Tuesday

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Wednesday

“La Forza del Destino”: Verdi’s grand opera comes alive in this presentation of “The Met: Live in HD.” (1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band serves up tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Thursday

“Arthur the King”: Mark Wahlberg teams with a cute mutt in this based-on-a-true-story adventure. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Paranormal Cirque: This horror-themed performance returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center for four days of shows. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $60; 806-342-0515)

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

Friday

St. Paddy’s Party: Irish eyes will be smiling all weekend at Pondaseta Brewing Co. with a beer release and karaoke night Friday. (noon Friday, karaoke at 8 p.m.; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Ghosts of Gray County: A duo from the area rock band goes acoustic at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Paranormal Cirque: This horror-themed performance returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center for four days of shows. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $60; 806-342-0515)

Boss 420: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo rock band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Pancakes for Dinner: The touring indie act serves up a good time at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Jarod Morris: The Americana singer returns to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The James Cook Band: Enjoy a night of Texas country at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

St. Paddy’s Party: Irish eyes will be smiling all weekend at Pondaseta Brewing Co. with a 7K run, kilt contest and live music from Cameron James Smith on Saturday. (9 a.m. Saturday, music at 7 p.m.; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers a brunch show at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Ariel’s Under the Sea Party: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy hosts this family-friendly fundraiser and tea party in conjunction with its upcoming staging of the Disney musical. (2 to 4 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Area Foundation, 919 S. Polk St.; tickets $30; 806-355-9991)

Peak Fighting Championship 34: Amarillo native Cody Pfister takes on Chance Beck in the headline bout in this MMA event. (5 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $36 to $125; 806-378-3096)

Paranormal Cirque: This horror-themed performance returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center for four days of shows. (6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $60; 806-342-0515)

Jason Scott & The High Heat: The Red Dirt band turns up the heat with opener Ben McKenzie at Hotel Turkey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 201 Third St. in Turkey; tickets $10 to $120; 806-423-1151)

La Energía Norteña: The Mexican band rocks out at Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; tickets $60;  806-335-9990)

Outcast Xtreme Wrestling: The Amarillo wrestling troupe brings the heat in its “Unlucky” match. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2650 Dumas Drive; tickets $20; outcastxtremewrestling@gmail.com)

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

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band rocks into Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

Mind Plays: The rock band comes home for a show at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Zach Welch: The Texas country act headlines a St. Patrick’s Day party with Tristan Sanchez and The Rye Boys at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Gone Country: Enjoy a night of ’90s country at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country band celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Secret Society St. Patrick’s Green Rave: The “Massive Edition Vol. #1” party will take place in a top-secret location, featuring numerous DJs, light show and bar. (11 p.m. Saturday; tickets $10 to $25; social media @LiveCapitalTX and @SecretSocietyTX or livecapitalshows@gmail.com)

Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day Party: Fill up on shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and more throughout the day at the Western Horseman, with music from Lubbock singer Casey Heckman at brunch and The Cassettes at night. (10 a.m. to midnight Sunday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

St. Patrick’s Day Party: It’s a day of traditional food specials, drink specials, green beer and music from The A-Town Rockers at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. to midnight Sunday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

St. Paddy’s Party: Irish eyes will be smiling all weekend at Pondaseta Brewing Co. with a cask tapping, live music and more. (noon to 7 p.m. Sunday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

St. Patrick’s Day: Bar Z Winery offers green sangria for the holiday. (1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Paranormal Cirque: This horror-themed performance returns to Starlight Ranch Event Center for four days of shows. (5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $60; 806-342-0515)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its 2024 season by hunting for a win over the Columbus Lions. (6 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $46; 806-378-3096)

Mind Plays: The rock band comes home to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Sunday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Sweater Godz: The Amarillo rock band teams with Dude Man, The Bastard Sons of David Hasslehoff and Gardens Grove for a St. Patrick’s Day party at Hoots. (6 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

March 19

“Bluey’s Big Play”: The enormously popular kids show takes the stage in this one-night-only performance in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (6 p.m. March 19; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $78; 806-378-3096)

Jeff Williams: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. March 19; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions” through March 17 and “The Collecting Eye of Ray Graham” through March 24 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Ranching Remudas,” on view through July 27. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

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 2024 plus 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)

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.