Bad Poetry Contest: Bring your worst or just sit back and cringe during this event in Legacy Hall inside the Jack B. Kelley Student Center at West Texas A&M University (sponsored by Brick & Elm magazine and WT’s Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages). (6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 806-651-2455)

“Radhe Shyam”: At press time, this Bollywood historical romance is the only new film scheduled to open. (Opens Thursday)

Jeremy Camp: The contemporary Christian star brings his “I Still Believe” tour to The Church at Quail Creek. (7 p.m. Thursday; 801 Tascosa Road; admission charge; 806-358-7681)

Community Band: The Amarillo College-led ensemble gives its spring concert in Ordway Auditorium on the Washington Street campus. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; free; 806-371-5340)

Loaded Six: The Amarillo rockers are locked and, well, loaded for their return to MacDaddy’s. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 1221 S.W. 10th Ave.; no cover)

A Special Case: The Pampa rock band returns to town with openers Texas Transplants for a show at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Eric Denton Commemoration: A celebration of the life of the sensational Amarillo guitarist (Tung n Gruve, Sticks & Stones) will feature Boss 420, Plan B, J Trial, Heathen & The Crow Show, Loudmouth Lisa, Licky 9 Volt and Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo. That will wind up a weekend full of music at Hoots Pub, preceded by the return of Amarillo country band Mike Chism & Hollow Point on Friday and Canyon country band Seth Ward & The Silence on Saturday. (noon Sunday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $5)

“A Quiet Man”: Your Irish eyes will be smiling at the 70th anniversary screening of this classic. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues March 16; Cinemark Hollywood 16 and Regal UA Amarillo Star)

Mike McClure: The Red Dirt icon heads back to Amarillo for a Sunday Soundcheck show at the Golden Light Cantina. Plus, catch country duo Jenna & Martin with Forrest McCurren on Friday. (5 p.m. Sunday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $15)

Abstract Rude: The hip-hop star slides into Leftwoods for a show en route to SXSW. (8 p.m. Sunday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)
“An Officer and a Gentleman”: Get swept away in this musical version of the film romance. (7:30 p.m. March 15 and 16; 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.