Tuesday

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

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

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

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

West Texas A&M University Choirs: The vocal ensembles will perform folk songs, spirituals and more. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; free; 806-651-2840)

Wednesday

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)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Velvet Funk. (6 p.m. Wednesday; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

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

Concert and Symphonic Bands: West Texas A&M University’s instrumental ensembles offer year-end concerts. (6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; free; 806-651-2840)

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

“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest returns with this all-time anime classic. (7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“The Fall Guy”: Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt star in this well-reviewed action comedy, based on the ’80s TV show. Also opening: Historical drama “Jeanne du Barry” and 25th-anniversary screenings of “Star Wars: Episode 1–The Phantom Menace” and horror film “Tarot.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

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)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: 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)

Felipe Esparza: The nationally touring comic brings his “Big Foo” tour to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Thursday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $24 to $45; 806-378-3096)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Trent Britten: 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)

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

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Amarillo College Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra: The collegiate ensembles team up for a night of music. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

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

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)

The Tejas Brothers: The beloved TexMex band returns to town for a special show at Jorge’s Tacos Garcia. (8 p.m. Thursday; 1100 Ross St.; 806-371-0411)

William Beckmann: The young Texas country star rides into Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Friday

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)

Goodbye Hollywood: The Amarillo rock band kicks off the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Hangman: The Amarillo band rocks out at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. Friday; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

Hinder: The early-aughts rock band headlines a show at Azteca Music Hall. (7 p.m. Friday; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; tickets $35 to $600; 806-335-9990)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band taps into Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Friday; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

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

“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 Sunday; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5358)

Erick Willis: The Texas singer-songwriter saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Jackie Haney & 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)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band kicks off the patio season at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (8 p.m. Friday; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Lost Mind Lumber Co.: The Lubbock rock band brings some axes to Zombiez Bar & Grill in a show with Amarillo’s Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Penny & The Flamethrowers: The retro-infused rock band sets the night on fire at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Slade Coulter: The long-haired Lubbock country-rocker returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Saturday

Cinco de Mayo Party: Saddle up for a day-long celebration at the Western Horseman. The Solano Project will take the state at 6 p.m. (10 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Fiesta on the Square: The Shops at Wolflin Square celebrate the holiday with sales, vendors, food trucks, live music and more. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

Imagine the Possibilities: Center City of Amarillo offers a free tour of several historic downtown buildings, including the Paramount Building, 826 S. Polk St.; The Revolution  inside Levine’s, 802 S. Polk St.; the Kress Building, 702 S. Polk St.; and 45 Wine & Whiskey Bar & Grill in the Woolworth Building, 626 S. Polk St. (10 a.m. Saturday; various locations; 806-372-6744)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: El Barrio Lions Club hosts its third-annual holiday celebration. (noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; El Alamo Park, 1621 S. Houston St.; 806-674-5288)

May the Fourth Be With You: Don Harrington Discovery Center celebrates “Star Wars” and all things sci-fi. (1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $8; 806-355-9547)

Sunset Underground Music and Art Fest: A full lineup of local rockers—including DrowningHost, Sadzilla, Touching Voodoo, Dude-Man, Berzerk, Bare The Mark and TrenchRat—will offer tunes all day, alongside local artisans and food trucks. (2 to 10 p.m. Saturday; AJ Swope Performance Plaza at The Arts at Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd.; atomicyellowict@gmail.com

Cinco de Mayo Party: MJ’s Saloon & Grill celebrates the holiday with DJs and drink specials. (5 p.m. Saturday; 3705 Olsen Blvd., Suite A; 806-398-0634)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country band throws a beach party at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

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

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their homestand against the Midland RockHounds. (7:05 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“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 Sunday; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5358)

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Crungus: The Amarillo metal band raises the roof at House Bar with Hellgrammites and Corrosive Wrath. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1219 S.W. 10th Ave.; cover $5)

Jack Cryver: The Amarillo country rocker plays for a Cinco de Mayo party at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (8 p.m. Saturday; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

The Michael D. Coon Band: The Amarillo rockers take the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

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

Red Dirt Rockers: Get down with the Amarillo band at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

In Plain Air and Tarantula Bill: 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)

Sunday

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies conclude their homestand against the Midland RockHounds. Celebrity Mario Lopez will headline a special Cinco de Mayo celebration. (1:05 p.m. Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Cinco de Mayo: Bar Z Winery celebrates the holiday with spicy sangria and food from J&L Good Grubs. (3 p.m. Sunday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

“The Hello Girls”: TheatreAC wraps its season with this jazzy musical about frontline women in World War I. (3 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5358)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country rocker plays for a Cinco de Mayo party at 9th Inning Brews & Bites. (4 p.m. Sunday; 3130 S. Soncy Road; 806-358-2222) 

“Steel Magnolias”: Pull out your best blush & bashful outfits for 35th-annual screenings of this classic weeper. (7 p.m. Sunday; continues May 8; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Greybloom and Careful Haze: The hardcore bands headline a night of emo at Golden Light Cantina with Bare the Mark and Rain Division. (7 p.m. Sunday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Monday

Bowling for Paws: Lace up your shoes for this night of games benefitting Gracie’s Project. (6 p.m. Monday; Western Bowl, 5120 S. Western St.; registration $25; 806-705-0834)

Micha Boyett: The Amarillo native signs copies of her book “Blessed Are the Rest of Us” at Burrowing Owl Booksellers. (6 p.m. Monday; 7406 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-367-8961)

“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)

Amarillo College Community Band: Local musicians team up for an evening of favorite tunes. (7:30 p.m. Monday; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

May 7

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo singer offers songs along with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 7; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Amarillo College Brass Ensemble: Collegiate musicians blow their own horns in this spring concert. (7:30 p.m. May 7; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out the Texas Panhandle Student Art Show through May 10 and 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. (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 continues at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Thursday 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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