“Princess Mononoke”: The iconic anime film returns to theaters as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest. (various times Tuesday and Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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

Amy Hart: The Amarillo songstress brings tunes to Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

Logan Ryan and Dean Paul Willeford: Head underground for a two-for-one show in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

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)

“The Last Voyage of the Demeter”: This period horror flick is the only movie scheduled at press time to open, but keep checking listings. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

End of Summer Luau: Celebrate the end of the season at Pondaseta Brewing Co. with leis, food, beer specials and more. (4 to 9 p.m. Thursday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Big, Loud & Live 18: Attention marching-band fanatics: Drum Corps International’s summer finals get a live screening. (5:30 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo folk band Sadie’s Rangers continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Saigon Señorita. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

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

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

Femme: The monthly celebration of all those femme-presenting at RR Bar goes Barbie for August. (8 p.m. Thursday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rockers howl the night away at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Snailmate: The indie duo inches back into The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

All Things Artful: Amarillo Art Institute’s annual fundraiser returns to the Arts in the Sunset, offering a peek at the Best of the Southwest Art Show, plus a silent auction, interactive art activities and live demonstrations, vendors, food, drinks, and music from Insufficient Funds’ Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $20; 806-354-8802)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic night at Mickey’s Place. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Tennessee Tuckness: The beloved Amarillo songstress hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rockers roll up for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Comedy Juju: Yellow City Comedy takes over downtown with a show at Voodoo Vodka Lounge. (8 p.m. Friday; 626 S. Polk St.; cover $10; 806-231-0562)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Daryl Felsberg: The touring comic makes a long-awaited return to Amarillo for a show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (9 p.m. Friday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $25 to $30; 806-418-6282)

Logan Samford: The regional native returns home for a show at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Too Close for Comfort: The alt-rockers plan to make some noise at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

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

Kandra Scott and Moon Jelly Music: Dig in to a night of eclectic music favorites at Savór. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Will Maring and Robert Bowlin: The touring Americana duo rolls into Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

Boots vs. Badges: Law enforcement officers take on firefighters in the 15th iteration of this fundraiser for The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle and Coffee Memorial Blood Center. (7:05 p.m. Saturday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10; 806-803-9547)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: Hit the beach with the Amarillo oldies band at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

June Swoon: The touring country singer joins forces with Cowboy Cold for a show at Caliche Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; cover $7; 806-398-1008)

The Randy Rogers Band: The Texas country greats return to town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $65; 806-342-0515)

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

Songwriters in the Canyon: Amarillo tunesmiths Heath Seager, Tia Marie, Connor Downs and Kristine Ford join forces for a swap at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (8 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Sweater Godz: The Amarillo rock band gets cozy on stage at the Golden Light Cantina with Dude-Man. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band blows into Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

“Enter the Dragon”: Bruce Lee’s iconic action flick gets 50th anniversary screenings. Plus, join Amarillo Film Society for the 4 p.m. Sunday screening for a special event. (4 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Aug. 16; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Blood Harvest: The local wrestlers in Bomb City Bar Fights head north for a night at Fillmore’s. (9 p.m. Sunday; 1005 N. Fillmore St.; 806-477-2777)

“Friends” Trivia: Do you know the “Smelly Cat” lyrics? When you should pivot!? Who Miss Chanandler Bong is? If so, you should do well at this trivia night at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)


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 artists Terry Allen and Jun Kaneko through Aug. 20 and Sept. 3, respectively. (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 in full swing at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Wednesdays through Sundays; 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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