Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by hoping for a miracle against the San Antonio Missions. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Rien Nash: The Amarillo singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Soul Doctor”: This musical, filmed live in Jerusalem, sheds light on the relationship between a Jewish rabbi and soul goddess Nina Simone. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo classic rock band Party of 6 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)

Susan Gibson: The Amarillo native singer-songwriter comes home for a show at Chalice Abbey with Woody Key and Mike Fuller. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Jim Laughlin June Jazz Series: The Amarillo College summer tradition returns on the patio at the college’s Ware Building. On tap: Jim Laughlin’s Big Band. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo singer-songwriter Andy Chase headlines Center City of Amarillo’s annual downtown concert series. This week, enjoy sandwiches from Mitch’s BBQ. (noon Wednesday; free, lunch $10; 501 S. Fillmore St.; 806-372-6744)

June Truckin’: Enjoy music from Mike Fuller and a picnic dinner, with or without food purchased from local trucks, at this fundraiser at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Proceeds will benefit the El Campo/San Jose community in Hereford. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 1601 S. Georgia St.; 806-376-6316)

“Hairspray”: Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this John Waters classic. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Kiki’s Delivery Service”: The anime classic returns to theaters for a three-day run as part of the Studio Ghibli Festival. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes for your brews at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

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)

“The Flash”: Considering the dire state of most DC Extended Universe films, this one (which I saw in a special sneak preview last week) is sincerely entertaining and genuinely surprising, if you can get past star Ezra Miller’s awful off-screen behavior. Also opening: Indian epic “Adipurush,” horror spoof “The Blackening” and Pixar’s new animated adventure “Elemental.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Amarillo Tattoo Expo: Celebrate the best in ink, and maybe score a new tat of your own, with the return of this touring exposition. (1 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; admission prices vary; Ashmore Inn & Suites, 2301 E. Interstate 40; www.inkmasterstattooshow.com

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer provides tunes over your meal at Crackin’ Crab. (6 p.m. Thursday; 3350 S. Soncy Road; 806-437-1555)

Party on the Patio: The Cassettes offer an outdoor ’80s celebration at Savór. (6 p.m. Thursday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

“The San Saba Treasure: The History Behind the Folklore”: Amarillo historian David Lewis recounts a family legend that ties into a significant moment of Texas history in this lecture for Center for the Study of the American West. (6 p.m. Thursday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; free; 806-651-5238)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues rockers take on Route 66 with a show at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo party band Insufficient Funds continues the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from The Brunch Truck. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Danny Freeze: The Amarillo folk singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Julie and John Pennell: The Nashville duo hit town for Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast’s Troubadour Series. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

June Jams: Canyon’s outdoor concert series continues with tunes from Amarillo country band 9 Eyes. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Neblett Park, 508 16th St. in Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

John Baumann: The top-notch Texas singer-songwriter offers a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

MDC Band: The Amarillo rock band takes the stage at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Friday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Pug Johnson: The touring country singer offers an acoustic show with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Touching Voodoo: It’s a beach party with the Amarillo blues band at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band gets their kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo singer hikes out to the Cedar Shack to offer a night of songs. (8 p.m. Friday; 5005 River Road; 806-383-2646)

Selena Forever: Celebrate the immortal Queen of Cumbia at this special show at Ocho Segundos. (8 p.m. Friday; tickets $20; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

Wade Bowen: The superstar Texas country singer returns for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center with openers Seth Ward & The Silence. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $40; 806-342-0515)

Movie on the Lawn: Enjoy an outdoor screening of a TBA film on the rolling lawns of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. (8:30 p.m. Friday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; donations accepted; 806-651-2244) 

Kyle Nix & The ’38s: The Texas country band rocks out with opener Lance Roark at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Juneteenth Parade and Park Celebration: Rejoice in the culture with the annual parade at 10 a.m. from Ninth Avenue and Hughes Street to Bones Hooks Park, then enjoy food, entertainment, vendors and more in the park (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 2000 N. Hughes St.; 812-841-3295 or 806-640-8184)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man-band offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (noon Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Armstrong Off the Rails: The Armstrong County Museum in Claude throws a block party with plenty of food offerings and music from The Josh Burnett Band, The Roman Carbajal Band and The Logan Ryan Band. (4 p.m. Saturday; 120 N. Trice St. in Claude; tickets $30; 806-226-2187)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from the Amarillo oldies rock band. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Motley Mayhem: The Mötley Crüe tribute band hits the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Jason Boland & The Stragglers: The iconic Red Dirt band returns to town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $17 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Los Caminantes de Humberto Navarro: Take a spin around the dance floor with these headliners at Ocho Segundos. (8 p.m. Saturday; tickets $40; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

Kenzie Crabtree & Friends: The Amarillo musician and her new band will offer evening tunes at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (8 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band makes some noise at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Bastard Sons of David Hasslehoff and Piles of Potential: The Amarillo rock bands make some noise at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country band gets rowdy at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Loaded Six: The Amarillo rock band loads up for a show at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

Palmer Anthony: The young country star heads to Sixth Street for a show at The Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Pancakes for Dinner: Come hungry when this indie band takes the stage at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Smitty’s Kickback: Local rap and pop artists take a spin on Sixth. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3913 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5)

Joshua Ray Walker: The sensational Texas country singer-songwriter returns to The Golden Light Cantina. (7 p.m. Sunday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Open Mic Night: Hit the beach with your own guitar and show off your talents at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Sunday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Brother and the Hayes: The Tennessee band of brothers returns to town for a show at Caliche Co. with Black Caskets. (8 p.m. Sunday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; no cover; 806-398-1008)

Bar Ditch: The Amarillo country band brings its Two-Steppin’ Tuesday party back to Hoots Pub. (6:30 p.m. June 20; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Jim Laughlin June Jazz Series: The Amarillo College summer tradition returns on the patio at the college’s Ware Building. On tap: Esquire Jazz. (7:30 p.m. June 20; AC Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

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. Plus, don’t miss some amazing behind-the-scenes photos of “Lonesome Dove” by executive producer Bill Wittliff through June 23. (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. (6 p.m. Thursday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; 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)

Author

  • 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.