Prime Time on 6th: Enjoy shopping specials, live music, a photo scavenger hunt and more at this celebration of the San Jacinto neighborhood and Historic Route 66. (5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; Sixth Avenue between Georgia and Western streets; no cover)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies are keeping the faith as they return home for a series against the San Antonio Missions. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo party band The Tweeks will headline this week’s edition of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: Jazz combo The Martinis. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

“Texas”: The beloved Panhandle tradition is back in action, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays in Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Saturday is Alumni Night, reuniting cast members from years past. And beginning July 19, it’s Panhandle Towns Week, with a discount for regional residents. (5:45 to 7:45 p.m. dinner service; 8:15 p.m. show; tickets $15 to $65; 806-655-2181)

High Noon on the Square: The downtown concert series continues its season with Amarillo country band The Prairie Dogs and food from Bubba’s 33. (Noon Wednesday; 501 S. Fillmore St.; free, lunch $10; 806-372-6744)

“The Deer King”: A soldier and a young girl seek the cure for a virus that has left their land a post-apocalyptic wreck in this new anime. (7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Danny Freeze and Dr. T in this new outdoor series at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Three Bad Jacks: The rocking trio makes its Amarillo debut at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

“Where the Crawdads Sing”: The insanely popular novel about a swamp-dwelling young woman embroiled in a mystery comes to life. Also opening: Ryan Gosling-starring thriller “The Gray Man” and animated actioner “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank.”  (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“Transformers”: If there’s literally nothing else to watch, here’s an option. (3 and 7 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo country band brings the tunes to The Barfield’s rooftop patio. On Wednesday, check out Canyon singer Rhett Uhland in the hotel’s speakeasy. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo singer Buster Bledsoe will bring his traditional country tunes to Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yolo’s. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Band directors in town for West Texas A&M University’s annual band camp will join up for a big-band jazz combo in this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Friday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Three Dog Night: Sing joy to the world when this classic rock band brings its tour to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7 p.m. Friday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $49 to $99; 806-378-3096)

“42nd Street”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy tackles one of the giants of the musical theater world with a two-weekend run on the Allen Shankles Mainstage. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Next Halen: Get ready to jump with this Van Halen tribute act at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $8; 806-556-4456)

Movie on the Lawn: Bring the kiddos to a special screening of “Brave” on the grounds of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. (8:30 p.m. Friday; 2403 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; free; 806-651-2244)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rock band brings the party to Rounders. (9 p.m. Friday; 2801 Virginia Circle; no cover; 806-352-3317)

Greybush: Get ready to rock with a lineup of metal bands at Zombiez Bar & Grill, including the California-based headliners, Corrosive Wrath, Brightburn and Kreature of the Night. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

The Smeaton Brothers Band Revue: The musical Amarillo family reunites for a tuneful night at Golden Light Cantina. And on Saturday, catch Lubbock country artist Hunter Lamberth. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The Damn Quails: It’s a big music weekend at Hoots Pub, beginning with an album release party for this justly beloved Americana band. Then, on Saturday, don’t miss fellow Americana greats Micky & The Motorcars. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $15)

Hangman: The Amarillo rockers return for a blistering show at Whiskey River. (10 p.m. Friday; 4001 SW 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Laps for Literacy: Lace up your running shoes for this fun run/walk fundraiser for The Leaders Readers Network at Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium at West Texas A&M University. (7:30 a.m. Saturday; registration $10 to $45

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a beautiful morning at the downtown farmers market, featuring food trucks, live music and tons of vendors. (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-335-6360)

The Nat Centennial Celebration: Join the party for this Amarillo and Route 66 landmark. (10 a.m. Saturday; 2705 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-367-8908)

Las Fiestas de Amarillo: Enjoy a parade, food booths, games, silent auction, live entertainment and more at this two-day Barrio neighborhood party. (Noon Saturday and Sunday; 1210 SE 11th Ave.; admission $7 after 7 p.m. ages 15 and older; 806-372-1128)

Kwahadi Summer Shows: The young Scouts keeping traditional Native dances alive bring back their seasonal performances. (7 p.m. Saturday; Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40; admission charge; 806-335-3175)

Poetry + Music + Art: Fellow Brick & Elm contributor Wes Reeves will read from his new book of poetry in this event at Caliche also featuring music from Ben Cargo and Matt Lemburg and an exhibition from The Death List. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2311 SW Seventh Ave.; 806-398-1008)

Songwriters in the Round: Troubadours Randy Palmer, Justin Evan Thompson, Joel White and Mike Fuller offer their best in this concert at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Cody Jasper: The Amarillo-based rocker, whose national profile continues to grow, gets soaking wet for a pool party at Verdure. (8 p.m. Saturday; 5101 Time Square Blvd., Suite 100; admission $10 members, $20 nonmembers; 806-803-8088)

Comedy Night: Yellow City Comedy brings the chuckles to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (9 p.m. Saturday; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; cover $10; 806-418-6282)

“Cabaret”: Wilkommen to the 50th anniversary of this stone-cold classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and July 20; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

West Texas Drums: Six top Drum Corps International ensembles will march in this exhibition at WT’s Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium. (7 p.m. Monday; tickets $25 to $45; 806-651-2840)


  • 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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