Cinemark Oscar Movie Week: Catch up on the Best Picture nominees with daily screenings through Oscar Sunday. On tap: “The Power of the Dog,” “Licorice Pizza,” “CODA,” “Belfast,” “Drive My Car,” “Nightmare Alley,” “West Side Story,” “Dune,” “King Richard” and “Don’t Look Up.” Also, don’t miss the five nominated live-action shorts Friday through Sunday (the animated ones aren’t coming here this year, unfortunately). Follow me on Twitter at @chipchandler1, by the way, for Oscar commentary on Sunday. (times vary through Sunday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; 806-352-7411)

“The Lost City”: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Daniel Radcliffe star in this well-received new spin on “Romancing the Stone.” Also opening this week: woman-vs.-nature drama “Infinite Storm.” (Opens Thursday)

Max Hatt and The Edda Glass Quartet: Enjoy an intimate night of Americana jazz at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. Reservations required. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

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

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

JAMS: The Amarillo string quartet will rosin up their bows for a show at Strata Coffee. (7 p.m. Friday; 7560 Outlook Drive; 806-350-8385)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra will welcome conductor candidate Conner Covington for Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Quinn Mason’s “A Joyous Trilogy,” and Mozart’s “Exsultate Jubilate,” featuring soprano Ashley Robillard. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

“Tuck Everlasting”: The delightful YA tale comes to life in a new production by Amarillo Little Theatre Academy. (Friday through Sunday; continues through April 3; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2091 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Like Before: The rocker swoops into Leftwoods for a show with local opener Native Crowds. (10 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

The Michael D. Coon Band: The Amarillo rockers take the stage at the Golden Light. And Saturday, don’t miss Lubbock country band Gunner Fore & The Interstate. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Lou Ferrigno: The original Incredible Hulk tries, tries, tries again to smash into town for a signing at Unknown Comics. (noon Saturday; 201 Westgate Parkway Suite B; 806-290-1308)

Mad Hatter’s Ball: Embrace the nonsense in the return of this fundraiser for Amarillo Botanical Gardens, featuring dinner, drinks, auctions and music by Amarillo band Monarch. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $60 to $450; 806-352-6513)

Yellow City Comedy: Laughs return to downtown Amarillo with this local troupe’s show at Craft Cocktail Lounge. Plus, enjoy music by new Amarillo band JukeBox on Friday. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; 626 S. Polk St.; cover $10; 806-231-0562)

The Damn Quails: The beloved Texas band makes a long-awaited return to Hoots Pub, with Ragland opening. Plus, don’t miss fellow country singer Josh Meloy on Friday. And Saturday, check out Amarillo country band Lee Scheetz & Borderline. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $15)

FC Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer stars face off with the Omaha Kings. (3 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-350-2688)

Tom Buechi: Enjoy some afternoon blues at The Handle Bar & Grill. (3 p.m. Sunday; 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-803-9538)

Stoney LaRue: The Red Dirt rocker returns for a fundraiser concert for The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle. (8 p.m. Sunday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts; tickets $30 to $45; 806-378-3096)
Women in Pearls: WNBA star Genai Walker-Macklin will headline this fundraiser dinner for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at West Texas A&M University. (6 p.m. Monday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $50; 806-651-8482)


  • 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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