Daniel Donato: The Nashville-based cosmic country performer flies into town for a show at Hoots Pub. And on Wednesday: Fort Worth-based country singer Austin English. (8 p.m. Tuesday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

“Casablanca”: One more chance to catch the 80th-anniversary screening of this absolutely iconic film. As of my deadline, I haven’t seen any new films arriving this weekend, so fingers crossed that we’ll get some smaller films like “Licorice Pizza.” (4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26; Regal UA Amarillo Star and Cinemark Hollywood 16)

“Murder on the Orient Express”: All aboard for belly laughs and a bloody good time at Amarillo Little Theatre’s parodic version of the Agatha Christie classic. (Thursday through Jan. 27; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Flatland Cavalry: One of the hottest bands in Texas today is this sensational country act out of Lubbock. Don’t miss their return to town at La Hacienda Amarillo. (8 p.m. Friday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $30; 806-690-2965)

Karma: The Amarillo-based cover band will rock out at Marshall’s Tavern. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Native Crowds: The local emo rockers return to the Golden Light with Like Red Giants. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

The March Divide: The Texas indie artist returns for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)


  • 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.