“Jesus Christ Superstar”: Civic Amarillo and the Broadway Spotlight Series opens its season with a fresh take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rocking version of the gospels. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $75; 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)

“M3gan”: A girl’s AI playmate becomes dangerously attached to her in this new sci-fi thriller. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

First Thursday Open Mic: Aunt Eek’s Books & Curiosities hosts this celebration of the late David Bowie, following a maker’s market that runs from 4 to 7 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2900 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-420-0021)

First Thursday Art + Music: Enjoy the opening of a new art exhibition and a concert at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team continues its home season by bringing the fight to the Oklahoma Warriors. (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo-based blues-rock band helps you slide into 2023 at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Chamber Music Amarillo: The ensemble continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a performance of a newly commissioned work by composer Chris Lowry, as well as Johannes Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, featuring CMA Artistic Director David Palmer. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo-based country band brings the twang back to Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Shen Yun: The Chinese dance troupe brings their international artistry to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 10; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $80 to $100; 806-378-3096)


  • 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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