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THURSDAY, APRIL 16:  -

THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Contact Krystal Stone at 512.338.2642
https://lubbockgored.ahaevents.org/
Women across the South Plains are invited to grab their girlfriends and wear something red for The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon. Learn how to fight the No. 1 killer of women. The event will feature complementary health screenings, vendor exhibits, a silent auction, and presentations from a local cardiologist from Covenant Health and a keynote presentation from Janine Turner.
 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
MARK MORTON, FACULTY, DOUBLE BASS RECITAL
8:00 – 9:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/NewsEvents/Calendar.asp  

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 – SATURDAY, APRIL 18: -

WOMEN’S STUDY PROGRAM
ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

6:30 PM Thursday 

Flatlands Dance Theatre “Ordinary Wars” performance to take place at Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K
The Women's Studies Program is delighted to offer a pre-conference event featuring the research of Elizabeth Sharp and Genevieve Durham-DeCesaro presented in the dance performance, Ordinary Wars. The performance is based on social science data investigating women's identities and notions of femininity. The concert is 1 hour in length (including intermission) and features professional dancers and actors from Flatland Dance Theatre. The live performance of Ordinary Wars concert has been presented four times in four different venues in three states, with considerable success. As part of the performance, a talk back session immediately following the performance for audience members to engage deeper with the ideas and ask the performers and researchers about the project.

12:45 PM on Friday:  Robyn Adams
We are delighted to host Robyn Adams at the Annual Conference on Women, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program.  Words have power. At only 21, Robyn Adams is already going head-to-head with some of the world’s top poets, and the path she has taken has taught her that lesson well. A mentor turned her on to poetry as a freshman in high school and since then, she has not only competed but performed across the country – including taking the stage at the Apollo Theater, NYC. She interned at Writers in the Schools and Rice University’s Creative Writing Camp, helping others to find the words and imagination to express their inner most feelings and experiences. Adams has learned through those encounters is the importance of creativity and having a voice. She said most of her own pieces center on social concerns, and she uses her poetry as a platform to seek change for those issues in the world around her.

1:00 PM on Friday:  Loretta Ross
This conference occurs each Spring on our campus. A local, state and national call for papers is sent out each year to help promote academic research. Ms. Ross is an expert on women's issues, racism, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this transforms social change. Ross is a nationally-recognized women's rights and human rights leader. She was a co-founder and the National Coordinator, from 2005 to 2012, of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a network of women of color and allied organizations that organize women of color in the reproductive justice movement. 

6:30 PM on Friday:  Laci Green
Laci Green, web personality, public speaker and activist, will speak at the Annual Conference hosted by the Women's Studies Program.  Green is best known as the host and creator of the internet's most popular sex education show, called “Sex Plus." "Sex Plus" seeks to start a fresh conversation about sexuality that is fun and educational. The show currently reaches 5 million young adults every month in over 125 countries. In 2011, Green graduated with highest honors from UC Berkeley and she currently holds a certificate in rape and dating violence crisis counseling. Throughout college, she taught for-credit sex education classes to at-risk high school students and students at UC Berkeley. Her work has been featured on CBC, ABC, Dr. Phil, The Science Channel, The Atlantic Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, Upworthy and more

1:00 PM on Saturday:  Pamelya Herndon
Dr. Pamelya Herndon, Executive Director of Southwest Women’s Law Center, New Mexico, will speak at the Annual Conference at Texas Tech, April 18, Matador RM at 1pm. The conference, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program is part of a three-day celebration. Dr. Herndon is a former Deputy Cabinet Secretary and General Counsel in New Mexico State government. Dr. Herndon has worked to help an array of women of all races and ethnic backgrounds achieve their full economic and personal potential. She is a long time member of the National Council of Negro Women and sits as a member of the Board of Directors of Emerge New Mexico. She serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of US New Mexico Federal Credit Union and is President Emeritus of the Board of the Con Alma Health Foundation.
8:30 AM Friday and Saturday
Matador Room at the Student Union Building on the TTU campus
Tickets:   All panel sessions are FREE and open to the public. Registration (Covers breakfast and lunch):  $25 general public, $15 students with Texas Tech ID.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/AWHE_2015.php
This three-day conference will kick off with a pre-conference evening event, Ordinary Wars dance performance, on April 16 at LHUCA Fire House Theatre and continue the following days on April 17 & 18 with simultaneous panel sessions conducted throughout the day on the upper level of the Student Union Building at Texas Tech. Joining us in celebrating our 31st Anniversary will be our keynote speaker, Loretta Ross, Women's and Human Rights Leader at 1pm in the Matador Rm. Following the afternoon panel session will be guest speaker, Laci Green, web personality and sex positive activist. Ms. Green will present "Taking down Rape Culture" at 6pm in the Matador Rm. Panel sessions will continue April 18, with special guests from the Gender Equity Council and our guest speaker Dr. Pamelya Herndon, Executive Director of the Women's Law Center, New Mexico. Concluding the conference is a special sneak preview of the Vagina Monologues.

(end Women in Higher Education)

TEXAS TECH DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
RAIDER RED’S AWESOME DANCE SPECTACULAR (RRADS)
8:00 PM (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Maedgen Lab Theatre
18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues on the campus of Texas Tech University
Tickets:  806-742-3603     General Admission $10 and Tech students with a valid ID $5.00
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/theatreanddance/season/index.php

FRIDAY, APRIL 17:  -

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM:  AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
2:00 PM
3301 4TH Street
Free Admission
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/event.html

1956 movie rated G; Starring David Niven, Cantinflas, and Finlay Currie. In 1872, a man bets his friends he can go around the globe in 80 days. Come and count the stars.

LUBBOCK ARTS ALLIANCE
LUBBOCK ARTS FESTIVAL PREMIERE NIGHT
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $40  806.770.2000, www.selectaseatlubbock.com or any select-a-seat location.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar provided.  Premiere Night will honor Charles Adams for his work with CASP (Charles Adams Studio Project), Recognition of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Juried Gallery, Featured Artist:  Berkley White, world renowned underwater cinematographer and photo journalist.  There will be more than 150 visual artists from around the nation, with performances by Lubbock Community Theatre.  Cocktail attire suggested.

6:00 PM Gathering in Pedestrian Walkway
6:15 PM  Ribbon Cutting
6:30 – 9:00 PM  Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 PM  Recognition of Charles Adams


CHRIS KYLE FROG FOUNDATION and TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
A SALUTE TO AN AMERICAN HERO – WITH SPECIAL GUEST SPEAK TAYA KYLE
6:30 PM   Doors open at 5:00 PM
City Bank Coliseum
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:  General Admission $36, US Veterans $18, Active Military and First Responders (police, fire and EMS) FREE with current active ID. http://tcslubbockevents.org/ 

The Chris Kyle Foundation in partnership with Trinity Christian School will host “A Salute to an American Hero” with special guest speaker, Taya Kyle, widow of American sniper, Chief Chris Kyle on Saturday, April 17th.
The candid view into Chris and Taya’s life in American Sniper helps to bring understanding to obstacles that spouses face while their partners are deployed overseas. Prior to his untimely passing in February of 2013, Chris Kyle began casting his vision for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. His goal was to provide tools for service members and first responder families to work through many of the difficulties that he and Taya experienced post-deployment. Taya and a dedicated team at the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation are ensuring Chris’ vision, desire and legacy to the country he served carries on now and into the future.
“Chris and I both believed in paying it forward, and we wanted to give this same opportunity to the other families in our community — first responder and military families. They serve bravely.” – Taya Kyle
Funds raised during “A Salute to an American Hero” will benefit both the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and Trinity Christian School. The CKFF will use funds raised to support servicemen, first responders, and their families. Their foundation seeks to provide experiences that strengthen family relationships and empower families to thrive. TCS will use funds raised to continue their mission of providing students with an excellent education that rests on a biblical foundation.

The evening will include a meet & greet with Taya Kyle, dinner, an auction, a message from Taya Kyle, and a private VIP dessert with an informal Q & A time.
For additional information regarding “A Salute to an American Hero, visit www.TCSlubbock.org or call 806-791-6583.
CACTUS THEATER
BUDDY AND BEYOND:  HISTORY OF ROCK N’ ROLL WITH JOHNNY ROGERS
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue 
TICKETS:  $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com

Johnny will transport his audience back in time when you could go to your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands. His show will start with his portrayal of country legend Johnny Cash. By his side is the legendary Tommy Allsup (2 time Grammy winning Producer and Artist). Tommy played on more than 6,500 sessions and was Buddy Holly's friend and lead guitarist from 1958-1959. He escaped death when flipping a coin with Ritchie Valens. Ritchie called heads and the rest is Rock N Roll history. The second show Johnny will portray Elvis Presley re-creating his Sun Studio and early RCA years. The show will climax with Johnny's uncanny portrayal of the late great Buddy Holly.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
TOM HUGHES FACULTY ORGAN RECITAL
8:00 – 9:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/NewsEvents/Calendar.asp  

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 and SATURDAY, APRIL 18:  -

MARKET STREET and LUBBOCK ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENT
37TH ANNUAL LUBBOCK ARTS FESTIVAL
All Lubbock Arts Festival events will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

Times:  Saturday:  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday:  Noon – 5:00 PM
Admission:  $4.00 for general public and $2.00 for children 11 and younger
For additional information please contact:  806.744.2787

FRIDAY, APRIL 17:  (ONLY)

PREMIERE NIGHT

6:00 – 9:00 PM
Tickets:  $40  806.770.2000, www.selectaseatlubbock.com or any select-a-seat location.
Includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Premiere Night will honor Charles Adams for his work with CASP (Charles Adams Studio Project), Featured Artist:  Berkley White.  There will be more than 150 visual artists, the Juried Gallery featuring award winning art, with performances by Lubbock Community Theatre. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18:  (ONLY)

WEST TEXAS RUNNING CLUB’S RUN FOR THE ARTS
8:00 AM
North of Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Mac Davis Lane
A 15k, 2M and a 1-mile Kid Café Fun Run
For additional information please contact Suzan Caudle at 806.787.6708 or see www.wtrunning.com

SANTA FE OPERA SPRING TOUR
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Civic Center Theatre
Free Admission, Seating is first-come, first-seated.  Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Abigail Mitchell, Soprano; Shea Owens, Baritone; and pianist Kirt Pavitt

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 and SUNDAY, APRIL 19:  -
Times:  Saturday:  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday:  Noon – 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL:  150 VISUAL ARTISTS and LOCATION DEMONSTRATING ARTISTS:  Civic Center Exhibition Hall  150 visual artists from across the nation selling their work and demonstrating artists
BANQUET HALL SECTION C JURIED GALLERY:  with award winning art (most art will be for sale)  Banquet Hall, Section C
VARIOUS STAGES THROUGH CIVIC CENTER:  Singers, musicians, theatrical performances as well as various dance groups
KID STOPS:  featuring 10 different Kid Stops with activities including “Make and Take” art projects, a chance to perform on the Kids Karaoke stage and more!  Kids Stops are scattered throughout pedestrian walkway in Civic Center.  Each Kid Stop will have a sign indicating it is part of the Kid Stops.
BANQUET HALL SECTION A:  BERKLEY WHITE, FEATURED ARTIST:  “Underwater Explorer/Adventurer with an Artist’s  Eye” exhibit by Berkley White, world renowned underwater cinematographer and photo journalist (photo/video exhibit of deep sea scenes and underwater animal life.)
TEXAS TECH ART AND ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXHIBIT:  Grand Staircase Gallery  Rethink the definitions of color, geometry, material, space, and environment as students share creative process.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 and SUNDAY, APRIL 19:  -

STORYBOOK THEATRE OF TEXAS’  “COUNTRY MOUSE, CITY MOUSE”

Saturday at 5:00 PM; Sunday at 1:00 PM (45 minutes in length)
Banquet Hall, Section B
Free Admission, seating first-come, first seated


The Buddy Holly Center will participate in the Lubbock Arts Festival Saturday, April 18th through Sunday, April 19th. Visit our Kids Stop and sing your favorite tunes with our karaoke machine! For more information, please call 806.775.3567.
Karaoke Times: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                           Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free      Ages: All

SUNDAY, APRIL 19:  (ONLY)

RYAZZ QAWWALI

1:15 – 1:45 PM Lecture begins (lecture regarding origin and meaning of qawwali music)
2:00 – 3:30 PM  Concert
Civic Center Theatre
Tickets:  $10 general admission, 806.770.2000, www.selectaseatlubbock.com or any select-a-seat outlet center, children 2 and younger are free, Tech Students and Tech Health Science Center employees with valid ID.  Free tickets are available at the Tech Student Union Building box office. 

Eight musicians from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Eastern and Western classical music.  Have performed qawwali professionally for the past 8 years. 

(END ARTS FESTIVAL)

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
JAZZ FESTIVAL
SUB Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/downloads/Jazz15Info.pdf 
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/NewsEvents/Calendar.asp  

SATURDAY, APRIL 18:  -

LUBBOCK RAPE CRISIS CENTER/VOICE OF HOPE
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
Registration at 9:30 AM
Lubbock County Courthouse
904 Broadway

This event is a fundraiser and a men’s march to speak out against sexual assault. 
After the march at the courthouse, there will be live music by Mike Pritchard and a live and silent auction at The Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th Street.
All proceeds go to the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center/Voice of Hope.
For more information, email leslie@voiceofhopelubbock.org or visit www.voiceofhopelubbock.org

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY @THE MUSEUM:  WATERCOLORS
1:00 – 4:00 PM
3301 4TH Street
Free, all ages welcome
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/event.html

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
QUINN ANKRUM FACULTY VOICE RECITAL
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/NewsEvents/Calendar.asp  

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
H2/4 GUEST ARTIST SAXOPHONE DUET RECITAL: JEFFREY LOEFFERT & JONATHAN NICHOL
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/NewsEvents/Calendar.asp  

HIGH PLAINS WINE GROWERS
2015 HIGH PLAINS WINE GROWERS SOIREE
7:00 – 11:00 PM
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $150 individual plus $9.24 ticket fee; http://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-plains-winegrowers-2015-soiree-tickets-15938541607?aff=efbevent

IMBIBE – With Exclusively High Plains Award Winning Wines.
GROOVE – to Lubbock’s Own “Element” Dance Band.
AQUIRE – Rare Wines and More at the Live & Silent Auctions.
EXPERIENCE – An Unprecedented Wine, Foodie and Collector Event Evening on behalf of the High Plains Winegrowers. Visit our website at www.highplainswinegrowers.org

CACTUS THEATER
BUSTER WHIPS THE WHITE HOUSE
7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue 
TICKETS:  $20  Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
www.cactustheater.com

See what happens when a government agency tries to break the West Texas spirit. You can't possibly believe the hilarious antics in this confrontation! Starring Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser; the stars of many sellout Cactus productions. Jane is at her best in her role as Joy and Kurt shines as a shifty undercover agent. There's no better chemistry than Kurt and Jane. If you loved "Smoke on the Mountain," "Heavenly Country," and other productions these two star in, you will leave the Cactus saying this is the best yet from this dynamic duo.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
JAZZ FESTIVAL FEATURED PERFORMER GEOFFREY KEEZER
8:00 – 10:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron
Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-tech-school-of-music-48th-annual-jazz-festival-concert-tickets-16381156480

Featuring guest artist Geoffrey Keezer with Jazz Ensemble I and II, and the Jazz Combo I.
With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey "has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole" (Time Magazine).
            


SUNDAY, APRIL 19:  -

LUBBOCK ARTS FESTIVAL, FINE ARTS ACADEMY OF INDIA and THE INDIA ASSOCIATION OF WEST TEXAS PRESENTS
RIYAAZ QAWWALI
1:15 – 1:45 PM Lecture begins (lecture regarding origin and meaning of qawwali music)
2:00 – 3:30 PM  Concert
TICKETS:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center
Riyaaz Qawwali, a dynamic ensemble of 8 musicians, was established in 2006 in Austin, Texas under the leadership of Sonny K. Mehta, A classically trained musician.  The Qawwali genre is characterized by its dynamic rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies, as well as illustrious improvisational poetry.  The songs are usually sung in Persian, Urdu, Purbi and Punjabi, and the main themes are affection, devotion, and longing for the Divine. 
The performance is brought to you by the Fine Arts Academy of India, India Association of West Texas, and the Lubbock Arts Festival.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre
1501 Mac Davis Lane

BUCKNER INTERNATIONAL
SPRING TEA FEATURING AUTHOR JANET DENISON
3:00 PM
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
1700 University Avenue
Tickets:  $30 individual.  Sponsorships, tables and individual tickets are available.  Please contact Denese Thetford at 806.795.7151 or dthetford@buckner.org
http://www.janetdenison.com/about-janet
Additional tea details are available at http://www.bucknerevents.com/springtea.shtml
Friends and supporters of Buckner International will dust off their hats and gloves as they join accomplished author and speaker, Janet Denison and mistress of ceremonies, Marcy Lawless, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 for a spring tea at the Texas Tech University McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, located at 1700 University Ave.
All proceeds from the event will go to help support local foster children and provide single mothers at My Father’s House with the opportunity to live in a safe, secure environment while completing their educational goals and learning the necessary skills to become self-sufficient.
Denison is the author of Content to Be Good – Called to Be Godly, a book that encourages Christians to work towards a higher standard for their spiritual lives. She has recently completed her first children's book, Felix Navidad, a Christmas story written to remind children of the true meaning of the season. Janet is also a popular church speaker and a respected Bible teacher.

About Buckner in Lubbock:
Buckner has been dedicated to providing services that help strengthen at-risk children and families in Lubbock since 1958. Last year in Lubbock, Buckner served more than 229 individuals through foster group homes at Buckner Children’s Home, community foster care, and My Father’s House Lubbock, a transition program for single mothers. In 2014 Buckner’s After-Care programs in Lubbock assisted 259 former foster children transition from care into self-sufficient adulthood.

LIVE MUSIC: -


THURSDAY, APRIL 16:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK
OPEN MIC COMEDY
8:45 PM
17th and Texas Avenue
TICKETS:  
http://backstagelubbock.com/

BASH RIPROCK’S
LIVE TRIVIA
7:00 PM
2419 Main Street  806.762.2274
Tickets:  Ages 18-20  $8; 21 and older  Free
http://www.bashriprocks.com/

BLUE LIGHT
AUSTIN MEADE BAND with JAY STATHAM
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/austinmeade
Austin Meade is a talented musician from East Central Texas who has a passion for sharing his unique music. Join us at the Blue Light to watch this musician illuminate the room with his magnificent tunes and one-of-a-kind expertise.
LA DIOSA
KILL TIME TRIO
7:30 PM
901 17TH Street   806.744.3600
$3.00 Cover Charge
http://www.ladiosacellars.com/

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

We love the music of West Garza and we have him on stage every Thursday at 11:30am. That’s great news for everyone!
Orestes West Garza is a humble man. He tell us that he is a nobody, having no fame, no fortune and no recordings except for a few home-made ones stashed away. He says he sings and plays because he loves doing so. He neglected to mention talent. Talent he has. You see, he is a professional musician like many of our other artists, but much of his abilities derive from a natural talent rather than formal technical training. See More http://meanwomangrill.com/orestes-west-garza/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
SPIVEY
5:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

Live Music by Ryan Spivey at the Mean Woman Grill

SPiVey. Isn’t that really all we have to say. He’s a darling, the women love him, and he’s one of those natural, outgoing performers that can’t be made. They have to be born that way. Plus, his music is simply beautiful, a thing of joy to listen to.
“Trying to define SPiVEY’s sound is a difficult task. The drum machines, the catchy guitar riffs, the sporadic lyrics help create a sound that SPiVEY can call their own. Psychedelic rock? Maybe. Talking Heads meets My Morning Jacket meets Johnny Cash? Possibly. Funky beats and bass rhythms that make everyone within the approximate vicinity dance? Definitely,” CRAM Magazine®
SPiVEY weaves sounds from folk, electronic washes, lonely cowboy songs, psychedelic rock, dirt roads and big drum beats into a lush soundscape that defies the one man show. Never one to be pinned to a certain genre, it’s all about taking you places and making you feel something…anything.
TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE AND BREW COMPANY
D.G. FLEWELLYN
6:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.771.6555
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com
http://www.flewworks.com
Acoustic Rock
FRIDAY, APRIL 17:  -

BASH RIPROCK’S
KYLE BREWER BAND
10:00 PM
2419 Main Street  806.762.2274
Tickets:  Ages 18-20  $8; 21 and older  Free
http://www.bashriprocks.com/

BLUE LIGHT
BENTON LEACHMAN BAND with JAMIE HARRIS & FRIENDS
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/bentonleachman

LA DIOSA
HALEY BURTON
8:30 PM
901 17TH Street   806.744.3600
$5.00 cover charge
http://www.ladiosacellars.com/

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

Live Music by Wade Parks at the Mean Woman Grill
Wade Parks might be called the accidental musician. Unlike many of the musicians that play the Mean Woman Grill, he didn’t start out with a music degree, nor did he begin playing at a very early age. He apparently eased into the music field, but with natural talent and a great deal of intelligence, he has managed to make himself a Lubbock music legend. Wade is best know perhaps as a gifted singer and songwriter.
Wade grew up in Houston and really didn’t get into music until he moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech. There, it was his brother and friends of his brother that eased him in to the music, and it was mainly friendly gatherings where he learned to play. That might have been all there was to his music career had he returned to Houston, because he says its the music environment in Lubbock that encouraged him to evolve his talents. He says that music is so prevalent in Lubbock because, well, there is really not much else to do.
Wade has been on and off a full time professional musician though currently he is also teaching.
These days Wade fronts his own band made up of some super musician members, including Curtis McBride, Ken Matlock and Matthew McLazrty. However, he normally plays solo at the Mean Woman Grill.

OVERTON HOTEL
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane  806.776.7000

WILD WEST
CRIZZLY
8:00 PM
Tickets:   $20-$25 (plus applicable service fees)  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/afterdark-lubbock-presents-crizzly-tickets-15620624709?aff=eac2
2216 I-27   806.741.3031
http://wildwestlubbock.com/

Currently based in Austin, Texas, he began DJing in 2010, developing a style that incorporates dubstep, crunk, hyphy, drumstep, and trap, among other genres. He has released several singles and three mixtapes, titled Crunkstep (2012), Crunkstep Volume 2: Back 2 Da Streets (2013), and “Crunkstep Volume 3: Booty by Crizzly” (2014). He has also remixed songs such as “James Brown Is Dead” by L.A. Style, “Hard in Da Paint” by Waka Flocka Flame, “Chain Hang Low” by Jibbs, and “Put It Down” by Bassnectar and Excision.
In 2011 Crizzly co-founded two EDM club nights in San Antonio: Lifted Wednesdays at the Ivy Rooftop, and Play Thursdayzz at Club Rio. Around that time Indy Mojo wrote that Crizzly was “dominating the crunkstep/dubstep scene with his bass heavy mixes.”[1] Crizzly tours frequently throughout the United States, and My San Antonio described a Crizzly show as “a 90-minute, adrenaline-addled hybrid of a frat party and dance marathon.” He has played at festivals such as the Electric Daisy Carnival, Escape From Wonderland, the Warped Tour, and Lollapalooza.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 :  -

BASH RIPROCK’S
EARLY MORNING REIGN
10:00 PM
2419 Main Street
http://www.bashriprocks.com/

BLUE LIGHT STREET PARTY
WILLIAM CLARK GREENE with NO DRY COUNTY, THE CROOKS, and DALTON DOMINO & THE FRONT PORCH FAMILY BAND; RINGLING ROAD CD RELEASE PARTY
7:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
Tickets:  $25
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.williamclarkgreen.com/

LA DIOSA
LANDON SCOGGINS
8:30 PM
901 17TH Street   806.744.3600
$5.00 cover per person
http://www.ladiosacellars.com/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
MANDY ROWDEN
5:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/ 

Though Mandy Rowden started playing violin at 6 and piano at 7, she didn’t discover her songwriting talents until she was 21 — a few years after she finally unlocked a long-forbidden door to rock ‘n’ roll and had a chance to explore its oh-so-delicious temptations.
Check out her website at http://www.mandyrowden.com/home
Until then, her musical diet had been limited to gospel and classical, the only sounds allowed in her East Texas family’s fundamentalist Baptist household, where she was home-schooled through eighth grade.
Rowden picked up a guitar in high school, and was introduced to Americana while studying English and Film at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State). That led her to, as she puts it, “quit the classical scene,” and find her own voice.
“Like most chick songwriters, I’ve been guilty of writing heavily about my thoughts and feelings on relationships,” she admits. “And my response is, ‘Screw it, it’s what I’m feeling, so it’s what I’ll write!’ Love and love lost are some seriously universal topics, so I don’t see them going out of style any time soon.”
She certainly has a point — and makes it to great effect on her new album, Live from Opa!, recorded at one of her favorite Austin coffeehouses, and an earlier EP, Big Moon. And it’s not likely anyone’s going to quibble with lyrics like these, from “Breaks”. In a sure, yet slightly repentant voice, she sings, “I’ve been reckless and I’ve been wild. I’ve melted like a candle and wept like a child. Lookin’ forward to a lifetime of things that never are, but the joy and the pain and a whole lot of scars. Nothin’ seems real when it doesn’t leave a mark, but it breaks my heart.”
Make no mistake, though: Rowden is hardly just another “chick songwriter.” She’s funny as hell, first off, and versatile enough to play an ever-expanding list of instruments that now includes piano, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, drums, ukulele, and banjo. (And according to one Texas critic, “When she plays the fiddle, hearts melt.”) She’s gone skydiving. And participates in triathalons. She has a cat named Lucy. And once sold all of her possessions and moved to New York. Eventually, she came back, as Texans always do.
Rowden is the founder of Girl Guitar, which offers musical workshops for women. Whether fulfilling long-held fantasies or seeking serious career training, women attending Girl Guitar build up their chops and perform at a group-showcase finale. Seven years after Rowden launched it, Girl Guitar conducts about 22 sessions a week, including songwriting, and students report having the time of their lives.

OVERTON HOTEL
BRAD ETHRIDGE
7:00 – 10:00 PM
2322 Mac Davis Lane  806.776.7000

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
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
THE SEMI-ARID LANDSCAPE

March 6-April 19, 2015
An exhibition featuring works of art in various media that showcase the drama and the beauty of the semi-arid landscape. 


FOYER GALLERY
ART LEAGUE OF WEST TEXAS

April 17 - May 24, 2015
The Buddy Holly Center will host the spring exhibition of the Art League of West Texas, a nonprofit organization that supports artists through education, networking and exhibition while sharing the experience of visual arts with the West Texas community. James Watkins, Texas Tech University Horn Professor of Architecture, will be this year’s juror.
GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1940 Texas Avenue

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
 

 
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART
18th Street and Flint Avenue  806.742.3825
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php

JAIME JOHNSON:  UNTAMED   *NEW*
April 13 – May 10, 2015
SRO Gallery

Jamie Johnson’s photographic series  Untamed chronicles the intimate relationship of a “wild woman” and her surrounding natural environment. The woman wears the bones, branches, butterflies, and flora of her world and treads with the animals, both dead and living. The monochrome of Johnson’s photographs shifts focus from potentially colorful landscapes and figures to patterns, textures, and the relationships of forms within the images. Printed on fragile Japanese Kitakata paper, the photographs also maintain a translucent, ethereal quality. Simultaneously,  Untamed reflects upon the forms, the impermanence, and the interconnectedness of nature’s life.    
Jamie Johnson is an MFA student in photography at Louisiana Tech University where she is also an Instructor of Record in photography. She exhibits nationally.

WILL WILSON:  AUTO IMMUNE RESPONSE
April 3 – May 3, 2015
Landmark Gallery

LHUCA
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall will feature Shannon & William Cannings, “Divided by a Common Language”.
April 3 – May 30, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/ShannonAndWillCannings.html
http://www.shannoncannings.com/

How one couple manages a dual nationality/gender/art medium household and generates productive happiness. 
The best marriage advice we have ever received came from an unlikely source. One morning, the two host brothers of Car Talk on NPR broke from dispensing car advice (as they often do) to help settle an argument a married couple was having about their car. One brother said, “With every fight, you have to decide: Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?” We try to keep this sentiment in mind when life gets crazy and stressful in our house and studios.
We have found it is best to have some aspects of our lives combined and some separate. We share a house, two kids, and a cat. Our studios remain separate, as much for practical reasons as philosophical ones. We have different physical studio needs because of our materials and scale, but also we need to have our own time and space to think.
We bring opposite perspectives to the subject of art. This is at once refreshing and frustrating. It is sometimes so great to have a sounding board that you know will be supportive and brutally honest. Because our artistic language overlaps, but it not redundant, we are able to speak about each other’s work with fresh thoughts. We can offer each other a perspective different from our own, but still understandable.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, sometimes it works smoothly and sometimes…well, sometimes we are reminded that we chose early on to ride the roller coaster and not the merry go round. And we always sit in the front.
 
The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature Brian Brogan, “YOUR INNER VILLAGE”.
April 3 – May 30, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/BrianBrogan.html
http://thepaintedstory.com/

Brogan's paintings have a bold palpable presence.  Inspired by dreams, visions and indigenous traditions, mystical landscapes are filled with animals, spirits and spirit creatures.

My work is rendered in a energetically charged process. Much of my imagery is dreamlike, and comes to me in dreams, visions, and other liminal states of consciousness where the material world meets the spirit world. I am attracted to dreamlike places where tropes merge, meanings shift, and past, present, and future fuse. At these junctures space can become time, and time can turn into space.
Form, structure, color, and other aspects of visual expression both define and defy meaning simultaneously. Work created from and inspired by these states of consciousness often evokes an embodied and participatory response in the viewer. The viewer finishes the story in their head and heart, becoming a part of the work, just as the work becomes a part of the viewer.
 
The John Lott Gallery will feature Lahib Jaddo, “Move like Water”. “This work is about immersion in nature, female figure in a pasture, meadow, or fields, her hair gathering energy from the sky / moving like water into the landscape/ talking to the birds.
March 6 –April 25, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/LahibJaddo2015.html                                   http://lahibjaddo.com/ 


I am an Iraqi-born visual artist based in the southwestern United States. My paintings and mixed-media works span nearly three decades and explore the condition of identity, loss/belonging, and the cultural imaginary of the “homeland” through the specific lens of the Middle Eastern Diaspora artist. In my work, the notion of homeland is not fixed or static, but rather a shifting and organic idea that changes according to one’s own emotional states and inner worlds. Whether placed in landscapes of belonging, or negative abstract spaces of isolation, the female figures in my work explore the circumstances of planting roots in a new world, while remaining inextricably connected to another.
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature Katie Maratta, “earth, wind, fire and dairy queens”.
April 3 – May 30, 2015
http://www.lhuca.org/KatieMaratta.html
http://www.mcmurtreygallery.com/Artists/katie-maratta.html

Maratta’s landscapes depict the mythic west Texas country in pieces that are four feet long but, surprisingly, only one inch high.
My work visits the endless horizons of west Texas both in format and experience.
The four foot long, one inch high scale mimics the actual landscape as though seen from a moving car window: the distant, though precise, farm houses, fence lines, silos, and other iconic elements are scattered along the horizon.
Those elements become, in the gallery setting, the narrative of the Great Plains that the viewer must travel to read. The scale makes the work hard to appreciate from six feet away. Only by approaching the piece and walking its length can the viewer appreciate the specific landscape moments that echo the rich visual experience that is the Texas horizon.

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS
Earth’s Wild Ride
IBEX:  Search for the Edge of the Solar System


Wednesday-Sunday
2:00 PM Earth’s Wild Ride
3:30 PM Ibex:  Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Saturday Shows:
11:30 AM  Seasonal Stargazing
 2:00 PM   Earth’s Wild Ride
 3:30 PM   Search for the Edge of the Solar System

3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432

TICKETS: 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

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html
 
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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

40th ANNUAL WESTERN FEDERATION OF WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES EXHIBITION *new* April 16 – July 16, 2015
Gallery 2&3

The annual juried exhibition of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies presents work from artists who are members of at least one of twelve regional watercolor societies, including the Arizona Watercolor Association, Colorado Watercolor Society, Idaho Watercolor Society, Nevada Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the West Texas Watercolor Society. The Western Federation was founded in 1974 and held its first show in 1976.
The 2015 juror, Linda Baker, selected works by ninety-six artists from among a combined membership in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies of more than 5,000 artists. The works are in a variety of water-based media including, for example, casein, gouache, tempera, acrylic and transparent watercolor.
This exhibition has been organized by the West Texas Watercolor Society and has been made possible in part through a grant from the city of Lubbock as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. The project is also supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
ANARTICA-PIONEERING AMERICAN EXPLORATIONS OF THE FROZEN CONTINENT  January 30-December 20, 2015 
Main Gallery, Gallery 6 and Balcony

Battling roaring winds, freezing temperatures, and crevasses, F. Alton Wade, joined the Second Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1933. He was appointed lead geologist for the Eastern Sledge Party, a 77 day sled journey into the unknown of Marie Byrd Land.
In 1939, Wade, returned to the icy frontier as Senior Scientist for the United States Antarctic Service to plan and manage the expedition’s scientific program as well as command the cutting-edge Snow Cruiser, a mobile research lab equipped with an airplane on its roof. Wade came to Texas Tech University in 1954 serving as Chair of the Department of Geosciences and leading 6 Texas Tech Antarctic expeditions. Wade was also a member of the first group of professors to be awarded as a Horn Professor. In 1971, he created the Antarctic Research Center at the Museum of Texas Tech University to further advance the discoveries of the Texas Tech expeditions that are detailed in this year’s featured Horn Professor exhibition, “Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent,” a new exhibit running Jan. 30 – Dec. 20 at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
The exhibit highlights nearly 100 objects from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, said Tabitha Schmidt, interim director for the Museum. Attendees can learn why it took 200 years before large sections of the Antarctic interior could be explored. Penguins, sled dogs, fossils of ancient animals, and a mummified seal tell the story of how this seemingly inhospitable landscape, 98 percent covered in snow and ice, has evolved and always teemed with life.
“Not only will you be able to trace the steps of Antarctic exploration, you can see how you would measure up to a life-sized cutout of an Emperor penguin, interact with games that test your knowledge of Antarctic exploration, learn about the Frozen Continent’s prehistoric tropical past, and see what parts of an actual exploration campsite would have looked like,” Schmidt said. “The exhibition also features a large mock glacier in the main gallery that contains a continuous mural depicting Antarctic scenery. These are experiences you will not want to miss.”

THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
A new permanent gallery featuring megafauna from the Pleistocene Period of prehistory like mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum's collections and reflects the local area's distant natural history past as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum of TTU at the Lubbock Lake Landmark. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.

WORLD WAR II ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
Lubbock Gallery
An “up from the basement” exhibition from the Museum’s collections.  Photographs from the WWII era pertaining to Lubbock.

BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art
A new long term exhibition that focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. It showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from a range of time periods. Long-time collectors Bill and Evelyn Davies have provided the Museum with this collection of Southwestern Native American works. Many of the pieces in the new exhibition were donated to the Museum forming the Davies Collection, and some are on loan from these veteran collectors.

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.

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
3121 Fourth Street 806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus. 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.

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.

HAROLD DOW BUGBEE
The NRHC is proud to exhibit selected works of Harold Dow Bugbee on loan from the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Bugbee is credited as being The Original Artist of the Texas Plains and his work demonstrates why he deserves this title. The exhibit is underwritten by the CH Foundation and guest curated by Michael Grauer

LEVER ACTION RIFLES
An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.

SADDLES
A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.
PEACHTREE GALLERY
Thursday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
901 17th Street  806.470.9996
http://peachtreegallerylubbock.com/

Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in the historic downtown of Lubbock, Texas.

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.


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

ODIS “POP” ECHOLS:  MUSICIAN, EDUCATOR, PROMOTER, MENTOR 
April 6 – September 11, 2015
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library announces a new music history exhibit honoring Odis “Pop” Echols. Echols was an influential musician and music promoter from 1927-1973. The exhibit highlights his music career achievements. His archival collection of papers, photographs and audiovisual materials is available for research at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED TEXAS TECH 
March 2015 through August 31, 2105

The second annual “Women Who Shaped Texas Tech” exhibit is on display in the Coronelli Rotunda Gallery of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. The exhibit, as part of Women’s History Month, honors those who have made lasting impressions on the University’s history.
Featured this year are Lucille S. Graves, the first African-American student enrolled at Texas Tech; Ophelia Powell-Malone, the first African-American student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree; Faye Bumpass, a nationally known author of bilingual education textbooks who became one of the first female Horn Professors at Texas Tech; Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, a Horn Professor who taught at Tech for more than 50 years; and Mina Wolf Lamb, who helped established the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food program at the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic where she had volunteered for 18 years as a teacher of nutrition.
Through hard work and forward thinking, the women featured in this exhibit helped Texas Tech became and remain an institution dedicated to providing an excellent education for women.

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.

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
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.

THE LEGACY
Hours:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM          
1500 14th Street

TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com    
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/
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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVES PRESENTS
LECTURE BY:  JAN K. HERMAN AND CAPTAIN PAUL JACOBS-THE LUCKY FEW


April 23rd, 2015, 7:00PM
Location: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University
Jan K. Herman was the chief medical historian of the Navy from 1979 to 2012, the curator of the Old Naval Observatory, and editor-in-chief of Navy Medicine for 30 years. Since 2000, he has written and produced documentaries for the US Navy highlighting its medical service. In the documentary and its companion book, The Lucky Few, Herman tells the “relatively unknown heroic tale” of one small US Navy destroyer escort’s participation in the closing days of the Vietnam War. Herman has authored more than 50 articles and monographs plus five other books.

Captain Paul Jacobs (USN, retired) will also be in attendance. Jacobs served as commanding officer of the  USS Kirk in April-May 1975 during Operation Frequent Wind (the evacuation of Saigon), during which the  USS Kirk escorted the ships of the South Vietnamese Navy and 30,000 refugees to safety.


GUITAR LESSONS
The Buddy Holly Center invites you to participate in beginner and intermediate guitar lessons all year long. Music fans ten years old and up are invited to try out acoustic guitar with local musician Robin Crawford. Sessions are available each week on Mondays. No prior playing experience is required for beginners, must play tab for intermediate classes.
The Buddy Holly Center’s guitars can be reserved for use during the lesson at the Buddy Holly Center. Please request a guitar when registering as instruments are limited. Pre-registration is required by the last Friday of every month. For more information or to register please call (806) 775-3562.
Time:   Beginner Session:       6-7 p.m.
             Intermediate Session: 7-8 p.m.    
Cost:    $20.00 for four lessons
Ages:   10 and up

At the Science Spectrum:

Arrr…Ye Ready for Family Fun this Spring?
 
Pirates & Treasure!
 
February 14th to May 25th, 2015
 
at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.
 
"There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind...
He will never forget it..."
                                          - Nostromo (from Nostromo by Joseph Conrad)
 
Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone, of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums and science/technology centers, Pirates & Treasure! explores the history of treasures and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure—including you!
What is treasure? Who hunts for treasure? Why do they hunt treasure? How do people hunt for treasure? What do you treasure? Explore these questions and take part in your own treasure hunt when you visit Pirates & Treasure!
Pirates & Treasure! has several thematic areas and hands-on activities that allow you to try tools of treasure hunting and investigate treasures.  Discover the life and times of pirates on the High Seas, from “Black Bart” and “Blackbeard” to “Long Ben”, learn why these pirate legends are still romanticized today.  Special exhibit features include actual artifacts from shipwrecks and other treasure sites. Visitors are invited to go on a treasure hunt in the exhibit to locate the special treasure chest.
THEMATIC AREAS OF PIRATES & TREASURE!
Underwater Treasure — Sunken treasure, lost aboard ships that never arrived at their destinations, has long been the object of pursuit for treasure hunters. This part of the exhibit examines who are these hunters, what tools do they use to locate treasure, and what do they find. Actual shipwreck artifacts are part of this module. Activities include a Remote Operated Vehicle.
Buried Treasure — Pirate booty, the Knights Templar, and hoards of gold are popular themes in treasure lore and some of it really exists. How do people hunt for buried treasure? What do they find? These topics are explored in the buried treasure area.
Metal Detecting — Throughout Pirates & Treasure!, the tools and technology of treasure hunting are explored. Visitors can experiment with metal detectors and see how they work in this part of the exhibit that bridges Buried Treasure and the Modern Treasure Hunt.
Gold Rushes — The gold rushes of the 19th century are slipping further into history but their impact remains in many parts of the North America. This part of the exhibit brings the hunt for gold to your visitors with an actual gold panning activity. Biographical sketches, timelines, and maps put the gold rushes in context. Visitors are also invited to be worth their weight in gold with our special scale.
Treasures in the Attic — Bringing the treasure closer to home, the attic module shows visitors how to find treasures in everyday objects. Family heirlooms and even long-lost toys may hold hidden value. Treasure hunting is often thought of as someone else's activity, but most of us pursue our own version of treasure in one way or another. The attic invites people to consider, what do YOU treasure?
Treasure in Popular Culture — Treasure is one of the most popular themes across cultures. Games, books, movies, TV shows are full of treasure stories. Even breakfast cereal and license plates have been touched by our thirst for the adventure of treasure hunting. This thematic area will be split between the Attic and the Introductory area in some venues.
The Modern Treasure Hunt — Contemporary treasure hunting employs exciting technology, like metal detectors. In this area, visitors will consider the various ways that people find their way (maps, compasses, landmarks) and other tools of navigation, including the Global Positioning System.
Geocaching — This family-friendly outdoor activity first appeared in 2001 and now boasts hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. Using GPS receivers, players hide and seek 'treasure' purely for fun. Visitors will do an indoor version of geocaching in this part of the exhibit.
Protecting Treasure — To what extremes will people go to protect treasure—or to steal it? Visitors try their hand at opening a safe in this area, which only appears in larger showings of the exhibit!
Kids Cove - The exhibit will also feature a pirate ship play structure for kids including a captain’s wheel, telescopes, a real firing air cannon, a craft area and puppet theater.
 
Critter Hut - Visit the Critter Hut to see exotic tropical species including crocodiles, boa constrictors, macaws, and poison dart frogs, hissing cockroaches, scorpions and more.
 
 
Discover the riches of Pirates & Treasure!, a traveling exhibit.  It’s only here until through the Spring, so don’t miss Yerrr… chance to dig up the treasures of history!

www.treasureexhibit.com
 
Pirates & Treasure! General Admission Ticket Prices:
 
  Pirates & Treasure!        Pirates & Treasure!           
                w/Film OR Museum          w/Film & Museum        
Adult                  $12.00                               $17.50                                          
Child (3-12)        $9.50                                $13.50                                          
Senior (60+)       $9.50                                 $13.50  
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Children’s Dental Health Fair

Sat., Feb. 7th (11:00am to 2:00pm) at the Science Spectrum!

Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, February 7th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit.  Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it!  Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally *FREE to all children up to age 12.  This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

Enjoy These *FREE Activities:

Meet members of the TTU Spirit Squad! (1:00 to 2:00pm)

Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist!

Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!

Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!

Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!

Face Painting & Balloons!

Awesome Door Prizes!

Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 2:00pm only.  (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)

Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00                                 

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