Jam with Love: Art Force hosts this Valentine’s-themed concert featuring the Amarillo College music faculty. (6:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Dueling Pianos: The ivories will run red when touring pianists return to do battle at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; reservations suggested; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

“Magic Mike’s Last Dance”: As if Channing Tatum’s bump-and-grind franchise hasn’t been sexy enough, Salma Hayek Pinault joins in the fun for the third and final installment. Also opening: religious horror film “Consecration.” Plus, “Titanic” returns to theaters for its 25th anniversary (and a shot at retaking the box-office record recently snatched by “Avatar: The Way of Water.”) (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Amarillo Tattoo Expo: Celebrate all things ink (and maybe get a new tat yourself) at this annual festival. (1-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Fifth Season Amarillo, 6801 W. Interstate 40; weekend pass $35, other prices vary; inkmasterstattooshow.com)

“If/Then”: This “Sliding Doors”-esque contemporary musical (from the creators of “Next to Normal”) centers on a woman pondering a new life in New York City (performances have been extended a week following a delayed opening). (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Feb. 18; Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Center; tickets prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Sweeney Todd”: West Texas A&M University Theatre takes a swing at this bloody Sondheim classic. (7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Feb. 18; Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $16 adults, $12 seniors and students; 806-651-2810)

Parents Night Out: Let the kids explore Don Harrington Discovery Center while you hit the town. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; $25 members, $30 nonmembers; 806-355-9547)

Enchanted Encanto Ball: Celebrate the beloved Disney musical in this family event at the Warford Activity Center. (6 p.m. Friday; 1330 N.W. 18th Ave.; tickets $20; 806-378-3036)

“Stranger(s) in the Village”: Collage master Gary Burnley discusses his new exhibition at this official opening reception at Amarillo Museum of Art. The show is on view through March 26. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team runs down some bulls when they take on the Lone Star Brahmas. Before Friday’s game, enjoy a car show hosted by Rt. 66 Speedway and the Amarillo Silver Dollar Speedway on the concourse (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Jacob Stelly: The rising Texas country star returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Secret Society: Register early for this DJ party at a top-secret location. (10 p.m. Friday; unknown location; tickets $5 to $10; livecapitalshows@gmail.com

Cottonwood Crows: Take flight with this Texas country band when they alight at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Galentine’s Women’s Networking: Bar Z Winery and Amarillo Business Women team up for this ladies’ day at the winery, featuring wine and vendors plus opportunities for makeovers and other cosmetic improvements. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $20 to $100; 806-488-2214)

Galentine’s Market: Wubby’s Place hosts this neighborhood market, featuring food, clothing, jewelry and more. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 4410 S. Bell St.; 806-683-6947)

You Had Me at Howdy: From 6th Collective hosts a holiday-themed day full of artisans, food, trunk shows and more. (Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-977-9048)

Rap Amarillo: Check out hot rides and hotter rhymes at this combination car show and rap concert at Contagion Athletics. (4 p.m. Saturday; 8210 W. Amarillo Blvd.; free; 806-599-4200)

Erotic Art Show: Enjoy some steamy art, have a few drinks and chill out at the fire pit at Mariposa Eco Village. (6 to 10 p.m. Saturday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; free; 806-673-9152)

Valentine’s Skate: Lace up your skates and take a turn around the rink with your honey. (6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Ice Ranch, 301 S. Grant St.; $20 per couple; 806-242-4231)

The Mardi Gras Party: Family Support Service’s ragin’ Cajun party returns, featuring a spicy dinner, casino games and more. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $65 to $1,000; 806-342-2500)

Winter Night Ceremonials: The Kwahadi Dancers revive their long-standing seasonal tradition. (7 p.m. Saturday; continues weekly through Feb. 18; 9151 E. Interstate 40; tickets $5; 806-335-3175)

Chamber Music Amarillo: Local piano stars Nathan Fryml, Choong-ha Nam, Jim Rauscher and Sarah Rushing tackle four of Handel’s piano suites in this special concert. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

Valentine’s Day Dance & Sip: Learn partnered and line dances at this holiday event at In This Moment. (8 p.m. Saturday; 707 S. Polk St.; tickets $30; 806-683-2126)

AC Jazz Jam: Amarillo College students lay down some hot licks at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Hunter Lamberth: The Lubbock country singer heads north in a return to the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Robynn Shayne: The Austin-based singer-songwriter takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

WT Symphonic Band: Ahead of its fifth appearance at the College Band Directors National Association, the top WT band will give a free preview concert. (3 p.m. Sunday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; 806-651-2840)

Super Bowl Potluck: Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the big game at Smokey Joe’s. (5 p.m. Sunday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Love on the Titanic Valentine’s Mystery Dinner: It may not be an iceberg you have to worry about at this deadly dinner by Amarillo Escape & Mystery. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; Cactus Cove Inn, 2501 E. Interstate 40; tickets $60; 806-905-6089)

That’s Amore Valentine’s Day Dinner: Feel the love at this fundraiser dinner for Amarillo Botanical Gardens, featuring food from Pescaraz and music from Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $110 per couple; 806-352-6513)

Sad Daddy Speed Dating Event: Here’s an event for the singles out there—speed dating plus a lineup of musicians. (9 p.m. Feb. 14; Craft Cocktail Bar, 626 S. Polk St.; tickets $50 and up; 806-231-0562)


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)


  • 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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