Hub City Happenings: April

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

March 31, 2023

By: Maggi Gallaspy

Texas Tech Opera Theatre brings Mozart’s Don Giovanni to life at this show. The performance will be sung in Italian with an English subtitle translation. Tickets are on sale now!

April 1 – Lubbock Uncorked

This celebration of Texas wine takes place at the American Windmill Museum. With a showcase of more than 20 Texas wineries, guests are invited to taste, purchase bottles, ask winemakers questions and enjoy the live music, local food trucks, restaurants and beer garden. 

Texas Tech Opera Theatre brings Mozart’s Don Giovanni to life at this show. The performance will be sung in Italian with an English subtitle translation. Tickets are on sale now!

With every sound, every nuance and every feeling, Electric Avenue will transport you back in time to the era of new wave and radio pop. A celebration of the 80s, event tickets are on sale now!

Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, this hard-hitting play follows a battle over facts versus truth. Performed at The EDGE: A Company of Fine Artists, tickets are on sale now.

April 4- Dear Evan Hansen

The Tony Award-winning best musical is coming to The Buddy Holly Hall! From April 4-9, you can head downtown for a night at the theater. This personal, contemporary musical is about life and the way we live it. Tickets are on sale now! This musical contains mature content. 

This yearly event is back! Texas Tech Ducks Unlimited is hosting a dinner to raise money for the efforts of conservation and restoration of wetlands and other habitats. The event will have food, games, raffles, silent auctions and more. The event will be at the American Windmill Museum. 

A visit to Lubbock during the first of the month is only complete by stopping by the First Friday Art Trail (FFAT) hosted by LHUCA. FFAT is a free, self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District in partnership with various art centers, museums, galleries, and downtown businesses. While there, enjoy live music, food trucks, and art from local, national, and international artists.

The Panhandle icon band Flatland Cavalry is coming home to Lubbock for a night at Cook’s Garage. With special guests, Tanner Usrey and Alex Lambert, an evening of country and Americana music is on the setlist. Tickets are on sale now!

From April 7-9, the Flatlands Dance Theatre invites audiences to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, viewing the work of 30 choreographers. This family-friendly, cutting-edge production includes nationally-renowned guest artists, local non-profit organizations, dance students and FDT artists. 

The Cactus Theater has hosted several different shows from the Dry Bar Comedy tours in the past. This year, they’re back again. For a night of belly laughs and clean comedy, get your tickets now.

Caldwell Entertainment is back at it. Paying tribute to two groups that took the 80s by storm, this combination performance has never been done at the Cactus! Tickets are on sale now. 

Calling all crafters! Head over to Adventure Park for the hat parade, hat contest and pictures with the Easter bunny. Prizes will be awarded for each division. 

Join LHUCA Thursday’s following First Friday Art Trail for a glass of wine and a stroll through the galleries featuring artist meet & greets. LHUCA members will receive a free glass of wine!

Adventure Park is hosting a celebration and Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Admission is $8 and includes unlimited fun on Adventure Towers and the Easter egg hunt!

CLICK is back! With an original score by Amy and Scott Faris and a dance experience, this one-night-only performance will be at The Buddy Holly Hall. Tickets are on sale now!

A standout in the roots music scenes in Oklahoma and Texas in the early 2000s, this American Red Dirt music group is bringing its tour to Lubbock. Tickets are on sale now!

Another throwback to the 80s, Caldwell Entertainment is taking this trio tribute of legendary rock ‘n’ roll bands and singers to another level. Tickets are on sale now!

Free to the public, this event brings are children a morning of entertainment. In the South Plains Mall west parking lot, Touch a Truck will allow visitors to see and interact with machinery, working vehicles, utility trucks, tractors, unusual equipment and one-of-a-kind cars! 

In celebration of the Centennial of Texas Tech University and the 45th anniversary of the Lubbock Arts Festival, the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series is proud to present this performance in collaboration with the Lubbock Arts Alliance. The venue is the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre. Tickets are available now. 

From April 15-16, the 45th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Presented by United Supermarkets, this event is the largest celebration of art in the region. There will be unique exhibits and performances for visitors to enjoy! Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. 

Formed in 1989, this band has been sharing its love for country music with the world for over three decades. The band recently released its 10th studio album and is bringing its show to Lubbock. Tickets are on sale now! Prices vary. 

It’s that time of year again! William Clark Green’s Cotton Fest is a weekend-long celebration with camping, music, corn hole, a golf scramble and a BBQ cookoff. This BYOB event is one you don’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale now!

The YWCA of Lubbock is hosting this event at the University location. Acclaimed author, Katherine Wintsch will present How to Drop the Balancing Act & Get Real About Being a Mom! Tickets are $25 ane include lunch and a copy of Wintsch’s bestselling book, Slay Like a Mother. 

Turnpike Troubadours are coming to Lubbock with special guests Dawes and Jamie Lin Wilson for a night of music at the United Supermarkets Arena! Don’t miss out on a night of country music. Tickets are on sale now. 

April 22- Carmen in Gold

This concert by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra features Shostakovich’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.” Tickets to this sizzling rendition are on sale now!

The Lubbock Gun & Blade Show will be at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center April 22-23. Admission is cash only and prices vary. 

Sunflowers Over Suicide is hosting this event to promote suicide awareness and prevention. Proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Admission to the event is free. 

The Cactus Theater is proud to present a tribute to the most awarded vocal group in the history of country music: The Statler Brothers. Doors open at 6:50 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

April 22- Ranch Day

Saddle up for a day of activities centered around ranching history, ranch skills and ranch science. Enjoy the Snake Oil Magic Show, build a log cabin, learn to churn butter and watch as children have the opportunity to become a “ranch hand” for the day. Admission is free.

Showcasing the best of the Texas beverage industry are wineries, breweries and vendors from across the state. With a ticket, guests are invited to explore the winery, shop local artisan vendors, grab a bit from local food trucks and enjoy a beverage tasting. Cap off the night with a celebratory street concert!

An American Folk duo from Charleston, Shovels & Rope is bringing its tour to the Cactus Theater. Tickets are on sale now!

April 23- Tech to Town

An event that brings students, faculty, and staff out into the Lubbock Community to serve, impact, and strengthen the bonds between Texas Tech University and the City of Lubbock, Tech to Town will take place on April 23. The deadline to sign up to volunteer is April 22 at 5 p.m.

A major milestone in the career of cowboy poet, singer-songwriter and historian Andy Hedges, enjoy a night at the Cactus Theater for the release of his new album. A lineup of guests will perform. Tickets are on sale now!

This Austin-based nine-piece is bringing a mix of Texas Blues, New Orleans R&B funk, horn-driven Memphis Soul, country twang, border music, big band swing, and roots rock. Tickets are on sale now!

Texas Tech’s premiere contemporary pop a cappella group is putting on an authentic “Pitch Perfect” experience at the Cactus Theater. Tickets are on sale now for $10. 

A family-friendly activity, the Shark Show includes Ocean Craft for kids and a chicken strip dinner with fries & a drink from Expedition Cafe! All proceeds benefit the Lubbock Aquarium.

The Lubbock Community Theatre’s first Solofest Master Class Showcase will be hosted by Austin Dean Ashford. The event will feature local playwrights and their new works in development. 

The Llano Estacado Winery: Wine Run 5k will take place on April 29. Registration includes a t-shirt, wine glass, finisher medal (doubles as a bottle stopper), race bib and a pour of wine! The results will be posted online. 

Step into spring and celebrate Arbor Day with students, faculty, and staff in an effort to beautify the campus! Several activities will be included. The full schedule is available on the event page.

If shopping and browsing through one-of-a-kind pieces and handmade items from all over West Texas sounds like your perfect night out, mark your calendar for April 29. 

The Oddities Art Market returns for the spring show at Charles Adams Studio Project – CASP 5 & J Gallery!

Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza is known for his stand-up specials. His Big Foo tour is making a stop at Buddy Holly Hall. Tickets are on sale now! Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. 


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