Tuesday

“Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood’s End”: This futuristic anime explodes on the big screen for two nights of screenings. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

JuJu’s Jukebox: 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)

“Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood’s End”: This futuristic anime explodes on the big screen for two nights of screenings. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ty Blackburn: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Thursday

“I.S.S.”: Ariana DeBose stars as part of a crew of American and Russian astronauts stuck on the international space station when World War III breaks out below. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

The Big Cheese: Fill up a bowl and some hearts in this mac-and-cheese cookoff/fundraiser for The Hope and Healing Place. (6 p.m. Thursday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $25; 806-371-8998)

Randy Palmer and Kelly Gazzaway: The folk singers team up for sweet tunes at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m. Thursday; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Micah Bynum: 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)

“The Play That Goes Wrong”: Amarillo Little Theatre takes aim at your funny bone with this uproarious comedy of errors. Ironically, something did go wrong last week due to an ill-timed injury, so the play has been extended a week. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Jan. 28; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo one-man band kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Friday

Coffee with a Curator: Deana Craighead, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s curator of art, offers insight into the museum’s “Lots of Love, Gisella” exhibition. (9 a.m. Friday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; free for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-651-2244)

Brad Sanders: The Amarillo rock singer brings the noise to Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Friday; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra’s “Bach to Bartók” concerts feature harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani on Bach’s Concerto in D Minor, plus Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

“The Play That Goes Wrong”: Amarillo Little Theatre takes aim at your funny bone with this uproarious comedy of errors. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Jan. 28; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Don Stalling & The Divided: The Texas country band returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band swings into Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Yellow City Comedy: The local comedy troupe brings the laughs to Cactus Bar. (9 p.m. Friday; 4831 S. Western St.; cover $5; 806-356-6369)

Dillon Cassidy & The Rhythm: The Lubbock country band makes the highway run to town for a show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer team takes off after the New Mexico Runners. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688) 

The Kristyn Harris Trio: The Western music act offers an intimate show at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra’s “Bach to Bartók” concerts feature harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani on Bach’s Concerto in D Minor, plus Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

Low Down Revival: The Chattanooga bluegrass band offers a tune-filled night at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo rock band stirs up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“The Play That Goes Wrong”: Amarillo Little Theatre takes aim at your funny bone with this uproarious comedy of errors. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Jan. 28; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Deep Diver and Rain Division: The Amarillo rock bands team up to debut new music at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Fetish Ball: RR Bar gets frisky with the return of this sexy night of fun, featuring performances from the Haus of Mysfits. (9 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rock band brings the heat to Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls in a show at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Erick Willis: The Texas country act saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Sunday

“The Play That Goes Wrong”: Amarillo Little Theatre takes aim at your funny bone with this uproarious comedy of errors. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Jan. 28; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Bert Kreischer: The oft-shirtless comic brings his “Tops Off” world tour to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum. (7 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $20 to $55; 806-378-3096)

Monday

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge of the beloved sitcom (and raise a glass to the late Andre Braugher) at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Jan. 23

Jonathan Guidi: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 23; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions” through March 17 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 the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January, 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.