Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies saddle up to take on the Frisco RoughRiders. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Forever Golden!”: Settle onto the lanai with your cheesecake and enjoy some of the best-loved episodes of “The Golden Girls.” (Note: Bringing your own cheesecake into the theater is frowned upon.) (7 p.m. Tuesday and June 14; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo jazz band Big G & The Tradewinds will headline this week’s edition of Amarillo Parks & Recreation’s summer series in Sam Houston Park. Next week: Amarillo country singer Lindsey Lane. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Line Avenue and Western Street; free; 806-378-3036)

June Jazz: Amarillo College’s outdoor series celebrates 25 years this season, kicking off with The Martinis. Next week: Esquire Jazz. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

High Noon on the Square: The downtown concert series kicks off its season with Amarillo singer-songwriter Andy Chase and food from American Quarter Horse Association cook team. (Noon Wednesday; 501 S. Fillmore St.; free, lunch $10; 806-372-6744)

Dogie Days: Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this Dumas community celebration, with midway fun, cookouts and more. (Wednesday through Saturday; McDade Park in Dumas; 806-935-2123)

Starlight Canyon Songwriters Series: Sit and chill with songs from Joel White and Randy Palmer in this new outdoor series at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

“Jurassic World Dominion”: The dinos have sharpened their teeth for this franchise finale (well, for now). (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo party band The Tweeks continue the fun at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual summer concert series, with food from Yum in a Bun. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $5 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

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

art after dark: Amarillo Museum of Art gets back into the party mood with a rocking evening featuring Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo, food from Reagan’s Brick Oven, cocktails, a gallery hunt, a screening of Meredith Childers Varlamis’ “Friends of the Wild West” and a talk by artist Steve Plattner on his exhibition “Strangers in a Strange Land.” (7 p.m. Friday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; tickets $30; 806-371-5050) 

Hilary Marie: The Amarillo singer-songwriter wants a full house for her live recording of an acoustic show at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Friday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Matt Lemburg: The Amarillo singer-songwriter shares tunes at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (8 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-376-8782)

Plan B: Flash back to the ’80s with a show by the Amarillo party band at Whiskey River. (10 p.m. Friday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

Amarillo Community Market: It’s opening day for the downtown farmers market, featuring food trucks, music from James Owens and tons of vendors. (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-335-6360)

Canadian River Music Festival: ’90s country superstar Clay Walker headlines this day of music in the verdant northeast Panhandle town. Also on the bill: Jack Ingram, Dirty River Boys, Them Dirty Roses, David Beck’s Tejano Weekend, Tyler Wilhelm and Seth Ward. (noon to midnight Saturday; Jones Pavilion in Canadian; tickets $

Dr. T: Amarillo singer-songwriter Rick Todd headlines an evening show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Summer Free for All: Enjoy carnival style games, free admission to the pool and tennis center, floaty races, bouncers, food trucks, music, arts and crafts, a giant scavenger hunt, the Amarillo Fire Department Smoke House, yard games, pickleball and more at this party thrown by Amarillo Parks and Recreation at John Stiff Memorial Park. Stick around for a screening of “The Sandlot” at the Southwest Softball Complex. (6 p.m. Saturday; 45th Avenue and Bell Street; free; 806-378-3036)

Mariposa After Dark: Mariposa Eco Village kicks off a Second Saturday series of entertainment with this party featuring DJs, dancing, vendors, an art show, sunset yoga and more. (7 p.m. Saturday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; admission $10 each or $40 per carload; 806-673-9152)

Parker McCollum: The Texas country star returns on his biggest tour yet with a show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum with opener Mike Ryan. (7 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $32 to $72; 806-378-3096)

Asleep at the Wheel: The greatest living Texas Swing band rolls back into town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Plus, on Friday, catch Texas rock band Giovannie & The Hired Guns with Them Dirty Roses. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $60; 806-556-4456)

“An Evening with Kelli O’Hara”: The Broadway superstar and Oklahoma native returns to Amarillo Little Theatre for a sure-to-be-sensational evening of showtunes. (8 p.m. Saturday; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $75 to $100; 806-355-9991)

Cedars: The electronic rock band zaps into town for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; free, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

The Blue Johnnies: The beloved Amarillo rockers reunite for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Coventry Sacrifice: The Kansas-based metal band joins Amarillo bands ODrot and Shred Vessel for a rocking show at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (10 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $10; 806-331-7305)

The Dirty River Boys: The filthy-hot Texas rockers float back to town for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $15)

The Illegal Aliens: The Santa Fe-based punk band hits town with openers Los Mocos for a show at Leftwoods. And Friday, it’s a stacked show with The Butts, Peter Pan Complex and Stealing Handshakes. Then Sunday, check out country singers Matt Moran and Travis Roberts. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

“Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”: What better way to celebrate Pride Month than a 60th anniversary screening of this scream-queen classic? (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. June 15; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Lesser Care: The touring indie rock band joins forces with Amarillo favorites Vamping for an intimate show (with a livestream option). (7 p.m. June 14; 818 SW Seventh Ave.; cover $10)


  • 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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