Starlight Theatre: Amarillo rock band Broken Echo will sound off at 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 hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes as they face the San Antonio Missions in a week-long homestand. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Texas”: Only a couple of weeks remain in the 55th annual season of the outdoor musical drama. (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: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds wraps up the season for Center City’s lunchtime tradition. Lunch is provided by Joe Taco. (noon Wednesday; lunch $8; 806-372-6744)

Sunset and Songwriters: Amarillo folk-rock band Sadie’s Rangers give an outdoor show of original tunes at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. Bring your own food and drink. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; free; 806-352-6007)

“Stillwater”: Matt Damon stars as a father whose daughter (Abigail Breslin) is imprisoned in France for a murder he’s sure she didn’t commit (shades of Amanda Knox). Also opening this week: “Jungle Cruise,” with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt taking a wild ride, and “The Green Knight,” high Arthurian fantasy from writer-director David Lowery (“The Old Man & The Gun”). (Opens Thursday)

Music in the Gardens: The busy Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds will take the stage at this week’s installment of the concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss the dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; $10; 806-352-6513)

July Jazz: Chill out to hot tunes at Amarillo Botanical Garden from The Martinis and Esquire Jazz, plus a wine tasting and snacks. (5:30 p.m. Friday; 1400 Streit Drive; $30 singles, $50 couples; 806-352-6513)

Beerology: Learn about the science of beer (and get yourself a bit of a buzz) at the return of this popular event at Don Harrington Discovery Center, also featuring pub-inspired food, games and more. (7 p.m. July 30; 1200 Streit Drive; tickets $40 members, $50 nonmembers; 806-355-9547)

Pink Fuzz: The red-hot touring rock band returns for a blistering show with Amarillo rockers Like Red Giant at Golden Light Cantina. (8 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

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)

The Original Harley Party: The Family Support Services fundraiser returns in a new location — Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds — but plenty of traditional fun, including music from Touching Voodoo, Red Dirt Rockers and The Buster Bledsoe Band. (5 p.m. Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $90 for two; 806-342-2503)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo songstress Tennessee Tuckness and her friends will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; $12)

Hey Amarillo Beer Fest: Still thirsty? Nearly a dozen different breweries, along with craft beer lines from all around the Lone Star State, are expected for the buzzy second round of this family-friendly party, put on by Brick & Elm editor Jason Boyett’s podcast. Stick around for tunes by Def Leppard tribute band Def Leggend. (7 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25-$30

“Così fan Tutte”: “Texas” cast members show their range and stage this Mozart opera in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall at West Texas A&M University. (2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday; tickets $10; 806-655-2181)

“Always… Patsy Cline”: Amarillo Little Theatre revives its most successful show ever in artistic director Allen Shankles’ valedictory season. I’ve lost count of the times I saw this in some of its many revivals early in my career as an arts reporter here, and I’m stoked to see Tammy Hysmith and Cindi Bulla return to the stage in this feel-good, tuneful look at the life of the iconic country star through the eyes of her biggest fan. “After Patsy Cline,” a special reunion party, is set for Friday. (Thursday through Sunday; continues through Aug. 8; 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $25; 806-355-9991)

“The Plutonium Circus”: The definitive Amarillo documentary gets an extremely rare screening at the new community space / shop, Caliche. Ever wonder why our beloved home is so … weird? This film explains it all. (9 p.m. Friday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; free; 806-398-1008)


  • 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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