Tuesday

“Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars”: This futuristic anime series continues with two nights of screenings. (7 p.m. Tuesday; continues Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Jonathan Guidi: 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)

Ayden Hayes: The Amarillo country singer headlines Pondaseta Brewing Co.’s Wednesday music series. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars”: This futuristic anime series continues with two nights of screenings. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Beautiful Wedding”: Get into the romantic mood with a two-night engagement of this rom-com. (7:15 p.m. Wednesday; continues Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“Fighter”: This Hindi-language action flick was the only new flick on the schedule as of press time, but don’t be surprised if some newly minted Oscar nominees make their way to town (fingers crossed for “Poor Things”!). (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Creating Connections-Dance, Film, and the Art of Cultural Diplomacy: The first West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series of 2024 features choreographer Kathryn Sydell Pilkington of contemporary troupe Company E. (6 p.m. Thursday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; free; 806-651-2412)

Metropolitan Single & Mingle: Take a chance on meeting someone new at this singles event at Metropolitan Steak & Seafood. (6 p.m. Thursday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; tickets $55; 806-242-0117)

“Beautiful Wedding”: Get into the romantic mood with a two-night engagement of this rom-com. (7 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Mike Fuller: 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)

“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 due to an ill-timed cast injury, so the play has been extended a week. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Ian Niechaj: 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

Faculty Grand Recital: West Texas A&M University’s School of Music faculty are in the spotlight in this free concert. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus; 806-651-2840)

“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 Sunday; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Bring Me the Gypsee: The Amarillo party band brings a good time to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bomb City Groove: The Amarillo party band gets down at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers saddle up for a show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk songstress plays for the brunch crowd at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

“Carmen”: The classic Bizet opera gets a modern, urban twist in the latest from “The Met: Live in HD.” (11:55 a.m. Saturday; continues Jan. 31; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Out of this World” Opera Gala: WT Opera pays tribute to the retiring Dr. Robert Hansen in this fundraising event. (6 p.m. Saturday cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner and entertainment; Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center; tickets $100 each, sponsorships available; 806-651-2840)

Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer team takes flight after the Wichita Wings in a two-game series. (7 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688) 

“Ain’t Goin’ Down”: An all-star collection of Amarillo musicians bring their Garth Brooks tribute concert to the stage of the La Rita Performing Arts Theatre in Dalhart. (7 p.m. Saturday; 311 Denrock Ave.; tickets $35; 806-244-6222)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Saturday; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Jim Jones and Mariam Funke: The duo headline the Everhart Concert Series for Westminster: The Church in Austin Park, a fundraiser for the Downtown Women’s Center. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2525 Wimberly St.; free, donations accepted; 806-359-4781)

Bored Teachers: The comedic educators bring their “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up!” tour to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $24 to $55; 806-378-3096)

Big X Tha Plug: The Dallas-based rapper brings the party to Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; tickets $60, VIP available; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

Outcast Xtreme Wrestling: The Amarillo wrestling troupe brings the heat in its “Proving Grounds” match. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2650 Dumas Drive;  outcastxtremewrestling@gmail.com)

“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 Sunday; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Roman Carbajal: The Amarillo rocker offers an acoustic show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band funks it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Corey Hunt & The Wise: Smarten up and catch this Texas country act at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

All Town: The Red Dirt band brings the heat to Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo rock band encourages poor choices at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Red Dirt Rockers: The Amarillo country band rocks into Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

Two Far Gone: The Amarillo rock band celebrates the release of its first EP in a party at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Sunday

“The Wizard of Oz”: Follow the yellow brick road to 85th-anniversary screenings of this all-time classic. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues through Jan. 31; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“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; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer team takes flight after the Wichita Wings in a two-game series. (3 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688) 

Crowe Boys: The touring indie folk band swoops in for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Monday

“The Wizard of Oz”: Follow the yellow brick road to 85th-anniversary screenings of this all-time classic. (7 p.m. Monday; continues through Jan. 31; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Jan. 30

Greg Curry: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 30; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

West Texas A&M University Chorale: The collegiate choir offers a free concert at Polk Street United Methodist Church. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 30; 1401 S. Polk St.; free; 806-651-2840)

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)

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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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