Lubbock entertainment in brief

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The Edge presents 'Motherland'

The Edge Theater presents "Motherland" at 7:30 p.m. on May 20 and 21, and at 2:30 p.m. on May 15 and 22, at the Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4228 Boston Ave.

"Motherland" by award-winning Texas playwright Jim Tyler Anderson is directed by James Beekman Bush.

Winner of the Robert Bone, Jr. Memorial Award, "Motherland" examines the search for salvation in an apocalyptic, dystopian world, with distinct Texan and Mexican music and cultural influences.

Desperate to escape a deadly and hostile landscape, unlikely companions Pearl and Annie are pitched together as they travel toward a beacon of hope, a place they know only through folklore and legend, the Motherland.

Called by the song of La Andadora (She Who Walks), Pearl and Annie encounter a number of colorful, strange and unusual characters in their journey of hope and survival.

Tickets for this show range from $12.50 to $17.50.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.facebook.com/edgetheatrelubbock

Hub art school presents 'Matilda, Jr.'

The Hub Performing Art School will present "Matilda, Jr." at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Cactus Theater.

Rebellion is nigh in "Matilda JR.", a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers!

Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

General admission tickets $10. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.com

Von brings comedy tour to Holly Hall

Theo Von brings his Return of the Rat Tour to the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20.

Von can be seen and heard weekly on his widely popular podcasts that garner millions of listens/views a month "This Past Weekend", and "King and the Sting".

His new comedy special "Regular People" was filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is now streaming on Netflix. In 2020, Von completed his two-year Dark Arts Tour, which took him across America, Australia, and Europe, and another country.

Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50 (plus taxes & fees), depending on seating.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.buddyhollyhall.com

Alamo to screen 'Poltergeist'

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a special graveyard screening of "Poltergeist" at 10 p.m. Friday, May 20.

JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson star as the Freelings, whose average suburban family is tested when unexplained phenomena begin to manifest in their house. What begins as curiosity turns to terror when their young daughter (played wonderfully by Heather O'Rourke) goes missing.

Together, the family must rally their strength to rescue the child from the demonic entity preying upon their home.

Tickets to this special screening are $11 and are available online in advance at drafthouse.com/lubbock/event/graveyard-shift-poltergeist-1982

Cactus hosts Bon Jovi, Journey tribute

Caldwell Entertainment presents A Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Cactus Theater.

Bon Jovi and Journey have taken the world by storm and Caldwell Entertainment is bringing their hit music to the Cactus Theater stage. Your favorite tunes from “Don’t Stop Believing” to “Livin’ On A Prayer” will keep you on your feet.

The rockin’ Caldwell Collective band will be joined by favorites Brandon Gwinn, Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight and Kassidy King.

Reserved floor and standard balcony seats are $20 and balcony box seats (includes concessions) are $40.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.com

Lubbock Community Theater presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 p.m. on May 20-21, and 27-28 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 22 and 29, at the LCT Proscenium, 3101 35th St.
Lubbock Community Theater presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 p.m. on May 20-21, and 27-28 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 22 and 29, at the LCT Proscenium, 3101 35th St.

LCT presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Lubbock Community Theater presents "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 p.m. on May 20-21, and 27-28 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 22 and 29, at the LCT Proscenium, 3101 35th St.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” — after his coworker crush.

This foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it — BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discover Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent toward global domination.

Tickets for this show are $25 for adults and $20 for children (younger than 12), seniors and students (with ID), plus taxes and fees.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org

Movies 16 to host special screening of 'Star Trek'

Movies 16 Lubbock, 5721 58th St., will host a Fathom Events special screening of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition" at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, and at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23.

For the first time on the big-screen, director Robert Wise’s definitive vision, eagerly anticipated by "Star Trek" fans for over two decades, has been meticulously restored and remastered with enhanced visual effects.

The adventure begins when an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers. Captain James T. Kirk boldly returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command. This bold adventure launched one of the longest running movie franchises of all time, and features the cast of the original "Star Trek" series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan.

Tickets for this special screening are $12.45 and available online at www.fathomevents.com

Alamo hosts 'Downton Abby' brunch

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a special brunch for "Downton Abby: A New Era" at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22.

Polish the silver and set out the finest china – Downton is heading back to the big screen. The international sensation is going international for its second feature film, with an intriguing French mystery surrounding the Dowager Countess.

As is only proper when you have guests visiting, we’ll be serving a delightful limited-time menu fit for high tea. Our scrumptious French Garden Toast with house-made garlic-herb cheese pairs perfectly with either our Dame Delicious Spritzer (with pinot grigio, pineapple, and orange) or our Lemon & Basil Iced Tea. If you’ve put in a downstairs day of work, you might enjoy something a little stronger, like our Downstairs Rye & Tea Cocktail with basil-honey-lemon syrup and amaro.

Tickets for this special brunch screening are $10 and available in advance online at drafthouse.com/lubbock/

Alamo hosts 'Back to the Future' movie party

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a special "Back to the Future" movie party at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.

Over 30 years ago, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd took us on an era-hopping adventure with "Back to the Future" as the '80s raddest time travelin' teen and his unlikely sidekick — a crazy, wild-eyed, wild-haired scientist. What rose from those flame trails is the heaviest sci-fi comedy ever made — one that is often considered "the perfect movie" without hyperbole.

Now, you’re invited to get even heavier with us at these fourth wall-busting celebrations of time-hopping DeLoreans, life jacket vests, and oedipal overtones. Come floor it with us right to 88 MPH with a Johnny B. Goode air guitar contest before the show, and themed props to bring the movie magic to life, like your very own vial of Plutonium.

Tickets to this special screening are $15.15 and are available online in advance at drafthouse.com/lubbock/

Wynonna to perform at Cactus

Country legend Wynonna Judd brings the Herstory and Hits 30th anniversary tour to the Cactus Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, and again on Wednesday, May 25.

Wynonna Judd first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all-time, The Judds — selling more than 20 million records worldwide to become music royalty to her fans and critics alike.

A five-time Grammy Award winner in her own right, and recipient of more than 60 top industry awards, Wynonna holds multiple platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA of more than 10 million units sold for albums released throughout her impressive 30-year solo career. On top of that, Wynonna has earned 20 No. 1 hits and countless charting singles to make her one of country music’s most celebrated artists of all time.

With hits such as “No One Else On Earth,” I Saw The Light,” “Is It Over Yet?” and more, this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary tour is not to be missed.

Tickets for the first five rows on floor, reserved (rows A-E) are $75; remaining reserved floor (rows F-M) are $60; standard balcony seats are $50; and balcony box (includes concessions) are $120.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.com

Cactus hosts tribute to 70s music

Caldwell Entertainment presents a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and the Doobie Brothers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Cactus Theater.

These ’70s legends are known for their iconic rock songs and beautiful ballads. The Caldwell Collective band will present these incredible tunes alongside your favorite Caldwell Collective singers.

Jason Fellers, Brandon Gwinn, Kassidy King, Addie Bleu, and newcomer Jake Pyeatt will take the stage for an incredible night of ’70s classics! Grab your tambourines, bellbottoms, and groovy wares.

Reserved floor and standard balcony tickets are $20. Balcony box seats (includes concessions) are $40.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.cactustheater.com

Alamo hosting 'Top Gun: Maverick' brunch

Do you feel the need? The need for brunch?

Join Alamo Drafthouse for a special brunch screening of "Top Gun: Maverick" at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 and at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, May 29.

Ride into the danger zone with Maverick and Iceman in this hotly anticipated sequel to the iconic ‘80s original. After more than 30 years of flying circles around the competition, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is back where it all began — "Top Gun." He’s been called back to lead a new generation of the Navy’s top 1%, including Goose’s son, call sign Rooster (Miles Teller).

Cruise and Val Kilmer are back and they’re still dangerous in director Joseph Kosinski’s "Top Gun: Maverick". Maverick and Iceman are backed up by a star-studded cast including Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, and Jon Hamm.

Tickets for this special event are $10 and available online in advance at drafthouse.com/lubbock

Movies 16 to show 'Smokey' for 45th anniversary

TCM Big Screen Classics Presents "Smokey and the Bandit 45th Anniversary" at 4 adn 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, and Thursday, June 2 at Movies 16 Lubbock, 5721 58th St.

Starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed, "Smokey and the Bandit" delivers outrageous laughs in one of the biggest box-office hits of all time.

Bandit (Reynolds), a fun-loving, fast-talking trucker, takes on his craziest haul yet — delivering 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours. With Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Gleason) hot on his trail and eager to teach him some respect for the law, the Bandit joins forces with good ol' boy, Cledus (Reed) and runaway bride Carrie (Field).

This 45th anniversary event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.

Tickets for this special screening are $12.45 and available online in advance at www.fathomevents.com

Shen Yun shares classical Chinese dance

Shen Yun 2022 comes to the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, deeply moving journey. Featuring one of the world’s most ancient and richest dance systems — classical Chinese dance — along with dynamic animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Its mission is to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese culture — with its deep spiritual roots and profoundly optimistic worldview — was displaced by communism in China. While Shen Yun cannot perform in China today, it is sharing this precious heritage with the world.

Tickets for this production range from $80 to $150 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.buddyhollyhall.com

Watercolor Society marks 60th anniversary

The West Texas Watercolor Society celebrates its 60th anniversary with the 2022 Spring Show at the Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Ave., through May 31.

The West Texas Watercolor Society was organized in 1962 and granted a charter by the State of Texas on Nov. 13, 1979, for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of water media.

The West Texas Watercolor Society provides an opportunity for the interchange of ideas among persons interested in all form of water media. To promote the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor and water media, and to provide civic, cultural, and educational support for the art of all water media.

For more information on the organization, visit wtws.org

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock entertainment in brief

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