Tuesday

Nelson McKinney: 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)

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)

Blue October: The ’90s-era rockers bring their “Spinning the Truth Around (Part II)” tour to Amarillo for a show in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $39 to $50; 806-378-3096)

Luis Torres: The Amarillo musician serves up midweek tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Thursday

“Dune: Part Two”: The celestial epic concludes with this highly anticipated sequel starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and more. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Restaurant Roundup: The longstanding food-and-wine tasting fundraiser for Panhandle Restaurant Group will feature dozens of popular restaurants offering their tastiest bites. (5 p.m. Thursday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $40; 512-457-4100)

Rein Ambers: 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)

Dancing with the Stars: The long-running reality competition’s live tour returns to Amarillo with dancers scheduled to include Brandon Armstrong, Rylee Arnold, Alan Bersten, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and Britt Stewart. (8 p.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $29 to $129; 806-378-3096)

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

Junior Vazquez Duo: Enjoy a night of music at the Western Horseman. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Friday

First Friday Art Walk: The favorite tradition continues at newly renovated Arts in the Sunset. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Bad Poetry Contest: Brick & Elm presents this annual celebration of awful odes in conjunction with West Texas A&M University’s Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages. (6:30 p.m. Friday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2427)

Beerology: Science on Tap: The Don Harrington Discovery Center’s popular adults-only event pairs favorite ales with delicious bites and a bit of beer science. (7 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; tickets $45 members, $50 nonmembers, $80 VIP; 806-355-9547)

Matthew West: The contemporary Christian musician brings his “Don’t Stop Praying” tour to town. (7 p.m. Friday; Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road; tickets $27, $75 VIP; 806-358-7681)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo oldies band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band rolls up a good time at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rockers make some noise at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Saturday

Make-A-Wish Car Show: The 39th annual exhibition promises a fleet of hot rods, jalopies, classic cars and much more. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $7 adults, $5 children; 806-358-9900)

March Sunset Hike: Bring out the family for a nature walk at Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center. (5:45 p.m. Saturday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $4 adults, $3 children, free members; 806-352-6007)

Daughters of Nile Spaghetti Dinner & Lip Sync Fundraiser: The Khiva Shrine auxiliary club hosts this annual bash, raising funds for its efforts. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets $20; 305 S.E. Fifth Ave.; 806-373-2845)

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

Chamber Music Amarillo: The classical organization explores the “Mozart-Tchaikovsky Connection” in a special concert featuring horn player Guglielmo Manfredi, violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov, conductor Mark Bartley and the Amarillo Virtuosi. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; AmTech Career Academy, 3601 Plains Blvd.; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

“Mania”: Don your platform boots and bellbottoms and dance with your fellow queens at this ABBA tribute concert. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $47 to $95; 806-378-3096)

Lil Xan: The rapper makes his Amarillo debut at the Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; tickets $40 to $100;  806-335-9990)

Moondog: The Amarillo rock band howls on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Orange Doors: The South Carolina indie band swings into The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Red Dirt Rockers: The Amarillo band gets dirty at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Ronnie & The Redwoods: The Lubbock country band returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The Kirk House Band: Enjoy a night of soul grooves at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Sunday

Make-A-Wish Car Show: The 39th annual exhibition promises a fleet of hot rods, jalopies, classic cars and much more. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $7 adults, $5 children; 806-358-9900)

St. Francis Catholic Church German Sausage Dinner: The tasty tradition celebrates its 66th anniversary with pounds upon pounds of sausage, plus a country store and raffle. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; 5005 Klinke Road; adults $14, takeout $14, children $6; 806-335-1872)

March 5

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. March 5; 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.