Quality Inn & Suites
3430 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79407
Phone: (806) 780-4000
Fax: (806) 368-5005
Think your little one just might have a penchant for the art of motion? Enroll her or him with Ballet Lubbock, and watch the learning begin. Although classes are usually ongoing and best for residents, there are a variety of shows put on throughout the year, including The Nutcracker, so if you are looking to see a little bit of dance, check out their website for upcoming performances.
If you want to see the latest blockbusters from Hollywood while you are in Lubbock, there is no better place to head to than Lubbock Premiere Cinema 16 + IMAX. This theater is state-of-the-art, boasting sixteen screens with stadium seating and digital projections. The theater also has a towering IMAX theater, which provides a truly larger-than-life experience. In the lobby, standard movie theater food like popcorn and candy is sold along with sodas.
Got some "spare" time? Head on over to Whitewood Lanes where you can bowl, beat your friends, wear cool shoes, and have lots of fun in the process. Whitewood is always filled with bowling leagues and sign-up information is available on their website if you are ready for some serious bowling action. Friday and Saturday nights often have themes, and many Saturdays host Battle-of-the-Bands nights with live music and, as always, lots of bowling.
Once upon a time, in a far away land, the tickets for Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball games were easily available. But the recent prominence of the team on the national stage has made tickets harder to come by for their home games at . The crowd is always filled with students and alumni and is quite rowdy. This stadium is not only for sports, as it has also hosted concerts by such world famous acts as Sir Elton John and Kiss.
Exactly the kind of theater organization that should be in every community, the Lubbock Community Theatre (LCT) has been around in Lubbock since the 1940s and continues to provide live community theater. This organization allows ordinary citizens to take on new roles and experiences perhaps far different from their everyday lives. Each year, around 7 pieces are produced as well as 9 performances by individuals and provide year-round enrichment to the community. The theater is also very active with young ones, with the “Fairie Tale Tea Party” and a children's musical theater program. LCT is also partly responsible for Shakespeare in the Park during the summers. Aspiring playwrights should also take note that LCT has performed several plays by local authors. All shows are rated to assess suitability of different ages.
The City Bank Coliseum is an arena that is good for many different large-scale events. Whatever the temperature may be outside, the Coliseum is completely climate controlled for an ideal experience. In the past, the Coliseum has been a venue for such big name acts as Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, and Elvis Presley. Family events such as Champions on Ice and the Barnum & Bailey Circus also frequent the Coliseum from time to time. It is also the stop for the rodeo as it rolls through town.
Committed to preserving and promoting the art of theater in Lubbock, C.A.T.S. Playhouse (which stands for "Children and Adults Theatrical Studios") serves up fun and enthusiastic plays all year round. The Playhouse produces a range of live performances including "comedies, dramas, children's theatre, musicals, improvisation, and related cultural productions." Many of the shows are not only acted and directed by local talent, but also written by playwrights and other writers in the area.
Interested in learning all about the wide world and how it works? Then the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater is the place to discover all of this. Here, there is a science museum showing exhibits on NASA rockets including space suits, or take a journey down a Texan river and see all the fabulous creatures who inhabit the water. When you are done exploring, the OMNI Theater with its 58-foot (18-meter) screen helps you feel like you are immersed in the picture.
Pull out the pom pons and jerseys and head straight for Jones AT&T Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University. With a capacity of over 50,000 people, this stadium is the home field of the Red Raiders as they play their Big 12 college football schedule every season. And talk about re-constructive surgery, this stadium was recently renovated to the tune of $90 million. A luxurious West Stadium Building has been added, which includes private suites as well as viewing boxes for the media.
A contributor to the city's vibrant contemporary music scene, Wreckers is downtown's hub for live music. Its central location means easy accessibility, and you won't have to spend too much time searching for the place, just follow the music. Among the acts that have performed here are Wayne Static, Adrenalin Mob, and Bred For War. Call to know more.
The Legacy Event Center is a multi-functional venue in Lubbock. This state-of-the-art facility hosts variety of events ranging from social functions, community events, art exhibitions, private celebrations, weddings to concerts. The tasteful decorated interiors, elegant furniture and subdued lighting exude a warm elegance. It perfectly combines traditional designs with modern facilities, making it one of the most sought after venue in town. For more details, call ahead.
Located across the Texas Avenue, the Texas Republic is a modern venue. Live music concerts and other entertaining gigs are a regular feature here. Given the performances of the popular artists/bands, the place is always booked, hence to avoid last minute disappointment do reserve your tickets in advance.