Katie Lynn and Travis Bishop: The singer-songwriters will give a farewell show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. before heading out for new ground in Florida. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”: The webslinger is back for what sounds like a multidimensional adventure for which I am now studiously avoiding all spoilers, so if there are any reviews out now, don’t ask me. Also opening this weekend: Director Guillermo del Toro’s creepy-looking “Nightmare Alley” and Indian action flick “Pushpa: The Rise — Part 1.” (Opens Thursday)

Bank of America Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ holiday tradition returns with thousands of lights a’twinkling. (Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23; tickets $8; 1400 Streit Drive; 806-352-6513)

Wranglers Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: The local hockey team will celebrate its early success with this holiday party, featuring a team meet-and-greet, dinner and more. (6 p.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $15; 806-242-4231)

Author Night with E.A. Gordon: The Amarillo-based author will share from her latest work, “Just a Thought,” at this event at Aunt EEK’s Books & Curiosities. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2900 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-420-0021)

Maxwell’s Magical Christmas: Enjoy a trail of lights, a visit with Santa Claus, lighted hayride trail, low ropes course, Candy Chaos obstacle course, wagon train ride, tube slides and more at this holiday extravaganza. (Friday and Saturday; continues through Dec. 30; 12908 S. Bell St.; tickets $15.95 online, $20.95 at the gate; 806-373-9600)

Black Tie Affair: The Northside Toy Drive’s signature fundraiser returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom. Tables have been sold out for weeks, but admission to the party (including cocktails, dancing and casino games) is free before 7:30 p.m. with an unwrapped toy. (6 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-680-3602)

Christmas in the Sky: What’s promised to be Amarillo’s largest-ever fireworks show, sponsored by Fairly Group and Occunet, will light up the skies over Hodgetown, with a pre-party featuring milk and cookies, hot chocolate, Christmas carolers and Santa Claus himself. (6:15 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Buchanan St.;  806-803-9547)

Drew Moreland & The Neon Hustle: The Texas country act will light up downtown Amarillo for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (7 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover; 806-378-5790) 

Roaring ’20s Christmas: Esquire Jazz will headline this flapper-filled night of tunes and booze at The Drunken Oyster. The restaurant also will host a Winter Wonderland drag brunch at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

The Teague Brothers Band: The Americana band hits town for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Happy Holiday Pops: The Amarillo Symphony’s annual Christmas concert returns for two festive performances in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $26 to $46; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hockey team will face off against the Lone Star Brahmas in a pair of games in the Ice Ranch. (7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12.25 to $22.25; 806-242-4231)

Resonance: The Texas underground bass music scene (didn’t know we had one; always happy to learn) comes to Amarillo with this show produced by Realezt at Bomb City Distillery. (8 p.m. Saturday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; tickets $15; 806-220-2662)

Gunner Fore & The Interstate: The Lubbock-based country-rockers return to Amarillo for a show at Golden Light Cantina with TxLoveCo. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Reed Turchi: The Americana singer-songwriter rolls into town for a show at Leftwood’s. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

A Nashville Christmas:“American Idol” finalist Kristy Lee Cook will headline this country holiday show at His Church, also featuring Michael Logan of Sixonefivecollective, Nashville recording artist Katie Austin and “American Idol” singer Ashlyn Ruder. (7 p.m. Sunday; 6300 Arden Road; free; 806-359-9463)


  • 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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