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Mass Appeal – A Tony Award Winning Play

Jun 13, 2024Jun 11, 2026 Recurring weekly on Thursday

Step behind the pulpit and into the intriguing world of Mass Appeal, a thought-provoking play that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of ministers, while fearlessly delving into the often overlooked struggles they face. The Tony Award-winning play by Bill C. Davis tells the story of an older, complacent priest being challenged to a

Un(wine)d with the Arts

Jun 13, 2024

Dec 12, 2024

LHUCA is happy to bring you Un(wine)d with the Arts in the LHUCA Galleries! Join us each month the Thursday after First Friday Art Trail for a stroll around the Galleries and a glass of wine! Each month will feature current exhibition, gallery tours, artist talks or meet-and-greets! 

Summer Showcase 2024

Jun 13, 2024Aug 15, 2024 Recurring weekly on Thursday

Welcome to Summer Showcase 2024!This year marks the 24th season of the Buddy Holly Center’s Summer Showcase Concert Series. From May 16 – August 15, enjoy live music in our Meadows Courtyard from 5:30-7:30PM for FREE! Children’s activities and cash bar will be available.Be sure to put your dancing shoes on and don’t forget your

GAC Summer Youth Art Classes

Jun 13, 2024Jul 19, 2024 Recurring every week day

Garden & Arts Center Summer Youth Art classes are back for summer 2024! Classes this year include Ceramics, Printmaking, Bookmaking, Photography, and Improv!Classes will be offered weekly, Monday & Friday at either 9:00 am & 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Registration is now open, and the registration form can be accessed on

Velvet Taco Hosts ‘Party on the Patio’ Series in Lubbock, Texas

Jun 13, 2024Jun 11, 2026 Recurring weekly on Thursday

Velvet Taco will host their second annual ‘Party on the Patio’ series in Lubbock, TX as well as continue their exclusive Happy Hour Menu to in Lubbock, TX. PARTY ON THE PATIOStarting Thursday, June 8, 2023, Velvet Taco will host their second annual Party on the Patio series in Lubbock. The Thursday night event will

Wildlife Encounters at Ringtail Ranch

Jun 13, 2024Jul 31, 2024 Recurring daily

Schedule a wildlife encounter with the Zoo Crew at Ringtail Ranch! Meet Komet the ruffed lemur, Monkee the marmoset, Charlie the parrot, Sydney the baby kangaroo, and if you’re lucky you might even see a kinkajou or two! Private group encounters start at $125 for up to four guests. If there are more than four

BBQ Lunch with Live Music & FREE Beer

Jun 14, 2024Jun 12, 2026 Recurring weekly on Friday

Friday Lunch is a buffet that features two trips through the buffet line featuring smoked brisket, sausage, home-made chicken-n-dumplings, as well as homemade side items. FREE beer and LIVE music by a variety of artists. Visit our Facebook page to see who is playing each week. Cost is $15.00 per person every Friday from 11:30

The Cher Show

Jun 14, 2024

Jun 16, 2024

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture – breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that

Kangaroo Yoga & Mimosas

Jun 15, 2024

You’ve heard of baby goat yoga, but we bet you’ve never heard of kangaroo yoga! Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 11am-12:30pm for a one-hour outdoor yoga class and 30-minute marsupial meet-and-greet at Ringtail Ranch. Our certified yoga instructor, Ashley, will guide you through the motions while our baby kangaroos sniff, nibble and roam around you!  Sip on some complimentary

Bookmaking Workshop

Jun 15, 2024

Jun 22, 2024

The Lubbock Municipal Garden & Arts Center is excited to announce a new series of Bookmaking classes specifically designed for those seeking to enhance their skills and creativity. These classes, offered at a reduced rate to educators, provide an opportunity to learn the art of bookbinding, understand various techniques, and create beautiful, handcrafted books. Bookmaking

Opening at The Wolfforth Farmers Market

Jun 15, 2024Jun 13, 2026 Recurring weekly on Saturday

We will be open to the public at the Wolfforth Farmers Market on Saturday January 25th 2020 from 10am to 2pm. Just follow the smell of hot, fresh beef, smoked corn on the cob and our signature, Moore Cajun Smokehouse original, Fais-Do-Do Chili.We will be here every Saturday, from January 25th, in Barn 3. Miss

Haboob Fest

Jun 15, 2024

Haboob Fest is a West TX based music festival started by DJ/Producer Flux N Flow. Haboob represents spreading mental health education, musical diversity, and supporting our community. Haboob carries out its mission by collaborating with a variety of local businesses and artists to bring Lubbock an unforgettable festive experience for all ages to enjoy. Haboob

English Newsom Food & Wine Market

Jun 15, 2024Jun 13, 2026 Recurring weekly on Saturday

The Food & Wine Market is in full swing at English Newsom Cellars! Whether you have a hankering for rosé, an aromatic white, or a bold red…there is an abundance of food & wine to suit any mood. Stop by on Saturdays from 5-8. 

Adoption Day!

Jun 15, 2024Jun 13, 2026 Recurring weekly on Saturday

Come meet some great dogs!

Cotton Court Sunday Funday Summer Pool Party

Jun 16, 2024Sep 1, 2024 Recurring weekly on Sunday

Get ready for an unbeatable experience at just $15 per person! Dive into Cotton Court’s Sunday Funday series, where locals and travelers alike can indulge in tantalizing refreshments, groove to the beats of a live DJ, and savor favorites from Midnight Shift’s delectable food and cocktail menu. Exclusively open to the vibrant 21 and up

The Dad Games!

Jun 16, 2024

Do you think you have what it takes to lead your family to victory? Find out this Father’s Day at Dave & Buster’s Lubbock! Grab the fam & battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts,

502 Jam Night

Jun 16, 2024Jun 14, 2026 Recurring weekly on Sunday

Join us for 502 Jam Night, every Sunday, 6 – 9 PM! -Open sign-ups -Everyone is welcome!

Father?’s Day Paint & Sippy

Jun 16, 2024

Join us for a special Father’s Day celebration that’s as unique as Dad himself! Grab your paintbrushes and your favorite root beer, and let’s toast to the man of the hour while unleashing our inner artists. This event is all about having fun and creating memories. So bring Dad, Grandpa, or any father figure in

Juneteenth Jamboree: Game Night

Jun 17, 2024

Whether you’re a history buff, a trivia enthusiast, or simply looking for a night of entertainment, this event is for you! Prizes will be awarded to the top performers, so bring your A-game and compete for glory. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us for this special occasion. Let’s come together to

Trivia Night!

Jun 17, 2024Jun 8, 2026 Recurring weekly on Monday

Join us every Monday 7-9 for Trivia Night with your hosts, Logan and Jade! What to expect: 6 rounds (5 question rounds, 1 picture round) 1-12 people in a team Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, high five for 3rd place Win a trivia night to be entered into “The Tournament of Champions”!

Trivia Night @ Cricket’s!

Jun 17, 2024Jun 8, 2026 Recurring weekly on Monday

Join us every Monday for a THEMED TRIVIA! Chance to win a prize and bragging rights!

Community Wine Classes through Texas Tech

Jun 18, 2024

Through Texas Tech we offer small, convenient, and fun classes held at a local winery and taught by an industry expert. You’ll learn the basic types and styles of wine, as well as the characteristics of common wine grapes. You will also learn how to store and serve wine, and the fundamentals of food and

Ballroom Dance

Jun 19, 2024

Dec 18, 2024

LHUCA is excited to have Adam Orozco as the instructor for Ballroom Dance at LHUCA! Attendees will develop skills in several styles of dance over the course of the program. Ballroom Dance is a beginner friendly session, no partner or experience needed. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 6- 7 p.m. Registration is $5. Register


Jun 20, 2024

Jun 23, 2024

Lubbock’s Largest Annual Animal Event is BACK! It’s a Zoo in Here!Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. No where else in town can you see elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, big snakes and tortoises, as well as tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally


Jun 20, 2024

Jun 23, 2024

Lubbock’s Largest Annual Animal Event is BACK! It’s a Zoo in Here! Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June.  No where else in town can you see elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, big snakes and tortoises, as well as tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum

Firehouse Presents! Onward

Jun 21, 2024

Get ready for an adventure with Firehouse Presents! ONWARD LHUCA will offer two free family friendly screenings of this magical film full of magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. Two screenings 2 and 6 p.m. About ONWARDIn Disney and Pixar’s ONWARD, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom

Cotton Fest

Jun 27, 2024

Jun 29, 2024

William Clark Green’s Cotton Fest will take place June 27-29, 2024. A weekend-long event filled with camping, music, corn hole and a BBQ cookoff, you’ll also be able to enjoy performances from a star-studded lineup including The Panhandlers, Pat Green, Treaty Oak Revival and more. 

Line Dance & Contra

Jun 28, 2024

Want to try something new? Your first visit is free, so give Contra a try. We will alternate contra and line dances. Contra is similar to line dance in that you are taught a few moves that are repeated throughout the song. Unlike line dance, you dance with several people within circles, squares, and lines.

Mo?’s Market in the Depot District

Jul 1, 2024Oct 1, 2024 Recurring monthly on the 1st

A fun family and dog friendly event that is monthly, we have vendors, food trucks, free classes, and all the brick and mortar shops. Come enjoy live music that changes monthly, bring family friends and those cute pups for a morning of Lubbock finest!

Forth on Broadway

Jul 4, 2024

The 34th annual 4th on Broadway celebration in Mackenzie Park. This free admission event features the fantastic Bolton Oil parade, lots of local vendors, local talent, a fishing & eating contest, games and SO much more for your entire family thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Reliant! This year’s Gorilla Law Firm evening concert will feature

First Friday Art Trail

Jul 5, 2024Jun 5, 2026 Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

Join us for First Friday Art Trail, a program of LHUCA! FFAT is a free, self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District held in partnership with a variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses. Come out for live music, food trucks, and art from local, national, and international artists! Musical performance by

Encounter Student Conference

Jul 14, 2024Jul 15, 2024 Recurring daily

Encounter Student Conference is an annual gathering of middle and high school students across West Texas and surrounding areas. Held at Trinity Church in Lubbock, TX, Encounter is a time for students to experience the presence of God and spark a change within their communities. This 2-day event is filled with anointed worship, powerful speakers,

Caprock Classic Car Show

Jul 20, 2024

Come out to the Caprock Classic Car Show! We will have lots of cars, music, food trucks, vendors, silent auction and kids area! Bring the whole family!

Firehouse Presents! A Day in Africa

Jul 20, 2024

Join us for a lively journey through Africa, led by our knowledgeable guide, Elizabeth Kahura! She’ll take you on a virtual tour of the continent, showcasing its stunning geography and unique cultures. Expect to be charmed by the richness of African life, as Elizabeth introduces you to the different lifestyles, customs, and traditions of its

Firehouse Presents! Sounds of Africa

Jul 20, 2024

Educator, storyteller, and performer, Elizabeth Kahura, will guide you into the rich world of African music and dance. Elizabeth’s interactive demonstrations will offer you an exciting glimpse into the creation and use of authentic African instruments. This one-of-a-kind program showcases songs filled with profound wisdom, underscoring music’s role as a potent medium of expression. Get

FIREHOUSE PRESENTS! Aura Gaze and Reign of Ferns

Jul 21, 2024

  Join us in the Firehouse Theatre at 2:30 p.m. for an afternoon of ambient, surrealist soundscapes from Brandon Blair of Aura Gaze; Andrew Weathers and Ryan J Raffa of Reign of Ferns, experimental sound artists. Aura Gaza (Brandon Blair) Aura Gaze is an immersive, multisensorial sound project performed by musician, Brandon Blair. Blair, based in Lubbock,

2024 Black Business Expo

Aug 2, 2024Aug 3, 2024 Recurring daily

Join us for an extraordinary showcase of talent, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the 2024 Black Business Expo! The 2024 Black Business Expo will be a 2 day celebration of black businesses in the west Texas area. Networking MixerAugust 2nd, 7pm-8:30pmEast Lubbock Art House 405 M.L.K. Jr Blvd Suite B (RSVP to RealDealDesigns@graphic-designer.com | 903.316.2735) Business

15th Annual ?”Vamos a Pescar, Let?’s Go Fishing?” Event

Aug 3, 2024

It’s our quinceanera! Join us for the 15th Annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” Event & Saturday, August 3, 2024, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buddy Holly Lake located on N. University and Cesar Chavez Drive…AND IT’S FREE! Brought to you by Los Hermanos Familia a local nonprofit that uses fishing as a

Ranch Verse – Poetry, Song & Storytelling

Aug 3, 2024

Acclaimed Western artists Waddie Mitchell, Brigid and Johnny Reedy, Gail Steiger and Ed Ashurst will join cowboy songster Andy Hedges for a special day of Western storytelling, song and poetry at the 2nd annual Ranch Verse. Back for a second year by popular demand, Ranch Verse will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 in Lubbock, Texas.

The Lubbock Book Festival

Aug 24, 2024

The Lubbock Book Festival is a multi-genre, multi-author event to promote reading, writing, and literacy on the South Plains! We’ll have more than 40 powerhouse authors in attendance, with genres including Romance, Fantasy, YA, Children’s, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller–you name it! Our featured authors include the award-winning and bestselling Jill Ramsower, K.A. Linde, Mari Mancusi, Drea

Lubbock Live Festival For The Arts

Aug 31, 2024

Lubbock Live is a non-profit music and arts festival that consists of music, theater, and dance performances across 4 stages along with visual artists, vendors, and food trucks. This event lasts from 12pm-11pm located at the LHUCA and Two Docs Brewing Co. on August 31st, 2024, and is a come-and-go event. Tickets are $35 for

Social Dance Party

Sep 25, 2024

Dec 4, 2024

Join us for an introductory ballroom dance lesson! Attendees will preview the newest style of Ballroom Dance that instructors Adam and Kate will explore over the next 10 weeks. Be guided through a fun and interactive lesson, no partner or experience required! Stay after the lesson to enjoy a Social Dance Party and a drink

Hub City Renaissance Faire

Oct 19, 2024

Join us for the 2nd Hub City Renaissance Faire at LHUCA! The one-day festival titled after the program itself, Hub City Renaissance Faire, is an invitation for families to enjoy the magical space where medieval times bloom into The Renaissance and where high fantasy meets urban fantasy. 

9th Annual Veterans Parade of Lubbock

Nov 9, 2024

This is the 9th annual Veterans Parade to be held in Lubbock, Texas. The Veterans Parade is an event, designed to pay tribute to veterans and all who have served in Lubbock. November 11 in all states, it is usually observed on a state holiday and a federal holiday. Veterans’ Day is an annual American



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