Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies go birding with a series against the Springfield Cardinals. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Texas”: The beloved Panhandle tradition wraps its season with performances Tuesday through Saturday in Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (5:45 to 7:45 p.m. dinner service; 8:15 p.m. show; tickets $15 to $65; 806-655-2181)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Derek Porterfield and Jak Thurmond 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)

Logan Ryan: The Amarillo singer will rock out down in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Fall”: A pair of young women are trapped at the top of an abandoned radio tower in this new thriller. At deadline, that’s the only scheduled opening, but age-swapping comedy “Mack & Rita” and drama “Summering” also are slated to open wide, so look for them, as well. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Big, Loud, & Live 17: Get ready to be amazed when top ensembles from throughout the country compete for the Drum Corps International finals. (5:30 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Popular Amarillo combo Polk Street Jazz revs up for this week’s installment of the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Telephone House: The touring folk band brings a night of introspective music to Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Best in the West: The From 6th Collective celebrates the art, objects and music that make the Panhandle so great in this two-day event. (3 to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Interstate 40; 806-349-1111)

All Things Artful Art Festival: Check out the progress at the Sunset Art Galleries while enjoying music, interactive art, silent auction, art demonstrations, food and beer, at this annual fundraiser for Amarillo Art Institute. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $20 adults, $10 children; 806-354-8802)

Kickback Friday Patio Party: Take in some tunes from Colten Wilcher while enjoying food, beer, wine and games. (7 p.m. Friday; 316 SW Sixth Ave.;

Robert Earl Keen: The Texas music legend is retiring from live performances, so don’t miss your chance to see him at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $60; 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)

End of Summer Drag Brunch: Sip on some cool mimosas and enjoy some shady queens at Drunken Oyster. (10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday; 7606 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

AMoA Family Day: Celebrate Amarillo Museum of Art’s birthday with this all-ages party, featuring performance art by FriendsWithYou: The Dance, hands-on activities, food from The Brunch Truck and more. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; free; 806-371-5050)

Amarillo Margarita Festival: Lime up for some fun at this tequila-soaked party, featuring taco trucks, lucha libre wrestlers, a yacht-rock cover band and more. (4 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $30 to $65; 806-556-4456)

hONEyhoUSe: The kickass New Mexico band, featuring Amarillo’s Yvonne Perea, returns for a show at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. On Friday, check out Amarillo country band 9 Eyes. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $20 in advance, $25 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Dischordia: The touring metal band returns for a thrashing good show with local bands Bare the Mark, Trench Rat and Pulverizer. And Monday, catch Insipidus, Odrot and Eyeless Angels. (8 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Jay Statham & The Tokie Show: The Amarillo rockers offer tunes to go with your wine (plus food from Tacos Nayarit food truck) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Kids’ Wildest Night Out: Kiddos ages 6 to 12 can delight in a special night at Amarillo Zoo with pizza, drinks and fun times with the animals. (9:30 a.m. Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission prices vary; 806-381-7911)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers will bring tunes outdoors on The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo rockers reunite for their first show since 2019 at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-331-6698)

Kyle Rainer: The Oklahoma country band will bring some Red Dirt for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Of Limbo: The California band promises an energetic show with Pampa rockers Stealing Handshakes at Skooterz. (10 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Vamping: The Amarillo indie rock band takes the stage at Golden Light Cantina, with a video shoot kicking off the night at 7:45 p.m. Plus, don’t miss South Texas Tweek on Saturday. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

“Dirty Dancing”: You’ll have the time of your life at 35th-anniversary screenings of this romantic classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Aug. 17; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“Coraline”: The delightful stop-motion animated film returns to theaters for a one-day-only screening. (3 and 7 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Pentagram String Band: The self-described “Satanic bluegrass” band takes the stage with Abraham & The Old Gods at Leftwoods. For a less blasphemous show, check out Bryan Bielanski on Wednesday or Next Generation Band on Saturday. (9 p.m. Aug. 16; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)



  • 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.