Starlight Theatre: Newly launched jazz band Big G & The Tradewinds will headline Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies are back for another week-long homestand against the Frisco Rough Riders. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Texas”: It’s not too late to catch the beloved outdoor musical this season. Shows continue through Aug. 14! (8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre; tickets $17-$38; 806-655-2181)

High Noon on the Square: Members of the Amarillo Symphony will perform this week for Center City’s lunchtime tradition. Lunch is provided by Schlotzsky’s. (noon Wednesday; lunch $8; 806-372-6744)

“Old”: M. Night Shymalan’s latest — a thriller about vacationers who age rapidly when they find a hidden beach — looks insanely silly, but I won’t judge you if you go see it. Also opening this week: “Snake Eyes,” with Henry Golding as the typically silent G.I. Joe warrior. (Opens Thursday)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band Monarch reigns over 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)

Pat Green: The Texas country great returns for a Friday show with openers Grady Spencer & The Work and Mason Lively at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Also on tap: FAVsFest 2021, a family-friendly battle of the gyms that also will feature comedy and a concert; the fun begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. (7 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20

Movie Night on the Square: Catch a free screening of the recent animated release “The Croods: A New Age” at this Canyon Main Street event. (9 p.m. Friday; downtown Canyon square; free)

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)

Food & Music: Enjoy pizza from Reagan’s Brick Oven and music from Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds at this day-long party at Bar Z Winery. (3 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; no cover)

Oliver Cowboy Celebration: Get your yee-haws on at this WRCA-endorsed bronc riding event at Will Rogers Range Riders arena. (6 p.m. Saturday; 8829 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; admission charge; 806-372-7562)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Classic rock band Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; $12)

Zak Webb: The multi-genre singer is on tap for a soulful night 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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