Between a bustling music scene, robust options for food or drink, and an ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics: Lubbock is anything but boring. Join me here every Friday in our new series, The Lubbock Weekender, for a quick look at what’s going on around the Hub City.
A little bit of sport: No. 8 Texas Tech vs No. 2 West Virginia
We've had some superhuman crowds lead us to some big wins, but we've never had a bigger home game than this. We need you on Saturday.— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) January 10, 2018
Be early, be loud and wear .
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This weekend boasts a colossal matchup between the No. 2 Mountaineers and the No. 8 Red Raiders, the first top-ten matchup that the United Supermarkets Arena has ever hosted. West Virginia, currently on top of the conference, is rolling with a fifteen-game win streak as they head into Lubbock. Texas Tech, on the other hand, is looking to bounce back from their recent loss to a powerful Sooners team. With only one loss in conference play, the Red Raiders are looking forward to Saturday as a chance to get their Big 12 Conference title hopes back on track. A win against the Mountaineers would certainly help that, and it would probably keep the Red Raiders in the top-10 come next Monday. The stadium is close to sold out so if you’re going to be in town, be sure to get your tickets!
Ticket link: tinyurl.com/y72hv6w8
A little bit of art: Andy Warhol exhibit
There are pictures, there’s soup, there’s pictures of soup – it’s Andy Warhol! Following the death of the pop-art pioneer, a massive amount of artwork left in his personal residences went to establishing the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The mission of the foundation is to advance the visual arts that expresses innovation through challenge and experimentation. What was left of the artwork (which still was thousands of pieces) has been gifted to various museums around America. Our very own Museum of Texas Tech has received more than 160 Polaroid and other priceless pieces. The museum will exhibit these donations this entire weekend at the museum’s regular hours. Or, you know, you could just take pictures of your own Campbell’s cans. Check out all you need to know about the exhibit right here:
A little bit of food: Jazz brunch at the Funky Door Bistro
Do you like jazz? Do you like brunch? What about doors that are a little bit…funky? Then Saturday, before you head over to the United Supermarkets Arena, head to the Funky Door Bistro on 82nd street for an eclectic brunch menu and an ambiance of jazz. The Funky Door comes highly rated in Lubbock as a place you can “sit back, listen to live music,” so it only makes sense to get mellowed out before you get hyped up for the basketball game. Because you’re going, right? The brunch event will take place from 10 am until 3 pm, more details here: http://www.visitlubbock.org/event/jazz-brunch/?instance_id=50332
If you head back to the Funky Door later Saturday evening (after you go to the Tech basketball game), you will be able to hear a little bit of Lubbock’s home-grown music. Beginning at 7:30pm, local musician Junior Vasquez will be serenading Funky Door patrons with his folk-rock, Americana acoustics. Wine and Americana? Sounds like a poor indie film plot, and I’m all about it. Details here: http://www.visitlubbock.org/event/junior-vasquez-live/
Should brunch go past noon?
This poll is closed
Yes, brunch forever
No, then it’s just lunch! bah