Lubbock Cultural District Calendar

We want to keep you informed with cultural and entertainment events around the South Plains. Enjoy the events around Lubbock!


From the Science Spectrum:

Mysteries of China the film, captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today.  Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.


The discovery of the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor offers a unique time capsule into the past, revealing many things about this great country, which is used to tell a larger story of the growth of China into a true superpower.  From modern China to ancient China and back again, the film is a visual adventure, using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time-lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor and growth in a nation that continues to excel quickly into the future.

Mysteries of China film website & trailer video:



The Light Before Christmas film in the OMNI Theater:


Additionally the OMNI Theater will be featuring the holiday classic film, The Light Before Christmas. The film tells the delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way in a Christmas eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman, a wise, gentle man who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem, The Night Before Christmas. Sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, the children are magically transported into the story and actually become the central characters as it unfolds on the giant movie screen, complete with Santa’s visit to their home with his full team of reindeer, all assisted by Hob, Santa’s Chief Elf. Of course, no visit from Santa can end until the stockings hung on the fireplace are filled and gifts abound under the glittering Christmas tree.


Special Holiday Ticket Rate for The Light Before Christmas OMNI Film:

$6.00 Adults

$5.50 Children (ages 3-12)

$5.50 Seniors (60+)

Santa Comes a little Early this Year in….


The Light Before Christmas


at the Science Spectrum OMNI Theater,



Nov. 18th to Dec. 29th!



Spark the imagination of both young and old with this all new adaptation of the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas.  This stunning stop-motion animated film uses puppets and lavish scenery, inspired by the renowned artist James C. Christensen, to bring Santa and the story’s other characters to life as never before.  A warm hearted family film that that is sure to be a new Christmas Classic.


Produced in stop-motion animation by Evergreen Holiday Classics and Tandem Motion Picture Studios, released by Cinema Group, The Light Before Christmas is the delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way in a Christmas eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman, a wise, gentle man who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem, The Night Before Christmas. Sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, the children are magically transported into the story and actually become the central characters as it unfolds on the giant movie screen, complete with Santa’s visit to their home with his full team of reindeer, all assisted by Hob, Santa’s Chief Elf. Of course, no visit from Santa can end until the stockings hung on the fireplace are filled and gifts abound under the glittering Christmas tree.


As Santa and his sleigh take off into the night sky, the children find themselves back in the Candleman’s cottage, eager to wend their way home and find what treasures await them, but not before the Candleman shows them that the true meaning of Christmas is found through giving to others unselfishly.


Then, just as the film seems to end, the theatre audience is treated to a fun-filled tour of movie-making magic, watching how the artists at Tandem’s studios build life-like miniature sets and characters, while the animators bring the story to life before our eyes with their special cameras.


The Light Before Christmas, a film suitable for all ages, is a special, limited run, with screenings daily until Dec. 29th, 2017.  Film runtime, 30 mins. This film is not rated.


For daily showtimes the public may call 806-745-6299 or visit



Special Promotional Ticket Rate for this OMNI Film:

$6.00 Adults

$5.50 Children (ages 3-12)

$5.50 Seniors (60+)


From the Lubbock Cultural District:

Thursday, December 14:  –

City of Lubbock Public Libraries/Friends of the Library
Candy Cane Lane Children’s Program
Mahon Library
1306 9th Street
Free and open to the public

This event is for children ages 2-7.  For additional information please call 806.775.2838.

Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 17:  –

Ballet Lubbock
The Nutcracker
December 14-16 at 7:00pm, December 16 and 17 at 2:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center (Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records and United Supermarkets.)
Reserved seats are $54.50, $39.25, $31.25 and $24.25 (includes service charges).

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

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

Choreography by Ballet Lubbock Artistic Director, Yvonne Racz Key.  Original choreography is by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with the music score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. David Cho will conduct a Nutcracker orchestra. Ballet Lubbock favorite Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, returns to dance the role of the Cavalier. Lori Wilson, with the St. Louis Ballet, will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This year’s ballerinas dancing as Clara are: Ava Wilson, 13, dancing Dec. 14, Dec. 16 (evening) and Dec. 17 (matinee); and Morgan Thompson, 14, dancing Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 (matinee).

Guests cast as Mother Ginger are: Dec. 13 (outreach performance), Scott Faris; Dec. 14, Mont McClendon; Dec. 15, Ryan Henry; Dec. 16 (matinee), Jeff Jaynes; Dec. 16 (evening), Michelle Stephens; and Dec. 17, Elisabeth Burrows.

Thursday, December 14 – Saturday, December 23:  –

City of Lubbock
61st Annual Santa Land
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Mackenzie Park
4628 Mackenzie Park Road
Free Admission and open to the public

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be out nightly to hear the wish lists of children in Lubbock and the South Plains.  Come out and enjoy Santa’s village, the 60 ft. lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, entertainment, snacks and more.

Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 31:  –

The Garden
Winter Wonderland at the Garden
Monday-Thursday:  10:00am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday:  10:00am – 12:00am
Sunday:  2:00pm – 10:00pm
1801 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  $12.00 an hour for adults  $8.00 an hour for children 8 and under

Pictures with Santa.  Lubbock’s only ice skating rink.  Comfort Food by We B Taco’n.  Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider, Eggnog and Hot Buttered Rum.  Patio heaters throughout the venue.

Friday, December 15:  –

Texas Tech School of Music
20th Annual Dean Killion Scholarship Concert
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street (18th Street and Boston Avenue)

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.742.2270

Cactus Theater
Wendell Sollis P& The Sidekicks All-Stars:  A Country Christmas
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets can be purchased here:
Reserved floor seats $25; standard balcony $20; limited number of box seats $50 – which included concessions with ticket.

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


Get ready for some toe tapping, boot-scootin, fiddlin’ music this holiday season, for a night of nostalgia and listening enjoyment.  You can sit back, clap your hands, and tap your toes (Small Dance Area by Stage). It will be a great night of Western Swing, Big Band, Classical Country, Cajun, and Christmas favorites.  The holiday event will be Friday, December 15, at 7:30 pm at the Cactus Theater.

Wendell Sollis, bandleader, is a veteran banjo player, performing since the ’70s.  His shows include Six Flags, Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, and Quartz Mountain resort in Oklahoma.  He has performed with The Texas Playboys, Texas Sand and now leads the Sidekicks.

Sollis states, “This 11-member band is packed full of talent and will be ready to deliver a night of your favorite oldies.  It will be great music – bringing back memories of days gone by.  We have so many award-winning musicians, it’s appropriate to call the group all stars”.

There will be a horn section with hall of fame winner, Steve “Hambone” Ham playing trombone.  He currently plays with the Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys and the Tulsa Playboys. Steve Wilkerson, on the clarinet/tenor sax was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. He has played with Barbara Streisand, the Temptations, Andy Williams, and Glenn Campbell to name a few.

With 40 plus years of experience as a musician, Bob Baker will play steel guitar.  He started at age 13 studying with Eldon Shamblin and is a two-time Hall of Fame inductee.

Ronnie Dale Shultz, lead guitarist, has played all over the globe with well-known artists such as Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Leroy Van Dyke, Lynn Anderson, and Hank Thompson.  He’s highly in demand as a session player and performer, as he has mastered 5 different types of musical instruments.

On the accordion, Ginny Mac, from Fort Worth, will astound the audience with her magical voice and charisma.  She’s performed at the Grand Ole Opry, and MGM in Vegas. Ginny has accompanied Grammy award winners Brave Combo and Riders in the Sky.

Lucy Dean Record, a 93-year-old keyboard player, has a trophy case filled with musical honors.  She’s in several Halls of Fame and was awarded Instrumentalist of the Year at the Will Rogers Awards.

Brady Rasco, a local fiddler and firefighter in Lubbock, has played since the age of 8.  At Tarleton, he was a house band member for the Cross Timbers Opry.  He’s played with the Sidekicks and local bands for the past 10 years.

Another hall of fame fiddler, Greg Gibbs, began playing in 1984.  He’s performed with Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Kelly Spinks, and the Sidekicks.  Greg received the Hero award by the Cowtown Society of Western Swing Music Award in 2015.

Rodney Lay, on bass, was on Hee Haw for 12 years as bandleader and bass player for Roy Clark.  Hank Thompson and Waylon Jennings had top 20 songs that Rodney composed.  Today he plays for the Tulsa Playboys and Roy Clark’s tours.

Chad Maines, drummer from Dickens, Texas, has been playing drums since he was 13 years old.  Chad accompanied his dad of the Maines Brothers Band.  He has played at the Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, New Mexico, the Cactus Theater in Lubbock, and the annual Bob Will’s Day in Turkey, Texas for the last 5 years.

This fun-filled event will have a concession available, serving snacks and drinks. For an unforgettable night for your family, friends or business, come and join us!

Saturday, December 16:  –

Friends of the Library
10:00am – 2:00pm
Mahon Library
1306 9th Street

Memberships may be purchased at the door for $10.00.  Please call 806.775.2835 for additional information.

Shopping every Saturday for FOL members at the Mahon Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can purchase a membership for $10. Only books inside the store will be for sale. The Better Books section and the regularly priced books in the book sale area will not be available. The bookstore will be closed on 12/23 and 12/30.

Saturday’s at LHUCA
The Life and Art of Edward Hopper with Christian Conrad
11:30am – 1:00pm
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public

Join us for coffee and doughnuts as we discuss the life and the art of Edward Hopper with our presenter Christian Conrad.

Dance Gallery
Christmas Recital – It’s a Dance Gallery Christmas
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall
1501 Mac Davis Lane

The Dance Gallery is a business based on mentoring to students through the beautiful discipline of dance.  Our vision for our students is more than simply teaching the steps of dance.

Texas Tech Athletics
Red Raider Basketball vs. Rice Throwback Game
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
2720 Drive of Champions

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.742.7362.

Cactus Theater
Cactus Family Christmas
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets can be purchased here:
Reserved floor seats $25; standard balcony $20; limited number of box seats $50 – which included concessions with ticket.

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

The Vernacular Music Center, the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Caprock Celtic Association, and the Roots Music Institute
17th Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas – A Desert Miracle
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Maedgen Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues
Tickets:  Tickets, which raise funds for the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship at Texas Tech, are available in advance at the School of Music and at (general admission $10.50; seniors $4.50) as well as at the door. Students (with valid ID) admitted FREE.

SPECIAL 10% PRICE DISCOUNT for block-purchases of 8 tickets or more!

Singers, players, dancers, storytellers, and more gather to perform traditional repertoires of the season.

Special guests include trumpeter Andrew Stetson and the Bassandan Brass, bagpiper Roger Landes avec Les Cinqs Cornemuses, Taos’s Chipper Thompson and Kim Treiber, Texas songwriter Curtis Peoples, and the great Bal-Folk band RattleSkull! Caprock Morris and the Brothers Grimm dance teams provide the wild capers of the Border Morris, the Tech Irish Set-Dancers great social sets, step-dancer Sarah Midgely elegant slip-jigs and reels, and the Elegant Savages Orchestra presents traditional Breton, French, English, and Irish songs and tunes, as well as seasonal favorites from the “lost world of Bassanda.”

A returning special feature this year: the sonorous voices and evocative language of poets & readers William Gelber, Angela Mariani, and Clint Barrick, with selections from Celtic and Bassandan holiday texts.

The Celtic Christmas has become a Lubbock favorite with adults and kids alike and advance purchase is strongly advised.

Sunday, December 17:  –

Texas Tech Athletics
Lady Raiders vs. Rio Grande Valley
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
2720 Drive of Champions

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.742.7362.

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Sunday’s with Santa
3:00pm – 5:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Free and open to the public

Come out to see the Overton Hotel’s Gingerbread display and enjoy a visit with Santa. This year’s theme is the Polar Express! This event is free and open to the public however guests must bring their own cameras.

LIVE MUSIC:  – (Clubs, Restaurants, Wineries, Club Comedy Shows, other)

Thursday, December 14:  –

Backstage Lubbock Depot District
Open Mic Comedy
9:00pm – 10:30pm
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034
Free Admission

Blue Light
Zach McGinn
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5.00 at the door; ladies free

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Craig Elliott
4:30pm – 6:30pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Raised by Wolves
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Jenni Dale Lord
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue           806.771.6555
No cover charge

Friday, December 15:  –

Blue Light
Grady Spencer & The Work
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5.00 at the door

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Jenni Dale Lord
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Shelton Rohling
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue           806.771.6555
No cover charge

Saturday, December 16:  –

Backstage Lubbock
Davey Suicide Made from Fire US Tour with special guests Fluid Frequency, Sleep When We’re Dead, and Drinking My Denial
7:30pm; Doors at 7:00pm
1711 Texas Avenue         806.687.2034
Tickets:  $10.00  Tickets can be purchased in advance here:

Blue Light
No Dry County
9:00pm – 2:00am; Doors open at 8:00pm
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $7.00 at the door

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Taylor & Fry
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Yvonne Perea
7:00pm – 10:00pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue           806.771.6555
No cover charge

Sunday, December 17:  –

Backstage Lubbock
Crazy Town
7:30pm; Doors at 7:00pm
1711 Texas Avenue         806.687.2034
Tickets:  $12.00 in advance; $15 at the door;

When the new millennium arrived the music industry was in the midst of a new music revolution. The free delivery via shared files online created a new “outlaw” brand, that would prove instrumental in the way music would be not just delivered but created. One of the breakout bands to not just embrace but help shift the tectonic plates of the music industry was Crazy Town. As one of the first hybrid brands, they brought a new ball into the game. Equal parts urban and suburban, Chevrolet and Bentley, they rolled onto the music scene with a slow build that erupted when a “Butterfly” entered the room. The two founding members, Seth Binzer and Bret Mazur were introduced to each other by WILL I AM of the BLACK EYED PEAS. Binzer brought in his long-time friend DJ AM and Crazytown was born.

The band was all the buzz in the industry, the talk of LA. Crazytown-mania created a classic Hollywood record label bidding war in which Columbia Records ultimately won. It was the Columbia/Sony worldwide reach which appealed the most to Crazytown and that reach had them touring the world and eventually garnered them a number 1 record in more than 15 countries, and selling more than 6 million copies of their first album, THE GIFT OF GAME. The success of their worldwide smash hit Butterfly in 2001was inescapable and reached iconic status.

In 2003, CrazyTown released the follow up to GIFT OF GAME, titled DARKHORSE. Couched by record executives to deliver a harder sound, the band did not follow their instincts in the studio. DARKHORSE was not the follow up record the band wanted to, or should have delivered. The luke warm reception by the media, and lackluster sales of the sophomore effort strained the relationship between the label and the band. Whether or not Crazytown was a vicitim of the changing playing field or of their own success, they found themselves without a record deal soon thereafter. Mazur and Binzer decided to take a little hiatus and re-energize for what would be Crazytowns third record. Binzer went on to have great success with a solo effort and Paul Oakenfold’s Starry Eyed Surprise. Mazur went back to his roots as a Writer/Producer/remixer working with the likes of The Plain White Tees, Julien K, Hollywood Undead and many more.

Months turned to years, and it wasn’t until Bret called Seth to discuss releasing an album of unreleased Crazytown songs that the spark was re-ignited. They decided to get back into the studio and add one, or two brand new songs to the mix. In Mazur’s words “I just felt like we had all these songs that our fans would love to hear! Why let them die in my hard drive.” One or two new songs turned into a complete reformation of a new Crazytown. “We are taking it back to our roots, for the love of what we do”, stated Binzer.

If you were lucky enough to catch the sneak preview of their new track “Lemon Face” you know they mean business. A full record release is in the works for 2014. Well poised for reinvigorating their fans and banging out new ones, the band launches live with a handful of Southwest US dates, including the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood. Then it is off to Europe in June to own their slot at uber music fests Rock In Park & Rock Am Ring in Germany, and NovaRock in Austria, before crushing it at Download in the UK. The tour is rounded out by other high profile festivals, and some headline shows.

Crazytown is back. Crazytown is wiser. Crazytown is better. Crazytown is now!


**DISCLAIMER**  It is highly recommended that patrons contact each venue to confirm their holiday hours through the New Year**

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734

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

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

HOLIDAY HOURS:  BMA will be closed for Christmas December 24- December 26, 2017.


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

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

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

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

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

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


The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.

Grace’s General Store

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

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

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


Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events.  While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations.  If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM  Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
General Admission:  $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Children 6 and under are Free, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.

Holiday Hours:   Christmas – closed Friday, December 22, Sunday, December 24, and Monday, December 25.  New Year’s – closed on Monday, January 1st, 2018.


West Texas Watercolor Society
December 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Fine Arts Gallery

The Buddy Holly Center will host an exhibition of the West Texas Watercolor Society.  Initially organized in 1962, and formally chartered by the State of Texas in 1973, the Society was instituted for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor painting.  Artists from across the region will present their creations in a wide range of watercolor styles and methods.

West Texas Watercolor Society is composed of approximately 100 water media artists from primarily the West Texas area. The Fall Membership Show allows these artists to display and sell their beautiful art works, as well as compete for merit awards as judged by accomplished artist, Kenneth Davis.

Participating artist in this year’s winter exhibition include:  Cecelia Adams, Nancy H. Briggs, Aaron Brown, Cynthia Coon, James T. Davis, JoBeth Gilliam, Margaret A. Hodgson, Alba Jones, Nathalie Kelley, June Musick, Reg Narmour, Dyan Newton, Tim Oliver, Carol Peterson, Joce Runyan, Iva Salinas, Annalee Schubert, Gary R. Terrell, Kathryn Thomas and Gale Webb.



The Buddy Holly Center is partnering with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, to open a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery beginning on Friday, February 3, 2017.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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



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

19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560



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






6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457

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

601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667

HOLIDAY HOURS:  –  We will be closed for the holidays on December 22nd and reopen on January 2nd.

Current Exhibitions:

High and Dry XVII
November 22, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Located in the galleries of the International Cultural Center

High & Dry XVII is a photographic exhibition of peoples and places of the world’s dry lands.

High & Dry XVII juror Greg Davis, a National Geographic Creative Photographer based out of Austin.

Featuring works by:

Ray Beair – Monique Billings – Martha Bohn – Emmitt Booher –
Jackelyn Bracamontes – Terry Brandt – Bill Brown – Abbie Burnett – Terry Cockerham – Gregory Collins – Don Cook – Daniela Corrales – Jason Crites – Willetta Crowe – Christian De Massis – Willa Finley – Guy Giersch – Steve Goff – Melinda Green Harvey – Carol Hayman – Brandon Hayse – Kippra Hopper – Mark Indig – Atul Joshi – Seema Joshi – Hakam Kayasseh – Julian Mancha – Liz McCue – Ann McDonald – Shana Molina – Holly Moore – Ruby Pecot – April Pilley – Thelma Pilley – Ursula Pinner – Benjamin Powell – Giovanni Ramirez – Donna Rose – Glenn Rudd – Carol Serur – Steve Sucsy – Beckwith Thompson – Ashton Thornhill – Rebeca Wallace – Jocelyn Young

3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekends during the summer), and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. The Gallery is closed on University Holidays and closed between semesters.

Holiday Hours:  Landmark Arts will be closed from December 17th thru January 17th for the holidays and to transition exhibitions. The first exhibit of the spring semester is “Betty Press: Finding Mississippi” a photo show in the SRO Photo Gallery that starts January 18th. 

Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606

HOLIDAY HOURS:  –  LHUCA will be open to the public on Saturday, December 23 from 11-5.  We will close for the holidays from December 24 to January 1. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2.

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall
Daniel Blagg:  Roadside Distractions
December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Blagg’s latest work includes his stylistically flat and dilapidated representational scenes of what were once gleaming signs of commercialism rendered with an abundance of metaphorical comments on all aspects of contemporary society.

Artist Statement
“It’s so us, it’s so American, that waste of America, and capitalism and ill-gotten gains.  And in this consumer society we just run through stuff, and there’s something desperate in that mindset.  I think in that desperation there’s a truth about ourselves… Are we creating something that’s going to make us extinct?  Is this overkill?  What are we doing with what we have, and where is it going?  There’s something revealing in that limbo…it really says something about us.”- Daniel Blagg

The Texas native has been a fixture in the Fort Worth art scene for over four decades.  His work has received awards from Preservation is the Art of the City and the Hunting Prize and his work is included in the collections of Chase Bank, Fidelity Investments, The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, and the Old Jail House Arts Center, Albany, TX.  His public art includes the DFW Terminal D Project and the Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, TX.

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Clay on the Wall, LHUCA’s third annual juried exhibition.
December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018

The juror, Glen R. Brown, Professor of Art History at Kansas State University selected 24 artists for the exhibition.

Martin McDonald Gallery
What Makes You Happy?
December 1 – December 23, 2017

An interactive exhibition inviting the public to participate, giving their response to the question. All materials will be provided.

John F. Lott Gallery
Tina Fuentes – Nubes tan negras
November 3 – December 30, 2017
Nubes tan negras, paintings and drawings by Texas Tech University Professor of Art Tina Fuentes.
Looking with fascination at the dark clouds that carry a sensational beauty with conspicuous energies which begin with whispers of the bellowing forms and tormenting weather that lies ahead.

Artist statement:
Over the years, my works have embraced and integrated illusions of space inspired by land/space that exists here in the Plains of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas.  These artistic engagements with issues of geographical/atmospheric phenomena have led to a broadening interest in the vastness of the arid spaces of the desert corridor that extends beyond the boundaries of these lands.  These explorations have taken me to the Mexican Chihuahua Desert, the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sonora Desert in the Tucson, Arizona region.  Taking my drawing tools, camera and movie projector to these locations to document vast spaces enabled me to return to my studio with ideas and images that have filtered into the visual interpretations. As I continue this discourse, I draw upon the dynamics one may encounter in these aerial landscapes. Thunderous clouds that one can feel a reverence for, a natural force that can mesmerize and bring forth trepidations all at the same time.  Nature, a beautiful energy, can also be a diabolical force.

Website links:

3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; (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.

HOLIDAY HOURS:  –  The Moody Planetarium will be closed from December 15th through early 2018.

December 1 – 31

12:00 pm – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Laser Holiday
3:30 pm – Star of Bethlehem

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Laser Holiday
3:30 pm – Star of Bethlehem

2:00 pm – Laser Holiday
3:30 pm – Star of Bethlehem

Cowboy Astronomer (all ages)

37 minutes

Explore the stars from a cowboy’s point of view! This full-dome planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way. Narrated by cowboy humorist and poet Baxter Black.

Laser Holidays

39 minutes

  1. Sleigh Ride – LeRoy Anderson
  2. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Tchaikovsky
  3. Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer – Burl Ives
  4. Winter Wonderland – Eurythmics
  5. Deck the Halls – Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Jingle Bell Rock – Randy Travis
  7. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  8. Christmastime – Smashing Pumpkins
  9. Oiche Chiun (Silent Night) – Enya
  10. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Ronnie Spector/Darlene Love
  11. Frosty the Snowman – Cocteau Twins
  12. Carol of the Bells – David Foster
  13. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
  14. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
  15. We Wish you a Merry Christmas – James Galway

Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-4 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4th Street         806.742.2490

HOLIDAY HOURS:  – Christmas:  Friday, December 22nd open; Saturday, Dec 23rd open; Sunday, December 24th closed; Monday, December 25th closed.
We will continue to stay closed during the rest of the University holiday, including Saturday, December 30th, Sunday, December 31st, and Monday, January 1st, 2018.  We will then resume normal operations to the public on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Today’s Quilts:  Art in Stitch
November 22, 2017 –February 18, 2018

The exhibition Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch showcases recent work by the members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates from Texas will be exhibited at the Museum from November 22, 2017 thru February 18, 2018. More than 30 pieces by 22 quilt artists are included. The exhibit was curated by Gay Young and juried by Brenda Wyatt both members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQS) whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation and publications.

Andy Warhol in Lubbock
October 14, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Even after sales, thousands of artworks still remained in the Foundation’s collections. On the 20th anniversary of the Warhol Foundation, these artworks were gifted to various American museums. The Museum of Texas Tech received an initial gift in 2007-08 of 160 Polaroid and black and white photographs, followed in 2013 by a donation of seven screen prints. Selections from these two gifts are on exhibit here.

Mercando el relampago
September 30, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Marcando el relámpago is a collaborative exhibition, marking exchanges between an atmospheric scientist, Eric Bruning, and a visual artist, Tina Fuentes. The science and the art combine to present insights into lightning—a dynamic, powerful, and spectacular component of our planet’s weather systems. The language and practice of science often takes the form of rigorous logic and precise experiments. Technical analyses result in charts and graphs that compare theories to experiments. These processes seek to provide clear rationales for phenomena observed in the world. Art encourages understanding through expressive means: manipulation of color, shape, movement, composition, texture and more. In this exhibition, science and art combine to advance our understanding of lightning.

And what is the science of this project?

By the time one lightning strike reaches the ground, five have often taken place overhead but are hidden by a cloud. Observations of lightning by scientists peel back the cloud and show where each lightning path begins, and how far it extends. Sometimes the path is short, and sometimes it is long.

The short lightning paths remind scientists of choppy gusts of wind in turbulent clouds; the long paths of lightning are like the smooth motions of layered, extensive clouds. These observations suggested a scientific experiment to discover if the character of the motion of the clouds and the length of lightning were linked. The resulting Kinematic* Texture and Lightning Experiment measured how electrical energy was distributed among different lightning paths, and how the measured electrical energy compared to the distribution of energy in the turbulent motions of clouds.

*Kinematics, pronounced kin-e-mat-ics, refers to the study of the motion of objects or groups of objects without considering what causes the motion. In this case, “kinematic texture” refers to the variations of wind.

And what is the art of this project?

In this exhibition, the measurements from the scientific experiments connect with drawings, paintings and two video installations that explore the textures, movements, lights and energy of thunderstorm clouds and the paths lightning takes through them. The art works combine physical and emotional sensations that we encounter as we watch and experience the clouds and lightning of a thunderstorm.

The markings of colors and intensities of light reflected by the clouds; the gestures of strong and subtle, rapid and slow movement of lightning and clouds; the sense of immersion in a storm; the impact of a thunderstorm on birds; and even the smells of the rain, the dust in the wind, and the electricity. . .all of these experiences flow through the paintings and video. Even the scale of the art works evoke small and large storms, distant and intimate experiences of clouds and lightning.

And for you?

This exhibition melds the art of Tina Fuentes and the science of Eric Bruning. What is perhaps more difficult to exhibit is the creative dialogue between them: how art and science investigate hand in hand these weather phenomenons. How do they marry understandings of the world? This dimension of the project is left for you to explore. You, the audience, will discover this marriage between art and science.

Wallace Shoe Collection
August 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018

The recent gift of L. Jean and Rebecca Wallace significantly moved forward the earliest date for shoes in the collection of the Museum from 1850 to 1750. In celebration of this donation of 101 pair of shoes, more than 50 from the collection have been selected for an exhibit August 25, 2017-January 7, 2018.

Shoes are rarely focused on in historic books and exhibits. This collection enables a fuller understanding of how footwear developed from 1750 through 1960. Many of the examples were worn by children and demonstrate the creativity and care that went into the making of children’s shoes. Consider also the conditions under which the shoes were worn, often under gowns where they were largely unseen, but also worn to cross unpaved streets where they could easily get muddy. It is remarkable that these gems survive.

  1. Jean Wallace who graduated from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech School of Law and was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1976 assembled the Collection. Jean was the first female President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity – Justice 1975-1976. She began her career as the first woman prosecutor hired by the Midland County Attorney’s Office. She later returned to Texas Tech as the Legal Advisor for students (1979-1990) and that experience prompted her to write “What Every 18 Year Old Needs to Know about Texas Law.” She moved to Austin where she worked for the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services before retiring in 2010. She had a deep passion for protecting the safety, wellbeing and dignity of the elderly and people with disabilities. Her love of Irish Setters was likely only matched by her passion for collecting vintage footwear of the late 18th century through the beginning of the 20th of which superb examples are on exhibit here. It is through the generous gift of her estate that these shoes, which Jean collected with the intention that they come to Texas Tech, have made it into this exhibit for all to enjoy.

Open through December 2017
Explorium Gallery

For everyone who wonders why Lubbock is so windy in the spring, how it can be shorts weather in February and parka weather in March or what causes tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards to hit where they do, come to the Museum of Texas Tech University. Visitors will find these answers and more in a fun, interactive new exhibit that explains how weather begins and how it all works.


Hint: It all starts with the sun and the rotation of the Earth.


How Weather Works: Understanding Our Place Between the Sun and a Storm opens Sunday (June 26) and allows visitors of all ages to start at the sun, create atmospheric pressure, explore the Earth’s spin and the jet stream and learn about the many powerful aspects of storms such as tornadoes, haboobs, hail and lightning. The exhibit includes a section on how chaos, or altering one or many components of the atmosphere, can affect weather.

The exhibit showcases research led by Brian Ancell, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Group, who received an Early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to educator resource kits for local teachers and weather summer camps for middle school-age children, he coordinated with the museum to create this exhibit, which brings weather down to eye level and highlights how human activity can affect weather patterns.

“The driving research focuses on inadvertent weather modification, or how human activities such as irrigation, wind farms and urban heat islands can change the weather non-locally, or far away from the source,” Ancell said.


The exhibit is split into two sections. The first covers the basic atmospheric principles that create weather, starting from the sun and the rotation of the Earth and ending with small-scale weather features like thunderstorms. Visitors will get to stand between the Earth and the sun and take temperature readings with an infrared gun, then learn how the uneven heating of the tilted Earth creates atmospheric pressure, which then creates wind. They also will explore the Coriolis Effect, which explains how the Earth’s rotation leads to the jet stream and how weather systems work.


Visitors then move into a simulated immersive storm experience and learn about the formation of tornadoes, thunder, lightning, hail and dust storms, with a weather alert broadcast in the background and motion-activated thunderstorm above.


The second part of the exhibit discusses chaos and inadvertent weather modification, which is the focus of Ancell’s research. Visitors will use a Plinko board representing the Texas-Louisiana coastline to show how minute variations can alter the path of pucks representing hurricanes.


This section also looks at how wind turbines remove energy from the atmosphere and how this affects the wind patterns. It will be updated throughout the duration of the exhibit as Ancell continues his research.


“Chaos is the reason why small changes to the atmosphere, such as those resulting from irrigation or wind farms, can grow to be large, modifying larger scale weather features well away from the changes in the first place,” Ancell said.

The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.
Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

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


The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

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

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.

This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mission Statement

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

Statement of Purpose

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

3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
Entrance to the historical park will open each day at 10:00am and close each day at 5:00pm.
The outdoor historical park closes at 4:00pm.
The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30am from April through October at a cost of $5.00 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.
Please visit our website at for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

HOLIDAY HOURS:   –  NRHC will be closed December 24, 2017 though January 1, 2018.


McCombs Gallery

“In the Shadows: Cattle Rusting” chronicles the history of cattle rustling and turns a spotlight on cattle theft in the 21st century and what actions are being taken to curb the crime.

Macy Gallery

“Buckskin and Beads: Native American Clothing and Artifacts” is an exhibit of many pieces of clothing and artifacts that were once owned by Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, given to three generations of the Burnett family (Four Sixes Ranch) and donated to the NRHC.

McKanna Gallery

“A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna” is a traveling exhibit on loan from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It displays flamboyant neckwear that came to identify the colorful cowboys of the West and became as integral to cowboy attire as hats, boots and spurs.

Cash Gallery

“Wagons That Moved History” features six wagons important to the evolution of frontier transportation.

Flores Gallery

“Get a Grip Handgun Exhibit” features handguns from the NRHC and Museum of Texas Tech collections highlighting historically significant firearms that contributed to the evolution of handguns from the early 1800s through the early 1900’s.

Stevens Gallery

“New Additions to the Collection” features an exhibit of diverse items recently donated or added to the NRHC collection.

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

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:

Proctor Historical Park

Devitt Mallet Museum

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park

Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010

HOLIDAY HOURS:  – The Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive is Closed for Holiday Break from December 23rd through January 1st and will re-open on January 2nd. Our extended hours will resume on January 16 and our Saturday hours will resume on January 20th. We will also be closed on January 15 for Martin Luther King Day.

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

About the Vietnam Center

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

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

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

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



Ogden Williams Collection

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

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

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

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

About the Archive

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

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam [VA005624]

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

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

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

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


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


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


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


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

Information for Veterans

Reunions Attending/Attended


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

More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection


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


Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

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


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


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

The Oral History Project

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

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

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

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

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

Michael Ray Goode Collection

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

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

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

Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet –

Explore our Collection – over 100 artworks to view

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

2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

HOLIDAY HOURS:  – The Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library is Closed for Holiday Break from December 23rd through January 1st and will re-open on January 2nd. Our extended hours will resume on January 16 and our Saturday hours will resume on January 20th. We will also be closed on January 15 for Martin Luther King Day.

Season’s Greetings from Raiderland!
November 17, 2017 through January 2018


12 Texas Tech Ornaments are on display at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library through the holidays. Beginning in 1997, an official Texas Tech holiday ornament has been sold through the university to benefit Texas Tech students. Each year’s ornament features something unique to Texas Tech, such as the official school song or one of its historic structures.


Accompanying the ornaments are photographs from the University Archives as well as a small scale model of the USA Arena and various other small wooden models of Tech buildings. The ornaments featured in this exhibit are part of the University Archives at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.


Food and…

November 6, 2017 through December 2018


A new exhibit at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library supports the Humanities Center’s 2017-2018 theme “Food and…”  The Southwest Collection has books, serials and manuscript collections touching this year’s theme.  Items range from cookbooks to food magazines to manuscript materials about food, as well as photographs which reflect illustrations of food preparation, crops and items for consumption.  Some of the items on view come from collections such as Rare Books, the Sowell Collection and the University Archives among others. All of these materials are available to researchers.

President Grover E. Murray:  A Decade of Progress
October 2017 – December 2018

An exhibit showcasing President Grover Murray and his accomplishments such as overseeing the transition of Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University, the creation of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS), forming of the medical and law schools, as well as the construction of numerous campus buildings.

Preserving the Past:  20 years in our new home
September 2017 – March 2018

This exhibit highlights 20 years of publicizing the holdings of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library in its new home. Photos of the Southwest Collection’s old home in the Math building, the groundbreaking, and construction of the new building form the exhibit’s centerpiece.

Selections from exhibits that highlight the major departments of the SWC/SCL are also present. The Southwest Collection; University Archives; Rare Books unit; Sowell Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World; Crossroads of Music Archive; Bibliographic Services; and the Photography and Oral History collections are all represented. Highlights from other prominent exhibits, such as “Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New” and “Texas Tech: Then and Now,” are featured as well.

Chris Oglesby collection

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

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

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

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or

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

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

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

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

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

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

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


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

Exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits at the Tech Club, the United Supermarkets Arena, and at the Lubbock International Airport.
If you would like to propose an exhibit, please contact Lyn Stoll at (806) 742-3749 or write to

Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723

HOLIDAY HOURS:  –  The Legacy Event Center will be closed December 24-26 and then again December 31st through January 1st.


Greg Goodnight – Reclaiming the Land – Woodsculpture – ongoing

Linda Adkins – Heirloom Jewelry Expressions

Donna Rose – Scenes from “A Walk in the Woods” –  photography

Rick Vanderpool  – photography


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

Hours:  Monday-Friday  11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday    11:00am – 2:00pm
*We work next door in the shop and are happy to open the gallery anytime during the day.
Larry Simmons (806) 441-8564
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644

HOLIDAY HOURS:  –  9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday.

Artists:  Baron Batch, Lee Ware, Heidi Simmons, Val Williams, Benna Ellis, Texas Leatherworking, Barbara Beller, Renee Steger Simpson, Tony Greer
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.

Baron Batch originals and prints:



** Live and work at CASP! 2018 Applications for CASP Live/Work Studios #1 and #2 are now open! Find more information and the application here
Applications are due February 02, 2018 and candidates will be notified by February 15, 2018. The Live/Work studios provide a personal residence, 1,100 square foot studio space, covered parking, and yard/courtyard area. Live/Work Studios give artists the opportunity to create, share, and exhibit work through monthly First Friday Art Trail events, open studio hours, and other community engagement opportunities. Residences are open to recent university level graduates and professional artists.

Tuesday, December 19:  –

Cactus Theater
An Evening with Lee Greenwood
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  $75 VIP/Meet & Greet – first 3 rows (A1, A, B) Reserved floor. $50 next 9 rows (C-K) Reserved floor, $35 Standard balcony, $75 Balcony Box Seats (includes ticket and concessions). Tickets may be purchased here: or at the Cactus Theater Box Office.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
Lee Greenwood is an icon in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. In fact, MCA released an album in 2013 called Icon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lee and his wife, Kimberly, a former Miss Tennessee, fell in love on his 1989 USO/DOD tour. They were married in Nashville in 1992 and have two sons, Dalton and Parker.

Greenwood has also released a book in 2012, “Does God Still Bless the USA”. It features a 30 day calendar, “Prayers of a Patriot” and includes two songs, written by Greenwood, free for download in the back of the book. One is a new version of “God Bless the USA” and the other is a Praise & Worship song, “Show me the Way”.

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

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Chamber Concert
St. John’s United Methodist Church
1501 University Avenue
Tickets:  Adult $20; Students $10    Please call the LSO Box Office at 806.762.1688 or visit

Experience one of the most fun concerts LSO puts on all year!  Join our nationally recognized Brass Quintet members as they play many well-known and cherished seasonal favorites while explaining the selections historical background.

Members include:  James Decker (trombone), Joe Vandiver (trumpet), Will Strieder (trumpet), Kevin Wass (tuba), and Christopher M. Smith (horn).

Wednesday, December 20:  –

Celebrity Attractions
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Lubbock Municipal Auditoriu
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:  806.770.2000,, or any select-a-seat outlet center

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.  Script adaptation by Robert Penola.  Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.


“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks.  All elements © and TM under license to Character Arts, LLC.

Sunday, December 31:  –

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Overton New Year’s Eve Gala 2018
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.
Tickets are $300 per couple and must be purchased in advance. Buy a Table of 10 and save $100! Make it a night to remember and add a beautifully appointed guestroom to your package at a special rate when you purchase tickets.  *Please call the Overton Hotel Reservations Department and reference your ticket number to make a guestroom reservation.

There’s no better place to be on New Year’s Eve than the Overton Hotel & Conference Center! So don’t wait any longer to purchase tickets to our Annual NYE Party in the Sunset Ballroom. Your ticket includes premium open bar, gourmet food and dessert stations and live entertainment by the Dallas band Cover Down.  At midnight, celebrate with a champagne toast. Test your luck at Vegas style gaming with your chance to win amazing door prizes and proceeds benefitting the Texas Boys Ranch.

Artist Call for Entries:  –

Buddy Holly Center Call For Entries:
Barbie:  Examining an Icon
Artists must RSVP by December 20th, 2017.
The show will be exhibited January 26 – March 18, 2018

The Buddy Holly Center invites artists to submit work for the exhibition Barbie: Examining an Icon.

Submission Details:
Samples of artists responding to a similar theme are shown below in photos. (The Art of Barbie: Artists Celebrate the World’s Most Favorite Doll, Workman Publishing, 1994). Barbie came on the scene in 1959 and remains part of the culture to this day.
Work should be informed by cultural responses to the doll, and will be evaluated for appropriateness and subsequent inclusion.
Works may be 2D or 3D, but may not exceed 40″ in any direction, without advance approval. Artwork must be ready for installation (hanging wire required on the back of all 2D works exceeding 12″ in any direction).

Artists must RSVP by December 20, 2017, as space is limited

To RSVP, contact Jacqueline Bober, curator, at 806.775.3569. or at

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion featuring the varying viewpoints of experts from the areas of Women’s Studies; Clothing/Fashion?Textiles; and Marketing. We expect lively discussion that will include a response to the exhibition. The date for the panel discussion is yet to be determined.

Artists are welcome to place a sale price on their work, but must fill out a City of Lubbock Vendor Application and IRS W9 from, as well as provide a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit number. These documents are required of the BHC by the Texas Comptroller’s Office. The BHC is happy to provide the City’s Vendor Application and IRS W9 by email or in person when delivering artwork. The BHC retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

Friday, January 12:  –

Disney Live!  Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic
4:00pm and 7:00pm
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or SAS ticket locations:  Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Ralph’s Records, Market Street and United Supermarkets.

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defies the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination. Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

Saturday, January 13:  –

Christ in the Arts
Undivided Christ in the Arts Winter Performance 2018
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Tickets are now on sale via  all seats are reserved.  Adult tickets are $15 & $20; Children’s tickets, age 12 and under, are $10 & $15 (taxes and fees apply). The link for purchasing tickets can be found at:

UNDIVIDED offers a unique look at unity and oneness by first showing individual uniqueness through a variety of dance genres.  It goes on to bring out the way personal pain can produce unfair judgements leading to broken relationships.  But, as our two main (opposing) characters learn, by choosing to more deeply investigate the other person’s story and appreciating what lies behind it, walls can come down and we can learn to live more authentically “undivided”.

Join Christ in the Arts for this year’s Winter Performance featuring more than 150 local dancers & partners of all ages, as they bring this uplifting and timely story to the stage blending beautiful music, dynamic lighting and effects, and their own unique kind of dramatic choreography.

As always, this performance is appropriate for people of all ages.  For more information, visit


Please see below and apply or share with others who may be interested in this new public art opportunity for the Texas Tech University System.


Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the Museum of Texas Tech University, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX.


The public art will serve to enhance and highlight the museum’s main entrance and new landscaping to the building. Ideal submissions should incorporate light into the piece as many visitors will be here during both the day and night. This piece should be outdoors and available to the community, as well as integrated into the environment. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist will have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.


The West Texas environment is characterized by the vastness of its open spaces and the near-perpetual nature of the winds. The art should be activated by the wind, either through movement or sound. The piece should also have a connection with sustainability and with the landscaping, which will be designed as an ecogarden (you can find an example here:


The Museum’s building and grounds were designed to reflect the natural landscape of the region. The building itself depicts the Southern High Plains, visually the mesas and flatlands of the Caprock around Lubbock. As the Caprock slopes off into the Rolling Plains, the building has sloped edges and descends level by level down to the parking lot. The visitor’s approach to the building metaphorically depicts a walk up the breaks to “reach the plains” and enter the building; this concept is being more literally expanded in the landscaping with the introduction of arroyo and creek type features and native plant materials to convey more of the natural landscape feeling to the passage.


In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.


Selected finalists will receive a maximum of $2000 for travel and design fees following the submission and presentation of a Design Proposal and a model.


Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


Budget: $67,000


Application Deadline: January 16, 2018 at 3 p.m. (central)


Apply online here:

View our current collection on our website:


Thursday, February 1:  –

Communities in Schools of the South Plains
6th Annual Gala
Doors open at 6:00pm; Silent Auction at 6:30pm; Plated Dinner served at 7:00pm
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane

Please contact Penny Jones at  or 806.368.8090 for more information.

Communities in Schools of the South Plains engages students in learning through case management and whole-school services. These at-risk students often have difficulty accessing public and community services.

Monday, February 5:  –

Harlem Globetrotters
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  A limited number of courtside seats are $105.00.  Reserved seats are $51.75, $43.00, $35.25 and $29.50 (includes service charges).  Tickets are on sale at  or by calling 806.770.2000, or at any Select-A-Seat outlets at Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Ralph’s Records and United Supermarkets.

Monday, February 5 – Sunday, February 11:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Passion Play
Lab Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  $10.00 for individuals, $5.00 for students with a valid student ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students.

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Lauren Miller

Hailed by the New Yorker’s John Lahr as “extraordinary”, “bold”, and “inventive”, Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play takes us behind the scenes of three communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ. From Queen Elizabeth’s England to Hitler’s Germany to Reagan’s America, Ruhl’s exploration of devotion takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with lust, whimsy, and a lot of fish.

Friday, February 16, 2018:  –

Blake Shelton with Brett Eldredge, Trace Adkins and Carly Pearce
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue

Saturday, February 17:  –

Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital, NorthStar Surgical Center and Cardiolgists of Lubbock
Lubbock Heart Ball 2018
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street

The Heart Ball brings together our most influential leaders from the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to raise funds and promote the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The evening’s black-tie festivities will include dinner, entertainment, dancing and an exciting auction.

Event Program
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm Ballroom Opens
8:00 pm Dinner, Open Your Heart Appeal
8:45 pm Live Auction, Dessert, Dancing Immediately Following

WWE Wrestling
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  Reserved seats are $108 (ringside), $75.25, $59, $42.75, $31.74 and $21. Ticket prices include service charges. Two VIP packages are priced at $499 and $349 (includes service charges); details for VIP packages are not yet available.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records and United Supermarkets. Call 806.770.2000 for more details.


Actual matches/cards have not been announced.

Wrestlers expected to make appearances include WWE champion A.J. Styles, Kevin Owens, U.S. champion Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, The New Day, Shinsuke Nakamure and Smackdown tag team champions The USOs.


Friday, February 23:  –

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Sammy Miller & The Congregation
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets
Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or    TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk.

“This is feel-good party jazz, harking back to the 20’s and 30’s.  It’s brassy, stomp your feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw, uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade.”  The SF Weekly.  Grammy-nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Album on “My Favorite Things”.


“Miller and his bandmates have taken their unique show-an upbeat and peppy combination of jazz covers and originals-to festivals and venues across the nation.” – The Observer
A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, Sammy Miller and The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artist including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, and Lee Fields at venues including The White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world. Outreach education has been offered through Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program where the band has performed over 100 educational concerts at public schools in New York City, Los Angeles, and Ohio. Through The Juilliard School and The Monk Institute they have presented an additional 50 educational concerts.



Tuesday, February 27:  –

Lubbock Meals on Wheels
Mardi Gras 2018
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
The Nether
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

By Jennifer Haley

Directed by Patrick Midgley

In the near future, the internet becomes The Nether: a realm of complete sensory immersion, indiscernible from reality. Just log in, select your identity, and indulge your every desire.
But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing new brand of entertainment within The Nether, she begins an interrogation as vast and as disturbing as the human imagination.


Half hard-boiled crime drama, half sci-fi thriller, this winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize explores the darkest intersections of technology and human desire.

Adult content including themes of pornography, child pornography, and child violence

Friday, March 9:  –

Food for the Hungry presents
TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Featuring TobyMac, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour.

About TOBYMAC: With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac’s career continues on the fast track. His most recent studio album, THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each one of his previous five studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those honored with Gold certification, EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. His previous live DVD, ALIVE & TRANSPORTED, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award.

About Mandisa: With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world. In less than a year, Mandisa performed her three hit singles “Overcomer,” “Good Morning,” and “Stronger” on the highest rated morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA.) Her performance of “Stronger” welcomed the emotional return of beloved morning host Robin Roberts. The NFL also welcomed Mandisa to perform the national anthem during a Sunday night NFL Network game to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month where she was joined by members of the 49ers family who are survivors. Her album, Overcomer, released August 27, 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album’s title track proving to be a smash at radio Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for her best-selling and critically acclaimed project Overcomer. Additionally, “Overcomer’s” songwriters (David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens) won the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.


About Danny Gokey: BMG recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol.  His first album, My Best Days debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Following, Danny has celebrated a series of #1s including his first Award-winning holiday album, “Christmas Is Here,” as well as singles including “Hope In Front of Me” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.”   Gokey’s latest album, Rise, reached #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart and its title track, and first single, marked Gokey’s third #1 song.


About Ryan Stevenson: Following a seven-year stint as a paramedic, Pacific Northwest native Ryan Stevenson signed an exclusive agreement with Gotee Records in 2013 after capturing TobyMac’s attention by co-writing the No. 1 and Grammy® nominated single “Speak Life,” His first recording for the label was the Holding Nothing Back EP in 2013, which garnered the Top 25 single “Holding Nothing Back. This was followed by 2015’s full-length album Fresh Start which featured the No. 1 radio single “Eye of the Storm”. With three No. 1 singles (two as an artist and one as a co-writer), a GRAMMY® nomination, ASCAP honors and major tour bills with the likes of TobyMacNewsboys and Matt Maher, among others, Ryan has already distinguished himself as a rare talent whose unique perspective guides his honest lyrics and sonic sensibilities.

About Finding Favour: A big part of what makes Finding Favour so endearing is that they’re relatively normal guys. They’re family men who like to hunt & fish, enjoy quiet nights in the country, and don’t know or really care about this year’s fashion trends.  That said, what comes with the territory of ‘normalcy’ are standard feelings all men deal with—like a desire to be respected, accepted and understood. And the fear that creeps in at the thought of those desires falling short.  Naturally, Finding Favour (Blake NeeSmith, Allen Dukes, Dustin Daniels, Matt Pacco and Jon August) know these fears all too well. Or did.


About Food For The Hungry: Food For The Hungry seeks to end ALL forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world’s most vulnerable people. Our view of poverty is holistic and complex. Our solutions are innovative and community-specific. We courageously seek out the overlooked and advocate for the underserved. We’re unrelenting and we do what others claim can’t be done.  Through community-owned transformation we empower children, families and communities to invest in their own development. More than anything, we want to see people thrive. We are agents of change. We work, we feed, we teach, we love, but we know when it’s time to leave.  We are ending poverty, together.


About Awakening Events: Awakening Events produces over 175 Contemporary Christian concerts and events nationwide in America and is consistently ranked in Pollstar’s “Worldwide – Top 50 Promoter” list each year, reaching as high as 9th in North America, and top 20 in the world. Awakening Events, based in Conway Arkansas is dedicated to all aspects of live Contemporary Christian music touring, including but not limited to, planning, logistics, creative, marketing and helping create the ultimate fan experience.  For more info visit:


Friday, March 23:  –

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
The Other Mozart
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets
Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or    TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk.

“Strikingly beautiful.” – New York Times
“A gem of a show.” – The Stage (London)

There was another Mozart – a forgotten genius: Nannerl, the sister of Amadeus. THE OTHER MOZART is the true and untold story of a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

With the opulent beauty of the 18 foot dress that makes up the set, the sweet smell of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, the performance creates a multi-sensual experience that the New York Times calls, “Strikingly Beautiful,” and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight — but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.

“Imagine an eleven-year old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers, on the harpsichord or fortepiano, with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste. It was a source of wonder to many.” – Augsburger Intelligenz, May 19, 1763.


2015 DRAMA DESK AWARDS Nomination (Outstanding Sound Design in a Play)

2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination (Best Solo Performance)

Eight 2015 New York Innovation Theatre Awards nominations – winning Outstanding Solo Performance and Outstanding Original Music in a Play




The Roadshow
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  General admission tickets are $10.00 at the door.  VIP upgrade options are available online at

The Roadshow, formerly known as Rock and Worship Roadshow, will feature King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits.

Please call 888.274.9998 for additional information.

Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 7:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Creative Movement Center
Southwest Corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre Avenues just north of the Petroleum Engineering Building
Tickets:  $10.00 for individuals, $5.00 for students with a valid student ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students.

An evening of short, original one-act plays is the subject of Raider Red’s One-Act play Spectacular by Texas Tech University student playwrights.

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Little Women
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allen Knee

Directed by Ronald Dean Nolen; Musical direction by Adam Day Howard

Great American novelist Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women takes the form of the Great American Musical in this heartwarming adaptation. Originally produced on Broadway in 2005, you can experience the March Sisters’ journey from childhood to young adulthood, discovering along the way the values of life, love, and family. Impeccably composed music and a beautifully crafted story make this a must-see for every family and every theatre-goer!

Friday, April 13:  –

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets
Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or   TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk.

“…a daring reconsideration of light, space and movement…opened a new future for dance.”  Dance News Desk/Broadway World

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was founded in 1964 by two Utah women, Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, who were both professors of dance at the University of Utah. Over the years, the Company has grown from its beginning as a local entity, into an internationally renowned contemporary dance company, having performed in every state in the United States, as well as throughout Europe,South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the British Isles.


In 1972, the Company was selected as one of only 20 dance companies to participate in two prestigious national initiatives: the Dance Touring Program and the Artists in the Schools Program. This opportunity led to the creation of the Company’s education program, which became the national model for dance education in the schools—a model that still stands today.


Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is celebrating its 52nd Season (2015-2016) and boldly continues to engage an exciting future. Executive Director Jena Woodbury, Artistic Director Daniel Charon, and Education Director Ai Fujii Nelson are committed to the continuation of the Company mission: to make dance a viable part of everyone’s lives, whether it be as observers, critics, performers, or creators. Ririe-Woodbury’s performances and educational undertakings are a reflection of the Company’s philosophy that “Dance is for Everybody.” With the strength of its history, the vision of its founders, and the extraordinary ability of its current management, staff, dancers, and board, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company continues to be a major force for innovation in contemporary dance throughout the world.



Monday, April 16:  –

International Cultural Center
Ambassador Forum – Panel Discussion
5:30 – 6:30pm
601 Indiana Avenue
Free and open to the public

Title:  The Administration’s Foreign and Trade Policy One Year In:  A selected scorecard

Moderating: Ambassador Ronald Neumann (ret.)

Ambassador Anthony “Tony” Wayne

Ambassador Susan Ziadeh

Ambassador Marcie Ries

There will be a reception held following the discussion.


Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Little Women
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allen Knee

Directed by Ronald Dean Nolen; Musical direction by Adam Day Howard

Great American novelist Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women takes the form of the Great American Musical in this heartwarming adaptation. Originally produced on Broadway in 2005, you can experience the March Sisters’ journey from childhood to young adulthood, discovering along the way the values of life, love, and family. Impeccably composed music and a beautifully crafted story make this a must-see for every family and every theatre-goer!

Saturday, April 21:  –

International Cultural Center
Worldwide Showcase
5:00pm – 7:00pm
TTU Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue on the TTU campus
Free and open to the public

International students share aspects of their culture with the Texas Tech community in the annual Worldwide Showcase. Student groups from around the world sing, dance, and more in this highly-anticipated event that is a prominent part of International Week at Texas Tech University.  International Week:  April 13-21, 2018


Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
DanceTech:  ChoreoRealities
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Choreography by TTU Dance Faculty

In DanceTech: ChoreoRealities, the TTU Dance faculty invite viewers to experience differing choreographic explorations inspired by current issues in Western cultures and American politics. The University Dance company, performing choreography by award-winning TTU faculty and guest artists, will explore the intersections between truth, hope, peace, fear, and aggression.

Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12:  –

Flatland Dance Theatre
Love, Your Mother:  An Exploration of Motherhood through Dance
LHUCA Firehouse Theatre
511 Avenue K
Tickets:  Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-Seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at, at any select-a-seat outlet center or by calling Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000.

Flatlands Dance Theatre’s spring 2018 production, Love, Your Mother, presents the complexities of motherhood. Exploring such themes as the tricky navigation of new motherhood, the circus act of juggling children with other priorities, competition and jealousy, what it means to have a mom body, career moms, and the hopefulness we share for our children’s future, this production is an ode to mamas.

A cash bar will be made available for each show.

About FDT: Flatlands Dance Theatre is Lubbock’s professional dance company established in 2010. FDT produces and promotes innovative and diverse dance and provides community engagement initiatives to the West Texas region through a collective of working artists. FDT seeks to enrich the West Texas cultural community by producing innovative and diverse dance works performed by professional artists. In establishing Flatlands Dance Theatre, we are particularly enthusiastic about the opportunities we have to engage with other individuals in the community who share our commitment to furthering the visibility of professional dance in Lubbock and West Texas.

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