Tuesday

Dannie Lake: 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

“Nabucco”: “The Met: Live in HD” continues with this epic Biblical opera. (1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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)

Matthew Mercado: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the Lubbock singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Thursday

“Mean Girls”: The beloved teen comedy returns to screens in a new form—adapted from the popular stage musical. Also opening: action flick “The Beekeeper” and religious satire “The Book of Clarence.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo country 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. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Jan. 21; 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)

Autumnal and Frail Talk: The indie touring bands team up for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Friday

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Colorado Grit in three days of matches. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

“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 Jan. 21; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band warms up the night on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bomb City Bar Fights: Watch out for flying barstools when this local wrestling troupe takes over Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Mila Rae: The on-the-rise Texas country singer hits town in a show with Amarillo singer Ty Blackburn at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Saturday

Freakin’ Freezin’ 5K: Lace up your running shoes (and make sure to wear layers) in this chilly outdoor race at Thompson Park. (8 a.m. Saturday; 2401 Dumas Drive; registration $25 to $30; 770- 633-5511)

Amarillo Tri-State Chili Cookoff: Warm up with tasty bowls of meaty goodness from scores of local chefs at the 40th-annual iteration of this Make-a-Wish fundraiser. (11:30 a.m. Saturday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; admission free, $5 tasting cups; 806-674-8423)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo country singer offers afternoon tunes at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (2 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Songwriters in the Round: Mike Fuller hosts troubadours Marc Durham, Polk Green and Ty Val Valkenburg at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Miracle Music: The Amarillo Symphony’s George Jackson leads the Amarillo Virtuosi in a special performance for Chamber Music Amarillo, also featuring violinist Rossitza Jekova-Goza and flautist Helen Blackburn. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $40; 806-352-6513)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Colorado Grit in three days of matches. (7:15 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band brings the party to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cela Harper: The Lubbock country singer brings the tunes to a ladies’ night celebration at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“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 Jan. 21; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Brandon Rhyder: The Texas country star returns to town for a show at The Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Erratic Soul: The Amarillo band and friends rock out at High Fidelity Records. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

Hank Weaver: The San Marcos-based singer rolls into Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

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

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band is back in action at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo country band invites you to hop aboard for a show at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Plemons Bridge: The regional duo steamrolls into The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Sunday

“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; continues through Jan. 21; Allen Shankles Mainstage at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Colorado Grit in three days of matches. (6 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Monday

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge of the beloved sitcom (and raise a glass to the late Andre Braugher) at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Jan. 16

“Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood’s End”: This futuristic anime explodes on the big screen for two nights of screenings. (7 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

JuJu’s Jukebox: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 16; 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.” (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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