Bill’s Best Bets: Ventures bring iconic guitar sound to Cactus, ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at LCT, Seth James, get funky and ‘Her Smell’ at Alamo

With so many varied things to do, some for adults and some of them family offerings, I make an effort to include both the obvious and out-of-the-box entertainment samples which may be making brief Lubbock visits, an example being the city’s weekly Film Club offerings. Then again, the Cactus is providing a blast from the … Continued

Best Bets: Erick Willis at Blue Light, Marty Stuart at Cactus, Haydn’s ‘Creation,’ political documentary

This weekend’s Best Bets for entertainment in Lubbock likely could not be more varied, including concerts, a classic oratorio, musical comedy and a political documentary feature film. Erick Willis Approximately three months have passed since local music lovers have had an opportunity to enjoy the music of wandering minstrel/troubadour Erick Willis at Blue Light Live, … Continued

The real horror is deciding to watch ‘Pet Sematary’

“Pet Sematary” R: Horror violence, bloody images and some language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17,  Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. Screenplay by Jeff Buhler; from a screen story by Matt Greenberg; based on the novel by Stephen King. Music by Christopher Young. … Continued

Raider Red’s One-Act Play and Dance spectaculars runs through Saturday

Event: Annual combination of Raider Red’s One-Act Play Spectacular (RROAPS) and Raider Red’s Awesome Dance Spectacular (RRADS). When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Where: Texas Tech Creative Movement Studio, intersection of Akron Avenue and Glenna Goodacre Avenue Tickets: $5 general public, free for Tech students, faculty and staff. Contact: … Continued

Metallica’s evening in Lubbock is a metal lovefest

The public relations skills of metal rock band Metallica are surpassed only by the consistency of its musicianship and thrilling imagination during delivery. All play a role. Who else would have conceived of playing “Moth Into Flame” on Saturday, for example, while two dozen brightly lit, computer-choreographed drones (mechanical moths/fireflies?) were released from the bowels … Continued