Spring Camp: Looking for something for the kids to do on Spring Break? Take advantage of daily educational activities at Don Harrington Discovery Center. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; 806-355-9547)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man-band offers midweek tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Rhett Uhland: The Amarillo country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Shazam: Fury of the Gods”: This DC Universe sequel about the lightning-struck family of crimefighters is getting surprisingly good reviews. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Amy Hart: The Amarillo singer heats up the stage at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Let’s Celebrate”: A whole slew of favorite characters from “Toy Story 4,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and many more lace up their skates for the return of Disney on Ice. (7 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $65; 806-378-3096)

Paranormal Cirque: Cirque Italia returns with this spooky-themed acrobatic dance showcase at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $10 to $50; 806-556-4456)

Ayden Hayes and Tanner Lane: The on-the-rise Texas country singers swap songs at the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations: If you’ve got the luck of the Irish, you’ll get to experience the state’s most beloved St. Paddy’s party. Cody Canada & The Departed headline the Big Dance, but you won’t want to miss any of the fun, including the parade, the Donegal beard contest, the car show and, of course, the green beer. (Friday through Sunday; various locations in Shamrock; 806-256-2501)

The Peddler Show: Shop to your heart’s content at this expo in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission charge; 806-378-3096)

Pondaseta St. Paddy’s: This two-day event features special releases, a kilt contest, and a 7K run. (noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Brian Moon and Zach Limb: Enjoy guitar and sax over your slices at Joe’s Pizza & Pasta. (5 p.m. Friday; 19151 W. Interstate 40; 806-356-8191)

St. Paddy’s Shenanigans: Six Car Pub & Brewery offers green beer and new pub games at this holiday party. (5 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

“Exploetry” Art Show: Mariposa Eco Village hosts artist Guyon Prince in this special event featuring snacks and beverages around campfires. BYOB. (6 to 10 p.m. Friday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; free; 806-673-9152)

St. Patrick’s Day Glow Throw: JNC Axe Pit turns on the black lights for this special holiday celebration. (6 p.m. Friday; 12782 S. Coulter St.; reservations $25 each, group rates available; 806-282-9540)

St. Patrick’s Day Skate: Lace up your skates for this holiday party at the Amarillo Ice Ranch. (6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 301 S. Grant St.; admission $10, skate rentals $5; 806-242-4231)

Pug Johnson: The Gulf Coast-based singer makes his Amarillo debut at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band rolls up a good time at Smokey Joe’s for a St. Patrick’s Day party. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Timmy-T: The Amarillo singer makes his solo debut at Cactus Bar. (9 p.m. Friday; 4831 S. Western St.; 806-356-6369)

The Blue Johnnies: The venerable Amarillo rock band returns to the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Ronnie & The Redwoods: The Lubbock-based Texas country band hikes into Hoots Pub with opener Jhett Black. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

St. Patrick’s Day Party: DJs Phlegm238, GiANTFEET and Soultru offer a night of dance music at this holiday party at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

Spring Break at the Zoo: Meet black bear twins Oyster and Truffles and enjoy other spring events at the Amarillo Zoo. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 children; 806-381-7911)

Super Mini Con: Let your nerd flag fly at this pop-culture convention in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission charge; 806-378-3096)

Drunken Oyster St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Don’t forget your green when head out for Irish food specials, live music and an all-day party. (11 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

“Lohengrin”: Tenor Piotr Beczała stars in this new staging of the Wagner classic, part of “The Met: Live in HD” series. (11 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Celebrate Spring Break: From 6th Collective hosts this day of Spring Break fun, including pop-ups, workshops, trunk shows and more. (Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-977-9048)

Chad Feemster, Lane Provence & The Boys: The Amarillo country singers take the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Saturday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

St. Patrick’s Day Social Dance Party: Footloose Amarillo will celebrate the holiday with this social, featuring free lessons beginning at 7 p.m., followed by music from Amarillo country band Texas Hits & a Miss. BYOB. (7 p.m. Saturday; Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40; admission $10 adults, $5 teens; footlooseamarillo@gmail.com)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band reunites for a show with country band Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Comedy Night: Yellow City Comedy hosts this night of laughs at Craft Cocktail Bar, featuring Nikey Butler, Gabe Kaspar, Colin Robinson, Saul Rodriguez, Kevin Mason and Rafa Marin. (9 p.m. Tuesday; 626 S. Polk St.; tickets $10; 806-231-0562)

Grant Gilbert: The young country singer headlines at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Kota Lewis & The Flyers: The Kansas-based Texas country band comes in for a landing at Hoots Pub, featuring openers The Roman Carbajal Band. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Zak Webb Band: The Americana soul band rolls into downtown Amarillo for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10:30 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Los Enanitos Toreros: The Mexican dwarf bullfighters promise a memorable show at Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Arena. (8 p.m. Sunday; 8829 S. Washington St.; tickets $40 adults, $20 children; 806-584-0733)

Kane James: The hip-hop star brings his “Midnight to Midnight” tour to Botas Los Primos with featured acts Mid Mo Joe, Marcus T. Cleveland and Chase Dromen. (8 p.m. Sunday; 1201 S. Grand St.; tickets $8; 806-418-8339)

Jake Daniels: The touring comedian returns to town for a show with Zack Zimmerman at Mulligan’s Sports Pub. (7:30 p.m. Sunday; 2511 Paramount Blvd., Unit B-1; no cover; 806-367-8428)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers songs with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. March 21; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)


Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum’s anniversary celebration continues with its annual Achievement in Art exhibition, the Al and Pat Smith collection of French impressionist works, on view through April 9. Also on view: “Stranger(s) in the Village” by collage master Gary Burnley, through March 26. (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. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy fantastical beasts in “Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures” through March 25, along with “Objects of Enchantment” through April 30 and Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” 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)


  • 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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