CATS Playhouse wraps up ‘The Temptest’

CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th St., will stage its final performances of “The Temptest,” on Friday and Saturday.

Set on a remote island, the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island.

There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

Tickets for the production, which begins at 7:30 p.m. for each performance, are $17 for adults and $13 for seniors and students, and are available for purchase through the theater’s website, catsplayhouse.com.

For more information, call (806) 503-4036.

Will of the Winds presents ‘Steel Magnolias’

Will of the Wind Productions, a resident of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, announces its production of “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling.

Production dates are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee.

All performances are at the Firehouse Theatre inside the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts located at 511 Ave. K.

Directed by by Joshua Aguirre, the story is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Tickets are available online at willofthewind.org. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $22.75 including all service fees.

TTU museum hosts works of Thomas Paine

In continuation of our partnership with The Remnant Trust, Inc., a selection of the influential writings of Thomas Paine are on exhibit at the Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 Fourth St.

A famous political theorist, revolutionary, and a Founding Father, Paine’s notable pamphlets, “Common Sense” and “The American Crisis,” were widely influential in crystalizing American attitudes and action toward independence from Britain.

This display includes early editions and printings of “Common Sense,” “The American Crisis,” “The Age of Reason” and other selected works, as well as, critiques and rebuttals by John Quincy Adams, James Chalmers, and Richard Watson.

This exhibit will be on display at the museum through August 2020.

For more information call (806) 742-2490 or email [email protected]

Free screenings for military, first responders at Alamo

In honor of Military and First Responder Appreciation Month, Alamo Drafthouse will be offering free screenings starting Friday through Wednesday.

Veterans, active-duty military, Lubbock firefighters, police officers, 911 dispatchers and EMS personnel are offered one free ticket per transaction and day for any first-run film at any time.

The tickets will need to be arranged in person at the box office, and guests will need to show valid military or work ID, or badge from any law enforcement agency include local, state or federal, fire department or county EMS.

Alamo hosts ‘The Lost Boys’ movie party

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock will revive a piece of 80’s pop culture with a “The Lost Boys” movie party on Friday.

“Whether you’re a blood-sucking ‘el vampiro’ or the meanest, baddest monster-basher in town, everyone’s invited to a night of ’80s vampires, interactive props, and excessive beach saxophone,” according to the Alamo website.

There will be all sorts of fun stuff available, including vampire fangs, confetti poppers, bubbles, flashlights, and, of course, an inflatable saxophone.

Directed by Joel Schumacher, this 1987 film stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Feldman.

The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $14.07. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit drafthouse.com/lubbock/tickets.

Cactus pays tribute to country music greats

The Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave., will host the music of George Jones, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn with a tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Caldwell Entertainment presents Will Banister and his friends Danny Cadra and Jeff Bailey in this all-new country music concert series.

Banister, his buddies and the Caldwell Collective band will pay tribute to these country legends.

Additional shows in this series are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Reserved seat tickets are $20 and balcony box seat tickets are $40 and include concessions.

Tickets are available online at evenbrite.com.

For more information, call the Cactus Theater at 762-3233.

Cotton and Wine Celebration set for Saturday

Caprock Winery and Event Center, 408 E. Woodrow Road, is hosting its second annual Cotton and Wine Celebration from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

This two-day celebration will feature cotton field and gin tours, wine tastings and vineyard tours, a wine dinner, food trucks, ag equipment displays, live music, an old fashioned grape stomp, and more.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research.

Idalou hosts Cotton Fest

Idalou presents its annual Cotton Fest on Saturday.

The event includes food, vendors, games and live music throughout the day. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. with this year’s theme being “Smalltown USA.” The day will be capped off with a street dance.

An addition to this year’s event is a car show, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the county park parking lot.

Awards will be given for top three people’s choice. All makes and models of cars, trucks and hotrods are accepted. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the fee is $15 per vehicle.

For more information on the car show, call Cruz Ybarra at (806) 466-6740.

Alamo hosts ‘Pulp Fiction’ movie party

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a “Pulp Fiction” movie party where they’ll have “Red Apple (fake) cigarettes so you can puff along with Mia, cap guns so you can shoot along with Jules and Vincent, and, of course, a pretty good $5 milkshake. We’ll even have a Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Competition beforehand (black wigs encouraged).”

The 25th anniversary showing of the movie, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman and John Travolta, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Writer/director Tarantino delivers an unforgettable cast of characters — including a pair of low-rent hit men (Travolta and Jackson), their boss’s sexy wife (Thurman), and a desperate prizefighter (Bruce Willis) — in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

Tickets for this showing are $14.07 each and available in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock/tickets.

Theater group hosting Big Band Swing fundraiser

Hub City Theatre Group is hosting The Big Band Swing caberet fundraiser for its Discover Theatre initiative at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Talkington Center for the Arts Black Box on the All Saints Campus.

The evening will include Big Band entertainment, wind and food.

Tickets are $25 (plus fees) for an individual or $40 (plus fees) per couple.

Tickets may be purchased online at ticketstothecity.com. For more information, visit www.hubtheatregroup.org

New TTU museum exhibit highlights Texas artist

Not-so-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers will open Sunday and run through Dec. 8 in gallery 6 of the Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 Fourth St.

The exhibit highlights work from 34 artists and makers currently living in Texas whose creative practices engage in the conceptual dialogue of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

As a rule, artists have been invited through a word-of-mouth selection process. In this way, a survey of makers has been collected organically through a series of personal recommendations further narrowed by standards of conceptual integrity.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Museum of Texas Tech will host the 2019 Texas Metals Symposium on October 12, an event open to the Public.

For more information, call (806) 742-2490, or email [email protected]

Fathom Events marks Star Trek 40th anniversary

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” on the big screen with the original 1979 theatrical cut, featuring Jerry Goldsmith’s rousing overture.

This special Fathom Events showing is scheduled for 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, and 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Movies 16 Lubbock, 5721 58th St.

When an unidentified alien destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command.

The legendary cast of the original “Star Trek” television series, including Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan, mobilize at warp speed to stop the alien intruder from its relentless flight toward Earth.

Tickets for this event are $12.45 and may be purchased online in advance at atomtickets.com or fathomevents.com

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