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. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Amarillo College Piano Series: Beloved Borger-native pianist John Bayless makes a long-awaited return home for this installment of Art Force’s concert series. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Pearl Earl and System Exclusive: The touring indie rock bands make their Golden Light Cantina debuts following their SXSW appearances. (9 p.m. Tuesday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“Listening to Nostalgia in Contemporary Mexican Media”: West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series continues with University of Texas professor Dr. Jacqueline Avila’s discussion of Mexican film and music. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2412)

“John Wick 4”: Keanu Reeves’ assassin franchise just keeps rolling along. Also opening: archeological drama “The Lost King.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Wine, Women & Shoes: This fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House promises the ultimate girls night out, featuring food, wine tastings, raffle, auctions and more. (6 p.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets sold out; 806-358-8177)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Thursday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Dr. T: 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)

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)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team goes deep-sea diving in hunt of the Corpus Christi Ice Rays. Friday’s game is a special Hockey & Hot Rods night. (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra teams with the Amarillo Master Chorale to take on the beloved choral piece “Carmina Burana” in its return to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

“Cinderella”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy takes on a gussied-up version of the classic musical. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; continues through April 2; Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer grills up a good time at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Steven Birkenfeld and Next to Kin: The country acts team up for a night of entertainment at Canyon Steak Co. (8 p.m. Friday; 410 15th St., Suite 100; 806-452-7269)

The Jake Vernon Experience and Divine Design Blues Band: Strap in for a night of the blues at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band hopes you make the good decision to join them at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Center City Mural Run: Lace up your jogging shoes and get a sweaty tour of the beautiful art now adorning walls throughout downtown Amarillo. (Or, you know, you can just walk the route, too.) Festivities include live entertainment, food trucks and more. (8:30 a.m. Saturday; Fifth Avenue and Polk Street; registration $20 to $70; 806-372-6744)

“My Neighbor Totoro”: The Studio Ghibli series continues with 35th-anniversary screenings of this anime classic. (various times Saturday through March 29; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Margaritaville Tailgate: Get loosened up for the Amarillo Wranglers game at this party in the Amarillo Ice Ranch parking lot. (4 p.m. Saturday; 301 S. Grant St.; 806-242-4231)

Mad Scientist Mystery Dinner: Expect crazy schemes and some undead dining companions at this deadly dinner by Amarillo Escape & Mystery. (7 p.m. Saturday; Cactus Cove Inn, 2501 E. Interstate 40; tickets $60; 806-905-6089)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Saturday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Mad Hatters Ball: Go mad at Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ annual fundraiser event, featuring dinner, drinks, dancing and more. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $75 or $600 for eight; 806-376-8782)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rock band brings some noise to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Ratchet Dolls: The ’80s-inspired rock band brings the party to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

The Josh Weathers Band: The Texas country band hopes for blue skies at Hoots Pub alongside opener Rhett Uhland. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Spring Fling: Amarillo singer Emily George headlines this outdoor party at Panhandle Greenhouse, also featuring food truck Porch Swing Eatz & Sweetz. (1 p.m. Sunday; 11900 S. Washington St.; 806-622-2683)

Tom Buechi: The one-man Amarillo band offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (1 p.m. Sunday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

The Rifters: The folk trio makes its return to Amarillo for a show at Chalice Abbey with openers Mike Fuller and Yvonne Perea. (5 p.m. Sunday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480)

“Perfect Addiction”: It’s a soapy love triangle in the MMA ring in this one-night-only screening. (7 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)


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 Saturday, 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


  • 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.