“Morbius”: The latest comic book adaptation from Sony’s Spider-verse features a vampiric anti-hero played by Jared Leto, who just exhausts me but I’ll probably see this anyway because I’m weak. (Opens Thursday)

Sunset and Songwriters: Folk singer Randy Palmer headlines this night of music at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. BYOB and food. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; free, but donations encouraged; 806-352-6007)

“Gallantry: A Soap Opera Opera”: WT Opera pokes fun at daytime TV in this melodramatic farce. (7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; WT Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; tickets $10; 806-651-2840)

“Portraits of Dance”: WT Dance will offer an evening of diverse dance styles—tango to contemporary and more—in its annual spring concert. (Thursday through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors; 806-651-2810)

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

First Friday Comedy: Enjoy some yucks at Fillmore’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 1005 N. Fillmore St.; cover $5; 806-674-9823)

Brynn Bowman: The Nashville-based singer-songwriter hits town for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. On Saturday, check out nationally touring duo The Living Street. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no covers, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Hold On Hollywood: The Houston-based rockers scream into town for a show at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Vamping: The Amarillo-based indie rockers take the stage at the Golden Light with openers Tulsa Doom. And Saturday, check out It’s Not You, It’s Me Karaoke, where audience members can pay to have their friends (or enemies) sing their hearts out in a fundraiser for Bad Magik Music Festival. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Triston Marez and Braxton Keith: The Texas country singers bring their joint “Settle for a Beer” tour to Hoots Pub. Plus, don’t miss the return of area native Logan Samford on Saturday. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $20)

Celebration of Hope Family Fun Day and Walk: Support the good work of the Turn Center with this day-long fundraiser featuring a walk (obviously), plus bounce houses, face painting, clay sculpting, balloon creations, music, food and more. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Medical Center Park, 1250 Wallace Blvd.; free, but donations encouraged; 806-353-3596)

Spring Opera Gala: A slew of guest artists will perform beloved works in this fundraiser for Amarillo Opera. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $95; 806-372-7464)

806 Cars Racers Car Show: Check out some of the hottest local racers at this benefit show for Special Olympics. (12:30 p.m. Sunday; 2795 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-374-7171)

“What Happened to Steve?”: Original “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns headlines WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (7 p.m. April 5; WT Legacy Hall in Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-2412)
“South Pacific”: Sail away to a tropical (but troubled) paradise in this beloved stage musical. (7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $32 to $68; 806-378-3096)

Author

  • 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.