“Navalny”: The Russian dissident’s battle against his authoritarian government is examined in this new documentary. Plus, don’t miss the 70th anniversary screening of “Singin’ in the Rain” on Wednesday. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Amarillo College Jazz: The Badger band will play some hot licks in a cool concert in the AC Concert Hall Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; free; AC Washington Street campus)

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”: Jude Law takes center stage as the wise titular wizard in this also-ran franchise. Also opening (Tuesday): redemption-themed religious drama “Father Stu.” (Opens Thursday)

“Art”: Amarillo Little Theatre revives this comedy about friendship, pretension and abstraction, one of the first shows ever staged in its Adventure Space. (Thursday through Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“The SpongeBob Musical”: Journey to Bikini Bottom with West Texas A&M University Theatre’s staging of this delightfully silly, remarkably sweet adaptation of iconic kids’ show “SpongeBob SquarePants.” (7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; continues through April 24; WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

Rodney Branigan: The Amarillo native and England-based guitar wizard returns home for a show at the Golden Light Cantina with opener Don Todd. Plus, catch local songwriters Rhett Uhland, Travis Roberts, Mila Rae and Seth Ward swapping tunes Saturday. (8 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

420 Burnout Festival: This celebration of cannabis will feature live music, DJs, art, food, vendors and more at Mariposa Eco-Village. (6 p.m. Friday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door; 806-410-4700)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hometown hockey team is ready for battle against the Wichita Falls Warriors. (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-242-4231)

Kalyna Rakel: The globetrotting singer-songwriter sweeps into Amarillo for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no covers, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Dylan Wheeler and Palmer Anthony: The Texas country singers take the stage at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

Easter Eggcitement: Enjoy Easter-themed festivities all day at the Amarillo Zoo. (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission $6; 806-381-7911)

Spring Open House and Makers Market: Enjoy (hopefully) sunny weather, gorgeous plants and hand-crafted delights at this shopping expo at Pete’s Greenhouse. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 7300 Canyon Drive; 806-352-1664)

A Celebration of the Queer Kind: It’s not quite Pride yet, but that’s no reason the LGBTQ+ community can’t throw a party with an egg hunt, food trucks, performances, vendors and more. (1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Southeast Park, 2700 15th Ave. in Canyon; free; 806-382-0944)

Oceanography: The solo singer-songwriter brings bittersweet tunes to Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Plan B: The Amarillo-based ’80s-retro band takes the stage at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave; cover)


  • 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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