Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo cowboy 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)

“Missing”: Storm Reid stars as a teen desperately searching the dark web for her missing mom in a semi-sequel to the 2018 drama “Searching.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“Black Bear Lake” Signing: Author and playwright Leslie Liautaud will autograph copies of her coming-of-age novel at Burrowing Owl Books’ Amarillo location. (2 p.m. Thursday; 7406 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-367-8961)

The Big Cheese: Gird yourself for this mac & cheese cookoff for The Hope & 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)

Blue Handle Publishing Pop-Up: The Amarillo-based publishing house joins forces with local, organic skincare line Nutrify for an event at The Royal Bar. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2646 Wolflin Ave.; 806-416-7925)

“Clue”: The beloved murder-mystery board game comes to life in this stage adaptation of the hysterical film. Flames, indeed, will burn down the side of your face. (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)

Strata Art Show: Strata Coffee Co. will host artist Gilbert Zamora and local musicians and DJs Hood Eats, GiANT, Soled Out and Kitty Bomb Creations at this special event. (6 p.m. Friday; 7560 Outlook Dr.; 806-350-8385)

Amarillo Bombers: The indoor soccer team kicks off its home season with two matches against the Wichita Wings. (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688)

Amarillo Symphony: With repairs for water damage ongoing in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, the orchestra returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium for a concert featuring Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto and Haydn’s “Unfinished” Symphony. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $61; 806-376-8782)

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

Chad Prather & The Ragamuffins: The conservative comedian/musician brings his band to Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Ragtown Chiefs: The Canyon-based country band welcomes the college crowd back with a night at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Estrategia Norteña: The Mexican dance band brings some heat to the Amarillo Tavern. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2624 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-383-0512)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo country singer offers some twang at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes: No Dry January for this rising-star Amarillo country band, returning to Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“Roman Holiday”: Jet off to Italy for 70th-anniversary screenings of this delightful romantic comedy starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Jan. 25; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)


Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum’s anniversary celebration continues with its annual Achievement in Art exhibition, the 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)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy fantastical beasts in “Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” through March 25, along with “Quinceañera Traditions” through Feb. 4 and “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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