Shen Yun: The Chinese dance troupe brings their international artistry to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $80 to $100; 806-378-3096)

Tanner Lane: The Lubbock-based country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Shin Ultraman”: The classic Japanese superhero gets rebooted, but the monstrous fun should remain the same. (7:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“A Man Called Otto”: Tom Hanks is a grumpy old man in this American remake of the acclaimed Swedish comedy. Also opening: The simply titled action flick “Plane.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Joshua Ray Walker: The sensational Texas singer-songwriter returns to Amarillo for a show at Ocho Segundos nightclub with Giovannie & The Hired Guns. (8 p.m. Friday; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; tickets $20 adults, $25 minors; 806-335-9990)

Kelly Hunt: The touring singer-songwriter brings her traditionally influenced music to Leftwoods. (9:30 p.m. Thursday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)

Friday the 13th Party: Pondaseta Brewing Co. bucks superstition with this fest featuring music from Amarillo rockers Trench Rat, a burger special and its last keg of Dark Czech lager We Own the Night. (6 p.m. Friday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team hunts wabbits when they take on the Odessa Jackalopes. (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Don Stalling & The Divided: The north Texas country band makes its headlining debut at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Hell Night: Amarillo-based wrestling troupe Bomb City Bar Fights hosts this night of in-your-face action at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Friday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $10; 806-367-6163)

Eli Howard & The Greater Good: The hirsute northwestern country-rock band hits town for a show at Hoots Pub with Comanche Moon’s Mark Erickson. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Like Before: The energetic Oklahoma City rock band rolls into Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)

SOL Friday the 13th Party: Risk a little bad luck with DJs itsnotdolores & THE PRFZR at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

Tri-State Open Chili Championship: The annual fundraiser for Make-a-Wish returns, with cook teams vying for your tastebuds. (11:30 a.m. Saturday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; admission charge; 806-376-7767)

Wildlife Weekend: Get a crash course in the region’s natural bounty at this Don Harrington Discovery Center event. (11:45 a.m. Saturday; free with admission; 1200 Streit Drive; 806-355-9547)

“Fedora”: This ultra-luxe Italian opera gets a brand-new staging, brought to screens as part of “The Met: Live in HD” series. (11:55 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Songwriters in the Round: Amarillo troubadours Ben Cargo, Kenzie Crabtree, Jeff Williams and Mike Fuller swap tunes at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rock band brings some noise to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Jamie Richards: The touring honkytonker heads to downtown Amarillo for a rocking night at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional country band haunts Hoots Pub with openers Rob Brooks Band. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)


  • 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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