Starlight Theatre: Amarillo party band Noah Jenda will kick off the last month of music for Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

“Texas”: Only a couple of weeks remain in the 55th annual season of the outdoor musical drama. (8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre; tickets $17-$38; 806-655-2181)

West Texas Drums: Four top Drum Corps International squads will make beautiful music in Buffalo Stadium at West Texas A&M University. (8 p.m. Tuesday; tickets $10 to $25; 806-651-2840)

“The Suicide Squad”: Writer-director James Gunn made unlikely blockbuster stars out of obscure Marvel Comics characters in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Now, he turns his twisted wit to D-list villains in the DC Universe with this do-over of a killer concept: Super-powered criminals get offered leniency if they take on deadly missions for the U.S. government. (Opens Thursday)

The Hunt: The PARC’s second-annual scavenger hunt kicks off Thursday, sending teams all around the city to tackle challenges, solve clues and raise funds for a good cause. (Thursday through Sunday; $65 per team; 806-367-8024)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country-rock band Strange Whiskey will take the stage at this week’s installment of the concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss the dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; $10; 806-352-6513)

“There’s No Place Like Home”: Enjoy a drive-in screening of “The Wizard of Oz” at this fundraiser for Amarillo Habitat for Humanity. (7:45 p.m. Thursday; Tascosa Drive-In, 1999 Dumas Drive; tickets $20; 806-383-3456)

“Always… Patsy Cline”: Amarillo Little Theatre revives its most successful show ever in artistic director Allen Shankles’ valedictory season. Original stars Tammy Hysmith and Cindi Bulla return to the stage in this feel-good, tuneful look at the life of the iconic country star through the eyes of her biggest fan. (Thursday through Sunday; continues through Aug. 8; 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $25; 806-355-9991)

Pecos & The Rooftops: The Lubbock-based Texas country band returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center for a show with Corey Kent. (7 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $12 to $40; 806-556-4456) 

Tennessee & Fo on the Flo: Amarillo favorite Tennessee Tuckness will take the stage at Golden Light Cantina with her full band. (8 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Movie Night at the Ballpark: Enjoy a screening of kiddie classic “The Sandlot” on the outfield of Kent Johnson Memorial Baseball Complex at Southeast Park in Canyon. (9 p.m. Friday; 1501 28th St.; free; 806-656-6833)

Amarillo Community Market: Get your pick of the best from local crafters, artisans and more. (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Singer Jeb Colwell will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; free)

“Women of Abstract Expressionism in the American West”: Inspired by exciting research and an upcoming book by Drs. Amy Von Lintel and Bonnie Roos, this Amarillo Museum of Art exhibition will explore the underappreciated female artists of the ab-ex movement — and the equally underappreciated role played in their careers by Amarillo arts lovers. (Sunday through Oct. 10; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

“The Great Muppet Caper”: My personal favorite of the Muppets’ oeuvre, this family classic gets a 40th anniversary screening on the big screen. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues Aug. 11; Cinemark Hollywood 16 and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14)


  • 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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