“An Officer and a Gentleman”: Get swept away in this musical version of the film romance. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $32 to $68; 806-378-3096)

“X”: This retro-flavored slasher film is one of two horror flicks opening this week, along with “The Outfit.” Not your speed? Maybe anime action film “Jujutsen Kaisen” instead? (Opens Thursday)

St. Patrick’s Day: Wear your green for celebrations at, among other places, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; Six Car Pub & Brewery (with Elevate Amarillo), 625 S. Polk St.; and more. (Thursday)

St. Patrick’s Trivia Night: Not up for a bar hop? Compete in teams of up to four in “The Science of Advertising” at Don Harrington Discovery Center, cosponsored by Ad 2 Amarillo. (6 p.m. Thursday; 1200 Streit Drive; tickets $20; 806-355-9547)

St. Patrick’s Day Public Skate: Or lace on your blades and take to the ice at the Amarillo Ice Ranch. (6 p.m. Thursday; 301 S. Grant St.; tickets $10 with $2 discount for wearing green; 806-242-4231)

“A Quiet Man”: Your Irish eyes will be smiling at the 70th anniversary screening of this classic. (1 and 7 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16 and Regal UA Amarillo Star)

Cirque Italia: The touring performers bring their ’50s-themed Water Circus to Starlight Ranch. (times vary Thursday through March 27; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $10 to $50; 806-556-4456)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hometown hockey team is ready to face off against the El Paso Rhinos. (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-242-4231)

Hellgrimm: Get ready to thrash at Zombie Bar & Grill at this night of metal bands, also featuring Honey Badger and Visions Scarred. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S.W. 10th Ave.; 806-331-7305)

Plan B: The Amarillo ’80s cover band brings the party to Marshall’s Tavern. (9 p.m. Friday; 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave.)

Softspoken: The Kentucky rockers hit town for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no covers, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Seth Kaminsky: The touring singer-songwriter will provide tunes at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8 p.m. Saturday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; no cover; 806-242-0117)

Bourbon House: The touring rockers bring their “High Road” tour to Skooterz with openers Dark Sun. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Hunter Lamberth: The Lubbock singer-songwriter heads north for a show at the Golden Light Cantina. Plus, catch rockers MSSV on Friday. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Tanner Usery: The Texas country singer returns for a blow-out show at Hoots Pub. Plus, don’t miss fellow country singer Josh Meloy on Friday. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

FC Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer stars face off with the Turlock Express. (2 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688)
Cinemark Oscar Movie Week: Catch up on the Best Picture nominees with daily screenings through Oscar Sunday on March 27. Up first: “The Power of the Dog,” “Licorice Pizza” and “CODA.” (times vary Monday through March 27; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; 806-352-7411)


  • 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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