Remembering Buddy Holly

February 3 is the 58th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the life of Buddy Holley, Lubbock’s favorite son. The Buddy Holly Center will commemorate the occasion with a special day of events.

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via mylubbock.us

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a 90-minute documentary of the music legend will be shown in the Fine Arts Gallery. It tells the story of the man whose songwriting and singing style impacted rock-and-roll and country music. Admission is free.

If weather permits, a museum curator will conduct guided trolley tours of local landmarks that played a role in Holly’s career. Tour times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and admission is $5.

The day also includes hands-on activities for all ages, including the opportunity for kids to touch musical instruments. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cirque Eloize Saloon

On February 10 and 11, the Civic Center Theatre will present the Cirque Eloize Saloon. This unique tale is a captivating mix of acrobatics, music, theater and comedy. It is Texas entertainment at its finest. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from $40 to $60. The address is 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

Stay With Us

In addition to the above entertainment, you can enjoy basketball games at the local colleges during this time of year. To make reservations at Lubbock KOA, call 800-562-8643. For information, call 806-762-8653 or email lubbockkoa@msn.com. Our address is 5502 County Road 6300 in Lubbock, Texas.

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