“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with screenings of this Oscar-winning favorite. (7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo College Piano Series: Pianist Igor Lipinski offers music and magic at this installment of Art Force’s concert series. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Day of the Dead Art Show: Celebrate Día de los Muertos with an exhibition from artist Delores Maldonado along with live music, a taco truck, folkloric dancers and more at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 100 Brentwood Road; tickets $10; 806-622-2382)

George Bilgere: The award-winning author returns as part of the Dorothy Patterson Poetry Series and West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2412)

Jonathan Foster: The touring singer-songwriter brings his acoustic show to Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)

“One Piece Film Red”: This anime action film is the only movie scheduled at press time to open, but check listings for more options. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Books to Broadway: Enjoy an array of talented singers performing show tunes from musicals like “Hamilton,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Into the Woods” and more in this fundraiser for Friends of the Amarillo Public Library. (6 p.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; free, $25 preferred seating; 806-806-378-3051)

First Thursday Art + Music: Catch the opening of a new exhibition and enjoy tunes from Amarillo College jazz musicians at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team continues its home season by bringing the battle to the Oklahoma Warriors. (7:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Christmas Roundup: Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this annual expo benefitting Amarillo Museum of Art’s education programs. (noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10)

“WOWW Factor: 1940s USO Variety Show”: Go back in time for this fundraiser for Window on a Wider World, featuring dinner and swing dancing to big-band music by Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz. (6 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $100; 806-342-5600)

The Renfrees: The touring folk duo returns for a show at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Friday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Harrington String Quartet: The acclaimed ensemble opens its “Synergy in G” season with a concert featuring musical ciphers hidden in works by Johannes Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms and Dmitri Shostakovich. A free lecture on ciphers in and out of music will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; tickets $20; 806-651-2840)

“The Laramie Project”: West Texas A&M University Theatre tackles this docudrama exploring the tragic murder of Matthew Shepard and its effect on the Wyoming city where he lived. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students; 806-651-2810)

Grant Freeman: The touring performer brings his R-rated comedy show to the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (8 p.m. Friday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $28 to $36; 806-378-3096)

Intocable: The superstar Tejano band returns for a big show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $50 to $100; 806-378-3096)

Hayden Pedigo: The widely acclaimed indie musician returns home for a show at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Luke Koepke & The Bad Habits: Develop a taste for bad habits when this Lubbock band hits town at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“La Traviata”: Soprano Nadine Sierra stars in this glistening new production of the classic opera in the latest in the “The Met: Live in HD” series. (11:55 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Not Our First Rodeo: From 6th Collective celebrates its second year with a day full of artisans, food trucks and more. (Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-977-9048)

George Lopez: The comedy star returns with his “OMG Hi!” tour in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $36 to $97; 806-378-3096)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional country band returns to town for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra: The student musicians offer a pair of concerts in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (2 and 4 p.m. Sunday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; 806-376-8782)

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles”: Hitch a ride and take in this 35th anniversary screening of the comedy favorite. (3 and 7 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)


  • 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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