Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by trying to rope the wind against the Wichita Wind Surge. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

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

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

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. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Amy Hart: The Amarillo singer and personality brings tunes to Hummer’s Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd.; 806-353-0723)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo country-folk band The Prairie Dogs will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert series. This week, enjoy hamburgers from Bubba’s 33. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

Crown the Empire: The metal band headlines a night of rock at Ocho Segundos. (8 p.m. Wednesday; tickets $30 advance, $35 at the door; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

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

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)

Enuff Z’Nuff: The ’80s hair metal band rocks into Hoots Pub for a midweek show. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The March Divide: The touring indie singer-songwriter returns to The 806 Coffee + Lounge for a show following the weekly open-mic night. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Barbenheimer: Who would have thought the biggest movie week of the year would feature competing openings of Greta Gerwig’s subversive and loving “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s atomic biopic “Oppenheimer”? (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country star Cameron James Smith continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yum in a Bun. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo combo Polk Street Jazz headlines the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Travis Bishop: 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)

The Peddler Show: The touring shopping expo returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission charge; 806-378-3096)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band offers an acoustic night at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. Friday; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Stephanie Brackett: Get a fully rounded night of entertainment with this Amarillo singer at Rounders Club. (7 p.m. Friday; 2801 S. Virginia St.; no cover; 806-352-3317)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: Hit the beach with the Amarillo country band at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Giovannie & The Hired Guns: The Texas rock band loads up for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band lights it up in a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Dumas-based Red Dirt band headlines Hoots Pub with openers Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Secret Society Rave: The venue and the DJs may be hush-hush, but this midsummer party promises to get loud. You’ll get the location when you RSVP. (9 p.m. Friday; unknown location; tickets $30livecapitalshows@gmail.com)

Shark Beach Cornhole Tournament: Who needs beach volleyball when you’ve got cornhole at Shark Beach Burgers. (noon Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; $40 entry per team; 806-335-5644)

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

Next Halen: Might as well jump (jump!) when this Van Halen tribute band takes the stage at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; tickets $15; 806-335-5644)

Andy Chase & Friends: The Amarillo fave and his buddies will offer a concert under the stars at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (8 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Elton: The Early Years: Tribute artist Kenny Metcalfe returns to bring Elton John’s classic hits to the stage at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20; 806-342-0515)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer straps on his guitar for a night of tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; no cover; 806-418-6282)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Sirkiss: The rock band takes the stage at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Seth Ward & The Silence: Shhh! That’s the sound of the Canyon country band getting loud at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Will Banister: The New Mexico cowboy singer takes the stage at The Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Texas Hits & a Miss: The Amarillo country band takes a shot at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

The Summer Melt Car Show: Organizers promise the “largest car show in West Texas” in this big event at Contagion Athletics. (11 a.m. Sunday; 8210 W. Amarillo Blvd.; free; 806-599-4201)

“Pirates of Penzance”: The “Texas” cast takes to the high seas for a production of this Gilbert & Sullivan classic. (2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday; Branding Iron Theatre in West Texas A&M University’s Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $10; 806-655-2181)

Lehnen: The touring indie post-rock band will take the stage with Amarillo singer-songwriter Derek Porterfield at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Monday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo country-folk band The Prairie Dogs will headline the next installment of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. (7 p.m. July 25; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Lance Roark: The young Oklahoma singer makes his debut at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. July 25; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

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)

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  • 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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