Crowds flock to Ripon's weekend of entertainment – The Stray Ferret

Crowds flock to Ripon’s weekend of entertainment – The Stray Ferret

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Lubbock entertainment news in brief

A special 40th anniversary screening of “Stripes” is scheduled for 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Movies 16 Lubbock, 5721 58th St. When John Winger (Bill Murray) loses his job, his car, his apartment and his girlfriend —  all in one day —  he decides he has only one option: volunteer for the army. And he talks his friend Russell (Harold Ramis) into enlisting with him. Where else, they figure, can they help save the world for democracy… and meet girls! See the classic film on the big screen with a special new featurette before the film. Join Bill Murray and the director as they sit down together 40 years later and give fans an inside look at their time filming “Stripes.” Tickets for this special screening are $12.45 and available in advance online at Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at the Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. A Texan since childhood, Tyler grew up enamored with the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll – and its ancestors. In 2007 he formed Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, which released its debut full-length album Hot Trottin’ to widespread acclaim. At the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights walked away with “Best Group,” “Best Blues Act,” and “Best Male Vocalist.” Tickets for this show are: all floor and standard balcony, $18 in advance, $22 day of the show; and limited box seats (box ticket includes concessions), $36 in advance, $44 day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the box office between 3 and 5:30 p.m. weekdays; during intermission of other shows; one hour prior to shows on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Hub City Comic Con brings in hundreds of vendors from all over the country including toys, comics, anime, manga and hard-to-find collectibles. Hub City Comic Con is also a fully featured show with live-action wresting, a $500 Cosplay contest, Fan Panels, celebrities from your favorite shows and more. Kids 8 and younger will receive a free admission with a purchase of any (1) general admission pass. One-day general admission tickets for Saturday are $20 (plus a $5 fee); one-day general admission tickets for Sunday are $15 (plus a $5 fee); two-day passes are $30 (plus a $5 fee).  Movies 16 Lubbock, 5721 58th St., will host a special 30th anniversary screening of “Backdraft” at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Ron Howard directs an all-star cast in this exciting action-thriller that shows the mystery, drama and devastation of fire. Kurt Russell and William Baldwin star as two feuding siblings carrying on a heroic family tradition as Chicago firefighters. But when a puzzling series of arson attacks is reported, they are forced to set aside their differences to solve the mystery surrounding these explosive crimes. Tickets for this special showing are $12.45 and available in advance online at Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, the “Jack O” and “Pierce” who make up the seminal duo Jackopierce, are celebrating 30 years and are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Cactus Theater. Having just released their first studio project ‘Feel This Good’ in 5 years, Jackopierce is poised and ready to get back on the road full-time. The duo formed in 1988 in Dallas as theater students at SMU. Tickets for this show are: Reserved floor and balcony seats, $20 in advance, $25 day of show; and limited balcony box seats $40 in advance, $50 day of show. Box seats include concessions with ticket. The Kane Brown World Wide Beautiful Tour concert originally scheduled for March 13 has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at United Supermarkets Arena. Tickets already purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date. Brown released his first EP, “Closer,” in June 2015 and followed it with a single, “Used to Love You Sober”, in October 2015. After signing with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the song was included on his EP “Chapter 1,” released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled “Kane Brown,” on Dec. 2, 2016. The single “What Ifs” came from this album, and in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous No. 1 hits on all five main Billboard country charts. Brown has won numerous awards including a 2021 ACM award for Video of the Year for his song, “Worldwide Beautiful.” Tickets sales for the Lubbock event are through Select-a-Seat of Lubbock,, or by calling (806) 770-2000.  Kyle Nix of the Turnpike Troubadours will bring his debut album tour live to the Cactus Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. After years of playing fiddle with the Oklahoma-based country outfit the Turnpike Troubadours, Kyle Nix has emerged with a new role on his debut solo album, “Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories.” Tickets for this show are: Floor and standard balcony seats $15 in advance, $18 day of show; and balcony box seats (includes concessions) $30 in advance; $36 day of show. Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock has teamed up with Two Docs Brewing to announce the Voices of Courage Festival Series benefiting domestic violence victims across the South Plains. Join us Sept. 11, and Oct. 2 at Two Docs Brewing, 502 Texas Ave. Gates will open at noon, featuring live music, local food trucks and vendors. Tickets are $15 and available at Voices of Courage will feature performances by Cody Canada, Kaitlin Butts, Bri Bagwell, Brandi Behlen, and many other local artists. All ticket proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to aid Women’s Protective Services in providing long lasting therapeutic and supportive services to victims of family violence throughout our community. Del Castillo, in a rare full-band appearance, is scheduled to perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Cactus Theater, following the Texas Tech game. Del Castillo is a cross-cultural power uniting music lovers of all ages, creeds and colors. Their original music blends rock, Latin, blues and world music into a cinematic celebration of sound that lifts your soul.  Tickets for this show are: First 4 rows (row A-D), $28; Remaining floor and standard balcony, $25; and limited balcony box seats (includes concessions), $50. Comedian George Lopez will headline a show at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Helen Devitt Jones Theater in Buddy Holly Hall.  Lopez can be seen in his Netflix original comedy special “We’ll Do It For Half,” which premiered globally over the summer. Last year, Lopez was on tour nationwide for his stand-up comedy “The Wall World.” He also completed his tour for The Comedy Get Down, along with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer.  Lopez has been featured in four HBO specials, The Wall in August 2017, It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2012, GRAMMY nominated Best Comedy Album Tall, Dark and Chicano in 2009, and America’s Mexican in 2007. Lopez also performed as part of HBO and TBS’s Comic Relief 2006. This show is for audiences 18 and older. Tickets range from $45.50 to $65.50 (plus fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Celebrate Jim Henson’s birthday with a journey into his magical Labyrinth when the 1986 fantasy-adventure returns to the big screen for three days as a nationwide anniversary celebration. The 35th anniversary special showing of “Labyrinth” is scheduled for 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12; 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Movies 16 Lubbock, 5721 58th St. Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager with an active imagination, summons the Goblins to take her baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. T Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters return to the Cactus Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, as part of their Summer 2021 “Light Rays” Tour.  Released in October of 2020, Light Rays led off with the single “Breathe Easy”. For more information on Light Rays, to order the record, merchandise, and to view tour dates, please visit The Boxmasters website: Tickets for this show are: First two rows (A-B), $35; remainder of floor (C-M), $30; standard balcony, $25; and balcony box seats (includes concessions), $60.
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