Tuesday

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)

Wednesday

“La Rondine”: Puccini’s bittersweet romance is the latest offering in “The Met: Live in HD” series. (1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Bomb City Groove. (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)

Thursday

“Challengers”: Zendaya, Josh O’Conner and Mike Feist star in this high-stakes romantic drama set on the tennis court. Also opening: A 45th-anniversary reissue of “Alien,” action flick “Boy Kills World” and faith-based musical drama “Unsung Hero.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Bob Wills Day: Swing on down to Turkey for the 52nd annual celebration of the Western music icon, featuring tons of live music, a parade, barbecue cook off, fiddlers contest and much more, including tunes from Jody Nix and Brennen Leigh. (Thursday through Saturday; various locations in Turkey; admission prices vary; 806-423-1253)

Adler & Hearne: The touring folk duo brings sweet tunes at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m. Thursday; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Tess Taylor: The California poet offers a reading at Burrowing Owl Booksellers. (6 p.m. Thursday; 400 15th St. in Canyon; 806-452-8002)

Beyond the Little Black Dress: Learn about the mission of Family Support Services in this special evening at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Thursday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-342-2500)

Party on the Patio: Savór opens its patio season with music from Velvet Funk. (7 p.m. Thursday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

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

“Così fan tutte”: West Texas A&M University Opera offers a flower child-take on Mozart’s classic. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; tickets $15; 806-651-2840)

“Portraits of Dance”: West Texas A&M University Dance closes out its year with a concert packed with movement. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in WT’s Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-651-2810)

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

Brass Wire Trio: The Amarillo jazz-fusion combo makes a beautiful noise The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Hooveriii: The Los Angeles-based rock band zooms over to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Friday

Bob Wills Day: Swing on down to Turkey for the 52nd annual celebration of the Western music icon, featuring tons of live music, a parade, barbecue cook off, fiddlers contest and much more, including tunes from Jody Nix and Brennen Leigh. (Thursday through Saturday; various locations in Turkey; admission prices vary; 806-423-1253)

“Composition” art exhibition: Artist Machelle Farrar unveils an art show incorporating music and art, featuring a performance by Native Crowds. (6 p.m. Friday; 1201 S. Polk St.)

Unbridled Art Auction: Get in the saddle for this horse-themed art sale benefiting Dove Creek Equine Rescue at Arts in the Sunset. (6 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $35 advance, $40 at door; 806-354-8802)

Georgia Parker: The indie folk singer offers beautiful music at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Friday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933) 

West Texas Ranch Rodeo: Saddle up and enjoy competition from top regional cowboys in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds. (7 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; admission $15; 806-376-7767)

WT Jazz Bands: Groove to a night of big band favorites at La Rita Performing Arts Theatre in Dalhart. (7 p.m. Friday; 311 Denrock Ave.; free; 806-244-6222)

Harrington String Quartet: The acclaimed musicians close out their season with a “Delectable” concert featuring Samuel Barber and more. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; tickets $20; 806-651-2840)

“The Hello Girls”: TheatreAC wraps its season with this jazzy musical about frontline women in World War I. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through May 5; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5358)

“Portraits of Dance”: West Texas A&M University Dance closes out its year with a concert packed with movement. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in WT’s Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-651-2810)

Los Rehenes: Dance the night away at David’s Events Night Club, also featuring Los Bitaches, Los Morres and Grupo Incomperable. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 714 N. Fillmore St.; 806-418-6333)

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

The Local Nobodies: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Parker Ryan: The Texas country-rocker returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Shred-Dirt USA: Hoots Pub hosts a two-day music fest featuring some of Amarillo’s rising bands. Friday’s lineup includes Ghosts of Gray County, The Ty Blackburn Band and Katie Beth. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10 and up, $15 for weekend pass)

Ratchet Dolls: The San Antonio rock band brings the noise to Skooterz with openers Touching Voodoo. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Don Stalling & The Divided: The North Texas country band returns to town for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Saturday

Bob Wills Day: Swing on down to Turkey for the 52nd annual celebration of the Western music icon, featuring tons of live music, a parade, barbecue cook off, fiddlers contest and much more, including tunes from Jody Nix and Brennen Leigh. (Thursday through Saturday; various locations in Turkey; admission prices vary; 806-423-1253)

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. (Rescheduled from April 20) (9 a.m. Saturday; Kimbrough Memorial Stadium, 2800 N. 23rd St. in Canyon; 806-702-0009)

GardenFest: Amarillo Botanical Gardens celebrates the arrival of spring with its annual geranium sale, plus vendors, food trucks and more. (9 a.m. Saturday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5; 727-318-7322)

Harley Party Kickoff: Get your advance tickets for the annual fundraiser for Family Support Services at this day-long event, featuring food trucks and more. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40; 806-352-2021)

Randall County Master Gardeners Plant Sale: Stock up for the spring with handpicked offerings from some of the region’s greenest thumbs. (9 a.m. Saturday; Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd.; tx.rcmg@gmail.com

West Texas Ranch Rodeo: Saddle up and enjoy competition from top regional cowboys in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds. Come early for the youth rodeo. (1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; admission $18; 806-376-7767)

Smokey Fest: Smokey Joe’s patio rocks with a day full of music from Velvet Funk, Jack Cryver & The Bad Decisions and Bomb City Groove. (2 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Così fan tutte”: West Texas A&M University Opera offers a flower child-take on Mozart’s classic. (2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; tickets $15; 806-651-2840)

Colton Amerson: The busy Amarillo country singer offers an afternoon show at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (3 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest returns with this all-time anime classic. (3 p.m. Saturday; continues through May 1; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“The Path of Love”: Vocalist Keralee Clay and pianist Neal Nossaman team with the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church choir for this special performance. (5:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets $35; 806-376-6316)  

Blended Family Fashion Show: Local fashion house Momentum of Roses takes over Pondaseta Brewing Co. with music from Carlos Williams, Abran Herr, Tia Marie and Loose Arrow. (6 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $10 to $50; 806-418-6282)

Night at the Museum: Saddle up for a family-friendly educational evening learning about the Chisholm Trail at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 2601 E. Interstate 40; free; 806-376-5181)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its 2024 season by angling for a win over the Corpus Christi Tritons. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $46; 806-378-3096)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rock band’s acoustic duo takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Saturday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Sidewalk Prophets: The award-winning contemporary Christian band returns with its “Songs and Stories” tour. (7 p.m. Saturday; Oasis Southwest Baptist Church, 8201 Canyon Drive; tickets $18 to $65; 806-353-3761)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band settles in for a night of tunes at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

“The Hello Girls”: TheatreAC wraps its season with this jazzy musical about frontline women in World War I. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through May 5; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5358)

“Portraits of Dance”: West Texas A&M University Dance closes out its year with a concert packed with movement. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in WT’s Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-651-2810)

Outcast Xtreme Wrestling: The Amarillo wrestling troupe brings the heat in its “Ain’t No Party Like a Hoboman Party” match. (8 p.m. Saturday; tailgate at 5 p.m.; 2650 Dumas Drive; tickets $20; outcastxtremewrestling@gmail.com)

Cinergy Is Funny: The entertainment complex hosts a night of live comedy with John “Polar Bear” Gonzalez, T.K. Matteson and Kara Kimbrough. (8 p.m. Saturday; 9201 Cinergy Square; tickets $25 plus two item food and/or drink minimum; 806-414-3600)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer headlines a show at Cactus Bar. (8 p.m. Saturday; 4831 S. Western St.; no cover; 806-356-6369)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rock band raises the roof at House Bar. (9 p.m. Saturday; 1219 S.W. 10th Ave.; cover $5)

Escape from the Zoo and The Palmer Squares: The touring indie bands offer a double bill at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Katy Guillen & The Drive: The indie duo rolls into town for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band brings the twang to Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Shred-Dirt USA: Hoots Pub hosts a two-day music fest featuring some of Amarillo’s rising bands. Saturday’s lineup includes The Stray Sons, Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few and Touching Voodoo. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10 and up, $15 for weekend pass)

Spur 327: The Lubbock country band takes a drive to the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Rodell Duff: The Houston country singer hits town for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Sunday

“Così fan tutte”: West Texas A&M University Opera offers a flower child-take on Mozart’s classic. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; tickets $15; 806-651-2840)

“Portraits of Dance”: West Texas A&M University Dance closes out its year with a concert packed with movement. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in WT’s Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-651-2810)

“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest returns with this all-time anime classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues through May 1; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Bad Magik Bingo: Head to Golden Light Cantina for a night full of games to raise funds to put on Bad Magik Music Festival. (7 p.m. Sunday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Desperate Electric: The touring indie duo will offer a sizzling show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (8 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Monday

“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest returns with this all-time anime classic. (7 p.m. Monday; continues through May 1; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

April 30

Open Mic: Amarillo singer Dannie Lake hosts this evening at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. April 30; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest returns with this all-time anime classic. (7 p.m. April 30; continues through May 1; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off a homestand against the Midland RockHounds. (7:05 p.m. April 30; continues through May 5; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out the Texas Panhandle Student Art Show through May 10 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. (Wednesday 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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