Pentagram String Band: The self-described “Satanic bluegrass” band takes the stage with Abraham & The Old Gods at Leftwoods. For a less blasphemous show, check out Bryan Bielanski on Wednesday or Next Generation Band on Saturday. (9 p.m. Tuesday; 2511 SW.Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

“Dirty Dancing”: You’ll have the time of your life at 35th-anniversary screenings of this romantic classic. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Carrey Thompson and Tanner Lane in this new outdoor series at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Emily George: The Lubbock singer brings some Hub City realness to The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Goldpine: The HPPR Living Rooms Concert series continues with this Americana duo at Unitarian Universalist Church. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 4901 Cornell St.; $15 suggested donation; 806-367-9088) 

Ri Wolf: Sip your locally brewed favorites while taking in the singer-songwriter’s tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“Beast”: I can’t think of a more perfect August movie than one featuring Idris Elba taking on a ferocious lion. Also opening (at the Regal only): horror film “Bodies Bodies Bodies.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Rhett Uhland: The Canyon country singer will perform outdoors on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo blues rockers Jonathan Guidi and Touching Voodoo headline this week’s installment of Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Crave. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Popular Amarillo combo Esquire Jazz revs up for this week’s installment of the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

“The Return of Swamp Thing”: The RiffTrax guys give this campy comic book flick their Mystery Science Theater 3000-style ribbing. (7 p.m. Thursday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“Significant Other”: Amarillo Little Theatre kicks off its season with this romantic comedy about a man looking everywhere for his Mr. Right. (7:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 25, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 28; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Zac Wilkerson: The golden-voiced Americana singer comes home for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Reckless Kelly and Band of Heathens: A pair of Americana faves unite for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $125; 806-556-4456)

Teague Brothers Band: The Texas country band will bring the tunes for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Pony Bradshaw: Saddle up for tunes from this Georgia-based Americana singer at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a beautiful morning at the downtown farmers market, featuring food trucks, live music and tons of vendors. (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-335-6360)

The 806 15th Birthday Party: Celebrate the Route 66 coffee joint’s birthday and raise funds for school supplies for kids at San Jacinto Elementary School. Enjoy silent auctions, live music and more, and the party continues at Aunt Eek’s, Smokey Joe’s and elsewhere. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

PampaFest: Head to Gray County for an outdoor festival in downtown Pampa featuring Ryan Culwell, Wight Lighters, Kaitlin Butts, Jamie Lin Wilson, Cody Canada & The Departed and headliners Jason Boland & The Stragglers. (11 a.m. to midnight Saturday; tickets $30 to $40;

Northside Toy Drive Rooftop Day Party: Enjoy an afternoon of fun while reserving your table for the always-sold-out Black Tie Affair. (1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; Crush, 627 S. Polk St.; 806-680-3602)

Rien Nash: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food from J&L Good Grubs food truck) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale: Stock up your art collection with this annual exhibition and auction at the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame & Museum. The show will hang through Oct. 22. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Aaron Lewis & The Stateliners: The former Staind frontman brings his country band to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $32 to $82; 806-378-3096)

Promdaseta: Pondaseta Brewing Co. hosts an adult prom in a fundraiser for Leaders Readers Network. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; tickets $10; 806-418-6282)

Area 52 @ Voodoo: A lineup of DJs bring the tunes to Voodoo Vodka Lounge, including Sleepyboi, Realist, Roro, Boosir, Macky and The PRFZR. (8 p.m. Saturday; 626 S. Polk St.; cover $15; 806-231-0562)

Smile Big Outdoor Cinema: The LGBTQ youth support group offers a free screening of “Lightyear” in Sam Houston Park. (8 p.m. Saturday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-576-4135)

C.E. Holloway: The Canyon-based country singer brings a shot of twang to Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 SW 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

“Dr. No”: Take aim on this 60th anniversary screening of the original James Bond film in a one-day-only event. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)


  • 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.