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CAN’T MISS WITH CHIP CHANDLER JUNE 15

Celtic Throne: Looking for some high-stepping fun? The co-director of this Irish dance show calls it a “stonking celebration,” and I don’t have a clue what that means, but I’m not going to lie: I’m intrigued. (7:30 p.m. Monday, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $40 adults, $25 seniors and veterans, $15 children)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo rockers Moondog will howl at the Parks & Recreation’s concert series this week at Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. (7 p.m. Tuesday; free)

June Jazz: Esquire Jazz will be-bop the night away at this week’s installment of this popular Amarillo College concert series on the lawn of AC’s Experimental Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; free)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off another six-day stand beginning Tuesday at Hodgetown,
715 S. Buchanan St., against the Midland Rockhounds. (June 15 to 20; tickets $6 to $18; 806-803-7762)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical’s 55th season is only heating up. (Literally: Drink lots of water when you head down to the canyon). (8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Palo Duro Canyon State Park; ticket prices vary; 806-655-2181)

Achievement in Art: The Albritton Collection: Don’t miss this survey of Claude Albritton’s comprehensive collection of Texas art, on view through Aug. 1 at Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays; 806-371-5050; free)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo country singer Buster Bledsoe will bring three chords and the truth to downtown audiences at Center City’s lunchtime tradition. Lunch is provided by Bubba’s 33. (noon Wednesday; lunch $8; 806-372-6744)

“My Fair Lady”: You’ll want to dance all night with this revival screening of the iconic musical. Opening June 20: a 25th-anniversary screening of rom-com classic “Jerry Maguire.” (1 and 6 p.m Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal Amarillo Star 14, 8275 Amarillo Blvd.)

“The Sparks Brothers”: The cult British rock band gets a loving tribute in this new documentary from director Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”). Also opening next weekend: Comedy-action sequel “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16)

June Jams: Amarillo party band Noah Jenda headlines this week’s edition of Canyon’s free outdoor concert series in Neblett Park, just south of the downtown square. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; free)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo’s Strange Saints will rock out at this week’s installment of the popular 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)

Juneteenth: Celebrate pride and community with a parade down Hughes Street, a party in the park and more. (Friday through Sunday, Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St.)

Randy Rogers Band: The iconic Texas country band returns to town for a blowout show at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Also on tap this weekend at the outdoor venue: Fleetwood Mac tribute act

Forever Mac at 7 p.m. Saturday for High Plains Food Bank’s Foodstock concert series. (7 p.m. Friday; Entry is a suggested donation of $10 per person)

Ryan Culwell: The Perryton native’s one of the best singer-songwriters out there. Don’t miss his return to his home region with this show at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. (8 p.m. Friday; $10)

Mystery Movie on the Lawn: Enjoy a free screening of a surprise flick on the lawn of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Check PPHM’s Facebook page for clues. (8:30 p.m. Friday; free)

Sundance Head: The Season 6 winner of “The Voice” returns to town for a rollicking night at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Also on tap at the honky-tonk: Southern rockers Red Clay Strays on Thursday and Texas country singer Triston Marez on Saturday. (9 p.m. Friday; $10 in advance, $15 day of show)

Amarillo Community Market: Wake up early and catch the best deals at this downtown gem. (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; 806-372-6744)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football team hits the gridiron for a game against San Antonio Valor. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10 to $40, plus fees)

Music at Wellington Square Courtyard: Amarillo favorites Polk Street Jazz will headline this week’s installment of Amarillo’s newest outdoor music series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1601 Kentucky St.; $12)

’80s Party: Break out your neon leg warmers and puffiest shoulder pads for this totally tubular jam session with DJ Frenzy. Dibs on the Galaga machine! (8 p.m. Saturday, Lit Arcade Bar, 701 S. Polk St.; no cover)

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  • 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.