Tuesday

Amy Hart: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer hits the roof at Crush. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Rien Nash: The Amarillo singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Wednesday

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Velvet Funk. (5 p.m. Wednesday; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band rocks away the midweek blues on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer rocks the rooftop at Crush. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Luis Torres: The Amarillo singer rocks out in a midweek show at Bubba’s 33. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 2813 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-0033)

Tim Wiles: The Amarillo country singer hits Route 66 for a weekly show at Skooterz. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Thursday

“Summer Camp”: Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard team up for this comedy about women of a certain age returning to their childhood haunt. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

’90s Party on the Patio: DJ Katie Lynn Eddins brings fresh jams to Sa*vór. (6 p.m. Thursday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Caitlann Butler: The Amarillo singer takes to the roof for a show at Crush. (7 p.m. Thursday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Tennessee Tuckness: The local favorite offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Maryland Sand: The touring indie band hits town for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Friday

Ew! Creations Art Show: Artist Emma Webb unveils a new solo exhibition. (5 p.m. Friday; Idol Art Studio, 1201 S. Polk St.; 806-236-4128)

Willie Chuck: The country singer hoists a few tunes at Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Friday; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress celebrates the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Touching Voodoo: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo blues-rock band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Janet Flights: The rock band hits the roof for a show at Crush. (8 p.m. Friday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Julio Gonzalez: The touring comedian headlines Cinergy’s “Cinergy Is Funny” series. (8 p.m. Friday; 9201 Cinergy Square; tickets $25; 806-414-3600)

Metal for Ruck Up: Amarillo rockers Dyscarcia, ODROT, Berzerk and All Hail Zero team for a fundraiser concert at Rockwall Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 16301 Interstate 27 in Canyon; 806-683-2156)

Rock Bottom String Band: The San Marcos-based bluegrass fusion band brings an energetic show to High Fidelity Records. (8 p.m. Friday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5; 252-220-4729)

Tracy Byrd: The ’90s country star kicks off the Texas Route 66 Festival at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15; 806-342-0515)

Estrategia Norteña: The Mexican dance band brings some heat to the Amarillo Tavern. (9 p.m. Friday; 2624 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-383-0512)

Matt Castillo: The South Texas country star rolls into town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Trenton Fletcher: The Stillwater-based Red Dirt artist makes some noise at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Saturday

National Trails Day: Lace up the hiking boots to take advantage of the miles of new trails built by volunteers at the in-the-works Cross Bar trail center northwest of the city. Meet at 9 a.m. at the white gate to caravan inside. Horses, mountain biking, hiking and bird watching are all welcome. (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday; Brickplant Road off North Western Street; 806-236-2088)

Drag Brunch: The Drunken Oyster hosts three shows to benefit Smile Big Texas’ Pride on the Plains. (10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations suggested; suggested donation $10; 806-418-6668)

Jonny Garza Villa book signing: The author signs copies of his gay novel “Canto Contigo” in an event hosted by Chapterhouse Books. (3 p.m. Saturday; 3317 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-282-7734)

Ansley & Tanner: The young Amarillo duo teams up for a show at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (5 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; free; 806-488-2658)

John Cooper: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Charlie Shafter and Matt Martindale: The brothers-in-law (and in music) reunite for a show at the Western Horseman. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Goodbye Hollywood: The Amarillo rock band goes wild at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Mr. Scary: The Amarillo metal band rocks out at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Nik Parr & The Selfless Lovers: The R&B band returns to make sweet music at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo band invites y’all to come on board at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Sunday

Tom Buechi: Enjoy a midday show with the one-man band at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Sunday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Rainbow Pridefest: Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group hosts a free kickoff for Pride Month, featuring live entertainment, vendors and more. (noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Park, Washington Street and 26th Avenue; free; 806-567-3489)

“The Muppet Movie”: Celebrate the lovers, the dreamers and you at 45th-anniversary screenings of this classic. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Blues Boy Willie Tribute Concert and Jam: An all-star lineup of blues musicians gather on Smokey Joe’s patio to honor the memory of the late musical great. (1:30 p.m. Sunday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band rolls up a good time at Skooterz. (7 p.m. Sunday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; no cover; 806-679-0122)

Lane Smith: The Texas country singer takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (7 p.m. Sunday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

June 3

“The Muppet Movie”: Celebrate the lovers, the dreamers and you at 45th-anniversary screenings of this classic. (7 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

June 4

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo blues band Touching Voodoo kicks off Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off a homestand against the Tulsa Drillers. (7:05 p.m. June 4; continues through June 9; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Jim Laughlin June Jazz Series: The outdoor concert staple kicks off its new season with an appearance by the U.S. Army Jazz Band. (7:30 p.m. June 4; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre patio on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out works from Brooklyn-based artist Swoon through Aug. 11 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Ranching Remudas” through July 27 and “Wrangler Women of Influence: Long Live Cowgirls!” through Nov. 23. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Arts in the Sunset: The sprawling art gallery hosts the Impressionists interactive exhibition, featuring artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, Gauguin, Cezanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. (various times through July 17; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $25 adults, $22 seniors, $15 children; 806-354-8802)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time.” (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy “Dali’s Wonderland” through March plus the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

The Simulated Universe: Amarillo’s newest attraction is this immersive art experience a la Meow Wolf. (noon to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; 1215 S.W. 10th Ave.; reservations required; 832-690-7731 or thesimulateduniverse@gmail.com

Wonderland Park: The 2024 season continues at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Friday through Sunday; times and ticket prices vary; 2601 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3344)

 

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  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.

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