Tuesday

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

Mardi Gras Party: Amarillo rocker Dudeman provides the tunes at the holiday festivities at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Tuesday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

Wednesday

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)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer pours out tunes for a midweek show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

“Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete”: The hit PlayStation game gets an anime sequel. (7 p.m. Wednesday; continues Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“Drive-Away Dolls”: Writer-director Ethan Coen goes solo with this crime comedy. Also opening: anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training” and  faith-based drama “Ordinary Angels.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete”: The hit PlayStation game gets an anime sequel. (7 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Jen Williams: 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)

“The Little Foxes”: The classic drama about a vicious Southern family gets a staging in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5359)

“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 Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo musician kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Song Swap: Enjoy a variety of tunes at the Western Horseman. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Friday

Best of the Barrel: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum celebrates its bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” with spirits and tasty treats. (6 p.m. Friday; $50 members, $75 nonmembers; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

“The Collecting Eye of Ray Graham”: The Albuquerque-based collector speaks at an opening reception at the Amarillo Museum of Art. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; free for members, $15 nonmembers; 806-371-5050)

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer pours out tunes at Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Friday; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad takes on rival team Odessa Jackalopes. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra’s 100th-anniversary season continues with one of the majors: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The bill also features a new composition by Amarillo College’s Nathan Fryml, featuring the Amarillo Master Chorale. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

Jennifer Hayghe: The internationally acclaimed pianist kicks off the annual Grace Hamilton Piano Festival at West Texas A&M University. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WT campus; tickets $10 or $5 for non-WT students; 806-651-2840)

“The Little Foxes”: The classic drama about a vicious Southern family gets a staging in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5359)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo songstress vibes on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Josh Ward: The Texas country singer returns to town for a show at Ocho Segundos. (9 p.m. Friday; cover; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

“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 and 11 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Road Trip Comedy Tour: Comedians Levi Light and Layton Flatt bring the laughs to Cactus Bar. (8 p.m. Friday; 4831 S. Western St.; cover $10; 806-356-6369)

Jay Statham: The rocker returns to make some noise at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Bomb City Groove: The Amarillo funk band brings the party to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

The Almanza Quintet: The Amarillo jazz combo swings into The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to the Western Horseman. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers a midday show at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

The Gaither Vocal Band: The iconic gospel ensemble makes a beautiful noise in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (6 p.m. Saturday; tickets $20 to $65; 806-378-3096)

Mardi Gras Gala: Get your Cajun on for this fundraiser for Ascension Academy in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza. (6 p.m. Saturday; tickets $100 each or $175 for couplessponsorships available; 806-342-0515)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo native comes home to perform for the Everhart Concert Series for Westminster: The Church in Austin Park. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2525 Wimberly St.; free, donations accepted; 806-359-4781)

Kandra Scott and Moon Jelly Music: The eclectic musical act returns to Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Nathan Todd: The Denver-based singer-songwriter offers a show at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

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

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad takes on rival team Odessa Jackalopes. (7:15 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra’s 100th-anniversary season continues with one of the majors: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The bill also features a new composition by Amarillo College’s Nathan Fryml, featuring the Amarillo Master Chorale. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

“The Little Foxes”: The classic drama about a vicious Southern family gets a staging in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5359)

Danny Hand Benefit: The Western Cowpunchers Association hosts this benefit dinner and dance, featuring Western swing star Jody Nix. (8 p.m. Saturday; 10401 N. U.S. Highway 287; tickets $25; 806-626-6303)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band takes the stage on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 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. Saturday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Ri Wolf & The Prairie Hawks: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

The Dustin Toliver Band: The Texas rock band hits town for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Ray Fairley: The winner of the 2023 Blue Light Live songwriters contest makes his Golden Light Cantina debut. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Moondog: The Amarillo rock band howls the night away at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“Love, Hate and Everything In Between”: RSG Productions goes wild with this burlesque show in The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country band returns to the stage at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

The Brian Chance Band: The Texas country band makes its debut at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Sunday

“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; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“The Little Foxes”: The classic drama about a vicious Southern family gets a staging in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre. (3 p.m. Sunday; tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-371-5359)

Monday

Men Next Door: Uncovered: Get frisky at this “Magic Mike”-style show at Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Monday; 2424 Hobbs Road; tickets $19.95 and up)

Feb. 27

Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 27; 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.