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

Women’s Open Mic: Round out Women’s History Month with this gyno-centric night of music at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”: Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez and others hit the road in this fantasy adventure. Also opening: Hindi-language adventure “Bholaa.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Kenny “Bulldawg” Willis: The Amarillo rocker takes the stage in Panhandle Greenhouse’s outdoor venue. (5 p.m. Thursday; 11900 S. Washington St.; 806-622-2683)

Sunset and Songwriters: Wildcat Bluff Nature Center’s outdoor concert series returns with singer-songwriter Emily George. The event is potluck and BYOB. (6 p.m. Thursday; free, but donations encouraged; 2301 N. Soncy Road; 806-352-6007)

20×20: Amarillo Museum of Art’s exhibition and sale celebrates its 17th year. Sixty artists from around the area display works in a variety of media, all on sale via silent auction. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; admission $20 nonmembers, free members; 806-371-5050)

First Thursday Art + Music: Take in the annual Spring Group Art Show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, then stick around for tunes from Broderick Adams. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Lil Heavn & Friends: The Kansas-based rapper and buddies perform at House Bar. (8 p.m. Thursday; 1219 S.W. 10th Ave.; cover $10; 806-677-6450)

Red Media Song Swap: On-the-rise Texas country singers Marty Lee McCray, Gunner Fore and Kaleb Crump trade tunes at the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Spring Fling: This shopping extravaganza at Urban Giraffe will feature door prizes, food, bloody marys and more. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4000 S.W. 51st Ave.; 806-418-8962)

The Earthlings: The Amarillo folk trio brings the party to Charlee’s Chicken. (6 p.m. Friday; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Strata Art Show: Artist Barry Nusz is in the spotlight at Strata Coffee Co. The opening reception also features music from JAMS String Quartet and Dillo’s Burger Bus food truck. (6 p.m. Friday; 7560 Outlook Dr.; 806-350-8385)

Celebración del Caballo: Cheer the Hispanic roots of Lone Star cowboy culture in this party for American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum’s “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy,” featuring world-renowned charro Tomas Garcilazo, folkórico dance group Rayénari and Mexican food sampling. (6:30 p.m. Friday; 2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer and Monarch frontman offers tunes over dinner at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m. Friday; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

“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; Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band brings a night of fun to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Kenny “Bulldawg” Willis: The Amarillo rocker offers a solo show at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band loads up for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“Falstaff”: “The Met: Live in HD” series continues with this acclaimed staging of Verdi’s Shakespearean comedy. (11:30 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Visible Revolution Celebration: Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group hosts this timely community party, featuring an Easter egg hunt, drag show, food trucks, vendors and more. (noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; Paul Lindsey Park, 1501 28th St. in Canyon; free; 806-340-0121)

The Mom Prom: Amarillo Angels, a nonprofit supporting those in foster care, hosts this formal gala fundraiser. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $40 and up; 806-221-2821)

The Riverwalk Gala: Enjoy the “sights, sounds and tastes of Texas” at this fundraiser for Ascension Academy, featuring a grilled cheese station, Dr. Pepper BBQ sliders, a churro bar, specialty margaritas, live music, poker tables, tequila tastings, and silent and live auctions. (7 p.m. Saturday; Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive; ticket prices vary; 806-342-0515)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer offers an array of blues and classic rock at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

“Rigoletto”: Amarillo Opera tackles this Verdi masterpiece about a jester, a perfidious duke and, naturally, a tragic ending. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25-$95; 806-378-3096)

La Zenda Norteña: The Mexican band teams with Banda Los Recoditos, La Zona X and Jary Franco for a tuneful night at Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Arena. (8 p.m. Saturday; 8829 S. Washington St.; tickets $60; 806-584-0733)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo rock band brings the noise to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Jay Statham Band: Toke it up with this Amarillo rock band and openers Luke Koepke & The Bad Habits at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band teams with Christian Shields and Too Far Gone at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Secret Society Rave: The venue and the DJs may be hush-hush, but the party promises to get foolish. You’ll get the location when you RSVP. (10 p.m. Saturday; unknown location; tickets $10; livecapitalshows@gmail.com)

Strange Whiskey: Take a shot with the Amarillo country-rock band when they return to Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Whisky Outlaws with Matt Moran: The touring country artists offer a shot of twang with your brunch at Drunken Oyster. (noon Sunday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Tyler Ross and Dylan Scott: The touring comedians offer a post-April Fools Day show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Sunday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; cover $7; 806-418-6282)

“Anastasia”: The lost Russian princess returns to life in this musical theater adaptation of the beloved animated film, part of Civic Amarillo’s Broadway Spotlight Series. Watch the stage for Amarillo Little Theatre Academy alum Rebecca Hartman. (7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $75; 806-221-2821)

An Evening with Anna Deveare Smith: The acclaimed actress and playwright headlines the spring Distinguished Lecture Series at West Texas A&M University. (7 p.m. April 4; Legacy Hall in WT’s Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-2412)

Saliva: The ’90s rock band is on the books for a show at Hoots Pub, but watch for updates, because original member Wayne Swinny died just days ago. (10 p.m. Tuesday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)


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. Plus, learn more about the Hispanic roots of Lone Star cowboy culture in “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy,” on view through April 21. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy “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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