Esquire Jazz: The Amarillo swingers perform for the Tuesday Night Jazz series at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Snaps for Sinners: The ridiculously fun jazzy duo swings back through town for a show at Crush Wine Bar. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 701 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-418-2011)

“Firestarter”: Zac Efron’s a daddy in this remake of the combustible Stephen King classic about a kiddie pyro. Also opening: faith-based comedy “Family Camp.” And Wednesday, get a sneak preview of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” (Opens Thursday)

“Shrek the Musical”: Amarillo Little Theatre has another sold-out sensation to close out its season. Keep your eyes open for added matinee performances. (Thursday through Sunday; continues weekends through May 22; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Charlie Shafter: The former Amarillo singer-songwriter returns with fellow great Rodney Parker for a show at the Golden Light Cantina. Plus, catch Amarillo rockers The Michael D. Coon Band on Saturday. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

Plan B: The ’80s cover band brings the party downtown for a show at Craft Cocktail Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 626 S. Polk St.; 806-231-0562)

Rhett Uhland: The Texas country up-and-comer makes his Amarillo debut at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

Lone Star Reptile Expo: Check out all manner of slithering, scaly friends at this mega show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10 adults, $5 children; (214-769-3039)

Amarillo Railroad Museum Open House: Enjoy a car show, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 3160 I Ave.; free; 806-335-3333)

FamFest: The whole family can enjoy bounce houses, music from Monarch and more at this fundraiser for Mission Amarillo by Baptist Community Services. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; admission $5; 806-553-0408)

Bert Kreischer: The popular comedian brings his “Berty Boy Relapse Tour” to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $39 to $90; 806-378-3096)

The Read Southall Band: The rising Texas country stars return for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center with Parker Ryan. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $50; 806-556-4456) 

Travis Tritt: The ’80s country megastar returns with his acoustic tour to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (8 p.m. Saturday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $45 to $89; 806-378-3096)

Brunken Hilarious: Dig in for a late-evening brunch and laughs from Yellow City Comedy at Scratch Made Bakery. BYOB. (9 p.m. Saturday; 118 S.W. Sixth Ave.; tickets $30; 806-731-4477)

Dedlocked: Hang on for a night of rock with the Amarillo metal band at Whiskey River. (10 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $5; 806-367-6163)

“Ponyo”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this charmer about a goldfish who wishes to become human. (Sunday, Monday and Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Mission: Muttfest: Take in live music, a silent auction, a shot clinic by Lone Star Veterinary Services, vendors and canine contests at this annual festival sponsored by Amarillo SPCA. (Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive; free; 806-290-2883 or 806-671-6115)

Justin Larkin: The touring singer-songwriter rolls into town for a show at Rock N Roll Coffee Shop. (6 p.m. Sunday; 4515 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-677-9801)

Bryan Bielanski: The touring acoustic singer-songwriter strolls through town for a show at Leftwoods. Plus, catch the double bill of Jerk! and Dude Man on Saturday. (8 p.m. Monday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)


  • 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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