Tuesday

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Arieon Keller: The Amarillo singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Starlight Theater: Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders continue Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: The “Texas” cast stages the classic Shakespearean comedy in Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy turkey legs and concessions before the show. (8 p.m. Tuesday; continues Tuesdays through July; tickets $25 to $35; 806-651-2181)

Wednesday

High Noon on the Square: Ruth Ellen Lynch & Jazz Plus will perform for Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert. This week, enjoy hamburgers from Bubba’s 33. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band rocks away the midweek blues on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer offers weekly Whiskey Wednesday shows at Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”: Get spacey with a special screening of this sci-fi classic. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer heads underground at the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Wednesday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Thursday

“Fly Me to the Moon”: Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson star in this period romantic comedy set alongside the space race. Also opening: Nicolas Cage in the well-received horror film “Longlegs” and, beginning Saturday, a week’s worth of screenings of anime classic “Princess Mononoke.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Thursday Art & Wine: Enjoy a new exhibition and music from Plemons Bridge at this monthly event at High Fidelity Records. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo singer hosts a party on the patio at Jorge’s Tacos Garcia. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 1100 Ross St.; 806-371-0411)

Music in the Gardens: Tennessee Tuckness & Friends keep the good times rolling at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Mr. Papa’s. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Thursday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ghosts of Gray County: The Amarillo rockers offer an acoustic duo show at Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Friday

Clay Gibson: The Lubbock singer heads underground at the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

“The Lightning Thief”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy stages this musical adaptation of the popular Percy Jackson series of YA adventures. Limited tickets remain. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through July 21; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

La Mafia: The world-class Tejano band headlines a night at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $65; 806-342-0515)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo country band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Friday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

The Kirk House Band: The Abilene band brings its mix of country and soul back to Amarillo for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Curtis Grimes: The Texas country star brings the party to a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; tickets $15; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Canyon Farmers Market: The summer tradition opens for the season with live music, activities, vendors and more. The market is open weekly through Sept. 28. (8 a.m. to noon Saturday; Fourth Avenue and 15th Street in Canyon; 806-567-0746)

Iris Sale: The North Plains Iris Society hosts its annual sale at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. (8 a.m. to sell out; 1400 Streit Drive; 806-352-6513)

Yvonne Perea: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo folk singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Palo Duro Party: Travis Roberts & The Willing Few headlines a night of local music at Golden Light Cantina, also featuring Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes, Black Tie Revolt and Native Crowds. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Songwriters in the Round: Local troubadours Kenzie Crabtree, Justin Roberts, Rick Todd and host Mike Fuller will swap tunes at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Sunset Underground: Metal bands Horrid Demise, Crafting the Conspiracy, Chemicaust, Bummified and Unxown play for Atomic Yellow’s latest show inside Arts in the Sunset. (7 p.m. Saturday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; cover $10; atomicyellowict@gmail.com)

A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo party band lives it up at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Koben Puckett Invitational Professional Bullriding: The Amarillo cowboy’s event celebrates 10 years of kicking up dirt in the Amarillo National Center. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $20 adults, $10 children; 806-376-7767)

“The Lightning Thief”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy stages this musical adaptation of the popular Percy Jackson series of YA adventures. Limited tickets remain. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through July 21; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Berzerk: The Amarillo metal band makes some noise with BarDown at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $10; 806-331-7305)

Isaiah Zachary: The touring Texas country singer offers an acoustic show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band headlines a show at Cactus Bar. (8 p.m. Saturday; 4831 S. Western St.; no cover; 806-356-6369)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo party band mixes it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

Nine Eyes: The Amarillo country band saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Relic: The Amarillo rock band headlines the party at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo country singer offers a full-band show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Your Brother’s Uncle: It’s a family affair at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Sunday

Tom Buechi: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo singer at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Sunday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

“The Lightning Thief”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy stages this musical adaptation of the popular Percy Jackson series of YA adventures. Limited tickets remain. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through July 21; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is back for its 58th season in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or backstage tours before the show. (8 p.m. Sunday; continues nightly except Mondays through Aug. 3; tickets $25 to $65; 806-651-2181)

July Jam Session: The 806 Coffee + Lounge hosts a jazzy night of tunes led by Austin Brazille. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Monday

“New Girl” Trivia: Brush up on your knowledge of Jess, Nick, Schmidt and the rest for this contest at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

West Texas Drums: Top drum corps Blue Knights, Pacific Crest, The Academy, Seattle Cascades, Genesis and Santa Clara Vanguard take to the field in a special competition in Bain-Schaeffer Buffalo Stadium. (7:30 p.m. Monday; West Texas A&M University; tickets $35 to $55; 806-651-2840)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic night at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Monday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

July 16

The Hot Toddies: The New York-based jazz band fires it up at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. July 16; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tia Marie: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Starlight Theater: The Prairie Dogs continue Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s annual summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 16; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: The “Texas” cast stages the classic Shakespearean comedy in Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre. Enjoy turkey legs and concessions before the show. (8 p.m. July 16; continues Tuesdays through July; tickets $25 to $35; 806-651-2181)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “Cadillac Ranch at 50” through Aug. 24 and “Photography Is Art” and works from Brooklyn-based artist Swoon through Aug. 11 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Ranching Remudas” through July 27 and “Wrangler Women of Influence: Long Live Cowgirls!” through Nov. 23. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Arts in the Sunset: The sprawling art gallery hosts the Impressionists interactive exhibition, featuring artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, Gauguin, Cezanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. (various times through July 17; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $25 adults, $22 seniors, $15 children; 806-354-8802)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time.” (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy “Dali’s Wonderland” through March plus “Remembering Adobe Walls” through May, the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (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)

Wonderland Park: The 2024 season continues at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Wednesday through Sunday; 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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