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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:   -

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
COME AND SEE PROGRAM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
With over 26,000 objects in the Clothing and Textiles Collection it is difficult to show all of them. To begin to share the treasures, four programs are planned showing 12-15 objects at each. Identical sessions will be held on Thursday and Saturday mornings, to accommodate work and family schedules. Clothing and Textiles Curator, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, will discuss the objects, their context in social history and how they fit the research needs of the University. The sessions will be a wonderful opportunity to see the treasures of the collection as well as items coming into the collection.
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:  -

CACTUS THEATER
THE FLATLANDERS
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $20 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock in concert.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com
 

LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MASTERWORKS 1 – SCHEHERAZADE
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  806.772.1688
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Les Préludes - Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1 - Liszt            
Scheherazade  - Rimsky-Korsakov    
The 2014-15 classical series titled Heroes and Heroines kicks off with a bang! Brilliant young pianist, Roman Rabinovich, will perform Liszt’s "Piano Concerto No. 1" with the orchestra playing Listz’s dramatic tone poem "Les Préludes." Rimsky-Korsakov’s powerful "Scheherazade" completes the program.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
www.lubbocksymphony.org

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
SUOR ANGELICA AND THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF
8:00 – 10:00 PM
TICKETS:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com or 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet
“Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica) is the second of Giacomo Puccini’s trio of one-act operas, Il Trittico. Sung in Italian, the story is a mystery that surrounds the title character and ends with a supernatural vision.
The mystery continues with Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” This opera, which is sung in English, will keep the audience guessing who the thief is as the story unfolds in a sleepy, southern town.
Wells Fargo Amphitheatre
413 East Broadway

ENDS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
SOUTH PLAINS FAIR
Adults:  $9, Kids 12 and under $4, Parking $5
Food, fun, rides and all your favorite shows are here. Don’t miss all the excitement at the Fair. For all the details call 806.763.2833 or visit the website below.
1012 Avenue A
www.southplainsfair.com



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:  -


TORNADO GALLERY
DOWNTOWN FARMER’S MARKET
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free Admission
The "Farmer’s Market" features fresh produce and plants. Building on a great farmer’s market season in 2013, there is a special effort to continue to increase the number of local growers and producers at the Downtown Farmers Market for 2014.  The Farmer’s Market helps support the local economy, encourages local food production, gives the public access to fresh produce, and helps to build a strong sense of community.  This year’s market will be held every Saturday from 9:00-1:00.
For more information, visit the website below or call Laura Anderson at 806.319.2373
www.lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com
19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue


WEST TEXAS ENDURANCE and TEXAS TECH RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION
ROCKIN’ RAIDER RETRO RUN
10:30 AM
FEE:  $15-$35 visit www.westtexasendurance.com for additional information
West Texas Endurance is pleased to partner with Texas Tech Residence Halls Association to host the Rockin’ Raider Retro Run (5K) on the campus of Texas Tech University. The course will provide runners an opportunity to go back in time through the decades. Music from the various decades will be played throughout the race course.
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
COME AND SEE PROGRAM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
With over 26,000 objects in the Clothing and Textiles Collection it is difficult to show all of them. To begin to share the treasures, four programs are planned showing 12-15 objects at each. Identical sessions will be held on Thursday and Saturday mornings, to accommodate work and family schedules. Clothing and Textiles Curator, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, will discuss the objects, their context in social history and how they fit the research needs of the University. The sessions will be a wonderful opportunity to see the treasures of the collection as well as items coming into the collection.
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html


TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
VOLLEYBALL:  TEXAS TECH vs. WEST VIRGINIA
6:00 PM
TICKETS:  $5 adults, $3 youth for additional information please call 806.742.8324
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue


CACTUS THEATER
THE HINDENBURG PROJECT
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
A tribute band recreating the original recorded versions of the greatest Zeppelin songs of all time in a live performance.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com

LUBBOCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MASTERWORKS 1 – SCHEHERAZADE
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  806.772.1688
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Les Préludes - Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1 - Liszt            
Scheherazade  - Rimsky-Korsakov    
The 2014-15 classical series titled Heroes and Heroines kicks off with a bang! Brilliant young pianist, Roman Rabinovich, will perform Liszt’s "Piano Concerto No. 1" with the orchestra playing Listz’s dramatic tone poem "Les Préludes." Rimsky-Korsakov’s powerful "Scheherazade" completes the program.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
www.lubbocksymphony.org

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
SUOR ANGELICA AND THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF
8:00 – 10:00 PM
TICKETS:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com or 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet
“Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica) is the second of Giacomo Puccini’s trio of one-act operas, Il Trittico. Sung in Italian, the story is a mystery that surrounds the title character and ends with a supernatural vision.
The mystery continues with Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” This opera, which is sung in English, will keep the audience guessing who the thief is as the story unfolds in a sleepy, southern town.
Wells Fargo Amphitheatre
413 East Broadway

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:  -

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
SUOR ANGELICA AND THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF
8:00 – 10:00 PM
TICKETS:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com or 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet
“Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica) is the second of Giacomo Puccini’s trio of one-act operas, Il Trittico. Sung in Italian, the story is a mystery that surrounds the title character and ends with a supernatural vision.
The mystery continues with Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” This opera, which is sung in English, will keep the audience guessing who the thief is as the story unfolds in a sleepy, southern town.
Wells Fargo Amphitheatre
413 East Broadway


Live Music:

BLUE LIGHT
OLD 97’s
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
ANTHONY GARCIA & MELANIE LENAU
6:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue 
www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:    -


BLUE LIGHT
MIKE RYAN
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


MEAN WOMAN GRILL
ANTHONY GARCIA AND OUTLIER
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/


TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
YVONNE PEREA
6:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue 
www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com




SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK

ALLISON FIREFLY
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/


BLUE LIGHT
STREET SHOW
Benefitting the American Cancer Society featuring The Hogg Maulies, Brandon Adams & the Sad Bastards, Dalton Domino & the Front Porch Band, Flatland Calvary
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/



MEAN WOMAN GRILL
SPIVEY
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/

TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
KENNY MAINES
7:00 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue 
www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com

WILD WEST
JESSE RAUB, JR.
8:00 PM
2216 I-27  806.741.3031
http://wildwestlubbock.com/

Ongoing events:

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

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER EXHIBITS
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more

FINE ARTS GALLERY
ART IN COMMON
August 22 - October 5, 2014

The Buddy Holly Center announces Art in Common, a new exhibition showcasing a variety of art pieces including photography, sculpture, drawings, metal work, jewelry and mixed media installations. Art in Common will feature the works of Allison Black and Ippy Greer, Professors of Art at South Plains College, and of Allison's children Sean, Patrick and Lauren Scully.


GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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.
Other classes offered: Concrete Sculpture.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence -  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art Christena Stephens – Photography
1940 Texas Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/GlassyAlleyArtStudioGallery


 
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART EXHIBITS

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

2014 Annual MFA Student Group Show
August 25 – September 28, 2014  *ends Sunday*
Presented in collaboration with the 46th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium
Studio Gallery

LHUCA
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Bridget Elpers, “Narrative Rewritten: West Texas View”. Exploring the landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park through the deconstruction of both handmade and mass produced textiles to reveal the connection, comfort, and ephemeral nature of what we leave behind.
August 1 – September 27, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/BridgetElpers.html
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature “Off Center” a group photography exhibit using various and somewhat different photographic processes in the making of their art.
September 5 – September 27, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/offCenter.html
The John Lott Gallery
Martin McDonald Gallery
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

 
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS
September 3- September 28  *ends Sunday*
Wednesday-Sunday:
2:00 PM   Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
3:30 PM   Two Small Pieces of Glass
TICKETS:  Cash only at this time.  General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress
3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html
 

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


EXPRESSIONS OF ARTIC TRADITION CONTEMPORARY INUIT ART  
August 8 – November 2014
This exhibition narrates a way of life kept alive only through oral histories passed along by the last generations of the Inuit, a nomadic and deeply spiritual culture, before stepping into the modern world. The exhibition contains 80 works consisting of stone cut, stencil, and lithographic prints, and sculptures from the late 1950s to the present. 

IN ADDITION TWO: EMBRACING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 
an "Up From the Basement" exhibition focusing on the use of digital technology to create and/or enhance art works.


GALLERY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN ARTS
The Museum of Texas Tech University is reopening the well-acclaimed William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art. The exhibition titled “Beyond Expressions in Clay” focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art’s grand reopening features pieces by some of the most renowned contemporary and historic Southwest Indian potters. “Beyond Expressions in Clay” showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from all the major pottery-making groups of the American Southwest from a range of time periods.
 
IN ADDITION-RECENTLY ACQUIRED ARTWORKS FOR THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTIONS 
Gallery 4
An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Art Division. During the last year over 1,000 artworks were added to the Museum's collections. The 14 on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.


AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, William Lester.
GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
Explorium Gallery
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.

VAMPIRE BATS – THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE AMAZING! 
Gallery 7
Learn the truth about vampire bats:  what they eat, where they live and more!

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


CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  -

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY

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

COWBOY COUTURE
This exhibit explores the various elements of a cowboy’s garb and exposes visitors to a wide array of hats, chaps, boots and other items. A video presentation uses photographs to show some of the changes in styles of a cowboy’s dress over the decades.

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

HIDDEN VIEWS
Hidden Views allows visitors a rare chance to see some art in the NRHC collection that is usually tucked away in the Boardroom, Library or other areas the general public does not often see. The art in this exhibit features many nationally and regionally-known artists.
TALES OF THE WILD WEST: THE STORIES OF KARL MAY
This visiting exhibit from the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors provides visitors with a unique opportunity to become immersed in the worlds created by the prolific German author Karl May. Much of May’s writing was set in the American West and continues to have a loyal fan base to this day.

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

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

ROBERT E. HOWARD, CREATOR OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN
August 14, 2014 – February 1, 2015
A writer of short fiction, Robert E. Howard would find readers in his hometown of Cross Plains, Texas as well as across the globe. Known primarily as the author of Conan the Barbarian, Howard wished most to be known as an author of historical fiction. His better-paying fantasy and high adventure fiction would overshadow that ambition. His writings span oil articles for the Cross Plains Review, correspondence with the likes of H. P. Lovecraft, and fictions—western, boxing, pulp, and, yes, sword & sorcery.
The Southwest Collection holdings include a comprehensive selection of his books, physical & digitized copies of his hometown newspaper, serials, and a growing collection of memorabilia from the annual Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains. His work is still represented in Hollywood films, comic books, podcasts, blogs, as well as both fan and research-based societies. This exhibit hopes to capture his diverse legacy
 
COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME MEMORABILIA 
June 24 – September 30, 2014
College Baseball Memorabilia Exhibit
The Southwest Collection is the repository for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. This exhibit displays memorabilia and donations such as ball caps, bats, uniforms, cleats and other items of interest from various college baseball players and coaches. Also included are new items such as a baseball card for the National Coach of the Year Award to Texas Tech Coach Tim Tadlock, and a photo of the Tech Baseball Team headed to the College World Series.


DR. SHERMAN VINOGRAD-MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR AT NASA
May 2014-September 2015
During the eighteen years that Dr. Vinograd served as NASA’s Director of Medical Science he led medical engineering and vehicle development research relating to manned space flight. Among his many accomplishments was the establishment of the in-flight Medial Experiments Program, which evaluated human responses to extended space flight in preparation for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab manned space flight programs. His greatest achievement was conceptualizing, establishing, and chairing the Space Medicine Advisory Group (SPAMAG), which was charged with defining the earth-based and space-based research and life-support requirements for a manned orbiting research laboratory. This group proposed an orbiting laboratory designed according to the needs of future human flight crews which resulted in the creation of Skylab. Now on display at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library through September 2015, is an exhibit containing books, photographs, artifacts, and medical and scientific reports. More information on this topic can be found in the Sherman P. Vinograd Papers.

TEXAS TECH THEN AND NOW
November 15, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Contrasting campus scenes of the last eighty five years are shown in 68 photographs in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

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 William Kittredge Collection is now open for research. 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

THE LEGACY
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street
The West Texas Watercolor Society's Fall Art Exhibit opens at The Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th Street, Friday, September 19th and will hang through November 2nd. Also showing at The Legacy are selected oil paintings by Laura Lewis, jewelry by Linda Adkins, and Remembrance and Renewal, a photography exhibit by Ann McDonald.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Legacy-Event-Center-YWCA-of-Lubbock/122631744548375?rf=149644378405014 


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

At the Science Spectrum:

Learn the science of “playing” with bubbles!
at BubbleFest
Sat., Oct.. 4th – 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Looking for some good “clean” family fun?  The Science Spectrum has got your covered as we present the eighth annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages.  If you love to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!
 
Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:
 

  • Mentos and Exploding Bubbles Demonstrations
  • A Bubble Gum blowing contest
  • Bubble-wrap popping station
  • Pre-School & Older Children’s Bubble Crafts
  • Bubbles in Nano Science
  • Put a Kid in a Bubble
  • The Bubble Boogie Room
  • Don’t Pop the Bubble
  • Bubble Wands
  • Floating and Frozen Bubbles
  • Special bubble experiment just for pre-schoolers in the Lubbock Children’s Museum.

 
Enjoy amazing Bubble Trouble show performances by “Bubble-ologist” Jeff Boyer.
 
A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s air!
 
 
Bubble Trouble Shows will be held at 11:30am, 1:30 & 3:30pm during BubbleFest.
For more info. on Jeff Boyer or his Bubble Trouble show visit, http://jeffboyer.com/.
 
 
BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission.  Free for members. 
 
Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
Free for children 2 and under.

25 Fun Facts about the Science Spectrum
1. Before having a permanent home, the Science Spectrum hosted its first temporary traveling exhibition, Light and Sight, from the Franklin Institute inside the South Plains Mall in April of 1987.
2. The Science Spectrum held its Grand Opening as a permanent museum on February 11th, 1989 at the previous 50th and Slide location. The inaugural exhibitions during its opening were, Dinosaurs and Leonardo da Vinci: The Inventor.
3. The Science Spectrum moved to its current location on the South Loop between Indiana and University Aves. in October of 1993.  
4. The first exhibition hosted at its new permanent location was, Mission to Mars, in October of 1993.
5. Known as the OMNIMAX Theater when first opened, the theater debuted its first film, Ring of Fire, on October 23rd of 1993.
6. In November of 2003, the theater underwent a renovation and installed a new state-of-the-art  15/70mm rolling loop projection system and an all new 18,000 watt Dolby Digital DTS sound system.  Reopened to the public in December of 2003, the theater also received a name change by which it is still currently know, the OMNI Theater.
 
7. In July of 2003, the museum opened its largest permanent gallery installation, Texas Alive; the Brazos River Journey, making it home to Lubbock’s only public aquarium. 
8. July 2011 marked another mile-stone with the opening of the all new Dudley & Dorris Faver
Gallery of Flight.
 
9. The Lubbock Children’s Museum, a permanent exhibition space devoted to early childhood education, opened inside the Science Spectrum in November of 2011. 
10. During its 25 years, the museum has presented 43 traveling exhibitions.  For its 25th year, we are proud to be hosting the much anticipated Penguin Plunge! exhibition.  The public will be able to see a  “waddle” or group of real live African Rock Penguins, a first for Lubbock!   
11. Over its 20 plus years, the OMNI Theater has shown 94 films.  This spring, the all new documentary film Penguins will be shown in the theater to accompany the Penguin Plunge! traveling exhibition. 
12. Over  4,000,000 visitors have either attended the museum, a film in the OMNI, been to an educational camp / workshop or have attended a special event at the facility during the past 25 years.
13. The museum and theater now sees over 25,000 students and teachers on field trips annually.
14. In the past 25 years, over 250,000 students have also seen museum educators come to their school, library, church, after-school care center or community event with traveling science programs called “Outreach”.
15. Traveling Outreach programs from the museum routinely serve a large portion of the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. The furthest that Science Spectrum Outreach programs have traveled to date is to Del Rio, Texas, at a distance of over 365 miles and 6 hours away.    
16. CritterFest is the largest annual event the museum hosts each year in late June.  It will also celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2014. In both 2012 and 2013, the event grew to serve over 10,000 people!
17. The Science Spectrum is a member of the international trade organization, the Association of Science and Technology Centers or ASTC.  Founded in 1973, ASTC now numbers nearly 600 members in over 40 countries. Members include not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children's museums.  
18. The Science Spectrum is a categorized as a “Governoring Member” of ASTC, and has had staff members present at its annual conference.
19. The Science Spectrum is a locally operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has a mission statement to further public understanding of science and technology, provide opportunities for “hands-on” learning, acquaint young people with careers in STEM fields and improve the quality of life for citizens of all ages in Lubbock and on the South Plains!
20. The Science Spectrum chose the prism as its logo because white light can be broken down into the colors of the rainbow, just like the field of science can be broken down into a spectrum of disciplines.
21. Currently there are approximately 40 part-time and full-time staff at the museum and theater, but only two that have been with the organization the entire 25 years.  Kay Dudley, Giftshop Manager and Cassandra Henry, Executive Director. 
22. Each year the organization sees hundreds of community volunteers, both as individuals and as groups from local organizations, volunteer for exhibitions, special events, children’s camps and workshops, and fundraising efforts.
23. The current building that houses the Science Spectrum is also home to three other organizations; the National Weather Service, Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center and Procurement Assistance Center.
24. The airplane hanging in the lobby is a 1929 Alexander Eaglerock A-2 and one of only nine still in existence, since most of the 1000 planes of that type were destroyed for movie stunt plane crashes.
25. A 150 pound visitor who spends an hour standing at exhibits, 45 minutes walking, 5 minutes using the stairs, and 10 minutes playing active virtual volleyball will burn over 300 calories on their museum visit.
 

Take a look and support the arts!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18:   -

TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
DEBORAH WILLIAMSON, GUEST ARTIST, SOPRANO RECITAL
7:30 PM
The Legacy, Talkington Hall
1500 14th Street

LUBBOCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HUB CITY BARBECUE COOK-OFF
5:00 – 8:00 PM
TICKETS:  $25 in advance for adults, $30 at the gate, $10 children 6-10, no charge for children 5 and under.  Tickets available in advance at all Select-A-Seat locations, 806.770.2000 or online via www.selectaseatlubbock.com
This year’s entertainment will be headlined by one of the hottest Texas Country music artists, Bart Crow, while the opening will be provided by the School of Rock, with local musicians playing some good ole’ rock and roll.
Downtown Lubbock, on Broadway, between Avenue J and O

FRIENDS OF FOGELBERG CONCERT
7:00 PM
TICKETS:  $25 Tickets available in advance at all Select-A-Seat locations, 806.770.2000 or online via www.selectaseatlubbock.com
Friends of Fogelberg is an Amarillo based non-profit organization which will be producing this tribute concert to the late Dan Fogelberg, beloved singer-songwriter of the 70s, 80s and 90s who sadly passed away from prostate cancer in 2007 at the age of 56.  Performing at this event will be Junior Vasquez, Kenny Maines, The Attendings, Hat Trick, Bo Garza, Woody Key, David Dale, Cary Banks, Jerry Slater, Mikaela Vasquez and The Friends Band.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1701 Indiana Avenue
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
LECTURE:  DAVID LAMB, CAREER FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, PULITZER PRIZE NOMINEE
7:00 PM
Free
David Lamb is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author who covered numerous international conflicts, including the Vietnam War. He is the author of six books, including Vietnam Now: A Reporter Returns, and has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a Pew Fellow, and writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California’s School of Journalism.
Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech School of Law
1801 Hartford
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:  -
TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
VOLLEYBALL:  TEXAS TECH vs. ABILENE CHRISTIAN
12:00 PM
TICKETS:  $5 adults, $3 youth for additional information please call 806.742.8324
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue


MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
MOVIES @ THE MUSEUM:  THE PAPER
2:00 PM
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html


CIVIC LUBBOCK, INC.
WEST TEXAS WALK OF FAME INDUCTIONS
6:00 PM
Free
Come see the induction of Jay Boy Adams, Diana Dee, Lew Dee, Andy Wilkinson, and Jaston Williams. "The West Texas Walk of Fame" began as a tribute to Rock and Roll legend Buddy Holly in the late 70’s. Larry Corbin and Jerry Coleman were in Nashville visiting their singer/songwriter friend Waylon Jennings. Waylon brought up the subject of recognizing Buddy Holly. This conversation culminated into a concept of honoring the growing list of famous artists and musicians who had come from West Texas.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center – Banquet Hall
1501 Mac Davis Lane
www.civiclubbock.com

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
VOLLEYBALL:  TEXAS TECH vs. WEBER STATE
6:00 PM
TICKETS:  $5 adults, $3 youth for additional information please call 806.742.8324
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue

BAYER CROP SCIENCE
UV COLOR SPLASH 5K
Registration begins at 6:30 PM; Race begins at 8:30 PM
Fee:  $45
The UV Splash Color Dash is coming to an area near you with a hurricane of neon that will even turn your tears of joy into a tie-dyed movement of bliss and renew your out-look on what fun and life is all about. The money raised from this event will go towards the recruitment, training, and support of volunteer advocates who work with abused and neglected children in foster care.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Indiana Avenue
www.uvsplashcolordash.com

CACTUS THEATER
#1 HITS OF THE 50’s, 60’s, AND 70’s
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $20 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
From Chubby Checker to the Beatles and onto Elton John then everything in between you will hear songs you knew and loved throughout the decades.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
SOUTH PLAINS FAIR
Adults:  $9, Kids 12 and under $4, Parking $5
Food, fun, rides and all your favorite shows are here. Don’t miss all the excitement at the Fair. For all the details call 806.763.2833 or visit the website below.
1012 Avenue A
www.southplainsfair.com



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:  -


TORNADO GALLERY
DOWNTOWN FARMER’S MARKET
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Free Admission
The "Farmer’s Market" features fresh produce and plants. Building on a great farmer’s market season in 2013, there is a special effort to continue to increase the number of local growers and producers at the Downtown Farmers Market for 2014.  The Farmer’s Market helps support the local economy, encourages local food production, gives the public access to fresh produce, and helps to build a strong sense of community.  This year’s market will be held every Saturday from 9:00-1:00.
For more information, visit the website below or call Laura Anderson at 806.319.2373
www.lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com
19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue

VISTA COLLEGE
HEART WALK
9:30 AM
Frazier Alumni Pavilion
600 Boston Avenue
www.vistacollege.edu/heartwalk

FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission:  $3 (children under 12 free)
A one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handmade arts and crafts, vintage finds and inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved and refunked junk, bling and glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and fabulous junktiques for your creative soul!
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane


TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
VOLLEYBALL:  TEXAS TECH vs. AIR FORCE
1:00 PM
TICKETS:  $5 adults, $3 youth for additional information please call 806.742.8324
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue


MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY AT THE MUSEUM:  RELATED TO THE INTUIT EXHIBITION
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Free
Come and go event.  Enjoy hands on activities and challenges.
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html


CACTUS THEATER
WOMEN OF LUBBOCK MUSIC ENCORE
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $20 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
If you missed them the first time here is your chance to see them in action.  You don’t want to miss this encore performance as they have some surprises in store.  Featuring:  Gypsy Jane, Miz Ayn, Ingrid Kaiter, Joy Harris, Avery Guyear, Terri Caldwell, Bonnie McRae, Lindsay Boreing and more.
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com

Live Music:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18  -


BLUE LIGHT
MARK JONES AND TWENTY PACES
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:    -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
MAKING MOVIES
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/


BLUE LIGHT
CHRIS KING
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


WILD WEST
CHRIS KNIGHT
8:00 PM
2216 I-27  806.741.3031
http://wildwestlubbock.com/


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:  -

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
KENNY MAINES
12:00 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
JERRY SERANO
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/


BLUE LIGHT
CHARLIE SHAFTER
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

Ongoing events:

ONGOING EXHIBITS

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

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER EXHIBITS
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more

FINE ARTS GALLERY
ART IN COMMON
August 22 - October 5, 2014

The Buddy Holly Center announces Art in Common, a new exhibition showcasing a variety of art pieces including photography, sculpture, drawings, metal work, jewelry and mixed media installations. Art in Common will feature the works of Allison Black and Ippy Greer, Professors of Art at South Plains College, and of Allison's children Sean, Patrick and Lauren Scully.


GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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.
Other classes offered: Concrete Sculpture.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence -  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art Christena Stephens – Photography
1940 Texas Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/GlassyAlleyArtStudioGallery


 
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART EXHIBITS

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

2014 Annual MFA Student Group Show
August 25 – September 28, 2014
Presented in collaboration with the 46th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium
Studio Gallery


2014 Annual Art Faculty Exhibition
September 5 – 21, 2014  *ends Sunday*
Landmark Gallery


LHUCA
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Bridget Elpers, “Narrative Rewritten: West Texas View”. Exploring the landscape of Caprock Canyons State Park through the deconstruction of both handmade and mass produced textiles to reveal the connection, comfort, and ephemeral nature of what we leave behind.
August 1 – September 27, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/BridgetElpers.html
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature “Off Center” a group photography exhibit using various and somewhat different photographic processes in the making of their art.
September 5 – September 27, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/offCenter.html
The John Lott Gallery will feature Liza Littlefield, “Five Years of Stories”. The work is primarily narrative, and though it may be a bit mysterious or even surreal, there is a narrative implied in nearly every piece.
August 1 – September 20, 2014  *ends Saturday*
http://www.lhuca.org/LizaLittlefield.html
 Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Wen Fan “Plein Air”, an investigation of how our understanding of world is framed by personal experiences. She offers another way of seeing landscape by expressing it through clay objects
August 1 – September 20, 2014  *ends Saturday*
http://www.lhuca.org/WenFan.html
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

 
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS
September 3- September 28
Wednesday-Sunday:
2:00 PM   Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
3:30 PM   Two Small Pieces of Glass
TICKETS:  Cash only at this time.  General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress
3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html
 

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


EXPRESSIONS OF ARTIC TRADITION CONTEMPORARY INUIT ART  
August 8 – November 2014
This exhibition narrates a way of life kept alive only through oral histories passed along by the last generations of the Inuit, a nomadic and deeply spiritual culture, before stepping into the modern world. The exhibition contains 80 works consisting of stone cut, stencil, and lithographic prints, and sculptures from the late 1950s to the present. 

IN ADDITION TWO: EMBRACING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 
an "Up From the Basement" exhibition focusing on the use of digital technology to create and/or enhance art works.


GALLERY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN ARTS
The Museum of Texas Tech University is reopening the well-acclaimed William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art. The exhibition titled “Beyond Expressions in Clay” focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art’s grand reopening features pieces by some of the most renowned contemporary and historic Southwest Indian potters. “Beyond Expressions in Clay” showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from all the major pottery-making groups of the American Southwest from a range of time periods.
 
IN ADDITION-RECENTLY ACQUIRED ARTWORKS FOR THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTIONS 
Gallery 4
An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Art Division. During the last year over 1,000 artworks were added to the Museum's collections. The 14 on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.


AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, William Lester.
GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
Explorium Gallery
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.

VAMPIRE BATS – THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE AMAZING! 
Gallery 7
Learn the truth about vampire bats:  what they eat, where they live and more!

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


CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  -

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY

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

COWBOY COUTURE
This exhibit explores the various elements of a cowboy’s garb and exposes visitors to a wide array of hats, chaps, boots and other items. A video presentation uses photographs to show some of the changes in styles of a cowboy’s dress over the decades.

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

HIDDEN VIEWS
Hidden Views allows visitors a rare chance to see some art in the NRHC collection that is usually tucked away in the Boardroom, Library or other areas the general public does not often see. The art in this exhibit features many nationally and regionally-known artists.
TALES OF THE WILD WEST: THE STORIES OF KARL MAY
This visiting exhibit from the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors provides visitors with a unique opportunity to become immersed in the worlds created by the prolific German author Karl May. Much of May’s writing was set in the American West and continues to have a loyal fan base to this day.

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

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

ROBERT E. HOWARD, CREATOR OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN
8.14.14/2.1.15
A writer of short fiction, Robert E. Howard would find readers in his hometown of Cross Plains, Texas as well as across the globe. Known primarily as the author of Conan the Barbarian, Howard wished most to be known as an author of historical fiction. His better-paying fantasy and high adventure fiction would overshadow that ambition. His writings span oil articles for the Cross Plains Review, correspondence with the likes of H. P. Lovecraft, and fictions—western, boxing, pulp, and, yes, sword & sorcery.
The Southwest Collection holdings include a comprehensive selection of his books, physical & digitized copies of his hometown newspaper, serials, and a growing collection of memorabilia from the annual Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains. His work is still represented in Hollywood films, comic books, podcasts, blogs, as well as both fan and research-based societies. This exhibit hopes to capture his diverse legacy
 
COLLEGE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME MEMORABILIA 
6/24/2014-9/30/2014
College Baseball Memorabilia Exhibit
The Southwest Collection is the repository for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. This exhibit displays memorabilia and donations such as ball caps, bats, uniforms, cleats and other items of interest from various college baseball players and coaches. Also included are new items such as a baseball card for the National Coach of the Year Award to Texas Tech Coach Tim Tadlock, and a photo of the Tech Baseball Team headed to the College World Series.


DR. SHERMAN VINOGRAD-MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR AT NASA
May 2014-September 2015
During the eighteen years that Dr. Vinograd served as NASA’s Director of Medical Science he led medical engineering and vehicle development research relating to manned space flight. Among his many accomplishments was the establishment of the in-flight Medial Experiments Program, which evaluated human responses to extended space flight in preparation for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab manned space flight programs. His greatest achievement was conceptualizing, establishing, and chairing the Space Medicine Advisory Group (SPAMAG), which was charged with defining the earth-based and space-based research and life-support requirements for a manned orbiting research laboratory. This group proposed an orbiting laboratory designed according to the needs of future human flight crews which resulted in the creation of Skylab. Now on display at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library through September 2015, is an exhibit containing books, photographs, artifacts, and medical and scientific reports. More information on this topic can be found in the Sherman P. Vinograd Papers.

TEXAS TECH THEN AND NOW
November 15, 2013 – September 30, 2014
Contrasting campus scenes of the last eighty five years are shown in 68 photographs in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS 
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.
May 1, 2014 -

The William Kittredge Collection is now open for research. 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/


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

At the Science Spectrum:

Learn the science of “playing” with bubbles!
at BubbleFest
Sat., Oct.. 4th – 10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Looking for some good “clean” family fun?  The Science Spectrum has got your covered as we present the eighth annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages.  If you love to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!
 
Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:
 

  • Mentos and Exploding Bubbles Demonstrations
  • A Bubble Gum blowing contest
  • Bubble-wrap popping station
  • Pre-School & Older Children’s Bubble Crafts
  • Bubbles in Nano Science
  • Put a Kid in a Bubble
  • The Bubble Boogie Room
  • Don’t Pop the Bubble
  • Bubble Wands
  • Floating and Frozen Bubbles
  • Special bubble experiment just for pre-schoolers in the Lubbock Children’s Museum.

 
Enjoy amazing Bubble Trouble show performances by “Bubble-ologist” Jeff Boyer.
 
A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s air!
 
 
Bubble Trouble Shows will be held at 11:30am, 1:30 & 3:30pm during BubbleFest.
For more info. on Jeff Boyer or his Bubble Trouble show visit, http://jeffboyer.com/.
 
 
BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission.  Free for members. 
 
Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
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25 Fun Facts about the Science Spectrum
1. Before having a permanent home, the Science Spectrum hosted its first temporary traveling exhibition, Light and Sight, from the Franklin Institute inside the South Plains Mall in April of 1987.
2. The Science Spectrum held its Grand Opening as a permanent museum on February 11th, 1989 at the previous 50th and Slide location. The inaugural exhibitions during its opening were, Dinosaurs and Leonardo da Vinci: The Inventor.
3. The Science Spectrum moved to its current location on the South Loop between Indiana and University Aves. in October of 1993.  
4. The first exhibition hosted at its new permanent location was, Mission to Mars, in October of 1993.
5. Known as the OMNIMAX Theater when first opened, the theater debuted its first film, Ring of Fire, on October 23rd of 1993.
6. In November of 2003, the theater underwent a renovation and installed a new state-of-the-art  15/70mm rolling loop projection system and an all new 18,000 watt Dolby Digital DTS sound system.  Reopened to the public in December of 2003, the theater also received a name change by which it is still currently know, the OMNI Theater.
 
7. In July of 2003, the museum opened its largest permanent gallery installation, Texas Alive; the Brazos River Journey, making it home to Lubbock’s only public aquarium. 
8. July 2011 marked another mile-stone with the opening of the all new Dudley & Dorris Faver
Gallery of Flight.
 
9. The Lubbock Children’s Museum, a permanent exhibition space devoted to early childhood education, opened inside the Science Spectrum in November of 2011. 
10. During its 25 years, the museum has presented 43 traveling exhibitions.  For its 25th year, we are proud to be hosting the much anticipated Penguin Plunge! exhibition.  The public will be able to see a  “waddle” or group of real live African Rock Penguins, a first for Lubbock!   
11. Over its 20 plus years, the OMNI Theater has shown 94 films.  This spring, the all new documentary film Penguins will be shown in the theater to accompany the Penguin Plunge! traveling exhibition. 
12. Over  4,000,000 visitors have either attended the museum, a film in the OMNI, been to an educational camp / workshop or have attended a special event at the facility during the past 25 years.
13. The museum and theater now sees over 25,000 students and teachers on field trips annually.
14. In the past 25 years, over 250,000 students have also seen museum educators come to their school, library, church, after-school care center or community event with traveling science programs called “Outreach”.
15. Traveling Outreach programs from the museum routinely serve a large portion of the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. The furthest that Science Spectrum Outreach programs have traveled to date is to Del Rio, Texas, at a distance of over 365 miles and 6 hours away.    
16. CritterFest is the largest annual event the museum hosts each year in late June.  It will also celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2014. In both 2012 and 2013, the event grew to serve over 10,000 people!
17. The Science Spectrum is a member of the international trade organization, the Association of Science and Technology Centers or ASTC.  Founded in 1973, ASTC now numbers nearly 600 members in over 40 countries. Members include not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children's museums.  
18. The Science Spectrum is a categorized as a “Governoring Member” of ASTC, and has had staff members present at its annual conference.
19. The Science Spectrum is a locally operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has a mission statement to further public understanding of science and technology, provide opportunities for “hands-on” learning, acquaint young people with careers in STEM fields and improve the quality of life for citizens of all ages in Lubbock and on the South Plains!
20. The Science Spectrum chose the prism as its logo because white light can be broken down into the colors of the rainbow, just like the field of science can be broken down into a spectrum of disciplines.
21. Currently there are approximately 40 part-time and full-time staff at the museum and theater, but only two that have been with the organization the entire 25 years.  Kay Dudley, Giftshop Manager and Cassandra Henry, Executive Director. 
22. Each year the organization sees hundreds of community volunteers, both as individuals and as groups from local organizations, volunteer for exhibitions, special events, children’s camps and workshops, and fundraising efforts.
23. The current building that houses the Science Spectrum is also home to three other organizations; the National Weather Service, Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center and Procurement Assistance Center.
24. The airplane hanging in the lobby is a 1929 Alexander Eaglerock A-2 and one of only nine still in existence, since most of the 1000 planes of that type were destroyed for movie stunt plane crashes.
25. A 150 pound visitor who spends an hour standing at exhibits, 45 minutes walking, 5 minutes using the stairs, and 10 minutes playing active virtual volleyball will burn over 300 calories on their museum visit.
 

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