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

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

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

Bring Me to the Gypsee: The Amarillo duo offers patio tunes at Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band offers midweek fun at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tanner Lane: Head underground for country tunes in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

“American Graffiti”: George Lucas’ other great film gets a 50th-anniversary screening. (7:20 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)

Sleep Signals: The touring metal band hopes to wake up the crowd at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover $5; 806-679-0122)

“Bottoms”: This queer high school comedy about a lesbian fight club is getting killer reviews. Also opening this week: action sequel “The Equalizer 3.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Great Aunt: The Australian-based Americana band brings an international flair to the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m. Thursday; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Annagail: The folk duo brings a night of tunes to Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Thursday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

Justin Roberts: 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 classic rock band Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild close out the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yolos. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo combo Esquire Jazz closes out the season for the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15; 806-584-9571)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers kick off Labor Day weekend at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Atreyu and Memphis May Fire: The metal bands bring their “We Want Your Misery” tour to Ocho Segundos with Catch Your Breath and Another Day Dawns. (8 p.m. Thursday; tickets $30 advance, $35 at door; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

First Friday Art Walk: The favorite tradition continues at newly renovated Arts in the Sunset. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer throws a beach party at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Dwight Yoakam: The country great straps on his guitar, hops in his Cadillac and brings his hillbilly music back to town. (8 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $51 to $130; 806-378-3096)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo rockers roam into Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Uncle Lucius: The Texas country greats return to town with Perryton native Ryan Culwell at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $18 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Robynn Shayne: The Austin-based country star flies into town for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Matt Hillyer: The Eleven Hundred Springs frontman bounces in for a solo show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

15th Annual Amarillo Crime Stoppers Car Show: Hundreds of cars will be on display at this annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, held throughout the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $5; 806-378-3096)

Trent Rosser Book Signing: The Amarillo native signs copies of his historical fiction “Gunfight at Old Tascosa” at Aunt Eek’s Books & Curiosities. (2 p.m. Saturday; 2900 S.W. Sixth Ave; 806-420-0021)

Cameron James Smith: 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)

DJ Paul: The Three 6 Mafia star tries to get his money for rent in a show at Hacienda La Grandeza with Kidd Kidd and others. (7 p.m. Saturday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $20 to $95; 806-421-9772)

Dunn & Brooks: This touring tribute act boot-scoots and boogies on the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Kolton Moore & The Clever Few: The Texas country band hopes for a wise crowd at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $17 to $150; 806-342-0515)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo band brings the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

The Venomous Pinks: The all-woman punk trio rocks into the Golden Light Cantina for a holiday show. (8 p.m. Sunday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The Makenzie Patton Band: The Lubbock-based country band heads north for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Shaker Hymns: The touring band brings some religion (of a sort) to Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

“They Live”: The campy, Rowdy Roddy Piper-starring action flick gets special 35th-anniversary screenings. (4 and 7:20 p.m. Sunday and 7:20 p.m. Sept. 6; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

La Frontera Block Party: The 39th-annual street fair returns with music, food and much more. (5 to 10 p.m. Sunday; 1401 S. Arthur St; no cover; 806-372-4593)

Def Leggend: The touring Def Leppard tribute band pours some sugar on the beach (which sounds messy) at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Sunday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Venomous Pinks: The all-female punk band rocks into the Golden Light Cantina for a holiday show. (8 p.m. Sunday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Amarillo Community Labor Day Picnic: Celebrate the holiday by paying tribute to the hard workers who make it possible in an event hosted by the West Texas Building and Construction Trades Council. The party will include live music and complimentary drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers alongside a selection of food trucks. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday; Memorial Park, 26th Avenue and Washington Street; 806-549-8748)

Ongoing

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a day of shopping, food and live music around the Historic Bivins Home 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)

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  • 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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