Jurassic Empire Drive Thru: Hopefully, they keep the raptors under wraps at this pop-up dino display in the Westgate Mall parking lot. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Sunday; 7701 W. Interstate 40; $34 to $55 per car)

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood & Honey”: Pooh Bear and Piglet get “a taste for blood,” as the hysterically over-the-top description of this new horror film reads. (7 p.m. daily through Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Fat Tuesday: The party goes on all day at Drunken Oyster, but you’ll especially want to roll out the welcome for fave rockers The Electric Gypsies. (Tuesday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Fat Tuesday Party: Roll into seasonal festivities at RR Bar with music from Dudeman and Silver Bullet. (10 p.m. Tuesday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

“Cocaine Bear”: So, there’s this bear. And he develops a taste for nose candy, as bears … do? As ridiculous as it sounds, this action film is based on what sounds like an awesome true story. Also opening: 1970s-set drama “Jesus Revolution.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“These Shining Lives”: This drama, based on the acclaimed book “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore, examines the lives of women battling corporate greed in a landmark workers’ rights case. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through March 5; Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Center; tickets prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Sergio Almanza Quintet: Tune up for some sweet jazz at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Charlie & The Rangers: The on-the-rise Texas country band is in the spotlight at the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra (still in its temporary home in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium) will blast off for the stars in a pops concert dedicated to the intergalactically beloved music of composer John Williams (“Star Wars,” many others). (6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $61; 806-376-8782)

Superhero Bash: Heroes assemble for this family event at the Warford Activity Center. (6 p.m. Friday; 1330 N.W. 18th Ave.; tickets $20; 806-378-3036)

Critical Mass Bomb City Ride: The bicycle advocacy group’s monthly ride kicks off at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Amarillo. Where will it end? That’s up to the riders. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 700 S. Tyler St.; www.criticalmassbc.com)

Beerology: Science on Tap: Don Harrington Discovery Center brews up a revival of this perennially popular grownup science party, featuring beer-themed food, drink and experiments. (7 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; $45 members, $50 nonmembers; 806-355-9547)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rockers bring the party to Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. Friday; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team goes deep-sea diving in hunt of the Corpus Christi Ice Rays. (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Hsiang Tu: The internationally acclaimed pianist will give the opening recital of West Texas A&M University’s long-running Grace Hamilton Piano Festival. Tu’s “The Ivory Menagerie” will feature an array of compositions inspired by the animal kingdom. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall in Canyon; tickets $10 adults, $5 students; 806-651-2840)

The Damn Quails: The sensational Texas country band flies back into Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Austin English: The rising Texas country star rolls into Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Love Black: Celebrating Our Excellence: This semi-formal party will close out local Black History Month celebrations with drinks, appetizers and DJs. (7 p.m. Saturday; In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St.; tickets $25; 806-672-1547)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band will perform in a fundraiser concert for a new roof at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Tennessee Tuckness: The beloved Amarillo songstress fries up a good time at Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. Saturday; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Liberación and Grupo Bryndis: The Mexican rock and cumbia bands unite for a major concert in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $39 to $99; 806-378-3096)

Sweater Godz: The Amarillo rock band will be joined by Gardens Grove for a tasty night of music and beer at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Montez De Durango and Patrulla 81: The Mexican stars team up for a big show for a show at Ocho Segundos nightclub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; tickets $40 adults, $45 minors; 806-335-9990)

Pink Fuzz: The touring rockers return to Golden Light Cantina with Amarillo rockers Trenchrat opening. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Hill Country Revival: The Southern rock-inspired Texas band returns to downtown Amarillo for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

9 Eyes: The Amarillo country band brings the twang for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

BOGO Skate: Bring a friend for this buy-one, get-one day at the Amarillo Ice Ranch. (6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; 301 S. Grant St.; admission $10, skate rentals $5; 806-242-4231)


Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum’s anniversary celebration continues with its annual Achievement in Art exhibition, the Al and Pat Smith collection of French impressionist works, on view through April 9. Also on view: “Stranger(s) in the Village” by collage master Gary Burnley, through March 26. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Dig into equine history with the museum’s archive collection, on view through July 29. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy fantastical beasts in “Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” through March 25, along with “Objects of Enchantment” through April 30. (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)


  • 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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