Tuesday

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

Hank Vincent: Enjoy a night overlooking downtown Amarillo with the country singer’s rooftop show at Crush. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed Freedom”: The anime franchise returns with a new adventure. (7 p.m. Tuesday; continues Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo singer offers songs along with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Amarillo College Brass Ensemble: Collegiate musicians blow their own horns in this spring concert. (7:30 p.m. May 7; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Wednesday

Wibby Wednesday: Six Car Pub & Brewery continues its patio season with music from Ri Wolf. (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)

Ian Nicholas: The singer offers midweek tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers music under the evening sky on Crush’s rooftop. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed Freedom”: The anime franchise returns with a new adventure. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

“Steel Magnolias”: Pull out your best blush & bashful outfits for 35th-annual screenings of this classic weeper. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Los Toms: The touring indie band brings psychedelic desert fuzz to The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Thursday

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes”: Those damned dirty apes return for the launch of a new trilogy. Also opening: Historical drama “Jeanne du Barry” and 25th-anniversary screenings of “Star Wars: Episode 1–The Phantom Menace” and horror film “Tarot.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Scene One Westgate Mall Cinemas, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

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

Tristan Graves: The Texas singer-songwriter saddles up for a show at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Zach Williams: The contemporary Christian singer brings his “Hundred Highways” tour to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium with opener Riley Clemmons. (7 p.m. Thursday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $18 and up; 806-378-3096)

“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 May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Femme: The monthly celebration of all those femme-presenting at RR Bar celebrates the inner goddesses among us. (8 p.m. Thursday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Ty Van Valkenburg: 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

2024 Fajita Festival: Head to Hodgetown for this annual fiesta from the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 members, $35 nonmembers, $10 children in advance; $35 members, $40 nonmembers at gate; 806-379-8800)

Bossa Nova Festa: Chamber Music Amarillo offers dinner, dancing and a wine pull at this spirited fundraiser. (6:30 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Area Foundation, 919 S. Polk St.; admission charge; 806-376-8782)

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

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: Prepare for a good time with an Amarillo favorite on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ian Munsick: The Wyoming-born country singer rides into town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25; 806-342-0515)

Plemons Bridge: The Amarillo band hits Route 66 for a show at Skooterz with Jess Dotson. (8 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

“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 May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Dude Man and Native Crowds: The Amarillo rock bands team up to blow the roof off of Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Josh Morningstar: The Americana singer-songwriter will play until dawn (not really) at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Joe Trevino: The Amarillo Tex-Mex singer brings the party to the Western Horseman. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Saturday

Hope and Healing Place Half-Marathon: Lace up your running shoes for this charity race for the grief support organization. (7 a.m. Saturday; Amarillo National Bank Plaza One, Fourth Avenue and Polk Street; registration fees vary; 806-371-8998)

Spring Open House: Amarillo Railroad Museum welcomes train enthusiasts. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 3160 Avenue I; free; 806-335-3333)

Fabian Romero: Enjoy a midday show at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Gals in the Garden: Shop the wares of more than 50 local vendors and food trucks at this special spring event at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. (11 a.m. Saturday; 1400 Streit Drive; galsinthegardenevent@gmail.com

“Madama Butterfly”: Soprano Asmik Grigorian stars in a new production of this classic opera for “The Met: Live in HD.” (11:55 a.m. Saturday; continues May 15; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ladies Night: Pondaseta Brewing Co. doffs its hat to the distaff, offering special flights and snacks. (noon to midnight Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Mother Like No Other: From 6th Collective celebrates the holiday with an expo featuring a variety of local and visiting artisans. (noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Interstate 40; 806-349-1111)

H.A.R.T. Foundation Wine Tasting: Sample Bar Z Winery’s best in this special fundraising event for the foundation, which aims to build community for teens experiencing homelessness. (3 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $35 in advance, $50 at the door; 806-488-2214)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its 2024 season by angling for a win over the Corpus Christi Tritons, followed by a concert by YK Osiris. (7 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $46; 806-378-3096)

Nelson McKinney and Gary Thomason: The Amarillo country duo brings some twang to the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Lost Shaker of Salt: Nibble on some sponge cake and watch the sun bake as this Jimmy Buffet tribute band takes to the sand at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Solano Project: 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 May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Lane Coffman & The Outliers: The Lubbock-based country band heads north to Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Seth Ward & The Silence: The Canyon country band makes some noise at the Western Horseman. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Victera: The touring metal band promises a loud night at Zombiez Bar & Grill with Trench Rat, Dyscarcia, Corrosive Wrath and ODROT. (9 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

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

Relic: The Amarillo rock band digs up a good time at Skooterz. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Sunday

Mother’s Day Brunch: Hoist a few with mom at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“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; continues through May 19; Allen Shankles MainStage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Joshua Powell: The touring indie band brings astral rock to The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Monday

Charles Wesley Godwin: The country singer celebrates new album “Family Ties” with a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (7 p.m. Monday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $150; 806-342-0515)

“Supernatural” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge about the Winchester brothers and those pesky demons at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

May 14

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer headlines a Ladies Night at the Western Horseman. (5:30 p.m. May 14; 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)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies kick off a homestand against the Frisco RoughRiders. (7:05 p.m. May 14; continues through May 19; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out the Texas Panhandle Student Art Show through May 10 and 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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