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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28:   -


BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
SUMMER SHOWCASE SERIES –REVEREND AL AND THE PYTHONS
5:30-7:30 PM
Free
The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard from May 29th – August 28th. The Summer Showcase experience is in a modern environment where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. Summer Showcase 2014 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed.
www.BuddyHollyCenter.org


FRIDAY, AUGUST 29  -

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS
12:00 – 9:00 PM
TICKETS:  http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/Events/lubbock.html or at the door
EXHIBIT PLUS includes Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Station, Scavenger Hunt, Unlimited Dinosaurs Rides, Mini Golf, and Inflatables.EXHIBIT ONLY includes Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Station and Scavenger Hunt.(Individual ride tickets may be purchased for $5-$6) NOTE: Following activities require separate tickets: Gem & Fossil Mining, Face Painting and Jurassic Jungle(Haunted Attraction)*Exhibit Only tickets CANNOT be purchased online.  Please printout your online tickets and bring them with you to speed up the entry process.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane



TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
TEXAS TECH PUBLIC ART
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Free
Join artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, as well as the University Student Housing Department, for the ribbon cutting of "Texas Rising," the newest addition to the Texas Tech University System Public Art Program. This piece is located at the new West Village Dorm on the Texas Tech Campus at Texas Tech Parkway and Indiana.
1700 Texas Tech Parkway
 


CACTUS THEATER
HITSVILLE THE MUSICAL
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
Hitsville is the newest original musical to hit the Cactus Stage.  This play will present, in a unique way, the songs that changed the course of popular music forever.  The Cactus Kids Theatrical Company joins the Stars of the Cactus to present this exciting new production.  August 22-23 will feature the adult cast and mentors along with the supporting cast from our kids theatrical program.  August 29-30-31 will feature an all kids cast. 
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com 



SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:  -

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 farme’rs 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 Farmers 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

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
TICKETS:  http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/Events/lubbock.html or at the door
EXHIBIT PLUS includes Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Station, Scavenger Hunt, Unlimited Dinosaurs Rides, Mini Golf, and Inflatables.EXHIBIT ONLY includes Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Station and Scavenger Hunt.(Individual ride tickets may be purchased for $5-$6) NOTE: Following activities require separate tickets: Gem & Fossil Mining, Face Painting and Jurassic Jungle(Haunted Attraction)*Exhibit Only tickets CANNOT be purchased online.  Please printout your online tickets and bring them with you to speed up the entry process.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane


TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS vs. CENTRAL ARKANSAS
6:00 PM
Jones AT&T Stadium
University Avenue
 
CACTUS THEATER
HITSVILLE THE MUSICAL
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
Hitsville is the newest original musical to hit the Cactus Stage.  This play will present, in a unique way, the songs that changed the course of popular music forever.  The Cactus Kids Theatrical Company joins the Stars of the Cactus to present this exciting new production.  August 22-23 will feature the adult cast and mentors along with the supporting cast from our kids theatrical program.  August 29-30-31 will feature an all kids cast. 
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com

 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31:  -

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
TICKETS:  http://www.discoverthedinosaurs.com/Events/lubbock.html or at the door
EXHIBIT PLUS includes Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Station, Scavenger Hunt, Unlimited Dinosaurs Rides, Mini Golf, and Inflatables.EXHIBIT ONLY includes Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino Coloring Station and Scavenger Hunt.(Individual ride tickets may be purchased for $5-$6) NOTE: Following activities require separate tickets: Gem & Fossil Mining, Face Painting and Jurassic Jungle(Haunted Attraction)*Exhibit Only tickets CANNOT be purchased online.  Please printout your online tickets and bring them with you to speed up the entry process.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane


CACTUS THEATER
HITSVILLE THE MUSICAL
7:30 PM
TICKETS:  $25 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
Hitsville is the newest original musical to hit the Cactus Stage.  This play will present, in a unique way, the songs that changed the course of popular music forever.  The Cactus Kids Theatrical Company joins the Stars of the Cactus to present this exciting new production.  August 22-23 will feature the adult cast and mentors along with the supporting cast from our kids theatrical program.  August 29-30-31 will feature an all kids cast. 
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com


Live Music:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28  -

BLUE LIGHT
OLD MAN MARKLEY
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
WEST GARZA
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway 
http://meanwomangrill.com/

TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
DAYDREAM GUITARS
6:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/

FRIDAY, AUGUST  29 :  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
LMAO COMEDY SHOW FEATURING DARYL FELSBERG
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/

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

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

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
BRIAN McRAE and SETH WILLIAMSON
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway 
http://meanwomangrill.com/


TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
JERE LOWE
6:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/


WILD WEST
RANDY ROGERS & JOSH GRIDER
8:00 PM
2216 I-27  806.741.3031
http://wildwestlubbock.com/


SATURDAY, AUGUST 30:  -



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

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
RONNIE EATON
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway 
http://meanwomangrill.com/



TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
D.G. FLEWELLYN
6:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/


SUNDAY, AUGUST 31:  -



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

FOYER GALLERY
DAVID LEAKE:  MUSICIAN PORTRAITS

August 1 – September 14, 2014
This exhibition will feature the work of local Lubbock artist, David Leake, who paints one-of-a-kind oils, including portraits of locally and nationally renowned musicians.


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

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 Ashton Thornhill. “Shadow & Silhouette” not only examine examines the flight and movement of black birds in the darken light of day, but also the awareness of our peripheral vision and images marginally noticed.
July 4 – August 30, 2014  *ENDS SATURDAY*
http://www.lhuca.org/AshtonThornhill.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
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
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
AUGUST 5 -
IBEX:  SEARCH FOR THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
ONE WORLD-ONE SKY


Tuesday-Sunday:
11:30 AM  Seasonal Stargazing
2:00 PM   IBEX:  SEARCH FOR THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
3:30 PM   ONE WORLD-ONE SKY

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

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

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. 

TIME EXPOSURES:  PICTURING ISLETA PUEBLO IN THE 19TH CENTURY 
Gallery 2 & 3
Now through September 17th
An exhibition telling the story of the Isleta Pueblo, a Native American community in New Mexico, and the yearly cycle of traditional events that dominate their lives and the history of their struggle to maintain those traditions in the face of American expansion in the mid 1800s.

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/

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+)
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.
 

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