Tuesday

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

Wednesday

“Georgia O’Keeffe’s Letters at WT”: Art historian Amy Von Lintel discusses O’Keeffe’s time in Canyon and Amarillo in this event for Friends of the Cornette Library, including the unveiling of letters written by the artist to a friend she made in Canyon. (6 p.m. Wednesday; Blackburn Room in the Cornette Library on the WT campus; free; 806-651-2215)

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)

Alicia Morgan: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

“Scarface”: Say hello to this little classic in a special 40th anniversary screening. (7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”: Return to Panem in this prequel to the popular dystopian series. Also opening: sports comedy “Next Goal Wins,” horror flick “Thanksgiving,” animated sequel “Trolls Band Together.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Christmas Open House: The Shops at Wolflin Square kick off the holiday season with sales, carolers, food trucks and more. (4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

Wolflin Village Open House: The seasonal celebrations continue with merchant sales, holiday activities, the lighting of the Christmas tree, photos with Santa and more. (4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Georgia Street and Civic Circle; 817-945-1600)

Dana Cooper: The touring folk artist offers sweet tunes at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m. Thursday; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Holiday Open House: Christmas comes to The Arts in the Sunset as the studio artists throw open their doors for a yuletide party. (6 p.m. Thursday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Tidings of the Trees: Check out an array of holiday trees from local artists in this annual fundraiser at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; tickets $100; 806-651-2244)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend on Smokey Joe’s patio. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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

“The Boys in the Band”: Amarillo Little Theatre stages this groundbreaking gay drama about a birthday party that explodes into recriminations and regret. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team, but I’d recommend it regardless.) (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Falling into Dance”: Student choreographers stage solo and group numbers for this annual performance by WT Dance. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, and free for WT students, faculty and staff with a Buff Gold Card; 806-651-2810)

Friday

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rock band brings the party to the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Ayden Hayes: The Amarillo country singer smokes up a good show at Robinson’s Timeout Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Friday; 3723 S.W. 58th Ave.; 806-418-7214)

Bomb City Groove: The Amarillo groovesters double up on good times at Bomb City Distillery. (7 p.m. Friday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; 806-220-2662)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Lone Star Brahmas in a pair of matches. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra continues its historic centenary season with its “Brahms & Bluegrass” concert, featuring Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, soprano Sara Hershkowitz on Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville Summer of 1915” and some toe-tapping bluegrass surprises. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

“Falling into Dance”: Student choreographers stage solo and group numbers for this annual performance by WT Dance. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, and free for WT students, faculty and staff with a Buff Gold Card; 806-651-2810)

“The Boys in the Band”: Amarillo Little Theatre stages this groundbreaking gay drama about a birthday party that explodes into recriminations and regret. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team, but I’d recommend it regardless.) (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Steven Birkenfeld: The country singer-songwriter brings some twang to Canyon Steak Co. (8 p.m. Friday; 410 15th St., Suite 100; 806-452-7269)

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

Bryan & The Bronc Stompers: The Amarilo country band brings a boot-scootin’ good time to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes: The Canyon band hopes to inspire some late-night shaking at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Felix & Fingers: This dueling-piano duo goes to war at Hoots Pub in a two-night stand. (9 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Saturday

“X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X”: The civil rights leader’s story is told through opera in this “The Met: Live in HD” screening. (11:55 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

10th Annual Youth Art Show: Celebrate a decade of fine young artists in Window on a Wider World’s exhibition at Arts in the Sunset. (noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer smokes up a good show at Robinson’s Timeout Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Saturday; 3723 S.W. 58th Ave.; 806-418-7214)

Double Vision: The Foreigner tribute band tells you what love is at Shark Beach Burgers. Bring new or used coats, scarves, gloves or mittens for a coat drive for the Guyon Saunders Resource Center. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Andy Hedges: The Lubbock folk singer offers an intimate show at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Lone Star Brahmas in a pair of matches. (7:15 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra continues its historic centenary season with its “Brahms & Bluegrass” concert, featuring Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, soprano Sara Hershkowitz on Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville Summer of 1915” and some toe-tapping bluegrass surprises. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

“Falling into Dance”: Student choreographers stage solo and group numbers for this annual performance by WT Dance. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, and free for WT students, faculty and staff with a Buff Gold Card; 806-651-2810)

“The Boys in the Band”: Amarillo Little Theatre stages this groundbreaking gay drama about a birthday party that explodes into recriminations and regret. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team, but I’d recommend it regardless.) (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Bring Me the Gypsee: The Amarillo duo offers an eclectic evening at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Palmer Anthony: The Texas musician rocks back into town for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Felix & Fingers: This dueling-piano duo goes to war at Hoots Pub in a two-night stand. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Sunday

Amarillo’s Original Toy Run: Rev up your bike and bring a toy for this long-running charity drive, which kicks off at Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd., and ends with an afterparty at Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, featuring drinks and music from Touching Voodoo. (noon Sunday; 6040 W. Interstate 40; admission $15 or a new toy; 806-352-2021)

“The Boys in the Band”: Amarillo Little Theatre stages this groundbreaking gay drama about a birthday party that explodes into recriminations and regret. (Full disclosure: I’m on the production team, but I’d recommend it regardless.) (2:30 p.m. Sunday; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Falling into Dance”: Student choreographers stage solo and group numbers for this annual performance by WT Dance. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, and free for WT students, faculty and staff with a Buff Gold Card; 806-651-2810)

“Saving Private Ryan”: The modern war classic gets 25th-anniversary screenings. (3 and 7:15 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

High Plains Choral Society: The local songbirds offer a special fall concert at Westminster: The Church in Austin Park. (3:30 p.m. Sunday; 2525 Wimberly St.; tickets $10; highplainschoral@gmail.com)

Good Morning, Valentine: The touring indie band has its heart on its sleeve in a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Monday

“Saving Private Ryan”: The modern war classic gets 25th-anniversary screenings. (7:15 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Nov. 21

Rien & Mindi: The Amarillo duo offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Nov. 21; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “Critical Mass: Photoworks by Meridel Rubenstein” through Dec. 3 and the AMoA biennial through Dec. 31 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “75 Years: The Evolution of The American Quarter Horse Journal,” on view through Nov. 25. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time” and the touring exhibit “Ocean Bound,” on view through Jan. 7. (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 the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January, 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)

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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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