Tuesday

“Someone Like You”: The romance drama comes to the screen in special engagements. (various times April 2 to 11; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“Journey to the East”: The Amarillo College Piano Series concludes for the year with this concert featuring Drs. Alex Lee and Sophie Hung. (7:30 p.m. April 2; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Wednesday

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

Crush Fest: Head to the roof at the downtown bar for samples of fine wines, appetizers, live music and more. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 627 S. Polk St.; reservations recommended; 806-418-2011)

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)

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

Thursday

“Monkey Man”: Dev Patel directs and stars in this all-out action flick. Also opening: Horror prequel “The First Omen.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Panhandle Strong Wildfire Benefit Concert: The Pampa Chamber of Commerce hosts this three-day music festival raising funds for regional fire departments and farmers and ranchers. Thursday’s bands include Mike Ryan, Slade Coulter, Bart Crow, Will Banister and more. (4 p.m. Thursday; continues through Saturday; Recreation Park Softball Fields, 450 Ball Park Drive in Pampa; tickets $20 to $50; 806-669-3241)

First Thursday Art & Wine: Enjoy a new exhibition and music by Luis Torres & Plemons Bridge at this monthly event at High Fidelity Records. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

“Anything Goes” Spring Art Show: Local artists offer a group exhibition, with music from The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs, at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

George Saunders: The acclaimed author (and Amarillo native) comes home for a special presentation of Amarillo College’s Creative Mind Series, also sponsored by West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series and the Center for the Study of the American West. (7 p.m. Thursday; WT Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-2412)

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

Jack Cryver & Dustin Young: The Amarillo country-rockers kick off the weekend on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Song Swap: Enjoy a night of country music at the Western Horseman. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Nik Parr & The Selfless Lovers: The Austin-based band makes sweet love to the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Friday

Panhandle Strong Wildfire Benefit Concert: The Pampa Chamber of Commerce hosts this three-day music festival raising funds for regional fire departments and farmers and ranchers. Friday’s bands include Ty Blackburn, Tanner Lane, Ghosts of Gray County, Travis Roberts, and Hooks & The Huckabees. (4 p.m. Friday; continues through Saturday; Recreation Park Softball Fields, 450 Ball Park Drive in Pampa; tickets $20 to $50; 806-669-3241)

First Friday Art Walk: The favorite tradition continues at newly renovated Arts in the Sunset. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Ruffles & Rust: The shopping expo returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall. (6 to 10 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission charge; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo College / West Texas A&M University Student / Faculty Exhibition: Amarillo Museum of Art brings together top artists from both local institutes of higher education for this annual exhibition. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; admission $20 nonmembers, free for members; 806-371-5050)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies open their home season by praying for victory over the San Antonio Missions. (7:05 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad goes mining for a victory over the Colorado Grit. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo oldies band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Aiden Logsdon & The Outlaws: The country band rustles up some trouble at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Henry Hunt & The Habit: The Branson-based country band hits town for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Micky & The Motorcars: The Americana greats return to Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Barnhearts: The country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Ruffles & Rust: The shopping expo returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission charge; 806-378-3096)

Nelson McKinney: The young country singer offers a midday show at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Panhandle Strong Wildfire Benefit Concert: The Pampa Chamber of Commerce hosts this three-day music festival raising funds for regional fire departments and farmers and ranchers. Saturday’s bands include Bob Conner, Mike Coon, Jack Cryver, Ragtown Chiefs and more. (11:30 a.m. Saturday; Recreation Park Softball Fields, 450 Ball Park Drive in Pampa; tickets $20 to $50; 806-669-3241)

The Mom Prom: Nonprofit Amarillo Angels hosts this grownup dance/fundraiser for foster care. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; general admission tickets $45; 806-221-2821)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rock band parties on at Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Saturday; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Drew Kennedy: The Texas country great comes to Hotel Turkey with opener Ray Fairley. (7 p.m. Saturday; 201 Third St. in Turkey; tickets $10; tables available; 806-423-1151)

“Gianni Schicchi”: Amarillo Opera transports the Puccini opera to the 1950s, followed by a sock hop-themed fundraiser. (7 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; opera tickets $25 to $95, fundraiser tickets separate; 806-374-7464)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies open their home season by praying for victory over the San Antonio Missions. (7:05 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad goes mining for a victory over the Colorado Grit. (7:15 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for a rooftop show at Crush. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

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

K Camp: The Atlanta-based hip-hop star makes his Amarillo debut at Azteca Music Hall. (9 p.m. Saturday; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; tickets $60 and up;  806-335-9990)

The Shane Rogers Band: The Lubbock-based Texas country band returns to town for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

The Tanner Lane Band: The Lubbock band plans to rock out in a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Jamie Richards: The country singer hits downtown for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Sunday

“Gone with the Wind”: The somewhat problematic yet eternally classic romance returns to the big screen for 85th anniversary screenings (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues through April 10; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies open their home season by praying for victory over the San Antonio Missions. (1:05 p.m. Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad goes mining for a victory over the Colorado Grit. (3 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Monday

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Take in the celestial event of the decade at Don Harrington Discovery Center with a party featuring food trucks, activities, demos and more. (1 p.m. Monday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

“Gone with the Wind”: The somewhat problematic yet eternally classic romance returns to the big screen for 85th anniversary screenings (7 p.m. Monday; continues April 10; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Mean Girls”: The musical adaptation of this fetch comedy hits the stage for the Broadway Spotlight Series in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Monday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $35 to $80; 806-378-3096)

April 9

Amarillo College Jazz: Student musicians offer a night of be-bop and more. (7:30 p.m. April 9; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

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)

Author

  • 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.