Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo 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)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo-based singer-songwriter brings his one-man-band skills to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; no cover; 806-418-6282)

Lyle Lovett: The beloved Americana singer returns to town with his acoustic tour in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $45 to $99; 806-378-3096)

“Knock at the Cabin”: M. Night Shyamalan adapts the incredibly scary novel “The Cabin at the End of the World.” Also opening: comedy “80 for Brady” and animated film “The Amazing Maurice.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

First Thursdays on 6th: Several Sixth Street businesses join forces for this monthly celebration, featuring art, shopping, food, music and more. (4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Sixth Avenue between Georgia and Western streets; 806-420-0021)

First Thursday Art + Music: Take in the 16th-annual Group Nude Art Show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, then stick around for tunes from Nude-Man. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

“Groundhog Day”: Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic time-loop comedy. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic time-loop comedy. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic time-loop comedy. (7 p.m. Thursday and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“If/Then”: This “Sliding Doors”-esque contemporary musical (from the creators of “Next to Normal”) centers on a woman pondering a new life in New York City. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Center; tickets prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Gone by Nin9: The Texas rockers headline Red Dirt Media Night at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Game Night: Strata Coffee Co. and Bicycle Guy Studios will host this all-ages party, featuring “Guitar Hero,” Nintendo Switch games, cards and board games. (6 p.m. Friday; 7560 Outlook Dr.; 806-350-8385)

HeArt of CASA: Bid on art created by the young clients of Amarillo Area CASA at this fundraiser gala in Harrington Academic Hall WTAMU Amarillo Center. (7 p.m. Friday; 720 S. Tyler St.; tickets $35 to $50; 806-373-2272)

Kicker Monster Trucks: The big wheels are back for three shows in the Amarillo National Center. (7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; pit party at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $17 to $39; 806-376-7767)

Comedy at Cactus: Yellow City Comedy hosts this night of laughs at Cactus Bar. (9 p.m. Friday; 4831 S. Western St.; cover $5; 806-356-6369)

The Hickoids: The Austin-based country-punk band makes its Amarillo debut at Leftwoods. The lineup features Perryton native Cody Richardson. (9 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Parker Ryan: The College Station-based country singer brings his new single “Shattered” and more to Golden Light Cantina with opener Holt Jones. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo-based country-rock band brings some noise to Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Tanner Lane: The Lubbock-based country singer heads back north for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Amarillo Bombers: The indoor soccer team continues its home season with a faceoff against the Colorado Infernos. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688)

Winter Night Ceremonials: The Kwahadi Dancers revive their long-standing seasonal tradition. (7 p.m. Saturday; continues weekly through Feb. 18; 9151 E. Interstate 40; tickets $5; 806-335-3175)

Laberinto: The headliners join Conjunto Rienda Real, Innovación and Pericos del Arroyo for an anniversary celebration at Azteca Music Hall. (9 p.m. Saturday; tickets $70; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

Robert Nathan Taylor: The Amarillo native returns home for a full-band show at the Golden Light Cantina with openers Uncle Puppy & The Rejects. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Soultru: The Iowa-based soul singer takes the stage with Amarillo DJ giANTFEET at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

The Trey Clarkson Band: The Lubbock-based rock band walks on the wild side at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Sounds for the Soul: Acclaimed baritone Donnie Ray Albert headlines this Black History Month concert for Amarillo Opera. (6 p.m. Sunday; First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St.; free, tickets required; 806-372-7464)

“Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl”: How-DEE! The great country comedian is in the spotlight in this new documentary. (4 and 6:30 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Jam with Love: Art Force hosts this Valentine’s-themed concert featuring the Amarillo College music faculty. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 7; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Dueling Pianos: The ivories will run red when touring pianists return to do battle at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 8 and 9; reservations suggested; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)


  • 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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