Starlight Theatre: The Nelson McKinney Band (an act that’s new to me) is on tap for the Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo country singer Lindsey Lane brings the party to Center City’s lunchtime tradition. Lunch is provided by Chick-Fil-A. (noon Wednesday; lunch $8; 806-372-6744)

“Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”: The much-missed chef, author and TV personality is profiled in this buzzy new documentary from director Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet from Stardom”). Also opening this week: “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions,” a sequel to a 2019 film that I would honestly swear doesn’t exist. (Opens Thursday)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country-rocker Jack Cryver hits the stage at this week’s installment of the concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Don’t miss the dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; $10)

“Newsies”: Seize the day and grab your tickets for ALT Academy’s production of the popular stage adaptation of the Disney musical. (Thursday through Sunday; ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $18 adults, $15 children; 806-355-9991)

Mike Ryan: The Texas country star returns to town for a show with opener Lindsey Lane at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Also on tap: Elton John tribute performer Kenny Metcalf at 7 p.m. Saturday. (7 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $85

Starlight Cinema: Catch a free screening of the recently rebooted “Tom and Jerry” in this Parks & Recreation event at John Stiff Memorial Park. (8:30 p.m. Friday; 45th Avenue and Bell Street; free)

Mario Aguilar: The Mexican comedian/YouTuber brings his “Celosa, Yo? Jamas!” show to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, based on his series of videos finding humor in that universal arena — the foibles of a mother. (9 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $70, plus fees; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Community Market: Get your pick of the best from local crafters, artisans and more. (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football team hopes for a playoff berth against a TBA team. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10 to $40, plus fees)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: The Band Directors’ Big Band will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; $12)

Chris Harrison: The comedian headlines a night of yucks at Golden Light Cantina. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)


  • 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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