Tuesday

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (11:05 a.m. Tuesday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (5:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

JuJu’s Jukebox: The eclectic Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 14; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Wednesday

“Madama Butterfly”: Soprano Asmik Grigorian stars in a new production of this classic opera for “The Met: Live in HD.” (1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Velvet Funk. (5 p.m. Wednesday; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band rocks away the midweek blues on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ayden Hayes: The Lubbock singer heads underground to the Barfield’s Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Jonathan Guidi & Friends: The Amarillo blues star hits the roof for a show at Crush. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (7:05 p.m. Wednesday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Thursday

“IF”: Ryan Reynolds heads an all-star cast in this fantasy about a young girl who can see others’ imaginary friends. Also opening: Amy Winehouse biopic “Back to Black” and horror prequel “The Strangers: Chapter 1.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Loudmouth Tooley: The Amarillo rocker offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (7:05 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Friday

Bomb City Groove: The Amarillo funk band continues the summer music season at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (7:05 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Erratic Soul B-Day Bash: The Amarillo rapper celebrates with buddies Psyck, Almighty S.I.G.H, Angelina, E.N.B., Dude-Man and Yellow City Comedy at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $10; 806-331-7305)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band rolls up a good time with an Amarillo favorite on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Kameron Marlowe: The North Carolina country singer and “Voice” contestant rides into town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $125; 806-342-0515)

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Gannin Fremin & CCREV: The touring rock band rolls into Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Gary Nix & West Texas: Enjoy old-school country at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Rio Luna Jazz Trio: Get jazzy at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Whiskey Bent: The Amarillo rock band hits Route 66 for a show at Skooterz with Invite Your Enemy. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Kings & Things: Haus of Mysfits burlesque troupe takes over RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Saturday

“The Oz Experience”: This outdoor, interactive experience pops you onto the yellow brick road. You’ll use your phone to solve clues and take part in challenges. (noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; various locations; $40)

Yvonne Perea: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo songstress at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Sheldon Rohling: The Amarillo country singer offers an outdoor show at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Josh Abbott Band: The Lubbock country stars officially open The Lumberyard, Canyon’s newest event center. (7 p.m. Saturday; 850 N. 23rd St.; tickets $30; 806- 804-3000)

Matt Daniels: The indie folk singer offers beautiful music at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933) 

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its 2024 season by hunting for a win over the Mississippi Raiders, followed by a concert by rapper Paul Wall. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $400; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (7:05 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band returns to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Karma: Get down with the Amarillo band at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Liquid Jimi: The Amarillo rock band takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

LottoRPG and Belted Sweater: The indie bands team up for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Sunday

Muttfest: Celebrate 30 years of Amarillo SPCA’s pup-friendly fundraiser at Starlight Ranch Event Center, complete with food, live music, vendors and more. (noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; free; 806-290-2883 or 806-671-6115)

“North by Northwest”: Celebrate the 65th anniversary of this classic Alfred Hitchcock film in special screenings. (1 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; continues May 22; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies finish a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (1:05 p.m. Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Spamalot”: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its season with this uproarious musical, based on cult-classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Don’t miss “Brick & Elm” co-founder Jason Boyett as one of the knights. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with 40th-anniversary screenings of this anime classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues May 21; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Sunday Songwriter Sessions: Sadie’s Rangers offers a crash course in tunesmithing in an afternoon show at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (3 p.m. Sunday; 100 Brentwood Road; free; 806-336-1459)

Arieon Keller: Enjoy a midday show with the Amarillo songstress at the Western Horseman. (3:30 p.m. Sunday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Plemons Bridge: The indie Amarillo band offers an afternoon show at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (4 p.m. Sunday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

May Jazz Jam: Bring your own horn to join the fun at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Monday

Reilly Downes and Molly Brandt: Downes, a former star of the “Texas” outdoor musical, comes home for a show at Sad Monkey Mercantile. (7 p.m. Monday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; tickets $10; 806-488-2658)

May 21

Jade Ramos: The Amarillo singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. May 14; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Lindi Leigh: The Amarillo singer offers dinner music at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. May 21; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with 40th-anniversary screenings of this anime classic. (7 p.m. May 21; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out works from Brooklyn-based artist Swoon through Aug. 11 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “Ranching Remudas” through July 27 and “Wrangler Women of Influence: Long Live Cowgirls!” through Nov. 23. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time.” (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy “Dali’s Wonderland” through March 2025 plus the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (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)

Wonderland Park: The 2024 season continues at Amarillo’s amusement park. (Wednesday through Sunday; times and ticket prices vary; 2601 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3344)

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  • 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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