Look Around Lubbock: upcoming events at the Buddy Holly Center

Look Around Lubbock: upcoming events at the Buddy Holly Center

Lubbock, Texas – Join the Buddy Holly Center on February 3, 2018 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This year marks the 59th anniversary of the tragedy and the Buddy Holly Center will be commemorating the anniversary with a day-long schedule of events.

This date was affectionately coined “The Day the Music Died” after a lyric in the Don McLean song, “American Pie,” that references the deaths of these rock and roll legends. Each year, on the anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, the Center staff place a spray of yellow roses on Buddy’s grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st Street and Teak Avenue.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Buddy Holly Gallery: Free Admission
10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

J.I. Allison House: Free Admission
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Trolley Tours (weather permitting)
Join museum curator, Jacqueline Bober, on a guided tour of Lubbock landmarks that are significant to the life and career of Buddy Holly.
Cost: $5 – purchased in the gift shop on day of tour.
Tour Times: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Seating is limited. Patrons are encouraged to call (806) 775-3562 ahead of time to reserve their seat.

Origami Crickets, Buddy Holly Glasses & Instrument Petting Zoo
Free, hands-on activities for all ages. 
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail, a program of LHUCA (the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts), on Friday, February 2, 2018. Held on the first Friday of every month in venues around the city, galleries, restaurants and businesses open FREE of charge to display local and regional visual and performing art. A free trolley service to and from venues will be offered in the downtown area.  The First Friday Art Trailworks to promote art and outreach within the community of Lubbock by providing an opportunity to enjoy fine art and entertainment. 

Friday, February 2, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1801 Crickets Avenue
FREE admission 
Cash bar and refreshments will be available. 
Children’s activities in the educational area.
For more information on the First Friday Art Trail visit www.ffat.org.

Exhibitions at the Buddy Holly Center: Fine Arts Gallery

Barbie: Examining an Icon. The Buddy Holly Center is pleased to present Barbie: Examining an Icon, on display through March 18, 2018, in the Fine Arts Gallery. This is an open invitational exhibition featuring artworks in various media that explore and respond to themes associated with this iconic doll. *Mature content will be on display.

Created by Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, Barbie came on the scene in 1959 at the New York Toy Fair. Now 59 years later, Barbie is still a global icon that remains an important part of today’s culture inspiring girls with over 180 career choices and offering endless storytelling possibilities.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion featuring the varying viewpoints of experts from the areas of Women’s Studies; Clothing/Fashion/Textiles; and Marketing on Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Barbie: Examining an Icon, will be on display January 26 through March 18, in the Fine Arts Gallery at the Buddy Holly Center located at 1801 Crickets Ave.

Funding for this exhibit was generously provided by the CH Foundation.

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