R&R Mardi Gras: Get your party on with a trio of DJs, drink specials and a red-hot burlesque show in the back at R&R Bar. (10 p.m. Tuesday; 701 S. Georgia St.; cover $5 for show; 806-342-9000)

“Remember the Alamo”: Lone Star Ballet revives this educational show for school performances during the day and for the public at night. (7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $11.50; 806-378-3096)

“The Batman”: Perhaps you’ve heard something about this one already? Robert Pattinson dons the cowl opposite the likes of Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano and Colin Farrell as various bat-baddies. Also opening: faith-based drama “Peace River.” (Opens Thursday)

Restaurant Roundup: A few dozen of the city’s top eateries will offer their best bites in this beloved annual fundraiser for the Panhandle chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association’s work with local culinary students. (5 p.m. Thursday; Rex Baxter Building at the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $30; 512-457-4100)

Giovanni & The Hired Gun: The Texas country band returns to kick off a weekend full of music at Hoots Pub, followed by Amarillo country band 9 Eyes on Friday and Aidan Logsdon & The Highliners on Saturday. (10 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $20)

Make-a-Wish Car Show: Check out scores upon scores of hot rods, classics and more at this annual fundraiser. (Saturday and Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission charge; 806-358-9943)

Chamber Music Amarillo: Bassist Nick Scales takes the spotlight on a historic instrument in this performance by CMA’s Amarillo Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall at West Texas A&M University; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

Matt Castillo: The Texas country singer hits town for an album release party at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

The Blue Johnnies: One of Amarillo’s iconic rock bands reunites for a show at the Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

High Plains Choral Society: The local singers offer their spring concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church. (3:30 p.m. Sunday; 2525 Wimberly Road; free; highplainschoralsociety.org)

“The Vagina Monologues”: An array of local performers stage this feminist classic. (5 p.m. Sunday; Leftwood’s, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave; no cover, $5 donation recommended)

Chicago: The classic pop band returns to Amarillo for a night of hits in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Monday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $70 to $355; 806-378-3096)


Old Blood: The spooky rock band flies into Amarillo for a killer show at Skooterz. Before that, check out Styx tribute band Grand Illusion on Saturday.(9 p.m. Monday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Author

  • 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.