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Eats & Bounds: Lubbock Concerts, Events & TTU Sports – 11/17/16

Christmas may be taking over Lubbock, but I want to know what you’re having for Thanksgiving.

Some of you may have heard, but Willie Nelson had to postpone his concert here last week due to illness. Think happy thoughts for Willie and his family, and let’s hope he’s on the mend.

To cheer us up a bit, a couple of other Texas natives have made waves in music recently with Robert Earl Keen releasing his Live Dinner Reunion record tomorrow while George Strait played a surprise concert last night at Gruene Hall to promote his second box set. I’ve been streaming Keen’s latest this week at work and was treated to a nice nugget about Lubbock and a shoutout to us Red Raiders in the middle of his rerecording of Terry Allen’s “Amarillo Highway”. Also, just in case Strait decides to do this again, a couple of us on Twitter have decided to camp out at Floore’s, but we may need to add the Broken Spoke and Cheatham to that list. There will be breakfast burritos.

Now, for those of you brave souls headed to Ames, meet up with the Texas Tech Alumni Association.

Join fellow Red Raiders at 11:30 a.m. for this event sponsored by the TTAA and Red Raider Club. We will meet in the Horton Multi-Purpose Conference Room, which is located inside the Iowa State Alumni Center. This will provide easy access to the game, as it is directly north of Jack Trice Stadium.

There is no admission charge and there will be food and drink as well as a cash bar. So, come on out and get ready to cheer on the red and black!

If you’re back in Lubbock and ready to join the #waronthanksgiving and get into the Christmas spirit, Holiday Happening runs until the 20th while the West Texas Polar Express starts shuttling rides to the North Pole on the 19th until December 23rd.

Have you ever wanted to take a ride in a B-17? Now’s your chance! How cool would that be?

Lubbock Events

Thursday, November 17th

Lubbock Civic Center
Holiday Happening

Rocky Johnson Field
TTU Softball Scrimmage – 2pm

CapRock Winery
Junior Vasquez hosts Junior’s Listening Room with Cary Banks & Steve Williams
Food Trucks – 6pm, Music – 6:30pm

The Blue Light
Troy Cartwright

Jake’s
Doyle Bramhall II

Friday, November 18th

Lubbock Civic Center
Holiday Happening

Civic Center Theater
The Phantom of the Opera – 7:30pm

Hemmle Recital Hall
Mariachi Los Matadores Concert – 8pm

Charley B’s
Cooder Graw

The Blue Light
John Baumann

The Office
Micky and the Motorcars with Aaron Einhouse

Wild West
Roger Creager

Saturday, November 19th

Lubbock Civic Center
Holiday Happening

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Men’s Basketball v. Eastern Kentucky – 12pm
TTU Volleyball v. TCU – 6pm

Texas Tech Football Watch Parties
Alamo Drafthouse – $5 food/beverage voucher
Cactus Theater – FREE

Civic Center Theater
The Phantom of the Opera – 7:30pm

The Office
The Mullet Boyz

The Blue Light
Jon Young Full Band

Charley B’s
Bri Bagwell

Sunday, November 20th

Lubbock Civic Center
Holiday Happening

Civic Center Theater
The Phantom of the Opera – 2pm & 7:30pm

United Supermarkets Arena
TTU Women’s Basketball v. New Mexico – 2pm

Monday, November 21st

Civic Center Theater
The Phantom of the Opera – 7:30pm

The Blue Light
Songwriter Night

Jake’s
Armored Saint

Tuesday, November 22nd

Civic Center Theater
The Phantom of the Opera – 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 23rd

PREP FOR THANKSGIVING

I’ll be smoking a turkey that involves a bourbon/maple syrup brine and injections of melted butter. What do you have on the menu?

Ongoing/Upcoming Events

November 16th-20th
Holiday Happening

November 18th-20th
B-17 Tour – Aluminum Overcast
Take a ride in a B-17!

November 18th-27th
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents The Phantom of the Opera
11/18 – 7:30pm
11/19 – 7:30pm
11/20 – 2pm & 7:30pm
11/21 – 7:30pm
11/22 – 7:30pm
11/25 – 7:30pm
11/26 – 2pm & 7:30pm
11/27 – 2pm

November 19th-December 23rd
West Texas Polar Express
Times: 4:30, 6:30, & 8:30pm

December 2nd
TTU Carol of Lights

December 3rd
LSO Holiday Chamber

December 8th-11th
Ballet Lubbock presents The Nutcracker

December 9th
Flatland Cavalry

December 13th
Tommy Emmanuel

December 17th
Roger Creager Piano Bar & Singalong

February 17th
LSO Presents a Night at the Movies

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