*DELAYED “Texas”: The beloved Panhandle tradition is back in action, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays in Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. This week is Panhandle Towns Week, with a discount for regional residents. (7 to 8:15 p.m. dinner service; 8:15 p.m. show; tickets $15 to $65; 806-655-2181)
“Cabaret”: Wilkommen to the 50th anniversary of this stone-cold classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)
Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Brody Blue and Cameron Heard 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)
“Nope”: Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele returns with this sci-fi-tinged horror flick. (I assume; I stopped watching trailers after the first teaser because Peele’s films are best without a hint of a spoiler.)  (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)
“Prima Facie”: Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) stars as a young barrister in this British legal drama, filmed live on stage in London’s West End. (7 p.m. Thursday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Rhett Uhland: The Canyon country singer brings some twang to The Barfield’s rooftop patio. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Music in the Gardens: New Amarillo band Big G & The Tradewinds headlines this week’s installment of Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Roll the Dice BBQ. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Popular Amarillo combo Polk Street Jazz brings the heat for this week’s installment of the outdoor concert series. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1601 Kentucky St.; cover $15)

Movie Night on the Square: Bring the kids for a special outdoor screening of animated sequel “Sing 2” in downtown Canyon. (7 p.m. Friday; free; 806-656-6833)

“Exit, Pursued by a Bear”: A cheerleader and a stripper help a woman take revenge on her abusive husband in this dark comedy staged by Amarillo College’s Delta Psi Omega theater fraternity. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday; AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus; tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors; 806-371-5359)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band brings the tunes to downtown Amarillo with this rooftop concert at Crush. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

“Dixie the Musical”: Amarillo playwright Kissey Cummings brings her latest work to the stage in special performances at Amarillo College’s Ordway Auditorium. (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door; 806-443-0287)

“All Tea, No Shade”: A lineup of local drag queens and mononymed comedian Val headline this shady, shady show at The Party Suite. (10 p.m. Friday; 4400 S. Washington St.; tickets $15; 806-886-3004)

Hey Amarillo Beer Fest: Sample beers from several sensational regional breweries, plus enjoy a concert from a Def Leppard tribute band, at this event hosted by the popular Amarillo podcast (the brainchild of Brick & Elm co-publisher Jason Boyett) at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $33; 806-556-4456)

Mac Leapheart: The touring Americana singer-songwriter makes his Amarillo debut at Golden Light Cantina in a show also featuring rising Amarillo star Travis Roberts. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

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)

Alma Quartet: The red-hot Lubbock combo offers tunes to go with your wine at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; 806-488-2214)

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)

Amarillo Police Department Race-A-Cop: Amarillo Dragway offers local racers the chance to take on APD patrol cars legally in this special race night. (6 p.m. Saturday; 12955 Burlington Road; 806-337-0630)

Molly Growler and Pygmy Grizzly: It’s an animal-themed night of indie rock at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Sucker Punch: Watch for flying fists (not really) when this Amarillo rock band hits the stage with Two Far Gone at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Summer Slam: Celebrate Palace Coffee’s first year in its Wolflin location with food from The Brunch Truck, drink specials from The Royal Bar and a latte art showdown pitting veteran and newbie baristas. (5 p.m. Sunday; 2646 Wolflin Ave.; no cover; 806-476-0111, Ext. 4)

“One Piece Film: Gold”: This glittering new anime film hits screens for two nights only. (7 p.m. Sunday and July 26; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies hope to land some big victories when they face off with the Corpus Christi Hooks. (July 26 to 31; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)



  • 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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