Hub City Happenings: February

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

January 31, 2023

By: Maggi Gallaspy 

Enjoy an evening of New Orleans Bebop Jazz music at Texas Tech University’s Allen Theatre. Stay after the show for a Dirty Dozen Brass Band CD signing and meet & greet. General admission tickets are $20 for the community and free for students with a valid Texas Tech ID.

February 3 – First Friday Art Trail

A visit to Lubbock during the first of the month is only complete with 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 businesses located downtown. While there, enjoy live music, food trucks, and art from local, national, and international artists.

Dust off your boots and join singer-songwriter Jon Wolfe at the Cactus Theater for an evening of country music! Tickets are on sale now. 

February 3 – Black Love

First Friday Art Trail presents a collection of love stories and a celebration of black love. With refreshments, music, photos and community art, this event will take place at the Caviel Museum of African American History.

February 3 – Father-Daughter Dance

The Hodges Community Center presents the Daddy & Daughter Valentine Dance. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for kids. 

February 3 – The Day The Music Died

Remember the 64th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This event is free to the public and includes a screening of the film, “The Buddy I Knew,” children’s activities and admission to the J.I. Allison house. 

February 4 – 2023 Black Business Expo

The Black Business Expo is open to the entire West Texas community and showcases businesses and vendors. Venture out to the Mae Simmons Community Center for this free event to network, buy, and book with registered vendors. 

Moses Snow and the Caldwell Collective band present a night of rock n’ roll in tribute to Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. Get your tickets now! Floor and standard balcony seat tickets are $25 and box seats (including concessions) are $50. 

The Hodges Community Center presents the Mommy & Son Valentine Dance. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for kids. 

This family-friendly adventure allows the audience to change the story of The Wizard of Oz as we know it. Act as a playwright in the audience and enjoy a fast-paced retelling of the L. Frank Braum classic. 

Stop by Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. to shop your favorite sips at one of Lubbock’s premier wineries. 

February 5 – 502 Jam Night

Spend your Sundays at Two Docs Brewing Co. each week for 502 Jam Night. There will be open sign-ups. Everyone is welcome! 

A fourteen-year-old tradition continues this Valentine’s season. The YWCA is hosting its annual Father-Daughter dance from 2 – 5 p.m. Sweets, snacks and beverages will be served. Tickets are $30 for adults and child, plus $10 per additional child.

February 7 – Food Truck Alley

Lubbock residents and visitors are invited to enjoy local food trucks during their lunch hour, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Civic Center parking lot.

February 9 – Un(wine)d with the Arts

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!

Texas Tech Alumni Association chapters will participate in a day of giving back as part of the centennial celebration. To find a volunteer event near you, visit

Texas Tech students are invited to the student union building for festivities including music, food and fun from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Texas Tech faculty and staff members are invited to the Museum of Texas Tech for a reception and private access to the Centennial exhibit. 

For three consecutive nights, the public is invited to celebrate the university’s 100th birthday. At dusk, the program will begin with an illumination and tell a short story, featuring memorable imagery, video, and graphics. 

February 10 – Valentine’s Paint & Sip

The Caviel Museum of African American History is hosting a paint & sip event. Choose from a few pre-drawn canvasses to add color to, enjoy beverages, browse artwork and listen to R&B music. Ticket prices are $30 for singles and $50 for couples. 

February 10 – The Cake

Enjoy an evening at the Lubbock Community Theatre for The Cake play. Tickets are on sale now!

Four Bar K hosts Friday Lunch every week from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event includes two trips through the buffet, free beer, and live music. Tickets are $12 per person. 

Spend an evening at the Cactus Theater as the Caldwell Collective band and singers present music from two iconic bands. Tickets are on sale now! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Stop by Saturdays from 5 – 8 p.m. to enjoy everything the winery has to offer. With an abundance of food and wine to suit any mood, there is something for everyone.

February 12 – Figure Drawing

LHUCA is hosting a bi-weekly figure drawing session for artists in the community. These three-hour sessions are $8 and include an opportunity to convene, create and receive and offer critiques.  

If you’re “Lookin’ for Love” this Valentine’s, get your tickets to Johnny Lee’s performance at the iconic Cactus Theater. Tickets are on sale now!

Enjoy an evening out this Valentine’s Day at MCM Eleganté. Pick from three different packages that best suites your plans. From hors d’oevures to a movie screening at the Cactus Theater, to dinner and an overnight stay in the king suite with breakfast the next morning, these packages have something for everyone. 

February 15 – Simon & Garfunkel Story 

From Tom & Jerry to a best-selling music group, folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have been through it all. Live through their story with an immersive concert-style theater show at The Buddy Holly Hall. 

The Lubbock Chorale invites the community to feel the love of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy choir and soloists’ presentation of love through art songs, opera arias, and choral compositions from some of the greatest composers of all time. Tickets are $125 and are on sale now!

The Sounds of West Texas Concert series presents the A Night of Classic Love Songs. From nostalgic tunes to door prizes, this event makes the perfect Valentine’s celebration. 

The first European symphony to visit Lubbock is coming this February! With the roots of this philharmonic dating back to the 1870s, this performance is one you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets now!

Cactus Theater favorites and special guests will perform power ballads, hard rockin’ jams and some magical love songs from artists including Journey, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and more. Tickets are on sale now!

February 24 – (I)sland (T)rap

This one-person show tells the story of Black Ulysses surviving gun violence in America through beatboxing, ukulele, spoken word poetry, and fantastical animals. The show will recur daily at the Lubbock Community Theater until February 26. 

February 25 – Catch Me With Dvořák

Music icon John Williams will be joined by saxophonist David Dees, vibraphonist Lisa Rogers and tubist Kevin Wass for a performance of the wonderful Tuba Concerto. The show will conclude with David Cho’s interpretation of Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 9. 

On the eve of Texas Tech Day in Austin, Red Raiders will gather at the Coppertank Event Center for a night of live music, food and fun. Texas Tech alumna Lynda Kay will provide entertainment and there will be appearances by the Texas Tech spirit squads and the Masked Rider. Tickets are $100 and include food, cocktails and entertainment. 


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