Lubbock-area entertainment in brief –

Ragtown Gospel presents ‘Judas’ for Lenten season

Ragtown Gospel Theater in Post is revisiting a previous production for the Lenten season. 

“Judas the Lost Apostle” will be staged Saturdays at 3 p.m. throughout March and April, except Easter weekend, according to a news release from the theater.

A synopsis of the production: “His name was Judas Iscariot, the most enigmatic of all the Apostles of Jesus — the one who betrayed Him. On opposite hillsides outside Jerusalem, Jesus and his betrayer are enduring a very different kind of torment, both orchestrated by the enemy of God and man.”  

Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more, and serving military and veterans are always admitted free in gratitude for their service.

Tickets are available at or may be reserved by phone at (877) 724-8696.

For more information on COVID-19 precautions and directions to the theater, visit

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow coming to Jake’s

Din Productions, Ralphs Records Tickets and Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom are hosting Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Jake’s, 5025 50th St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

“Hellzapoppin is the world’s greatest international touring rock-n-roll circus sideshow thrill-show extravaganza where some of the most deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed before a live audience,” according to their website.

Advance tickets are $20 (plus fees and sales tax). Day-of tickets are $25 (plus fees and sales tax).

Tickets may be purchased online at

TTU School of Dance presents DanceTech

The Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance will host DanceTech at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at the Stars & Stripes Drive-In, 5101 Clovis Hwy.

DanceTech is an evening of dance featuring original choreography by Texas Tech dance faculty and guest artists.

The production team includes: Sarah Johnson, dramaturg; Mallory Prucha, costume design; Jacob Francisco, lighting design; Tiffany Viesca, stage manager; and Ashleigh Breeding, assistant lighting designer.

Tickets for this production are $13.50 and can be purchased online at

For more information, email; call (806) 742-3603; or visit

Mahon hosts Texas History Month exhibit

Mahon Library, 1306 Ninth St., is hosting “Alamo Images: Changing Perspectives of a Texas Experience” now through March 27.

March is Texas History Month and “Alamo Images: Changing Perspectives of a Texas Experience” explores the journey of the Alamo in history, art, and pop culture.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The library’s hours for viewing the exhibit are Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit

LSO presents ‘Video Games Live’

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is presenting a bonus concert, “Video Games Live,” for its 2020-21 season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane,.

Join the LSO for a symphonic experience like no other. Gamers old and young will hear and see their favorite video games like never before.

This concert will utilize all of the technology of the Buddy Holly Hall and brings the soundtracks of your favorite consoles to the stage.

Tickets ranges are $116, $93, $75, $60, $45, and $33, depending on seating.

Tickets may be purchased online at

Splash of Red on exhibit at Legacy

Splash of Red, an exhibit by the West Texas Watercolor Society, is on display now through April 8 at the Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St.

The exhibit features artwork in a variety of mediums, all with a splash of red. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The event center is open for viewing the exhibit Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit

TTU School of Dance presents FrontierFest

The Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance will present FrontierFest at 7:30 p.m. April 8-11 and Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m., via Zoom.

FrontierFest is an evening of one-act play and choreographic pieces by Texas Tech students.

In lieu of a ticket, you will purchase a link to the performance hosted virtually on Zoom Webinar and viewable on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. Each ticket (performance link) will give you access to the performance on one device only.

Tickets for this online performance are $3.50 and available for purchase online at

For more information, email; call (806) 742-3603; or visit

Wine, Brews & BBQ cookoff set

High Plains Wine & Food Foundation is hosting the 2021 Wine, Brews & BBQ cookoff event from 2 p.m. April 9 to 9 p.m. April 10 at the FiberMax Center for Discovery, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive.

There will be food, wine, beer and spirits with live music and lots of fun to be had.

Proceeds from this event go toward three $2,500 scholarships to currently enrolled local college students, as well as three scholarships of $500 each that will be awarded to local high school students hoping to enter the fields of study of RHIM, viticulture or enology.

Team registration is now under way. Email for more info.

Admission is $10 for HPWFF members and $15 for non-members.

Spitlife, Trench Rat coheadline at Jake’s

Spitlife and Trench Rat will coheadline a concert at Jake’s Sports Cafe and Backroom, 5025 50th St., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Special guests include All Falls Down, Sleep When We’re Dead and Opulent Construct.

General admission tickets are $10 (plus fees) and can be purchased in advance online at

Jinks, Bowen, Williams to perform at amphitheater

Cody Jinks with Wade Bowen and Alex Williams will bring their Texas Country sound to the Lonestar Amphitheater, 602 E. 19th St., on April 16.

Showtime is 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. No chairs or blankets will be allowed inside the venue. 

General admission tickets are $35 or $100 for a four-pack of general admission tickets. 

Tickets may be purchased online at

Stars and Stripes hosting Chapman, Big Daddy Weave

Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre will host a drive-in theater tour performance featuring Steven Curtis Chapman and Big Daddy Weave at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.

The artists will be performing live on stage, as well as being projected onto the screen after dusk.

All tickets are sold on a per car basis with a limit of six people per car, regardless of age, and will be parked in order of arrival in the zone purchased. If you purchased multiple cars you must arrive together to be parked together. Oversized vehicles such as large vans, buses, and motorhomes are not permitted.

Be prepared to show your ticket (either printed or on mobile device) to be scanned.

Lawn chairs or blankets are welcome but must sit inside your allocated parking space.

No outside concessions or coolers may not be brought in. Food and beverages must be exclusively purchased at the concession stand for this event.

Ticket are sold based on distance from the stage. The closest to the stage are platinum tickets, which are $250 per car.

Next is gold parking for $175; silver parking for $125, which will include a view of the live event projected on main screen; and finally value parking for $88.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

LHUCA hosting annual gala fundraiser

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is hosting its Celebrating the Arts Gala from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 on the LHUCA Plaza, 511 Ave. K.

LHUCA’s Annual Celebrating the Arts Gala is the center’s largest fundraising event of the year. This popular event features a silent auction with artwork and other items to bid on, a lively live auction, a sit-down dinner, open bar, and after party with DJ and plenty of dancing.

All proceeds support LHUCA’s mission to cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community.

Tickets are $2,500 for a table of eight, or $325 for individual tickets. 

They may be purchased online at

Chorale presents ‘Music of Mozart’

The Lubbock Chorale invites the public to join them for an in-person concert featuring Music of Mozart at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1501 University Ave., across from Texas Tech.

The concert will include two of his most beautiful sacred choral pieces: “Vespare solennes de confessore” and “Te Deum in C”. 

Originally written for performance at the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria, “Vespare solennes de confessore” features choir, chamber orchestra and soloists. “Te Deum in C” was composed when Mozart was only 13, demonstrating supreme technical mastery of musical forms and techniques of his time.

Socially distanced seating is available and masks are required for the safety of others. In-person ticketholders will be seated in groups or as individuals, as purchased in order.  To be seated next to another ticketholder who has purchased tickets separately, email

A livestream option also available for this concert. The link to “Music of Mozart” will be emailed to purchasers on the day of the concert. 

Tickets are $25 (fees included) and available online at

For more information, call (806) 770-2000.

Museum of TTU hosts art deco glass collection

The Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St., is hosting the exhibit “Art Deco Glass from the David Huchthausen Collection” through April 25.

Organized by Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, this exhibit is from the Huchthausen Collection, which included early Twentieth century glass by iconic Art Deco studios such as René Lalique, Daum Frères, Pierre d’Avesn, Charles Schneider, Muller Frères, Marius-Ernest Sabino, Steuben Glass Works, and many others.

Characterized by smooth lines, geometric shapes, and bright colors, the Art Deco glass movement began, in part, as a reaction against the elaborate and ornate style of Art Nouveau in the late 19th century. Economic austerity generated by World War I launched Art Deco into popularity, with artists, designers, and architects throughout the world adopting the style. Although Art Deco fell out of fashion following World War II, the style regained its popularity in the 1970s.

Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection included more than 200 pieces from his personal collection, which is now composed of more than 300 works of Art Deco glass, much of it by European designers.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Museum hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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