“Roll With It”: Christian comedian Chonda Pierce stars in this faith-based comedy about the power of karaoke. (various times Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Bar Ditch: The new Amarillo country band sets up shop at Hoots Pub for Tuesday-night gigs all month long. (6:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 16; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies continue their home season by hunting after the Midland RockHounds. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Fiddler on the Roof”: A touring production of the classic musical arrives in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, courtesy of Broadway Spotlight Series. (7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $75; 806-378-3096)

Kayla Richardson: The country singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Tyler Smith: The young Amarillo country singer brings weeknight tunes to Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Tuesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“Ponyo”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with a screening of this classic anime. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer heads underground for a show in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Colton Wilcher: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek fun at Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Dyscarcia: The death-metal band is ready to slay at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

“Book Club: The Next Chapter”: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen return in this jet-setting sequel to the surprise hit comedy. Also opening: action film “Hypnotic” and animated kids’ feature “Rally Road Racers.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Amy Hart: The Amarillo singer serves up tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”: The legendary songstress’ tunes (for herself and others) are in the spotlight in this acclaimed jukebox musical on the Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through May 21; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Pat Green: The iconic Texas country singer returns for a show inside Starlight Ranch Event Center’s Moon Palace. (8 p.m. Thursday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Roman Carbajal: The Amarillo country singer headlines the latest Red Dirt Media Thursday at Hoots Pub. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; no cover)

Vivaldi’s Green Jacket: The touring indie band snazzes up the joint at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Los 3 Kings: The Amarillo party rockers hit the beach at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Corey Kent: The rising Texas country star hits town for a show inside Starlight Ranch Event Center’s Moon Palace. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $150; 806-342-0515)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band gets its kicks on Route 66 during a night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Damn Quails: The superstar Texas country band takes a return flight to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The Dirty River Boys: The sensational Texas country-rockers return to headline Hoots Pub with opener Aiden Logsdon. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Ely: The rocker hosts an album-release party with guests Big O, 806ick and more at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Amarillo Railroad Museum Open House: Celebrate National Train Day by riding the rails to this hidden Amarillo treasure. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 3160 I Ave.; 806-335-3333)

Tom Buechi: The one-man band offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (2 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

Ri Wolf: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from this Amarillo country singer. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band fires up some fun at the newly rebranded Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Ri Wolf: The country singer offers a night of tunes at Mickey’s Place. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band makes some noise at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Stoney LaRue: The Red Dirt favorite returns to town for a show inside Starlight Ranch Event Center’s Moon Palace. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band runs for the border at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

9 Eyes: The Amarillo country band offers an eye-opening night of fun at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

Travis Roberts & The Willing Few: The rising stars of the Amarillo country scene return to Golden Light Cantina with Tanner Lane. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Trenton Fletcher: The Red Dirt singer takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Kenny “Bulldawg” Willis: The Amarillo rocker goes solo at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Red Hot Revival: This burlesque show promises naughtiness and nostalgia at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; $10 cover; 806-322-1806)

“Grease”: The iconic ’70s movie musical is the one that you want, and it’s back in theaters for 45th-anniversary screenings. (various times Sunday and May 17; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum highlights top young artists at its annual Texas Panhandle Student Art Show through May 12. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Dig into equine history with the museum’s archive collection, on view through July 29. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” through January. (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)

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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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