“Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning Part One”: Tom Cruise is flying high again in this action sequel. (Opens Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”: The anime classic returns to theaters for a two-day run as part of the Studio Ghibli Festival. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Lindi Leigh: The singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo folk band Sadie’s Rangers will headline the next installment of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo country star Buster Bledsoe will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert series. This week, enjoy sausages from the American Quarter Horse Association cook team. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

“Castle in the Sky”: The anime classic returns to theaters for a two-day run as part of the Studio Ghibli Festival. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ri Wolf: Hit the roof at The Barfield for a show with this Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

The Skajects: The San Antonio-based band rolls into town for a show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; no cover; 806-418-6282)

Colton Wilcher: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek fun at Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

WhoKilledXIX, Kill Dyll and Oni Inc.: The metal bands bring their Deathwalkers tour to Bomb City Distillery with local support from Jeffrey Neurotic, Sadzilla and more. (8:30 p.m. Wednesday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; tickets by donation; 806-220-2662)

Diamond Rio: The “unbelievable” ’90s country band will meet fans in the middle of Starlight Ranch Event Center for a night of favorites. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $30 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo folk band Sadie’s Rangers continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Saigon Señorita. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Josh Roberts: The singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Karaoke Night: Hit the beach with your own tunes at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

“Puffs: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic”: The young actors of Amarillo Little Theatre Academy stage this cheeky musical parody of Harry Potter. (7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; tickets $18 adults, $12 children; 806-355-9991)

Jaden Decker: The youthful touring singer brings his “Band of Angels” tour to Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8 p.m. Thursday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band snazzes up Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Two Tons of Steel: The rockabilly legends make a long-awaited return to Golden Light Cantina with Galveston’s Robert Kuhn. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (Friday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Dale Smith: Enjoy tunes under the stars at The Barfield with this Amarillo singer. (7 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Moto Xtreme Circus: “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” joint winner Colby “El Loco” Gort headlines this collection of stunt riders in an exciting show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum. (7 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $20 to $42; 806-378-3096)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: An all-star big band made up of statewide band directors (all in town for West Texas A&M University’s annual band camp) headline the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Friday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic show with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Walt Wilkins: The sensational Texas singer-songwriter returns to Amarillo for a show at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Friday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band pours out some songs at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8 p.m. Friday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Derek Porterfield: The indie Amarillo singer-songwriter is back in action with a show at Caliche Co. (8 p.m. Friday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; no cover; 806-398-1008)

Songwriters in the Round: Folk singers Randy Palmer, Byron Williamson, Dennis Garvey and Mike Borger will offer evening tunes at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (8 p.m. Friday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band livens up Sixth Street with a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Cody Sparks Band: The Texas country quartet returns to Amarillo to spark it up at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

A Special Case: The Pampa rock band takes the stage with Trouble River Junction at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Jaret Ray Riddick: The Bowling for Soup frontman returns to the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Pickin’ for Perryton Day 1: Rocking pianist Jason Williams headlines the first day of Starlight Ranch Event Center’s two-day fundraiser for Interstate Bank’s Perryton Disaster Relief Fund. Also performing are Justin Miles, The Jim Clack Band, Alicia Morgan, Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes and Touching Voodoo. (noon Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 advance, $30 at the gate; 806-342-0515)

Shelton Rohling: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Lubbock singer. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for a show at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; tickets $15; 806-335-5644)

Alameñas de La Sierra: This Mexican band headlines a night of cumbia with El Hijo del Shaka, Los Cuervitos, El JJ, El Potro de Sinaloa and Los Mas Buscados at Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; tickets $80; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

Bondbreakr: The touring metal band takes the stage at Zombiez Bar & Grill with locals Dyscarcia, Horrid Demise and In The Mind Of Asterion. (8 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; no cover; 806-418-6282)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues rockers hit the Mother Road for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Without a Doubt: The Amarillo country band will undoubtedly rock the joint at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Pickin’ for Perryton Day 2: Cowboy singer Michael Martin Murphey headlines the second day of Starlight Ranch Event Center’s two-day fundraiser for Interstate Bank’s Perryton Disaster Relief Fund. Also performing are Tina Turner, The Chavos Rucos Band, Seth Ward & The Silence and Stray Sons. (11 a.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 advance, $30 at the gate; 806-342-0515)

“National Lampoon’s Vacation”: Load up the station wagon and take in 40th-anniversary screenings of this classic comedy. (4 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. July 19; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Andrea Hoag and Paul Oorts: The touring folk musicians play under the stars for Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast’s Troubadour Series. (8 p.m. Monday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Bobcat: The touring one-man rocker howls at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m. Monday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”: This anime series comes to life in a stage performance recorded live. (7 p.m. July 18; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo blues rock band Touching Voodoo will headline the next installment of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. (7 p.m. July 18; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Ongoing

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a day of shopping, food and live music around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce as this summertime tradition continues. (8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 9; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Amarillo Museum of Art: Don’t miss eye-popping exhibitions by artists Terry Allen and Jun Kaneko through Aug. 20 and Sept. 3, respectively. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Dig into equine history with the museum’s archive collection, on view through July 29. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Canyon Farmers Market: Check out wares from 75 vendors, plus food trucks, live music and more. (8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 30; Canyon downtown square; 806-567-0746)

“Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition”: Get face-to-face with the artist’s iconic frescos in this interactive traveling exhibit on view at the Arts in the Sunset. The exhibition is on view by appointment through July 23. (3701 Plains Blvd.; regular tickets $22.50 and up for adults, $19 and up for children; 806-354-8802)

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. (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)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical returns for a 57th season in Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. (8:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Aug. 4; dinner at 6 p.m.; ticket prices vary; 806-651-2181)

Wonderland Park: The 2023 season is in full swing at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Wednesdays through Sundays; times and ticket prices vary; 2601 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3344)

Author

  • 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.

    View all posts