Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Michael D. Coon and Hank Vincent 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)

Rhett Uhland: The Canyon country singer heads down to The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Three Thousand Years of Longing”: Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton star in this fantastical tale from director George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”). Also opening: horror film “The Invitation.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Canyon-based country-rock band will perform outdoors on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Bleach The Movie: Hell Verse”: Check out a 20th-anniversary screening of this anime favorite. (7 p.m. Thursday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band RAK-45 headlines this season’s final installment of Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo-based Robert Hinds Quartet offers a night of jazz at this week’s installment of the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

“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 and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Hillbilly Casino: Hope for a jackpot when this Nashville-based country-rock band arrives at Hoots Pub. On Saturday, check out The Jon Young Band and The James Cook Band. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Rilla Town Madness: A slew of Amarillo-based hip-hop acts—including Arlo, Ty-stixxx, Uglie, Ejohn & Rezi Resurrect, Lady Dynasty, K.a.n.e., Almighty Sigh, Ivey and Lyric Lee—unite for a show at Leftwoods. (7:25 p.m. Friday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover $5 advance, $7 at door; 806-367-9840)

United Way Kickoff Party: The season of giving launches with a concert and party featuring headliner Josh Turner and openers Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch at Starlight Ranch Event Center. On Saturday, the party palace hosts hot country band Midland with opener Kaitlin Butts. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $10 to $35; 806-556-4456)

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)

Texas Panhandle’s Craft Beerfest: Enjoy some afternoon drinking at the return of this Townsquare Media event, featuring ales, IPAs and more from an array of regional brewmasters, plus music from Hayden Lewis. (2 to 5 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Netplex, 3723 SW 58th Ave.; tickets $35 advance, $45 at door, $100 VIP; 806-373-7800) 

Hilary Marie: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food from Martha’s Minis food truck) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Passionate Wishes and Sunswept Kisses: Artist and musician Keitha Jones hosts this interactive art party at Mariposa Village. (7 p.m. Saturday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; 806-673-9152)

Missa Solemnis: This work for orchestra and choir by Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most massive classical works ever written. It gets its  Amarillo premiere performance in a concert featuring the Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Master Chorale and singers from West Texas A&M University, Amarillo College, Wayland Baptist University and more. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $20 to $65; 806-378-3096 or 806-376-8782)

Bummer Summer Party: Say farewell to summer at Golden Light Cantina with tunes from Travis Roberts & The Willing Few, Native Crowds, Dude-Man and Rain Division. On Thursday, check out Los Angeles-based psych-rock band Hooveriii. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band returns to the state for a show at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 SW 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

Carbon Love: The Dallas-based indie duo brings tunes to The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Hold On Hollywood: The Houston-based rockers roll back into town for a show at Skooterz. (10 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Garden Walk: Take a stroll through Amarillo Botanical Gardens at this event from BSA Hospice of the Southwest. Stations will offer meditation breaks and music from Mike Fuller. (6 p.m. Sunday; 1400 Streit Drive; free; 806-356-0026)

S.J. Tucker: The indie singer-songwriter with a mythical bent gives a parking lot concert at Aunt EEK’s Books & Curiosities. (8 p.m. Monday; 2900 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-420-0021)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies saddle up for a series against the Frisco RoughRiders. (Aug. 30 to Sept. 4; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)


  • 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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