The Astronauts Tour:
A slew of artists are on the books for this spacey show at Marshall’s Tavern. (8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $10 advance, $12 at door)

“Cyrano”: Director Joe Wright (“Atonement”) has a couple of twists up his sleeves for his Oscar-nominated take on one of the oldest love stories around: Instead of a big nose, this Cyrano (Peter Dinklage) has a big height differential to his Roxane (Haley Bennett). Plus, it’s a musical with original songs. It’s only up for one Oscar for costume design, but it’s one of the last feature nominees yet to be available here, either on the big screen or at home. Also opening: horror-comedy flick “Studio 666.” (Opens Thursday)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hometown hockey team is ready to howl against the New Mexico Ice Wolves. (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-242-4231)

Brad Sanders: The Amarillo musician plays a set at the new Rock ’n’ Roll Coffee, which also hosts a songwriters’ night Thursday. (7 p.m. Friday; 4515 S. Georgia St.; 806-677-9801)

Amarillo Symphony: Music Director finalist Stilian Kirov takes the baton to conduct Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin’s “Girl Crazy” Overture, with guest pianist Fei-Fei Dong joining for Leroy Anderson’s jazzy Piano Concerto in C Major. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-8782)

“Cabaret”: Amarillo Little Theatre expanded to a rare fourth weekend for this exceptionally timely staging of this Kander & Ebb classic. If you can get tickets, snatch them up. (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Mind Plays: The family rock band returns to Amarillo for a homecoming show at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes: This may be one of the most identifiable band names I’ve encountered in a while. Check this Amarillo-based band out at the Golden Light Cantina with openers Sal & The Stonewall Hippies. And Saturday, check out Lubbock singer-songwriter Abbey Duncan. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

George Ducas: The Nashville singer-songwriter moseys back to town for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Illuminade: Get enlightened by this Houston-based, one-man jam band at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

The Dialectic: It’s a thrash metal night at Leftwood’s with this Tyler-based band joining forces with Amarillo bands Trench Rat and In the Mind of Asterion. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Grady Spencer & The Works: The Texas country band returns to rock out at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)


  • 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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