Oscar Movie Week: Catch up on all 10 Best Picture nominees before the March 12 ceremonies. On Tuesday, see “Tár,” “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” Wednesday: “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” “Women Talking” and “The Fabelmans.” Thursday: “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Triangle of Sadness” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Friday: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and the live-action and animated shorts. Saturday: “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “The Fabelmans,” “Avatar: The Way of Water” “Triangle of Sadness” and the live-action and animated shorts. And Sunday: “Women Talking,” “Tár” and the live-action and animated shorts. (Through Sunday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Just Between Friends: The consignment sale expo returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (Wednesday through Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

“Casablanca”: The eternally romantic classic returns to the big screen. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Harlem Globetrotters: The basketball superstars bring their world tour back to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $24 to $94, plus VIP packages; 806-378-3096)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Scream VI”: The unkillable modern horror franchise moves to New York (and ditches original final girl Neve Campbell). Also opening: inspirational sports dramedy “Champions” and time-travel/dinosaur thriller “65.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

K-Pop Dance: Dr. Chuyun Oh, a professor and trained dancer, discusses the spreading popularity of Korean entertainment for West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; Recital Hall in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; free; 806-651-2412)

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

Affordable Comedy: Yellow City Comedy hosts a free show at Mulligan’s Pub, featuring headliner Reena Calm with Saul Rodriguez, Selena Martinez, Colin Robinson and Gabe Kaspar. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2511 Paramount Blvd., Suite B1; no cover; 806-367-8428)

Ayden Hayes: The on-the-rise Texas country singer is in the spotlight at the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Western Antiques & Collectibles Show: Saunter through the aisles of the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza to find some Western-themed goodies. (Friday through Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Bombers: The local soccer team takes off after the New Mexico Runners in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum. (7 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10.25; 806-378-3096)

Tim Styles: The Santa Fe-based country singer rolls into downtown Amarillo for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band stirs up some fun at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Vengeance: The veteran Amarillo rockers ride back into Skooterz for a reunion show. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Clancy Jones: The up-and-coming Red Dirt musician is rising up the charts as he takes the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional Texas country band haunts Hoots Pub with opener Hayden Lewis. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Celebrate Spring Break: From 6th Collective hosts two consecutive Saturdays of Spring Break fun, including pop-ups, workshops, trunk shows and more. (Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 18; 18100 W. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-977-9048)

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. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Chamber Music Amarillo: The ensemble continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a concert featuring some of its original musicians: CMA Artistic Director David Palmer, violinist Annie Chalex Boyle, violist Joanna Mendoza and cellist Jeffrey Lestrapes. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band turns it up at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Max Knouse: The touring indie singer-songwriter brings his solo show to Caliche Amarillo, featuring local opener Broderick Adams. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; no cover; 806-398-1008)

Bronco: The platinum-selling Mexican band brings the party to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8:45 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $39 to $129; 806-378-3096)

Dawson Hollow: The folk sibling quintet brings sweet harmonies to The 806 Coffee + Lounge with indie band Nite Tides. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Mason & The Gin Line: The Lubbock country band pours out a good show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Seth Ward & The Silence: The Canyon-based Texas country band brings the noise to a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Car and Bike Meet: Strata Coffee Co. hosts this show for antique, sports, project and other vehicles, topped off with a bike ride to Cadillac Ranch. The scholarship fundraiser also includes live music, food trucks and more. (noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; 7560 Outlook Dr.; $10 entry fee; 806-350-8385)

Spring Camp: Looking for something for the kids to do on Spring Break? Take advantage of daily educational activities at Don Harrington Discovery Center. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; 806-355-9547)


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 March 25, 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 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.