Tuesday

Cowboy Sweetheart Dinner: Cowgirl singer Jean Prescott headlines this fundraiser for Arts in the Sunset and Amarillo Art Institute, featuring dinner from Cask & Cork. (6 p.m. Tuesday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $200 per couple, tables available; 806-354-8802)

The Newlywed Game: Amarillo Rotary West hosts this classic game show-themed fundraiser for AmTech Interact student leadership camps and educational scholarships. (6:30 p.m. Tuesday; AmTech Career Academy, 3569 Plains Blvd.; tickets $55RotaryAmarilloWest@gmail.com

Mardi Gras Party: Amarillo party band Velvet Funk headlines the festivities at Drunken Oyster, which also offers dinner and drink specials all day. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Tia Marie: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 13; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Jam with Love: The Amarillo College Piano Series continues with this concert featuring AC music faculty members. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

“Wheel of Fortune Live”: The iconic game show brings its live version to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, where audience members will be called up to spin the wheel, buy a vowel and solve the puzzle. (8 p.m. Tuesday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $255; 806-378-3096)

Wednesday

Jordan World Circus: What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with stunt riders, elephants, showgirls and more? (6 p.m. Wednesday; Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $20 adults, $10 children; 806-376-7767)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band rocks away the midweek blues on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Anti-Valentine’s Day Massacre: The 806 Coffee + Lounge’s annual black-hearted festivities return with an open mic edition. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Thursday

“Madame Web”: Dakota Johnson stars as a psychic do-gooder in the latest installment from Sony’s Spider-verse. Also opening: musical biopic “Bob Marley: One Love.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Michelle Brooks-Thompson: The “Voice” finalist headlines a gospel concert also featuring the Amarillo Mass Choir, Devlon Jones, Teresa Webb, SUA–Sisters Under the Anointing and the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra. (7 p.m. Thursday; New Light Ministries, 1001 N.E. 24th Ave.; free; 806-651-2840)

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

“Rent”: The iconic rock musical gets its debut staging at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space in a virtually sold-out two-weekend run. But there’s no day (like) today to get on the waitlist. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team.) (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Feb. 25; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“She Loves Me”: West Texas A&M University stages this classic romcom musical in a holiday treat. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students, and free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

Gary Wayne Thomason and Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo musicians team up to kick off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Friday

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad hunts for a win over the El Paso Rhinos. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

“From Little Rock to Chicago: The Life and Piano Music of Florence Price”: Compositions by the first Black woman composer in America will be performed by Baylor University’s Michael Clark. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall at WT; free; 806-651-2840)

“She Loves Me”: West Texas A&M University stages this classic romcom musical in a holiday treat. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students, and free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Rent”: The iconic rock musical gets its debut staging at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space in a virtually sold-out two-weekend run. But there’s no day (like) today to get on the waitlist. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team.) (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Feb. 25; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Seth Ward & The Silence: The Texas country band makes some noise at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Funktet: The indie sax and drums duo rocks into The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

The Smokin’ Oaks: The Red Dirt band hits town for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Saturday

Lone Star Reptile Expo: Fans of all things creepy and crawly will find plenty to enjoy at this annual event in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday; tickets $10 adults, $5 children, $9 in advance; 806-378-3096)

Rob Leines: The outlaw country singer offers an acoustic show with Joey Frendo at Hotel Turkey. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 201 Third St. in Turkey; tickets $40 to $120; 806-423-1151)

Abolishment of Flesh: The touring metal band crashes into The Atomic Yellow for a show with Suspended, Destructive Cell, Astringency, Trench Rat and Horrid Demise. (7 p.m. Saturday; 600 S. Arthur St.; cover $10)

“Music of Inspiration”: The West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra teams with “Voice” finalist Michelle Brooks-Thompson and the Amarillo Mass Choir for this Black History Month pops concert. (7 p.m. Saturday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WT campus; free; 806-651-2840)

Tyuonyi: Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Kwahadi Dancers with this seasonal tradition. (7 p.m. Saturday; continues Feb. 24; 9151 E. Interstate 40; tickets $5; 806-335-3175)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad hunts for a win over the El Paso Rhinos. (7:15 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

“She Loves Me”: West Texas A&M University stages this classic romcom musical in a holiday treat. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students, and free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

Bring Me the Gypsee: The eclectic Amarillo band takes the stage on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Love Black Event: Lux Noir Entertainment hosts a night of soul music and celebration at The Barfield. (8 p.m. Saturday; 600 S. Polk St.; tickets $50; 347-295-5628)

“Rent”: The iconic rock musical gets its debut staging at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space in a virtually sold-out two-weekend run. But there’s no day (like) today to get on the waitlist. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team.) (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Feb. 25; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band makes some noise at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Yellow City Comedy: The local comedy troupe offers a shot at laughs at Bomb City Distillery. (9 p.m. Saturday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; cover $10; 806-220-2662)

The Zakk Grandahl Band: The touring country band brings the twang to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Drew Moreland & The Neon Hustle: The Texas country band lights up the night at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

My Way Punk Rock Night: Kiss off Valentine’s Day with a night of punk and ska from Bomb City Sound at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Sunday

National Drink Wine Day: Bar Z Winery dares you to say no. (1 p.m. Sunday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Echoes of the Past: The theme of this month’s special event at Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center is “The Archaeology of Love.” (2 p.m. Sunday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $4 adults, $3 children, free members; 806-352-6007)

“Rent”: The iconic rock musical gets its debut staging at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space in a virtually sold-out two-weekend run. But there’s no day (like) today to get on the waitlist. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team.) (2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Feb. 25; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“She Loves Me”: West Texas A&M University stages this classic romcom musical in a holiday treat. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students, and free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

“Dune”: David Lynch’s take on the Frank Herbert classic returns to screens for 40th anniversary screenings. (4 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Sounds for the Soul: Amarillo Opera’s annual Black History Month concert features soprano Aundi Marie Moore at First Baptist Church. (6 p.m. Sunday; 1208 S. Tyler St.; free with ticket; 806-372-7464)

Lenten Mission 2024: Jennifer Hubbard, president and CEO of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Aminal Sanctuary, will be the featured speaker. (6-7 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday; St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington St.)

Chicago: The iconic pop-rock band must find touring a hard habit to break. (8 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $71 to $170; 806-378-3096)

Monday

Lenten Mission 2024: Jennifer Hubbard, president and CEO of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Aminal Sanctuary, will be the featured speaker. (6-7 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday; St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington St.)

“Dune”: David Lynch’s take on the Frank Herbert classic returns to screens for 40th anniversary screenings. (7 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Seinfeld” Trivia Night: Will you be the master of your domain at this game night at Pondaseta Brewing Co.? (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Feb. 20

Lindi Leigh: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 20; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions” through March 17 and “The Collecting Eye of Ray Graham” through March 24 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Ranching Remudas,” on view through July 27. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time.” (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy “Dali’s Wonderland” through March 2024 plus the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (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)

Author

  • 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.