Starlight Theatre: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds brings the fun for the final installment of Parks & Recreation’s concert series this season at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

“Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings”: The Marvel Cinematic Universe broadens with this epic action flick starring a nearly entirely pan-Asian cast. (Opens Thursday)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo classic rock band Geezers Gone Wild 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)

The Spin Doctors: The ‘90s favorites bring their pocket full of kryptonite to town to kick off the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon’s annual fundraising drive. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $10 to $150; 806-556-4456) 

Tyler Halverson: The South Dakota singer brings his traditionalist take on contemporary country to Hoot’s Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover) 

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

Crimestoppers Car Show: The 13th annual fundraiser will feature all sorts of classic and contemporary makes and models. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $5;

Franco Escamilla: The Spanish-language stand-up comic takes the stage in this show rescheduled from January. (8 p.m. Saturday; Civic Center Complex Auditorium; tickets $35 to $110; 806-378-3096 or

“Backdraft”: I don’t know that I’d ever call this a classic, but this firefighter drama gets a 30th anniversary screening anyway. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues Sept. 8; 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.