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

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

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band pours out some tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“The Wind Rises”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with a 10th-anniversary screening of this romantic adventure. (7 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)

L.A. Guns: The ’80s glam metal band loads up for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“Gran Turismo”: A gamer joins a high-octane racing team in this based-on-a-true-story drama. Also opening this week: “Retribution,” another one-word Liam Neeson joint, and “The Hill,” a sports drama with Dennis Quaid. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“Jurassic Park”: The original—and by far best—returns to the theaters for 30th-anniversary screenings. (Thursday through Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Stoex Night Market: Shopping, art, and dancing with a variety of local makers, artists, and DJs. BYOB. (7-11 p.m. Thursday; 723 S. Georgia St.)

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

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo songstress Tennessee Tuckness continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Prissy BBQ. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

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

“End of the Rainbow”: Amarillo Little Theatre opens its season with this searing look into the final days of the iconic Judy Garland. Star Jo Smith does astounding work bringing Garland to life, with able support from Joshua Gibson-Roark and Jacob Miller. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Dustin Young & Christina Green: The Amarillo duo set the night on fire at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Solano Project: The 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)

Yellow City Comedy: The Amarillo jokesters offer a free show at Mulligan’s Pub. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 2511 Paramount Blvd.; no cover; 806-367-8428)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country diva brings three chords and the truth to a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Southall: The Oklahoma rock band (formerly known as The Read Southall Band) rolls through town on its world tour for a stop at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Grady Spencer & The Work: The Fort Worth-based Texas country stars return to town for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Michael D. Coon and Johnny Reverb: The Amarillo blues-rockers team up for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Route 66 Maker Market: Shop to your heart’s content among handcrafted items and curated finds. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; The Garage, 2819 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-290-3735)

“Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Paris”: The superstar soprano kicks off a world tour with this stunning concert film. (3 p.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Steaks & Two-Steppin’: Western swing icons Asleep at the Wheel headlines this dinner fundraiser for Special Olympics at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Concert admission is open to the general public with or without fundraiser tickets. (5 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; fundraiser tickets $150concert tickets $35 and above; 806-342-0515)

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

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra opens its historic 100th season with an outdoor pops concert in Hodgetown featuring country star and area native Randall King with Eric Barry and the Opera Cowgirls offering support. (6 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $16 to $24; 806-376-8782)

End of Summer Social Dance Party: Footloose Amarillo will wrap up the season with this red-hot party, featuring free lessons beginning at 7 p.m., followed by music from Amarillo band Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild. BYOB. (7 p.m. Saturday; Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40; admission $20 adults, $5 teens; footlooseamarillo@gmail.com)

Farewell Summer Party: Amarillo rock band Party of 6 says ta-ta to summer and hello to new and returning Buffs in this outdoor party in Canyon. (7 p.m. Saturday; Neblett Park, 508 16th St. in Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

Forrest McCurren: The Missouri folk singer offers a night of tunes at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band plays under the stars at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (8 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for action at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

David Adam Byrnes: The country singer sweeps into Ocho Segundos for a show with Canyon band Ragtown Chiefs. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; cover; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band hopes to inspire questionable choices at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rockers bring the party to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Jarrod Morris: The Texas country singer rides into The Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Jason Eady: The sensational Texas singer-songwriter returns to Amarillo for a show with Midnight River Choir at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Cassettes: The Amarillo ’80s cover band fights for your right to party at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

“Coraline”: The sensational children’s fable returns to theaters. (7:20 p.m. Monday and Aug. 29; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Bobcat: The one-man rock band plans to howl at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m. Monday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)


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 artist Jun Kaneko through Sept. 3. (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 wrapping up at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Friday through Sunday; 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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