Lubbock area entertainment news in brief –


Chorale presents ‘Music of Mozart’

The Lubbock Chorale invites the public to join them for an in-person concert featuring Music of Mozart at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1501 University Ave., across from Texas Tech.

The concert will include two of his most beautiful sacred choral pieces: «Vespare solennes de confessore» and «Te Deum in C». 

Originally written for performance at the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria, «Vespare solennes de confessore» features choir, chamber orchestra and soloists. «Te Deum in C» was composed when Mozart was only 13, demonstrating supreme technical mastery of musical forms and techniques of his time.

Socially distanced seating is available and masks are required for the safety of others. In-person ticketholders will be seated in groups or as individuals, as purchased in order.  To be seated next to another ticketholder who has purchased tickets separately, email

A livestream option also available for this concert. The link to «Music of Mozart» will be emailed to purchasers on the day of the concert. 

Tickets are $25 (fees included) and available online at

For more information, call (806) 770-2000.

Museum of TTU hosts art deco glass collection

The Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St., is hosting the exhibit «Art Deco Glass from the David Huchthausen Collection» through Sunday.

Organized by Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, this exhibit is from the Huchthausen Collection, which included early Twentieth century glass by iconic Art Deco studios such as René Lalique, Daum Frères, Pierre d’Avesn, Charles Schneider, Muller Frères, Marius-Ernest Sabino, Steuben Glass Works, and many others.

Characterized by smooth lines, geometric shapes, and bright colors, the Art Deco glass movement began, in part, as a reaction against the elaborate and ornate style of Art Nouveau in the late 19th century.

Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection included more than 200 pieces from his personal collection, which is now composed of more than 300 works of Art Deco glass, much of it by European designers.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Museum hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.; and closed on Mondays.

Tommy Vext to perform at Jake’s

Tommy Vext (formerly of Bad Wolves) will be in concert at Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom, 5025 50th Street Suite A, on Monday.

Doors open at 6:30 and the music starts at 7 p.m.

Also performing are local bands All Falls Down, KILTER and Tea With Titans.

General admission tickets are $20 (plus a $2.75 service fee) and on sale online at

For more information, visit Jake’s Facebook page at

Blues Traveler to play benefit concert at Cook’s

Blues Traveler is scheduled to perform live at Cook’s Garage at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation. This is an outdoor show and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this Grammy Award-winning artist.

No outside food or beverages are allowed and there is a clear bag policy in place that will be enforced.

Ticketholders are welcome to bring their own chairs and a cash bar will be available. 

Tickets are $30 each and available for purchase online at

CATS Playouts to present ‘King Lear’

CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th St., is now open and presents its latest production, Shakespeare’s «King Lear.»

The play continues April 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Masks will be required to enter the theater.

«King Lear» tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters after they declare their love for him in an extremely fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing because she will not flatter him as her sisters had done.

When he feels disrespected by the two daughters who now have his wealth and power, he becomes furious to the point of madness. He eventually becomes tenderly reconciled to his third daughter, just before tragedy strikes her and then the king.

General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased online by going to the theater’s Facebook page at

East Lubbock Art House hosting exhibition

East Lubbock Art House, 405 MLK Blvd., Suite 4, is hosting Jane Lindsay’s solo art exhibition, «And Justice for All» as part of its Vivian T. Cooke Memorial Exhibition Series.

«And Justice for All» explores the criminal justice system — especially through the Lubbock Criminal Justice system — mental illness, and the idea of all individuals being worthy of love and compassion.

Through daguerreotype, photo collage, and mixed media plexiglass sculptures, Lindsay speaks to the use of attorney visitation rooms, jail cells, the preciousness of each person that cycles through the legal system, and their personal experience of a career in the legal justice system.

The exhibition will be on display through April 30.

For more information and gallery hours, email or visit

So It Begins, Bastion to perform at Jake’s

American metalcore bands So It Begins and Bastion will be in concert at Jake’s Sports Cafe & Backroom, 5025 50th Street Suite A, on Friday, April 30.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $10 (plus a $2 service fee) and on sale online at

For more information, visit Jake’s Facebook page at

Flatlands Dance to stream performance

Flatlands Dance Theatre presents «The Solo Series,» streaming May 1-8.

Flatlands Dance Theatre’s 11th season finale, «The Solo Series,» invites audiences to experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch each of its dancers perform a solo choreographed virtually by renowned guest artists from all over the world, including choreographers from South Korea, China, Brazil, and all across the US.

Flatlands has teamed with filmmaker Andrew Ina to create screendances located in some of Lubbock’s most compelling sites.

Tickets for this online streaming event are $20 each and are available now at

Jesse Day & The Texas Knights to perform at Garden

Jesse Day & The Texas Knights are scheduled to perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at The Garden, 1801 Buddy Holly Ave.

The group offers a flavorful blend of classic rock and country blues. 

The outdoor concert is free and open to the public.

LSO to present ‘An Evening with David Gaschen’

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association will present An Evening with David Gaschen at 7:30 p.m. May 8.

The performance, held at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, will feature world-renowned vocalist and Broadway superstar David Gaschen.

Gaschen graduated from Texas Tech in 1993 with a degree in vocal performance.

He then moved to Chicago to begin his professional career and performed in more than 20 musical plays there.

In May 1995, he was cast as the alternate for The Phantom in the original Swiss production of «The Phantom of the Opera» in Basel, Switzerland.

At age 26, Gaschen had become history’s youngest performer cast as The Phantom in a professional production.

He made his Broadway debut as The Phantom in November 1999 and has performed the role in professional productions worldwide more than 1,300 times.

Tickets are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the LSO office at (806) 762-1688 or visit

The Gods Have Failed, Enfuraeon to perform at Jake’s

The Gods Have Failed and Enfuraeon are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Jake’s Sports Cafe and Backroom, 5025 50th St.

The Gods Have Failed is a thrash metal band from West Texas while Enfuraeon dubs their music technical death metal.

General admission tickets are $10 plus a $2 service fee and available to buy online at

Jason Boland and the Stragglers to perform at Cactus

Jason Boland and the Stragglers are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21, at the Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

This show is a rescheduled date and previously purchased tickets have been reissued.

Jason Boland and the Stragglers have sharpened over almost 20+ years’ worth of selling out roomy venues and commanding stages across the nation.

Since coming together in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Boland and his tight knit crew have sold more than half a million albums independently and earned a devoted following that’s swelled far beyond the band’s red dirt roots.

All floor and standard balcony seats are $22.50 in advance and $27.50 the day of the show. Balcony box seats are $50 (includes concessions).

Tickets may be purchased online at or by visiting the box office during office hours Monday through Friday, 3-5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays one hour before the scheduled show.

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