Tuesday

Colton Amerson: The local country singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (7:05 p.m. Tuesday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Life in Idle: The Ohio rock band revs up for a show with drowninghost and Ocean Boys at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m. Tuesday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

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)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo singer heads underground to the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (7:05 p.m. Wednesday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Jonathan Guidi: The Amarillo blues singer hits the roof for a show at Crush. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Thursday

“Abigail”: Kidnappers find the tables turned on them by a devilish child in this new horror flick. Also opening: Apocalyptic drama “Arcadian,” action film “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and anime feature “Spy x Family Code: White.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Power of the Purse: Doctor and politician Ben Carson will headline the annual fundraiser for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. (10:30 a.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; call for table sales; 806-414-9941)

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

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

QueenBees: The female folk band returns to Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Thursday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933) 

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (7:05 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Sense and Sensibility”: The Jane Austen classic comes to the stage in a new adaptation at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space. Tickets are selling fast. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Bryan Raymond: The Florida-based singer-songwriter teams with opener Ty Blackburn for a show at Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

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

Friday

Yellow City Comic Con: The pop culture celebration returns with a packed celebrity lineup, vendors, cosplay competitions and more. (5 to 10 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $15 to $45; 806-378-3096)

RaceRotax: Amarillo Kart Complex hosts three days of pro kart races. (5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 275 Farm-to-Market Road 2373 in Panhandle; admission $20; 303-435-0033)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (7:05 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra closes out its 100th-anniversary season with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Amarillo Master Chorale and guest vocalists, plus a special appearance by the Harrington String Quartet. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $61; 806-378-3096)

Lee Brice: The Nashville star loves like crazy in this show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $38 to $125; 806-342-0515)

Boss 420: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo rock band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Sense and Sensibility”: The Jane Austen classic comes to the stage in a new adaptation at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space. Tickets are selling fast. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Landon Talley: The Abilene-based country singer heads north to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Chuck Briseno and Chandler Pearson: The Texas country singers team up for a blowout show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band returns to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Scotty Alexander: The touring country singer returns to town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

All-American Pancake Festival: Enjoy breakfast with the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club at its annual fundraiser. The day’s activities also include the AmTech Car Show. (7 a.m. Saturday; AmTech Career Academy, 3601 Plains Blvd.; tickets $7; 806-373-0648)

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Saddle up and enjoy competition from top regional cowboys in the Bill Cody Arena on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds. (8 a.m. Saturday; continues Sunday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; free; 806-376-7767)

Fourth Annual Fill With Hope Car Show and Poker Run: Enter the run or just enjoy a display of cars, multiple food trucks and more. (9 a.m. Saturday; Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, 2800 N. 23rd St. in Canyon; 806-702-0009)

Earth Day Celebration: Celebrate Mother Earth with vendors, crafts, nature activities and more at Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $4 adults, $3 children, free members; 806-352-6007)

Yellow City Comic Con: The pop culture celebration returns with a packed celebrity lineup, vendors, cosplay competitions and more. (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $15 to $45; 806-378-3096)

The Smoke Show: Head Hunters Amarillo hosts this day-long party with a slew of local bands, DJs, a drag show and more. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 3616 Soncy Road; 806-335-6912)

“La Rondine”: Puccini’s bittersweet romance is the latest offering in “The Met: Live in HD” series. (11:55 a.m. Saturday; continues April 24; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

RaceRotax: Amarillo Kart Complex hosts three days of pro kart races. (4 to 10 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 275 Farm-to-Market Road 2373 in Panhandle; admission $20; 303-435-0033)

Amarillo 420 Fest: Celebrate the greenest of holidays with an all-day music fest. Featured acts will include Graypoint, KyE, Bring Me The Gypsee, Isaiah Valdez, Jeremiah Hernandez and Jimmy Ramirez, All Hail Zero, TrenchRat and more. The event also will feature food trucks, vendors, art installations and more. (4:20 p.m. Saturday; 16201 Interstate 27; tickets $20 and up

’70s Party: Pull out your disco shoes for this party with DJ Saga at Lit Arcade Bar. (7 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-350-6994)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (7:05 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra closes out its 100th-anniversary season with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Amarillo Master Chorale and guest vocalists, plus a special appearance by the Harrington String Quartet. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $61; 806-378-3096)

Groove Anthem: The Amarillo band hits the roof for a show at Crush. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Plemons Bridge: The local band goes acoustic for a night at Cactus Bar. (8 p.m. Saturday; 4831 S. Western St.; no cover; 806-356-6369)

BlackHawk: The ’90s country favorites say it all in their debut in the Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Los Marineros del Norte: The norteño band headlines a show at Ocho Segundos with Eminente, Apache Nueva Imagen. (8 p.m. Saturday; tickets $40; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo band mixes it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Sense and Sensibility”: The Jane Austen classic comes to the stage in a new adaptation at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space. Tickets are selling fast. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Moon Dog: Prepare to howl with the Amarillo rock band at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Next to Kin: The Amarillo country band returns to the stage for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

New Generation: The young Amarillo rock band brings the noise to Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Piles of Potential and Bastard Sons of David Hasslehoff: The Amarillo rock bands blaze up for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Sweater Godz: High times ahead at this 4/20 show at Golden Light Cantina with Native Crowds and Dave Real. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Sunday

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Saddle up and enjoy competition from top regional cowboys in the Bill Cody Arena on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds. (8 a.m. Sunday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; free; 806-376-7767)

Yellow City Comic Con: The pop culture celebration returns with a packed celebrity lineup, vendors, cosplay competitions and more. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $15 to $45; 806-378-3096)

“Baby Shark’s Big Broadwave Tour”: The swimming earworm’s stage show hits town for two performances in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. Betcha got that theme song stuck in your head now. (noon and 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $80; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by going birding against the Springfield Cardinals. (1:05 p.m. Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Sense and Sensibility”: The Jane Austen classic comes to the stage in a new adaptation at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space. Tickets are selling fast. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

RaceRotax: Amarillo Kart Complex hosts three days of pro kart races. (4 to 8 p.m. Sunday; 275 Farm-to-Market Road 2373 in Panhandle; admission $20; 303-435-0033)

Lyle Lovett and Michael Martin Murphey: The iconic Texas musicians team up for a rangeland fire relief dinner and concert at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $325 to $1,000; 806-342-0515)

April 23

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

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out the Amarillo College / West Texas A&M University Student / Faculty Exhibition through April 21 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Texas Lakes Trail: Chisholm Trail” through April 27 and “Ranching Remudas” through July 27. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

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 2025, 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 kicks off at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Saturday and 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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