Achievement in Art: Celebrating 50 Years of AMoA’s Collection: Toast a half-century of artistic excellence and enjoy the magnificence of AMoA’s acquisitions in this exhibition, featuring works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Grace Hartigan, James Brooks, Luis Jimenez, Andy Warhol and Larry Bell, among many others. (On view through March 27; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; admission free; 806-371-5050)

“The King’s Daughter”: This is a weird one: This fantasy adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario and Fan Bingbing has been sitting on the shelves since 2014, and instead of finding its way to a streaming service, it’s getting dumped in theaters this week. Also opening: historical romance “Redeeming Love” and family drama “The Tiger Rising.” (Opens Thursday)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hometown hockey team is back on the ice to take on the Odessa Jackalopes. (7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-242-4231)

“Murder on the Orient Express”: Don’t expect a straight retelling of this classic Agatha Christie murder mystery; this one plans to kill you with laughter (in addition to slaying the passengers). (Thursday through Jan. 27; Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

The Big Cheese: Gorge yourself on a multiplicity of mac & cheese dishes at Hope & Healing Place’s comforting fundraiser in the Rex Baxter Building. (6 p.m. Friday; 3301 S. 10th Ave.; tickets $25; 806-371-8998)

Carden International Circus: Enjoy three-ring action from this touring troupe when they return to the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds. (7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday; 3301 S. 10th Ave.; tickets $9.99 to $20; 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra kicks off its new music director search with the first of six concerts that give each of the three finalists two chances to show their best. Up first: George Jackson conducting Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

Lou Ferrigno: The original Incredible Hulk smashes into town for a signing at Unknown Comics. (11 a.m. Saturday; 201 Westgate Parkway Suite B; 806-290-1308)

Rock & Roll All Nite: This KISS tribute band will bring the party to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Travis Roberts & The Willing Few: The rising local stars will light up the Golden Light once more. On Friday: Lubbock act The Trey Clarkson Band. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Gerardo Ortiz: The Norteño singer headlines a night at La Hacienda Amarillo with La Fiera de Ojinaga, Vendavales and Los Anchondo. (8 p.m. Saturday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $70; 806-690-2965)

Plan B: The Amarillo-based ‘80s cover band will shake things up at Marshall’s Tavern. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)
“Casablanca”: Get swept away by classic romance with an 80th-anniversary screening of this absolutely iconic film. (4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26; Regal UA Amarillo Star and Cinemark Hollywood 16)


  • 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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