruffles-and-rust-expo-lubbock-tickets-82512642535
https://www.rufflesandrustexpo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RufflesAndRustExpo/
https://www.facebook.com/events/327536868180351/

Time

7 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmFriends of the Lubbock Public Library | Winter Book Sale 2019 @ Mahon Library

Event Details

Friends of the Lubbock Public Library
Winter Book Sale 2019
Mahon Library basement
1306 9th Street

Friday, December 6th – Saturday, December 7th
9am – 5pm

Open to the public

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLibraryLubbock/

Cash, credit and debit cards accepted.


Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Mahon Library

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

07dec1:00 pm3:00 pmSanta & Cookies @ National Ranching Heritage Center

Event Details

Santa & Cookies
National Ranching Heritage Center
3121 4th Street

Saturday, December 7th
1 – 3pm

$5 per child, free for members. Reservation required, ranchingheritage.org/kids

Join us Saturday, December 7 for a story read by Santa, cookie decorating with The Cakery and Christmas crafts! The event will be held at the National Ranching Heritage Center from 1pm to 3pm for children ages 5-12.

ranchingheritage.org/kids
https://www.facebook.com/nrhcttu/
https://www.facebook.com/events/510468266202934/

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

3121 4th Street

07dec2:00 pm4:00 pmHoliday at the Museum @ Museum of Texas Tech University

Event Details

Holiday at the Museum
Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street

Saturday, December 7th
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free and open to the public

Join us for our annual holiday celebration! We will have cookies, crafts, music, pictures with Santa, and much more to help you bring in the holiday cheer, and it is all free!

For additional information regarding this event please call:  806.742.2432 or email [email protected]

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
https://www.facebook.com/MuseumofTexasTechUniversity/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2761862163833553/

 

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

3301 4th Street

07dec2:00 pm4:00 pmOpen House with Santa and the Mini Ponies @ American Windmill Museum

Event Details

Open House with Santa and the Mini Ponies
American Windmill Museum
1701 Canyon Lakes Drive

Saturday, December 7th
2 – 4pm

Free Admission from 2-4pm

Come see Mini’s and Friends miniature horses and Santa at the museum from.  Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or spiced cider and a cookie.

Looking for a unique Santa picture for your family? Come have a picture made with Santa and a miniature horse. Pictures are $7 (our camera and we print them) or $5 with your camera. This is a great opportunity to have a unique photo and visit an awesome museum. You can see the windmills and trains.

Proceed from photos benefit Minis and Friends South Plains. All money raised goes to the care of our minis, which allows us to continue or mission of bringing smiles to those in need of a smile. 

http://windmill.com/
https://www.facebook.com/americanwindmillmuseum/
https://www.facebook.com/MinisAndFriendsSouthPlains/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2739827576027740/

 

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

American Windmill Museum, Inc.

1701 Canyon Lake Drive

07dec6:00 pm9:00 pm4th Annual Cookies & Carols Concert @ McPherson Cellars

Event Details

4th Annual Cookies & Carols Concert
McPherson Cellars

1615 Texas Avenue          806.687.9463

Saturday, December 7th
6 – 9pm

Join us for the 4th Annual Cookies & Carols Concert! Featuring live music from Jenni Dale Lord, Jimmy Henderson, Jeff McCreight, & the Christmas Spirit Band.

Tickets include small bites from Heart & Soul, and Jenni’s homemade cookies. Wine will be available by the glass for $5, or 25% off by the bottle all evening. Limited tickets available.

https://www.mcphersoncellars.com/
https://www.facebook.com/McPhersonCellars/
https://www.facebook.com/events/3110763715707623/



Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

McPherson Cellars

1615 Texas Avenue

07dec7:00 pm9:00 pmAlissa Beyer-Gilvin @ Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge

Event Details

Alissa Beyer-Gilvin
Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge Patio
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000

Saturday, December 7th
7 – 9pm

For more information:

http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/overtonhotel/
https://www.facebook.com/thepecangrill/

 



Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

07dec7:00 pm9:00 pmJim Dixon @ Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company

Event Details

Jim Dixon
Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue          806.771.6555

Saturday, December 7th
7 – 9pm

http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/triple.chophousebrewery/




Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company

1807 Buddy Holly Avenue

07dec7:30 pm9:30 pmMichael Martin Murphey | Cowboy Christmas Tour @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

Michael Martin Murphey | Cowboy Christmas Tour
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Ave

Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets: $35-$100

For more than 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey has been celebrating the Christmas season — “Cowboy-style.”

A pioneer of Americana music with a resume that includes hits that have topped the Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western Music charts, the genre-busting Murphey has announced plans to continue celebrating with his multi-city Cowboy Christmas® tour for the 26th straight year.

The 2018 holiday tour was more successful than ever, with multiple sellout performances in some 20 cities between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Seems Murphey never tires of spreading the Christmas cheer. “What I try to do is encourage people to think of the spirit of giving, charity and forgiving, which is the spirit of Christmas,” says Murphey. “It’s about delivering that beautiful message of Christmas to people.”

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas® was inspired by an event that began in 1885 in Anson, TX, when the local community of cowboys came together to celebrate the season with the very first Cowboy Christmas Ball. The festivities included dancing and merriment that has continued virtually every year since. (Murphey will return to this year’s ball at the famed Pioneer Hall in Anson on December 19.)

“The first time I came to the annual Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson, I was floored that the community had worked so hard to keep it going,” says Murphey, himself a rancher and farmer. “I fell in love watching the older couples dance and the dances being passed on to the younger people. It re-connected me to the tradition. The Cowboy Christmas Ball is steeped in everything I hold dear of growing up in Texas at Christmas. All the dances were here — the waltzes, the mazurkas, the Paul Jones, the Virginia Reel. The women make their own costumes and clothes and the men still wear string ties and frock coats. It’s a family reunion of friends.”

Cowboy Christmas® differs from other seasonal presentations in its focus of the “special relationship” of the Christmas story to rural communities, farmers and ranchers. “God first sent an angel to the livestock people — shepherds in the fields. Whether you’re a believer or not, the story emphasizes that the news of the birth of the Savior was not given to royalty or politicians. The Lord did not alert the media or ministers.

“That underscores that Jesus came for all people, all races and all classes,” he continues. “That means that rural people should feel a significant part of the Christmas message because they were chosen to hear the story first. This is my favorite season of the year. We remember our fathers and mothers. We celebrate our children and we treasure our friends and the many blessings given by our Lord. It really brings out the very best in all of us.”

This past year has been incredible for the Number One Selling Western Music Artist. In April, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the prestigious Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City, OK. A month earlier, he was inducted into the Texas Songwriter Hall of Fame.

Meanwhile, he continued to rack up praise for his latest release, “Austinology • Alleys of Austin”, a project that pays tribute to the early years of the Austin Music Scene when Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn and more laid the groundwork for the Outlaw Movement with WIllie Nelson, and in the process setting the stage for what has now become known as “Americana” music. Murphey is best known for such huge hits as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Cowboy Logic” and more.

http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions
https://www.facebook.com/CactusTheater/
http://www.michaelmartinmurphey.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMartinMurphey/
https://www.facebook.com/events/508762543004105/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1323071931194112/

 

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

07dec8:30 pm11:30 pmJerry Serrano @ La Diosa Cellars

Event Details

Jerry Serrano
La Diosa Cellars
901 17th Street

Saturday, December 7th
8:30 – 11:30pm

Cover charge is always $5 unless specifically noted for a special event.

Live music here every Friday & Saturday evening, 8:30pm-11:30pm.

http://www.ladiosacellars.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LaDiosaCellars/
https://www.facebook.com/JerrySerranoMusic/
https://www.facebook.com/events/455389785169165/

 

 



Time

(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Location

La Diosa Cellars

901 17th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

07dec9:00 pmGrady Spencer & The Work | Jordan Smith @ The Blue Light Live

Event Details

Grady Spencer & The Work | Jordan Smith @ The Blue Light Live
The Blue Light Live
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

Saturday, December 7th
9pm – 2am

$12 tickets at the door.

https://www.bluelightlubbock.com/
https://www.bluelightlubbock.com/events/2019/12/7/grady-spencer-amp-the-work-w-jordan-smith
https://www.facebook.com/thebluelightlive/
https://www.gradyspencer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/gswband/

 


Time

(Saturday) 9:00 pm

Location

Blue Light

1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

08dec2:00 pm4:30 pmFarm Charm Kids Christmas @ Bayer Museum of Agriculture

Event Details

Farm Charm Kids Christmas
Bayer Museum of Agriculture
1121 Canyon Lakes Drive

Sunday, December 8th
2 – 4:30pm

Our annual Farm Charm Kids Christmas is a day of Christmas fun!


https://agriculturehistory.org/
https://www.facebook.com/BayerMuseumofAgriculture/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1007315619606009/

 


Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

1121 Canyon Lake Drive

08dec7:30 pm9:30 pmMichael Martin Murphey | Cowboy Christmas Tour @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

Michael Martin Murphey | Cowboy Christmas Tour
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Ave

Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets: $35-$100

For more than 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey has been celebrating the Christmas season — “Cowboy-style.”

A pioneer of Americana music with a resume that includes hits that have topped the Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western Music charts, the genre-busting Murphey has announced plans to continue celebrating with his multi-city Cowboy Christmas® tour for the 26th straight year.

The 2018 holiday tour was more successful than ever, with multiple sellout performances in some 20 cities between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Seems Murphey never tires of spreading the Christmas cheer. “What I try to do is encourage people to think of the spirit of giving, charity and forgiving, which is the spirit of Christmas,” says Murphey. “It’s about delivering that beautiful message of Christmas to people.”

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas® was inspired by an event that began in 1885 in Anson, TX, when the local community of cowboys came together to celebrate the season with the very first Cowboy Christmas Ball. The festivities included dancing and merriment that has continued virtually every year since. (Murphey will return to this year’s ball at the famed Pioneer Hall in Anson on December 19.)

“The first time I came to the annual Cowboy Christmas Ball in Anson, I was floored that the community had worked so hard to keep it going,” says Murphey, himself a rancher and farmer. “I fell in love watching the older couples dance and the dances being passed on to the younger people. It re-connected me to the tradition. The Cowboy Christmas Ball is steeped in everything I hold dear of growing up in Texas at Christmas. All the dances were here — the waltzes, the mazurkas, the Paul Jones, the Virginia Reel. The women make their own costumes and clothes and the men still wear string ties and frock coats. It’s a family reunion of friends.”

Cowboy Christmas® differs from other seasonal presentations in its focus of the “special relationship” of the Christmas story to rural communities, farmers and ranchers. “God first sent an angel to the livestock people — shepherds in the fields. Whether you’re a believer or not, the story emphasizes that the news of the birth of the Savior was not given to royalty or politicians. The Lord did not alert the media or ministers.

“That underscores that Jesus came for all people, all races and all classes,” he continues. “That means that rural people should feel a significant part of the Christmas message because they were chosen to hear the story first. This is my favorite season of the year. We remember our fathers and mothers. We celebrate our children and we treasure our friends and the many blessings given by our Lord. It really brings out the very best in all of us.”

This past year has been incredible for the Number One Selling Western Music Artist. In April, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the prestigious Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City, OK. A month earlier, he was inducted into the Texas Songwriter Hall of Fame.

Meanwhile, he continued to rack up praise for his latest release, “Austinology • Alleys of Austin”, a project that pays tribute to the early years of the Austin Music Scene when Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn and more laid the groundwork for the Outlaw Movement with WIllie Nelson, and in the process setting the stage for what has now become known as “Americana” music. Murphey is best known for such huge hits as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Cowboy Logic” and more.

http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions
https://www.facebook.com/CactusTheater/
http://www.michaelmartinmurphey.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMartinMurphey/
https://www.facebook.com/events/508762543004105/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1323071931194112/

 

Time

(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

10dec(dec 10)6:00 pm23(dec 23)10:00 pmSanta Land | Lubbock Parks and Recreation @ Mackenzie Park

Event Details

Santa Land
Lubbock Parks and Recreation
Mackenzie Park
The entrance to Santa Land is located off of the East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds.


Tuesday, December 10th – Monday, December 23rd
6:00pm – 10:00pm nightly

Open every year from December 10 – 23 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm!

Bring your children and grandchildren to Mackenzie Park and enjoy a 62-year Lubbock tradition! Children from Lubbock and surrounding communities are invited to Santa Land’s Opening Ceremony on December 10 at 6:00 p.m. Lubbock City Council members will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the Christmas lights in this winter village, and officially open Santa Land.

Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for the past 62 years, and admission for all ages is free. Santa Land is open every evening from December 10-23 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. nightly. Approximately 50,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each evening at 6:00 p.m. during this 14-night event, a sleigh with tiny reindeer bring Santa and Mrs. Claus to Santa Land to hear the Christmas wishes of area children. Don’t forget to look for Bo, Santa Land’s very own Elf on the Shelf each night and message your pictures of him to our Parks and Recreation Facebook page to enter a chance to win a $500 gift card from United Supermarkets!

Families will enjoy live entertainment most evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Hot chocolate and other refreshments are available for sale at the concession stand. Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take photos of their children with Santa at no charge. For those who forget their cameras, keepsake digital photos may be purchased for $5 each. The entrance to Santa Land is located off of the East Broadway entrance into Mackenzie Park east of Avenue A and the South Plains Fairgrounds.

Parks and Recreation is grateful to its sponsors and the Lubbock community for their help in underwriting Santa Land and for helping us bring this annual event to the children of West Texas at no charge.

For more information, contact Lubbock Parks and Recreation at (806) 775-2673 or (806) 775-2687, visit our website or follow us on Facebook.

https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/parks-recreation/events/santa-land
https://www.facebook.com/lubbockparks/
https://www.facebook.com/events/761144424333395/

Time

10 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 23 (Monday) 10:00 pm

Location

Mackenzie Park

301 I-27

12dec(dec 12)7:00 pm15(dec 15)4:00 pmThe Nutcracker | Ballet Lubbock @ Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre

Event Details

The Nutcracker | Ballet Lubbock
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Thursday, December 12th – Sunday, December 15th

Thursday & Friday at 7:00pm
Saturday (Sensory-Friendly Production) at 10:30am
Saturday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

Tickets:  $20.00 – $85.00; available at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.
www.balletlubbock.org

It just isn’t the holidays without Ballet Lubbock’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This timeless and magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life, will delight audiences of all ages. From an epic battle with the Rat King to the magical land of sweets presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy, this is one performance you won’t want to miss!

Come find your inner sugar plum fairy and join Ballet Lubbock for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, a Lubbock Holiday Tradition.

Presented by Market Street.

Pre-sale exclusively for Friends of the Ballet. Become a Friend of the Ballet Here!

 

This year, Ballet Lubbock is proud to announce a Sensory-Friendly performance, Saturday at 10:30am

The Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker production occurs in a relaxed and inclusive environment, and is welcoming to those with sensory sensitivities including those with autism spectrum disorders, ptsd, and other special needs.  Accommodations include:

  • Abbreviated performance;
  • Lower sound level;
  • House lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of lighting effects;
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance.

https://www.balletlubbock.org/
https://www.balletlubbock.org/the-nutcracker/
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/civic-center/ticketing/ballet-lubbock-the-nutcracker
https://www.facebook.com/BalletLubbock/
https://www.marketstreetunited.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ShopMarketStreet/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1006744896339251/

Time

12 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 15 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane

13dec5:30 pm7:00 pmWeihnachtsfest | Office of International Affairs @ TTU International Cultural Center

Event Details

Weihnachtsfest
Office of International Affairs – Texas Tech University
International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Avenue

Friday, December 13th
5:30 – 7pm

Join us for Weihnachtsfest, as we partner with the National Ranching Heritage Center to host a pre-candlelight party.

German Christmas traditions will include a band, crafts, gingerbread cookies and sausage!

With many of its traditions influencing the modern North American iteration of Christmas, Weihnachtsfest is a Christmas celebration throughout German speaking Europe.

During our family friendly celebration of Weihnachtsfest, children and adults can create a handmade Christmas tree snowflake and decorate ginger bread cookies. Entering the celebration, our guest will be immersed in an authentic German market with smells of pine trees, freshly grilled bratwurst, and homemade hot apple cider. Music will be provided by the TTU Tuba Euphonium studio and will include traditional German Christmas music. Our Weihnachtsfest celebration is in partnership with the National Ranching Heritage Center’s Candlelight celebration.

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/events/2019/weihnachtsfest.php

 

Time

(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue

13dec6:00 pm8:00 pmCaroling in the Courtyard @ Buddy Holly Center

Event Details

Caroling in the Courtyard
Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Avenue

Friday, December 13th
6 – 8pm

Free and open to the public

Join the Buddy Holly Center for Caroling in the Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard. The event is free and open to the public. Caroling in the Courtyard will bring the Lubbock community together to celebrate the holiday season with a special performance by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Youth Ensemble, traditional Christmas songs, hot chocolate, cookies, ornament decorating, and local food truck.

https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/events
https://www.facebook.com/BuddyHollyCenter/

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER

1801 Crickets Avenue

13dec6:30 pm9:00 pmCandlelight at the Ranch @ National Ranching Heritage Center

Event Details

Candlelight at the Ranch
National Ranching Heritage Center
3121 4th Street

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Free and open to the public; donations are accepted, $5 per family is recommended

Visitors to the National Ranching Heritage Center will step into a “living Christmas card” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13-14 when the 41st Annual Candlelight at the Ranch recreates a frontier holiday similar to those on the open prairie from 1780 to 1950. The event will include more than 4,000 luminaries lining the paths of the historic park as volunteer Ranch Hosts dress in period clothing to recreate holiday scenes from another era. The event is free to the public with a minimum suggested $5 donation per family.

Guests enter through the front doors and proceed to Campbell Patio, where they can buy kettle corn, hear Christmas carols provided by the Lubbock High School choir, and access the park trails of their choice. Santa Claus greets visitors in the Pitchfork Pavilion, and Brazos West provides cowboy Christmas music with a Texas swing in the 6666 Barn. All lighted pathways are stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Join the International Cultural Center before Candlelight on Friday, December 13th, 5:30-7pm, for a celebration of German Christmas traditions! Enjoy crafts, music and food before walking the lighted path to the National Ranching Heritage Center’s front door!

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/events/Candlelight/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/nrhcttu/
https://www.facebook.com/events/518481915633574/

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

3121 4th Street

13dec7:00 pm11:00 pmScabaret | A Christmas Cocktail Party @ Tornado Gallery

Event Details

Scabaret | Christmas Concert & Cocktail Party
Tornado Gallery
Buddy Holly Avenue and 19th Street

Friday, December 13th
7 – 11pm, Party starts at 7pm, music at 8.

Tickets: $25, Call (806) 441-8564 for tickets.

Heavy hors d’evours provided. BYOB.

Scabaret (aka Three Bad Mamas and a Microphone) is a tour-de-force of blended styles, combining classical and swing technique with down and dirty rock sensibilities. Add generous splashes of tango, disco, R&B, cabaret, country, and some tasty Christmas tunes, and you’ve got a night to remember!

http://tornadogallerylubbock.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Tornado-Gallery-82481322759/
https://scabaret.com/
https://www.facebook.com/scabaret/
https://www.facebook.com/events/388563748552565/


Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Tornado Gallery

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue

13dec7:30 pm9:30 pmHoliday Concert: Messiah Singalong and Vivaldi Gloria | Lubbock Chorale @ Hemmle Recital Hall

Event Details

Lubbock Chorale’s Holiday Concert: Messiah Singalong and Vivaldi Gloria
Texas Tech University School of Music
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street (18th Street and Boston Avenue)

Friday, December 13th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets: $15 – 25 including fees

The Chorale is thrilled to offer this special outreach event in its 44th season, featuring two of the most beloved masterpieces of all time. To begin this concert, the Chorale, Baroque orchestra, and soloists will perform Vivaldi’s timeless ‘Gloria,’ followed by the Christmas-Nativity portion of Handel’s cherished ‘Messiah,’ closing with “The Hallelujah Chorus” from Part II.

What a thrill that the entire assembled audience will be invited to join the Chorale in singing all ‘Messiah’ choruses. Join us as we fill Hemmle Hall with the richest sounds of the season!

Special thanks to the CH foundation, the Helen Jones Foundation and Civic Lubbock, Inc. for their generous support of The Lubbock Chorale.

Tickets are available for Seniors and Students. Child tickets are also available for children under 12.

http://lubbockchorale.org/
https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/civic-center/ticketing/the-lubbock-chorales-holiday-concert-messiah-singalong-and-vivaldi-gloria
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/news-events/calendar.php
https://www.facebook.com/lubbockchorale/

 

 

Time

(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Hemmle Recital Hall

18th Street and Boston Avenue

14dec11:30 am1:00 pmArt Lectures with Dr. Conrad: Fernando Botero | Saturday’s at LHUCA

Event Details

Art Lectures with Dr. Conrad: Fernando Botero
Saturday’s at LHUCA
511 Avenue K

Saturday, December 14th
11:30am – 1pm

Free and open to the public

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.

Fernando Botero is a Colombian-born artist that has reached international success through his unique paintings and sculptures. Beginning at the age of sixteen as an illustrator for a popular newspaper, Botero is considered one of the preeminent South American artists. Famous for his unique style of figures that have been described as enlarged or with exaggerated volume, Botero’s art is instantly recognizable for its figurative forms. Combining aspects of humor and reality, Botero’s work is often political in nature, dealing with issues from his native Colombia as well as international concerns.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and the Helen DeVitt Jones Education Endowment

http://lhuca.org/
http://lhuca.org/events/2019/12/14/art-lectures-with-dr-conrad-fernando-botero

Time

(Saturday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

LHUCA

511 Avenue K

14dec1:00 pm2:00 pmCommunity Dance Class with BalFolk Lubbock @ LHUCA

Event Details

Community Dance Class with BalFolk Lubbock | Saturday’s at LHUCA

LHUCA | Graffiti Building
511 Ave K

Saturday, December 14th
1 – 2pm

Free and open to the public

Join Balfolk Lubbock for community dance class!  Learn popular dances from France and England with live music. Bring a friend or meet a new one here!


http://lhuca.org/
http://lhuca.org/events/2019/12/14/community-dance-class-with-balfolk-lubbock
https://www.facebook.com/lhucalubbock/

https://www.vernacularmusiccenter.org/balfolk.html
https://www.facebook.com/balfolklubbock/


Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

LHUCA Graffiti Building

511 Avenue K

14dec2:00 pm4:00 pmDavid Gaschen | A Celebration of Christmas Matinee @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

David Gaschen | A Celebration of Christmas Matinee
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Saturday, December 14th
2 – 4pm

Tickets:
Floor and standard balcony $25; limited balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions with ticket)

Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

DAVID GASCHEN returns home to Lubbock to present his very special Christmas show on Saturday, December 14 for an evening performance at 7:30 pm. A perennial favorite, this show features both classic and contemporary songs of the season and a few surprises as well! Great for the whole family, this show is a holiday tradition at the historic Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.


http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/14/david-gaschen-a-celebration-of-christmas-2019
http://www.davidgaschen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/967282983625275/


Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

14dec6:30 pm9:00 pmCandlelight at the Ranch @ National Ranching Heritage Center

Event Details

Candlelight at the Ranch
National Ranching Heritage Center
3121 4th Street

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Free and open to the public; donations are accepted, $5 per family is recommended

Visitors to the National Ranching Heritage Center will step into a “living Christmas card” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13-14 when the 41st Annual Candlelight at the Ranch recreates a frontier holiday similar to those on the open prairie from 1780 to 1950. The event will include more than 4,000 luminaries lining the paths of the historic park as volunteer Ranch Hosts dress in period clothing to recreate holiday scenes from another era. The event is free to the public with a minimum suggested $5 donation per family.

Guests enter through the front doors and proceed to Campbell Patio, where they can buy kettle corn, hear Christmas carols provided by the Lubbock High School choir, and access the park trails of their choice. Santa Claus greets visitors in the Pitchfork Pavilion, and Brazos West provides cowboy Christmas music with a Texas swing in the 6666 Barn. All lighted pathways are stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Join the International Cultural Center before Candlelight on Friday, December 13th, 5:30-7pm, for a celebration of German Christmas traditions! Enjoy crafts, music and food before walking the lighted path to the National Ranching Heritage Center’s front door!

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/events/Candlelight/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/nrhcttu/
https://www.facebook.com/events/518481915633574/

Time

(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

3121 4th Street

14dec7:30 pm9:30 pmDavid Gaschen | A Celebration of Christmas @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

David Gaschen | A Celebration of Christmas
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Saturday, December 14th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-gaschen-a-celebration-of-christmas-tickets-74906901559
Floor and standard balcony $25; limited balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions with ticket)

Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

DAVID GASCHEN returns home to Lubbock to present his very special Christmas show on Saturday, December 14 for an evening performance at 7:30 pm. A perennial favorite, this show features both classic and contemporary songs of the season and a few surprises as well! Great for the whole family, this show is a holiday tradition at the historic Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-gaschen-a-celebration-of-christmas-tickets-74906901559
http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/14/david-gaschen-a-celebration-of-christmas-2019
http://www.davidgaschen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2244833845813823/


Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

15dec1:00 pm3:00 pmArtful Family Hours: Snowflakes @ LHUCA

Event Details

Artful Family Hours: Snowflakes
LHUCA
511 Ave K

Sunday, December 15th
12 – 2pm

Free and open to the public; all ages

Join us for this Weekends at LHUCA event!

Once a month, LHUCA offers a kid-friendly art activities for families at LHUCA! Come walk through the galleries, create a little something and stay for our other [email protected] events.

For December, we will be celebrating the upcoming winter season with snowflake decorations.

All ages welcome and at no cost.

Please direct all inquiries to Programs Coordinator Jordan Canal at [email protected] or call 806-762-8606.

http://lhuca.org/
http://lhuca.org/events/2019/12/15/artful-family-hours-bknxr
https://www.facebook.com/lhucalubbock/
https://www.facebook.com/events/525088078074795/


 

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

LHUCA

511 Avenue K

15dec6:30 pm8:30 pmCaldwell Kids Christmas @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

Caldwell Kids’ Christmas
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Sunday, December 15th – Monday, December 16th
7:30pm – 9:30pm


Tickets:
Floor and balcony $25; limited balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions with ticket); Children 12 and under $12.50.

Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

‘Tis the season for THE Cactus tradition…The Caldwell Kids Christmas Celebration!

Bring your entire family for a wonderful night that will make memories of a lifetime. This show will run for two nights – but get your tickets early – this is traditionally one of our most popular shows! If you have never seen a Caldwell Kids Christmas Concert, you are in for a real treat.

This is not just an average kids show – these are the BEST OF THE BEST from the region and are all students of Caldwell Kids music program directed by Terri and Cami Caldwell.

Kids from this program have appeared on national television programs such as “America’s Got Talent” and “X Factor”. You will be blown away by the talent as they are backed by the stellar Caldwell Collective band in this full-blown professional show!



http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/15/caldwell-kids-christmas-celebration (Sunday)
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/15/caldwell-kids-christmas-celebration-pzgwg (Monday)
https://www.facebook.com/CactusTheater/

Time

(Sunday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

15dec7:30 pm9:30 pmCaldwell Kids Christmas @ Cactus Theater

Event Details

Caldwell Kids’ Christmas
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Sunday, December 15th – Monday, December 16th
7:30pm – 9:30pm


Tickets:
Floor and balcony $25; limited balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions with ticket); Children 12 and under $12.50.

Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.

Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

‘Tis the season for THE Cactus tradition…The Caldwell Kids Christmas Celebration!

Bring your entire family for a wonderful night that will make memories of a lifetime. This show will run for two nights – but get your tickets early – this is traditionally one of our most popular shows! If you have never seen a Caldwell Kids Christmas Concert, you are in for a real treat.

This is not just an average kids show – these are the BEST OF THE BEST from the region and are all students of Caldwell Kids music program directed by Terri and Cami Caldwell.

Kids from this program have appeared on national television programs such as “America’s Got Talent” and “X Factor”. You will be blown away by the talent as they are backed by the stellar Caldwell Collective band in this full-blown professional show!



http://cactustheater.com/
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/15/caldwell-kids-christmas-celebration (Sunday)
http://cactustheater.com/upcoming-productions/2019/12/15/caldwell-kids-christmas-celebration-pzgwg (Monday)
https://www.facebook.com/CactusTheater/

Time

(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

17dec7:30 pm10:30 pmHoliday Chamber Concert | Lubbock Symphony Orchestra @ St. John's United Methodist Church

Event Details

Holiday Chamber Concert
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
St. John’s United Methodist Church
1501 University Avenue

Tuesday, December 17th
7:30 – 10:30pm

Tickets:  $20.00  https://tickets.lubbocksymphony.org/ or by calling 806.762.1688 or by visiting the LSO office at 601 Avenue K.

Don’t miss one of the LSO’s most beloved concerts, which features all the warmth and cheer of the holiday season! Join our nationally recognized Brass Quintet as they play many well-known and cherished seasonal favorites for a cozy and intimate chamber concert, followed by a reception with seasonal treats!


http://www.lubbocksymphony.org/
https://www.facebook.com/LubbockSymphony/
https://www.facebook.com/events/399050500939732/

 

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Location

St. John's United Methodist Church

1501 University Avenue