“What Happened to Steve?”: Original “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns headlines WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (7 p.m. Tuesday; WT Legacy Hall in Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-2412)

“South Pacific”: Sail away to a tropical (but troubled) paradise in this beloved stage musical. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $32 to $68; 806-378-3096)

“Princess Mononoke”: The anime classic returns to the big screen for the annual Studio Ghibli Fest. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Ambulance”: Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are desperate criminals who hijack an emergency rig when their heist goes wrong in the latest from director Michael Bay. Also opening: “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” and keep your eyes open for the highly buzzed-about “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which is supposed to open wide this week. (Opens Thursday)

Red Steagall: The iconic cowboy poet returns with “Values of the Cow Country Told in Story, Verse and Song” for WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series and Center for the Study of the American West’s Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies. (7 p.m. Thursday; WT Legacy Hall in Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-5238)

“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 April 14; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

WT Jazz: Enjoy hot tracks from the likes of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Louis Prima and more. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

AC/WT Student/Faculty Exhibition: The 50th joint show from Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University artists will hang through April 24 at Amarillo Museum of Art. (6:30 p.m. Friday opening reception; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; free; 806-371-5050)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies are back in action with a home opener series against the Midland Rockhounds. (Friday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hometown hockey team is hunting for a victory over the Odessa Jackalopes. (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-242-4231)

“Coppelia”: Lone Star Ballet laces up the toe shoes for a take on this classical ballet. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10 to $40; 806-372-2463)

Flatland Cavalry: The rising Texas country stars from Lubbock follow up a recent festival gig in the UK with a return to La Hacienda Amarillo. (8 p.m. Friday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $30; 806-690-2965)

Ryan Culwell: The area native comes home for an album release party at the Golden Light Cantina. Plus, The Tejas Brothers return for a blowout show Saturday and a more chill Sunday Soundcheck concert. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Ruffles & Rust: The shopping expo returns for a spring market. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $5; rufflesandrustexpo.com)

Spring Craft Fair: Local artisans hawk their wares at Mariposa Eco-Village. The event also will include food trucks and live music. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; 806-673-9152)

Steel ’n Time for Pups: Enjoy this car, truck and bike show and raise funds for animal rescue organization Gracie’s Project. The event will include prizes, games, food trucks and more. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; AutoNation Chevrolet, 2200 E. Interstate 40; free; 806-654-5599 or 806-683-5153)

Wonderland Park: The Amarillo amusement park reopens for the season. Race you to the Texas Tornado! (1 to 8 p.m. Saturday; open through Sept. 5; ticket prices vary; 806-383-3344)

Bowl for Kids’ Sake: Polish up those bowling shoes and hit the lanes for this annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. (5:30 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday; Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Drive; 806-351-2210)

Chamber Music Amarillo: Harrington String Quartet is in the spotlight for CMA’s last concert of the season with guests Leonid Shukaev (cello), Bruce Lin (piano) and Kruno Kupresanin (bass). (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

“Toward the Unknown Region”: WT Choir and guests Oklahoma Christian University Choirs and Ensemble Next will perform “music of boldness and passion.” (7:30 p.m. Saturday; WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

Bryan Bielanski: The acoustic rock singer-songwriter hits town for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no covers, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Jarrod Morris: The Texas country singer returns to Hoots Pub. Plus, check out singer-songwriters Ben Brock and CJ Greco on Wednesday. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

“Singin’ in the Rain”: The greatest movie musical ever made (can you tell it’s my favorite?) gets a 70th anniversary screening through TCM Big Screen Classics. (Sunday and April 14; Cinemark Hollywood 16 and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14)

Zeta: The South American rock band screams into Leftwoods. Plus, Oklahoma rockers Sn8ke Rüt hit town Friday and punk Rat Pack tribute band Franks & Deans swing onto stage Saturday. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)
Abolishment of Flesh: The death metal band brings its Texas tour to Zombiez Bar & Grill with Trench Rat and Dyscarcia. (9 p.m. Monday; 711 S.W. 10th Ave.; 806-331-7305)

Author

  • 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.