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Eats & Bounds: 12/17/15

Things are winding down a bit in Lubbock as Christmas inches closer and closer.

There is a little movie coming out this weekend that is a direct sequel to a film that debuted the year I was born. I know we were all hoping for that WarGames sequel, but I have high hopes for this version of Star Wars. Those hopes are elevated even higher with my love of the soundtrack. I was the kid who played the Star Wars Theme at his piano recital. I also had tickets to Star Wars in Concert when it was supposed to stop by the USA a few years ago. Sadly, I may have been the only one, and they ended up cancelling it.

Last I checked, there were still some tickets for The Force Awakens available at Alamo Drafthouse.

Lubbock Events

Thursday, December 17th

Jake’s
FMX Toys for Tots Benefit with
Burn Halo, Black Tide, SycAmour,
and The Relapse Symphony
Bring a new unwrapped toy for entry

The Blue Light
Dalton Domino & The Front Porch Family Band

Friday, December 18th

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Women’s Basketball v. Grambling St. – 6:30pm

Civic Center Theater
Ragtime – 7:30pm

The Office
Element

Saturday, December 19th

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Men’s Basketball v. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 3pm

Civic Center Theater
Ragtime – 2 & 7:30pm

The Office
No Dry Country

Sunday, December 20th

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Women’s Basketball v. Arkansas-Pine Bluff – 2pm

Maggie Trejo Supercenter
Pancho Clos – 2-5pm

The American G I Forum co-hosts this annual city-wide presentation of Pancho Clos each year. This holiday program provides holiday cheer, goodies, and a chance for kids to tell Pancho Clos their wishes for Christmas. The Lubbock Chapter of the American G I Forum founded the “Pancho Clos” concept in 1971, and they continue to co-sponsor this event with the Maggie Trejo Supercenter. Area families and their children are invited to join in the festivities for this traditional Christmas event. Admission is free!

Tuesday, December 22nd

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Men’s Basketball v. Arkansas-Little Rock – 2pm

Ongoing Events

November 21st – December 26th
Polar Express Train Rides
Train departs at 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30pm
12/15-12/23 & 12/26

November 24th – January 14th
International Cultural Center
“High and Dry XV: A photographic exhibition of peoples & places of the world’s dry lands”

December 10th-23rd
Santa Land at Mackenzie Park
Nightly from 6-10pm

Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for two weeks in December for over 50 years! Between 38,000 to 41,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festival holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Concessions available. Admission is free!

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