“The 355”: A quartet of badass women (Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger and Penelope Cruz) travel the globe to steal back a top-secret weapon from a mercenary. (Opens Thursday)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hometown hockey team kicks off the new year with a two-day face-off against the Odessa Jackalopes. (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-242-4231)

Ragland: The rising Oklahoma stars return to Amarillo for a show at Golden Light Cantina with local stars Travis Roberts & The Willing Few. On Saturday: Jay Statham & The Tokie Show takes the stage with Luke Koepke & The Bad Habits. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

FAVs’ Four-Year Anniversary: The Amarillo food truck will celebrate four years in business with a party at Aunt EEK’s Books & Curiosities featuring live music and an art show. (5 p.m. Saturday; 2900 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-420-0021)

Rodney Carrington: The country comedian, an insanely popular touring artist, returns to the city with his “Let Me In!” tour in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $49 to $200; 806-378-3096)

Pepe Romero: The world-class guitarist returns to perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with Chamber Music Amarillo, who’ll also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

Fildio: The Oklahoma-based rock band rolls down Route 66 for a show at Broken Spoke Lounge. (10 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover)


Bad Idols: The Knoxville-based punk band will rock into town for a show at Leftwood’s with Amarillo emo band Native Crowds. (9 p.m. Monday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Author

  • 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.