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Mariachi Amistad in concert August 8, 2013

Start Date: August 08, 2013, 5:30 PM
End Date: August 08, 2013, 11:00 PM

The Buddy Holly Center presents Mariachi Amistad as part of the 2013 Summer Showcase Concert Series, the weekly Thursday night concert held in the Meadows Courtyard.  On August 8, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Mariachi Amistad will entertain the audience with Traditional Mariachi.  The concert is FREE and open to the public and there will be a cash bar.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.

Mariachi Amistad is composed of local musicians who share a love for traditional mariachi music.  Established in 1998, they play music that tells a story of heartbreak and betrayal, celebrates the simple things in life and illustrates endless and passionate love ( Mariachi Amistad has performed at events all over Lubbock including The Buddy Holly Music Festival, Magic 93.7’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Fourth on Broadway and the Concert on the Brazos series at the Science Spectrum.



Procesión: Lubbock's Annual Día de los Muertos Event

Mixed Media piece by students at Bean Elementary, 2012
photo Iluminación de las Alma, mixed media piece by Andrea Escobedo,
Leslie Paz-Baeza, and Ms. Kay Wagnon-Holder’s 5th grade class from
Bean Elementary, 2012

Friday, October 30, 2015 
5:30-9:30 PM

Procesión is a progressive event exploring the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This holiday blends Catholic traditions of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day with pre-Columbian concepts of death that have been part of Mexican society since Aztec times. Join us and enjoy traditional holiday refreshments, folklore, and the cultural traditions of this holiday at each of the four stops. 

5:30-7:00 PM --- International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University (601 Indiana Avenue, 742-3667)
Artwork on the Día de los Muertos theme, strolling Catrinas, sugar skulls, and drummers from the TTU School of Music.

6:30-7:30 PM --- TTU School of Art (18th & Flint, 742-1947)
Landmark Arts presents Ofrendas by Graduate Students in which students interpret themes familiar to the Day of the Dead celebration. 

7:30-8:30 PM --- Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) Avenue J & Mac Davis, 762-8606
Artwork from Hutchinson Middle School and Lubbock High School students on Día de los Muertos themes. El Ballet Folkorico Nuestra Herencia will perform. 

8:30-9:30 PM --- Buddy Holly Center (1801 Crickets Ave, 775-3560)
Two art exhibits, Celebración and Camposanto Suite: Art for Eternity, explore themes of commemorating the lives of loved ones. Live Tejano music will be performed by Grupo Kruel from 6:00-7:30 PM and 8:00-9:30 PM. A hands-on arts activity for all ages will be offered throughout the evening. 

This program made possible, in part, by a grant from The CH Foundation. 


       First Friday Art Trail
     Regular Participant of the First Friday Art Trail A Program of
      The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)