What's happening in Lubbock this weekend
31st Annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Friday, September 6th: 9am – 7pm
Saturday, September 7th: 9am – 7pm
Sunday, September 8th: 7:30 – 10am
Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://cowboy.org/shop/ thru September 4, 2019.
The 31st anniversary NCSC will host a full schedule of cowboy music, poetry, storytelling, the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, The Legends of Texas old west enactors, history presentations, western merchandise, youth activities, western authors and much more.
More info: www.cowboy.org
To see a schedule of upcoming events pleat the 2019 symposium please visit: https://cowboy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DAILY-SCHEDULE-2019.pdf
First Friday Art Trail
Various locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District
Friday, September 6, 2019
6 – 9pm
Join us for September’s First Friday Art Trail. The event will feature 14 venues with various artists along with performances and food trucks. The event is free and open to the public and offers a free trolley service to get across the trail. For a complete listing of participating venues and artists, please go to www.ffat.org.
LEPAA in partnership with the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association presents:
Buddy Holly Songwriter Showcase with Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes, Alejandro Escovedo & Friends
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Friday, September 6th
7:30 – 9:30pm
Tickets to the concert are available at The Cactus Theater.
The Buddy Holly Songwriter Showcase presents Texas singer-songwriters Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and Alejandro Escovedo and friends in a magical evening of stories and song celebrating the heart and soul of music: songwriting. In addition, other select songwriters will be showcased as a culmination of this special weeklong educational outreach program.
Find out more about The Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat and Showcase by visiting buddyhollyretreat.com.
7:30 pm Saturday
2 pm Sunday
You know the story, you love the characters - come see this 1980's classic come to life on stage! Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux, intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.
7:30 pm Friday-Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
Lubbock Community Theatre
Set in the 1930s, EPIC PROPORTIONS tells the story of two brothers, Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the huge Biblical epic Exeunt Omnes. Things move very quickly in this riotous comedy and before you know it, Phil is directing the movie, and Benny is starring in it. To complicate matters further they both fall in love with Louise, the assistant director in charge of the extras. Along the way there are gladiator battles, the Ten Plagues and a cast of thousands portrayed by four other actors. $20 adults, $Students/Seniors