Lubbock entertainment in brief

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Alamo hosts 'Elvis' brunch

Brunch is always on our mind. Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a special menu brunch of the feature film "Elvis" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26.

"Elvis" tells the story of the legendary singer/cultural icon/force of nature in rhinestone-studded fashion. From his dazzling first performance to his complex relationship with long-time manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), to his role in the civil rights movement, Baz Luhrmann infuses his signature flamboyant (in a good way) and exhilarating style into the legend of Elvis.

With a soaring soundtrack filled with stars like Eminem, Jack White, Doja Cat, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Gary Clarke Jr., and many, many more, this is a toe-tapping and timely tale you can’t help but fall in love with.

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

Bruno Mars tribute coming to Cactus

The No. 1 touring tribute to Bruno Mars, 24K Magic, is set to perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30, at the Cactus Theater.

24K Magic's high-energy show will have you singing and dancing to all the hits you know and love, like “Uptown Funk”, “Locked Out of Heaven” and, of course, “24K Magic.”

The members of 24K Magic are world-class, professional musicians who have worked with the music industry’s best. Together, they deliver the ultimate Bruno Mars concert experience. With flawless vocals, expert musicianship and tight choreography…you’d think you were watching the real thing.

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

Red, White & Moo Milk Fest set for July 2

The Red, White & Moo Freedom Parade & Milk Fest, along with various other activities, is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, at the Courthouse Lawn in downtown Plainview.

Activities will begin with the Red, White & Moo Freedom Parade at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at 11th & Ash and head south to Broadway Park.

Prizes will be given for the Best Decorated Entry and People’s Choice Award. Parade watchers will take a photo of their favorite entry and post it on the Red, White & Moo Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Red, White and MOO Milk Fest). People will be able to vote until midnight July 2. The winners will be announced on the Red, White & Moo Facebook page at noon on Tuesday, July 5.

Downtown Plainview /Main Street will be coordinating the parade and participants are welcome. For more information or to pick up an entry form, contact Tori Huddleston at 806.293.4000 or thuddleston@plainviewtx.org. Participants may also visit www.plainviewtx.org for a form.

Following the parade, the Red, White & Moo Milk Fest will be held on the Courthouse lawn from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities will include music, bouncy houses, mobile dairy classroom, petting zoo, face painting, food trucks and of course, free ice cream, milk and cheese.

For more information, contact Downtown Plainview at 293-4000 or 296-1119 or visit our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/redwhitemoomilkfest.

Cinemark 'MIB' for 25th anniversary

Cinemark Movies 16 and XD, 5721 58th St., will host a special 25th anniversary screening of "Men In Black" at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, and 7 p.m. Monday, July 4.

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith star in this blockbuster as the Men in Black, regulators of all things alien on Earth. With our planet crawling with extraterrestrials cleverly disguised to blend in with the clueless human population, top-secret organization MiB is charged with monitoring and controlling alien activity while keeping it all a secret.

World-weary Agent K (Jones) and his enthusiastic young partner, Agent J (Smith), are investigating several mysterious alien deaths with the help of the coolly resourceful Dr. Laura Weaver (Linda Fiorentino), deputy medical examiner of New York. On the trail of an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio) with a deadly agenda, K and J face a simple imperative: track down the interloper or the Earth will be destroyed. It's all in a day's work for the Men in Black.

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

Country legend Janie Fricke coming to Cactus

Janie Fricke, a certified country music legend with 18 No. 1 hits, is set to perform live at the Cactus Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8.

Fricke has gone from Indiana farm girl to internationally acclaimed recording artist throughout her career. Her voice led her to singing sessions for Country artists such as Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Mel Tillis, Johnny Duncan and others.

Fricke soon began to dominate the country charts with smash hits such as “Don't Worry ' Bout Me Baby,” “He's a Heartache” and “You're Heart's Not In It.” It was only a matter of time before she started winning awards. Among them are: Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year, Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year, "Billboard" Top Country Female Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, and she was chosen to the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars.

In her recording career, she has released 23 albums and 36 hit singles.

Tickets for the first four rows (rows A-D) are $40; remaining floor seats (rows E-M) are $35; standard balcony seats are $30; and limited balcony box seats are $70 and include concessions).

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

Theater presents Ragtown! a Musical Drama

Now in its 16th season, Ragtown Gospel Theater is excited to be bringing Ragtown! A Musical Drama back to the stage with eight performances in July and August.

Ragtown is a fun-filled musical based on the 1907 founding of Post City, Texas, by the eccentric millionaire cereal inventor, C.W. Post. But underlying the rollicking story is a message that couldn’t be more timely.

Taking place just 40 years after the end of the Civil War, Ragtown is a story of forgiveness and healing the wounds of division between brothers and sisters in Christ, regardless of skin color, or on which side of the war they may have been.

Glenn Polk directs, and portrays the enigmatic Rainmaker with Deborah Hobbs as Sister Pearl Talley, and Ron Meadows in the role of C.W. Post. The play and music are by Chip Polk, with orchestral arrangements by Andy Patterson. Choreography is by Kristen Williams.

Performances will be Saturdays at 3 p.m., July 9 through Aug. 27. All seats are reserved. Adult tickets are $22, discounted to $16.50 purchased in groups of 12 or more. Student tickets K through college are $10. Veterans and active military are welcome to attend as our guests.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ragtown.com.

Cinemark screening 'Transformers' for 15th anniversary

Cinemark Movies 16 and XD, 5721 58th St., is hosting a special 15th anniversary screening of "Transformers" at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and at 3 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14.

From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes the thrilling blockbuster battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. When their epic struggle comes to Earth, all that stands between the Decepticons and ultimate power is a clue held by a young man named Sam (Shia LaBeouf).

Teaming up Bumblebee, an Autobot disguised as Sam's car, the heart-pounding race is on, against an enemy unlike anything anyone has seen before.

Tickets for this special screening are $12.45 and available online in advance. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com

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