“Legally Blonde: The Musical”: Oh my god, you guys. The perfectly pink musical arrvies in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium as part of the Civic Amarillo Broadway Spotlight Series. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $75; 806-378-3096)

“Creed III”: Star Michael B. Jordan directs this latest extension of the “Rocky” franchise, facing off against the imposing Jonathan Majors. Also opening: Jason Statham spy drama “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Restaurant Roundup: The city’s tastiest fundraiser returns, with more than 50 eateries and wineries offering samples of their very best in this event for Panhandle Restaurant Association. (5 p.m. Thursday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $40; 806-378-3096)

“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; Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Center; tickets prices vary; 806-355-9991)

First Thursday Art + Music: The 806 Coffee + Lounge offers art by Gabby Mireles and music from itsnotdolores. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Steel Skarecrow: The on-the-rise Texas country band is in the spotlight at the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub, its first of a two-night-stand at the bar. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Bad Poetry Contest: Bring your doggedly awful doggerel (or just sit back and howl at the worst) at this event co-sponsored by Brick & Elm and West Texas A&M University’s Department of English, Philosophy & Modern Languages. (6:30 p.m. Friday; Recital Hall in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; free; 806-651-2465)

Cameron James Miller: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Arenacross Championship: Some of the top racers compete in this traveling tournament. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Amarillo National Center at the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $17 children, $25 adults; 806-376-7767)

WT Symphony Orchestra: The collegiate ensemble welcomes guest pianist Jiyeon Kang and guest conductor Dongin Youn for its “Romantic Night” concert. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall in Canyon; free; 806-651-2840)

The Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo band (otherwise known as Anderson, Flesher & Key minus Flesher) crack open a good time at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Comedy at Cactus: Yellow City Comedy hosts this night of laughs at Cactus Bar, featuring headliner Matt Ferrell. (9 p.m. Friday; 4831 S. Western St.; cover $10; 806-356-6369)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band rides back into Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Gannon Fremin & CCREV: The up-and-coming Red Dirt rockers make their Golden Light Cantina debut. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Secret Society Rave: The venue and the DJs may be hush-hush, but the party promises to be loud. You’ll get the location when you RSVP. (10 p.m. Friday; unknown location; livecapitalshows@gmail.com)

Steel Skarecrow: The Texas country band heads out of the field and back into Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Open Trail Day: Lace up the hiking boots to take advantage of the miles of new trails built at the in-the-works Cross Bar trail center northwest of the city. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday; Brickplant Road off North Western Street; 806-236-2088)

Make-A-Wish Car Show: The city’s biggest annual car show will feature top rides of all kinds. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

Tom Buechi: The one-man Amarillo band offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (1 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Amarillo Spring Break Bash: DJ RoRo headlines this night of rap and revelry at  Grandeza Events. Lineup includes B Slim, Badfellow, Cobe Jordan, Ivey, Mika Lion, Moneybaby XO, Nicky Cortez, Rex, Scott Marrs and Young Givenchy. (6 p.m. Saturday; tickets $15 to $20; 10695 N. U.S. Highway 287)

World Traveler: Enjoy globetrotting cuisine from Germany, Mexico, Greece and Korea in this fundraising event for the Eveline Rivers Coat Project. Space is limited. (7 p.m. Saturday; Adobe Walls Stoneworks, 7410 Hillside Road; tickets $50; 806-220-8951)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band brings some uptown funk to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cody Jasper: The Amarillo native and rising rock star returns to Golden Light Cantina with openers Stealing Handshakes. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Cody Manson: The underground punk star brings the noise to Bomb City Distillery with openers Ely, Adnama and Jeffrey Neurotic. (9 p.m. Saturday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; tickets $10 advance, $15 at door; 806-220-2662)

Bart Crow: The Texas country superstar flies back in for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“Casablanca”: The eternally romantic classic returns to the big screen. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. March 8; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“The Thorn”: This filmed-live stage show is a cirque-style retelling of the passion play. (7 p.m. Sunday and Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Oscar Movie Week: Catch up on all 10 Best Picture nominees before the March 12 ceremonies. On deck Monday: “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Elvis.” On March 7, catch “Tár,” “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” (Monday through March 12; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Dyscarcia: The touring metal band takes the stage with Painting Faces and Louis on Tour at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Monday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Shades of Hunks: Who needs to catch “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” at movie theaters when real-life dancers pump and grind at Pub 26? (9 p.m. Monday; 3101 S.W. 26th Ave.; tickets $19.95 to $69.95; 806-803-1396)


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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