Starlight Theatre: Is it really summer without outdoor music? Amarillo Parks & Recreation kicks off its seasonal tradition with some rollicking tunes from Mike Fuller and the Repeat Offenders. Tunes will be in the air from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 31 in Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. Food trucks and vendors will add to the fun every week. (May 25)

“Cruella”: Emma Stone stars as the dastardly dog (fur) lover in this live-action origin story for the “101 Dalmatians” villainess. It’ll open simultaneously in theaters and, for a premium fee, on Disney+. (Opens May 28)

“A Quiet Place II”: Early reviews aren’t quiet in their praise for this horror sequel from director John Krasinski and star Emily Blunt. (Opens May 28)

Polk Street Jazz: The local favorites kick off Memorial Day weekend with an outdoor jam session in the beautiful atmosphere of Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. The Stix food truck will be on hand, as will a henna artist. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate, but admission is limited. (7 p.m. May 28)

Rock & Roll Over: The KISS tribute band returns to town to launch the six-concert Foodstock series for High Plains Food Bank at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the suggested donation of $10 per person directly supports the food bank. The rest of the series will feature Miranda Lambert tribute Gunpowder & Lead on June 11, Fleetwood Mac tribute Forever Mac on June 19, Journey tribute Escape on June 25, The Van Halen Experience on July 9, and Hank Williams Jr. tribute Sons of Bocephus on Aug. 13. (7 p.m. May 28)

Welcome Summer: Kick off the warm season right with this day-long event at From 6th Collective, 18100 S. Interstate 40. Amarillo Museum of Art and Don Harrington Discovery Center, among others, will have kids’ activities, pop-up vendors will be selling their wares, and FAVS will sell delicious treats; click here for more. Ten percent of sales for the day will benefit the Maverick Boys & Girls Club. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29)

“Texas”: The outdoor musical is reborn after the first dark summer in its 55-year history. (Nightly except Mondays, May 29 to Aug. 14, Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. 806-655-2181,


  • 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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