Tuesday

Colton Amerson: 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)

Jonathan Guidi and Brad Sanders: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the Amarillo musicians. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Thursday

“Night Swim”: Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon star in this atmospheric thriller. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

First Thursday Art & Wine: Artist Beau Bentley and musician Luis Torres are in the spotlight at this monthly event at High Fidelity Records. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

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

First Thursday Art + Music: Enjoy new art and hot tunes at the monthly event at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

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

Friday

First Friday Art Walk: The favorite tradition continues at newly renovated Arts in the Sunset. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Rodney Carrington: The country comedian brings another ribald show to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $64.50; 806-378-3096)

Casey James: The “American Idol” finalist brings his solo show to Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon, followed by local duo Lori & Chino at 10 p.m. (8 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Magic Hunks: Ring in the new year with some sleek bohunks at Dubai Nightclub. (8 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; tickets $17.95 and up; 806-584-8333)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band warms up the night on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Keaton Adams: The touring Texas country singer begins a two-night Amarillo stand at Skooterz. (8 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Yellow City Comedy: The local standup troupe welcomes the new year with a show at Crackin’ Crab. (9 p.m. Friday; 3350 S. Soncy Road; cover $10; 806-437-1555)

Saturday

“Nabucco”: “The Met: Live in HD” continues with this epic Biblical opera. (11:55 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Jan. 10; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer squad hopes to steal a win from the Kansas Bandits. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688) 

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Keaton Adams: The touring Texas country singer concludes his two-night Amarillo stand at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band hosts an 18th birthday party for bass player Miranda Pjesky at Skooterz. (8 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Brass Wire Trio: The local jazz combo lights up the night at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Sunday

Casper McWade: The Oklahoma honky-tonker offers a Sunday-night show at Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Sunday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Jan. 9

Dannie Lake: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 9; 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” and the touring exhibit “Ocean Bound,” on view through Jan. 7. (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)

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  • 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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