Get ready to spring into one of the busiest parts of the annual entertainment calendar. March and April are packed with arts productions, fundraisers, parties, concerts and so much more. To make sure you’re completely up to date, subscribe to the Brickly and Flavorillo newsletters.

March

Movies

The sci-fi epic Dune: Part Two finally worms its way into theaters March 1. Other movie highlights include horror film Imaginary and animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 4 on March 8; drama Arthur the King and thriller Love Lies Bleeding on March 15; Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, horror flick Immaculate and a first theatrical run of Luca on March 22; and monster flick Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire on March 29. Special engagements will include Cinemark’s Oscar Movie Week from March 4 to 10, featuring screenings of the 10 Best Picture nominees plus animated and live-action short films; Labyrinth on March 6 and 10; and La forma del Destiny on March 9 and 13 and Romeo et Juliette on March 23 and 27 for The Met: Live in HD, all at Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. 

Events

Get buzzed at Beerology: Science on Tap, featuring craft beer, bar food and the science of brews on March 1 at the Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Other event highlights include the Amarillo Policeman’s Ball on March 2 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; the Make-A-Wish Car Show on March 2 and 3 at the Civic Center Complex; Mania: The ABBA Tribute, recreating one of the disco band’s most memorable concerts, on March 2 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle’s 25th annual Salt & Pepper Luncheon on March 7 in the Civic Center Grand Plaza; Smile Big Texas’ drag experience fundraiser Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Tribute on March 9 at The Arts in the Sunset; Amarillo Kart Complex’s annual barbecue and chili cook-off on March 9 and 10 at the complex, 275 FM 2373; Peak Fighting Championship MMA bouts on March 16 in the Civic Center Complex Coliseum; kids’ favorite Bluey’s Big Play on March 19 in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium; the Center City Mural Run on March 23 in downtown Amarillo; Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ Wonderland-themed Mad Hatters Ball fundraiser on March 23 at the gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; the return of the Harlem Globetrotters on March 24 in the Civic Center Complex Coliseum; Contagion Athletics’ 20,000 Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 at the gym, 8210 Amarillo Blvd. West. Plus, don’t miss Amarillo Wranglers hockey games on March 22 and 23, Amarillo Bombers soccer games on March 8 and 9, and Amarillo Venom indoor football games on March 10, 17 and 30, all in the Civic Center Complex Coliseum.

Arts

Chamber Music Amarillo explores the Mozart-Tchaikovsky Connection in a special concert featuring horn player Guglielmo Manfredi, violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov, conductor Mark Bartley and the Amarillo Virtuosi on March 2 at AmTech Career Academy, 3601 Plains Blvd. Other arts highlights will include First Friday Art Walk on March 1 at The Arts in the Sunset; Amarillo Symphony’s A Spring Symphony on March 8 and 9 in the Globe-News Center; Broadway Spotlight Series’ My Fair Lady on March 20 in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium; Amarillo Little Theatre Academy’s The Little Mermaid from March 22 to 31 at the ALT Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; Amarillo Museum of Art’s 20×20 Exhibition and Silent Auction March 28 at the museum, 2020 S. Van Buren St.; the West Texas A&M University Concert Band on March 3 and a WT art alumni exhibition opening March 21, both at WT in Canyon.

Music

Music icon Herb Alpert is still blowing and going, bringing his latest tour to town March 28 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Other concert highlights will include Christian star Matthew West on March 1 at the Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road; rapper Lil Xan’s Amarillo debut March 2 at the Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. FM 1912; Kirk House Band on March 2 at Western Horseman, 2501 I-40 East; Nashville star Josh Turner on March 8 in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium; Texas country stars Blue Water Highway on March 8 at Western Horseman, 2501 I-40 East; Miranda Lambert tribute act Gunpowder & Lead on March 9 at Shark Beach Burgers, 1505 E. FM 1151; Ronnie and The Redwoods on March 2, Brother and The Hayes on March 8, Jarrod Morris on March 15, Colby Acuff on March 22, Bowling for Soup’s Jaret Ray Reddick on March 28 and Cole Barnhill on March 30, all at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; a Panhandle Songwriters song swap on March 23 and Guy Forsyth on March 30 for the Everhart Concert Series at Westminster: The Church in Austin Park, 2525 Wimberly St. 

April

Events

Yellow City Comic Con returns with a full slate of anime, sci-fi and comic book celebs, plus tons of vendors and the annual cosplay competitions, on April 19 through 21 in the Civic Center Complex. Other events to watch for include the Ruffles and Rust Expo from April 5 to 6 in the Civic Center Complex; Amarillo Angels Mom Prom on April 6 in the Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall; Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser on April 11 in the Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom; a Stoex Design Gallery market featuring vendors, live music and a dance party on April 13 at 723 S. Georgia St.; the 420 Fest, featuring local bands and vendors, on April 20 at 2801 Duniven Circle; and kids’ fave Baby Shark’s Big Broadwave Tour on April 21 in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium. Plus, get riled up for Amarillo Venom indoor football matches on April 12, 20 and 27 in the Civic Center Complex Coliseum, and Amarillo Sod Poodles games April 5 to 7, April 16 to 21 and April 30 to May 5, all at Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.

Music

Texas rock band Giovannie and The Hired Guns kicks off the concert series at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive, on April 13. Other music highlights include Aiden Logsdon & The Outlaws on April 5, Mila Rae on April 6, Joint Custody on April 13 and Parker Ryan on April 26, all at Golden Light Cantina; Boston tribute act Dallas Boston Xperience on April 6 and REO Speedwagon tribute act High N Fidelity on April 27 at Shark Beach Burgers; Christian band Sidewalk Prophets on April 27 at Oasis Church, 8201 Canyon Drive; and folk duo Adler & Hearne on April 27 for the Everhart Concert Series at Westminster: The Church in Austin Park.

Arts

Amarillo Symphony closes its 100th anniversary season with Ludwig Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony and a guest appearance by the Harrington String Quartet and others on April 19 and 20 at the Globe-News Center. Other arts highlights will include Amarillo College Art Force Piano Series’ Journey to the East concert with Alex Lee and Sophie Hung on April 2 in the Concert Hall Theatre; WT Theatre’s Rumors from April 4 to 14 in the Branding Iron Theatre; Amarillo Opera’s new take on the iconic Gianni Schicchi on April 6 at the Globe-News Center, followed by a sock-hop fundraiser; Broadway Spotlight Series’ Mean Girls on April 8 in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium; ALT’s playful version of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility from April 11 to 21 in the ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; Lone Star Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 12 and 13 at the Globe-News Center; Chamber Music Amarillo’s season finale featuring pianist Diego Caetano and the Carpe Diem string quartet April 13 at AmTech Career Academy; TheatreAC’s The Hello Girls musical from April 26 to May 4 in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; WT horn choir on April 7, WT jazz bands on April 11, the WT brass choir on April 14, the Harrington String Quartet and WT choirs on April 30, all in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; WT Opera’s Cosi fan Tutte on April 25 to 28 in Northen Recital Hall; and WT Dance’s Portraits of Dance on April 25 to 28 in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre.

Movies

Acclaimed director Alex Garland’s latest is the frighteningly timely Civil War on April 12. Other movie highlights are scheduled to include animated adventure Dragonkeeper and thriller Monkey Man on April 5; horror flick Sting on April 12; war drama The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, anime film Spy x Family Code: White and horror film Abigail on April 19; sports drama Challengers and family drama Unsung Hero on April 26. Special engagements will include 85th anniversary screenings of Gone with the Wind on April 7, 8 and 10; Irena’s Vow on April 15 and 16; The Hopeful on April 17 and 18; and La rondine on April 20 and 24 for The Met: Live in HD. 

Author

  • 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.