“Coraline”: The sensational children’s fable returns to theaters. (4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by mining for a victory over the Arkansas RockHounds. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress brings tunes to Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

Ri Wolf: Enjoy tunes under the stars on The Barfield’s rooftop bar with the Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

“Enter the Dragon”: Bruce Lee’s iconic action flick gets 50th anniversary screenings. (4 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Colton Wilcher: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek fun at Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“Blue Beetle”: Xolo Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) stars as a teen who discovers some alien tech that turns him into the latest DC hero. Maybe this one will strike gold. Also opening this week: “Magic Mike”-style comedy “Back on the Strip” and raunchy pet comedy “Strays.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Burgers, Brews and Boots: Make-a-Wish North Texas hosts this battle for the burger crown. Sample burgers from an array of restaurants and cook teams to raise money to fund wishes. (6 p.m. Thursday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $75; 214-496-9474)

Helene Cronin: The Texas-born folk singer offers a musical evening at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m. Thursday; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer headlines J’s Bar & Grill’s party on the patio. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100; 806-358-2222)

Chad, Lane and the Boys: The Amarillo cowboy singers offer an acoustic show with your burgers and beer at The Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Thursday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo 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)

JuJu’s Juicebox: The Amarillo musician offers a night of eclectic music favorites at Savór. (7 p.m. Thursday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo blues-rock band Touching Voodoo continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Saigon Señorita. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo combo Polk Street Jazz headlines the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15; 806-584-9571)

“Rad”: Flash back to the ’80s as the RiffTrax guys poke fun at this goofy extreme biking flick. (7 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“End of the Rainbow”: Amarillo Little Theatre opens its season with this searing look into the final days of the iconic Judy Garland. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Aug. 27; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

SirKiss: The Amarillo rocker brings the smack down at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bryan Bielanski: The touring indie singer-songwriter rolls back into town for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Dallas Burrow: The country singer makes his Golden Light Cantina debut. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers bring the magic to Georgia Street Taphouse. (7 p.m. Friday; 2001 S. Georgia St.; 806-803-7000)

Insufficient Funds: The favorite Amarillo party band hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rockers roll up for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo rockers team up with Tory Rae for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Deltaz: The touring band of brothers returns to the Golden Light Cantina with The Clay Gibson Band. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The 806 16th Birthday Fundraiser: Celebrate The 806 Coffee + Lounge’s sweet 16 and raise funds for supplies for the neighborhood San Jacinto Elementary School. The day ends with a concert by indie band Being. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Back 2 School Bash: Pondaseta Brewing Co. celebrates the return of the kiddos to school with this family-friendly party, featuring Purple Flamingo Pops, drink specials and more. (1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Broken Spoke Anniversary Party: The Sixth Avenue bar celebrates 32 years with music from Lindi Leigh and Your Brother’s Uncle. (2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

PampaFest: Head to the top o’ Texas for a rousing day of Texas and Red Dirt country, including Reckless Kelly, Cody Canada & The Departed, Slade Coulter, Wight Lighters, Autumn Ragland and The West Texas Exiles. (3:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday; 100 W. Kingsmill in Pampa; tickets $30 to $150pampafest@yahoo.com

Calf Fry Festival: Starlight Ranch Event Center shucks some mountain oysters for this fundraiser for Potter County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department. (5 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35; 806-342-0515)

Ri Wolf: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Amarillo singer. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Helene Cronin: The folk singer continues her area tour at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

1999: The Legacy of Prince: This touring tribute act turns the sand purple at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Matt Lemburg: The Amarillo singer-songwriter hits the city for a show at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8 p.m. Saturday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band screams into action at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Vive Chihuahua: Enjoy a night of norteño music from eight top bands at Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; tickets $81; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

Don Stalling & The Divided: The Texas country band returns for a show at The Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

9 Eyes: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Los 3 Kings: The Amarillo country-rock band reigns over Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

Night with the Stars: The Amarillo Astronomy Club hosts a viewing party at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, offering a guided look at the crescent moon, ring nebula and double star Albireo. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; free for members or $4 adults, $3 children)

“Porco Rosso”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this lesser-seen Miyazaki gem, featuring a (literally) pig-headed pilot. (4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. April 22; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“The Wind Rises”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with a 10th-anniversary screening of this romantic adventure. (7 p.m. Monday and April 23; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)


Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a day of shopping, food and live music around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce as this summertime tradition continues. (8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 9; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Amarillo Museum of Art: Don’t miss eye-popping exhibitions by artists Terry Allen and Jun Kaneko through Aug. 20 and Sept. 3, respectively. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Enjoy the annual “America’s Horse in Art,” on view through Oct. 14. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Canyon Farmers Market: Check out wares from 75 vendors, plus food trucks, live music and more. (8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 30; Canyon downtown square; 806-567-0746)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January. (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 2023 season is winding down at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Fridays through Sundays; times and ticket prices vary; 2601 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3344)


  • 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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