This week the temperature is rising and Lubbock is getting ready for summer. This week's lineup includes a retirement tour and some great original art.

This weekend, the legendary local band Whips & Kisses will be coming out of retirement to rock with Awesome 98 while The Blue Light hosts Drinko Music Fest. The Buddy Holly Center will have several great art exhibits on display and, as always, you can chime in on Open Mic Comedy Night.

For more information about upcoming events, check here.

  • Life Energy - Paintings by Shirley Crow

    Now – June 5 at the Buddy Holly Center

    Working in large-format oil paintings, Shirley Crow creates pieces she calls “chunks of the universe” – ambiguous organic forms that are powered by her sense of an energy that can be felt, but not seen, and that communicate awe and mystery.

  • Art League of West Texas Foundation Spring Membership Show

    May 6 – June 12 at The Buddy Holly Center

    The Art League of West Texas Foundation is composed of regional artists of many types of 2D and 3D media. The Spring Membership Show allows these artists to display and sell their beautiful works.

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  • Drinko Music Fest

    May 10 at The Blue Light - All Day

    Every May, Lubbock’s Dalton Domino brings one of the greatest lineups in americana and country music to The Blue Light Live.

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  • Open Mic Comedy Night

    May 11 at 9:30 p.m.

    Come join Laugh Hub City at open mic nights! Every week at Ravi’s Hookah Lounge.

  • Craig Elliot at The Funky Door

    May 11 7:30 p.m. at The Funky Door

    Thomas Craig Elliott is a singer/songwriter/guitarist based out of Lubbock.

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  • Cactus Theatre Presents "Cash'd Out"

    May 12 at 7:30 p.m.

    Don’t miss your chance to see the band Cash’d Out pay tribute to Johnny Cash and all of his classic hits.

  • 5th Annuals Wines and Vines Fest

    May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at McPherson Cellers

    Wines & Vines is a unique event focused on giving back to the community by bringing several of the best wines from all over Texas to Lubbock and donating all the entrance fee proceeds to Lubbock’s Meals on Wheels.

  • Whips & Kisses Playing at Awesome 98's Summer Splash

    May 14 at Buffalo Springs Lake

    Playing your favorite 80s tunes done with attitude and a great sense of humor, Whips & Kisses will hit the Meadow Stage at Buffalo Springs Lake.

    Photo credit: Doug Stapp
  • Ballet Lubbock School Performance

    May 14 at 3:00 p.m. at The Lubbock Civic Center Theatre

    The School Performance showcases the students of the Ballet Lubbock School.

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  • The Lubbock Chorale Presents "Great Choruses" Concert

    May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Hemmle Recital Hall

    The Lubbock Chorale is delighted to celebrate its 40th anniversary season with a celebratory concert event for dedicated supporters and season patrons.